(Outdated) Claw Ghost Innoculation (Shadow)

Submitted by Waysenzo on November 3, 2013 - 6:17PM EST
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Description

Build focused around converting the life leech of claws to shield, while keeping blood rage on at all times to pump flicker strike.

Suggested Leagues: Standard

Passive Skills

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Gems

Gem Set #1

Blood Rage

Adds a buff that deals Chaos Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and grants a Frenzy Charge.


Blood Rage
Temporal Chains

Curses all targets in an area, making time pass more slowly for them. They will move, attack and cast at a reduced speed, and effects on them will expire more slowly.


Temporal Chains
Discipline

Casts an aura that grants energy shield to you and your allies.


Discipline
Faster Casting

Increases the cast speed of magic skills.


Faster Casting
Reduced Mana

Reduces the mana cost of the skill.


Reduced Mana


Gem Set #2

Double Strike

Performs two fast attacks on target enemy with your main hand melee weapon.


Double Strike
Flicker Strike

Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks it with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is chosen, one is picked at random. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.


Flicker Strike
Melee Splash

Adds an area of effect splash radius to a single target melee attack.


Melee Splash
Multistrike

Causes you to attack quickly three times with a melee attack. New targets are selected for subsequent attacks if available.


Multistrike
Faster Attacks

Increases the attack speed of physical skills.


Faster Attacks
Mana Leech

Restores players mana based on damage dealt to enemies.


Mana Leech


Gem Set #3

Reave

Attacks a small area in front of you. Each consecutive Reave that hits an enemy increases the area of effect. The area is reset after a short period without hitting anything. Only works with daggers, claws, and one handed swords.


Reave
Blind

Enemies hit by skills supported with this gem have a chance to be blinded. Blind enemies have their chance to hit reduced.


Blind
Faster Attacks

Increases the attack speed of physical skills.


Faster Attacks
Added Cold Damage

Adds cold damage to a skill, giving it a chance to freeze targets.


Added Cold Damage
Mana Leech

Restores players mana based on damage dealt to enemies.


Mana Leech


Bandits

Kill all the bandits in Normal Difficulty - Rewards 1 Passive Skill Point
Kill all the bandits in Cruel Difficulty - Rewards 1 Passive Skill Point
Kill all the bandits in Merciless Difficulty - Rewards 1 Passive Skill Point

Gear

Gear needs to focus on attack speed, accuracy, energy shield, and mana pool (so dex & int).

Guide

Idea of the build is to allow blood rage to stay on as long as possible. Since we're choosing CI, there's a lot more mana to use than on a normal shadow build. Trying to figure out what that mana could be used for. Discharge and flicker strike seem like good candidates, but I'll keep building this out.

I'm skeptical about using knockback and reduce mana considering that this build negates strength gain entirely (which makes it impossible to level those skills, if they're usable at all with initial starting str), but I'm uncertain what to replace them with.

Might throw in some traps like bear trap to hold enemies in place while you wail on them, or somehow combine power charge on crit with cold snap. I think it would be better to leave crits out of this build in favor of stats (int,dex) to keep that shield up.

Please post suggestions as this is very much a work in progress.

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