[3.24] Splitting Steel Champ - All Uniques, Cheap League Start, Mapping, MF, Sanctum



Hi Guys,

Here's my latest offering and it's a pretty fun one! What you'll see below is the result of all the Boneshatter and subsequently Splitting/Shattering Steel work I've done over the last few leagues.

-::- IMPORTANT NOTICE -::-

PLEASE DO NOT PM ME IN FORUM ASKING FOR HELP.

ALWAYS CHECK THE LAST PAGES OF THIS THREAD FOR THE LATEST UPDATES

3.24 POSTS BEGIN IN PAGE 46.

IF YOU:

ARE STRUGGLING
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MAKE SURE YOU READ THE LEAGUE START LEVELING GUIDE IN THE POB EXPORT NOTES


-::- Build Intro -::-

This build has been around for a few leagues now, so it has a proven track record. I've recorded showcase vids, so you all can judge the build quality for yourselves.

In short, the build is a lot of fun, with very zoomy mapping, cheap to start, with lots of room to invest in.

As always, I stand by my work and would not be sharing this if I thought it sucked.

If you don't know me, I've been making builds for a very long time...

-::- Previous Builds -::-

3.19 Boneshatter Jugg
3.19 Splitting Steel/Spectral Helix Jugg (Very similar to this build)



-::- Showcase Videos -::-

YouTube: 3.24 T16 Hydra (Enfeebled, Boss Possessed, Maven Witnessed)

YouTube: 3.23 T16 Cemetery (MF, 10k+ Tri-Color Empowered)

YouTube: 3.23 T16 Cemetery (MF, 10k Empowered)

YouTube: 3.23 T16 Minotaur (Empowered, with Nimis)

YouTube: 3.23 Sanctum (Nasty Rooms, Last 2 bosses Showcase)

YouTube: 3.23 T12 Academy (Early Mapping, Voidborne Key Nimis Drop)

3.22


3.21




-::- 3.23 Expensive Endgame Gear -::-


3.23 Character Link: Doroaff

-::- 3.23 Expensive Endgame MF Gear -::-

Spoiler
I tested/fine-tuned this MF setup, and here's what it looks like farming a T16 Cemetery + 10k Empowered + Abyss + Enraged Strongboxes + Deli):

YouTube: T16 Cemetery - (10k Empowered, Double Abyss Spire, Enraged Strongboxes, Delirium)

So, with this setup we're at:

52 IIQ: 20 Boots + 12 Flask + 10 Gloves + 10 Ring

220 IIR: 70 IIR Supp. + 67 Flasks + 44 Ring + 39 Tincture

Which is pretty damned good

Here's the recommended MF strat for T14/16 Jungle Valley:

https://maxroll.gg/poe/poe-atlas-tree/5w1yl09h

Map Device: Abyss + Einhar

Scarabs:



The main 3 Sextants are these:



The fourth will change if the map is UNID or not. Read below...

This strat requires running maps with "Monsters Fire 2 Additional Projectiles".

To roll them you use either Alch + Scour or Chaos, and this regex:

"!f ph|gen|eec|s rec|tal d" "oj"

Once you get a map that matches, you Exalt to 6mod, then Vaal to Corrupt.

Any that go un-ID you run with:


Any that go 8mod or stay 6mod you run with:


Any that brick, go below 6mod (<30% Pack Size), or lose 2 Proj, you vendor/sell/destroy.

To sustain T14 maps, you'll need to remove all Voidstones AFTER opening the map, and don't forget to put them back BEFORE you open the next one ;)

You may wonder if Winged Scarabs are required, and they are not, but are highly recommended. Within the first couple of maps I started testing this strat I dropped my first ever:



And just look at the loot explosions you can get from a single map:





-::- 3.22 Expensive Endgame Gear -::-



-::- 10-20c Early Mapping Setup -::-

Spoiler
This was my 3.22 Shifting Stones, which I used as the base for the League Start PoB.

This whole setup cost about 10-20c at the time.

Here's what it looked like doing T9s:

YouTube: 3.22 Splitting Steel - T9 Arachnid Nest (Shifting Stones 10c Mapper) **Unfortunately, sound didn't get recorded...

