[3.5] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker



Hi, this my second build guide.

I do not claim my guide to be original or the best or even this build to be super efficient. I write guides mostly because I'm fond of my characters and I'd like to share them. (and cause I want to kill time)

Pros:
Fast map clearer. (Not the fastest)
Decent Sustain. (7k+ hp, instant life and mana from instant warcry)
Good single target.
Easy to get going, but scalable with currency.
Thematically badass looking?

Cons:
Berserker degen.
Berserker 10% increased dmg taken.
Cyclone discomfort on bosses.
Not the best at single target or clear.


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
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https://pastebin.com/u3Ws1G2U

In case you can't afford Xoph's Blood:

https://pastebin.com/Gs8scdSe

Pastebin with new Daresso's Defiance:

https://pastebin.com/WWNXmGc0


Levelling
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Level as consecrated path/sunder.

22 points


41 points


74 points


108 points


116 points




Final Tree
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http://poeurl.com/b8K1

In case you can't afford Xoph's Blood:

http://poeurl.com/cbQI


Bandits
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Kill all


Ascendancy
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Crave the Slaughter > Rite of Ruin > War Bringer > Aspect of Carnage

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: Regular Devotos are pretty cheap.


Chest:
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I thought about Bronn's but we lose a TON of life (which we need for zerk), for not that much dps gain. Also hard to color.

Note: I'm definitely going to switch to:


We should have permanent buffed onslaught with it, specially on bosses. Just waiting for better rolls and 6L.

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.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Flasks:
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Main clearing setup.



For Bosses.

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:


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.


Other guides:
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
Last edited by fatfat664 on Dec 12, 2018, 6:45:59 AM
Last bumped on Dec 13, 2018, 3:39:50 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.
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
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.
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
Added videos. Gl with Betrayal.
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
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)
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574
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Completed 7 Challengesfatfat664 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.
[3.4] Death's Oath CI Occultist - view-thread/2115725
[3.4] Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Berserker - view-thread/2251990
[3.4] Molten Strike Chieftain - view-thread/2252035
[3.4] Generic Cyclone Slayer - view-thread/2254574

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