Build:Rt/any Duncan The Black Solo Hero

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This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Abuse Duncan The Black's IA by carefully positioning a Ritualist hero and his spirits. The build is based around Signet of Spirits, making this team member useful on the way to Duncan. Works in Normal Mode and Hard Mode, for a quick and stress-free confrontation against the Last Hierophant.

Attributes and Skills

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Optionals

Healing Support :

  • Mend Body and Soul Mend Body and Soul
  • Spirit Light Spirit Light
  • Protective was Kaolai Protective was Kaolai
  • Spirit Transfer Spirit Transfer

Physical Player Support :

  • Strength of Honor Strength of Honor - Drop Channeling Magic to 10, then set your Smiting Prayers attribute to 8.
  • Splinter Weapon Splinter Weapon

Utility :

  • Agony Agony - Can be used to damage Duncan. Be careful with it's effective range and possible aggro.
  • "Can't Touch This!" "Can't Touch This!" - To counter the Restless Dead touch skills. Set Command to 6.
  • Frozen Soil Frozen Soil - To counter the Stone Summit resurrection skills. Set Wilderness Survival to 5.
  • Flesh of My Flesh Flesh of My Flesh

Equipment

  • Any non vampiric longbow, to be switched in when the hero is in position.
  • Standard caster insignias, highest Vigor rune possible.
  • Standard caster weapons. 40/40 set is recommended.

Usage

  • The player (or someone in your party) must have Swap.
  • Clear Duncan's room of all Stone Summit/Restless Dead presence.
  • Position your team just to the left of the stairs, at the foot of the wall.
  • Swap all spirits situated on the eastern ledge to the lower level.
  • Then, when all spirits to the right of the stairs are on the lower level, Swap them all further behind you one last time.
  • Bring your Ritualist hero on the eastern ledge. Any Restless Dead popups must have been cleared beforehand.
  • Poisition your Hero near the burnt barrels (outside of Duncan's aggro bubble), so that he will not aggro neither Duncan nor any enemy Spirit.
  • Deactivate any optional skills (except Agony, if taken). Equip the longbow on your hero. Set him to Attack.
  • Your ritualist hero will now quickly kill Duncan all by himself, without taking any damage.

Counters

  • Team not being strong enough to get to Duncan.

Notes

  • You can AFK when your hero is fighting Duncan.
  • Spiritual Pain is recommended on your heroes, as you will be fighting a large number of enemy spirits.

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