[3.17] - CI - BladeFall/BladeBlast - 10k. Energyshield - Strength stacking - cheap!

Hello Exiles!
This is by far my tankest charakter I ever played since 2 years into PathofExile.
I hate to die in this game. And I die alot.
So I searched for a tanky charakter. Sure you can Aurastacker with 2 mirrors budget gear. But I am more a casual player who dont have that money.
So POB says, I do 30million dps. Thats not true. Maybe 5 million or near 6 - 7 -8.
But fuck, Iam tanky and thats all what matter.
So why you should read all this?
When you are interessted in a tanky heist/blight/mapper/cheap build this is for you :)

Note: The idea to stack strength with Geofri's Sanctuary is not my Idea.

It comes from this guy:

For the readers (Idea of the build/items):


+ Tanky
+ stun immunity
+ Ailments immunity (also bleed and corrupted blood)
+ Chaos immunity (CI), no fucking dying of poison...
+ clear when you have invested some currency
+ cheap (6 link geofri chest is 25c (20.02.2022). Its one of the expensive
item here
hbeside the belt haha.


- cannot do elemental reflection maps
- Boss damage? What ist that? (its not that bad, but see the video for
- need a bit time and investment to get all the gear
- you need some ex to get good rolls on the items

The idea of the build:

The idea of the build is: Get a tanky char. who can do hard blighted maps, good heist runs and hard map mods. Get as much strength as you can. This build required many unique items. You can change the items later for good self crafted items.

The skills:
You use the mechanic of bladeFall/BladeBlast.
Try to stack the AOE of Bladefall as less as you can!
But for Bladeblast try to stack the AOE as MUCH as you can.
When you could stack the AOE of bladeblast so big like the AOE of Bladefall you could do easy 30 million dps...
But I think thats not possible. When you have an idea, please tell me.
When you look at the POB look for the annormal quality gems! Super importnant!


To stack damage, we use the doon. Its really cheap. Just a bit expensive (3-10 chaos orbs) when you want the full 70 strenth.
Use this weapon for your main hand! Otherwise you dont get the damage boost from it!

The main item of the build!
This unique item gives us so much energyshield per 5 strength points. With this one we can use CI! (Chaos Immunity)

The gloves are also really cheap. Even in the beginning of the league (not in the first day but some days later).
Also energy shield stacking per strength gear. Also, when you have the money, try to get the vaal mod. I think I spend 1 ex for it.

Also really cheap rings. We need 155 dex. for the gems, so this the best way to stack all 3 attributes. It also gives as some rarity of items found ( I think since I have 2 rings I got real good shit). And also it gives us elemental resistances.

We want as much as possible increase the AOE of BladeBlast. So try to get a good helmet with energyshield, the enchatment for AOE bladeblast and some strength and resistance.
At the beginning you can use the "Black sun Crest".

This amulet was really expensive: I bought the rare mods for 5 ex. And craft for 2 ex the energyshield and strength together.
here is a really good alternative: "Astramentis" . Its a bit expensive but much cheaper as 7ex...

Again: Really cheap item, even on the first day of a league. We dont need a extra skeleton. But we need the 18% increased strength :)

When you are to slow, use:

But I wouldnt recommed this item before you have energyshield of 6k.

In the beginning of the build I would recommend a "block get energyshield back" mod.
This shield here is my final version for beeing tanky.

When you want damage, get a Sceptre with the "damage per strenth" mod:

For the lazy ones (pob):
PathOfBuilding: https://pastebin.com/9ZVqegMi
NOTE: Watch out of divergent qualities of gems!

You can change the shield with a damage boost weapon and a double corrupted chest. Damage will increase really much but it will much more expensive (And there is not yet a chest like this. I try to craft it by myself...but see in the video by yourself...Pain in the ass.

For the watchers (videos):
Showcase Mapping and Bossing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRkVIYo4Puw

For the interessts (my builds):

[3.15] Sweep Berserker - Boss Killer - 42 Mil. Damage:

[3.15] Sweep Berserker - Tanky Version

[3.15] CI - Cyclone ( NO CoC), The Project of the perfect Melee Build!

[3.15] Skeleton Money Maker Build, Leaguestarter to getting 100ex.

[3.14] MEME BUILD: Sweep, much AOE! Bigger then AOE spells?

[3.15] Witch - Skeleton Necromancer - 20+mil. DPS, 64 Skeletons in total!https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3143814

Cyclone - Scion - MAX LEECH

3.15] Crackling Lance, 10 chaos Leaguestarter, Easy 4k mana for MIND OVER MATTER

[3.17] - Sweep- Berserk- Rage stacking - Leaguestart


I have decided to improve my English by doing this build (and hopefully more builds), so when you have some notes to my build, advices for better grammer ect. let me know it. Have fun and stay save.

Last edited by mcderfreak on Feb 22, 2022, 3:44:49 PM
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Hi mcderfreak,

I like the idea of stacking strength and scaling Energy Shield and Spell Damage, but I don't like the playstyle of BF/BB. I played it once on an Assassin and it didn't work out for me as I expected.

The original build was about Bladevortex, right? BV > BF/BB, but not on damage i suppose.

I had other thoughts and I am eager to hear what you think about...

... crown of the inward eye for scaling?

... crown of eyes for scaling melee damage and using Brutus lead sprinkler?

... using totems for dealing damage?

... about Armageddon Brand?

I am leveling a Marauder now, maybe I will test some things.

Thank you for your nice build idea!

Hi Darthfelix,

right, the original build was with Bladevortex. I started with exact same tree and gear/gems but it was to weak in damage and not that tanky. So I decided to play around with more aura (stacking also the efficiency of skills) (determination ect.) and with BladeFall/Bladeblast.
And its so much smoother!!!

Why you want to play with armageddon brand?
I dont know how rich you are, but there was a guy with a meme build outsite some leagues ago, now the balista totem style is meta haha.
He uses replica alberot (currently 32 ex) and build a simmilar build with totems.

But just copy my pob and try to build around Brutus lead !
I am interested in :)
Hi. Your build is very cool.

I have some questions.

Should i use Awakened spell casscade?

With Controlled Destruction can Bladeblast crit?
Last edited by insangel0001 on Mar 2, 2022, 11:57:54 AM
Should i use Awakened spell casscade?

We use Spell casscade on level 1. Why? We dont want that the radius, or the space, between the blades falling on the ground is to far away from each other blade. The best case szenario would be a little dot with all 50 blades.
The explodes from blade blast are over colapsing together and when one blade explode deals like 100 000 damage, you would have a total dps of 50 Millions for one enemy.
So the goal is: The smallest radius of bladefall you can get!
And when we use spell casscade on level 1, we have the smallest :)

With Controlled Destruction can Bladeblast crit

We use Controlled Destruction with the keynote from the passive skill tree called elemental overload.
So our hits who would inflict critical strike doesnt do any extra damage.BUT
The other damage is just increased of 40% :)

I hope I answered all questions to you. When not, please ask again.
Hey man! It would be great if you could tell us how to leveling with this build! Ty!

Hey man! It would be great if you could tell us how to leveling with this build! Ty!

To be honest... I dont know haha.
I played a sweep berserk before and just when I had enough currency I respect it. I think until you are level 80, you can switch to CI and can do proper damage.

To level attribute char. is allways a pain in the as s...
So no cluster jewels.

Also, Block Chance being 25%. Where do you get the ES Sustain? Is it the 1k leech when Blade Fall / Blast hits?

Just alternate BF and BB and dodge stuff?
Last edited by chrischoi on Mar 23, 2022, 12:01:58 AM
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