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    Ahh can't hit hybrid DCs in Sharn for BoGW vs. 136 fort, will just go all dps and give up on cleric DCs outside of heroics. Have to go 17 wiz for mass hold for AoE hybrid helpless DCs.

    This is a mostly bow build that will use Fan of Knives and Wild Shots (once revamped) for epic past lives. It will use a crossbow for boss dps. In heroics it will combo soundburst into Fan of Knives like so in R1:


    Race: Warforged (use fleshy if you aren't a racial completionist)
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Class: 14 Cleric 6 monk

    Stats (assumes +7 tomes)
    Strength............9
    Dexterity...........14
    Constitution.......14
    Intelligence.........14
    Wisdom.............16+ levels
    Charisma............9

    Level Progression:

    1-3 Cleric Point Blank Shot (3) Rapid Shot Silver Flame War Domain
    4-5 Monk Precision Zen Archery
    6-9 Monk Precise Shot Manyshot 10k Stars
    10 Cleric, feat swap Silver Flame to Olladra before taking 11
    11-15 Cleric Master of Forms, Improved Precise Shot
    16-20 Cleric Improved Critical:Ranged

    Epic Leveling in LD, Shiradi, Fatesinger, and DC
    Twists: Wild Shots, Pin, Whistler, Sense Weakness
    21 Combat Archery
    24 Overwhelming Critical
    26 Force
    27 Haste
    28 Doubleshot
    29 Mass Frog
    30 Reincarnate

    AP
    41 Inq (35 RP) (use more falconry and HeM ki regen in heroics)
    25 Falconry (No Mercyx3, 3 RP)
    12 VKF Fan of Knives (deflect arrows)
    2 + 12 racial + 2 tome Warforged (Veteran 15 RP + 25 USP)

    Level 20 Gear set:

    Weapon: Epic Bow of the Silver Flame Sentience 45 RP Socketed Devotion
    Boss Weapon: Ratcatcher Socketed Devotion/LGS Dust (No Holds Barred caps attack speed - no need for rapid reload)
    Goggles: (CC lvl 20) Wisdom, Deadly, Ins. Seeker
    Helm: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wallwatch_Circlet
    Necklace (CC) Con Impulse Ins. Phys Sheltering
    Trinket (CC) Kinetic Lore, Healing Amplification, Ins. Impulse
    Armor: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wildheart
    Cloak (CC) Spell Saves, Spellsight, Ins. Wisdom
    Bracer: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Mysterious_Bracers
    Belt: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Silverthread_Belt
    Ring 1: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Celestial_Sapphire_Ring (Finishedex)
    Boots (CC) Striding Parrying Ins. Spellsight or Fortification (non-WF)
    Gloves: https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Wildwood_Gauntlets
    Ring 2 Epic Stalker https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Epic_Ring_of_the_Stalker
    Quiver: Dynamistic https://ddowiki.com/page/Itemynamistic_Quiver or https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Quiver_of_Alacrity

    Sockets (13): 1 Devotion (in weapon), 2 Master's Gift, 3 Exceptional Wisdom, 4 Globe of Imperial Blood, 5 Concentration , 6 Resistance, 7 Vitality, 8 WIzardry, 9 Deathblock, 10 Luck, 11 Poison, 12 Protection 13 False Life
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    You have this whole fan of knives and whildshot thing going and thats great and all, but it feels rather clunky to me.

    I would consider instead to drop the bow line and focus on just on crossbow. The split i have been meaning to try out is 15 cleric, 2 artificer, 3 fighter. I think with this split your casting will end up superior, it will be much less clunky to run, and i think you will do only slightly less dmg with fan of knives combo.

    You cant be centered with adamantine body. So no 10k stars or monk stances.

    And finally, i know your play stile for a build like this is to gather mobs, stun them fan them down. But how much more difficult would it be to just gather them and spam commetfall and stun untill they are dead?


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    10 heroics.
    Pbs, ps, IPS, rapid reload, ic, precision.
    Quicken, highten, evocation, comp, wiz pl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim1 View Post
    You have this whole fan of knives and whildshot thing going and thats great and all, but it feels rather clunky to me.
    I wanted to lay it all out like this to look at the various contributions to damage and see what the helpless AoE dps would be. At 1k AoE dps it is less at 20 with a sentient weapon than 12 sorc caster levels on a level 15 character in pre-sharn gear.

    However, as burst it is going to give me 3 second group clears as long as I keep the difficulty low enough.
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    Ratcatcher with Inquisitive is better than any ML8+ bow for heroics or epic dailies. Even without a sentient gem, it's good enough to keep using until Morninglord at 29. Bows are terrible 83.3% of the time. Without Manyshot (you didn't take the feat), they're terrible 100% of the time.

    Mobs in EH VON 3/4, OOB, Spies, Grim, etc die so fast that focusing on helpless damage is red herring. Optimizing for daily quest bosses is also a red herring.

    41 Inquisitive + (Harper INT hit/dmg || Falconry WIS hit/dmg) + any class combo = easy daily XP for epic past lives.

    If you want to play a caster for dailies, then a pure sorcerer is more efficient than your theorycraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpone View Post
    Without Manyshot (you didn't take the feat), they're terrible 100% of the time.

    If you want to play a caster for dailies, then a pure sorcerer is more efficient than your theorycraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim1 View Post

    You cant be centered with adamantine body. So no 10k stars or monk stances.
    Oopa, fixed that with feat swap of adamantine out at 20 to be centered for epics and by adding in manyshot.

    Every class in the game does more damage than a cleric...

    Should make a DG Wiz if I want to level in mid-skull reaper and just necro everything, but not sure if I want to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilomere View Post
    Should make a DG Wiz if I want to level in mid-skull reaper and just necro everything, but not sure if I want to do that.
    Why DG Wiz when Critzilla Finale is capable of high skulls?

    BTW, your ranged build is missing IPS.
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    Mmm shadow lance is 198 base damage, 400% ranged power scaling, + spell power scaling. Maybe worth trying out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carpone View Post
    Why DG Wiz when Critzilla Finale is capable of high skulls?

    BTW, your ranged build is missing IPS.
    Wanderlust!

    Ya, I know its missing IPS. I don't think IPS will be necessary. It has AoE damage already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim1 View Post
    But how much more difficult would it be to just gather them and spam commetfall and stun untill they are dead?
    That's why I laid out stats for comparison. Cometfall on a pure 20 cleric is 100 base damage, scaling with spell power x4.7 and spell crit x1.24 and helpless x2.15 for 1263 damage at level 20 with same stats. In order to deal the 16k damage above, would take 13 casts, or 60 seconds. 13 casts of cometfall and quickened soundburst would also take 694 mana. (Assume divine augmentations cancels out cometfall reflex save for half.)

    I just shortened 694 mana and 60 seconds into 24 mana and 3 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim1 View Post
    You have this whole fan of knives and whildshot thing going and thats great and all, but it feels rather clunky to me.

    I would consider instead to drop the bow line and focus on just on crossbow.
    Dropped rapid shot and DC casting kept bow and AoE. Fusillade (NHB) caps attack speed, so you don't need it.
    Last edited by Tilomere; 06-23-2019 at 09:32 PM.

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