[3.10] Poison Assassin CoC Bladefall | 3M+ Shaper DPS | Fast Map Clear + Boss Killer

Hello and welcome to this unique poison build that I have been using as a league starter.
It uses Cyclone CoC to proc 7 Bladefalls, 35 volleys per second, in addition to Cyclone hits which also inflict poison. So per second, you will be able to inflict >20 poisons. This high number of poisons/sec makes extremely long-lasting (8-9 s) poisons thanks to Noxious Strike, and it takes little time to ramp up.
It is also an excellent league starter because you can level and do early maps with blade vortex poison build, which has very low gear requirement.

See Gearing Section for daily updates!

Keynotes for Delirium: Keep moving and don't stop. Pick up the loot later. The only thing that kills me repeatedly so far are the Delirium monsters that explode when they die.


POB
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Currently at level 92.

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Pros & Cons
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- Smooth leveling/early map progression using blade vortex
- Budget friendly. Will work fine on a 5-link.
- Moving while clearing is good for the Delirium mechanic
- Good to insane DPS
- Can do all map mods including physical reflect maps, but needs to be
careful. Chance to avoid Poison/bleeding map mods can be annoying as well.
- Pretty good Chaos resistance.



- Only 4.5-5K life, evasion/dodge-based build.
- Small cyclone so up-close playstyle.
- DOT not for everyone.
- Not very beginner friendly as far as league starter goes.
- Whirling blade + Cyclone feels weird




Making Currency with the League Mechanic
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1. Buy the Prophecy "The lost maps"
2. Go to Chamber of sins to get tier 1 maps.
3. Keeping running them. Beach is the best. When you run these maps:

a. Rush to start the Delirium mechanic first.
b. Keep moving forwards. Only pickup valuable stuff.
c. Manually stop the fog once get to loot stack 5-6.
d. Rinse and repeat.

4. Don't have the exact numbers, but at least 1-2 ex per hour, with no
investment at all.





Game play videos
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Day 1 T3 Strand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfP_8z70F8

Day 3 Simulacrum wave 18 on a 5-link: https://youtu.be/1d8fs4erX48

Day 3: T15 Necropolis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtqsXLFLe4o&feature=youtu.be

Day 5: Level 81 Drox under 1 min kill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCISoTwXXcQ



Change log
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3/17/20: Day 3 update
3/19/20: Day 5 update



Contents I have done with this build
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Blasting through maps.
Simulacrum Simulacrum wave 18 on a 5-link
Simulacrum Simulacrum wave 20, but not the boss yet on 6-link.






Gearing, Skill gems updates
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Day 1:
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- Transferred over from BV to cyclone once I got my 5-linked dendrobate. Blasted white maps, work fine with the rather demanding league mechanics. I usually loot 5-6 stacks of the league loots per map, so not bad at all.

- Cold iron point might not be optimal since it has low crit chance, and the DPS boots is not that sensational. For the last Ascendancy point, I am gonna take Mistwalker because the crit I have right now feels sufficient. More layered-defense and fast movement speeds are more preferable.

- Currently squeezed in Flesh and Stone for better defense. It is really strong.

- Not sure about Blade Blast set up. I only use it on tougher map bosses and damage is strong but kinda situational. If the boss moves then it is lots of explosions for nothing.

- Plague Bearer carries this build a lot. Use it as often as you can. I even linked it with Increased AOE.




Day 3:
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- Did the first Simulacrum on a 5-link. Got to Wave 18. Gonna try again.

- Made lots of currency speed farming T1 maps. More on this in the guide.

- Got 6-linked Dendrobate and an okay Synthesis ring. Won't be needing more DPS for a while.

- Got lucky with helmet enchant. 30% increased effect of Despair is a decent DPS boost.

- For Cluster Jewel, it must be a LARGE Cluster Jewel. Look for Unspeakable Gifts and Overwhelming Malice. Unspeakable Gifts is a must. Just buy it from POE trade.

- Skill tree changed a bit to fit in the jewel.

- Dropped Blade Blast set up. Put in Wither totem.

