3.9 | gr0bbs | Poison Blade Vortex | Budget Viable | Endgame 20Mil+ DPS | Video Guide

If you have any questions/wanna learn or wanna come hangout, I stream daily at https://www.twitch.tv/gr0bbs
and also put out PoE guides and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZS3wbA6a_z5gPz2Usq9Irw

Update 31/1/2020 - I'm so blown away by the comments, support and amount of people playing this build. You are all awesome. Sorry for the lack of posting/streaming. My Internet is down, i'm waiting Fibre installation.

Much love <3

Quick update 23/1/20 - New video out explaining changes made, over 5k life now with similar DPS. Much more survivability and different gear options.

Huge special thanks to the following people
-Sebiskira- for being the best mate and PoE buddy anyone could ask for listening to hours of my build concepts and helping me <3

-HBarnett99- For finding a tree efficiency during my stream on twitch :)

-Fuzzduck- For answering questions on the forum and helping others enjoy the build :)



Videos
23/1/2020 Updated version with 5.1k life and similar DPS- https://youtu.be/bw6IFAzAGWM
Build intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD0IH3CpWiI (Basically no gear, early mapping)
Undergeared T15 - https://youtu.be/j8MVAXfDfYQ
Mid level gear T16 Metamorph with no VAAL BV - https://youtu.be/0164qub8Tcw
tier 16 poison Conqueror kill - https://youtu.be/cOSb_3do81Q
tier 15 decent mods full clear (dab on them reddit haters, lel noobs) - https://youtu.be/9QVFl7_lSHA
More videos coming every day!



Path of Building
https://pastebin.com/4XEiU83W Be sure to use the PoB fork for actual poison calculations.
You can get it here (https://github.com/LocalIdentity/PathOfBuilding)

IMPORTANT! - There are multiple trees and gear sets within the PoB. Make sure you look through all of them and choose what is right for you and your budget =).

Changelog

December 27, 2019 - Build Posted
December 28, 2019 - Gear Section Added
December 29, 2019 - Updated PoB, Added GEMS Section
December 30, 2019 - Posted Final Update Video & updated PoB with a pathing optimization (Thanks HBarnett99 on Twitch!)



About this Build

Pros
+ Insanely Fast mapping - whirling blades for movement and unleash support for smooth mapping
+ Single Target GOD - demolishes metamorphs in seconds
+ Tons of dodge and evasion
+ Good regen via Diadem


Cons
- Scales with some uniques and high end gear
- It's a dodge build
- Some map mods feel bad.
Try avoid running 60% chance to avoid bleed and poison maps, as the damage on bosses and metamorphs just isn't great. Phys reflect is doable but slow, same as 90% chance to avoid ailments.



Main Mechanics in this Build
POISON - Blade Vortex is the best way to stack a high number of poisons on a target. With no limits in how many poisons you can apply at one time, you can expect some very strong damage ramp up (If your target has enough life to withstand more than a few seconds of the damage)

ELUSIVE - Increases your dodge and movement speed. This keeps you alive. If you feel you need 100% uptime you can easily integrate Withering step to gain permanent elusive. I don't feel I need it at this stage, but it's an option.



Leveling this Build

Full Leveling Section
Leveling Gear + Gems




Gems
1-12
Any spell (Freezing pulse, Fireball, Explosive trap, etc

10
Flame Dash
Spell Totem - Wither
Whirling Blades

12
Blade Vortex - Lesser poison - Void Manipulation - Unbound Ailments - Increased Crit Strikes
(Remove crit strikes once you have higher than 60% chance to poison)

16
Herald of Agony

18
Deadly Ailments
Faster Attacks for your Whirling Blades

24
Malevolence

31
Replace Lesser poison with Poison (Poison gem no longer needed after getting Noxious Strikes Ascendancy - replace with another damage gem)
Blasphemy with Despair
Fortify for your whirling blades

38
Unleash - Amazing QoL
Vile Toxins - put this in asap
Add multiple totems to your wither setup
CWDT - Steelskin

54
Devouring Diadem (for auras - check PoB)


62
Equip Cold Iron point Dagger


65
Equip Binos for the clear



Passive Tree, Ascendancy & Pantheon
Passive tree:
See the PoB above for a breakdown of multiple trees (Leveling, and Endgame with Offensive and Defensive versions. Or just view the final DPS tree on the official skill tree planner: http://poeurl.com/cGB0


