class mod removed to show point placement
This is a elemental projector phasegrasp casting elemental affliction spreading build. It uses Roisen’s Thorns with a shock phasegrasp attunement to imbue the Roisen’s Thorns with 3 elements. One bullet can spread incindiary, corrosive, AND shock. This means
that you are strong against flesh, armor, and shields all at the same time.
The play style of this build is to keep your phasegrasp up as much as possible while nuking the phasegrasped target with as many Roisen’s Thorn projectiles as you can. Hard targets should be the phasegrasped target while the links should kill of weaker targets from the shared damage.
This build requires you to get 165-170ish cool down reduction so that your stillness of mind phasegrasp has a 5.5-5 second cool down. I go ties that bind to spread damage as much as possible during the duration of the phasegrasp.
Phasezeker gives a 150% cool down reduction based on rush stacks. This means you need 15 to 20% more cool down reduction. For the sake of the screenshots provided realize I am getting 21% from my artifact. If you do not have an artifact/class mod that provides the necessary cool down reduction spec 3 points into Restless from Alacrity. That will give enough cool down while only sacrificing reload speed. The reload speed is nice, and will help you get more Roisen’s Thorns shots on target per phasegrasp but is not essential to the build.
This build is capable of MH3 Slaughter Shaft, and is very helpful to the team as you provide much needed crowd control on rocket launcher zealots while doing good damage.
I recommend the Transformer shield (damage anointed if possible) so that when you elemental projector afflict yourself for bonus damage you can ignore the shock portion of the dot.
Gun load out I recommend using at least one splash shock weapon so you can self heal shields using the Transformer. I use Trevonator but some people swear by the shock Handsome Jackhammer. Really up to preference.
For grenades I currently like Stormfront but again that is all flavor.
Since Roisen’s Thorns does 3 elements at once you don’t need to element swap weapons to kill. This means that you have 3 slots open for any gun you desire. I go with utility… Trevonator to heal. A launcher for big spawn clearing, and a super low level gun that can ignite/corrosive/shock me to use elemental projector without killing myself.
One thing to note with this build is helping hands. Since your phasegrasp can be cast every 13.5 seconds or so (up time + cool down) you will have the 40% damage reduction at all times.
If you have questions/comments/suggestions please do not hesitate to drop a line in the comments.
**** EDITS BELOW THIS POINT ****
Changed a few point placements based on community suggestions.
Handling does help with Roisen’s though accuracy is useless.
Ties that Bind gain damage from Do Harm (I had no idea)
Tested for a few days. Sorry for the delay.