[3.3] Abyssal Power - Power Siphon Deadye - Shaper Down - Great All-Arounder

I've played for a long time but have never posted any builds so I decided this league I would change that. I was curious to see what changes happened with Power Siphon and wanted to try it out. Kinetic Blast/Barrage is the meta but I wanted to try something a little different even if it isn't comparable in damage or entirely practical.

Goal
Spoiler
-Clear nearly as fast as KB if not faster
-Able to do all content (almost, but no Uber Elder)
-Reliably farm and clear T15 maps
-Good all-arounder
-Few Mechanics (one skill)

Pros
Spoiler
-Fast Map Clearing
-Can reliably finish all content minus Uber Elder
-Only one skill
-Well rounded
-Affordable

Cons
Spoiler
-Fast, but not the fastest
-Single Target is decent but not the highest
-Small windows of downtime if Quicksilver flash is not managed properly
-No Reflect Maps

Videos
Spoiler
Shaper Deathless:
https://youtu.be/uspkT9FLX3o

Minotaur Guardian Deathless:
https://youtu.be/4h1elk0asQA

Phoenix Guardian Deathless:
https://youtu.be/FqP76wWUcfs

Phoenix Guardian Deathless 2:
https://youtu.be/Sc8cXXPe5YQ

Plateau Tier 14:
https://youtu.be/hUVd4BHJ0OQ

Shaped Siege Tier 15:
https://youtu.be/bCYXw_hMUVo

Shaped Bog Tier 15 Horrible Mods:
https://youtu.be/vnOZInd1Jk8

Temple Map Level 83:
https://youtu.be/JeItaVD9R14

Carcass Tier 15:
https://youtu.be/dV954t_vZ18

Carcass Tier 15 Second Map:
https://youtu.be/qDkQCVfdu-0

Basilica Tier 15 Enfeeble + Abyssal Boss:
https://youtu.be/6M4UAnRph50

Gear
Spoiler


Tree
Path of Building Links
Spoiler


I personally like to read builds that are clean and short on text so I structured this post with that in mind. I am happy to answer any questions that come up.

Thanks for checking out my build!
Last bumped on Sep 28, 2018, 1:20:22 PM
How come you went for the pierce on deadeye? I was thinking of doing power siphon with QOTF and thought chain would work much better for clearing?
Great question! That crit after initial Pierce pretty much guarantees a two-strike kill. Chain didn't work out for me in practice or on PoB. Also, it cost 4 points to go there and far shot is not worth it. I wanted to maximize damage on difficult single-target and hard bosses to make this build well rounded and therefore draw better benefit from the passives I chose.

If you want to go for a MF or KB contender, then for sure grab it! But, my goal was all-arounder. Hope this helps!
"
Completed 10 ChallengesDreadnought wrote:
Great question! That crit after initial Pierce pretty much guarantees a two-strike kill. Chain didn't work out for me in practice or on PoB. Also, it cost 4 points to go there and far shot is not worth it. I wanted to maximize damage on difficult single-target and hard bosses to make this build well rounded and therefore draw better benefit from the passives I chose.

If you want to go for a MF or KB contender, then for sure grab it! But, my goal was all-arounder. Hope this helps!


and the bleed passive... do you bleed since you're only doing ele damage? sorry if thats a dumb question
One of my jewels has physical damage on it. I'd have to login and look, but, I cause a SMALL amount of physical damage. What's great is ANY amount of physical damage has a 25% to cause bleeding according to that passive. I have over 4 attacks per second so every 1 second or less you're inflicting bleed for 5 seconds which applies all the benefits from that ascendancy passive :).
Last edited by Dreadnought on Jun 14, 2018, 2:12:46 AM
Hi, I collected your build and there were questions)
How are you doing with survival? At the moment, the build is not completely built, but the survivability even on the T10 leaves much to be desired.
What do you recommend adding / changing in my character?

Thank you in advance, the extravaganza of colors on the map is something <3
"
BEGXTTEN wrote:
Hi, I collected your build and there were questions)
How are you doing with survival? At the moment, the build is not completely built, but the survivability even on the T10 leaves much to be desired.
What do you recommend adding / changing in my character?

