[3.10] [Build Showcase] Hollow Palm Cyclone Slayer | 6.5k life | 89m DPS | MIN-MAX PUSH TO LIMIT!
This is my current Lv98 character, title is for Lv100 character.
[10/05/2020] Gotten a Tailwind boots, pushing DPS to limit at 5.6k life and 101m DPS, this is a separate version due to lower life. See PoB section for more info.
[09/05/2020] Convert from Gladiator to Slayer and min-max pushing DPS to limit. Main change was losing block and spell block and gained ~200 life and almost double DPS.
Old Gladiator version still available in PoB section
I am someone who love physical and unarmed build but due to the lack of interaction, there hasn't been any build enabler mechanic since Facebreaker and Doryani's Fist. However, in 3.10 a new interaction with unarmed has been teased and when I first saw it, my mind instantly tells me this will definitely be my starter and go-to build throughout the league.
This is a build showcase and not a buide guide but I am willing to help out fellow Hollow Palm player if you have any questions.
That is also not theory-craft build, you can see my character in my profile.
As this is min-maxing, the gears are pretty expensive, be warned.
Not focusing on Chaos resist, still not as important in current version.
I am also welcome any critic about my build.
AL8 Sirus - https://youtu.be/uUukRnCOm9Q
T16 Hall of Grandmasters - https://youtu.be/P_5km0W16CA
AL8 Sirus - https://youtu.be/Zin3MPdyCP4
Uber Elder - https://youtu.be/IDLd_LdAfHY
Uber Atziri - https://youtu.be/unkeEBv5iNc
Aul - https://youtu.be/VFy2SOBcVJM
The Shaper - https://youtu.be/Y1K3mQ5OXCg
The Elder - https://youtu.be/Lj341p-axXU
Chayula - https://youtu.be/IMsGFSjH9c0
Note : Some videos were old Gladiator build, will update to Slayer's soon.
Pros and Cons:
+ Insane 89m DPS with 10 seconds uptime at Lv100
(not possible on Sirus because can't trigger on-kill effect)
+ At least 6.5k life, up to today standard at Lv100
+ no need fancy pathing for Split Personality
+ Bleed and reflection immunity
+ All contents (see boss fight)
+ Due to insane DPS, able to skip certain boss phase/skill
- Not beginner friendly
- Extremely expensive
- IMO, medium mapping speed even with QuickSilver Flask
- Negative Chaos resistance
- Life leech is the only survival ability
Path of Building(Fork):
Lv 100 tree:
Last 2 points going to "Trickery"
Will be sitting at 6496 life and 89m DPS!
Current Lv98 tree:
86m Cyclone DPS, fully buffed, can last about 10 seconds
34m Cyclone DPS with 100% uptime buffs
PUSHING DPS LIMIT 5601 life and 101m DPS!
Main change, getting Tailwind effect and swapped Hypnotic Blood jewel to another 5 STR/DEX Split personality. Sacrificing ~900 life to get ~11m DPS boost
To get Tailwind effect, You will need Bottled Faith and Diamond Flask is a plus. It is fairly easy to land a crit due to the crazy amount of attack speed from Cyclone.
Old Gladiator version:
Slayer Just because it is strongest among 3 duelist ascendancy.
Survival ability is only leech, didn't pick Vaal Pact because regeneration is extremely useful when bosses went into invulnerable phase and no monsters to be killed.
However, balanced ascendancy would probably be Gladiator as it has movement speed and capped block/spell block, it also able to blind enemies thus further increased survival ability
(see my PoB section for Gladiator version)
Bandit & Pantheon:
Bandit: Kill All, this build is hungry for point!
Pantheon: Arakaali and Shakari, one of sources for small Chaos resistance
Note: Although Sirus deals Chaos damage but they can be easily dodged, A8 Sirus is either die or dodge, regular build cannot actually survive. GIT GUD!
Gears & Links:
Blood and Sand effect or Cyclone attack speed?
I took Blood and Sand for slightly higher DPS at ~1% more in blood stance or another 1 radius for mapping inn sand stance.
My ideal mods for this slot is to have Nearby enemies take increased physical damage, and move one of the resistances to my ring to replace the "can have 3 mods".
-15 mana cost is the best mod for pretty much any Cyclone build, it is even better than T1 flat Dexterity.
The reason being you can get two crafted 20% increased damage instead of channel skill -3 mana cost and anoints Master of Force instead of Lucidity, the damage far outweigh T1 Dexterity.
Everything else are just luxury to have and fill in the resistances.
Note: Alternatively, Elreon mod is an option but good combination isn't easy to get.
Finally gotten this belt, furthermore a Stygian Vise!
Pairing this belt with jewel, it give me a whooping flat 112 Dex!
Although the mana isn't ideal but at least it let me have enough mana for Lv20 Dash and Blood Rage(~1% more damage).
Alternative, Cyclopean Belt, nothing beats it unless you have the stats of my belt.
