[3.11] Blast from the Past. KB/PS Wander King. Speed meta with 16K ES, 17m dps

Changelog for 3.11: (this is a buff!)

Nearly dodged all nerfs. 16.7m dps instead of 17m. Now has free charge generation on kill (overcharge). Also stuff is much easier to craft with harvest, cutting the entry requirements.

Mini - Levelling Guide added : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xG9Sns9OI&feature=youtu.be


Tankiness test: Shaper slam + beam with 4L PS, dead start, no fortify, no flasks

Assassin with highest ES in DSC (and that is not counting cluster jewels)
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If u have feedback or questions:

Catch me on twitch https://www.twitch.tv/trivial_matters/
I even do PoB reviews of other builds at the end of each stream.

Alternatively u can post in this thread and wait for my response.

Do not pm me in-game or send forum messages. Both systems are very sub-optimal for a meaningful conversation


Pros & Cons:
+ A++ clear speed, even in delirious high tiers.
+ Tanky with up to 16.5K ES, fortify, crit immunity and 28 spell/attack dodge
+ All content viable (no promises for very deep delve)
+ Customizable,you can easily drop es for more dmg and vice versa

- Expensive; won't feel good until a certain treshold (60-70ex)
- Late bloomer, needs levels and really not a levelling friendly build.
- Uses 2 skills, this means either your clear or boss skill will be a 4L
- Not a copy&paste build. Theory crafting, optimization and item crafting is necessary.

Comparisons vs other wanders:
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Pre 3.10 Int Stacking Wander setup from ranger (pathfinder) will be faster due to flask effectiveness and is better suited for fast farming mid tier maps. It also has some QoL bonuses.
Unfortunately it cannot even come close to the ES or dmg numbers of the assassin version as u will need to waste a lot of points on the ranger side of the tree. If you are on std and have a legacy vinktar flask it is still solid.

Other wand builds.. well there are some nice early league/budget wanders around. But for end-game i failed to theory-craft a build worth comparing and didn't see any on forums too. They mostly do half the dmg and have 1/3 of the EHP


Int Stacking Wander - what is it ?
The build revolves around having a Shaper or Hunter wand with 'adds 1-6 lightning damage to attacks with this weapon per 10 intelligence' then scaling int both for Energy Shield and Damage.

Why is it stronger than ever ?
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A few changes happened in 3.10. First of all we got a method of adding spell dmg to attack dmg without using a Crown of Eyes. But even more importantly the new cluster jewel system now lets up spend our points much more efficiently.

I ditched the whole ranger area from this build and went assassin instead and results are astonishing.

Atm i am sitting at 16.5k ES, have millions of dps per kinetic bolt explosion and can pull 6M shaper dps with my 4L Power Siphon.

Switching to 6L PS setup (3 gem swaps) nets 16.5 million shaper dps without vaal haste (or 20+ million if u count wave of conviction debuff)


Videos:
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https://www.twitch.tv/trivial_matters/ for general delve/map videos

A8 Sirus (Last phase, bad audio): https://youtu.be/GIiK8dkV_Fo
Fully Juiced Splinter farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRjNELYcOfg

Wave 15 Simulacrum with boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhE7MinILkc
Wave 20 Simulacrum with boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ramKj--yEU

Hall of Grand Masters A8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wv6ia7aRo

I am ultra slacking after wave 20 boss kill :) it doesn't take that long to kill 2-3 stray mobs.


Current PoB (3.11):
Tree for 3.11 (Level 94): http://poeurl.com/cWjR

PoB for 3.11
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https://pastebin.com/u3cVqRkn as usual use localidentity1's fork.

Everything should be easy to figure out, settings are configured vs a single boss fight.
I am not much of a PoB warrior so pob just assumes u have power charges and clicked on flasks. i didn't activate wave of conviction debuff, used vaal haste or blood rage etc, feel free to add those if u wish.


My Gear In Harvest:
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finally finished 'the wand', hit me up in game or on twitch for mirror service



Skill Gems:
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Use awakened gems if possible, normal versions will also work.

Kinetic Blast:

Your last link will be Pierce support until u can get free pierce from boots. Afterwards u can swap to any other dps or QoL gem.

Power Siphon:
For 6L add Damage on full life and (A) Added Lightning Damage

Alternatively u can use a single 6L PS with chain instead of barrage for clearing, and gemswap for bossing. Sadly your clear speed will feel the difference.

