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This is a crit based 3-in-1 build using Cyclone + Frost Blades + Blade Flurry.

I have always wanted to play a crit based Cyclone build and with the re-introduced version of the Goddess Sword - Oni Goroshi in patch 3.1, I decided to create one with the sword as the center piece.

3 main skills are used in the build, namely: Cyclone + Frost Blades for mapping and Blade Flurry for single target.

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This build is now complete. Special thanks to @Kek_is_love for sharing his valuable inputs to the build.

Uber Atziri and Shaper were both completed deathlessly.


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Shout out to @CPUfreak007 as parts of the updated skill trees are inspired from his post:

[Help] Oni-Goroshi Bladeflurry Scion

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Screenshots - Includes Deathless Shaper & Uber Atziri

Red Elder Guardian All Deathless:
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T13 Red Elder Deathless:
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Gears Used
Oni-Goroshi
Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 89% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 81% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +57 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 104% increased Evasion Rating
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Foe Pelt
    Saintly Chainmail
    Click to expand
  • +39 to Intelligence
  • +131 to Armour
  • +58 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +39% to Lightning Resistance
  • Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • Dire Grip
    Spiked Gloves
    Click to expand
  • 17% increased Melee Damage
  • 23% increased Armour
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 11% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • Golem Cord
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +40 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +92 to maximum Life
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +24% to Fire Resistance
  • Mind Urge
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • +84 to maximum Life
  • +42% to Fire Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 16% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +26% to Cold Resistance
  • Torment Idol
    Citrine Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +23 to Strength and Dexterity
  • 5% increased Lightning Damage
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • +12% to Lightning Resistance
  • 36% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • Agony Circle
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Adds 6 to 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 11 to 27 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • 13% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +10 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • +140 to Accuracy Rating
  • Entropy Spiral
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +15% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Adds 6 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • 0.33% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • +44 to maximum Life


  • Cautious Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 100% increased Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 37% increased Duration
  • Avenger's Granite Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Recharges 3 Charges when you take a Critical Strike
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 12% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.


    T15 Innocence - Deathless
    Spoiler

    T16 Lich - Deathless
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    T16 Corrupted Phoenix - Deathless
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    T16 Corrupted Hydra - Elemental Reflect Deathless
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    "
    Cyclone + Blade Flurry (No Frost Blades) + Sibyl's Lament + Soul of Yugul.


    T16 Corrupted Minotaur - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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    T16 Corrupted Chimera - Deathless By @Kek_is_love
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    T17 Deathless Shaper By @Kek_is_love
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    Gears used:
    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 90% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 84% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Abyssus
    Ezomyte Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +21 to all Attributes
  • Adds 40 to 60 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +101% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 115% increased Armour
  • 41% increased Physical Damage taken
  • When you have slain all of your enemies,

    what is left to fear?

    Apocalypse Salvation
    Astral Plate
    Click to expand
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +20 to Armour
  • 40% increased Armour
  • +138 to maximum Life
  • +47% to Fire Resistance
  • +42% to Lightning Resistance
  • 17% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Entropy Span
    Hydrascale Boots
    Click to expand
  • +22 to Strength
  • +87 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +43% to Cold Resistance
  • +20% to Lightning Resistance
  • 9% increased Movement Speed
  • Sol Buckle
    Stygian Vise
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +37 to Strength
  • +1 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +99 to maximum Life
  • +43% to Cold Resistance
  • 32% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +25% to Lightning Resistance
  • Viper Twirl
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +36 to Dexterity
  • +71 to maximum Life
  • +28% to Fire Resistance
  • 35% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Adds 5 to 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Vortex Hold
    Steel Ring
    Click to expand
  • Adds 4 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +22 to Dexterity
  • +52 to Intelligence
  • Adds 9 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Adds 13 to 25 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • Mind Locket
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +8 to all Attributes
  • +40 to Dexterity
  • Adds 6 to 12 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +36% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 11% increased Armour
  • +37 to maximum Life

  • Panicked Divine Life Flask of Grounding
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • Lion's Roar
    Granite Flask
    Click to expand
  • Adds Knockback to Melee Attacks during Flask effect
  • Knocks Back Enemies in an Area when you use a Flask
  • 75% chance to cause Enemies to Flee on use
  • 22% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
  • A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace

    and three generous cups of Might.

