3.5 Betrayal - Chieftain Armageddon Brand - Uber Elder down- HOGM done - WIP

Hi. In my first guide it looks like I know what Im talking but thats mostly because I played that build for about a league and half.
This is still WIP , there´s a lot of things I dont really know about and there's probably a lot more things to optimize here than on the EH RAT Chieftain , any feedback will be appreciated and specially any suggestion will be credited.
For now this guide only will have an explanation on the items , links , tree and a couple of videos.



Index:

Pros
Cons
Videos
Items
Gems
Links setup
Bandits
Early levelling
Skill Tree and PoB
Flowchart
Ascendancy
Pantheon
Annoying map mods
Gameplay advices
I want more damage!
Final words



Videos
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3.5 Betrayal Videos
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Guardian of the Chimera with lots of res , first serious try with this build , Kaom's hearth , unoptimized tree , not fully leveled supports and using 6l Disintegrator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSkYCrIaFUE
Shaper's Realm - Texas GW bc Sao Paulo was broken(unbelievable right?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njw5zuuFZQ8
Uber Elder along the already classic crapton of stutters of the first time :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZK_-i9WI3Y
Clear speed with Doryani's Catalyst + Balefire on the weapon switch:
https://youtu.be/a_ZklYI6lGo
Vs ItBurnsWhenIPeeFire at the HOGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYDkhVq4PQc
The Hall of Grandmasters 1st Wing
https://youtu.be/SM5ylfK3qbc
The Hall of Grandmasters 2nd Wing
https://youtu.be/dSMAt4eUoYM
The Hall of Grandmasters 3rd Wing
https://youtu.be/HxCWrlg5s0Q

Items.
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Jewels
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For now I´m using these:

We scale our damage with fire/elemental/physical global or to spell damage and cast speed , penetration helps too , the life is self explanatory.
The %Chance of gain Phasing on kill give us Phasing almost all the time while clearing. Need more time to recommend the optimal mods.
I definitely will incorporate a Ghastly jewel with the minion have a chance blind mod when I roll a decent one. I was testing one with low life roll and our 4 little guys from Herald of Purity did reliable blind a single target so this will be very good against bosses.

Helm
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I dont really know if the enchants available for Armageddon Brand are powerful or just mehh.
If you dont want to farm an enchant, the best option should be an Elder Bone Helmet but you will need to use an alternative path on the tree(I will show both version of the tree later)
It needs to be an elder because you want to have a 6-7 link on the helm, obviously this will be REALLY expensive so you can just have a normal Bone Helmet with life and res and get a 6l Disintegrator or Loreweave (or a Tabula on a budget)
Currently Im using this:

I bought this for 4ex (cheaper than the 6l Disintegrator at that time) and then get lucky with the enchant , its just a little extra dmg but it helps. Its like a 6 and 1/2 - 7 link for Armageddon Brand and it does more dmg than a 6l Disintegrator but it also consumes more mana so It felt clunky at first , crafting mana mods on rings and an Enlighten support for the auras solved(mostly) the problem.

Weapons
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This thing adds a lot flat physical damage to spells and we are are a Chieftain with AoF on the tree so we will convert 100% of physical dmg to fire dmg and will take full advantage of the penetration that Chief have and we will be able to scale Armageddon Brand dmg with either Fire , Elemental , Spell or Global Physical dmg.
It will also make us take a physical dot that we will use to trigger Arakaali pantheon when Cast when damage taken/Immortal call is triggered.
If you dont have a "6l" helm or you dont have a 6l Loreweave, you should have 6l on this for maximum dmg.If you are on a tight budget just get it with 6s and equip a Tabula, it should be way more than enough to take down the Shaper and I have the feeling that if you are somewhat skilled you can take Uber Elder too.


For the weapon swap, use a pair of Doryani's Catalyst , you will jump like crazy with Consecrated Path(linked with Fortify + Faster Attack Speed) while spamming Brand Recall , its way faster for clearing. Swap back to Disintegrator when you face some though syndicate encounter / Inc Arquitect / Map Bosses , etc.
You might need an extra pair of Brand Recall + Arcane Surge or else you can mess your CWDT/auras setup when you swap from Disintegrator/Doryani
Doon Cuebiyari is worse but cheaper , it should work fine on a budget.


Balefire is perfect for clearing with this build. The life recovery is just mehh, we leech a lot of life already but the mana recovery is awesome. Use a Doryani's Catalyst and this for clear , swap to Disintegrator when you need more damage.

I suggest swaping Consecrated Path for Leap Slam on your Doryani/Doon when you are doing lab runs and just ignore any enemies in there.


Amulets and rings
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For now Im using this:

Anything that give us life , mana , resistances and help us scale our damage is good.
Impressence with free Flammability should be good too but we have a more than enough damage already.
The mana and reduced mana cost craft is god send for this build.

Gloves
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For now Im using this:

The Inc damage while leeching is basically always on when fighting because we have the siphoning charges draining hp and also RF activated if we need the extra dmg/can sustain the drain.
So again, anything that scale our damage , give us life , mana or resistances is good.

