[3.5] 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.

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3.5 BETRAYAL CHANGES:

WAR BANNER IS PRETTY GOOD! I've revamped the build around having auras and more totems, enjoy the dps gains! You can still play the old Blood Magic version, it will works for all content. I just gave FPP about a 12 point facelift for the new gems.

If you want to play the old Blood Magic variant, follow this older video guide:

https://youtu.be/uRpnTQOhFeA

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Deathless Uber Elder + Video Guide

>>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/ucSRWOwBC34 <<<<<<<<<<


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

HOW TO MAKE ANY BUILD BUDGET INCLUDING THIS ONE:

>>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/ru1egx98ad0 <<<<<<<<<<
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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?!?!?!

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 AOE 2H MELEE SKILLS. WE FOCUS ON 2 HANDED 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. ALL THE LIFE NODES, ALL THE STRENGTH, 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: these are from 3.4, ill update them soon, with my gg endgame gear, with allllll buffs. were talking flasks/charges/onslaught/blood rage/VAAL 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 Pastebin:

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Just import into Path of Building:
https://github.com/Openarl/PathOfBuilding/releases

Axe Lacerate + All Other Skills: https://pastebin.com/K9PH99kS

Remember, you can go Sword/Mace, even Staves if you want. It really comes down to preference and what you can afford. Starforge or Disfavour will both easily 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:

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6 Link Lacerate:
Lacerate > Multistrike > Melee Physical Damage > Concentrated Effect/Area of Effect > Damage on Full Life > Hypothermia

Other Skill options are in the Path of Building Pastebin linked above. If you're using Starforge, swap out Hypothermia for Ruthless.

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 cause WE SLAYER LUL.

6 Link Vaal Ancestral Warchief:
Warchief > Multiple Totems > Maim > Concentrated Effect > Melee Physical Damage > Bloodlust

4 Link Movement Skill:
Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Fortify, Blood Magic

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

4 Link Aura/Buff Setup:
Hatred, Herald of Ash, War Banner, Blood Rage

If you're using Starforge, use Haste/Herald of Purity instead of Hatred/Herald of Ash.

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Bandits:

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2 Skill points, Kill all.

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LEVELING GUIDE:
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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 :)

Weapon Choices:

Choose the highest Physical DPS you can find for your current level, these should be cheap as h*ck all of the time. Or just use the best rare you can find while leveling.

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_axes#Two_Hand_Axes
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_swords#Two_Hand_Swords
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_maces#Two_Hand_Maces

Endgame:


Skill Trees (from the Path of Building linked above):


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

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Leveling/Endgame Skill Trees:
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These can be found in the Path of building Pastebin linked above!



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Ascendancy Points:



Explanation:
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1. Huge chunk of overkill damage leeched as life. This means if you hit a 10k life enemy for 100k damage, you get like 18k of that as leech! Oh also bleed immunity cause lul why not.

2. The True Source of a Slayer's power. Life Leech Effects are NOT REMOVED at Full Life. That translates into all that delicious maximum life leech rate we're stacking on tree and our Elder amulet becoming a ridiculously powerful life pot that lasts 30 seconds, even if we're at full life. IT'S JUST ALWAYS ON, ALL THE TIME.

3. MORE DAMAGE? MORE AOE? IMMUNITY TO PHYS REFLECT? OK

4. INFINITE ONSLAUGHT (WHILE MAPPING) OH AND 20% CULL, THAT'S LIKE 21% MORE DAMAGE WE DON'T HAVE TO DEAL ON BOSSES. INSTANTLY CULL SHAPER, GUARDIANS, IZARO, UBER AZTIRI, WHATEVER OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

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PANTHEON POINTS
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Major Options:

This prevents a ton of damage as well as making us immune to bad RNG critical strike barrages from multiple hits. FeelsSafeMan.


Damage mitigation again but also a boost to our Slayer leech! Each time you have Blood Rage running (physical damage over time debuff) and you take a chunk of damage to proc our Immortal Call/Cast when Damage Taken setup (physical immunity for .4 seconds) then you proc this Pantheon for another 50% MORE LEECH PER SECOND!

Minor:

I tend to only use this. Helps against all forms of attack enemies and is more mitigation!

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Rare Gear Stat Priorities:

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

Weapon: Any 350-450+ 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 of your chosen weapon.

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

Helm: Rare with life/resists/stats.

Unique Alternatives: Devoto's if you want a ton of attack speed but no life.

Chest: Rare chest with % max life/flat life/physical damage taken as elemental and resists/strength.

Unique Alternatives: Belly of the Beast is a great starter endgame chest, as is Loreweave, Carcass Jack, or the new Daresso's Defiance.

Gloves: Rares with life/resists and maybe Essence of Insanity. Flat physical to attacks/attack speed/dex/int or attack leech 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 (Unless you're playing Cyclone, then get it), we use Leap Slam.

Belt: Stygian belt for a free jewel socket OR an elder rare with LIFE RECOVERY. THIS IS A MORE MULTIPLIER FOR OUR LEECH. VERY GOOD. Life/resists/str/attack speed during flask/melee damage/physical damage, elemental damage, pen while using a flask, whatever. All good.

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

Rings: Steel or Opal Rings with Life/Physical damage to attacks, and then your normal resists/attack speed/str/whatever you need. Intelligence maybe.

Unique alternatives: Ming's Heart, Voidheart, Ventor's if you wanna bit of MF I guess, doesn't matter much.

Amulet: 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.

Unique Alternatives: Carnage Heart is fine for leveling, it's easily replaced by a good rare though.


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Endgame Gear:

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

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My Preferred Flasks:
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Phys mitigation, cold res, less cold damage taken? Yes. The Cold Damage does nothing with Starforge as you can't deal Elemental, so keep that in mind.


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


Unholy Might = 30% of Phys added as chaos. Yes.


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.


If you don't want to use Sin's Rebirth because you have Unholy Might from an Abyss Jewel, you can use something like this:


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Best in Slot Enchantments:

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Gloves: Commandment Of Fury (AOE Clear Speed) or Of Spite (Defensive AOE Chill).
Helm: Lacerate Damage or whatever skill you're using.
Boots: Attack and Cast Speed if You've Killed Recently (Clear Speed) OR Elemental Penetration if you Haven't Killed Recently (Boss DPS)

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THE DEFENSE:

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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 less cold damage taken and that delicious physical mitigation. Basalt Flask for even more phys mitigation.Stibnite flask for some evasion boost as well as Blind (enemies strugglefest 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 and a ton of life/resists. Pretty good :)

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.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE



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:

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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. Unholy Might/Blind
7. Stats/resists ONLY if you need

Some of mine:


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General Mapping Advice:

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Don't do cannot leech. You will die. Elemental Reflect is the same.

Less recovery is also annoying, as it reduces your leech rate per second.
If you want to do a curse map, just swap your Sin's Rebirth for a Curse Immunity something.

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Last remarks:

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Left-Click each skill and make sure to toggle Attack In Place. It'll save you a lot of headache with your character stepping forward instead of attacking or Leaping. ;)

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, Earthquake, and Cyclone.


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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
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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 14 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 14 ChallengesDocWolf wrote:
Would you recommend getting the legacy void heart or sins rebirth first?


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