[3.4] From League Starter to Shaper – Cheap, Tanky, Fast and Fun Physical ST – Very Detailed Guide

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Completed 4 ChallengesCntrerasCruz wrote:
Any option to replace Ancestral Protector?


If you want to replace it then you probably don't understand what it does. I suggest you re-read the gem section and check your damage with it.
From League Starter to Shaper – Cheap, Tanky, Fast and Fun Physical ST – Very Detailed Guide
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Hi mate really good build :) Im just starting to get difficulties on t14+ properly heavy crafted maps .. im feeling my leech isnt enough ... can you have a look at my gear see what you think :) and if possible give me any ideas about getting a bit more tankability :) thanks in advance :)
i have been thinking about swapping enfeeble with temp chains but i dont think its gonna change much .. POB says with belly i have 180 more hp than with a really good elder crafted chest but with elder chest i can have resists and maybe i can swap the belt i have now for the Retch which will give decent dmg boost and another 0.4% leech and increased flask duration :) i dont know if that extra leech is gonna be any good cuz you say we are capped but i dont know how does the leech mechanic work exactly :( btw the elder chest i used in path of building was a perfect max out as possible :D something that doesnt exist in real world :D one last thing are the 550+ PDPS claws a huge boost compared to scourges? or are they just way too expensive, cuz price now is 50ex-mirror for a pair :D im wondering also is there any good corruption for scourges?
Your gear is pretty good, there is no need for upgrades. You could get better jewels with life + 2 damage stats but don't expect a huge change from that. The watcher's eye I have in the gem section would be an upgrade if you can afford it.

The scourges are the BiS unless you're really rich and can go for 500 pDPS claws. These are tens of exalts but they would be a big damage upgrade. You should learn how to check all those things on PoB. It's really important.

You life and damage should be ok to do everything. If you're having trouble then it's because of your playstyle. Use the flasks as much as possible. Tank the bosses but move away as soon as you see your life going down. It'll be back up almost immediately. Even with 7k life you need to avoid some hits. We have extremely fast WB for that.

For corruptions see the FAQ.
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I am currently level 88 and struggling to advance with this build. Finding myself getting squishy with vaal pact. After 9 attempts, I cannot complete uberlab for my 4th ascendancy...even running with 5 life flasks, using charged dash, no blood rage slotted, I continue to bleed out on traps and run out of charges. Without that 4th ascendancy I wont be able to deal enough damage to progress to red maps. I am running 5300 life, using carnage heart, steel rings,
most of the gear you recommended. I am thinking that I should respec out of vaal pact to get some life regen so I can finish final lab. Not sure why you state that running labs are a breeze for this build.
I state it because it's true.

Brutal fervour essentially replaces life regen. But you have to kill mobs before entering traps. Or use the writhing jar.

If doing uber lab with VP is difficult for you then just remove it and add it afterwards. It's just one point.

Your gear is mediocre (that's why you have 5K life) but is more than enough for uber lab. And no way do you need 5 flasks for that...
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Got another question. Wouldn't it be more profitable to swap out nodes near to Nullification, a few damage ones around Fencing and try to reach Hematophagy? It should raise up the leech rate quite a lot so there would be less of a chance of getting 2-shotted in quick succession.

Apart from that I've been gathering some gear and I'm not sure which area to improve. Sitting tight at 5800hp and tried running corrupted Minotaur. Needless to say i got my ass handed to me pretty quick. Seemingly couldn't keep my hp up enough. Maybe it's my fault because i run T15's without too much of a hassle (depending on map mods i roll). Would appreciate any help.
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Completed 10 ChallengesHincaK wrote:
Got another question. Wouldn't it be more profitable to swap out nodes near to Nullification, a few damage ones around Fencing and try to reach Hematophagy? It should raise up the leech rate quite a lot so there would be less of a chance of getting 2-shotted in quick succession.

Apart from that I've been gathering some gear and I'm not sure which area to improve. Sitting tight at 5800hp and tried running corrupted Minotaur. Needless to say i got my ass handed to me pretty quick. Seemingly couldn't keep my hp up enough. Maybe it's my fault because i run T15's without too much of a hassle (depending on map mods i roll). Would appreciate any help.


You need to understand how leech works. I suggest you read the wiki.
We already leech 30 times our cap. The only thing that will increase our life gain is increasing the cap. You can do that easily with Vitality Void, why would you want to go to Hematophagy? But even VV is not worth the 3 points it costs. I have all the details of that in the FAQ.

Your gear is not really good enough for guardians yet. You need a 6L first of all. I guess you can kill them if you know the fight and you can dodge but that will take longer since you don't even have all the flasks. I'd suggest getting better gear first, then you won't have any problem killing them.
From League Starter to Shaper – Cheap, Tanky, Fast and Fun Physical ST – Very Detailed Guide
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Thanks for the guide. It seems to be working nicely so far. I'm playing in SSF and am wondering what stat I should be looking for on my armour: Armour, Evasion, or Energy Shield? Sorry of this is obvious I'm relatively new.
This build is a lot of fun, my favorite I have done so far.
I am new to the game and just starting to mess with POB but I cannot get near the dps you do. Am I missing something? with slower projectiles in it is only registering 57kdps My link is posted below

https://pastebin.com/M6tAmggM
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Completed 13 ChallengesPemberton9876 wrote:
Thanks for the guide. It seems to be working nicely so far. I'm playing in SSF and am wondering what stat I should be looking for on my armour: Armour, Evasion, or Energy Shield? Sorry of this is obvious I'm relatively new.


This build mostly relies on leech and a high life pool. So we don't really stack anything else. Out of the 3 the most useful for us is evasion but don't bother with it too much. Life is much more important.

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This build is a lot of fun, my favorite I have done so far.
I am new to the game and just starting to mess with POB but I cannot get near the dps you do. Am I missing something? with slower projectiles in it is only registering 57kdps My link is posted below

https://pastebin.com/M6tAmggM


You're missing a lot of things on PoB. Open my pob and copy all the settings you see on the configuration tab. You also seem to have a different tree for some reason and you don't have a protector.
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