[3.1] BERSERKER/JUGGERNAUT 288k DPS Ice Crash/EQ Crit Staff AKA "The Shattering Karui"

While levelling, you need to use only 1 aura and a mana flask, otherwise you will have mana problems even with the reduced mana nodes.

Later in game, get mana leech on gear, get warlord's mark and possibly go for Mana Flows. Still testing this myself.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
Ok, everyone, tested out mana sustainability both with my Warbands lvl65 4L char and my Standard lvl90 6L char.

FAQ
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Q: What about mana?
Just get Mana Flows and use Warlord's Mark and you are good to go. Either use it self cast, or, if you can, use it as is recommended, linked to curese on hit and lficker strike. You do not need ANY additional mana leech on gear. Tested and confirmed first person from level 65 onwards.


Passive tree changed accordingly.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
I'm fresh back from a year away from the game, and a lot has changed. Virtually none of the builds I'm familiar with are viable anymore. I thought I'd live in the full spirit of the new expansion, so I was very happy when I found this build.

I just wanted to point out that RT is right next to the path we take toward all the crit skills. Crit seems like more of an end-game focus of this build, as reflected by how the leveling guide doesn't touch any crit nodes in the two partially completed trees. If you look at the 38 point build, there are 4 points dedicated to accuracy. I think these points could be better spent getting to RT. It will only cost 1 respec point to remove it, since the other 3 points are part of the final build anyways.
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jbmcarth wrote:
I'm fresh back from a year away from the game, and a lot has changed. Virtually none of the builds I'm familiar with are viable anymore. I thought I'd live in the full spirit of the new expansion, so I was very happy when I found this build.

I just wanted to point out that RT is right next to the path we take toward all the crit skills. Crit seems like more of an end-game focus of this build, as reflected by how the leveling guide doesn't touch any crit nodes in the two partially completed trees. If you look at the 38 point build, there are 4 points dedicated to accuracy. I think these points could be better spent getting to RT. It will only cost 1 respec point to remove it, since the other 3 points are part of the final build anyways.

A fine idea, quite viable levelling plan. Will add it to leveling guide.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
Last edited by ComradeSerge on Jul 12, 2015, 11:41:02 AM
currently running this build in the softcore league but im having trouble staying alive against certain mobs/bosses
Im lvl 70, running with 4k hp, res maxed out and i also have the abyssus.
Any tips for survivability?
Hello Comrade, thanks for your detailed answer to my previous post, I have a better understanding of the mentioned details. And still lot of fun to play with it !

Now, just like the previous user, Nexzer, I am also wondering how to ensure the survivability of my character, which is even more important in my case since I play in HC, tempest league. What do you think about using life gain on hit (earlier on the game) or life leech (later in the game) linked to Ice crash ? Being a melee character, some boss or even just some champions/normal mobs can get very tricky.

Blood rage is nice, but I'm afraid it might not be enough.

Thanks in advance for your opinion on that :)
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Nexzer wrote:
currently running this build in the softcore league but im having trouble staying alive against certain mobs/bosses
Im lvl 70, running with 4k hp, res maxed out and i also have the abyssus.
Any tips for survivability?

Endurance charges and/or cwdt-ic setup and/or unyielding. DEFINITELY use fortify.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
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Ghorghorexp wrote:
Hello Comrade, thanks for your detailed answer to my previous post, I have a better understanding of the mentioned details. And still lot of fun to play with it !

Now, just like the previous user, Nexzer, I am also wondering how to ensure the survivability of my character, which is even more important in my case since I play in HC, tempest league. What do you think about using life gain on hit (earlier on the game) or life leech (later in the game) linked to Ice crash ? Being a melee character, some boss or even just some champions/normal mobs can get very tricky.

Blood rage is nice, but I'm afraid it might not be enough.

Thanks in advance for your opinion on that :)

Life leech is really nice now in mid to big packs. The bigger the pack, the better. You might also want to go for hematophagy myb, very nice nodes.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
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ComradeSerge wrote:
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Nexzer wrote:
currently running this build in the softcore league but im having trouble staying alive against certain mobs/bosses
Im lvl 70, running with 4k hp, res maxed out and i also have the abyssus.
Any tips for survivability?

Endurance charges and/or cwdt-ic setup and/or unyielding. DEFINITELY use fortify.

allready using endurance charges with cwdt-ic and fortify, but ill be sure to pick up unyielding, thanks!
4L: Ice Golem - Minion Life - Blood Magic - Leap Slam

Is the ice golem worth it? Mine keeps dying in any tough fight. I don't have him linked to minion life yet, but it's hard to believe he won't get wtfpwned. I think I'd rather lose the first 3 of those and have leap slam linked to faster attacks and use the other 2 slots for vaal haste - increased duration or something. Thoughts?

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