Immortality, at low cost! Leap crit slam build [1.3.x]

Hello everyone! back for another build i theory crafted in the days of no internet when the 1.3 patch came out. but with a bit more testing.

My torment character "Duelistsarentdead" is currently 77 with a crit staff build.

Tree


Now the tree has no keystones, nowhere specifically to travel other than the staff nodes. so anything you do after these points is free reign.

Concept

"Immortality you say? in path of exile? pah i laugh at you!"

no sir and or madam i laugh at you.

As you can see from the tree i pick up the two extended duration clusters. for one reason and one reason alone. Immortal call.

My current level 17 immortal call with increased duration is 11 seconds. with 5 endurance charges. if some more traveling is done you can grab a 6th on the tree but thats level 90+ stuff.

So with 11 seconds of immortal call, who cares about reflect, physical damage and all that fun stuff that smacks you in the face for 1 shotting koles or devourer's, you can simply laugh in their face.

Bandits

Oak, Oak, Oak.

Life, physical, endurance, really self explanitory, oaks our bro.

Equipment

since the build has a general focus, no uniques are really needed. the only unique i can reccomend is hegemony's era but im running a shoddy 360pdps staff and am clearing 74 and 75 maps no issues.

Spoiler


nothing special, all of this is self found minus the hat, and the staff, and i bought the hat for a chaos, and the staff for 2 chaos. that belt is a super gem in my travels. it provides a whopping 300-400 life by itself!

Gems and gem setups

Two big setups are required, leap slam and glacial hammer.

I use glacial hammer for preference, i love the sound it makes okay.

Now for leap slam in my gear i have a 4 link. i'll cover the dps in the numbers section.

4L: Leap slam > Melee physical > added fire > Additonal accuracy
5L: Leap slam > Melee physical > added fire > Additonal accuracy > Conc effect
6L: Leap slam > Melee physical > added fire > Additonal accuracy > Conc effect > Increased crtical damage

You can swap conc effect for increased aoe for a giant slam, its fun.

Glacial hammer link is a bit compromised due to my helm being pure evasion. but heres my preferred setup

4L: Glacial hammer > Melee phys > Multistrike > Faster attacks
5L: Glacial hammer > Melee phys > Multistrike > Faster attacks > cold penetration
6L: Glacial hammer > Melee phys > Multistrike > Faster attacks > cold penetration > Additional accuracy

Freezing bosses is fun. you can replace additonal accuracy with increased crit damage for more freezing chances.

Auras: Hatred, Herald of thunder, herald of ash.

Herald of thunder is linked to Curse on hit, assassins mark, and reduced mana.

Hatred and HoA is linked to reduced mana.

And for the immortal call setup.

Spell echo > Increased duration > immortal call > Enduring cry

i don't run cast when damage taken for obvious reasons. the most diffuclt and active part about this build is actively keeping your immortal call up for the 10 second plus duration manually. I have a little rotation I do that will help newer players get started.

Initial start. Enduring cry > immortal call > Leap into pack > Enduring cry

That gives you back your endurance charges for when you need to cast immortal call again.

Going to pack to pack. Immortal call > Slam > enduring cry

you should have 5 charges [or 6] going to the next pack so you re-pop, slam into. and cry again to gain the charges back. rinse. repeat.

DPS, numbers, give me numbers!

okay okay fine heres the dps with my current setup. next to my bro vagan

Glacial hammer


Leap slam



Numbers arent super impressive, but it gets through maps no problemo and the build isnt optimized and my staff is still shitty and these are on 4 links.

HC viable?

Yes, 100%. play very safe with your immortal call, be diligent. And i recommend lightning coil or another defensive chest to make sure you stay alive. Also a granite or two never hurt.

Leveling

42 points
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAmy1fOd3j9Oawq76nZU29Nkd-hNkB3L6KeA2pbrXyNZLYvf4Ktz7GrjwtxPZyqfcyfNk9DxzOK1ANzf5U_o9N46ZXOuHyRTGerKpZ88AaGjiQVScv

life life life. you dont need the staff nodes yet.

60 points
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAmy1fOd3j9Oawq76nZU29Nkd-hNmplAHch2q-ingNqW618jWS_o_YvU3j_gqmV7c-8kUxnjrhxq48LcT2TP89D3Kpr2wczqyq9zJo8itQWfN82fAfDc3AGqIA_lQaOASzkFXAZicvn988Be98Zp760hZv42okqjbp

Drop into templar, grab aoe nodes, more life, still dont poke at staff nodes.

