[2.5] Batto's Compendium of Builds and Test Builds

[2.5] The Retard Proof Clawsin - CI/Claw/LL/Immune to Stun/Freeze/Bleed

The Passive Tree

Take the passive tree with a grain of salt, you can make it work for daggers, cospri's malice, blade vortex, and many other builds. Just remember the key nodes and maintaining the relevancy to crit and/or poison otherwise you may as well be playing a different class. Key nodes being essence reaver, vaal pact, and crit related nodes.

The most important are the trifecta of immunities from Eye of Chayula, Alpha's Howl, and Death's Door.



Personally I prefer getting the offensive tree with Discipline + Hatred and empowering both and putting on Alpha's Howl for massive gains, but that's just me.

Note that on the right side I use intuitive leap to grab the power charge max + life leech + mana leech and I use efficient training on the left side to make up for some lack of strength as well. Other than that the rest of the jewels can be used for anything you would like from 1h/claw - maximum energy shield.

*UPDATE* The intuitive leap was not at all worth it in the end because the amount of gains you can get from the jewel + 1 point vs. a mana leech + power charge + life leech was negligible due to the already high leech from claws no more leech is needed, nor is mana leech because the amount gained from soul raker is already sufficient.

My progress so far with the build, look for Phoenix_Trickster.
Note that the build is in its early stages and is subject to change. This is the best way to keep up to date with it.
Currently testing in dagger form. Trying out Skyforth possibilities.



Pros & Cons

Pros
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High Clear / High Single
Low maintenance / Retard Proof (Don't have to flask to get out of trouble)
High potential based on how much currency you can throw at it


Cons
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Expensive build but it's possible to transition into becoming retard proof by slowly getting the uniques one by one in order of what's affordable




The Equipment

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To make this build truly retard proof we have to build up our retard resistance (stun/freeze immunity/bleed immunity) so we can keep leeching and truly be retard proof and not have to worry about flasks other than when we want to throw down some real damage. For this we utilize, Eye of Chayula, Alpha's Howl, and Death's Door. By using these three we are able to stay retard resistant. Preferably we would want Alpha's Howl with + Blade Flurry enchant and Eye of Chayula with Attack Speed, you can also try to get es gloves with curse on hit to free up some slots to do some other things and be inventive with the build. The build truly scales with the gear you have. Spend more, get more, but even with the bare minimum it is very good for what it can do.

Remember they don't have to be rares, or uniques. Just give it what you got, just know that you get what you pay for.

Your Best Claw


Your Best ES Body Armour


Your Best ES Shield


Your Best ES Gloves


Your Best ES Belt


Rare Rings (Phys pref or you can get crit base/energy shield base it's up to you)



Alpha's Howl Helmet


Death's Door Boots


Eye of Chayula Amulet


As always, try to cap your resistances and get as much energy shield as you can on the equips.
For claws you're looking for accuracy/crit chance/crit multi/attack speed or whatever the best claws you got.


The Gems

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Body Armour
Blade Flurry + Melee Phys on Full Life + Melee Phys + Faster Attacks + Critical Damage + Increased Area of Effect (Concentrated Effect Swap for bosses)
You have the option for trading one of the melee phys for life leech or fortify as you see fit.

Boots
Immortal Call Lvl3
CWDT Lvl1
Increased Duration
Vaal Buff of your choice

Helmet
(Alpha's Howl adds +2 to levels to socketed Aura gems!) You could possibly opt for Herald of Ash + Hatred for more DPS or Arctic Armour+Discipline for more defences, gauge accordingly to your level of retard, just know that arctic armour and herald of ash don't benefit from Alpha's howls' aura effects.

Hatred +2 +EMPLVL-1
Discipline +2 +EMPLVL-1
Enlighten
Empower

Gloves
Claw
Shield

Put in a way that works for you

Blasphemy
Assassin's Mark
Enlighten

(You can do it with just 3 as well opting for fortify priority when you have to whirling blade into a barrier mod or enhance for moving even faster or reduced mana if your REALLY PICKY with that mana)
Whirling Blades
Faster Attack
Reduced Mana/Enhance
Fortify

Golem of choice / I prefer the Ice Golem just to get that bit of crit chance if you get chaos golem you could probably put it with death's door combo instead of the vall buff if you wanted but not really suggested

Ancestral Warchief to gain more DPS while near it.

