[3.8] Plague Assassin Venom Guy (Gyre)/ 17 Mil+ DPS / 6 Mil+ Shaper DPS / All Content / Any Map Mods




This is a spin off build of the Assassin Poisonator by loczek123.

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2626271/page/1

Credit to him for providing the blueprint of this build. He is no longer updating that build.


BUILD CONCEPT

The main idea behind this build is using venom gyre as our main skill, plague bearer as our secondary skill and whirling blades as movement.

High movement speed, high attack speed, fast playstyle.

Can do any map mods.

Average gear price is about 1 ex or less per slot. 6 Link Belly of the Beast is only 2.5 ex at the time of writing.



Gameplay Videos

Deathless Shaper: https://youtu.be/1Kq_cAnaqYs
Deathless Uber Elder: https://youtu.be/6r0fhvoLQWY

Deathless Chimera: https://youtu.be/5KJYQQz2Zsg
Deathless Hydra: https://youtu.be/3BgzWY4ztFQ
Deathless Minotaur: https://youtu.be/XmRlltf8lfQ
Deathless Pheonix: https://youtu.be/t9a6JL4mH2k

6 Second Minotaur Kill: https://clips.twitch.tv/AnnoyingBeautifulHamsterTBTacoLeft



Twitch
I am streaming almost everyday so if you have any poe or build questions come ask me!

https://www.twitch.tv/lunartuna


Passive Tree



Leveling Guide
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For leveling use cobra lash and forget about pierce until maps, prioritize life nodes and Soul Raker.

Use unique claws for leveling and then The Wasp Nest until you can get a decent rare claw: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_claws

Once you get to maps take the pierce nodes and switch to Venom Gyre.



Path of Building
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PoB: https://pastebin.com/X2Yk5i4U


Note:
"60% more damage with poison" is added to claws with "60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage" as it is not supported in PoB.

Withering Touch Rank 1 is added to the main skills so we can add wither stacks in config for the helmet enchant and withering step.

My personal Brutal Restraint Rare Jewel added as PoB doesnt support timeless jewels. You will have to do the same if you get a brutal restraint.

11% more damage multiplier added to impresence amulet do show effective damage increase of culling strike from ambush and assassinate. (11.1% not recognized in PoB)



Skill Gem Links
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Body: Venom Gyre - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Vile Toxins - Deadly Ailements - Vicious Projectiles - Unbound Ailments

Claw/Shield: Plague Bearer - Increased Area Of Effect - Empower(Optional)

Claw/Shield: Blasphemy - Despair

Glove/Boot/Helm: Whirling Blades - Fortify - Power Charge on Crit - Blood Magic

Glove/Boot/Helm: CWDT lev 1 - Immortal Call lev 3 - Withering Step lev 8 - Increased Duration lev 20

Glove/Boot/Helm: Vaal Haste - Increased Duration

Single Skill gems you can put anywhere:
Malevolence
Summon Skitterbots
Blood Rage
Flame Dash(Optional)



Gear
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We use belly simply because there is so much dps to be had in the passive tree almost no dps chest makes up for it. So we take belly to free up passive points for dps nodes.
The only better chest would be a..
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ilvl 86+ Elder base and then just spam pristine fossil until you get



subbteranian and eldrich life mods, then t3+ life. T3 gives about the same about of life as belly. t1 and 2 more. the other mods on the rare are up to you, could be resists or some funky elder mod like the crit one. or add serrated in with prisine and go for -15cost of socketed skills.



Desirable Claw Mods:
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60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage(Necessary)
# - # phys or # - # chaos(which provides higher dps depends on individual setups, for me flat phys is better)
% increased phys
Attack speed
Crit chance
Crit multi
Damage with poison
Poison Duration



Claw Crafting:
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ilvl 83 base. Use perfect fossils until you get 30% quality. Orb of Scouring it then spam corroded fossils for the "60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage".

Desirable Claw Mods:
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60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage(Necessary)
# - # phys or # - # chaos(which provides higher dps depends on individual setups, for me flat phys is better)
% increased phys
Attack speed
Crit chance
Crit multi
Damage with poison
Poison Duration


You have some options here:
1. Spam corroded and hope for "60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage" and good natural rolls of other useful stats.

