My take on transcendent... https://forums.obsid...-transcendent/ Scepter offhand, fist mainhand, run around smacking enemies with soul annihilation and charms. Shattered Pillar would be fine too but you'd have to drop the scepter to generate wounds.
Commenting on what you have so far.. Perception is my god stat for this build, in order to make sure stuff like whisper of treason hits. I generally go Nalpazca then boost the other stats with drugs. You can do the same with Shattered Pillar though. I don't particularly care for mind wave, prefer Whisper of treason for my level 1 cipher pick.
After that it's something like...
Cipher: Whisper of treason, Draining whip, Phantom foes, Secret Horrors, Hammering thoughts, Pain block, Mind lance (for ranged interrupts), Borrowed Instincts, Ring leader, Disintegrate, Amplified wave (I get enervating blows before these last 2), The empty soul, Echoing Horror
Monk: Lightning strikes, Force of anguish, Clarity of/Enlightened agony, Long strike, Raised Torment, Thunderous blows, Turning wheel, Rooting pain, Flagellant's path, Enervating blows (helps all your fortitude targeting attacks hit including Disintegrate)
General: Two weapon style
I probably missed a few, and obviously you have to make some choices, you can't get them all. Like should you take force of anguish or mind lance for interrupts? Mind lance is ranged and will most likely have a better chance to hit since fortitude is often the highest enemy defense and you can boost will attack accuracy with The empty soul, but Force of anguish will have less recovery and uses a different resource, plus I think it interrupts on graze. Dance of death probably isn't very useful on a melee character, but would be a fine pick for my transcendent build which relies on the scepter quite a bit.
If you're dying every other fight your party comp needs some work. Though I can say this is also why I prefer the scepter version so I can hang back at the start of the fight. In general approach battles from stealth and have your tank unstealth first, then have your spellcasters start their support or CC spells from stealth. Also a good time to use whisper of treason.
Edited by Climhazzard, 13 June 2018 - 01:02 PM.