T H E A R M O U R E D B E A R
0. patch 0.8.5.c
We was buffed. Yes… the patch give us a 2 new catalist:
Sapphire Tome give 10% cast speed (BIS for dps)
Opulent Focus give 150% ward retention (best for defense)
The better? I don’t know, because i can’t find one lol
This build uses a pet to clear the screen and melt the boss, while we running with tens of thousands of effective health regenerating, resist, armour, dodge, etc.
2. Main Interactions
Thorn shield gives to our bear a lot (1800%) increased physical damage and (1800%) chance to bleed. And our bear retaliete every time someone touch him.
3. How to Play this build
Press Thorn shield button while you watching your movie on TV.
4. Build Planner
Beastmaster ward version (Good damage, Ultra-very-High survive, ward regen, my actual build)
Druid block/life version (High damage, High survive, Ultra-block defense, easy to gear)
Beastmaster Life version (Ultra-very-High damage, Good survive)
Itens and Passive ( I don’t have time to do a new build every patch, sorry).
5. Most Important Stats
Cast speed, Cast speed and cast speed
Do you have a wand, relic and catalist with Cast speed?
Ok, now you can play!
Do you wanna big damage numbers? Use DOUBLET OF ONOS TULL
Are you a rich man?
6.200 Ward pool (actual gears)
Berserker passive - 25% Less damage taken
Ursine Strenght - 16% Less damage taken
Aspect of Boar - 30% Less damage taken
Armour - Withou thorn shield buffs on boss fight, 71% Less hit damage taken, with buffs I cap it.
Critical avoid - 101%
Resist - 75%
Endurance - 59% (not important because we don’t have much life) (i will change to fire resist when i can)
Cold resist - more than 370%, because cold resist is WARD RETENTION
Effective HP: 48.479 without thorn shield buffs on me (normally i cast on bear)
Effective HP: 70.294 with thorn shield buffs on me
Monolith Corruption +300
I like to think outside the box for builds. I played POE before and i know how strong is Double dipping mechanic. So i start to search and finnaly i found it in Last Epoch.
In Primalist > Spriggan form we have a skill called Thorn Shield. This skill cast a shield around your target. The node Barbed Thicket says:
Your allies gain, PER SHIELD:
+60% Increased Physical Damage
+60% Chance to bleed
The Bleed damage formula is:
BLEED TOTAL DAMAGE = Flat Bleed damage X Bleed effectiveness X Chance to bleed X (1+ % increased damage) X (1+increased Bleed duration) X (All more generic damage from skill or passive)
As Thorn shield gives us increased physical damage and chance to bleed, therefore casting speed is squared in the above formula. So, if we can stack cast speed, our damage does not grow linearly, but parabolically.
We only needs 1 affix from weapon, Relic and catalyst to do damage.
So, we have 3 affix left on these three items, in addition to the 4 affix in helmet, body, glove, boot and belt to build a solid defense:
Thorn shield gives the bonus only for allies.
Wolf need attack speed and he’s AOE is not big.
Bear don’t need minion cast speed of attack speed. Bear will retaliate with a big AOE bleed spell.
Because Natural Bond node. It, alone, give to bear 75% MODE damage. We already have increased. We need MORE damage.
A druid build with a mix of Bleed and critical and Entangle skill can be found HERE.
Why low life?
Berserker node give us 25% Less damage taken
Why Frostbite Shackles?
We lose cast speed to convert all cold resisat to Ward retention.
Without it, we can only get intelligence from 1 ring, glove and relic.
With it, we can get cold ressist from relic (implicit and affix), catalist, 1 ring, helmet (implicit and affix).
T7 inteligence gives 16 intelligence = 64 Ward retention.
T7 cold resist gives 75% ward retention with this glove.
Why not using druid and play werebear too?
At corruption +400, the monsters hurts… My bear can take more damage than me.
How are we casting Eterra?
From Blossoming Garden node in druid.