[3.5] 770k+ (540k+ Shaper) Sunder Gladiator (Budget friendly!) (Fully updated)

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3.5 NERF INFOS
Sunder now can not use Swords or Daggers as offhand stat stick anymore. That means our easy leveling days are over. I reworked everything on this Guide Page. Please note the PoB is NOT yet updated. Please use the PoB only for the tree and not for items or gems!


Guide Start

At the moment I am killing T15 maps in which I mostly only die because I react to slow. I could not yet test any Guardians, Shaper or Uber Atziri as I never got any of the maps for them.

Pros:
1. Fast Attacker
2. Easy to play
3. 60% Block and Spellblock

Cons:
1. Can't do physical reflect maps
2. Have to turn off Hatred for elemental reflect maps
3. Can't do no leech maps

How does this build work?

Sunder is a "Melee" Skill with a range, which makes it a lot easier to evade everything that is being thrown at us. We are playing on a dual wield. As Sunder only uses the main hand for attacking, we can use the offhand for a supporting weapon.

So all we do is: 1. Get in range of the enemy, hold right mousebutton and watch stuff die.
If anything is thrown at us, just use whirling blades to evade stuff and keep fortify alive.

What gear is mandatory?
Really mandatory is nothing. You can fully play the build with 2 rares to get some currency BUT the build is so budget friendly that you will be able to buy your endgame items that bring you to t15 for less than you'd even imagine.

But I suggest the following uniques to make life easier:


Depending on the starter price, take either Jack, the Axe or Soul Taker as the main weapon.
Soul Taker is preferred because it is stronger then Jack but mostly costs up to 50% more than Jack.

Kaom's Roots: Stun immunity, freeze immunity, can't be slowed under standard movement speed an lots of life. Nothing else needed.

As Leveling Weapons we now take:
Bright Beak from Level 20
Flesh-Eater from Level 32

Old League Gear (Harbinger League) IGNORE THE SOCKETS AND GEMS ON THOSE EXAMPLE ITEMS:


A few words: I used a crappy 5l (still t15 viable!!) and Jack, the Axe until recently. I found a cheap whooping 1747 Armour corrupted Astral Plate for 80 Chaos and got a nice 381 physical DPS axe for 140 chaos. Those are not needed but make your life easier. You can EASILY farm currency until you upgrade to a rare axe + 6L Astral Plate. As we need only 1 blue socket, even corrupted crafting is CHEAP as hell. 1 Blue socket costs 4 Chromatic + 4 Vaal Orbs

Gems and Links:
All in Order of importance

1. Sunder Setup: Sunder + Melee Physical Damage + Multistrike + Ruthless + Maim + Concentrated Effect

2. Leap Slam: Leap Slam + Faster Attacks + Fortify + Blood Magic

3. Ancestral Warchief: Ancestral Warchief + Melee Physical Damage + Bloodlust + Concentrated Effect

4. Utility 1 (In Axe): Cast when Damage Taken Level 1 + Enfeeble Level 5 + Immortal Call Level 3

5. Utility 2 in Offhand: Arctic Armor + Hatred + Blood Rage

OPTIONAL instead of 4 and 5 if you want more damage. This will sacrifice Enfeeble and Arctic armore for more damage and possible less aggro thanks to minions!

4. Utility 1 (In Axe): Herald of Purity + Faster Attacks + Culling Strike

5. Utility 2 in Offhand: Portal + Hatred + Blood Rage

This setup grants us, with my example crap gear, almost 50k more damage and that without the minions in mind.
Those will add even more damage and function as a distraction for enemies.

FAQ
No asked questions yet


Build Tree (Step 1): Tree 1

Build Tree (Step 2): Tree 2

Build Tree (Final): Link to Build. Click me


Bandits: Kill all

Ascendancy: Blood in the Eyes -> Gracious Violence -> -> Painforged -> Versatile Combatant

Path of Building Link: https://pastebin.com/QPDpUVi5

Pantheon:
Big god: Brine King until you got Kaom's Roots, else Solaris for bossing and Lunaris for mapping
Small god: Whatever you like. Gruthkul might be the most interesting one.

