[3.7 BUFFED] Demi's FlyingPurplePeople Cyclone/Bladestorm/Earthquake/Ice Crash Slayer Guide







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If you have any questions about the build, check the guide or read a few pages of questions and answers. Most likely it's already been answered by myself or someone else. If you still can't find it, join my Discord and ask in the Help Desk channel or come visit me on stream.

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3.7 Legion Changes:
Slayer has received some serious buffs, especially for boss fighting. Impale got buffed to hell, Cyclone has been made a Channeling skill and feels amazingly smooth, and all other melee skills have been buffed. The bottom part of the skill tree has been beefed up pretty heavily as well.

I've gone ahead and updated the guide to be slightly more specialized, focusing on 4 seperate skills. Cyclone, Bladestorm, Earthquake, and Ice Crash.

Endgame Testing All 2H Axe Melee Skills: https://youtu.be/CrCLFlTqH7c

Crit Variant: https://youtu.be/A8nAwPeH15M

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So let's begin.

DO YOU LIKE BEING PURPLE? DO YOU ENJOY LEECHING TOO MUCH LIFE AND NOT GIVING A SINGULAR H*CK?! HOW ABOUT HAVING 8K+ LIFE WITHOUT KAOMS OR BELLY?!?!?!

WHAT ABOUT CUTTING THINGS INto PIECES? SMASHING THEM? SPINNING LIKE A TOP??

IF ANSWER = YES, THEN THIS BUILD IS FOR YOU!

Q: Why *insert skill* instead of *insert other skill*?

A: It really just comes down to preference. This guide should work with all 2H Melee skills. Experiment yourselves with the options I've given and find what works best for you. My personal favorites as of 3.7 are Ice Crash, Cyclone, Earthquake and Bladestorm.

LIST OF OTHER SKILLS YOU CAN USE:

A: ANY OTHER AOE 2H MELEE SKILLS. WE FOCUS ON 2 HANDED MELEE. RESOLUTE TECHNIQUE FOR LIFE.

Q: Why the h*ck would I use that? Isn't (insert meta melee skill here) better?

A: WHO KNOWS, THIS ONE'S PURPLE AND COOL SO YOU SHOULD DO IT

Q: How did you get so much life?

A. ALL THE LIFE NODES, ALL THE STRENGTH, MAX LIFE ON GEAR AND JEWELS!


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FULLY BUFFED TOOLTIPS:
Ice Crash:

Earthquake:

Generic Cyclone:

Impale Bladestorm:

And my personal favorite, Impale Cyclone:

Remember, impale is 112% more physical damage and doesn't show up in tooltips (yet).
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Path of Building Pastebin:
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Just import any of these Pastbins into Path of Building:
Download: https://github.com/Openarl/PathOfBuilding/releases

Impale Cyclone: https://pastebin.com/5pFrVgRd
Earthquake: https://pastebin.com/DBv0b6kU
Ice Crash: https://pastebin.com/KYG4Ebep
Impale Bladestorm: https://pastebin.com/RWkT5pKM
Generic Cyclone: https://pastebin.com/fFwqiRtS

Remember, you can go Sword/Mace, even Staves if you want. Just swap the axe wheels on the tree to your weapon choice. It really comes down to preference and what you can afford. Any 350-450+ Physical DPS Two Hander should be able to complete the entire game, if you follow the guide correctly.

Endgame Testing All 2H Axe Melee Skills:https://youtu.be/CrCLFlTqH7c

Options off the top of my head: Ice Crash, Tectonic Strike, Sweep, Infernal Blow, Heavy Strike, Wild Strike, Elemental Hit, Frenzy, Frost Blades, Cleave, Double Strike, Dual Strike, Glacial Hammer, Ground Slam, Lightning Strike, Molten Strike, Puncture, Static Strike, and Viper Strike. Avoid using Elemental Conversion skills with Starforge, otherwise have fun!

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Gem Links IN ORDER OF PRIORITY:
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Generic Cyclone:
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Main 6 Link:
Cyclone, Infused Channelling, Fortify, Melee Physical Damage, Pulverise, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect (Swap for Single Target)

Secondary 6 Link
Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Multiple Totems, Concentrated Effect, Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Bloodlust

Auras/Buffs:
Hatred, Flesh and Stone, Blood and Sand, Blood Rage

Defensive Cast when Damage Taken:
Cast when Damage Taken, Vulnerability, Summon Lightning Golem, Steelskin

Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blood Magic, Endurance Charge on Melee Stun


Impale Cyclone:
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Main 6 Link:
Cyclone, Impale, Infused Channelling, Fortify, Melee Physical Damage, Pulverise

Secondary 6 Link
Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Multiple Totems, Concentrated Effect, Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Bloodlust

