[2.5] Greedy Roomba - MF Blade Vortex Assassin (63/329) - Atziri Viable - Solo T10+ (37/40) [Videos]

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MF Build Guide Video: https://youtu.be/jX_iaJ1njFU
DPS Build Guide Video (ESC): https://youtu.be/2f6wXsx4rgo

You can find the character "RumisDervish" here: https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/Mr_G/characters

I plan to stream my progress in Essence League: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__

Videos
You can see previous Twitch Broadcasts here: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__/profile

Culling Guardians in Standard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21CVdHYgTPM

MFing Abyss 2.4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSOoaQINWw

Core Clear 2.4: https://youtu.be/84QWsLRFu1E

Testing the extent of the 2.4 nerf: https://youtu.be/Wg_Wi_jhUWA?t=50

Essence Crafting makes a 4L Endgame Viable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpIi_-0bH0o

Reduced Flask Charges Used Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfrRcAHwcwk&ab_channel=MrGxyz

Uber Atziri Deathless with Cospri's DPS gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMPrEN669WU&ab_channel=MrGxyz

Testing Inquisitor full Physical to Elemental conversion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2n3O8wpVMk

First Atziri attempt in MF gear: https://youtu.be/ZkIVZkqJZAg

Twinned T15 Abyss + Temp Chains in MF gear: https://youtu.be/YwG74schntE
Twinned T15 Abyss with Cospri's DPS gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bplp9wGr40E

Twinned Courtyard + Ele Weakness: https://youtu.be/2_MKSGq337A

Boss kill compilation: https://youtu.be/_Hi_OL6v06c

Perandus Manor: https://youtu.be/uv-j9DZDm8s

Farming Corrupting Darkshrine in Labyrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ZSUlPTDHk

General mapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabDXWLDvAg

Deathless Atziri run on the 3rd attempt: https://youtu.be/ZFYHhlIw2-w

Finishing 36/40 with Phys Reflect Vaal Temple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94xY_RsVKa4

Blade Vortex Levelling Tree







Credit to "3nitro" for help optimising.







Early levelling - EK, Fire Trap, Blade Vortex and Bladefall. Best level to use BV will be 38 once a 4L of BV + Echo + AoE + Faster Casting is available. I usually level with Bladefall until around level 65-75 and just use BV against rares and bosses.
Important Gem Rewards
When able to afford them return to act 1/3 to buy additional Blade Vortex (or Bladefall) gems to level in the off hand for 20/20.

Gems that have to be traded for: Warlord's Mark, Purity of Fire, Increased Duration, Blood Magic, Immortal Call.
Normal
Enemy at the Gate - Fire Trap - Buy EK
The Caged Brute - Flame Dash - Buy Whirling Blades
The Siren's Cadence - Blade Vortex
Sharp and Cruel - Faster Casting - Buy Concentrated Effect
Intruders in Black - HoI- Can buy HoT
Lost in Love - Assassin's Mark - Buy Hatred + PoL + PoI
A Fixture of Fate - Buy Blasphemy
Sever the Right Hand - Bladefall
Breaking the Seal - Lightning Golem - Although Stone Golem can help with the Labyrinth
The Eternal Nightmare - Spell Echo - Buy AoE + CoC + CwDT


Cruel
The Caged Brute - Curse on Hit
Sharp and Cruel - Faster Attacks - Buy Crit Multi
A Fixture of Fate - Buy Fortify
The Eternal Nightmare - Item Rarity


Gem Links
Cospri's Dual Curse Links
3L: Whirling Blades + Faster Attacks + Fortify or Shield Charge.

4L: Blasphemy + Warlord's Mark + Hatred + Enlighten

3s: Flame Dash + Vaal Haste + Decoy Totem

4L: CwDT (lvl 9) + Immortal Call (lvl 11) + Duration + Lightning Golem or Tempest Shield (lvl 11)

4L: CwDT (lvl 1) + Blade Vortex (lvl 1) + Curse on hit (lvl 20) + Vulnerability or Enfeeble (lvl 20)

5L+: Blade Vortex + Controlled Destruction + AoE + Echo + Added Fire + Culling Strike 20% or Hypothermia if you can get the colours on Cospri's crit multi is probably better, although I like culling strike for bosses.

