Crit Split Ripper - Fastest map clearer? You decide! 85 crit...

Yet another full elemental build from myself because hey, aurasOP. This time we have a crit version inspired by the new unique Windripper imperial bow. Let me just say this is not a noob friendly build as the bow itself costs quite a bit and takes a bit of skill/ability to play correctly. I recommend my Elemental Buzzsaw spec if you're a newer player which you can find here:
Spoiler
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/690708/page/1


Videos of funstuff are at the bottom.


Holy balls look at that almost 10 crit. This bow is definitely not op. I repeat, not op.

Deeps:
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Now, if you're unfamiliar with split arrow builds, over 20k with chain is insane especially for such a fast attack speed. To reach my dps numbers (and higher) you'll need a 6L in either your Voll's or Windripper. Keep in mind ele hit doesn't list dps accurately because the random ele it does isn't listed and also I'm using a 5L for it.

Everything I did for this spec was a rather quick slap together so the gear isn't too amazing or strict in what you use. Likewise with the spec. I felt this was the most efficient use of points to get the best clearing speed/feel and dps numbers whilst still managing to stay alive.

Even though my defenses are absolutely shite I rarely die these days due to killing everything faster than it has a chance to hit me.

Defense:
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The spec from scion start at lvl 89:


Finished spec at lvl 94:


A bit about the spec: Vaal pact is completely essential and most of the crit passives are highly recommended. The aura passives are also essential to be able to run haste/anger/wrath and as they are the source of most of your damage buffing them is a good idea. You can always trade some damage passives and grab Acrobatics/Ondars or extra evasion, life, whatever else. I'm happy with my 4500 life and 1 shot killing abilities atm so I haven't felt the need to.

My gear:
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My gear right now is highly not optimized and I reach over 20k on split arrow with 85% crit. I'm wearing the helm because it's what I had in my stash whereas I'd ideally run an evasion helm with good resists/life/accuracy. Accuracy on gear is hardly needed but I recommend a high amount on 1 piece, though not essential since you get a lot from the passives/dext.

The Voll's was a recent addition and I love it. I was wearing a tabula up until about 86 so I didn't feel a loss of defense, only a gain of 25% crit. You can of course choose to wear a sturdy rare chest to up your defenses, entirely up to you. Getting the right colours for split arrow on a 6L is way easier on a Voll's though which is something to note. Atziri flask is recommended since it gives a nice dps boost and helps kill ele resistant mobs quite a lot.

Try to get high WED everywhere you can as well as crit. So crit rings with WED/life are ideal but make sure you're getting sufficient resists too. Your quiver should have attack speed, WED and hopefully be crit based with crit on it too. Life & crit multi are good bonuses here.

You can easily wear a large amount of mf and turn this into a MF spec. You'll probably sacrifice a few thousand dps but not much else. My crit and dps for the most part is from the passives and the bow. I clear virtually every map level and mod quite comfortably as you will see in the videos so this spec with reduced dps can still melt through lower level maps or lunaris farming.

Gems:For your split arrow the essentials are Split arrow, Blood Magic, Life Leech, Chain. After which you will get Weapon Elemental Damage and then Critical Damage. That said I don't recommend playing it without at least a 5L. Both WED and Crit damage are such a large dps gain that to not use them is very brutal.

For Elemental Hit it is Ele hit, Blood magic, Life leech, WED. Followed by Critical Damage and finally Faster attacks for a 6L.

Bandits: Oak (40 life), Kraityn (8 AS), Alira (Power charge).

Leveling:This will be quite hard on you. With only a 4L the spec leveling kinda sucks. With a tabula which is what I used, you use an immense amount of your life to cast your split arrow. It's do-able by all means because I cruised through to 60+ in about 8 hours but it's quite a rough experience as you will watch your health dip into critical range quite often just by casting split arrow. A Life on hit gem with high quality is recommended for early stages (up to probably 60).

Ideally you'll have a high character with a free respec or many regrets and go from there. It's still quite fun and fast to level though starting with a stormcloud bow and manmoding the rest of the way. HC not recommended, lol. Or I dno, grab life nodes instead of dps ones like I did. I don't think I too more than 3-4 life nodes until lvl 50.

For maps I was doing levels 80-89 within an hour each. It was completely absurd as I was clearing 75-78 maps in 5 minutes a piece on average.

Reflect:Get your light/fire res up to respectable levels and you'll be fine with vaal pact/life leech. A light/fire flask help when you shoot into it but isn't necessary when you're capped/near capped. An Atziri flask helps greatly as well since it adds an extra source of damage and leech which doesn't reflect during its duration.

Grouping: With the 3 dps auras you provide some damage support for those you group with. That said, who cares because you're going to be completely carrying your friends on your mighty muscly back with this spec. At my dps I can comfortably carry 1-2 people without noticing much or any difference in clear speed. From level 80+ I often opened a public party and let a person tag along in my 75+ maps because it's not any slower and they could tank for me, or something, it was just for fun.

VIDEOOOOOOOOS:

Double courtyard boss 78 map, elemental equil, fire res, -max, etc:

Typical fast map clear, a 77 shipyard:


Insane 78 map noone has any business even entering but why not:


Death and Taxes unique 75 map
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUEaYrwGGok


Will add more videos as I play/can be bothered thinking of something. Can take request too possibly.
Last edited by Mathil on June 4, 2014 4:20 AM
Pretty insane bow. Spec seems to rival lowlife crown builds.
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kasub wrote:
Pretty insane bow. Spec seems to rival lowlife crown builds.


Yea somewhat. And even though I consider this a rather expensive spec it still pales in comparison to needing a shavs + a CoE... lol
Big fan of the buzzsaw build, i"m at lvl 91 on it in Ambush now so ready to take a break and try this one out for a bit. I had pretty much reconstructed it from seeing the videos but it's good to see it all laid out here. I've got the Windripper, just need to socket/fuse it, picked up a 5L Voll's for cheap, probably gonna try to use as much MF gear as possible in the other slots.

You aren't using whirling blades or leap slam for mobility this time, just move speed / quicksilver is enough?

Also seems like those gloves from uber Atziri with the built-in 100% Vaal Pact would be insanely good with this build if you can get hold of them.


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Kelsier0 wrote:
Big fan of the buzzsaw build, i"m at lvl 91 on it in Ambush now so ready to take a break and try this one out for a bit. I had pretty much reconstructed it from seeing the videos but it's good to see it all laid out here. I've got the Windripper, just need to socket/fuse it, picked up a 5L Voll's for cheap, probably gonna try to use as much MF gear as possible in the other slots.

You aren't using whirling blades or leap slam for mobility this time, just move speed / quicksilver is enough?

Also seems like those gloves from uber Atziri with the built-in 100% Vaal Pact would be insanely good with this build if you can get hold of them.




Yea I can't be arsed weapon swapping for whirl/leap slam and didn't care to get a lightning warp. It's advised though as it'll help you get over obstacles faster. Your move flask is up most of the time and yea I've found it's good enough along with all of the move speed I have.

The Atziri gloves would definitely be crazy. They'd let you reallocate about 10 pts and give you stronger leech. Somehow manages to be more OP than Windripper. GG
Would you say this build is only efficient with a 6link? I've been running a more defensive build with ripper and I'm curious if I should consider respeccing, but I've only got 2x 5link.

Current build

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The jewelry is god-awful and I'm in the process of replacing it (hit me up if you've got some cheap WED jewelry, it's all gone away ever since your buzzsaw became popular), but this is what I'm working with since I just respecced to split from cast on crit. It seems like what I would lose in evasion/dodge/etc with your build you essentially make up in leech, but if I'm not mistaken the power charge stacking isn't nearly as efficient without the multi gem on split in a 6L.

Edit: I was actually envisioning a tree somewhat like this to pick up vaal pact. It trades a little bit of the damage for a whole metric shitload of extra life and survivability (acrobatics, ondars, etc).
Last edited by demonguard on March 31, 2014 5:33 PM
I ran a tabula rasa from lvl 1-85 and would use it over a 5L for sure. I suggest 1 of those if you can't get your hands on a 6L Voll's or 6L your Ripper.

Additional links are huge for this spec. The 5L for WED gives like 50% more damage and then the 6L for crit multi gives you another 50%. They're not exact numbers but it's something big like that.
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Mathil wrote:
I ran a tabula rasa from lvl 1-85 and would use it over a 5L for sure. I suggest 1 of those if you can't get your hands on a 6L Voll's or 6L your Ripper.

Additional links are huge for this spec. The 5L for WED gives like 50% more damage and then the 6L for crit multi gives you another 50%. They're not exact numbers but it's something big like that.


With a tabula, though, you wouldn't be generating power charges, which seems kind of huge for the way you build. I think moving to a tabula from my current setup would be trading a massive amount of survivability for a little bit of damage, but a 6l volls on the other hand would be a massive amount of damage.

It's pretty terrifying that you somehow stay alive with barely any life passives, non-cap resists, and no armor/ev.
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demonguard wrote:
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Mathil wrote:
I ran a tabula rasa from lvl 1-85 and would use it over a 5L for sure. I suggest 1 of those if you can't get your hands on a 6L Voll's or 6L your Ripper.

Additional links are huge for this spec. The 5L for WED gives like 50% more damage and then the 6L for crit multi gives you another 50%. They're not exact numbers but it's something big like that.


With a tabula, though, you wouldn't be generating power charges, which seems kind of huge for the way you build. I think moving to a tabula from my current setup would be trading a massive amount of survivability for a little bit of damage, but a 6l volls on the other hand would be a massive amount of damage.

It's pretty terrifying that you somehow stay alive with barely any life passives, non-cap resists, and no armor/ev.


He said that the power charges add about 20% crit, so even without volls he was at about 65% crit. Still not bad.

But yeah it is crazy, barely any defenses and waltzing through crazy maps. With how much damage it does, I'm not very surprised.
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Last edited by xBilldozerx on March 31, 2014 8:12 PM

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