Level 85 Gear:



**See bottom of post for the latest League Start PoB Export.




-::- Keybindings -::-
Spoiler
  • 1,2,3,4,Space: Flasks
  • MMB: Call of Steel
  • RMB: Splitting/Shattering/Spectral
  • Q: Ancestral Protector
  • W: Leap Slam
  • E: Blood Rage
  • A: Berserk/Warlord's Mark/Etc
  • S: Berserk/Warlord's Mark/Etc
  • D: War Banner
  • Z: Vaal Haste/Molten Shell/Etc
  • Ctrl-A: Aura/Herald
  • Ctrl-S: Aura/Herald
  • Ctrl-Z: Aura/Herald
  • Ctrl-X: Aura/Herald
  • Mouse 4: Delve Flare
  • Mouse 5: Delve Dynamite



-::- PoB Exports -::-

** No need to copy/paste. Just click the links

https://pobb.in/u/corosou/324SSLOWBUDGETCRIT *Updated 04/07/2024 (3.24 Low Budget Crit)
https://pobb.in/u/corosou/324SSLS *Updated 03/28/2024 (3.24 League Start Guide in Notes)
https://pobb.in/LzUcBkJazOtj *Updated 1/21/2023 (3.23 MF Setup)
https://pobb.in/Ojfg8p9-EyKE *Updated 1/4/2023 (3.23 Sanctum Setup)
https://pobb.in/uduSfdmzgobB *Updated 1/5/2023 (3.23 Endgame Stage #4 - Rare Axe + HH)
https://pobb.in/3c-rmU3ij6Zu *Updated 12/23/2023 (3.23 Endgame Stage #3 - Progenesis)
https://pobb.in/v1rqN6HEFfj5 *Updated 12/22/2023 (3.23 Endgame Stage #2)
https://pobb.in/EzoxBu79mkr3 *Updated 1/12/2023 (3.23 League Start - Leveling Guide in Notes)
https://pobb.in/e82xlfxGwfjl *Updated 12/7/2023 (3.22 Splitting Steel Expensive Endgame Setup)
https://pobb.in/oReTZiu9zgtN *Updated 10/5/2023 (Shattering Steel Sanctum Setup)
https://pobb.in/CFgcTaMexlL- *Updated 9/8/2023 (Expensive Rare 2H Axe)
https://pobb.in/XgNUrsJ1thKm *Updated 8/29/2023 (Endgame Corrupted min-maxed 3.22)
https://pobb.in/XMl1E7Z3E4az *Updated 8/23/2023 (First Export for 3.22)
https://pobb.in/21BJJYmsyJrA *Updated 6/21/2023 (Final Export for 3.21)
https://pobb.in/xXhQm-7n_Q8K *Updated 4/20/2023 Imported from 3.21 toon
https://pobb.in/gTE9PTl8RomT *Updated 4/3/2023 First 3.21 Export
https://pobb.in/n-X4OHyna4Iz *Updated 2/10/2023 (Final Export for 3.20 - Call to Arms on Relic)
https://pobb.in/3H7ULmBKNv00 *Updated 1/18/2023 (Ashes + Nimis)
https://pobb.in/9w_29YL_ntpr *Updated 1/11/2023 (Large Cluster Jewel Setup)
https://pobb.in/-DU4-UD-rAaB *Updated 1/10/2023
https://pobb.in/IzOCWEQrFJjQ *First version

IMPORTANT PoB NOTE:
Spoiler
The PoB Config page is setup for Max-Potential DPS, and so you can see what effects are being taken advantage of.

Adjust the check-boxes according to the scenario you wish to see the numbers for!

Remember PoB is a math tool designed to let you see the numbers of temporary effects, and PoE is a game that is all about temporary effects.

In other words, I am not claiming this is ~20M sustained DPS, but I have made a best effort to make sure the effects that are ticked have a reasonably good uptime.

TLDR: I post showcase videos so you can judge the build for yourselves and not just rely on PoB numbers.


