Forum Index Marauder [3.8] Talamoe's 💪 Strength Stacking 💪 Blade Vortex Chieftain | 2400+ Str | 20k ES+ |

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Hello guys, it is my 3rd forum-guide you can check my other guides by using link from my forum signature.

I was really bored with 'melee-meta' and decided to theorycraft around some stat-stacking archetypes. I had very low expectations of coming up with something amazing that wouldn't require Head Hunter and hundreds of Exalts.

It was a coincidence that I decided to theorycraft with Marauder, as it was my only character in Standard league that didn't have gear and was basically unused.

Please note that gear I use is quite well optimized and it would be expensive to get similar rare items. I will post also cheap alternatives which won't cost more than few chaos each, so that the build would be accessible for everyone no matter the budget.

Easy Uber Elder 2:25 Min on first attempt (level 92) - ofc deathless

full video: https://youtu.be/D6y4IiGKD5o





T16 Hydra Clear speed showcase with 5Link, trash items and just 1 flask:


So what is this build about?

1) We stack a shit ton of Strength! (Both flat +Strength, as well as % increase of Strength and Attributes. You can find it in my gear section and check-out my skill Tree for more information).
2) We utilize 3 unique items that give us crazy bonuses for each point of Strength:

Geofri's Sanctuary
Elegant Ringmail
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
  • +1% to all maximum Resistances
  • 58% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +31 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +2 maximum Energy Shield per 5 Strength
  • Zealot's Oath
  • Faith does not make us invulnerable.

    It makes us immortal.

    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
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  • Curse Enemies with Level 10 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • 97% 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.



    3) So from Geofri's Sanctuary, we get a crazy amount of flat Energy Shield, from Shaper's Touch gloves we get huge %Energy Shield increase and lastly from Doon Cuebiyari we get over 300% Increase Damage boost.

    4) We use Blade Vortex as it is a very strong skill that scales with our % Damage Increase and Chieftain Ascendancy nodes. [I've also tried Armageddon Brand and it was fun but for me personally was lacking single target damage]

    5) Vaal Righteous Fire is used to get some extra damage when finishing bosses

    6) With decent gear you should have over 20.000 Energy Shield, 1.5 Milion Shaper DPS from Blade Vortex, 2-4k Energy Shield regen per second!

    Path of Building

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    Bandits choices, Ascendancy, Pantheon:
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    1) Kill all bandits for +2 Skill points

    2) Ascendancy nodes (Chieftain):


    3) Recommended Pantheon choices:

    Leveling Tips 1-67
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    You can use leveling tips from my other guide and then respect when you are level 80 and have enough gear required.


    Pros (+)
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    -Cheap to start (No legacy gear required, can be done with cheap uniques)
    -Exceptional boss killer: Uber-elder in 2-3 minutes with just unique items
    -Extremely tanky with no currency investment
    -Not a stereotype type of a build (we play as 15k ES Marauder who stacks strength and spell damage)
    -Non-meta build -> low chance for a nerf (unlike cyclone and other melee skills)

    Cons (-)
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    -Not SSF friendly due to Unique item requirements
    -Clear-speed could be better
    -Blade Vortex is not for everyone (you need to recast it every few seconds)

    Gear
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    Stat priorities on rare items:

    Flat Strength
    % Increase Attributes
    % Increase Strength
    Resists
    Energy Shield

    Starting gear with prices I paid for them:


    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    1 Chaos
    Black Sun Crest
    Lacquered Helmet
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • 137% increased Armour
  • 40% reduced Light Radius
  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 15% increased Strength
  • 7% increased Intelligence
  • The beasts we fear the most

    are the ones who dwell in total darkness.

    1 Chaos
    Astramentis
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +90 to all Attributes
  • -4 Physical Damage taken from Attack Hits
  • Mindless rage will shake the world,

    Cunning lies will bend it.

    Reckless haste will break the world,

    And into darkness send it.

