[3.14] Juggernaut near immortal Exsanguinate

Pros:
Extremely tanky, ehp in the 100-300k range
Very good clear
Average expense
No Ultimatum deaths unless you screw up
Fortify
6 Endurance charges
80 Ultimatum streak no deaths fully completed on t14-16 maps


Cons:
Not the fastest boss killer (roughly 1.4m dps single target)
Average expense


Video of a 30 pack size T16 Colosseum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZXBP7eV0qc Please excuse the stuttering my setup is not designed to record and play. Ultimatum at 1:40

Why Juggernaut? I've been trying to make tanky/cheap builds for a long time now and it's getting harder to make them deal enough damage to feel good but exsanguinate is pretty perfect for mapping. You would get a lot more damage from something like Trickster but that relies a lot more on chance to be tanky.

Cheap vs Expensive
You can make this build a lot cheaper but it won't be as tanky. The big buffer between the two is 6 linking a Brass Dome and getting a good % life on block shield.

If you don't have a 6 linked Brass Dome you can use a 6 linked staff which only cost about as much as a divine. If it has no good mods scour it, vendor with some skill gems that have the "physical" tag and add up to 40% quality. This will give you a +1/2 to all physical spells staff (you might have to divine it to +2). Then aug/regal it and craft some spell damage or phys multi.

Skill tree progression
Take all the major life nodes first, along with Relentless and Veteran Soldier. Aim for Sovereignty as you get to the end game. Buy and add cluster jewels whenever you can, obviously you won't need the Born of Chaos jewels until you have Glorious Vanity. Add on block nodes like Sanctuary when you have a shield, or Whirling Barrier if you are using a staff. Endurance charges and finally extra damage/life nodes like Juggernaut and Vitality Extraction.

Gear
Spoiler

In order of importance:

The Brass Dome is an excellent body armour that works very well with the juggernaut ascendancy. Just equipping it gives you roughly 30k armour which is perfect for dealing with all the little physical hits from regular mobs. But the immunity to crit is what is very important, no taking chances on whether a slam you didn't see will suddenly deal 300% more damage, fuck that.


Pretty standard damage weapon, nothing really beats this until you get into the 10ex+ range.


I got VERY lucky crafting this, you don't need one anywhere near as good. As long as it has % life on block, some life/res, whatever else you need it's a good shield. Aspect of the spider can be crafted anywhere you have a spare suffix (as long as that item doesn't have any gems that would increase the cost).


This is a pretty average helmet, the 15% reservation enchant is the important part. You can also get a 30% reserved flesh and stone enchant, does the same thing.


The +1 physical gems adds damage but is not all that important (ignore the quality, that was on it when I bought it). Disciple of the Unyielding is a good annoint for damage and endurance but honestly there are a number of choices that you can make here. Arcane Swiftness is a very good alternative, more block, damage, and shock avoidance.


Not that important but a good chunk of damage and the arcane surge on hit is very nice.


Any ring with Vulnerability on hit and stats you need is good.


Phys multi on gloves is very nice but can get a bit expensive.


Generic stats.


Generic stats, onslaught on kill is good for speed.

Jewels:

Glorious Vanity is purely to get Divine Flesh which is a huge boost to tankiness. Basically cap your chaos resistance and get a couple of Born of Chaos small cluster jewels and you will take a lot less elemental damage.

There are a few different cluster jewel combinations I messed around with but a lot of them are very expensive. This is the best compromise I could make, Mage Hunter with any other damage notable on an 8 passive with a 3rd useless passive for the large jewel. 2 Mediums with Rend and another damage passive, doesn't have to be Brewed. 2 Smalls can have a few different things but Born of Chaos is the best choice.


Flasks

Anti bleed and a bit of extra recovery. Not necessary but I find that the little bit of extra regen helps sometimes. Swap to forbidden taste if you need more instant healing and you have capped your chaos res.


Who can say no to some extra block?


Spood.


Anti shock, more armour.


