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Old 10-26-2017, 04:15 PM
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Hello guys,

first off - I'm kind of new to creating character builds on my own for Grim Dawn.
That is why I'm hoping to get some feedback and suggestions for optimization and general skill choice from some veterans
I was trying to build a character that utilizes one of the new masteries introduced with AoM and combine them with a mobility mastery (Nightblade, Soldier). So I ended up with a Cold/Vit Reaper Build because I always liked the Cold Spells

This is where I'm at right now: grimtools.com/calc/1NXlrEBN

But there are some skill points that I'm uncertain of where to put them, really.
That's why there are some filler points in skills like Siphon Souls and Ravenous Earth. They are both kind of good for the ADCTH or RR respectively. But how many points to spend in them if any at all. I'm not even sure I like Harbinger of Souls or Spectral Binding that much

Long story short, I'd love to get some opinion on skill choices and point distribution and maybe some overall build impressions regarding gear and devotion

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:48 PM
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10 active skills

It is hard to get both vit and cold together. There aren't sufficient support from items yet. Let's focus only cold or vit might be good choice.

look at your stats : 2.7k% of cold amp. and 1k% of vit amp. The skills like bone harvest(+transmute) and shadow strike have major cold dmg. Soulrend itself support more cold than vit.

- Ring of steel is worth when use with circle of slaughter debuff(fumble). but the debuff will be less effective since you have terrifying from boots and bone harvest.

- Siphon Souls useless with cold. You can get much more ACDtH by your weapon dmg already.

- Ravenous Earth is very good at debuff along its skill line.

- WPS like Reaping Strike and Necrotic Edge will be less effective with slow attack speed (You're using 2H weapon. Slow speed + don't have any attack modifier + focus in using many active skills = It is useless)
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:44 PM
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10 active skills

It is hard to get both vit and cold together. There aren't sufficient support from items yet. Let's focus only cold or vit might be good choice.

look at your stats : 2.7k% of cold amp. and 1k% of vit amp. The skills like bone harvest(+transmute) and shadow strike have major cold dmg. Soulrend itself support more cold than vit.

- Ring of steel is worth when use with circle of slaughter debuff(fumble). but the debuff will be less effective since you have terrifying from boots and bone harvest.

- Siphon Souls useless with cold. You can get much more ACDtH by your weapon dmg already.

- Ravenous Earth is very good at debuff along its skill line.

- WPS like Reaping Strike and Necrotic Edge will be less effective with slow attack speed (You're using 2H weapon. Slow speed + don't have any attack modifier + focus in using many active skills = It is useless)
Hey, thanks for the fast response!

well.. pls dont hang me for having that many active skills
The points in Ravenous Earth and Siphon Souls are just a placeholder/reminder because i am uncertain of those last 20 points or so ^^

Ok, so you would focus more heavily on the cold aspect. Was wondering how good something like Siphon Souls could be with 1000% vit amp anways.

Would you drop those WPS completely when using a 2h weapon? I could go with another medal then ^^
Those Ill Omen Boots seem strong tho - are these too many overlapping cc effects with RoS?
I would really like to take those debuffs from Ravenous Earth, they seem super strong. Should I drop Harbinger of Souls or Spectral Binding for that? Feel like both of those are suboptimal, but the spec is lacking good auras after all. The +Health and Conversion Aspect is kind of nice tho!


Also thought about going Dual Wield with a similar spec. But Bone Harvest would lose a lot of value without the 2h-modifier to the point that i would only invest in it for the Soul Harvest buff maybe (is Merciless Repertoire not straight better then??). But I could use some WPS with that setup!

Would like to hear back from you

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Hey, thanks for the fast response!

well.. pls dont hang me for having that many active skills
The points in Ravenous Earth and Siphon Souls are just a placeholder/reminder because i am uncertain of those last 20 points or so ^^

Ok, so you would focus more heavily on the cold aspect. Was wondering how good something like Siphon Souls could be with 1000% vit amp anways.

Would you drop those WPS completely when using a 2h weapon?
I would really like to take those debuffs from Ravenous Earth, they seem super strong. Should I drop Harbinger of Souls or Spectral Binding for that? Feel like both of those are suboptimal, but the spec is lacking good auras after all. The +Health and Conversion Aspect is kind of nice tho!

Also thought about going Dual Wield with a similar spec. But Bone Harvest would lose a lot of value without the 2h-modifier to the point that i would only invest in it for the Soul Harvest buff maybe (is Merciless Repertoire not straight better then??). But I could use some WPS with that setup!

Would like to hear back from you
I'd spend few points in WPS if I had the points left and raise to 20-25% chance. (Definitely want + all skills in necro to be good at low investment)

Drop what you think it is least efficient. Try it then figure out it is good or not. I didn't try DW yet and not sure how much it'll affect Bone Harvest.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:50 PM
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I'd spend few points in WPS if I had the points left and raise to 20-25% chance. (Definitely want + all skills in necro to be good at low investment)

Drop what you think it is least efficient. Try it then figure out it is good or not. I didn't try DW yet and not sure how much it'll affect Bone Harvest.
I've changed some points around based on what you suggested!
How do you feel about this setup after a first glance?

grimtools.com/calc/d2jBG142
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Hey Hey,

i just started a reaper yesterday and i also was looking for a build. From what i could i read in the forums 2h soulrend build is the way to go if you want to focus on bone harvest and vit/cold.

But seriously...its just boring. I also liked the idea of ravenous earth for support and dmg and its just a lot more fun to DW the shit out of enemies and see the procs.

I just saw this asian player yesterday and his build focused on poison/vit (yeah i know its endgame) and hell yeah, thats the best and most fun build i have seen for a while, it destroys everything with charme(link in description):

Actually im new and i have to post 3 more posts that im allowed to post links...well

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRs3hho6m-4

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Hey Hey,

i just started a reaper yesterday and i also was looking for a build. From what i could i read in the forums 2h soulrend build is the way to go if you want to focus on bone harvest and vit/cold.

But seriously...its just boring. I also liked the idea of ravenous earth for support and dmg and its just a lot more fun to DW the shit out of enemies and see the procs.

I just saw this asian player yesterday and his build focused on poison/vit (yeah i know its endgame) and hell yeah, thats the best and most fun build i have seen for a while, it destroys everything with charme(link in description):

Actually im new and i have to post 3 more posts that im allowed to post links...well

Edit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRs3hho6m-4
Hey!

This poison build looks dope!
It's actually not that far away from the dw reaper i was thinking off, atleast skill wise. Seems like you could just play as cold/vit until you get the gear for those insane conversion rates - 90% from vit and 60% from cold .. damn

But there's something i dont quite understand - why is he going for Soul Harvest when he is converting away from cold/vit anyways?? Aren't these kinda wasted?

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