3.4 Holy Shepherd-Dominating Blow+HoP-Shaper&Uber Atziri down (Videos)




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Hi guyz, this is my take on the dominating blow build that everyone is trying out.
I`ll make it simple and compact, to ensure you don't feel like reading books when you're surfing the build guide
Budget discussion
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I reached lvl 87, smoothly i might say, with a 4 link Belly of the beast, you can't be more budget than that

Main focus of the build is buffing physical minion damage and attack speed.
Defence mechanics are basically high life(7948 life currently) , high regen (1.3k hp/sec in battle/3.3k hp regen when ascendancy activates once every 5 sec) and high armor(over 15k with flask, 8300 in hideout)

More build details
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I`m running a pure physical and minion physical damage build so i`m only scaling minion physical damage from jewels and support gems.
Brutality gives us 59% more physical damage so i prefer using brutality and so on to scale abyss jewels that give minions phys damage rather than using a hatred aura or other elemental bonus jewels.
Instead of using hatred i`ll be using Haste and Vaal Haste(boss fight)
%Minion damage from tree and The Scourge + Lightpoacher with 2 abyss jewel sockets will compliment this build nicely
I`m running about 9 abyss jewel with minions deal X-X physical damage(some with extra attack speed or other, by the budget i have atm)

Pantheon
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Major - Soul of the brine king
Minor - Soul of tukohoma

Bandits
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Kill all (2 passive skill points)

Ascendancy progression- Guardian
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Gems
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Herald of Purity + Ruthless + Brutality + Faster Attacks
Dominating blow + Minion Damage + Melee physical damage + Melee Splash + Multistrike + Brutality (swap melee splash with ruthless at boss fights if needed)
CWDT + Convocation + Immortal call + Punishment (Our offensive curse)
Summon Holy Relic + Vaal Summon Skeletons
Vaal Haste + Summon Stone Golem + Ancestral Protector
Shield Charge or Whirling Blades + Faster Attacks + Fortify
I would not recomment Whirling blades because of the high mana cost , reserving about 95% of our mana leaves us with mana issues that i overcomed by leeching mana from phys damage (see in geaer section Amulet and Gloves)

Path of building - pastebin (Special thanks to shahmat1972)
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https://pastebin.com/ks0Jvjbn

Passive skill tree

My current gear
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For abyss jewels focus on 3 things in order of importance
1.+Maximum life
2.Minions deal X-X additional physical damage
3.Minions have X% attack speed
4. % increased minion damage if you used a minion skill recently


Videos
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Atziri test run, smooth but not mathil clear speed.(before i got Scourge and 2 more abyss jewels)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxRsma_C4tg&t=180s
T14 Colosseum map clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc87I_zjQBI
T15 Lava lake map clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VI6uHInyA
Pit of the Chimera full run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMMPyfHxnEo
Yellow Elder - full fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4hD8xBtPyg
Full guardians run and Elder kill (no editing)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/307966616
* Regards to build guide contribuitor kilgorek
Red Elder kill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN3FAjc4yJM&feature=youtu.be
Minotaur Guardian kill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m49_Pxb_t24
Phoenix Guardian kill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Cq8G6zltQ&feature=youtu.be
Shaper kill - full run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9PW82XHBk&feature=youtu.be
Uber Atziri kill full run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-pdtfatYQ&feature=youtu.be
Ahuatotli the Blind (Delve boss) - https://youtu.be/agyqNPndxtE
Kurgal (Delve boss) - https://youtu.be/dUdbpvsQZ68

Champion variant 3.5 (Wolverion)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2255008
T6 Canyon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq4Gy4wjbdU&t=1s
Atziri kill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYHefso_Hc&t=204s
T11 Arachnid Tomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejD9asuBtHQ&t=154s



Special thanks to anyone who invested the time to record/made videos or helped in forum threads disscusion about the build.
Any contribution to the build has been appreciated and mentioned in the initial build guide page.
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Last edited by dr0guletz on Dec 13, 2018, 8:34:57 AM
Last bumped on Jan 7, 2019, 1:13:52 PM
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*Added T14 Colosseum map clear video
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Oh Emmm Geee that shield charge made me want to suck start a rusty spoon, any other movement option? Maybe Leap slam with a Beak?
You can use anything you want, it's just my personal prefference. I see a lot of ppl using leap slam, and because I use a claw, scourge, whirling blades is a viable option too
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Could you make your profile public or share a PoB pastebin?
War is peace - Freedom is slavery - Ignorance is strength
I didn't manage to make a pastebin yet, account is now public.
Although...all the information you need is in this guide...
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https://pastebin.com/ks0Jvjbn

THAT would be his Pastbim, OP feel free to add it to your post :)
Another option I've found is taking Harmony of Purpose and pairing it with a Victario's Charity to grant minions power and frenzy charges. Seems to be a good combo especially with stacking attack speed with a build like this.
Your setup is definitely tankier but the alternative might be faster clear.

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