I’m not at my gaming PC currently so I don’t know exactly how I distributed my points, especially my devos, but it looks something like this - EDIT: I don’t have enough posts to post links, but basically it’s a Warlock with a lot of points in Iskandra’s and OFF in Arcanist and then mostly pet points (especially under hellhound abilities) in Occultist, plus Curse of Frailty + Vulnerability.
Basically the premise of the build is to try to create as much pet damage as possible via pet elemental damage bonuses. The devotion tree is incomplete in the link because I can’t remember where the pet bonuses are exactly and grimcalc doesn’t tell you.
Dracarris Legendary Dagger, mainly for the Hellspawn proc: (50% enemy death - Pet Bonus: 200% Fire/Chaos damage bonus and 10% attack speed. Also gives +3 to the Hellfire buff your Hellhound does.
Empowered Black Grimoire of Og’Napesh: Summons the Revenant of Og’Napesh, a nice pet with partial fire damage.
Heart of the Mountain: Summons Chillmane who has a pretty good amount of cold damage to boost with our elemental damage bonuses.
Iskandra’s Hood: Just for the 40% all damage buff aura.
Fiendmaster Raiment: For both the pet damage on the item and the pet damage buff.
Empowered Rifthound Leather Boots: For the pet damage and the +skill to your Hellhound.
Beastcaller’s Talisman: For the damage bonus to pets.
Voidmancer’s Cord: For the all damage, and the 10% proc of 1000% lightning damage on your pets helps the familiar out occasionally.
Fiendflesh Mantle: For the AD and more +skills to Hellhound, who is big chunk of your damage.
Wildshorn Leggings: for the +pet damage and the +3 skills to Hellfire.
Relic: Ancestor - Mainly for the 100% elemental damage buff to pets. The regen bonus is also nice because we’re gonna use Hungering Void which has an active health cost.
Components: Enchanted Flint for the %Fire / Flat Fire aura for our pets, Hell’s Bane Ammo for the %Lightning and Flat Lightning aura for our pets. Binding of Bymiel on the chest for the pet damage.
Premise of the Build: Basically, you stack as much flat fire or elemental damage onto your pets as possible, mainly from Hellfire, Iskandra’s Elemental Exchange, Enchanted Flint, Hell’s Bane Ammo, Storm Spirit, etc.
Then you boost the %dmg of all these things using mostly those same auras and all your %pet damage items.
Then you use Olexra’s Flash Freeze and Curse of Frailty on your enemies because they both reduce fire damage resistance by a lot (-134% Fire res?).
Now your pets can do a lot of fire damage even though the scaling isn’t that high. Your pets also have a LOT of retaliation damage, because: Your pants are 450%, Ancestor is 100%, Dracarris is ~1300 flat damage, Bond’s of Bysmiel is quite a bit, Hellfire is another big chunk of flat fire retaliation, and your Revenant of Og’Napesh has a retaliation buff AND a fire damage AOE ability similar to Hellfire.
Now you multiply all that Fire and Chaos bonus damage you have from various sources and the retaliation damage is pretty significant too, especially with the lowered Fire Resistances.
So far I’m just past Homestead on Ultimate with this build and it hasn’t bat an eye at anything. Killing Fabius and one other Nemesis (can’t remember) was easy and didn’t take that long but I haven’t tried any of the others yet.
This build is nowhere near complete or optimal though, and my knowledge of what items are available out there is limited to what I’ve found. Anybody got some great ideas that can make this better?