[3.10] For Scion - Goddess Sword Spinning in Flurry (Cyclone + Blade Flurry + Frost Blades)


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Old thread has been archived and you can find it here:

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2058308

This is a crit based 3-in-1 build using Cyclone + Frost Blades + Blade Flurry.

I have always wanted to play a crit based Cyclone build and with the re-introduced version of the Goddess Sword - Oni Goroshi in patch 3.1, I decided to create one with the sword as the center piece.

3 main skills are used in the build, namely: Cyclone + Frost Blades for mapping and Blade Flurry for single target.

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Screenshots - Includes Deathless Shaper & Uber Atziri

Red Elder Guardian All Deathless:
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T13 Red Elder Deathless:
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Gears Used



T15 Innocence - Deathless
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T16 Lich - Deathless
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T16 Corrupted Phoenix - Deathless
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T16 Corrupted Hydra - Elemental Reflect Deathless
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Cyclone + Blade Flurry (No Frost Blades) + Sibyl's Lament + Soul of Yugul.


T16 Corrupted Minotaur - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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T16 Corrupted Chimera - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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T17 Deathless Shaper By @Kek_is_love
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Gears used:


T17 Deathless Shaper
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Gears used:




Deathless Uber Atziri
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Uber Atziri was killed using the same set of gears that killed Shaper.

Game Play Video
Sample video showcasing how the 3 skills interact with each other.

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https://youtu.be/g1XhBfyTVas

The mob density sucks but the abyss fight should be good illustration on how the build fare in a high density fight.

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Red Elder kill at lvl 78 by @ChaosQueenKitana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5gPxrHyKE

Required Gears
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The Goddess sword will be the host for Blade Flurry.

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Use a ring / amulet / abyssal jewel with fire damage so as to proc Her Embrace.

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Recommended Gears
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Please ignore the gems in the gears listed in this section. It is the gears that you should be referencing here and not the gems socketed in them.

@Kek_is_love put up a very comprehensive list of gears rating and you can read it here.

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Provides the overleech from Slayer. Without life and resist rolls are it's biggest drawback. Allows you to go Berserker + Raider for more DPS

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Provides very good damage boost to the build when you run Anger aura.

If you are not able to obtain the above stats, prioritize "Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage while affected by Anger".

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Intimidate + Maim on hit with the right abyssal jewels inserted. Can't beat free damage.

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Insane clear speed with Crusader's explosion mod.

Preferred additional Hunter mod:
1. Attacks have +1.#% to critical strike chance
2. You can apply an additional curse

Refer to Recommended Rares for crafting instructions.

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Loreweave is the perfect chest for the build.

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Death's Aura provide free chaos AOE damage to surrounding monsters. Perfect for Cyclone.

Downside, you will want to get your chaos resistance to positive range or the chaos degen can hurt.

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For it's 25% bleed chance and 5% max life as physical explosion. This gloves works great when paired with Cyclone + Bleed.

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For those into YOLO play style, Abyssus + Lightning Coil provides the most damage output for the build.

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Up to 50% increased Cyclone damage, 25% increased attack speed, 10% increased movement speed. You can run with 5L. Main drawback is the lack of defense stats.

Bronn's Lithe provides great damage buff to the build especially if you run Cyclone on 6L.

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Up to 50% increased AOE radius and 50% increased area damage, great clear speed, comes with all resist and decent life.

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Belly provides a large life pool to the build.

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Huge supply on crit multiplier and Culling Strike on crit.

Downside:
- 40% less crit chance
- Requires a diamond flask to crit more reliably

P.S. @Kek_is_love put up a valid argument that Marylene is not a good option and you can read it here.

However, I will leave it to players own discretion on whether they want to try this amulet out. :)

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Provides attack speed, crit chance and large life pool.

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For +2 frenzy charges. Downside, your life pool and resistance will take a big hit.

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29% chance to gain endurance charge on kill. A lazy man approach to gain endurance charges without self casting Enduring Cry.

This jewel is pure luxury.

You socket the jewel near Barbarism node as shown:


Recommended Rares - Preferred Rolls

Chest - Astral Plate Preferred (Crusader + Hunter influenced)
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- Killed enemies explode, dealing 3% of their life as physical damage
- Attacks have +1.#% to critical strike chance (optional but highly recommended)
- You can apply an additional curse (optional but highly recommended)

Example:

Crafting Crusader + Hunter Chest

- You need an ilvl 85 crusader and ilvl 84 hunter chest
- Transmute + Alteration + Augmentation slam till you get preferred mod on the influenced chest
- Use Awakener's orb on 1 of the chest to move the influence onto the other chest

IMPORTANT: Chest must only have 1 affix from the influence. If you have 2 affixes that belong to the influence, Awakener's orb will randomly pick 1 of them and move it over to the target chest.