Auras/Buffs:
Pride, Flesh and Stone, Blood and Sand, Enlighten

Dread Banner, Blood Rage

Defensive Cast when Damage Taken:
Cast when Damage Taken, Vulnerability, Summon Lightning Golem

Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blood Magic


Impale Bladestorm:
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Main 6 Link:
Bladestorm, Impale, Fortify, Melee Physical Damage, Pulverise, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect (Swap for Single Target)

Secondary 6 Link
Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Multiple Totems, Concentrated Effect, Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Bloodlust

Auras/Buffs:
Pride, Flesh and Stone, Blood and Sand, Enlighten

Dread Banner, Blood Rage

Defensive Cast when Damage Taken:
Cast when Damage Taken, Vulnerability, Summon Lightning Golem

Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blood Magic


Earthquake:
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Main 6 Link:
Earthquake, Less Duration, Fortify, Melee Physical Damage, Pulverise, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect (Swap for Single Target)

Secondary 6 Link
Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Multiple Totems, Concentrated Effect, Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Bloodlust

Auras/Buffs:
Hatred, Flesh and Stone, Blood and Sand, Blood Rage

Defensive Cast when Damage Taken:
Cast when Damage Taken, Vulnerability, Summon Lightning Golem, Steelskin

Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blood Magic, Endurance Charge on Melee Stun


Ice Crash:
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Main 6 Link:
Ice Crash, Fortify, Melee Physical Damage, Pulverise, Elemental Focus, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect (Swap for Single Target)

Secondary 6 Link
Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Multiple Totems, Concentrated Effect, Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Bloodlust

Auras/Buffs:
Hatred, Flesh and Stone, Blood and Sand, Blood Rage

Defensive Cast when Damage Taken:
Cast when Damage Taken, Vulnerability, Summon Lightning Golem, Steelskin

Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blood Magic, Endurance Charge on Melee Stun

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Bandits:
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Kill all for +2 Skill Points.

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LEVELING GUIDE:
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Start as Duelist, pick up/buy the best weapons you can get and level with basically any melee skill you want. Specialize into the endgame skills as you get further through the acts.

As for where to allocate your skill points, I tend to just grab whatever I feel like I need while leveling. If my damage sucks, I grab damage clusters or upgrade my weapon. If I don't feel comfortable with my life total, I get more life nodes/upgrade my life on gear. If you're lacking Intelligence/Dexterity randomly, don't be afraid to pick up a +30 node and respec out of it later once you have the gear available.

Weapon Choices:

Choose the highest Physical DPS you can find for your current level, these uniques should be cheap as h*ck all of the time. Or just use the best rare you can find while leveling.

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_axes#Two_Hand_Axes
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_swords#Two_Hand_Swords
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_maces#Two_Hand_Maces

Endgame:


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Ascendancy Points:
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Normal Labyrinth: Headsman
This will beef up your single target against the Act bosses and open the next choice up.

Cruel Labyrinth: Bane of Legends
Slayer gets a super-Cull, 20% instead of 10. We also get a bunch of attack and movement speed to help assist clearspeed while leveling.

Merciless Labyrinth: Impact
Huge AOE buffs as well as another More damage multiplier while running.

Uber Labyrinth: Endless Hunger
This is our Slayer Quality of Life. Immunity to Bleed and Stuns while leeching, as well as free massive amounts of leech.

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PANTHEON POINTS
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Major Options:

This prevents a ton of damage as well as making us immune to bad RNG critical strike barrages from multiple hits. FeelsSafeMan.


Damage mitigation again but also a boost to our Slayer leech! Each time you have Blood Rage running (physical damage over time debuff) and you take a chunk of damage to proc our Immortal Call/Cast when Damage Taken setup (physical immunity for .4 seconds) then you proc this Pantheon for another 50% MORE LEECH PER SECOND!

Minor:

I tend to only use this. Helps against all forms of attack enemies and is more mitigation!

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Rare Gear Stat Priorities:
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Make sure you're always resistance capped and have enough stats to equip your gear first.

Weapon: Any 350-450+ Physical DPS weapon will do fine for most if not all content. Endgame (Red Tier Maps or Higher) you can aim for a 500-600+ Physical DPS Rare or something like Atziri's Disfavour/Starforge to get that bit of extra OOMPH. You can also look for a 400-600+ PDPS weapon with Socketed Gems are Supported by Level X Fortify for a pseudo 7-Link. Or be like me and self craft a 1000+ pdps Elder Vaal Axe ;) (PAIN BANE)

Unique alternatives: Kondo's Pride, Doomsower, Marohi Erqi, Panquetzaliztli, Geofri's Devotion, Tidebreaker, Kongor's Undying Rage.

Helm: Rare with life/resists/stats.

Unique Alternatives: Devoto's if you want a ton of attack speed but no life.