    Chemist's Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 35% increased Duration

  • T17 Deathless Shaper
    Spoiler


    Gears used:
    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 89% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 89% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +55 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 121% increased Evasion Rating
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
    Click to expand
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +49 to all Attributes
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.

    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +4% to Chaos Resistance
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Foe Dash
    Two-Toned Boots
    Click to expand
  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +40% to Cold Resistance
  • +20% to Chaos Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • +64 to maximum Life
  • Golem Harness
    Stygian Vise
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • +39% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • +34% to Chaos Resistance
  • 22% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Brimstone Hold
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • Adds 7 to 17 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 9 to 16 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +18% to Lightning Resistance
  • +24% to Chaos Resistance
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +23% to Fire Resistance
  • Gloom Grasp
    Steel Ring
    Click to expand
  • Adds 3 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 4 to 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +22 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +35% to Cold Resistance
  • +42% to Lightning Resistance
  • +3 Mana gained on Kill
  • +40 to maximum Life
  • Brood Noose
    Agate Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +23 to Strength and Intelligence
  • +21 to Strength
  • 32% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +24% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 12% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • Gain 15% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • +43 to maximum Life


  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Granite Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Grounding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • 39% increased Duration


  • Deathless Uber Atziri
    Spoiler


    Uber Atziri was killed using the same set of gears that killed Shaper.

    Game Play Video
    Sample video showcasing how the 3 skills interact with each other.

    "
    https://youtu.be/g1XhBfyTVas

    The mob density sucks but the abyss fight should be good illustration on how the build fare in a high density fight.

    "
    Red Elder kill at lvl 78 by @ChaosQueenKitana

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5gPxrHyKE

    Required Gears
    "
    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased Attack Speed
  • 14% chance to Fortify on Melee hit
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 78% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.


    The Goddess sword will be the host for Blade Flurry.

    "
    Use a ring / amulet / abyssal jewel with fire damage so as to proc Her Embrace.

    E.g.
    Entropy Loop
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +15% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +27 to Intelligence
  • Adds 1 to 14 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +26 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • Adds 13 to 21 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • Whispering Lens
    Murderous Eye Jewel
    Click to expand
  • Adds 13 to 23 Fire Damage to Sword Attacks
  • 6% increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • 27% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently


  • Recommended Gears
    "
    Please ignore the gems in the gears listed in this section. It is the gears that you should be referencing here and not the gems socketed in them.

    @Kek_is_love put up a very comprehensive list of gears rating and you can read it here.

    "
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • Gain 24% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
  • Damage Penetrates 14% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.


    Provides very good damage boost to the build when you run Anger aura.

    If you are not able to obtain the above stats, prioritize "Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage while affected by Anger".

    "
    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 8% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."


    Intimidate + Maim on hit with the right abyssal jewels inserted. Can't beat free damage.

    "
    Loreweave
    Elegant Ringmail
    Click to expand
  • Has 6 Sockets
  • +9 to all Attributes
  • Adds 6 to 18 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 52% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +17 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +39 to maximum Life
  • +34 to maximum Mana
  • 22% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 46% increased Elemental Damage
  • Your Maximum Resistances are 77%
  • When it comes to finding a use for surplus,

    a rich man has within himself

    boundless creativity.


    Loreweave is the perfect chest for the build.

    "
    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
    Click to expand
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +49 to all Attributes
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.


    Death's Aura provide free chaos AOE damage to surrounding monsters. Perfect for Cyclone.

    Downside, you will want to get your chaos resistance to positive range or the chaos degen can hurt.

    "
    Haemophilia
    Serpentscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +20 to Strength
  • 25% increased Damage over Time
  • Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
  • 38% increased Attack Damage against Bleeding Enemies
  • Bleeding Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 5% of their Maximum Life as Physical Damage
  • 25% reduced Bleeding Duration
  • "A master artist takes his time when he's painting.

    Unfortunately, my kind doesn't often have that luxury."

    - Coralito, Brotherhood of Silence


    For it's 25% bleed chance and 5% max life as physical explosion. This gloves works great when paired with Cyclone + Bleed.

    "
    Abyssus
    Ezomyte Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +24 to all Attributes
  • Adds 40 to 60 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +216% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 104% increased Armour
  • 40% increased Physical Damage taken
  • When you have slain all of your enemies,

    what is left to fear?

    Lightning Coil
    Desert Brigandine
    Click to expand
  • Adds 1 to 23 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • 107% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • -60% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
  • "There's nothing like imminent death

    to galvanize one's purpose in life."

