[2.5] AFK Gone Cheap - AFK up to T16 boss also great clear speed | Berserker || Video Build Guide!

--- AFK Gone Cheap - AFK up to T16 - also great clear speed ---


*****|| - WATCH THE MONTAGE VIDEO - ||*****
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvA95dNCMM
From 3.49 in the clip u have a fast guide of what is important to the build

*****|| - WATCH THE BUILD GUIDE VIDEO - ||*****
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmCXbn1nL_U

Big thanks to Chilifreak, the producer and creator of those videos!

2.5 FIX

Replace fire pen in 6l blade vortex setup with chance to ignite. Everything else can be the same.

Q&A - Questions and Answers

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Any leveling tips ? I've never done a marauder before
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Raskofshadows wrote: "Level to 16 and then facebreakers shield charge till 28 and then ancestral warchief till 68."
Flame totem is also an alternative if you like the safe playstyle.


What about bandits?
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Normal: Save Oak[ (for life)
Cruel: Kill all (Not recommended - save kratyn for attack speed)
Merciless: Kill all

Is this build still under 1 exalted orb?

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In essence league:
Right now as I write this on poe.trade:

1ex costs you 71c

Eye of innoscense:
44c

Razor of the seventh sun:
9c

Essence of hysteria:
8c x 2 = 16c

Random 5L chestplate:
1 alteration orb
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sum: 69c, that is still under 1 ex

The question is however, does it really matter if it costs 1 ex + 15c? ;)

In the previous patch when I did Mjölner goes phone compatible, the gear you needed costed 30ex+ just to be able to go AFK. This was maybe achieveable by less than 1% of the league players.

Now with costs around 1 ex, about every league player that reaches endgame on its first league char can do this build. The prices have "skyrocketed" only means that it has gone from extremely cheap to reasonable :)



What about atziri/uber atziri? And lab/uber lab?


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I can AFK uber Itzario as shown in the video, so np ;) The traps however I do not like too much.

Havent tried atziri or uber atziri. They should work as long as you dont get one shot. My previous AFK build afked normal atziri, this one I don't know as I havent tried.
You might wanna avoid mirror atziri, but also maybe you can hit the mirror as you leech 100% of your damage when you've taken a savage hit. I don't really know. Might be something for you to try out ;)



The Taming is pretty expensive. Seems like this can significantly boost your build, but otherwise, what's the alternative?

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The Taming is the item you get last of everything, when you have decided that you love this build so much that you want to invest that last bit, to get faster boss kills and somewhat faster rare mob kills. The rat cage is also a fun item that combined with vaal molten shell speeds up boss kills when switching it in.

So I would start by getting cheap resistance rings. If you then like the build and want somewhat faster boss kills, get taming :)

One alternative is eg. doedre's daming and getting one second curse: elemental weakness linked to CWDT. Moku's embrace is one alternative with high ignite chance roll. If you want rare rings, unset rings are good as you can put eg. anger aura in one as you mana pool allows it. So there is no best replacement ring, which ones to get you decide :)


What about guardian? And shaper...

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Havent acutally tried any guardian more than the minotaur. Of what I have seen when it comes to shaper fights with these kind of builds is that it should go down if you are good with the mechanics. You can even load up your vms for the fight several times. Also saw one on reddit who did a takedown with vms, with a build with similar aspects, but on a 4l bladevortex.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUmJiUGBzD8&feature=youtu.be

On top of that I have instant leech and poe cloaked in savagery (100% of damage leeched).

But this is just speculation. You could always invest in finding out ;).

When it comes to the other guardians, I havent seen anything that scares me off. Maybe phoenix will be hard, but at the same time if it activates savage hits, it should be safe (non AFK of course).


What about Atziri and others ignite immunes?. How can you deal with them?

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I just kill without going AFK. She will make savage hits with leeches me back to full life in an instant. The razor of the seventh sun only really matters on small hitters and not so much on big hitters like atziri. That is piece of cake. Uber I have yet to try, but should work as long as I dont get one shot by her lightning things.


What gives the Helmet - "socketed gems have 50% chance to ignite" and the sceptre - "10% chance to cast level 20 burst on hit"?
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Both mods are creating by crafting with the "essence of hysteria" in helmet and scepters.


You chose elemental focus for the scepter. Why didn't u choose to use Fire penetration so that the Fire Blast can ignite?


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I think that my reasoning was that I wanted as fast clearing speed as possible on white, blue and rare mobs, and my flammability curse applies on every pack giving them -29% fire resistance. Which means that lvl 20 firepen gives 29% more dmg on 0% resistance mobs. On mobs that have 80% fire resistance, it will do 79% more damage. I thought therefore that elemental focus 49% more damage would help me more. As I have no usage of the ignites as I have emberwake the damage of them, it doesn't matter which one I choose.

