Yeah seems like this update is double the power of my last update and when I first build this dream build. My final form!
Though arcanist is not as Powerful, it still helps when so many enemies effected when ED% increases which can effectively almost double damage. Also that stack debuff and Ascendant from warrior does help along with that 180% weaken.
Though I'm beginning to think I'm getting diminishing returns if I use ascendant + 180% like you would with effective mythic. I may just drop arcanist and hirling for something like permafrost and other potentially good affixes altogether but only if you want solo .
Although with that hirling, I did see huge numbers way above quadrillion, quintlion and sometimes sextillion or septillion. Although it's rare to actually capture all of them.
Also if I find that ascendant begins to be diminshing returns with 180% weaken, I could just re add crit chance to make it easier to deal crits and the ascendant becomes not so diminshing because it becomes close to 180% reduce resists aka 180% weaken in a way. Though it would become 90% chance instead of 180%.
The only time I probably won't find those diminshing returns with ascendant +180% weaken is on certain types of enemies that really reduce the gains . Arcanist however isn't diminishing as with the right programming of hirling A.I (something in finally starting to understand after year and nearly 2 on my own but also thanks to Mr Scooty for aiding me to at least grasp how to understand. I read between the lines once more and I finally get it.).