Forum Index Duelist [3.8] Enki's Voidforge Consecrated Path Slayer

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Hi there!

Do you like deleting enemies while saying "Surprise Motherfricker!"? Are you an intellectual who knows that tooltip DPS numbers don't mean much? Then this might be the right build for you!

This build is centered around Voidforge, a very underrated unique in my opinion. Coupled with Consecrated Path and the Slayer Ascendancy, it offers great single target and decent clearspeed.

However, being an Uber Elder-exclusive drop limits its availability, so i've created this build mostly with Softcore Trade leagues in mind. Survivability is there, but probably not enough for Hardcore.

This guide isn't targeted at new players, so explanations won't be as indepth as in my other guide.

Currently testing some changes while leveling this build to 100!
Will expand the guide for 3.9, to make it more indepth & beginner-friendly.


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Pros & Cons

+ good mobility and clearspeed
+ very high damage potential
+ affordable to get started
- can't run Elemental Reflect
- limited HC and SSF viability
- flask/buff-relying survivability

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Videos

Shaper
T13 Shaped Atoll + Legion

Videos are still with the old gem setup!

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Path of Building

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https://pastebin.com/s0wbLvXv

Path of Building currently can't calculate the extra 300% elemental damage gained from Voidforge, all proximity-based damage sources and the extra crit multi from Overwhelm.

A bandaid fix would be changing the modifier on Voidforge to "Gain 300% of Physical Damage as extra Cold Damage", adding up to "95% more Damage" from Consecrated Path, Close Combat and Impact and "+10% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier" from Overwhelm for Shaper DPS.

Note that this will heavily skew damage increase efficiency towards Cold Damage & Cold Penetration in PoB, when infact they aren't as good because of Voidforges randomness.


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Passives & Leveling

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Full Passive Tree

Overwhelm > Impact > Headsman > Bane of Legends

Help Alira

Soul of Solaris/Brine King + Soul of Gruthkul

Will figure out a proper leveling progression during Blight. Plenty of unique leveling weapons that work with Consecrated Path, switch to Voidforge at Lv67. Aim for the big life and crit clusters first, get the mana leech node once you feel it's needed.


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Gem Setup

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Consecrated Path - Melee Physical Damage - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Fortify - Close Combat - Inspiration
(Vaal) Ancestral Warchief - Melee Physical Damage - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Maim
Hatred - Herald of Ash - Precision* - Enlighten
Blood and Sand | Leap Slam - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic
CwDt (Lv20) - (Vaal) Molten Shell - Enfeeble (<= Lv10) - Increased Duration (+ Efficacy - Enhance if 5/6L)

*keep Precision low enough to have enough free mana for 2-3 attacks

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Gear, Flasks & Jewels

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Voidforge
Infernal Sword
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  • 30% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • 89% increased Physical Damage
  • 8% increased Attack Speed
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Gain 300% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
  • 20% increased Area of Effect for Attacks
  • Deal no Non-Elemental Damage
  • A weapon born of nothingness,

    can only create more nothingness.

    Voidforge
    Infernal Sword
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 10 Fortify
  • 92% increased Physical Damage
  • 6% increased Attack Speed
  • +96 to maximum Life
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Gain 300% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
  • 20% increased Area of Effect for Attacks
  • Deal no Non-Elemental Damage
  • A weapon born of nothingness,

    can only create more nothingness.


    The heart of this build. At first it doesn't look that impressive, a little bit of damage, AoE and life, but it's the 300% Weapon Physical Damage gained as extra random Elemental Damage that really makes this weapon shine if scaled properly. The element is randomly chosen per hit and not reflected in the tooltip and PoB, which is probably why people think this weapon is weak.

    At really high budgets, a Fortify corruption lets us use Ruthless for even more damage.


    Loreweave
    Elegant Ringmail
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  • Has 6 Sockets
  • +24 to all Attributes
  • Adds 6 to 24 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 33% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +46 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +33 to maximum Life
  • +24 to maximum Mana
  • 27% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 44% increased Elemental Damage
  • Your Maximum Resistances are 78%
  • When it comes to finding a use for surplus,

    a rich man has within himself

    boundless creativity.


