[3.5] CYCLONE, The "LEECH KING" SLAYER Build 2018 Edition +VIDEO!

Hello guys!

Cyclone is one of the oldest skills in PoE that is still quite favoured by a lot of players. After a series of nerfs and buffs it is still quite strong through entire game. During Incursion league i did a thorough inspection on current state of Cyclone and came up with a setup, that i believe, is OPTIMAL for end-game with a very very affordable gear.
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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE: https://youtu.be/LO9_oUteoTs
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/cyclone-leech-king-slayer-build-for-path-of-exile/
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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. More attack speed = better.
Cyclone is a melee movement attack skill. Once you press the button you start moving from A to B and do damage to the enemies. Movement speed affects how fast you can travel from A to B and then stop and start spinning again. Attack speed, at the same time, affects how many times you = hit the enemies per spin.
Maintaining these two aspects provides necessary gameplay smoothness and decent amount of damage.
2) Vaal Double Strike summons two extra "clones" of yours for a limited time. They do a lot of damage for just a brief duration (which can be extended) and greatly help with any map bosses and other end-game bosses and guardians. I prefer them instead of Ancestral Warchief, as they are IMMUNE TO DAMAGE, while totem dies quite quickly to heavy damage. We will still be using totem though to give ourselves an extra buff!
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1) PROS
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=164s
+good AOE
+high effective HP: can be over 7000+ and even over 8000+ with Kaom's Heart
+a lot of leech and sustain, moderate amount of armour too
+high mobility
+reflect IMMUNE
+can SHOCK enemies
+quite cheap

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2) CONS
Spoiler

-Levelling with sunder / double strike / cleave / whatever till 70-80+
-If you stop spinning and hitting: you might DIE
-single target damage is mediocre outside of VDS

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3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide! Levelling Trees also included within the PoB!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=401s
Spoiler

Path of building: https://pastebin.com/ViDZHAXt
For Ascendancy: Endless Hunger, Brutal Fervour, Headsman, Bane of Legends
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=1166s
Get Sunder and just level with Axes till 70-80 or when you can afford Starforge and a 6L.
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_axes
I personally use 2x Relentless Fury

till i get Blood Reaper
. Then just use it and switch to Sinvicta's Mettle
. I also used
a lot for leech and high phys damage.
As early as possible get Starforge and use it till the end.
4L Sunder: Sunder-Melee.Phys-Multistrike(Faster Attacks)-Ruthless
5L Sunder: Sunder-Melee.Phys-Multistrike-Ruthless-Maim
As soon as possible get 20% quality Vaal Double Strike and use it in another
4L VDS: VDS-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Damage.On.Full.Life
For progression i also recommend these items:

is great for early game when you are lacking the damage for trash mobs.

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=1363s

Perseverance is GREAT (nearly permanent Onslaught) if you can balance your resists, as well as Belt of the Deciever:

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Retch is also amazing!
For Uber Lab enchant: Helm - 15% Cyclone Attack Speed or 40% Damage, Boots - 16% Inc.Attack Speed. If you can't afford the "speed" or "damage" helmet, buy 30% Vulnerability helm. It's usually very cheap!
5L Cyclone: Cyclone-Melee Phys-Brutality-Maim-Inc.Area of Effect/Conc.Effect
5L VDS: VDS-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Damage.On.Full.Life-Brutality
6L Cyclone: Cyclone-Melee Phys-Brutality-Maim-Inc.Area of Effect/Conc.Effect-Damage.On.Full.Life
6L VDS: VDS-Melee Phys-Ruthless-Damage.On.Full.Life-Brutality-Increased.Duration
For amulets you can get
and along with Herald of Purity it will give you around 6% more dps!
Daresso's Salute is BIS for damage, while Carnage Heart is BIS for leech

For chest you can also use
if your plan is to reach 8k life and damage is not a problem.
Bronn's Lithe is not a bad option if you are in for DAMAGE:
the rest are mostly SOLID OPTIONS too!
Good Steel Rings are OP for the build.
For abyssal jewels: life, onslaught, blind, attack speed
For normal jewels: life, attack speed, chance to SHOCK (at least 2 jewels!)

