[3.8] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker



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Hi, this my second build guide.

Pros:
Fast map clearer. (Not the fastest)
Good single target.
Easy to get going, but scalable with currency.

Cons:
Can't do ele reflect maps.
I guess its expensive cause melee meta?


Introduction
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This build focuses on Ngamahu's Flame:



It has an in-build molten burst skill (like molten strike) that you support with 6 support gems.

[You DON'T need it 6 linked.]

Most Ngamahu's Flame builds focus on scaling the projectile dmg from molten burst and just use cyclone as a ball delivery system as it hits lots of times, but I just wanted to play a cyclone build with the balls as auxillary dmg so I focused on scaling cyclone and not fully invest into the balls.

I picked Berserker, well because I first started playing this as a Berserker back in 2.6. I wanted to switch over to a Chieftain, but I couldn't give up Berserker's movement speed bonuses, speed and I couldn't find a real use of the neck slot (Xoph's Blood) we free up by going Chieftain, since a rare ammy doesn't do much for non crit builds.

Not Jugg since I wanted dmg.



PoB


Final Tree


Bandits
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Kill all


Ascendancy
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Crave the Slaughter > Rite of Ruin > Aspect of Carnage > Pain Reaver

Getting the rage two pointers early helps with levelling.


Pantheon
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Lunaris and Ralakesh.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Core Item. Look for the highest dps roll.

Good corruptions: Culling Strike, +2 Weapon Range

Budget option: None. Core item.


Helmet:
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Movement speed, dex. Noice.

BIS - Cyclone attack speed.

I prefer Blood rage attack speed enchant cause it gives global attack speed (faster leap slap), for a 3% loss of ats.

Budget option: Any rares with life and resists.


Chest:
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For max damage, you want to use pristine, serrated and Bound fossils on an astral plate. (Doesn't need to be an elder one, but an elder one is your ideal base)

Ideally you want as suffixes:

effect of auras on you
supported by maim
-15 to mana cost/%max life gained on kill

and whatever defensive/life prefix you get.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Lots of life, resists. Attack speed and phys to attacks are a bonus. I prefer Spiked, but Gripped would also be okay.


Boots:
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Lots of life, resists, as much movement speed as you can get.

BIS - 16% increased Attack and Cast if you've killed recently.

I'd get the 10% penetration one, but since its mostly a clearing build I prefer the attack speed. Also more attack speed = more hits = more balls.


Amulet:
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BIS for this build. Life, strength, dmg.

Imo pathing to Avatar of fire is super inefficient. You really want to get this asap after you get your Ngamahu's Flame.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, dex, int.


Belt:
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Look for WED roll, after you cap your resists and get life.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

Opal and Steels are similar in dmg. WED and flat phys to attacks are a bonus.

Craft a -9 to mana to make your cyclone free.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Flasks:
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Main clearing setup.



For Bosses, swap out the quicksilver and stibnite for these.

You need to have your uncapped fire res as the highest for Wise Oak, if you're not using Dying sun.



Jewels:
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If you have one. Insane dmg boost from one item.




Gem Links
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Weapon (doesn't need links, just socket):


Chest:


I prefer combustion over Ele Focus, helps to clear better, for very slight dmg loss.


Swap for bosses.

Remaining links (put them wherever you get the right colors):




Unlinked:



Videos:
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3.7 videos:


3.6 videos with Daresso's:


Old videos with Belly:



FAQ:
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I'm dying a lot, really squishy. Help?
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Make sure you have:
-> At least 6k life
-> An instant life flask
-> Check the flask section, for flasks to map with. (You can use a basalt instead of a silver if you want).
-> Granite + Molten shell saves lives.
-> Defensive nodes on the tree (soul of steel, juggernaut)
-> Have atleast 3-4k armour. I highly recommend using an astral plate over carcass jack. Check the armour section for mods.


Porcupines?
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Some things I can think of, in order of importance:

-> Make sure you have fortify up.
-> Pop lion's roar, then molten shell before killing them.
-> Make sure you have atleast 3-4k armour. Use an astral plate over Carcass Jack.
-> Place your totem and take cover.
-> If you want to be absolutely sure, drop the totem setup completely and run cdwt + some offering skill.

