[3.5] Beasty TECTONIC SLAM GUARDIAN [tanky, fast and high dps] cheap to start! New Vid!

Tectonic Slam Guardian
Hi guys, this is my newest build I am working on atm. It is Tectonic Slam Guardidan ... a beefy tank with high dps and crazy clear speed. Guardian can be build similiar like Juggernauts based on a good defense.

WORK IN PROGRESS!!!

Video: Build Overview & T14 Waterways map run

Path of Building: https://pastebin.com/2WSx4Kdy
(with endgame gear the build will reach about 2,78m Shaper dps, 6141 life, 8% Evade Chance, 71% phy. damage reduction, 80% max resisitances, 44% / 11% block chance... all 5sec the block chance goes up to 75%)

Gear & Skills (lvl 92)


Gear Options

Weapon:
Doryani's Catalyst: is very good option for your weapon. Important is to get one with high attack speed, physical damage, crit and elemental damage.
Frostbreath: very bugdet friendly weapon which can be used early on while leveling. (Never use this weapon together with Elemental Focus Support)
Rare Mace: The best and most expensive option is a rare mace with high physical damage (+350), high attack speed (+1,65), high base crit chance (+7%) and some additional mods like critical strike multiplier.
Oni-Goroshi: you also can use Oni-Goroshi but careful then you have to adapt the skill tree a bit.

Shield:
Lycosidae: this shield is clearly best in slot but costs about 1ex atm. Just crazy good for your dps.
Chernobog's Pillar: Bugdet friendly option which provides good survivability and dps. The combination with the blind from the Bringer of Rain and Enfeeble is just too good.

Helmet:
Abyssus: best in slot for dps but with a big downside... it increases the physical damage taken which can be deadly in some situations. The guardian kinda can handle it but you will definitly die sometimes because it.
Starkonja's Head: Good for dps, clear speed and survivability.
Bringer of Rain: A really cheap way to get started... gives a 6-7 link with the downside that you cannot use a chest armour.

Body Armour:
Loreweave: Is imo best in slot for this build... high dps boost and up to +80% resistance cap!!!!!
Rare Chest: with high life and resistances

Boots:
Rare boots: with high movement speed (+25%), life and resistances

Belt:
Stygian Vise: High life, resistances and when you can afford it get some elemental damage with attacks.

Rings:
Rare Rings: with high life, resistances, physical damage to attacks, attack speed, elemental damage to attacks, life on hit and really nice to have is "warlord's mark curse on hit".

Amulet:
Rare Amulet: Life, resistances, physical damage to attacks, crit multiplier, gain physical damage as extra ..., damage penetrates elemental resistances (I searched for it like this: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Betrayal/d7L4ERsJ)

Jewels:
Rare Jewels: attack speed, crit multiplier and life
Watcher's Eye: increased critical strike chance with Hatred

Budget Gear Example

When only have a few chaos left this setup will get you started. The "Bringer of Rain" will give you a 6-7 link for your Tectonic Slam and Frostbreath is a great weapon when you chill your enemies (don't use Elemental Focus Support). Chernobog's Pillar is a very cheap shield which will provide you with great surviviability early on. Instead of Rare gloves you also use Hrimsorrow gloves.

On Rare gear look mainly for:
> Life
> Resistances
> Physical damage to attacks
> Attack speed
> Crit Multiplier


Update your gear in following order:
1) Lycosidae
2) Doryani's Catalyst
3) Rare gear (check piece by piece and try to imrpove it if necessary)
4) Abyssus / Starkonja's Head + 5/6-links Loreweave

Skills

Main Damage:
Tectonic Slam > Multistrike > Concentrated Effect / Increased Critical Damage > Melee Physical Damage > Elemental Damage with Attacks > Elemental Focus
(Conc. Effect for hard bosses only)

Movement:
Shield Charge > Faster Attacks > Fortify

Mana Reservation:
Hatred + Herald of Purity + Enlighten + Minion Speed / Culling Strike

Cast When Damage Taken 1:
CWDT + Immortal Call + Summon Lighning Golem + Summon Holy Relic

Cast When Damage Taken 2:
CWDT + Molten Shell + Tempest Shield + Frost Bomb / Enfeeble

(Frost Bomb for a bit more dps in boss fights and Enfeeble can help to survive in some situations. Drop this setup when you use Bringer of Rain.)

