I decided to experiment with deathlord with this totemancer build ( I put 2 pts in it) since it required dex & strength.
I'm currently at 214k defense with the buff on which lasts 10 min and I can pretty much still use all the necessary skills (totems/summons/blink/BTS/etc.). The skills that can't be used, don't get used in this build anyhow. I have full totem set + honorific glove + orbiter + wake destruction boots + fell blood. I still have all resets plus like 5 belledonna's if it doesn't work out later for some reason. Also, I'm still not sure how all the defense/enhanced def/etc works.
I have full totem set plus I can already make pax-xis for 120 (@117) if I want. As my assassin had already been farming Teganze working on Natasha's armor for assassin. . Not sure will better at farming Teganze though. Farming Teganze to me means going to boss in middle & killing him. It takes my assassin ~25 min to do that.