[3.16] KissMeQuick's Slayer Reave: REBORN — T19 100% Maps & Mad Strong in Scourge — Starter



Ths is your rare opportunity to play a build which can handle the hardest content in the game without breaking the bank! The build has evolved through hundreds of patches - always capable of playing the hardest content cheap, fast and safe!
Once you start with this build and progress your character, you'll finally experience how it really feels to play a power demon build which is not based on deceptive language, unrealistic gear or hidden PoB tricks.

I am most of all a league start player and I need a strong starting build every league start; that is why I've started every league since Abyss with this Reave build.
This is not a "broken & patched in the next week build" - this is simply the top of the cream of building a melee character efficiently & effectively.
If the thread title corresponds with the current league, you'll be able to farm all of the hardest content deathless with this build.

THIS BUILD IS FULLY UPDATED TO 3.16

It really does not get any better than this - this is THE BUILD for the Scourge.

We use Reave as our main tool of destruction and if we encounter a boss or an enormously tanky mob - we get additional assistance from our 6-linked Vaal Double Strike in boots & 2 Totems.
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🔥 Boss killer, Simulacrum, Blight, league farmer & a mapper - all in one.
🔥 Uber Elder, AW9, T19 100% Delirious maps deathless!
🔥 One of the strongest league starters!
🔥 Very flexible - will not shatter under market pressure even if it's popular!
🔥 Pseudo-melee on steroids - the biggest melee AOE in the game.
🔥 A skill and playstyle which is fun & engaging! I've played it myself for 8 leagues already.
🔥 A build where you can feel the power & progress!
🔥 5M DPS with 2 EX budget gear - up to realistic 50M in league!
🔥 75% block, Overleech, Fortify, 79% all res, Maim, Blind, Steelskin, Endurance charges, Off Screen AOE, 6.5K HP & more!

VIDEOS & IMAGES

Scourge League 3.16 - Sirus, Maven, UElder, UAtziri, Guardian
50 EX & 10 EX Budget mix.

https://youtu.be/5Db_lPwr9lE


3.16 - T16 80% Deli Map.
50 EX Budget.

Just a quick and easy map for demonstration purposes, haven't tried limits this league.

https://youtu.be/J-yrl41_TVs

Old videos from 3.12.
The build is still as strong as in the videos, the investment is higher in these.
Spoiler

Uber Elder Speedrun - 1:28
Done in Heist league with my BF speedrunning gear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoSxS_0ee7E

Awakener 8 Sirus - 1:19 Speedrun
Well well well!
In Heist league on 80 EX gear with a few more damage nodes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJrB4EWkZk

T19 Map 100% Delirious
To give you some perspective, the rare mobs have the HP of Shaper while white mobs are around 10% of Shaper's HP.
No Headhunter.
Melted Omniphobia, the map boss & all beasts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAcFgn0LoO0

Wave 20 Omniphobia, Towerless Blighted T16, AW8 Hunter, Cortex
Everything except Hunter is with Reave.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYM9E-F06AE

Phoenix - Level 80 with 1 EX gear
Removed 15 skill points from the tree and using 1 EX cheap gear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_RcSLaNBs

Deathless Maven by KillToLive
Preeeety good!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmgPvUcWgCU


3 Mirrors of Kalandra - 2 Weeks into Heist
Mostly acquired through running T19 100% maps and 200 heists with this build.



PATH OF BUILDING

Use the community fork version of PoB.
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases

My final character in the 3.16 Scourge league at level 96.

50 Exalted Orb cost - Impale Paradoxica
Level 96, 20M DPS, 6200K HP - Can do all of the hardest content in game.

https://pastebin.com/5iG6TVQi

2 days /played character.
10 Exalted Orb cost.

https://pastebin.com/hC1tFSD9

Realistic 100 EX Level 100 character in League.

42M DPS, 6900 HP - rest is the same as Level 96.

https://pastebin.com/g8C2i41J

Old PoBs, see how I geared up in previous leagues, remember that the new ascendancy is Slayer.

