[3.10] sburmass's Heavy Strike build | 84%+ Double Damage Chance | 100% PHYS IMPALE


Hello everyone and welcome to my build guide.
This is my first build that is somewhat decent and I felt like I made some sort of an accomplishment so I decided to share this build with all you guys... my friends.

You may ask, What is heavy strike, Who is heavy strike? or maybe How is heavy strike? I would reply with "is good".

Heavy strike is a strike skill with very high damage effectiveness compared to other strike skills and it has this very special feature where it has chance to do double damage, so just take any other strike skill heavy strike is 2 times better mathematically.

With what do we pair this divine skill? With berserker of course, Why? Because this skill lacks the attack speed which Blitz charges alleviates and why not a side of damage to go with our damage? Finally, rage gives us the ability to use berserk which negates any increased damage taken and greatly increases our potential in boss fights.
We prefer to use swords here because they will provide us with more APS overall.



Survivability

We stack life and armor, life to not die and armor to buff our molten shell and mitigate some physical damage.
Most life nodes are very close for the marauder so this will not be a problem, try to get every close life node possible.

For life leech we use blood rage which is more than enough.
For mana leech we allocate a small node in the passive tree which should be shown in POB

I prefer to use stone golem as it provides much needed life regen and the ability to taunt enemies is priceless when using berserker.


Path of building
https://pastebin.com/H1dMFcit




Gems/Gear

Almost GG gear, best upgrade would be 600+ PDPS swords

Starkonja is the best all around helmet for this build

Maim support on our chest is important, will slow enemies and increase our damage immensely.

Tailwind might be hard to get, try to get this last but it gives us what we lack which is attack speed.

TRIBAL FURY This is essential to anoint on your amulet, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CLEAR WITHOUT THIS.
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For auras we use:
Precision more accuracy
Pride more physical damage
Dread Banner more impale chance and effect + lowers enemy accuracy
Blood and sand more maiming


IMPORTANT!!! Jewels


We stack 2 of these only because that's the limit, this is the basis of the build it will give us most of our double damage chance


Flasks


BIS flasks, try to min-max these.


Bandit Choice

Throw them hands up!


Pantheon

Soul of the brine king
Less stuns

Soul of shakari
Shoo away those poisons


Leveling

Wouldn't recommend leveling with heavy strike, frost blades would be an easier alternative to level with, could switch to cyclone later in the game when it is available.
Molten strike is decent aswell.


Thank you for checking this out, hopefully you leave a wiser exile.
Questions and opinions are welcome.
Last bumped on Apr 22, 2020, 8:00:42 PM

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