All factors considered, this Grim Dawn best builds guide will help you choose the perfect build from a variety. Dread is a passive connected to the Bone Harvest parent skill, and applies its effects to that skill. It deals a tiny amount of cold and vitality decay damage, reduces enemy physical damage output, and slows enemy movement speed for a duration. Torrent is a passive that is connected to the Primal Strike parent skill that functions separately from the Primal Strike blow, but is triggered every time you hit a target with Primal Strike. Great job not including any links to any of these builds. Like Vitality damage builds, and retaliation builds, also solider shield builds are very strong and Crucible viable in general. As such, the effects listed are only applied by projectiles fired by the Mortar Trap. Special mention is given to Elemental Damage, which is a little complex.