Impale (Awareness) - This build runs on no offensive hatred generator, when I run out of hatred, I simply normal attack until Impale is available again. Awareness splashes the mob around me.
Fan Of Knives (Hail of Knives) - Works with numbling traps
SS/Preparation - Yes, I am using this combo, and I feel like a melee build benefits most from this combo: The premise is to go straight into the middle of a mob start impaling everybody and attack while I am in my SS cycle
Vault - When I run out of my unlimited SS cycle, this is for that emergency to get away until Prepartion is off cooldown
Companion (Bat) - Because I'm not using any offensive hatred generator, this is my only hatred generation, and it works much better then in writing. When running out of Awareness Impales, I usually attack for a good 3 times before I can impale again, and it does a ton of damage.
Perfectionist/Sharpshooter - Perfectionist is self explanatory for SS/Prep, Sharpshooter is not as useless as most thinks, and especially used with Impale, I usually kill enemies including mobs very quickly, fueling SS/Prep as well.
Most of my gear stats are for DEX, VIT, Crit in that order
The thing about the SS/Prep combo is that, The mob is usually surrounding me regardless, when using the combo in range, this usually happens. Which is why I feel melee is really effective with the SS cycle. Even in group play, I become a sort of psuedo tank becuase when my SS disappears, they all surround me and I SS again, while my friends are afar disintegrating them with beams.
Thanks for reading~