[3.4]The Chuuni Sword and You: A Guide for Crit Oni-Gorishi Molten Strike






Nerfed in patch 3.5
by about 10 or 15% damage without helm enchant a little more with dont freak out adapt.

NERF LIST
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Now deals 120% of base damage at gem level 1, and 161% of base damage (up from 147%) at gem level 20.
Projectiles deal 40% less damage at gem level 1, and 30% less damage (from 40%) at gem level 20.
Molten Strike Labyrinth Helmet enchantments now grant 1 additional projectile from the Merciless Labyrinth (down from 2) and 2 additional projectiles from the Eternal Labyrinth (down from 3).
Wildfire is now limited to 1. This affects all versions of the item.


Introduction

So you like swords? Have you always wanted to run around with no off-hand pretending this is an anime about a virtual reality game(there is no second half of season 1).Well, you're in luck after years of practicing with a sword and shield you can now go one-handed just make sure not to try and raise your arm to block a sword stroke it might be a bit painful.

Really though getting down to business this is a Molten strike Oni-goroshi Build. Its simplistic, solo self found viable for the masochist in all of us, and more importantly fun to play.The Oni-Goroshi is the only real required item. So let's dive into it shall we?



The Oni-Goroshi:The sword that never shuts up
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The Oni-Goroshi is a 6- link one handed sword. It can be acquired in 2 ways through divination cards or through farming Hillock (the twilight strand boss). I will put in a quick farming guide for hillock at the bottom of this post.You can technically wield it from level 1 onwards and it scales with your level making it an ideal choice for both leveling and high level end game.As to why its "The Sword That Never Shuts Up" is it has special voicelines for almost every boss fight and quest throughout Wraeclast overridding your characters own voice lines.As to why its the Chuunibyou Sword well just listen to those voice lines.

*Chuunibyou:often shortened to chuuni, is an often-derisive Japanese slang meaning "Middle [School] Second [Year] Syndrome", and refers to a kind of behavior that most commonly appears in middle-school students. Generally a chuuni acts like a mature know-it-all and/or thinks they have special powers no one else has.

The Oni-Goroshi is Unique (and actually feels unique compared to others) as it doesn't let you wield anything in your off-hand meaning we can't pick up physical damage with shield nodes/dueling wielding nodes. This leads to a couple of interesting passive tree choices.The Oni-Goroshi also scales well with elemental damage because of 'Her Embrace' a onslaught like buff that also gives you 123% of physical damage as extra fire damage for three seconds when you ignite and enemy.This however has a downside because it burns you (not an ignite) for .5% of your life per character level. We off set this burn through slayers overleech.


Pro's & Con's


+ Decent Map Farmer
+ Kills Bosses quickly and easily
+ Has both expensive and "Budget" versions
+ can level easily and safely
+ ssf viable (though not recommended due to droprate nerfs)



- Really likes being high level
- its easy to die in high level maps if you're overly aggressive (don't whirl into packs)
- The sword never shuts up
- has a lot of uniques so resistance can be annoying


Scaling Molten Strike and Calculating Damage

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Molten Strike is a scaled diffrently than most melee skills as the base hit isnt what we are scaling. Instead we are attempting to scale the magma balls that fly off the skill. The magma balls are scaled through Aoe/Projectile/Attacks and not Melee physical so every straight melee physical node of the tree is worthless to us.However, Scaling physical damage with swords or physical damage with one handed weapons still works so we opt to scale those instead.

According to this thread https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1903956 molten strike balls hit 47% of the time for simplities sake lets say 50% so our damage is calculated as

Ball Average Damage x (Number of balls/2) x Attack speed

So the dps for my character "MyChuuniSwordWontShutUp" is

52104 x (14/2) x 3.92= 1,429,733 dps though its actually slightly lower because of my 87% hit chance

With "good gear"

74230 x (20/2) x 3.92 = 2.9 million dps Though my PoB doesn't have rings or jewels besides wildfire

Attention: Some of you of thinking "wait just 2.9 mill" well theres some truth but heres the thing this build isn't going for insane items minus the xoph's blood and +3 molten helm (a +2 is barely a dps diffrence) everything is reasonably obtainable. If you want 8 million paper dps i can give it to you but its not worth it because not many people if anyone is going to have perfect steel rings or jewels so amazing they are worth more than 18 budget builds combined this is a reasonable build at a reasonable price please remember that.

Here's your theoretical perfect build https://pastebin.com/ks1k1qat
8.9 MILLION dps but its just not worth the time effort or 100 mirrors needed for gear like that 1.4 million was enough for uber elder and it wasn't really all that hard 2.9 should be a cake walk and 8.9 is a waste of time.

also remember paper dps usually doesn't ever happen its all about how the build feels to you. /EndRant





Gear (Delve)
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Gear (incursion)
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Jewels
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2 wildfire (crit chance corruption is best bang for buck not required)
then look for dual crit multi jewels or abyss jewels with multi life and flat phys (expensive)


Skill gems
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Main Links: Molten Strike - Concentrated effect - Ancestral call - Combustion - Vicous Projectiles - elemental damage with attacks

Auras: hatred-Herald Of Ash use herald of purity over hatred if you have xophs amulet

Defensive: Cwdt-immortal call-Increased Duration

Movement- Whirling blades - faster attacks - blood magic - fortify

Other - Bloodrage - portal



Passive Tree

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Kill all bandits
PoB link Incursion Gear- https://pastebin.com/S2gfRLfY
Pob Link Top end - https://pastebin.com/A69FAdfq
Regular Link- poeurl.com/bZFO


