[3.18] Shockwave Cyclone Build (League Starter) | Champion | Sentinel | Path of Exile 3.18

Hey guys, here is another league starter build. I also have a slayer version with very similar setup. Just wanted see how champion performs.

Slayer Version: https://youtu.be/uZsTDfwECLg

Build Cost
- Low Budget: 0-20 ex

Shockwave: Shockwave Support is a support gem that causes the supported attack skill to release a Shockwave on hit, dealing attack damage to enemies around the enemy. It causes the supported skill to be restricted to staves and maces.

Mana: "Channelling Skills have -3 to Total Mana Cost" mod on rings and "#% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana" mod on a jewel
- If you have a body armour with "Socketed Attacks have # to Total Mana Cost" mod you don't need - mana cost on rings and mana leech

- Awakened Gems (Melee Physical Damage and Brutality)
- Watcher's Eye (Impales you inflict last # additional Hits while using Pride)
- Cluster Jewels
Large: Feed the Fury / Martial Prowess / Fuel the Fight
Medium: Pressure Points / Quick Getaway - Towering Threat / Magnifier

Leveling: Start with ground slam and keep playing until level 68 then switch to cyclone - shockwave setup. Leveling gems and trees are in the video. (Use a two-handed axe while leveling because staff nodes are way up there and all crit related.)
Recommended weapons for leveling:
- Limbsplit (Level 13-33)
- Reaper's Pursuit (Level 33-68)

PoB: https://pastebin.com/muQ4ah0E

Build Video: https://youtu.be/rwaW9OuGN3o

Bandits: Kill All (Alira is fine too)

- No Changes

(Footage is from 3.17)


Gem Setup:

Cyclone - Shockwave - Melee Physical Damage - Increased Critical Damage - Pulverise - Brutality

Precision / Blood and Sand / Flesh and Stone / Pride / Determination / Blood Rage

Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Maim - Multiple Totems - Ancestral Protector

Leap Slam - Lifetap - Assassin's Mark - Mark On Hit

Vaal Molten Shell (Lvl 10) - Cast when Damage Taken (Lvl 1) / Dread Banner - Arrogance
Last edited by wishdropper on May 10, 2022, 3:14:59 PM
Last bumped on May 22, 2022, 8:40:36 PM
Hello, thanks for the guide.
what masters did you choose, thanks
Quick Question:
Why is Vaal molten Shell connected with CWDT, it doenst trigger Vaal?
wishdropper wrote:

Vaal Molten Shell (Lvl 10) - Cast when Damage Taken (Lvl 1) / Dread Banner - Arrogance

Hey! Why is Molten Shell level 10 and CWDT level 1 ?

I'm newbie trying to figure it out. Sorry if so.
CWDT lvl has to be equal or less than the gem you are trying to proc. So if the gem if higher than the cwdt gem it wont proc.

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