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The EZ GG Build.
EZ is my tag in Path of Exile. GG is Ghudda Gloves.

TL:DR 318% Multiplier to Effect Duration
64 sec Headhunter Buffs
32 sec Zerphi's Soul Eater (100% uptime)
33 sec Vaal Grace (100% uptime)
6 sec CwDT Immortal Call

Carried by Headhunter (because that's the entire point of the build)

Level 83 clearing T16 UGS in 1:22
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/274712288
https://youtu.be/INaCQ-mLy0I

This build does not have to be played as a Wander. Just personal preference.

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Core Mechanics

The core idea of this build is to scale two of the most fun and powerful mechanics, Headhunter buffs and Zerphi's Soul Eater, via Shackles of the Wretched self Temporal Chains. By using Kaom's Roots to bypass the slowing effect and stacking curse effect, effects expire 68.2% slower, which is basically a 318% multiplier on effect duration.

This means Headhunter buffs last 63.6 seconds and Zerphi's Soul Eater lasts 31.8 seconds.

Headhunter Buffs and Soul Eater have pseudo exponential scaling. The more Headhunter Buffs and Soul Eater Stacks you have, the faster and stronger you will be, which means you will be able to collect Headhunter Buffs and Soul Eater Stacks faster, which will then make you even faster and stronger.

So what is possible with 64 second Headhunter buffs and 32 second Soul Eater?


(Spell Dodge is only 35% here because I was two points from Phase Acrobatics)

But wait, there's more.
Thanks to the insane 318% multiplier to effect duration, Vaal Clarity and Vaal Grace last 55 seconds and 33 seconds respectively, which makes it trivial to have 100% uptime. So in addition to the defensive bonuses from Headhunter buffs, I have 75% Dodge and 65% Spell Dodge.

Any monster that manages to survive the first hit will be tripled cursed by Herald of Thunder with 75% capped slow Temporal Chains, Elemental Weakness, and the curse of your choice (Warlord's Mark in my case). Compounded with the chill that will be applied by the attack, the monster will basically stop moving.

And in the case that anything manages to hit me, the level 1 Cast when Damage Taken procs a 6.26 second Immortal Call.

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The Core Items

Shackles of the Wretched
Chain Gloves
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  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • Curses in this item are reflected back to you
  • 53% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
  • You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
  • You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
  • You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
  • You grant 6 Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
  • Captivity breeds creativity.

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
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  • 9% increased Movement Speed
  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +198 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Headhunter
    Leather Belt
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  • +40 to maximum Life
  • +52 to Strength
  • +48 to Dexterity
  • +57 to maximum Life
  • 24% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Zerphi's Heart
    Paua Amulet
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  • 25% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Adds 52 to 59 Chaos Damage
  • Items and Gems have 50% increased Attribute Requirements
  • Chaos Damage can Ignite, Chill and Shock
  • Gain Soul Eater for 10 seconds when you use a Vaal Skill
  • We are incapable of change without sacrifice, for we are both the iron and the forge.



    Secondary Core Items
    Devoto's Devotion
    Nightmare Bascinet
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  • +58 to Dexterity
  • 10% reduced Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • 199% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +25% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Mercury Footprints
  • Swift as thought are the actions of Man

    when borne on wings of divine providence.

    Inspired Learning
    Crimson Jewel
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  • With 4 Notables Allocated in Radius, When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain 1 of its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • If you do not learn from a won battle

    then you have already lost the war.

    Conqueror's Potency
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 4% increased Damage
  • 4% increased Effect of your Curses
  • Flasks applied to you have 8% increased Effect
  • 3% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
  • What you earn is almost as important as what you take.



    Luxury Items
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • +28 Life gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Vitality
  • 12% increased Movement Speed while affected by Grace
  • Unaffected by Enfeeble while affected by Grace
  • 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.