Thank you in advance, the extravaganza of colors on the map is something <3


Strange that you're struggling. I just took a look at your profile. Let me plug it into PoB and get back to you. T10 should be laughable to you. I will say that having the evasion flask helps a lot but outside of that; I can't see what's holding you back. Let me look a bit and I'll let ya know! Also, I'm sure you saw, but I posted quite a few videos showing this build in action so it's definitely possible :D.
Last edited by Dreadnought on Jun 14, 2018, 5:02:58 AM
"
BEGXTTEN wrote:
Hi, I collected your build and there were questions)
How are you doing with survival? At the moment, the build is not completely built, but the survivability even on the T10 leaves much to be desired.
What do you recommend adding / changing in my character?

Thank you in advance, the extravaganza of colors on the map is something <3


1) So you're using Grace but it should be VAAL GRACE. That is used during iffy mobs and bosses for maximum avoidance.

2) Also, you want to have VAAL POWER SIPHON as you will be able to use both Power Siphon and the Vaal version. You use Vaal PS whenever you are overwhelmed or there are a lot of nearby enemies as it targets ALL nearby enemies.

3) You aren't using the same flasks as I am. You need the evasion flask and the Diamond Flask. Those will help with surviving AND damage. Also, you're using a Wise Oak flask but your highest resist is FIRE which means that the flask will increase penetration with FIRE damage, not LIGHTNING (which is the bulk of your damage). Grab a Quicksilver flask too and drop a life flask; you only need one.

4) You aren't using the same ascendancy passives as I am;the chain is useful for clearing but not really necessary (I never needed it and I went from level 12 - 93 with Power Siphon the WHOLE WAY). The Endless Munitions passive is also fairly useless as you don't need the extra projectile and Far Shot is not as strong as the alternatives.

5) Try and grab a jewel with Onslaught. My Onslaught is up fairly often with just 5% on one jewel. They are cheap to buy or craft.

6) Get that other power charge ASAP, it's a huge scale to your damage as Power Siphon gains crit multi and crit strike PER CHARGE.

Here is your character on PoB as it stands now:
https://pastebin.com/A3d2J5XG

Here is your character with my revisions:
https://pastebin.com/4PRjrNUr

These changes roughly double your damage, gives you an additional 21% chance to dodge (with flask), increases your shock chance from 52% to 95% (with flask), and increases your life about 350 points.

Also, it says you only have 105/121 points allocated...did you do all your quests? You're missing skill points. Finish those quests and you'll be able to further strengthen this build.

Get abyssal jewels in all empty sockets as well; they not only add life from your body armor and damage from your boots; they also add SPIRIT CHARGES which recover 4-5% of your life per use.

Make these changes, try it out, and get back with me!




interesting...your jewels are actually insane! :

my build is fairly comparable, slightly less damage and slightly more life. So if yours can beat shaper, i should be able too! nice :)

i have some questions:

* why do you guys have shocked checked in your PoB?? I mean you crit a lot and most enemies are probably shocked but...it will be 1% or sth, so the checkmark in PoB just distorts the true dps by a lot! (it calculates shocks as 50%)
* why did you choose the heavy focus of abyss sockets everywhere but didnt go for the 2 point jewel slots in the tree? i feel like if you invest as heavily into abyss jewels as you did, that would be a strange move, right?
* how is your experience of pierce VS chain for PS? i tried pierce, fork and chain and felt the first really lackluster compared to the others. especially the combo of far shot + chain + chain support + point blank felt extremely good. chain gives +10% more damage per chain remaining, so for single target you get 50% from PB + 30% from remaining chains. for clear chain just beats everything and the -50% from point blank can be mostly mitigated by using far shot. VS heavy bosses i swap chain for faster attacks removing the -multi from chain for some nice deeps.
Last edited by Skilez on Jun 14, 2018, 5:57:19 AM
I crated the majority of them too! It's way cheaper to do that than buying them. Just find a few magic abyssal jewels with lightning damage or wand lightning damage and start crafting away. Even if you don't make a great jewel for you; you can sell all your good crafts! Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions on Shaper.

Report Forum Post

Report Account:

Report Type

Additional Info