82 points
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAmy1fOd3j9Oawq76nZU29Nkd-hNmplAHch2q-ingNqW7oZrXyP_w1kgix_o_YvU3j_gqmV7c-8kUxnjrhxq48LcT2TP89D3Kpr2wczqyq9zJo8itQWfPwHw3NwBrtRKIA_lQaOGaeSi68mgSzkFX60tWLQXLAZicvHRQWb6elyWef349GJKrjarlDkwc8Be98E3E26V6lRY5YrvuLkn3cI5hv5c8=

Drop resolute technique. Grab staff nodes now. Crit crit crit. staff phys nodes.

108 points
http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAmy1fOd3j9Oawq76nZU29Nkd-hNmplAHch2q-ingNqW7oZrXyP_xuqjWSCLFfmP6P2L1ZbU3j_grPMqZXtz7yRTGeOuHGrhynPC0MX8T2Hb5M_1OlPQ9yqTOHr2wczqyq9zID7mvZaPIrUFnzkn00jvAffA487w3NwBqfPu1E3COGO6IAp1UYXf5UGjhmni3SSi68mphvBLNboJBV-tLVi0Fy5c_AZicvHRQWb6elyWef349GJKrjarlDkwc8Be98E3E26V6lRY5YrvuLQYf56ILHDH0Qf8ae

Grab the increased duration next, then poke at accuracy, regen some extra damage and inner force last.

Theres the build!

Total cost of build

10 Chaos. spent on staff. Gems. and other misc gear that i needed. thats it. so its easy to start for new players or a new league.

Closing notes

I'm proud of this build, it works. its fun, and its something i've always wanted to do since i did the build mostly on my own.
Last edited by zwlda on Mar 9, 2015, 1:51:15 PM
Quick update. Found a belly of the beast from piety yesterday and I decided to use it. Pretty awesome possum and now have 4.6k life!
I just found this build last night and ....... WOW man you got something going here! I am still getting the pattern of it and struggling a little with mana leech vrs. resists but it's coming together fast. I appreciate your efforts and love the build man Kudos !!
Last edited by Inmewetrust on Jan 8, 2015, 9:22:25 AM
For more immortality, use Vaal Immortal Call. You'll be immune to EVERYTHING.

2 important nodes below Scion. Sentinel and Vaal Pact. They are really great so why skip them?!

Finding a good staff for glacial hammer is really difficult, +1level +2 cold and at the same time a good physical damage is hard to find.

thx for sharing the build.
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OneInchPunch wrote:


Finding a good staff for glacial hammer is really difficult, +1level +2 cold and at the same time a good physical damage is hard to find.


Thats not a good staff for glacial hammer, that would be a good staff for cold spells, glacial hammer gains a bit of increased phys form levels only.

also a +1 level +2 cold staff couldnt have good physical because they are prefixes, which means it can only roll 1 other prefix for the phys.

the best staff for glacial is high phys and high crit
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Last edited by VictorDoom on Jan 17, 2015, 10:42:51 AM
Ok. Thanks for the infos.


I realize this staff worths nothing. :(, unless i craft a increase casting speed
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OneInchPunch wrote:
Ok. Thanks for the infos.


I realize this staff worths nothing. :(, unless i craft a increase casting speed


Its not worth nothing, its a good staff if you can get spelldamage on it, freezepulse or other cold skills would work amazing with it

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OneInchPunch wrote:
For more immortality, use Vaal Immortal Call. You'll be immune to EVERYTHING.

2 important nodes below Scion. Sentinel and Vaal Pact. They are really great so why skip them?!

Finding a good staff for glacial hammer is really difficult, +1level +2 cold and at the same time a good physical damage is hard to find.

thx for sharing the build.


Why vaal pact o:? it just deletes regen and gives instant leech, and since reflect isnt a big issue its not really needed.

Sentinel is alright if i was stacking armor or evasion but im not doing either, so its not really worthwhile.
High duration Immortal Calls aren't new. But looks like a decent build anyway :)

How are you immune to elemental and chaos damage though?
elemental damage is an issue, but since im clocking at around 5k hp, carrying around 3 ele flasks and 2 hp flasks, I'm working on intergrating to get better gear with tri res, ele, ele, and chaos to fix some chaos damage, desecrated ground maps tend to be problematic since you spend a lot of time sitting still whilist immortal calling, so its more of a positional game.

also while i know long immortal call builds are semi-common, Most tend to be at a high end super high tier build for expensive things. I focused on a Melee farmer, which in reality is fairly uncommon without a melee farmer build like ye olde Woe builds or some others without spending a lot.

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