    Not required, but highly recommended. Pretty much all stats except for ES are good for this build. Aim for atleast 77% max res with good life, flat physical damage to attacks and attribute rolls.


    Abyssus
    Ezomyte Burgonet
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  • +24 to all Attributes
  • Adds 40 to 60 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +110% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 113% increased Armour
  • 41% increased Physical Damage taken
  • When you have slain all of your enemies,

    what is left to fear?

    Devoto's Devotion
    Nightmare Bascinet
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  • +56 to Dexterity
  • 10% reduced Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • 180% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +23% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Mercury Footprints
  • Swift as thought are the actions of Man

    when borne on wings of divine providence.


    The choice here is between hit damage and mobility. Abyssus provides much needed int, but also has its downside. Any reduced mana reservation enchantment for the auras we run helps greatly.


    Havoc Knuckle
    Steel Gauntlets
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  • Adds 5 to 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 5 to 11 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +46 to maximum Life
  • +19% to Fire Resistance
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed

  • Consecrated Path only converts 50% of our physical damage, the rest gets wasted with Voidforge unless we convert it aswell. Gloves can convert another 25% through Topotante's prefix or the veiled affixes. Cold conversion is the most useful, focus on life and resistances first, then damage.


    Foe Span
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +20% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +14 to Armour
  • +96 to maximum Life
  • +46% to Fire Resistance
  • +48% to Cold Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • 8% increased Movement Speed if you haven't been Hit Recently

  • Focus mainly on resistances and life here, some movement speed helps too. Best enchantments are elemental resistance penetration or attack speed.


    Sol Locket
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +95 to maximum Life
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • +26% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • 50% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • 20% increased Damage

  • Pretty straightforward, life and resistances first, then damage.


    Corruption Noose
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • Adds 15 to 25 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +34% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • Items and Gems have 14% reduced Attribute Requirements
  • Damage Penetrates 10% Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Minimum Frenzy Charges

  • Life, flat physical damage to attacks and crit multi are required here, elemental resistance penetration or elemental damage with attacks are good additions. Ideally get a base with int.
    Anointments
    Listed in no particular order. I've tried to reduce it to one of each type, e.g. Divine Fervour vs. Forces of Nature, where the former gives a little more value to the build.

    Disciple of the Unyielding
    Divine Fervour
    Winter Spirit
    Honed Edge
    Heart of Oak


    Brimstone Grasp
    Steel Ring
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  • Adds 4 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 9 to 15 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +45 to maximum Life
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Minimum Frenzy Charges

  • If you haven't noticed it yet, flat physical damage to attacks is the core of Voidforge scaling. Steels Rings with another roll of that and some life and resistances are required, elemental damage with attacks is optional.


    Pure Talent
    Viridian Jewel
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  • While your Passive Skill Tree connects to a class' starting location, you gain: Marauder: Melee Skills have 15% increased Area of Effect Duelist: 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life Ranger: 7% increased Movement Speed Shadow: +0.5% to Critical Strike Chance Witch: 0.5% of Mana Regenerated per second Templar: Damage Penetrates 5% Elemental Resistances Scion: +25 to All Attributes
  • The skilled know how to learn.

    The talented know who to learn from.


    This jewel is required to get life leech, and also provides extra AoE when connecting to Marauder.


    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • +1.29% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
  • 7% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination
  • 15% increased Attack Speed while affected by Precision
  • 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.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • 34% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
  • +8% chance to Evade Attacks while affected by Grace
  • 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.


    Get Hatred Crit or Conversion, optionally any Precision affixes.


    Honour Ornament
    Viridian Jewel
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  • 10% increased Damage
  • 6% increased Attack Speed with Swords
  • +15% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 7% increased maximum Life

  • Life > Crit Multi > Damage. You may also get some int or resistances if needed.


