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Old 04-13-2017, 08:39 PM
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Default [Cold Melee] DW Scourge Strike Cold based Spellbreaker



Between JoV's 1-DM Piece Meta Breaker and Drizzto's SS Shield Blademaster, I felt this build needed to be shared.

It's not very creative (not "alien" enough for me atleast), but in case someone is looking for an alternative DW Spellbreaker that doesn't use Shadow Strike then this is a solid option.

Scourge Strike has been selected for having the coolest skill icon.



Build Concept-

1. Scourge Strike-

Scourge Strike in this build functions similar to Cadence or Shadow Strike. A heavy nuker.
Unlike Cadence which scales with attack speed and Shadow Strike which scales with CDR, Scourge Strike doesn't scale with either.
So we strengthen our single target output by getting Execution and Amarasta's Quick Cut.
Whirling Death and Belgothian Shears have been dropped due to being a single target DPS loss, they also dilute the WPS pool and reduce chances for an execution or AQC hit.


2. Flat Damage-

To further strengthen the skill we add more flat damage to it. Using Lethal Assault buff and our Tier-3 constellation.
There are other sources but these two are the most dependable sources since the other sources rely on items.



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This is the Level 100 GrimTools link. Please refer to this from now, the rest of the guide will get updated at some later point
http://www.grimtools.com/calc/qNYz6og2 (1.0.3.1)

Non-MI link - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/b28q84yV (1.0.3.1)


GT w/ Plus Skills

http://www.grimtools.com/calc/4VxAyMZ5


-The Amatok Constellation is a solid choice, but the devotion ability Blizzard doesn't impress me.
Also, i got used to this setup due to my ABB Pistol Breaker which is almost similar except for it uses Hydra and this one uses Oklaine's Lantern

-Shadow Strike has been dropped intentionally, feel free to put a point in it. Actually, with all the plus skills put 1 pt in SS and its two modifiers.




PlayStyle-

LMB- Scourge Strike (w/ Elemental Storm)
RMB- Amarasta's Blade Burst (w/ Whirlpool)
Keyboard 1- Gaze of Beronath
Keyboard 2- Pneumatic Burst
Keyboard 3- Ring of Steel
Keyboard 4- Mirror of Ereoctes
Keyboard 5- Nullification
Keyboard 6- Blade Barrier

-Shadow Strike has been dropped intentionally and it is upto the player to pick it as a movement skill.




Screenshots (Contain Toggled Auras, Pneumatic Burst and Lethal Assault)-





Rashalga Kill-







Items-

Weapon 1- Crescent Moon
Weapon 2- Frostborn Loxmere's Dagger of Fury
Helm- Clairvoyant's Hat
Chest- Frostdread Cuirass
Shoulders- Stonehide Zantarin's Shoulderguard of Kings
Pants- Stonehide Solael-Sect Legguards of Nature's Bounty
Gloves- Iceskorn Talons
Feet- Stonehide Exalted Treads of Kings
Belt- Spellbreaker Waistguard
Ring 1- Alkamos' Touch of Anguish
Ring 2- Alkamos Touch of Dread
Medal- Mark of Divinity
Amulet- The Peerless Eye of Beronath
Relic- Scourge


-Loxmere's Dagger is the same one my Cold PB build uses (only have one good dagger), alternate weapons can be used. Nex is a solid contender, basically find a Cold Weapon with attack speed to proc more WPS

-Overall gearing is pretty flexible, Scourge Relic is the only necessity here.




Bosses-

Strong single target output and strong AoE. You're pretty much set for an boss fight. Also your high DA ensures safety in most situations




In Closing-

Special thanks to JoV for reminding of the weapon Crescent Moon.
A shoutout to Dam for introducing the forums to GrimTools - it's pretty great and helps a lot with the theorycraft. GT has an updated item db and updated skill values. Keep up the good work mate

Like i mentioned earlier, Scourge Strike was selected because it has the coolest looking skill icon. The skill is unique and when built correctly has a pretty good output.

I haven't had this much fun with an "unusual" build since The Maelstrom.
The build is strong and invited reckless play and it really looks fucking cool

I absolutely loved this build and hope you guys do as well.
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Scourge Strike was selected because it has the coolest looking skill icon
and also badass animation !!
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and also badass animation !!
*facepalm*

The update has been delayed cause i accidentally pressed back and the entire write up was lost
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and also badass animation !!
It does?

I thought it just hits with both hands pretty much like every other DW animation


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Scourge doesn't scale with CD? Learn something new everyday, I guess.
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Scourge doesn't scale with CD? Learn something new everyday, I guess.
Well depends.

If it's something Belgothian Relic or Time Dilation CD Reset then it will

CDR on the other hand doesn't effect item granted skill
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hi! any madqueen kill time?
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Nice build and nice new avatar pic, Chthon
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