[3.5] For Scion - Goddess Sword Spinning in Flurry (Cyclone + Blade Flurry + Frost Blades)


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This is a crit based 3-in-1 build using Cyclone + Frost Blades + Blade Flurry.

I have always wanted to play a crit based Cyclone build and with the re-introduced version of the Goddess Sword - Oni Goroshi in patch 3.1, I decided to create one with the sword as the center piece.

3 main skills are used in the build, namely: Cyclone + Frost Blades for mapping and Blade Flurry for single target.

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This build is now complete. Special thanks to @Kek_is_love for sharing his valuable inputs to the build.

Uber Atziri and Shaper were both completed deathlessly.


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Shout out to @CPUfreak007 as parts of the updated skill trees are inspired from his post:

[Help] Oni-Goroshi Bladeflurry Scion

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Screenshots - Includes Deathless Shaper & Uber Atziri

Red Elder Guardian All Deathless:
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T13 Red Elder Deathless:
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Gears Used



T15 Innocence - Deathless
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T16 Lich - Deathless
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T16 Corrupted Phoenix - Deathless
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T16 Corrupted Hydra - Elemental Reflect Deathless
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Cyclone + Blade Flurry (No Frost Blades) + Sibyl's Lament + Soul of Yugul.


T16 Corrupted Minotaur - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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T16 Corrupted Chimera - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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T17 Deathless Shaper By @Kek_is_love
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Gears used:


T17 Deathless Shaper
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Gears used:




Deathless Uber Atziri
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Uber Atziri was killed using the same set of gears that killed Shaper.

Game Play Video
Sample video showcasing how the 3 skills interact with each other.

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https://youtu.be/g1XhBfyTVas

The mob density sucks but the abyss fight should be good illustration on how the build fare in a high density fight.

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Red Elder kill at lvl 78 by @ChaosQueenKitana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5gPxrHyKE

Required Gears
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The Goddess sword will be the host for Blade Flurry.

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Use a ring / amulet / abyssal jewel with fire damage so as to proc Her Embrace.

E.g.


Recommended Gears
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Please ignore the gems in the gears listed in this section. It is the gears that you should be referencing here and not the gems socketed in them.

@Kek_is_love put up a very comprehensive list of gears rating and you can read it here.

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Provides very good damage boost to the build when you run Anger aura.

If you are not able to obtain the above stats, prioritize "Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage while affected by Anger".

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Intimidate + Maim on hit with the right abyssal jewels inserted. Can't beat free damage.

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Loreweave is the perfect chest for the build.

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Death's Aura provide free chaos AOE damage to surrounding monsters. Perfect for Cyclone.

Downside, you will want to get your chaos resistance to positive range or the chaos degen can hurt.

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For it's 25% bleed chance and 5% max life as physical explosion. This gloves works great when paired with Cyclone + Bleed.

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For those into YOLO play style, Abyssus + Lightning Coil provides the most damage output for the build.

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Perfect fit for Cyclone.

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20% more AOE radius, great clear speed, comes with all resist and decent life.

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Belly provides a large life pool to the build.

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Huge supply on crit multiplier and Culling Strike on crit.

Downside:
- 40% less crit chance
- Requires a diamond flask to crit more reliably

P.S. @Kek_is_love put up a valid argument that Marylene is not a good option and you can read it here.

However, I will leave it to players own discretion on whether they want to try this amulet out. :)

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Provides attack speed, crit chance and large life pool.

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For +2 frenzy charges. Downside, your life pool and resistance will take a big hit.

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29% chance to gain endurance charge on kill. A lazy man approach to gain endurance charges without self casting Enduring Cry.

This jewel is pure luxury.

You socket the jewel near Barbarism node as shown:


Recommended Rares - Preferred Rolls
Belt - Stygian, Rustic or Vanguard Belt Preferred
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- At least 75 life
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist
- At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks
- At least 300 armor (optional but highly recommended)

Amulet - Agate, Turquoise or Onyx Preferred
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- At least 60 life
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- #% global critical multiplier (good to have)
- #% increased critical strike chance (good to have)
- At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
- Flat physical damage roll (recommended)
- 200+ accuracy rating (highly recommended)

- Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)
- Gain #% of non-chaos damage as extra chaos damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)

Rings - Steel or Opal Rings Preferred
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- At least 40 life (60+ preferred)
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- At least 20% Fire damage (optional, can be crafted using Essence of Anger)
- At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
- Flat physical damage roll (optional but recommended)
- Gain 10% physical damage as extra fire (optional but recommended, Essence of Hysteria craft)

Boots - Dragonscale Boots Preferred
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- At least 75 life (can roll over 100 life in patch 3.0)
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- At least 15% movement


My Patch 3.1 Gears
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IMPORTANT: For latest gems setup, always refer to Gems Section.

