[3.14] StallionM's HexBlast Ignite Trickster | League Start ✓ | 10EX FEARED ✓ | Ultimatum Killer ✓



YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7Jo-zazyVMwY6W6Y4tiug

Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/stallionm

Build Guide: https://youtu.be/-DpLGIclJrY

Uncharted Realms Compilation: https://youtu.be/MHrVrdwBshI

With this being my first build here, if you feel strongly about anything, please give me feedback to improve, my formatting is probably pretty supbar and information of the build is mostly in the YouTube video, I will try to value add more into this forum thread in the near future!

Introduction:

I stumbled on the idea based off Wooten Sim's video during the offseason in 3.13 and was curious to try an ignite build for the first time. I league start tested it and it seemed pretty strong so I decided to use it as my league starter, repackaged it to my liking for Ultimatum, budget gear and easy Bossing!

*** DISCLAIMER ***
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Firstly I would like to apologise to everyone who have tried the build but had experiences of the build being squishy and not performing to expectation. I had practised with the build in Standard just before league start and have been Hexblasting throughout the levelling process since my transition at 50+ in Act 8.

I had not realised how mechanically intensive and how much finesse it took to maximise the potential of the build. I was well inundated with how to properly work around the build after playing it for some time. That ties into your next point, managing your mana in fights also takes finesse on when you get opportunities to proc Weave The Arcane.

Chaos res will not be capped. Build functions well as long as you are positive. just not negative.

The build has windows where it can be vulnerable thats why I added fortify and tried to stack as many defensive layers as possible. To the point where I can confidently tank AL9 Sirus beams with arcane cloak and fortify up.

BUT to get all these benefits, you have to be on your toes and be very self aware of positioning and buff uptime etc.

I think if you are starting out with it and get familiar with the playstyle it would be a dream to play. When I first cleared The Feared I felt lost as I had completed everything there was to the game. However, this build constantly makes me a better player by making you conscious of your actions.

For the money, it'll be hard to find other builds that can perform to this level and efficiency. BUT that is IF you can competently operate the build.

After thinking about it I would liken it to a 1000hp turbo charged sleeper car where you have to be on top of things but the power it gives can rival a Ferrari (50-100ex+ builds)

Once again to everyone who transitioned to the build and are finding it hard to maximise the build's potential. I sincerely apologise, I was oblivious to the skill requirement of the build and focused on maximizing the potential of it. In the future I will put disclaimers if I ever put out a guide for such a build again.

Core Mechanics Of The Build

Mind Over Matter
Agnostic
Dodge / Spell Dodge
Archmage
Ignite Hexblast


How we scale the build:

With a MoM Archmage build, we get the Best of Both worlds from Mana, offense and defence.

Offence:
Archmage
Arcane Cloak
Sigil Of Power

Defences:
Mind Over Matter
Arcane Cloak
Sigil Of Power


The build outline is just a template for however you need to tweak it for your character!

If you need more defences, swap out despair and elemental weakness for Temporal Chains and Enfeeble, add Blind and Fortify into your setup


Current PoB and PoE.Ninja Profile:

PoE.Ninja Profile (My Current Gear): https://poe.ninja/challenge/builds/char/MarkCalen/StallionBlast

Step By Step Guide PoB: https://pastebin.com/ATfJq9yq (WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO ON HOW TO USE IT EFFECTIVELY)

*POB WARNING*

Use the PoB community fork. Random Bugs or Issues may arise should you not use it and it is the best iteration of it being updated constantly every league and patch!
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases


Happy to answer any inquires for the build! Happy Ultimatum farming and Boss Killing! Watch me Live on Twitch to look at the build in real time and ask me questions regarding it!
Last edited by MarkCalen on May 1, 2021, 7:46:36 AM
Last bumped on May 10, 2021, 12:52:50 AM
DOOMSDAY MECHANIC *EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR BOSSING* 80% OF YOUR SINGLE TARGET DAMAGE

DOOMSDAY MECHANIC FOR MAX DOOM (RING FLARES UP INDICATING CURSE HAS MAX DOOM)



TANKING AL9 SIRUS BEAMS (DODGES)




STUN AVOIDANCE
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80% STUN AVOIDANCE BOOT ENCHANT + 20% STUN AVOIDANCE ABYSS JEWEL = 100% STUN AVOIDANCE WHEN MAPPING / ULTIMATUM

TAKE BRINE KING FOR BOSSING / NO BOOT ENCHANT


ATZIRI SETUP
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ATZIRI / UBER ATZIRI SETUP (CLEAR MAP WITH NORMAL SETUP, BEFORE ATZIRI BOSS ROOM SWAP DREAM FRAGMENTS RING TO SIBYL'S LAMENT (ATZIRI DOES NO COLD DMG) SO ITS OKAY TO HAVE NO COLD RESISTANCE (SWAP GARUKHAN FOR YUGUL FOR FULL ELEMENTAL REFLECT IMMUNITY)


AMULET ANNOINTS
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ARCANE CAPACITOR (BEST BALANCE AND QOL)

BURNING BRUTALITY (HIGHEST DPS)


WHY CRIT / BLIND IN FLAMMABILITY?
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It supports Doomblast which in turn can be used for utility like EO proc and uptime or blind.


Bandits
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Kill all for 2 passives as we are extremely passive starved. Alira could be an option if you have trouble capping res.
Last edited by MarkCalen on May 2, 2021, 2:54:16 AM
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Hey! Saw you build on Reddit and decided to respec my BF/BB assassin because is too squishy.
It seems a great build! Keep up with the good job!
Thank you for the kind words! I am still learning about it just like all of you but figuring things as I go too!

Vigilant Strike with Ancestral call makes ultimatums feel EVEN better!

Try it out if you can fit it in, I replaced Sigil - Second Wind - Increased AOE to Sigil - Vigilant - Ancestral
Something is definetly wrong... PoB says i have only 5M DPS... and it seems similar to yours... could you please point out where I'm doing wrong?
Here's my PoB: https://pastebin.com/xWF6NLs3
Thank you!
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kaeleb85 wrote:
Something is definetly wrong... PoB says i have only 5M DPS... and it seems similar to yours... could you please point out where I'm doing wrong?
Here's my PoB: https://pastebin.com/xWF6NLs3
Thank you!


Oh Essence Worm is screwed up... It always has been. I believe the biggest upgrades you can get is getting the anomalous flammability and enhance lvl 4 (Lvl 4 needed for breakeven point)

Here's a PoB that I edited, got some two woke gems, sigil of power max level and as well, Damage goes to about 4.2mil Dps 20/ignite

https://pastebin.com/ucdphRx1
Last edited by MarkCalen on Apr 27, 2021, 2:12:43 PM
Oh, thanks a lot!
Heya, i watched your video and it had a whole bunch of leveling stuff/notes but when I copy the POB it seems to just have end game stuff. Did you get rid of that or am I just being dumb?
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TheDeathly wrote:
Heya, i watched your video and it had a whole bunch of leveling stuff/notes but when I copy the POB it seems to just have end game stuff. Did you get rid of that or am I just being dumb?


Did you toggle between the item sets and passive trees?

Here is the updated PoB just in case you had a bugged one! https://pastebin.com/nQ85czPy
Last edited by MarkCalen on Apr 27, 2021, 2:12:09 PM

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