DPS requirements for Incursion events



Let me start by saying this is the first league I played in since Perendus.

I've been in the event league for 3 days now and thought I was doing pretty good. I totally ignored Incursions themselves until I have some decent mobility. But the first few Incursions I can't seem to kill anything!

Doesn't make sense to me as I seem to have enough damage to clear maps and bosses with reasonable speed.

Complicating the issue further, I can't continue to invest in DPS as I struggle to stay alive as it is. POB is showing 87k dps (47k tooltip) which is not far short of my other Cycloner with a 6l Disfavor. My other Cycloner chews through t15 maps in standard with similar dps, so I can't fathom what needs to be done in order to get enough damage.

I'm aware that I could swap out Fortify and link it to Leap slam, but I find it too cumbersome that way. Even if I did have another % More gem, I'd still be lacking enough dps for Incursions. Being that the mobs inside those Incursions almost 1-shot me on a regular basis, it seems I should be investing in even more defense.

The only weak spot that I can see is my chaos resist. Is this normal ? I feel so weak in this league.



I'm Left of Right and far Right of Left.
Last bumped on Aug 11, 2018 9:16:49 AM

I've been doing a little better in my recent Incursions. Turns out focusing the mini boss guys is not a good idea unless you have amassed some bonus time.

I got around 20 seconds up at one point but then ran around like an idiot because I didn't know what was going on lol. A stone thing dropped but I forgot to pick it up..

I'm Left of Right and far Right of Left.
The timer in Incursions are poorly designed when leveling.
Expect to be able to do them without easy after your progress in the game.
Let's explore new playstyles - Play it your own way, not just like the others.
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Completed 7 ChallengesSynopse wrote:
The timer in Incursions are poorly designed when leveling.
Expect to be able to do them without easy after your progress in the game.


The first Incursion I did was at lvl 83, not sure how much further we are talking lol.


I'm getting really frustrated with them now. There's hardly any time to figure out what is going on. I mean I can't even take a split second to look at who I'm attacking. A lot of the time I get stuck fighting those (mobs from beyond) that are damage sponges and waste valuable seconds killing them when it serves no purpose.

I feel the whole system could have been a lot more intuitive. It also seems balanced for people with 1 million dps or more. I have not managed to open a single door or do anything but kill a few mobs. Time restraint is a bit over the top imo.

I'm Left of Right and far Right of Left.
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Completed 7 ChallengesSynopse wrote:
The timer in Incursions are poorly designed when leveling.
Expect to be able to do them without easy after your progress in the game.


The first Incursion I did was at lvl 83, not sure how much further we are talking lol.


I'm getting really frustrated with them now. There's hardly any time to figure out what is going on. I mean I can't even take a split second to look at who I'm attacking. A lot of the time I get stuck fighting those (mobs from beyond) that are damage sponges and waste valuable seconds killing them when it serves no purpose.

I feel the whole system could have been a lot more intuitive. It also seems balanced for people with 1 million dps or more. I have not managed to open a single door or do anything but kill a few mobs. Time restraint is a bit over the top imo.
In this case, you are stuck with a build that is not optimized on clear speed. It is not only the damage but also how fast can damage be applied to the whole screen and beyond. It is hillarious game design, if you ask me...
There are two options to overcome your frustration:
1) Skip incursion and play the build like you enjoy it.
2) Scrap your build and play one that provide better clear speed optimization.

GGG put the league on rails (timer) and this will get even worse next league due to escort missions.

I solved it by picking 1) and skipping next league playing standard only.
Let's explore new playstyles - Play it your own way, not just like the others.
Last edited by Synopse on Aug 11, 2018 8:27:10 AM
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Completed 7 ChallengesSynopse wrote:
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Completed 7 ChallengesSynopse wrote:
The timer in Incursions are poorly designed when leveling.
Expect to be able to do them without easy after your progress in the game.


The first Incursion I did was at lvl 83, not sure how much further we are talking lol.


I'm getting really frustrated with them now. There's hardly any time to figure out what is going on. I mean I can't even take a split second to look at who I'm attacking. A lot of the time I get stuck fighting those (mobs from beyond) that are damage sponges and waste valuable seconds killing them when it serves no purpose.

I feel the whole system could have been a lot more intuitive. It also seems balanced for people with 1 million dps or more. I have not managed to open a single door or do anything but kill a few mobs. Time restraint is a bit over the top imo.
In this case, you are stuck with a build that is not optimized on clear speed. It is not only the damage but also how fast can damage be applied to the whole screen and beyond. It is hillarious game design, if you ask me...
There are two options to overcome your frustration:
1) Skip incursion and play the build like you enjoy it.
2) Scrap your build and play one that provide better clear speed optimization.

GGG put the league on rails (timer) and this will get even worse next league due to escort missions.

I solved it by picking 1) and skipping next league playing standard only.


Yeah. I'm just disappointed with how poorly a build can perform in Incursions when it performs quite well otherwise.

It's not like I haven't put any effort into making this build the best I can with my limited resources. It's as if GGG wanted everyone to play cookie-cutter builds in this event.

Thanks for the advice.

I'm Left of Right and far Right of Left.
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Yeah. I'm just disappointed with how poorly a build can perform in Incursions when it performs quite well otherwise.

It's not like I haven't put any effort into making this build the best I can with my limited resources. It's as if GGG wanted everyone to play cookie-cutter builds in this event.

Thanks for the advice.
You are very welcome mate.
GGG is putting everything on rails these days. The time of playing PoE like a sandbox of an ARPG are counted.
Let's explore new playstyles - Play it your own way, not just like the others.

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