These are great too. Cheap , give us life , reduced mana cost of skills and Rampage.

Belt
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For now Im using this:

The Elemental Damage with attacks skills will barely help us, its just a leftover from the RAT EH build so pretend is not there.
Until I can have more knowledge with this build , you will see the same thing over and over:
Life , mana , resistances and everything that helps us scale our damage is good. Probably Cooldown Reduction is good for us to spam Brand Recall and get the Arcane Surge bonus.


Boots
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For now Im using this:

The enchant solved most of the mana problems while clearing maps although I was fishing for the life/mana leech enchant.
Gang´s Momentum unique boots will give us extra damage but its not really needed and the only resistance that thing give us is Fire res :(. We have free 100% fire resistance from Ramako.


Armour
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Use a Tabula if you are in a budget.

Loreweave with 80 res is the best choice here. It will help us a lot to mitigate the RF degen(RF is a 20-39% more dmg to spells, is like you are running an extra link on your dmg setup)
Having capped resistances at 80 is awesome, helps us a lot against Elder , Shaper , Uber Elder , etc. Either this or Disintegrator needs to be 6l for maximum dmg if you dont have a "6-7" link helm.

I also started playing this with Kaom's Heart but you need Purity of Fire or the RF degen will feel way to risky without it. This will force us to drop Arctic Armour and for time playing this 6,6k hp + 80 all res + Arctic Armour >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 8,2k hp. Also you will run on serious lack of sockets problems.

Flasks
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You NEED a life flask of Dousing to turn off RF. If you are not leeching you will degen life pretty fast and that´s not good.
I haven´t checked yet if Basalt is better than Granite, either of them is great for us to jump on packs with Consecrated Path while clearing.
If you have all the dangerous debuffs covered(freeze , bleed , curses) a Rumi´s Concotion might be a nice choice.
A Silver Flask will enhance our damage and clear speed , for now its one of the recommended flasks.
The Wise Oak will give us extra penetration and Extra elemental damage mitigation. If you have doubts about how it works ask here or check my other guide.


links
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If you have a "6-7l" helm , put Armageddon Brand + Fire Penetration + Controlled Destruction + Combustion in there. Try to lvl up them to max lvl and get them to max quality.
If you dont have the helm , put Armageddon Brand + Fire Penetration + Controlled Destruction + Combustion + Concetrated Effect + Added Fire Damage. Why Added Fire Damage instead of Immolate? Because you will swap Fire Penetration and Added Fire Damage for Multiple Totems and Spell Totem to deal with elemental reflect maps. If you are using a Tabula put Immolate instead of Added Fire Damage.

You need to use Brand Recall linked to Arcane Surge for great quality of life. You will get extra dmg, mana regen and duration on your brands.

Get Cast when damage taken linked with Immortal Call and Temporal Chains. If you know what you are doing you can try another curse and you can experiment with the level of CWDT , IC and the curse but we leech and have a lot of life regen so we want to have CWDT at really low lvl to get Arakaali pantheon buff active most of the time.
If you dont know what are you doing , get Cast when damage taken to lvl 2 , Immortal Call to lvl 4 and Temporal Chains to lvl 6. Temporal Chains should be at 20%(or more) quality.

Get Consecrated Path linked to Fortify Support. If you have a socket to Spare , also link a Faster Attacks to it. You will use it to move from pack to pack, you will gain Fortify and the Consecrated Ground regen and if the map is crowded with enemies you will move decently fast.

Get Scorching Ray linked with Multiple Totem and Spell Totem. We need Multiple Totems Because we take Runebinder on the tree. This setup will help reduce the Fire resistances of our enemies. Its mostly used against bosses.

Get Enlighten (at the very least at lvl 2) linked with Herald of Purity , Herald Of Ashes and Arctic Armour. Replace Arctic Armour with Purity of Fire if you are using anything thats not a Loreweave.
If you dont have an Enlighten you will have some serious mana problems.

Also you need an empty slot for Flame Dash and an empty slot for Vaal Righteous Fire.



Pantheon
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Use Arakaali with captured soul of The Queen of the Great Tangle. Captured soul of Armala is also recommended.
Use Shakari with captured soul of Terror of the Infinite Drifts.
Swap Shakari to Yugul with captured soul of Shimmering Aberration for Uber Elder Fight , you can also use this to fight Guardian of the Hydra , Elder and Shaper.

Bandits
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Kill them all.

Skill Tree
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This is my current character that you can check on my profile, AlvaIsBackWithTwoDudes is the name.

PoB
https://pastebin.com/6GeH95Jz

PoB alternate route for Bone Helmet:
https://pastebin.com/eNtxbuiA




All the skills should have Always Attack Without Moving checked.
Gameplan is basically summon at the very least 2 brands(4 is recommended , 5 is better) and use Recall, then buff yourself with flasks and hold down Consecrated Path button while spamming Brand Recall. Recast Brands as needed, keep an eye on that Brand count or you will have a nasty surprise if you jump at a pack and have RF activated without any Brand active leeching for you.
If the map have rippy mods you should play more carefully and just cast Brand while staying away from enemies.
For the most part , you can have RF active since you will be leeching a lot of life that will keep you at full life, even when you have only 2 brands attached , which happens on most bosses. If you stop to loot or cant leech because no enemies near use the life flask of Dousing to Turn off RF.
For bosses and fortifications remember to use the Scorching Ray totems for some extra dmg and you can use Vaal Righteous Fire and immediately use a life potiong to regain life, then you can also activate normal Righteous fire for more spell damage. Be very carefull with VRF , it deals a lot of damage to you and can put you in a dangerous position.

