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mgxPq07U wrote:
in the passive talent tree, is the pictured talent point needed?

https://i.imgur.com/QMFjanG.png


It depends if you have enough INT for your dagger. If you do, just remove it.

rahsaan
Jul 01, 2019 16:07:54 PM

New video (#11) :

This time, I'm a VIP at Zana's night club grand opening.

Put on your pink shirt and your white vest, coz we go full 80's in :
T16 Promenade - Goatmen Disco !

Hope you like it :)

Next time : The Elder.

rahsaan
Jul 02, 2019 14:11:30 PM

Big fan of this build.lots of strategies to employ during combat.hotkeys are a must.i do have a suggestion.

-make a suggestion list for armor and weapons between beginning game and mid game.while i found the beginning suggested amour amazing it got weak nearing mid game until i was able to switch to your mid game suggested armor and weapons.

Darth_Umbraus
Jul 05, 2019 16:05:22 PM

Watcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
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  • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • +1.77% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
  • Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride
  • 44% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
  • 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.


    Aul's Uprising
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +29 to Dexterity
  • 19% increased Evasion Rating
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • Nearby Enemies grant 25% increased Flask Charges
  • Hatred Reserves no Mana
  • It was not his fearlessness or ferocity, nor his tactical genius,

    it was his leadership that earned Aul, the Last King, his crown.



    Hello again, how do you think, is it a good idea?)))


    Arifmeticus
    Jul 05, 2019 17:42:59 PM

    "
    Darth_Umbraus wrote:
    -make a suggestion list for armor and weapons between beginning game and mid game.while i found the beginning suggested amour amazing it got weak nearing mid game until i was able to switch to your mid game suggested armor and weapons.


    Good idea, I'll do that very soon.

    "
    Arifmeticus wrote:
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • +1.77% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
  • Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride
  • 44% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
  • 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.


    Aul's Uprising
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +29 to Dexterity
  • 19% increased Evasion Rating
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • Nearby Enemies grant 25% increased Flask Charges
  • Hatred Reserves no Mana
  • It was not his fearlessness or ferocity, nor his tactical genius,

    it was his leadership that earned Aul, the Last King, his crown.



    Hello again, how do you think, is it a good idea?)))


    Yes, that's excellent stuff, ofc : the Impale mod is by far the best for us.
    Didn't think about the Aul's amulet with no mana Hatred (+dex and flasks charges). Great idea :) I'll add this item in suggestions.

    rahsaan
    Jul 05, 2019 19:31:58 PM

    Two short videos :

    #12 : T13 Elder, in case you don't know the Frost Wall trick.

    #13 : T16 Eradicator. With his invincibility phases, this guardian is a real pain. That's why he deserves those Warchief slams.

    Hope you enjoy :)

    rahsaan
    Jul 06, 2019 01:05:01 AM

    Found on Reddit new infos about Impale : « Asymptotic Impale Damage with Varying Levels of Investment » (someone's got to do a PhD on that subject !)

    « Impale doesn't help you at all when you're one-shotting enemies. To make this clearer, if it only takes 10 hits to kill a target, then only half of those hits fully utilized impale. If it takes 100 hits to kill a target, then 95% of those hits fully utilized impale. For this reason, impale is definitely more suited towards helping you on your single target damage, and you'll see more benefit on a fast-hitting build like Blade Flurry ».

    And here is a new simulation for level 55 : https://pastebin.com/Vt0kTekR
    2.4k life, up to 90k DPS.

    Items and prices

    I have included only unique items for suggestions. Ofc, feel free to adapt to your needs and budget.

    Daggers : 2 Widowmakers. 2*1alch.

    Helmet : Lightpoacher. 1c
    Abyss jewel : 5c

    Body : 4L Belly of the Beast. 10c or less if you craft.

    Gloves : Tombfist. 5c or less if you craft.
    Abyss jewel : 5c

    Boots : Three-step Assault. 1 alch.

    Amulet : Ungil's Harmony, 1alch. Marylene's Fallacy, 1alch. Carnage Heart 10c.

    Ring : Blackheart 1alch. Death Rush 2c. Voidheart 10c.

