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Old 03-31-2017, 09:17 AM
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Default [1.0.0.9]Conjurer-Avatar of Solael-Chaos/Vitality Doom Bolt+procs Build+Crucible Farmer


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Time to make Lokarr swollow his words. I've long wanted a bad ass Vitality/Chaos build that also abuses Doom Bolt and, after lots of testing, i've arrived to what is to me personally the easiest Crucible Gadiator build I have played. For a caster it has incredible resillience, able to stand in the middle of Elite mobs/Nemeses wreaking havoc with powerful procs and skills and tearing heroes in half with 2x Doom Bolt thanks to Time Dilation.

Video - Wave 140-150 Crucible of the Dead, arguably the hardest map for a caster but no problems here. Finished with horrendous lag as usual but that's good news for you because it means you can perform better than me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxe-8H1nwQ

Some of the worst mutators to have in crucibe vs maiden, she sneaks a bursty crit in but that is all. And btw Flame Torrent was only lvl 12 in this video and Time Dilation lvl 9. It will be even better for you then

Anasteria Video (the nasty one at 137). Always kill Thalonis first as in the video, run straight to his spawn point, no sh!t given. Some good damage at 0:44:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACdv...ature=youtu.be

Fights are very relaxed, just spam your spells. I deliberately face tank large mobs because the build can (within reason) and to maximize the added damage from flame torrent. Same can be done with Nemeses.

Although there is no Sharz+Sentinel at 149, the fights are just as relaxed, just go in and out. Let Sharz cast is stun+fire cleave then go at him. Kill the little guys first: Alkamos because >>he can freeze you<<, this is the only danger




Pic without crucible bonuses. DA is in a good place, OA is just fine with crucible bonuses. Getting good DA and OA is the only challenge with this build since we olny have Blood of dreeg.
Build grim calc without +skills & devotions:
https://grimcalc.com/build/1009-q2HSA5
With +skills:
http://grimcalc.com/build/1009-tE0Xi1
Notice I have dropped Manticore in Favor of Solemn watcher. Best decision imo. Manticore may give you higher numbers when it procs but survivability will be less reliable, you are already doing very good damage. Will leave in grim calc too along with the new tool for displaying gear and devotions which you can see lower in the Gear section.

Gameplay & Devotion Binding:
Curse of Frailty - Wendigo's Mark
Devouring Swarm - Eldritch Fire
Sigil of Consumption - Flame Torrent
Solael's Flame (from Symbol of Solael) - Hungering Void - You can put it on Chaos Strike too but I find this one better if you are forced to Kite. You will have maximized damage always while on the move
Doom Bolt - Time Dilation

Gear&Stats+Devotions::

http://www.grimtools.com/calc/9dVbBYVJ

Using this very helpful tool for the first time. If for whatever reason there will be requests for the usual list of gear i'll do it. Note that there is one stat point because i haven't yet done Hidden Path on Normal/Veteran

Some notes for Vanilla:
You can use Devil's Cage Hauberk instead of Chestguard of Justice. Elemental resists can be compensated with augments since Aether and Chaos are generously overcapped. Also for anyone playing only Vanilla NON HC you can sneak in Manticore instead of Watcher for more damage. Watcher is there to give well rounded defense in crucible where we are already doing a lot of damage.

Chest components. Hollowed ground is strictly for vanilla to meet the outstanding rigors of DA requirements there. Shield builds can get away with just over 2200 DA. I felt this build needed more. feel free to use Chains of Oleron for more OA (very useful) and % total damage or Kilrian's Shattered soul

Some detailed insights:

The resilience of the build comes from having very strong life stealing spells and procs (except for Wendigo's Mark they don't do a whole lot of damage but combined, they add up nicely):

Sigil of consumption skill+ring proc, Devouring Swarm, Wendigo Totem, Wendigo devotion proc, minor life steal from Flame torrent+Solael pants

The power of the build comes from high damage high damage skills, debuffs and procs:

- Doom bolt (anywhere between 100 and 250K, and that's without manticore). Base damage in crucible with Hungering Void aways active:


- Entropy. Very good proc, high damage in crucible:


- Helmet proc. Black Flame. this thing is amazing. It's like Infernal Knight set proc but bore flat damage and without burn. Also debuffs enemy OA and DA. Procs all over the place:


Relic. Also very good, you'll forget about it but it's doing good work for you all the time:


-Flame Torrent (excellent when standing in the middle of a mob)

Rr Debuffs (most also Damage the enemy):

Curse of Frailty (Vulnerablility), Devouring Swarm, Eldritch Fire, Dagger and Off-hand procs, Solael's Flame


Final thoughts:

I'm Really hoping the expansion will show Doom Bolt more love. Maybe some set or gear that give it modifiers. It would be cool to have a build even more centered around this skill, much like Shadow Strike builds.


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Old 03-31-2017, 09:36 AM
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Very nice!

That Doombolt damage. Love to see a build making use of Doombolt again. Never have seen it again, after that old, broken Time Dilation proc was changed.

Chestguard of Justice just for the massive DA boost I guess? How is this build holding up in Vanilla vs Nemesis and Bosses?
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:42 AM
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:03 AM
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Very nice!

That Doombolt damage. Love to see a build making use of Doombolt again. Never have seen it again, after that old, broken Time Dilation proc was changed.

Chestguard of Justice just for the massive DA boost I guess? How is this build holding up in Vanilla vs Nemesis and Bosses?
Thank you. Chestguard is indeed for DA. Got a good roll with 5% DA and over 50 flat. For Vanilla Devil Cage is fine. Will add it as an option.


As for vanilla, you can cast your curses with one hand and eat popcorn/poke your nose with the other while tanking Shar'zul Same for nemeses. Might add a video of it.

@Ceno. Tank you.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:08 AM
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Cool idea, I certainly will try out a Doombolt + Hourglass build. Question though: Why a Conjurer and not a warlock?

Inner Focus
Arcane Will
Fabric of Reality

Survivability - vs the survivability lost from Shaman?
Maiven's Sphere
Mirror

Perhaps AAR (though I understand the focus is on Doombolt)
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:10 AM
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I'ma copy this build, fourth forum build i copy (behind Maelstrom, Sober's Tremor Pyro and Squib's Warder)

That screenshot, that Doom Bolt damage, and plus using a Witch God's name in the title.

You just made my day

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I keep forgetting to confirm this, but is Decimation really that good? I know the relic is but the proc, i noticed it can only hit limited targets
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:17 AM
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psssst

http://www.grimtools.com/calc/
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:20 AM
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I keep forgetting to confirm this, but is Decimation really that good? I know the relic is but the proc, i noticed it can only hit limited targets
The proc is decent. It procs 24/7, so the damage adds up. Additionaly, it gets rid of ranged trash mobs hitting you.
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Calc is still upto date and still being updated by the original creator. So i don't see any problem with people using it

I myself only switched from Gracefuldusk to GrimTools Item DB when i noticed gracefuldusk had stopped updating for atleast 2 patches

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The proc is decent. It procs 24/7, so the damage adds up. Additionaly, it gets rid of ranged trash mobs hitting you.
Hmm, i guess i just don't notice it then

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Old 03-31-2017, 11:35 AM
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Calc is still upto date and still being updated by the original creator. So i don't see any problem with people using it

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Who ever said it was a problem?
It's hilariously easy to just upload your char to it and post a link. It has loads of great features over grimcalc.

There's literally no reason to at least not include a grimtool link.
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