Aul's Uprising with Grace is a great, but expensive amulet as well
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Aul%27s_Uprising_(Dexterity)

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6) Flasks
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=1633s

Lion's Roar comes first!
Blood of the Karui is also nice.

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7) Pantheon Gods
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=1700s
Major: Arakaali / Solaris / Lunaris
Minor: Ryslatha for dangerous bosses, Gruthkul for mapping

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
Spoiler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO9_oUteoTs&t=1793s
yeah sure. Just need to be careful!

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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+1,2 Belly, 30% quality and corrupted Starforge. High HP Steel Rings with a lot of Physical. Crazy corrupted amulets

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MORE VIDEOS:
Atziri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nxaPBQRLrw
T14 Crimson Temple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66RG7zmjt3Q
T15 Basilica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JIrO1C6LbY
T16 Hydra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLfHY79Tylk
T16 Chimera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7EFnvv7vdo
Poorjoy's Asylum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpCX21OOnKQ
Shaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8w4nJiNKyc
LVL.83 Abyssal Lich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG74J1SHgLA

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FAQ
1) Can i Kill Uber Atziri / Uber Elder?
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It is possible, but definitely you need to be over 90+ with some serious gear.

2) What about Atziri's Disfavour?
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It's about 10% less damage in general, and much more expensive. A lot of people farm Shaper who drops Starforge, but, in comparison not many people farm Uber Atizi or collect cards :)

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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Dec 13, 2018, 2:56:41 AM
Last bumped on Dec 5, 2018, 2:27:31 PM
I'll be using this as my league starter. Looks pretty straight forward and I like the gem set up. Thanks a lot for the build!
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dirin wrote:
I'll be using this as my league starter. Looks pretty straight forward and I like the gem set up. Thanks a lot for the build!

Thanx and have fun! I will be creating a full build guide as i progress myself and kill end-game bosses.
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what's better Bronn's Lithe or kaom, im know 6k hp for shaper it's good but for uber elder? and pls update for pantheos i dont see it:(
Last edited by CryMoreNoob on Jun 7, 2018, 1:05:57 AM
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Completed 6 ChallengesCryMoreNoob wrote:
what's better Bronn's Lithe or kaom, im know 6k hp for shaper it's good but for uber elder? and pls update for pantheos i dont see it:(

Bronns is awesome for pure movement and damage, but Kaom is insane for HP. You need as much HP as possible for end-game. Since this is not a jugg, physical damage mitigation is still pretty rough i would say and big boys can hit you really hard.
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If you guys aren't going belly with 6link vaal double strike your doing it very wrong. Clones can drop guardians on their own in seconds and can still use 4l totem if u like.
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Completed 6 ChallengesAziah wrote:
If you guys aren't going belly with 6link vaal double strike your doing it very wrong. Clones can drop guardians on their own in seconds and can still use 4l totem if u like.

Kulle Story bro, is this the new CYCLONE meta? Vaal Double Strike for single target? I noticed some players use it and some not
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Jun 12, 2018, 3:27:01 PM
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Completed 6 ChallengesAziah wrote:
If you guys aren't going belly with 6link vaal double strike your doing it very wrong. Clones can drop guardians on their own in seconds and can still use 4l totem if u like.


I gotta say, I gave this a try and it's absolutely decimating bosses. lol. Thanks for the tip!!
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dirin wrote:
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Completed 6 ChallengesAziah wrote:
If you guys aren't going belly with 6link vaal double strike your doing it very wrong. Clones can drop guardians on their own in seconds and can still use 4l totem if u like.


I gotta say, I gave this a try and it's absolutely decimating bosses. lol. Thanks for the tip!!

I think it might get a nerf pretty soon, every melee build relies on these dudes for taking down bosses
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dirin wrote:
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Completed 6 ChallengesAziah wrote:
If you guys aren't going belly with 6link vaal double strike your doing it very wrong. Clones can drop guardians on their own in seconds and can still use 4l totem if u like.


I gotta say, I gave this a try and it's absolutely decimating bosses. lol. Thanks for the tip!!


am i missing something here just tryed this with 4L Vaal Double strike with Melee phys Brutality and Ruthless used on the boss in wasteland map and they barely toughed his hp ? the normal Double strike does even more tooltip dmg

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