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For a more detailed explanation of the build check out the video guide: The Taming Ember's Vortex Elementalist [HC/SC & Atziri Viable (Possibly Uber)]

Proof of Atziri viability with horrible gear, 0 preparation and not even proper flasks to do it smoothly:
https://youtu.be/3qK-2veuC-Q

If you have any questions you can always come to my twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy some rock / metal music:

Ghazzy's Livestreaming Channel



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Is this build for you?

1. If you want to look like a lawnmower and GGG still haven't released the MTX for it?

2. You want to go back to the good days of elemental proliferation?

3. You want to look like a cyclone build but think cyclone builds are boring!

4. If you just want to play something different that still is highly effective

5. You're looking for a build with a video guide to it


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Defence & Utility

With the use of Warlord's Mark we are generating life & mana leech as well as endurance charges that can be used for a proper extremely high duration CWDT Immortal Call proc!
The build can be used in both evasion as well as armour gear.

You'll have tons of open sockets to play around with, you could have multiple CWDT setups and/or throw in a few extra Vaal spells! The utility options are endless!


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Skill-gems & Setups:

Blade Vortex

- Blade Vortex, Spell Echo, Added Fire, Controlled Destruction, Physical to Lightning, Increased AoE (Can be changed for Concentrated Effect vs boss fights)

Auras:

- Clarity

Golem:

- Lightning Golem

Curses:

- Blasphemy, Warlord's Mark, Elemental Weakness

Optional:

- Flame Dash, Faster Casting
- CWDT, Immortal Call, Molten Shell, Increased Duration
- Spell Totem, Summon Skeletons

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Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes:

Ascendancy Nodes:
Start with taking "Shaper of Desolation" to generate your shocks, chill & ignitions and second node to pick up is the "Beacon of Ruin" to proliferate them all! After this we'll be taking "Pendulum of Destruction" or "Liege of the Primordial", personally I prefer Pendulum due to the fact that the Lightning Golem dies every now and then!



Leveling skill-tree, 25 points

Leveling skill-tree, 64 points

Leveling skill-tree, 92 points

Finished skill-tree


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Leveling Tips:

1. Use Fire Trap / Freezing Pulse till you can equip yourself with Blade Vortex then use that to level with all the way. In act 2 I'd recommend picking up all 3 Heralds to use whilst LvLing all the way till you start working with your ascendancy nodes.

2. Items such as Goldrim, Lifesprig, Wunderlust helps a lot to speed up the leveling process.

3. If you get a Tabula Rasa early on, I'd recommend using Elreon jeweleries early on to ease up on the mana cost.

Bandits:

- Normal: Help Oak: 40+ Life.
- Cruel: Kill them all for 1 extra skill point.
- Merciless: Kill them all for 1 extra skill point.


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Gearing & Stat Priorities

Defensive Stats:


1. Life
2. Resistances
3. Armour & Evasion

Offensive Stats:

1. Elemental Damage
1. Area Damage
1. Damage
2. Cast Speed
2. Spell Damage
2. Physical Damage
3. Lightning Damage
4. Cold Damage


My current gear:

Current Gear
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 145 Physical Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 7% increased Cast Speed
  • 35% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 97% 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.

    Moonbender's Wing
    Tomahawk
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 1 Lightning Warp Skill
  • 71% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 6 to 14 Physical Damage
  • 47% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
  • Beneath the cold light of the moon,

    the wing moves faster than the eye.

