2.5 [Umbra&Soup] Dual Striker Tank, 2xCORE, SHAPER & UBER ATZIRI, PUT MELEE BACK INTO THE MARAUDER

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Death of Shaper, 2xUber Malachai, Uber Atziri & Trio, Guardians of the Minotaur/Hydra/Phoenix/Chimera, 2xAbyss, 2xColiseum, Uber Izaro & Uber Argus, and Halls of the Grandmasters
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UMBRA & SOUP'S *200K* DPS DUAL STRIKER ATZIRI LEECH TANK
*ALL LEAGUES CAPABLE* absolutely including hardcore league

UPDATED 02/05/2017
CREATOR AND BUILD MANAGER: Umbra_the_Wolf (me)
BUILD PARTNER AS OF MAY 2016: Triwesterki (Soup)
BUILD AGE: November 2013, 3 years and still hacking faces off
MY MARAUDER: Penumbra_of_Eclipse
TRI'S MARAUDER: Zombiesoup (Soup)
[*Soup] is a full build partner now guys! Questions answered by him in the thread are authoritative

OVER 9000!!! At-A-Glance Capabilities for My Dual Striker
Shaper: Shaper capable
U-Atz: Uber Atziri capable
Guardians: Guardians tankable
U-Lab: Uber Labyrinth tankable
T16 & LOWER MAPS: All tankable
Atz: Atziri tankable
BUDGET BUILDS NOTE: Guardians, Atziri (Apex) and U-Izaro (U-Lab) are tankable with budget versions of my build. 2xMalachai is farmable with budget build but not tankable due to 1-hit mechanics. *Soup says that T16 maps are tankable with budget gear so long as the map mods are not insane (watch for damage mods and vulnerability curse). All maps T15 (except Core) and lower are ABSOLUTELY tankable with budget gear regardless of mods if you have 7000+ life.

NEW NEWS FROM UMBRA 01/07/2017
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Hey guys, Umbra here again just checking in for the new year!! :D Glad to see everything going so well month after month!!! I'm still on hiatus lol and will be permanently as I'm getting married, woo hoo and my tiny house is a lot of fun too!! :D Life took me away about two months ago and is not relenting to give me back to POE haha but it's so cool to come back in for any capacity and help Soup write haha I'm a glorified secretary at this point haha I wanted to say thank you again for all the patronage! The positive reception my dual striker has received since he beat Shaper with Soup's epic skillszzz and tree/gear optimizations is beyond words. The subtle transformations Soup gave to him have gotten him that last little inch to legend. Soup makes very intelligent and thoughtful changes every month little by little to keep him up to par with what GGG throws at the game. It'd be my pride that the dual striker I made is and remains legendary on POE and without Soup he'd still not have even killed Uber Atziri or Shaper.

12/18/2016
I just wanted to say that Soup has been doing a really awesome job with my dual striker (his striker now!). He says Uber Atziri has become easy and that he can beat Shaper 100% of the time now due to improvements on tree and items. I'm really excited to see my thread pass 100,000 views! That's so cool! I do believe that he is even better than me at my own build!! Very epic! I'll be here in very minor capacities as the months move along but I'm definitely done with POE. Soup and I talk about dual striking still and he sends me updates. Life has swept me away from the game but life has been great so oh well xD so far my dual striker has been getting better and better little by little thanks to Soup. Thank you all for your patronage and give a big friendly axe to the face to Soup for his awesome work on the BEST MELEE CHARACTER EVAAA!


~Umbra 12/18/2016
wug gg barb ned fort? zon ned tgodz? ebotdz 4t. ez!
BM BARB SORBIN! gg 4t nub. ned psn charm
sorc tele to baal, sorc...sorc! sorc tele, tele sorc
run, run away, a gift for you, oops, forgive me, oops


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ALL VIDEOS
SHAPER & GUARDIANS
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by Zombiesoup using our Voidheart setup

SHAPER
October 7th, 2016
https://youtu.be/JvhpTrjUyVc

Shaper


Guardian of the Phoenix https://youtu.be/CLldI3Rdo6A
Guardian of the Minotaur https://youtu.be/ZmQrmAP0dsQ
Guardian of the Chimera https://youtu.be/d5_Y0mR3Uvk
Guardian of the Hydra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRiGfNxbz18&feature=youtu.be
Minotaurchimera
hydraphoenix
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UBER ATZIRI, ALLURING ABYSS
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by Zombiesoup

Uber kill Voidheart setup
https://youtu.be/qpBmG7SJNCA

Uber%2BAtz

by Zombiesoup using my Standard build
Uber kill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa73bEq-ijo&feature=youtu.be
Uber kill https://youtu.be/SVy47aKJicM
Uber kill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa73bEq-ijo&feature=youtu.be
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UBER EMPEROR IZARO & ARGUS, UBER LABYRINTH
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by Zombiesoup using my build

