[3.5] Tesla Cyclone [SLAYER/RAIDER] | Destroy the Game | All Content | Super Fast! | Spin 2 Win

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DEATHLESS UBER ELDER KILL VIDEO By LucidSky
- https://vimeo.com/279983960/4f26865ad2


E L E M E N T A L V A R I A N T S ==== A N D ==== A U T O B O M B E R ==== A N D ==== F L I C K E R S T R I K E ===== V A R I A N T ==== V I D E O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnS9kOq9cG4&t=



Delve League Updates/Thoughts
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I have been in poor health recently and have not been able to get on, however, Jadame has put in considerable time and has updated me with what I would consider trusted information on Delve League updated info and the guide.

This is just to provide the most information possible and feedback from an exile that has pushed this build in multiple leagues. He has also been helping in the forums like a boss.

Jadame ---

Basically build are really good in this league, I got to the rank1 amongst scions and held it for quite some time, maybe even a whole week, lately decided to stop pushing in fvour of leveling pathfinder for unethical purposes so dropped to top5 or so. Think I could have maintained rank if I continued pushing, but it wasn’t very efficient, and when I get my pathfinder to where I need her to be I will boost my scion to 900 or even 1k+ without any problems.

1. Delve Expectations
Lvl300 doable with 5l sf anything. Breeze, deathless.
Lvl500 doable with 6l good gear tankyfast buld(btw put 1 point into top sword node of the left wheel, it needed for the bleed to boost vaal ds ST). Breeze, deathless if played properly.
Lvl600 demands stacking survivability and damage. Basalt, taste of hate, grace, phys taken as ele watcher eye mods, jugg accendancy, mark of the elder, carnage heart, all of that jazz. Not that much of a breeze(MS loss hurts, but can be compensated by lunaris pantheon), deathless with dodging and playing well.
Lvl700 demands playing well on top of good survivability, and dodging delve zones with bad mods. Struggle, oneshots, death and not so much misery, because compared to following it’s a comparison between t1 map and uber elder.
Lvl800(I am not there yet, altho by the choice to stop pushing for a some time) demands absolutely maxed gear, pantheon swaps, resist flasks swaps, playing super cautiously, and, on top of that, luck, because oneshots are very real and timing leveled Immortal Call with 5 endurance charges between packs sometimes only way to survive.
Lvl900(theoretically) demands mirror 2h, mirror body armour, headhunter, zerphis heart, lvl100 char, triple crit mult jewels and possibly corrupted 6l chest.
Or a pathfinder. Because poets pens zerphis ele conversions are balanced.

2. Delve gear changes
Basically, instead of I WANT DAMAGE, ALL DAMAGE, SHAPER SHOULD DIE INSTANTLY OR ITS FUCKED UP survivability now is a king. This really starts to matter only below level 500 tho, before that normal build does just fine.
2.1. So, definitely fuck:
Bronns, no life = what are you even doing
Haste = grace is a must
Thiefs torment = mark of the elder+shaper ring is a must
Daressos = carnage is a must
Falsks = just get basalt and taste of hate, dog
Non-defensive watchers eye = dying is not fun
Low level CODT Immortal Call, with jugg ascendancy you want to make at as long as possible.
2.2. Most likely fuck:
Loreweave, no evasion = gee gee. (altho It can be used in a delve sectors where you need ALL THE DAMAGE and survivability is not that much of an issue)
Kaoms heart, no evasions and subbing out vaal ds and ancestral warchief not worth it.

3. My approach
I have played slight variation of tankygofast variation to depth lvl500. Used acro, phase acro, farruls head and chest and regular gear. Havent bothered using even conc effect.
On depth 500 switched to jugg, got conc, grace, purity with watchers eye phys taken as ele, basalt, taste of hate, conc, mark of the elder with shaper ring, started leveling Immortal Call for more uptime. Switched to lunaris to compensate for a loss of movement speed. No vaal pact.
On depth 700 started using crafting sword for unholy might+more elemental damage, perfect form for free phase acro and arctic armour(altho its useless), ass mark on hit shapers ring, starkonja for more survivability, bouncing between pantheons and ele resist flasks. Got 2 xtra endurance echanges from the tree(altho I don’t think there lot of difference between them and just more life nodes). Vall pact.


Oh yes, forgot: vaal ancestral warchied is also must have, its even more boosted than a vaal ds.






Joke Video Guide. Real one coming later. ------------------------------------------- https://youtu.be/wzEStbdcyg8


Yo! I just Want to Run Fast and Be as Tanky as I can Be. Let me smoothly destroy the game please
https://pastebin.com/x8wyQihU

This is a pastebin for super safe Uber Lab boss farmers that want a FeelsGoodMan experience.





MY OTHER BUILDS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kGzx2HN4MM&feature=youtu.be - PERMA EQ MAP GOD - The Strong Independent Woman

https://youtu.be/dVvSwBHkbXg - Scion Spec Throw on a 4ex Budget. Guardians/Shaper/Uber Elder guardians down.


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK AT MY F.A.Q. FOR ELEMENTAL VARIANTS TO THE BUILD AND MAGIC FIND AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE 10 BUILDS INCLUDED IN THIS GUIDE BASICALLY.( Fuck off all you 1 Trick pony Builders XD <-- bad joke )

******CRAZY FAST MAGIC FIND MAPPER SET UP ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND HERALD EXPLOSION VIDEO GUIDE https://youtu.be/PMI1ksnFiCs


Want Practice Against Uber Elder? https://poesimulator.github.io/

I was featured in an internet article. Oh man! I'm famous *needs to buy cool guy shades*
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Hiya everyone!


My build was featured in an online article! woot woot!
Just wanted to drop a link that Twitch user: Sethers656 had brought to my attention.

http://www.requnix.com/path-of-exile-3-3-incursion-best-builds


This is an article written by David Allen highlighted the build in the top 5 Best Speed Mapping/Farming Builds section.


Feel free to check out the article. Some great tips, especially for those looking for ideas on the league and hang out with me and friends on Twitch for some good times.


