The curse of Cain (1.1.6.1) - the STRONGEST vitality build (EVERYTHING+++)

If anyone slays Cain, then Cain will be avenged sevenfold.
And the LORD placed a mark on Cain,
So that no one who found him would kill him.

Hello everyone! Long time since I posted my builds here. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have some monsters for you :heart: . Here you can see one of my builds I’m currently playing.

Credits to @Valinov who showed us the power of Wildblood with his Conjurer in Ashes of Malmouth.
Credits to @mad_lee, whos Dark One’s Conjurer reminded me about my vit builds and made me revive it.

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*Savagery stacks + Dying God proc. DPS shown is Savagery.

Leveling advice
Devotion:

  1. Take Bat and bind it to the most used skill;
  2. Go for Rattosh through Scarab and Watcher. Watcher needs 10 blue points. With 18 devotion points you should have Bat+Scarab+Hound+Watcher (GT example). Then take Lotus, Hawk and Jackal. You don’t drop purple and green nodes in crossroad. Now you may take Rattosh. All the way needs 35 devotion points (GT example);
  3. Go for Dying God through Viper (if leveling with caster) or Kraken (if melee). In end you anyway drop Viper for Kraken;
  4. Go for Aeon.

Skills:
Example of leveling by @adoomgod:

Personally I would recommend two way of leveling:

  1. Devouring Swarm + vitality totems;
  2. Bone Harvest + Ravenous Earth.

Gear
All the gear used is kind the BiS, no need to change smth, though you may look at possible alternatives:
Note:

  1. Until you don’t use the same setup I provide with GT link, I’n not in charge of miscellaneous failures.
  2. Until you don’t use the same setup I provide with GT link, you prob need different augments/components.

Alternatives:

Gameplay
Build clears crucible w/o any buffs or banners. So I really don’t how you can die in buffed run. One advice - all the lifeleech is kind a static - Grasping Vines and Bat to Ravenous Earth -> use Grasping Vines on the mobs, then jump or rush them. The same advice works in Shattered Realm as well.

Highly recommend to learn Aeon’s cooldown and use RR ability from amulet/Mark of Torment before the proc.

Build’s performance

Useful links



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Later I will add more info about Celestials kills and prob a lvling guide

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looks great! Bracing for nerfs.

How does it compare to a conjurer?

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nice build, and i love the use of that amulet to cover flat rr for the build. I would change the skills a small bit, mainly the overcap on entangling vines. It doesnt really add anything for builds that dont use retal past rank 12. Max overcap on totem, getting the second charge level on savagery, and 1 one upheaval should net a noticeable damage boost. Also I would use a sanctified bone for crucible over the diamond… I highly doubt this build even considers death an option :smile:

something like this https://www.grimtools.com/calc/d2j39jnV

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conjurer is more sturdy, but rit brings a ton more damage to the table… and well if everything is dead, you cant die :grinning:

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I think it feels better wnen it comes to some real shit thanks to MoT. In high SR there is a moment when phys res and Absorption from Occ stop helping that much.

this is pretty much what I found as well. the extra damage + mot is preferable once you get to a certain point

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Nice notice, I’m going try this, thanks :upside_down_face:

actually just noticed you have 3 more points you can put in tenacity of the boar… those probably would be better than in savagery.

Don’t want to drop points from MoT
But rearranging points from 2 nod of Vines is a good idea

fair enough. I often like to live on the edge when it comes to defense.

Also I would probably go panther over scarab for that same reason :sweat_smile:

I played it. Also first variant had Sacrificed Bone instead of Diamond. Extra armor appeared to be better as well as absorption from Diamond vs. MQ and Gargabol

I have tested something very similar, but I didnt think to use that amulet. (edit, actually it didnt exist when i tested it) For SR diamond is without a doubt better. For crucible I always have a need for speed, and racial damage is the fix! lol

@valinov, @DMT: So who has the better wildblood ritualist???

this build has all the properties i like. Except i don;t understand much of the RE but i am not experienced builder in this type of class. I don’t like vines either but i do understand that it fits the build. Cool thing.

I mean at a glance this one obviously is better due to having that amulet + aeon in the devotions…

I didn’t open the GT because I’m out rn.

Crazy strong build! Well made @Dmt !

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Thanks! A good candidate for your HC playthroughs :stuck_out_tongue: @RektbyProtoss

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Indeed!
Don’t really like copying other people’s builds though.
If I ever do a hard push for SR, I will definitely consider this :wink:
I got a feeling that Dark One might get nerfed next patch though…