3.10 Alackyr's Gladiator Cyclone Crit Blocker/ Make your way from start to Endgame/ The real Melee



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Cyclone is fast attacking channeling melee skill, which provide decent damage while character always moving.

So if you want spin through mobs and not die - this build is for you.

The idea of this Build is Be Tanky and Be Good Everywhere
Gladiator very tanky class, if you played sometimes Jugg/Guardian you definitely noticed that phys damage/bleed is do nothing for you, but what about extra damage? crits? chaos? DoT? How to minimize that damage? Jugg is nice for mitigating damage, Gladiator is best at NOT TAKING ANY DAMAGE.
With stacking attack block/spell block you can forget that mobs can be rippy, dangerous 75% of the time you playing, cause we have more than 70% of block at any time and in battle we have cap block of 79% and we have nice balance between Deffence and Offence. Since we playing phys AoE skill we also stack phys damge/impale/AoE.


So let's get started

First of Pros and Cons
Pros
+ We don't take any damage which hits 75% of the time
+ We can go through all content UberLab, Bosses, Uber Bosses, Delirious maps, Blight Maps, Simulacrum, even HoGM
+ We are so tanky that can go deep in delve and farm cities with resist penetration\crits and extra damage
+ We deal decent amount of damage 4-5 million dps in endgame while flask active
+ We are immune to Freeze/Chill/Curses/ almost immune to extra damage from crits and poison
+ We can make mistake and survive cause of block!
+ We can loot while mobs around cause of block!
+ We can forget about Porcupines! Ball lightning totems (if you lucky, even detonate dead and bloodline mines)
+ Real Action Gameplay of Melee character! Dash through dangerous and kill the mobs!
+ Mb HC Viable (I don't test it yet)

Cons
- To achieve nice block chance we sacrifice a little of damage and hp pool
- Until you get poison immune and some chaos resist- chaos DoT is a real pain
- You cannot run "Cannot leech" maps until you get some source which give you 0 mana cost cyclone
- You cannot run maps with Phys reflect until you get some source of antirefect


My endgame Gear in Delirium
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PoB link of the tree with and without cluster jewels
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Leveling
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If you just starting the league or without some currency take a look on useful recipes in PoE here https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Vendor_recipe_system
Mainly we need recipe on boots with movespeed (if You not lucky enogh to buy from vendor or loot) that's a pair of boots+Quicksilver flask+Orb of Augmentation and sell it to vendor.
Warning: you can use this recipe few times until 30% movement speed.

And phys damage recipe on weapons,
Sell to vendor blue or rare rustic sash + Weapon(choose last at your level) + Blacksmith's Whetstone

Other things - search on other equipment resistances and hp, the more the better

If you not starting the league use nice Uniques for leveling like



Warning: change your weapons each 1-2 acts or you will feel lack of damage


Gear, How to Come and Overcome
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Weapon
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Shield
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Body Armour
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Boots
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Amulet
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Gloves
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Belt
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Helmet
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Rings
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Jewel
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Cluster Jewels
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Bandits
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If you starting the league feel free to pick Alira, but in other situations kill them all


Ascendancy
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Pick



Annoying map mods
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- 2-3 extra damage
- crit for mobs
- reduce chance to block
- phys reflect
and phys damage reduction/reduce extra damage from crits/endurance charges on hit - this all reduces our damage


Last edited by Alackyr on Apr 25, 2020, 8:13:19 AM
Last bumped on Apr 24, 2020, 1:09:50 PM

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