[3.7] Reave/Blade Flurry Impale Champion




-> Changing to pure phys and impale. Not sure about the math and impale isn't implemented in pob but I'm going with it. IF the math is correct, we'll lose damage when clearing but gain more single target. Also will be much cheaper.
-> Using a custom jewel to test impale stuff. Used a reddit post for the math. The jewel is included in the pob, swap it in to check (with a grain of salt) impale dps.
-> Updated the gem links. Check the appropriate section.


Note: Post all your questions in this thread, 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.

Hi, this my tenth 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:
Busted single target.
Good clearspeed

Cons:
Gear dependent. Levelling feels like ass.

Introduction
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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, lightning coil and lion's roar. I'll post a pob without legacy gear to compare.


PoB
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Legacy:
https://pastebin.com/JBYjXGuh

Non-Legacy:
https://pastebin.com/3Xa45XhW

Swap in the impale murderous eye jewel to check impale. I've written down the math in it.


Levelling
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Ichimonji is a good starter weapon.

36 points


64 points


89 points


105 points


119 points




Final Tree


Bandits
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Alira


Ascendancy
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Conqueror > Worthy Foe > Master of Metal > First to strike, Last to fall


Pantheon
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Brine King 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.

Budget option: Ichimonji.


Helmet:
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for big boy damage.

BIS - 40% BF damage.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Chest:
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So you don't die when dealing big boy damage.

You could also use rare chests with high armour, or phys taken as x element mods to negate abyssus. Or don't if you don't mind dying, or if you're mathil level skilled.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Life, res, attack speed. Spiked best base.

You can also get Haemophilia's for feelsgoodman clear.

BIS - Fury. Helps with clearspeed.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Boots:
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Life, res, movement speed (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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Could craft % increased damage if you have a free prefix.


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:

(Reave):


(Blade Flurry):


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


Pride - Flesh and Stone - Sand and Blood - Maim





Unlinked:



Videos:
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I'll add 3.7 videos soon.

3.6 videos:



Changelog:
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Added guide?
Changed to full phys and impale.


Other guides:
I make build guides for fun.

YouTube - http://yt.vu/+fatfat664
Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 16, 2019, 5:51:07 PM
Last bumped on Jun 16, 2019, 1:55:05 PM
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.
I make build guides for fun.

YouTube - http://yt.vu/+fatfat664
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.
I make build guides for fun.

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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.
I make build guides for fun.

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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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