Chest: Rare chest with % max life/flat life/physical damage taken as elemental and resists/strength. You can also look for a pseudo 7-link chest crafted with Serrated Fossils for -15 mana cost of socketed skills suffix or Socketed skills are Supported by level 1 Maim for extra damage.

Unique Alternatives: Belly of the Beast is a great starter endgame chest, as is Loreweave, Carcass Jack, or the new Daresso's Defiance.

Gloves: Rares with life/resists and maybe Essence of Insanity. Flat physical to attacks/attack speed/dex/int or attack leech if you need here as well.

Unique alternatives: Haemophilia for bleeding enemy pops, Wyrmsign for a pseudo 5L/Rampage, Null and Void for Rampage memes, Tombfist for Intimidate + Jewel Sockets.

Boots: Rares with as much life/resists as possible. If you're doing Uber Elder, Kaom's Roots are an option to ignore the slow s u c c. Movespeed is irrelevant (Unless you're playing Cyclone, then get it), as we use Leap Slam.

Belt: Stygian belt for a free jewel socket OR an Elder rare with LIFE RECOVERY. THIS IS A MORE MULTIPLIER FOR OUR OVERALL LEECH SPEED. Life/resists/str/attack speed during flask/melee damage/physical damage, elemental damage, pen while using a flask, whatever. All good.

Unique alternatives: Meginord's Girdle, Belt of the Deceiver for Intimidate (10% more damage), Headhunter (sucks lul)

Rings: Steels (Impale Variants) or Opal Rings (Elemental Variants) with Life/Physical damage to attacks, and then your normal resists/attack speed/str/whatever you need. Intelligence maybe. If you're struggling with mana costs, you can craft minus mana cost of skills on both rings as a prefix, or look for Incursion-modded items with 70+ mana and -6+ mana cost of skills.

Unique alternatives: Ming's Heart, Voidheart, Ventor's if you wanna bit of MF I guess, doesn't matter much. Pick whatever you like.

Amulet: Life/physical damage to attacks works as a starter. If you can get an Elder amulet with non-chaos as chaos/max life leech rate, great.

Unique Alternatives: Carnage Heart is fine for leveling, it's easily replaced by a good rare though. Daresso's Salute is insanely good for Cyclone.

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Endgame Gear:
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Try to keep in mind this is endgame potential. You want to aim for similar gear as you push higher and higher, but remember none of this is required to beat all content. If you're res-capped, have the stats you need, and are clearing maps just fine, then you're doing well.



All of my gear (including the new #1 DPS 2H Axe PAIN BANE) is available for mirror service here:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1753977

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My Preferred Flasks:
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If you're playing a Cyclone Variant, replace the Sulphur Flask with a Quicksilver for clear speed.



For Labyrinth, you can carry one of these for something to kill and leech from:


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Best in Slot Enchantments:
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Gloves: Commandment Of Fury (AOE Clear Speed) or Of Spite (Defensive AOE Chill).
Helm: Cyclone Damage, Earthquake Duration, Ice Crash Physical Added as Cold, Bladestorm something once they add enchants lol.
Boots: Attack and Cast Speed if You've Killed Recently (Clear Speed) or Leech if You've Killed Recently (If you're having sustain issues)

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THE DEFENSE:
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This build has quite a few layers of defense. Fortify for 20% less damage taken from hits, that includes elemental hits. Our 75%+ elemental resists. Taste of Hate for less cold damage taken and that delicious physical mitigation. Basalt Flask for even more phys mitigation. Stibnite flask for some evasion boost as well as Blind (enemies struggle to hit us), and the 3k flat armour (which scales up to like 10k) from Lion's Roar. We also have constant Knockback to keep enemies at bay (thanks "melee"). I personally prefer CWDT Enfeeble as well, for another "enemies deal less damage, have less crit multi/chance, and have less change to hit" layer of safety. H*CK DYING, OK?!



My new Elder chest also gives me about 12% Physical Mitigation and a ton of life/resists. Pretty good :)

Our leech rate is insane. Normally, the maximum leech rate is 20% of maximum life per second. So 10k life would leech 2k per second. We have 9% Max Life Leech Rate from the skill tree, putting us at 29%.



My new Elder amulets give more maximum leech rate!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!



The new Elder Stygian Vises I've crafted ALSO gives a more multiplier to our overall leech.

Detailed Leech Mechanics Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT7E4Ia1IyA

That's why I don't carry a life pot, cause h*ck it, we're Slayer.

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Jewels:
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Word of advice: Get whatever stats you are lacking first. These are just a guideline.

Normal Jewel Stat Priority:
1. Life
2. Melee phys with Swords/2h Weapons/Melee Damage
3. Attack Speed with Swords/2h Weapons
4. Attack Speed/Attack and Cast Speed
5. Physical Damage
6. Area Damage/Damage
7. Stats/resistances ONLY if you need.