Quick Leveling guide

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First 25 points (around level 20)
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Next 27 points pick up Wildfire in act 5(around level 40-45)
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Next 13 points (around 53-58)
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Save your points till 68 or 70 (run blood aqueducts for 190 million xp an hour)
do your labs

Ascendancy points
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Use your saved points
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Pick up Crit nodes then finish up your tree (level 93)
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Farming The Oni-Goroshi

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Really I can't do better than what u/Deadscale does so heres his/her Uber Hillock/Oni-Goroshi Farming guide.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/81rr97/guide_to_farming_uber_hillock_sc/


Videos


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Uber Elder Kill (no sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqfz3e4qQyo
Slightly Laggy Shaper: https://youtu.be/QVsDkOoyTcI
t16 toxic sewers:https://youtu.be/ZE-TprRt-Iw
Elder Forge Of The Phoenix: https://youtu.be/_HqVgU__QJ0
Elder Lair OF The Hydra: https://youtu.be/NVM7KITR1lI
Elder Pit Of the Chimera:https://youtu.be/YJRaPbmi8jI
Elder Maze of the Minotaur: https://youtu.be/yUx-F2pby98
Delve 433:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHCQu1QWJVc

Last edited by OriginsLost on Dec 5, 2018, 12:20:51 AM
Last bumped on Dec 6, 2018, 10:41:24 AM
3.4 changelog (updating)
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hatred changed to herald of purity

i'll be testing consecrated path on a second oni-goroshi for speed clear eventually

finally made the character delves around 400 become hard highest was a 430
Last edited by OriginsLost on Nov 15, 2018, 4:05:10 PM
... I have finally gotten that elusive Oni-Goroshi for ssf and am glad that I found this build.

She is leveling fast and I am enjoying it, thanks for all your hard work :)
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Completed 3 ChallengesOoma wrote:
... I have finally gotten that elusive Oni-Goroshi for ssf and am glad that I found this build.

She is leveling fast and I am enjoying it, thanks for all your hard work :)


thanks for taking an interest in my build hope it works out well for you.
Last edited by OriginsLost on Aug 23, 2018, 3:08:41 PM
What about the Pantheon ?
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Completed 1 ChallengePaliGamer wrote:
What about the Pantheon ?



arakaali increased regens if you stopped damage over time and your preference for the lesser node
Last edited by OriginsLost on Aug 30, 2018, 10:39:23 AM
any changes for 3.4?
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Completed 4 Challengesnova_star_101 wrote:
any changes for 3.4?


herald of purity is slight worse than hatred (3k dps or so) but it opens up blasphemys or leaving more mana unreserved so we dont run out spamming (something that sometimes happened if you werent careful) this only applies to builds with xoph's amulet.

i just did chayula before the league started with the 3.3 gear no vid was just messing around (had to use an atziri flask for res though)
Last edited by OriginsLost on Sep 7, 2018, 4:21:13 PM
Hey Origins, I found out that tombfist with 1 jewel socket, (murderous eye jewel) + a stygian vise is much better than belt of the deceiver and maligaros, it's more expensive yes, but i went from 5.8khp to 6353hp, damage wise, probably lost a tiny bit, but I dont have that good jewels and a good stygian vyse with ele dmg to attack skills, but if we're going into min max mode, tombfist and stygian vise win by far.
In terms of helmet, rings, boots amulet, they're nice, i gotta improve those as well later but right now they do their job just fine.
It's a pretty nice build, you can check my char to see the changes I did(belt and tombfist changes), and if you like it, you could add those changes to the guide.
Anyway, thank you for the guide and creating this fun build.
I am also thinking about adding a second oni-goroshi with consecrated path for map clearing and keeping the molten strike for bosses.
Let me know what you think, have a nice day :)
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Completed 5 ChallengesEternionBlast wrote:
Hey Origins, I found out that tombfist with 1 jewel socket, (murderous eye jewel) + a stygian vise is much better than belt of the deceiver and maligaros, it's more expensive yes, but i went from 5.8khp to 6353hp, damage wise, probably lost a tiny bit, but I dont have that good jewels and a good stygian vyse with ele dmg to attack skills, but if we're going into min max mode, tombfist and stygian vise win by far.
In terms of helmet, rings, boots amulet, they're nice, i gotta improve those as well later but right now they do their job just fine.
It's a pretty nice build, you can check my char to see the changes I did(belt and tombfist changes), and if you like it, you could add those changes to the guide.
Anyway, thank you for the guide and creating this fun build.
I am also thinking about adding a second oni-goroshi with consecrated path for map clearing and keeping the molten strike for bosses.
Let me know what you think, have a nice day :)


i mention the consecrated path option in my changelog i'll be testing it out today or tomorrow but it should make leveling even easier.

as for the stygian vise and tombfist assuming the rest of my character mychunniswordwontshutup's gear then you end up (assuming flat sword phys 30 life 10% crit multi jewels x3) 600 life and 100,000 extra damage while losing 4% crit but our damage was never really a problem so for the cost its not worth it however for maxed out builds assuming best items it might be worth doing.the tombfist plan is better on hardcore but the loss of -30% crit damage taken and 4% crit is also quite hard to take.

the damage difference was 1,152,912 vs 1,261,786 and those jewels wouldnt be cheap


also im planning on testing more than a few things to make the build better for delving expect a delving section in a week or so


Tl;DR tombfist is worth it in a maxed out build
Last edited by OriginsLost on Sep 11, 2018, 2:06:57 PM

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