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Hi exiles and welcome to my Oni-Goroshi Slayer build guide

3.8 UPDATED SEE CHANGE LOG



Idea for this build came out of the lack of currency to buy big gun (Starforge) and play Cyclone with it in this 3.7 physical meta. So i turned to my favorite item in the game, Oni-Goroshi sword.

This build is capable to demolish all content on a low to medium budget (everything you will see in PoB and videos is total of around 6 Exalted orbs) and at the same time be very smooth to play with decent life and defenses.

It's also a thematic build revolving around this unique sword that Goddess of Swords is! And she will be by your side, talk with you and bathe you in fire. The wielder of this sword will be on a verge of insanity seeing the power of it and asking himself am I going mad? Am I really hearing this sword talking?

I swear, no one's held Me this long before. You deserve a unique reward. A secret... Sword can't really talk. You went mad the moment you picked Me up. Was any of this real? Don't ask me, I'm just a sword. But Truly, I am your sword. Forever. -Goddess

If you never leveled a character with Oni-Goroshi it will be a different leveling experience because this is not just another unique item, it's very special.

Check out my new 3.8 🐍Torstein's Ultimate Poison Pathfinder - All attack poison skills - All content & Map Mods
https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2639074



Please read the full guide before starting the build!
For any feedback, questions or help with the build, leave a comment on this thread.
Wish you many fun hours of play.

TorsteinTheFallen

Change log

Spoiler
Cyclone got nerfed in 3.8 mostly in the area it has. Damage is also a bit lower but it's still very viable skill.
-changed -mana mods on rings for channeling skills



Build summary
Spoiler

+high damage, Cyclone up to 3.5 million Shaper/Guardian dps
+good life pool 6+K life
+Acrobatics and Phase Acrobatics
+while leeching and in "Her Embrace" you are immune to stun, bleed, freeze, chill, ignite and burning ground
+fast
+very smooth, easy and safe to play
+Slayer overleech
+with Goddess you are never alone xD
+whole build like in the PoB is around 6 Exalted orbs (no Enlighten gems, Watcher's eye or similar expensive stuff required)


-can't do no leech and elemental reflect maps (well you can do Ele reflect if you turn off Herald of Fire)
-not the greatest lab farmer since you won't have regeneration with Vaal Pact

*60% reduced life recovery is a dangerous map mod, just don't use Blood Rage


Oni-Goroshi and build mechanics
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Oni-Goroshi
Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 83% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.


    Oni is a one-handed sword that always comes pre 6 linked, WOW! Although one-handed it uses both weapon slots, and when you first look at it it seems like it has some wierd stats. 6-13 physical damage?? Well what the hell is up with that??? 9% critical strike chance? Hm?!
    Here's what's going on.

    As you gain levels sword adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level. So more levels you have the more powerful sword becomes.

    When you Ignite (with Herald of Ash) the enemy the Goddess will give you "Her Embrace" buff which is the following:

    -Cannot be Stunned
    -123% of Sword Physical Damage gained as Extra Fire Damage
    -Unaffected by Burning Ground
    -Immune to Freeze, Chill and Ignite
    -20% increased Attack, Cast and Movement Speed


    But, all of this comes at the price. "While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level".
    So for each level you gain Goddess will burn you for next 0.5% of your maximum life pool per second.
    To deal with this you have to be worthy of the Goddess of Swords, to be a true Slayer!
    Fire damage over time that you will take from the sword will be mitigated by your fire resistance and Slayer's overleech.

    Build also uses Rage and Berserk mechanics. Rage support gem will be part of your main 6L setup and will generate rage as you hit enemies. Berserk when activated manually will consume stacked rage and give you massive dps boost, damage mitigation and movement speed.

    Stacking rage and smart timing of the Berserk skill is important. Don't waste it on trash mobs. Save it for big fights, Legions, bosses, Syndicate...

