[3.10] Cold Iron Impale Stone Golemancer | Cheap, Tanky, 4-6 M DPS| Ez Sirus A8 & Simulacrum 20w

Hello and welcome to this surprisingly strong Impale Stone golem build. This impale version maximizes the power of Dual Cold Iron Points, making it a cheap yet strong build that is quite beginner & League start friendly. Yet it can take you all the way to end game contents with ease.




Videos first


Build Mechanics --- Please Read First
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1. First of all, Why Stone golem?

Because it is the only golem that has the physical tag, hence benefiting from Cold Iron points


2. Why pure physical?

Because we use Cold Iron point, we can't deal elemental damage therefore can't proc Elemental equilibrium. So we don't bother things like hatred, Grip of the Council. Instead we focus purely on physical damage.


3. Why and how to do Minion impale?

For the insane damage it offers. Nowadays most pure physical build will do impale cuz of that. To enable stone golem impale, we use Impale support (40% chance to impale), New cluster jewel skill Rotten Claws (20%), Dread banner + Generosity (30%) for a total 90% Impale chance.


4. Why Elementalist?

Mostly for the Golemancer Ascendancy and the insane Golem Buff scaling.





POB
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Currently at level 93.

https://pastebin.com/hejy1pa6

We use a timeless jewel: Glorious Vanity, sacrificed in the name of Doryani. Socket it Melding to transform Pain Attunement into Corrupted Soul






Pros & Cons
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- Good defense. 7-8K eHP, Fortify, Flesh and Stone, 1.3 k hp/s, almost maxed out Physical reduction.
- 5-8 M sustainable Shaper DPS
- Not expensive to get started (4-5 ex) or semi-min-maxed (7-8 ex).
- Can do all map mods easily except for physical reflect maps.
- Good League Starter.



- Stone Golems are a bit dumb and slow. Clear speed suffers.
- Some people hate minion builds. But hey, who cares what they think.
- Rare occasions, golems may die. Sirus A8 final phase is one of those cases.
- Low Chaos resist, just because I want to keep it simple and cheap





Change log
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04/20/20: Build Guide Posted




Contents I have done with this build
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-A8 Sirus
-Shaper, Elder, Uber Elder
-T16 map farming
-100% Delirium T16 Map farming
-Simulacrum 20/20, 8 bosses in one Simulacrum. Managed to kill all of them






Gearing, Skill gems
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My Current Gear
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Gear explanations
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Weapons



Mandatory item that defines the build. +6 levels to our Stone Golems, Pride, Punishment and Molten Shell. Too good to pass.

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Helmet:



Elder Helmet (armor base ideally) with +2-3 to socketed minion gems plus supported by Minion Life. This is where we put the other golems.

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Armor:

Belly of the beast is good and cheap.

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Amulet:



Mandatory. Try get the reduced life roll as low as possible.

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Glorious Vanity Timeless Jewel



Must be Sacrificed in the name of Doryani. Socket it near Melding to transform Pain Attunement into Corrupted Soul


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Large Cluster Jewel



Rotten Claws + 2 Jewel sockets is what you looking for.

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Primordial Harmony, Primordial Eminence, Anima Stone

Anima Stone gives +2 golems. Primordial Harmony and Primordial Eminence are your main Golem damage source. See POB for where to socket them.

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Ring, belt, boots

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








Gem links
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See Gearing section





Leveling
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For leveling, use Zombie, Skeleton + Infernal Legion + Minion Damage + Combustion as soon as you get it in Act 1. Should be easy.


Ascendancy

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Liege of the Primordial-> Elemancer -> Paragon of Clarity -> Pendulum of Destruction

The last two Ascendencies matter little.




Pantheon

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Major God: Soul of Lunaris
Mminor God: Soul of Tukohama


Bandits

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Kill all




Anointment

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Ravenous Horde




Helmet Enchant

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Increased Stone Golem Damage. Not important tho.




Important notes --- Please Read

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1. Sand dance for mapping, blood for bossing
2. Keep your fortify up.





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


If you like the content, you can consider buying me a coffee:)

ko-fi.com/wodekofi

Thank you!
Last edited by wodeljn on Apr 22, 2020, 10:23:40 AM
Last bumped on May 14, 2020, 12:28:32 AM
Looks both "simple", effective and cool. Thanks for sharing :-)

Note that Carrion Golem also have the physical tag, so you could use those instead. Better clear, probably worse single target.
Last edited by thomzon on Apr 21, 2020, 2:23:59 AM
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thomzon wrote:
Looks both "simple", effective and cool. Thanks for sharing :-)

Note that Carrion Golem also have the physical tag, so you could use those instead. Better clear, probably worse single target.


Damn thanks will test it out!
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thomzon wrote:
Looks both "simple", effective and cool. Thanks for sharing :-)

Note that Carrion Golem also have the physical tag, so you could use those instead. Better clear, probably worse single target.


Why is it in POB Carrion Golem's damage looks horrible?
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wodeljn wrote:
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thomzon wrote:
Looks both "simple", effective and cool. Thanks for sharing :-)

Note that Carrion Golem also have the physical tag, so you could use those instead. Better clear, probably worse single target.


Why is it in POB Carrion Golem's damage looks horrible?


I have no idea, never played it. But I see several guides that uses a similar setup with Carrion Golem successfully, so maybe look there ?
Short, easy, effective - tyvm for this guide. Starting a witch right now!
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Skip511 wrote:
Short, easy, effective - tyvm for this guide. Starting a witch right now!


You're welcome! If have questions let me know :)
very nice and effective build without too many cluster jewels.
Last edited by Humle83 on Apr 24, 2020, 5:09:12 AM
Hello man,

thanks for your effort but i have to say that your build is the weak version of this build https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2826004.

IGN : Shaoulplz
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shaoul56 wrote:
Hello man,

thanks for your effort but i have to say that your build is the weak version of this build https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2826004.



Yes I agree, cause my version is not min-maxed. However, my version is way cheaper, easier to gear and can still do all content just fine. You don't need 10+ M DPS to beat the game, let alone for a minion build.

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