Spoiler

Ritual Day 2 - Yellow maps
https://pastebin.com/27CLxNTP


Ritual Day 4 - T16 Maps Before buying Thread of Hope
https://pastebin.com/YJnxKi5L


Ritual Day 7 - 15 EX PoB
https://pastebin.com/Yb2jMK0a

4.5M Reave + 3M Vaal Double Strike DPS.
Levelled 93 - 95 in T16 60% delirious maps with bosses and doing Sirus AW8 in 2 min on Blade Flurry.

Reave 90 EX T19 100% Delirious Mapping
https://pastebin.com/aEQWBikn

22.7M Reave + 19.5M Vaal Double Strike DPS.

Blade Flurry 100 EX boss speedrunning
https://pastebin.com/fca7at5r

74.0M Blade Flurry + 28.4M Vaal Double Strike DPS.

Fully functional 50 Mirror PoB
https://pastebin.com/23p2RumE

270.1M Reave, 427.9M Blade Flurry + 289.7M Vaal Double Strike DPS, 6.6K Life.
I made this just for fun - it's for window shopping.


IMPORTANT STATS

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There are some stats criterion on gear which always have to be met and will determine what passive points you have to take or drop.

1) All equipment except uniques have to have life, if an item doesn't have +50 life, it's trash.
Do not equip Abyssus below 5,000 HP ever.

2) Your elemental resistances have to be at least 72% at all times and Chaos resistance has to be unbuffed at least 10%.

3) Your character has to have hit chance of 100% at all times at all levels. If you don't have 100%, you have to buy either gear, use Precision or take passive points to achieve that.

4) You must have Freeze, Shock & Ignite immunities either from Purity of Elements or from Flasks. It is also very much recommended to get a curse flask as curses like Vulnerability can make you get one shot.

5) You must have a mana leech source either from jewels, rings, amulet or passives.

6) You must have capped attack block of 75% and some form of spell suppression or spell block. Unless you're speedrunning only boss runs, these stats are too strong to be ignored.



GEAR

The prices in the thread are from 2 weeks into the Scourge league with the Exalted Orb being 140C.

Weapon & Shield

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20 Exalted Orbs

The best Paradoxica has:

1) Increased Physical Damage
2) Increased Attack Speed( not unique monster conditional)
3) Impale( better for bosses) or Blind( better for maps)
4) Intelligence and Dexterity or Blood Rage

An upgrade from this weapon would be a foil with 650+ physical DPS & critical strike chance and crit multi which normally go for 60 - 100 EX which is not worth it unless you're in mega endgame.



3 Exalted Orbs

Even a badly rolled Paradoxica is better than a good Ahn's.

If Paradoxicas are expensive, use Path of Building to potentially buy a rare sword instead. Normally a 410 pdps foil with Critical Strike Chance can beat the worst Paradoxica.



5 Chaos Orbs

Set your budget between 5 and 10 chaos - get the one which has the most pDPS.







High armor is also viable



1 Exalted Orbs

Must have HP, Block and Spell Block or Suppression for general progression.
Other often found and good mods are

- Spell Suppression
- Spell Block
- Chaos Resistance
- Accuracy



An interesting boss DPS shield.
Start fights with 15 - 20%+ more damage.


Body

Spoiler




2 Exalted Orbs

Life, Additional Curse, Attacks Have Crit.

These are very easily found and are very cheap this league. You can buy these bases for 1 EX and 6L them with the oven for a few dozen chaos.

Could be improved further with

- Chaos resistance
- Spell suppression
- Spell block
- Non-Curse Aura Effect
- Gem levels
- Maven Orbs



1 Divine / 8 Chaos Orbs

Don't buy a Tabula if you're high enough level to wear a rare 6L.
Tabula even in league start is the same price as a rare 6L except it has no stats.


Helmet, Gloves & Boots

Spoiler




20 Chaos Orbs

You want below 42% increased physical damage taken and at least 110 critical multiplier.
Don't bother with helmet enchants unless you're willing to divine it to below 41% and 120+%.
If you do bother - Blood & Sand effect, Reave Radius, Reave damage, Ancestral Warchief effect, Dread Banner effect are worth it.