Red Elder DPS Gif


This Puts Me in The Mood


-Do you want a build that can literally clear 1/2 a map with a single click? (Good Luck)

-How about instead a build that can not only clear maps, but can also clear all of the content in the game? (Looking at you Uber Atziri, Shaper, Guardians, Red Elder, Elder Guardians, Uber Elder)

-Do you like to have fun with Cyclone? (See Above Image)

Octavian on Baeclast #20 said it best: "We just want to see the health bars go away. We don't want challenge. We just want their numbers go bye bye, our numbers get Big Big."

T15 Boss killed in 2 seconds video sample - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86XW1lZciY&feature=youtu.be


Well, this build can do all that and more!


This is a pure fun guide to maximizing the Potential of Crit Physical Cyclone with the only ascendancy class that matters for scion, ASCENDANT *bad joke*. This build is for those that want to clear maps so fast they do not have time to question things like: "WTF am I doing w/ my life?" "Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?" "Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?"

I've been a long time fan of PoE and over the years have made many builds for friends. Just wanted to try and share a little something with the community about my take on cyclone and I honestly hope you either learn something about building or appreciate the attempt at humor. I love you guys and this game. Please leave a comment as to what you think or how you can improve the build. Thank you.

Onward to the Murder Journey!
Atlas 157/157 With all 5 Sextants


PROS:
- HIGH DAMAGE
- One of the Fastest Mapping Builds in the GAME
- Can do all content (Videos posted below)
- FUN WITH HEADHUNTER (TOTALLY OPTIONAL. Not needed for the build but a Pro in my book XD )
- Can do all map mods (Can do Ele and Phy reflect. Put Blood magic on your cyclone or use mana flask on No Regen. Can do No Leech maps.)
- Budget Friendly Clear up to T15-16 on a 25c budget. (Can also scale really high the more investment you put in)
- Can use as a League Starter
- Can Do Uber Lab EASILY
- Can become a Magic Find Map Spammer God that is FAST and Can kill Bosses Quickly, Easily.
- Bitch Ass Botters That Tried to Use my Build b/c it's OP. GOT BANNED. GG EZ.



CONS:
- Not a 8-13k Righteous Fire Life Build
- Melee is NOT a con.
- Can not Facetank the world. (Again not a Righteous Fire Build)
- Requires you to learn end game boss mechanics (Personally Do not see this as a con because I like actually playing the game.)
- Not managing Cyclone at all can lead to mana issues. (I keep spamming the button with noone around and now I have no mana! Halp!)
- Does need a fair amount of investment and patience when doing Uber Elder (If you even plan on fighting him)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Path of Building Variants
- Gearing options/Passive Trees - Choose Your Destiny! Gem Links Included for each choice.
- Flasks and Jewels
- Ascendancy/Pantheon/Bandits

- Min/Maxer I want all the upgrades
- F.A.Q.

- Videos
- Leveling Guide <------------- 2nd post
- Tesla PROS: Awesome shoutouts to achievements by fans of the build. (Uber Elder included)


New Player Disclaimer/ Veteran Clarifier:
I will Be including several way to tackle this build that never changes the core of what the build is: Fast, Fun, Cyclone goodness. I've learned over the course of putting this guide out that different people take to the build in different ways and I want to try and add CLEAR paths so you do not follow one path blindly and then ask something like "But Where's my HP???" or if you pick a super tanky variant you are not asking "Why do I not do the same damage as the FULL DPS/LOW LIFE version?" The choice is yours and I hope you make the choice that will bring you the most fun. <3


Path of Building Variants
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For Those with Path of Building (Which I recommend everyone downloading and using for all your POE builds). I'm going to lay out the options for the build here that will include gearing etc etc. I will not be including fully fleshed out versions to everything yet, most due to how much time I currently have, but to see the gear and passives/gem links, check them out.

THE LEVELING PASSIVE TREE WILL BE IN THE 2ND POST OF THE GUIDE AS I WILL HAVE A FULL WALKTHROUGH THERE.


League Starter/Put me In Coach! Can follow this after Uber Elder. Leveling League Starter in 2nd post
https://pastebin.com/fJBhJRHT

This passive tree are for those league starting that want a safe, cheap passive tree route. This will easily get you safely set up for mapping and taking full advantage of the Pure talent jewel. I did include a couple of playing around options for other gear in there if you want get froggy early on and want to play with some numbers. This is like a minimal, fast map ready, can use right at the start and level up to 90 with. Good health (just below 6k but can go up, + aoe for farming etc etc)


The Next passive trees will be "What Path do I want to Go with my end game goals" variants. Choose depending on budget and playstyle.


Yo! I just Want to Run Fast and Be as Tanky as I can Be. Let me smoothly destroy the game please
https://pastebin.com/x8wyQihU

This is the most updated pastebin I have in the guide. I believe that this has literally all the best parts of the build except for the extreme damage variants. This will be a tanky/fast moving/fun variation for those that want to minimize challenge and still kick some ass.

The 'I Dont Care about your stinking Hp! I just want damages! (My preference atm)
https://pastebin.com/y407sQ3b

This is the LOWEST LIFE variant that trades off HP for Damage. Choose only if you never ever ever ever ever ever ever ask "How Much HP do you have?" This will range between 4.5k - 4.9k life.

The How Much HP Do You Have Because I want More Variant
https://pastebin.com/9c04Zw4P


This Variant is a much safer route, still going over 1Mil dps and hitting 6.5k hp with ease. You can even add more life to the build. If you like more hp, please for the LOVE OF GOD choose this <3



My Mom Put Me in a Bubble While I Grew Up and Now I only Wear Kaom's Chest

This will be the lowest Damage Variant but with 7.3k+ HP with the option for more hp, it has the most HP. WE DID IT BOIS. ALL THE HP. You are still getting almost 900k dps which is PLENTY.

I will say there are probably better ways to optimize this particular choice, so builders, feel free.

Just follow the More Health option. Wear a Kaom's Heart plate. Put Cyclone in your weapon and drop Vaal DS. YOU WANTED MORE HP. YOU GOT IT.

BUT WTF ABOUT VAAL PACT!

In each one of the above variants, you can EASILY path to Vaal Pact and Vit Void if you so choose. I personally do not like VP BUUUUUUT if you feel like you want to be more face tanky THEN PICK IT UP. I did not want to make 2 variants to each variant just to cover the change. It's 5-8 passives. Please use your own judgement. If you have questions, I'm on Twitch and this forum.