Gloves - Spiked Gloves with Warlord influence Preferred
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- Culling Strike
- At least 75 life (can roll over 100 life in patch 3.0)
- 20 to 30% melee physical damage
- +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
- At least 10% Attack Speed
- +2 to Melee Weapon and Unarmed Attack Range
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- Intelligence (optional. if you need it to equip gears)

Belt - Stygian, Rustic or Vanguard Belt Preferred
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- At least 75 life
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist
- At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks
- At least 300 armor (optional but highly recommended)

Amulet - Agate, Turquoise or Onyx Preferred
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- At least 60 life
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- #% global critical multiplier (good to have)
- #% increased critical strike chance (good to have)
- At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
- Flat physical damage roll (recommended)
- 200+ accuracy rating (highly recommended)

- Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)
- Gain #% of non-chaos damage as extra chaos damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)

Rings - Opal or Steel Rings Preferred (Hunter + Warlord influenced highly recommended)
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  • At least 40 life (60+ preferred)
  • Curse enemies with level 8 Flammbility on hit (Warlord influence)
  • Curse enemies with level 8 Elemental Weakness on hit (Hunter influence)
  • At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
  • At least 20% Fire damage (optional, can be crafted using Essence of Anger)
  • At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
  • Flat physical damage roll (optional but recommended)


Crafting Hunter / Warlord Curse Rings

  • You need an ilvl 80 hunter / ilvl 80 warlord ring
  • Transmute + Alteration + Augmentation slam till you get curse on hit to show up on the ring

Crafting level 22 Herald of Ash on the curse ring (Optional):
  • You need an ilvl 68+ elder ring
  • Transmute + Alteration + Augmentation slam till you get Grants Level 22 Herald of Ash Skill
  • Use Awakener's orb on the elder ring to move Level 22 Herald of Ash onto the hunter/warlord ring

IMPORTANT: To use Awakened Orb, ring must only have 1 affix from the influence. If you have 2 affixes that belong to the influence, Awakener's orb will randomly pick 1 of them and move it over to the target ring.

Boots - Two Toned Boots (Hunter + Redeemer influenced highly recommended)
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- You have Tailwind if you have dealt a Critical Strike Recently (Hunter influenced)
- 10% chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike (Redeemer influenced)
- At least 75 life (can roll over 100 life in patch 3.0)
- At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
- At least 20% movement

Example:

Crafting Hunter + Redeemer Boots

- You need an ilvl 86 hunter and ilvl 75 redeemer boots
- Transmute + Alteration + Augmentation slam till you get Tailwind on hunter boots and Elusive on redeemer boots
- Use Awakener's orb on 1 of the redeemer to move the influence onto the other boots

IMPORTANT: Boots must only have 1 affix from the influence. If you have 2 affixes that belong to the influence, Awakener's orb will randomly pick 1 of them and move it over to the target.


My Patch 3.1 Gears
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IMPORTANT: For latest gems setup, always refer to Gems Section.

The following were my SSF Abyss gears:


NOTE: For DPS setup, preferred helm and chest will be: Abyssus + Lightning Coil

Gems Setup

Skill 1: Oni Goroshi - Blade Flurry for Single Target (Weapon Swap using X Key)
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End Game Gem Replacement
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Skill 2: Oni Goroshi - Frost Blades for AOE (Weapon Swap using X Key)
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End Game Gem Replacement
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Fight for Survival Socket Point
Insert Fight for Survival into jewel socket near Heartseeker.


If you do not have a second Oni Goroshi sword, you can setup Frost Blades on chest:

4/5/6L Chest - Frost Blades (AOE)

4L
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5L
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6L
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Skill 3: 4/5/6L Chest - Cyclone for AOE
Slayer + Raider

4L
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End Game Gem Replacement
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5L
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6L
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Berserker + Raider

4L
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End Game Gem Replacement
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5L
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6L
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Helm / Gloves / Boots
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4L Helm
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Level 1: Cast When Damage Taken
Level 7: Wave of Conviction
Level 20: Rest of gems

4L Boots
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4L Gloves
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Flasks Setup

Recommended
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Budget
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Note: Oni Goroshi is a degen sword so you will want an anti-poison flask to handle poison mobs. Otherwise, don't run maps that roll mobs can poison on hit. They are spooky.

Leveling Skill Trees

Skill Tree Level 25 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 50 - poeplanner.com

Slayer + Raider (SSF Friendly)
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Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com

Berserker + Raider
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Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com


Once you have completed Uber lab and taken up Path of Duelist (1) / Maruader (2), you will spec skill points to link the right side of the tree to Duelist / Maruader starting point as shown:


POB Pastebin

Level 100 POB Shaper DPS Simulation - https://pastebin.com/gH4BhiYj

You can switch helm between Abyssus and Starkonja and chest between Lightning Coil and Bronn's Lithe to compare the damage difference.