    - Malachai the Soulless.


    For those into YOLO play style, Abyssus + Lightning Coil provides the most damage output for the build.

    "
    Bronn's Lithe
    Cutthroat's Garb
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Movement Gems
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 48% increased Damage with Movement Skills
  • 239% increased Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you've used a Movement Skill Recently
  • Forget your kite shield. Just put the biggest man

    in the field between you and the archers.


    Up to 50% increased Cyclone damage, 25% increased attack speed, 10% increased movement speed. You can run with 5L. Main drawback is the lack of defense stats.

    Bronn's Lithe provides great damage buff to the build especially if you run Cyclone on 6L.

    "
    Carcass Jack
    Varnished Coat
    Click to expand
  • 129% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Area of Effect
  • 40% increased Area Damage
  • Extra gore
  • "...The discomfort shown by the others is amusing, but none

    can deny that my work has made quite the splash..."

    - Maligaro's Journal


    Up to 50% increased AOE radius and 50% increased area damage, great clear speed, comes with all resist and decent life.

    "
    Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
    Click to expand
  • 194% 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


    Belly provides a large life pool to the build.

    "
    Marylene's Fallacy
    Lapis Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +21 to Intelligence
  • +92 to Accuracy Rating
  • +236% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +80 to Evasion Rating
  • 15% increased Light Radius
  • 40% less Critical Strike Chance
  • Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
  • "Marylene stroked the medallion at her breast

    before every duel and every cast of the die."

    - Victario, the People's Poet

    Perpetual Diamond Flask of Curing
    -
    Click to expand
  • 39% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immune to Poison during Flask Effect Removes Poison on use

  • Huge supply on crit multiplier and Culling Strike on crit.

    Downside:
    - 40% less crit chance
    - Requires a diamond flask to crit more reliably

    P.S. @Kek_is_love put up a valid argument that Marylene is not a good option and you can read it here.

    However, I will leave it to players own discretion on whether they want to try this amulet out. :)

    "
    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +57 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 104% increased Evasion Rating
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.


    Provides attack speed, crit chance and large life pool.

    "
    Darkray Vectors
    Dragonscale Boots
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  • +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
  • 45% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • 5% increased Movement Speed per Frenzy Charge
  • +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
  • 40% reduced Frenzy Charge Duration
  • 25% reduced Light Radius
  • 2% chance to Dodge Attack Hits per Frenzy Charge
  • "Sirrius flew on wings of light, faster than wind, faster

    than thought. But try as he might to outrun the darkness,

    it was there, at every turn, waiting for him."

    - Azmerian legend


    For +2 frenzy charges. Downside, your life pool and resistance will take a big hit.

    "
    The Red Dream
    Crimson Jewel
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  • Gain 5% of Fire Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • Passives granting Fire Resistance or all Elemental Resistances in Radius also grant an equal chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
  • We flow like blood into Chayula's open mouth,

    and spill into the land we have watched forever.

    {This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Chayula}


    29% chance to gain endurance charge on kill. A lazy man approach to gain endurance charges without self casting Enduring Cry.

    This jewel is pure luxury.

    You socket the jewel near Barbarism node as shown:


    Recommended Rares - Preferred Rolls
    Belt - Stygian, Rustic or Vanguard Belt Preferred
    "
    - At least 75 life
    - At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist
    - At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks
    - At least 300 armor (optional but highly recommended)

    Amulet - Agate, Turquoise or Onyx Preferred
    "
    - At least 60 life
    - At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
    - #% global critical multiplier (good to have)
    - #% increased critical strike chance (good to have)
    - At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
    - Flat physical damage roll (recommended)
    - 200+ accuracy rating (highly recommended)

    - Gain #% physical damage as extra fire damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)
    - Gain #% of non-chaos damage as extra chaos damage (highly recommended, Elder prefix roll)

    Rings - Steel or Opal Rings Preferred
    "
    - At least 40 life (60+ preferred)
    - At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
    - At least 20% Fire damage (optional, can be crafted using Essence of Anger)
    - At least 20% Elemental Damage With Attacks (optional but highly recommended)
    - Flat physical damage roll (optional but recommended)
    - Gain 10% physical damage as extra fire (optional but recommended, Essence of Hysteria craft)

    Boots - Dragonscale Boots Preferred
    "
    - At least 75 life (can roll over 100 life in patch 3.0)
    - At least 30% Fire / Cold / Lightning Resist (or any number that can get resistance capped)
    - At least 15% movement


    My Patch 3.1 Gears
    "
    IMPORTANT: For latest gems setup, always refer to Gems Section.

