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    Double Reignbeau

    Warforged Divine Crusader
    Druid 14 / Monk 2 / Favored Soul 4

    Overhaul in progress.
    EDIT: The permastun has been nerfed. Build is no longer EE viable.

    Summary:

    This all purpose tank build is designed for endgame play. You'll find screenshots of Epic Elite solo runs on the second post. This is one of the few endgame Melee builds you can find that doesn't run on Blitz or Adrenaline.

    The EE survivability comes from excessive defensive stats and ABSOFREAKING MASSIVE self-healing. Between 1000 HP Ameliorating Strikes, and Essence of the Shrike fueling your 350 HP Cure Critical Wounds, 200 HP Rejuvenating Cocoons, and 300 HP Sacred Ground, you never ever run out of SP nor HP.

    Build Features:

    205% Fortification: Warforged + Heavy Fort
    1200 Hit Points
    Self Healing: 1000 HP Ameliorating Strike per 15 second cooldown
    270% Healing Amp: Winter Wolf cancels out Warforged penalties
    1500 dmg AOE cleave: Winter Wolf + Strike Down (50% more vs stunned enemies)

    Level Progression

    Feats: 7 Normal + 2 Monk + 3 Epic + 2 Destiny
    1 Monk: Toughness, Two Weapon Fighting
    2 Druid
    3 Druid: Completionist
    4 Druid
    5 Druid
    6 Favored Soul: Follower of the Sovereign Host, Dodge
    7 Favored Soul
    8 Favored Soul
    9 Favored Soul: Improved Two Weapon Fighting
    10 Monk: Precision
    11 Druid
    12 Druid: Improved Critical Bludgeoning
    13 Druid
    14 Druid
    15 Druid: Greater Two Weapon Fighting
    16 Druid
    17 Druid
    18 Druid: Shield Mastery
    19 Druid
    20 Druid
    21 Epic: Epic Toughness
    24 Epic: Improved Shield Mastery
    26 Epic: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting
    27 Epic: Epic Damage Reduction
    28 Epic: Elusive Target

    Endgame Gear Setup:
    Goatskin Boots
    Arkat's Cord
    Dumathoin's Bracers
    Necklace of Mystic Eidolons
    Epic Phiarlan Mirror Cloak
    Purple Dragon Gauntlets NEW
    Ring of the Ravager NEW
    Health 11 Ring of Dodge 10
    Charismatic 11 Goggles of Resistance 10
    Litany of the Dead
    Dragon Masque
    Shadowscale Docent
    Thunderforged Longsword +12


    Str: 15 + 5 Tome +8 Item +12 Insight +2 Class +1 Exception +2 Artifact +2 Feat +2 Size +1 Profane = 50
    Dex: 15 + 5 Tome + 11 Item + 4 Insightful + 1 Exceptional + 2 Artifact + 2 feat +1 Profane= 41
    Con: 16 + 7 Levelup +5 Tome +2 Racial +11 Item +4 Insight +1 Exceptional +2 Artifact +2 feat +3 stance +1 Profane= 54
    Int: 12 + 5 Tome + 8 Item + 1 Exceptional + 2 Artifact + 2 feat +1 Profane= 31
    Wis: 10 + 5 Tome + 8 Item + 1 Exceptional + 2 Artifact + 2 feat +1 Profane -2 Wolf = 27
    Cha: 12 +5 Tome +11 Item +2 Insightful +1 Exceptional +2 Artifact +2 feat +1 Profane -2 Wolf = 34

    Sneak attack damage = +30
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    9 Insightful Sneak Attack +6
    7 Winter Wolf
    7 Instinctive Fighting
    7 Shadowscale

    Damage = 109
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    8.25 Base Attack Damage
    19.25 Thunderforged Handwraps NEW
    2.75 Reinforced Fists
    8.25 A Dance of Flowers
    2 Instinctive Fighting
    3 Fight
    12 Weapon
    2 Magic Fang
    20 Strength
    5 Power Attack
    11 Deadly
    4 Sword of Justice
    2 Ram's Might
    3 Divine Righteousness
    1 Profane
    3 Monk Past Life
    3 Enchant Weapon Past Life


    Lammania Screenshot with most gear. Don't have ship buffs nor completionist though, so missing +4 to all stats.
    Last edited by Infiltraitor; 08-08-2014 at 10:04 PM.

