[3.3] 3-White Prismatic Huge AOE Cyclone is Affordable in Incursion - DEADEYE

CONCEPT
This is a dual-wield ele crit big AOE cyclone build. I relied heavily on Abyss Jewels for damage. The build uses a Prismatic Eclipse with 3 white sockets to get +6 weapon range and huge cyclone AOE. The concept is not new and many people have done this already. What is new is that 3-socket prismatics are 1 Ex or less this league, probably due to the corruption room in Temple. They used to be 10 ex or more I think. Definitely a fun build.

So this "Guide" is more of an alert that the build is no longer meme.

POB
Notice I get 50% more damage with weapon swap.
https://pastebin.com/jA8hwa7N

VIDEO
T13 Caldera: https://youtu.be/JtFCfVCYoFU
T8 Shaped Gorge: https://youtu.be/ZHhkgufmMCc
T10 Shaped Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbstXkA9tJY
My friend hooftothehead (Headhunter, T10 Shaped Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRA676dlrD4

GEAR
Main weapons for clearing. Non-qualitied Prismatics are a lot cheaper. 20% Quality doesn't add much DPS so just use those if you wanna save $.


The 2 foils with crafted Crit Multi are my weapon-swaps. They give me 50% more single target DPS but smaller AOE:


Other Gear:
The main cyclone 6-link is very flexible. Ele damage w/attacks is the only must-have support link. There are pros and cons to all other links.





Jewels are important. Try to get life, ele damage, crit multi, accuracy, onslaught, and 1 jewel with +2 mana on hit.



DETAILS ABOUT AREA OF EFFECT (AOE)
In the main hand, I have an ele foil with +2 range crafted. You can do this with Vagan lv7 (Suffix). Foils have the longest base weapon range in the game (12). This setup works because, when dual-wielding, cyclone chooses the longer range weapon as the actual range. Therefore, just from the 3-white prismatic and +2 range foil, I get a 6+12+2=20 range cyclone. Since Prismatic Eclipses have a base range of 9, dual-wielding Prismatics will only give you a 1 range boost: 9+6+6=21. The damage boost of a good foil is too good to trade for 1 range.

Players have a base range of 2. Also, a lv20 cyclone adds 3 range (lv21 adds +4). A Daresso's amulet adds +2 range. Master of arena on tree gives +2. So my range is 20+2+3+2+2 = 29. Finally, Deadeye ascendancy gives 50% AOE. This multiplies the range: 29 x sqrt(1+0.50)= 29x1.225=35.5. So 35.5 is the range you see in my video. There are few other ways to increase AOE further, but I personally don't think they are worth it.

WHY DEADEYE?
Melee Deadeye sounds weird but it works. She gets crit chance/multi, 30 life gain on hit, tailwind, 1000 evasion during tailwind, some accuracy, and 50% AOE. You could take the accuracy node, but I wanted the AOE. The proj speed is a bonus for lightpoacher power charge on crit.

Of course, many many other acendancies will work too.

QUEEN OF THE FOREST?
I used QOTF but you don't need to if you want to be tanky and/or have more DPS. I use Grace and use up most of my flasks for getting speed/evasion, which is a lot of investment. But the speed is nice.

Last edited by Hollyphantom on Jul 19, 2018, 2:06:03 PM
Last bumped on Jul 22, 2018, 4:18:45 AM
I've just come into a 3white prismatic. I think ill give this a go just i think ill do a different ascendancy. im in HC and the spikes of damage you seemed to take would make me uneasy. Thanks for the explanation about how the Cyclone works though!
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Completed 5 Challengesjames20419888 wrote:
I've just come into a 3white prismatic. I think ill give this a go just i think ill do a different ascendancy. im in HC and the spikes of damage you seemed to take would make me uneasy. Thanks for the explanation about how the Cyclone works though!


Yea. I think Jugg would be nice for HC.
How does this build feel for clear speed without the really good gear you have? Like maybe not as good jewels and not the 40% cyclone enchant?
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Runal wrote:
How does this build feel for clear speed without the really good gear you have? Like maybe not as good jewels and not the 40% cyclone enchant?


I just tried clearing t9 shaped gorge with 5 abyss jewels removed, and I felt no difference in the clear speed. It is probably because I get a lot of flat ele damage from the support gems. Had 4.8k life. I'm sure you can make it work, then build your way up.

The higher DPS but slower movement version is to go without QOTF. Then, you can use wrath or anger, and have more damage flasks.

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