So I've got nearly all the pieces I need for my HOTA build and I'm pushing GR50, when a near-perfect ancient IK Boulder Breaker drops. I have a "decent" non-ancient Gavel, but I am hitting a wall at GR50 due to lack of DPS.
Is there a build that can push as good/better than HOTA using this new IK BB? How does something like 6WW/4IK compare? I am hesitant to change because I would have to use my one gift on the BB. If the build won't be as competitive, I wasted my gift and then I don't have it for when a perfect Gavel or BK weapon drops.
tl;dr: Is a full HOTA set with a mediocre Gavel still better than 6WW/4IK (or other build) with a perfect ancient BB?
Why not go 6IK + 2 Wastes, run Furnace/Lamentation (2 rend stacks)/Convention of Elements in the cube and then play Rend + Charge/Whirlwind. It's a much stronger build than Hota for soloing anyway due to superior AOE damage and better survival.
HOTA is only really best in groups due to group synergy, the big crits are used to set off exploding palm (thus taking care of the AOE damage requirements) while the single target takes care of the rift guardian.. Survival not being an issue because you would run with a healing monk.
HOTA is just the ultimate group spec, both Rend (6 IK/2 Wastes) and WW (6 Waste + 2 BK) are stronger solo.
Cool thanks for the advice. I have everything except CoE but I'll fish for one of those next. HOTA is just the first build I had enough pieces of to start running fully so I've been sticking with that, but I think this BB is nice enough to switch for.
(I have both BKs but non-ancient and pretty crappy rolls)