    More about Rage mechanics and Berserk on these links:
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Rage
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Rage_Support
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Berserk

    Flesh and Stone is another thing worth mentioning. While mapping use Sand stance so you will blind enemies nearby, take less damage from far hits and have larger Cyclone area for better clear.
    Blood stance should be use for more damage on a single target.


    Path of Building 3.8
    Spoiler
    https://pastebin.com/PtswiDTm
    In the bottom left corner of the PoB you have a menu to see points distribution while leveling.



    Just the passive skill tree
    www.poeurl.com/cAOB



    Videos
    Spoiler
    Videos were recorded with unfinished char @lvl 90-91 In Legion league.

    5-Way Legion Battle
    This was my first try. I managed to kill 16-17 generals i think. It's a lvl83 zone and they have pretty big amount of life.
    My flask piano was kinda bad and Aukuna bamboozled me hard with the blind, i should just keep going. xD
    Overall i'm satisfied for a first try.

    Deathless Uber Elder

    Shaper

    T16 Minotaur shredding
    *pay attention that I don't waste time before fighting Minotaur so I can have Rage and use Berserk on him

    Legions, Bosses and Chimera


    Items
    Spoiler
    Oni-Goroshi
    Charan's Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Uses both hand slots
  • 83% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
  • Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
  • While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
  • "Your name is Demon Slayer? Really? Good name for rotgut, that."

    She said: I prefer "The Goddess Of Swords". Much more dignified. And accurate.

    "Demon Slayer The Cheap And Nasty it is then. Burns going down, burns coming up?"

    She said: Every single time, Charan. And still...you'll bathe me, and you'll drink my love. Until you can't.


    Oni-Goroshi sword is the core item of the build. You can obtain it in 3 ways.
    1. farm it at the Twilight Strand (not recommended)
    2. get a set of 27 Rebirth divination cards
    3. buy it from someone
    Higher the crit roll the better.
    I recommend using the Oni from the moment you get to Lioneye's Watch.

    -Body Armor
    Spoiler
    Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
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  • Has no Sockets
  • 27% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.


    best way to get your life up. Until you can afford Kaom's Heart use any body armor with highest life roll.


    -Helmet
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    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +64 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 130% increased Evasion Rating
  • +96 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.


    Starkonja's Head is the best all-around helmet for this build.

    Devoto's Devotion
    Nightmare Bascinet
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  • +50 to Dexterity
  • 10% reduced Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • 159% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +22% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Mercury Footprints
  • Swift as thought are the actions of Man

    when borne on wings of divine providence.


    Devoto's Devotion is another great helmet if you want to go faster.


    -Rings
    Spoiler

    Stats to look for on rings are:
    -life
    -accuracy
    -resistances
    -added physical damage to attacks (better option)
    -increased elemental damage with attack(worse option)

    One of the rings should be Shaped diamond ring with Assassin's Mark on hit mod. You can buy this ring or craft it yourself. Minimum item level for crafting is 75. I recommend trying to find cheap one on the market if possible.
    Also you should craft Channeling skills have -3 to Total mana cost (tier 3) on both of your rings.


    Assassin's Mark is a curse that causes targets to become more vulnerable to critical strikes. When killed, affected enemies grant life and mana recovery, and have a chance to grant a power charge.


    -Amulet
    Spoiler
    Morbid Heart
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +30 to Intelligence
  • Adds 12 to 21 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +35% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 18% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +27% to Lightning Resistance
  • +55 to maximum Life

  • This is the best damage amulet

    Stats to look for:
    -added physical damage to attacks
    -% to global critical strike multiplier
    -life
    -intelligence
    -resistances
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Daresso's Salute
    Citrine Amulet
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  • +24 to Strength and Dexterity
  • 50% reduced maximum Energy Shield
  • +37% to Fire Resistance
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • 10% increased Movement Speed when on Full Life
  • +2 to Melee Weapon and Unarmed Attack range
  • 60% increased Melee Damage when on Full Life
  • "A bit short in the arm, are you?

    Then you'll be short of a head soon enough."