Abyssal Jewel Stat Priority:
1. Life
2. Phys with Swords
3. Attack Speed
4. Phys to Attacks
5. Damage if you've killed recently
6. Unholy Might/Blind
7. Stats/resists ONLY if you need

Some of mine:

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General Mapping Advice:
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Don't do cannot leech. You will die. Elemental Reflect is the same. We're good on Phys Reflect cause Slayer.

Less recovery is also annoying, as it reduces your leech rate per second.
If you want to do a curse map, just swap your Sin's Rebirth for a Curse Immunity something.

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Last remarks:
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Left-Click each skill on your bar and make sure to toggle Attack In Place. It'll save you a lot of headache with your character stepping forward instead of attacking or Leaping. ;)

Hell yes. PURPLE! Also I really hope you guys enjoy this build/template. Works really well for me and you can use any skill you prefer. My favorites are Ice Crash, Earthquake, Cyclone and Bladestorm.

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OLDER VIDEOS:
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Deathless Uber Elder + Old Guide: https://youtu.be/ucSRWOwBC34

ALL GUARDIANS AND SHAPER DEATHLESS:

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Endgame Testing All 2H Axe Melee Skills: https://youtu.be/CrCLFlTqH7c

Pre 3.0 Video Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVB2pQASgg

Lacerate Video Examples:

2.6: Uber Izaro, Atziri, Uber Atziri, Uul-Netol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNyv_WyDjx8
2.6: T15 Abyss, Colosseum, Dark Forest, Overgrown Ruin, Twinned Core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pc4z5uOxTA
2.6: Minotaur, Hydra, Chimera, Phoenix, and Shaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08srp5nC30

2.5: Perandus Manor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Ft5KisF4E
2.5: T15 Abyss (Kaom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S5h87Jxaqo
2.5: T15 Shaped Quay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g74XiBLRP8o
2.5: Guardian of the Chimera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTJctmarFA
2.5: Required 2.5 Minute Gorge Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWe0bQFTg-o

Earthquake Video Examples:

3.0: Uber Atziri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijxhDAKQE34
2.6: Atziri, Uber Atziri, Guardians, Shaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrUa_MCkYU

Cyclone Video Examples:

3.0: Shaped Strand/Atoll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYYzRzWUTak



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Ask me any questions you have here or on my Youtube/Twitch. Good luck exiles.

http://youtube.com/demigodkingLoL
http://twitch.tv/demi

Other POE Resources by Demi:
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There are a TON of other resources spread throughout my Youtube channel, but here's some hand picked ones to get you started.

All 3.7 Legion Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guWHobn_uDI&list=PL1YsoTvQlX7DWiS7quxJrfVopg4jrHOr_

Profile: https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/DeMiGodking102

demi 'Splains: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1YsoTvQlX7DonbuRJ9xFqkJgYD-LTuTG

Mirror and Services Thread: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1753977

Custom Diablo 2 Loot Filter: https://youtu.be/KQ9A4py0H-c

All Build Guides: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1YsoTvQlX7Chw6E4RLybG8DpHkiFM9R0

Forum Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1881645

Legion League Starters: https://youtu.be/Zzka0QckvaY

Acts 1-10 Leveling: https://youtu.be/g36Fx1yBfo8

How To Get Your First 6 Link: https://youtu.be/V8xQ4qxXRrQ

How To Check Path of Building for Best Links: https://youtu.be/fhBlhIHxFGQ

How To Off Color Anything: https://youtu.be/wbhCcWtarLg

How To Make Any Build Budget: https://youtu.be/ru1egx98ad0

How To Make Any Build MF On a Budget: https://youtu.be/_01yLxpZjJ4

How To Complete Your Atlas: https://youtu.be/QDIruL_y33c

How To Sustain Maps: https://youtu.be/jv5gbtVmd_c

How I Make So Much Currency #11: https://youtu.be/nZnX36Rl1lg
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I get the honor of being second <333
Got 30 ex to invest and I plan to spend it :3
Last edited by Zeidloc on May 1, 2017, 11:18:49 PM
What curse do we take out of the setup if we don't use a +1 curse amulet? Also what do you replace it with?
holy shit bloodrage works with melee on full now
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Could use Cospri's Will if no +1 curse amulet
Would it be worth taking the dirty techniques passive if you cant afford legacy voidheart or would non legacy work ok on its own?
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Would it be worth taking the dirty techniques passive if you cant afford legacy voidheart or would non legacy work ok on its own?


should be fine, you'll lose dps though because not 100% poison on hit.
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Would you recommend getting the legacy void heart or sins rebirth first?
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DocWolf wrote:
Would you recommend getting the legacy void heart or sins rebirth first?


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