[3.10] Tectonic Slam Zerker ~45M DPS/6k HP/76% Dmg Red.- Melt the Endgame! (Warcry Abuse DW Swords)


Intro:
Wanted to try out Zerker this league with the new cluster jewels and this is definitely the strongest character I've ever made. I play Tectonic Slam every league as a Jugg but wanted to try something different this patch. I also didn't see a lot of sword versions of TS since everyone uses Nebulochs, so i wanted to make something a bit different.

I was able to do all the game in the content from A8 Sirus (deathless) to Wave 20/20 simulacrums. I was even able to carry a friend in a 2man sirus when he died in phase 1. Overall, I am having a ton of fun with this build and it's my favorite so far.




Videos
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T16 Promenade A8 Budget version - Juiced but not max juice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmn_pJV6X4Y

100% Delirium Map
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVmd-8GpoPc

2 Min A8 Deathless Sirus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu4JXVBKkm8



Wave 20/20 Simulacrum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5QXxQ7qecU

Delirium Phoenix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNQMlUqamY




Pros:
- Fast Clear with great single target
- Looks Cool
- Very strong even on a budget and can scale into late game with some investment; 19M DPS up to 135M (if you calculate the saviour damage)
- Can clear all content in the game
- Fun Build
- Pretty decent defense, 6k HP, 76% phys reduc, regen from warcry, immortal call, fortify and vaal molten shell make it pretty tanky
- Budget version still has ~5.5k HP with Abyssus and 19M DPS
- Lots of options to customize if you want more survivability vs dmg. IE. Swapping out Abyssus for Starkonja.


Cons:
- Active Play style <- I like this and it's not necessarily a con, but not as chill as cyclone
- Jewels can be expensive
- Can get one shotted sometimes if you run Abyssus and Aspect of Carnage
- Can't do ele reflect maps. No regen is okay but not enjoyable



How the Build Works:
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- Spam Enduring Cry, rebuff Rallying Cry every 20 seconds or so while you're mapping
- This part IS very important as it provides a ton of regen AND is the most reliable way for you to get endurance
charges for charged slam
- When you get to the boss make sure you have berserk up and ancestral warchiefs. (I also try to time my Vaal Molten Shell when I make a mistake or at the beginning of a fight if i'm trying to burst the boss)
- Thanks to the new cluster jewels we also have max endurance charges as well (binding enduring cry to the left click is very helpful) so we can contiuously have charged slams come out as well as a bit off phys dmg. mitigation
- Berserkers with the new cluster jewels basically help you sustain rage throughout the entire map/fight with ~80-90% up time on berzerk if you get the helmet enchant.
- I try to use Berserk whenever its off cool down to offset all of the incoming damage thats coming
- Immortal call is an additional layer of dmg mitigation with Vaal Molten Shell as your "Oh S***" button
- Dual wield swords for higher dps potential


POB:
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Budget
https://pastebin.com/mngRN8jr

Current
https://pastebin.com/XZzrasqZ



Current Gear
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DPS:
Budget POB:
POB: 19.4M
POB Fork: 29.4M

Current DPS
POB: 45.1M
POB Fork: 85.0M (I use fork since it is more accurate and accounts for everything)
POB with Saviour Mod: 173.2M


TL:DR you have more than enough dps to kill everything in the game.


Weapons


Armor


Rings + Ammy


Flasks




Gems
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5L - Tectonic Slam - Multistrike - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Inspiration - Fortify
6L- Tectonic Slam - Multistrike - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Inspiration - Fortify - Conc Effect/Combustion/Ruthless

4L - AURAS: Herald of Ash - Blood and Sand - Anger - Enlighten
3L - CWDT: Immortal Call - Cast When Damage Taken - Wave of Conviction
Berserk does not need to be connected. IC and WOC give you both good offense (fire exposure) and defense (damage reduction) without having to do anything
2L - Leap Slam - Faster Attacks.
Leap slam can be replaced by any movement skill really

Precision, Blood Rage, Enduring Cry, Rallying Cry, and Vaal Molten Shell can be slotted in wherever and can be further optimized based on what you feel you need/don't need. If you want you can run enhance/empower and remove molten shell if you don't need the extra offense.




Budget Setup

Would highly recommend getting a -mana ring or 2 if you can and swap out Abyssus if you feel like you're dying too much.


