[3.11] Blade Flurry Impale Champion



3.11 changes:

-> Lost 20% more damage from dual wielding nerf.
-> Enduring cry instead of Ice golem.
-> Call to arms.
-> Dropped Brutal Blade and nodes leading upto it for warcry nodes. (2k hp regen/3 seconds)
-> Dropped dismembering for some block nodes.

Pob: https://pastebin.com/z0gX9QAV

Pob hasn't been updated with the new gems/dual wielding nerfs. It should still get you the tree and gem changes. Please feel free to suggest changes. Good luck!

The build should still be fine. Please feel free to suggest stuff.


Note: Please post all your questions in this thread or come by the stream, don't pm me in game. Make sure your profile is PUBLIC before asking for help so your character is visible. If you have issues with the trees and you're loading them into the poe website, don't. Import them into Path of Building. Please check out the FAQ section before asking questions.

I don't claim my guides to be original or super efficient. I write guides to share characters I'm fond of.

Gameplay on youtube, or if I stream.

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Pros:
Really good single target.
Good clearspeed if you swap in Vaal Reave.

Cons:
Gear dependent. Levelling feels awful.


Introduction
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This is a pure phys impale crit champion. Thanks to the buffs to pure phys is 3.7 we're fully phys now. Impale is really good for single target.

I use abyssus because I like seeing BF melting bosses, it is not required. Use any elder rare helm with nearby enemies take inc physical dmg taken for the more defensive route.

Disclaimer: The videos posted for this guide are with legacy abyssus (+100% crit multi) which is around 10% more damage than what's normally available.


PoB
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I'm using LocalIdentity's fork

https://pastebin.com/a1XVG7kJ

The PoB includes normal trees and cluster trees. The cluster jewels in the pob are perfect and still barely worth it imo.


Final Tree


Bandits
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Alira


Ascendancy
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Conqueror > Worthy Foe > Master of Metal > Unstoppable Hero


Pantheon
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Lunaris and Ralakesh.



Current Gear
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Jewels:


Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Two decent pdps foils.

I don't recommend Paradoxica because they have low attack speed.

Budget option: Ichimonji.


Helmet:
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For big boy damage. Make sure to get some minimum endurance charges on rings and amulets to mitigate the increased phys damage taken.

BIS - 40% BF damage.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, int.


Chest:
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If you're a new player, make sure you know what you're doing before you craft this:

The idea is, you get two chests, one with the first mod you want and another with the 2nd. One of the two chests has to be an astral plate for the final result to be an astral plate. The 3 good mods we want are:

-> -15 to mana cost of skills
-> Phys explody
-> +x % to Crit

Let's say you want crit (Hunter) + explody (Crusader). Then you want to buy a Hunter's/Crusader's Astral plate with crit/explody mods(respectively) as on the only influenced mod on it. Or Buy the base and roll the mod yourself, alterations are the most cost effective AFAIK. Check poedb for the ilvl requirements. Once you have either crit/explody on one chest (as the only influenced mod), you buy/craft the other chest with the other mod in the same way as above. Make sure one of the bases is an astral plate.

Then you awakener's orb the shit base chest on the astral plate and pray. If you're lucky you'll hit high flat life/%life and some res, at the very least have an empty prefix to craft life. If it comes out as garbage, sell it (they should sell for a fair amount, even just those two mods) and retry once you can afford it.

Budget option: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Look for life, flat phys, attack speed. You could look for an open prefix(ivl 80+) to slam either intimidate or T1 chance to impale (dropping dread banner for war banner, but the dps change is very minor.

BIS - Commandment of Fury. Helps with clearspeed.

Budget option - Anything with life, res.


Boots:
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Life, res, movement speed (MS not that important).

Good enchants/corruptions - 16% ats and cast speed if killed recently.

Bonus: Tailwind from hunter boots and/or Elusive from redeemer boots.


Amulet:
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Flat phys to attacks, multi, life, int.

Anoint Tenacity


Belt:
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Bonus: % max life from hunter belts.


Rings:
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Life, resists, int.

Flat phys to attacks are a bonus.


Flasks:
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Jewels:
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Pride has some really good Watcher's eye mods. Get one if you can. Preferred mods:

+2 Impale while affected by Pride
12% Chance to deal double damage when affected by Pride.




Gem Links
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Chest:


Swap for clearing:



OR use the reave setup:


Remaining links (put them wherever you get the right colors):








Unlinked:




Videos:
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FAQ:
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I'm dying too much, don't have enough damage, can't do T16s deathless.
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Check your CDWT gem levels. Check the PoB. The ones linked to CDWT are kept at low levels intentionally so they proc more often.

Are you level 90 (at least)? Do you have 6k EHP? Do you have at least 18/20 gems? Are you following the tree? If not, then do those.

If yes, then make sure your profile is public and let me know, I'll try and take a look. More often than not, it's because your character is lvl 83 with shit gear, improvised passive choices, missing uber lab and 18/0 gems.


Why are Blood and Sand/Flesh and Blood/Pride/Molten Shell low level?
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I just didn't have them leveled at the time. You're supposed to level them up completely.


Legacy gear? How dare you?!
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Check the introduction section, I've talked about it. It's literally just 10% more multiplier, no qol, nothing else. As of the latest video I only have legacy abyssus and no other legacy items.



Changelog:
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Added guide?
Changed to full phys and impale.
Changed a bunch of links, some gear, tree. Updated PoB.
Updated for 3.10
Actually updated for 3.10


Other guides:
I make build guides for fun.

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/cent664
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/cent664
Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 19, 2020, 2:40:07 PM
Last bumped on Jun 22, 2020, 1:36:50 PM
exactly what I was looking for to start the league, tyvm
Update your trees. Still using old version.
Hello

Good build but could you update your skill tree please ?
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Update your trees. Still using old version.

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Good build but could you update your skill tree please ?

No I'm not. They're the current version. Import the trees into pob, not the poe website.
I make build guides for fun.

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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 8, 2019, 7:54:43 AM
Hey, got a couple of questions. When do you think I should take master of metal? prob thinking conq > worthy foe > metal > first to strike as my progression. also, im tryna fit in impale support gem with the build, what u think i should switch out? thanks
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Hey, got a couple of questions. When do you think I should take master of metal? prob thinking conq > worthy foe > metal > first to strike as my progression. also, im tryna fit in impale support gem with the build, what u think i should switch out? thanks

Yeah I'd go the same order too.

About the second part. Pob has been updated with the gems but openarl isn't sure when he'll get around to implementing impale. I'm using a custom jewel to test impale. I'm making big changes to the guide. We're going full phys + impale.

I'll post the changes soon. The tree stays the same except for getting the impale nodes. The auras and flasks change completely.

I'm not 100% sure on the math behind impale but I'm going with what I have.
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Why champion over slayer? I heard slayer has better survivability and increased aoe
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Why champion over slayer? I heard slayer has better survivability and increased aoe

I don't really have a good answer for this. I made this build when slayer was garbage. It's probably a better choice right now overall. But I'm keeping this as a champion.

Also impale stuff will probably give higher top end dps. Not sure cause pob doesn't support impale.
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Hey just curious here, you have allocated Endurance charges but I fail to see what generates these. Is this an error or am I overlooking something minor?

Thanks

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