Considering how tanky the build itself is, I don't suggest any other helmet.
If you die too much, remove some damage nodes and take some more life.
For XP ROTAs equip any rare helmet with some HP.

If you have Vulnerability on rings, you have free reign over your gloves selection - I just find it considerably cheaper to get it as a corruption on gloves.





1 Exalted Orb

Life, Phys Damage & Attack Speed are nice to have - everything else is extra.

40 Chaos Orbs

These with Vulnerability are a good option as well.



1 Chaos Orbs

Vulnerability version costs 1 EX so Enfeeble is great budget option!



1 Exalted Orb

You want Chaos Resistance and as much Elemental resistances as possible with as high life as possible. If you can craft Onslaught on boots you can save a passive point.



40 Chaos Orbs

I use these in the first days of the league to kill bosses more easily.
They're common and cheap as the combination is not often used.
You want life + increased duration + fortify to have a pseudo 6-link for your Vaal Double Strike.
It's also possible to get Hunter's Tailwind and Elusive but I wouldn't sacrifice Chaos Resistance for it.


Belt, Rings & Amulet

Spoiler




2 Exalted Orbs

The MAXIMUM stat is far more significant than the MINIMUM - try to buy or divine MAXIMUM to as high as you can.



1 Chaos - 1 Exalted Orbs

Get as much life and resistances as your budget allows, this is a good belt to avoid high expenses on resistances in league start.



1 Chaos Orbs

Cheap alternative if you don't need to cap resistances and just want some more damage.



8 Exalted Orbs

It's absolutely and totally worth it.
This allows you to swap over to Purity of Elements.



10 Chaos Orbs

You want life & physical damage the most.



1 Exalted Orbs

My rings in Scourge - 2 Curses, physical damage and life.




3 Exalted Orbs

You want life + physical damage and then as much resistances as possible.



5 Exalted Orbs

15%+ Global Multiplier is highly suggested - can be crafted only with Elder influence or essences! 22% on both rings is a total of 16% MORE damage!


Jewels

Spoiler




7 Exalted Orbs

You want 2 additional impale hits.
One of the strongest Watcher mods - around 20% more damage, worth it.
Always divine the life to 6% as the impale mod cannot change.



30 Chaos Orbs



1 Exalted Orb

Must have Nasima.



3 Exalted Orbs


Flasks

Spoiler


If you do not have Purity of Elements, you want to have ailment immunities on flask suffixes.

Flask Charges gain on Hit is extremely strong, it's by far the best prefix for all magic flasks.



2 Chaos Orbs

Must have throughout the whole game.



2 Chaos Orbs

To compensate for the lacking Chaos Resistance.



2 Chaos Orbs

This gives +15% more damage, very strong.



5 Chaos Orbs

Knockback is a very powerful defensive utility and this flask gives a flat 10% damage boost.



10 Exalted Orbs

This is +20% More damage, the highest damage boost flask in the game.

Optional Flasks








GEMS

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Always set your Reave, Vaal Reave, Vaal Double Strike and totems as attack without moving.

Always set your Steelskin on your left click and make sure to put it back there if you swap gems as it automatically removes itself from that slot.

If the gem has Awakened or alternative quality, you may choose the normal version before buying the more expensive one.

Body - Vaal Reave

Use Vaal Reave if you're at 4 stacks to push the range to 8 stacks.
Vaal Reave can also be used during mapping for a quick burst of even more damage as Vaal Reave itself has 2x the damage of a normal Reave.



Helmet - Totems, Steelskin & Aura

Steelskin goes on left click.



Gloves - Leap Slam & Reckoning

This helps generate Power Charges very reliably, especially with alternate quality Power Charge on Critical and helps applying on hit effects while providing another source of life.



Boots - Vaal Double Strike

Use this 0.5 seconds before engaging the boss. It essentially doubles your DPS for the amount that the clones are doing their work.

So if your character does 30M Reave Damage, then for 6 seconds you'll be doing 60M damage.



Weapon - Blood Rage & Auras

Blood Rage needs to be refreshed mid fight at bosses if you want to use it at bosses. It's also reasonable to not use it at all to increase life leech. I also suggest not using Blood Rage at the Maven boss at all.