BRUH IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT MAGIC FIND IIQ BABY! I WANT ALL THE EXALTS!
https://pastebin.com/CfEXB5ba

Here is a path of what you can do if your SOLE goal is to IIQ farm maps. I even dropped the thief's torment ring for ventors but for budget, I would just stick with the thief's torment ring. If you choose to keep the thief's torment, you can reallocate all the VP and vit void nodes to anything you want. This set up will EASILY keep you around the 190-200% movement speed mark and shit on maps in seconds. Can get up to 71% IIQ (more with pariah rings)

U B E R E L D E R - The DPS approach
https://pastebin.com/zXhgd7M5 - LucidSky's approach

https://pastebin.com/1tWYQug4 - Same1's approach

These two DPS options push forward with the original concepts of the build and push the DPS envelope forward. Same takes a tankier approach while maintaining as much DPS as possible while Lucid's approach is "What's that magic 8-ball? Kill them ALL?" as he for goes raising HP in favor or adding even more damage. Both method are proven concepts and You can look down in the guide in the [Tesla Pros] Section for screenshots, videos, etc on these methods.

U B E R E L D E R - The MoreBudget I just Want to live! approach

https://pastebin.com/C3snmSBP

Now this, I know, doesn't fit into the CORE idea of the build. However, with more and more people that wanted to do Uber Elder. I completely changed the character to offer a very budget idea for uber Elder. I forgo a LOT of damage in exchange of maximizing the Life Leech mechanic, offering a super safe style of fight. Basically if You choose this method, know that this is can do maps and stuff but it's super slow and IMO no fun at all. However for the Uber Elder (end game bosses), It's EXTREMELY safe and I even killed all the uber elder guardians, deathless with one hand while petting my cat on stream haha. I will post a video below of my birthday stream + alcohol + Uber Elder kill. This kill was done with literally just picking up random gear and stuff just before the fight and is completely unoptimized. The pastebin is better than the gear I took in. I think I only had like 250k dps (NOT TOOLTIP, pastbin) and still cleared the fight. Again, TO CLARIFY. This is just posted for an additional option. It is NOT REQUIRED.



U B E R E L D E R - The Hybrid Tanky/Crit approach

props given to - TheVengefulOne

6.4k hp with elder armour(1.02 mil dps and 350k warchief dps): https://pastebin.com/PFPcqf1e
7.5k hp with kaom's heart(960k dps with gimped warchief/protector dps) : https://pastebin.com/4pbyX1t0




GEARING OPTIONS/Passive Trees (Shit yeah! I have saved up currency/I'm New and need to look everything up on POE Trade to decide if I even want to play this build.)

*DISCLAIMER*


The only Super Highly Recommended Gear/What to Invest into first No matter what Path you Choose With the Build
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You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.

-- This is honestly the only 2 ESSENTIAL pieces to the build. I gives the build great/easy access to Int(from the +25 attributes/Aoe (if you like tankier variant below)/Crit Chance/Movement speed without spending 2 more passives on just the Int Node Thief's Craft. The rest can be scaled/upgraded/switched for variants that I will get into later on. 10-13 chaos ish for the gem I believe as of now. Super expensive, I know. Time to uninstall.

While a Majority of your Life steal comes from Blood Rage, a MAJOR MANA SUSTAIN CONTRIBUTOR, and what really helps pushes up your end boss survivability, to the point that I would put it at ESSENTIAL is:

1st Purchase Priority in the whole league = Thief's Torment Ring.



Everything with this ring fits into the build 100%


Without the ring, you will need a jewel with mana leech or mana leech on a leveling item or there is a mana leech node on the far right of the passive tree in the ranger area that is 1 point off the main trail that you will have to get (I recommend this last suggestion as a last option over everything else) until you get this ring. It will just make the whole leveling process a lot smoother overall.





CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY Gem Links Included

The Way this Guide is set up is (especially for newer players) that you start with the 2nd post, the leveling section, then when you finish Uber Lab (or know what to do) and want to maximize your league starting potential, switch over to this tree until you get more money and better gear. THEN you choose one of the final set ups depending on what you want as a player. If you have completed Uber Lab and want to skip the League starter set up for one of the final paths, please do. IF YOU WANT EVEN MORE POWER AFTER FOLLOWING THESE STEPS, I will have a Min/Maxer Powerup Section that applies to all variants of the build. Below these Options, I have my gear, links, and videos posted for proof of concept. The build only got WAY stronger in 3.3 and so to upgrade the guide, I rewrote this section to provide many options.



League Starter/Put me In Coach! Can follow this after Uber Elder. Leveling League Starter in 2nd post
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This passive tree are for those league starting that want a safe, cheap passive tree route. This will easily get you safely set up for mapping and taking full advantage of the Pure talent jewel. Good health (just below 6k but can go up, + aoe for farming etc etc)

https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAQUADRABAH--vILkkBGKr3vDSshuqrXyeA3AGqlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqd5aMEEXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5CZY5DusJhVLZYa2Nz352rOoY9zKSfdwjmG_lz_jrFHHZfIIHG6oQ8PJagTrBB9d-Yxc1kti9_gryRTrhpldN4_6Pf-Mx-_ZIjM89_FhjxtibjQgu7YMZjgBe037veu4Oo4oj9k2SjX0wfNRSdKAGohfcBiBRR42_1CMFtcLstMVirGyMnao2PetjES8rCl3yKgtwUonTjDZVS2HiJpUWvw-rsw4hwLDYdf2EbzfU7T9vO_PdaGUCX6QMYN6ou3tulyHBfCHQpq8dwgAAAAAA

Gear to aim for while League Starting:

- Thief's Torment (1st purchase to aim for)
- Belt of the Deceiver
- Daresso's Salute
- Hiltless (after picking up Slayer on Ascendacy) otherwise Kondo's Pride
- Starkonja's
- Bubonic Trail Murder Boots
- Armor Chest with Life and Resists (Tabula Rasa optional)
- Rare Gloves that fill any need you need for the build (life / resists / attack speed / w/e )

Again Look at the leveling guide for more info on Gearing up while leveling. This is what you aim to get while grinding Act 9 Blood Aqeducts for ez pz chaos at the beginning of the league.