    15 Chaos
    Phoenix Weaver
    Titanium Spirit Shield
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  • 21% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • +85 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 84% increased Energy Shield
  • +48 to maximum Mana
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +36% to Fire Resistance
  • 35 Chaos
    Gale Gyre
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +24% to Cold Resistance
  • +51 to Strength
  • Adds 4 to 10 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +49 to maximum Mana
  • +13% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30 Chaos
    Gale Gyre
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +24% to Cold Resistance
  • +51 to Strength
  • Adds 4 to 10 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +49 to maximum Mana
  • +13% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • -5 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
  • 30 Chaos
    Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
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  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +196 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 18% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.

    1 Chaos
    Rift Girdle
    Heavy Belt
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  • +34 to Strength
  • +54 to Strength
  • +45 to Armour
  • +45 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +42 to maximum Life
  • +10% to Fire Resistance
  • +17% to Lightning Resistance
  • 6 Chaos
    Geofri's Sanctuary
    Elegant Ringmail
    Click to expand
  • 66% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +40 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +2 maximum Energy Shield per 5 Strength
  • Zealot's Oath
  • Faith does not make us invulnerable.

    It makes us immortal.

    5 Chaos + small amount of jeweler orbs and fusings to make it 4-5 Link
    Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Click to expand
  • 115% 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.

    1 Chaos

    End-game gear:

    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    Golem Ward
    Hubris Circlet
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Burning Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Concentrated Effect
  • Socketed Gems deal 30% more Elemental Damage
  • +44 to Intelligence
  • +60 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 35% increased Burning Damage
  • 24% increased Area Damage
  • 71% increased Energy Shield
  • Rune Anthem
    Titanium Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +135 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 183% increased Energy Shield
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • 16% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +31% to Cold Resistance
  • Cataclysm Nail
    Synthesised Unset Ring
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  • 11% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • 6% increased Strength
  • +53 to Strength
  • +15 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • -5 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
  • Tempest Heart
    Three Rat Talisman
    Click to expand
  • 14% increased Attributes
  • +54 to Strength
  • Adds 3 to 7 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +43% to Cold Resistance
  • +43% to Lightning Resistance
  • When we free ourselves from the shackles

    of civilised existence

    we learn to feed and run and breathe

    as the First Ones have always done.

    - The Wolven King

    Corruption Turn
    Synthesised Ruby Ring
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased Strength
  • Adds 1 to 14 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +46% to Cold Resistance
  • +27 to Strength
  • Geofri's Sanctuary
    Elegant Ringmail
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
  • +1% to all maximum Resistances
  • 58% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +31 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +2 maximum Energy Shield per 5 Strength
  • Zealot's Oath
  • Faith does not make us invulnerable.

    It makes us immortal.

    Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Click to expand
  • Curse Enemies with Level 10 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • 97% 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.

    Blight Cord
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to Strength
  • +59 to Strength
  • +20 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 12% increased Attributes
  • 12% increased Attack Speed during any Flask Effect
  • 4% increased Movement Speed
  • Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
    Click to expand
  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +196 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 18% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.

    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Ample Sulphur Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • +17 to Maximum Charges
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
    Click to expand
  • +35% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +20% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
  • "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

    -Rumi of the Vaal

    The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 20% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
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  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 3% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 3% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 3% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Regenerate 3% of Life per second during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.



    Jewels:

    Brawn
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 4% increased Damage
  • 4% increased Dexterity
  • 6% increased Strength
  • 10% reduced Intelligence
  • "Take your time, make all your plans.

    Then tell me which plan

    pulls my axe from your ribs."

    - Barkhul, the Butcher

    Brawn
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 1% reduced Mana Reserved
  • 6% increased Dexterity
  • 6% increased Strength
  • 14% reduced Intelligence
  • "Take your time, make all your plans.

    Then tell me which plan

    pulls my axe from your ribs."

    - Barkhul, the Butcher

    Efficient Training
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you
  • +23 to Strength
  • Intelligence from Passives in Radius is Transformed to Strength
  • Working smart and working hard aren't mutually exclusive.

