[ 3.14 ] KissMeQuick's Smooth Sailing Slam — A Short & Easy Beginner's Build for Running Acts Fast

INTRODUCTION

Yo pimps & prima donnas!
Here's a quick leveling method that I've been using for the past 4 leagues on the first days of the league for my Reave build with great success.

The goal of this build is to provide as smooth passage with as little effort as possible to maps for other builds that aren't strong during leveling.
This build is strong because of many powerful nodes being in close proximity with two-handers having very strong base damage.

This build can be but is not meant to be played after white maps.

The pathing is specifically designed to follow the most popular melee nodes for as little refunding as possible after finishing the acts.

- You do not have to make any trades
- Very good for SSF and it's playstyle
- You can use this guide as a first timer
- Very little gem and tree busy work, only act 1, 2 and 3
- You can league start with it for any build
- You do not need more than 4 links at act 10
- Top damage, good survivability, no uniques, no nerfs, no problems

This guide is very short and there is nothing complex, simply follow the tree and buy the gems while keeping a few notes in mind - that's it!



PATH OF BUILDING

Swap between different trees here:


Download the Path of Building Community program from here:
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding

TREES

3.14 Path of Building Community - 30, 60, 80 points.
https://pastebin.com/jzy2VHEQ

3.14 Path of Exile Website Tree - 80 points.
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.13.2/AAAABQQCUAHcCLEJlhQgFewXmxo-GuQdECDqKS4xnjH7NZI5DjxOPfw__Ed-TeNQR1hjXz9hIWSjZU1qBGqlbztxanasd-N4DXlofLh_44IHgy6E2YVShY-HaoidimyK8Jd5plepbqmUrY2xHbXyuR29Nr6nwBrBBMRYxKTEuMqQz37SIdX42L3ZYeRR6GbpRup_6wnsce8O8azyQfYz9kj9MP6P_3gA

GEMS

Set left click to walking.
Right click on your attacking skills and enable always attacking without moving.



You must use main skill, 1 warcry, Herald of Ash and 1 movement skill - everything else use only if you have the sockets for it.

Act 1

Main skill
Ground Slam, Added Fire Damage, Ruthless Support, Onslaught Support, Maim Support


Warcry
Intimidating Cry


Totem
Ancestral Protector


Movement
Dash or Leap Slam


Auras
Vitality, War Banner


Act 2

Main Skill
Swap out Ground Slam to Earth Shatter, add Melee Physical Damage.


Totem
Add Culling Strike


Warcry
Seismic Cry - should be your main warcry but you can use both at the same time


Auras
Herald of Purity, Herald of Ash


Act 3

Totem
Swap Ancestral Protector to Warchief Totem


Act 4

Main Skill
Add Fist of War, remove Onslaught if necessary.


ARMOR & WEAPONS

You have three things you have to remember when sorting through items.

1) Your two-handed axe or staff has to have as much physical damage as possible.



2) Armor and jewellery has to have as much life and resistances as possible, preferably both; all character resistances except chaos at least 60% after at Act 5.



3) As many linked appropriate sockets as possible for your main skill



You do not have to buy anything but if you do want to buy something, buy the strongest two-handed axe you can for your level for not more than a few chaos.
Level 50 axes with 300 physical dps are 1 chaos already on day 1.

If you have mid tier life and 1 mid tier resistance roll on your each of your items, you will be resistance capped with this build.
These two criterion are very easy to fulfill!

FLASKS



One or two of them for speed, roll them with transmutes as early as you want.



One for more damage and speed.



Always at least 1 life flask, remember that only one life flask can heal you at a time.
Try to get anti-bleed flask from act 6 forward.



Granite > Jade > Sulphur
If any of these drop, use them - evasion and armor are very strong before maps.

ASCENDANCY, BANDIT

You should choose the ascendancy of another guide or build which you will be later playing because the cost of refunding ascendancy points is 5 per passive which is not worth it.

For the bandit you should be taking Alira as it gives you a strong boost already early on unless your build uses Resolute Technique, in that case choose 2 passive points.

THAT'S IT, FOLKS!

Leave your questions down below and I'll do my best to answer to them (:

There is also a discussion on the same method under the Marauder section where it works as good as it does for the Duelist!

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3079536
I've revived my Gladiator Reave - stronger than ever with up to 600M DPS!
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2976624
Last edited by Kiss_Me_Quick on Apr 16, 2021, 3:50:22 AM
Last bumped on Apr 29, 2021, 2:20:46 PM
How typical of me to find this after already doing some practice runs! Will do some testing with this new setup, thanks a lot :)
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Sootax wrote:
How typical of me to find this after already doing some practice runs! Will do some testing with this new setup, thanks a lot :)


Sweet! Let us know how it goes (:
I've revived my Gladiator Reave - stronger than ever with up to 600M DPS!
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2976624
A million thanks to you ^^
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ghostdevil171 wrote:
A million thanks to you ^^


My pleasure :P
I've revived my Gladiator Reave - stronger than ever with up to 600M DPS!
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2976624
For those of us planning to use this as a leveling build before transitioning over to your reave build. What would be some must-haves before doing so?

Build also works really good for leveling! Should be able to do sub 5 hours on league start with no issues :)
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Sootax wrote:
For those of us planning to use this as a leveling build before transitioning over to your reave build. What would be some must-haves before doing so?

Build also works really good for leveling! Should be able to do sub 5 hours on league start with no issues :)


I think if you have a Scaeva or a 250 pdps sword and all the gems required, you can already start blasting as soon as you're in maps.
I normally swapped as soon as I got out of the acts.
I've revived my Gladiator Reave - stronger than ever with up to 600M DPS!
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2976624
Last edited by Kiss_Me_Quick on Apr 14, 2021, 5:32:44 PM
Super helpful. Practicing leveling my first dualist.

Are there any recommended 4-link setups for totem, cries, etc as you get deeper into the acts? I'm just guessing at them now but would love some insight if you have it.
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Super helpful. Practicing leveling my first dualist.

Are there any recommended 4-link setups for totem, cries, etc as you get deeper into the acts? I'm just guessing at them now but would love some insight if you have it.


Very cool!

I don't think there's any point in going for linked setups as there are only 2-4 gem slots left -> if you have the currency to buy items already linked and correct colour -> you should get a Tabula instead -> If you have a Tabula, then you one shot pretty much every boss until maps = there's no use for setups aside from main skill :P
I've revived my Gladiator Reave - stronger than ever with up to 600M DPS!
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2976624
"
Kiss_Me_Quick wrote:
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Super helpful. Practicing leveling my first dualist.

Are there any recommended 4-link setups for totem, cries, etc as you get deeper into the acts? I'm just guessing at them now but would love some insight if you have it.


Very cool!

I don't think there's any point in going for linked setups as there are only 2-4 gem slots left -> if you have the currency to buy items already linked and correct colour -> you should get a Tabula instead -> If you have a Tabula, then you one shot pretty much every boss until maps = there's no use for setups aside from main skill :P


Got it. Thanks again for the guide!

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