4L: Whirling Blades + Faster Attacks + Fortify + Blood Magic (you won't need the BM gem once you hit lvl 70+)

3L: Increased Duration + Vaal Haste + Vaal Clarity

3-4L: Blasphemy + Warlord's Mark + Hatred (+ Enlighten but not necessary)

3-4L: CwDT (lvl 9) + Immortal Call (lvl 11) + Duration + Lightning Golem (or Flame Golem / Molten Shell) (lvl 11)

2-3L: Flame Dash + Blood Rage + Faster Casting

Blade Vortex Link Priority: Spell Echo > AoE > Item Rarity > Controlled Destruction > Physical to Lightning > Added Fire > Crit Multiplier > Poison > Added Cold (for freeze) > Increased Duration > Empower > Faster Casting.

My 6L based on the colours I could chrom on Greed's Embrace (3B, 2R, G):
Blade Vortex + Spell Echo + AoE + Item Rarity + Added Fire + Increased Duration (or Empower).

My optimal set-up on a Greed's Embrace (4B, R, G):
Blade Vortex + Spell Echo + AoE + Item Rarity + Controlled Destruction + Added Fire.

Flasks
Budget Flasks:


Endgame Flasks:

Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths:
Power charges are generated for free by the Assassin's Unstable Infusion as long as you have under 90% critical strike chance at 6 power charges.
3 second automatic Immortal Call.
Shatter Porcupines with enough damage/crit multi.
15 second Vaal Haste and 26 second Vaal Clarity.
Able to do no regen maps. Take a mana flask if you really want, but Warlord's Mark is usually enough.
Physical and elemental reflect are fine. If they hurt try using physical to lightning or turning off hatred respectively.
Easy Dried Lake clearing, blood rage + vaal haste with whirling blades makes it really fast, all you need it 6-8 stacks of blade vortex to 1 shot most packs once you have Deadly Infusion.
MF up to T9 maps currently without dying, balancing life and rarity gear is required sometimes, but once you have 4k life in MF gear you should be safe.
Levelled with it from day one and was Rank 80th by the 18th hour when I stopped.

Weaknesses:
Corrupting blood. I recommend using a long duration immunity to bleed flask such as a granite or jade flask for this.
Molten shell.
Thorns. Either swap to Bladefall to kill or only attack when thorns is not active. Or use Saffell's Frame in combination with Rumi's Concoction.
Melee to mid-range. Fortify with whirling blades helps and Vaal Pact usually keeps you alive but Bearers, Volatiles and powerful crit rares should still be fought with caution.
Curse Immune magic packs will not provide the 2% leech from Warlord's Mark try not to whirl into the middle of them unless you have the 0.5% leech enchant on boots.
Stationary some of the time. It's best to close the distance quickly against ranged mobs so that you can leech with VP.

Avoiding Phys Reflect in Maps
You can completely remove your physical damage if you don't want to deal with physical reflect damage in maps, just swap your weapon for Moonbender's Wing and swap Controlled Destruction for Physical to Lighting:

Bandits / Ascendancy / Gameplay notes / FAQ
Bandits: Kill all, Kill all, Help Alira for +1 Power charge.
You can help Oak in normal if you want the +40 HP, but I may respec this character to low life, which would make that pointless.

Ascendancy: Unstable Infusion, Deadly Infusion. The next two are up to you, if you want to MF and have free culling go with Ambush + Assassinate or if you have a way to apply poison go with Noxious Strike + Toxic Delivery.
Ascendancy choice:
The Assassinate path is great if you plan to play with friends or in a party at any point, it gives you free culling strike so you don't need to use Heartbreaker, the more crit chance on full life and low life gives a decent bit of DPS, but it could make it hard to sustain power charges with Unstable Infusion against low life bosses (although you would be at 95% crit effectively anyway).

