ok well i have been contemplating a build similar to this, because i am running with a primal trag scythe. IS releinas essential in your mind? So im thinking reilanas in the cube. My main question though is do you think pain enhancer would be better than simplicity or stricken?
It would be ideal to use Pain Enhancer because the build revolves around attack speed and the dmg applies to the set bonus. The only gem I would interchange is Gogok.
You don't want Reliena's in the cube because the affix you're benefiting from is static and already maxed out (the damage buff) unless you're using Bone Spikes for some reason which provides no synergy to Cursed Bones. You want to max out an affix in the cube.
But since your Trag wep is primal you can benefit from Leger's Disdain and Reliena's cubed. This is actually something I've been meaning to test. So, test it out and let me know how it performs!
I lik eit so far, mind you ive only been doing t13 and stuff at the max but its been pretty much easy mode. I dont know if im benefiting from the legers or not since im usually at max essence, but i dont have any better option for the offhand so im happy with it. After i finish my last necro challeneg tomorrow, ill do some greater rifts. Ive just been earning keys today.
OK here is an update. I was playing with friends today, trying to help them level bc they both just restarted on diablo from scratch and neither had access to their original save files. I drug both of them through a GR 65 10 times or so today and with only me doing the damage it kinda struggled to keep up with the timer and making it safe for them to traverse.
The build can certainly kill, but you have to make sure you are keeping your bonshield up. What lvl GR have you been able to solo so far? Ill be soloing some tonight.
I updated Cursed Bones guide earlier today. I made quite a few changes as far as items. All of the skills/passives remain the same. You'll find the newer version a lot stronger than its predecessor.
I solo'd GR79 so far with 1.3 mil base damage which sounds about right. I haven't tried 80 yet. I want my base damage to be 1.5 mil so I can just push from 80-85 without stopping. Working on a LoN build as well.
i swapped gogok on mine to mirinae as well, because while the survivability was always there, the damage seemed to drop off. Im comfortably running 75 right now. I found a pretty good Reilenas and so i tested both setups and cannot find much of a difference actually. Using trag and legers grants some more defense at a slight damage loss. But it attacks faster so you can get more hits in so it should work better with mirinae.
As far as your changes, shouldnt you swap to a hellfire ammy since you are no longer using compass rose? Oversight, or do you just not have 1 yet?
Im using mirinae, pain enhancer, and bane of the trapped. Sunstone is in my cube because my krysbins was better and had a socket.
As far as LoN, wouldnt you lose dmg? 1300 max vs 2750 damage buff. What legendaries are you plotting for it?
OK after swapping to mirinae im doing 80's. Im able to drag people through 75's while essentially soloing. I am currently using gogok, mirinae, and pain enhancer. Still using the relienas. Im going to try an 85 today and see what happens but im pretty optimistic about it.
I wasn't thinking i was doing much but I started watching the damage numbers today and realized it is pretty strong. I think the lack of flashy effects was why i didnt think i was doing much in group.
Nice! I cleared GR80 myself last night with only 1.3 mil base damage which is not bad. Working my way up to 1.5 mil base damage to push for 85.
The survivability is definitely there. I rarely die unless I forget to proc Blood Rush or my Bone Armor falls which would just be human error and bad game play on my end. I try to use Blood Rush everytime it's up during fights to keep my toughness as high as possible in every fight. Some fights are just a pain such as jailers and every now and then you just get caught off guard for a split second and WHAM! you die while jailed. Sometimes I skip jailers but it really depends on the density and type of trash mobs surrounding the elites.
I noticed that I've been carrying a lot of teams between GR75-80 even though my damage is mediocre. The Aura of Frailty really shines in groups racking up killing blows. It feels good not having to rely on CDR which was my main goal in developing this build.
The difference in this build is that it offers a unique play style compared to cookie cutter LotD builds. It's pure melee. It's not a CDR based nuker. It's your old fashioned ground n pound build where you gather everything in sight and just go to town.
There is one ring that I need to test which is Brigg's Wrath since I'm using Ring of Royal Grandeur that could be easily swapped out along with a couple item adjustments. Brigg's Wrath could be very beneficial to a melee build. I will test it soon to see if it offers any advantageous utility to the build.
Let me know how you do in GR85. What's your current base dmg?
I was using briggs before on my other build and it was very nice. 80-85 you HAVE to use blood rush regularly. I find myself forgetting to do it more often than I do boneshield. Getting the enemies grouped better is really the only problem i see with this build. Grouping the most monsters inside the leached area nets you more regen.
I wonder though that if instead of changing a ring we could put the dual scythe rune on grim scythe instead of blood scythe, because that groups too, and it would group already cursed enemies so it would probably be more beneficial than the ring.
I tried Dual Scythe and it's definitely an option. I just felt more synergy with Blood Scythe especially when you're hitting multiple enemies. 10 enemies = around 100k per hit on top of Leech heals which provides synergy.
And again, grats on comfortably soloing 85's with this build.
That seems to be an issue for all Inarius builds. Remember, I didn't use Mirinae at first. Initially, my gems were bott, gogok, and pe. Mirinae has always been an optional gem.
I ran 4 man GR75 just now and pretty much carried the party. Still at 1.5 mil sheet dmg. I had Mirinae equipped but really couldn't tell much from GR75. In any case, I'll probably just swap Mirinae for Gogok.
I tried a variation just for fun in normal rifts. Didn't really need Leech in T13 rifts so I replaced it with Bone Spirit - Poltergeist and Defiler Cuisses for cube power, blue gem in helm, Endless Walk, and Obsidian ring instead of SoJ. Highly NOT recommended for solo grs or progression but if you're bored it adds some flavor.
Simulacrum - Reservoir is a fun one as well. 2 min cd sucks tho.
I cleared GR82 with Wreath, PE, and Mirinae. Haven't attempted 83 yet but I will really soon. I'm using Execution rune for Grim Scythe now which takes off roughly 30 seconds while fighting Rift Guardians.