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Old 01-14-2018, 10:03 AM
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Default [Chaos Melee] The Burning Void - Chaos based Cadence Witchblade

FEEDBACK THREAD FOR LACK OF DIVERSITY IN CHAOS MELEE - http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67351

This save has been restored to what it used to be (Chaos WB) after AoM made Aether WB cheap gimmicks by adding impressive support for Aether based Battlemage and DeathKnight.


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S&B Setup - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/m23wxG72

Theorycrafted Setup for 2h Cadence - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/b28adQeV

>I lack the Obsidian Juggernaut setup to test the latter.



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Have you considered Warborn Helm or Darkblaze Helm?

Yes, Warborn helm is slightly better than Ekket'Zul's helm. Darkblaze helm is inferior to both as you loose out on valuable plus skills when you equip it.

Warborn Helm> Ekket'Zul's Helm> Darkblaze Helm


Any alternate gearing that can be recommended?

Using Iron Maiden's shoulder MI and Mythical Doomforged Breasplate is an option if you do not have or do not wish to use Warborn Set.


Why isn't Manticore included in the setup?

The Malediction Relic besides providing Flat damage also gives us valuable Flat RR. It certainly is less than the value that manticore provides but it's good enough. Not to mention this allows us to take more valuable defensive constellations such as Targo The Builder


Is Time Dilation crucial to the setup? Is there any alternative to it?

I wouldn't call it crucial but since you lack CDR to keep up Hungering Void almost all the time it is what I'd recommend. Of course one could drop Aeon and Targo and get Obelisk of Menhir for the Stone Form Damage absorption skill.


Why not use Abominable Might?

Abominable Might is an excellent in fact a mandatory devotion for Chaos builds who are attempting the crucible. But since I rarely play the crucible I do not use it. In the main campaign the On-Death activation makes the skill borderline useless. However in the crucible I'd recommend on to go for it.


Why Bat over Fiend?

Honestly, both of them are good. For more DPS i'd recommend Fiend, I went with Bat cause of the ADCtH on the proc. Since I have 50% Pierce>Chaos conversion and Vitality damage bonuses it's pretty good.



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Credits to mad_lee for reminding me that Soldier mastery has WPS

If you are interested in Dual-wield Chaos Pyromancer and Deceiver check this thread out. Also, if you are interested in a Full Darkblaze set build be sure to checkout korsar's guide.

Overall this build is extremely fun to play and as far as S&B builds go this happens to be my favorite one. Hope you guys enjoy it
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:08 AM
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Malediction for RR
Also for flat chaos. That amulet's modifier convert all flat acid to chaos, not only BoD itself.
Nice work, always glad to see new builds from you!
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*when you drop by the forums occasionally to see what's going on because you don't have time to play, then see a nice chaos face smasher build*

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Second non-aether build in a row.

And it's even chaos. What's wrong with you today?!
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Second non-aether build in a row.

And it's even chaos. What's wrong with you today?!
lol right, nice gear choices, ill have to try this one aswell damn
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:47 PM
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Also for flat chaos. That amulet's modifier convert all flat acid to chaos, not only BoD itself.
Nice work, always glad to see new builds from you!
Yeah ofc
I was short on time since I had to write up two feedback threads so just mentioned what wasn't too obvious (Malediction's RR is often overlooked)

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*when you drop by the forums occasionally to see what's going on because you don't have time to play, then see a nice chaos face smasher build*

What movie is that from?


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And it's even chaos. What's wrong with you today?!
I can't decide whether I should post another one and if so then which one. I have aether concepts lined up as well but I want to post a non-aether concept


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lol right, nice gear choices, ill have to try this one aswell damn
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Btw, Ekket'Zul's helm looks abnormally big.
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Airplane. One of the best comedies of all time.
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Couple of questions:

- Why no Eldritch Gaze?
- Why no soldier WPS?
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