Here is my 100% Block build which used a combination of Frozen and Crushing Flames got damage.
This is meant to be a floor climbing build. I’m current around floor 785, so now that I have all the gear I wanna see how high I can go.
I still need to level the slime up all the way, do my final ascension and finish 8 more hero levels. I also decided to switch from Cyclone to Cosmic Orb which means I need to spend another 10k Diamonds to try and roll another perfect Apollyon and then hope I get a perfect Crushing blow Obsidian on it.
That said, here’s the breakdown of the build.
The main points are, 100% block, Crushing Flames, and Frozen.
I wanted to try and max (pre epiphany) as many things as possible while still being able to boost damage effectively. I worked the numbers to figure out which affixes would most benefit dps.
I was able to get
60% Crushing Blow
+10 All Skills
100% block including bulwark
50% clear cast (this helps to be able to spam whirlwind without running out of energy)
60% crit chance
360% crit damage (not over cap due to epiphany)
10% deadly strike + brutal works out to basically be the same as 40% deadly strike
+4 All Sets
140% Ice Damage (30% from chest Talent, 10% from pet)
50% glasscannon (barbarian and glasscannon is better than 100% glass cannon both in damage addition and hp reduction even though hp really doesn’t matter)
I chose ice damage for my main hand because frostbiting is a straight damage adder vs blistering which effects the DOT instead. That means fire goes on the off hand and its only job is to set the enemies on fire for Crushing Flames to work. Between Nova and Taunt on the off hand, everything is always burning and crushing flames is always working. I otherwise don’t care about my offhand damage, so rather than using something with WD on the offhand, I went with barbarian instead which benefits my main hand damage.
I’m just using an epic ice slime because I found more value in being able to pick all 6 affixes. I might play around with a legend or eternal pet at some point but so far I haven’t found one where plugging in the numbers give me more benefit than what I already have currently.
I’m definitely open to suggestions on things I’ve missed or miscalculated though!