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shroudb wrote:
have you picked poison passives for those runs as well, or only what's already in the tree+the different gem setup?


No poison taken on the tree, just Perfect Agony notable + gems setup.

rahsaan
Sep 17, 2019 20:46:22 PM

Hello, sorry for my English that is a bad thing, is the impale version still viable? For map clear is it better ice by vile toxic and put fortify and take out melee phys?
I saw that there are several viable versions, but I would like to know the setup of gems that are more profitable in this 3.8, thanks!

Liiakanx
Sep 18, 2019 00:26:41 AM

Yes the 3.7 Impale version is still viable, and probably has higher max DPS.

The 3.8 has more speed and survivability. I am near Delve 400 and I can feel the difference. With Sand Stance + Aspect of the Cat, I take much less dmg.

In 3.8, I recommand Ice Bite for farming and Vile Toxins for bosses. You can put Fortify instead of Melee Phys if the map is hard, yes.
Rest of the setup is always : BF + Infused Channelling + Energy Leech + Nightblade.

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Wow, just made it to Delve 400 !
Not bad, considering this build is no Juggernaut.

In 3.7, I was struggling past 350, but now, with Elusive, Aspect of the Cat and Sand Stance, it feels easier.



The encounter at depth 397 had those skeleton Rhoas that hit like trucks.

So I stood in a corner, popped a flare, then raised the three totems as a line of defense. Vaal Warchief whenever I could.
For flasks, I generally use Sin's Rebirth, a Diamond and a Silver. But this time, I replaced the Silver with the good old Lion's Roar. To hit them like a train ! Yeah, I like the sound of your bones breaking, Big Rhoa.

rahsaan
Sep 18, 2019 10:58:23 AM

Is this a league start viable? i dont want to change characters Q_Q

Shirokain199812
Sep 19, 2019 04:46:41 AM

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Is this a league start viable? i dont want to change characters Q_Q


Yes, absolutely. I have made the 10 acts in league without trading.
Cobra Lash until level 28, then BF.
A Tabula Rasa, boots with some movement speed and you are good to go.

PoB links :

Solo self-found (except the BF gem... couldn't wait to get it at level 28 !)

- level 28 : https://pastebin.com/sqUynCcV
- level 40 : https://pastebin.com/2WqsFSFx
- level 55 : https://pastebin.com/jesjmA9A
- level 64 : https://pastebin.com/RtVM3yz2
- level 70 : https://pastebin.com/ALEUYKCc
- level 75 : https://pastebin.com/nzRg18zf

10c budget
- level 80 : https://pastebin.com/egymM8bD

20c budget
- level 85 : https://pastebin.com/PF6Dvc8q

rahsaan
Sep 19, 2019 07:06:47 AM

New video :

#8 : T4 Blighted Field

I did some mistakes but overall that felt easy. Gotta improve my tower management, I'm not fast enough.

rahsaan
Sep 19, 2019 23:47:56 PM

Now level 89, I've completed Uber Lab and bought some stuff.
For 5c, the Shaper's gloves give more life and more DPS than the previous rares :

Shaper's Touch
Crusader Gloves
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  • 94% 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.

    Nothing.

    Vengeance Knuckle
    Bronze Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +23 to Strength
  • +20 to Dexterity
  • 28% increased Armour
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • 0.27% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • +28% to Fire Resistance


  • Tabula Rasa has been replaced with :
    Brood Jack
    Coronal Leather
    Click to expand
  • +41 to Dexterity
  • 49% increased Evasion Rating
  • +82 to maximum Life
  • +40% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Reflects 30 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers

  • It's cheaper to buy a corrupted one, so I chose the exact colors I needed. 30c

    Bino and Taproot as daggers
    Bino's Kitchen Knife
    Slaughter Knife
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 30% increased Damage over Time
  • Adds 52 to 120 Physical Damage
  • 41% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +20% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance
  • On Killing a Poisoned Enemy, nearby Enemies are Poisoned
  • and nearby Allies Regenerate 200 Life per second
  • Calling it poison would imply

    that it was even edible.

    Taproot
    Ambusher
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 186% increased Physical Damage
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 17% increased Poison Duration
  • 0.5% of Attack Damage Leeched as Mana against Poisoned Enemies
  • 0.5% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life against Maimed Enemies
  • 16% chance to Maim on Hit
  • 20% chance to Poison on Hit
  • Some things must die so that others can live.



    I've anointed Cloth and Chain on the amulet, for the res and evasion.
    Skull Rosary
    Citrine Amulet
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  • +23 to Strength and Dexterity
  • 34% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +10% to Fire Resistance
  • +12% to Cold Resistance
  • Adds 6 to 8 Physical Damage to Attacks


  • Total budget : 55c.
    PoB : https://pastebin.com/6WCgUWeV
    DPS is >600k. Enough to kill Shaper already, but I'm currently levelling in t10. Will soon begin red maps.