The following were my SSF Abyss gears:


NOTE: For DPS setup, preferred helm and chest will be: Abyssus + Lightning Coil

Gems Setup

Skill 1: Oni Goroshi - Blade Flurry for Single Target (Weapon Swap using X Key)
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Setup is based on input from @Kek_is_love and @nothorius.

Skill 2: Oni Goroshi - Frost Blades for AOE (Weapon Swap using X Key)
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Fight for Survival Socket Point
Insert Fight for Survival into jewel socket near Heartseeker.


If you do not have a second Oni Goroshi sword, you can setup Frost Blades on chest:

4/5/6L Chest - Frost Blades (AOE)

4L
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5L
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6L
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Skill 3: 4/5/6L Chest - Cyclone for AOE
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4L
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5L
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Swap with Concentrated for more damage

6L
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Helm / Gloves / Boots (My Preferred Setup)
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4L Helm
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4L Boots
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4L Gloves
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Optional Gem: Blind Support


Helm / Gloves / Boots (Defensive Setup)
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4L Helm
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4L Boots
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4L Gloves
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Optional Gem: Blood Rage. You can replace it with Vaal Lightning Trap or Vaal Haste.


Helm / Gloves / Boots (Offensive Setup)
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Based on input provided by @Kek_is_love.

4L Helm
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4L Boots
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4L Gloves
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Flasks Setup

Recommended
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Budget
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Note: Oni Goroshi is a degen sword so you will want an anti-poison flask to handle poison mobs. Otherwise, don't run maps that roll mobs can poison on hit. They are spooky.

Leveling Skill Trees - Offensive

Skill Tree Level 25 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 50 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com

Once you have completed Uber lab and taken up Path of Duelist, you will spec skill points to link the right side of the tree to Duelist starting point as shown:


Alternate starting point for more resistance nodes
As pointed out by @Charlouf, for easier gearing, you can start off by picking the resistance nodes on the skill tree as shown:

Special Thanks

To @Dazerk for pointing the above out. Making the skill tree more efficient.

To @Kek_is_love for pointing out various improvements that can be made to the build.

Leveling Skill Trees - Defensive

Skill Tree Level 25 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 50 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com

Once you have completed Uber lab and taken up Path of Ranger, you remove the skill points from starting location of Scion as shown:



Special Thanks
To @Kek_is_love for providing the defensive skill tree.

POB Pastebin

Level 100 POB Shaper DPS Simulation - https://pastebin.com/gH4BhiYj

You can switch helm between Abyssus and Starkonja and chest between Lightning Coil and Bronn's Lithe to compare the damage difference.

Offensive vs Defensive Skill Tree

Sample stats comparison (POB Pastebin listed in above section) between both level 100 trees using the exact same gears (Blade Flurry Releasing at Stage 6).

Offensive Skill Tree:
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Base stats from skill tree: 90 (int), 350 (dex), 305 (str)
Shaper DPS: 3101782
Life: 6182
Life per second: 2843
Jewel Sockets: 4

Defensive Skill Tree:
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Base stats from skill tree: 50 (int), 280 (dex), 310 (str)
Shaper DPS: 2226722
Life: 6340
Life per second: 3677
Jewel Sockets: 3

Ascendancy

Offensive Skill Tree: Slayer -> Raider -> Path of Duelist

Defensive Skill Tree: Slayer -> Raider -> Path of Ranger

Pantheon

Soul of Arakaali
- 5% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
- 10% chance to Avoid Lightning Damage when Hit
- 50% increased Recovery of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently
- 30% reduced Effect of Shock on you
- 30% reduced Shock Duration on You
- +25% Chaos Resistance against Damage Over Time

Soul of Ryslatha
- Life Flasks gain 3 Charges every 3 seconds if you haven't used a Life Flask Recently
- 60% increased Life Recovery from Flasks used when on Low Life

Abyssal Jewels

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- +# to maximum Life
- Adds # to # Fire Damage to Sword Attacks
- Adds # to # Physical Damage to Sword Attacks

