We featured a few builds for players looking to complete the Thrill Conquest, clearing a GR 40 without any of their class sets, and players seemed to like that. Today we're highlighting builds for the three other classes that were missing back then - the Barbarian, the Demon Hunter and the Witch Doctor.
MannerCookie recently updated and re-uploaded his Support Barbarian build and video guide, bringing it up to date with today's meta and explaining how to make the most out of this spec in GR experience farming. Check it out!
Holy Hermit has put together a nice and very unique Monk build that uses four sets and can solo clear level 60 GR, and potentially higher. If the preview below got you interested in the playstyle and build, make sure to check the video guides and thread.
If you are anything like me and enjoy playing new builds, the title might have peaked your interest. My job from here on forth is to peak that interest (hopefully ) and show you an efficient and fun way to play grifts in season 4. Like always, if you are interested in hearing/watching instead of reading this post, here is a link to the videos.
This build is an interesting amalgamation of 4 sets in total and deals high damage (upto 3 billion aoe crits) whilst maintaining high tougness (300 million). It is excellent for solo play but also works wonders in group where you can toughen up allies, crowd control enemies and buff the damage output of your team. The playstyle of this build is like the traditional Shenlong's Build but offers more toughness and teamfight potential compared to most high grifts builds.
A link to my armory can be be found below. This build uses 2 piece shenlongs with LOH and CDR, 2 Piece Raiment(Chest + Shoulders), 2 piece Ulliana's (Boots+Gloves) and 2 piece Focus and Restraint (Socket, CHD, CDR). Other pieces include a hellfire amulet with BoY/Ex.soul/sixth sense as passive, String of ears(All res+Life%), Leoric's Crown and Depth Diggers. For purpose of reference, my stats looks something like: 450k dps, 57 million toughness, 1100 all res, 68%cdr,155% cw skill damage.
Zeophyle attended this year's Long Beac Comic Con as Malthael, his first cosplay costume. He won the Best in Show award with it, and shared with us over on Reddit. Congratulations and great job, sir! Check out some pictures below, or the full galleryhere.
Thrill Conquest Builds
The Thrill Conquest is achieved by the playing clearing a GR 40 without using any class sets, and our users have come up with quite a few different builds to complete this challenge. Today we would like to highlight a few of those builds for those who still need to complete this objective. See them below.
Jaetch shared on youtube his Death's Breaths farming Wizard build. He goes over his skill and gear choices, showcases the build in action and talks about how many DBs per hour you can expect to farm with this - check it out!
Speed farming optimal Greater Rifts for experience is quite a factor for reaching high leaderboard positions. Wudijo uploaded a video guide on how to do this as a Demon Hunter in Patch 2.3, along with some gameplay. Watch it below.
Nevalistis made a post to address the community's concern about the Hellfire Amulet exploit that has been discovered, which allows players to equip all class passives at the same time. It will be fixed soon, and be careful when trying to use this - it may lead to an account ban.
We're currently working on a number of hotfixes to address an exploit that allows players to equip more than one passive from multiple Hellfire Amulets. While we don’t have an ETA for the final round of these fixes, we're looking to implement those that address the underlying bug as soon as possible in all gameplay regions and will be sure to update this thread once they are live.
We're also investigating accounts which have been found to be actively using this exploit to gain an unfair advantage and account actions will be taken accordingly. This behavior not only undermines the spirit of fair play, but directly violates our in-game policies for Diablo III. It is important to us to continue maintaining a stable, safe, and enjoyable online environment for all legitimate players. This is an ongoing investigation, and we’ll be continuing to monitor Battle.net and will take additional action as needed.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to game responsibly. Not only can using exploits lead to account penalties, but it can negatively impact the enjoyment of your fellow players. We're working as quickly as we can to fix the underlying issue, and we'd appreciate your help in keeping the effects of this exploit as minimal as possible until it's removed from the game.
Blizzard devs are trying to figure out what is causing monsters to spawn and attack players right as they enter a Nephalem or Greater Rift, which seems to be unintended behavior. If you have experienced these situations and can contribute to the investigation, feel free to post on the designated thread.
We've been receiving a fairly large number of reports of monsters attacking players just after entering a new Nephalem or Greater Rift level in the past few weeks. We've identified a few problem areas internally, but due to the random nature of how we generate levels and distribute monsters in Rifts, we would like to reach out to all of you for help in narrowing down specific situations in which this can occur.
In order to help us narrow down and hopefully resolve these issues, we need two data points:
Which map or "tileset" did you encounter the issue on?What types of monsters were near the entrance and attacking you when you zoned in? Most of the problems that we are seeing with this are with specific combinations of the level itself and the types of monsters that the game has spawned in that level. Identifying which combinations are the biggest offenders may help us get these issues resolved.
In order to help us with this, we'd like to request that the community provide us with screenshots of instances of this occurring, that clearly show what tile set is in use, and which monsters were present near the entrance of the rift.
We appreciate your help in this, and thank you for all of the detailed reports you've provided already!
Moldran Legendary Reforge
Moldran uploaded an interesting video: his experience when trying to re-roll a Suwong Diviner, which shows how many materials one can spend to get a desired item. It's also a funny video, specially given his reaction (!), that teaches a very valuable lesson. Great stuff - check it out!