    The following were my SSF Abyss gears:
    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 89% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 89% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.

    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
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  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +49 to all Attributes
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +55 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 121% increased Evasion Rating
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
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  • +4% to Chaos Resistance
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Foe Dash
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +40% to Cold Resistance
  • +20% to Chaos Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • +64 to maximum Life
  • Golem Harness
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • +39% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • +34% to Chaos Resistance
  • 22% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Brimstone Hold
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • Adds 7 to 17 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 9 to 16 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +18% to Lightning Resistance
  • +24% to Chaos Resistance
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +23% to Fire Resistance
  • Gloom Grasp
    Steel Ring
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  • Adds 3 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 4 to 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +22 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +35% to Cold Resistance
  • +42% to Lightning Resistance
  • +3 Mana gained on Kill
  • +40 to maximum Life
  • Ghoul Idol
    Gold Amulet
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  • 13% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +26% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 13% increased Evasion Rating
  • +37% to Cold Resistance
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • 9% chance to gain a Power, Frenzy or Endurance Charge on Kill
  • +44 to maximum Life

  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Granite Flask of Warding
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Grounding
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  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • 39% increased Duration

  • NOTE: For DPS setup, preferred helm and chest will be: Abyssus + Lightning Coil

    Gems Setup

    Skill 1: Oni Goroshi - Blade Flurry for Single Target (Weapon Swap using X Key)
    Spoiler
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    Blade Flurry
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  • Level 17
  • Quality +7%
  • Deals 42.9% of Base Damage
  • 61 to 91 Added Attack Physical Damage
  • 3% increased Attack Speed
  • 20% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
  • Bloodlust Support
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  • Level 12
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 51% more Melee Physical Damage against Bleeding enemies
  • Supported Attacks cannot cause Bleeding
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Melee Damage against Bleeding Enemies
  • Melee Physical Damage Support
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  • Level 19
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Melee Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
  • Maim Support
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  • Level 6
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 19% more Physical Damage
  • Supported Attacks have 30% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Physical Damage
  • Enemies Maimed by Supported Skills take 11% increased Physical Damage
  • Damage on Full Life Support
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  • Level 1
  • Quality +16%
  • Supported Attack Skills deal 30% more Damage while on Full Life
  • Supported Skills deal 8% increased Damage
  • Concentrated Effect Support
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  • Level 14
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Area Damage
  • Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect

  • Setup is based on input from @Kek_is_love and @nothorius.

    Skill 2: Oni Goroshi - Frost Blades for AOE (Weapon Swap using X Key)
    Spoiler

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    Frost Blades
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +23%
  • 60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • Deals 140% of Base Damage
  • Fires 7 additional Projectiles
  • 75 to 113 Added Attack Cold Damage
  • 42% increased Projectile Speed
  • 23% increased Damage
  • +21 to Melee Weapon Range
  • Maim Support
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  • Level 6
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 19% more Physical Damage
  • Supported Attacks have 30% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Physical Damage
  • Enemies Maimed by Supported Skills take 11% increased Physical Damage
  • Multistrike Support
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
  • Supported Skills have 45% more Melee Attack Speed
  • Supported Skills deal 10% less Attack Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Melee Physical Damage
  • First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
  • Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
  • Melee Physical Damage Support
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  • Level 19
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Melee Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
  • Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
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  • Level 19
  • Quality +5%
  • 2% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Supported Attack Skills deal 53% more Elemental Damage
  • Ancestral Call Support
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  • Level 14
  • Supported Skills deal 6% less Damage
  • Supported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies

  • Fight for Survival
    Viridian Jewel
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  • 12% increased Cold Damage
  • With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Melee Damage dealt by Frost Blades Penetrates 15% Cold Resistance
  • With at least 40 Dexterity in Radius, Frost Blades has 25% increased Projectile Speed
  • The winter that followed the Cataclysm was especially harsh.

    Wraeclast's few survivors fought to the death for the last scraps of bread.


    Fight for Survival Socket Point
    Insert Fight for Survival into jewel socket near Heartseeker.