Utility:
Vaal Haste (don't use normal Haste)
Vaal Ancestral Warchief
Blood Rage


Skill Tree:
Click Me!!

Ascendancy:
Guardian
1) Harmony of Purpose: for charge generation which helps a lot with dps and clear speed in combination with Tectonic Slam
2) Radiant Crusade: more or less just a great boost to dps and clear speed.
3) Unwavering Crusade: another boost to dps and 3% life regeneration is also very nice to have.
4) Bastion of Hope: gives a lot of survivability with increasing the block chance. Sometimes you think you are dead but Bastion of Hope will safe your life when it just procs right.

Pantheon & Bandits:
Pantheon:
> Soul of Solaris / Arakaali
> Soul of Tukohama

Bandits:
Help Oak for extra life regen, physical damage reduction and physical damage.

Q&A

I cannot sustain my mana... what can I do?
While leveling a thief's tourment ring is a good option which solve this problem. Later on you get mana leech from warlord's mark and with increasing damage normally mana should not be a problem. A jewel with mana gained on hit can be very helpful until you reach enough dmg to sustain you mana with leech.

Why ascendancy Guardian?
The guardian has great synergies with Tectonic Slam. All charges while boss fights, increases the AoE massivly and gives a lot of tankyness.


Work in Progress!!
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
Last edited by bashtart on Jan 10, 2019, 12:46:54 AM
Last bumped on Jan 12, 2019, 3:42:51 PM
reserv
Hey, cool build, I'm looking to respecc into this.

Can you tell me what stats we should prioritize on our rare pieces of gear other than life and res?
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Completed 25 ChallengesSKT1K wrote:
Hey, cool build, I'm looking to respecc into this.

Can you tell me what stats we should prioritize on our rare pieces of gear other than life and res?

Hi, I just finished "Gear Options" this should answer most of your questions :)
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
Video ?
why minion damage increase whole dmg ?
have you thought about using the surrender and getting hits cannot be evaded on your weapon?
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Completed 15 ChallengesFurrylav wrote:
Video ?

Atm I am really busy but I try to make at least a gameplay video in the next few days.

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Completed 15 ChallengesFurrylav wrote:
why minion damage increase whole dmg ?

On passive skill tree there is node called "Spiritual Aid" which makes that reduction and increases to minion damage also affect you.

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Completed 14 ChallengesGuvnah153 wrote:
have you thought about using the surrender and getting hits cannot be evaded on your weapon?

I already thought about it and I think it is a really decent option. I guess with this dual-wielding can be a good option too.
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
got kinda low dmg with good item and lvl

https://pastebin.com/XzpL1RCv
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Completed 15 ChallengesFurrylav wrote:
got kinda low dmg with good item and lvl

https://pastebin.com/XzpL1RCv

Hi there, oh you playing hardcore :=)

well I would drop your rare mace ... it is not that good and get a doryani's like this:
https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Betrayal/aQXpeBSe

You miss a lot of damage because your main skill setup is very underleveled and only 5 linked.

I changed a few things in PoB:
https://pastebin.com/YjJksf8H

mainly configuration and the doryani's ... when you now increase the gems of your tectonic strike and add 6linked to it you will see your damage will rise drasticly. Oh yeah and you can use conc. effect instead of increased crit damage... you will lose a bit AoE but gain a lot of dps.

Also this is a crit build.... get a Diamond Flask ASAP!!!
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
Last edited by bashtart on Jan 8, 2019, 1:59:43 PM

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