    - Daresso the Daring


    Another great option for the amulet is Daresso's Salute. It will make you go faster and have bigger Cyclone area. You will have to look for Intelligence attribute on some other item.
    I paired it with gloves like these
    Loath Touch
    Legion Gloves
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  • +35 to Intelligence
  • +50 to maximum Life
  • +47% to Fire Resistance
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • 51 to 76 added Fire Damage against Burning Enemies
  • 29% increased Damage while Leeching

  • Just watch out that gloves should be armour based (strength) because you will need 4 red sockets.


    -Belt
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    Blood Strap
    Leather Belt
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  • +37 to maximum Life
  • +27 to Strength
  • +36 to Armour
  • +86 to maximum Life
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • 27% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills

  • Just get a leather belt with highest life and resistances that you can afford. Belt like this one is no more than 20c.


    -Gloves
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    Gloom Vise
    Spiked Gloves
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  • 18% increased Melee Damage
  • +35 to Strength
  • 35% increased Armour
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • +45% to Fire Resistance
  • +28% to Cold Resistance
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 32% increased Damage while Leeching

  • Spiked gloves are the best option but you can use any rare gloves. Look for life and resistances and free prefix to craft "increased damage while leeching" for most damage.

    Just watch out that gloves should be armour based (strength) because you will need 4 red sockets.


    -Boots
    Spoiler
    Dusk Pace
    Goliath Greaves
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  • 70% increased Armour
  • +73 to maximum Life
  • +17% to Fire Resistance
  • +44% to Cold Resistance
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • 8% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill

  • Boots with as much life and resistances that you can get. They should have free prefix so you can craft on them hybrid mod with movement speed & Onslaught on kill!

    Just watch out that boots should be armour based (strength) because you will need 4 red sockets.

    -Jewels
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    Armageddon Sliver
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 5% increased Attack Speed
  • +17% to Critical Strike Multiplier with One Handed Melee Weapons
  • +15% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier

  • Get 2 rare jewels similar to this one
    stats on rare jewels to look for are 2 crit multi mods + life/attack speed if possible.
    Get combination of these mods:

    *to Critical Strike Multiplier with One Handed Melee Weapons
    *to global critical strike multiplier
    *to melee critical strike multiplier

    *attack speed
    *attack speed with swords
    *increased attack speed with one handed melee weapons
    *increased life


    -Flasks
    Spoiler
    Panicked Eternal Life Flask of Craving
    -
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • 0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana during Flask effect
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 14% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 20% chance to gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 23% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Lion's Roar
    Granite Flask
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  • 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
  • 23% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
  • A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace

    and three generous cups of Might.



    -For the life flask get Panicked Eternal life flask (of Staunching optional if you are going to farm lab)
    -Quicksilver flask of Adrenaline to get even more speed
    -Diamond Flask of Warding for curse immunity



    Ascendancy
    Spoiler
    Slayer

    1. Endless Hunger

    2. Brutal Fervour

    3. Impact

    4. Headsman


    Bandits
    Spoiler
    Help Alira


    Pantheons
    Spoiler
    fully upgraded both

    Mayor: Soul of Lunaris
    Minor: Soul of Garukhan (for movement speed) or Soul of Ralakesh (cannot be blinded)

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 22, 2019 23:45:37 PM

    Gem links

    Spoiler
    6L Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Fortify - Infused Channeling - Rage - Damage on Full life
    (when mapping you can use Pulverize instead of Fortify and link Fortify with Leap Slam instead of Endurance Charge on melee stun)


    4L Leap Slam - Endurance charge on melee stun- Faster Attacks - Blood Rage

    4L Berserk - Herald of Purity - Blood and Sand - Flesh and Stone

    4L Herald or Ash - Cast when Damage taken - Steelskin - Vaal Ancestral Warchief


    Leveling
    Spoiler
    My recommendation is to buy the sword/cards before you start the build and level with the Oni-Goroshi (it's always 6 linked item) from the moment you get to Lioneye's Watch.

    From level 2 start using Molten Strike or Frost Blades as your main skill until you finish Sever the Right Hand quest in Act 3 when you will get Cyclone as a reward.