    If you do not have a second Oni Goroshi sword, you can setup Frost Blades on chest:

    4/5/6L Chest - Frost Blades (AOE)

    4L
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    Frost Blades
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +23%
  • 60% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • Deals 140% of Base Damage
  • Fires 7 additional Projectiles
  • 75 to 113 Added Attack Cold Damage
  • 42% increased Projectile Speed
  • 23% increased Damage
  • +21 to Melee Weapon Range
  • Ancestral Call Support
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  • Level 14
  • Supported Skills deal 6% less Damage
  • Supported Strike Skills target 2 additional nearby Enemies
  • Multistrike Support
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
  • Supported Skills have 45% more Melee Attack Speed
  • Supported Skills deal 10% less Attack Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Melee Physical Damage
  • First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
  • Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
  • Melee Physical Damage Support
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  • Level 19
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Melee Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 48% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits

  • 5L
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    Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
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  • Level 19
  • Quality +5%
  • 2% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Supported Attack Skills deal 53% more Elemental Damage

  • 6L
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    Fire Penetration Support
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  • Level 19
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills Penetrate 36% Fire Resistance
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Fire Damage



  • Skill 3: 4/5/6L Chest - Cyclone for AOE
    Spoiler

    4L
    "
    Cyclone
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 54.5% of Base Damage
  • 30 to 45 Added Attack Physical Damage
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • 8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee range
  • 30% less Movement Speed
  • First Hit deals 50% less Damage
  • Gains 1 Stage every 0.1 seconds while Channelling
  • Maximum 7 Stages
  • +1 to radius per Stage
  • Lose 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while not Channelling
  • Fortify Support
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  • Level 18
  • Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
  • Supported Skills have 32% increased Fortify duration
  • Supported Skills deal 32% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 32% more Melee Damage
  • Chance to Bleed Support
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  • Level 8
  • Quality +17%
  • Supported Attacks deal 5 to 8 added Physical Damage with Weapons
  • Supported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 8% increased Damage with Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 17% more Damage with Bleeding
  • Melee Physical Damage Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 49% more Melee Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 49% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Melee Physical Damage

  • 5L
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    Increased Area of Effect Support
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  • Level 18
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 47% increased Area of Effect
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Area Damage

  • Swap with Concentrated for more damage

    6L
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    Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Supported Attack Skills deal 54% more Elemental Damage


  • Helm / Gloves / Boots (My Preferred Setup)
    Spoiler

    4L Helm
    "
    Hatred
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • +19 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 25% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • You and nearby allies deal 18% more Cold Damage
  • Arctic Armour
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +12%
  • Base duration is 4.40 seconds
  • 12% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 13% less Physical Damage taken from Hits
  • 12% less Fire Damage taken from Hits
  • Chill Enemy for 0.5 seconds when Hit, reducing their Action Speed by 30%
  • Enlighten Support
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  • Level 4 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem gains 100% increased Experience
  • Herald of Ash
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +9%
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • 6% increased Fire Damage
  • 38% more Burning Damage
  • 12% more Spell Fire Damage
  • Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage

  • 4L Boots
    "
    Enfeeble
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  • Level 7
  • Quality +10%
  • Base duration is 9.60 seconds
  • +2 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have 15% reduced Accuracy Rating
  • Cursed enemies have -24% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Cursed enemies have 30% reduced Critical Strike Chance
  • Cursed Normal or Magic enemies deal 24% less Damage
  • Cursed Rare or Unique enemies deal 12% less Damage
  • Cast when Damage Taken Support
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  • Level 3
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 42 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 62% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 661 Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage
  • Immortal Call
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  • Level 5
  • Quality +20%
  • Base duration is 1.00 seconds
  • 20% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
  • This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
  • 27% less Elemental Damage taken
  • 27% less Physical Damage taken
  • 15.0% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed
  • Leap Slam
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +10%
  • 39% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
  • Deals 120% of Base Damage
  • +0.55 seconds to Attack Time
  • 10% increased Stun Duration on enemies
  • Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full Life

  • 4L Gloves
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    Chance to Bleed Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +22%
  • Supported Attacks deal 44 to 66 added Physical Damage with Weapons
  • Supported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 11% increased Damage with Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 29% more Damage with Bleeding
  • Ancestral Warchief
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 20% increased Totem Damage
  • Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
  • Totem lasts 12 seconds
  • Deals 133% of Base Damage
  • 18% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
  • 50% increased Totem Placement speed
  • +10 to Melee range
  • Faster Attacks Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 54% increased Attack Speed
  • Blind Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 10% chance to Blind enemies on hit

