[2.6] Scold's Return [EA, Crit, Zerphi's, Scold's] (Shaper & Guardians down)

Hi,
here a short guide for experienced players:
(no video, slow laptop)




Pros:
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+amazing waveclear
+shotguns
+unkillable except for 1 shot
+Tier 1 pvp build can outregen Scorching Ray with max effect


Cons:
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-hard to set up
-prone to suicides whithout Maximum Attention always
-high costs ~20ex for Minimum gear


Obligatory items:

->Quill Rain
->Praxis
->Kaom's Heart [7.5k+ hp]
(legacy [9.2k+] prefered) or Belly of the Beast when enough life
->Scold's Bridle
->Zerphi's Last Breath



My gear and links:
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(Scold's enchant for crit for flask charges in longer pvm battles)


My stats lvl89:
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life: 8670 (9200+ lvl93)
life regen: 532
mana: 3200
mana regen: 522 (Atziri's Foible) / 346 (Choir of the Storm) [no Clarity]
EA aps: 8 (with Ascendancy)
Res: 193, 204, 210 (-30 Choir of the Storm) HO

(no flasks used)




passive tree lvl100:


passive tree lvl93:


My jewels:


My flasks:

(Chalice for prolonged fights, swap Quicksilver)

Short explanantion:
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Goal 1: every 0.25sec activation of lvl21 cwdt
-> 8 attacks per second = must be perfect 8
-> high enough mana costs of EA
-> enough mana pool + regen + dmg gained as mana to compensate and NOT die bc of too much gain

Goal 2: perm flasks
-> all flask passives
-> flask belt
-> massive crit for surgeon


The math:
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EA mana cost: 489
APS: 8
CWDT trigger: 3580
CWDT cd: 0.25sec

489*4 (scold's)= 1956dmg /ea use
8x ea uses /sec = 1956dmg /0.125sec
=3912dmg /0.25sec

=perfect lvl21 cwdt every 0.25sec
(too much or too less aps will drastically decrease dmg)



Mana consumption:
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Your main mana source is dmg taken gained as mana.
Your EA mana costs * aps is too high to regen or leech, because leech is rare and is not instant but leech helps a lot.

try to get the lowest possible value of dmg taken as mana because this will reduce the dependancy on enemy attacks (important for pvp and boss fight).

I have got 14% of dmg as mana with 522 mana/sec and that is enough to spam 2-3 ea/sec on low mana and lets you regen in under 6sec to full mana.



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FULL BLOCK VERSION:

additional items:


+Rainbow Strides with 2% regen enchant
(needs tier 1 legacy Rumi's, swap ring+amu with previous)


The Math:
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Armour: 11227
EA cost: 658

658*4 (Scold's)= 2632
Armour prevention: ~28%
=~1900 self dmg /0.125sec

-> perfect lvl21 cwdt activation every 0.25sec


Molten Shell:
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tested with lvl17 Molten Shell and works but Molten Shell will only activate 2x /sec and further reduces mana gained
- melee range


=not worth



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Guardians:
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-Hardest-
1. Phoenix!! (only cyclone can kill me, try to avoid)
2. Hydra (can 1shot with Barrage?, just run and spam, else easy fight)
3. Minotaur (highest 1shot potential, can facetank [depends on mods], else dodge all
4. Chimera (facetank, easiest fight)


Shaper:
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just run around with Quicksilver Flask, cwdt will autoaim:

# try to avoid slam and balls (depends on your life and zerphi recovery)
# can stay in ground effect and laser
# avoid immortal Phase with Cluster ball attack
ign: fanimala
Last edited by fanimala on May 1, 2017, 11:40:24 AM
Last bumped on May 1, 2017, 10:44:30 AM
^up this. more scold's in arena :)
ign: fanimala
there are some improvements you can do i think, of course i won't tell them since you are my rival in arena. haha, good luck. open another thread in pvp discussion too.
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there are some improvements you can do i think, of course i won't tell them since you are my rival in arena. haha, good luck. open another thread in pvp discussion too.


I hope so, too. This build is made for PVM and actually quite good in pvp.
Thanks for the Response! :)


I could swap Praxis for a rare ring with 6% gain and amulet with 4-6% (prefer atziri's bc mana).


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Last edited by fanimala on Apr 26, 2017, 5:20:08 PM
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Viable with normal kaoms heart? or belly of the beast could be better? (6l belly for more spells damage)
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Viable with normal kaoms heart? or belly of the beast could be better? (6l belly for more spells damage)



Absolutely viable with normal Kaom's. I get ~7.5k life with normal Kaom's but your effective life pool vs 1shots is your:

max life - (EA costs* scolds)


added Choir of the Storm for additional 40k DPS.


PS: belly is a MASSIVE DPS INCREASE but you will have like 6.6k life
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Last edited by fanimala on Apr 30, 2017, 8:33:00 PM
Guardians and Shaper down, deathless
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