For Kinetic Bolt, i didnt like it. it does a lot less dmg that PS and has a really weird coverage for clear

Auras:
Summon Skiterbots - Discipline - Precision (if u need accuracy)- Enlighten

Move:
Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify

Utility:

CWDT - Lightning Golem - Wave of conviction

Curse:
Spellslinger - Elemental Weakness - Enhance



Nostalgia Gear (delirium):
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Detailed Itemization:
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Wand:
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Easiest way to get a good wand is crafting yourself:
1) Get one wand with lightning dmg per int mod (shaper or hunter), one wand with T1 lightning pen / lightning damage to attacks hybrid mod (crusader mod).

2) Merge two items via awakener's orb (one of the wands must be an imbued wand with ilvl 83+).

3a) If u get attack speed or critical strike chance, craft the other and u are set.

3b) If u didnt get those, u can remove suffixes and multimod crit+attack speed

3d) If your item has 3 suffixes - 2 prefixes, use a farric wolf alpha beast to send 1 suffix to prefix, then restart step 3.

3e) If u rolled 6 mods (very rare but can happen), use an orb of annulment and pray

Good prefixes for 3rd spot are flat lightning dmg, penetration, spell damage per intelligence, spell damage


Body:
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12%int mod is very good, otherwise get as much ES as possible. Resists are very welcome. Craft int/quality (more ES) or % all attributes (more damage)

You can also aim for +1 curse or mobs explode mods if u are okay with losing some ES


Helm:
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Again aim for +int and %int (hunter mod) along with as much ES as possible. Resist and accuracy are welcome additions.

PS +2 proj enchant is huge. %accuracy roll is also welcome.

Helms also can roll +1 max power charge (warlord influence), which is an immense dps boots but also very hard to roll with decent ES.

U can spam Spite Essences or dense fossils to craft this


Gloves:
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Shaper's Touch is very good for starting as it solves all your accuracy problems. Attack Speed corruption is also very cheap.
Once you get enough accuracy from other gear swap to a yellow gloves with int/attack speed/res as you need.

Do not get fixated on ES value gloves, also spell dmg implicit is again very negligible. 100ES is good enough, focus on int and missing resists first


Also, shadow and dust gloves are a nice option for rampage


Boots:
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Tailwind mod (hunter influence) is BIS, do not care much about ES here. Get missing resistances/stats if necessary.

+2 pierce mod (again, hunter inf) will let you drop pierce gem for more dmg or quality of life

Sin Trek gives decent ES and int/dex which are all useful. You can also use Voidwalker for easy phasing and pierce


Belt:
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Auxium gives 210% (!) increased damage and 150 ES. also solves your mana leech and freeze problems. Do not forget to buy max ele dmg (25), and close to max ES rolls and use catalysts to buff ele damage.

Alternative yellow item should have +int (essence of spite) with 12% attributes (elder mod). This can give u a lot more (up to +1100 ES), but dmg will be lower.

Also Headhunter fits nicely, gives you dex/str you need and well its HH


Shield:
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Atziri's reflection comes with decent ES, 60 int + 90 res which is lovely. (Importance of mods: Int/ES - res - curse effect - evasion)

A Yellow shield with Es/int will easily net you more ES. No curse immunity or resists but there are some decent influence mods.

(Budget-wise, getting atziri shield should be a low priority as u can get away with a cheap shield for a long time.)


Amulet:
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Amulet is the main source of int and can give up to 24% increased int again crafted by using an awakener's orb with '6-9% all attributes' (shaper) and 9-12% intelligence (crusader, make sure its max tier) mods.

For prefixes; %1 damage per 15 int mod is also huge, but not as good as the ones above.

Also do not get fixated on int suffix and pay a lot for it like it is your only choice. A high crit multi, resist, all attributes roll is also good.

Try to avoid Lapis amulets as bases, its a trap. You will lose a lot of secondary stats. Go for dual bases (int/dex or int/str) or all stats.

Once you are happy with your amulet, divine it until 9% all attributes / 12% increased int. Use catalyst to buff them to 10/14 and annoint tranquility (golden-golden-azure oils). Craft % maximum ES (try to get 19 or 29) to finish.

Again, annoint Tranquility. it scales with int too and gives 14-17% more dmg depending on your int + some ES, making it by far the best dmg node on the tree.


Rings:
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Get resists, then get intelligence and other stats. Prefix slots are somewhat less important. +ES is very good, %ES(crusader influence) is good. flat lightning is better than %ele dmg.

Do not try to craft these, its very hard.
Instead search for rings with: +ES, +all stats, +int and a open suffix. Craft str+ int or dex + int depending on your needs. Use two rings like this if u can cap resists, use one and get resists from the second one if u cant.

tip: get a lot of stats from one ring and a lot of resists from the other so u can benefit more from catalysts.