Best in slot unless you want more damage instead of life, such as "gained phys as ele damage" or you have a way to trigger Tailwind reliably
Having +2 level is just a plus, it give me about ~1% more damage.
Most expensive item in this build... but IMO, worth it for the DPS!!
Alternative would be Astramentis if you're on budget, nothing beats it unless you have my amulet =)
Anointment as explained in Helmet slot.
BTW, doing mirror service for this amulet!
Fee 30ex. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2844589
Pretty much a filler slot to cap resistances at all times, unless you use Bismuth flask to fill up your resistances. I am a lazy guy for pressing flask, so I just fill this ring with resistances.
Since I am capping resistances, so this slot goes to all damage mod, and as explained at Helmet part, would be great if I can replaced the multimod for resistances in my helmet.
Ideally I would love to get 1 socket implicit as well but I can find the perfect mods combo here.
One of the best timeless jewel I ever found seed number 5028, it gives 20% dex and 20 flat dex
This is perfect combo for Hollow Palm build on those dual wielding nodes.
5% dexterity at Weapon Artistry, Herbalism, Survivalist and Gemini.
20 flat dex at Aspect of Lynx.
If you played Ice Crash, you also can benefit from Flash Freeze for 5% phys as cold damage.
If you ever stumbled upon it, just grab it if you can afford. I believe it is very rare.
In term of dexterity, it better than regular damage jewel, it currently give me 51 DEX and INT. Intelligence is needed so that I can use Lv21 Infused Channeling support.
Another jewel solely for DPS and Life, got 5 STR instead of 5 Life because STR gave both life and damage, I believe I have more than enough life even without 5 life.
For comparing purpose, if you gotte 5 life instead of STR, you only get about ~50 life but losing 1.3% total DPS. IMO, not worth it.
Beside Cluster jewel, Pride's Watcher eye is the strongest jewel you can ever get for any pure physical build. For 2 mods Watcher eye, this combination is strongest.
Probably not ideal since this is not instant recovery, but for my playstyle "git gud or die", I just get this so that I can recover more.
Might not be ideal to have Freeze immune in recovery flask but I don't see much chance to get frozen out there, and a sip is more than enough to remove Frozen.
WHY CRITICAL FLASK?!
To answer that, as I have mentioned this build is pushing the DPS to limit on bosses, so these flasks are to further boosting my DPS as much as possible
(Just swap for QuickSilver for mapping)
Since I don't need bleed immune and not really needed ignite/shock immune, I just get as much damage as possible.
Q: If you have 4 auras(98% mana reserved), how do you have enough mana to use Lv20 skills(16 mana) such as Blood Rage and Dash?
A: For my build, having at least 800 mana will leave you at 16 mana which is just enough to use Lv20 skills.
*If you want to use Lv21 skills(17 mana), you will need to have at least 850 mana
Or just simply 2% reduced mana reserved
Last edited by lonedegrim on May 14, 2020, 3:57:55 AM
Last bumped on May 23, 2020, 2:22:57 PM
on Apr 18, 2020, 11:14:13 AM
according to your pob the brutal restrain is giving you 283 dex! 1563 equipped and 1277 without it.
any tip how to find one similar? divines and hope for best?
Last edited by stred_ on Apr 19, 2020, 2:57:45 AM
on Apr 19, 2020, 2:53:28 AM
You best bet is probably buying from this guy https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2809294
When I first stumbled upon his thread, I offer him a high price and he isn't selling.
I bought mine only at 2ex because seller doesn't know this jewel value.
I wouldn't advice on rolling it yourself, it just not worth it unless you have super luck.
Another way is wait until league end, go Standard someone selling it at 2ex also.
Last edited by lonedegrim on Apr 19, 2020, 6:48:20 AM
on Apr 19, 2020, 6:46:32 AM
on Apr 19, 2020, 7:11:36 PM
Sorry for my English
how do you have enough mana for all auras
on Apr 23, 2020, 6:31:36 AM
Yes I have enough mana to reserve aura and enough mana to cast supportive and movement skill. You can see my PoB.
FYI, the 1% reduced mana reserved doesn't actually do anything.
on Apr 23, 2020, 7:46:14 AM
Thanks for the answer
on Apr 23, 2020, 10:28:34 AM
Do you think I can make this build work with a Head Hunter? The belt looks important but so Far I managed to squeeze in everything important.
Also someone already asked you but your reply wasnnt actually sayin much
So I apologize but I will ask you again: How do you manage to run 4 Auras and still have enough mana for Dash and Rage? I tried alot and I am still missing 2 mana for rage.
Is that barrier broken by level or some piece of gear? Jewel?
Thank you for your time.
on Apr 25, 2020, 7:05:00 AM
As you can see I have a total of 98% mana reserved and I have 801 mana in total.
801 * 0.02 = 16 mana, just have enough for Lv20 skills.
So you have to get at least 801 mana in total.
Last edited by lonedegrim on Apr 25, 2020, 7:10:45 AM
on Apr 25, 2020, 7:09:46 AM
on Apr 26, 2020, 3:12:28 PM