Guide:Reverberation Stacker Guide

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

  • Hi all, this is my first guide, so sorry for any technical errors.
  • TL:DR; This is for a build that comes fully online in early act 2, and pushes hard into the Reverberation Reverberation mechanic.
  • This build started as something I put together for my Tactician run to make Shadowheart, who's Trickery Domain Trickery Domain is definitely lack-luster, a better combatant. Instead, we make her Tempest Domain Tempest Domain, which is still nice enough thematically and also packs a big punch. Tempest Cleric applications are what will be discussed for most of this build, but there will be a section at the end discussing other options for min-max.
  • I'm not positive all of this works as described, some of the reverberation items are a little funky, but as of patch 4 & 5 the build feels great into early act 3, regardless of what may not be working as we want?
  • I hope you enjoy knocking enemies on their asses, and let me know how I can improve the guide.

General Overview[edit | edit source]

Core Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Items and Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Items for the build, which comes fully online in early act II.

In the version I ran, ring slot 2, amulet, and weapon are swaps.

Items of Interest Table
Item Acquisition What Do?
Coldbrim Hat Found in a locked chest in a hidden room behind a bookcase in Balthazar's Chambers inside the First Floor of Moonrise Towers. Applies "
Coldbrim Chill
Once per turn, any spell condition inflicted on a target also applies 2 turns of Encrusted with Frost Encrusted with Frost." once per turn (not just per round).
Thunderskin Cloak Sold by Araj Oblodra in Moonrise Towers. When a creature with Reverberation Reverberation deals damage to the wearer, the creature needs to make a Constitution Saving Throw or become Dazed Dazed.
Adamantine Splint Armour Grymforge, forged in The Adamantine Forge with a Shield Mould and Mithral Ore. Applies Reeling Reeling when we get hit.
Adamantine Shield Grymforge, forged in The Adamantine Forge with a Shield Mould and Mithral Ore. Applies Reeling Reeling when we get missed.
Gloves of Belligerent Skies Inside an elegant chest in the Inquisitor's Chamber of Crèche Y'llek, along the southern wall of the room, on the western side. When the wielder deals Damage TypesRadiant, Damage TypesLightning, or Damage TypesThunder damage, apply 2 turns of Reverberation to the target(s).
Boots of Stormy Clamour Sold by Omeluum in the Ebonlake Grotto after completing Help Omeluum investigate the parasite. When the wearer inflicts a condition upon a hostile creature, they also inflict 2 turns of Reverberation Reverberation.
Ring of Spiteful Thunder Sold by Roah Moonglow in Moonrise Towers, Act II. When the wearer deals Damage TypesThunder damage to a Reverberating Reverberating creature, it becomes Dazed Dazed unless it succeeds a Constitution Saving Throw.
Necklace of Elemental Augmentation Inside a display case in Inquisitor's chamber at X: 1379 Y: -662, Crèche Y'llek. Better Elemental Cantrips.
Spineshudder Amulet Looted from the Mimic X: -171 Y: -195 in the bedroom on the upper floor of Moonrise Towers.
Crackling Resonance
When the wearer deals damage with a ranged Spell Attack, inflict 2 turns of Reverberation Reverberation on the target(s).
Ring of Absolute Force Dropped by Sergeant Thrinn in Grymforge. Free Thunderwave Thunderwave.
Markoheshkir Act III, Wizard's Tower Grants Kereska's Favour Kereska's Favour which can grant Bone-shaking Thunder Bone-shaking Thunder: When you deal spell damage, inflict 1 turn of Reverberation upon the target. [As well as other benefits]
Diadem of Arcane Synergy Looted from Ardent Jhe'rezath in Inquisitor's Chamber, Crèche Y'llek "
Synergetic Moments
When you inflict a condition, gain Arcane Synergy Arcane Synergy for 2 turns." for +WIS to our weapon attacks damage.
The Blood of Lathander Found in Crèche Y'llek, unlocked by following the Find the Blood of Lathander quest. Gives us Sunbeam Sunbeam for Blinded Blinded and Radiant damage, as well as
Lathander's Light Lathander's Light
Sheds holy light in a 6 m / 20 ft radius. In combat, fiends and undead standing in the light are Blinded Blinded if they fail a DC 14 Constitution throw. for free condi's on undead.
Phalar Aluve This weapon can be found stabbed into a rock in the Underdark X: -116 Y: -192 Shriek Shriek applies AoE Condi's and gives Thunder damage.
Hand Crossbow Throughout Act I Lets us use our bonus action for a ranged attack when we have 2 of them. This can apply either Divine Strike: Tempest Divine Strike: Tempest or other thunder damage source.
Nyrulna Act III, via the circus djinn Free AoE Thunder damage throw attack.

Gameplay and Combos[edit | edit source]

Your primary goals are to apply Reverberation Reverberation and otherwise be a Cleric. In service of that goal:

  • Spells that do damage and apply a condition are wonderful, as they apply 4x Reverberation Reverberation
  • You actively want to be hit in melee, but not by ranged. Use line of sight to encourage melee hits.
  • Being knocked prone by overloading reverberation or from Thunderskin Cloak will interupt enemy multiattacks, ending their turn early.
  • Walking near undead, ie. in Act II, with the The Blood of Lathander equipped will apply Blinded Blinded, Encrusted with Frost Encrusted with Frost, and 2x Reverberation Reverberation
  • Even your bread and butter, Sacred Flame Sacred Flame and a Hand Crossbow bolt (after lv8) is 4 stacks of reverberation on a target, priming them to be interrupted when they attack you.

Leveling and Progression[edit | edit source]

  • For the beginning of them game, you're just a Cleric - which is already good.
  • The fastest way to start this build is to grab the Boots of Stormy Clamour via the Omeluum questline, which can be done mostly without combat. These boots paired with Phalar Aluve, also found in the underdark, bring the build online.
  • For the rest of act I, you're pretty much a frontline Cleric, debuffing as many enemies as you can reach.
  • We really come online in the act 1.5 sequences, where Grymforge gives us Adamantine Splint Armour/Adamantine Shield and the Crèche gives us Gloves of Belligerent Skies/The Blood of Lathander.
  • We can round out the build in early Act II, by going quickly to the Moonrise Towers for the remaining major items.
  • For example's sake, here's how my Shadowheart looked in early Act III, after aquiring Nyrulna.
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General Discussion[edit | edit source]

  • Technically this build works well with just the Gloves and Boots, and anything else is bonus.
  • I considered Ring Slot 2, Amulet, and Weapon Slot as swappable pieces, but the Helmet Slot is also highly swappable.

Considering other classes / multiclass: