Hello everyone this build is perfect for a league that you will need to survive the full heist encounter to get away with loot. Can be done as league starter , can easily run all maps with rare gear you can check it doing conqueror's on low budget in the videos.
3.12 changes and thoughts
Hello, first of all the build was not nerfed and some changes happened
No longer causes attack hits to have a chance to Maim cursed enemies.
No longer causes cursed enemies to take increased physical damage from damage over time.
Curses applied by casting this spell now gain 10 Doom per second.
Now causes ailments inflicted on cursed enemies to deal damage 20% faster.
I dont think it will change the damage but need to see in the pob when it att to confirm
No longer grants a minimum of one Endurance Charge.
Now has a cooldown of 8 seconds at all gem levels (from 6 seconds
Not a big deal but it is a nerf
About the skill tree
Changed almost nothing to the tree just one new node that maybe be worth to take , when the tree is relased on the pob i will talk again about this
The new Marked for Death cluster has been added to the southeast of the Duelist. It grants increased Effect of your Curses, Culling Strike against Marked enemies, and increased damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies Marked by you.
this new point on the tree depending on how close it is to the path the build tree pass will be worth using.
Some new ideas for the build
Enemies afflicted by Warlord's Mark will always grant an Endurance Charge when slain, and grant rage when stunned. They also allow attacks to leech life and mana from them
Maybe is worth to change vulnerability for Warlord's Mark and change some other gem for a berserk (or use a unset ring) using the pob right now if the build have 50 rage and use berserk the damage almost doble.
The build stay strong as always and there's more potential for changes(using rage and berserk) achieving insane dps bost at the cost of almost nothing
and on the league as ggg said you need to survive to the end of the heist encounter to get the loot a tanky build will be the best choice.
my gear in harvest/end game gear
All this gear is from harvest league as league ended and i reformated this part it show now standart league.
If you are doing this build as league starter/low budget check the gear for it on the other topic
The principal mods are the explode and the -15mana , without harvest one with power charge on crit will be expensive.
Try to get one with accuracy life and resist , if you can afford physical to attacks or attack speed is great
Any boots with resist life and movespeed is great for the build , if you can afford get elusive and tailwind on it too(just tailwind or elusive is good too and more cheap)
Abyssus with the less increased physical damage taken (43-40%)The more crit multi the better.
One should be a circle of guilt with 4% physical reduction and 40-60% increased physical If you can afford get one with good implicts the best one is onslaught on hit, some implicits like criti multi are great too
The other ring should have curse enemies with vulnerability on hit , some life and accuracy , if you can afford get more add physical on it too
Some resist, life , you might need to get dexterity on the amulet or int if you dont have accuracy on the ring get it on the amulet too , crit mult and add physical are great
The best belt for the build is Rhyslata coil , if you cant afford get a decent stygian vise
Paradoxica is way too cheap by how strong it is with my setup only foil with more than 580pds(they worth like almost all my gear in my char) deal more damage than a paradoxica with 180pds(like 4-5% more)
try to get one with at least 150pds if you can afford the blind mod on it is great , dont get the +% impale chance the build already have 100% impale chance
Without a doubt the best is the surrender
My current setup is
If you dont have onslaught on the ring swap the quicksilver flask for one with onslaught and dont forget the diamond flask it give more damage than the bottled faith
Without a jewel that have the mod "you cant be inflict with corrupted blood" you wont be able do tank the sirus die attack
About watchers eyes the best mod is Impales that you inflict last 2 additional attacks.
Step by step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrncEY4f8yg
1-buy the astral plate 6link item level 86+
2-buy the warlord's exalted
3-craft life on the astral , get one empty sufix on it
4-Use the warlord's on it
5- if dont get the mana mod , scour it
6- use pristine+lucent+serrated fossil on it
How to craft the explosive and the mana mod on body armour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zntMXYw4bEU
1-get a 6link with the -15 mana mod on it and cant have any other warlord's mod on it
2- get a body armour with enemies you kill explode ... need to be the only crusader's mod on it
3-buy one awakening's orb
4- use the awakening on the explode first and them on the mana(use it first on the base you dont want)
The leveling of the build is smooth , and using a cheaper uniques will make it even faster
itens like this
and a tabula rasa and u can swap for more powerfull itens(swords and shield)
when get to high levels.
Ascendancy ordem is
Let alira live
About what gems or what skill to level until you get cyclone i like to use reave but u can try any meele skill
a setup like this.
About the skill tree you can select in the pob there is a lvl 30,60,80 and 100
When i use this build as league starter i level with cleave/reave until i get cyclone , i usually use warlord mark with bhasphemy for life and mana leach and the rest of the mana i reserve with pride in the low leves i use 2 one handed swords for leveling until i get on the shield nodes , if i can i buy any unique sword for leveling and use it(dont spend more than a chaos on one)when you do the first and second lab is better to change to one hand sword and one shield.
low budget/league starter3.12
Body armour any 5-6link with high hp
gloves any with resist and life or you can use a Haemophilia and get bleeding explosion will give you more clear speed
boots any with movespeed life and some resist
shield the recovery mod is better than the flat mod , try to get both.
helmet huge dps boost
amulet the anvil is really nice , and cheap more life on block and more block chance
rings one with resist / life and the other need to be a práxis with -8 mana cost , this way cyclone wont cost mana to use
sword ichimonji ireally Strong and give the - mana reserved mod , so this way
we can use pride , blood and sand , precision(lvl1) hereald of purity and dread banner.
total cost= ~ 95c in the first week of the league.