    Efficient Training
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 1% reduced Mana Reserved
  • +17 to Strength
  • Intelligence from Passives in Radius is Transformed to Strength
  • Working smart and working hard aren't mutually exclusive.

    Emperor's Mastery
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 3% increased Character Size
  • 5% increased Global Defences
  • 7% increased Attributes
  • Learn as much as you can,

    and surround yourself with people who know the rest.

    Might of the Meek
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 50% increased Effect of non-Keystone Passive Skills in Radius
  • Notable Passive Skills in Radius grant nothing
  • Enough mice can kill a wolf.

    Emperor's Might
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 1% reduced Mana Reserved
  • 10% increased Damage
  • 3% increased Character Size
  • 6% increased Strength
  • Even an iron fist can be handled with grace.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • Gain 17% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
  • Gain 24% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
  • 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.



    *If you are on a budget just go for 1 Efficient Training in Witch Intelligence Area, and fill rest jewel slots with Brawn (cheapest jewel). You can also buy cheapest Clarity Watcher's Eye (just with 1 mod: Gain 18% of your maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield).


    Detailed Gear Breakdown (test):
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    Gems
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    Chest (6 link):

    Vaal Blade Vortex
    -
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  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +23%
  • Deals 112 to 167 Physical Damage
  • Base duration is 5.00 seconds
  • +4 to radius
  • 11% increased Area of Effect
  • 35% increased Hit Rate for each blade
  • 35% more Damage for each blade
  • Can have up to 10 active spinning blades
  • 10% increased Critical Strike Chance for each blade
  • Increased Area of Effect Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 49% increased Area of Effect
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Area Damage
  • Iron Will Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Strength's damage bonus applies to Spell Damage as well for Supported Skills
  • Supported Skills deal 50% increased Spell Damage
  • Combustion Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 30% more Fire Damage
  • Supported Skills have 50% chance to Ignite
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Fire Damage
  • Enemies Ignited by Supported Skills have -20% to Fire Resistance
  • Unleash Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 19
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Spell Damage
  • Supported Spells gain a Seal every 0.72 seconds, to a maximum of 3 Seals Supported Spells are Unsealed when cast, and their effects Reoccur for each Seal lost
  • Supported Skills deal 26% less Damage when Reoccurring
  • Empower Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 4 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem gains 100% increased Experience
  • +3 to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems


  • Use Conc Effect for difficult boss fights for example Uber Elder

    Concentrated Effect Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 55% more Area Damage
  • Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Area Damage


  • Weapon/Shield (3 links):

    1)
    Clarity
    -
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby Allies Regenerate 2.9 Mana per second
  • Cast when Damage Taken Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 2
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 40 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 66% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 583 Damage
  • Immortal Call
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Quality +7%
  • Base duration is 1.00 seconds
  • 7% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
  • This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
  • 25% less Elemental Damage taken
  • 25% less Physical Damage taken
  • 15.0% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed


  • 2)
    Shield Charge
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
  • +0.1% to Critical Strike Chance per 10 Maximum Energy Shield on Shield
  • 172 to 258 Base Off Hand Physical Damage
  • 2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
  • Base Off Hand Attack time is 0.48 seconds
  • 75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
  • 100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
  • 109% increased Movement Speed
  • Faster Attacks Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 55% increased Attack Speed
  • Fortify Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
  • Supported Skills have 15% increased Fortify duration
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Melee Damage


  • Helmet/Boots/Gloves (4 links):

    1)
    Vaal Righteous Fire
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 1541.8 Base Fire Damage per second
  • +5 to radius
  • 20% increased Burning Damage
  • Deals 20% of your Maximum Life as Base Fire Damage per second
  • Deals 20% of your Maximum Energy Shield as Base Fire Damage per second
  • You Burn for 90% of your Maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
  • You Burn for 70% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
  • Grants 39% more Spell Damage
  • Efficacy Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Spell Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 25% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills have 16% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Swift Affliction Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 45% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict
  • Elemental Focus Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 49% more Elemental Damage
  • Supported Skills cannot inflict Elemental Ailments
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Elemental Damage