Shield - Pride & Purity

Purity has to be unlinked or it will reserve your life.





PROGRESSING, PANTHEON & MAPS

Leveling

Spoiler


To level from 70 - 98, I most of all suggest taking part of ROTAs in the Global Chat 820.
Coward's Trial is very high XP yield per hour with relatively low cost while it being almost AFK.
You can level from 70 - 96 in 1 day in Coward's ROTAs.

Bandit: Alira
Ascendancy: Impact - Brutal Fervour - Bane of Legends - Headsman
Pantheon: Arakaali & Ryslatha

Levelling this build in acts is very easy as there are a lot of 2-hander nodes nearby and two-handed weapons are dirt cheap even on the first day of the league.
Two-handers are also extra strong with Warcries early on.
4 links and two 1C physical weapon upgrades is all you need to complete the acts without any struggles.

For a detailed acts leveling guide, please see this beginner's guide I've made for the Duelist

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3079573

After levelling up with two-handers, you should regret all points which the build doesn't use.

Some more tips:

After finishing acts, type /passives to see which quest passive points are you missing.
Do the sidequests immediately.
Do each lab before each Kitava fight - the first lab is extra good for levelling.
Filter out Wisdom Scroll already in the start - Whetstones give 4 Wisdoms when sold.
Crafting when starting the league during levelling is a good idea!
You can buy level requirement 50+ gems from act 1 - 5 after completing the acts.



Buying items & mapping

Spoiler


Use "COUNT" if multiple affixes fit you.
Useful for jewels.



Use "NOT" if there's a mod which you do not want.
Useful for Paradoxica.



Use ~ in front of the affix which you're searching if you're unsure what the affix exactly was named.



VS



Hard map mods

1. Critical Strike Chance
2. Cannot leech
3. Vulnerability

There's no need to rush T16+ maps if you don't have enough Atlas completion as you'll eventually have to grind it out anyways and the experience gain in yellow maps is higher than in T16s if you're below 90.



GAMEPLAY

Important gameplay mechanics

Spoiler


1. It's important to have your Vaal souls ready for the bosses in maps to gun them down fast.
2. It's important to use your Vaal souls as consecutive as possible as the soul gain restriction applies to all skills.
3. There is no use in using two Vaal Warchiefs, one is enough and it's used for DPS boost.
4. Vaal Reave is used for range increase and when OOM, if you use it carelessly you might not have enough souls for other skills.
5. You should always keep your totems up at bosses as you gain ~ 40% more damage from Protector and ~ 70% more with Vaal Warchief added to it.



Maximizing your damage & defences

Spoiler


To set up the perfect boss killing settings you have to do the following:

0. Make sure you have Blood Stance
1. Ancestral Protector
2. Vaal Ancestral Warchief 1.5 seconds before phase start
3. Use VDS clones 1 second before phase start
4. Enjoy the music

You want to use VDS clones only when you're certain that they're able to do their fullest of damage.

Remember that souls are allocated randomly to where there are souls missing. This means that as an example it's sometimes better to not use your Vaal Warchief in order to fill up your VDS up with Soul Rippers.

You may use Soul Rippers if you're against any other boss except Sirus.
It's also a good idea to spam your Soul Ripper if you have them with low charges just to get the 10% Dodge & Spell Dodge + phasing for maps or the Simulacrum.

It's most preferred to have 6.5K+ life if you're levelling.
If you're not levelling, it's important to reach 5.5K+ life in order to have decent survivability with some deaths once in a while.

It's important to not ignore your Pantheon - the bonuses provided by both of the Gods are very strong! Eater of Souls allows you to ignore critical modifiers on maps completely.

If you're doing T19 delirious or in general really hard maps, you should try to constantly keep up a Vaal Warchief to have 45% more damage and Onslaught if you have Vaal Caress gloves.


Failing? Important character checks here!