Non-Legacy gear U-Izaro https://youtu.be/MLyRey3dWes
Non-Legacy gear U-Argus https://youtu.be/Z4ZJ_RdUIIU

non%2Blegacy%2Buber%2Blab%2Bizaro%2B%2528online-video-cutterUber%2BArgus
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2xUBER MALACHAI ASCENDED, CORE T15 MAP
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by Zombiesoup
2xMalachai

SINGLE BOSS NON-LEGACY GEAR UMBRA's DUAL STRIKER BUDGET BUILD
https://youtu.be/l38JBlIYF-s

DOUBLE BOSS NON-LEGACY GEAR UMBRA's DUAL STRIKER BUDGET BUILD
https://youtu.be/iY68-D89_P8

DOUBLE BOSS EPIC LEGACY GEAR + UMBRA & SOUP's VOIDHEART BUILD
https://youtu.be/r5wH6OxdeSY
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ATZIRI, APEX OF SACRIFICE
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by me, Penumbra_of_Eclipse

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-4K Resolution by me using Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup, https://youtu.be/oqUOqZK4_GE
-4K Resolution by me using Umbra Standard build, https://youtu.be/xcuDb937kqo

******Note: I am not using fire potions or Purity of Fire for any of the Apex of Sacrifice videos.
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MAP BOSSES DEFEATED
3 YEARS OF VIDEOS

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NOTE:
Please pay attention
to map modifiers on right hand
of screen during gameplay


Avatar of Apocalypse
, Tier 12 lv79
"Death and Taxes" https://youtu.be/QBdtgStFquU
by oKsyqeN in Breach league

TIER 15 LVL82
Malachai Ascended, lv82 The Core map

Spoiler
SINGLE BOSS NON-LEGACY GEAR UMBRA's DUAL STRIKER BUDGET BUILD
https://youtu.be/l38JBlIYF-s

DOUBLE BOSS NON-LEGACY GEAR UMBRA's DUAL STRIKER BUDGET BUILD
https://youtu.be/iY68-D89_P8

DOUBLE BOSS EPIC LEGACY GEAR + UMBRA & SOUP's VOIDHEART BUILD
https://youtu.be/r5wH6OxdeSY
by Zombiesoup using my build


Ambrius Legion Slayer, lv82 Colliseum map
***DOUBLE BOSS https://youtu.be/5G79zNdq4DA
by Zombiesoup using my build

The Cursed King, lv82 Dark Forest map
by Zombiesoup using Umbra Standard setup https://youtu.be/OMVVeMjLahg


TIER 14 LV81
UBER Three Guardians, lv81 Vaal Temple map
***CORRUPTED part 1 https://youtu.be/RKc5LenLmBE
***CORRUPTED part 2 https://youtu.be/M1t2H36D1GU
by Zombiesoup using Umbra Standard build

The Goddess, lv81 Plaza map
***CRIT DMG ENFEEBLE https://youtu.be/-qsNR9Dko-o
by Zombiesoup using Umbra Standard build


========ALL MAPS BELOW BY ME,
========PENUMBRA_OF_ECLIPSE

NOTE: All videos below use my Umbra Standard setup unless
indicated as Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup


TIER 15 LV82
-Ambrius Legion Slayer, lv82 Colliseum map
***DOUBLE BOSS *RUINATION* Using Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup https://youtu.be/skRu-BfDLLE
***REFLECT FACETANKING https://youtu.be/ObbY3gJCFmk
2xColiseum

The Infernal King, lv82 Abyss map
***DOUBLE BOSS JAILHOUSE SODOMY (lol) using Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup, 4K Video https://youtu.be/J4lFy25gfpI
2xAbyss

The Cursed King, lv82 Dark Forest map
by me using Zombiesoup's Marauder with Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup
4K Video https://youtu.be/HKKDreVdR8Q


TIER 14 LV81
Oak the Mighty, lv81 Mesa map
***DOUBLE BOSS Zana rared, 4K Video https://youtu.be/tAhR1Q8ElQo

Dominus Ascended (God's Chosen/The Hallowed Husk), lv81 Palace map
https://youtu.be/fxgfPcNnoMg

Dominus Ascended (God's Chosen/The Hallowed Husk), lv78 (t14) Palace map
***LEGACY MAP DOUBLE BOSS 89% DMG https://youtu.be/goDdXieSJz0

Piety the Empyrean, lv81 Shrine map
***ELE WEAKNESS RARE https://youtu.be/XtVhO8C3JlU
(white version>>>) https://youtu.be/_wWk83TMv9E

Shadow of the Vaal, lv81 Maze map
***107% DMG TAKEN+REDU. DMG GIVEN https://youtu.be/QCISbN_kS_s



TIER 13 LV80
Champion & Lord & Messenger of the Hollows, lv80 Excavation map
***RARE'D https://youtu.be/exF_EUw-r38
(white version>>>) https://youtu.be/l_IBaE1Drt8