Gem Links: (In order of importance)

Chest - Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Brutality - Increased Aoe/Conc Effect (use conc only if pushing higher tier content fast) - Damage on Full Life - Maim (5L and 6L included if you either have a tabula or just want to see it early.


Gloves - Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Enfeeble

Cast when Damage Taken keep at level 1-3. Increased Duration can go up to 20. Enfeeble/Immortal Call need to be low enough to proc with Cast When Damage Taken. Read the Gem.

Helm - Leap Slam - Fortify - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks

Boots - Vaal Haste (or Vaal Grace if pushing higher content) - Blasphemy - Vulnerability


Weapon - Vaal Double Strike - Ancestral Protector Totem - Melee Physical Damage - Blood Rage (DOES NOt HAVE TO BE LINKED BUT FOR NOW NEEDS TO BE PLACED SOMEWHERE

Optional: Adding more links to Vaal DS/totem options if you want to pimp out your hiltless - Brutality - Damage on Full Life



If you run into Resist Problems SEE THE F.A.Q. SECTION: WHERE AM I GETTING ALL MY RESISTS!!! NANI???

You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.





The 'I Dont Care about your stinking Hp! I just want damages! (My preference atm)
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This is the LOWEST LIFE variant that trades off HP for Damage. Choose only if you never ever ever ever ever ever ever ask "How Much HP do you have?" This will range between 4.5k - 4.9k life.


Passive Tree:
https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAQcADRABAIC-vILkkBGKr3vDSshuqrXyeA3AGqlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqd5aMEEXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5CZY5DusJhVLZYa2Nz352rOoY9zKSfdwjmG_lz_jrFHHZfIIHG6oQ8PJagTrBB9d-Yxc1kti9f-Mx-5uNCC7tgxmOAF7Tfu967g6jiiP2TZKNfTB81FJ0oAaiF9wGIFFHjb_UIwW1wuy0xWKsbIydqjY962Nd8ioLcFKJ04w2VUth4iaVFr8Pq7MOIcCw2HX9hG831O0_bzvz3WhltUjUQudUJP3_3sv1MbDcvecPqZSHavljlLh7FAJfpAxg3qi7e26XIcF8IdCmrx3CAAAAAAA=


Gear Choices (assuming you've already level'd up and want to try out this variant:

- Thief's Torment (1st purchase to aim for)
- Belt of the Deceiver
- Daresso's Salute
- Hiltless then upgrade to Starforge
- Rat's Nest
- Bubonic Trail Murder Boots
- Bronn's Lithe (SEE F.A.Q. SECTION: HOW DO I COLOR THIS for more info)
- Shaper's Touch Gloves


Gem Links: (In order of importance)

Chest - Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Brutality - Increased Aoe/Conc Effect (use conc only if pushing higher tier content fast) - Damage on Full Life - Maim


Gloves - Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Enfeeble

Cast when Damage Taken keep at level 1-3. Increased Duration can go up to 20. Enfeeble/Immortal Call need to be low enough to proc with Cast When Damage Taken. Read the Gem.

Helm - Leap Slam - Fortify - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks

Boots - Vaal Haste (or Vaal Grace if pushing higher content) - Blasphemy - Vulnerability


Weapon - Vaal Double Strike - Ancestral Protector Totem - Melee Physical Damage - Blood Rage (DOES NOt HAVE TO BE LINKED BUT FOR NOW NEEDS TO BE PLACED SOMEWHERE

Optional: Adding more links to Vaal DS/totem options if you want to pimp out your Starforge - Brutality - Damage on Full Life

If you run into Resist Problems SEE THE F.A.Q. SECTION: WHERE AM I GETTING ALL MY RESISTS!!! NANI???

You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.



The How Much HP Do You Have Because I want More Variant
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This Variant is a much safer route, still going over 1Mil dps and hitting 6.5k hp with ease. You can even add more life to the build. If you like more hp, please for the LOVE OF GOD choose this <3

Passive Tree:
https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAQUADRABAH--vILkkBGKr3vDSshuqrXyeA3AGqlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqd5aMEEXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5CZY5DusJhVLZYa2Nz352rOoY9zKSfdwjmG_lz_jrFHHZfIIHG6oQ8PJagTrBB9d-Yxc1kti9f-Mx-5uNCC7tgxmOAF7Tfu967g6jiiP2TZKNfTB81FJ0oAaiF9wGIFFHjb_UIwW1wuy0xWKsbIydqjY962Nd8ioLcFKJ04w2VUth4iaVFr91_YRvN9TtP287891oZbVI1EKplIdq_gryRTrh_o9N46ZX9kiMz1vTvV3foKLZsNgCX6QMYN6ou3tulyHBfCHQpq8dwgAAAAAA

Gearing Choices:
- Thief's Torment (1st purchase to aim for)
- Stygian Vise Belt (+hp / + resists) + Abyssal Jewel (+Resists +hp + crit chance or mult)
- Daresso's Salute
- Hiltless then upgrade to Starforge
- Starkonja's Head
- Bubonic Trail Murder Boots
- Belly of the Beast (Optional LoreWeave)
- Shaper's Touch Gloves

Gem Links: (In order of importance)

Chest - Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Brutality - Increased Aoe/Conc Effect (use conc only if pushing higher tier content fast) - Damage on Full Life - Maim


Gloves - Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Enfeeble

Cast when Damage Taken keep at level 1-3. Increased Duration can go up to 20. Enfeeble/Immortal Call need to be low enough to proc with Cast When Damage Taken. Read the Gem.

Helm - Leap Slam - Fortify - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks

Boots - Vaal Haste (or Vaal Grace if pushing higher content) - Blasphemy - Vulnerability


Weapon - Vaal Double Strike - Ancestral Protector Totem - Melee Physical Damage - Blood Rage (DOES NOt HAVE TO BE LINKED BUT FOR NOW NEEDS TO BE PLACED SOMEWHERE

Optional: Adding more links to Vaal DS/totem options if you want to pimp out your Starforge - Brutality - Damage on Full Life

If you run into Resist Problems SEE THE F.A.Q. SECTION: WHERE AM I GETTING ALL MY RESISTS!!! NANI???


You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.