    Watcher's Eye with Grace Movement Speed and Grace Unaffected by Enfeeble
    Shackles of the Wretched with Elemental Weakness on Hit. (Any curse on hit works but Elemental Weakness is the best)
    Kaom's Roots with corrupted Movement Speed. (Max Life and Max Endurance Charge are also nice)

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    Flexibility

    As long as you're able to kill the first couple packs in order to activate a Vaal Skill, almost any reasonable gem setup will be "viable." (Please no Heavy Strike - Slower Projectiles - Endurance Charge on Melee Stun - Spell Echo - Arcane Surge - Cast While Channeling build please.)

    I chose Kinetic Blast because I really enjoy playing Kinetic Blast in Underground Sea. If you like Tornado Shot, you can play Tornado Shot. If you like Blade Vortex or Reave or Flicker Strike, then play that. Make adjustments to the Passive Tree as necessary. I recorded videos (In the Videos section) of a Lightning Arrow variant and a meme Blade Vortex Flicker Strike Tabula Brightbeak variant with minimal changes to the gear and tree.

    This works because almost all of the power of the build comes from Headhunter buffs and Zerphi's Soul Eater.

    If you want more life, you can wear a Belly of the Beast and there are plenty of 5% life nodes available. You can even opt for Kaom's Heart if you are choose a Bow or Two-Handed Variant. If you don't like Mind over Matter, you can drop it, take more life nodes, and run an Aura.

    The only required curse is Temporal Chains in the gloves. The remaining two curses are up to you. If you prefer a more defensive setup, something like Temporal Chains, Enfeeble, Warlord's Mark works nicely.

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    Current Gear
    Spoiler
    Devoto's Devotion
    Nightmare Bascinet
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  • +58 to Dexterity
  • 10% reduced Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • 199% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +25% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Mercury Footprints
  • Swift as thought are the actions of Man

    when borne on wings of divine providence.

    Shackles of the Wretched
    Chain Gloves
    Click to expand
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • Curses in this item are reflected back to you
  • 53% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
  • You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
  • You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
  • You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
  • You grant 6 Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
  • Captivity breeds creativity.

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • 9% increased Movement Speed
  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +198 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Queen of the Forest
    Destiny Leather
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  • 234% increased Evasion Rating
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • +7% to Fire Resistance
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • +21% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% reduced Movement Speed
  • 1% increased Movement Speed per 450 Evasion Rating, up to 75%
  • -41 Physical Damage taken from Hits by Animals
  • Shedding away her regal past,

    she forged a new destiny.

    Sacrificing the ephemeral joys of man,

    she embraced the eternal grasp of nature.

    Seizing her one true wish,

    she found peace at last.

    Grim Scratch
    Imbued Wand
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  • 37% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 50 to 87 Cold Damage
  • Adds 11 to 158 Lightning Damage
  • 38% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +35% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • Lycosidae
    Rawhide Tower Shield
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  • +20 to maximum Life
  • +155 to Armour
  • +40 to maximum Life
  • Your hits can't be Evaded
  • +4% Chance to Block
  • Adds 250 to 300 Cold Damage to Counterattacks
  • A true predator does not chase; It waits.

    Zerphi's Heart
    Paua Amulet
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  • 25% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Adds 52 to 59 Chaos Damage
  • Items and Gems have 50% increased Attribute Requirements
  • Chaos Damage can Ignite, Chill and Shock
  • Gain Soul Eater for 10 seconds when you use a Vaal Skill
  • We are incapable of change without sacrifice, for we are both the iron and the forge.

    Plague Whorl
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +15% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +54 to Strength
  • +14 to Accuracy Rating
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • +60 to maximum Mana
  • 53% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 5% increased Light Radius
  • 37% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Ventor's Gamble
    Gold Ring
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  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +57 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 34% reduced Rarity of Items found
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +49% to Cold Resistance
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • In a blaze of glory,

    An anomaly defying all odds

    The "unkillable" beast met the divine

    And Ventor met his latest trophy.

