Rating
+2

Poison Grim Scythe 2.6.1

Seasonal
Hybrid
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Skills

  • Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe
  • Skeletal Mage Singularity
  • Command Skeletons Kill Command
  • Bone Armor Dislocation
  • Decrepify Dizzying Curse
  • Blood Rush Potency
  • Final Service
  • Spreading Malediction
  • Stand Alone
  • Swift Harvesting

Items

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  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Simplicity's Strength
    • Bane of the Stricken

Kanai's Cube

  • Nayr's Black Death
  • Depth Diggers
  • Krysbin's Sentence

Playstyle:

  • Get Bone Armor stacks up and utilize Command Skeletons to help increase damage bonus from Nayr's Black Death;
  • Group up mobs around Elites;
  • On the poison rotation of Convention of Elements, activate Bone Armor, Decrepify, and attack mobs (stun from Bone Armor will proc Krysbin's Sentence damage boost and Ancient Parthan Defenders damage mitigation). Belt defensive buff comes from generator attack applying curses and Decrepify;
  • Dump Essence with Singularity for damage bonus from Leger's Disdain;
  • Blood Rush out of danger or into mobs as needed;
  • Repeat.
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Gear alternatives:

  • Can go with Endless Walk set early game;
  • You could also put the Ring of Royal Grandeur in the cube and wear Wisdom of Kalan, Krysbin's Sentence and Blind Faith (helm with up to 40% blind on hit chance to proc the max damage bonus of Krysbin's Sentence and Ancient Parthan Defenders) or Andariel's Visage (%Poison damage and AS);
  • Lornelle's Sunstone can added more damage reduction. This ring is more effective the more total life you have;
  • Nemesis Bracers in early and mid game to improve clear times. Late game, Ancient Parthan Defenders for damage reduction;
  • Wearing Krysbin's Sentence and cubing Unity would permit another Area Damage or Attack Speed (AS) roll, but you lose the damage against elites;
  • Amythest in the helm and Topazs in the rest of the Armor sockets. Late game, you may want rubies or emeralds in the remaining armor slots (more armor);
  • Gem of Efficacious Toxin (damage and damage reduction), Pain Enhancer (AS) or Gogok of Swiftness (dodge, AS, & CDR) could work as an alternative Legendary Gems. However, the 3 noted in the build are stronger choices.

Gear Stat alternatives:

  • Add 15% Grim Scythe damage on Leger's Disdain for more damage;
  • Can add a Life on Hit (LOH) roll to weapon or Life roll for CDR on shoulders for more sustain;
  • Could switch a Vitality or Life roll for more Armor;
  • Can switch Attack Speed for %Poison Damage on Amulet;
  • Freeze, stun, immobilize or blind on hit as secondary is useful to help proc Krysbin's Sentence and Ancient Parthan Defenders;
  • Of note, Unity will have Elite Damage on it and not AS or AD.

Skill alternatives:

  • Death Nova: Blight or Siphon Blood: Power Shift for Decrypify for an additional poison skill for Nayr's Black Death damage bonus. However, Decrepify will likely proc Krysbin's Sentence more frequently;
  • Passives: Rigor Mortis (defense) for Stand Alone or Spreading Malediction.

Follower: Enchantress for Crowd Control and Focused Mind (Attack Speed). Have her wear Ess of Johan to help group up enemies.

Paragon Priorities

Core

Primary Stat
Vitality
Movement Speed
Maximum Resource

Offense

Attack Speed
Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage

Defense

Life
Armor
Resist All
Life Regeneration

Utility

Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Gold Find

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