[3.4] Demi's FlyingPurplePeople Lacerate, The ULTIMATE 2H RT Melee Slayer Guide (EVERYTHING VIABLE)







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If you have any questions about the build, check the guide or read a few pages of questions and answers. Most likely it's already been answered by myself or someone else. If you still can't find it, join my Discord and ask in the Help Desk channel or come visit me on stream.

Please do not PM me ingame with build guide questions.

3.4 DELVE CHANGES:

Nothing much to note, we got Vaal Ancestral Warchief for some Leap Slamming totem memes. Otherwise the build is just as strong as ever! There's also a good chance we can focus on bleed/poison a bit more with the new supports like WIthering Touch or Herald of Agony if you want to experiment. Remember, it's just a guide. You can freely make changes and if it doesn't work, come back to the original version. If it does work, post your gear and let us know.

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Video Guide!

>>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/uRpnTQOhFeA <<<<<<<<<<


UBER ELDER DOWN (CYCLONE VARIANT)

>>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/jfJx7Mjg-nw <<<<<<<<<<


THIS BUILD CAN SERVE AS A TEMPLATE: CHOOSE YOUR OWN SKILL!

>>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/GLHG40EVrC0 <<<<<<<<<<

Ice Crash, Heavy Strike, Ground Slam, Sweep, Elemental Hit SHAPER RUNS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tysnjMjX7ug

Red Tier Elder + Guardians

>>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/r9S_LNMzLDo <<<<<<<<<<
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So let's begin.

DO YOU LIKE BEING PURPLE? DO YOU ENJOY LEECHING TOO MUCH LIFE AND NOT GIVING A SINGULAR FUCK?! HOW ABOUT HAVING 8K+ LIFE WITHOUT KAOMS OR BELLY?!?!?!

THE AESTHETIC:



WHAT ABOUT CUTTING THINGS IN PIECES? SMASHING THEM? SPINNING LIKE A TOP??

IF ANSWER = YES, THEN THIS BUILD IS FOR YOU!

Q: Why Lacerate (or any other skill)?

A: CAUSE I WANT TO: Lacerate is a "melee" (off screen melee lmao), skill that attacks twice rapidly in a huge Reave-like cone in front of you. Enemies in the center of the two swipes get hit twice. THAT MEANS IT SHOTGUNS. DOUBLE YOUR TOOLTIP DPS FOR THE OVERLAP ZONE. (is not a projectile pls stop asking)
I just like the skill. It's 100% preference which melee gem you use, they all work with this guide.

http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lacerate

LIST OF OTHER SKILLS YOU CAN USE:

A: CONCSECRATED PATH, SUNDER, EARTHQUAKE, SWEEP, CYCLONE, GROUND SLAM, ANY OTHER 2H MELEE SKILLS. WE FOCUS ON 2 HANDED AOE MELEE. RESOLUTE TECHNIQUE FOR LIFE.

Q: Why the fuck would I use that? Isn't (insert meta melee skill here) better?

A: WHO KNOWS, THIS ONES PURPLE AND COOL SO YOU SHOULD DO IT

Q: How did you get so much life?

A. TOO MUCH LIFE ON TREE, BLOOD MAGIC KEYSTONE, MAX LIFE ON GEAR AND JEWELS
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LACERATE TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED):


EARTHQUAKE TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED):


CYCLONE TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED)


SUNDER TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED)


GROUND SLAM TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED)


ICE CRASH TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED)


TECTONIC SLAM TOOLTIP DPS (FULLY BUFFED)


tooltip disclaimer: this is with my gg endgame gear, with allllll buffs. were talking flasks/charges/onslaught/blood rage/warchief/etc. this is the peak dps while mapping. also, tooltip in poe is wildly inconsistent and very inaccurate for most skills. path of building will give you the actual dps against whatever you choose to fight.
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Path of Building Pastebins:

Just import any of these into Path of Building.