My Mom Put Me in a Bubble While I Grew Up and Now I only Wear Kaom's Chest
Spoiler

This will be the lowest Damage Variant but with 7.3k+ HP with the option for more hp, it has the most HP. WE DID IT BOIS. ALL THE HP. You are still getting almost 900k dps which is PLENTY.

I will say there are probably better ways to optimize this particular choice, so builders, feel free.

Passive Tree:


Just follow The How Much HP Do You Have Because I want More Variant. Wear a Kaom's Heart plate. Put Cyclone in your weapon and drop Vaal DS. YOU WANTED MORE HP. YOU GOT IT. Great for 900+ Ping gameplay and ummm free Kaom's MTX.



BRUH IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT MAGIC FIND IIQ BABY! I WANT ALL THE EXALTS!
Spoiler

Here is a path of what you can do if your SOLE goal is to IIQ farm maps. I even dropped the thief's torment ring for ventors but for budget, I would just stick with the thief's torment ring. If you choose to keep the thief's torment, you can reallocate all the VP and vit void nodes to anything you want. This set up will EASILY keep you around the 190-200% movement speed mark and shit on maps in seconds. Can get up to 71% IIQ (more with pariah rings). This is 100% optional on the passive tree. You can just swap gear to IIQ gear and make up the resist and still use your preferred option. Just thought I'd include or more min/max set up.

Passive Tree:

https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAQcADRABAIC-vILkkBGKr3vDSshuqrXyeA3AGqlud-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqd5aMEEXz8UIO8OUEfkUZd5CZY5DusJhVLZYa2Nz352rOoY9zKSfdwjmG_lz_jrFHHZfIIHG6oQ8PJagTrBB9d-Yxc1kti9f-Mx-5uNCC7tgxmOAF7Tfu967g6jiiP2TZKNfe0_bzvz3WhlGj7yL2o7GbRqk0z_TioqOCPTbyeaaucKCpt461b6qvioosHYIurDOjIBshnPemHrelObJgX5FfD5Y3sUlLiVzCSLD6ttbLVIsw4hwLDYFr8mlWHiVUs7KIlr7HQjMQJfpAxg3qi7e26XIcF8IdCmrx3CAAAAAAA=

Gearing Choices:

- Hiltess (upgrade to Starforge)
- Devoto's Devotion
- Bronn's Lithe (SEE F.A.Q. SECTION: HOW DO I COLOR THIS for more info)
- Sadima's Touch Gloves
- Goldwyrm, Nubuck Boots
- Any Quant Talisman (Spinefuse)
- Thief's Torment (Can switch to 2 Ventor's Gambles or Pariah)
- Bisco's Leash


Gem Links: (In order of importance)

Chest - Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Brutality - Increased Aoe/Conc Effect (use conc only if pushing higher tier content fast) - Damage on Full Life - Maim


Gloves - Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Enfeeble

Cast when Damage Taken keep at level 1-3. Increased Duration can go up to 20. Enfeeble/Immortal Call need to be low enough to proc with Cast When Damage Taken. Read the Gem.

Helm - Leap Slam - Fortify - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks

Boots - Vaal Haste (or Vaal Grace if pushing higher content) - Blasphemy - Vulnerability


Weapon - Vaal Double Strike - Ancestral Protector Totem - Melee Physical Damage - Blood Rage (DOES NOt HAVE TO BE LINKED BUT FOR NOW NEEDS TO BE PLACED SOMEWHERE

Optional: Adding more links to Vaal DS/totem options if you want to pimp out your Starforge - Brutality - Damage on Full Life

If you run into Resist Problems SEE THE F.A.Q. SECTION: WHERE AM I GETTING ALL MY RESISTS!!! NANI???

You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.




FLASKS AND JEWELS


These Flask work for ALL BUILD VARIANT CHOICES
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General All Round Flasks



End Game Bosses (Guardians +)
Last two can be switched out if you like.

I tend to use these flask the most for this build. You can Most definitely switch out the sulfur flask for a Jade flask w/ curse removal or a Stibnite. They will offer a great defensive alternative.


**Fun Flask Alert that Is Expensive - Soul Ripper**

JEWELS



Jewel wanted for the IIR Magic find - Might of the Meek (Placed into jewel socket at Scion Start)

I mentioned above that you need to get a Pure Talent Viridian Jewel to fully take advantage of saving passive points (mainly int attribute requirement with increased aoe/concentrated effect gems).

You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.

I am really enjoying the addition of the Watcher's Eye Jewels. If you decide to pick one up, just know that the Haste one helps a little bit with damage mitigation, however, my preference is the Grace Jewel. I have switch the Haste aura over to Grace for end game bosses and the Jewel just adds just a bit more defense on an already great defensive shift by switching auras. There's are a lot of great Watcher's Eye Jewels for the build. If you progress that far, pick the one that works for your build choice.


If you want to save more passives (2 to 3 more), you will need to get lightning resist on 2 of your jewels to over the cap of resistances a bit if you choose the full unique play style.


General after those requirements have been met, look for:

+% Life , Critical Multiplier <--- Top tier (life being the absolute best and most wanted roll)
Attack speed, Damage, Crit chance <--- Still good




Ascendancy/Pantheon/Bandits


ASCENDANCY
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Normal: +40 Dex and + 1 Passive point on the Ranger Path

Cruel: Ranger Ascendancy (RAIDER) and +20 Strength and Dex going down the Duelist Path

Merciless: + 1 Passive Point and Duelist Ascendancy (SLAYER)

Uber: + 1 Passive and finish the Ranger route with Grants 2 Passive points and Can allocate passive in starting point.


IF YOU ARE PLAYING HC AND/OR ARE WORRIED ABOUT SURVIVABILITY, PICK UP THE SLAYER PORTION ON THE ASCENDANCY OVER RAIDER

The Ascendancy choices are absolutely AMAZING for Scion!


PANTHEON
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I really think there is a lot of preference based choices when it comes to the benefits the pantheon can provide the build. I'm just going to list a couple of favorites of mine. Feel free to try more out as well.

Major God Recommendation:

- Soul of Arakaali

Minor God Recommendation:

- Soul of Ralakesh - Neato

- Soul of Ryslatha - For Lab help

- Soul of Garukhan - Evasion


BANDITS
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Help Alira



Min/Maxer I want all the upgrades
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So you've gone through the passive trees and picked your route, level'd up your character, proceeded to get some badass gear and you want to become so strong you absolutely shit on the end game bosses.

