**VALGUUR’s HUNGER CABALIST SIGIL WITCH **
I love vitality casters and especially the sigil of consumption skill from the occultist mastery. So looking for a set to support a build like that, I came across valguur’s hunger, which bonuses to sigil of consumption and siphon souls are great. This isn’t god tier build but it’s decent all around. You can farm 75-76 sr shards , crucible gladiator 150-170 pretty comfortably. From celestials Lokkar and Mogdrogen. Ravager possible with cheesing on second phase. Never tried Callagadra yet, not interested in her loot or the nightmare of the fight. As for the gameplay it’s the most fun build I had in the game. If you want God tier vitality caster, try mad lee’s conjurer of the dark arts with the dark one’s set, it’s the best in the game for vitality casters in my opinion right now.
(Boosted ravenous earth getting more damage after @mad_lee’s advice
and a bit more aether res) There is something wrong with the values shown in this new grimtools though I can’t get my head around why that happens
in game stun res is 60, life 14992, oa 2897, spirit 795 , armor 1680
and maybe more that I haven’t noticed. I tried many times importing my save to grimtools and I consistently get the same little differences. Has this happened to you? I guess the differences in values are minor and you get the gist.
- Decent damage coming from high resistance reduction
- High survivability as a result of the damage cause of innate adcth in the skills and devotions
- Good Debuffs innate in your skills
- Tons of fun!!
- Not a tank. Though survivability is high when you’re leeching through your skills, when your ’re not, you’ re vulnerable cause your other defences are basic. Tip : Avoid ground effects like pools and volcanoes after killing an enemy.
COF vulnerability - 35
Spectral wrath - 35
Will of ratosh - 25
Raise the dead - 25
Siphon souls - 20
Fang of c’thon - 15 (100% on crit)
Cursebearer - 10 (25% when hit)
Signet of the fallen - 15 (20% on crit)
So conditionally it’s -180 total
Max out sigil of consumption obviously, you kill and live by it. Next bloody pox mostly for the oa debuff with wasting and to proc the bat. Siphon souls as high as you can for damage, adcth, and oa reduction. Finally ravenous earth for damage and damage reduction. Cof , Blood of dreeg, spectral binding, mark of torment obvious choices for any cabalist.
Devotions are standard for a vitality caster. Dying god, Ratosh, Revenant, bat and wendigo are mandatory.
Valguur’s set obviously.The rest is best in slot in my opinion after testing lots of stuff. Mythical versions of course. Having said that, there are lots of options for vitality casters. Claw of hagaraz is a good weapon, voidheart or signet of the damned for a ring , voidwalkers for feet, dread knight’s guard for shoulders, bonewraith pauldrons can work as well. So can boneweave pants or girdle. Lots of choices but I settled on the setup you can see as this worked best in my opinion. Feel free to find you own best setup or make suggestions. Reaver’s hunger is mandatory , so is eldritch pact. As for the rylok medal I’m still looking for a better rolled one for an occultist.
DUDE , YOUR DA!?!
Yeah DA is kinda low but with casting bloody pox and siphon souls you get – 450 enemy OA. So you effectively get to 2965 DA which is pretty decent. The same happens with -100 to enemy DA with CoF witch gets you 2997 OA.
Both occultist and necromancer have good skills for levelling. Bloody pox, bone harvest, ravenous earth, sigils , siphon souls even pets, all are viable. I think it’s a matter of preference, how quickly you wanna level up and how heavily are you gonna want to respec in the end.
Vitality casters are iconic for the grim dawn universe in my opinion. This one is the best I have come up with on my own yet. So fill the ground with your sigils and have a blast sapping the vitality of your foes. Cheers and have fun!!!
CRUCIBLE GLADIATOR 150-170 8.30min
SHATTERED REALM SHARDS 75-76 12min (full run)
SHATTERED REALM SHARD 80 BOSS ROOM