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This build is specifically designed for the people who don't have a tremendous amount of time to spend daily on path of exile
This build is designed to reach endgame even if you only have an hour each day to play.


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Curious about the gear i personally use check my character's tab IGN: Omaewamoucoceiru the lvl 94 scion in STD



Build updates in spoiler below

Build status in 3.8

Spoiler
Nothing has changed melee wise. Only cyclone got a bit oofed but so far this build is untouched! Pogchamp However. Some notables in the tree are easier to obtain as you can now annoint them on items so you don't have to travel so far to certain nodes KEEP THIS IN MIND!


What is the AOE of normal ground slam?
Spoiler




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Video build guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VajdUxccUAw



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Please Read

twitch.tv/nightcodex

YouTube.com/nightcodex

1. My other guides:
https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2233985

2. I have a discord! We have dedicated POE channels were you can post anything! https://discord.gg/0kkQlaNDBoqPfYSs.

3. This build is designed to help anyone who can only spend a few hours each day on path of exile. Making it versatile and very cheap.

4. The path of building code is updated as always with the correct gems and early gear focus.

Original build POB link: https://pastebin.com/5JdpiAKV

3.7 POB build link with new gem setups https://pastebin.com/DED59D32

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Video's




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PROS AND CONS

Pros:

- Uber lab not nessesary :)

- Very cheap to gear.

- Can use almost any gear compatible with your desired skill

- Beefy ( Can tank somewhat and is able to dish out tons of damage)

- FAST! It's really fast ? Did i told you how fast it is? It's fast

- All content viable!

- With an casual player investment and no luck in drops we can obtain 6.5K hp

Cons:

- Soul taker is expensive

- Carnage heart could get expensive in 3.7
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Gem Setup

Damage setup:

- Vaal ground slam - Multistrike - Melee physical - Ruthless - Damage on full life (5link) - Increased area of effect / conc effect (6th-link)

Note: You can use groundslam whenever you get it and get the vaal version whenever you can. Your first rapid expansion jewel will be good enough.

Note: For mapping I suggest using Increased Area of Effect instead of Concentrated Effect.

Mobility,

- Leap slam & Faster attacks & Fortify & Blood magic (You can drop BM if you're not liking it)


Utility 1:

- Enduring Cry - Increased duration - Ancestral protector

CWDT Setup

- CWDT(11) - Immortal call (11) Blood rage (Max level self proc) Summon lightning golem (11)

Note: For this setup, it is important that your gems are exactly the level as posted above, otherwise it won't work. If you accidentally over-level a gem you can sell it to the vendor together with an orb of scouring to de-level it by 1. Or sell it together with an orb of regret to return it to level 1.



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Skill-trees, Ascendancy & Pantheon

Ascendancy Class: Ascendant

Ascendancy Points, in priority: Slayer --> Berserker --> Duelist tree.

Leveling skill-tree 1:
https://pastebin.com/J8ay0xwg

Leveling skill-tree 2:
https://pastebin.com/dBACisZa

Leveling skill-tree 3:
https://pastebin.com/PQbMdE0F

Finished skill-tree at level 93 and 114 points:
https://pastebin.com/9L06bcPM

Note: That if you at any point need more intelligence to level your gems then simply pick up the 30+ notables in the skill-tree and/or search the vendors for a Lapis Amulet.

Pantheon powers

- Soul of arakaali (Everytime CWDT procs blood rage the effect procs of arakaali (tested))
- Soul of Ryslatha (filling up potions and extra effect of health potions)

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Leveling Tips

1. Level 1-12: Get groundslam or use any other melee skill. Kill hillock if you're marauder you get it from tarkleigh with ruthless / chance to bleed / maim.

2. Level 18+: Swap to Ground slam / Faster attacks / Melee physical / Ruthless
/ Maim / chance to bleed in this order , if you only have a 2/3/4 link just drop the ones that are out of order
Now we can also use blood rage!

3.Level 38 : Herald of thunder curse on hit setup Or blasphemy aura curse WARLORDS mark (sustain is op)
if you have a soultaker do this Herald of purity - Hrald of ash - hatred for 100% reserve

HOT - Curse on hit - Warlords mark
Ground slam - Multistrike - Melee physical - Ruthless - Damage on full life - Increased aoe / conc effect in order if possible

4. Level 50-60+ try getting yourself a cheap 5-linked armor for your ground slam setup check out Wyrmsign gloves!

5. Level 68: Kaom's roots! Or any rare filling resistance and life :)

Note: Untill you pickup other aura's a good aura to start using is herald of ash / Herald of purity / Hatred in order

Bandit quest:

- Help alira IF you need the res and mana regen. ( i do this on leaguestart though)

- Kill all if you dont need the one above.

