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Old 01-25-2018, 11:22 AM
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What about using https://www.grimtools.com/db/items/9320 as main weapon? Another -20% Aether RR is quite nice actually.
Nice Weapon suggestion, I missed it
Yeah more Aether RR is nice
Thanks so much, I should try it when I've time


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Damage isnt a problem for this build, actually.
Defences are.
Drain Essence itself is Offensive Skills + Defensive Skills simultaneously
Thanks to great OA reduction from Decomposition
Also Life Steal from Hungering Reach

Combine with other defensive layers like :
Mark of Torment + Mirror/Seal + Nullification + MoD + good enough DA + Terror + Fully Capped Resistances + Tree of Life's Healing Rain
It has good enough defense for facetanking Iron Maiden, Fabius, Valaxteria's Mobs, also with good timing it can facetanking Last Boss (Master of Flesh)
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:17 AM
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Tried Hex Launcher on Spellbinder

It's Nice, has more Aether conversion (Full Aether Conversion to Drain Essence) thus more DPS



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https://www.grimtools.com/calc/lNk3vqQN

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Facetank Last Boss

*Note, we can't use Reaping Arc Skills from Relic
It's okay, since we're using chanelling spell anyway
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:57 PM
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Updated MQ Video on 2nd post :
Hex Launcher - Facetank MQ

Making use of Mark of Torment

exit(0,0);
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:06 AM
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Hello,

I am trying to use the interesting build that you posted here on the forum.

I am playing through elite right now but I am having some difficulties at times.

Some mobs are able to almost 1 shot me. My gear is still crap, but any tricks that I should take into consideration during the levelling process?

I can upload my char to grim tools.

Thanks in advance.

NOTE: I am still a complete newbie regarding the mechanics of this game.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:45 PM
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Hello,

I am trying to use the interesting build that you posted here on the forum.

I am playing through elite right now but I am having some difficulties at times.

Some mobs are able to almost 1 shot me. My gear is still crap, but any tricks that I should take into consideration during the levelling process?

I can upload my char to grim tools.

Thanks in advance.

NOTE: I am still a complete newbie regarding the mechanics of this game.
I would like some hints as well about leveling this build. I'm a bit gun shy if you will at taking the time to muddle through on my own having tried at least a couple dozen builds for GD and having had some become too, too fragile on the way up or at the top.

Specifically, how did you get your guy to level 90 I think it is so you could use the Reaping Arc granted by the level 90 artifact.

Did you not use a default weapon attack?

I suppose I could muddle through and find something but since you did it obviously, lol, how did you do it?

This build is very intriguing.

edit: I did find this "*Note, we can't use Reaping Arc Skills from Relic
It's okay, since we're using chanelling spell anyway."

This implies to me, hopefully correctly, that the "chanelling spell" will somehow make it ok that I don't have a default weapon attack. Is this correct?

I do see in one of the graphics that you are using the "Weapon attack." Did you use this all the way up to level 90.

Last edited by tdurden; 02-01-2018 at 12:55 PM. Reason: Add info.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:49 PM
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Hello,

I am trying to use the interesting build that you posted here on the forum.

I am playing through elite right now but I am having some difficulties at times.

Some mobs are able to almost 1 shot me. My gear is still crap, but any tricks that I should take into consideration during the levelling process?

I can upload my char to grim tools.

Thanks in advance.

NOTE: I am still a complete newbie regarding the mechanics of this game.
Hi,
Welcome to Grim Dawn, a very interesting game isn't it

Yes you can upload your grimtools

In Grim Dawn you can leveling with any other skills that you feel suitable and fun, then respec later on high level
Also try to get devotion points from Shrine :
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26777
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57619

Devotions is a little bit complicated at first, but when you have tried it over and over, it should be easy

This should be help you too :
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56243

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I would like some hints as well about leveling this build. I'm a bit gun shy if you will at taking the time to muddle through on my own having tried at least a couple dozen builds for GD and having had some become too, too fragile on the way up or at the top.

Specifically, how did you get your guy to level 90 I think it is so you could use the Reaping Arc granted by the level 90 artifact.

Did you not use a default weapon attack?

I suppose I could muddle through and find something but since you did it obviously, lol, how did you do it?

This build is very intriguing.

edit: I did find this "*Note, we can't use Reaping Arc Skills from Relic
It's okay, since we're using chanelling spell anyway."