The Brittle Emperor, lv80 Wasteland map
https://youtu.be/xNDVdPdr9pM

Oriath's Vigil/Vengeance/Virtue, lv80 Courtyard map
***DOUBLE BOSS (6 of them) *BUTCHERING* using Umbra&Soup Voidheart setup, 4K Video UPLOADING
***CRAZY BOSS DAMAGE https://youtu.be/-C6EpZYdrdI

Fragment of Winter, lv 80 Waterways map
***CRAZY RARE'd https://youtu.be/dbODqheqevk
-------NOTE: Two friends stood in the map to make the boss even harder for this video, still pwned the boss all alone easy peasy :D


TIER 12 LV79
Stonebeak and Gnar, lv79 Village Ruin map
https://youtu.be/LcdEDIupP3k

Loathe, lv79 Overgrown Ruin map
***DOUBLE BOSS REFLECT https://youtu.be/0D1KdEbfsgM
(96% extra damage version>>>) https://youtu.be/DaxFSz_joeo

Warmonger, lv79 Shipyard
***DOUBLE BOSS REFLECT https://youtu.be/TzunzvFyI5Q

Volcanus, lv79 Arsenal map
***CORRUPTED https://youtu.be/Ay27jdhXv48


TIER 11 LV78
Lady Stormflay, lv78 Precinct map
***CORRUPTED https://youtu.be/jJIRrGPMrJo

Mirage of Bones, lv78 ZANA Desert map
***ZANA MAP https://youtu.be/kcecvAjmUF4

Arbiter of Knowledge, Lv78 Academy map
***FRACTURE MAP https://youtu.be/fo00OXGoU00

Witch of the Cauldron, lv78 Springs map
***RARE'd https://youtu.be/fO4fpo4l810


TIER 10 LV77
Avatars of Ash/Winter/Silence/Apocalypse, lv77 Death and Taxes Necropolis map
***UNIQUE MAP https://youtu.be/xhEuHPHcoPc

Glace, lv77 Shore "zana" map
***CRAZY ZANA ROGUE EXILE MAP https://youtu.be/zUojnUd9fbk

Merveil the Reflection, lv77 Necropolis map
***CORRUPTED REFLECT https://youtu.be/7swpGHrf2BI

Drought-Maddened Rhoa, lv77 Plateau map
https://youtu.be/S87ub9VioqE

Forest of Flames, lv77 Volcano map
https://youtu.be/XBdQY1stthY


TIER 10 LV76
Dominus, lv76 Residence map
https://youtu.be/dtSkEiLLNqo

Piety the Abomination, lv76 Malformation map
https://youtu.be/wIGli5uWnyc

Magaera, lv76 Crematorium map
https://youtu.be/gTLKS2z1qpI
-------WITHOUT PURITY OF FIRE AND NO FIRE POTION EZ lol wug gg n00b barb ned fort? Zon ned tgods? HR 4t sorc tele to baal lol barb ned ebotdz!)



LOWER LEVEL/TIER
TANK VIDEOS by Me, Penumbra_of_Eclipse

These are still important to show my build's effectiveness
when at a lower level. The build in these videos is from 2.0-2.2
but should still help you gauge your own performance at lower
levels running lower level maps


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Arbiter of Knowledge, lv76 Academy map
https://youtu.be/b_iq-c4va9U

Draught Maddened Rhoa, lv76 Acid Lake map
https://youtu.be/G5rGF1o4M-g

Master of the Blade, lv76 Gorge map
***RARE'd https://youtu.be/H90Sao2B3m0

Dialla's Wrath/Hatred/Anger, lv75 Bazaar map
https://youtu.be/ZImNtYrMptg

Tunneltrap, lv75 Orchard map
https://youtu.be/V-VEYPkLH0M

Oriath's Vigil/Vengeance/Virtue, ZANA lv74 Courtyard map
https://youtu.be/j7Xp73ofenk

Titan of the Grove, lv74 Dry Peninsula map
REFLECT https://youtu.be/qwdgSD7gxxw

Spinner of False Hope, lv74 Jungle Valley map
https://youtu.be/TKFW6kGmEBQ

Beast of the Pits, lv74 Underground River map
https://youtu.be/JV-Cm35E-oA

Asphyxia, lv74 Waste Pool map
https://youtu.be/zSSuDxOBtmc

Shock and Horror, lv73 Torture Chamber map w/ Vulner.+Ele.Weak.,
ZANA map https://youtu.be/Umri02Mil5Q