Ascendancy: Assassin
1. Noxious Strike (Phat Poison DPS)
2. Mistwalker (Grants Elusive, one of the nicest defensive buffs in the game right now)
3. Toxic Delivery (Scales our crits and gives even more Poison DPS)
4. Opportunistic (Nice QoL for Mapping with the mvspeed and rounds out our damage against tougher unique enemies)

Bandits:
Kill all

Pantheon:
Major: Soul of Lunaris - Run the upgraded version of this to cap your dodge chance
Minor: Soul of Ryslatha - Very nice defensive choice, helps with upkeep of life flasks




Gem Setup
Gems

Early game into maps

CHEST
Either have a +2 Duration /AoE Gems Tabula or Skin of the loyal
Vaal Blade Vortex . Unleash . Deadly Ailments . Vile Toxins . Unbound Ailments . Void Manipulation

HELM
Auras before we have Impresence with Despair reservation Amulet
Herald of Agony . Malevolence . Blasphemy . Despair

BOOTS
Cast when damage taken level 1 . Steelskin level 11 . Stone Golem MAX LEVEL . Blood Rage

GLOVES
Whirling blades . Fortify . Faster Attacks

WEAPONS
Wither . Spell totem . Multiple totems

More geared maps and endgame (acquired impresence amulet)

CHEST
Vaal Blade vortex . Unleash . Awakened Deadly Ailments . Awakened Unbound Ailments . Awakened Void Manilpulation . Vile Toxins

HELM
Malevolence . Enlighten 4 . Herald of Agony . Skitterbots

WEAPON
Blasphemy . Despair . Plague Bearer

Beastcraft or buy a belt/ring with Apsect of the spider





Gear & Flasks

Gear

Weapons

Cold Iron Point Dagger

These are very affordable without a corruption. There are several corruptions to choose from, but the "Increased Damage over Time" mod is just too strong.

For the most insane Single target you would run two Cold Iron Point daggers, but this isn't necessary in 99% of situations

Bino's Kitchen Knife

Bino's is just super nice for making your clear that little bit smoother. It spread poisons across the pack, and the prolif easily kills straglers on the edge of packs.

Helm

Devouring Diadem

Get this on as soon as you hit 54. This is where you socket your most important Auras (Malevolence - Herald of Agony - Despair - Blasphemy). This helmet also lets you reserve all of your mana as it gives Eldritch Battery.

Body

Budget Chest (15-20C)
Tabula with either a +2 Duration or +2 AoE Gems corruption.


Expensive DPS only option
Skin of the Loyal

BiS if you are only chasing damage. Offers little in terms of defense, this is only for the very rich. Our damage is so big without this chest, it's almost overkill.

Mid range defensive and offensive chest
Sporeguard

This chest offers some life, chaos res, and utility with the fungal ground, but you only really feel it when fighting bosses, as Asenath's gloves still do most of the work when clearing packs. Also nice because you can annoint a skill tree point with oils.

Endgame Setup
Rare Chest with Life, +1 Curse, and Explosions

Additional curse on chest means you can drop the annointed 'Whispers of Doom' and replace it with 'Corruption'. The explosions also make the clear super buttery smooth, but isn't completely necessary while still running Asenath's

Amulet

Impresence Onyx Amulet

This is a huge DPS boost. It means we can take the despair out of the Diadem and add some more Auras into the helmet. Once you have this your new helm aura setup will be (Malevolence - Herald of Agony - Enlighten - Summon Skitterbots)

Rings

Circle of Nostalgia

You ideally want one with both "(40-60)% increased Chaos Damage while affected by Herald of Agony" AND "Herald of Agony has (70-100)% increased Buff Effect". To start, just buy a ring with one or the other, they do provide the same DPS boost

Rare ring to cap res

Mine is currently trash, lots of room to upgrade here.

Boots

Rare boots to cap Res


Gloves

Asenath's Gentle Touch

These are your endgame gloves for the built in temp chains. THe blind and corpse explosions are also nice.

Rare gloves to cap resistance

user rare gloves in the meantime. Insanity gloves are also a nice QoL for your Whirling Blades, but not needed.

Belt

Rare belt to cap Res




Flasks

Atziri's Promise

Really nice Flask. Givers big DPS, and provides access to more than enough leech to keep you going.

Coralito's Signature

One of our biggest DPS boost, makes our poisons last for a very long time. Perfect Agony is also a DPS boost, and having it on the flask is enough (Although you can spec into the point if you need more consistent damage).

Sin's Rebirth

Grants Unholy might, which is a nice boost to our poison damage.