Ascendancy

Slayer Skill Tree: Slayer -> Raider -> Path of Duelist

Bserker Skill Tree: Berserker -> Raider -> Path of Maruader

Pantheon

Soul of Arakaali
- 5% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
- 10% chance to Avoid Lightning Damage when Hit
- 50% increased Recovery of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently
- 30% reduced Effect of Shock on you
- 30% reduced Shock Duration on You
- +25% Chaos Resistance against Damage Over Time

Soul of Ryslatha
- Life Flasks gain 3 Charges every 3 seconds if you haven't used a Life Flask Recently
- 60% increased Life Recovery from Flasks used when on Low Life

Abyssal Jewels

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- +# to maximum Life
- Adds # to # Fire Damage to Sword Attacks
- Adds # to # Physical Damage to Sword Attacks

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- % increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- Gain % of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- % increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
- Damage Penetrates % Elemental Resistance if you haven't Killed Recently
- % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
- % increased Global Critical Strike Chance
- % increased Attack Speed
- +# to Accuracy Rating
- Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
- Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
- +#% to all Elemental Resistances
- % increased Damage against Abyssal Monsters


Delirium Cluster Jewel

The following is a list of useful notables from Delirium cluster jewels:

Offensive + Defensive
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  • Enduring Focus: Channelling Skills deal 25% increased Damage; 25% chance to gain an Endurance Charge each second while Channelling
  • Battle-Hardened: 30% increased Evasion Rating and Armour; 35% increased Physical Damage
  • Smoking Remains: 35% increased Fire Damage; 10% chance to create a Smoke Cloud on Kill
  • Cremator: 30% increased Fire Damage, Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Special Reserve: 20% increased Damage during any Flask Effect; Regenerate 2% of Life per second during any Flask Effect
  • Master of Fear: Enemies you Curse are Intimidated

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  • Force Multiplier: 5% chance to deal Double Damage; 25% increased Physical Damage
  • Precise Focus: 50% increased Critical Strike Chance while Channeling; +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've been Channeling for at least 1 second
  • Master of Fire: Nearby Enemies have Fire Exposure
  • Cooked Alive: 15% chance to Ignite; Enemies Ignited by you have -10% to Fire Resistance
  • Devastator: 20% increased Attack Damage; 20% increased Damage with Ailments from Attack Skills; Enemies killed by your Attack Hits have a 15% chance to Explode, dealing a tenth of their maximum Life as Physical Damage
  • Wish for Death: You have Culling Strike against Cursed Enemies; Curse Skills have 20% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Haunting Shout: 20% increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Speed; Enemies Taunted by your Warcries are Intimidated (works well with Battle Cry)

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  • Prismatic Carapace: 30% increased Armour; +1% to all maximum Elemental Resistances
  • Dragon Hunter: 30% increased Armour; +20% to Fire Resistance; 5% additional Physical Damage Reduction
  • Enduring Composure: 30% increased Armour; Gain an Endurance Charge every second if you've been Hit Recently
  • Mender's Wellspring: 25% increased Life Recovery from Flasks; Life Flasks gain 1 Charge every 3 seconds; Remove Bleeding when you use a Life Flask

Lab Enchantments
Helm
- 40% increased Blade Flurry Damage
- 40% increased Cyclone Damage
- 15% increased Cyclone Attack Speed
- 12% increased Blade Flurry Area of Effect

Boots
- 120% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't Crit Recently
- Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven't Killed Recently

Gloves
- Curse with Elemental Weakness on Hit (corruption)

Bandits
Help Alira for crit multiplier + resist + mana regen

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do you use 3 damage skills? Is Cyclone just for Fortify buff?
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Cyclone is not just for fortify buff. It is also to proc bleed. Besides that, Cyclone is also great for handling:

- Abyss
- Null portals
- Breach
- Harbinger
- Haku quests
- Easily handle elemental reflect map (using Sibyl's Lament in left ring slot + Soul of Yugul)