  • Note that I get, 30% more elemental damage from the helmet, as well as Level 20 Conc Effect and level 20 Burning Damage (If you don't like this approach you can skip using Vaal Righteous Fury)

    2)
    Herald of Ash
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  • Level 19
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Gain 15% of your Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • 36% more Burning Damage
  • 12% more Spell Fire Damage
  • Base Burning Damage is 25% of Overkill Damage
  • Discipline
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • +20 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 221 additional Energy Shield
  • You and nearby Allies gain 30% increased Energy Shield Recharge rate
  • Enlighten Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 4 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem gains 100% increased Experience
  • Anger
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • +20 to radius
  • You and nearby allies deal 117 to 167 additional Fire Damage with Attacks
  • You and nearby allies deal 107 to 150 additional Fire Damage with Spells


  • 3)
    Cast when Damage Taken Support
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  • Level 1
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 38 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 70% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 528 Damage
  • Wave of Conviction
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 32 to 48 Physical Damage
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • Base duration is 0.50 seconds
  • Base secondary duration is 4.00 seconds
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
  • Exposure applies -25% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken
  • Curse On Hit Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
  • You cannot Cast Supported Curses
  • 10% increased Effect of Supported Curses
  • Supported Skills have 10% reduced Curse Duration
  • Flammability
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Base duration is 11.00 seconds
  • +10 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have -45% to Fire Resistance
  • Cursed enemies have +14% chance to be Ignited by Fire Damage
  • Ignite on Cursed enemies has 10% increased Duration



  • Small note on my Cast When Damage Taken setup:

    Cast When Damage Taken (level 1) - Wave of Conviction (level 1) - Curse on Hit (level 20) - Enfeeble/Flammability (Level 20)

    Cast when Damage Taken Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 38 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 70% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 528 Damage
  • Wave of Conviction
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Deals 32 to 48 Physical Damage
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • Base duration is 0.50 seconds
  • Base secondary duration is 4.00 seconds
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
  • Exposure applies -25% to Elemental Resistance matching highest Damage taken
  • Curse On Hit Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
  • You cannot Cast Supported Curses
  • 10% increased Effect of Supported Curses
  • Supported Skills have 10% reduced Curse Duration
  • Flammability
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Base duration is 11.00 seconds
  • +10 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have -45% to Fire Resistance
  • Cursed enemies have +14% chance to be Ignited by Fire Damage
  • Ignite on Cursed enemies has 10% increased Duration


  • Note that you can use two Cast when Damage setups (I like to use one setup with CWDT level 1 (that will trigger very often for curse and resist debuff) and second setup CWDT level 20 with immortal call, when I receive a very big hit and I need physical and elemental damage reduction.



    When you are hit for more than 528 damage, Cast when Damage Taken will trigger Wave of Conviction (Aoe/Cone spell that applies -25% enemy fire res by itself) and triggers Curse on Hit setup with Enfeeble (I choose Enfeeble for Survi, you can replace it with Flammability for more damage). Remember that order matters! Cast on Damage taken needs to be in top left socket and Curse (Enfeeble or Flammability) needs to be in bottom left socket! otherwise this won't work properly.


    Videos:

    Effortless Deathless Uber Elder ~2 minutes (at level 92):
    https://youtu.be/D6y4IiGKD5o

    Deathless Uber Elder kill with 5 Link, just 1 flask and trash gear (at level 93):
    https://youtu.be/NCAG0cqzgxk

    T16 Hydra Clear speed showcase with 5 Link, just 1 flask and trash gear (at level 93):
    https://youtu.be/_AgYRCizVrA

    Talamoe
    Aug 09, 2019 15:25:47 PM

    Reserved.

    Talamoe
    Aug 09, 2019 15:31:02 PM

    Do the Shaper's Touch gloves work with BV since the gloves scale melee physical damage? BV is physical, but not melee. What am I missing?

    TheDudexx
    Aug 10, 2019 02:59:01 AM

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    TheDudexx wrote:
    Do the Shaper's Touch gloves work with BV since the gloves scale melee physical damage? BV is physical, but not melee. What am I missing?