Merveil the Reflection, lv73 Necropolis map
https://youtu.be/4KQl-n6k8uU

The Wicked One, lv73 Temple map
https://youtu.be/GX7YYJto7eQ

Carnage, lv73 Colonnade map
https://youtu.be/_Vi6geJF27c

Lord of the Bow, Canyon lv73
https://youtu.be/_sMAJPACXVg

Shock and Horror, lv72 Torture Chamber map
https://youtu.be/vcQ9mNpgxN0

MALACHAI, lv70 Act 4
https://youtu.be/zATbWhIjnBI

Piety the Abomination, lv69 Act 4
https://youtu.be/nREyeJw4ZlY

Piety, lv67 Act 3
https://youtu.be/M-F2COFOvqo


MY GEAR, GEMS,
SKILL TREE,
BANDIT QUESTS,
STATS AND WHY DUELIST
SUCKS


12/12/2016
Official Passive Tree
perfected against Uber Atziri




Why Duelist sucks with my build and why Berserker Marauder is the only real way to do my dual striker--
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1. Block is too costly on passives in other ascendancy subclasses. You need Rumi's Concoction for block so you can reach 8000 life to fight Uber Atziri. My dude needs every possible health node to be able to take high damage hits without dying. That's where he is both strong and weak, if he doesn't get 1-hit he doesn't die, but he is genuinely limited to 8000-9000 life thereabouts due to level cap and gear bonuses on life, meaning he CAN get one shot on those mega bosses. So far, only uber trio, uber atziri, shaper, and malacahi ascended pose any threat to him but they can 1-hit everyone really with at least one attack. For example, uber can do 32k on her 2xFlameblast lol everyone is gonna dodge that.
2. Berserker class lets you take savage hits, allowing for 100% of melee damage to be leeched (this is why I can tank the uber trio for a time all 3 at once), if you notice I tank WORSE with 1 or 2 of the trio dead out of the 3 of them, it's because I'm not taking savage hits often enough to maintain that insane leech, meaning 1 is deadlier than all 3. Funny how that works but it really demonstrates the raw power of berserk. Watch the video, Zombiesoup can out-leech 16 stacks of the uber corrupted blood haha. You'll die like a little crying girl without Berserker subclass.
3. My build is a damage sponge, this is at its core. It's both the awesomeness and the limiting factor of my dual striker. It makes him both invincible and vulnerable. Blocking helps, but leeching and APS is where he shines.
4. Duelist nodes are not well optimized for my build at the starting area, meaning endgame is even worse. If it were possible to compensate then that'd be different, but marauder is just the best. He offers everything you need from start to finish on the tree.


BANDITS:
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Normal- Help Oak for +40 Life
Cruel- Help Kraityn for +8% APS
Merciless- Kill All for Passive Point


Epic Gear
and Gems plus
Non-Legacy Gear

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STATS with Epic Gear
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8900+ life, using "Belly of the beast"
bloodlust setup4e6dd3cac50140b8ba445380455815ff
added fire setupbe982d186c92a2dea06eefc1e757e3e5
8400+ life using "Bringer of rain"
bloodlust setup a3634bba3512d35327d3b0bf688e2c1f
added fire setup 579d1de152ab29cc604944060e5ddb4f


STATS without Legacy Items
Spoiler
8900+ life, using "Belly of the beast"
bloodlust setupcd71e99b8c5654b07010e9818cf87a74
added fire setup059722c61a5310e646cb67b8f47f8c09
8200+ life using "Bringer of rain"
bloodlust setup 8d38a18fedc0e5d0a4ff8d380d402a34
added fire setup e8d5f2e0d7e73c700d6805203aa1b1bb

GEMS
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20q gems slowly just by finding gemcutters. All gems 20q might only give 10k DPS with great gear, not worth it if you are tight on money.
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Leap Slam with Voidheart: Leaping into enemies does a lot. It activates fortify (flat damage reduction), it causes bleed on enemies thereby dramatically increasing raw physical damage (even though it doesn't appear in the DPS Tooltip) and it knocks enemies back... they are dead before they can even attack you.

Cast When Damage Taken, Immortal call: If you get attacked after leap slamming into an enemy, you gained physical damage immunity for half second, which is more than ample time to decimate mobs and leap again to the next mob

Dual Strike, Multistrike, Added Fire/Bloodlust and Melee Splash: So there are two ways to run my dual striker, one is the old way with Herald of Ash gem having a wonderful synergy with Added Fire in your dual strike links. The new way and better way is to swap out that Added Fire for Bloodlust, so that when you leap slam you apply bleed and gain tremendous raw physical damage bonuses against bosses and mobs alike. Both are great, but I am now endorsing the Voidheart+Bloodlust+Leap Slam setup because it's much more reliable for damage even though the DPS Tooltip appears lower (it's actually greatly, greatly higher). My build is almost pure physical damage already, so there is benefit to this specialization...and seeing how almost no enemy has damage reduction yet most have max fire resistance on higher tiers.