This implies to me, hopefully correctly, that the "chanelling spell" will somehow make it ok that I don't have a default weapon attack. Is this correct?

I do see in one of the graphics that you are using the "Weapon attack." Did you use this all the way up to level 90.
"*Note, we can't use Reaping Arc Skills from Relic"
is refers to Second Build that use Hex Launcher, since it's range, it can't use Reaping Arc

"It's okay, since we're using chanelling spell anyway"
My apologize if I didn't explain this one.
I mean that since we are using Chanelling Spell, any other skills will interrupt this Chanelling Spells (in this build is Drain Essence)
Less active spells will increase QoL, we don't have push to much buttons that will interrupt our primary Skills

You don't have to use Reaping Arc for leveling to 90,
AAR with Mirror, Mark of Torment, and Nullification is enough for travelling to Ugdenbog Forest
OFF is great for Freezing mobs, very helpful

Something like this will works :
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/a2EOKkbZ
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:57 PM
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Hi,
Welcome to Grim Dawn, a very interesting game isn't it

Yes you can upload your grimtools

In Grim Dawn you can leveling with any other skills that you feel suitable and fun, then respec later on high level
Also try to get devotion points from Shrine :
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26777
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57619

Devotions is a little bit complicated at first, but when you have tried it over and over, it should be easy

This should be help you too :
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56243

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"*Note, we can't use Reaping Arc Skills from Relic"
is refers to Second Build that use Hex Launcher, since it's range, it can't use Reaping Arc

"It's okay, since we're using chanelling spell anyway"
My apologize if I didn't explain this one.
I mean that since we are using Chanelling Spell, any other skills will interrupt this Chanelling Spells (in this build is Drain Essence)
Less active spells will increase QoL, we don't have push to much buttons that will interrupt our primary Skills

You don't have to use Reaping Arc for leveling to 90,
AAR with Mirror, Mark of Torment, and Nullification is enough for travelling to Ugdenbog Forest
OFF is great for Freezing mobs, very helpful

Something like this will works :
https://www.grimtools.com/calc/a2EOKkbZ
Ok . . . thanks a lot. Especially for the prompt reply.

As your creation seems a bit, well a lot different than other builds I've done, I used the GDTH to recreate him, and all the stats panned out So I think I will go ahead and level him up by the book so to speak.

BTW, during my test I did get mobbed a couple times and died (admittedly I was pushing him to find the break point), but just wondering, especially in Malmouth with the big mobs and very hard hitters, how do you handle them.

Just curious, as I could just figure something out when I get there. But this is your guy and you know him best.

Once, again, thanks. Especially, for all the hard work on the write up and well edited too, lol. I know its a lot of work.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:13 AM
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Ok . . . thanks a lot. Especially for the prompt reply.

As your creation seems a bit, well a lot different than other builds I've done, I used the GDTH to recreate him, and all the stats panned out So I think I will go ahead and level him up by the book so to speak.

BTW, during my test I did get mobbed a couple times and died (admittedly I was pushing him to find the break point), but just wondering, especially in Malmouth with the big mobs and very hard hitters, how do you handle them.

Just curious, as I could just figure something out when I get there. But this is your guy and you know him best.

Once, again, thanks. Especially, for all the hard work on the write up and well edited too, lol. I know its a lot of work.
You're welcome

I'll try to show you when fighting with Malmouth mobs and hard hitters,
Btw which one do you wanna see, Spellbinder with AAR like I said above or Spellbinder with Drain Essence?

Spellbinder has good enough damage mitigation :
- Mirror
- Mark of Torment
- Nullification
- Ravenous Earth's Decay also good for enemies damage reduction
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:08 AM
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Can you please guide me through the devotion process?
I always lack 1 point for tree of life.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:31 AM
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You're welcome

I'll try to show you when fighting with Malmouth mobs and hard hitters,
Btw which one do you wanna see, Spellbinder with AAR like I said above or Spellbinder with Drain Essence?

Spellbinder has good enough damage mitigation :
- Mirror
- Mark of Torment
- Nullification
- Ravenous Earth's Decay also good for enemies damage reduction
Well . . . um, I've been building up my guy with Drain Essence, I could use a demo on that. That would be great.

This has been interesting. I was looking for something different. Its taken me awhile, I'm used to either getting in a demons face and pounding on it, or blowing them up with a ranged, either two hand or dual wield. Hosing them down with DE is fun too, lol.

Thanks
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