[3.12] Dejuvenate's Best Starter Build for Chieftain/Trickster bar none - Unethical FlameSlinger

This is the best starter build for fresh league bar none. Requires only flame wall to work.


You can run it as your first character. Only problem is Chieftain can't naturally get flamewall and spellslinger, so you gotta use something else until you get that, or ask someone to hook you up with flamewall.

There are chaos slinger and cold slinger, but I'd say this flameslinger beats them by quite a margin. Both as single target and clear. The clear as flameslinger is kinda unethical.

WHY?
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Flamewall is one of the highest damage over time skills in the game. It requires almost nothing to work. 2-3 link is enough to carry us thru entire story. 4 link is superfluous.

Flamewall has 2 component to it.
When an enemy pass thru a FW, a primary dot is applied to them. They also receive a secondary dot that DEALS OMFGWTFBBQMOAR dmg that is the basis of this build.

At lvl 20 the primary deals 456.3 dot, while the secondary deals 1825 dot.

As a comparison, ED deals 1503 dot.

But wait Dejuv, ED is easily spread with Contagion, that's what makes chaos slinger so good isnt it? The brainlessness of it. You just shoot and it automatically casts ED and Contagion, and the contagion spreads ED like cancer.

This is basically what we are aiming when we introduce a payload carrier. See, Flamewall secondary dot doesn't require an enemy to touch the flamewall to be applied. A projectile that passes thru FW will also apply the secondary burn to any and all enemies it touches.

This is the proof of concept from a video on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKoOUEos-Yw

I have tried what the video says, and figured out Ball lightning to be the best deliverer, but still too slow for my taste. And casting flamewall is kinda clunky after a while.

Enter spellslinger and Kinetic Blast.



+/-
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+
+ Retarded, unethical clear speed. 1-2 screen wipe with 1 right click
+ no worry about ele reflect, no leech, minus resist, no regen (kinda annoying)
+ Do all map mods without looking, best for clearing atlas fast
+ Cheap, requires nothing to start

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- Limited scaling, the dps caps at around 1m dps, so don't expect to faceroll sirus with it unless you really know the mechanics
- Expensive to min max, as I said flamewall is good from the get go, but it has limited scalability, unlike ignite, poison, crit, etc.
- You filthy unethical dog you.



Before Spell slinger (lvl 24)
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Level using flamewall and holy flame totem.

E FW
E FW T
E FW

Yes, my drawing skillz iz goewd

Position your Totem and flamewall so the projectiles from HFT pass thru flamewall and gain the benefits. Try it a couple times, you'll see what I mean.

At lvl 12 you can get power siphon (or bum from someone) to get a taste of what the style is gonna feel like. Same shit. You drop FW, then shoot your PS so they pass thru the FW.



At lvl 24
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buy spellslinger but keep doing what you were doing.


At lvl 28
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buy Kinetic Blast and start raping shit.

Links at lvl 28:
Flame wall - Spellslinger - Efficacy (31) - Ele Focus - Burning Damage (31) - Swift Affliction (31)/Controlled Destruction - even 4 link is enough to decimate the story. The links are in order of highest dps gain, but if you get different color, feel free to experiment.

Kinetic Blast - LMP - Pierce - This lets you proc all the secondary burn from flame wall.


At lvl 38:
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Buy GMP and chain.

Kinetic Blast - GMP - Chain - Combustion

My guides

[3.13 Ritual] Flameslinger - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3009295
[3.5 Betrayal] Brutus AW Chieftain - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2320224
[3.4 Delve] Toxic Rain - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2207700
Last bumped on Dec 28, 2020, 6:08:56 PM
Thank you sir, already try your build :)

very enjoyable atm,

hopefully will have endgame build in the future
Thanks for the build idea, was just messing around in POB and came up with a rough setup, not sure if this is how you were thinking of taking it in the endgame.

https://pastebin.com/4HthACTm
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nman99 wrote:
Thanks for the build idea, was just messing around in POB and came up with a rough setup, not sure if this is how you were thinking of taking it in the endgame.

https://pastebin.com/4HthACTm



hey mate, not sure, I actually was planning to just use this build to league start and rush to yellow maps for easy early farming.

The trickster thread has gotten many inputs. I suppose not many folks play marauder these days.

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3005199
My guides

[3.13 Ritual] Flameslinger - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3009295
[3.5 Betrayal] Brutus AW Chieftain - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2320224
[3.4 Delve] Toxic Rain - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2207700

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