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Old 02-12-2019, 01:17 AM
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Post [1.0.7.1] Budget Krieg CT Spellbinder [g2/g3][c+][vid]

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Overall Spellbinder is one of the coolest classes in Grim Dawn. Agrivix Callidor Tempest is the logical idea,but is it possible to build decent build,if you dont have top tier set?Malwiglenn created very good guide for begginers-http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80822
and the next logical step is to try build around Krieg set,because it is easy and fast to obtain it.Of course there are some issues like low cast speed,small regen and small amount of resistances.Still i try to cover the minuses with the items form my shared stash.

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*pic with permanent buffs

weapon,off hand
Wrath of Ascendat+Codex of Lies combo is very good.Any aether off hand can do it,for example Vanity is nice,Reaper of Acursed also.For weapon option is Warpfire.
jewels
Rings are flexible.Albrecht duality for conversion and crafted Eternal Haunt seems BiS.Blue Magelord are good too. Amulet is Callidors Shard for fire to aether,but other blue items like Arcane eclipse and Essence of beronath are good too.Medal is crafted and is BiS.
relic
Relic is Haunt.Cheap and usefull,plus spammable skill for rr.
other
Belt is mythical Cord of violent decay.Non mythical is good too.Pants are hard to be replaced,maybe Barbaros will fit.

Devotions
Nothing crazy here.Hourglass,Dying god and Spear.I dont have reset button for TD,so i use haunt.Anyway I will take hourglass even without proc.

Grim calc
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/aZqAB75Z
Crucible
This build can clear fast and reliable Gladiator 100-150.My time is around
20 minutes on 2 buffs.Only hard enemy is Mad Queen.Higher waves are different story.Build have outsanding aoe,but subpar single target damage combine with rr(111% total)not activatet at same time reduces clear time.Reaper is hardest nemesist.Alex is slow,but with nullification posses no threat,Grava is dangerous,but has small health.Kuba dies quick too.My clear times are usually 2:30 or more slower than top players due to my mediocre skills and lag,but still...My only recording is at my first try on 170 with spellbinder and its 11 minutes long,ridicoulous time for Spellbinder.I try playing with chaos strike,but its not worth it.

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ7E...ature=youtu.be This build clears under 8 minutes,which is fantastic and after changed builds,forgot to remove Reap spirit on Aeon and put Krieg wrath.With that change 15 or so seconds can be cut off,due Wrath is more DPS and reliable reset to hourglass.

Conclusiion

Krieg spellbinder can be used to farm Crucilbe on 100-150 for better pieces without random drop set or crazy Mi greens and now is closer to top binders.I hope more players use this build

Update
This build is updated in 1.1.1.2.Changes in recent patches affects CT,by reducing weapon damage,but Krieg set is more powerful and that's compensate.I done some changes also and build is way stronger than before.

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Old 02-12-2019, 08:03 AM
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Nice write-up dude! I will include this guide in my "further reading" section

I think it looks decent-ish and it is nice to show off these "transition builds" for new(er) players
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:08 PM
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Nice build, added to my thread.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:16 PM
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Nice build, added to my thread.
my version with green faction shoulders is disqualified lol
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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my version with green faction shoulders is disqualified lol
We have spoke this, move on.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:33 AM
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We have spoke this, move on.
It should be so easy for you just to modify the "rules" of your thread (that is not even a sticky) "you can use green items from faction vendors" xD

"We have spoken about this" btw
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Nice to see another CT binder. But I got some feedback if you don't mind:

- the point in Foul Eruption (it does absolutely nothing)
- overcap of Mental Alacrity (if it's about energy then put those points in IEE - better returns)
- off-hand (Reaper is probably the worst choice here, if you really don't wanna use anything Agrivix then use Codex of Lies for rr, skill cost reduction and cast speed not to mention disruption res and better energy regen)
- no flat RR (I would rather complete Krieg since you already got 17% adcth but I'm not sure how it would work - would surely be much faster though)
- double Albrechts (makes little sense if you're not using Agrivix relic or Eye of the Guardian - pick Eternal Haunt as the second)
- armor augment choice (you're prioritizing bleed and acid res overcaps over aether and vitality)
- relic completion bonus
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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I made some changes to get more resistance reductions:

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

Also from a Bugdet perspective, I do like these off-hands that can be shopped from Hyram https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/8613
They give some QoL when you dont use caster helm and chest
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I made some changes to get more resistance reductions:

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

Also from a Bugdet perspective, I do like these off-hands that can be shopped from Hyram https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/8613
They give some QoL when you dont use caster helm and chest
Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. But now it’s got shit core stats... Try Viper and two crossroads instead of Lizard and Jackal but I don’t know...

Also, get rid of that Ectoplasm and use Arcane Spark on the medal. That’s ~50 oa/da and better energy anyway.
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Yeah, thatís what I was thinking. But now itís got shit core stats... Try Viper and two crossroads instead of Lizard and Jackal but I donít know...

Also, get rid of that Ectoplasm and use Arcane Spark on the medal. Thatís ~50 oa/da and better energy anyway.
I did not do anything about the devos, but yeah you are right

2.9k OA and 2.8k DA is kinda "decent" I guess but not great.

Here is the build with your suggested changes https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrarpjV
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