That's all for now!

Edit:
Forgot the Ascendency lmao:
Ngamahu , Hinekora , Tawhoa , Ramako. You can probably make it work swaping Ramako for Arohongui, you will need to keep your totems safe but the less dmg taken is incredible good for tanking things and the extra dmg is always good. You will loose 100% free fire resistances that makes you cap your resistances so much easier and cheaper tho.
EH RAT Chieftain guide : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2251276
Last edited by kikeuy on Jan 3, 2019, 11:33:50 PM
Last bumped on Jan 3, 2019, 11:17:03 PM
Added this to the weapon section:

For the weapon swap, use a pair of Doryani's Catalyst , you will jump like crazy with Consecrated Path(linked with Fortify + Faster Attack Speed) while spamming Brand Recall , its way faster for clearing. Swap back to Disintegrator when you face some though syndicate encounter / Inc Arquitect / Map Bosses , etc.
You might need an extra pair of Brand Recall + Arcane Surge or else you can mess your CWDT/auras setup when you swap from Disintegrator/Doryani
Doon Cuebiyari is worse but cheaper , it should work fine on a budget.


I suggest swaping Consecrated Path for Leap Slam on your Doryani/Doon when you are doing lab runs and just ignore any enemies in there.



And added boots, forgot about boots on the first draft of the guide!:

For now Im using this:

The enchant solved most of the mana problems while clearing maps although I was fishing for the life/mana leech enchant.
Gang´s Momentum unique boots will give us extra damage but its not really needed and the only resistance that thing give us is Fire res :(. We have free 100% fire resistance from Ramako.


Added Balefire to the clear setup:

Balefire is perfect for clearing with this build. The life recovery is just mehh, we leech a lot of life already but the mana recovery is awesome. Use a Doryani's Catalyst and this for clear , swap to Disintegrator when you need more damage.
Added a video to show the clear speed with the Doryani's + Balefire setup.

EH RAT Chieftain guide : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2251276
Last edited by kikeuy on Dec 30, 2018, 1:14:08 PM
This build looks awesome, I'm a fan of marauder and really like the new brand skills so I'm definitely gonna give it a try!

Just wondering how the tankiness feels in gameplay?
Last edited by simfreezie on Jan 1, 2019, 1:29:54 AM
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Completed 5 Challengessimfreezie wrote:
This build looks awesome, I'm a fan of marauder and really like the new brand skills so I'm definitely gonna give it a try!

Just wondering how the tankiness feels in gameplay?

It´s like a Flicker Strike by Micheal Bay , it looks flashy indeed.
About the tankinesss, it feels ok. In the last video I´ve uploded Im careless jumping at a huge pack at the very begining of a t14 with 100%+ of extra damage as lightning damage mod. It is not that tanky tho , if you run a map with 2 extra damage and crit mods you should play like a caster and stay away from enemies.

*Disclaimer:
This build is prone to rave.
https://youtu.be/-8hjp4emhyQ
EH RAT Chieftain guide : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2251276
Last edited by kikeuy on Jan 1, 2019, 10:21:56 AM
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Completed 28 Challengeskikeuy wrote:

*Disclaimer:
This build is prone to rave.
https://youtu.be/-8hjp4emhyQ


Lol nice... I'm adding some RAM today so hopefully it won't slow me down in maps too bad.

What do you thihnk about the blood magic/ life nodes for added tankiness?
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Completed 5 Challengessimfreezie wrote:
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Completed 28 Challengeskikeuy wrote:

*Disclaimer:
This build is prone to rave.
https://youtu.be/-8hjp4emhyQ


Lol nice... I'm adding some RAM today so hopefully it won't slow me down in maps too bad.

What do you thihnk about the blood magic/ life nodes for added tankiness?

We reserve a lot mana with 3 auras running , I dont think Blood Magic will work.
EH RAT Chieftain guide : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2251276
Hall of the Grandmasters done.
Everything gone smooth until I faced ItBurnsWhenIPeeFire. That motherfucker burns your hp fast and have an insane ES regen. Failed that first run with only that guy alive :(.
The second run I used decoy totem (remember that we need to link it with Multiple Totem Support because we take Runebinder on the tree) to lure him and I kill Him and finally take HOGM completion. You have to cheese him and you need to turn off Arctic Armour and regen all the mana, otherwise you wont be able to keep up with his ES regen and He is REALLY tanky.
First 3 wings of the first run and ItBurnsWhenIPeeFire kill on the 2nd are on the video section.
Also I slightly optimized the tree for a very little more of life and dmg , you can check it on my profile.
EH RAT Chieftain guide : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2251276

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