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[CLASS BUILD] The Gunslinger (PotD solo guns-only Chanter)

Chanter Guns Character Build PotD solo

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This week, I came back to this game after a year and a half break. I want to have a go as a chanter, and the idea of a gunslinger seemed very interesting. 

 

How would this build change if you considered that I'm going to play on normal and with a full party?

 

You wouldn't need that many changes, because if it can stand by itself, it can stand in a full party.  The one thing I would say is that this build is designed to outlast fights, and use a combination of blind and dragons thrashed to wear down enemies.  You might be able to remove some of the defensive feats if it became a back row character, and move to a buff / dragons thrashed combo.  The author includes a guide to changes for a party build in the OP.



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Thanks for the update to the build, seems like you made some great tweaks to make things go along a bit more smoothly.


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Probably not for a couple of months, my degree course is soon finishing where I'll have to surrender my laptop, so I won't be able to have a good go at PoE until after Christmas. Still I'll be popping in from time to time, I'm very interested about the Deadfire Pack items will be.



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I'm really interested in this build, but knowing nothing about how to play a chanter, could you give me a breakdown of the first 5 levels (ie. what gear do you use, what spells and in what order etc.)?  Once past that point, the game seems to get much easier on PotD.

 

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I'm really interested in this build, but knowing nothing about how to play a chanter, could you give me a breakdown of the first 5 levels (ie. what gear do you use, what spells and in what order etc.)?  Once past that point, the game seems to get much easier on PotD.

 

Thanks!

Check out the Act I section of the "Different act equipment and chant/invocation advice" heading, it gives the some early game advice. The Chants/Invocations/Talents listed in the build were my picks for particular levels.


Edited by Jojobobo, 26 December 2017 - 01:04 PM.


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That's super helpful, I didn't see that before!  I'm still a bit lost as far as how to prepare them.  Do you usually have "Come, Come Soft Winds of Death" be the only one so it just repeats itself?  I see where it says the duration is 4 seconds for "At the Sight of..." and "Blessed Was..." but I don't see where it says how long it takes to chant them; is that what linger is?

 

Does your chant look something like: "At the Sight of..." > "Blessed Was..." > "Come, Come..." or stagger them like "At the Sight of..." > "Come, Come..." > "Blessed Was..." > "Come, Come..." ??



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That's super helpful, I didn't see that before!  I'm still a bit lost as far as how to prepare them.  Do you usually have "Come, Come Soft Winds of Death" be the only one so it just repeats itself?  I see where it says the duration is 4 seconds for "At the Sight of..." and "Blessed Was..." but I don't see where it says how long it takes to chant them; is that what linger is?

 

Does your chant look something like: "At the Sight of..." > "Blessed Was..." > "Come, Come..." or stagger them like "At the Sight of..." > "Come, Come..." > "Blessed Was..." > "Come, Come..." ??

No I just had only Soft Winds of Death at the start, if you just put a single Phrase in a Chant it will repeat over and over. As Soft Winds of Death is fairly fast Phrase, it makes getting your Phantom invocation out even faster - and is kind of a necessity seeing as your DPS with guns is pretty shoddy early game (though of course that's all part of the fun).

 

Certainly Phrases are situationally useful, so you can have a few separate Chants prepared and use them when you need them sort of thing. Just Soft Winds of Death is good for quite some time though.







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