Melee Splash: You must have melee splash with dual strike or else he will be horrible in mobs. It also increases physical damage of dual strike so this is the added benefit of leaving it be even when solo'ing a boss. Don't let the tooltip deceive you when you see the bigger numbers of swapping out melee splash with added chaos or lightning or cold. They suck! Adding another elemental damage gem just makes a boss with high resistance take that much less damage from an elemental gem, meanwhile no bosses (unless indicated on the map screen or the enemy description) have actual physical damage reduction (armor) making melee splash's increased physical damage still better than an elemental gem that bumps your DPS tooltip dramatically.

Auras:Soul Taker allows to reserve 100% mana and use all melee skills free. No doubt about it, Herald of ash, Hatred and Arctic Armor are the best. Ash lets you nuke mobs when an enemy dies, as they explode taking others down to hell with them. Soul Taker has a synergy with Hatred as the axe can chill via physical damage, making Hatred very defensive as enemies are very likely to be chilled or frozen. Not only that, but the Taste of Hate Sapphire Flask makes this synergy devastating to every living thing you decide to chop up, further increasing the likelyhood of flash-chilling/freezing bosses and mobs alike and granting even more extra cold damage from your raw physical damage!

Ancestral Warchief with Culling Strike: What a cool little totem haha this little dude is great for adding physical damage as well as offering a minor distraction to enemies who would target him instead of you. In Soup's Uber Atziri video his totem even culled her haha. Link him with culling strike and he will really help end those annoying bosses and petty enemies. He can do well over 30k+ himself and adds so much to your own DPS too by having him active. Although his damage is enough to kill or help kill mobs, he does die very easily and his timer is short making him less reliable as a genuine damage dealing totem. Spam him all the time so YOU can have the extra DPS and if he succeeds in killing also then consider it a bonus to having him out :D It costs no mana to cast so you can just cast over and over even with three auras that leave you with zero mana. He even attacks enemies! I strongly encourage obnoxious use of him :D
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Misc: VENGEANCE!! This gem seems like it does almost nothing but it's a life saver. It triggers often enough that in times when you are unable to attack it will attack hard enough to many enemies to leech like crazy. Being frozen is a good example, it's obnoxious and very dangerous since the defense of my build is constantly attacking as fast as you can. Being frozen is a recipe for deadededness but so far Vengeance has averted deaths many, many times. It's always a "Phew!" moment but it saves the day. This gem is essential and needs to be maxed 20-20 for optimal ass-saving results.

The rest should be self-explanatory!



WHY PLAY MY DUAL STRIKER
MARAUDER?
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Because he's fun. Because he's the fastest, most visceral build in the entire game. Because when you hack enemies to bits you feel powerful. That's why people play this game...to feel powerful and my build gives you that. Unfortunately this game has become a slogging mess for cheap difficulty mechanics, economy inflation, and skill nerfing. It's tiring! Time to pick up a 3 year old skill that is fun and play this damn game for fun, you know, like a real game and not a chore. This game is nothing but tedium when people play characters with the intention only to get awesome gear using cookie-cutter endgame farm builds. Screw that jazz. Thankfully, my dual striker is endgame reliable but he can struggle against Malachai Ascdened, Uber Atziri, and the Shaper because he's not very mobile (leap slam sucks) and they have tedious one-shot mechanics imitating difficulty. Still, with epic gear you can beat them reliably just not likely to be deathless. Point is, you don't care about that. You likely watched my videos then was like, WHOA that looks fun! And it is. In my opinion, the dual striker is the only original build in the game, and I'm saying that with 12 years of Diablo 2, Baldur's Gate, Gauntlet Legends and Champions of Norrath expierence, among many other arcade style RPG games. But people who play my dual striker just want to have fun now. So have fun!



ANY DEFENSE FOCUS IN MIND
FOR THIS BUILD IS?
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This is his defense in order of importance numbered below. Remember, this build is very synergistic, where changing one thing impacts the others to varying degrees. It takes time to feel-out this delicate balance! This is easily one of the most challenging end-game builds in POE!

1. Leech is his #1 defense= sponge damage like the God of War himself in all situations without running, dodging, evading or excessive health potting
2. Life= better sponging and fewer one-shot deaths= tank everything!!
3. Attacks per Second= fast tiny leech hits= instant health recovery
4. Block= negate damage= tank effectively in those hairy situations
NOTE: As of patch 2.4, Vaal Pact improvements and the Dual Strike buff blocking is almost not needed with Rumi's potions even in T15/T16 maps for those with epic gear because by that point you have so much health that nothing but Uber and Shaper can 1-hit you meaning leeching will never let you die
***Don't go nuts with armor guys! Your Damage Reduction is a mix of armor rating from Rumi's Concoction, Fortify, Arctic Armor and just a couple armor/life/evasion nodes which multiply when you pot with Rumi's. Overall, physical damage isn't a big thread and also armor has little effect on my build since he uses Immortal Call setup for physical damage immunity


WHAT IS HIS
PLAYSTYLE LIKE?
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1) Leap slam into enemies

2) Kill them

3) Repeat.