Utility Flask


The last two slots are up to you. Aim for freeze and bleed removal on whatever you have in these slots. Can also use a life flask if you want, but I didn't find it necessary ever. Your Diadem keeps you topped up on health, and it was more valuable for me to have phasing and some extra dodge chance.



Extreme Endgame Gear (For the rich bois)

Watcher's Eye with Malevolence Auras (15ex approximately)




Mapping & Bossfights

GENERAL MAPPING - Mapping is super smooth. Simply charge up you BV and start whirling around. Everything melts the second

BOSSES
1. Pre-place wither totems
2. Pre-cast Max Blade Vortex Stacks (10)
3. Pop Plague Bearer
4. Pop Flasks
5. Pop Vaal Blade Vortex
6. Profit

Despite the 6 steps, they all happen basically at once, and once you do the rotation a few times, you get used to it and it becomes second nature
(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
Last edited by Gr0bbs on Jan 30, 2020, 10:03:20 PM
Last bumped on Feb 17, 2020, 2:56:53 PM
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(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
Time to attempt to build this stupid broken build on console where prices are 20x what they are on pc :D

Good stuff
Looks interesting, gonna go build this soon :D ran your last build (burning arrow elementalist) and it went well for me so hopefully this one treats me the same =)
https://poe.ninja/challenge/builds?class=Assassin,Pathfinder&skill=Vaal-Blade-Vortex&vaal-blade%20vortex-support=Vile-Toxins&dps=Blade-Vortex

"A build we made last night and bringing it to life"

Unless all those people were made last night I don't think it's something you came up with. let's be real it's something you saw that worked then made the most ridiculous pob about with the most retarded items possible.

Good luck with the watcher's eye & herald of agony ring in budget gear.
Last edited by MrSigy on Dec 27, 2019, 4:38:19 AM
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MrSigy wrote:
https://poe.ninja/challenge/builds?class=Assassin,Pathfinder&skill=Vaal-Blade-Vortex&vaal-blade%20vortex-support=Vile-Toxins&dps=Blade-Vortex

"A build we made last night and bringing it to life"

Unless all those people were made last night I don't think it's something you came up with. let's be real it's something you saw that worked then made the most ridiculous pob about with the most retarded items possible.

Good luck with the watcher's eye & herald of agony ring in budget gear.



Have you even looked at those people on Poe.Ninja you are comparing us to? They use 1 or 2 of the same items and the skill trees are completely different. They all scale Phys dmg and do on hit damage with a side of poison.. We scale only poison doing almost no on hit damage.. The builds are completely different.

As for the "Budget" section.. The build clearly states that the watchers eye and 2 line herald of agony ring aren't budget. Have you even read the PoB and the forum guide? We make it super clear that those are for the RICH people who can afford them. They are LUXURY items, not NEEDED for the build to be stupidly strong.

The POB and build guide also clearly have sections explaining the Damage numbers, Ofcourse I made a PoB version that does INSANE damage and it's even labelled unrealistic.. Do some research.

(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
Build look really solid I might give it a try. What's your thoughts on Pathfinder instead of Assassin? The free poison prolif and flask uptime is really nice. I'd imagine the damage is much lower though.
Had a blast with your burning arrow build, i got that to level 90 with basicly max gear for me.

Attempting this now, looks great and i always loved blade vortex.
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Darkith1546 wrote:
Build look really solid I might give it a try. What's your thoughts on Pathfinder instead of Assassin? The free poison prolif and flask uptime is really nice. I'd imagine the damage is much lower though.


Hey! :) Thank you for the kind words. Pathfinder has awesome utility and better clear for sure but you lose about 50% damage overall. Assassin with Binos isnt bad at all for clear so i still think that's the better option.

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Luukwa wrote:
Had a blast with your burning arrow build, i got that to level 90 with basicly max gear for me.

Attempting this now, looks great and i always loved blade vortex.


Thanks man :) really appreciate the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the Burning arrow!
(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
Last edited by Gr0bbs on Dec 27, 2019, 9:19:59 AM
This build looks really fun man, nice job.

Quick suggestion:

You pass right by jewel nodes. If you got 2-3 jewel nodes for 2-5 passive points at most, you could get +25-30 life +%10 all res and possibly more resistances. Heck, 2 of those jewel slots for 2 skill points with 2 life/resist jewels could net you more than that ring, then you can double up on your Herald rings for MORE DAMAGES!

It's a nifty tip for unique heavy builds that I have found. Those rings are too good not to use two IMO :)

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