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Old 03-27-2017, 06:08 PM
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Thumbs Up [v1.0.0.9] Bleed Warder, Blood Harvester the Slightly Crucible God

The Crucible fanatic is back to provide you another top tier Crucible farmer, guided by the tank/dot meta i had to try out the potential of a Bleed build: result have exceeded my expectations, with a succesrate around 95% & an average of ~23/24 mins for 100-150 clear, it even beat the old beloved meta physical S&B. :'(
As usual Crucible build are a decent choice for Vanilla HC or for people privileging tankiness over damage.

[v1.0.0.9]Video: 100-150 Gladiator clear (23 mins 29sec)

With +skills & devotions
Attribute: 75/0/15

Without +skills & devotions

Devotions binding:
Falcon Swoop -> Siegebreaker
Targo's Hammer -> Menhir's Bulwark
Acid Spray -> Devouring Swarm
Wayward Soul -> Field Command
Howl of Mogdrogen -> War Cry
Rend -> Grasping Vines

Pic is selfbuff with Judicator/Savagery up

Head: Bloodrager's Cowl (Sanctified Bone / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Shoulders: Bloodrager's Shoulderguard (Scaled Hide / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Chest: Bloodrager's Coat (Sanctified Bone / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Main hand: Butcher of Burrwitch (Imbued Silver / Oleron's Fervor (Black Legion))
Offhand: Siegebreaker (Radiant Gem / Outcast's Bastion (Outcasts))
Hands: Voidsteel Gauntlets (Spellwoven Threads / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Waist: Guthook Belt (Antivenom Salve / Venomguard Powder (Rovers))
Legs: Warding Solael-Sect Legguards of Nature's Bounty (Ancient Armor Plate / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Feet: Purging Exalted Treads of Featherstep (Mark of Mogdrogen / Mankind's Vigil (Black Legion))
Amulet: Bloodrager's Gem (Focusing Prism / Survivor's Ingenuity (Devil's Crossing))
Rings: Open Hand of Mercy (Ectoplasm / Survivor's Ingenuity (Devil's Crossing))
Rings: Closed Fist of Vengeance (Ectoplasm / Survivor's Ingenuity (Devil's Crossing))
Medal: Mark of Divinity (Arcane Spark)
Relic: Oleron's Wrath

Grimtool (original setup)

Grimtool (without endgame greens)

Gameplay & Spells review:
First i have to said that this is one of the tankiest Crucible build i have played, this is actually safer than physical S&B for multiple reasons.
Back to the subject, this time we are an hybrid melee/caster, gameplay remains simple, paint everything with Devouring swarm, use Grasping Vines/Siegebreaker as primary aoe sources, Blade Arc for bursting resilient target, keep Overguard for crucial moments.
An important point is that dots snapshot RR debuff so try to apply your full debuff before using Blade Arc which is by far your highest single target damage source. Finally this build is quite energy-vore so use Devouring Swarm with parcimony & efficiently.
  • Blade Arc: Main Single target damage source with a slight aoe range, try to keep it for bursting some big HP pool mob or champions/boss.
  • Devouring Swarm: aoe RR debuff, apply it on as many monster as possible will also increase your HP sustain.
  • Grasping Vines: Main aoe damage source since it is coupled with Rend, can even clear most of trash mob by itself.
  • Siegebreaker(offhand): aoe damage source, used to proc Falcon Swoop & partially apply RR from Open Hand of Mercy & bleed damage weapon related.
  • Savagery: Mainly use for Tenacity of the Boar buff (OA/DA/%hp regen), apply RR from Open Hand of Mercy & bleed damage weapon related.
  • Blitz: Mobility purpose, can be use to apply RR from Open Hand of Mercy & bleed damage weapon related.
  • Overguard: boost your toughness by phenomal amount but CD is quite long, keep it for decisive moments.
  • Wendigo Totem: Support healing source, mainly needed for boss/nemesis fight.
  • War Cry: Reduce total damage from monster in aoe, skill disruption is highly appreciated for silence caster/healer trashmob.
  • Radiant Shield(component): Up your max elemental resistance & grant an extra elemental resistance, allow you to boost your toughness & counter RR shred from specific boss/nemesis (Valdaran/Shar'zul).

Crucible Mini-Guide:
Since this is the same tips as my previous DEE Witchblade guide i veiled it into a spoiler.


Why full Bloodrager set?
I wanted to build something around blade arc since this spell have the highest bleed damage potential, and bloodrager perfectly support it.

What about highly resilient mob to bleed damage?
Sadly a significant quantity of mob type have heavy bleed resistance (near every undead/some chthonic/some Aetherial) which cripple the full potential of bleed build, actually it could have been one of the fastest Gladiator farmer without this issue.
To counter this i tried to get as much % racial damage as possible: 50% human, 39% chthonic, 24% undead, 15% beast.

What make this build so tanky?
Soldier tree (kappahead) / 14% absorb damage from Menhir's Bulwark / ~800 hp regen with Savagery-OG-Judicator up, supported by wendigo totem if needed / Great lifeleech from Devouring Swarm, supported by Butcher of Burrwitch proc / 25% damage reduction from warcry / high level of DA, supported by -125 OA debuff from rend / Some overcapped resist, supported by Radiant Gem which make Valdaran harmless.

How perform this build in Vanilla?
You can easily handle the full Vanilla content & being unkillable.

Alternative Devotion routes?
We can easily play around with Ascendant affinity (purple point), depending which gear you have or personnal preference, here some example:
Wolverine Pick (boost your DA)
Owl Pick (reduce energy cost)
Empty Throne Pick (boost some resist including stun)

Why Voidsteel glove?
This build badly needed castspeed (that the reason for Spellwoven Threads component aswell), by default i had only 106% castspeed went up to 130% with glove/component.
Basically you can pick any glove with xx% attackspeed/castspeed, i picked Voidsteel because it matched resistance i was seeking.

In Closing:

Special thx to JoV for his help in the early conception stage of this build.
And +1 to the tier1 Crucible list.

Last edited by Drizzto; 04-18-2017 at 01:49 PM.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:10 AM
Dbxhfhfxdlkd Dbxhfhfxdlkd is offline
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Thanks, build around SB is the best now
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:17 AM
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Nice build Drizzto

I have one almost exactly the same, as I did your dee tank too. Your going to get all my builds nerfed lol.
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:05 AM
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:22 AM
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Fresh Meat! the butcher will be so proud!
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:28 AM
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Whoa this build is freakishly strong. I reworked a previous warder and with this build, I was hitting 230k crits with no problem in vanilla -- and this isnt even with godly OA. Not to mention the tankiness along with heals and adcth, which are also very respectable. Great build man.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:45 AM
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Another build that's slightly good

Awesome work Drizzto

Kinda would be disappointed if a certain thing will be targeted for upcoming nerfs. Because it's not broken at all
All my builds can be found on my profile page

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:11 PM
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i am simple man, i see big numbers popping in, i like the build
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:20 PM
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why voidsteel gloves? can someone enlighten me..
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:32 PM
Ace of Baise Ace of Baise is offline
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For attack speed and resists?
Steam : Couilleshot

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bleed, crucible, gladiator, warder

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