[2.6] The Devourer of Souls - A Soulthirst Build

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As the Azurite Mines open, new powers are released...
The ravenous hunger, reawakened...

The Devourer of Souls will RETURN!!!


Well, would you look at this! It has been 1 and a half years since i last touched this Build. With the Delve challange league and therefore with the new options available to us, im reworking this Build in a new thread.




Did you ever wanted to go fast?
Did you ever wanted to feel like your Attacks have become an DoT?
Did you ever wanted to play a Life Based Dual Wield Evasion/Dodge Build?
(no? me neither)
Did you ever wanted to have like actual physical damage reduction?
Did you ever wanted to just relax and dont have to worry about managing your flasks?


If you answered the Questions above with "yes" than this is the Build for you!

Table of Content:
-Build mechanics
-Uniques
-Leveling this Build
-Passive Skill Tree
-Bandit choices
-Gem Links
-Current Gear
-Flasks
-Offences and Defences
-Videos
-TL;DR
-Changelog


Build mechanics

We are using the Unique Belt Soulthirst

for the Unique effect "Gain Soul Eater while using a Flask"
try getting one with as low reduced flask effect duration as possible

Soul Eater is a buff that grants 5% increased attack and cast speed, 5% increased elemental resistances, 5% additional Physical Damage Reduction, and 1% increased character size per Soul. every Enemy you kill (except totems) grants 1 Soul

We are also using a Saturated Sanctified Mana Flask

because this flask has the longest duration of any flask in the Game.

so we need to make sure to keep us on low mana so that the flask effect dosen't end early by filling our Mana up to full. for this we are using 2 copies of the unique Jewel Fevered Mind

for the 100% increased Mana Cost of Skills.

In order for us to keep Attacking we are using a Soul Taker

for the Mod "Insufficient Mana doesn't prevent your Melee Attacks"


Uniques

Soul Taker

to susatin Attacks.
Needs to be in the Main hand to be able to use Leap Slam.

Bino's Kitchen Knife

We are using Bino's in order to Use Blade Flurry.
(Because Reave AoE sucks in 2.6 and there is no other alternative that Reave)

2x Fevered Mind

so that use a lot of mana to be always on low Mana

Abyssus

Extra Added Phys + Huge Crit Multi. nothing more to say.

Daresso's Defiance

Endurace charge generation, fo the case that our Soul eater falls of and we run into an Reflect mob.

Inspired Learning

for some mini Headhunter action

and of cause Soulthirst

Because this is the Item the Build is built around


Leveling this Build

to level this build. just juse any melee skill / leveling items that you want till level 28 when you can use Blade Flurry. try getting a Soulthirst before level 50, so that you can equip it at level 50 when the Sanctified Mana Flask becomes available. equip the rest of your uniques as soon as they become available.


Passive Skill Tree

Leveling Skill tree
this tree is fairly linear. so your progresion should not be a problem. just takes the points along the main path. grab the jewel socket near vaal packt last.

transition SKill tree
respec the traveling nodes from Scion to Duelist. Grab Duelist start and Vaal Pact.

the next passives you should take are the Frenzy and dagger nodes. after those grab the rest of the life nodes.

Final Skill Tree

Passive choices explained
we take the Assasin ascendancy for Crit and Power Charge generation
and the Slayer ascendancy for life leech and culling strike. we also take the Duelist Starting Point ascendancy point

Inspired Learning is placed here

We take "Druidic Rite" for the "20% increased Flask eddect duration"

We also take "Herbalism" because it is a "10% increased maximum life" node and it allowes us to use Inspired Learning even though it increases our flask recovery speed


Bandit choices

Normal - Oak
Curel - Kill All
Merciless - Alira


Gem Links

Main 6l. (you will need at least a 5l) on a 5l drop Added fire or Crit Multi


Movement 4l. use Leap Slam if Whirling Blades if to fast and you only go back and forth


CwDT 4l.


Duration 3l.


