[3.4] The Iconic "EQ JUGG" Earthquake Juggernaut Build 2018 Edition (Shaper down!) +video guide!

Hello guys!

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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/earthquake-juggernaut-build-for-path-of-exile/
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EQ JUGG is one of the most Iconic builds in Path of Exile history. Arrived in 2016 and still strong ever since. The nerfs hit the damage and AOE too hard of cause, but it is still end-game viable, T H I C C and amazing for Uber lab!
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How does it work, in general?
1)Your damage directly scales off BASE damage. Base damage = your weapon damage. The higher = the better. Ancestral Warchief scales the same way.
2) The skill itself has two phases: the initial hit and the aftershock. Aftershock happens after a delay and does 150% of initial hit damage with larger AOE. So it's a HUGE portion of your damage, both for mapping and bossing. So the build itself is not about ATTACK SPEED, unlike sunder, blade flurry and frost blades. It's about hitting once and hitting hard. HEAVY HITTER this is.
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1) PROS
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=264s
+decent AOE
+high effective HP: can be over 7000+
+stupid amount of Physical Damage mitigation. Over 90% of phys damage reduction
+you chill in traps and walk through lab like it's nothing, thanx to high regen

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2) CONS
Spoiler

https://youtu.be/QXrhxIzQLUc?t=377
-Not a boss killer really. But kills all bosses anyway.
-AOE could be better
-Clear speed is not like Duelists with dual wields
-Shaper is hard and a lot of practice
-Resistances are pretty low due to several uniques (still over 100+ with Endurance Charges up)

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=479s
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Path of building: https://pastebin.com/dctCB7c6
If you want to play MACES: https://pastebin.com/cnwsBA1p
For Ascendancy: Unflinching, Unbreakable, Unrelenting, Unyilding (uber lab)
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=1185s
Get Sunder at lvl 12. Then use any axes with high phys and attack speed:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_axes
These are all great for early--mid game mapping:

I can recommend using Relentless Fury early on and then buy the Blood Reaper.
Rare axes with high physical DPS will also work well.
You can also play with Maces before you start speccing into AXE damage.
At 28 get Eearthquake and use it in 4L with Melee Phys + Ruthless and then Inc. Aoe, Maim / Damage on Full Life / Faster Attacks
For Ancestral Warchief 4L: Anc.Warchief-Melee Phys-Faster Attacks-Maim/Conc.Effect
Get mana leech on a ring/amulet or gloves AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, cause we don't go to mana leech on tree.
Then start stacking life leech.

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=1388s
For Uber Lab enchant: Helm - 30% Reduced Earthquake Duration, Boots - 16% Inc.Attack Speed
5L: Earthquake-Melee Phys-Ruthless-DamageOnFullLife-Less Duration
6L: Earthquake-Melee Phys-Ruthless-DamageOnFullLife-Less Duration-Conc/Inc.AoeEffect

Gloves should be with Vulnerability! Temp Chains are fine, but are QoL more than damage of cause:

Helm can also be:

Warchief for Mapping:
6L: Anc.Warchief-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Maim-Conc.Effect-Bloodlust
Warchief for Shaper/Guardians (he will get killed fast):
6L: Anc.Warchief-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Maim-Conc.Effect-Faster Attacks
or
6L: Anc.Warchief-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Maim-Conc.Effect-Added Fire
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And this is my setup for BOSSING:

JEWELS that can be useful:


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6) Flasks
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=1831s

You can use any flask instead of Sulphur

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7) Pantheon Gods
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=1905s
Major: Arakaali
Minor: Tukohama for maps, Ryslatha for dangerous bosses, Shakari for Chimera and poison stuff

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrhxIzQLUc&t=2024s
Yes indeed, but i absolutely do not recommend to run extra-elemental damage map mods as well as extra boss damage. Also of cause NO regen/NO leech is impossible.

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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+1 Belly and +1 Disfavour. High res 115+ rings with leech (Steel Rings would be perfect).

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MORE VIDEOS:
KEEP IN MIND ALL VIDEOS ARE 3.2, pre-buff! in 3.3 EQ got a BUFF so the kills will be MUCH FASTER!
Shaper Kill: https://youtu.be/UuIuaj0rrNY
T15 Sunken City (forgot conc.effect for boss here): https://youtu.be/b_iKKDqtDO8
T16 Minotaur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR8BAH0S90A
T16 Hydra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCIiDDhnpdw
T16 Chimera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCQI1jOOawE
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FAQ
1) Why you don't run Immortal Call by default?
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Because i don't really need it. I prefer to run with phys damage reduction, regen as well as extra ALL RESISTANCE all the time. With Bubonic Trails however it can be an option.

