The boss/s? Mooseluke + Grava Thul + Zantarin + Aleksander + a couple boss mobs, and a bunch of champs.
Really bad modifiers too. Regen, buffed crits on mobs, -resists on me, and several others.
Even my retaliation warlord got insta-ripped if I get frozen for even 0.5s. And even if I didn’t get frozen, 1-2 seconds is the longest amount of time I could stand still. The build is here:
I copied this build from the forums, it’s not mine. It’s identical, because I used GD stash to make it…
I don’t think any build beats this combo + modifiers, if one does, then post the build? I can tell you 100% that Retaliation Warlord absolutely does not, under any circumstances, regardless of piloting skills. I went back in 3 times, and I was dead in under 5 secs on 2 of the attempts, on the last one, I lasted a couple minutes, but I was constantly scrambling, and couldn’t deal any real damage to the mobs while I was moving around, so nothing’s HP bar moved even a little bit off full in 2 minutes, even though I saw some 400k+ numbers flying around from retaliation damage, it didn’t amount to .
I’d argue any combo that includes Grava Thul and Moose with a regen mod on mobs, you tab out of the game, and not waste a second of your time.
At least in crucible, you can get buffs to where this is doable.
If I’m dead wrong, and there is a build that can clear these really BS combos, then post it. Maybe something that can do extreme damage while constantly moving? Even if it’s not as tanky as warlord? I got a pet conjurer, and to be perfectly honest, the retaliation warlord was stronger. I’ve had pets ripped constantly against combos that weren’t even quite that bad, and winnign was me running in circles constantly resummoning pets, because they were dying almost faster than the cooldowns came back to resummon them. Against the above combo? Not a chance.
This build doesn’t win, either (Pet Conjurer):
Copied it, piece for piece. Pets get ripped in seconds. Resummon them? If I’m constantly resummoning pets so often, that they sometimes get ripped before the CD comes back, then they aren’t doing much damage now are they? Because I’m constantly resummoning pets and nothing is dying because pets are getting gibbed before they can even start getting some decent attacks off. 3-5 secs they’re all dead.
I just need one build that can beat these BS combos, with all options on the table, even if I gotta GD Defiler and GD stash the build. Just post one build that actually wins this. The retaliation warlord I used had BiS gear, which I used GD stash to make. There are literally no gear improvements to be had, not even minor. I even hand picked the best seeds for the equipment to ensure high rolls on every piece, higher rolls that the build authors had.
When people say they got to “insert shard here” I’m assuming that doesn’t mean they win every single boss combo along the way, and like me run into combos that simply aren’t winnable at all. But, maybe I’m wrong.
Any mage builds that do million+ damage with something like doom bolt, or devastation? I’m looking for something that wins, when the above 2 builds don’t. I feel like I’m almost better off running a glass cannon build for these high shard bad combo bosses. Because tanky builds can’t be tanky enough, and any pets that aren’t Empyrion guardians get ripped faster than their cooldowns recover.
So I need a build that fits within this set of guidelines:
- Does extreme damage while constantly on the move, never has to stop for more than a fraction of a second to get their damage off.
- Not a pet build, because pets die too fast.
- Strong enough to survive while moving, taking the odd hit or 2 while moving, no problem, even if it can’t face tank nemesis tier mobs.