Anti curse, phys reduction.


Gear updates:
Spoiler

New amulet, +1 with phys multi is actually more damage than +2 right now. Obviously the best would be +2 with multi. Noxious catalysts can bring a 16% up to 19%. Spent 3ex on an Aisling veiled craft for the min frenzy charge, probably not worth it.


All max res is obviously better than just max lightning, since it is "all" and not "all elemental" it applies to chaos too, bringing me up to 78/77/77/88 max res. Again, life on block, a better version would have a block chance roll instead of regen but regen is also good.


This side grade was mostly to try and make RF work, completely unnecessary to make a helmet with less reservation.


Gems
Spoiler
Body:
Exsanguinate Brutality Efficacy Controlled Destruction Unleash Chain/Swift Affliction
Swap chain to SA for single target if you feel you need it.

Helmet/Boots/Gloves
Corrupting Fever Brutality Efficacy Swift Affliction
Not super necessary but some added damage can be nice.

Flesh and Stone Herald of Purity Pride Enlighten
Tank and damage auras.

Molten Shell Cast when damage taken Increased Duration Withering Step
CWDT setup, molten shell is an 8k shield on a Dome Juggernaut.

Shield/Weapon
Arrogance Vitality Blood Rage

Whirling Blades Faster Attacks Fortify


Updating as I play,
POB: https://pastebin.com/6crZAms2

Feel free to message with questions @ArbitraryAnalogousAegis

Notes:
I spent 10ex reworking some stuff, buying some different gear, trying to make it work with RF. It works but it significantly lowers your survivability. Would not recommend.
Last edited by Killertortilla on May 6, 2021, 9:36:32 AM
Last bumped on May 6, 2021, 9:38:31 AM
Why 2 3k armor flasks? They don't stack.
Mapping/Bosskilling video?

Thinking of making a new tanky character, but i cant tell if your build is good ^^
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Hikakundesu wrote:
Why 2 3k armor flasks? They don't stack.

True the 4th flask doesn't need to be granite I just haven't bothered to change it. Quartz would be a good choice but you can really use whatever you want as long as it's anti shock.

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Marthuk wrote:
Mapping/Bosskilling video?

Thinking of making a new tanky character, but i cant tell if your build is good ^^

I'm going to try doing this but my setup isn't the best.
This build looks really interesting and I think I'm gonna give it a try. How is this build against the endgame bosses like Sirus and Maven?
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vvizard wrote:
This build looks really interesting and I think I'm gonna give it a try. How is this build against the endgame bosses like Sirus and Maven?


Sirus is easy but slow (tanks mini beams fine, tanked 4 die beams but they're a bit spooky) I tried a Maven'd Shaper last night and I wouldn't recommend it for that. Took 15 minutes and the arena looked like the surface of the moon. Didn't die but sort of stressful. Have not tried Maven herself yet, or Elder/Uber.
Liking the build so far. Just gonna have to find a way to get some more dmg out. Dont have the best gear atm but shouldn't be to far from yours.
Gloves with damage over time.
Amulet with +1.
ring with vulnerability.

What do I go for first?
Last edited by Gaearawr on May 4, 2021, 4:47:51 AM
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Gaearawr wrote:
Liking the build so far. Just gonna have to find a way to get some more dmg out. Dont have the best gear atm but shouldn't be to far from yours.
Gloves with damage over time.
Amulet with +1.
ring with vulnerability.

What do I go for first?


Vuln ring is the cheapest and most damage, gloves second, amulet 3rd.
Is 6L a must or can I play with 5L + Shield until I can upgrade to 6L?

Also, do you know when can Marauder get Exsanguinate gem?
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Viduka wrote:
Is 6L a must or can I play with 5L + Shield until I can upgrade to 6L?

Also, do you know when can Marauder get Exsanguinate gem?

You don't really need a 6L but it's probably going to be fairly slow on red maps on a 5L. The skill is 28 so Gravicius quest.

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