I wanted to share the build I have been working on and am still tweaking and finding better gear for at the moment. I haven’t seen a build with this concept on the forums or youtube, unless I missed it so figured I’d share for all bleed lovers and just people who wanna be different and play forge guard.
This is a take on the bleeding warpath build where we use Abyssal Echoes to pop our bleed stacks, but instead of warpath we are using Forge Strike to apply the bleeds. At the moment, I can see pops for 800-900k on the dummy with the following rotation: Forge Strike x5 > Volatile Reversal > 4x Forge Strike > Abyssal Echoes. Doing half of this rotation will result in a pop of 400-600k. In real game scenarios, if you know the mobs abilities and can anticipate them, doing the full rotation is quite manageable and will chunk the HP of the boss.
Please take a look at my linked build and skill trees. I am still debating on between lunge and ring of shields. With the amount of leech that is being generated thanks to rive (15% global), plus the leech from the relic, and leech from Rive itself I have been able to use lunge and make things a little faster.
Any input or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!