I have evolved this build into something else, see update section below for the evolved build.
I have crafted a Retaliation Warlord Tank build that relies on 100% block rate with a high block amount and 100% reduced block downtime during Overguard. Basically this build maximizes shield + retal damage. It also goes for high regen and phys resist reduction, with a bit of life leech at the side.
It is a Righteous Fervor attacker. Playstyle i try to keep it simple, seeking to automate things rather than active presses insofar as i can. You just walk into packs and start attacking and stuff explodes in aoe from all the proc and things. It is intentional to keep DA low so they can actually hit you.
NOTE: Build has not been adjusted since nerf so it’s just below 100% block and since i later experienced resistance overcap is essential for good ability to high SR i can see now it’s also missing that. And same minor tweaks. Something for someone to improve if they want.
Messenger of War
Generally super easy and safe to level.
- Use cadence for lower levels, swap to fervor when it gets better(around 65?)
- Don’t underestimate retal for lvling, you can get a ton from counterstrike and other passives like bulwark + devotions so you can start oneshotting trash mobs that hit you even while leveling - Keep a lookout for retaliation gear
- I would recommend get shield chance up early + get Targo’s Hammer devotion proc asap
- Remember use random components/augments for weak resistances
- The weakest point of build is between start and before retal starts picking up later, maybe 45-93 - good items can help a lot
I evolved this into another more offensively focused build that doesn’t fit title but is far more optimized, leaving it here. https://www.grimtools.com/calc/RZRzpPBZ, can’t remember if there are stats missing from crafts - well i do remember at least 12% physique lost i ended up exactly on required 1035 in game with 0 points. Just know this posted build is based on my actual item rolls for better or worse, not grim tools stats.
Here is a video post-nerf for the updated build, until i maybe make its own thread it is hidden in here.
This is me, testing the build unadjusted after nerf. This is my first time fighting on this character for what 1-2 weeks, i barely even remember controls. I just wanted stroll in there see coz i promised video. As for the SR it was kinda mediocre, if i had better spawns could be faster as well as lacking grim internals could have speed it up also. I also didn’t get that hard bosses, but i’m not playing grim dawn atm not gonna redo till i get a nasty combo i just wanted show the power. Still, as it is, this is more than 1 legend/minute farming. Think final count was 15 in inventory after, can’t see all at the screen at the end, too much loot.
I can barely control my character with this lag, you see me not using important abilties for over 5 seconds sometimes, almost dying to it. It’s not because i am not spamming them, it is because i got so much lag the game doesn’t register it! My settings are on minimum and still it’s like this when recording, so expect super uuugly video.