Damage we actually do
All those numbers are being done by a crap cheap 381,3 pDPS axe with prismatic eclipse!

1. Map Clearing - No Ancestral Warchief out
581.361,3 DPS
2. Single Target Bosses like Atziri (DPS includes their resistances so the numbers are lower)
557.764,3
3. Bosses sourrounded by adds or 2 bosses next to each other
709.181,4
4. Shaper/Guardians
538.356,2
5. Max potential numbers if you smack everything you got on non-bosses
768.936,3

Please note that bossvalues only apply to bosses themself. Their adds will recieve Map Clearing DPS.

If you have ANY questions please post them here, so others with the same questions have their answers listed here too :)

Achievements:
Killed all content except: Hall of Grandmasters (impossible), Perandus Manor (too expensive), Uber Atziri (Didn't get a full set yet)

Updates:
03.03.2018 - Fixed an error in the tree setup
Please reimport the Path of Building link!
07.03.2018 - Fixed wrong ascendancies on tree 1 and 2.
The guide told you the right progression though.
08.03.2018 - Fixed a 3 point wrong path in Tree 1 and 2
Updated the text guide to reflect the Blood Rage gem in our setup
Updated another little error on the tree
Re-Added Pantheon infos. Dunno when they vanished.

Extra Stuff:

Testimonials
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CelticJ wrote:
I'm using this build so far and it's nice

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Completed 12 Challengesciprigogosel wrote:
Great build.

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Completed 2 ChallengesPhenolia wrote:
wonderful guide btw

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MisoPhat wrote:
@AkumaNoTsubasa this is hands down the best guide every created for any build I've ever seen. Love how you incorporated colors with gems and have the multiple skill tree's for leveling. Everyone should take note of this when creating a build guide. Great job!


I want to support you
Thanks for asking how to support as a thanks, I REALLY appreciate that! But I can't have paypal so I am totally out of luck with that. But if you really want to support me, I'd gladly welcome some stuff to test builds or just to have fun (I really don't care if that is in a current league or just standard).
Even though I don't think this will ever happen.
Builds I would currently like to do (but would never ever be able to afford) are the following:
1. LL RF ES Occultist
2. some facetank everything cast when damage taken spell inferno char


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Last edited by AkumaNoTsubasa on Dec 9, 2018, 7:16:55 AM
Last bumped on Dec 9, 2018, 7:18:51 AM
what did you choose for bandit quests?
Looks awesome I think I'll use this a second my first character on Xbox, for leveling can you tell me what you go for first?
Last edited by Rvc1992 on Sep 2, 2017, 12:47:48 AM
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Rvc1992 wrote:
Looks awesome I think I'll use this a second my first character on Xbox, for leveling can you tell me what you go for first?


Thanks. nice to hear :)

At first I went to Resolute Technique so I never miss a hit, then I went to the Axe cluster on the left side and the Lifewheel and took what ever I needed most in that situation. After you got those you can max out the duelist area.

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what did you choose for bandit quests?


Added the Bandits selection: Kill all for 2 points
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ah ok yea i was torn between going oak for the extra phys damage or killing all, seems either is decent.
Hey, what's the ascendency path ?

Thanks
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Aelyade wrote:
Hey, what's the ascendency path ?

Thanks


Added my personal direction into the guide :)
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Just asking out of curiosity, would it work with Varunastra after some tweaks?
hi, build looks nice.

what in case leveling, any suggestions?
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Frunkje wrote:
Just asking out of curiosity, would it work with Varunastra after some tweaks?


For the answer, let me quote the description of Sunder:
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Requires a Mace, Axe, or Staff.
;)


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raulduke9 wrote:
hi, build looks nice.

what in case leveling, any suggestions?


What exactly do you mean ? Until Level 12 when you get sunder?
Or Leveling trees?
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Last edited by AkumaNoTsubasa on Sep 7, 2017, 11:51:36 AM

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