Grim Dawn: Update v1.1.9.7 Implements Massive Changes to Conduit of Divine Whispers

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Grim Dawn Update v1.1.9.7 is now downloadable on Xbox One and PC. This patch changes a ton of Legendary non-set items in the game. Those who are incorporating some of them in their builds might want to read further to learn what changed.

In an action RPG like Grim Dawn, some items are mandatory for certain builds to work, like the Conduit of Divine Whispers, for example. This legendary non-set item tweaks the Aegis of Menhir skill depending on the prefix.

For instance, players can get a version of Conduit of Divine Whispers that changes Aegis of Menhir’s damage type from physical to elemental. That said, Update v1.1.9.7 tweaks the elemental damage variant of Aegis of Menhir in a few ways.

First, the elemental damage modifier is increased to 360. Next, the percent crit damage modifier is replaced with a -0.4 seconds skill recharge time. And lastly, the skill has 20% reduced energy cost. Due to these changes, the Aegis of Menhir is still quite effective despite the loss of its crit damage modifier because of its shortened cooldown and lower energy cost per cast.

Here are some of the other Legendary non-set items that received balancing changes:

  • Cindercore: increased Burn damage modifier for Grenado to 360/5s and added +0.5 Radius modifier for it
  • Conduit of Arcane Whispers: added 100% of Lightning dealt as Cold modifier for cold variant of Albrecht’s Aether Ray
  • Conduit of Destructive Whispers: increased Vitality damage and Aether damage modifiers for Vitality and Aether variants of Grenado to 600. Added 100% of Physical dealt as Vitality and 100% of Physical dealt as Acid modifiers for Vitality and Acid variants of Fire Strike, respectively.
  • Gildor’s Pulverizer: added 18% Cast Speed and increased Health to 1080. Reduced % Attack Speed to 18%. Increased Pierce damage modifiers for Blade Spirit and Grenado to 220 and 550, respectively.
  • Gutsmasher: reduced % Weapon damage modifier for Eye of Reckoning to 14%
  • Mark of Ulzuin: increased Chaos damage modifier for Grenado to 280-420
  • Mythical Aethereach: added % Vitality damage added 24 Vitality damage modifier for Albrecht’s Aether Ray
  • Mythical Blood Sigil of Ch’Thon: added 8% Attack damage Converted to Health and 100% of Physical dealt as Chaos modifiers for Fire Strike
  • Mythical Essence of the Grim Dawn: increased % Attack damage Converted to Health modifiers for Albrecht’s Aether Ray and Flames of Ignaffar to 5%
  • Mythical Mark of the Dreadblade: increased bonus to Righteous Fervor to +3. Added modifiers for Cadence and Righteous Fervor.
  • Pandemic: removed Vitality damage modifier for Ravenous Earth

The full patch notes can be found on Grim Dawn’s official website.

So, what can you say about the adjustments made to the Conduit of Divine Whispers?

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