[3.10] IMPALE CHAMPION Build. ANY Physical Sword Skill! (Blade Flurry/Cyclone/Cleave/Bladestorm/etc)

For quite some time i wanted to create an introductory, newbie friendly, melee oriented build. A build which does not require any in-depth game knowledge and anyone can use and adapt for their own needs.
Champion is an easy source of damage and tankiness. He taunts everyone ignoring accuracy and monster evasion and gives a solid 100% impale chance without any investment, making him a perfect candidate for “all around” build. He also has higher armour than a Gladiator and gains Adrenaline on Low Life, healing almost instantly to full life while boosting himself.
Originally i went with Gladiator, but block didn’t work as good as i thought against DELIRIUM explosions, so i had to switch to a more “tankier” Champion and it was a good choice.

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https://youtu.be/Q40dxc8SN4c
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/impale-champion-path-of-exile-build-any-physical-sword-skill/
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How does it work, in general?
You are dual-wielding swords and attack as fast as possible to zoom through monster packs. Plant totem for boss fights. Don’t stay for too long in one spot. Pop enduring cry to get extra Endurance Charges, resists, regeneration. Impale with increased Physical Damage along with high attack speed works for literally any skill with BASE Physical damage (no conversion). Champion is the best for that.
LIST OF SKILLS THAT CAN BE USED:
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CHANNELLING:
Blade Flurry
Cyclone
STRIKE:
Double Strike
Dual Strike
Heavy Strike
PROJECTILE:
Lancing Steel
Shattering Steel
AOE:
Lacerate
Cleave
Bladestorm
Reave
Chain Hook
Heavy Strike
Leap Slam
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1) PROS
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+tanky across most content
+great for everything including delve and excluding blight
+fast and good mapper
+can run VERY cheap with two 1c swords and any reare chest worth 1 divine

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2) CONS
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-not as tanky as JUGG or overblocked/overcapped gladiator
-not as fast as Gladiator
-needs 212 dexterity for weapons (standard Foil requirement)

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide or check PoB!
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Path of building:https://pastebin.com/amdkgYi7
For Ascendancy: Conqueror, Worthy Foe, Master of Metal, First to Strike, Last to Fall
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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Standard gear: Tabula, Lochtonial Caress, Wanderlust, Wurm's Molt
I recommend levelling with Molten Strike all the way through the acts till you buy Scaeva swords.https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_one_hand_swords
Link it with Ancestral Call, Impale and some Inc.Aoe / Conc Effect and you are good to go.
Keep in mind AFTER you take Brutality you need to drop Molten Strike as well.
My favourites are
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lakishu%27s_Blade
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Tempestuous_Steel
Run these two and once you get the second Ascendancy you can get two of these
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Prismatic_Eclipse or still use one Tempestuous for extra accuracy.
At level 60 you can buy 2 Scaeva swords and they will carry you all the way into Red Maps and up to Sirus (i am not kidding)
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Scaeva
Get 1 blue and 1 red socket one and the rest does not matter. I usually just get greens.



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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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Don't look at the gems INSIDE gear as it might be used in other build already. You can find all gems in POB.

For Uber Lab enchant: 40% Increased Blade Flurry Damage
Blade Flurry 5L: Blade.Flurry-Awakened.Melee.Physical.Damage-Awakened.Brutality-Impale-Fortify
Blade Flurry 5L: Blade.Flurry-Awakened.Melee.Physical.Damage-Awakened.Brutality-Impale-Fortify-Infused.Channelling / Pulverize
If you want, you can drop Blood Magic from Whirling Blades and put Fortify there to get Pulverize on a 6L BF, but this is riskier.
For skills other than BF/Cyclone you can find links in POB.
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EXPLODE Chest is great quality of life as it completely DESTROYS porcupine projectiles and overall increases clear speed.
JEWELS: 1 jewel with % physical damage leeched as mana. + something useful, like crit multiplier, attack speed with swords, resistance.
Watchers Eye: 2 Additional Impales while using Pride
Cluster Jewels: The majority gives you the same amount of damage as generic nodes on the tree. There are some useful ones like this
one which i used when i played gladiator.

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6) Flasks
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Bottled Faith is the most expensive one and gives the most damage of cause. Lion’s Roar is mandatory. Crit is also mandatory.

(roll off Freeze in silver if you have boot craft)

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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Solaris
Minor: Shakari

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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Definitely viable at “some point”, but you need to know what you are doing + stack CHAOS RESISTANCE

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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Double Pride Watcher’s Eyes (100+ ex), high life/resist EXPLODE chest with 1.5% base crit.

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MORE VIDEOS:
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T16 Primordial BLocks with FULL juice. Switching from Blade Flurry to Cyclone during a map
https://youtu.be/cjEfK0vF2YY
Elder:
https://youtu.be/hfApMm6gX50
God Damn Sirus A8:
https://youtu.be/BXXOYu1psnk

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FAQ
1) Can i do it as a Gladiator?
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You surely can! Depending on the league it can be worse or better than champion.
Gladiator is very fast and can get max block easily, but can’t Fortify as much as Champion, needs a lot of accuracy and lacks armour.

2) How cheap is this?
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I killed my first Sirus with 2 Scaeva swords and a rare chest with just life and resists (under 1 exalt). So i consider baseline version of the build a VERY cheap one.

3) How tanky is this? Can i afk shit?
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You can’t. This is moderately tanky build, it is not glass cannon. But league mechanics are designed to kill you in multiple ways, so you gotta be on guard all the time. CWDT Molten Shell will save your life a few times for sure :)
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Apr 19, 2020, 6:54:41 AM
Last bumped on May 16, 2020, 5:00:57 AM
Can i use paradoxica with the saviour?
Thanks for another one Angry dude
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Sirarteuhubi wrote:
Can i use paradoxica with the saviour?

Yes, just need to balance dex
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Thanks for another one Angry dude

You are welcome!
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Hello brotha! First off thank you for the great content you put out!

Could I do something like this with Juggernaut?
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Hello brotha! First off thank you for the great content you put out!

Could I do something like this with Juggernaut?

Hi! You can indeed, but will be less dps
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