    Headhunter
    Leather Belt
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  • +40 to maximum Life
  • +52 to Strength
  • +48 to Dexterity
  • +57 to maximum Life
  • 24% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Alchemist's Amethyst Flask of Resistance
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  • 30% additional Elemental Resistances during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Alchemist's Bismuth Flask of Heat
    -
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Chemist's Diamond Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Reflexes
    -
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  • 100% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Alchemist's Jade Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration


  • Passive Tree
    Spoiler
    https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/3.2.0/AAAABAMBABzcenCboZctFHWNub3mjxrAnPnopcR59pLz44RsjMPmVYUmlTpCIvS4k-_roS9-oVVLjDZ85ZEHQnrdqOwYvoq9J3_GnapFfhhW-utS7BpIWyYRLaXLnDJwUmHiS3gk_RvIKltd8ngvfdIo-py-ES-TJ1b6PCiNfd-KvKpqQxa_pMI31BhqpwhirMHFf_u3PsLsLJxQQoLHGo2xfInTPs9Nkg5cfIMYPNi9TLMNH_GKMHz-CpeV7T9tGedU_95eRQj0vOrr7o9GNj30KDBx_W4rCoUypzRRR8_davp88H8rtMVJT9QjadhYB3fXBbWX9CoLjb9UrlM1I_bQH0GHTm1sCw==


    Path of Building
    Spoiler
    https://pastebin.com/jLr3Sxzy


    Videos
    Spoiler
    Level 83 T16 UGS Clear in 1:22
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/274712288

    Double Beyond T16 UGS Clear
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/274888949

    Lightning Arrow Version T16 UGS Clear
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/274905980

    Blade Vortex Flicker Strike Meme T16 UGS Clear
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/274916193


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    Cons
    Expensive.
    Cannot go full MF. Shackles of the Wretched and Kaom's Roots are mandatory.
    First pack of every map is a bit dangerous.
    Cannot do trades mid map because lose all Headhunter buffs. (Though maps should only take ~2 mins)

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    Closing
    This has been one of the most fun builds I've ever played. After you kill the first couple packs, you basically become a god. Once you've experienced 63 second Headhunter buffs, it is hard to go back to 20 second Headhunter buffs. Also having 32 second on demand Zerphi's Soul Eater is too good to pass up. I've played around with permanent Gluttony of Elements variants but they felt so lackluster without the Zerphi's Soul Eater.

    I hope that GGG nerfs this build because I like the idea of creating a build so powerful that it influences the balance of the game. This is probably very unlikely though, as only something like 1% of the player base will be able to afford this build. They may nerf Temporal Chains slowing of effects scaling, which can provide up to a 4.0 multiplier to effect duration, which is the core of this build.

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    Disclaimer: This build is designed and optimized for farming dense, beyonded maps. It will not feel as good to play in non-beyonded maps. You will still have 32 second Soul Eater and 64 second Headhunter buffs though.

    tie23he
    Jun 19, 2018 23:51:15 PM

    you did not pick up any of the drops

    Spacecom
    Jun 20, 2018 00:04:02 AM

    "
    Spacecom wrote:
    you did not pick up any of the drops


    This build is not meant to be a farmer. It's only for pure clearspeed.

    Redentor
    Jun 20, 2018 11:56:32 AM

    Congratulations, this looks very fun.

    Jentry
    Jun 20, 2018 12:03:06 PM

    Thanks. Is that the real VOC

    tie23he
    Jun 20, 2018 12:51:09 PM

    100k ES ez

    yarikx
    Jun 20, 2018 13:11:40 PM

    The one and only

    Jentry
    Jun 20, 2018 13:26:35 PM

    "
    tie23he wrote:
    Thanks. Is that the real VOC


    The one and only

    Jentry
    Jun 20, 2018 13:27:12 PM

    Cool idea!

    Since you tried with flicker, how about with some Mirage archer setup?
    That could be a "click once every 10secs" build, plenty of time to loot and such :)

    Thanks for sharing this chase-meme-build :D

    Khaaaan
    Jun 20, 2018 14:19:04 PM

    wow nice build

    dwarfhitman
    Jun 20, 2018 14:53:10 PM
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