I ran a T14 Orchard (which always has porcupines) with some bonus dmg as lightning to test. I have 3k armour and 6.2k life. Lion's roar, molten shell and fortify saves me, even if I jumped right into packs and cycloned. Without them I was getting one shot every single time. My hp was still dropping really low, so I ran cdwt + offering and that works really well. I barely ever dropped below half hp.

I wouldn't drop the totem or its links personally just for porcupines. I'd just do the rest, and you should be fine. Given a really bad ele map, or chrome porcupines, I'd just drop a totem and take cover.


Changelog:
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Added guide?
Added Levelling trees
Edited some gear section descriptions.
Added Daresso's entry.
Added videos.
Added a budget, non Xoph's Blood pastebin and tree.
Added videos with Daresso's.
Removed Xoph's version pob, will see later.
Updated gems.
Update chest and pob.
Changed ascendancy order. Think aspect of carnage is better grabbed in merc.
Dropped VP. Got more life nodes.
Uber Elder video.
Changed flasks, chest for more defense.
Check FAQ for tips on surviving.


Other guides:
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Sep 5, 2019, 10:47:52 PM
Last bumped on Oct 9, 2019, 7:53:09 PM
Looks great. I'll give it a try next league.
I realize people would like to see some gameplay. I could record some shaper, guardian runs, but I want to do it with the Vaal Ancestral Warchief (so its complete) and I don't have it yet.

It's coming over from delve when league ends cause the prices for those in standard are ridiculous. So please be patient, I'll be posting those Dec 5-6.
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A small ask, if you could add Passive Tree and to PoB every 20 or so points for people so they know which points to spend first, that would be helpful.

Added levelling trees.
I make build guides for fun.

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Added videos. Gl with Betrayal.
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Im new to this game and trying this build but I've questions.

Firstly, im lvl 40 and doing very little damage although im kinda tanky. But its not a good thing because i can't stop the transportations in this league. I think its because i haven't got any core legendary items yet like weapon.

Secondly, why we have all the support gems but it doesnt require links between them? whats the purpose on that?


Thank you for the build.
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Firstly, im lvl 40 and doing very little damage although im kinda tanky. But its not a good thing because i can't stop the transportations in this league. I think its because i haven't got any core legendary items yet like weapon.


Yes before you get the weapon, damage is low, that's why I recommend getting Crave the Slaughter and Rite of Ruin as your first two ascendancy nodes. The rage should help with the damage. Try getting the weapon damage nodes, maybe they'll help.

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Secondly, why we have all the support gems but it doesnt require links between them? whats the purpose on that?


So normally, you have a skill via a gem that needs to be linked with support gems to be supported. Ngamahu's Flame has a build in skill called Molten burst (you can press 'C' and look for it on the skill bar once you have the weapon equipped) which triggers on hit. Since Molten Burst is built in, not via a gem, simply socketing gems in the weapon acts as links to the skill, giving us a 7L skill. (Molten Burst + 6 support gems)
I make build guides for fun.

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fatfat664 wrote:
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Firstly, im lvl 40 and doing very little damage although im kinda tanky. But its not a good thing because i can't stop the transportations in this league. I think its because i haven't got any core legendary items yet like weapon.


Yes before you get the weapon, damage is low, that's why I recommend getting Crave the Slaughter and Rite of Ruin as your first two ascendancy nodes. The rage should help with the damage. Try getting the weapon damage nodes, maybe they'll help.

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Secondly, why we have all the support gems but it doesnt require links between them? whats the purpose on that?


So normally, you have a skill via a gem that needs to be linked with support gems to be supported. Ngamahu's Flame has a build in skill called Molten burst (you can press 'C' and look for it on the skill bar once you have the weapon equipped) which triggers on hit. Since Molten Burst is built in, not via a gem, simply socketing gems in the weapon acts as links to the skill, giving us a 7L skill. (Molten Burst + 6 support gems)


Thank you!

Do you have any recommendations on how to get the weapon?
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Do you have any recommendations on how to get the weapon?


It's not possible afaik to deterministically farm the weapon, so you either get lucky and manage to get is a drop (not realistic), or you buy it from someone. if you're unaware you can buy it via poe.trade.
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