The Toxic Delivery path is only good if you either use the Poison gem or have Cospri's Will, applying bleed first with Whirling Blades/Shield Charge to then get poison on hit is not worth the effort. You would do higher damage than the other path with the poison stacking with 100% more damage, but if you planned to play the MF version it would not get free culling strike and Cospri's would take away Greed's Embrace.

Vaal Pact: You don't need this until 85+ or until you want to do Atziri or start to feel the damage from reflect.

Blood Rage:I sustain Blood Rage using a regenerating health potion on my second slot, and then when combat has stopped I weapon swap to turn off Blood Rage - this is achieved by having it on a weapon or shield and then pressing X.

Mana management can be achieved by using a mana flask as you level, try to get one that just restores enough mana for you to cast vortex, without filling up to quickly. A flask like this is all you need to get to 50 stacks until you get Vaal Clarity. Once you have Warlord's Mark you won't need a mana flask unless you want to get to 50 stacks prior to a boss fight, that can be replaced with Vaal Clarity once you have it.


Levelling with Bladefall until around 60 is easier, but you can use Blade Vortex against bosses and rares.

Auras
Blasphemy + Warlord's Mark and Hatred, you can link them all to Enlighten to allow you to cast more BV stacks before engaging.

Weapon / Dagger
You don't need Divinarius for this build - the best dagger will be one with stats close to those shown in the "Maximising DPS" section, a cheap early dagger for me in Prophecy League is this one:

Gear
Ventor's Gamble: http://poe.trade/search/hahatahaohotuh
Rumi's Concoction: http://poe.trade/search/tonowotaitadag
Dagger (search for crit multi or cheapest): http://poe.trade/search/iyasichokosaki
Levelling Gear

MF Gear
All self found / crafted aside from the unique items. Many divines were sacrificed on the Ventor's.


For some reason Goldwyrm aren't showing - maybe because of the enchant.

Cospri's Will Dual Curse Poison Gear Set-up
Uber Atziri Gear Stats

CI Gear

Potential Budget / Optional Gear
Early in the league it can be hard to find cheap Goldwyrm boots and so you can use Sadima's gloves and rare boots instead. Heartbreaker is also a decent starting dagger for cheap:

You can also replace the two Ventor's Gamble rings for this with a white gold ring and a magic gold ring if you are on a budget:

If you are struggling with resistances but feel you have enough damage this is a really budget way to get capped:

Here are some gear options for non-MF, shields in particular make you safer:
Spoiler


Jewels
Priority for stats: Life > Crit multi > Spell Damage > Attack speed > Rarity > Resists if you need them.

My Current Jewels:

Current DPS
Level 93: http://imgur.com/HKZgHOk

DPS gear + Vaal Haste (15s) + Atziri Flask + AoE: http://imgur.com/ZwBiXRd.jpg

DPS gear + Vaal Haste + Atziri Flask + Conc: http://imgur.com/GEReJCz.jpg

MF Gear + Vaal Haste + Flask + AoE: http://i.imgur.com/Kuxg2II.jpg
Special DPS: http://imgur.com/YDvT7iv.jpg

Defence Tab (with 3 Endurance Charges + Rumi's Concoction)

Maximising DPS
For this build I used to dual wield Divinarius for the quality of life that the 20% AoE adds, it allows you to keep a safe distance from Volatile rares while you kill them and gives a greater coverage if you swap one of them for a Heartbreaker to cull in a party.

Edit: I now use Sentari's Answer shield for the 8% quantity and high block chance.

The highest DPS you could attain from daggers would be one with stats like this:
50%+ spell damage
1-100+ added lightning damage to spells (for shock chance)
25-50+ added cold damage to spells
30%+ critical strike multiplier
80%+ spell crit (this is not so important if you reach 85% crit easily without it)
20%+ attack speed (for whirling blades clear speed)

With a bit of tweaking to the gem setup (i.e. no whirling blades) I believe the best DPS would be achieved with dual Void Battery - the fact that crit multi scales with the number of power charges makes them add an additional 16% multi but also give a whopping 240% spell damage with the current power charges or 290% spell damage if the tree was changed to pick up the Templar power charges as well.

