This build is a version ofthat uses strong bleed uniques and Bladedancer's support for a movement heavy playstyle to create a fun and effective monolith clearer. It uses shadow clones from to spread Shadow Cascade hits over a wide area and follows up with as its spammable ability, which can instantly detonate bleed stacks applied to enemies to deal heavy chunk damage. is used to trigger Shadow Cascade every few seconds while running to objectives in monoliths.
The build has a fluid and very mobile playstyle with access to high haste uptime and movespeed bonuses from its passive trees. It has solid defensive layers, and is able to reach 3000 life with 71%-100% glancing blow chance and 60% armor and dodge chance. I prefer to skip the extra defenses provided byand in favor of full offense, but either skill can be added for extra tankiness if desired.
This build requires multiple uncommon uniques to reach its full potential, namely:, and . I recommend having one or more of the uniques on hand before starting the build, because the RNG factor can be high when going for the gloves and relic especially. This build places a lot of value on to lower the cooldown on and landing it on the unique boots via legendary potential is a major milestone for pushing the build to its limits. The build also benefits from having two well rolled in order to optimize its damage and dodge chance. It has relateively few free affix slots to build defenses with due to the uniques it uses and defensive gearing will feel tight until it's able to collect empowered blessings and achieve good rolls on the right ring and amulet bases. Overall, it has steeper gearing requirements than other, hit-based Bladedancer builds.
The build is designed to achieve good monlith clear speeds and sacrifices boss damage to do so. It's fully capable of clearing T4 dungeons and has the tankiness to do so relatively safely, but it's not anywhere close to top tier when it comes to boss kill times. Using only one or two buttons it's able to fill half or more of the stability bar in monoliths without slowing down to click on enemies. A smooth ability rotation, mobility, and covering the screen with many hits from, , and explosive bladestorms from are the build's strengths.