That's all for now... GL & Enjoy! ;)
Last edited by corosou on Apr 7, 2024, 2:24:24 AM
Last bumped on Apr 14, 2024, 9:08:40 PM
Heyyo nice build, I've wanted to do a steel skill for a couple leagues now. What are your thoughts on using a saviour + paradoxica instead? Doesn't looking like you're taking advantage of a 6L 2hander and I love the interaction of saviour + steel skills. You look into this at all?
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h1ppyh83r69 wrote:
Heyyo nice build, I've wanted to do a steel skill for a couple leagues now. What are your thoughts on using a saviour + paradoxica instead? Doesn't looking like you're taking advantage of a 6L 2hander and I love the interaction of saviour + steel skills. You look into this at all?


Thanks, glad you like.

Paradoxica/Saviour is a very common and good choice, but I used that last league, so I am not doing that right now.

You're welcome to check out my 3.19 Jugg which was using them: https://pobb.in/aPl0xOBnV0Wp

Here's the STD toon link fully min-maxed with Mageblood: Coromau
Last edited by corosou on Jan 6, 2023, 10:46:56 AM
i can't find flask which increased chaos resistance and reduced mana cost during of effect.
Can you send the trade link website to me?
it's very thank you!
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i can't find flask which increased chaos resistance and reduced mana cost during of effect.
Can you send the trade link website to me?
it's very thank you!


No need to buy, you just Alteration spam an Amethyst Flask until you get any roll with "25% increased effect" and an empty suffix, then Bench craft Reduced Mana Cost During Flask Effect.

GL

EDIT: If you need the Bench Craft, iHuy's Shop can do it for free:

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3329869
Last edited by corosou on Jan 7, 2023, 8:12:01 PM
3.20 Endgame Setup Update!

Hi Guys,

So, I've been min-maxing and the toon is looking pretty good, with some important changes I'd like to talk a bit about.

First, here's the latest gear:



Here's the list highlights:

  • Thrillsteel - Cannot be Blinded. Very handy for a build relying on Precise Technique, as being Blind lowers our Accuracy. I got this one for 35c, but I've seen them go as high as several div
  • Kaom's Spirit - Vulnerability on hit for more DPS, but for Sanctum Temporal Chains can be a great help against guards. 2div
  • Bottled Faith - MORE DEEPS! 3div
  • Circle of Guilt - Intimidate on Hit MORE DEEPS! 1div
  • Megalomaniac - Found a crazy good Mega for 10c... (I know)
  • The Magnate - Enchanted with 30% Accu while having Onslaught is big to help us reach the required Accuracy for Precise Technique
  • Rare Ring - This is just a generic high +Elem Res ring to put in for nasty maps when we lower our Elem. Res too much with Eldritch Altars. You can also move some DPS nodes to Diamond Skin/Cloth and Chain if you need even more Res
  • Magic Flasks - Crafted myself some nice Flagellant's
  • Item Rarity Support - The build is now strong enough to farm juiced T16s with Item Rarity for MORE LOOTS!
  • Concentrated Effect - We swap Item Rarity to this for Single Target/Sanctum
  • Precision - In order to fit in the Megalomaniac, we drop Faster Attacks from Leap Slam to fit in Precision and we level it just enough to get our Accuracy higher than life, without reserving so much that we can't cast Pride. It's a delicate balance, so be mindful of this!


I also added a couple of videos recently, which I'll re-link here:

YouTube: 3.20 Delve Fossil/Resonator Farm
YouTube: 3.20 Delve Grand Architect (Splitting Single Target 5L DPS Showcase)

The first is a really nice showcase of how zoomy and tanky the build is while farming Delve. You'll notice I spend a lot of time in the Darkness without dropping flares.

The second is a really nice showcase of Single Target DPS with Splitting Steel on a 5L setup, since I was running Item Rarity as the 6th link.

Finally, here's the latest PoB Export of my 3.20 toon: https://pobb.in/-DU4-UD-rAaB

That's all for now.

GL

EDIT: Here's an updated PoB with Large & Medium Cluster Jewels. We trade-off Onslaught bonuses, but it's worth it; Onslaught is a cheap way to scale early on before GG gear, but we really have more than enough Movement and Attack Speeds, so buffing raw damage works out better. Both rare jewels I crafted myself with Alt/Aug/Regal/Annul/Exalt spam.

https://pobb.in/9w_29YL_ntpr *Updated 1/11/2023 (Large Cluster Setup)
Last edited by corosou on Jan 11, 2023, 2:59:12 PM
3.20 Endgame Update: Ashes + Nimis & other expensive goodies!