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- % increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- Gain % of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- % increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- Damage Penetrates % Elemental Resistance if you haven't Killed Recently
- % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
- % increased Global Critical Strike Chance
- % increased Attack Speed
- +# to Accuracy Rating
- Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
- Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
- +#% to all Elemental Resistances
- % increased Damage against Abyssal Monsters


Lab Enchantments
Helm
- 40% increased Blade Flurry Damage
- 40% increased Cyclone Damage
- 15% increased Cyclone Attack Speed
- 12% increased Blade Flurry Area of Effect

Boots
- 120% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't Crit Recently
- Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven't Killed Recently

Gloves
- Curse with Elemental Weakness on Hit (corruption)

Bandits
Help Alira for crit multiplier + resist + mana regen

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do you use 3 damage skills? Is Cyclone just for Fortify buff?
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Cyclone is not just for fortify buff. It is also to proc bleed. Besides that, Cyclone is also great for handling:

- Abyss
- Null portals
- Breach
- Harbinger
- Haku quests
- Easily handle elemental reflect map (using Sibyl's Lament in left ring slot + Soul of Yugul)

Change Logs

EDIT 1: Added new items into recommended gears and flasks section
EDIT 2: Updated gems setup for Oni and 6L Chest for more dps
EDIT 3: Updated level 100 skill tree to make it more efficient (special thanks to @Dazerk for his input)
EDIT 4: Updated skill trees and changed ascendancy from assassin to raider (special thanks to @Kek_is_love for his valuable input and @CPUfreak007 as part of the new updated skill trees are inspired from his post.
EDIT 5: Updated gems setup based on @Kek_is_love's input. Included Frost Blades as an alternate AOE to Cyclone.
EDIT 6: Added offensive + defensive 4L setup for the build.
EDIT 7: Added screenshots of red guardians + red elder map clear.
EDIT 8: Replaced Elemental Damage with Attack with Maim gem for BladeFlurry setup. Replaced Fire Penetration with Maim gem for FrostBlades setup. Special thanks to @nothorius for his input.
EDIT 9: Added defensive skill tree into the guide. Special thanks to @Kek_is_love for providing the tree. Also included a new section comparing offensive and defensive skill trees.
EDIT 10: Added recommended rares section and added new items into recommended gears section.
EDIT 11: Added My Preferred 4L Setup into gems section.
EDIT 12: Added Loreweave chest into recommended gears section.
EDIT 13: Updated skill tree to patch 3.4.
Last edited by kira1414 on Dec 6, 2018, 5:27:34 AM
Last bumped on Dec 10, 2018, 1:04:03 PM
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gonna try this out
=D
How much viable end game this build is? It seems fun to do :O
Hey there, I was originally looking at Jugg or Pathfinder for building around.

Was discussing with Viperesque who thinks Slayer is best.

Did you get deep into the theorycrafting portion of the build?

Scion might be interesting too.
livejamie
really noob question but i just dont get it...
why no golem?
I think Carcass is in weak state now, AOE was nerfed, not worth it anymore
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How much viable end game this build is? It seems fun to do :O

I don't see any issues doing end game content once you have all the gears and character level in place.

Do check out the recommended gears section as I am still in the process of updating it. :)

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Completed 8 Challengeslivejamie wrote:
Hey there, I was originally looking at Jugg or Pathfinder for building around.

Was discussing with Viperesque who thinks Slayer is best.

Did you get deep into the theorycrafting portion of the build?

Scion might be interesting too.

Slayer is definitely good ascendancy for the sword. However, since the sword is crit based, I feel Scion class will be a great fit for it too.

You get best of both worlds: Overleech from Slayer, and more crit from Assassin.

Besides that, because Scion is right at the center of the wheel, you can easily access to crit nodes in the skill tree.

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Completed 9 Challengesbaconeides wrote:
really noob question but i just dont get it...
why no golem?

You can use Ice or Flame (or even Stone for more life regen) golem with the build. Ice golem is preferred though for the crit chance and accuracy it provides.

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Completed 3 ChallengesShayeFaletha wrote:
I think Carcass is in weak state now, AOE was nerfed, not worth it anymore

It isn't that bad even with AOE nerfed.

However, the best damage combo for the build will be Abyssus + Lightning Coil setup.

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On another note, I have updated Recommended Gears and Flask section of the guide.
Edit: This post should have gone into another thread. Sorry.
Last edited by Rakschas666 on Dec 27, 2017, 12:42:29 AM
Look like this is HC viable right ?
doing some HC currency then i'll try it :p

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