Change Logs

EDIT 1: Added new items into recommended gears and flasks section
EDIT 2: Updated gems setup for Oni and 6L Chest for more dps
EDIT 3: Updated level 100 skill tree to make it more efficient (special thanks to @Dazerk for his input)
EDIT 4: Updated skill trees and changed ascendancy from assassin to raider (special thanks to @Kek_is_love for his valuable input and @CPUfreak007 as part of the new updated skill trees are inspired from his post.
EDIT 5: Updated gems setup based on @Kek_is_love's input. Included Frost Blades as an alternate AOE to Cyclone.
EDIT 6: Added offensive + defensive 4L setup for the build.
EDIT 7: Added screenshots of red guardians + red elder map clear.
EDIT 8: Replaced Elemental Damage with Attack with Maim gem for BladeFlurry setup. Replaced Fire Penetration with Maim gem for FrostBlades setup. Special thanks to @nothorius for his input.
EDIT 9: Added defensive skill tree into the guide. Special thanks to @Kek_is_love for providing the tree. Also included a new section comparing offensive and defensive skill trees.
EDIT 10: Added recommended rares section and added new items into recommended gears section.
EDIT 11: Added My Preferred 4L Setup into gems section.
EDIT 12: Added Loreweave chest into recommended gears section.
EDIT 13: Updated skill tree to patch 3.4.
EDIT 14: Updated skill tree to patch 3.9.
EDIT 15: Updated skill tree to patch 3.10.
Last edited by kira1414 on Apr 6, 2020, 10:38:20 PM
Last bumped on May 11, 2020, 10:52:26 PM
Best Oni-Goroshi build ever played :D really unique build . with the best sword ever
Would you recommend swapping one of the small jewel slots for a cluster jewel? if so what should we look for?
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Zhurheim wrote:
Would you recommend swapping one of the small jewel slots for a cluster jewel? if so what should we look for?

Yes. Cluster jewels can provide lots of damage and defense.

You will want physical / attack % for large cluster jewels. You can un-spec skill points that grant physical / attack % and invest that into the jewel instead.

If you do not have Crusader exploding chest (see recommended rares), you can go for Devastator passive on the cluster jewel. It helps in improving the clear speed.

For medium jewels, flask and curse are good for survivability. Personally I prefer Mender's Wellspring and Hex Breaker (for Cyclone).

The former allows me to drop anti-bleed on my life flask and I can go for Blood of Karui instead. The latter allows me to go for Alchemist's Granite flask of Iron Skin (for Vaal Molten Shell Proc if you use this skill).

Small cluster jewels will be straight forward. You want life %. You can un-spec life % nodes from skill tree and invest into the jewel instead.
Thanks! This is great advice. I'm using this for my first Oni and its working out really well.
Hi, I'm using this build right now, since the begining of Delirium, but I can't really feel that its working in high tier maps and inside delirium. I still feel that Im like a piece of paper and almost any mob can oneshot me. In the mine for example, I'm struggling at lvl 100 or so and barely can reach lvl 90...

Can you check my char and gimme some advice?

This is my PoB Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/0AQsvneJ

Thanks for the great guide, I really enjoy the critical hits builds.
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Five_Sigma wrote:
Hi, I'm using this build right now, since the begining of Delirium, but I can't really feel that its working in high tier maps and inside delirium. I still feel that Im like a piece of paper and almost any mob can oneshot me. In the mine for example, I'm struggling at lvl 100 or so and barely can reach lvl 90...

Can you check my char and gimme some advice?

This is my PoB Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/0AQsvneJ

Thanks for the great guide, I really enjoy the critical hits builds.

For Oni-goroshi, more levels = more damage. Your life pool is rather low. I recommend dropping Razor's Edge and invest that on life % nodes.

You can replace Bloodlust on your Cyclone setup with Elemental Damage with Attacks. Bloodlust is mainly for boss fight which can be a hassle to swap so just stick with Elemental damage gem.

Eventually, you will want Awakened Melee Physical and Awakened Elemental damge gem.

You are using Loreweave. End game chest for the build will be Crusader influenced Astral Plate with exploding mod (see recommended rares). The exploding chest will vastly improve your map clearig speed.

Instead of Rotgut, use a diamond flask with anti-shock.

Get a Watcher's Eye with Gain #% physical as extra fire while affected by Anger (do not get the wrong one).

EDIT: Forgot to add that since you are using Berserker + Raider, Soul Tether belt will improve your survivability. But you will need to get more life and resistance on other slots.
Last edited by kira1414 on Apr 5, 2020, 6:33:48 PM
Hello sir, thank you so much for this build.

Im currently playing frost blade ascendant but my single target dmg isnt good enough. It is possible to play this your build with only 1 oni sword? cause i cant afford two of them. So i can play frost blade for map clear + Blade furry for bosses?
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kevinhf8 wrote:
Hello sir, thank you so much for this build.

Im currently playing frost blade ascendant but my single target dmg isnt good enough. It is possible to play this your build with only 1 oni sword? cause i cant afford two of them. So i can play frost blade for map clear + Blade furry for bosses?

I believe I have replied to your DMs. :)
I can annoint 2 items, what do u recommend?
Also pob with cluster jewels would be nice
Last edited by kuplumosk2 on Apr 24, 2020, 11:37:38 AM

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