[3.4] Wrestler of Souls [SoloDelve] [Gameplay videos] [Twitch stream: offline now]



Bonjour and welcome, I'm PathOfPirate.

Stream: https://twitch.tv/pathofpirate

When I saw Soulwrest staff first, it was love at first sight. Both stats (and 3D art) are great and it has so much potential.

I cannot play that much I wanted to but I'm going to update the goals I reach as soon as possible.

DISCLAIMER: It can be a starter build, you can do up to T10 maps with minimal invest (6 socket Soulwrest + 4L Vis mortis), but as you want to get higher and higher you need to buy some good stuff, and regret some of the point on your tree.


I started to capture some gameplay, here are the first few. To be continued. :)
Gameplay videos

Piety, malformation (extra life, vaal'd): https://youtu.be/cwOBoIdNd8k
Corrupted Ghetto: https://youtu.be/Xibd6mGA5Lk
Casual Delve (lvl200+): https://youtu.be/vvWQQ-j0pVo
Summit + Zana Racecourse mission: https://youtu.be/sRs9uap0W54
Core 44% extra life, vulner, ele weakness: https://youtu.be/-HmiHk-Ouno
Basilica -res/ele weakness/lgt extra dam: https://youtu.be/KMsGGS854gc
Delve, vaal outposts: incoming
Shaper guardians: incoming
Shaper: incoming
Red elder: incoming


FAQ
How phantasms work?
Phantasms are minions, that cast a physical dmg projectiles, so 'everything' that boost minion, spell, and projectile are boost them.
How the hell you can get 20 phantasm?
You can summon 10 phantasm with a single staff or with the gem: Summon phantasm on kill, if you combine these two things, you can have up to 20 phantasms.
Why are you using skellies and how can fit them into this build?
Skellies only worth if you can be able to get 6L Soulwrest. That mean, your phantasm only 5 (4) linked, and skellies are also just 5 (4linked), but if you think that you can have 11/36(vaal) skeletons as mages, and 20 phantasms, it's fine, and actually more dmg from this, than 6 (5) 'linked' phantasms.
How the hell you create the phantasms?
Staff creates phantasms on corps consumption. That means you can get corpses when you use offering skills (Flash offering is the best in this case), using bubonic trail (death walk), and some other skill (cremation, volatile dead). All of them are kind of worth to test, I might do it later, but I suggest to use bubonic, if you want to auto-summon the phantasm, but you need to know you loose 1 spectra with this.
What about specters?
Specters are good sidekick in your team, but the most important reason I use them, cuz I'm using Vis Mortis. Unholy Might grants 30% phys as extra chaos dmg on minions, cuz of phantasms dmg are phys, it's just a huge boost.
Puppet master first at climbing phase, wut?
That's kinda wacko, yeah, but you couldn't be able to spam SRS even if you have that much cast speed from offering, maybe in boss fights, but even without that speed you can melt everything with your minions. The damage, speed, minion dura it grants works better for me, feel smoother then before, when I didn't chose Puppet Master first for SRS.


Stats: Attack & Defense

PoB
Current setup: https://pastebin.com/fDnNnEKw - 2018.09.12. I restat'd into this build from baron build, so belt/rings/helm/amulet/gloves didn't change yet, I need some currency. Also I think I'm going to remove Spiritual Aid/Righteous Army/Redemption part, cuz I don't rly need that for sustain, and dmg. I'm probably going to take Sacrifice instead (for some extra def) of that and more life.

Suggested setup (without 6L Soulwrest): https://pastebin.com/hNbBi2zV

Suggested setup (with 6L Soulwreset): https://pastebin.com/XGqtewFT - Difference is the ascendancy change from Puppet Master to Bone Sculptor. You can also take flask nodes (Alchemist) instead of minor life modes, I do it yet.

Suggested endgame setup: https://pastebin.com/StJ8VDh5
+6,5k life at least


Damage
It's hard to tell but:
20x lvl20 phantasms
10x Skeleton mages
2x skele warriors
(36x skellies with vaal skill)
4x solar guards


Defense

Life: 4,5k life
76/75/75 resists
fortify

I'm actually on low lifepool, cuz of str based items from baron setup, but if I change dose, I can reach 5,5-6k at least I think.


Key items

There are 3 key items for this build. 5 if you run skelly mages.


This staff is the build enabler. It grants the lvl20 phantasms skill, (when u consume corpses it creates phantasms). It greats as unlinked too, you drop skeletons in that case.


Extra spectre, Unholy Might for phantasms, it's great.


Another extra spectre, and a little life. Rare comes from the fossil named 'bound'.

If you go as skelly 6L Soulwrestler, you need:
1x From Dust and
2x Dead Reckoning jewels.
Climbing on the tree

Bandit
Kill them all.



Gem setup
No Skelly

Soulwrest (nonlinked): Phantasms on kill + minion dmg + minion speed + gmp + controlled destruction + faster projectiles
Vis Mortis: Spectre (Solar guard)+ minion damage + elemental focus + echo / when you are able to get 5-6 link chests: minion speed + conc. effect. (You don't need gmp on SG, cuz of phantasms.
Desecrate + spell cascade
Ball lightning + curse on hit + projectile weakness
anger + generosity (it boosts both specters and phantasms, hatred could be better for phantasms but it's jut for them)
flesh offering
convocation
purity of elements (depends on your resists)
Leap slam + fa + fortify
Depends on your items and sockets, these gems you need to use. You can put purity + convocation into unset rings, so you can be able to link at least flesh offering with inc duration too.