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These are the most important things to have:

1. 5.5K+ life
2. Capped resistances
3. Finished Pantheon
4. Chaos Resistance at least 10% before flasks
5. Same passive tree & ascendancy as the build
6. Ailment immunity on flasks or Purity
7. Fortify
8. 80+ Unreserved mana
9. Have at least 1 curse
10. Level 90+



OLD THREAD:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2064695

Leave all your questions, concerns, criticisms and comments in this thread - I'll do my best and reply to every single one of you (:

Doing some casual, EXCLUSIVE Expedition League Twitch streaming in Expedition only.

https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
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https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
Last edited by Kiss_Me_Quick on Nov 15, 2021, 5:01:34 AM
Last bumped on Dec 3, 2021, 12:15:12 AM
The old thread got automatically locked so I'm starting a new one - the first post will be filled within the next few days (:
Streaming in Expedition league A LITTLE BIT
https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
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Kiss_Me_Quick wrote:

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Once you start with this build and progress your character, you'll finally realize how it feels to really play a power demon build which is not based on deceptive language, insane budget or hidden PoB warrior tricks.


If the thread title corresponds with the current league, you'll be able to farm all of the hardest content deathless with this build.

This will be the only time i will post on your topic since you started things on mine, isn't all this fair?

you say on your title "Gladiator Reave" but your endgame demonstration only shows you using Blade Flurry

who is being dishonest, using deceptive language?
why don't you change the title of your topic then?

think about it :)
Last edited by Dragoon_Diver on Oct 19, 2020, 8:56:42 PM
I've finished the larger part of the text and the guide should be usable by now but I will keep on adding content over the next days.
Streaming in Expedition league A LITTLE BIT
https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
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Dragoon_Diver wrote:

This will be the only time i will post on your topic since you started things on mine, isn't all this fair?

you say on your title "Gladiator Reave" but your endgame demonstration only shows you using Blade Flurry

who is being dishonest, using deceptive language?
why don't you change the title of your topic then?

think about it :)


We use the 6L VDS more often than Blade Flurry - there's no point in me writing all the skills in the title.

Regarding Blade Flurry itself:
Strictly endgame bosses are done more effectively with Blade Flurry which is not necessary - the Guardian bosses and T19 100% Delirium Bosses in the videos are done with Reave - should be satisfactory!

Players who might want to fight bosses from a longer range, might not want to opt for Blade Flurry at all.
The Sirus AW8 video isn't using Blood Stance so it's effectively demonstrating what the Reave damage would look like.
Streaming in Expedition league A LITTLE BIT
https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
Hi, would the saviour sword pair well with this build for t16 maps?
Last edited by danstrafe on Oct 21, 2020, 1:20:00 AM
Hey, noob question!

How would be leveling more like the final build itself, 1h/shield (without 2h). Recommended skill gems and tree progression? or is it just better to level as 2h?

Thanks in advance!
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danstrafe wrote:
Hi, would the saviour sword pair well with this build for t16 maps?


We cannot use The Savior because it's DPS is way too low compared to Paradoxica.
The Savior is mostly used when dual wielding to overcome that issue.

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Kimahri wrote:
Hey, noob question!

How would be leveling more like the final build itself, 1h/shield (without 2h). Recommended skill gems and tree progression? or is it just better to level as 2h?

Thanks in advance!


It's a good question and I'll post a tree for that as well (:
If you already have some mula, you may as well go with one-handers.

EDIT: Added a one-handed levelling PoB.
Streaming in Expedition league A LITTLE BIT
https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
Last edited by Kiss_Me_Quick on Oct 21, 2020, 5:13:30 AM
I’m pleasantly surprised and amused that this badboy shrugs off T19 and claps them. Might just have to give this a try ;)
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SnotZombie wrote:
I’m pleasantly surprised and amused that this badboy shrugs off T19 and claps them. Might just have to give this a try ;)


Let us know how it goes :P

Added another video of me dropping wave 20 Omniphobia in 3 seconds.
I think I'm done with videos for now (:

Wave 20 Omniphobia, Towerless Blighted T16, AW8 Hunter, Cortex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYM9E-F06AE
Streaming in Expedition league A LITTLE BIT
https://www.twitch.tv/kissmyquack
Last edited by Kiss_Me_Quick on Oct 21, 2020, 9:20:54 AM

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