[3.14-3.16 HC Updated] HOAG Champ. ~7k Life Gain on hit/sec vs. single target. All Content <Videos>

ClassicEnergy wrote:
Orion72 wrote:
If I'm being honest about it, between the loss of damage this past league and the upcoming defensive nerfs specific to this build, I think GGG is encouraging me (us) to go and try some new things. The variants of QR Hoag have been a blast for a number of years now, but I think I may be putting it down for a while in search of my next bad idea. That said, if there are any die hards that decide to give it a go and find a new way to make it all work, do please post here and let us know.

Wishing a good next league for all of you,


Sad HOAG will always be my favourite skill in the game


I don't think it will be entirely unplayable. But if dodge is going away, it's going to want some new defensive tech, at least for HC.

OK, for anyone wanting to give it a try, here is a sketch of a potential POB: https://pastebin.com/c9NZyybX. Obviously untested, but might be worth giving a shot. Damage should be smiilar to last league. Our spell mitigation is actually buffed in this version. My concern is for the missing attack dodge, but tbh, it might work out just fine after all. Needs some play testing.

Last edited by Orion72 on Oct 19, 2021, 5:26:16 AM
How about back to jug. less dmg but still have defend
Absolutely can try this with the new tree we will want some experimenting between the two.
If its still viable for 3.16 then why not? Spell suppression looks good for prevention of large, scary hits.
IS entirely a matter of taste between champ and jugg
now. Jugg has much better regen, Champ has fortify. There are other differences, but I think that's the most fundamental at this point.

For those who have enjoyed this build in the past, I have begun work on a guide for something completely new. While the class and skill are different, the new build (so far) is capturing some of the face-tanky playstyle based on LGOH via barrage that made this one so much fun in hc.

I offer you the Discharge Ignite Proliferation Guardian: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3206627

And I ended up abandoning the Guardian version for something much more solid, if a bit different. For anyone still interested, I have put together a guide for a 3.16HC Discharge Ignite Chieftain. Got my first Sirus A8 kill (with video), Did the formed (with video) and Aul (no video) and finally got it killed by failing to dodge an uber Atziri flameblast. May be the tankiest, relatively cheap build I've ever made.

You can find the guide here. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3220098

Wishing you all good fortune,


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