Hi Fellas,

So, I've taken my toon to the next level and it's been a fun ride!

Here's the latest setup:

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There have been some pretty big changes/upgrades:

  • Ashes of The Stars: Everyone knows and amazing item and I've picked most alternate gems that gain benefit from it. (I still carry Carnage Heart if I need more Res in a map)
  • Nimis: The new ring feels amazing for both clear and single target. It takes a bit to get used to it, but def worth picking up.
  • Double-corrupted Replica Wings: Got very lucky. Bought a well rolled one and first double-corruption got me +phys/+fortify on hit. The fortify on hit is not much help for me, since I have the Ascendancy, but it does help my totem survive and do a bit more DPS.
  • Enchanted Thrillsteel: Turns out the Dawnstrider boots also make the 18% AS Enchant also Linger, which is very OP!
  • Enhance on 6L: Taking advantage on the 6L on Axe with Enhance to give us even more Quality bonus on top of Ashes.
  • Sniper's Mark & Anomalous Blood Rage: I mention these two together because I swapped Poacher's to Sniper's, because it's way more DPS and with Anomalous Blood Rage we no longer need a way to gain Frenzy on bosses which Poacher's gave us.
  • Phantasmal Ancestral Protector: Combined with Ashes and Enhance Support, the Phantasmal version grants us an additional 74% increased Totem Buff Effect, which with add to the 100% Inc. Effect from Boots, plus the 50% from Panopticon, for a total 224% Inc. Totem Buff Effect.
  • Sanctified Relic: With Precise Technique or Call to Arms or Iron Grip or Point Blank all work the same, so pick the cheapest IMO. (btw, PoB doesn't calculate Relics, so I have 101 points in the PoB Export below, so Precise Technique gets calculated.

Here's a short GIF of K'tash with Nimis:


And here's the full Juiced Map Showcasing Nimis:

YouTube: 3.20 Nimis Juiced Mapping Showcase

Atlas Mapping Strat:

Spoiler


Finally, the latest PoB:

https://pobb.in/3H7ULmBKNv00

GL & Enjoy!
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lovely detailed build!
i would love to finish off this season with this build and was wondering what map mods would you avoid, i know you said -player accuracy.
Which pantheons work best?
If i end up enjoying this build would you recommend i just follow your previous jugg guide leveling next season or would it be different?
I also noticed two weapons? Should i chase the wings of entropy or atziris disfavor?

Thanks for the guide!
Last edited by dayvidlay on Mar 3, 2023, 1:14:10 AM
Hello I was wondering If this build could be adjusted to fit a scion? If so please let me know. Im somewhat of a scion advocate for the most part so im always trying to realign builds for the class and see if it can hold its own. i've already got some ideas and dont mind typing them up if it'd help. :D I also notices Thread of hope isnt allowing you to snag the skills you normally would because of the tree being adjusted a while ago. you most recent pob does not reflect that because i notice you have a Hachet mastery allocated but when i look in my tree thread of hope doesnt allow me to get it because that particular node ino longer in range as well as some others.
Last edited by IzakayaBomber on Mar 6, 2023, 1:40:23 PM
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dayvidlay wrote:
lovely detailed build!
i would love to finish off this season with this build and was wondering what map mods would you avoid, i know you said -player accuracy.
Which pantheons work best?
If i end up enjoying this build would you recommend i just follow your previous jugg guide leveling next season or would it be different?
I also noticed two weapons? Should i chase the wings of entropy or atziris disfavor?

Thanks for the guide!


Sorry... a bit late, I know.

No regen, phys reflect, reduced aura effect can be managed swapping around rings for more resistance.

I always carry the Carnage Heart to swap in case Altars lower my res too much. Can also quickly swap around some DPS in tree to pick up more res.

Either build should work fine, but you never know... Basically, planning anything before patch notes is a waste of time.

You can stick with Replica Wings for the most part. If you wanna try out Atziri's it works about the same, just noticeably slower, but with bigger hits.

GL
Last edited by corosou on Mar 9, 2023, 7:55:58 PM

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