Skelly Mages

Soulwrest (must be 6 linked, otherwise skellies has lack of power): Phantasms on kill + minion dmg + minion speed + gmp + vaal summon skeleton + controlled destruction
Vis Mortis: Spectre (Solar guard)+ minion damage + elemental focus + echo / when you are able to get 5-6 link chests: minion speed + conc. effect. (You don't need gmp on SG, cuz of phantasms.
Desecrate + spell cascade
Ball lightning + curse on hit + projectile weakness
anger + generosity (it boosts both specters and phantasms, hatred could be better for phantasms but it's jut for them)
flesh offering
convocation
purity of elements (depends on your resists)
Leap slam + fa + fortify
Depends on your items and sockets, these gems you need to use. You can put purity + convocation into unset rings, so you can be able to link at least flesh offering with inc duration too.


Climb howto

As you can see Soulwrest has a kind of high lvl req (62), so you need to climb there somehow. I suggest zombies + srs. I used to use Baron, it grants huge dmg boost for srs, even if you are not using that much str item, but you can stack it at least up to 300, so it's +1 zombie, and dmg (+life) boost for your minions. Most important stat is the +2 minion level.
I rolled 5L staff with alts to +2 fire (I was lucky, also this kind of staffs are supercheap), so I can put srs into that with minion damage, splash - multistrike - melee phys dmg. I also used vaal clarity, on boss fights, with inc duration.
In the next part, I'm gonna make some PoB about climbing stages and suggested items.
Spoiler

Level 1-35 (SRS + zombies): https://pastebin.com/cCS7dv9F
Level 36-61 (SRS + zombies still, it's before soulwrest): https://pastebin.com/YweD1gk3
Next steps are in PoB spoiler up in this post.



Swapping to Soulwrest

Ok, so you can see the tree where you need to go, but how to play it.
There are 3-4 specters helping you to create corpses on the way, it smooth, also if you can get some Solar Guards from Shaper's realm, specters gonna carry you trough the map, when phantasms are side kicking and beat the sh*t out of bosses.
I'm using Leap slam + FA + fortify as mobility, speed won't be a problem, Spiritual command grants you a lot of extra speed, also you have offering that also boost up your speed. I'm using Silver + Quicksilver flask to boost my speed even more.

In boss fights (without skeletons), you just drop some desecrate with spell cascade (so you can drop even more bodies), summon your phantasms up to 20 with flesh offering, when they are up, rush on the boss, trigger elemental equilibrium with ball lightning, also projectile weakness, so minions will continuously knocking the boss back when they kill it.

Animate Guardian setup

Try to use 20-21 gem, quality actually doesn't matter, it gives movement speed, but your zoo has enough collective ms, also convocation. :)
Helm: Leer Cast - 15% inc. dmg. for nearby allies.
Chest: Ambu's Charge - resist, life, 2% life regen for AG if it gets hit in last 4 sec. So much def. Accidentally gets and share some endurance charge too and it's shared.
Boots: Victario's Flight - 10% ms for nearby allies. AG is tanky enough so it doesn't need atziri's step, etc. You can regen him cuz of staff, you don't need life from boot, but the ms aura works great.
Gloves: Southbound - I chose this, cuz of 16% life and huge cold resist. Probably that's the bis item on this spot.
Wep: Dying Breath - 18% inc. dmg. aura, also 18% inc. curse effect on nearby enemies - works great with proj. weakness.



Current setup


Updates
2018.09.12. Guide uploaded
2018.09.15. Update #1
2018.09.18. Update #2
2018.09.19. Gameplay videos added
Last edited by KisBali on Sep 21, 2018, 11:48:58 AM
Last bumped on Sep 21, 2018, 11:06:34 AM
Reserved.

I'm gonna update tomorrow with some videos and more tl;dr, but I need to sleep now. :D
https://www.twitch.tv/PathOfPirate - Live now (msg me ingame if you can't see anything) it seems fine for me.

Trying to cap some footage for videos after a little streaming.
You can get a +1 spectre rare boots, much better than the unique one

Post updated

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Lordados wrote:
You can get a +1 spectre rare boots, much better than the unique one



It's true, I'm on low budget atm, cuz I couldn't be able to play that much, even my rings, belt, ammy still the same (shit), also i need to get some currency to buy grip of the council and better helm and I used all of my fusings on Vis Mortis, and trying to get 6L one. I successfully 6L the soulwrest so..

Thanks for the upgrade, I almost forgot the delve +1 boots mod. :)
Last edited by KisBali on Sep 15, 2018, 1:54:12 AM
Going live a little bit.
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Completed 7 ChallengesKisBali wrote:


It's true, I'm on low budget atm



They're not expensive though, you can easily craft a decent one with move speed, life and +1 spectre by using a dense+pristine+bound fossil combo, see this thread for the whole explanation https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/9f9dhi/information_dense_pristine_bound_makes_crafting/
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Lordados wrote:
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Completed 7 ChallengesKisBali wrote:


It's true, I'm on low budget atm



They're not expensive though, you can easily craft a decent one with move speed, life and +1 spectre by using a dense+pristine+bound fossil combo, see this thread for the whole explanation https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/9f9dhi/information_dense_pristine_bound_makes_crafting/


True, also I got some currency and updated my setup, I'm fine up to red elder right now. :)

Spoiler
Last edited by KisBali on Sep 18, 2018, 1:12:35 PM
I'm uploading some gameplay videos now. :)
I added some new video, and i'm going to record soon delve ~210 lvl outpost gameplay too. :)

Just check how fast summit and core bosses die. :)

(all vidoes are gonna be in 1080 quality, but youtube rendering slowly it needs time)
Last edited by KisBali on Sep 19, 2018, 12:40:27 PM

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