Hey guys, Ehpic here and thought i'd post a detailed guide on the wonderful world of Hulk smashing! This sub forum seems a little dead so hoping we can get some discussion going. I'll post a video and picture of my skills below.
The general playstyle that I use for solo ops is 1 shotting non elite/white mobs to wrack up the kill counter for bonus chests, you'll see me doing that in my video below. with this build your hulk smash will have a 4 second cooldown and 100% brutal strike chance so your stat priority is as much brutal damage as possible while stacking some defence. I only kill elites/blues if there's a good chunk of them i can stack up or a dupe with them.
As for stats here is what I aim for so that i'm tanky while still packing a punch!
60% damage reduction (can go higher but not really required with current content)
as much crit damage as i can without sacrificing brutal damage
3000-3500 brutal strike rating
maximum possible brutal damage without sacrifising defence.
you'll want a little crit chance so your meteor strike has a chance to brutal now and then. I'm toying with the idea of adding a bit more crit hit but for now i keep that fairly low.
in the below video, sorry i forgot to take a screenshot of my stats and synergies but i'll list them here from memory. I'll edit this post tonight with screenshots of both.
My stats fluctuate depending if i'm going for a bit more survival or dps.
500-1000~ crit strike rating
3000+ brutal strike rating
5000+ crit damage rating
12000+ brutal damage rating
60% damage reduction
68,000 effective health.
all infinity in brutal damage rating.
all damage/melee/str/dur synergies
here's a screenshot of stats & synergies, as said above it fluctuates this is just with one of my gearsets.
artifacts that work well with this build are
Gem of the Kursed
Ultron Bi-Level Concussion projector
Sentinel targeting unit
in lieu of ultron projector and sentinel targeting unit, if you don't have one i'd suggest either white suit jacket or a ziggarut. You want to get brutal damage and brutal strike ideally, durability / str are ok if you can't do that.
Doc Oc Medallion with crit damage or brutal damage rating roll.
Leap twice to get vulnerability rolling, try to spread your leap around to make sure it's on as many people as possible. use roar then hulk smash to kill all the white mobs. With over 10k brutal damage you should 1 shot all white mobs on the screen. If it's a pack of blues/yellows that i want to kill the rotation is a bit different and will be as follows.
single target & burst aoe on elites rotation:
spread leap vulnerability > Roar to stun everything > Hulk smash to max out anger > use dusters > pummel biggest clump twice > leap again > meteor strike > pummel twice more now that everything is stacked > roar > hulk smash again. wait for just before 2 stacks of pummel to use dusters again and pummel twice
use leap/pummel/smash/roar on CD until meteor is back up then repeat the above rotation, always leap before pummel to ensure weaken is active on target. about 5 seconds before meteor resets save your pummel so you have 2 stacks to use in the rotation. use your punch as filler when everything is on cd.
if you have stats around what i've listed above that should be enough to kill any pack of yellows/blues in 1 full rotation and solo burst bosses down in 15 seconds or so.
With this build you will have Meteor strike on a 30 second cooldown, try to use it as often as possible and have it up for the start of the boss fight if you're soloing ops/DR. it'll be less than 30 seconds if you have a max level nullifier. I personally went axe first and i'm currently leveling my nullifier.
Build in action
added bonus this is the run i hit level 5 on my axe Enjoy! now to grind that nullifier up.
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