VictorDoom's Stunlock Groundslam Duelist

Hey everyone, i thought i should share my build since i noticed groundslam isnt used as much as it was back in the day, i really wanted to make a effective build around it and i think ive succeeded

The main point of the build is to stunlock everything, having endurance charges via enduring cry and in hard areas endurance charge on melee stun gem, thus having immortal call most of the time, you will be able to stunlock every exile, rare monster and map boss, and of course having big dps at the same time, since you can not stun without large amounts of damage anymore.

This build is effective at running maps and capable of doing any map boss, it has good clear speed and survivability in solo play and it is also very useful in party play because you keep your mates alive by stunning everything, it is also quite good in PvP




Build for level 100:Passive skill tree build

Current state of the build, level 92:Passive skill tree build




My gear:
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Notice it is nothing amazing, its mediocre since im not rich i could only afford these items, took me more than a month in the league to finally get that 6link, i would have preferred to have them all with high armor, but i just couldnt afford those, it still obviously works without them though.





With this gear i have 5.5k life, maximum 78 resists, 10% chaos resistance, low armor, but immortal call remedies that.

I am doing ~27k dps on heavy strike with 15k damage per hit, ~36k(19.2k on hit) with weapon elemental damage instead of Stun gem, note that most of my heavy strike gems arent completely leveled so the dps will be higher as i gain more xp.

~20k dps on groundslam with 7.5k damage per hit, groundslam dps will jump to 26-27k once i 6link the marohi




Skill tree progression:
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Build at ~level 20:Passive skill tree build

~level 40:Passive skill tree build

~level 60:Passive skill tree build

~level 80:Passive skill tree build
Around at this point in the game and even before, if you can, you spec out of the int and dex nodes and get the necessary dex and int on gear, this is very important because it saves you a lot of passives and makes the build more effective.


Bandit Rewards:
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Normal,: kill'em all

Cruel:Save Oak for 18% increased physical damage

Merciless: Save Oak for an extra endurance charge







Skills and their links:

Attacks:
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Groundslam:

4link: Groundslam-Blood Magic-Melee physical damage-Multistrike

5link: Groundslam-Blood Magic-Melee physical damage-Multistrike-added fire damage


6link: Groundlsam-blood magic-melee physical damage-multistrike-added fire damage-Weapon elemental damage(endurance charge on melee stun in hard maps)

When you have marohi use concentrated effect instead of weapon elemental damage, and swap out added fire/melee physical for endu charge on melee stun when needed!!




Heavy strike:

4Link:Heavy Strike-Blood Magic-Melee physical damage-Added fire damage

5Link:Heavy Strike-Blood Magic-Melee physical damage-Added fire damage-Stun

6link:Heavy Strike-Blood Magic-Melee Physical Damage-Added Fire Damage-Faster Attacks(endurance charge on melee stun in hard maps)


Curse:
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In the lower levels, before you can run bloodrage you will use Warlords Mark so you can easily leech life, after you get the life regeneration passives and a bit of chaos resistance to be able to run bloodrage you will use vulnerability like i do since the leech from blood rage is more than enough.

For hard maps you should use enfeeble.


Auras
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Hatred is a must, it gives you a huge increase in dps
A second aura to use is Determination if you have good armor gear, if not just use Haste like me


Utility
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Blood rage is needed, you can just put this in your aura 4link, you have enough mana left over to cast it.

Immortal call linked to increased duration and blood magic, this is the second defense line of the build, the first being the ability to stunlock everything, try to get a quality immortal call, in this 4link you also need an enduring cry.


And for your 3rd and final 4 link you can go with: Cast when damage taken(level4)-Molten Shell(level9)-Enduring Cry(level7)-Curse(Vulnerability,Enfeeble or warlords mark)








Gear and what to get:

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Mace:
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Best in slot is a Marohi Erqi because it has high flat damage and it lets you use concentrated effect which increased your total damage by a multiplicative mod of 69%

But until you get marohi in the lower levels a Geofris is extremely good and cheap, after that you can buy a Kongors Undying Rage(not this mace also saves you a skill point since you have 100% accuracy with it without Resolute Technique and also gives you resistances) it is relatively cheap and good, i used it up until level 90 when i saved up enough orbs to afford a marohi


Armor and jewelry:
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Helm: life, armor, resistances

Boots: Movement speed, life, resistances, armor

Gloves:Attack speed, life, armor, resistances and physical damage

Chest: Life, resistances and armor

Rings: life, resistances, attack speed and physical damage, dexterity/int

Amulet: Physical damage, life, resists if needed, dexterity/int.

Belt: 15% enemy stun threshold reduction is a must, life, resistances, weapon elemental damage





Flasks:
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1 ample quicksilver, 2-3 seething hallowed life flasks with remove bleeding and frozen, 1 granite, optional is an atziris promise which gives you a lot of dps and nice chaos resistance.

and of course you will also need ruby and topaz flasks for certain high level map bosses, but you just keep those in your inventory and swap them with the quicksilver before the boss fight.