Current Axe Lacerate: https://pastebin.com/tAURX1A9
Current Axe Earthquake: https://pastebin.com/jAwSVj0T
Current Axe Cyclone: https://pastebin.com/SbEZzzpy
Current Axe Sunder: https://pastebin.com/ZUx6x0AF
Current Axe Ground Slam: https://pastebin.com/cjwKWGtJ
Current Axe Ice Crash: https://pastebin.com/Zu542xyA
Current Axe Tectonic Slam: https://pastebin.com/ppzzisFR

Remember, you can go Sword/Mace/Axe as well. It really comes down to preference and what you can afford. Starforge or Disfavour will both complete the entire game, as will a 500-600+ PDPS Rare.

Explanation: https://youtu.be/GLHG40EVrC0

Options off the top of my head: Ice Crash, Tectonic Strike, Sweep, Infernal Blow, Heavy Strike, Wild Strike, Elemental Hit, Frenzy, Frost Blades, Cleave, Double Strike, Dual Strike, Glacial Hammer, Ground Slam, Lightning Strike, Molten Strike, Puncture, Static Strike, and Viper Strike. Avoid using Elemental Conversion skills with Starforge, otherwise have fun!
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My Gem Links IN ORDER OF PRIORITY:

6 Link Lacerate:
Lacerate > Multistrike > Faster Attacks > Melee Physical Damage > Maim > Damage on Full Life

note: this is not the HIGHEST dps setup. conc effect > faster attacks for damage, but then you get stuck in multistrike animation more often.

Other Skill options:
Earthquake > Less Duration, Melee Physical Damage, Damage On Full Life, Maim, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect

Sunder > Multistrike, Melee Physical Damage, Damage On Full Life, Faster Attacks/Maim, Concentrated Effect

Ground Slam > Multistrike, Melee Physical Damage, Damage On Full Life, Faster Attacks/Maim, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect

Cyclone > Melee Physical Damage, Melee Damage On Full Life, Faster Attacks, Maim, Increased AOE/Concentrated Effect

Sweep > Multistrike, Melee Physical Damage, Melee Damage on Full Life, Faster Attacks/Maim, Increased Area of Effect/Concentrated Effect

And many others! Choose your poison :)

http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Version_2.6.0
"Full life condition can now be met if the recovery is greater than the damage over time."
TLDR: This means Blood Rage doesn't murder the gem's usefulness.

6 Link Ancestral Warchief:
Warchief > Faster Attacks > Melee Physical Damage > Damage on Full Life (Uses our life to measure) > Concentrated Effect > Bloodlust

4 Link Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Fortify, Endurance Charge on Melee Stun

4 Link CWDT:
Cast when Damage Taken, Summon Golem (Your pick, I use Lightning Golem for speed), Vulnerability or Enfeeble, Immortal Call

4 Link WHATEVER TF YOU WANT:
Currently Using Blood Rage, Enhance, Portal, Faster Casting
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Bandits:

Skill points or Oak/Kraityn. I take Points. Oak is a bit more defensive, Krait is faster clear.
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LEVELING GUIDE:
Spoiler

Pick Duelist. Use any Melee skill you want until you get Lacerate at level 12 from The Siren's Cadence. Proceed to use Lacerate until level 100. Enjoy :)

Suggested Unique Swords:





Endgame:


If you're playing axes, just check this: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_two_hand_axes

Maces: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_two_hand_maces
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New League Guide:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXTdYe0pEQU

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How To Make Any Build Budget (including this one):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru1egx98ad0

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Leveling/Endgame Skill Trees:
Spoiler


Note: You do NOT need to take Vaal Pact if you don't want to. But it's pretty amazing to achieve 58% Max Life Leeched Per Second, or 68% if you mirror my beautiful amulet ;).