LEVELING PASSIVE TREE, STARTING GEAR,
DEFENSE STRATEGY, POE TRADE GEAR
AND ENDGAME

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note: He really just needs high life gear with siege axes (Soul Taker plus another siege axe, they are fastest). Gloves need Increased Attack Speed and 0.4% leech.

START
LEVEL 44 PASSIVE SKILL TREE http://poeplanner.com/AAYAAGsBCwAze4zG2FhjPfyMz_ZIXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5KCqLT5tqhVLZYa2Nz35XDdIhns2nMJ_LwQR5aKlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqdgQWNwEdVXl0MxTP9OKiPTbyeaanas6hj3MnzZ8pxul_e-AAAPAAACAAfQAQH0AQMLAgYAAAA=
1. Get a Lakishu unique one handed sword as soon as you can. They're very cheap (2 alteration to 1-2 alch), It offers a built in Multistrike and will carry you through to lvl 60. In your 60's you'll want to look up Wings of Entropy if you're still broke and didn't have good luck with uniques. It's a very solid Dual Striker Axe and will easily carry you to 75+ while you build currency. It should cost an alch or 2, maybe 1 chaos.

2. Don't hesitate to get that +30 int node. You will have intelligence problems. Respec later once your jewelry makes up for it. Also, don't wear Kaom's Roots until you can max your res from just Jewelry, Belt, Gloves.

MID-GAME
LEVEL 55 PASSIVE SKILL TREE http://poeplanner.com/AAYAAJUhCwBIe4zG2FhjPfyMz_ZIXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5KCqLT5tqhVLZYa2Nz35XDdIhns2nMJ_LwQR5aKlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqdgQWNwEdVXl0MxTP9OKiPTbyeaanas6hj3MnzZ8pxul_e-wBp4DbXycmxsRjIJbzs1kti9v9VTu0SeIWDBi4FBNe867XTxKaW_CCQ3AAAPAAACAAfQAQH0AQMLAgYAAAA=
LEVEL 76 PASSIVE SKILL TREE http://poeplanner.com/AAYAAM8hCwBle4zG2FhjPfyMz_ZIXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5KCqLT5tqhVLZYa2Nz35XDdIhns2nMJ_LwQR5aKlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqdgQWNwEdVXl0MxTP9OKiPTbyeaanas6hj3MnzZwBp4DbXycmxsRjIJbzs1kti9v9VTu0SeIWDBi4FBNe867XTxKaXawXTtBS1brw2N_MXuDqOKI_ZNkrGzDHOVZhut-WMV8AX5lwYZisM6Kjgkiw-rFr8mlWHijX1VSy5T02-_CCQ3FumYVwAADwAAAgAH0AEB9AEDCwIGAAAA drop "lust of carnage" when you take "vaal pact"
3. If you're broke, save for that Soul Taker. But get a Bringer of Rain first. It should cost you roughly 1-5 chaos for even a good non-legacy Bringer of Rain. Soul Taker will cost anywhere from 35 chaos (great deal) to 60chaos/1exalt.

4. Get Rumi's flasks last, you can get away with some Granite Flasks/Basalt Till you have enough currency after your soul takers.

POE TRADE LINKS.
NOTE: links are for STANDARD league and are examples, including offline. Change all what you want through "show search form" button. You need 1.88 APS on the axe minimum guys and jewels must have 7% max life, APS, melee damage and if you're smart you won't settle for 3 affixes, you'll want that 4th. Fill in whatever gap in defense you have, most likely intelligence and a little resistances. These jewels are the ultimate endgame gear tactic, so don't skimp on one with 2-3 attributes but Soup says it's not the end of the world if you don't plan on killing Uber Atziri or Shaper.
axe: http://poe.trade/search/uazasitonomour
jewel: http://poe.trade/search/hitatonasitito