As you progress you can slowly upgrade to a ~400 pdps foil with ele pen and a paradoxica. Early game Saviours are really expensive, but easily one of the best single target DPS upgrades for us.

DPS
POB: 19.4M
POB Fork: 29.4M

Spoiler

Weapons: Double Ichimonjis are great to start with until you can get a paradoxica


Helmet: +Max Life, Resist, and - enemy's fire resistance or Abyssus with tectonic slam charged slam


Armor: Loreweave, Tabula Rasa or Any 6 link with life, resist, and high armor


Gloves: Any gloves (preferably Spiked) with +phys or fire dmg, atk speed, life, and resist


Boots: Kaom's roots if you're resist capped, if not - boots with high life, resist and move speed, boots are where i did make up a huge chunk of my life + resist


Belt: Any belt with high life, ele dmg, and resist


Amulet: Xoph's blood - annoint Battle Cry
Rings: Life, phys dmg, dex, and int, resist til cap





Leveling Section

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Hollowed Palm. Hollowed Palm. Hollowed Palm. is the best damn way to level.


For everyone who does not have access to the jewel above. I would start with leveling using frost blades, pick up some easy uniques and start rolling from there:

Level 1


Level 8


Level 28
Pick up tectonic slam and start rolling from there.
Tectonic Slam - Multistrike - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Ruthless - Fortify - Added Fire Damage

Level 38
As soon as you can get multistrike add it to your Tectonic Slam

Rest of the skills don't matter as much as long as you start to build into the skills above.

Leveling Tips:
I noticed a lot of players take too much time to stop and kill monsters or pick up low level currency that does not matter. Believe me when I say SKIP IT unless it's higher value and move on through the mobs until you get to the quest objectives.

Blood Aqueduct and The Aqueduct are good catch spots to get to higher levels if you REALLY need it.
Last edited by dgmsti2012 on May 5, 2020, 12:54:58 PM
Last bumped on May 19, 2020, 2:46:58 PM
Very nice guide and interesting build.

You may want to check your video section. The videos do not correlate with the titles. In the wave 20 video I see dark forest mapping, for example.
Haha good catch! Thanks for that, I updated it to make it the right video.
Man, your damage looks really nice.

Quite higher than my Frost Blades Berserker.

But I always hesitate to go with Abyssus and Aspect of Carnage.

Our skill tree looks very similar though.

I am sitting at home and i am a bit bored. So i made an alternative skill tree for your build with a thread of hope, because i saw an unused jewel slot.

https://pastebin.com/JJ9asX0k

Damage goes even a bit higher, I guess, with roughly the same life. Just 10 dex are missing.:D
Thank you!

That's a good suggestion, this build was really dex starved so getting to 212 was kind of pain. I think if i made sure all gems are 7% and get some more dex i can definitely go this route, but those double crit multi gems with life and dex are unnecessarily expensive.

I surprisingly don't die too often, but I def do get 1 shotted once in a while when I'm not careful, but the best defense is offense :).
Last edited by dgmsti2012 on Apr 23, 2020, 5:53:57 AM
Added a few more videos. Also bought an awakened multistrike for fun, but it doesn't seem like it makes that big of a difference (in game).
Is that possible to league start with this build?
How do u leech currently?
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Tobinator wrote:
How do u leech currently?


I've actually specd out of it since i don't really need it at this point. I used to have it in my tree and i put one point into the life and mana leech node. The warcry is so good though that i felt like I don't have any survival or mana issues.

I also had them on my jewels at some point, but wanted to get more DPS so i switched that out as well.

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Askandor wrote:
Is that possible to league start with this build?


Depends on what happens to cluster jewels next league. I would probably start with a Juggernaut version since Juggs have better survivability.
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dgmsti2012 wrote:
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Tobinator wrote:
How do u leech currently?


I've actually specd out of it since i don't really need it at this point. I used to have it in my tree and i put one point into the life and mana leech node. The warcry is so good though that i felt like I don't have any survival or mana issues.

I also had them on my jewels at some point, but wanted to get more DPS so i switched that out as well.

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Askandor wrote:
Is that possible to league start with this build?


Depends on what happens to cluster jewels next league. I would probably start with a Juggernaut version since Juggs have better survivability.



okey ty and did you test an explode chest ?

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