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Perfect Suppression Shadowhunter Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 404

Perfect Suppression focuses on maximizing Human Form damage, while preventing the Demon transformation. Instead, you use the Identity Meter you generate to potentiate specific abilities known as “spenders” through Encroachment Release tripods.

This build requires high investment to achieve high damage, namely several Damage gems and Tripods. It also requires many skill points. It also has severe mana problems without a Support or consuming combat resource recovery food.

Demonic Slash

10

Demonic Slash

Damage AmplificationNimble MovementChain Charge
Rage
Slasher

10

Slasher

Deadly SlashKeen StrikePowerful Blow
Bleed
Cruel Cutter

12

Cruel Cutter

Magick ControlEarth AttackEncroachment Release
Conviction
Thrust Impact

11

Thrust Impact

Swift ThrustDeep ThrustSpectral Explosion
Focus
Demolition

12

Demolition

Weak Point DetectionWave AttackEncroachment Release
Galewind
Sharpened Cut

12

Sharpened Cut

Enhanced SlashVertical SlashCritical Cut
Judgment
Howl

7

Howl

Swift FingersEncroaching Power
Wealth
Decimate

11

Decimate

Quick PrepWeak Point DetectionCruel Hand
Wealth
Gate of Eruption

Gate of Eruption

Skill priority

Howl
Cruel Cutter
Demolition
Sharpened Cut
Thrust Impact
Demonic Slash
Decimate
Slasher

How to play

The gameplay revolves around generating identity through and , buffing move-speed (for ) with and consuming identity with and .

Skill Usage Priority:

  1. If you have not enough identity meter, generate it with , and .
  2. Buff your move speed and apply synergy with .
  3. Proc Conviction + Judgement with > .
  4. Buff your move speed and apply synergy with (second charge).
  5. Use and the remaining damage skills.

Opening / Skill Priority:

Gate of Eruption Demonic Slash Cruel Cutter Sharpened Cut Demonic Slash Demolition Thrust Impact Decimate Howl Slasher

engravings

3

Perfect Suppression

3

Grudge

3

Raid Captain

3

Ambush Master

3

Adrenaline

Instead of you can run either:

combat stats

Crit

700

Swiftness

1300

Specialization

0

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

In order to achieve this stat distribution:

  • Neck - Crit + Swiftness
  • Earrings - Swiftness
  • Ring - Swiftness
  • Ring - Crit

The exact stat split is preferential.

You can go for Crit Rate as your main stat for a more “bursty”, slow playstyle with lower damage potential; or Swiftness as a main stat for a flashier, more constant back-attacking style with higher damage potential.

Attack Gems

Cruel Cutter

Thrust Impact

Decimate

Demolition

Sharpened Cut

can be used as an attack gem instead of the cooldown gem for - it is personal preference.

Cooldown Gems

Cruel Cutter

Thrust Impact

Decimate

Demolition

Sharpened Cut

Howl

can be used as an attack gem instead of the cooldown gem for - it is personal preference.

gear tripods

Cruel Cutter
Earth Attack
Encroachment Release
Thrust Impact
Deep Thrust
Spectral Explosion
Demolition
Weak Point Detection
Wave Attack
Encroachment Release
Howl
Encroaching Power
Decimate
Quick Prep
Weak Point Detection
Cruel Hand
Demonic Slash
Nimble Movement
Sharpened Cut
Enhanced Slash
Vertical Slash
Critical Cut
Slasher
Deadly Slash
Keen Strike
Powerful Blow

The following tripods are a priority:

Lower priority tripods you can focus on after getting the above tripods:

Gear Set

You have two choices.

Using Earth’s Entropy provides Crit Damage and Crit Rate, and provides the highest damage potential. It’s the recommended option.

Nightmare Flower is an alternative option to help with the mana problems but has a considerably lower damage potential.

Bracelet

Look for around 50-70 Crit and around 50-70 Swiftness on your bracelet to begin with, these will be the easiest bracelets to obtain and will provide a good damage increase for a low cost.

Endgame bracelets will have 2 static and up to 2 rollable bonuses (3 with Ancient Bracelets). These bracelets also typically want bonuses that compliment each other like Hammer and Wedge, which are difficult to roll.

Endgame bracelets are typically extremely expensive to purchase and roll, costing hundreds of thousands of gold on average. Do not roll for these bracelets until you’ve finished gearing up other parts of your character.

Endgame bracelets should consist of the following affixes:

  • Swiftness
  • Crit
  • Hammer (Has additional bonuses when rolled together with Wedge)
  • Wedge (Has additional bonuses when rolled together with Hammer)
  • Circulate
  • Ambush
  • Superiority
  • Precise
  • Fervor