Note: i dont use a granite because i dont have enough armor to make a difference with it, i am on immortal call most of the time anyway.



Playstyle and tips:
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As the playstyle goes its your typical groundslammer, enduring cry>walk>stun>repeat> its fairly straightforward and simple, but you will encounter tricky mobs such as the unwavering ones, which you can not stun so you will have to be more careful with those, make sure you have endurance charges up and even immortal call up if you are getting surrounded.

When doing physical reflect maps swap out your melee physical damage support gems with enduring cry on melee stun, this way you only have to get endurance charges via enduring cry from the first mob you meet, you cast immortal call and youre set, you will always have endurance charges, when immortal call starts to run out you just recast it, same goes with any reflect mob you meet.

When you go for a boss remember that you will either have to get endurance charges from enduring cry if its a physical damage boss such as the Academy one, which means you and your party members shouldnt kill the adds so you can have immortal call up, if that does happen just swap out one of your gems for endurance charge on melee stun and youll be just fine.

Generally when going for bosses without adds ,like piety, and exiles, what you need to do is quicksilver to them as fast as possible and keep your heavy strike on them constantly, do not cast anything else as long as youre not getting attacked by other mobs the enemy will stay stunlocked and you will receive no damage from it.






VIDEOS:
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Level 77 Piety Stunlock, note that in this video i was not using the stun support gem cause i forgot to put it in which is why the second form doesnt get completely perma stunned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgNH5EvqbrI&feature=youtu.be


Double Caliga boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNKhuFxxRzw
Orchard boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx7p0qvcVd4

Xandro Bloodrinker 77 Shipyard Stunlock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI9KjEyonVc

Will post more videos as i do more high level maps, unfortunately i wont be able to show off many solo runs because i do not have a map pool, hopefully i will be able to buy a few 77s and 78s to record some solo runs


I hope all of this helps you in making a fun groundslammer!

If you have any questions please post them here, ill happily respond to all of them


My shop: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/860464/page/1
I carve and sell real animal skulls, check out my work here: https://www.instagram.com/victorskullart/
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World first Uber Atziri as 2h and 2h RT build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1058950
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Last edited by VictorDoom on Apr 27, 2014, 8:34:35 PM
Would you suggest using a carcass jack as the chest piece?
So many strikes within one breath.
But only one strike needed, for certain death.
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fiqst wrote:
Would you suggest using a carcass jack as the chest piece?


It would work nicely but unfortunately getting 5 red sockets is almost impossible on carcass jack because it is an evasion/energy shield base, which is why i dont mention it, currently i dont think there are any carcass jacks with 5 red sockets in any league, at least for sale there arent.
I carve and sell real animal skulls, check out my work here: https://www.instagram.com/victorskullart/
https://www.facebook.com/victorskullart/
World first Uber Atziri as 2h and 2h RT build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1058950
Highest level char in Closed Beta, Wytchfindergeneral
Last edited by VictorDoom on Apr 20, 2014, 9:10:44 AM
Great guide Vic! Innovative, accessible and guaranteed to pull (and stunlock) chicks.

P.
Last edited by mrpetrov on Apr 20, 2014, 10:09:23 AM
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mrpetrov wrote:
Great guide Vic! Innovative, accessible and guaranteed to pull (and stunlock) chicks.

P.

thanks mate hahahhaha
I carve and sell real animal skulls, check out my work here: https://www.instagram.com/victorskullart/
https://www.facebook.com/victorskullart/
World first Uber Atziri as 2h and 2h RT build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1058950
Highest level char in Closed Beta, Wytchfindergeneral
Last edited by VictorDoom on Apr 20, 2014, 12:42:52 PM
Nice build bro :)
IGN: Yeph
Last edited by cGramma on Apr 21, 2014, 1:48:19 PM
I just posted this:
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/897401

same idea =/
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jbmcarth wrote:
I just posted this:
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/897401

same idea =/


looks mighty fine and tanky since youre using a shield, i think it should do quite well and youll even be able to kill atziri with that


but the only problem is that you just wont have enough flat damage to stunlock bosses with a 1 handed mace, to stun with around 130% stun threshold reduction you have to remove 4% of the enemies life in a single hit, doing this to high level bosses is hard, you need a very high amount of on hit damage, which is why i had to go with 2h maces
I carve and sell real animal skulls, check out my work here: https://www.instagram.com/victorskullart/
https://www.facebook.com/victorskullart/
World first Uber Atziri as 2h and 2h RT build: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1058950
Highest level char in Closed Beta, Wytchfindergeneral
I'm planning something like this on a marauder. I'm leveling with blood magic, because I can't keep mana up. How do you do that?
Use one or two pieces with mana leech + 1 mana flask during leveling, theres no need for BM keystone. Uniques like Slitherpinch or Wurm's Molt are perfect for this. Then later on you can switch to BM gem.
IGN: Yeph

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