[3.9] g00fy_goober's Physical Reave/Bflurry Berserker (Easily Clear All Content)
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3.9 Can no longer roll "socketed gems are supported by level 1 maim" on chestpiece
3.8 No real changes of note
3.7 Reave/Bflurry were both buffed decently in damage and QoL. This should make them even nicer to use than they already were. New passives and ascendancies ontop of gem buffs make this build over 3x stronger than it was before and it was already pretty crazy. Now 100% should be rolled as a BERSERKER. Dps numbers are insane. Imaple was added to build as well because it is absolutely nuts, gems/items were also changed around. All in all build got a complete overhaul.
3.6 No Changes of note
When I look for "Top Tier" in a build I have many requirements that must be met. I want a build that can clear ALL content (maps/shaper/lab/atziri + ubers etc). It must be fun and engaging, not cost an extraordinary amount of currency, and have the ability to be a league starter with the ability to do all content later on as you upgrade and invest into your character. On top of this it must have fast movement or move skills and not have to worry about any weird issues that ruin builds for me (such as running out of mana, dying to random one shots, not lacking in single target capability, etc etc.)
All in all finding a build that suits me and has all of these things can really be a tall order to fill. Luckily I have perfected the second build in my series that fits all the criteria... the reave/bflurry physical champion build which fits me just as perfectly! Hope you all enjoy!
Very fun and engaging build to play
Demonic Reave MTX looks sweet
Very fast pace build
Incredible movement speed with whirling blades + blitz charges
Very big aoe clear
One of the best single target dmg gems in the game
Imaple adds a whole new level of damage (does not show in game or in POB)
Great evasion/dodge/dmg reduction
Free 100% accuracy with a couple easy crafts
Free fortify on 100% of time
Can do almost all map mods (avoid any reflect phys OR ele)
Able to do all content (all maps, uber atziri, all labs, shaper and guardians, elder, uber elder)
Amazing defensive capabilities
Easy/Cheap to gear with room for lots of improvements as you get more currency
Ele Reflect OR Phys Reflect maps are NOT possible
Can be pretty expensive to fully min/max yourself for end game gear
Final - 121 points
Quick Leveling Guide
- Try any melee skill you want, melee was revamped in 3.7 so just use what you feel like doing
- Set up a 4 link Blade flurry for single target with melee phys dmg, conc effect, fortify.
- Use any 1 hand rare weapon with the most flat phys dmg on it. Crit/Attack speed don't matter much at this point though I hate slow weapons personally. Base does not matter at all here either. Claws, Swords, Daggers w/e is fine while EARLY leveling. Once you need leech, you need to have a claw for soul raker passive.
- Use ornament of the east claw as soon as you can and upgrade to bloodseeker claw as soon as you can after that.
- For armor pieces (helm/chest/boots/gloves etc) just try to get a good amount of res and any life you can.
- Use a mana flask until your mana leech is good enough to sustain your skill. Especially for boss fights in which you will run out of mana quickly.
- If it is not the start of a league jewelry with -mana cost to skills is wonderful. Along with your normal leveling uniques such as: Goldrim, wanderlust, tabula etc.
Gear breakdown & Stat Prioritization
Rare Shaper helm is the way to go. Get Inc aoe level 18+ and hypothermia level 18+ then go for high life, a couple resists if you can or res + high intelligence. Helm is a good place to get a good intel roll to help with requirements for your blue gems. Then craft +1 melee gems.
New Crafted Multi-Mod'd Claws. Claws are still way better than foils. Best base to go for is Imperial Claws. Get high flat phys or % phys. Regal, Annul off w/e you regal unless you get something crazy good. Then multi mod and add crit/quality + attack speed + other phys mod + hit's can not be evaded.
Rare maim/attack crit chest is best way to go here. Get as much life as possible besides. Feel free to start with just a high life + maim chest. Crafting up a good elder base (ilvl 86 is best). Astral plates are super expensive but would be well worth it on this build because we are kind of rare/res starved on gear. Then just 2 socket resonators with pristine/serrated.
Rare Spiked gloves is the way to go here. Tombfists with intimidate still give slightly more dps, but once you add in life and res's along with 2 much needed gem slots spiked gloves are the way to go.
Good rare pair of boots is the best option here. Whirling blades is used for 99% of your movespeed. So in actuality movespeed on boots matters very little if at all. I like to get a bit just because if I click to pick up item or something I move normally for a second or two. Two Toned base is also a very good idea for even more res. Can also roll these yourself with pristine + prismatic or even a shuddering if you want to try for movespeed.
Another Good rare piece is the best bet here. Easy to get remaining resistances and super high life & %Phys dmg. Having open prefix to craft % dmg on top of it is the icing on the cake. Stygian Vise is the best choice but can be very expensive. HEADHUNTER is great on this build and you are more than welcome to use it if you want to spring for one, or if you get lucky.
