Patriarch Mogis - Polearm Whirler

necrolemming

Diabloii.Net Member
I've always wanted to make a long range 2h whirler of some kind, if only for the novelty factor. The problem was finding a good weapon - I tried a test run with a Hone Sundan and wasn't all that impressed, which pretty much left Tomb Reaver as the best option, and I wasn't going to hold out for one with an adequately good roll. Having enough Chams dropping that I could afford to cube two of them meant that I had a better option, though.

LCS

Stats
Strength 118/168
Dexterity 30/100
Vitality 357/387
Energy 10/40

Skills
Whirlwind 20/28
Berserk 1/9
Polearm Mastery 20/26
Natural Resistance 1/7
Increased Speed 1/7
Battle Command 1/15
Battle Orders 20/34
Shout 20/31
3 unspent

Equipment
Weapon: Breath of the Dying 1.07 ethereal Great Poleaxe
Armor: Fortitude Dusk Shroud
Helm: Arreat's Face + [email protected]/+max jewel
Gloves: Laying of Hands
Belt: String of Ears
Boots: Gore Rider
Amulet: Highlord's Wrath
Rings: Raven Frost + beta Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Switch: beta Call to Arms + Echoing spear
Charms: 25 slots +max/AR/life, 2 slots 1.07 +max, 3 slots AR/life, 4 slots res/life

Mercenary (A2 Might)
Weapon: ethereal Reaper's Toll + Shael
Armor: Treachery 1.07 ethereal Archon Plate
Helm: ethereal Andariel's Visage + fire resist jewel

Code:
Breath of the Dying
Superior Great Poleaxe
VexHelElEldZodEth
Two Hand Damage: 384 - 1058
Durability: 28 of 30
Required Level: 69
Required Strength: 136
Required Dexterity: 72
Fingerprint: 0x7a113ba8
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
457% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
+50 to Attack Rating
+200% Damage to Undead
+50 to Attack Rating against Undead
7% Mana stolen per hit
14% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
All Stats +30
+1 to Light Radius
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
Requirements -20%
Ethereal
6 Sockets (6 used)

Fortitude
Dusk Shroud
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 1392
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0xc682d66e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+126 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
4 Sockets (4 used)

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 348
Durability: 50 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0xabf3c124
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+6 to Maximum Damage
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life stolen per hit
+188% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +45
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Wrath

Scintillating Jewel of Wrath
Jewel
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x1ca69e40
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6 to Maximum Damage
Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 87
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xc3efb390
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 103
Durability: 18 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x1699844b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+154% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
+10 Maximum Durability

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 159
Durability: 29 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0x44f1d09c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+195% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x2d77b632
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xb4e0c49e
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+245 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x3127b078
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
4% Life stolen per hit
+42 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+50 Maximum Stamina

Call to Arms
Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 18 - 54
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xc04f517a
GUID: 0xeaee1753 0x61abea3f 0x0
Item Level: 90
Version: Expansion
+2 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
266% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+14 to Battle Command
+13 to Battle Orders
+11 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
5 Sockets (5 used)

Echoing Throwing Spear of Maiming
Throwing Spear
Throw Damage: 12 - 33
One Hand Damage: 5 - 18
Quantity: 80
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity: 65
Fingerprint: 0x1c4fe2ea
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Maximum Damage
Code:
Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xcfdc65f2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+56 to Attack Rating
+32 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x363f2daf
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+74 to Attack Rating
+31 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x29e6cdd2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+73 to Attack Rating
+37 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x50c4d5e0
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+60 to Attack Rating
+36 to Life

Forked Large Charm of Maiming
Large Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x5f0e9eb3
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion
+19 to Maximum Damage

Fine Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x797b360a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+18 to Attack Rating
+7 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x5c1677c1
Item Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Attack Rating
+13 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa5a0e2c
Item Level: 68
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
+17 to Attack Rating
+18 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x111becec
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Maximum Damage
+10 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x6aa8c59
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+18 to Attack Rating
+6 to Life

Sharp Large Charm of Vita
Large Charm
Required Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0xce9939d2
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+4 to Maximum Damage
+47 to Attack Rating
+31 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x9f50d7f7
Item Level: 72
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+53 to Attack Rating
+31 to Life

Fine Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x49fbee9a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6 to Maximum Damage
+36 to Attack Rating
+37 to Life

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x58d2533d
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Steel Large Charm of Vita
Large Charm
Required Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0xfb97f72d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+77 to Attack Rating
+32 to Life

Sapphire Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x64280279
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Life
Cold Resist +10%

Sapphire Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x3e920490
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Cold Resist +10%

Garnet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe5de1c93
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Lapis Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe9ce6777
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Cold Resist +6%
Code:
The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 57 - 675
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 107
Required Dexterity: 81
Fingerprint: 0x6878e57e
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
220% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (32 Frames)
11% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
Ethereal
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune

Treachery
Archon Plate
ShaelThulLem
Defense: 1180
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x151a5e65
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Ethereal
3 Sockets (3 used)

Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 531
Durability: 11 of 11
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 92
Fingerprint: 0x2eebaa1d
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per hit
+129% Enhanced Defense
+27 to Strength
+19 Maximum Stamina
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Cold Resist +5%
All Resistances +0
Lightning Resist +5%
Poison Resist +75%
13% Extra Gold from Monsters
Level 3 Venom (5/20 Charges)
Ethereal
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Skull Whorl

Skull Whorl
Jewel
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0xcc21c006
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 Maximum Stamina
Cold Resist +5%
Lightning Resist +5%
Fire Resist +30%
Poison Resist +5%
13% Extra Gold from Monsters

Planning
BotD was obviously going to be the centerpiece of the build. The first consideration in selecting a base was that it'd be able to hit the last Whirlwind breakpoint, which effectively narrowed it to Great Poleaxe and Ghost Spear. The former would be more likely to be better for more builds, and I had a couple of superior 1.07 ethereal ones from racking an Infinity base a few months ago, so that settled it.

With a weapon of such high base damage, not wearing Fortitude for the gaudy LCS number would have been a waste. The rest of the gear was pretty standard stuff. BotD coming with mana leech freed up a ring slot for a tiny bit of damage from a BKWB.

The merc got Treachery because I hadn't made an ebugged Fortitude at that point, and I wanted to give more Reaper's Toll procs from faster attack speed a try.

Gameplay
Hwanin's Justice was a pretty handy weapon up through being able to equip the BotD. The damage isn't great, but it hits the last breakpoint with a Shael.

The range 5 component of whirling with a polearm was a little disappointing in that it's still only hitting one target at a time, so it's not all that noticeable when whirling through a dense pack. On the other hand, it's pretty neat that enemies chasing after a long whirl will get hit by it.

There's not a whole lot else to say about the build - Whirlwind is going to operate the same way regardless of weapon choice. The damage output was great; even on p8, things in A5 hell were dying in a couple of hits. My 2h fanazealot using a Death sword was killing things similarly quickly, but that build had major survivability issues. In contrast, 5000 life and tons of leech on an uninterruptable attack made whirling around very safe.

I didn't really notice Treachery doing much to make Decrepify trigger faster, and Fade had problems proccing when the merc needded it. Can't say it was all that impressive.

Overall, I'm very happy with how my BotD performed in its first outing, and I certainly don't regret cubing two Chams for it. Still have a few projects on the books for it, too (well, one of them is completed and awaiting a writeup), so I'll be getting more use out of it down the line.
 

darkstarhub

Diabloii.Net Member
That is a nice BoTD man. That Zod I found awhile back is going to go in a BoTD for sure, but I need to get a 1.07 base. A special Rune deserves an equally special base. I have some bases in 1.14 that will work, but that extra dmg is nice. Either way a legit BoTD is a trophy item for sure.
 

WoRG

Diabloii.Net Member
1.07 eth armor bases are best if a runeword does NOT have any +%Enhanced Defense (like Treachery), or sometimes if the armor in question already has sockets (so it can't be cube-bugged to get the ethereal bonus twice)

Reason is 1.07 (and 1.08) ethereal mod on armor is treated as +50%ED, instead of *1.5 multiplier... this means base defense is (max+1 * 150%), but any further +%ED is ADDED to the existing +50%. 1.09 and later ethereal armor gets random base defense for the armor type * 1.5 (and any +%ED from a runeword is MULTIPLIED by 1.5 as well)

Cube-bugging (that is, socketing eth armor in 1.11+ with the cube recipe, which will apply the modern (*1.5) eth bonus a second time) will magnify the difference, easily making 'modern' (1.09+) eth armor better IF the runeword has much +%ED

WoRG
 
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Crazy Runner Guy

Diabloii.Net Member
My experience with Treachery running Throne + Baal is that it triggers fade ~nine runes out of ten. Sufficient for me. YMMV. Love the weapon with stated max damage >1,000. Best there for ending Decrep quickly so more jabbing, more Reaper's Decrep. I do notice a difference when I use Treachery (for 45% BP or with 75% BP /w Shael'd reapers, fervor jewel'd helm) vs. any slower breakpoint for a Reaper's toting merc.
 

GalaXyHaXz

Diabloii.Net Member
WW was definitely more fun back when it hit twice+max ias. But even then, it's great to put it to some use. Although it's a shame you're limited on spear runewords, most are only polearms. A 'Death' War Pike that doesn't factor IAS would've been sick. Good work though!
 

DaveW

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice hurty stick necro. I recently made an eBotD myself in a 1.13 eth GPA. The damage isn't as bad ass as yours but it still kicks something hard. Just a question: why you have CtA? The BO isn't added to your own (imagine if it was tho: wow) Wouldn't HotO be better for the +3 to warcries pre-buff?
 

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice hurty stick necro. I recently made an eBotD myself in a 1.13 eth GPA. The damage isn't as bad ass as yours but it still kicks something hard. Just a question: why you have CtA? The BO isn't added to your own (imagine if it was tho: wow) Wouldn't HotO be better for the +3 to warcries pre-buff?
I was wondering that too. Pretty sure oskills are capped at +3 when native.
 
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