However non emberwake/taming users can try elemental proliferation or firepen as you will gain more from that.


Are there any other spells which can link to the higher CWDT set up instead of Artict Armour?

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Higher lvls of any of the spells you have in low lvl, for eg. glacial cascade, blade vortex, ball lightning, firestorm. Firespells will do the most damage (as avatar of fire removes half of the damage of all other damage types). There is one risk though, that the spell won't activate when you need it the most (as using the same spell will mean that they will share the sam cooldown).

If you feel that it's a waste to use two of the same spells (as they share the same cooldown) you could use skills like fire skills like fireball, magma orb, flame surge.




How to level maruader

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Raskofshadows gave us great tips which I will repost here:

Level to 16 and then use facebreakers with the skill gem shield charge till your reach level 28. Then use ancestral warchief till 68.

To improve the results of anchestral warchief Raskofshadows got the following items:

Belt
At level 9 - Meginord's Girdle

Quiver
At level 19 Skirmish Two-Point Arrow Quiver - this makes it so you can use 2 warchief totems

Helmets
Goldrim
At level 35 The Three Dragons - 30+ to all resists, but has weird mods your choice
At level 60 - Equip Abyssus Ezomyte Burgonet

Rings
At level 16 Mokou's Embrace - If you can't afford taming
At level 16 Emberwake
Could also use Pyre Sapphire Ring at level 11 then once level 16 equipt the rings above

Amulet
At lvl 8 - Ignomon

My own, ChrispieD's comments

As amulet you can also get rare amulets with added physical damage or unique amulets like:

At level 24 - Karui Charge Jade Amulet
At level 55 - Bloodgrip Coral Amulet

When it comes to rings, I would recommend rare rings with physical damage or:
At level 30 - The Warden's Brand
It gives a very high physical damage base to facebreakers, with an attack speed downside that is covered partly by Karui Charge Jade Amulet or the support gem faster attacks.





Skill tree


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Bladevortex conversion at lvl 68 tree:



Endgame tree


Example of non avatar of fire tree by Tomey:





My Gear

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My active gem setup in chest

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Avatar of fire blade vortex:
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5L

6L

or


Non AoF 6L Blade vortex

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Incinerate
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5L



6L

or

or




Spark
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Gear upgrades

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Chestplate

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My recommended choice, gives a lot of life and lets us keep our active skill gem setup. Gives me 7k life with my skill tree (from 6.3k from tabula).


Recommended for afking or maybe in combination with abberath's hooves. Overall slower clear speed if no active setup, but better protection against one shots.


Rat's cage is only for the lolz. As it lags too much, I rarely or never use it. Vaal RF is probably more useful now when I think about it. It is however very fun to watch minotaur go down with one skill :). Not that I only put this one on just in the boss fight, not in the entire map.

Brass dome is not recommended, however you are free to try it. The armour won't protect us from one shots at all without wasteful tree investment, and even then, the effect is useless if you ask me. When it comes to the crits it might be useful if you run a lot of crit multi maps. If that is not the case, indomitable from the tree reduced the crit multi of mobs from 130 to 110. Enfeeble takes care of the rest. So, I would say no to brass dome.


Rings
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On a budget 2 moku's embrace

or maybe

for boss kills.

For faster boss kills but overall slower clear speed, upgrade to:









Example of more budget focused Gear
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Thank you "Kilsum" for posting your gear example!





Test of what active setup to use in chestplate
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Just decided to test active BV vs Incinerate vs Spark again, however (this is a big but), I did keep avatar of fire since I can't respec this char without losing my whole total tree respec.

Important note, this is in not way a scientific study, just a quick comparison. I would recommend you all to test for yourself which setup you like the most with tabula, to then decide if you are in doubt.

Description of how I did it:

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I also did moku's embrace vs taming. I cleared in normal pace, with my normal technique. If something extraordenary like a 20 sec screen freeze happened, I paused the timer right in beginning and then put it on when it was over. I picked up items as normally. Big backtrackings or things that I didn't account for in the timer was noted down.

The map of choice was T11 chateau map, mainly because I had 6 of them so I could do the comparison. This map shows the positivity from the increased whirling speed from moku's in a bad way since it has lots of obsticles. I didn't feel that the room layout was bad however for spark as it bounces more.



