[3.9] "EQ JUGG" EARTHQUAKE T H I C C JUGGERNAUT Build 2020 Edition (Staff/Mace) + UBER ELDER!

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EQ JUGG is one of the most Iconic builds in Path of Exile history. Arrived in 2016 and still strong ever since. After a series of nerfs and buffs, he is still T H I C C and amazing for Uber lab and ALL CONTENT!

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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE:https://youtu.be/zCnoS1PH8WU
V 1.4 UPDATE (25/12/2019)
-NEW Video guide uploaded! https://youtu.be/zCnoS1PH8WU
-some fixes to mace version as it had the remnants of Staff tree and nodes there
-added new PoBs
-added 6L gems for Mace version in end-game section
V 1.3 UPDATE (14/12/2019)
-This is a MAJOR update that reworks the entire build into STAFF + MACE versions while GOING crit at the same time! The damage has dramatically increased + no need to go accuracy on jugg anymore since you can get all accuracy on Precision.
-Maim chests and Fortify staffs were removed from the game so we will be using Unique weapons from now on, until new mods will show up.
-POBs were updated with Pantheon powers, so make sure you download the https://github.com/LocalIdentity/PathOfBuilding/wiki/Installing-this-Fork to see them.
-added MACE version with Marohi Erqi.
-added completely new End-game videos
-i will be recording a new VIDEO GUIDE when i have more time.
V 1.2 UPDATE (07/06/2019)
-POB updated again
-i strongly recommend MACE version against Axe version for now! It looks like Axes were fucked big time in 3.7!
https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/bxuvgk/axes_are_in_pretty_awkward_situation_now_compared/
V 1.1 UPDATE (06/06/2019)
-POB updated for 3.7
-some nodes reshuffle but nothing crazy
-no gem changes for now. Waiting for POB
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How does it work, in general?
1)Your damage directly scales off BASE damage. Base damage = your weapon damage. The higher = the better. Ancestral Warchief scales the same way.
2) The skill itself has two phases: the initial hit and the aftershock. Aftershock happens after a delay and does 150% of initial hit damage with larger AOE. So it's a HUGE portion of your damage, both for mapping and bossing. The build itself is not about ATTACK SPEED, unlike Sunder, Blade flurry and Frost Blades. It's about hitting once and hitting hard. Massive overlapping AOE damage does all the job. You rarely need to hit twice ;)
3) ON top of that, there's another new skill called SHOCKWAVE. It's a massive, powerful cooldown-based AOE hit, at level 20/20 it happens every 0.6 second after initial melee attack.
In general when you perform an attack 3 things happen:
1) Initial Earthquake hits
2) Shockwave hits after 0.6 second
3) EQ aftershock hits after 0.7 second.
4) All of these also proc Bleed stacks and it "seals the deal"
So you perform 3 big AOE hits in 1 second resulting in massive damage. Overall it's about 2.5 million damage in 0.7 seconds and about 5 million damage in 1.5 seconds.
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1) PROS
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+great AOE
+TANKY with 15000 armour and 8 endurance charges
+stupid amount of Physical Damage mitigation. Over 90% of phys damage reduction
+you chill in traps and walk through lab like it's nothing, thanx to high regen
+can use both Staffs and Maces (Maces give more damage, but Staff give more block and Power Charges)

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2) CONS
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-Endurance Charges needs to be watched over
-Prone to Elemental Damage

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
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Path of building: Staff / Block version https://pastebin.com/3V57kE5Q
Maces / Marohi Erqi version (20% more damage over Staff, but no BLOCK): https://pastebin.com/aQh3xNep
For Ascendancy: Unflinching, Unbreakable, Unrelenting, Unyilding (uber lab)
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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Get Ground Slam or Perforate and start slamming till you get Sunder at lvl 12. Then use any axes or maces with high phys and attack speed:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_axes
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_maces
These are all great for early-mid game mapping:

I can recommend using Relentless Fury early on and then buy the Blood Reaper.
Rare axes with high physical DPS will also work well.
You can also play with Maces early on if you wish.
At 28 get Eearthquake and use it in 4L with Melee Phys + Ruthless and then Inc. Aoe, Maim / Faster Attacks
For Ancestral Warchief 4L: Anc.Warchief-Melee Phys-Faster Attacks-Maim/Conc.Effect
Get mana leech on a ring/amulet or gloves AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, cause we don't go to mana leech on tree (except for jewel)
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Wurm%27s_Molt is a fantastic early belt to leech early on.

