[3.13] Cyclone Staff 100% Fire Chieftain

This is my first ever guide so while the layout of this guide will look terrible im sure, the build is solid so please ask any questions you might have and if there are improvements please post them, always happy to make changes.

This build is based off Mathils version which I played for a long time and found it to be seriously lacking in a lot of areas but mainly defences. So, after dying hundreds of times I decided to talk to a couple of people and I knocked this up and have some of my own changes in there as well.

Videos
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https://youtu.be/0AcGt4S8-eo 4 Shaper Guardian
https://youtu.be/6AwAHD8M3S8 Chimera+Maven
https://youtu.be/_SNaMAmgP6k Hydra+Maven
https://youtu.be/2PrDzsfkUB8 Minotaur+Maven
https://youtu.be/LGRLq2knw04 Phoenix+Maven
https://youtu.be/MGiFwBcgc78 Red Elder
https://youtu.be/Dbxyg-0HEnA Shaper kill (Bad RNG)
https://youtu.be/GfF0TOIVSI8 Drox
https://youtu.be/0_X-UPyDir4 Redeemer
https://youtu.be/mmXRo3iP0LM Sirus A9 (1 death due to me playing badly)

All footage is from Awakener 9. Didn't play my best in most of the vids and took dumb damage thats my fault not the builds.


https://pastebin.com/sUuhq0rh
This build is FAR from perfect in terms of gear. There are a lot of pieces that I will make changes when I have money which I will touch on later but I have been able to do almost every bit of end game content except for the 4 breachlords which will come when I make some changes to gear.

Also one thing to note is if you do not get 100% fire conversion from your gear and tree then take Avatar of Fire.

Cons
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Squishy to start but does improve with gear but will never be an uber tank
Cluster jewels are very expensive (12ex for medium when I bought mine)
Requires totem weaving which some people don't like


Pros
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Cheap to start off and a 5 link Hegemony's Era will take you far
Nice DPS for mapping and single target.
Goes very well with an explody chest and you can easily clear screens.
Because the main skill is cyclone we have a lot of maneuverability.


My Gear

As I mentioned before there are several improvements that need to be made to my gear, mainly the gloves and the helmet.

The helmet is my little project that I will be crafting on but the most important part is the enchant. Its a massive dps gain. But I will be aiming for a lot of Accuracy, Life and whatever res I need after the other items chance.

The gloves are also pretty bad and do not need Aspect of the Cat on either since I have it on a ring. Aim is to have your standard Attack Speed, Culling Strike, added phys, Life etc.

The chest also needs a bit of harvest crafting for some more life etc but it works for now.

And obviously some tailwind boots after those issues have been sorted.

Playstyle
Have Enduring Cry on your left click so you automatically pop it on CD.
When you get to a boss pop down your totems.
Aside from that its your standard Cyclone playstyle.

Overall the build is great to play and I have had a lot of fun with it.

Any Questions please let me know.
Last edited by Darksorrow90 on Feb 12, 2021, 11:36:20 AM
Last bumped on Apr 11, 2021, 3:42:15 PM
UPDATES:
As requested have uploaded videos of the build with more to follow.
01/03/21
I stopped playing the build a couple of weeks ago as I have done everything in the game with it. The plan is to farm out 4-500ex with my current build (CoC bow elementalist) then towards the end of the league dump it all into the chieftain and make it as broken as possible.
Last edited by Darksorrow90 on Mar 1, 2021, 4:36:14 PM
Hi, could you please paste passive tree as I use only smartphone? :)

I am using Mathils build which is very squishy and frustrating... I am not sure that chieftain can do end game with cyclone build. I will appreciate for you recommendation. Thanks!
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gkules wrote:
Hi, could you please paste passive tree as I use only smartphone? :)

I am using Mathils build which is very squishy and frustrating... I am not sure that chieftain can do end game with cyclone build. I will appreciate for you recommendation. Thanks!


Hi, thanks for taking an interest.

If you inspect my profile you can view my characters tree on there. It doesn't show the cluster jewels on there though sadly. I believe there is also a web browser version of path of building that you can copy my link into.

And I can assure you this build is more than capable of doing everything in the game with no issues at all.
could you please share some videos on higher tier maps/hard bosses? I would like to see your mechanism :). What do u think about immortal call gem? Have you consider to take Valako asscendency skill instead of sth different? I have serious problem with survability on higher tier maps.

Thanks for the build!
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gkules wrote:
could you please share some videos on higher tier maps/hard bosses? I would like to see your mechanism :). What do u think about immortal call gem? Have you consider to take Valako asscendency skill instead of sth different? I have serious problem with survability on higher tier maps.

Thanks for the build!


Ok sure. It won't be for a day or so but I will sort something out. And personally im not a fan of immortal call since it will consume the endurance charges which we don't want. Steel skin just gives a nice big absorb shield which is really useful.
This is a much better build then Mathil's. Messaged in game and was super helpful in setting it up. I really appreciate it!
Oh it's great we can have a place to talk about this build :)

Mathil build is very squishy and I was looking how I can improve my defences. Will inspect your pob after work, so I hope it will help a little.

Thank you!
Unfortunately I die 30-50 times (mostly one hit) per day on high tier maps. Build is just too squishy on xbox.
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gkules wrote:
Unfortunately I die 30-50 times (mostly one hit) per day on high tier maps. Build is just too squishy on xbox.


Being on Xbox would not change the build at all honestly unless you have to press enduring cry manually every time but that isn't exactly hard to do, thats the only difference I can think of. I would be happy to take a look at your PoB to see if there are any issues I can spot. Dying that many times should not be happening without either user error or a massive issue with your build. Especially from personal experience that I know that it can clear everything in the game in average gear.
Last edited by Darksorrow90 on Feb 13, 2021, 11:23:01 AM

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