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    EE Solo Gianthold Tor


    EE Solo Belly of the Beast w/ Bravery Bonus


    EE Solo Devil's Assault


    EE Solo Don't Drink the Water


    EE Solo What Goes Up. (2 Deaths and 108 minutes to complete)


    EE Sobrien
    Level 26: 35 Seconds
    ~1800 DPS
    Will try again at 28 when I can craft Mortal Fear. And yes, I am aware that I'm giving up a crapton of DPS for the 200% fort, 300% healing amp, and crazy self-healing.


    Questions:

    Why you use Two Weapon Fighting on Druids? It is way unfair.

    As opposed to Two Weapon Fighting on non-druids?
    The DPS is exactly the same due to druids not having any extra damage dice on their weapons. A 4.5[W] Thunderforged becomes a 1[W] in the hands (or paws) of a wolf.
    Don't believe me?

    TWF on Non-druid

    (4 Feats: TWf, ITWF, GTWF, Khopesh Proficiency)
    Thunderforged Khopesh
    4.5[1d8]+12 + 20 Strength
    80% offhand proc
    4.5[1d8]+12 + 10 Strength
    Crit profile: 18-20/x3
    Attack Speed: 1.8 hits per second
    Avg dmg: (1.8)(1.4)[52.25 + 0.8 (42.25)] = 216.85

    TWF on a Druid

    (4 Feats: TWF, ITWF, GTWF, Past Life: Disciple of the Fist)
    Thunderforged Khopesh
    1.5[1d10]+12 + 20 Strength
    80% offhand proc
    1.5[1d10]+12 + 20 Strength
    Crit profile: 18-20/x3
    Attack Speed: 2 hits per second
    Avg dmg: (2)(1.4)[40.25 + 0.8 (40.25)] = 202.86

    What about handwraps?

    In order to obtain the same 4.5[W] as a TWF, the druid must give up his offhand weapon, which means giving up 3 tiers of thunderforged abilities and 2 augment slots. That's... excessive. A weapon slot is the most valuable item slot in the game.


    If you are giving up so much damage, why even go Druid Wolf?
    It cancels out the Warforged Healing Amp penalties. All the benefits of being warforged and none of the drawbacks, except for Weapon Attachment, which is bugged to not work for animal form. I suppose I could go Fire Elemental and get the extra damage and get 300% fortification but that's overkill.


    How can you call this a tank? You don't even have 3000 hit points!
    I am definitely feeling squishy in EE having previously been playing a 3000 hit point Paladin. I'll have to find some middle ground.

    Celestial Champion +1 Threat Range doesn't work for unarmed and natural fighting. You're missing out on 20% more damage from crits.
    Don't even get me started on how screwy unarmed and natural fighting is. But I can hold a healing amp stick in offhand, which you can't. So that makes up for it.
    Last edited by Infiltraitor; 05-29-2014 at 02:49 AM.

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    looks good, nice writeup, if the new runearm/swf comes out gimpy i might give this guy a spin for my melee urges
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    Thanks. Although given my horrible WGU completion, I've been needing to rethink how to make this build work in EE. Although gear might be part of it. You can tell from my character sheet shown that I don't actually have some of the stats (and gear) listed in the build.

    Edit:
    That said, countless EE solo completions have shown me that 9 Druid, 6 Monk, 5 Favored Soul is significantly better.
    Cure Critical is 20% more healing than Cure Serious, plus Death Ward as a spell lets me swap for the Bottomless Displacement Potion.
    Last edited by Infiltraitor; 06-01-2014 at 11:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infiltraitor View Post
    Thanks. Although given my horrible WGU completion, I've been needing to rethink how to make this build work in EE. Although gear might be part of it. You can tell from my character sheet shown that I don't actually have some of the stats (and gear) listed in the build.

    Edit:
    That said, countless EE solo completions have shown me that 9 Druid, 6 Monk, 5 Favored Soul is significantly better.
    Cure Critical is 20% more healing than Cure Serious, plus Death Ward as a spell lets me swap for the Bottomless Displacement Potion.
    could you post the enhancements you took please?

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    You should take into account bonuses that other classes actually get to damage, going at it assuming very low + to damage isn't going to give you a good comparison to other classes dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vampiregoat69 View Post
    could you post the enhancements you took please?
    Enhancements



    Quote Originally Posted by moo_cow View Post
    You should take into account bonuses that other classes actually get to damage, going at it assuming very low + to damage isn't going to give you a good comparison to other classes dps.
    Other classes do indeed gain many bonuses that druids do not, but adding those in will make my TWF druid look even more gimped than it already does.
    Last edited by Infiltraitor; 06-11-2014 at 12:28 AM.

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