Season 18 Starter Set (GR70+) - Pestilence

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  • Corpse Lance Ricochet
  • Decrepify Borrowed Time
  • Blood Rush Potency
  • Land of the Dead Frozen Lands
  • Devour Devouring Aura
  • Simulacrum Reservoir
  • Final Service
  • Stand Alone
  • Blood is Power
  • Overwhelming Essence


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  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Zei's Stone of Vengeance
    • Bane of the Stricken

Kanai's Cube

  • Reilena's Shadowhook
  • Corpsewhisper Pauldrons
  • Krysbin's Sentence

GR 70 Starter Gear (Season 18) Build Guide:

Do you have patience? Do you like waiting? Do you like to unleash a massive load of holy hell damage upon your foes? Then continue to wait patiently until you can do so again? Then this build is for you! Welcome to the Pestilence set. A build currently built around Cool Down and being able to completely Obliterate for 10 seconds at a time.

How To Play: Make sure you have 50-55 % Cool Down. Run around and don't get hit. When Frozen Lands is up, smash it and then proceed to unleash hell as devour consumes corpses constantly allowing Corpse Lance to go absolutely ham on it's own while you focus fire down the elites. Super simple but learning how to position yourself and stay alive during down time is crucial.

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Area Damage
Life on Hit
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find

(You can go the path you want since you will max out all stats at 800 and then +5 Main Stat forever so it's really up to you but here's a guide anyways)

Max Movement speed ASAP because hot damn 0 % movement speed is hot garbage. After you become a speedy boy move onto either Primary Stat and + 5 Main Stat your life forever or you can max out Maximum Resource as well but I'd prefer the going straight to +5 Main Stat Strat.


Cool Down is going to be our best friend since this entire build consists of running around with our heads cut off like chickens and trying to avoid everything until our Frozen Lands is back up. After that go for Crits and Attack Speed for that damage boost as well as being able to shoot off more Corpse Lances.


I find going Life first is important since the first 200 Paragon levels are really easy to obtain. After that go for Resist All and then Armor. Life Regen is last because it does nothing but kind of make your health bar maybe flicker or wait was that your monitor dying? That and the other stats here are so much better in terms of surviving.


Area Damage is going to be our best friend since Corpse Lance is going to be bouncing off of everything and this just helps it destroy that much faster / harder. Now these last 3 are sort of odd for this build. You can kind of choose which ever ones to do first except Gold Find is always last because... blah.

Build Guide

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