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Old 03-12-2018, 06:59 PM
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:15 AM
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Why arcanist though? Witchblade has roughly the same stats but -25% phys res on top.

How good is the Oleron proc? It might be better to respec it and bind Assassin's Mark instead. War Cry + CoF + Ass Mark = easy frontloaded -82% phys res.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:22 AM
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Why Nullification? I thought the idea of the build was to convert elemental damage to physical damage?
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Why Nullification? I thought the idea of the build was to convert elemental damage to physical damage?
Would be best kept at 1 point and reinvest
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:37 AM
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Why Nullification? I thought the idea of the build was to convert elemental damage to physical damage?
Nullification to remove debuffs people cast on you as well as buffs people cast on themselves. It's a must in all arcanists, even more so than Mirror/Maivens. Easily one of the best skills in the game.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:14 PM
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Why arcanist though? Witchblade has roughly the same stats but -25% phys res on top.
As I already mentioned at the beginning it was an idea to try fun build in Dovakin style: Forcewave as Fus-Ro-Dah, Mirror as Feim-Zii-Gron and etc. The witchblade is strong masteries combination and should be solid variant as well. However I got an impression that there too much good witchblade builds and wanted to try something less popular.

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How good is the Oleron proc? It might be better to respec it and bind Assassin's Mark instead. War Cry + CoF + Ass Mark = easy frontloaded -82% phys res.
Feels good to me. I used Assassin's Mark with Forcewave on Elite and it was nice. However on Absolute I got an impression that Oleron proc + Forcewave is better combination or maybe it is my personal preferences. It is useful when face tank bosses, nemesis and Mad Queen or if clear the crowd with strong enemies. Just use Assassin's Mark on the strongest one from time to time and continue the fight.

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Old 03-13-2018, 05:37 PM
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Why Nullification? I thought the idea of the build was to convert elemental damage to physical damage?
Nope. We sacrifice a little bit of physical damage to get solid % critical damage boost.

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Would be best kept at 1 point and reinvest
Well, x1x1x1x2 provided good justification to max Nullification. This skill is, IMHO, extremely useful and especiially against pack of heroes or in fights against bosses/nemesis with minions. Other build combination have to use Cleansing Waters proc that is just a pale shadow of Nullification with unpredictable behaviour.

Last but not least, it is pricelessly to make Mad Queen more mad and angry when remove here aura almost every time.

P.S: Well, before getting all planned pieces of gear I was testing build setups to find optimal one. And the worst nightmare for me were bosses or nemesis, like Alkamos and Fabius, with items on reflect. The mirror and nullification, and sometime tortoise, helped me to avoid the death from reflected hight IT damage. You can find example of such intermediate setups below.

https://www.grimtools.com/calc/xZyvd9eN

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:45 AM
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:04 PM
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Updated the guide. Added the following sections:

1. Gameplay
2. Devotions setup
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:31 PM
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Updated my second post - the next one after the guide on 2H physical Forcewave build. Added cold & lightning Forcewave builds - take into account that they are in testing and could be not optimised yet.
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