  • Optional Gem: Blind Support


    Helm / Gloves / Boots (Defensive Setup)
    Spoiler

    4L Helm
    "
    Ancestral Warchief
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 20% increased Totem Damage
  • Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
  • Totem lasts 12 seconds
  • Deals 134.2% of Base Damage
  • 18% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
  • 50% increased Totem Placement speed
  • +10 to Melee range
  • Chance to Bleed Support
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  • Level 8
  • Quality +17%
  • Supported Attacks deal 5 to 8 added Physical Damage with Weapons
  • Supported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 8% increased Damage with Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 17% more Damage with Bleeding
  • Faster Attacks Support
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  • Level 17
  • Supported Skills have 41% increased Attack Speed
  • Blind Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 10% chance to Blind enemies on hit

  • 4L Boots
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    Blasphemy Support
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  • Level 19
  • Supported Curses are Cast as Auras
  • Using Supported Skills is Instant
  • 72% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
  • Enfeeble
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  • Level 13
  • Quality +19%
  • Base duration is 10.20 seconds
  • +4 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have 19% reduced Accuracy Rating
  • Cursed enemies have -27% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Cursed enemies have 34% reduced Critical Strike Chance
  • Cursed Normal or Magic enemies deal 27% less Damage
  • Cursed Rare or Unique enemies deal 13% less Damage
  • Leap Slam
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • 39% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
  • Deals 120% of Base Damage
  • +0.55 seconds to Attack Time
  • Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full Life
  • Purity of Fire
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  • Level 17
  • +16 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 38% additional Fire Resistance
  • You and nearby allies gain 3% additional maximum Fire Resistance

  • 4L Gloves
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    Immortal Call
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  • Level 5
  • Base duration is 1.00 seconds
  • 20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
  • This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
  • 27% less Elemental Damage taken
  • 27% less Physical Damage taken
  • 15.0% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed
  • Cast when Damage Taken Support
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  • Level 3
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 42 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 62% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 661 Damage
  • Increased Duration Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 74% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Blood Rage
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  • Level 16
  • Quality +19%
  • Base duration is 10.00 seconds
  • 17% increased Attack Speed
  • 1.2% of Attack Physical Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
  • You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
  • 25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill

  • Optional Gem: Blood Rage. You can replace it with Vaal Lightning Trap or Vaal Haste.


    Helm / Gloves / Boots (Offensive Setup)
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    Based on input provided by @Kek_is_love.

    4L Helm
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    Ancestral Warchief
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 20% increased Totem Damage
  • Summons a Totem which uses the Supported Skill
  • Totem lasts 12 seconds
  • Deals 134.2% of Base Damage
  • 18% more Melee Damage while Totem is Active
  • 50% increased Totem Placement speed
  • +10 to Melee range
  • Chance to Bleed Support
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  • Level 8
  • Quality +17%
  • Supported Attacks deal 5 to 8 added Physical Damage with Weapons
  • Supported Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 8% increased Damage with Bleeding
  • Supported Attacks deal 17% more Damage with Bleeding
  • Faster Attacks Support
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  • Level 17
  • Supported Skills have 41% increased Attack Speed
  • Blind Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 10% chance to Blind enemies on hit

  • 4L Boots
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    Power Charge On Critical Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Supported Skills have 54% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
  • Supported Skills deal 4% more Damage per Power Charge
  • Orb of Storms
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  • Level 19
  • Deals 168 to 503 Lightning Damage
  • Base duration is 6.00 seconds
  • Strikes every 1.00 second
  • Beams Split to hit 4 extra targets
  • Elemental Weakness
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Base duration is 10.90 seconds
  • +10 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have -39% to Elemental Resistances
  • Curse On Hit Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
  • You cannot Cast Supported Curses
  • Supported Skills have 12% reduced Curse Duration

  • 4L Gloves
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    Hatred
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • +20 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 26% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • You and nearby allies deal 19% more Cold Damage
  • Herald of Ash
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  • Level 18
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • 34% more Burning Damage
  • 12% more Spell Fire Damage
  • Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
  • Summon Ice Golem
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Maximum 1 Summoned Golem
  • 68% increased Minion Maximum Life
  • Golems Grant 30% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Golems Grant 30% increased Accuracy
  • Leap Slam
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • 39% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
  • Deals 120% of Base Damage
  • +0.55 seconds to Attack Time
  • Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full Life

  • Flasks Setup

    Recommended
    "
    Chemist's Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 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 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Taste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
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  • 20% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
  • Gain 28% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
  • A sip will freeze your lips,

    A swig will chill your heart,

    A glass will still your soul.

