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flashhhhhhh wrote:
hi guys .

What is better?

420 phys dps + penetrate x% elemental resistances


560 phys dps

I'm going to guess the 560 phys dps claw by a bit, due to it having 30-35% more dps, you can always check it out in PoB.

Recently finished shaper for the first time and I'm getting ready to try uber elder but i feel like my gear aint up to scratch and could use some pointers.

Current gear:

Dread Skewer
Imperial Claw
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  • +46 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • Adds 21 to 49 Physical Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 126% increased Physical Damage
  • 17% increased Attack Speed
  • 22% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate 15% Elemental Resistances
  • +17% to Quality
  • Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +50 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 108% increased Evasion Rating
  • +97 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.

    Kraken Watch
    Golden Buckler
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  • 6% increased Movement Speed
  • Socketed Gems have 15% reduced Mana Reservation
  • +105 to maximum Life
  • +1% to maximum Cold Resistance
  • 3% chance to deal Double Damage
  • Mark of the Elder
    Steel Ring
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  • Adds 3 to 13 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Tentacle Whip on Kill
  • Adds 29 to 45 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 69% increased Attack Damage if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Attacks if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Be not stirred by the Void.

    Horror Knot
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +14% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Adds 3 to 6 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Regenerate 1.9 Life per second
  • +38% to Fire Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • 15% reduced Reflected Elemental Damage taken
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • The Pandemonius
    Jade Amulet
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  • +30 to Dexterity
  • 25% increased Cold Damage
  • +36% to Cold Resistance
  • Chill Enemy for 1 second when Hit, reducing their Action Speed by 30%
  • Blind Chilled Enemies on Hit
  • Damage Penetrates 20% Cold Resistance against Chilled Enemies
  • A single moment sets in motion an eternal fall,

    beneath which all are buried.

    Bramble Guardian
    Assassin's Garb
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  • 3% increased Movement Speed
  • Socketed Attacks have -15 to Total Mana Cost
  • +145 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • +26% to Fire Resistance
  • +43% to Cold Resistance
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
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  • 84% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +4 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
  • +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
  • +2 Mana per 4 Strength
  • 2% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
  • 2% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
  • 2% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
  • By my hand, the inert is given life.

    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.

    There is nothing that cannot be changed.


    Mind Thread
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
  • +95 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Darkray Vectors
    Dragonscale Boots
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  • 41% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +36% 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

    The claw is a 405 dps claw (could be 415-420 iirc with close to perfect rolls)
    I'm not sure if i should sell this claw and attempt to craft a better one, go for a maim chest, spam uberlab for the helm enchant(s) or something else, regardless of what i do it's looking like it'll be in the several exalt range which is fine.
    Currently sitting at 5,1k hp which from what i gather is about 500 ish too low

    Oct 15, 2019 17:59:58 PM

    flashhhhhhh wrote:
    hi guys .

    What is better?

    420 phys dps + penetrate x% elemental resistances


    560 phys dps

    Just throw them both onto the PoB that OP provided, if you don't have one of your own character.

    If the 560 claw also has 7.4%+ crit my first guess would also be that it should be the better choice by a good margin. But how big the difference is depends on many factors, so only PoB can give you that information.

    And if that difference in DPS is worth the 100ex+ difference in price is something only you can decide :D

    Something else:

    So, because of my gripe with how Multistrike targeting feels after they changed it, I decided to scrap the build. Not a reflection on the build itself though, it is rock solid and for what I put into it I got a very strong and fast build.

    So, my Lethal Pride is up for grabs:

    Lethal Assault: 10% chance to Intimidate enemies on hit
    Coldhearted Calculation: 0.4% attack damage leeched as life
    Ressourcefulness: 4% incresed life
    Blood Drinker: 5% chance to deal double damage
    Frenetic: 20% increased physical damage
    Claws of the Hawk: +15% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
    Soul Raker: 10% chance to Intimidate enemies on hit

    So if anyone here is interested, contact me per PN or ingame. Also not looking to make a huge profit off it. Cost me around 9ex total, including first purchase and Divine Orbs spent on it. Just thought I would mention it here because it is a very good fit for this build, and Timeless Jewels are a pain in the ass, both to sell and to buy.

    Oct 15, 2019 18:11:31 PM

    I will be starting my stream in about 10-15 minutes. Feel free to join me if you want to hang out or need help with anything!

    Oct 15, 2019 19:28:04 PM

    So what's everyone's concern with multistrike. I almost don't see much difference. It feels smoother. Maybe because I haven't played with it in a while?

    Oct 15, 2019 19:35:29 PM

    ThorTheGray wrote:
    So what's everyone's concern with multistrike. I almost don't see much difference. It feels smoother. Maybe because I haven't played with it in a while?

    Hard to say, the original Multistrike was like autoaim. You got a bunch of attack speed and your melee skills started to feel good when you started using it at 38. The new one seems like it makes me attack the air like half the time and feels more like "well, I gotta use it, without it Frost Blades feels even worse, but I sure as fuck am not happy about using it".

    From what I have seen on reddit and the forums, many people that played a ton with the old Multistrike over the years have that problem since they changed it. While others feel its fine as it is now. Dunno, guess its an individual thing. But I think I will avoid melee builds that use it, at least for a while.

    Oct 15, 2019 20:57:28 PM

    ThorTheGray wrote:
    So what's everyone's concern with multistrike. I almost don't see much difference. It feels smoother. Maybe because I haven't played with it in a while?

    Like Mecielle says I think a lot of people, myself included, feels that the targeting is messed up after the changes. It used to feel pretty good, since it felt like you had auto-aim when you used it. It would automatically target enemies withing range of your attack even if they were behind you.
    Now it doesn't seem to do that anymore.

    The skill is still REALLY good, but it is less intuitive. The changes to the damage, and the animation cancelling are both positive.

    Oct 16, 2019 14:53:47 PM

    New video uploaded! People often ask how to get the right colours or how to link your body armour. So here's a video on different methods to do those things.
    The video is 19 minutes long but there's a timeline in the description, and in the comments. So it should be easy to navigate and watch the part you are interested in. :)

    I have also started making a mini-series in how to use Path of Building.
    If this is something that you are interested in, then you can watch these videos. There will be a part 3 coming out in a week or two.
    These videos are very long, but they contain some useful information if you aren't that familiar with PoB.
    The first episode is primarily aimed at people who haven't used PoB.
    The second one is about how to import and assess someone elses build and understanding it, and some other things to look out for and be aware of.

    Part 1:
    Part 2:

    These videos have also been added to the video guide section in the guide.

    Oct 16, 2019 18:47:04 PM

    I will be starting my stream in about 20-30 minutes. Feel free to come and hang out with me or ask me questions.

    Oct 16, 2019 19:12:17 PM

    Isn't Increased Assassin's Mark Curse Effect stronger than the Frost Blade Helm enchantment?

    Oct 17, 2019 14:31:25 PM

    I will be starting the stream a bit later today. I’m not at home right now but I am on my way. I will likely start the stream in about 20 minutes or so.

    Feel free to join me. :)

    Oct 17, 2019 19:31:47 PM
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