[3.9] Dominating Blow + HoP Guardian - 8M dps
Hello, I did a similar build back in 3.6 that used Dominating Blow with Herald of Purity minions. That build allowed me to kill both the shaper and Elder with cheap gear. This version uses Dominating Blow, Herald of Purity, Spectres, Animate Guardian and some of the new gems.
Skill Tree And PoB
Expect around 8M DPS if all minions are up.
(calculated with all buffs active)
7k Life at lvl 88
45% Chance to block that becomes 75% every 5s from Bastion of Hope
50% Physical damage reduction
Taunt from minions
Blind from minions
Melee Physical Damage
Replace Melee Splash with Ruthless when doing Hard Bosses like Shaper and Elder.
Herald of Purity:
Herald of Purity
Melee Physical Damage
2x Carnage Chieftan
1x Host Chieftan
For your Spectres you want 2 Carnage Chieftan and 1 Host Chieftan. Carnage Chieftan generates Frenzy Charge and Host Chieftan generates Power Charges. Bloom Magic is so that they spam their charges more often.
Death Attunement so you can have 3 Spectres
Vaal Molten Shell
Summon Holy Relic
Only use the vaal version of Molten Shell.
Link it with the spectres
Use these items on your guardian: Leer Cast, Victario's Flight, Dying Breath, gloves and armor of your choice.
Mace with "Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill"
DO NOT GET ANY ADDS # COLD DAMAGE TO ATTACKS, THIS WILL CAUSE ISSUES WITH ELEMENTAL EQUILIBRIUM
The Must Have:
Circle of Guilt with "Herald of Purity has ##%(I recommend 35%+) reduced Mana Reservation"
Note: Go for 2 maces that has
Minion damage %
% Chance for minions to deal double damage
And craft one with "Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill" (Suffix) and the other with Minion Attack Speed (suffix)
This will greatly buff our minions and have a constant Flesh Offering and Vulnerability on targets.
Easy trick to trigger EE
Having Fire OR Lightning damage on the weapon will trigger Elemental Equilibrium and give you even more dps by lowering the cold resist of enemies. You can have added lightning OR fire damage to your attacks on your jewels, rings or amulets , lowering the price. Try to get fire or lightning damage on the weapon.
This adds quite a lot of dps on our minions
Helps us summon Sentinels of Dominance and Purity.
Preferably a helmet with +(1-3) Level to Socketed minion gems and increased minion damage lvl 20
Enchant: "Dominating Blow can summon 3 additional Magic Sentinels of Dominance" or "+1 to maximum number of Sentinels of Purity"
Belly of the Beast
A Rare with High life, you can get a 6L corrupted for very cheap.
(You can easily get a 5 Link by using The Jeweller's Touch prophecy)
Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
Sulphur Flask (More life regen) or Basalt Flask (more phys. dmg reduction)
Rest of gear you want to prioritize:
Ascendancy, Bandits and Pantheons
3.Time of Need
4.Bastion of Hope
Soul of Lunaris
Soul of Shakari for chaos damage reduction and immune to poison
Last edited by Crazyjacan on Jan 20, 2020, 3:09:12 PM
Last bumped on Jan 22, 2020, 7:25:42 PM
on Jan 13, 2020, 10:58:42 AM
Saving this for the future.
on Jan 20, 2020, 3:05:19 PM
thanks for this, will probably use this as a league starter for the next league
on Jan 22, 2020, 7:25:42 PM