2. Spam corroded until you get "60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage" and 26-27 increased attack speed as one of the other mods. Orb of Annulment the bad mods off until you have those 2 mods left. (takes some luck)

Once you have the rare with just "60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage" and 26-27% increased attack speed, you can craft on "can have multiple crafted modifiers". Then craft on "adds # - # physical damage", 100%-129% increased physical damage, and the crit chance/quality combo mod.

Then divine until you get good rolls. At least 125% on the % physical and at least adds 15-30 physical damage for the flat phys is desirable. Getting all perfect rolls is nearly impossible. I spent about 20ex in divines just out of curiosity to see how close i could get. So dont be afraid to settle on non perfect rolls. If you can get the damage range on the claw to at least 95- 250, you will melt any content with it.



Optional Base for more attacks per second but lose mana on hit. Wont be able to do "cannot leech from monsters" maps.
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Optional final gear goal:
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More attack speed, movement speed and accuracy from the dex. I would only wear this if you can maintain at least 100 all resists and 4900 life.



Flasks
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We use Coralito's and Perfect Agony in the tree for consistency of having Perfect agony working with Ambush and Assassinate even if your flask is down or management is not the good(like me!) The flask also gives us about 2.5 seconds of poison duration and lucky crit chance which also synergizes with Ambush and Assassinate and Mistwalker.

We do not need Unfreeze flask due to Shared Suffering on Leper's Alms Shield.
Venom Gyre projectiles will transfer elemental ailments to mobs.
Just make sure you throw some projectiles out before clicking any boxes, the returning projectiles will remove freeze/ignite/shock from you when they hit monsters.



Jewels
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Rares with mods:
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% increased attack speed with claws
% increased attack speed while holding a shield
% increased attack speed
% increased damage with poison
% increased damage over time
% increased maximum life
% to resistances


Watcher's eye with Malevolence mods:
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+(18-22)% to Damage over Time Multiplier while affected by Malevolence

(20-30)% increased Skill Effect Duration while affected by Malevolence

Unaffected by Bleeding while affected by Malevolence

Unaffected by Poison while affected by Malevolence

Damaging Ailments you inflict deal Damage (10-15)% faster while affected by Malevolence


Optional Jewel:
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Brutal Restraint timeless jewel - Look for faster poison damage, increased poison damage, attack speed, life, dex, movement speed. It's an expensive jewel so we add it as optional. It's not necessary for the build at all.


Any rare/unique jewel corrupted with "Corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you" is great for survivability.



Asendancy
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1. Noxious Strike
2. Toxic Deilvery
3. Mistwalker
4. Ambush and Assassinate



Pantheon
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Personal preference: Lunaris and Ralakesh



Bandits
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Kill All



Anointments
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Rings: We do a lot of damage so we just buff chilling towers to freeze blight monsters in place.

Your Chilling Towers deal 25% increased Damage(Allows us to freeze higher hp monsters)

Your Chilling Towers freeze enemies for 0.2 seconds while they are affected by chilling beams (0.2 seconds/per damage tick. It freezes monsters for the entire duration of the chilling beam)


Amulet: Anointment is Whispers of Doom.



Feel free to submit your gameplay videos in the thread.



I will try and stream as much gameplay as i can!

https://www.twitch.tv/Lunartuna

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Special thanks:
loczek123
Bromeek
wakasm
lagsmoke



Changelog:
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Oct 4/19 - Added changelog
Oct 4/19 - Added power charge on crit into whirling blades link
Oct 7/19 - Added alternative chest option
Ost 9/19 - Added in final gear goal helmet. Updated PoB link and pic.
Oct 14/19 - Updated PoB for more accurate damage representation with culling strike from ambush and assassinate. Added brutal restraint to jewel section. Added "Corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you" recommendation to jewel section. Added small leveling guide section. Tweaked overall layout.
Oct 16/19 - Added section on claw crafting.
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Last edited by Lunartuna on Oct 17, 2019, 12:39:48 PM
Last bumped on Oct 20, 2019, 2:08:56 PM
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Last edited by Lunartuna on Oct 2, 2019, 9:41:36 PM
This build is working perfectly.

