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Old 06-21-2017, 08:32 PM
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Default [Aether Melee] The Blitzer - Aether based Battlemage

BUILD HAS BEEN ABANDONED

FOLLOW THE GUIDES LINKED BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE CONCEPT


http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50029

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65663



So with the popularity of Shadow Strike builds I felt that another movement skill also needed to be brought in the lime-light - Blitz.

While not incredibly broken like Shadow Strike (only Cold version is broken), a pure Blitz based build can be pretty fun to play with. What's more awesome than knocking down your enemies and killing them when they are down.


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This is the updated Level 100 GrimTools link. Please refer to this from now on, the rest of the guide will get updated at some later point

Cadence/Blitz version - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/8NK4lwp2 (1.0.4.0)
Pure Blitz version - http://www.grimtools.com/calc/mN4KBOQZ (1.0.4.0)

Aether Deathknight - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrEOaLV (1.0.4.0)

-Blitz is no longer the sole damage source but I didn't want to break the build's theme so despite loosing that jusicy 20%+ CDR you still are Blitzing atleast twice thanks to Time Dilation
-Cadence is now our main damage source when Blitz and TD are on CD.
-You can still follow the old concept but I felt it'd make all that juicy attack speed on Reckless Power go to waste


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Credits to SuperFluff since I got inspired by his Blademaster to use Deadly Momentum as a temporary buff, JoV for improving my views on Battlemage Melee few months ago and to Drizzto for recommending me Logitech

The build isn't the fastest of killers but you're pretty tanky so you can faceroll almost anything
Mind you this is a pure Blitz build and while it's possible to take Cadence but it ruins the theme of the build itself
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And yet another (unusual) build you add to the list damn impressive man !
How many %physical to aether you reach btw ?
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And yet another (unusual) build you add to the list damn impressive man !
How many %physical to aether you reach btw ?
Thanks

I went with Aether solely cause of Mindwarp proc for almost 100% conversion (except the 15% we lose due to Star Pact)
Unless and until they changed the conversion value build should be sitting at almost 100% conversion

This time I am not interested in updating to the new patch (atm), not cause I'm mad at the changes. In fact I very much like the buffs. Beronath especially is intriguing. But quite frankly I am more interested in the expansion for new lore, monsters, dungeons, factions, "repair/rescue" quests
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:03 PM
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Cool build Chthon. Love off-the-beaten-path builds!
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Mindwarp proc can now be up 100% of the time now, but it only converts 18% from physical to aether.
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Mindwarp proc can now be up 100% of the time now, but it only converts 18% from physical to aether.
That fucking sucks, why the nerf? Not like it was broken or anything


Wait I thought the conversion was the proc's main feature. What else does it do now?

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Never mind the proc is retarded as shit now. I wonder if Decree is the better choice now


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Ty, I could say the same about you

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I got all excited for a basically up all the time 100% conversion from physical to aether, but then i noticed the proc only convert 18% now.


Completely pointless nerf that just made a rather mediocre proc just worse. It's like Crate doesn't want Aether Battlemage to be a thing.
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