    Woe Glance
    Ezomyte Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +29 to Strength
  • 88% increased Armour
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • +45% to Fire Resistance
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • Fate Hold
    Soldier Gloves
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  • +37 to Dexterity
  • Adds 4 to 6 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +6 to Armour
  • +71 to maximum Life
  • +36% to Cold Resistance
  • +36% to Lightning Resistance
  • Torment Tread
    Titan Greaves
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  • +37 to Armour
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • +27% to Fire Resistance
  • +27% to Cold Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
    Click to expand
  • 196% increased Armour
  • 39% increased maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Extra gore
  • There is no safer place

    Than the Belly of the Beast

    Ghoul Girdle
    Heavy Belt
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  • +33 to Strength
  • +38 to Strength
  • +100 to Armour
  • +95 to maximum Life
  • 23% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • 15% reduced Flask Charges used
  • Entropy Choker
    Citrine Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +24 to Strength and Dexterity
  • +40 to Dexterity
  • +84 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +30% to Chaos Resistance
  • +28 to maximum Mana
  • The Taming
    Prismatic Ring
    Click to expand
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 10% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 15% increased Elemental Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 15% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • "Moon after moon did Berek make fools

    Of the great and Untamed Three

    Until malice for a Brother

    Slew the hatred of the Other

    And Berek did hunt

    Alone and free."

    - Berek and the Untamed

    Emberwake
    Ruby Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • 24% increased Fire Damage
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 5% chance to Ignite
  • Ignited Enemies Burn 80% slower
  • Your Critical Strikes do not deal extra Damage
  • You can inflict an additional Ignite on an Enemy
  • Leave the world in flames behind you.

    Seething Divine Life Flask of Grounding
    -
    Click to expand
  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • The Writhing Jar
    Hallowed Hybrid Flask
    Click to expand
  • 69% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • 2 Enemy Writhing Worms escape the Flask when used Writhing Worms are destroyed when Hit
  • 19% reduced Charges used
  • To achieve godhood, they would cast off all that god has gifted us.

    Mortality, compassion, even the sanctity of flesh.

    - High Templar Voll

    The Writhing Jar
    Hallowed Hybrid Flask
    Click to expand
  • 71% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • 2 Enemy Writhing Worms escape the Flask when used Writhing Worms are destroyed when Hit
  • 20% reduced Charges used
  • To achieve godhood, they would cast off all that god has gifted us.

    Mortality, compassion, even the sanctity of flesh.

    - High Templar Voll

    Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • +20 to Maximum Charges
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use



  • Jewels:

    1. Life
    2. Damage
    2. Area Damage
    3. Cast Speed (all sorts of cast speed that works)
    3. Spell Damage
    3. Physical Damage
    4. Resistances
    5. Stats

    Flasks:

    2x Seething Divine Life Flasks at least 1 should have Staunching
    2x The Writhing Jar (3 vs Atziri)
    1x Quicksilver Flask (Topaz vs Vaal Overlords / Granite vs Trio / Ruby vs Atziri)

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    Recommended Unique Items:
    Spoiler
    Doryani's Catalyst
    Vaal Sceptre
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
  • Adds 70 to 145 Physical Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 7% increased Cast Speed
  • 35% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 97% 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.

    Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
    Click to expand
  • 196% increased Armour
  • 39% increased maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Extra gore
  • There is no safer place

    Than the Belly of the Beast

    Moonbender's Wing
    Tomahawk
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 1 Lightning Warp Skill
  • 71% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 6 to 14 Physical Damage
  • 47% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
  • Beneath the cold light of the moon,

    the wing moves faster than the eye.

    Emberwake
    Ruby Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • 24% increased Fire Damage
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 5% chance to Ignite
  • Ignited Enemies Burn 80% slower
  • Your Critical Strikes do not deal extra Damage
  • You can inflict an additional Ignite on an Enemy
  • Leave the world in flames behind you.

    The Taming
    Prismatic Ring
    Click to expand
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 10% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 15% increased Elemental Damage
  • 5% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 15% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • "Moon after moon did Berek make fools

    Of the great and Untamed Three

    Until malice for a Brother

    Slew the hatred of the Other

    And Berek did hunt

    Alone and free."

    - Berek and the Untamed

    Doryani's Invitation
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +26 to Strength
  • 25% increased Lightning Damage
  • +329 to Armour
  • +32% to Fire Resistance
  • +32% to Cold Resistance
  • 0.2% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life
  • 10% chance to Shock during any Flask Effect
  • "You can invite them but you can never be

    sure who will come knocking."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist



    Recommended LvLing Uniques:
    Spoiler
    Tabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
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    Wanderlust
    Wool Shoes
    Click to expand
  • +5 to Dexterity
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 32% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Cannot be Frozen
  • All the world is my home.

