Weak Point Enhancement
Vital Point Barrage
The Artillerist has a literal arsenal of great explosive combat, with lots of special effects and massive AoEs. (Michael Bay approves of this class). This makes him excellent at Chaos Dungeon and Cube content though lacking in mobility which is made up for with his self-shielding abilities. Possible engravings to help with this for the Artillerist are
Skill Points Progression
- At 268 Upgrade
Gravity Explosionto 7 adding Gravity Explosion, Sweeping Gravity.
- At 284 Upgrade
Napalm Shotto 7 adding Napalm Shot, Flash Explosion.
- At 312 Upgrade
Gravity Explosionto 10 adding Gravity Explosion, Planetary Gravity.
- At 328 Upgrade
Summon Turretto 7 adding Summon Turret, Enhanced Turret
Napalm ShotStagger ability with a nice AoE stun for Elites and trash mobs with Napalm, Flash Explosion Multiple Rocket LauncherSmall blast radius filler skill great for Elite/Boss damage and clearing mobs when your main is on cooldown. FlamethrowerBurst Cone AoE that rapidly does damage whilst staggering mobs. Air RaidShort delay big damage ground-targeted AoE. Summon TurretDebuff turrets with Summon Turret, Armor Destruction. Gravity ExplosionBig AoE Holding skill with massive increased AoE and damage Perfect Zone at level 10 Gravity Explosion, Planetary Gravity. Homing BarrageA 3 second time-delay nuclear rocket that deals huge damage and leaves a radiation field. Energy FieldA 40% shield that gives push immunity with Energy Field, Solid Shield. Barrage: HowitzerIdentity Gauge skill 1: Does significant damage with a ground targeted AoE good to throw out quickly. Barrage: Focus FireIdentity Gauge skill 2: Does close range shotgun burst shots with mediocre damage. Barrage: Energy CannonIdentity Gauge skill 3: Massive damage energy beam that can shred through almost anything it hits. Bombardment: ImpregnabilityIdentity Gauge skill 4: Strong shielding ability typically used at the start during Barrage Mode. Missile BarrageYour Awakening Ability, unleashes hell upon your enemies.
For ease of use during Chaos Dungeon and Cube content:
- Keep a single
Summon Turretup for the Summon Turret, Armor Destructiondefense debuff to be applied to your targets at all times.
Energy Fieldwhenever its available to give yourself Push Immunity to avoid interruption during other skill usage for as long as the shield is up and to consume less Health Potions.
- Your main killing strategy will be to round up mobs and clear them with
Air Raidand Homing Barragewhenever they are available (1 per trash mob pack both for bosses/elites).
- Though not advised you can switch to
Barrage Modeto use Bombardment: Impregnability, Barrage: Energy Cannonand Barrage: Howitzeras fillers. In most cases however it will be more efficient to avoid using Barrage Modeand cast your normal filler abilities instead.
- You can move a little bit whilst holding down
Flamethrowerso back peddle to hit the mobs that tried to get behind you whilst firing.
- Group up several Elites and unleash hell on them with
Missile Barragethis will kill everything within its Area of Effect.
- Rounding up Elites and standing in the middle of them by activating
Energy Fieldto drop down Air Raidand Homing Barrageis a very effective strategy for dealing with Elites and trash mobs, this will also inflict heavy damage on Bosses.
- Don't hold back with using your
Missile Barrageas the Elites and Boss will give cooldown reduction on kill.
Use the stats that are relevant to your Class Engraving(s) and Tier relevant gear.
The runes selected enhance the natural ability of the skills and help soak a bit more damage, use the highest available for the ones selected in the skill planner, this does not have to be perfect but the better they are the easier it makes things.
- Utilize your
Energy Fieldfor Push Immunity and Protection Rune(s) to absorb incoming damage and reduce Health Potion usage.
- Cooldown reduction buffs are gained from killing Elites, Bosses and destroying Rift Crystals.
- Utilize your
Missile Barrageto quickly kill Elites and Bosses to regain the cooldown reduction for it and other abilities.
Enjoy your special effects!