Aura 3l. (Enlighten is not necessary.)

you can use any curse you like except Assasin's Mark, Poacher's Mark and Warlord's Mark, because they provide Mana sustain and we dont want that

in the other 4l you can use what ever you want. i would suggest putting your Golem and a conc effect to swap for bosses in there.


Current Gear
Here is my current Gear

in Standard



in Legacy League





Flasks
The Only Flask needed is a Saturated Sanctified Mana Flask



Offences and Defences

Offences while casualy mapping

crit with Bino's (in off-hand)


Defences while casualy mapping


Max Atk Speed i've reached yet



Max Resistances i've reached yet





Videos


TL;DR

-Fast and Safe even as Life Based.
-Extremely fun
-Memes included
-Fairly cheap
-Not the best build for a beginner


Changelog

02.03.2017 - Build Guide created
02.03.2017 - added Bandit choices
02.03.2017 - added max res/atk speed i've reached yet under Offences and Defences
02.03.2017 - added a t10 map run
03.03.2017 - fixed max Atk Speed Image
03.03.2017 - changed some wordings
06.03.2017 - added "Leveling this Build" section, a leveling and a transition Skill tree
20.03.2017 - added my legacy league Gear
05.09.2018 - With the new main-hand only skills released in the Delve challange league, i working on reworking this build.
Last edited by PhilMonster on Oct 25, 2018, 9:43:03 AM
Last bumped on Sep 19, 2017, 1:18:14 PM
i loved those max defenses and attack speed screenshots lol, i'll probably try to play this build later in the league, my only concern is if my pc will handle soul eater fine, but whatever, i'll still try, looks fun
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gaudixxx wrote:
i loved those max defenses and attack speed screenshots lol, i'll probably try to play this build later in the league, my only concern is if my pc will handle soul eater fine, but whatever, i'll still try, looks fun


Soul eater dosent affect your Performance by much. it just makes you Character bigger ;)
so sad that The Writhing Jar won't effect on soul eater
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funnyhaha wrote:
so sad that The Writhing Jar won't effect on soul eater

even if it would, you would loose all souls you currently got if you use the flask
Needless to say is this build T16 viable?
Also my friend would love to know "How to start from level 1"
I know it will require a lot of regrets, but anything is appreciated!
"Your grandchildren will awaken screaming in memory of what I utter today!"
- Path of Exile, Legacy Whispers of Doom Keystone
Last edited by NaarJitsu on Mar 5, 2017, 4:42:23 PM
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NaarJitsu wrote:
Needless to say is this build T16 viable?
Also my friend would love to know "How to start from level 1"
I know it will require a lot of regrets, but anything is appreciated!

(Im Writing this on my Phone, so my german Auto corrertion May cause some spelling mistakes. Sorry for that.)

Yes, this Build ist T16 Viable. Only the Guardians themself are Kind of a bitch with this Build. Since this is a very momentum based Build. And in Boss Fights without Soul eater you are basicly just a Blade Flurry Build. (And im not that good of a Player. But i can still kill them and Like a whise man once said "it works all the time, some of the Time")

I will add a leveling Guide to the Build Guide as soon as im Home (~3h from the time of Posting this)

--Edit--
added a leveling section. go check it out ;)
Last edited by PhilMonster on Mar 6, 2017, 12:10:57 PM
heya!

First this look a funny build and want to do it for my scion
i understand what i need to do with the passive skill tree, but what i need to go
the most efective possible in merciles?

i see is not the most easy build but ur help can be apreciated :)
thx in advance!
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heya!

First this look a funny build and want to do it for my scion
i understand what i need to do with the passive skill tree, but what i need to go
the most efective possible in merciles?

i see is not the most easy build but ur help can be apreciated :)
thx in advance!


Nice timing mate XD
i was writing the leveling section while you posted that comment.
go check it out. im sure it can help you.
if you need any further explanation let me know. ;)
HO ok nice!

For blade flurry it sell by a pnj?

For soulthirst i need to farm cards in higher difficulty right?

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