Survival Build – Blood Magic (Blade)
- Blade Torrent
- Clearing the Path
- Guts and Gory
- Blood Shield
- Martial Discipline
- Trial by Swords
- Stunning Swirl
- Paradigm Shift
- Iron Maiden
- Leeching Frenzy
- Dark Potency
- Gross Anatomy
The Darkness War
The blade version of Blood magic. A primarily melee oriented survival build that makes use of Blood Magic and impairs to enhance your Penetrating hit chance.
Below you will find a couple of abilities that you can replace something with based on the situation you find yourself in.
Allows you to make use of crit power, particularly effective against single strong enemies. If your penetration rating is very high, you can replace Dark Potency with this passive.
Martial Discipline & Regeneration
Provides you with extra survivability and emergency healing.
Can add more damage output to the build. If your hit rating is very high, you can replace Paradigm Shift with this passive. Your penetration rating must be high if you want to be able to benefit sufficiently from this passive.
HOW IT WORKS
Bloodsport will allow you to trigger Gross Anatomy and deal extra damage with just about every single hit, making for a truly powerful combination. If you open a fight with Clearing the Path, you will actually be able to benefit from the +40% penetration chance from hitting afflicted targets as well.
Through the use of blood shield this build allows you to build up resources for your Blood Magic consumer Guts and Gory.
As stated above prior to combat heal yourself with blood shield to gain up to 5 resources for your blood consumer.
Engage the enemy with your impair to Apply affliction and exposed:
Impair the enemy
Cast Guts and Gory x1 while the enemy is impaired to receive the major penetration buff.
Guts and Gory x2
Make sure to spread out your impairs in order to maximize the up-time of major penetration chance.
Martial Discipline acts as defensive cooldown but could be replaced for Anaestesia as another impair (Don’t forget to replace regeneration if you’re using it).