    Lion's Roar
    Granite Flask
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  • Adds Knockback to Melee Attacks during Flask effect
  • Knocks Back Enemies in an Area when you use a Flask
  • 75% chance to cause Enemies to Flee on use
  • 35% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
  • A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace

    and three generous cups of Might.

    Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use

  • Budget
    "
    Chemist's Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 12% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Avenger's Granite Flask of Warding
    -
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  • Recharges 3 Charges when you take a Critical Strike
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Perpetual Diamond Flask of Curing
    -
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  • 39% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immune to Poison during Flask Effect Removes Poison on use

  • Note: Oni Goroshi is a degen sword so you will want an anti-poison flask to handle poison mobs. Otherwise, don't run maps that roll mobs can poison on hit. They are spooky.

    Leveling Skill Trees - Offensive

    Skill Tree Level 25 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 50 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com

    Once you have completed Uber lab and taken up Path of Duelist, you will spec skill points to link the right side of the tree to Duelist starting point as shown:


    Alternate starting point for more resistance nodes
    As pointed out by @Charlouf, for easier gearing, you can start off by picking the resistance nodes on the skill tree as shown:

    Special Thanks

    To @Dazerk for pointing the above out. Making the skill tree more efficient.

    To @Kek_is_love for pointing out various improvements that can be made to the build.

    Leveling Skill Trees - Defensive

    Skill Tree Level 25 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 50 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 75 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 90 - poeplanner.com

    Skill Tree Level 100 - poeplanner.com

    Once you have completed Uber lab and taken up Path of Ranger, you remove the skill points from starting location of Scion as shown:



    Special Thanks
    To @Kek_is_love for providing the defensive skill tree.

    POB Pastebin

    Level 100 POB Shaper DPS Simulation - https://pastebin.com/gH4BhiYj

    You can switch helm between Abyssus and Starkonja and chest between Lightning Coil and Bronn's Lithe to compare the damage difference.

    Offensive vs Defensive Skill Tree

    Sample stats comparison (POB Pastebin listed in above section) between both level 100 trees using the exact same gears (Blade Flurry Releasing at Stage 6).

    Offensive Skill Tree:
    "
    Base stats from skill tree: 90 (int), 350 (dex), 305 (str)
    Shaper DPS: 3101782
    Life: 6182
    Life per second: 2843
    Jewel Sockets: 4

    Defensive Skill Tree:
    "
    Base stats from skill tree: 50 (int), 280 (dex), 310 (str)
    Shaper DPS: 2226722
    Life: 6340
    Life per second: 3677
    Jewel Sockets: 3

    Ascendancy

    Offensive Skill Tree: Slayer -> Raider -> Path of Duelist

    Defensive Skill Tree: Slayer -> Raider -> Path of Ranger

    Pantheon

    Soul of Arakaali
    - 5% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
    - 10% chance to Avoid Lightning Damage when Hit
    - 50% increased Recovery of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently
    - 30% reduced Effect of Shock on you
    - 30% reduced Shock Duration on You
    - +25% Chaos Resistance against Damage Over Time

    Soul of Ryslatha
    - Life Flasks gain 3 Charges every 3 seconds if you haven't used a Life Flask Recently
    - 60% increased Life Recovery from Flasks used when on Low Life

    Abyssal Jewels

    Prefix
    "
    - +# to maximum Life
    - Adds # to # Fire Damage to Sword Attacks
    - Adds # to # Physical Damage to Sword Attacks

    Suffix
    "
    - % increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't dealt a Critical Strike Recently
    - Gain % of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
    - % increased Attack Speed if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
    - Damage Penetrates % Elemental Resistance if you haven't Killed Recently
    - % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
    - % increased Global Critical Strike Chance
    - % increased Attack Speed
    - +# to Accuracy Rating
    - Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
    - Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
    - +#% to all Elemental Resistances
    - % increased Damage against Abyssal Monsters


    Lab Enchantments
    Helm
    - 40% increased Blade Flurry Damage
    - 40% increased Cyclone Damage
    - 15% increased Cyclone Attack Speed
    - 12% increased Blade Flurry Area of Effect

    Boots
    - 120% increased Critical Strike Chance if you haven't Crit Recently
    - Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven't Killed Recently

    Gloves
    - Curse with Elemental Weakness on Hit (corruption)

