(*I have edited the build since this was posted and now do more dps. Updated screenshots are included, list of updates are at the bottom of the post)
I have been tinkering with a floor hiking build since patch 3.0 hit and I wanted to share the third version for comments and suggestions. The build uses two characters, a main wizard applying immolation spamming Twister and a hireling rogue applying shock stacks spamming Guidedshot. The first version I built had only 25 million DPS on Twister and 170 million DPS on Guidedshot. The second version got around 500 million DPS for each. I tweaked a few affixes and have gotten the DPS stat page for the respective weapon skill to over 1 million on each character. Please feel free to share any thoughts or tips as I am happy to upgrade this build if possible.
I am still only around floor 2300m3. I stopped hiking to farm some crystals and will focus on hiking for the next few weeks to see how high this build can go. It is very similar to other 3.0 builds out there that have climbed past floor 3000m3 so I am hopeful.
Below are screenshots of my gear and stats along with how to roll each item to help newer players. The gear and affixes are 95% identical for both characters.
Wizard – Played as main, spams Twister to apply immolate (20% chance) and stun (70% chance). Twister also taunts mobs although the taunt radius of Twister seems to be quite small. 1.431 billion base DPS, 2.862 billion DPS with a power shrine.
Rogue – Played as hireling. Set to follow at 15 yards and only use Guidedshot. Appies shock stacks, Guidedshot is great for clearing stray mobs. 1.272 billion base DPS, 2.544 billion DPS with a power shrine.
Item base: Eternal Masochist’s Edge (Warrior item)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: Masochist set affix, Weapon damage %, % Barbarian.
Modification steps: Add 15% attack speed mythstone
Notes: You can modify the element and nature and utilize sockets of eternal items. Also make sure barbarian percentage is beteeen 80-82% for the wizard weapon to give you enough mana to use twister.
Item Base: Eternal Sthenno (Rogue item)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: % Execute Damage and % Damage to Elites
Modification steps: Add 15% attack speed and +4 Attack mythstone
If using a legendary version: Keep % Execute Damage, % Damage to elites and Demonic set affix. Roll off other affixes. Add additional affixes.
Note – for the legendary version, if you decide to keep the speed affix, it is usually better to roll it off and then add it again using a ruby crystal. With a max quality level item you have a good chance of getting a perfect 15% roll. It’s better to use diamonds to get the % Execute Damage and % Damage to Elites as close to perfect as possible since they cannot be added via crystals.
Item Base: Berserker Rags (Warrior item)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: Berserker.
Modification steps: Keep Berserker affix. Roll off the rest of the affixes. Add Exposed mythic. Max item quality. Add other affixes.
Item Base: Any
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: None
Modification steps: Roll off 4 affixes. Add Exposed mythic. Max item quality. Roll off other affixes. Add other affixes.
Base item: Apex of Epiphany (Wizard item)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: Epiphany bonus and Elemental damage %. Modification steps: Keep Epiphany bonus and Elemental damage %. Roll off the rest of the affixes. Add appropriate mythic (discordance for wizard, fury for rogue). Max item quality and use diamonds to perfect roll the elemental damage. Add the other affixes.
Item Base: Cognition (Wizard item)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: Push the limit and Elemental damage %.
Modification steps: Keep Push the limit and elemental damage %. Roll off the rest of the affixes and add Effective mythic. Max item quality and use diamonds to roll affixes until you are happy with the percentages. Add rest of the affixes.
Note - If you bother to perfect roll the push the limit and elemental damage affixes on this item, I suggest you roll the crystal affix on this item before any other slot as this gives you 5 affixes to shoot for. Took me an average of 4k diamonds per ring to perfect roll the 2 affixes.
Item base: Frightening Choker (Rogue Base)
Affixes found on this item that cannot be rolled: Elemental Damage and +2 set affix.
Modification steps: Keep elemental damage and + 2 set numbers. Roll off other affixes. Max item quality. Max elemental damage affix. Add additional affixes.
Note – this item also comes with the +2 set affix. I used the mythstone version but you can save the mythstone by keeping the affix it comes with.
The only pet with an affix that is used in this build is Spike with momentum. I used Larimars to randomize all affixes until I got Twister/Guidedshot. Specific skills seem have a lower chance to be rolled. Then I just used Sapphires to roll the rest of the affixes.
Base DPS pages for Twister and Guidedshot
DPS with power shrine (with Enshrined Ascension perk) active
Thanks to everyone who took the time to give suggestions on the first two versions of the build and for answering my random question posts.
In case anyone is interested, here is the link to the first build:
And here is the link to version two of the build:
Edits since original post for version 3:
- Changed 50% Pierce to 15% Movement Speed on Wizard Chest
- Changed 100% Shock Damage to 15% Movement Speed on Rogue Chest
- Changed Pathfinder to Momentum on Rogue Chest
- Changed Death Nature to Elements on Rogue Ring
- Changed Death Nature to Elements on Rogue Amulet
- Changed Paralysis affix to Crit Chance on Rogue Pet