Thanks for the help making a Primal Strike build guys, another question popped up though. Has anyone tried out or does anyone currently run a 2h melee build utilizing both savagery and primal strike (obviously without thunderous strikes)? Seems like you could charge up some nasty primal strikes, at the cost of lots of skill points.
Link a grimcalc/build if possible
What’s the best secondary class to pair with shaman?
How viable is it compared to focusing on just one / is it worth spreading skill points so thin?
Actually, i thought about using both as RANGED.
Melee has a serious disadvantage - he has to waste some time to run&attack. Savagery has very short duration and you’ll waste your precious time for running after ranged monsters. It may be too inefficient.
Idea isnt actually bad. Savagery provides its bonuses globally, and among others, there is 8% physical damage resist and +10% more damage and decent boost to lightning damage. Also, using Savagery against single targets means you wont drain your energy dry as quickly.
Sure, you can level up skills like Mogdrogen’s Pact, but will it be more effitient way to spend points? In endgame, life regen from it is useless and energy regen is very weak (compared to what you get from gear).
I will give it a try when i’ll level my Conjurer up (ATM at level 40 he’s oneshotting whole packs anyway).
But i think it’s viable only for ranged, not for melee.
I’ve been playing a warder with that build. A 2h melee savagery + primal strike build, heavy on lightning. Can’t post link… new here. But I basically went full points on savagery, primal strike and stormcallers with 1 point each on the rest of the line.
It does a considerable amount of dmg, bout 2.2-4k base, after 8 levels of charge. But I have problems with survivability. Even after using the lifesteal from the bat devotion and healing from behemoth. Heck I couldn’t even kill alkamos at lv40.
The speed and +1 to shaman has keep this sword in the rotation even though others state they do way more damage.
I have been using solder as the secondary mainly for the menhir’s will…
I toss down the wendigo totem, hit mob with forcewave followed by primal strike, start building up savagery and repeat…
on bosses i also have abolish evil, sacred strike, and gavel of justice to pound on them…
Exactly numbers arent everything ur savagery dps is single target i was showing a transmuted primal dps. Anyway not some d*k measuring contest, just happened to be lvling also so showing what a yellow vendoring physical weapon can do with rest of gear being random self found while lvling.
Dps goes up exponentially as u lvl, 20k single target at 60 with a bunch of legendaries supposed to be high or something?