Fair enough.

Progression (appplies to all build variants)

- Get your chest 6L (I ALREADY DID! NOW WHAT?)
- Corrupt your Shaper's Touch with Vulnerability on Hit. Take out Blasphemy + vuln on boots. Replace with either Vitality and get 2 Abyssal Socket Bubonics

OR

- Corrupt your Shaper's Touch with Vulnerability on Hit. Take out Blasphemy + Vuln on boots. Just run vaal Grace + blood rage gem, get 2 Abyssal Socket Bubonics. 6L your weapon, making Vaal DS and Totem even MOAR powerful.

- (Can also try and do a 1 abyssal socket Bubonic with Grace + Haste + enlighten but honestly I didn't like it that much for end game. Your choice though)

- LAB ENCHANTS: Cyclone Attack speed, Cyclone Damage, Blood rage Attack Speed for Helm. 16% attack speed when you get a kill on Boots or 2% regen when hit. Choices Choices.

- SLAM A DUO CURSE ON DARESSO'S AND BECOME A GOD. This would be after you get Vuln on hit on the Shaper's Touch as well. Then you can just replace Vuln on boots with ASSASSIN'S MARK or even ENFEEBLE for more offense or more defense. If you choose Assassin's Mark, I think your 6th Link on Cyclone can be changed to Increased Crit Strikes and slightly out do Maim but I'll have to double check.

- Double Corrupting your SHIZZ (Big Balls Bois)

- Buying an expensive %life recovery rate life with +hp Elder Rustic Sash for more hp and more life leech.

- Trying out an Elder Crit Chest over Bronn's

- Super expensive Crit chance/crit multi +life Shaper Amulet.

- Now follow me on this one. You can get an Elder Ring with 20 ish Life gain on hit, throw all your money at a Vitality Watcher's Eye that also can do 20 ish Life gain on hit AND can roll even MORE life recovery rate (INCREASING YOUR LIFE LEECH CAP). This would allow you to also put on a Shaper Ring (With Assassin mark on hit if you also do the Double Curse Amulet) Freeing up sockets and making fitting in Vitality a breeze on the build. You would not have the main gain on hit but your leech can still work. (Just gotta git gud). That opens up a lot of life leech, damage, defense, etc.

- I'm tired, that's all I have for now. XD



F.A.Q.


READ THIS SHIT.
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Q - WHERE AM I GETTING ALL MY RESISTS!!! NANI???


Q - HOW DO I COLOR THIS OFF COLOR EVASION CHEST???


Q - WHAT ABOUT VAAL PACT???
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A - In each one of the above variants, you can EASILY path to Vaal Pact and Vit Void if you so choose. I personally do not like VP BUUUUUUT if you feel like you want to be more face tanky THEN PICK IT UP. I did not want to make 2 variants to each variant just to cover the change. It's 5-8 passives. Please use your own judgement. If you have questions, I'm on Twitch and this forum. BUT IF YOU WANT TO BE THE MOST TANKY, TAKE VAAL PACT AND VITALITY VOID OR AT LEAST JUST VAAL PACT.


Q - CAN I WEAR LOREWEAVE???
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A - Yes. It will lower your hp a bit on the higher hp builds but the damage and spell mitigation is SUPER nice on bosses that use spells etc. Up to you but you 100% can.


Q - What About Vaal Cyclone???
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A - My two favorite things That Vaal Cyclone does for the build are: 1 - Apex Boss in Incursion temple - Add phase - You can let some of the adds spawn and pop Vaal Cyclone and GG EZ Game. 2 - BREACHES in an open map. Sexy Time 100%


Q - CWDT Enfeeble + Vuln/Blasphemy or on Guantlets? How do 2 Curses Work?
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Q - HOW DO I GET INT ON THIS BUILD? HOLY SHIT!
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A - To quote Aimanan in the forum:
"

00. Pure Talent
01. Versatility
02. +10 int node 2 steps to the left of Master of the Arena
03. Coordination
04. Trickery
05. Coldhearted Calculation
06. Aspect of the Lynx (variant)



Type "Intelligence" in the search bar at the top right of your passives tree which is shown when you press P ingame. This will highlight all nodes with int. Verify which ones this build takes. The same action can be carried out in a PoB import, there is a 'filter' search bat at the bottom of the page which displays the tree.


No Video Required. GG Ez Game.


Q - How does Shock (on Starfoge) Work with this build?
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A - https://youtu.be/s--yC6V__us Watch me for Shock infos.


Q - Why are You Using Vaal Double Strike in your build?
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A - https://youtu.be/4Qdo3OhdfLs < --- Watch Me.


Q - YO! I WANT TO ZOOM ZOOM WITH BIG DICK HERALD EXPLOSIONS! HOW DO I DO THAT WITH YOUR BUILD?
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A - https://youtu.be/6_3kQdnUIF4 AND https://www.twitch.tv/videos/278355735 <--- WATCH ME FOR FLICKER STRIKE/CHARGED DASH/ELE CYCLONE/ AND AUTOBOMBER TESLA CYCLONE VARIANTS

You will need to have either mana leech on 1 passive OR on one jewel.


Q - HOW DO I MAKE MONIES IN THIS GAME?? QUESTION MARK?





GEAR THAT I AM WEARING THIS LEAGUE



This is just my personal choices this league with releveling the character and having fun w/ incursions. PLEASE DO NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW. Read above for different gearing options and passive choices.

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Videos

If you hit up my Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCk0mnyNVBGwVEpzeeObPQ? I've done too many guardian/shaper/uber etc kills I've lost count in 3.2 and 3.3. I'll just post some stuff down here.


Lucid's DEATHLESS UBER ELDER KILL - https://vimeo.com/279983960/4f26865ad2

Lucid Shitting all over Uber Elder - https://vimeo.com/279593754/e2461dcbc5

Lucid with Zero Uber Elder Knowledge getting a Kill with the DPS variant - https://vimeo.com/278653969/68f3138e9b


Drunken Uber Elder Kill (defensive set up/ super low dps version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEku9qm9P5Q&t=

For More Uber Elder Kills, check out the TESLA PROS Section on 2nd post.

