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Old 06-10-2017, 09:23 PM
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Hello everyone

I'm new to this game, and playing on my very first character - a blademaster! In the beginning I had no idea what I was doing, and so I upped a lot of stupid things maybe, but I think I managed to salvage the damage done pretty well.

Now I'm in the middle of ultimate, and I'm being 1 or 2 shot by any given boss with a star over his head. This means I can beat 1 boss at a time, but if 2 or more are together, I have close to no chance at all.

I'm not max lvl yet, and my items aren't the very best in the game - but is that really necessary?

I've tried to follow a guide, but it is very hard when you don't own 9/10 of the items, and have no idea how to get them.

I've been inspired by these two guides:

grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53141
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grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52940

And here is the build I'm running right now.

grimtools.com/calc/nZo9rE2A

I couldn't get the calculator to show the exact stats, but it is very close to this.

So what have I done wrong? I really have no better items atm - how can I get these?

Any help is very much appreciated!

Greetings
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:43 PM
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I can't speak to a cold damage melee build too specifically as I have never made one but first impressions I have are that your resists are really quite good for self-found first character, kudos on that! Your HP is a little low, but probably a result of spreading your attribute points instead of all physique.

I would recommend getting Military conditioning to 11/10 (easy way to boost HP) and super maxing Menhirs Bulwark 15/12 ASAP. I bet you will notice an uptick in tankiness immediately. (Points can be taken out of Night's Chill and brought down to 10/10 as you only lose 2%rr,)
I would also try to up Menhirs Will to 4 or 6. This is pretty optional, but will help save your butt.

Devotion wise, spend 3 devotion points in Behemoth for the Proc and HP.

Those are some pretty quick and easy changes that should add a solid defensive boost to your character.

Edit: Also put 1 point into phantasmal armor and anatomy of murder. With + skills these give you a decent boost to armor, pierce resist and cunning.

I am not sure what the 2 roiling bloods give you, (OA?) I would replace those with corpse dust because I love HP

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Old 06-11-2017, 03:32 AM
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I would put points into the War Cry ability in Soldier and the Behemoth constellation around the bottom left of the star map.
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:45 AM
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Oh man you put waaaaaay too many points into cunning and spirit. 39 and 9 respectively, really? That's going to make your ultimate run really, really painful. The only way to fix that is a 3rd party program though, sadly.

Also, how are you getting 1-shot by heroes (the guys with stars on their heads) with those resists, that DA, and a shield? Are you turning your auras on? Even then, it shouldn't be that bad. What part of the game are you at and how are you specifically dealing with threats?

I feel like something is missing here.
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:44 AM
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With those resistances and DA you should not be squishy at all, so I don't really know what is going on.

You can try to put another corpse dust onto your ring to bring up vitality resistances and max out Menhir's Bulwark soon for more tankiness.

Other than that it looks pretty solid despite the spread of stat points
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:15 AM
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To get your build to show exact stats you can download your character from the game directly into grimtools through the character file.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:34 AM
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Thank you for all the help guys <3

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Oh man you put waaaaaay too many points into cunning and spirit. 39 and 9 respectively, really?
Yea :/ I didn't have a big idea about what I was doing in the beginning

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Also, how are you getting 1-shot by heroes (the guys with stars on their heads) with those resists, that DA, and a shield?
I have uploaded two gameplay videos to better show my gameplay.
The first video shows a shrine I've been trying to get, but have been previously unable to. The fight went surprisingly well.

In the second video I have shown you what normally happen when I run into enemy heroes.

1. youtu.be/hyuNyiZTsvg

2. youtu.be/b-o8sxGCpGA

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Old 06-11-2017, 07:56 AM
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Ok I see.

Those big bald dudes deal high physical damage, which you don't have resistance for. So there is a couple of things you can do without changing your gears:

- Add more points to Menhir's Bulwark, it increases absorption which will reduce all damage you take in
- Pop Overguard everytime you run into them. You took around 3-4k damage per hit there, and Overguard alone will block 2k

Also you can press Y for another bar of skills and place all the aura there, no need to go through all that replace and buff
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:05 AM
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The Y hotkey is amazing! thx man <3
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:55 AM
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Are you using Shadow Strike at all? On the video it seems like you are using only the default weapon attack
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