ENDGAME, GUYS THIS IS IMPORTANT
LEVEL 87 PASSIVE SKILL TREE http://poeplanner.com/AAYAAOkhCwBye4zG2FhjPfyMz_ZIXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5KCqLT5tqhVLZYa2Nz37BBHloqW534wHchNlHfr02ZU2-p2BBY3AR1VeXQzFM_04qI9NvJ5pqdqzqGPcyfNnAGngNtfJybGxGMglvOzWS2L3awXTtBS1brw2N_MXuDqOKI_ZNkrGzDHOVZhut-WMV8AX5lwYZisM6Kjgkiw-rFr8mlWHijX1VS_jrZFJOMhfhJvgTTMGj4mEwd1n-891oZS5T02-btYTF_gryRTrhpldN4_6PlcztP21sNj2dqmyMvwgkNxbpmFf4X1_QAAAPAAACAAfQAQH0AQMLAgYAAAA= drop "iron reflexes" when you reach 6.5k life, drop "cloth and chain" when you're ok with resistances, drop "unwavering" when you can wear "kaom's roots"
LEVEL 94 PASSIVE SKILL TREE http://poeplanner.com/AAYAAPshCwB7e4zG2FhjPfyMz_ZIXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5KCqLT5tqhVLZYa2Nz37BBHloqW534wHchNlHfr02ZU2-p2BBY3AR1VeXQzFM_04qI9NvJ5pqdqzqGPcyfNnAGngNtfJybGxGMglvOzWS2L3awXTtBS1brw2N_MXuDqOKI_ZNkrGzDHOVZhut-WMV8AX5lwYZisM6Kjgkiw-rFr8mlWHijX1VS_jrZFJOMhfhJvgTTMGj4mEwd1n-891oZS5T02-btYTF_gryRTrhpldN4_6PlcztP21sNj2dqmyMYqwbyM_d8Yp674d2Sn2_CCQ3FumYV_hfX9AhkOoQAAAPAAACAAfQAQH0AQMLAgYAAAA=
6. Around lv85+ you'll see that one-shots become more common with rared/corrupted maps because of mods like vulnerability, +Damage Taken and temporal chains, among others to keep an eye on. The problem is honestly just life. It's math, as my dual striker has virtually no defense except a super-high life pool and leech so you'll need 6500 life to make endgame T15+ maps reliably cleared. You'll also see your not-awesome-enough siege axes swinging wayyyy too slowly for comfort due to temporal chains curses causing you to leech less and be even less mobile. You'll be frozen/chilled too which is also best counteracted with very high life plus freeze flasks since freeze is based on life pool per single hit but as a leecher it's not always the best buffer. So once you're taking an hour to clear one corrupted t12-15 map you will start to understand that it's time to start swapping out that old gear for true endgame gear, and this is where you either love this character as much as I do to make the cut or you quit him. With my improvements to the dual striker plus Soup's refinement of him for Shaper and Uber Atziri, even a budget build can make it to tank the Guardians and even farm double Malachai or wreck Atziri at Apex...but if you're reading this then you want Uber Atziri and Shaper, so it's time to get some godly gear.

Endgame gear like mine will cost you many, many exalts mainly due to the incredible rarity of 1H siege axes like mine that do as much as most epic 2H axes lol (mine sells for 250ex in standard and legacy Soul Taker runs around 180ex and the legacy Bringer of Rain is around 20ex). This is what you need to take on Shaper. Uber Atziri can be taken carefully with the new Voidheart setup but 8000 health is agreed by Soup and I to be the safe minimum to avoid petty deaths from a single attack. Malachai isn't really considered endgame these days but for what it's worth budget voidheart dual strikers can double boss him without too much hassle and deathlessly. Uber Trio can throw you off sometimes as they can burst damage you pretty fast even after you've memorized how to kill them a lot. And Shaper is the biggest steaming terd ever lol. He's hard for every melee character but my dude does pretty well against him.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Spoiler
is this build still viable after the void ring nerf?
dual striker has 3 sources to cause bleeding: leap slam, vengeance, totem. non legacy voidheart works enough good. when you leap into enemies, if they are still alive, you get attacked, vengeance works, it is second source to apply bleeding. if you see rare monster you can throw a totem before jump, it is 3d source to apply bleeding.
chance to cause bleding= 1-(1-chance to cause bleeding)^sources for 36% voidheart and 3 sources chance to cause bleeding=76%. if totem deals 5 attacks per second, every attack is a source. so after first second of fight, your enemies will be bleeding with 95.5% chance. after 2nd second 99.5%, after 3d- 100% if totem is active.

Can this buld play reflect maps?
yes, i play all modes except "no leech"
use rumi and added fire support gem in dual strike setup for phys reflect
turn off elemental auras and use bloodlust or fortify in dual strike setup for ele reflect

stupid question, why you are not using any chest piece?
bringer has mod "can't use chest armour". but you can wear any armour for skin, all stats and gems will be ignored. but gems will get experience.

if you could change bringer of rain for a helmet + armour what gear would you choose?
i prefer "Belly of the beast" 6linked 40% life + rare helmet 90+ life and resistances.
anyway i recommend for all new players or in a fresh league use bringer of rain and
concentrate to spend currency on axes, jewels, rings etc. better to have good axes and bor,
than 6link belly and broken axes.

Is this HC viable?
Yes. Playing hardcore requires patience and a good working knowledge of your limits but I've had a bunch of guys make it past lv90 on hardcore and stop mainly because of gear expenses to reach higher tiers.