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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For Uber Lab enchant: Helm - 30% Reduced Earthquake Duration, Boots - 16% Inc.Attack Speed / or 2% Regen / Move Speed
STAFF:
5L: Vaal.Earthquake-Melee Phys-Brutality-Shockwave-Fortify
6L: Vaal.Earthquake-Melee Phys-Brutality-Shockwave-Fortify-Pulverize/Impale/Ruthless (in a matter of importance)
MAROHI ERQI:
5L: Vaal.Earthquake-Melee Phys-Brutality-Shockwave-Fortify
6L: Vaal.Earthquake-Melee Phys-Brutality-Shockwave-Fortify-Impale/Ruthless (in a matter of importance)

Gloves should be with Vulnerability (for the mace version it's the ONLY thing that gives you bleed!)! Temp Chains / Enfeeble are fine, but are QoL more than damage of cause:
Helm can also be:


Marohi Erqi is best weapon for MACE build:


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6) Flasks
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You can use any flask instead of Sulphur

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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Arakaali
Minor: Tukohama for maps, Ryslatha for dangerous bosses, Shakari for Chimera and poison stuff

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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Yes indeed, but i absolutely do not recommend to run extra-elemental damage map mods as well as extra boss damage. Also of cause NO regen/NO leech is impossible.

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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+1 Chests, corrupted gear and jewels.

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MORE VIDEOS:
T16 Minotaur: https://youtu.be/vpFxI8_Y4ts
Uber Elder in 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-vDTNUEqGY
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FAQ
1) Why you don't run Immortal Call by default?
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Because i don't really need it. I prefer to run with phys damage reduction, regen as well as extra ALL RESISTANCE all the time (each Endurance Charge gives 4% all resistance). With Bubonic Trails however it can be an option.

2) Can i Kill Uber Atziri / Uber Elder? Shaper at least?
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EZ PZ everything

3) How can i get intelligence EASY?
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get this
and put it here


4) So what is better, Maces or Staffs? How do i play and level??
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In general i would level with Maces (or Axes) and yes, Crit if the way.
At first you can go Resolute Technique, and then start gathering crit nodes as you go 60-70+.
After you gather enough currency and move into harder content, i would personally spec into Staffs and buy Hegemony. Damage might not be an issue at this point as you will get enough melee crit and regrets to respec. As well as you might get Lethal pride and double block. However, duying in 90+ is quite a pain, so better be tankier.

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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Dec 25, 2019, 3:06:07 PM
Last bumped on Feb 23, 2020, 10:00:27 AM
oh man, i really luv this build. just like my first char back in talisman league xD
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oh man, i really luv this build. just like my first char back in talisman league xD

And me too!! Totally brings memories and one of my first builds :)
A few months ago i decided to dust if off and take a crack at Shaper. I am not entirely sure anyone even tried it as JUGG as most people just gave up on EQ entirely for end-game.
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Can i use new Ground Slam with this build?
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liveavar wrote:
Can i use new Ground Slam with this build?

You can indeed since it will work with Axes in 3.3
However Ground Slam is a not a duration skill gem, so it's attack-speed based like Sunder and most of the other gems.
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Video guide is up!
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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE:https://youtu.be/QXrhxIzQLUc
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3.3 BUFFS INCOMING:

Earthquake
• The base delay between the intial attack and the aftershock is now 1 second (down from 1.5 seconds).
• The aftershock now deals more damage as the gem levels, dealing 69% more damage at gem level 20 (up from 50%).

nice! Much more damage! More often aftershocks! And it means we can stack more attack speed as well!

VAAL EARTHQUAKE also looks great for mapping! Will upload a vid once the gem is available!
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hey Angy,did you try with 2h maces,i'm thinking about marohi erqi or tidebreaker.
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hey Angy,did you try with 2h maces,i'm thinking about marohi erqi or tidebreaker.

Yeah i played with Marohi 3 years ago. But i would definitely recommend Tidebreaker or Kongor's. They are much better as no move speed penalty. Brain Rattler good too!
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on May 31, 2018, 8:37:21 AM
Vaal EQ deals 407% more dmg that’s roughly 6 normal EQs, and hits 7 times when you walking, so that’s 6x7=42 normal EQs dmg, with an adrenaline quicksilver you run 7 steps in ~1 seconds, so it’s like ~40 normal EQs per second. You just run around bosses then they die instantly. Definitely fixed single target problem of EQ (at least for bosses that have no phases)
Last edited by kmkpkc on May 31, 2018, 6:33:35 PM

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