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Old 10-21-2018, 03:18 PM
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I think you should start thinking about devastation. My infernal knight sorc now clears in 9 min (bannered but with more than usual lag because fire build + devastation) just from adding devastation. I know it's a cheap way to boost your damage but it's some good shit.
I tried this build with Devastation long ago, it's not that effective here. Swapped to Canister Bomb for that reason.

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Grim Tools link seems to be broken by the formatting.

For anyone lazy enough to view the source: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/aZqKjY82
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:33 PM
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Thanks a lot for this build! I recently came back to GD and hadn't played since Vanilla, and it really seemed like my main character was not gonna be of use anymore. I couldn't find any cool/viable seeming sorc builds, until I saw this one (and I really don't have the time to theorycraft a build myself). This one seems very strong, and matches the way I want to play!

However, I currently have literally 0 of the gear pieces you are using (except for a non-mythical Warpfire). Do you think it's already worth it to respec to your setup of attributes/devotion/skills, or does this build require one or multiple of the items to work properly? If so: which ones? I'm currently still spec'd as an Albrecht's Aether Ray sorc, and it feels a bit underwhelming in AoM and even more so in Crucible.

Finally: would you be willing to craft (some of) the craftable gear pieces for me? I don't have the mats for everything yet, but will work on collecting them. If I know I can get some of the items in that way, I'll also start to try and trade for the others on the forums.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:23 PM
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Thanks a lot for this build! I recently came back to GD and hadn't played since Vanilla, and it really seemed like my main character was not gonna be of use anymore. I couldn't find any cool/viable seeming sorc builds, until I saw this one (and I really don't have the time to theorycraft a build myself). This one seems very strong, and matches the way I want to play!

However, I currently have literally 0 of the gear pieces you are using (except for a non-mythical Warpfire). Do you think it's already worth it to respec to your setup of attributes/devotion/skills, or does this build require one or multiple of the items to work properly? If so: which ones? I'm currently still spec'd as an Albrecht's Aether Ray sorc, and it feels a bit underwhelming in AoM and even more so in Crucible.

Finally: would you be willing to craft (some of) the craftable gear pieces for me? I don't have the mats for everything yet, but will work on collecting them. If I know I can get some of the items in that way, I'll also start to try and trade for the others on the forums.
This build is not as gear-dependant really, you can swap shoulders and chest for Infernal Knight items or pants for anything to patch your resists or boots to anything really. There is no real core item or core set of items to this build except maybe cataclysm set. But this set of items allows the build to be extra sturdy and extra versatile with components (notice armor absorb bonus from two pieces of Justicar), and I spend a lot of time making this Sorc work and sorcs are not in a good place right now in general.

And yes, add me in steam: mad_lee, I will craft pieces from the build for free, just prepare iron bits/mats that are needed for the crafts themselves (you can look them up on grim wiki or grimtools or whenever).
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:11 AM
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This build is not as gear-dependant really, you can swap shoulders and chest for Infernal Knight items or pants for anything to patch your resists or boots to anything really. There is no real core item or core set of items to this build except maybe cataclysm set. But this set of items allows the build to be extra sturdy and extra versatile with components (notice armor absorb bonus from two pieces of Justicar), and I spend a lot of time making this Sorc work and sorcs are not in a good place right now in general.

And yes, add me in steam: mad_lee, I will craft pieces from the build for free, just prepare iron bits/mats that are needed for the crafts themselves (you can look them up on grim wiki or grimtools or whenever).
Thanks a lot, really appreciate your help! I added you on Steam (at least: if you're the mad_lee from Moscow), my nick on there is jonne3. Currently have mats ready for: Cataclysm's Pact, Mythical Wyrmbone Handguards & a Seal of Destruction.

Gonna work on getting the required stuff for Korvaak's Deception, as that ability seems very cool. But gonna have to farm a lot more Blood of Ch'tons for that.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:54 PM
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Does the new patch mean anything changes for this build in your opinion?

FYI: I've had all the gear for a while now (although with bad rolls on multiple parts) and almost all the components, and the build is crazy strong indeed! Very fun to play as well.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:49 AM
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Does the new patch mean anything changes for this build in your opinion?

FYI: I've had all the gear for a while now (although with bad rolls on multiple parts) and almost all the components, and the build is crazy strong indeed! Very fun to play as well.
I am yet to test it in 1.0.7.1. I am also considering trying out new Herald of Apocalypse amulet with different off-hand and belt.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:22 AM
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Does the new patch mean anything changes for this build in your opinion?
- More radius on thermite mines
- Aether to cold conversion results in a bit more damage from aetherfires
- Blast Shield improved
- Lower weapon damage from Wrath of Agrivix

Overall I'd say it got improved.
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I am yet to test it in 1.0.7.1. I am also considering trying out new Herald of Apocalypse amulet with different off-hand and belt.
Careful, if you also build around Devastation/Apocalypse in addition to BWC and canister bomb, you will have two more buttons to press and also possibly suffer a skill point deficit. Eternity actually affects Apocalypse, but you have to sacrifice your charge skill to get it...

If there is one tip I can share for playing extreme piano builds, it's to re-map Pause to the actual "Pause" key on your keyboard, then assign Spacebar to one of your hotkey skills. This allows your thumb to actually do something useful. I also use mouse wheel up/down and F1 for various purposes.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:50 AM
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Also, can you try attaching Flame Torrent to Thermite Mines and see what happens? I'm curious as to what the radius increase will do to this.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:56 AM
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- More radius on thermite mines
- Aether to cold conversion results in a bit more damage from aetherfires
- Blast Shield improved
- Lower weapon damage from Wrath of Agrivix

Overall I'd say it got improved.

Careful, if you also build around Devastation/Apocalypse in addition to BWC and canister bomb, you will have two more buttons to press and also possibly suffer a skill point deficit. Eternity actually affects Apocalypse, but you have to sacrifice your charge skill to get it...

If there is one tip I can share for playing extreme piano builds, it's to re-map Pause to the actual "Pause" key on your keyboard, then assign Spacebar to one of your hotkey skills. This allows your thumb to actually do something useful. I also use mouse wheel up/down and F1 for various purposes.
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Also, can you try attaching Flame Torrent to Thermite Mines and see what happens? I'm curious as to what the radius increase will do to this.
Thanks, I will keep that in mind! But if I try Devastation I am obviously letting Canister Bomb go.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:29 AM
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The thermite change was only a mod for IK helm. It's still the same bad skill if you don't use it. Seriously please use that helm on sorc :P
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