Even though Roland 4pc was buffed after 2.6.10 Patch, two Roland variants are still not strong enough to push high GR.
I will be super appreciated if developers can consider additional buff to the legendary items for sweep attack/shield bash. Here is my suggestion.
i) Roland Sweep Attack
The main drawback of this build is its reliant on fishing as Denial shield favors more than 5 enemies having the stacked damage based on the amount of enemy hit. I think the concept of Denial shield is okay, but it will be better if there is any solution for facing a single monster like RG. You can redesign Drakon’s Lesson like this:
- Drakon’s Lesson: Shield Bash and Sweep Attack deal 300-400% increased damage to the first 3 enemies hit.
Drakon will resolve the situation when there is a single monster (e.g., RG) for Sweep Attack Roland. There won’t be any balance issue for adding one more legendary for Sweep Attack because Drakon buff is only applied to the first 3 enemies, which makes it less efficient against large pack of monsters.
ii) Roland Shield Bash
There are many problems in this build. First of all, the most imperative issue is that Flail of Ascended is bugged, which does not receive buff from Endless Walk set and some other affixes. I hope you can test it internally. Secondly, Shield Bash burns resource like Hummer and needs more resource cost reduction. Third, Shield Bash does not have any core-legendaries that provide mutiplicative damage % affixes. Please buff those legendaries on the next PTR.
Piro Marella: reduces Wrath cost of Shield Bash by 75% and increase its damage by 450-500%.
Flail of the Ascended: Shield Glare deals damage equal to up to 5 last Shield Bash casts to each affected enemy. The damage of Shield Bash is increased by 450-500%.
Thank you for reading my post and I wish you have a happy holiday.