1:

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.1.1/AAAABAQBAAUtB3UYkSFVJyAs-zpSQKBHfl4TXzlhUmVNdO1674TZhO-GYIdqiiKK8JBsmy2pJ6mUsKu8n702vqfApsSC2sHcPe9O


2:

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.1.1/AAAABAQBAAUtB3UOPBRxGJEhVSW8JyAs-zpSQKBHfldUXhNfOWFSZU107Xaseu982YIHhNmE74Zgh2qKIoqzivCQbJOomy2pJ6mUsKu8n702vqfApsSCz37ZfNrB20_cPd-_4MPqGO9O9zL46w==


3:

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.1.1/AAAABAQBAASzBS0HdQmWC2EOPBDwFHEYkRuqIVUlvCcgLPs5DjpSPAVAoEd-UEdXVF4TXzlhUmMXZU1nm2jycql07Xaseu982YE6ggeE2YTvhmCHaooiirOK8JBsk6iXeZstogCpJ6mUrj6vbLCrvJ-9Nr6nwGbApsEHxILE9sauz37Xftl82sHbT9w937_gw-RR6hjvDu9O73zwH_Ja9zL46w==


ENDGAME:

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.1.1/AAAABAQBAASzBS0HdQmWC2EOPBDwFHEYkRo4G6ohVSPTJbwnLyo4LlMyCTWSOQ46UjrhPAU8LUCgQzFHfkz_TeNOKlBHV1RZ814TXzlhUmMXZU1nm2hlaPJsRm8ncmxyqXTtdqx673zZgTqCB4Nfg8yE2YTvhmCHaoqzivCQVZBsk6iXeZpqmy2iAKZXqSeplKyqrj6vbLCrtfK3PryfvTa-p8BmwKbBB8SCxPbGrs9-02_Xfti92XzawdtP3D3fv-DD5FHqGO8O707vfPAf8kXyWvPd9zL46_4K_o8=

Level 100:

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.1.1/AAAABAQBAASzBS0HdQmWCbsLYQ48EPAUcRZvGJEaOBuqIVUj0yW8Jy8qOC5TMgk1kjkOOlI64TwFPC1AoEMxR35J1Uz_TeNOKlBHV1RZ814TXzlhUmMXZU1mVGaeZ5toWGhlaPJsRm8nbztyD3Jscql07XaseA1673zZgTqCB4Nfg8yE2YTvhmCHaonYirOK8JBVkGyTqJRvl3maapstogCmV6knqZSsqq4-r2ywq7Xytz68n702vqfAGsBmwKbBB8SCxPbGrs9-02_XfteW2L3ZfNrB20_cPd-_4MPjauRR6hjvDu9O73zwH_JF8lrzb_Pd9zL46_rS_gr-jw==


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Ascendancy Points:

Normal:

Cruel:

Merciless:

Uber:

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PANTHEON POINTS



This prevents us from dying to spike damage. Our leech handles most but a pack of crit enemies might be able to barrage us to death. NOT WITH THIS ONE LOL



We're always standing still to attack with Lacerate. Free mitigation woo!
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Rare Gear Stat Priorities:

Make sure you're always resistance capped and have enough stats to equip your gear first.

Weapon: Any 350-400+ Physical DPS weapon will do fine for mapping. Endgame you want to aim for Starforge or Atziri's Disfavour or a really high PDPS rare.

Unique alternatives: Kondo's Pride, Doomsower, Marohi Erqi, Panquetzaliztli, Geofri's Devotion, Tidebreaker, Kongor's Undying Rage.

Helm: Devoto's for that sexy attack speed/dexterity/chaos res combo. You can use a rare with life/res if you wish.

Chest: Belly of the Beast is a great starter endgame chest. Eventually you'll want a chest with % max life/flat life and resists/strength.

Unique alternatives: Loreweave, Kaom's Heart (if you want to sacrifice links), Lightning Coil

Gloves: Rares with life/resists and maybe Essence of Insanity. Flat physical to attacks/attack speed/dex/int if you need here as well.

