This is one of the last guides I’m going to do before Season 24. I probably won’t make one for the Necromancer just because I don’t have a lot of interest in one. But I have played around with the Aegis of Valor set and figured it would be good to do a write up. It is a build that will be getting nerfed in the coming patch 2.7.1 but with Ethereals, there will be a variation to make it work, which is the build I’m presenting here.
Of all the existing builds right now, the Gears of Dreadlands Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter build might be my favorite of all time. In being super fast, tanky, high damaging and capable of multiple scenarios, it has a versatility that’s hard to beat. With the addition of Ethereals, a few things will change but mostly in damage output. I will first talk about the basic gear without Ethereals then follow up with a few alternatives for the build once Ethereals come into play.
One of the top monk builds going into Season 24 will be the Patterns of Justice build. Based on Tempest Rush as the primary damage output, the Patterns of Justice build is a channeling one with a play style similar to Whirlwind Barbarians and Strafe Demon Hunters. It can be built for speed and high GR pushing and will remain competitive along side the revised Inna’s Mystic Ally build.
With Immortal Kings being the Barbarian version of the Haedrig’s Gift set for Season 24, I felt it would be a good time to make a post for this build.
I already have another write up of this build as a review, but I want to spend some time revising it to make use of Ethereals in the upcoming Season 24. In the previous build, Norvald’s Fervor is employed. However, Ethereals will be better than Norvald’s Fervor in my view, although the build itself won’t alter too drastically as well as make the play style a little more reliable.
From my experience on PTR, the Zunimassa Poison Dart build was one of the highest ranked Witch Doctor builds. The Ethereal provides a huge boost with a few key affixes on a well rolled one. While I have done another Zunimassa Pet build guide in the past, this one will exclusively focus on the Poison Dart version.
Barbarians will see a slight alteration with the introduction of Ethereals during Season 24. Most Barbarians use a combination of the Wrath of the Wastes set and either Bul-Kathos’s Oath (for lower level farming) or Istvan’s Paired Blades for higher level Greater Rift pushing. The introduction of Ethereals will alter the meta slightly and this guide will provide 1-2 setups for those who manage to pick up some Ethereals.
As we draw towards the next Season 24, my ultimate goal will be to accomplish the Feat of Strength Ethereal Recollection to gain the Ethereal transmogrification effect. It does seem a bit daunting because of the lower drop rate for Ethereals than Ancients and the requirement of getting all 21, three per class, in order to unlock it. With only three seasonal rebirths and a full roster of characters that I have a great deal of history and limited stash space, I think this Feat will be one of the more interesting ones to handle. But I have a plan for this.
With the Season 24 patch 2.7.1 PTR closed now and having given all classes a test run (though not all builds), I decided to put together some thoughts on the upcoming Season 24 as Season 23 was announced to be ending on July 18th. This will include some builds I got to try, leveling I managed to accomplish and how one can go for the Feat of Strength Ethereal Transmog.