The latest hero to step foot in the Nexus is a fan favorite from the Diabloverse. The Butcher has incredible single target sustained damage and his butcher’s brand ability makes him almost unstoppable one on one. Here is a fun build I was playing with last night.
Level 1: Chop Meat
Increases the damage of Hamstring by 50% to non-Heroic targets, and Minions killed by Hamstring drop 3 stacks of meat.
Use this to gain additional stacks of Fresh Meat from minion waves early on to give you a significant damage boost.
Level 4: Unrelenting Pursuit
Reduces the cooldown of Ruthless Onslaught by 40% upon impact.
More Ruthless Onslaught is just more fun.
Level 7: Abbatoir
Increases the maximum number of Fresh Meat to 35 , and you only lose half upon death.
35% more damage… it gets much better at level 16.
Level 10: (Conditional) Lambs to the Slaughter
Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 75 (+15 per level) damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post for 4 seconds.
Not a hero right now that can go one on one with The Butcher (assuming you have full stacks).
Alternatively if your team is lacking damage output you can pick up Furnace Blast – After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around you dealing 300 (+35 per level) damage to enemies.
Level 13: Crave Flesh
While an enemy is affected by Butcher’s Brand, you gain 30% Movement Speed.
The movement speed benefits allow you to take unrelenting pursuit in level 4 and really close the distance or get away if needed.
Level 16: Blood Frenzy
Fresh Meat also increases your Attack Speed by 1% per stack.
Altering your trait to give you 35% bonus damage and attack speed is insane.
Level 20: Nexus Blades
Basic attacks deal 20% more damage and slow the target for 1 second.
Makes you the auto attack master with a full stack of Fresh Meat.
Overall this is a very auto attack heavy build that is extremely fun to play. What do you think? Give us your thoughts on twitter (@LetsLevelUp)or comment here in page.