[3.4] Cleave Poison Assassin - Cheap Build - League Starter WIP

This build use Cleave and the poison mechanic with Assassin. Actually it's an idea but i think this can be an good build. I will update the guide during the league. (This build can be play with other melee gem like Lacerate or Reave ...)

Why ?

What is the big problem of cleave ? It's AOE. Before it was difficult to have an good map clearing that's why with Herald of Agony we can now have a pretty decent map clearing and cleave apply two poison stacks per hit.

How it's work ?

Every hit by cleave will inflict two poison stacks on ennemy but also two Virulence stacks for Herald of agony. More Virulence stacks we have, more the minion from herald of Agony will do damage. We have the map clearing.



Pros and Cons

Pros :
  • Very Cheap
  • Good Poison DPS
  • Can do reflect map
  • Good map clearing
  • Fortify
  • Evasion based

Cons :
  • Only 6-7K life
  • Slow to leveling
  • Poor leech poison, need life flask
  • Evasion based



Path of Building

Path of Building :
Level 94 : https://pastebin.com/MykutzWX

Actually this pob is temporary.


Leveling

You will get cleave after complete A Fixture of Fate.

Path of Building :
We have 4 different trees, Start Tree -> Second Tree -> Third Tree -> Final Tree. In the Start Tree we take Perfect Agony waiting to have Coralito's Signature

https://pastebin.com/8g6drZYC

Gem Links :
Level 1 -> 12

Level 1 :
  • Frost Blades + Onslaught Support + Lesser Poison
  • Vaal Blight

Level 8 :
  • Frost Blades + Onslaught Support + Lesser Poison + Unbound Ailments

Level 10 :
  • Spell Totem + Wither
  • Whriling Blades

Level 12 :
  • Lacerate + Onslaught Support + Lesser Poison + Unbound Ailments


Level 12 -> 31

Level 16 :
  • Herald of Agony + Lesser Multiple Projectiles
  • Blood Rage

Level 18 :
  • Lacerate + Deadly Ailments + Vile Toxin + Unbound Ailments
  • Herald of Agony + Lesser Multiple Projectiles + Vicious Projectiles
  • Spell Totem + Wither + Faster Casting
  • Whriling Blades + Faster Attacks

Level 24 :
  • Vaal Grace

Level 31 :
  • Cleave + Deadly Ailments + Vile Toxin + Unbound Ailments
  • Herald of Agony + Lesser Multiple Projectiles + Vicious Projectiles + Minion Damage
  • Spell Totem + Wither + Faster Casting + Increase Duration
  • Whriling Blades + Faster Attacks + Blood Magic


Level 31 -> 38

Level 34 :
  • Summon Ice Golem

Level 38 :
    4 links :
  • Cleave + Multistrike + Deadly Ailments + Unbound Ailments
  • 6 links :
  • Cleave + Multistrike + Deadly Ailments + Unbound Ailments + Added Chaos Damage + Vile Toxins
  • Cast On Damage Taken + Immortal Call + Summon Ice Golem + Enfeeble




Ascendancy




Bandits

Bandits :
Kill them all for 2 passive points or take Alira for more damage but less tankiness.


Pantheon

Pantheon :
  • Brine King
  • Ryslatha



Gears

Weapons :
In this build we use swords, Ahn's Might can be good choices at the start of the build, they give accuracy, crit and pretty decent damage for cheap price but we need sword with poison damage and poison duration to get more poison stacks and damage and also a good physical base.

Body :
They are two items that can be good in this build, Belly of the beast or Queen of the forest, Belly of the beast brings good ammount and Elemental Resistances. Queen of the forest give much evasion rating so we have more chance to dodge and hit physical reduction.

Helmet :
Starkonja can be a very good item, cheap and give good stats likes life, crits and evasion but if you want MORE and MORE damage, just play Abyssus.

Gloves :
With gloves, we try to get Blind on hit or Socketed Gem are support by Blind for get for possibility to dodge if we need Life and Elemental Resistances.

Boots, Rings, Belt, Amulet :
Simple : Life and Elemental Resistances.



Gem links

6 links :
Cleave + Multistrike + Deadly Ailments + Unbound Ailments + Added Chaos Damage + Vile Toxins

4 links (Gloves) :
Herald of Agony + Greater Multiple Projectiles + Vicious Projectiles + Minion Damage

Herald of Agony attack very fast so we can try to have Blind on hit or Socketed Gems Supported by Blind for get more evade chance but you can also add Blind Support instead of Minion Damage.

4 links :
Spell Totem + Wither + Increase Duration + Faster Casting

4 links :
Cast When Damage Taken + Immortal Call + Summon Ice Golem + Enfeeble

3 links :
Whirling Blade + Faster Attacks + Blood Magic

3 links :
Blood Rage + Vaal Grace + Vaal Blight


Last edited by TexusDarkk on Sep 13, 2018, 4:58:49 PM
Last bumped on Nov 27, 2018, 2:11:15 AM
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How do i see skill tree/build?
You can check the tree with Path of Building :)
Last edited by TexusDarkk on Sep 12, 2018, 5:01:29 PM
yo, interesting build
Do you think a vaal doublestrike for boss could be a possibility?
BTW. could you post the tree otherwise than PoE building ? This website never works for me
Last edited by LunaticRevolution on Sep 13, 2018, 10:03:47 PM
Sup, just decided to play this build and it looks interesting. Actually use blade flurry while leveling because of big AS and poison stacking. But I have one question: how do you sustain mana? In pob there is just mana regen 11 without some mana leech...Guess you should use amulet with mana leech but there is no info here. And why don't you use Pacifism jewel to activate Ahn's bonuses?

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