3.11 - Stress-Free PoE! CURSE HAPPY (CI): No Required Items! 1-Button Play! SSF League Start-End!

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AubreyV wrote:
Hey Wrecker, I've been following your builds for a few leagues now, thanks for all the guides. Building this one, and really like the idea, but Vortex seems very clunky leveling up due to the cooldown. Does it feel better at higher levels?
Hey AubreyV!

Ya! Nice to see you :). I appreciate the thanks!

Ya, the cooldown sucks on Vortex, but it's an Instant skill. So it's a tradeoff I'll take any day. That being said though, the cooldown to recast the skill improves as the skill levels up. If I remember correctly, once the gem is fully levelled, the skill has a 1-second cooldown. One nice thing about the skill is that you can hold down the Vortex button and you'll simply recast the skill as soon as the cooldown is ready. That cramps me up on PC but it's crazy easy on console.

Besides the cooldown improvement as the gem levels, there really isn't much else that changes.
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Crayvun wrote:
Third season in a row using this build now. Thanks for all your hard work on your guides, Wrecker.

Crayvun
Hey Crayvun!

Three seasons in a row! I hope you like this version. Its survivability is way up!

I really appreciate the message. Thanks for taking the time :) And let me know what you think!
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I'd love to play this one as a league starter (SSF), but I always have the impression that it is rather hard to find/craft energy shield gear.

Other character just use any chest piece that they find or obtain from divination cards like "in chains", however energy shield character urgently need a vaal regalia.

Maybe I'll give it a try. I just want to reach act 10 somehow, to get the dragon helmet :)
Hey Caligula_Exile!

ES is a little more demanding that life builds because life modifiers on gear are global. There's only one life mod you need for good life gear. ES is local and requires two good prefixes to get a good ES roll. So it's a little more demanding, but it's easy to deal with. It makes sense that way for how ES works, but it's still more to look for.

I honestly find it relatively easy to get decent ES gear. The less uniques that are used, the less resists you need on each piece of gear. So swapping in gear with good ES rolls as you're levelling is easy enough.

Don't worry about min/maxing your base types until you have the currency to be picky and have the health to grind stress-free.

If you give it a shot, let us know how it goes.

The tricky part is levelling with CI in mind, not really getting the ES rolls you want.
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- Stress-Free PoE Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2606288 (for all experience levels)
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Ruagg wrote:
Finally! I love this game. I was having so much trouble, pushing characters to level 40 or so and then hitting the wall. Trying to re-gear, it gets even worse.

Ah, build plans. I will give another try. BINGO. This vortex witch really works. Level 65 now, thank you very much. I have learned more about this game in the last few weeks, than I would have guessed possible.

Just a quick question. I can't figure out why limit shield charge and fortify support to level 1. They both seem to just get better with level. So, there must be something I am missing.

What is that? Thanks for adding clarity to the game.
Hey Ruagg! (This is the 3.11 thread.)

I'm glad you're having so much success! There's lots to this game so don't be discouraged! It took me forever to figure out the game and I'm still learning. PoE is huge :) I'm happy to have helped you learn the game though!

Shield Charge and Fortify stay at a low level so we don't need to require more Strength for our build. Fortify mitigates the same % of damage no matter the level. The only thing that improves with Shield Charge is the movement speed (for our build). So that's why I kept them low. I like swapping gear to be as easy as possible and keeping attribute requirements to a minimum is a big part of that.

Thanks for your kind post! I really appreciate it.
- Forever Exiled - A Path of Exile Podcast: https://foreverexiled.com

- Stress-Free PoE Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2606288 (for all experience levels)
Last edited by Wrecker_of_Days on Jun 22, 2020, 12:55:39 PM
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Ruagg wrote:
Finally! I love this game. I was having so much trouble, pushing characters to level 40 or so and then hitting the wall. Trying to re-gear, it gets even worse.

Ah, build plans. I will give another try. BINGO. This vortex witch really works. Level 65 now, thank you very much. I have learned more about this game in the last few weeks, than I would have guessed possible.

Just a quick question. I can't figure out why limit shield charge and fortify support to level 1. They both seem to just get better with level. So, there must be something I am missing.

What is that? Thanks for adding clarity to the game.
Hey Ruagg! (This is the 3.11 thread.)

I'm glad you're having so much success! There's lots to this game so don't be discouraged! It took me forever to figure out the game and I'm still learning. PoE is huge :) I'm happy to have helped you learn the game though!

Shield Charge and Fortify stay at a low level so we don't need to require more Strength for our build. Fortify mitigates the same % of damage no matter the level. The only thing that improves with Shield Charge is the movement speed (for our build). So that's why I kept them low. I like swapping gear to be as easy as possible and keeping attribute requirements to a minimum is a big part of that.

Thanks for your kind post! I really appreciate it.


Ah Ha! Thank you!
almo
Going to weave along this one this season! Thanks for your detailed & informative guide :)
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choplogik wrote:
Going to weave along this one this season! Thanks for your detailed & informative guide :)
Hey choplogik! Great to have you around! Thanks for the kind words and praise :). Ask anything you like.
- Forever Exiled - A Path of Exile Podcast: https://foreverexiled.com

- Stress-Free PoE Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2606288 (for all experience levels)
Which of your builds would you say is "the best" league starter? I know its relative, but assuming end game t15/16 maps are objective ...

Also, my 3.10 CI witch is lvl 88 and is almost done with your 3.10 guide. Is there any link for just the changes that were made from 3.10 to your new 3.11 guide? If not, I can click every 3.11 link you provide and painstakingly look for differences as it is a small price to pay for such awesome guides.

Edit. Decided I will try your 3.11 duelist guide in league.
Last edited by dlvbrown1969 on Jun 24, 2020, 5:48:15 PM
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dlvbrown1969 wrote:
Which of your builds would you say is "the best" league starter? I know its relative, but assuming end game t15/16 maps are objective ...

Also, my 3.10 CI witch is lvl 88 and is almost done with your 3.10 guide. Is there any link for just the changes that were made from 3.10 to your new 3.11 guide? If not, I can click every 3.11 link you provide and painstakingly look for differences as it is a small price to pay for such awesome guides.

Edit. Decided I will try your 3.11 duelist guide in league.
Hey dlvbrown1969! It all depends on what you like. All my guides can do the endgame content. I play them all in the same content. Slow-Mo and Trigger Happy are likely the easiest to level. Minions are the easiest to gear. RF and Curse Happy are harder to level but have a huge payout at individual points.

I posted the 3.10 version of this guide really late. At the bottom of each guide I have a Changelog. But it's not detailed. The changelog of the 3.10 guide show a big change. The changelog in this guide is minor.

"There's almost 0 change to the build from 3.10's version. The ONLY thing I changed was a few nodes on the tree to accommodate some of the passive node changes along with adding a permanent outside jewel socket for Cluster Jewels. ES was sacrificed a bit for that. We're now at around 250% inc. ES instead of 275%."

I hope that helps!
- Forever Exiled - A Path of Exile Podcast: https://foreverexiled.com

- Stress-Free PoE Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2606288 (for all experience levels)
@Wrecker_of_Days, good day, Sir ! I have 1 question about build update, how do you think, does Crystal Vault and Doedre's Scorn can be usefull in this build, and if yes - your thoughts about using Windshriek for additional curse ? imho i'm wanna change frostbite(linked with blasphemy) to Despair for more DoT damage ? Thanks for answer!
Last edited by b4nehallow on Jun 27, 2020, 10:52:14 AM

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