The test:

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Taming+emberwake
Spark + Gmp+echo+ele prolif+chance to ignite+faster proj
3:30 - 20 left
Incinerate+GMP+Faster proj.-Faster cast - Chance to ignite+Ele prolif
2:40 11 left
- Had a bit of backtracking, maybe lost 15 secs
BV+added fire+echo+contr destr+chance to ignite+inc aoe
2:45 17 left

Dual moku's
BV+added fire+echo+contr destr+chance to ignite+inc aoe
2:40 22 left
with maybe 10 secs backtracking

Incinerate+GMP+Faster proj.-Faster cast - Chance to ignite+Ele prolif
2:45 11 left
maybe 15 secs backtracking + rare that made screenfreeze for 10 secs
2x slower boss kill than bv moku
elemental prolif here was stupid, clear speed should have been a bit higher

BV+added fire+echo+contr destr+chance to ignite+inc aoe
3:45 - 34 left
Had a screen freeze for maybe 15 secs so I stopped the timer right away
Also had smaller screen freezes maybe 3-4 times. Would have probably shaved off 20 secs if it wasn't for the lag. Maybe 3x the boss kill time of bv moku's.
elemental prolif here was stupid, clear speed should have been a bit higher




My own thoughts:
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Before the results I want to tell my personal experience. When it comes to boss killing with taming, bv (without concentrated effect) was a bit faster (maybe 20-50%) than spark and incinerate, which were about equal. With moku's embrace, bv (without conc. effect) was maybe 100% faster than incinerate, and incinerate was maybe 50% faster than spark. I was standing on boss during the whole battle so all my CWDT spells would hit it including BV.

When it comes to map clearing with taming spark with taming felt pretty good as I didn't have to run after single targets. But it also lagged a lot, which brought down the experience. Incinerate also felt even better than spark. Blade vortex felt the fastest, but wasn't. If accounting the backtracking, incinerate was maybe 15 secs faster. Spark was the slowest, ca 40% slower than incinerate. This is with avatar of fire however.


One very important thing with moku's and spark and incinerate that I kept elemental proliferation on, which actually reduced their damage and gave them notiong back. This means that spark and incinerate would have preformed a good bit better than they did in this part of the test.
When it comes to moku's clearing, as dmg reduced with spark a lot, the lag became inbearable.

If there would have been flame bearers in the map, it would have been 4-5 occations where I could have died due to screen freeze. Incinerate felt just as good as before. Blade vortex felt a bit better.




Want to give special thanks to everyone keeping this forum thread alive and helping out new players in need. You all show that there are many ways to play this build, but we all still share the same con, LaaAaAAaaaAAAaaaAaaAAAaG ;)
IGN :ChrispieD, FreeZedByPulse, StruckByTunder
Last edited by ChrispieD on Jan 8, 2017 4:43:15 PM
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Any leveling tips ? I've never done a marauder before.
whats about bandits ?
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Any leveling tips ? I've never done a marauder before.

level to 16 and then facebreakers shield charge till 28 and then ancestral warchief till 68.
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Completed 25 Challengesguggelhupf wrote:
whats about bandits ?

Probs oak, kill, kill, this is a life based build and it doesn't focus on crit.
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Any leveling tips ? I've never done a marauder before.

level to 16 and then facebreakers shield charge till 28 and then ancestral warchief till 68.


Sounds like a good way of doing it. I lvled last time 2 years ago with my mara, probably with facebreakers.

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Completed 25 Challengesguggelhupf wrote:
whats about bandits ?

Probs oak, kill, kill, this is a life based build and it doesn't focus on crit.


Correct. If u want faster attack speed for whirling blades you can get it in cruel, but I don't recommend it as you can get it on your jewels.
IGN :ChrispieD, FreeZedByPulse, StruckByTunder
Really good job on the build, but how tanky is it really? Only 7k life means you will get one shotted to a lot of stuff especially with nasty map mods I think.

I was going to try this in EHC but I can't imagine it will survive the really big hitters.
my evasion is so high i only insta rip sometimes
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Bug Fixes:
People were using cyclone for actual melee builds, so we nerfed it and made blade vortex. Also, we went ahead and made cyclone great for CoC casters while we were at it.
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Really good job on the build, but how tanky is it really? Only 7k life means you will get one shotted to a lot of stuff especially with nasty map mods I think.

I was going to try this in EHC but I can't imagine it will survive the really big hitters.


I never recommend my builds for HC. This one is dangerous for a couple of reasons. One is that it has less hp that 10k, which always is risky. Second, since you have lots of effects on screen, bearers are hard to see. I have a red-green colour vision defect, but I think people with normal colour vision will have a hard time as well.

But if you look at many of the hc builds, it's not unusual to have 6k ish life. Though you also see these builds rip sooner or later.

Also note, that if you would lose connection and the game doesn't log you out instantly the build should save you from dying for those reasons.
IGN :ChrispieD, FreeZedByPulse, StruckByTunder
Last edited by ChrispieD on Oct 23, 2016 3:36:47 PM
The prices for the unique's and essences have gone up quite a bit - meaning its no longer a under 1ex build.
Unfortunately.
What about atziri/uber atziri? And lab/uber lab?

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