TheoryCraft - ideas for proc builds

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mazoku
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Hello,

I would like to create some "unusual" characters which are based on proc dmg.

I would like to have a character with physical/magic dmg proc(s) and one character with rainbow spell dmg procs.
Could you comment your opinion on bellow characters? Good idea? Bad idea? Interesting gear recommendation? Any other proc based toon idea?
Note: I am looking mainly for melee type characters (suits my play-style). I am interested neither in "lazy" play-style nor caster/range characters. But feel free to post some idea if you want to share some interesting build ;)
Note2: I am playing self-found characters so I would be happy if you will not recommend only end-game items.

1) Physical/magic
a) Assassin with
Ligeia
Ligeia
Assassin Shields

'Lo'
Runeword Level: 59
8% Chance to cast level 13 Hades Gate on Kill
+(11 to 14) to Shadow Blade
+(11 to 14) to Time Strike
Cold Resist +70%
Lightning Resist +60%
Fire Resist +40%
Poison Resist -50%
shield with
Judge
Judge
Assassin Claws

'Ohm'
Runeword Level: 57
10% Chance to cast level 20 Forked Lightning on Melee Attack
7% Chance to cast level 13 Thunder Hammer on Striking
+(87 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1-250 lightning damage
Stun Attack
5% to Dexterity
5% to Vitality
Lightning Resist +(31 to 60)%
+ Doom + Noctule
b) Exorcism Paladin (H? UH? N?) - any interesting procs to look for?

2) Spell dmg
a) Full STR Treewarden Druid with
Aegipan
Aegipan
Druid Helms

'Ort'
Runeword Level: 21
1% Chance to cast level 15 Plague Avatar on Melee Attack
+3% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(6 to 9) to Feral Strike
+(6 to 9) to Ravage
+(6 to 9) to Thorn Field
10% to Strength
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
, with Force of Nature + Mythal + "on melee" proc
b) Paladin with Terror Strike + Superbeast to boost spell dmg +
Taqiyya
Taqiyya
Paladin Spears

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
25% Chance to cast level 42 Immolation Bomb on Melee Attack
25% Chance to cast level 42 Nova Bomb on Melee Attack
50% Cast Speed
50% Attack Speed
75% Hit Recovery
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 38-88 damage
50% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
or any interesting item with "on melee" proc

Note3: I am looking neither for ultimate boss killer nor best farmer. On the other the character should be playable :lol:

Thank you for posting your comments/ideas.
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Glamdring26
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There was a build called "Procmancer" back in Median 2017. Stealth wrote a guide about it as well you can check that for inspiration. But back then carnage was a bit different skill, it was a melee attack that attacked 5 times consecutively. I dont know if procmancer still works but still wanted to share it thinking it can be useful.
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NotCube
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1a used to be a very good build. With the universal proc% nerf and how much ways dmg suck, it's just an a-okay build now. Basically you build like a noctule sin, but with the addition of maxed broadside. Walk into a crowd. Throw broadside out (by switching to a nagi/knives then quickly switch back to Judge-Ligeia combo), then start spamming noctule. Fun in lv120 areas and under.

Another decent proc sin is ATMG. But as of its current state, she'll only be able to farm dunc, TA, k3k and cows with it.

I briefly tested both builds in the latest patch.
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Here’s my proc caster discodin not really a theory since he’s built and works :)

mazoku
Destroyer
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Thank you for your answers.

Glamdring26: the Massacre from Necromancer is (was) simillar to the Aegipan Druid (I think). I am at this moment in A2 NM with this character and it is quite fun but I am lacking DEF and dying a lot. I am interested in surviveability after lvl 90 with Liveshield :)

NotCube: assassin with Ligeia seems like fun character, I will try it in one or two months. The combination with Broadside is interesting on weapon switch ... I am interested if I can pull this off effectivly

SpamBomb: The Discodin looks interesting ... are the proc's the main dmg source? I guess it is just secondary dmg, right? Actually I am starting Paladin as my second character for proc based build. I am trying to see if
Ravenflock
Ravenflock
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One-Hand Damage: 13 to 22
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 60
Item Level: 17
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
15% Attack Speed
+50% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage to Undead
2% Deadly Strike
+(1 to 4) to Noctule
+(11 to 15) to all Attributes
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: 34 to 54
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 93
Item Level: 32
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
25% Attack Speed
+100% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage to Undead
4% Deadly Strike
+(5 to 7) to Noctule
+(21 to 25) to all Attributes
Socketed (4)
One-Hand Damage: 62 to 102
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 186
Item Level: 53
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
35% Attack Speed
+150% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage to Undead
6% Deadly Strike
+(8 to 11) to Noctule
+(31 to 35) to all Attributes
Socketed (5)
One-Hand Damage: 93 to 147
Required Level: 84
Required Strength: 369
Item Level: 87
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
40% Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage to Undead
8% Deadly Strike
+(12 to 14) to Noctule
+(36 to 40) to all Attributes
Socketed (6)
can be used for leveling as Unholy Paladin :)
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Here's a short vid of a cheap ATMGsin, using
Albrecht's Revenge
Albrecht's Revenge
Chain Mail (4)

Defense: (138 - 150) to (279 - 305)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength:
41 to 43
Item Level: 7
1% Chance to cast level 5 Arrow on Striking
Adds (3 to 7)-(11 to 13) cold damage
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
(3 to 4)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(10 to 15) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (437 - 471) to (798 - 860)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength:
54 to 56
Item Level: 26
1% Chance to cast level 6 Arrow on Striking
Adds (13 to 25)-(26 to 50) cold damage
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
(5 to 6)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(25 to 33) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(21 to 25)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1038 - 1107) to (1843 - 1967)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength:
98 to 104
Item Level: 46
1% Chance to cast level 7 Arrow on Striking
Adds (51 to 100)-(101 to 200) cold damage
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(41 to 45)%
(7 to 8)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(43 to 60) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(31 to 35)%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (1513 - 1608) to (2670 - 2838)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength:
188 to 200
Item Level: 81
1% Chance to cast level 8 Arrow on Striking
Adds (101 to 200)-(201 to 400) cold damage
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(46 to 50)%
(9 to 10)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(76 to 90) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(36 to 40)%
Socketed (6)
and
Judge (Xis)
Judge
Assassin Claws

'OhXis'
Runeword Level: 120
20% Chance to cast level 60 Forked Lightning on Melee Attack
14% Chance to cast level 18 Thunder Hammer on Striking
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25-500 lightning damage
Stun Attack
(21 to 30)% to Dexterity
5% to Vitality
Lightning Resist +75%
Cannot be Unsocketed
. The rest are cheap crafts. Haven't tested her in 125 ubers yet.
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I have tried a unholy melee paladin with ssu short staff (25% trinity beam on attack)
Its cool to play, and its damage is also not that bad with "bad" gear.
Main issue is that the spear requires 1,2 k dex after -req jewels. So i Used it with herald of zakarum to reach max block.
Next "problem" is superbeast block animation. But after all this buil has potential and its an eye candy for sure.
Just stack - enemy res :)
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proc chances in Sigma are halved (or worse) compared to 2017 and before . you got yourself some bad timing for creating a build based on procs , so anything you want to put togather now can (at best) be just half as good as it used to be .