Jewelry is kind of specific. For rings you need a high life + high attack dmg mark of the elder. Other ring should be a shaped ring. Steel is best but getting a shaped steel ring is very expensive. Diamond ring works fine or any kind of res ring if you need the resistances. Make this ring your assasins mark on hit (level 12 is much better than level 8 unlike with warlord's mark rings which didn't really matter at all.) Multimod on ring what you want after getting assassin's mark. For amulet get a solid T1 phys dmg as extra XX roll at the very least. 2x rolls would be the best. Then multimod and add life/crit/global phys. Lapis or something with int is good.
Watcher's eye with pride mod. You want to go for +2 impale stacks. Getting % chance to deal double damage would be godly but they are REALLY expensive.
Rare jewels should ALWAYS have life % on them and then w/e dmg mods you can get. Preferably all crit multi stuff as it will add the most damage.
For Abyss Jewels get flat physical, high life, and attack speed or something else. Only use abyss jewel for stygian, normal jewels are better for passive tree by a good bit.
Gems & Links
Helmet 4L: Vaal Reave - Multistrike - Melee Phys Dmg - Fortify.
Body Armor 4L: Blade Flurry - Melee Phys Dmg - Conc Effect - Fortify
5L: Infused Channeling
3L Setup: Whirling Blades - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic
3L Setup: CWDT (lvl 1) - Immortal Call (lvl 3) - Increased Duration
4L Setup: Pride - Blood & Sand - Flesh & Stone - Enlighten 3 (4 is better if you can afford)
4L Setup: Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Blood Rage - Portal - Dread Banner
- Lion's Roar
- Bottled Faith
- Atziri's Promise
Those 3 are your main unique flasks and add a ton of damage. Diamond flask of heat for your utility and freeze immune and then a life flask of staunching to take care of bleed immune + healing. Feel free to swap this out for another utility flask if you want. Running 0 life flasks is getting more and more popular. Forbidden taste also might not be a bad idea but does not let you have immune to bleed. Gives 10% doge to attacks + spells and phasing though which is prty nice for delve.
Crit Chance with Diamond Flask
In general your crit chance should be around 60% based on your gear/tree. Here is a nifty little table that explains it better than I ever could while using diamond flask:
No No Map Mods
- Ele/Phys Reflect is by far the worst. Do NOT run either of these
- Temp Chains as always makes you slow and therefore feels extremely bad. I always reroll when able.
Gloves - Double corrupt gloves would be awesome. +1 frenzy charge is great, vulnerability/tempchains on hit if you got a 2nd curse from somewhere, +% crit for attacks and even % max life would not be bad. That being said if you go spiked gloves you would overide the 20% melee damage so you would need a good corrupt. Enchant can be w/e you want.
Boots - Two-Toned boots are one of my favorites if you can find a good pair, the extra resists really help. For Enchants... increased attack + cast speed or cannot be stunned are both good ones too but only work if you have killed RECENTLY so does not work with single target + bosses. Feel free to go w/e you would like though.
Helm - 40% increased blade flurry damage.
Help Alira for the 5 mana regen/s, 15 to all resists, and 20% crit multi
Aspect of Carnage - Crave the Slaughter - Flawless Savagery - Blitz
Minor God - Shakari. Simply makes you immune to poison.
Major God - Soul of Solaris is the one I run. Reduced Ele dmg, additional phys dmg reduction, less dmg from area dmg hits, cannot be hit by more than one crit every 4 seconds etc etc.
Feel free to change this as needed or use whatever other Major god you would like.
Very outdated video of a T14 Casual Map Run back in delve: https://youtu.be/G-Rbzr5yoGA
Why fortitude over adrenaline? Adrenaline is an AMAZING skill and is awesome when it goes off. However you have to hit 35% life or lower which almost never happens with this build. If you plan on running a lot of uber elder's or something feel free to change it up and add fortify gem to your whirling blades instead of blood magic.
I don't like this or that with your build. Do I have to do it? 100% Absolutely Not. This is a build that I tweaked specifically to fit me. Do to you what feels right and looks good for YOU. YOU are the one that has to play it and enjoy it. Trust me when I say if you change your damage by a few hundred or even a few thousand or swap your defenses around it will not make or break the build for the most part. However keep in mind that I will always advise people to do what I have laid out in the build.
Why do I keep running out of mana? At low levels you WILL run out of mana. Either use elreon jewelry if it is not start of league, or just run a mana flask. Once you get the mana leech node now called "Soul Raker" in the claw wheel and a decent amount of damage you shouldn't really run out anymore.