2) Can i Kill Uber Atziri / Uber Elder? Shaper at least?
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Shaper can be done (with quite a lot of time spent). For the rest - i don't think so. Uber Atziri = maybe. Uber Elder = the damage is just not there.

3) How can i get intelligence EASY?
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get this
and put it here


4) What about going Brutality route with Blood Magic and Bleed stacks?
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This would be a slightly higher DPS build and benefit Duelists better. I just wanted to stick to oldschool way of things and run T H I C C ;)

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3.3 BUFFS:

Earthquake
•The base delay between the intial attack and the aftershock is now 1 second (down from 1.5 seconds).
•The aftershock now deals more damage as the gem levels, dealing 69% more damage at gem level 20 (up from 50%).

3.4: Earthquake and Vaal Earthquake
The aftershock now deals 70% (up from 50%) more damage with hits and ailments (as opposed to every form of damage) at all gem levels.

This is a buff! Aftershocks are 40% stronger now!


VAAL EARTHQUAKE VERDICT:

Finally tried Vaal Earthquake and it does decent amount of damage, can even kill a boss entirely.
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/MO86knkH5L8
Vaal EQ does 7 aftershocks as you walk, during either 12 seconds with no duration effects,
8 seconds with just the 30% less helm enchant and 3.6 seconds with less duration gem. However it does not synergize well with the Less Duration in general. You get much less "normal" aftershocks (with manual swings), as well as your Vaal EQ aftershocks happen very fast and then you have a huge delay before you can start gaining more souls.
So in the end it's a tradeoff between smoother "manual" damage or between a shorter burst of "automated" damage.
The only decent situation where Vaal EQ can be really useful is to use
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Soul_Catcher
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Soul_Ripper
Soul Ripper is 6 exalts now in Incursion. If it becomes cheaper... maybe it will be good.
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Aug 31, 2018, 9:29:03 AM
Last bumped on Oct 29, 2018, 10:20:13 AM
oh man, i really luv this build. just like my first char back in talisman league xD
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oh man, i really luv this build. just like my first char back in talisman league xD

And me too!! Totally brings memories and one of my first builds :)
A few months ago i decided to dust if off and take a crack at Shaper. I am not entirely sure anyone even tried it as JUGG as most people just gave up on EQ entirely for end-game.
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Can i use new Ground Slam with this build?
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Completed 11 Challengesliveavar wrote:
Can i use new Ground Slam with this build?

You can indeed since it will work with Axes in 3.3
However Ground Slam is a not a duration skill gem, so it's attack-speed based like Sunder and most of the other gems.
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Video guide is up!
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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE:https://youtu.be/QXrhxIzQLUc
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https://www.twitch.tv/angry_roleplayer
All builds: http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/
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3.3 BUFFS INCOMING:

Earthquake
• The base delay between the intial attack and the aftershock is now 1 second (down from 1.5 seconds).
• The aftershock now deals more damage as the gem levels, dealing 69% more damage at gem level 20 (up from 50%).

nice! Much more damage! More often aftershocks! And it means we can stack more attack speed as well!

VAAL EARTHQUAKE also looks great for mapping! Will upload a vid once the gem is available!
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hey Angy,did you try with 2h maces,i'm thinking about marohi erqi or tidebreaker.
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hey Angy,did you try with 2h maces,i'm thinking about marohi erqi or tidebreaker.

Yeah i played with Marohi 3 years ago. But i would definitely recommend Tidebreaker or Kongor's. They are much better as no move speed penalty. Brain Rattler good too!
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on May 31, 2018, 8:37:21 AM
Vaal EQ deals 407% more dmg that’s roughly 6 normal EQs, and hits 7 times when you walking, so that’s 6x7=42 normal EQs dmg, with an adrenaline quicksilver you run 7 steps in ~1 seconds, so it’s like ~40 normal EQs per second. You just run around bosses then they die instantly. Definitely fixed single target problem of EQ (at least for bosses that have no phases)
Last edited by kmkpkc on May 31, 2018, 6:33:35 PM

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