I’m always happy to see build guides. For me, they are an endless source of inspiration and ideas.
But I’m a bit tired of all these high level builds, requiring characters level 90+ with exhalted items.
Even worse now, we have builds with multiple Legendary items, augmenting the RNG factor.
Once again, I would like to showcase a non perfect but successful build. Something that has just finished the campaign. It is not a fully optimized build, it is a starting point and both the recall and the promise of fun moment.
This is a Cold Marksman. The idea was to use only or at least mainly Cold skills, with the help of Snowdrift and later Troaka’s Teeth.
The main damaging skill is Detonating Arrow, with the support of Umbral Blades. Both are converted to Cold and the Blades are spinning.
To sustain the Marksman, I used Shift and Shurikens in a very classical way.
As a fifth skill, I first used Hail of Arrows, converted to Cold. It felt rather good, but Mana sustain became a bit difficult. So I removed it and switched to Puncture, which is converted to Cold by Troaka’s Teeth.
Now, I have a decent chance of Frostbite on hit, and I have decent Freeze rate multiplier.
I wonder if I should push the move further, remove Detonating Arrow and take Hail of Arrows. Mana would be sustained by Puncture, thanks to Passive node.
If I do so, I also may change several passive points. Currently, I have invested on Critical Vulnerability, but DoTs don’t hit, which means that Frostbite and Hail of Arrows would not benefit it.
Here is the build. It is not a super OP build and it will probably not become one, but it has been fun to level it and to play the campaign.
The fight against Majasa - which is a good build check - was tense, but the Marksman did not die and won at the first try. In fact she did die once during the campaign, to a Scalebane Flurry. The Wengari Couple were very easy, Liath was fast, Lagon was very easy (even if Umbral Blades target him weirdly). Overall, the campaign was very smooth and easy, till the “tense” Majasa.