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Thanks for the reply, Sovyn :-)

I'm not so concerned about the dps (tooltip or not) as I know they're not that descriptive. I put them in there simply to provide at least some information about the damage of each setup.

The clear speed seems to be faster with Heavy Strike than Static Strike, but much more importantly, the life leech is much better. It's the comparative survivability of the two options that concern me, not so much the clear speed.

I know that Melee Damage on Full Life is not optimal, but losing that will mean less physical damage, meaning even less life leech.

The Catacombs have some resistant mobs, but afaik the giant skeletons aren't. I've done at least 5 run-throughs with each option, Heavy Strike is consistently faster, and the life bubble refills far faster after being hit than when using Static Strike.
Using Heavy Strike, I just jump into everything the area can throw at me, but with Static Strike I have to be careful at times as life can drop so low I have to back off.

I like this build a lot, and it is the first melee build I've ever really enjoyed. Just thought I'd provide my input :-)

Cyzax
Jun 03, 2015 00:27:18 AM

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Cyzax wrote:
I know that Melee Damage on Full Life is not optimal, but losing that will mean less physical damage, meaning even less life leech.


Since Melee Damage on Full Life is not actually doing anything, pop a life leech or life gain on hit there, problem solved.

No problem either way my friend, I used heavy strike a lot too in the past. Just trying to help :)

Edit, forgot to mention that the elemental leech on Doryani's Catalyst is quite good with static strike.

Sovyn
Jun 03, 2015 01:36:47 AM

Hi ! currently trying this build and its really fun :)

For the end game, would you recommend to go with The bringer of rain helmet + the soul taker + Aegis aurora + Rainbowstride ?

Thank you :)

monkthekey
Jun 03, 2015 06:09:35 AM

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Sovyn wrote:
Edit, forgot to mention that the elemental leech on Doryani's Catalyst is quite good with static strike.

I know, but don't have one :-p
I'm mainly playing self-found, though I have bought a few items now and then in the past...

Cyzax
Jun 03, 2015 08:28:19 AM

As I plan to start a new Lazy Pally in the new league (still undecided if hc or sc) in 2.0, I really like the sound of todays News post:

New Low-Level Uniques
With The Awakening, no aspect of Path of Exile is going without a detailed look by the development team. That includes unique items. We've noticed that while our end-game uniques display a breadth of choice, we were lacking low-level unique items – particularly one-handed weapons.

In The Awakening, we're adding at least 8 new one-handed weapons below level 40.



It's gonna be fun leveling again with new content and a whooping 8 new one-handed uniques to fit our build! :)

Stefacle
Jun 03, 2015 08:31:56 AM

I find myself coming back here each time I decide to rip it up in PoE and I got to say I have tons of fun.

I took one of my mid level characters and took advantage of the full passive reset and picked back up and used what gear I had stashed away.

Gear
I'm level 50 atm
Mightflay
Flaying Knife
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +25 to Strength
  • 99% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 12 to 24 Physical Damage
  • +10 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • A mighty beast, a lavish feast.

    Titucius' Span
    Reinforced Tower Shield
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  • 67% increased Armour
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • -10 Physical Damage taken from Projectile Attacks
  • 200% increased Armour against Projectiles
  • +25% Chance to Block Projectile Attack Damage
  • A mighty bulwark, curved and strong

    A dauntless wall, against the throng

    All lance and arrow, knocked aside

    For rout of foe, for turn of tide.

    Goldrim
    Leather Cap
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  • +42 to Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +40% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • No metal slips as easily through the fingers as gold.

    Blood Veil
    Battle Plate
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  • +28 to Armour
  • 21% increased Armour
  • Regenerate 1.9 Life per second
  • +18% to Fire Resistance
  • +15% to Lightning Resistance
  • 9% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Meginord's Vise
    Steel Gauntlets
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  • +100 to Strength
  • 10% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 40% increased Armour
  • Ride with pride,

    strike with vengeance,

    live with honour.

    Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
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  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +191 to Armour
  • +11% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Strength
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.

    Fate Harness
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +26 to Strength
  • +51 to Armour
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 4.9 Life per second
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • The Anvil
    Amber Amulet
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  • +27 to Strength
  • 8% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • 10% reduced Attack Speed
  • 10% reduced Cast Speed
  • +462 to Armour
  • +48 Life gained when you Block
  • +19 Mana gained when you Block
  • 20% reduced Movement Speed
  • +3% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • Reflects 240 to 300 Physical Damage to Attackers on Block
  • Forge your Perseverance on the Anvil of Faith.

    Brood Spiral
    Iron Ring
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  • Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 5 to 11 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +14 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +4% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +24% to Cold Resistance
  • Apocalypse Twirl
    Coral Ring
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  • +29 to maximum Life
  • +16 to Strength
  • Adds 5 to 12 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 16% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance

  • Screenshot
    Resists are overcapped but I am almost to Merc so I will let it roll


    Any tips/suggestions for going into Merc?

    TehDiablo
    Jun 03, 2015 08:43:14 AM

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    monkthekey wrote:
    Hi ! currently trying this build and its really fun :)

    For the end game, would you recommend to go with The bringer of rain helmet + the soul taker + Aegis aurora + Rainbowstride ?