    *

    I was talking the other day about doing juicy maps to level.
    Each time you do an Atlas mission for Zana, she refreshes her list of maps. And each time, she has at least one of those maps with like 80% quant / 100% rarity (quant mods apply to rarity).

    Look at this one, T8 Graveyard which is a Shaper's Stronghold: it's close to midnight, and under the moonlight, there are undead, uncreated, Rogue Exiles, Timeless Legions, a Syndicate operation, Shaper's clone and a Blight invasion !
    Does no one sleep in this Graveyard ?

    So, put on your red jacket and get ready for
    #9 : A Thrilling Graveyard !

    rahsaan
    Sep 21, 2019 19:19:58 PM

    With 2 Azure and a Crimson, I have anointed Holy Dominion on the amulet : +12% all res, 12% inc phys and elem dmg, 5% to freeze/ignite/shock.

    Skull Rosary
    Citrine Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +23 to Strength and Dexterity
  • 34% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +10% to Fire Resistance
  • +12% to Cold Resistance
  • Adds 6 to 8 Physical Damage to Attacks

  • Very powerful notable, and typically the one that's impossible to get on the tree for us (Templar zone anyone ?)

    Bought the Ryslatha's belt for 5c
    Ryslatha's Coil
    Studded Belt
    Click to expand
  • 29% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • +21 to Strength
  • 36% more Maximum Physical Attack Damage
  • 34% less Minimum Physical Attack Damage
  • Adds 1 to 20 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +87 to maximum Life
  • Gain 50 Life when you Stun an Enemy
  • All creatures have the potential for greatness

    or unequivocal failure.



    I am beginning red maps, and have no pb doing rare corrupted ones. Watch out, they buffed the big bird boss in Gardens. I was taken off guard at first.

    New video :
    #10 : T6 Blighted Ghetto
    I looted a better Starkonja in this one, and a nice ring in another Blighted :
    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +60 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 123% increased Evasion Rating
  • +86 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.

    Maelström Knot
    Ruby Ring
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  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Avian Skill
  • +17 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +50 to maximum Life

  • I've kept the ring for the elem res. I may try the Aspect of the Avian.

    Atm, I am struggling in t8+ Blighted maps. But I've found this useful advice on Reddit :
    Anoint the map with 3 Amber, to get 60% reduced cost of building/upgrading towers. It makes the beginning much easier and the fight overall is smoother. Now, you will see what these towers can REALLY DO !... DIVINE POWER !

    Also, I'll test the Scout Towers, as the guy says they are OP with rings anointment.

    In Uber lab, I have chosen Ambush & Assassinate as my last Ascendancy, but I may respec to Opportunistic, as it should give more survivability in hard Blighted maps.

    rahsaan
    Sep 22, 2019 22:59:19 PM

    I'm really enjoying this build in 3.8. The added phasing and elusiveness makes for a great playstyle--something I felt was missing before.

    Thumbs up!

    PrinceJudar
    Sep 23, 2019 03:25:16 AM

    "
    PrinceJudar wrote:
    I'm really enjoying this build in 3.8. The added phasing and elusiveness makes for a great playstyle--something I felt was missing before.

    Thumbs up!


    Well ty so much :)

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    New video :
    #11 : T8 Blighted Temple

    The map has been anointed with 3 Amber oils for 60% reduced cost of building/upgrading towers. Makes the fight much smoother.

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    PoB lvl 90 : https://pastebin.com/Rkddb3u5
    Bought a second Bino (3c), an Aspect of the Cat ring (5c) and Lion's Roar flask (5c).
    Bino's Kitchen Knife
    Slaughter Knife
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 30% increased Damage over Time
  • Adds 55 to 136 Physical Damage
  • 43% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +18% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance
  • On Killing a Poisoned Enemy, nearby Enemies are Poisoned
  • and nearby Allies Regenerate 200 Life per second
  • Calling it poison would imply

    that it was even edible.

    Gale Spiral
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Cat Skill
  • Adds 17 to 31 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +62 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • Channelling Skills have -2 to Total Mana Cost
  • 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
  • 20% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
  • A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace

    and three generous cups of Might.



    Total budget ~70c (not even half of an exalted !)
    Up to 1M DPS with flasks, in Sand Stance, without Vaal Warchief and Phase Run.
    Nightblade support not correctly accounted in PoB (it only adds 0.6% DPS, when it's much more actually).
    Auras : Pride, Aspect of the Cat, Blood and Sand, Precision lvl 1.

    rahsaan
    Sep 24, 2019 12:00:25 PM
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