A well rolled Shadow and Dust will also give more DPS, aside from that Facebreakers give a nice 90% crit multi for that tooltip DPS boosting glory.

Loot Screenshots
Twinned Abyss Solo Clear: http://imgur.com/LObXeQO

Insane 18% Reflect Excavation (140% IIQ, 50% IIR, 40% Pack Size): http://imgur.com/tcZhIrJ

Arena Twinned:http://i.imgur.com/vGeUJgJ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aJbmmkA.jpg
Way too much loot: http://i.imgur.com/gB0phI9.jpg

Atziri: http://imgur.com/dbDIk9y.jpg
http://imgur.com/dbDIk9y.jpg
http://imgur.com/0UFcvrc.jpg
http://imgur.com/xKEHLa5.jpg

Acton's Nightmare: http://imgur.com/OMXwVB3

4 x Whakawairua Tuahu in Light Radius Gear: http://imgur.com/a/WLAGZ

Beyond Bosses: http://imgur.com/KWzzr4q


IGN: MrG.
Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__
Last edited by Mr_G on Dec 13, 2016 7:01:13 PM
Last bumped on Dec 21, 2016 5:46:45 AM
Level 45 - Yes Cadiro sold me Tabula for 127 Coins!

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Tree
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Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:08:35 AM
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Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:13:28 AM
Level 70 - Rank 83. Vortex 5-10k depending on links, bladefall is easier to level with and take care of those massive packs of guardians, but vortex is fun to clear linear maps with. Time for a break.

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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
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Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:11:16 AM
Level 80 - mapping with a bit for MF gear, decent damage but blade vortex tends to lag if you end up in the middle of a group of unkillable units or forever spawning Perandus Guardians. Managed to do a few T8 maps but I still need a bit more life, sitting at around 4k, thinking of possibly respecing to get more life nodes or using a crit + life shield, could add a few life jewels as well.

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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__
Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:16:25 AM
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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
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Last edited by Mr_G on Mar 7, 2016 9:10:27 PM
Level 87 - Wearing DPS / Leveling gear at the moment. Most of it self found from all the MFing. Crafted the amulet.

5k HP, 87% Crit, 36k AoE DPS with Vaal Haste and Atziri Flask. That goes to 50k+ with conc effect.

DPS Gear


MF Gear




Notable Loot Found
Sold a Hegemony's Era for 3 Ex.

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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__
Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:18:14 AM
Added two Atziri videos, one using MF gear and a deathless one in DPS gear.

First Atziri attempt in MF gear: https://youtu.be/ZkIVZkqJZAg

Deathless Atziri in DPS gear: https://youtu.be/ZFYHhlIw2-w
IGN: MrG.
Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/mr_g__
Level 90 - Finally made it to T11 maps, but it's not looking promising to progress much further yet. Using the Scion jewel socket to cover some resists and mainly because I don't really need the added damage from the physical damage wheel above shadow yet, may respec to it once I hit 92, might not. Still haven't been able to 6L or scour chance a Golden Plate yet, but I enjoy the crafting.

Current DPS Gear


Current MF Gear


And I just found this, will have to balance some resists to use it:


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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
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Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:20:05 AM
Level 92 now, decided to keep the resist nodes and jewel socket below the Scion to make gearing MF easier and also pick up Elementalist at the Templar start for an additional 12% all resists. This helps lower the gear requirements and cap all my resists aside from lightning which needs 4% more that can be gotten on a jewel so I can wear the nice MF helmet I found.

I've done T9 maps easily without dying in all MF gear, I haven't done any T10 aside from Plateau yet. I did twinned T13 solo Courtyard fine in DPS gear.



MF Gear
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Build Videos & Item Testing: www.youtube.com/user/MrGxyz/videos
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Last edited by Mr_G on May 18, 2016 2:20:42 AM

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