Unique alternatives: Haemophilia for bleeding enemy pops, Wyrmsign for a pseudo 5L/Rampage, Null and Void for Rampage memes.

Boots: Rares with as much life/resists as possible. If you're doing Uber Elder, Kaom's Roots are an option to ignore the slow s u c c. Movespeed is irrelevant, we use Leap Slam.

Belt: Stygian belt for a free jewel socket OR an elder rare with life recovery. Life/resists/str/attack speed during flask/melee damage/etc are all good.

Unique alternatives: Belt of the Deceiver for Intimidate (10% more damage), Headhunter (sucks)

Rings: Voidheart (non legacy is fine, focus poison chance) is a huge source of dps for us. Especially with how fast we hit with Lacerate, the poisons stack up very quickly. The other ring should aim to be a Steel Ring with Life/Physical damage to attacks, and then your normal resists/attack speed/str/whatever you need. Int maybe.

Unique alternatives: Ming's Heart can give more overall dps than Voidheart, but you lose some life.

Amulet: Carnage Heart is fine for leveling, it's easily replaced by a good rare though. Life/physical damage to attacks works as a starter. If you can get an Elder amulet with non-chaos as chaos/max life leech rate, great.

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Endgame Gear:

Try to keep in mind this is endgame potential. You want to aim for similar gear as you push higher and higher, but remember none of this is required to beat all content. If you're res-capped, have the stats you need, and are clearing maps just fine, then you're doing well.




All of my non-unique gear is available for mirror if you would like to fully become FlyingPurplePeople:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1753977

Elder Gear is amazingly OP.
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My Preferred Flasks:


Phys mitigation, cold res, max cold res. Yes. The Cold Damage does nothing with Starforge.

Phys Mitigation. Freeze Immunity. Yes. Get 23% or more reduced charges used for 2 uses.

30% of Phys added as chaos. Yes.

35% MORE Melee Physical Damage. Also 3k flat armour. Yes.

MORE CHAOS DAMAGE. Also Chaos res. Yes.

For Uber Lab, swap the basalt for the worm jar. Kill them before you jump into trap rooms for leech.

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Best in Slot Enchantments:

Gloves: Commandment Of Fury/Of Spite/whatever you want
Helm: Lacerate AOE/Damage
Boots: Leech/Attack+Cast/Regen
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THE DEFENSE:

This build has quite a few layers of defense. Fortify for 20% less damage taken from hits, that includes elemental hits. Our 75% elemental resists. Taste of Hate for max cold resist and that delicious physical mitigation. Basalt Flask for even more phys mitigation. 3 Endurances worth of EVEN MORE PHYS MITIGATION. Stibnite flask for some evasion boost as well as Blind (enemies struggle fest to hit us), and the 3k flat armour (which scales up to like 10k) from Lion's Roar. We also have constant Knockback to keep enemies at bay (thanks lacerate for being "melee"). I personally prefer CWDT Enfeeble as well, for another "enemies deal less damage, have less crit multi/chance, and have less change to hit" layer of safety. FUCK DYING, OK?!




My new elder chest also gives me about 12% Physical Mitigation, 114% Resists, 156 flat life AND 12% max life! IT'S OP

Our leech rate is insane. Normally, the maximum leech rate is 20% of maximum life per second. So 10k life would leech 2k per second. We have 9% Max Life Leech Rate from the skill tree, putting us at 29%. My new Elder amulet also gives 5% leech, 34% total now. The new Vaal Pact DOUBLES our max life leech rate per second, putting us up to a grand total of 68% MAX LIFE LEECHED PER SECOND. 6800 life per second at 10k life. SEEMS OK LUL



The new Elder Stygian Vise I've crafted ALSO gives a more multiplier to our leech. 1.2 x 68% = 81.6% Maximum Life Leeched PER SECOND. This belt is INSANE and I love it a lot lol.



