Looking for a strong Des build for VH

LifelessLifeless Posts: 8
edited September 2011 in Destroyer Discussions
Can't seem to find any real builds online, just general strategies for what skills are useful, so I'm trying to make my own.

Stat points will be 3 Attack / 2 Defense per level. Unless people think I'm going to need to dump points into other stats in order to wear gear? (I assume most Destroyer-themed gear will only require Atk/Def but I'm no expert)

Seems like most points should go into passives, rather than maxing out actual attack skills.

Total skill points: 75

10 Martial Weapon Expertise
10 Dual Wielding
10 Critical Strikes
10 Adventurer
10 Treasure Hunter
10 Defensive Spell Mastery
10 Block and Parry

1 Slash Attack (Default)
1 Devastate
1 Spectral Echo
1 Chain Vortex
1 Entropic Aura
1 Frost Shield

Does this look decent? Should I take more attack skills like Doomquake? Is 75 an unrealistic goal? (I'm using to building towards high level Diablo II characters)
Should I max out Devastate? I recall reading somewhere that Devastate gives diminishing returns and should be a one-point wonder.

Thanks in advance :)


  • 75 skill points is not unrealistic since you gain one each time you level and each time your fame increases.

    Shadow Armor maxed though is a must as with Frost Shield, you only need one point, and Block and Parry you will take very little damage and block 50% of all attacks.
  • I personally go for Armour Expertise as Weapon requirements I find I don't have a problem meeting; it's always armour that I find I have issues with. You wear multiple pieces of Armour but only wield a single weapon (possibly 2); for these reasons I always thought Armour Expertise was stronger. But I have never progressed down into the Shadow Vault very far, so when I eventually do I may change strategies.
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