[3.6] Starforge Cyclone Slayer



3.6: No changes. Leech got nerfed a bit, but its mostly for big hits, smaller hits with cyclone should be fine, just more annoying without perma uptime. Will add more stuff if 3.6 reveals some fitting gear choices.

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Hi, this my fourth 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)
Slayer leech.
Easy to get going.

Cons:
Cyclone discomfort on bosses.
Not the greatest single target.

Introduction
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This is a generic cyclone build. Nothing fancy, and not something that really needs much explanation. It's really fast and mobile, easy to play, has good clear speed and really good sustain thanks to slayer leech.

Some key items that made me interested to play this:


Tons of flask duration, movement speed (= more clearspeed), 200% of Life Leech applies to Enemies as Chaos Damage = dot chaos dmg (approx 8k dot/s)


+2 weapon range, dmg, movement speed (= moar clearspeed).

Me, earlier:
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It's not pure phys. I tried that, turns out using flasks and ele dmg is pretty good (who knew right?). I might actually try and turn this into a pure phys cyclone (maybe something bleed/retch synergy?) which I've wanted to make one for a long time, if it gets better.

And I did. War Banner helped a lot. We're Pure phys now.



PoB
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https://pastebin.com/HufJuDUu

Path of Building does not count the '200% of Life Leech applies to Enemies as Chaos Damage' from the Retch as of now. Our leech rate is 4456 hp/sec meaning we get deal 8912 chaos dmg/sec.


Levelling
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Level as consecrated path/sunder.

28 points


51 points


76 points


103 points


111 points




Final Tree


Bandits
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Kill all


Ascendancy
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Endless Hunger > Brutal Fervour > Headsman > Bane of Legends


Pantheon
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Arakaali and Shakari.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Good corruptions: +2 Weapon Range, Flat phys, 30% Quality.

Budget option: Any phys two handed sword, Kondo's, Doomsower.


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 for not that much dps gain. Also hard to color.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Dmg, bleed Explosions help with cleanup. Not hard to get desirable corruptions on.

BIS - Vulnerability on Hit.

Budget option: Anything with life, resists.


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.


Amulet:
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Core item. Aoe, dmg, movement speed.

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


Belt:
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Core item. A LOT of Flask duration, movement speed, dmg.

Budget option: Anything with life, res.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

Steel best base. Flat phys to attacks/attack speed are a bonus.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Flasks:
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You could replace the silver flask with anything else. Upto you.


Jewels:
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Gem Links
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Weapon:



Swap for bosses.

Chest:


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




Unlinked:



Videos:
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Carcass
Constrictor
Eradicator
Shaper

Old Ele version with disfavour videos:



FAQ:
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Leech nerfs?
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For the most part, the leech nerf only affects slayer if you have more than 5s of downtime when hitting things. Which we do, so its not a problem.


Can we shock? Should I get enchant - "10% Chance to Shock/Freeze/Ignite If you have not Crit recently" or various jewels that apply % shock?
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For starforge your physical damage is treated as lightning damage for the purpose of inflicting shocks. You don't need any lightning damage, even if you could get any cause starforge negates elemental damage.

The % chance to shock gives you the ability to shock yes, from whatever sources you can get. I've tested RT and that enchant and it shocks shaper consistently with our attack speed, but I believe the % increased damage from the shock is really low against bosses where it really matters. Since we need to hit hard in one hit to get higher % dmg which cyclone doesn't do, I don't suggest investing in shocks for this build.


Mana issues!
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It has mostly likely to do with how you play. With the low mana available to us to cyclone with, you don't want to click short distances and want try to cover longer distances with fewer clicks (which takes lesser ticks of mana). This should be fine for clearing, for bossing if you're struggling, drop the banner whenever its uncomfortable and it should be okay.


Blasphemy + Vuln?
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Sure, if you don't have the glove corruption.



Changelog:
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Added guide?
Added Shaper and Chimera videos
Update Pantheons
Changed to pure phys and added new videos.
3.6 update
Added an FAQ section


Other guides:
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Mar 10, 2019, 1:05:39 AM
Last bumped on Mar 18, 2019, 3:41:36 AM
U should try that build with Cherrubim's Maleficence..
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U should try that build with Cherrubim's Maleficence..

Cherrubim's does nothing for us. We easily hit leech cap, so the leech is useless. The life is lesser than a belly and the retch chaos damage is not scaled by anything.
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Nice build man!
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Nice build man!


Thanks! :3
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Can you do all content with this build?
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Can you do all content with this build?


Yes. However I don't suggest using this build to do endgame stuff like Uber Elder or more difficult bosses.

Slayer leech is very powerful for its survivability, but cyclone feels uncomfortable for mechanical bosses and the single target of this build is not great for endgame. It's definitely doable but I wouldn't suggest it.
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Dec 10, 2018, 12:36:09 AM
the link in final tree shows Marauder class.... why???
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the link in final tree shows Marauder class.... why???


My bad. Fixed.
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That's all I wanted to know, thanks!

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