Strafe Build

  • #1
    Hey guys i been playing on the ptr and came up with a strafe build that dont use the new leg that removes the strafe cost.

    Pretty much the only thing it requires is a decent Crit chance, strafe, preperation - punisment, and night stalker.

    yes im undergeared however let me know what you think

    Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UWp6Fhnv5Q
    Last edited by ashkore21: 1/2/2014 11:07:16 PM
  • #2
    I run strafe on the ptr as well. Suggestions:

    Run Shuriken cloud in place of Grenades, you dont need a generator. 200% damage around as your whirling through is a big bonus.

    Run wolf companion, 30% damage boost for 10 seconds is very nice. I pop it for elites.

    Run Smoke screen - healing vapors. With high cc and demolitions high proc rate with nightstalker you can spam it against elites for 15% health every time and break any crowd control affix.

    I also run Hot pursuit. You're always hitting something when your strafing so its another 20% bonus movespeed for strafe.

    Some legs I run too that really help:

    Bracers that give you run speed when you break an object. Since strafe fires at everything, you're constanting breaking stuff and getting the speed bonus so you can whirl through even quicker.

    Fire Walkers, on 2.0 they do 100% weapon damage. Since you're constantly moving you're always leaving a trail of fire, so its just more damage.

    Not related to this build but I also use The Inquisitor Cloak. On 2.0 it allows you have 3 wolves instead of one, so just more damage as each wolf does 130% weapon damage. I also pair this with Tasker and Theo gloves which give your pets 100% attack speed increase.

    Some legs that I wish I had:

    The pants that give you 25% damage and resource generation when moving.

    The bow that takes strafe's cost away. With this I would switch Fan of Knives rune to the one that has no cool down and just use my hatred towards that.
    Last edited by RasAlgethi24: 1/3/2014 1:55:42 AM
  • #3
    thanks or the tips. i figure i was trying to make a build that didnt rely on legs though. i mean if i had the bow with no strafe the build would be different haha. but i will try it out. thanks for the tips


  • #4
    I have been playing around with a Strafe build on the beta. I have the pants that RasAlgethi24 was talking about and they help a ton. I also have been using quite a bit of resource reduction gear and I can pretty much spam FOK and as long as there is enemies around I do not seem to run out of resources to often I'm pretty much only speed running bounties on normal mode but this build flies through and is pretty fun overall not sure how it will fair on the higher levels though.
  • #5
    OMG FOK is a game changer. wolf active FOK i get 2.5m crits haha. and the cloud is amazing with strafe thank you
  • #6
    Quote from RasAlgethi24
    I run strafe on the ptr as well. Suggestions:
    Run Shuriken cloud in place of Grenades, you dont need a generator. 200% damage around as your whirling through is a big bonus.
    Run wolf companion, 30% damage boost for 10 seconds is very nice. I pop it for elites.
    Run Smoke screen - healing vapors. With high cc and demolitions high proc rate with nightstalker you can spam it against elites for 15% health every time and break any crowd control affix.
    I also run Hot pursuit. You're always hitting something when your strafing so its another 20% bonus movespeed for strafe.
    Some legs I run too that really help:
    Bracers that give you run speed when you break an object. Since strafe fires at everything, you're constanting breaking stuff and getting the speed bonus so you can whirl through even quicker.
    Fire Walkers, on 2.0 they do 100% weapon damage. Since you're constantly moving you're always leaving a trail of fire, so its just more damage.
    Not related to this build but I also use The Inquisitor Cloak. On 2.0 it allows you have 3 wolves instead of one, so just more damage as each wolf does 130% weapon damage. I also pair this with Tasker and Theo gloves which give your pets 100% attack speed increase.
    Some legs that I wish I had:
    The pants that give you 25% damage and resource generation when moving.
    The bow that takes strafe's cost away. With this I would switch Fan of Knives rune to the one that has no cool down and just use my hatred towards that.

    There is no bow that removes the Hatred cost; that was way too OP and has been changed to "*Strafe Gains the Effect of Drifting Shadows Rune."



    Basically making all your strafe runes lose the movement penalty.



    It doesn't matter though, the infinite strafe is totally possible and it's with neither of these awful builds.



    No offense, it's just that you don't want to use the wolf companion -- you'll do more damage than they will strafing, so if you're running out of hatred that's no good.

    Drop the wolf, switch to the bat, also you don't really want to use fan of knives unless you have some serious resource cost reduction gear + Hex Pants. You will also need +max discipline and +max hatred[paragon] as well as stacking as much hatred regen as you can.
  • #7
    old nat chest with 150ish dex , 3 socks , 13% life and 8% crit with strafe works :D
  • #8
    Tried running with Chakram - Shuriken Cloud, but I must be using it wrong because it seems pretty lackluster in game as opposed to on paper? Anyone else?
    8==D
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