Unique items for leveling (OPTIONAL):

Armour:

- Wanderlust
- Goldrim

Weapons:

- 2x The Screaming Eagle
- Swap one out for relentless fury on lvl 29
- Soul taker on 59

Note: These items will be expensive during the very start of the league and will then rapidly drop in price a few days in. It is completely fine to just stick to rare items during the leveling process.

Threshold “guidelines”

Kitava, Act 5:

- 900-1200+ Life
- 35%+ to all elemental resistances
- Passive point towards slayer

Arakali, Act 7:

- 1400-2000+ Life
- 40%+ to all elemental resistances
- 4 or 5-link

Kitava & Maps, Act 10:

- 3200-6500+ Life
- 75%+ to all elemental resistances
- Slayer ascendancy and 1 passive point towards berserker
- 5-link +


The Shaper/Elder:

- 6700+ Life
- 75%+ to all elemental resistances
- All Ascendancy's
- 5-link Belly of the beast OR Carcass jack (you might need a 6-link)
- 50-80k Tooltip dps
- The Shaper/Elder fight are very mechanical fights. Don't expect to kill him in your first try. It takes practice.

Note: these are all per definition "guidelines" try and aim for these numbers, but don't get discouraged if you are a bit off.

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Gearing

Look for these stats on your rare gear (in priority):

Important:

1. Resistance
2. Life
3. Attack speed
4. Flat phys

Not very important:

3. Elemental damage
4. Intelligence (only if you need it to progress gem leveling)

My Current Gear:

- Refer to the PoB Pastebin link to see both the budget Version.

Jewels in order of priority:

- Attack speed while dual wielding
- Attack speed with axes
- Attack speed with one handed melee weapon
- Generic attack speed
- %life
- Res

- You do need 1 abyss jewel with Chance to gain onslaught (Late game)



Flasks:

- 1x Bubblign divine life flask of staunching
- 1x Lion's roar (more melee dmg)
- 1x Avenger’s Basalt Flask of Warding
- 1x Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat
- 1x Atziri's promise


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Thanks for reading see you on stream!

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 06, 2019 19:47:02 PM

Is it hard to kill bosses

TranS4MerS
Jun 07, 2019 15:37:54 PM

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TranS4MerS wrote:
Is it hard to kill bosses


Since i took minimum gear and minimum investment jewels
It took me for a 50c build that is groundslam about 5-10 seconds for any high red tier map with boss life mods.


A shaper / elder fight was about half a minute per stage.
But it's safe and doable without dying.

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 07, 2019 20:47:19 PM

Can/will you update the PoB stuff to 3.7?

DrAkek
Jun 07, 2019 21:09:04 PM

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DrAkek wrote:
Can/will you update the PoB stuff to 3.7?

My apologies. I noticed i've uploaded a old skill tree version.
Pob updated nothing changed.

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 07, 2019 21:20:19 PM

Part of the build section mentions marauder would starting as marauder instead scion make the build any different?

k1llzyou
Jun 08, 2019 00:10:24 AM

What Heralds or Auras do you use?

POB says HATRED and Herald of Ash but your guide mentions "Herald of thunder curse on hit setup Or blasphemy aura curse WARLORDS mark" ???

Also in POB your offhand weapon is a sword which doesn't work with Ground Slam?

Can you update or clarify a bit please? I want to run this.

Thanks!

LBGestapo
Jun 08, 2019 07:40:06 AM

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LBGestapo wrote:
What Heralds or Auras do you use?

POB says HATRED and Herald of Ash but your guide mentions "Herald of thunder curse on hit setup Or blasphemy aura curse WARLORDS mark" ???

Also in POB your offhand weapon is a sword which doesn't work with Ground Slam?

Can you update or clarify a bit please? I want to run this.

Thanks!


Any 2 one handed axes should work :D
If you use soultaker you can use purity ash and hatred for `100% reserve

If you dont use soul taker i suggest taking a safe route and HoT + curse on hit warlords mark for sustainable boss fights. And then purity and ash for 75% reserve

Sorry i've fixed this in the build thanks!

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 08, 2019 11:50:45 AM

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k1llzyou wrote:
Part of the build section mentions marauder would starting as marauder instead scion make the build any different?


Since they removed the degen on rage you can go berserker. But personally slayer felt and is the better choice of both first

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 08, 2019 11:53:08 AM

"
k1llzyou wrote:
Part of the build section mentions marauder would starting as marauder instead scion make the build any different?


Since they removed the degen on rage you can go berserker. But personally slayer felt and is the better choice of both first

ANightcodexAppeared
Jun 08, 2019 11:53:08 AM
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