    Basically you can buy before you start all the gems you need for the build and just add them during the leveling.
    Important part is when you start to Ignite the enemies (Hearld of Ash) because you will get "Her Embrace" buff which will burn you.
    Capped fire resistance is a priority always and until you finish the second Labyrinth and get overleech you will have to counter the burn with life flasks.


    Act 1 after quest "Breaking Some Eggs" get Dash and Steelskin gems
    Act 1 after quest "The Caged Brute" get Leap Slam gem

    Act 2 after quest "Intruders in Black" get Herald of Ash. It will enable you to Ignite the enemies and gain "Her Embrace" buff. It will ramp up your damage greatly.
    Pay attention that you will have to constantly use life flask to counter the sword burn. If that is too much hassle you can turn off Herald of Ash until you get leech and later Slayer's overleech from the 2nd Labyrinth.

    Act 3 quest "A Fixture of Fate" will enable you to buy all gems from Siosa in the Library. Get Herald of Purity, Ancestral Warchief totem.

    Act 3 continue leveling with Cyclone
    6L Cyclone - Melee Physical Damage - Infused Channeling - Pulverize - Rage - Damage on Full life

    Act 4 after quest "The Eternal Nightmare" buy Cast when damage taken gem from Petarus and Vanja and link it with Steelskin.

    Act 4 after quest "Breaking the Seal" get Berserk gem from Petarus and Vanja

    good leveling items:
    Goldrim
    Wunderlust
    Belt of the Deceiver
    Praxis ring


    My other builds
    Spoiler

    🐍Torstein's Ultimate Poison Pathfinder - Venom Gyre / Pestilent Strike
    https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2639074


    Dragon's Breath Elementalist
    https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2318921


    Dragon's Breath Chieftain
    https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2506867

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 22, 2019 23:46:39 PM

    not reserved :D

    UnLovedOne
    Jun 23, 2019 00:21:23 AM

    VIDEOS ADDED

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 23, 2019 15:23:10 PM

    As I have tried your incinerate build, I will give this a try since it looks like a affordable cyclone build in this league (whaaat???)

    BronzeMike
    Jun 23, 2019 22:43:45 PM

    "
    BronzeMike wrote:
    As I have tried your incinerate build, I will give this a try since it looks like a affordable cyclone build in this league (whaaat???)


    Hey! :D

    Build is very cheap to make and you probably already have Kaom's Heart. :) Totally different playstyle than Incinerate and will be something refreshing. If you haven't payed before with Oni, it will be a fun experience to level the char.

    hf!!

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 23, 2019 23:13:53 PM

    ADDED 5-WAY LEGION BATTLE VIDEO

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 24, 2019 14:20:45 PM

    Awesome build! Been playing with facebreaker as a starter and it was so slow if we compare with this build. Pretty cheap and works awesome with impale too.

    EMEN1KE
    Jun 24, 2019 14:53:49 PM

    Just getting into maps pretty smooth so far :) Btw what's the reason behind the cwdt setup? Lvl 19 cwdt can't trigger any of the other gems or am I missing something here?
    Another question: is the reasoning behind taking impact over bane of legends just personal preference? Bane should feel smoother with the cull or not?

    Cheers for the build, always wanted to try out the nice talking sword :D

    Raptile62
    Jun 24, 2019 16:30:19 PM

    "
    EMEN1KE wrote:
    Awesome build! Been playing with facebreaker as a starter and it was so slow if we compare with this build. Pretty cheap and works awesome with impale too.


    Ty dude! :D

    I'm not sure about Impale mechanics because Oni-Goroshi damage is scaled pretty much thru adding flat phys damage and getting the fire damage bonus out of it.
    Impale doesn't add damage to the weapon so fire portion of the damage wouldn't scale with it and you would have to invest lots of passives to make it work. :/

    Ill have to make the calculation about that xD

    TorsteinTheFallen
    Jun 24, 2019 17:10:26 PM
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