I'm trying to get into this game but I can't seem to find a good build for what I want.
All I want to make is a melee fighter has uses some magic, a type of "Spellsword/battle mage" hybrid character.
However I really don't want to play as Templar (just don't wanna be an old guy lol) , I'd like to go either duelist or Shadow for my class but can't find a decent build in their tree's for this.
I'd like to use two swords, but it seems from reading things that two handers>dual wield (Because of lack of 6 linking gem slots for your weapons + the underpowered base dmg compared to 2h).
I posted on the official forums asking if anyone could help me find a build for htat but no response since I made it yesterday :(.
I haven't had much game play experience but from studying the tree/researching maybe you can try...
Chaos Inoculation build with shadow duel claws for leech( get Vaal Pact and Ghost reaver so you can leech ES instantly) focus on pure energy shield, duel wield dmg, attack speed, crit, phy dmg for leech, frenzy. As for attribute dex than int and evasion and use Iron reflex to convert all that evasion into armor if playing hc if not i think evasion probably fine. For spell just use aura/buff.
Now the problem with spellsword in this game is if you go melee and still want cast dmg spell you have to get both spell/ele dmg passives and melee passive which makes you too unfocused and lower the max potential dmg for both categories. You can get a elemental dmg melee weapon but only phy dmg leeches unless you use leech support gem. so maybe use bear trap instead of spell? idk