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Old 11-28-2016, 01:57 PM
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Default [Lightning Conjurer] Dual-Wielding Gun Build

BUILD HAS BEEN ABANDONED
CONCEPT IS STILL VIABLE. FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE CONCEPT REFER TO THE FOLLOWING THREADS

RIFLE(1) - http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67769

RIFLE(2) - http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66166

DW PISTOL - http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61616




I came up with this while reworking Ceno's Maelstrom. This one was easy to make as i already had a level 85 Ultos Conjurer lying around so i just made minor adjustments to to test it.

I did end up levelling this build with a different conjurer since this build was really fun to play.

The entire point of this build is to make a DW-Ranged build which doesn't use demolitionist not even for support, mainly cause i noticed pretty much every ranged build used Demolitionist.



Build Concept-

1. Conjurer vs. Elementalist-

Overall, i think Elementalist should be better due to higher RR with mines, Blast Shield and more Lightning Support. I picked Conjurer mainly cause as i stated above the challenge is to create a ranged build that doesn't rely on demolitionist.
Occultist does bring CoF to the table, it's better than demolitionist mines (which have higher RR) because Curse of Frailty is more convenient to use. Blood of Dreeg is a great skill which gives nice flat OA and heals a shit-ton of HP.

2. Stacking OA-

Resistance reduction is the key to any build's success and this build does it pretty easily, but what else we can do here is stack fuck-tons of OA. Why? Well Stormcaller's Pact has a decent %crit damage bonus and our main weapon proc is 100% chance on Critical attack so a high OA helps us a lot.




Grimcalc with devotions including item bonuses -

http://grimcalc.com/build/1009-OlrUmp

I overleveled Storm Touched due to high flat Electrocute damage, alternatively one could opt to go for Dying God and Tempest by skipping Spear of the Heavens. This provides more OA and even more %crit damage and speed due to DG's final skill. I personally like SoTH proc so i picked this.




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This is the level 100 version of GrimTools. Please refer to this from now on, the rest of the guide will get updated later on

All are 1.0.3.0 links btw

Dual-Pistol Conjurer - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/1NX7wMLZ
Dual-Pistol Vindicator - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/lV790wyN (Will work with Ultos set as well)

2h Ranged Conjurer - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/xZybpXAN
2h Ranged Vindicator - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/YNng4rw2



Gameplay-
LMB- Savagery (w/ devotion ability Elemental Storm)
RMB- (Anything you want)
Keyboard 1- Curse of Frailty (w/ devotion ability Arcane Bomb)
Keyboard 2- Wendigo Totem
Keyboard 3- Blood of Dreeg
Keyboard 4- Wind Devil




Screenshots (Contain Toggled Auras and Blood of Dreeg & Savagery charges which remain up 24/7)-










Gear-

Main Hand & Off-Hand - 2x Exonerator
Head- Ultos' Hood
Shoulders- Ultos' Spaulders
Chest- Ultos' Curiass
Legs- Stonehide Dreeg-Sect Legguards of Kings
Gloves- Light's Defender Epaulets
Feet- Stonehide Exalted Treads of Kings
Waist- Marauder's Ammo Belt
Amulet- Ultos' Gem
Rings- 2x Incorruptible Cronley's Signet of Attack
Medal- Mark of Divinity
Relic- Eye of the Storm

Components and Augments are to be decided on the resistance rolls on your items.
Another alternate ring one can use is Glyph of Kelphat'Zoth.




Bosses Guide-

1.Fabius-
Kite and kill if he bursts you. He dies fairly quickly.

2.Iron Maiden-
She was pretty much unkillable but with good stun resistance thanks to MIs, she dies. But beware she can still be hard to take down. You can't kite her at all. Hardest enemy imo.

3.Rashalga-
I killed her on the previous profile which was a respecd Conjurer. In this one I haven't even killed Guardian of Solael yet to unlock her area. I don't mind doing it if someone really wants me to. Anyways, i just recommend kite and kill with her.

4.Ben-
I met him when i was trying to test this build against Log. He died pretty easily. Didn't proc my mark.

5.Moose-
Beware of him during phase two. Those crystals are a bitch as they freeze you a lot. He dies, but can get some powerful hits in. Didn't proc my Mark.

6.Log-
I think it's the Wendigo Totem that keeps me from getting shotgunned at closed range. He's easy, too big a target to miss.

7.Valdaran-
I hate searching for Aetherial and Chthonian nemesis, so didn't bother searching. But it's pretty obvious he'd be the hardest to take down since well we're both dealing damage to each other using lightning.

8.Sentinel-
I killed him on the previous respecd conjurer pretty easily with a much weaker setup. I didn't go there this time, it's a pretty long walk till his domain. Plus i didn't progress much in that questline.

9.Shar'Zul and BoC test-
His Flame Devils have impaired aim so watch out for them. Also he hits hard when he reduces your resistances. You should be fine imo due to having decent DA and Healing Totem.




Leveling Guide-
Use Dreeg's Evil Eye to level, Devouring Swarm is another option. Just make sure not go too much into Occultist Mastery bar.




Reputation Farming-
Kill The Outcast on normal and farm her dungeon till you are halfway from honored to revered with the Black Legion. Switch sides with her on Elite (her faction gives us good aether resistances)




In closing-
This build is pretty fun and a nice change of pace for those who are tired of picking demolitionist when going ranged. I loved playing this build hope you guys do as well.
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Looks really nice! Any chance I could bother you for a grim calc for devotions / skills or is it the same to the other Maelstrom?
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tfw you're no longer the only person in the world with a dual wield exonerator build

OA seems on the low side and dps could be a bit better I think, but mostly looks good. I also chose a conjurer and has like 2800 or something. Curious what you chose for devotions compared to me. Should post grimcalc before all this other stuff!
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What the?

I thought i posted the GrimCalc.


EDIT 1:

Sorry i posted two builds in the same instant so didn't pay attention to what is and what isn't. I also missed out on a few other things.

Let me do a quick update, sorry for the inconvenience

EDIT 2:

Updated the guide thank you TomoDak and Katza331 for pointing out that GrimCalc was missing
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tfw you're no longer the only person in the world with a dual wield exonerator build

OA seems on the low side and dps could be a bit better I think, but mostly looks good. I also chose a conjurer and has like 2800 or something. Curious what you chose for devotions compared to me. Should post grimcalc before all this other stuff!

I have spent about two or three hours with this build (excluding the time it took to get to current gear setup), so i could see some improvements. I'm going to make improvements by getting better rolls on my Relic. Been busy lately so can't devote a lot of brainpower to the game


Good to know you're running with Lightning Gun build as well. I love the damage type a lot. Also, would love a grimcalc if you don't mind sharing.

Oh and your experience with Nemeses, Shar'Zul, Alkamos, Queen and Sentinel?
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Nice! It's really hard to find a dual-wielding build that actually works
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Nice! It's really hard to find a dual-wielding build that actually works
Thank you

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OA seems on the low side and dps could be a bit better I think, but mostly looks good. I also chose a conjurer and has like 2800 or something. Curious what you chose for devotions compared to me. Should post grimcalc before all this other stuff!
Umm yeah i updated it quite a bit, OA should be good now.


Btw, updated the guide finally
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Wow, Chthon, he looks like Zeus now)
What do you think about taking of Guthook Belt, and changing Dread Skull for Wardstone??

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