[3.9] Blade Flurry Impale Champion



3.9 changes:

-> We can't get the maim mod on chests from fossils anymore, but that's a minor dps decrease. The -15 mana cost is still very worth it.
-> On the plus side, look for potential Conqueror's exalted orbs slams on your weapons and -15 chest. Check the weapon and chest sections for details and poedb for general mod info.
-> Any awakened gems will obviously be an upgrade.
-> Changed First to Strike, Last to Fall to Unstoppable hero.
-> Changed Pantheon from Brine King to Lunaris.
-> Anoint Tenacity.
-> Changed a bunch of links. Check links section. Clearing should feel much better now.
-> Changed gloves to rare spiked gloves. HBleedsplosions weren't consistent enough imo with BF.


Note: Please post all your questions in this thread or come by the stream, please don't pm me in game. Make sure your profile is PUBLIC before asking for help so your character is visible. If you have issues with the trees and you're loading them into the poe website, don't. Import them into Path of Building. Please check out the FAQ or previous responses in the thread if you can, chances are I've answered them already.

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.

I also stream sometimes.


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Hi, this my tenth build guide.

Pros:
Busted single target.
Decent clearspeed.

Cons:
Gear dependent. Levelling feels awful.

Introduction
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This is a pure phys impale crit champion. Thanks to the buffs to pure phys is 3.7 we're fully phys now. Impale is really good for single target.

Making this guide out of requests. Melee meta op. Reave is good for clear, doesn't drop all the stacks at once and does more damage now. BF has always been one of the highest single target skills in the game and now it has been buffed and has more QoL.

Disclaimer: The videos posted for this guide are with legacy gear. Legacy abyssus and lion's roar. Using regular versions won't be much of a difference when your dps is in shapers/second.


PoB
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https://pastebin.com/KQjkVNux

The impale murderous eye jewel is for impale. I've written down the math in it.


Final Tree


Bandits
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Alira


Ascendancy
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Conqueror > Worthy Foe > Master of Metal > Unstoppable Hero


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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Two decent pdps foils.

I'm not sure if the % phys/attack speed mod from Warlord stack with the already existing % phys. But if it does, look for an open prefix instead of the flat ele on my foils. Slam with Warlord's ex.

Budget option: Ichimonji.


Helmet:
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For big boy damage. Make sure to get some minimum endurance charges on rings and amulets to mitigate Abyssus.

BIS - 40% BF damage.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Chest:
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Can't get maim anymore. Fossil craft a rare astral and look for open affixes for possible slams from a Conqueror's ex.

Good prefixes:
-> (11–15)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as x Damage
-> (9–12)% increased maximum Life
-> Killed Enemies Explode, dealing 3% of their Life as Physical Damage
-> Every 5 seconds, Regenerate 15% of Life over one second

Good suffixes:
-> 15% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
-> 10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit
-> Attacks have +(1.1–1.5)% to Critical Strike Chance
-> (12–15)% increased Life Recovery rate

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Look for life, flat phys, attack speed. You could look for an open prefix(ivl 80+) to slam either intimidate or T1 chance to impale (dropping dread banner for war banner, but the dps change is very minor.


BIS - Fury. Helps with clearspeed.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Boots:
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Life, res, movement speed (MS not that important).

Good enchants/corruptions - 16% ats and cast speed if killed recently.


Amulet:
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Flat phys to attacks, multi, life, int.


Belt:
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Slam with Hunter's ex for % max life.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

Flat phys to attacks are a bonus.


Flasks:
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Jewels:
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Pride has some really good Watcher's eye mods. Get one if you can. Preferred mods:

+2 Impale while affected by Pride
12% Chance to deal double damage when affected by Pride.




Gem Links
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Chest:



Swap for clearing:



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









Unlinked:




Videos:
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Al-Hezmin

3.7 videos:

3.6 videos:



FAQ:
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I'm squishy.
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Check your CDWT gem levels. Look at the gem levels in the link section. They're kept at low levels intentionally so they proc more often.

Quality on Infused Channeling helps a lot. It reduces the charge time required to get infusion.

You want 3 minimum endurance charge crafts on your amulet, and rings. Abyssus really hurts without them.

If you're struggling with Blood Rage degen + abyssus, try dropping Vaal Pact. I've tested around a bit with it and the loss of leech shouldn't be a big deal. It'll make mapping a lot more comfy.



Changelog:
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Added guide?
Changed to full phys and impale.
Changed a bunch of links, some gear, tree. Updated PoB.


Other guides:
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jan 28, 2020, 2:03:06 AM
Last bumped on Feb 17, 2020, 2:56:08 AM
exactly what I was looking for to start the league, tyvm
Update your trees. Still using old version.
Hello

Good build but could you update your skill tree please ?
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Update your trees. Still using old version.

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Good build but could you update your skill tree please ?

No I'm not. They're the current version. Import the trees into pob, not the poe website.
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 8, 2019, 7:54:43 AM
Hey, got a couple of questions. When do you think I should take master of metal? prob thinking conq > worthy foe > metal > first to strike as my progression. also, im tryna fit in impale support gem with the build, what u think i should switch out? thanks
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Hey, got a couple of questions. When do you think I should take master of metal? prob thinking conq > worthy foe > metal > first to strike as my progression. also, im tryna fit in impale support gem with the build, what u think i should switch out? thanks

Yeah I'd go the same order too.

About the second part. Pob has been updated with the gems but openarl isn't sure when he'll get around to implementing impale. I'm using a custom jewel to test impale. I'm making big changes to the guide. We're going full phys + impale.

I'll post the changes soon. The tree stays the same except for getting the impale nodes. The auras and flasks change completely.

I'm not 100% sure on the math behind impale but I'm going with what I have.
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Why champion over slayer? I heard slayer has better survivability and increased aoe
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Why champion over slayer? I heard slayer has better survivability and increased aoe

I don't really have a good answer for this. I made this build when slayer was garbage. It's probably a better choice right now overall. But I'm keeping this as a champion.

Also impale stuff will probably give higher top end dps. Not sure cause pob doesn't support impale.
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Hey just curious here, you have allocated Endurance charges but I fail to see what generates these. Is this an error or am I overlooking something minor?

Thanks

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