Minotaur Fight 3.3-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG-VGAwUHuA

T15 Boss Fight in a flash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86XW1lZciY

Uber Lab Anime 3.3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR5KwC1dkpY

Shaper 3.3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDiwSLkuXVQ

T15 Map + Boss - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhvEpbO4I8&t=190s

T15 Carcass Map with NO Headhunter on -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrewJUBnMM&t=12s
Last edited by Vashseden on Dec 10, 2018, 6:24:43 PM
Last bumped on Dec 14, 2018, 8:58:48 AM
LEAGUE STARTER POST ------------- A.K.A. LEVELING GUIDE



Hiya all who are leveling this build right now.


This was the first true league start for this build for me and I've learned a lot about my own build and how to tweak it out to make the journey to act 9 (which is the location you can farm enough currency to outfit 80% - 90% of the final build with ease) as painless as possible.

I will just add this post under my guide in the 2nd post seeing that I maxed out the 50,000 characters in the first post of the build guide.

League Starter Leveling Guide Glowy Brain Knowledge.

Start the game with Cleave and either a 2h or dual wield. Follow this passive tree.

https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAHEADQABADW-vILkkBGKr0rIbqq18ngNwBqpbnlowQRfPxQg7w5QR-RRl3kJljkO6wmFUtlhrY3Pfnas6hhnm4CKdiv3TfjrFHHZfIIHd-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqeplIdqNZLYvRuqEPDyWoE6wQfXfmMXAAAAAAA=

At level 12, (a.k.a. when you hit the last waypoint of Act 1) go to town and swap cleave for Sunder.

From this point on, use a 2hander.

Weapon upgrade path that will cost 1alch to 1chaos during your journey:

-Limbsplit or Wideswing (depending on when you get 1 alch and what level you are)

-Reaper's Pursuit

-Rigwald's Charge (this is a level 44 sword. Once you hit this point you can pick up sword damage nodes in the tree and ramp up your damage asap.)

-Terminus Est

- Hiltless / Kondo's Pride / Doomsower - ( I will note that I have not personally ever chosen Doomsower. I usually stick with Kondo's Pride, however, yesterday I did pick up a Hiltless and absolutely love it. I do feel I get hit more often though when compared to the blind with Kondo's)

2nd passive path to follow (again once you get a good rare sword or rigwald's charge, grab the sword nodes)

https://poeplanner.com/AA0AAMMADQABAF6-vILkkBGKr0rIbqq18ngNwBqpbnlowQRfPxQg7w5QR-RRl3kJljkO6wmFUtlhrY3Pfnas6hhnm4CKdiv3TfjrFHHZfIIHd-MB3ITZR369NmVNvqeplIdqNZLYvRuqEPDyWoE6wQfXfmMXGbRqk0z_TirWWCPTW68NjYd2Sn38xe4Oo4oj9k2SjX0wfNRSUUeNvwW1wuy0xWKsbIydqjY962MRL7VI1EKEb3X9Fr8mlWHiVUt0oAaiF9wGIAAAAAAA



I took a different route than normal for a couple of reasons:

1 - Life leech and mana leech options early. Say you get your thief's torment early, then you do not need to bother as much with this path, however, the rest of us, will want to farm for the ring in Act 9 and having that stability in both leeches is really nice with the option to pick up Vaal Pact anytime we want even before doing Merc Lab. (It's a LOT of leech. Just GET A BLEED REMOVAL FLASK)

2 - Yes, these two paths will require later that you use regrets (through the quests while leveling primarily). You will be fine. I promise. This idea tends to scare new players but the game was built around giving you these points to adjust accordingly while leveling.

3 - refer to 1 and 2.

After you finish the 2nd tree, or even a little sooner if you feel you have a good sense of the build (like 5 or so levels before the end), pick up crit nodes.

Picking up even just a tiny bit of crit and putting the passive points into Versatility for the accuracy, you will see a good damage boost. From then on, you will snowball so hard, you'll think you're cheating at Path of Exile.


After completing Uber Lab, go up to League Starter Set up variant and figure out where to respec your passive points.

I hope this helps. Just remember to refer to the Variants in the 1st post when you are ready to move your passives around. Ez PZ <3

P.S. The choice as to when to switch from Sunder to Cyclone is entirely up to you. I've had MANY people come to me and say they loved it even switching at 28. Me personally, I switched at Act 7 or 8 I believe when I just felt like a change from Sunder. Once you get the Thief's Torment ring, Cyclone is HELLA nice.


P.P.S. - If you are viewing this at a later date or future league, PLEASE refer back up to the first post after completing this for final passive tree/gear/variants and more. Thank you.


Tesla PROS: Awesome shoutouts to achievements by fans of the build. (Uber Elder included)


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Same1 Killing Uber Elder - https://imgur.com/gYz48o2


LucidSky Kicking Uber Elder in the Dick - https://i.imgur.com/9TvgQ3k.jpg
Also a Video of one of his kills - https://vimeo.com/278653969/68f3138e9b


TheVengefulOne Killing Uber Elder in yet another variant -



MORE TO COME!




Last edited by Vashseden on Jul 7, 2018, 2:33:47 PM
Hey thanks for the guide! I'm just jumping back into PoE and this looks interesting enough that I'll probably be running this as my league starter. Quick question, what are the main differences/benefits between this build and a classic Slayer Cycloner (using Atziri's, Kaom's, etc)?
Hiya! Thanks for the feedback. I am still working on the guide. You will find the answer mainly in the ascendancy difference, however I can give you some extra difference as well. I'll even make a topic on it in the guide (Sorry for going slow XD )



2nd responder!!!

Build looks amaze balls, I like that its able to do end game content w/o a huge investment; WELL DONE!
Still working on the guide. Ascendancies / bandits / panth / leveling / and videos are all posted! I will add a Slayer vs Scion section or an F.A.Q. section soon and then get to the Streamer comedy!
Really informative build! Everything you need to know you include and the formatting is very friendly to anyone wanting to try the build!
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Completed 5 ChallengesOnikram wrote:
Hey thanks for the guide! I'm just jumping back into PoE and this looks interesting enough that I'll probably be running this as my league starter. Quick question, what are the main differences/benefits between this build and a classic Slayer Cycloner (using Atziri's, Kaom's, etc)?




