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Really good guide, thanks OP, especially for the crafting advice.

Gonna start to use this build when I can actually craft the axe. Right now I blew 2 exalted worth of alts and only managed to hit lvl20 Fortify like 3 times... And all of those times it got annulled.

klaymored
Jun 19, 2019 07:55:48 AM

First of all, that's a really awesome and detailed guide you wrote that's easy to follow. I especially like that you split the stages of upgrades and that you also included a crafting guide.

I earned around 20 exa on my league starter and planning to make a melee char now and this build seems to be the best out of all I looked at. Do you think it would be worth to get a 6-linked i86 elder Exquisite Blade right away (it would cost around 8-9 exa) and a couple of other uniques (like Kaom's and Devoto's maybe) or would you take some other cheaper base? If it's really the best in slot, I was thinking it's best to just get it now and not worry about it later.

digyyyez
Jun 19, 2019 16:00:44 PM

Finally a nice 2h pure phys guide with good information. Starforge farmers going to hate that this guide tells people how to make a better wep for less than they are charging! As a console player (starforge/disfavor were like 28ex non-linked last I looked) its nice to have a guide on how to make the wep I knew i wanted but didnt know how to craft [now just to final all the veiled recipes]

got some useful bits out of this build to add into my build to improve even more (already killed shaper deathless, way easier than anything I tried in synth)

KogaDrake
Jun 19, 2019 19:14:25 PM

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digyyyez wrote:
First of all, that's a really awesome and detailed guide you wrote that's easy to follow. I especially like that you split the stages of upgrades and that you also included a crafting guide.

I earned around 20 exa on my league starter and planning to make a melee char now and this build seems to be the best out of all I looked at. Do you think it would be worth to get a 6-linked i86 elder Exquisite Blade right away (it would cost around 8-9 exa) and a couple of other uniques (like Kaom's and Devoto's maybe) or would you take some other cheaper base? If it's really the best in slot, I was thinking it's best to just get it now and not worry about it later.
Yeah, you're good with the Exquisite. A 2-3ex extra price shouldn't hurt you if you can finish it right away. :)

Weapon and links are huge damage upgrades, the main reason not to get an Exquisite is because of the poor cost efficiency. (2-3ex for 10% dmg)
Granted, they're getting cheaper now aswell.

Edit:
Did some minor changes to the Stage 2 passive trees.
Both are now level 92, Swords have a tiny bit less damage, but get the fortify effect and movement speed of Ramparts now.

SHEPUUURD
Jun 19, 2019 20:24:42 PM

really good guide, and good crafting tips

Victory Bite
Ezomyte Axe
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Fortify
  • 129% increased Physical Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • Adds 18 to 36 Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • Hits can't be Evaded
  • 8% chance to deal Double Damage
  • +16% to Quality
  • :)

    diego_pok
    Jun 20, 2019 03:06:25 AM

    Crafted this in under 700 alts, first annul I tried. Suggested crafts?

    Soul Needle
    Exquisite Blade
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  • +60% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Adds 35 to 71 Physical Damage
  • 27% increased Attack Speed
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers


  • TomTuff
    Jun 20, 2019 07:41:16 AM

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    TomTuff wrote:
    Crafted this in under 700 alts, first annul I tried. Suggested crafts?

    Soul Needle
    Exquisite Blade
    Click to expand
  • +60% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Adds 35 to 71 Physical Damage
  • 27% increased Attack Speed
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers


  • Two T1 rolls, that's a really nice weapon.

    If you craft %increased phys and %chance to deal double damage, you'll get a ~600 DPS weapon, which is less than if you had Fortify unfortunately.

    Instead of the double damage you could also craft crit/quality.

    Your options for the last prefix are pretty much just +2 to supports or can't be evaded.

    SHEPUUURD
    Jun 20, 2019 10:23:15 AM

    Any tips for a more defensive setup? I dont have Kaoms yet which obviously will add a little bit but other than that. Kinda struggling with bosses like the cursed King in Dark Forest for example. I even took Flesh & Stone for the blind/damage reduction.

    soulsilver66
    Jun 20, 2019 15:08:32 PM

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    soulsilver66 wrote:
    Any tips for a more defensive setup? I dont have Kaoms yet which obviously will add a little bit but other than that. Kinda struggling with bosses like the cursed King in Dark Forest for example. I even took Flesh & Stone for the blind/damage reduction.
    Rigwald is ironically best dealt with by killing him before he can chain immunity phases.

    Fix your skill tree, at level 90 it should look like this: Link
    This will give you 800 additional life with barely any damage loss.

    Swap your Tabula for a 6L armour rare and try to get some life on it, should be affordable enough: Trade

    Swap your Quartz for a Diamond Flask, that's 25% more dps.
    Swap your Maim gem for the Melee Physical Damage in your axe, 15% more dps.
    Get a Tempered Flesh jewel for ~15c, 7% more dps over your current jewel.
    Your accuracy is low (86%) because you're using Flesh and Stone instead of a high level Precision. At least get your Precision to lvl 7 or so, that's 13% more dps.

    That's a total damage increase of 73% with just those easy changes.

    There are only few defensive gem setups sadly:
    - Decoy Totem, pretty useful against certain bosses.
    - Endurance Charge on Melee Stun linked to Leap Slam.
    - CWDT (lvl 1) + Enfeeble (lvl 5). Will be overwritten by Assassin's Mark once you get the ring. (which should be your next priority)

    SHEPUUURD
    Jun 20, 2019 15:53:44 PM

    Cataclysm Butcher
    Vaal Axe
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Fortify
  • +40 to Strength
  • 121% increased Physical Damage

  • So I crafted this, should be good enought right?

    Jäätee
    Jun 20, 2019 20:22:20 PM
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