    Glad you are having fun, monkthekey!

    No, I can't recommend using all those uniques together as you might not be able to afford to max out your resists just on rings and gloves (super high end stuff required plus you would probably end up losing the damage in those slots to get the resists). Plus Soul Taker is lackluster damage for how much it costs, it's not even 300 pdps.... maybe for dominating blow but other than that, meh. It's probably easier to integrate a tabula actually as you only lose one slot for resists rather than two..... and the top dps with tabula is a little more than BoR because you get 20/20 support gems....

    Sovyn
    Jun 03, 2015 09:59:10 AM

    "
    Stefacle wrote:
    As I plan to start a new Lazy Pally in the new league (still undecided if hc or sc) in 2.0, I really like the sound of todays News post:

    New Low-Level Uniques


    Yes I saw that too! Looks nice. I'll have to figure out which ones are best at what levels. Offhand I'd say that Gorebreaker looks like nice dps for level 10. Lavianga's Wisdom is barely an upgrade and required level 20... hmm. Lakishu's Blade is only 82 dps which seems a tad low for level 28 (compared to Mightflay 126 dps at 35) but the level 1 multistrike support built-in is not bad for a quick and dirty 4-link. I'm guessing a decent rare weapon plus an easy to get 4-link would be a bit better around 28 than this sword.

    Sovyn
    Jun 03, 2015 13:06:36 PM

    "
    CptSatch wrote:


    Bramble Visor
    Eternal Burgonet
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  • +139 to Accuracy Rating
  • 120% increased Armour
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance
  • Doryani's Catalyst
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
  • Adds 70 to 123 Physical Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased Cast Speed
  • 32% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 88% increased Elemental Damage
  • The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,

    or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

    Aegis Aurora
    Champion Kite Shield
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  • 84% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +5% to maximum Cold Resistance
  • +6% Chance to Block
  • Replenishes Energy Shield by 2% of Armour when you Block
  • 17% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Born from the marriage of ice and sky,

    the aurora evokes both awe and power.

    Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 15 Purity of Lightning Skill
  • 189% increased Armour
  • 39% increased maximum Life
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Extra gore
  • There is no safer place

    Than the Belly of the Beast


    Stone of Lazhwar
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +27 to Intelligence
  • 15% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 12% increased Cast Speed
  • +40 to maximum Mana
  • You are slow, foolish and ignorant.

    I am not.

    (I'm currently saving for the Stone with 3-4% block chance, but its not highly necesary)
    Vengeance Circle
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +23% to Cold Resistance
  • +45 to Intelligence
  • +3 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • 32% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Spirit Gyre
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +29 to Intelligence
  • Adds 4 to 6 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 1 to 14 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +26% to Cold Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • Immortal Flesh
    Leather Belt
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  • +28 to maximum Life
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 69.5 Life per second
  • Regenerate 9.9 Mana per second
  • -5% to all maximum Resistances
  • -44 Physical Damage taken from Attack Hits
  • 40% increased Armour while not Ignited, Frozen or Shocked
  • "She begged the Earth to spare her Son;

    Out of love the Earth agreed.

    To the other Elements she did not speak

    And out of spite They plotted."

    - Berek and the Untamed

    Rainbowstride
    Conjurer Boots
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  • 7% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 163% increased Energy Shield
  • +50 to maximum Mana
  • +20% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • "They say that you should take life's troubles in your stride.

    Some men have a longer stride than others."

    - Gaius Sentari

    Plague Claw
    Hydrascale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +41 to Strength
  • +42% to Fire Resistance
  • +24% to Chaos Resistance
  • 0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • +61 to maximum Life
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 25% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 14% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
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  • +27% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +10% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
  • "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

    -Rumi of the Vaal



    What about swapping
    Bramble Visor
    Eternal Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +139 to Accuracy Rating
  • 120% increased Armour
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance

  • for
    Abyssus
    Ezomyte Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +20 to all Attributes
  • Adds 40 to 60 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +101% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 108% increased Armour
  • 41% increased Physical Damage taken
  • When you have slain all of your enemies,

    what is left to fear?



    I will lose 200 Life and less than 200 armor, but I get 3k dps more in Sarn.

    CptSatch
    Jun 03, 2015 13:42:03 PM

    "
    No, I can't recommend using all those uniques together as you might not be able to afford to max out your resists just on rings and gloves (super high end stuff required plus you would probably end up losing the damage in those slots to get the resists). Plus Soul Taker is lackluster damage for how much it costs, it's not even 300 pdps.... maybe for dominating blow but other than that, meh. It's probably easier to integrate a tabula actually as you only lose one slot for resists rather than two..... and the top dps with tabula is a little more than BoR because you get 20/20 support gems....


    What about switching Soul taker for Doryani's Catalyst and give up BoR for a rare helmet + belly of the beast 6L. Would you give up Aegis Aurora + Rainbowstride too ?

    Thank you :)

    monkthekey
    Jun 03, 2015 14:54:37 PM
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