Detailed Leech Mechanics Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT7E4Ia1IyA

Slayer's "Leech is not removed at full life" effect lasts up to 30 seconds. If you have a "leech shield" of let's say, 20k damage, you have a ridiculous life pot going for 30 seconds OR until it runs out of that 20k leech number. It's ridiculous. That's why I don't carry a life pot, cause fuck it, we're Slayer.


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Jewels:

Word of advice: Get whatever stats you are lacking first. These are just a guideline.

Normal Jewel Stat Priority:
1. Life
2. Melee phys with Swords/2h Weapons/Melee Damage
3. Attack Speed with Swords/2h Weapons
4. Attack Speed/Attack and Cast Speed
5. Physical Damage
6. Area Damage/Damage
7. Stats/resistances ONLY if you need.

Abyssal Jewel Stat Priority:
1. Life
2. Phys with Swords
3. Attack Speed
4. Phys to Attacks
5. Damage if you've killed recently
6. Onslaught/Unholy Might/Blind
7. Stats/resists ONLY if you need

Some of mine:


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General Mapping Advice:

Don't do cannot leech. You will die.

Less recovery is also annoying, as it reduces your leech rate per second.
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Last remarks:

Rebind your "Attack in Place" key to Spacebar (it's normally shift). While doing content, hold Spacebar and Leap Slam/Lacerate or whatever skill in place, instead of doing the little shuffle forward to attack. Makes the build feel MUCH smoother ;)

Hell yes. PURPLE! Also I really hope you guys enjoy this build/template. Works really well for me and you can use any skill you prefer. My favorites are Lacerate and Earthquake.

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WITHOUT VOIDHEART MAPPING EXAMPLE: https://youtu.be/Tr_vVeH0Pjw

ALL GUARDIANS AND SHAPER DEATHLESS:

>>>>>>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXwhmkimR1M <<<<<<<<<<

Pre 3.0 Video Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVB2pQASgg

Lacerate Video Examples:

2.6: Uber Izaro, Atziri, Uber Atziri, Uul-Netol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNyv_WyDjx8
2.6: T15 Abyss, Colosseum, Dark Forest, Overgrown Ruin, Twinned Core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pc4z5uOxTA
2.6: Minotaur, Hydra, Chimera, Phoenix, and Shaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08srp5nC30

2.5: Perandus Manor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Ft5KisF4E
2.5: T15 Abyss (Kaom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S5h87Jxaqo
2.5: T15 Shaped Quay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g74XiBLRP8o
2.5: Guardian of the Chimera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTJctmarFA
2.5: Required 2.5 Minute Gorge Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWe0bQFTg-o

Earthquake Video Examples:

3.0: Uber Atziri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijxhDAKQE34
2.6: Atziri, Uber Atziri, Guardians, Shaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrUa_MCkYU

Cyclone Video Examples:

3.0: Shaped Strand/Atoll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYYzRzWUTak


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Ask me any questions you have here or on my Youtube/Twitch. Good luck exiles.

All other build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1881645

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Got 30 ex to invest and I plan to spend it :3
Last edited by Zeidloc on May 1, 2017, 11:18:49 PM
What curse do we take out of the setup if we don't use a +1 curse amulet? Also what do you replace it with?
holy shit bloodrage works with melee on full now
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Could use Cospri's Will if no +1 curse amulet
Would it be worth taking the dirty techniques passive if you cant afford legacy voidheart or would non legacy work ok on its own?
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Completed 12 ChallengesDocWolf wrote:
Would it be worth taking the dirty techniques passive if you cant afford legacy voidheart or would non legacy work ok on its own?


should be fine, you'll lose dps though because not 100% poison on hit.
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Would you recommend getting the legacy void heart or sins rebirth first?
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Completed 12 ChallengesDocWolf wrote:
Would you recommend getting the legacy void heart or sins rebirth first?


void
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