Can you test how 'actual' version of your builds works? W/o this old expensive stuff?
i tested build without legacy items on every content except present vaal temple. budget version kills t16 iiq100+. i did vaal temple(was t14) with 6 portals, prenerf core with 2 portals(t15 core was true nightmare before atlas expansion) in perandus(no legacy items, 320pdps axe, voidheart was not existed).

it's not really worth getting the endurance charges?
endurance charges are not important part of build. dual striker can not generate them often enough for valuable effect in all scenarios.

do you change ur gear during the Uber Lab?
1) flasks, i use 2 life flasks+ basalt+ rumi+ silver
2) endurance charges help a bit, 4 link: leap slam- fortify- faster attacks- endurance charge on melee stun is good option there

is there a reason why you chose dual strike as your primary offensive skill? will other
skills like lacerate work as well?

I created my dual striker to be like the Diablo 2 Smiter Paladin wearing Dracul's gauntlets (only leech gloves in that game). I loved the speed of his chopping and the speed also made him virtually unkilliable unless he's 1-hit. He can tank 16 stacks of the Uber Trio's corrupted blood while still gaining health haha. He's just nuts. He is easily the most unique character in POE and he just makes you feel so powerful. He's just insane. I loved that. Other skills were slow or boring or limited and didn't make me feel strong and also wouldn't let me tank. I don't like running, skirting, dodging or anything. I managed to get my dual striker powerful enough that even my budget build dual striker can tank all maps/bosses corrupt-mods in the entire game except Uber Atziri, Shaper who were made specifically anyway to F*** everyone sideways so I can't help that. I'd say those are all reasons why I love my build more than any other.



SO, YOU WANNA FIGHT
UBER ATZIRI DO YA?


BASIC STEPS TO BEATING UBER ATZIRI:

Spoiler
1. The Trio
You can pretty much tank the uber trio if not for that rain of arrows chick in the middle. She can burst damage you insanely fast but ultimately they aren't a threat anymore when you memorize how to kill them. Kill her first and you need to avoid taking damage from the other two guardians while trying to kill her because their combined damage basically insta-kills everyone. Once the girl is dead it's so much easier to stand still and tank. Your health can still plummet fast so make sure you are leeching constantly. If you cannot leech even for one full second then back off, regroup

2. Uber Atziri
Avoid most or all of her flameblasts/lightning calls. Yeah, you can take 9/10 of her single attacks, but even with 8k health and tons of extra fire/lightning res she can critical you and you'll get one hit deadeded. Remember you chose this build for fun, but Uber Atziri was never meant to be fun. She was meant to challenge the most hardcore elite players in the game.

3. Take your time dude-
She has millions of health and resists just about everything you throw at her. People who fight her well can die easily in more common situations since they are overspecialized. Overspecialization breeds weakness. But you are not weak. You are a mob thrashing axe kiler who can tank every boss in the game except her. Treat her with the respect she deserves and take her down as if she were Sauron. Go slow, time your attacks, plans your moves, monitor her attack patterns and just be relaxed. You might not pwn her, but you'll win.

4. Have 10+ex before even considering trying. You will need to memorize the fight. Period. You will die, a lot. But you'll start to develop a winning curve until you win all of the time. Be prepared to invest a lot of exalts into Mortal sets but for those who want to win, they shall taste victory


Email for questions
Triwesterki
Last edited by Umbra_the_Wolf on Mar 10, 2017 3:58:27 AM
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What bandit did you choose for Merciless?
Last edited by Natharo on Jan 13, 2016 3:36:44 AM
Health, Attack speed, Passive
Last edited by Umbra_the_Wolf on Oct 1, 2016 5:04:30 PM
Nice thanks :D
of course :D
Can you do this build in a new league ?
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1462987
absolutely yes :D several have already in standard, hardcore, talisman and perandus. Only caveat for hardcore league is that when you finally get to a boss you didn't realize you "can't" tank yet or at all, well, sometimes you aren't lucky enough to get away to fight another day. As this build is tank-only and POE tends to be a trial by fire kind of game, hardcore players can do just fine so long as they slowly explore the limits of the build for the gear that they have.
Last edited by Umbra_the_Wolf on Mar 11, 2016 4:41:49 PM
i like it

maybe try this later in the league
Last edited by TheGriz738 on Mar 11, 2016 5:11:36 PM
dude that's great to hear. He's a very synergistic build so feel free to whisper questions in game if you have any
I make similar build in perandus. At this moment my budget is 5ex (1ex-soul taker, 2ex- good axe, 2ex -rings, rumi, lapis and bor. So i'm in search for gloves, belt, boots and best axe). i don't know how to paste my equip&tree in message but you can look in my profile ZombieSoup character.GEM difference is that I use cwdt-warlords-mark-immortal call-inc. dur.
tree diference is that i took "SplittingStrikes" instead "HatchetMaster". is it my mistake?
also i took resolute, and don't understand what will happens when i respec it because i haven't accuracy at all.

Now at 88lvl i farm T9-11 maps with deaths on lags or in attempt to tanking boss, which we are not acquainted.

great build! best i've played! thx.

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