Ascendancy in orden
painforged>versatile combatant>Violent retaliation> arena challenger
veritania kill/afk tank with new budget gear and passive veritania with this setup (i was low level it was my first conqueror on a league starter character) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugb3uADS-8Q
The defense layer
The damage mitigation comes from:
1 Always fortify up
2 Infused channeling
3 81% phys reduction
4 Endurace charges
5 Blind on hit
6 Always max spell and attack block chance
7 Life gain on block and
with all the 7 itens you can tank almost every enconter in the game.
Cant tank Dot damage like shaper beam.
Here you can see the defense of the build on t16 map with veritania influence
The monster and the boss in the video are dying of my block skills , using the cyclone to kill only the metamorph. https://youtu.be/QKKI-kqbnTE?t=71
1 Pure physical damage with impale
2 blood rage for frenzy charge and leech
3 Vulnerability for damage and more bleed chance ,
5 Explode on death , helping with the clear speed.
6 Buffed herald of purity for more damage.
With everthing on +10kk damage can be easily achievable.
Cheap to start
Fast clear speed(explo chest+arena challenger)
Can easily do all content in the game(including gran masters) Cons
Not a cheap build to min max it.
Can not do Physical Reflect maps.
Cant tank some sources of DOT damage.
Body armour: Need the mod"Socketed attacks have -15 to total mana cost"it cost 100c with a good life roll and 6link(can use any 5/6l for starter , just change blood and sand for blasphemy with warlord mark and mana sustain wont be a problem.)
Helmet: Abyssus for the damage. One with nice roll is around 10c
Weapon:Cheap weapon just 1c and good damage for the price
shield:Need to have the mod"recover % of life when you block"paid 10c for this
Rings: rings need to have life , resist and some physical to attacks paid 5c and 6c , 11c for both
Belt: belt of the deceiver give a nice bost of dps , some life and res , and cost only 1 alch
gloves:Need to have Life , some resitances paid 5c for it
Boots:Now that i have already capped all elemental resitances i just need the more life and more movement speed in the boots paid 4c for it
And last the amulet:This slot we use the Impresence (phys version) for free curse cost around 10-15c
Total: 157 Chaos.
Soon i will add i killing conquerors with the 157c version face tanking them.
Veritania Awakening level 8 with the budget gear it can face tank and kill her fast for only 157c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jghtwTezIZQ
My current Gear(3.9)
Lot of new clusters jewel for shield and one handed weapon
the best are:
20% chance to gain a Power Charge when you Block
+6% Chance to Block Spell Damage while at Maximum Power Charges
Attack Skills deal 30% increased Damage while holding a Shield
+2% Chance to Block Attack Damage
+2 to Melee Strike Range while Holding a Shield
15% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks
Impales you inflict last 1 additional Hit
videos on 3.10
All videos are from AgentDaun character using almost same itens that the 3.10 guide
A8 Sirus(worst attempt. First phase without flasks for comparisons):
With the explode body armour you dont need the blood explosion ascendancy(gratuitous violence) grab the arena challenger for more attack and movement speed and violent retaliation for more block chance and more damage.
Using one with 4% to phys damage reduction for more tankness
Amulet : Using bladedancer anoint for more aoe on cyclone(less damage than assassination)
flasks: Using a movement speed in the place of the botled faith for more clear speed (ps i am farming more simulacrum than maps)
Jewel:If you can afford get the corrupted blood mod on it
Soon video with this setup on simulacrum
- Herald of Purity
No longer grants added Physical Damage with Spells and Attacks.
Now grants 9% more Physical Damage at gem level 1, up to 12% more Physical Damage at gem level 20.Should be something around -5%dps
- Some clusters jewels got nerfed.Rip Deep Cuts(BTW i dind't use those on the build)
Cyclone lost it Stun immunity , but with gladiator ascendacy it makes us immunes to stun from attacks that we block and with 5.5k+ life it won't impact on the playstyle of the build.
- Some nodes on skill tree lost a bit of damage on them.
Conclusion: The build stay strong in early and end game , almost same tankness just -5% on physical reduction cause soul of steal got nerfed and less damage but with the right itens +10kk damage is still achievable.
POB 3.11: https://pastebin.com/YWT1teAi
Hi , in the harvest league is way easy to craft/buy really good itens and i managed to craft a really good chestplate for the build that said in this version i dont use a impresence amulet , cause i got a ring with vulnerability on hit , that way i have 2 free sockets of gems and enduring cry with the key node that make warcry's instant can be used while using cyclone.
The skill tree is almost the same , the damage with my current gear is 14kk
and the same tankness as before.
PS: I play the build with cyclone but any melee skill can work on(reave, blade flurry , lacerate etc.) it , for most cases swap infused for multistrike and you are ready to go , you can even use axes and get axes nodes on tree in the place of sword nodes. Can go violent retaliation and arena challenger or go blood explosions both works great.
If you do the build with any other skill and want to share it , pm me in game and i will add it to the guide nick: Theblockman
Path Of building(3.12): https://pastebin.com/sLx0QRFx
Path Of building(3.12)Budget/league starter version
Hi guys, so I've started with this build, loving it so far, but I'm wondering what to upgrade next. I'm used to playing miners, but I wanted to be tanky for once so I tried this, but I'm little clueless on the endgame min maxing for gladiator.
Here's my PoB so far.
Any tips appreciated!
Last edited by demondragon818 on Sep 21, 2020, 1:05:40 PM
Hello, I've been following your guide for this league start, but for some reasons, after swapping ichimoji for Paradoxica my dmg didn't increase for some reasons (in pob it shows that it should be much higher but in game it felt like the dmg actually fallen). Would you give any suggestions about upgrade priorities when transitioning from League starter items into more full gear set.