    Hello, you are right we don't care about melee physical bonus, as BV doesn't scale with Melee Dmg increase.

    What we care about:

    2 mana per 4 strength we want to have decent mana pool, as we use Watcher's Eye with 'Gain 18% of your Maximum Mana as extra maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity'. For me it is a 2.5k Energy Shield increase.

    and

    2% Increased Energy shield per 10 Strength (with 2400 strength it is a 480% Increased Energy Shield bonus)

    These gloves provide me with ~14k Energy Shield boost.

    For damage scaling we use 'Doon Cuebiyari' which provides 1% Increased Damage bonus per 8 Strength. With 2400 Strength you get like 300% Increased Damage bonus, which is enough with Chieftain ascendancy to provide you with 1-1.5 Mil shaper dps.

    Doon Cuebiyari
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Iron Will
  • +70 to Strength
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +23 to maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Damage per 8 Strength when in Main Hand
  • 1% increased Armour per 16 Strength when in Off Hand
  • My Iron heart will beat when yours is rust.

    I take your Strength, your power, your lust.

    By Iron Will alone I set my mind in motion.

    Through endless storms of fervent devotion.

    Talamoe
    Aug 10, 2019 10:55:33 AM

    Looks very interesting but what is the good order for Ascendancy ?

    Thezibaim
    Aug 10, 2019 22:50:20 PM

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    Thezibaim wrote:
    Looks very interesting but what is the good order for Ascendancy ?


    Tasalio’s cleansing water > Ngamahu’s flame advance > Hinekora, death’s fury > Ramako, Sun’s light.

    Screenshot I posted might be a bit confusing, as it would indicate different order, I will change it tomorrow :)

    /edit

    Picture

    Talamoe
    Aug 11, 2019 00:16:11 AM

    cool concept here! The elder mace that gives aoe per str, any idea how big that makes the AOE of BV?

    Curious if that makes the mapping speed much better, ty for reply cool build.

    WalkwithWolves
    Aug 12, 2019 04:00:14 AM

    Interesting build! Reserved.

    rabbita11
    Aug 12, 2019 06:10:35 AM

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    cool concept here! The elder mace that gives aoe per str, any idea how big that makes the AOE of BV?

    Curious if that makes the mapping speed much better, ty for reply cool build.


    Hello I am very glad you like the concept of the build. Thank you for asking this question, please find my test results below. I did a test with
    Rune Blunt
    Tenderizer
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  • 10% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Ruthless
  • +40 to Strength
  • 108% increased Physical Damage
  • 9% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
  • 3% increased Area of Effect per 50 Strength
  • Adds 39 to 70 Fire Damage

  • [btw. I bought it for 1 chaos ;)]
    To make it fair, I didn't change my character's position during the test, so you have a nice reference point while comparing different gear setups (with/without Elder mace, and With/Without Conc/Increased Area of Effect Gem)

    TLDR

    Elder mace doesn't help at all when we are already using Increased Area of Effect Gem. In all other cases it is helpful as you can see on below screenshots:


    Conc. Effect + No Mace (small area as expected):



    Conc. Effect + Mace (using Elder mace completely negates drawback of Concentrated Effect gem, as well as it increases the size of BV to the size we would have using Increased Area of Effect Gem):



    Increased Area of Effect gem + No Mace (as anticipated quite large area of effect, but less damage for our build):



    Increased Area of Effect gem + Mace (surprisingly Area of Effect didn't increase by switching from Shield to Elder Mace, I am almost 100% sure that it is caused by law of Diminishing Returns on Area of Effect, which means that at certain level of Increased Area of Effect, additional points doesn't increase actual area as efficiently as it would at lower rates):

    Talamoe
    Aug 12, 2019 18:18:05 PM

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    rabbita11 wrote:
    Interesting build! Reserved.


    I am glad you like the concept! I hope you will try it yourself one day :)

    Talamoe
    Aug 12, 2019 18:22:39 PM
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