- POB dps is about 0.4 M per BF per volley. So even if just 2 volley hits per BB, it is about 0.4 * 2 * 7 = 5.6 M Shaper DPS. Pretty decent.



Day 5:
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- Did all 20 waves of Simulacrum on 6-link. Didn't kill the boss tho, died not knowing mechanics. Gonna try again.

- Got decent rare gloves and belts that gave tons of life. Currently 5.1K, pretty good considering our chest provides 0 life.

- Got trigger spell crafted onto the dagger, and -3 mana cost on the ring. Anionted Twin Terrors for the crit chance. Currently cyclone crit chance is at 86% w/o flask, 98% with.

- Don't think I need Impresence amulet which is quite expensive right now. Decided to get Chaos leech as well as life regen from the amulet. This plus summon stone golem in a trigger dagger, gives >300/s flat life regen, >700/s if leeching (from bladefall/cyclone hits), which is very much needed for prolonged boss fights.

- Not much else really. Blasting through red maps and 4 maps away from Sirus.








Core Uniques
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Armor:

Dendrobate: Lots of damage if met the dex and intelligence requirements which are not difficult at all. Also gives a pseudo-6 link one you 5-link it early on. I just can't imagine it being expensive unless BV poison becomes meta.


Weapons:


Kitchen's knife and DOT Dagger: Should be very accessible early in the league.

Gloves:

The Embalmer: again don't think it is hard to get. Yet it gives a nice 5-link to BB, or BV early on before the transition.

Amulets:

Impresence Onyx Amulet. This can be expensive for a while.
A good rare is fine, and we get more life/resist that way. Chaos damage leech is a good option, as life regen is important in prolonged boss fights (like the Simulacrum boss). You have to have Unholy might from the cluster jewel, or else there is no Chaos damage from your BF hits.

Rings:

Double damage mod Herald of Agony Synthesis rings can be expensive. Prioritize "Increased Chaos damage when affected bu HOA".


Flasks:


These unique flasks gives a huge boost to our DPS, Coralito's Signature and Atziri's Promise both quite important. We don't need Sin's Rebirth now thanks to the Overwhelming Malice from the cluster Jewel.

Other gear slots:

Life, resist, attributes. Shouldn't be too bad to fill these out.



Gem links
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See the lastest Gearing, Skill gems updates





Leveling/League start
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For league start I would start out with Essene Drain/Contagion from Act 1-3. In the meantime, level blade vortex, poison/lesser poison, unbound aliment, deadly aliment, HOA and despair till you get Unleash support in Act 4. After grabbing Noxious strike, this should be your gem setup as early as Act 4

4-link: BV-poison-unleash-deadly aliment/unbound aliment
3-4 link: Whirling blade-fortify-faster attack- blood magic
2- link Plague bearer - increased AOE
Auras: HOA, Despair-Blasphemy, Clarity (low level)
If have extra sockets, CSWT-Steelskin/IC

Don't forget to level Cyclone, BF and CoC.

This setup can get you all the way to yellow maps, easily.



When to switch to Cyclone
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1. 5-linked Dendrobate
2. The Embalmer
3. Competed labyrinth (to be safe)



Ascendancy

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Noxious Strike -> Toxic Delivery -> Unstable Infusion -> Deadly Infusion if your crit is low, Mistwalker if your crit chance is > 80%




Pantheon

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Major God: Soul of Lunaris
Mminor God: Soul of Garukhan. Soul of Tukohama is also okay though we do move a lot.



Bandits

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Kill all





Anointment

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Lucidity (before getting -3 mana cost on ring), Dire torment or Twin Terror (after).




Helmet Enchant

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30% increased curse effect of Despair is what I am using. Bladefall Additional Volley can be good as well.




Important notes --- Please Read

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1. For maximum DPS from CoC, you want to have attack speed at 6.0/sec without 14% increased cool down recovery from belts. Make sure you take the 15% attack speed from Mist Walker into account. If your attack speed goes over 6.0/s, you lose almost half of DPS!!!