Jewels:
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Best jewel mods are + flat ES, lightning dmg to attacks with wands, crit multi, attack speed if crit recently. Do not be afraid to get resists or stats from these too.
You need at least one source of added fire damage for cinderswallow urn, this is a nice place to get it.

Lethal Pride is optional, it gives a lot of str (witch or shadow socket) and has some nice mods (chance to deal dd, intimidate on hit, end. charge on kill, fortify effect, +20 str, damage taken as fire.. all benefits you.

Thread of Hope (Very Large) has some amazing value, but one with low -res but don't break the budget for it early game.

You can use a Watcher'e Eye with precision or discipline mods. Crit multi is best dps wise, every discipline mod has some value too. Alternatively u can use a level 1 clarity and get mana to ES mod if u want more ES for some reason.

(if u wish tree can be moved a bit around for mana nodes and belt can be replaced with a high ES/int belt to have a meme 18k ES build

Cluster Jewels:
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This is hard, i will do it a lot more detailed at a later time :)

Large cluster: 8 nodes. Snowstorm, Stormdrinker and 2 jewel sockets + any stat or res added to small nodes.

Medium cluster: Optional. crit one is good, warcry one is good if u wanna go that way, projectile one can give pierce if u dont have it from boots.

Small Clusters: Es clusters, 3 node long. Best notables are E. from Naught, Genius and Stalwart Commander. 35% effect adds 2% es per node.

Flasks:
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There is some personal taste here. Cinder and Atziri wont change.
Dying Sun can be swapped for a wise oak.
Move flask is staple for maps, switch with Kiara's Determinaion if its useless (simulacrum, sirus etc.)
Last flask can be anything, i went for phasing as it is ultra important for simulacrums and i am overcapped in crit. Use a diamond with crit chance craft until to start with. U can also get crit chance from Cinderswallow, stun avoid mod is not a must.


Phanteon:
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Soul of The Brine King: this is how we manage stun in maps.
Soul of Ralakesh: For its secondary abiliy, blind immunity is very nice.

Levelling and Skill Trees:
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Guide for levelling early on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xG9Sns9OI&feature=youtu.be

Levelling this build is not an easy stroll, especially in a fresh league, so i went spellslinger until level 90 and i was comfortable with the currency i have.
Bench Crafting Service: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2515748

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/trivial_matters/
Last edited by Trivialmatters on Jul 4, 2020, 2:32:15 AM
Last bumped on Jul 4, 2020, 10:34:01 AM
Holy shit bro this is exactly what I've been looking for. Power siphon and or kb assassin that's not a poison variant and doesn't cost 3000ex
I'm trying to craft a wand but im a lil confused about the crusader wand, are there 2 separate mods bcuz im only able to find 1/2
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XenJerec wrote:
I'm trying to craft a wand but im a lil confused about the crusader wand, are there 2 separate mods bcuz im only able to find 1/2


there is a single prefix mod which gives 'adds 3-8 to 88-99 lightning damage to attacks' and 'attacks with this weapon penetrates 5-7 lightning resistance' together. Its kinda hard to search for since both parts can also be rolled separately
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XenJerec wrote:
I'm trying to craft a wand but im a lil confused about the crusader wand, are there 2 separate mods bcuz im only able to find 1/2


there is a single prefix mod which gives 'adds 3-8 to 88-99 lightning damage to attacks' and 'attacks with this weapon penetrates 5-7 lightning resistance' together. Its kinda hard to search for since both parts can also be rolled separately


im dumb I saw that. I was confused cuz the mods appear in separate locations
looks fun, will try craft it all with 150ex budget. Will let u know if im succesful :D


ps: that thread of hope value has to be the best thing ive ever seen holyfuck that alone makes me wanna make this build
Last edited by surreal1994 on May 6, 2020, 7:31:22 PM
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surreal1994 wrote:
looks fun, will try craft it all with 150ex budget. Will let u know if im succesful :D


ps: that thread of hope value has to be the best thing ive ever seen holyfuck that alone makes me wanna make this build


Let me know how it goes, im currently sitting on around the same amount of currency : P
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surreal1994 wrote:
looks fun, will try craft it all with 150ex budget. Will let u know if im succesful :D


ps: that thread of hope value has to be the best thing ive ever seen holyfuck that alone makes me wanna make this build


yea i am kinda fond of that too
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Last edited by Trivialmatters on May 7, 2020, 12:40:23 AM
Hey bro whats rolls u getting with the lethal pride?
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lordofcinder6 wrote:
Hey bro whats rolls u getting with the lethal pride?


that one gives 2 * 5% dd nodes and 10 fortify effect. one in the witch socket will be better thou as u can get up to 5 nodes if necessary
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