Why are there no primal strike left click builds?

Its always savagery. Always. Some use the non transmuted primal strike for a fat nuke and stun.

Where is primal strike left click builds? Is it that bad? Just not popular? Not defensive enough? I don’t get why savage strike wins out every time even on lightning damage based builds. I mean it gives a lightning damage boost and I suppose with items you can get 70% or higher physical to lightning conversion but I really would like some insight here.


  1. http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73088&highlight=ultos
  2. http://grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75464
  3. http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67769

Wow that was fast. Thanks. I guess I didn’t see those on the build compendium list. Were they not on there?

Thanks a lot!

They are. :stuck_out_tongue:

The compendium is just difficult to sort through. If you could suggest an efficient way of organizing it, that’d be awesome because I’m stumped.

One option of sorting is not to sort based on class combos, but build types. You could have lightning melee builds, lightning caster builds, lightning pet builds etc.

Keep the current system but also re-list everything sorted in that manner. Just a thought. I usually am looking for a damage type or build type when I search the list, not a class combo. Class combo is always secondary to damage type to me.

That way there is an alternative without erasing the possibly easier method for some people, which could be how it is already.

Might also want to sort the skills in a manner like what is the main damage dealing skill, secondary, etc. Less important but an afterthought. - Edit

You can just ctrl-f primal strike while in the compendium thread tho.

I agree with this. Usually when I’m searching a build I’m looking for a certain playstyle, not a specific class setup.

The problem with class combos is that without context the reasons for picking one over another seems arbitrary and unknown.

It’s not a question of which is better, but rather that listing by class combos only helps if you already know what class you want to play, or if you already know what each class has to offer. If you don’t, then the difference between a ranged build using Demo or one using Inquisitor is unknown.

I feel like there are tags for that though - e.g. [DW melee][] blahblahblah

Anyhow, all suggestions are welcome. Would love if you could make a suggestion here: http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76154

The best way to sort the compendium would probably just be to put it in a google sheet doc so people can sort it as they wish. Sort by class combo? Sure. Sort by damage type? That works too.

But that’s a lot of unnecessary work when Ctrl + F works almost as well.

…would probably just be to put it in a google sheet doc

EDIT: Actually, you know what? I wouldn’t mind doing a google spreadsheet if members of the community are willing to help out with the data transfer.

Currently active authors can be responsible for their own submissions, and I’ll be responsible for those who have left the community. E.g. dashiv, JoV, jajaja, chthon.

We can also leave the current compendium as it is till the new one is completed. It’ll also result in a MUCH easier handing over process when I inevitably give up my current role.

As snazz said. A lot of work to paper people who just on’t ctr+F:)

There are also people who don’t click on GT link. Is one to post a dozen screenshots to encourage this?


Another thing I hadn’t thought of is that anyone who doesn’t know how to ctrl + F sure as hell won’t be sorting columns in a spreadsheet, so it’s probably a moot point anyways.

I find it’s better to just let people post and let others respond.

“What build does this.”
“You’re looking for this build”

It builds up a keyword dictionary of sorts, and then searching the topic list becomes better than searching the compendium itself.

Sure, it gets old answering all of those questions, but the benefit is there.

It’s awkward to skill and support with gear. Ultos set being both Savagery and PS set doesn’t help it either.
The ranged version got outdated with AoM, since Inquisitor WPS line gives even more damage and AoE to Savagery.