2. Mana issue: The best way to solve this is by crafting "-3 mana cost to channeling skills" on your rare ring/amulet. Alternatively, take Lucidity for annointment.

3. Not enough crit chance: Firstly, your rare dagger must have a high based crit (> 8.5%). If can't find one, dual-wield Kithchen's knife for now. Secondly, grab Twinned Terrors is another hugh increased in crit chance. Almost all of your crit chance come from the skill tree, so level up and it will be fine.

4. Accuracy rating: Need a good accuracy roll on the ring/glove or both. Skill tree takes care the rest. You can also craft "hits can't be evaded" on your rare dagger, but it's 3 ex so be aware. That and you lose the triggering scokets spells, which are very good QoL.

5. Get lel 21 quality 0 BF. I could be wrong, but you actually don't want quality on BF which increases its AOE. Small AOE means more overlapping volleys, which means higher single target DPS. But do get lev 21 BF it is cheap and a good damage boost.

6. Coloring Dendrobate: Just chrome it. You should be able to hit 1B5G in under 100 chromes.



Cluster Jewel
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- For Cluster Jewel, it must be a LARGE Cluster Jewel. Socket it above Acrobatics.
- Look for Unspeakable Gifts and Overwhelming Malice. Unspeakable Gifts is a must. Just buy it from POE trade.






Concluding remarks
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I enjoy building around off-meta, unpopular uniques items and/or skills. Check out my Youtube to see if there is a build you like:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjg_P-r0IfTZwF-bp8C2DA?view_as=subscriber

Here are my other build guides:

Occultist "Triple D"- DancingDuo/Doedre' skin (outdated)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2659375

Elementalist Storm Brand-Autobomber:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2666929

Lone Messenger HOA Fire BV Assassin
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2821501

Poison Assassin CoC Bladefall
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2785163

Dance with Death Cyclone + Varunastra Assassin
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2809746

All U Need is One Good SWEEP: Big Sweep + Shockwave JUGG
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2817450

Impale Stone Golemancer Build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2841742


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Thank you!

Last edited by wodeljn on Apr 20, 2020, 9:30:23 PM
Last bumped on May 5, 2020, 9:49:14 AM
how are you reserving all that mana?
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Steven15113 wrote:
how are you reserving all that mana?


Impresence gives free Despair.
Hey @wodeljn
Thanks for the guide. I'm currently following your build.
Just started mapping and was wondering where you would branch out to put the new cluster jewel mechanic.
Great build btw. It literally melts everything (even without blade blast).
What you gonna use on 6l??? i'm almost there, and have no idea)))
BTW build is nice, i like it))
Last edited by LeGGaT0 on Mar 17, 2020, 7:12:31 AM
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josephphivu wrote:
Hey @wodeljn
Thanks for the guide. I'm currently following your build.
Just started mapping and was wondering where you would branch out to put the new cluster jewel mechanic.
Great build btw. It literally melts everything (even without blade blast).


Hi there. I dropped BB it is just feels clunky in such a smooth build. I have updated the Cluster jewel section. Let me know if you have other questions:)
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LeGGaT0 wrote:
What you gonna use on 6l??? i'm almost there, and have no idea)))
BTW build is nice, i like it))


Gear, gem links have been updated in the Gearing section. The 6th gem is Vile Toxins.
Hi @wodeljn,

I'm currently using your build its pretty nice off-meta build.

Got a couple of questions :
1) where are you getting power charges from?
2) I'm currently lvl 65 at 25ish % crit chance, when/how do you hit 80%+?
3) Are there certain map mods to avoid eg. reflect phy/ele or poison reduction?

Thanks!
Hi!

Really enjoying the build!
Just hit 89, but did some changes to be more tanky, feels like the dmg ramps up to kill most things anyway.

Also tried a cwdt with blade blast, but like you I'm thinking of dropping it all together for some wither totems.
Hi!

Really enjoying the build!
Just hit 89, but did some changes to be more tanky, feels like the dmg ramps up to kill most things anyway.

Also tried a cwdt with blade blast, but like you I'm thinking of dropping it all together for some wither totems.

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