    Belt : A rare Stygian Vise with life and 2 res : 1c
    Abyss jewel : 5c

    Jewels : Viridian jewels with life and dmg mod : 2*5c

    rahsaan
    Jul 07, 2019 14:36:48 PM

    Hey I love the whole concept of this build, the current cyclone meta puts me to sleep. But I'm having some issues getting your build going. I've followed your PoB skill tree to the T and my gear, while isnt quite up to par with some of your endgame set-ups, it's pretty far past your "Atlas Starter Tabula Rasa 1.2mil DPS" build. And for some reason I just cant seem to get my dps numbers anywhere near even the Atlas Starter build... just barely topping 300k actually I have no idea what I'm doing wrong here. I've factored in all of the buffs and enemy debuffs and for some reason I'm only doing 1/4 of the dps from the no gear build you listed.. Any help would be awesome and thank you for all the work you've put into this guide.

    AbeDrinkin93
    Jul 08, 2019 10:13:06 AM

    You may have seen the new Video-making competition. As I have recently* begun to make videos, I will submit some of them. They are all here.

    And I have new ones in preparation : Delve 300, Syndicate, Uber Elder...

    (*Recently refers to the past 4 weeks.).

    "
    AbeDrinkin93 wrote:
    Any help would be awesome and thank you for all the work you've put into this guide.


    Thx for your interest in my build. I do agree about Cyclone :D

    I think your stuff is very nice already. Your dagger and Ryslatha are top-notch.
    You are level 80. What map tier do you play atm ?
    I think t4-5 should be enough for smooth levelling = maps lvl 72-73.

    That won't improve your DPS yet, but rather survivability :
    - cap your elem res
    - put 20% quality on body, boots, gloves. And on the flasks if you can
    - craft a bench mod on the body
    - get an anti-bleed flask and an anti-freeze one

    Now, if you are worried about DPS, remember that Path of Building cannot calculate Impale and Ryslatha's coil bonuses. You want to add them manually.
    Your Ryslatha = 18% more dmg.
    Your current Impale effect : 16*5*0.9= 72% more dmg.

    Hope this helps :)

    rahsaan
    Jul 08, 2019 12:03:25 PM

    Well, I can see we are on the road to 100k views. Thx again for your interest.

    I'm still improving this build by testing new gems and stuff, and I will post more infos as soon as they are reliable. I'm trying to learn from other builds and from the league ladder in poe.ninja.

    Also, I was talking the other day with a friend who plays a 25 million DPS 2h-axe pure phys Cyclone Berseker build, and he was like :
    - Me happy. Me kill legions easy. Bleed, bleed, bleed, me like that ! Wanna taste me axe ?
    - Wow, that's so cool dude. But, no thank you.
    - Me rage. Me AAANGGGRRRRYY !... BERRRRSEEEEKKKKK !...
    So I took my stibnite flask out of my pocket, threw it on the floor and disappeared amidst the smoke in typical maniac laughter.

    Then, back in my hideout, I thought : hey, why not use Rage and Berserk for our build ? Could it be worth it ? After all, we have already stolen Impale from the Champion...

    Well, let's give it a try.

    Mechanisms and calculations
    We can stack up to 50 Rages, at a maximum rate of 1 every 0.4sec = 2.5/sec. So we need to grind for 20sec to reach the max.
    We need the Rage support in the BF setup, so we put it instead of Melee phys dmg (our only red support).
    * At 0 Rage, we have ~33% less DPS than with Melee phys dmg.
    * At 50, we still have 5% less, but we attack and move faster.

    Now we add the Berserk skill gem, no support needed (I've put in a unset ring). When we activate it, it will quickly consume our Rages, at an increasing rate the less stacks you have. Even if you continue to gain stacks meanwhile, do not expect it to last more than 10 sec top, and 5-6sec to be realistic.
    But then, the berserk boost gives us more atk speed and more dmg for an impressive total of 40% more dmg.

    So is it worth using Rage instead of Melee phys dmg ? Yes, but only with Berserk activated.
    Now, does this increase the fun factor ? Definitely.

    But wait, there is more : when we go Berserk, we get more movement speed and up to 19% less dmg taken, which are fairly huge bonuses. And unexpected ones, since no one would expect more defenses from something called « Berserk » ! It's the equivalent of a Fortify buff.

    You can use it against bosses of course. But you can also trigger it for emergency dmg reduction + dmg burst, even if you do not have max Rage. Hello, Infiltration Syndicate members just coming out of your portal, I will now tank your attack !

    So if you have a free slot for Berserk, give it a try.

    TL;DR
    You go Berserk, you happy bwwwaaarrrrhhhh !!!


    In my next video, I will show you the absolute mayhem I spread with Rage+Berserk + multiple Ancestral totems.

    rahsaan
    Jul 08, 2019 21:44:44 PM
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