Gear:
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Headhunter is highly optional, I would use Stygian Vise with overall 160 life, and 5% onslaught on kill jewel.


I've done all content possible this league, like deathless uber elder, constant T16 maps, Shaper, Mastermind 83, Blighted T15 full modded etc.

My setup is slightly different, than OP's, but the core is the same.

https://pastebin.com/qGPhHMRz 17.1M DPS, 6.45M Shaper DPS, 5350 hp

Last edited by Bromeek on Oct 2, 2019, 9:47:00 PM
Thanks for the new thread on this spec. I had a question about your tree/flask set up - Why path to Perfect Agony and also take Coralito's Signature?
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Bromeek wrote:
This build is working perfectly.

Gear:
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Headhunter is highly optional, I would use Stygian Vise with overall 160 life, and 5% onslaught on kill jewel.


I've done all content possible this league, like deathless uber elder, constant T16 maps, Shaper, Mastermind 83, Blighted T15 full modded etc.

My setup is slightly different, than OP's, but the core is the same.

https://pastebin.com/qGPhHMRz 17.1M DPS, 6.45M Shaper DPS, 5350 hp



If you want to make any boss kill or hard map videos i would love to link them in the build!

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fiestaforesta wrote:
Thanks for the new thread on this spec. I had a question about your tree/flask set up - Why path to Perfect Agony and also take Coralito's Signature?


Right! Thanks for asking.. Main reason being is consistency of having Perfect agony working with Ambush and Assassinate as much as possible.
The flask also gives us about 2.5 seconds of poison duartion and lucky crit chance which also synergizes with Ambush and Assassinate and Mistwalker.

I'll add that to the guide!
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If you want to make any boss kill or hard map videos i would love to link them in the build!


I'll try to record something during the weekend.
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Right! Thanks for asking.. Main reason being is consistency of having Perfect agony working with Ambush and Assassinate as much as possible.
The flask also gives us about 2.5 seconds of poison duartion and lucky crit chance which also synergizes with Ambush and Assassinate and Mistwalker.

I'll add that to the guide


Ah, okay, I understand where you're coming from now.

I just got what I imagine will be my endgame weapons (apart from divining one of them). Would either you or Bromeek mind taking a look at my POB and seeing if a) it's calculated properly and b) any suggestions for further gear improvement? This is my second league and I could use a second pair of eyes. I know I need a better stygian but I'm not sure where else I could eek some extra DPS out.

My spec is closer to loczek123's than yours, but you seem to be the most active theory crafter on the forum atm.

Also, how do you feel about Opportunity vs. Ambush and Assassinate?

https://pastebin.com/Xq1XMdfB
Last edited by fiestaforesta on Oct 2, 2019, 10:29:42 PM
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fiestaforesta wrote:
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Right! Thanks for asking.. Main reason being is consistency of having Perfect agony working with Ambush and Assassinate as much as possible.
The flask also gives us about 2.5 seconds of poison duartion and lucky crit chance which also synergizes with Ambush and Assassinate and Mistwalker.

I'll add that to the guide


Ah, okay, I understand where you're coming from now.

I just got what I imagine will be my endgame weapons (apart from divining one of them). Would either you or Bromeek mind taking a look at my POB and seeing if a) it's calculated properly and b) any suggestions for further gear improvement? This is my second league and I could use a second pair of eyes. I know I need a better stygian but I'm not sure where else I could eek some extra DPS out.

My spec is closer to loczek123's than yours, but you seem to be the most active theory crafter on the forum atm.

Also, how do you feel about Opportunity vs. Ambush and Assassinate?

https://pastebin.com/Xq1XMdfB


Looks like you using mostly the old build for mainly cobra lash. I would go through this new build. Have a look at skill gem links and gear and update what you have to that.

Your dps looks great!


I just plainly feel Ambush and Assassinate is better. Culling strike makes it better in my eyes.
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Last edited by Lunartuna on Oct 2, 2019, 10:38:43 PM
Would you consider this HC Viable?
Also levelling?
Last edited by Astroknight on Oct 3, 2019, 1:34:02 AM
Thank you very much for making this spin-off guide!
It is really more comfortable to play.
I'll write later, when get 90 and all unics)

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P.S. Yeah, its Cobra lash, i like it)

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