Fill in those random spots with item rarity+culling+active skill gem of choice, orb of storms, whatever u want.


Flasks
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Since your gear already makes you retard proof you can grab anything that gives you more damage. A witchfire brew is good as well if you went a bit of poison/bleed witch is definitely a possible variant.

Lion's Roar


Taste of Hate


Vessel of Vinktar


Atziri's Promise


Sin's Rebirth
If it ever pops up in standard.


Optional Flasks
The Overflowing Chalice +Damage40%
Dying Sun +AoE
Divination Distillate +DROPS


Videos & Pictures

Gorge
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Gorge with some mods.. and Zana... and... well... I have ADHD okay... I get easily distracted by shiny stuff so please forgive me...
https://youtu.be/Pji1CLPRDAc
You will notice that I use abyssus in this video instead of alpha howl, for the most part being frozen isn't an issue but I carry around alpha just for safe measure should I feel the need to swap. Also I've opted for a more agressive play lately using abyssus, herald of ash, and hatred for TONS OF DAMAGE. But Alpha + Hatred and Discipline is preferred for more laid back retard proof play.


Normal Atziri


Uber Atziri
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I lagged... a ton... dunno why... really sorry guys. But it was all worth it in the end... just watch!
https://youtu.be/ep9LmIqWkKM


Tooltip with and without buffs.



Ty for reading, gl, hf. Suggestions and improvements to the build would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Battojitsu on Dec 12, 2016, 3:24:48 PM
Last bumped on Dec 12, 2016, 3:53:14 PM
Boop. Selfless I swear.
Video and images updated!
[2.5] The Precursor of Death
TESTING IN PROGRESS
SCRAPPED, FALLS OFF CONSIDERABLY AT 35+ LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING THAT CAN BE CHANGED TO MAKE THIS MORE VIABLE.

Main Skill Gem Setup:
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Blade Flurry
Cast While Channeling
Contagion
Essence Drain
Void Manipulation
Increased Area of Effect / Concentrated Area of Effect Swap


Skill Tree Setup:
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http://poeplanner.com/AAQAAQUWHACAsNii2cgU9W9qjBa_tNHIDHaCtUjUQoRvpn_rYxEv7UErCl3yKgtwUonTjDYOSLcwFAkTbSaIwzqJ4OZYkx9JEyLqLVUWqj3RBX0qOJu1hMURlgcelS7w1Y_6XEBUvRXtlovVuYfLp5t1ns8VSVHQ0F9qf8aTJ--I-TfXz0mxvoqhL3vXbAsi9G0ZEVA1uacr6QJLrhsl2VuX9FJTPV-XlUyzIG5QMNte0B_v68rTtAxGcYMJvoBuPWBDoqMPxDt8uMoDljsohQ40ICImb57KSl-wnKSHE3cHRwbYdlb1226X0I6KuT6sZizhfePy4WNDhKIHmVnwTI4yMhCS2Ya8bwAAAAAA


Weapon Setup:
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Bino's Kitchen Knife
Breath of the Council


Armour Setup:
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Shavronne's Wrappings
TBA
Last edited by Battojitsu on Dec 13, 2016, 8:14:51 AM
[2.5] Scorching Skulls
TESTING IN PROGRESS

Main Skill Gem Setup:
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Scorching Ray
Cast While Channeling
Summon Raging Spirits
Elemental Focus
Empower
Enhance


Skill Tree Setup:


Weapon Setup:
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Searing Touch (Legacy preferred for leveling otherwise you can use whatever and get it for end game.)


Armour Setup:
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The best you got, nothing else special needed. Cap those resistances, get as much ES as you can. You can even use the immunity trifecta.
Last edited by Battojitsu on Dec 12, 2016, 5:19:43 PM

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