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Nats/CC/Aug T16-GR85 and Bounties Speed Build

Seasonal
Solo
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Skills

  • Fan of Knives Assassin's Knives
  • Strafe Drifting Shadow
  • Rain of Vengeance Stampede
  • Vengeance Seethe
  • Smoke Screen Displacement
  • Preparation Focused Mind
  • Ambush
  • Tactical Advantage
  • Hot Pursuit
  • Perfectionist

Items

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  • Legendary Gems

    • Taeguk
    • Wreath of Lightning
    • Pain Enhancer

Kanai's Cube

  • Lord Greenstone's Fan
  • Nemesis Bracers
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur

Not going to go in depth on stats on items because this build is mainly used for speeds in synergy for the Nats/CC/Aug Rapid Fire build I posted, and the stats on that build take priority, so feel free to check them out.

Squirt's Necklace: Socket, CHD, CC, %Physical Damage

Convention of Elements: Socket, CHD, CHC, Area Damage

Nat's Ring: Socket, CHD, CHC, Area Damage

Pride's Fall: Socket (Diamond or Topaz), CHC, Dex, Vit

Aughild's Search: Used in Nat/CC/Aug Rapid Fire, but in my opinion it would be wise to get an extra pair with %Physical Damage as RF build one's will have %Fire Damage.


Other than that, you can trade out Pride's Fall Helmet for a different item if desired. Just replace it with Nat's Helm and you can drop Nat's Ring for Stone of Jordan. You can mix and match a little with this build. Mr. Yen's Hexing Pants is also a strong choice, will just need to move some items around and make sure you are always getting Nat's 6 piece bonus, CC's 3 piece bonus, and Aughild's 3 piece bonus.

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

Because this is a synergy build with it's corresponding mate, follow those state priorites, i.e., don't put any paragon into maximum resource. Focus mainly on Dex. Supplement sparingly with Vit if needed.

Build Guide

What's up again guys. This build pairs nicely with my Nats/CC/Aug Rapid Fire build so if you haven't checked that out yet, please do so. Rapid Fire is great for pushing (especially running GR110-118 in 7-9 minutes is where it shines for the solo player), but unfortunately really lacks in speed and efficiency otherwise, so the build shown above really synergizes well with it because it uses mostly the same gear but subs out skills, jewelry, and legendary gems. I ran both of these all of season 18.


This build is not recommended for groups unless doing bounties, NRs, or have a casual group.


Here's how the build works, pop rain of vengeance every 10 seconds, keep vengeance permanently up, and strafe through the map, it flows amazing, a lot of the time I'm looking at the mini-map and not the main screen because that's how seamlessly this build flows, and you shouldn't be running out of hatred ever unless you forget to reapply vengeance seethe. Shadow power displacement helps you cover ground quickly along with Wreath of lightning movement speed bonus and your other passives Tactical Advantage and Hot Pursuit. Preparation Focused Mind helps you recover discipline from using shadow power liberally as you speed through the map and hunt elites and large mob density. Perfectionist is used for the reduced discipline cost (sub Awareness for Perfectionist if having survivability issues).

Legendary Gems: The Taeguk buff actually applies to the %damage from pain enhancer and wreath of lightning %damage, so when running T16s or GR 75s you pretty much wipe all extraneous garbage out just by strafing, and then the fan of knives is saved for elites or heavy density of mobs (but you can still kill elites and even the rift guardian just by strafing back and forth through them if needed). I much prefer assassins knives over the pinpoint accuracy rune for fan of knives because it hits more targets and its cooldown is much lower. I ran both and always completed the GR or NR faster with Assassins knives (maybe for GR 90 that balance would shift and the pinpoint accuracy rune would be preferable, I'm not sure, do what fits your playstyle). I tried using Taeguk, Bane of the Trapped, and Bane of the Powerful instead of the above combo, and I'm not sure how this works but Pain Enhancer and Wreath of Lightning is a lot more efficient for T16s and GR75-85. I was able to put together 500+ kill streaks pretty much every run of GRs and NRs just due to the fact that strafe is constantly hitting something, and that Pain Enhancer and Lightning Damage from WoL is over X-amount of seconds, so monsters are still "being hit" and dying even when you go to the next level of the map. It's really quite cool. Anyway, let me know if you have any questions on either of the builds I posted. I will be running both in Season 19. As noted earlier, mainly for solo players and helps mid-season in leveling a lot of gems up to the 75-85 range (then I would switch my jewelry, legendary gems, skills, and helmet to my push build [a 1-2 minute process] and level gems up to 110-120ish.) There are a lot of awesome guides on youtube for season play, I suggest to check them out, and always, enjoy the journey.