Where do we get leech from? Their is now two places on the tree that we get leech from. The biggest source is the Soul Raker passive in the claw wheel up by shadow. It grants 1.2% ATTACK damage leeched as life and .8% ATTACK damage leeched as mana. The second passive is blood drinker which grants an additional .4% ATTACK damage leeched as life. Both are more than sufficient to keep your life/mana at full once you start dealing enough damage to sustain it. It is based on a % of the damage you deal afterall.
Is this build SSF/HC Viable? SSF I would say definitely not. It would be very hard to get a lot of the stuff I feel is required. HC I would say only if you are a masochist.
Why can't i use bladeflurry/whirlingblades/reave with sceptre? Simple. The change introduced in 3.5 made it so you can not use stat sticks anymore. Basically you can not equip a weapon type in your offhand that your skill can not use. They also nerfed the % added damage from 40% to 20% at its highest value. This is why the build was updated and we now dual-wield claws.
Other Builds of Mine
Elebuzzsaw Raider - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1839087
Winter Orb/Vaal BV Elementalist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2326142
Cyclone Slayer - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2604024
Hope you all enjoyed the guide and hope it allows many players to enjoy this wonderful game even more. If you have any questions/comments/vouches you are encouraged to post up. As long as you have FULLY read the guide. Also again feel free to catch me on my stream. Happy farming my fellow exiles!
Last edited by g00fy_goober on Jan 7, 2020, 4:40:33 PM
Last bumped on Jan 12, 2020, 5:56:43 AM
on Apr 9, 2018, 8:12:14 PM
on Apr 10, 2018, 7:51:47 PM
Have you done Uber Elder on this yet?
What would you say the cost of this build would be as a start?
I am sure you have probably got this on your stream, but how would you compare this with your spec throw build?
Last edited by bionicpope on Apr 11, 2018, 4:27:40 AM
on Apr 11, 2018, 4:26:15 AM
I have done uber elder but have not been able to pull it off myself yet. This is highly do to me being a giant pleb and not knowing the fight and nothing to do with build. Seen plenty of bflurry do before, and being the pleb I am got both down to like 1/4 hp. Also I didn't cheese it with kaom's boots. Something I am working towards :)
This build is much like the elebuzzsaw in that you can pour currency into it to get really good. For example 20 ex claw + HH is so much fun on this build but its highly un needed.
Bloodseeker claw works fine and a normal belt. You can get a lowish stat stick for a handful of chaos and still it adds a ton of dmg. Steel rings with the extra phys roll and decent life will probably cost about an exalt each. Watchers eye crit/hatred version is pretty expensive but also not needed at start.
So as best I can to answer your question, it is very viable/cheap to get starter gear and carry you through most maps. If you want to invest though it can cost you a solid 50ish exalts and then w/e the cost of HH.
To answer your last question, this build is the first one I have done since my elebuzzsaw that truly felt great and engaging to play. It is similar in the fact that it is a fast build (move and attack wise) and is an attack based claw build. I would say the single target on this build is slightly better, and the clear is a slightly better on the elebuzzsaw.
Both builds are huge amounts of fun though.
on Apr 11, 2018, 8:31:51 AM
Thanks for the answers man. I am sitting on about 30ex right now, and was looking at your buzzsaw build yesterday. I didn't feel much like dealing with leveling a Ranger again, and really love Champion.
It was a debate for me between buzzsaw and a glacial hammer champion I had theorycrafted, but this looks like a damn good build.
on Apr 11, 2018, 9:11:24 AM
Welp I know we talked on stream earlier, but gl with whichever build you choose to do!
on Apr 11, 2018, 12:23:36 PM
Hit 95 today with build, been going fantastic!
on Apr 14, 2018, 2:44:43 PM
Used your build can kill uber elder pretty easily
on Apr 15, 2018, 3:24:42 PM
I've been playing this build lately. I leveled it from lvl 1. I really love the idea of the build. However this is the first build i've played where i'm actually dying to some enemies in T5/6 maps. For example the Shadow of the Vaal boss in the Maze Map T5 kept one shotting me. I need some advice on what to do? What gear should I upgrade? I don't have anywhere near enough to get a stat stick as those are a few exalts. Thanks
on Apr 15, 2018, 4:50:21 PM
Nice, ive tried a few times and failed all myself, seen plenty do it, im just a nub :)
Well first idk why you are dual wielding... stat stick gives like 4x your dps, running a second claw doesn't give you anything.
Looking at your tree you have VP taken which is kind of waste of skill point since claws gives you instant leech.
You really should get your last 2 points from uber lab as well as taunting will reduce dmg you take, make your attacks always hit, and give you a 20% more multiplier on damage.
Your abyssus has a 48% roll on it which is huge, you should really try to get a 40% one they are not very expensive. Your gear also has almost no life on it at all.
Honestly your best bet is to reread the guide carefully and fully and take special note on stat prioritization section.
on Apr 15, 2018, 6:09:03 PM