    Bandits
    Help Alira for crit multiplier + resist + mana regen

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why do you use 3 damage skills? Is Cyclone just for Fortify buff?
    "
    Cyclone is not just for fortify buff. It is also to proc bleed. Besides that, Cyclone is also great for handling:

    - Abyss
    - Null portals
    - Breach
    - Harbinger
    - Haku quests
    - Easily handle elemental reflect map (using Sibyl's Lament in left ring slot + Soul of Yugul)

    Change Logs

    EDIT 1: Added new items into recommended gears and flasks section
    EDIT 2: Updated gems setup for Oni and 6L Chest for more dps
    EDIT 3: Updated level 100 skill tree to make it more efficient (special thanks to @Dazerk for his input)
    EDIT 4: Updated skill trees and changed ascendancy from assassin to raider (special thanks to @Kek_is_love for his valuable input and @CPUfreak007 as part of the new updated skill trees are inspired from his post.
    EDIT 5: Updated gems setup based on @Kek_is_love's input. Included Frost Blades as an alternate AOE to Cyclone.
    EDIT 6: Added offensive + defensive 4L setup for the build.
    EDIT 7: Added screenshots of red guardians + red elder map clear.
    EDIT 8: Replaced Elemental Damage with Attack with Maim gem for BladeFlurry setup. Replaced Fire Penetration with Maim gem for FrostBlades setup. Special thanks to @nothorius for his input.
    EDIT 9: Added defensive skill tree into the guide. Special thanks to @Kek_is_love for providing the tree. Also included a new section comparing offensive and defensive skill trees.
    EDIT 10: Added recommended rares section and added new items into recommended gears section.
    EDIT 11: Added My Preferred 4L Setup into gems section.
    EDIT 12: Added Loreweave chest into recommended gears section.
    EDIT 13: Updated skill tree to patch 3.4.

    kira1414
    Dec 26, 2017 12:36:09 PM

    Reserved

    kira1414
    Dec 26, 2017 12:36:18 PM

    gonna try this out
    =D

    baconeides
    Dec 26, 2017 20:04:17 PM

    How much viable end game this build is? It seems fun to do :O

    WaitWaitWaitWait
    Dec 26, 2017 20:08:19 PM

    Hey there, I was originally looking at Jugg or Pathfinder for building around.

    Was discussing with Viperesque who thinks Slayer is best.

    Did you get deep into the theorycrafting portion of the build?

    Scion might be interesting too.

    livejamie
    Dec 26, 2017 20:34:14 PM

    really noob question but i just dont get it...
    why no golem?

    baconeides
    Dec 26, 2017 21:27:27 PM

    I think Carcass is in weak state now, AOE was nerfed, not worth it anymore

    ShayeFaletha
    Dec 26, 2017 23:32:16 PM

    "
    How much viable end game this build is? It seems fun to do :O

    I don't see any issues doing end game content once you have all the gears and character level in place.

    Do check out the recommended gears section as I am still in the process of updating it. :)

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    "
    livejamie wrote:
    Hey there, I was originally looking at Jugg or Pathfinder for building around.

    Was discussing with Viperesque who thinks Slayer is best.

    Did you get deep into the theorycrafting portion of the build?

    Scion might be interesting too.

    Slayer is definitely good ascendancy for the sword. However, since the sword is crit based, I feel Scion class will be a great fit for it too.

    You get best of both worlds: Overleech from Slayer, and more crit from Assassin.

    Besides that, because Scion is right at the center of the wheel, you can easily access to crit nodes in the skill tree.

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    "
    baconeides wrote:
    really noob question but i just dont get it...
    why no golem?

    You can use Ice or Flame (or even Stone for more life regen) golem with the build. Ice golem is preferred though for the crit chance and accuracy it provides.

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    "
    ShayeFaletha wrote:
    I think Carcass is in weak state now, AOE was nerfed, not worth it anymore

    It isn't that bad even with AOE nerfed.

    However, the best damage combo for the build will be Abyssus + Lightning Coil setup.

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    On another note, I have updated Recommended Gears and Flask section of the guide.

    kira1414
    Dec 27, 2017 04:09:55 AM

    Edit: This post should have gone into another thread. Sorry.

    Rakschas666
    Dec 27, 2017 06:40:27 AM

    Look like this is HC viable right ?
    doing some HC currency then i'll try it :p

    Charlouf
    Dec 28, 2017 11:13:44 AM
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