I have added your question to my F.A.Q. section

Q - What are the main differences/benefits between this build and a classic Slayer Cycloner?

A - Ok So I took each node from each ascendancy choice. Added each up and tried to take out everything that is similar to each ascendancy and only show the differences/benefits.

For Example: If both ascendancies get (+ number to something), I compare the difference and only post that.

Scion PROS:
+++ FIVE Passive points from ascendancy
+ The ability to save 4 MORE passive points going across the passive tree (No need to connect duelist to Ranger side)
+ +60 Dex (+120 Accuracy / +12% evade )
+ +20 Str (+10 max life)
+ 10% Movement Speed
+ 4% Chance to Dodge
+ You have Onslaught (20% increased attack speed, cast speed, and movement speed) while on full Frenzy Charges
+ 10% CHANCE TO GAIN A FRENZY CHARGE WHEN YOU HIT A RARE OR UNIQUE ENEMY


SLAYER PROS:
+ 20% MORE dmg if you've killed recently
+ 20% Culling over the 10% culling from Scion
+ 18% dmg with 2H over the scion's ascendancy
+ 20% Overkill Dmg Leeched as life
+ Bleed Immune while leeching
+ .4% Attack damage life leech
+ 100% increased Life leeched per second


Let me try to break this down to my train of thought.

The Scion while not getting a damage advantage through only the ascendancy passives, gains a MAJOR advantage in having 9 PASSIVE POINTS at your disposal to pick up dmg, life, jewel sockets, movement, attack speed, etc etc. Also, you are gaining 30% movement speed at the very least as well for some fast maps and fun times.

One major difference in the approach to each of the builds is the concept of gaining your health back. Slayer opts to really focus on Life Leech and to gain the most out of that (more leech/higher rate of leeching), Vaal Pact is the way to go. You can play w/ or w/out VP, I just want to clarify that is the goal. The culling strike is also plus for Slayer for sure in terms of just what it does to mobs and bosses.

The Counter point to Slayer goals: Leech life and Cull. Scion uses the Thief's Torment Ring with Life gain on hit. With the attack speed bonuses that outpace Slayer, the alternate source of sustain is enough to complete all the content in the game. The passive advantage also helps scion really outshine passive benefits on the skill tree over the Slayer to allow for more ways to outpace certain advantages the slayer would have over a scion. The Pure talent Jewel also helps gain very useful bonuses with some of the extra passives over the slayer having a harder time to travel, giving up competitive passive nodes in the process.

Example: If you were to compare a Kaom wearing Slayer to a Kaom's wearing Scion, the scion can gain the same level of health and provide more movement speed and damage overall.

This is not to say the Slayer is weak by any means. Both can accomplish great Cyclone Builds. I personally just like the zoom zoom and damage potential of the Scion more.


Videos and BAD JOKES have been posted. Feel free to watch, judge and lurk! <3

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Vashseden wrote:
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Completed 5 ChallengesOnikram wrote:
Hey thanks for the guide! I'm just jumping back into PoE and this looks interesting enough that I'll probably be running this as my league starter. Quick question, what are the main differences/benefits between this build and a classic Slayer Cycloner (using Atziri's, Kaom's, etc)?




I have added your question to my F.A.Q. section

Q - What are the main differences/benefits between this build and a classic Slayer Cycloner?

A - Ok So I took each node from each ascendancy choice. Added each up and tried to take out everything that is similar to each ascendancy and only show the differences/benefits.

For Example: If both ascendancies get (+ number to something), I compare the difference and only post that.

Scion PROS:
+++ FIVE Passive points from ascendancy
+ The ability to save 4 MORE passive points going across the passive tree (No need to connect duelist to Ranger side)
+ +60 Dex (+120 Accuracy / +12% evade )
+ +20 Str (+10 max life)
+ 10% Movement Speed
+ 4% Chance to Dodge
+ You have Onslaught (20% increased attack speed, cast speed, and movement speed) while on full Frenzy Charges
+ 10% CHANCE TO GAIN A FRENZY CHARGE WHEN YOU HIT A RARE OR UNIQUE ENEMY


SLAYER PROS:
+ 20% MORE dmg if you've killed recently
+ 20% Culling over the 10% culling from Scion
+ 18% dmg with 2H over the scion's ascendancy
+ 20% Overkill Dmg Leeched as life
+ Bleed Immune while leeching
+ .4% Attack damage life leech
+ 100% increased Life leeched per second


Let me try to break this down to my train of thought.

The Scion while not getting a damage advantage through only the ascendancy passives, gains a MAJOR advantage in having 9 PASSIVE POINTS at your disposal to pick up dmg, life, jewel sockets, movement, attack speed, etc etc. Also, you are gaining 30% movement speed at the very least as well for some fast maps and fun times.

One major difference in the approach to each of the builds is the concept of gaining your health back. Slayer opts to really focus on Life Leech and to gain the most out of that (more leech/higher rate of leeching), Vaal Pact is the way to go. You can play w/ or w/out VP, I just want to clarify that is the goal. The culling strike is also plus for Slayer for sure in terms of just what it does to mobs and bosses.

The Counter point to Slayer goals: Leech life and Cull. Scion uses the Thief's Torment Ring with Life gain on hit. With the attack speed bonuses that outpace Slayer, the alternate source of sustain is enough to complete all the content in the game. The passive advantage also helps scion really outshine passive benefits on the skill tree over the Slayer to allow for more ways to outpace certain advantages the slayer would have over a scion. The Pure talent Jewel also helps gain very useful bonuses with some of the extra passives over the slayer having a harder time to travel, giving up competitive passive nodes in the process.

Example: If you were to compare a Kaom wearing Slayer to a Kaom's wearing Scion, the scion can gain the same level of health and provide more movement speed and damage overall.

This is not to say the Slayer is weak by any means. Both can accomplish great Cyclone Builds. I personally just like the zoom zoom and damage potential of the Scion more.




Thanks for the thorough analysis. Loving the style and format of the guide so far. I'm a huge fan of Cyclone but was getting pretty bored remaking Slayer over and over so I'm pretty excited to give this a whirl. We'll see how it goes!

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