    Lifesprig
    Driftwood Wand
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  • 9% increased Spell Damage
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
  • 24% increased Spell Damage
  • 8% increased Cast Speed
  • +18 to maximum Life
  • +19 to maximum Mana
  • Regenerate 6 Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell
  • From the smallest seeds

    To the tallest redwoods,

    Life endures in Wraeclast.

    Goldrim
    Leather Cap
    Click to expand
  • +38 to Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +30% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • No metal slips as easily through the fingers as gold.



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    Outro:

    This build thread is merely a rough guide to lead you in to the builds basics. If you wish to see more details about this beautiful build check out the video guide: The Taming Ember's Vortex Elementalist [HC/SC & Atziri Viable (Possibly Uber)]

    Before you start posting questions I would recommend checking the video. I am as always available in my stream!


    Hope you guys will enjoy the build! Below you can access my other build guides:

    Build Guides

    //Ghazzy

    Ghazzy
    May 03, 2016 16:36:00 PM

    * Reserved

    2.6 Update Notes:
    * Nothings changed, go ham!

    Ghazzy
    May 03, 2016 16:37:04 PM

    atziri proof?

    Nicchus
    May 03, 2016 19:43:57 PM

    great build as always!

    prospecial
    May 03, 2016 20:07:37 PM

    How do you do atziri with this build? Since atziri is ignite immune you wont do nearly any damage?

    Sanodar
    May 03, 2016 20:10:34 PM

    "
    Sanodar wrote:
    How do you do atziri with this build? Since atziri is ignite immune you wont do nearly any damage?


    Her main phase is the only phase immune to ignite and shock. In her split phase only the version casting Flameblasts is immune to ignite and the one casting thunderstorms is immune to shocking so you pre-cast Blade Vortex in the middle during phase change, throw a Vaal Lightning Trap under the one with the spear and pop Writhing Jar flasks make sure you have reduced flask charges used on belt mod and top rolled flasks so you can get 3 casts out per flask and bring 3 flasks for that fight. You'll have Elemental Conflux guaranteed and can ignite the clone so she dies whilst the main phase is all about dodging her spells like any other build.

    Ghazzy
    May 03, 2016 20:54:38 PM

    "
    Nicchus wrote:
    atziri proof?


    I've never, ever been required to provide proof of my builds being able to run Atziri. But I guess I'm simply no longer known in the PoE community it seems.

    Either way, I ran in with my way to low lvld, 0 prepared, shitty geared character and recorded it for you. Uploading it as I'm typing this.

    Lacking gear, lvls, even proper flasks, got a slight missplay on the trio-boss and i had to refill flasks vs Atziri due to only bringing 2 Writhing Jar's vs her.

    Posting Vid link soon

    Ghazzy
    May 03, 2016 21:34:04 PM

    "
    Nicchus wrote:
    atziri proof?


    https://youtu.be/3qK-2veuC-Q

    Enjoy.

    Ghazzy
    May 03, 2016 21:39:35 PM

    playing this on the current two week, which is lacking a taming or a doryani sceptre ATM. just hit 69 with 4 ascend points and already clearing as fast as i can run. using singularity as a cheap second weapon and it does nice. cool build thanks

    wenlock
    May 11, 2016 05:49:45 AM

    "
    wenlock wrote:
    playing this on the current two week, which is lacking a taming or a doryani sceptre ATM. just hit 69 with 4 ascend points and already clearing as fast as i can run. using singularity as a cheap second weapon and it does nice. cool build thanks


    Glad you like it bro!
    The build is strictly made to have fun with, I'm sure there are better ways of approaching this build but in the end, as long as people are having fun with it, I'm happy! :)

    Ghazzy
    May 11, 2016 22:10:50 PM
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