[3.1] The Azure Knight Raider (Flurry/F. Blades/Life/Crit/Conversion) (4 min Shaper run)

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Bristoling wrote:
Frost Blades has faster clear but single target will be much lower, I can't run PoB as I'm not at home but I believe single target will be around 60% less dps or so.

Mostly depends what you prefer to farm, if you run loads of shaped maps and t16+ only occasionally then frost blades might be better.


Respecced into this build, the clear speed is amazing and frostblades isn't really that bad for single target either.
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Mreik wrote:
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Bristoling wrote:
Frost Blades has faster clear but single target will be much lower, I can't run PoB as I'm not at home but I believe single target will be around 60% less dps or so.

Mostly depends what you prefer to farm, if you run loads of shaped maps and t16+ only occasionally then frost blades might be better.


Respecced into this build, the clear speed is amazing and frostblades isn't really that bad for single target either.
Glad to hear you enjoy the build :)
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can u check my build to see if i am missing something?

https://pastebin.com/ZETmQGCJ

Thanks
Apart from some gem levels, and maybe more life on jewelry, I think you have a pretty decent gear there :) I would use Penetration instead of Added Cold, however, it makes a big difference against bosses and especially if you roll elemental resistance map mod. Even against normal monsters, Penetration should improve your dps vs Added Cold.

You could also change to new pathing around Acrobatics, the pastebin you provided with no changes whatsoever shows up as 2.118 million dps, with Acrobatics it would be 2.172, which is around 2.5% more dps and free +30 dodge.
https://pastebin.com/yuG3nPHf
I have no idea why I thought previously that new pathing with Acrobatics results in loss of dps instead of a gain, unless I missed something crucial just now.

If you are looking for added survivability, you could try to replace Increased AoE in your Vortex/Bomb setup with Immortal Call - I've been trying it out myself recently and I've had positive experience so far, Vortex still has enough range to chill bosses and Frost Bomb still reaches them to debuff easily.
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Last edited by Bristoling on Sep 22, 2017, 5:03:03 PM
Hey,
Thanks for the great build, so far it feels great.
I would like to ask you, about your opinion on Ruthless gem - I wasn't able to find any information on this in your threads.

Also, what do you think I could get as my next upgrade ?
https://pastebin.com/czybsu8n

I am currently trying to buy corrupted gloves with elemental weakness.
What should my next upgrade be?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I bought the gloves, what do you think I should focus on now?
https://pastebin.com/JtLYFNt7
Last edited by azashke on Sep 24, 2017, 5:22:17 AM
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azashke wrote:
Hey,
Thanks for the great build, so far it feels great.
I would like to ask you, about your opinion on Ruthless gem - I wasn't able to find any information on this in your threads.

Also, what do you think I could get as my next upgrade ?
https://pastebin.com/czybsu8n

I am currently trying to buy corrupted gloves with elemental weakness.
What should my next upgrade be?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I bought the gloves, what do you think I should focus on now?
https://pastebin.com/JtLYFNt7
Ok, first off, I've cleaned up your pastebin a bit, I don't know if it is because of different versions but some of the skills were duplicated, I've also removed Shock and replaced it with Intimidate since Lightning Trap was nerfed. Trap shocks know for 20% I believe, and Intimidate increases dps by 10%, so in reality your dps will be slightly higher.
https://pastebin.com/Q71vTyLB
3.239 million dps to Shaper, 4648 life, 26k life leech.

I've made some changes to the tree, mainly made use of the mana leech node near dagger nodes, Primal Spirit for some Int and flask charges and Born to Fight for some dps. I also got Thick Skin for more life. Bottom part of the tree is now more like a speed train then a tram :)
https://pastebin.com/YMH9MEGG
3.373 million dps to Shaper, 4875 life, 28k life leech.

I strongly believe that going claws instead of Daggers is a better choice.
Here is a claw-version pastebin: https://pastebin.com/Fq6xVk85

Explanation:
- I've copied your dagger's stats and made claws with exact same bonuses - since your dagger is a more crit/dps heavy and less attack speed heavy, I've made Great White Claw to simulate a claw analogue. Also changed your dagger jewel to a claw one.
Then I've changed the tree to what is more or less in the guide - you didn't take many life nodes and went heavier on dps, so I've tried to preserva that in my pastebin as well.

Result: 3.599 million dps to Shaper, 5195 life, 72k life leech.

Now, apart from that, if you want to look for upgrades, your amulet is very nice, but rings could use some more love. Elemental damage to attacks is more expensive since its also what all the wanders want out there, but flat physical damage is very comparable dps-wise but a lot cheaper. You can get nice upgrade on them, especially your Behemoth Finger, which isn't that great. You can find some Diamond or Steel rings with added flat and maybe accuracy/increased cold/attack speed/low ele roll that won't be terribly expensive but still a good and easy upgrade.
Possibly jewels if you can afford life+3 dps stats, depending on your budget :)
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Hiya,

Thank you for your input.
Unfortunately, If I would change my tree and do the changes you suggested, I wont be able to equip my dagger, which requires 149 int (with your changes, I am 2 int short)

I agree that claws are just better, but daggers are simply cheaper to buy.
I am currently, trying to craft or buy a 350+ dps claw that won't break my bank.

After the transition to claws, I think I will try to get steel rings, as you suggested - that could be rather hard, as we need some resists on them as well
Sorry if this was asked already or if it's a dumb question, but how would you shock your enemies with this build while using elemental focus?
Vaal Lightning Trap, but only useful against bosses :)
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Last edited by Bristoling on Sep 24, 2017, 6:14:32 PM
Hiya,

I've made some gear upgrades, and hit 90 with the character.

Here's my PoB code: https://pastebin.com/vGDuqcG1
Not sure about the PoB configuration, but I think ended up with almost 5,2M Shaper dps and 5,2k life.
(Doing Shaper in around 4 minutes)

I still need to switch one of the jewels to a new one with additional lightning resistances, as I am missing 14% to be capped. (I like my res to be capped w/o using flasks)

Also, a different claw with more crit chance would be handy :)
Last edited by azashke on Sep 25, 2017, 5:21:40 PM

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