Build:N/any Minion Bomber

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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

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The Minion Bomber utilizes the Hero AI to deal high armor-ignoring AoE damage and degeneration through the use of Death Nova while still providing support and utility. The introduction of the Minion interface allows players to efficiently do the same now.

Attributes and Skills

When they die near you, you gain 9 Energy per creature, or 4 Energy per Spirit under your control, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
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Template code

Monk Monk:

  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Protection Prayers):
    • Shield of Absorption Shield of Absorption - for damage reduction.
    • Protective Spirit Protective Spirit - for damage reduction.
    • Aegis Aegis - for a party-wide block.
    • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond - when taking heavy damage.
    • Convert Hexes Convert Hexes - to remove hex stacks.
  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Healing Prayers):
    • Dwayna's Sorrow Dwayna's Sorrow - for massive groupheal.
    • Cure Hex Cure Hex - for hex removal.
    • Signet of Rejuvenation Signet of Rejuvenation - for healing.
    • Healing Ribbon Healing Ribbon - for healing.
    • Healing Seed Healing Seed - for healing.
    • Resurrection Chant Resurrection Chant - for resurrection.
    • Vigorous Spirit Vigorous Spirit - for healing.
  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Smiting Prayers):
    • Strength of Honor Strength of Honor - for buffing melee, disable and micro.
    • Smite Hex Smite Hex - for hex removal and damage.
    • Smite Condition Smite Condition - for condition removal and damage.
    • Judge's Insight Judge's Insight - to buff melee damage, disable and micro.

Necromancer Necromancer:

  • Optional Optional :
    • Signet of Lost Souls Signet of Lost Souls
    • Foul Feast Foul Feast - to keep melee clean
  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Curses):
    • Enfeebling Blood Enfeebling Blood - for melee shutdown.
    • Shadow of Fear Shadow of Fear - for melee shutdown.
    • Mark of Pain Mark of Pain - for AoE damage from melee.
    • Barbs Barbs - to boost damage from minions and melee players.
    • Weaken Armor Weaken Armor - to increase damage output.
  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Blood Magic):
    • Blood Bond Blood Bond - to heal minions efficiently.
    • Mark of Fury Mark of Fury - for training targets with melee.
    • Strip Enchantment Strip Enchantment - for enchantment removal.

Paragon Paragon:

  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Command):
    • "Stand Your Ground!" "Stand Your Ground!" - for more defense.
    • "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" - for moving faster.
    • "Never Surrender!" "Never Surrender!" - to counter pressure.

Ritualist Ritualist:

  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Channeling Magic):
    • Splinter Weapon Splinter Weapon - to decimate grouped foes
    • Ancestors' Rage Ancestors' Rage - for AoE damage
  • Optional Optional (put 10 in Restoration Magic):
    • Mend Body and Soul Mend Body and Soul - for healing and condition removal.
    • Life Life - for group-heal.
    • Protective Was Kaolai Protective Was Kaolai - for group-heal.
    • Vengeful Weapon Vengeful Weapon - for healing and damage.
    • Soothing Memories Soothing Memories - for healing.
    • Spirit Light Spirit Light - for healing.
    • Flesh of My Flesh Flesh of My Flesh - for resurrection.
    • Death Pact Signet Death Pact Signet - for resurrection.

Equipment

Armor

  • Survivor or Blessed Insignias
  • Bloodstained Insignia on the hands, head or feet
  • Vitae runes

Weapons

  • 40/20/20% Death Magic staff or defensive set preferably

Usage

  • Set the hero to Guard Guard mode.
  • The hero will do most of the work by himself, micro any skills as necessary.
  • Players can use the Minion screen (Default 'Y' key) to cast Jagged Bones Jagged Bones / Death Nova Death Nova on their minions.

Counters

  • No corpses or corpse denial.
  • Generic caster hate.

Variants

  • Jagged Bones Jagged Bones in areas with fewer corpses. Also dependent on player preference.
  • Discord Discord
  • Empathic Removal Empathic Removal Provide bar compression for hex/condition removal

Notes

  • This build should not be combined with protective spirits such as Shelter or Union as these spirits counteract the intentional suicides of the minions and also quickly lose their health when preventing damage to minions.

See also