    Catalysed Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% increased Recovery rate
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 32% increased Duration
  • Chemist's Silver Flask of Heat
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  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill 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
  • 25% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
  • A sprinkle of hunger, a spoonful of menace

    and three generous cups of Might.

    Taste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
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  • 20% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
  • A sip will freeze your lips,

    A swig will chill your heart,

    A glass will still your soul.


    All flasks should be self-explanatory. Pop Lion's Roar before VMS for extra armour.


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    Changelog

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    ‣ 6th October 2019: updated PoB-Setup
    ‣ 6th October 2019: updated Gem Setup
    ‣ 19th September 2019: updated PoB-Setup
    ‣ 19th September 2019: changed Pulverise to Ruthless as Fortify Voidforge 6th link
    ‣ 19th September 2019: updated Watcher's Eye choices
    ‣ 19th September 2019: added Anointments to Amulet section
    ‣ 19th September 2019: replaced Lion's Roar with non-legacy version
    ‣ 19th September 2019: updated Gloves section
    ‣ 19th September 2019: added Soul of the Brine King
    ‣ 10th September 2019: Videos added
    ‣ 10th September 2019: Pros & Cons updated
    ‣ 4th September 2019: Guide created

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    Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy this build and have a nice day!

    Enki91
    Sep 04, 2019 23:53:31 PM

    I never thought I'd see the day when Enki put up another guide! This looks great and I'll have to try it partway through the league!

    ShakCentral
    Sep 05, 2019 01:11:09 AM

    Knowing Enki, this guide will become a lifeblood staple of the game.

    WorderMostFoul
    Sep 05, 2019 04:58:08 AM

    Looking forward to a guide that will be featured in every "League Starter Videos" of every content creator :D

    Eunbunnie
    Sep 07, 2019 18:30:20 PM

    "
    Eunbunnie wrote:
    Looking forward to a guide that will be featured in every "League Starter Videos" of every content creator :D

    Heh, i'm already happy if a handful of people enjoy this build :)

    Enki91
    Sep 10, 2019 17:16:17 PM

    Got Voidforge in SSF. Is it bad idea to try to roll this char when my gear isnt perfect? I have decent rares but they miss the elemental dmg with attacks.
    Also dont have the jewel. Should I just get jewel with leech on it to substitute?

    Bezrayer
    Sep 14, 2019 18:59:40 PM

    First off, after randomly 6 linking my voidforge I levelled a char to play with it. This build is great fun!

    Isn't the double conversion on gloves legacy only now or am I missing something?

    /edit/ still possible with watcher's eye conversion to get 100% :)

    How do you deal with stuns? Running into some issues with chain stuns.

    Bobodelamonk
    Sep 14, 2019 19:49:56 PM

    Are you playing this in current league?
    How do you personally find it?

    I started as a cyclone slayer, and I'm considering a change to something more, fun.
    And this looks like it :)

    I love melee builds. Not too interested in playing summoner build this league.
    Guess I'm not a fan of the meta.

    I'm lvl 93, and have some good currency available from a lot of nice drops early on.

    RRoyalMarine
    Sep 14, 2019 23:10:54 PM

    @Bezrayer
    As long as you can stack flat physical damage to attacks it will be fine. If you enjoy the build, you can start crafting some nice pieces one by one, i'd recommend starting with an ele pen - crit multi - flat phys amulet, then the steel rings.

    For leech you could try switching Enfeeble with Warlord's Mark, anointing Blood Drinker or crafting a jewel with Serrated Fossils. The regular leech prefix on jewels is unfortunately physical only.

    @Bobodelamonk
    Yeah looks like it's legacy now, gotta have to change that part later. But as you said, Watcher's Eye still makes it possible and there's also the option to anoint Winter Spirit, haven't compared it to other options yet tho.

    Haven't had any issues with stuns when creating the build, but I do now while leveling a new char in Blight. Soul of Solaris is too strong to skip, so i'll work on a tree that picks up Unwavering Stance.

    @RRoyalMarine
    Started leveling it with Facebreakers yesterday, currently trying to farm some currency to transistion to Voidforge. Works really well so far, but i've also noticed a few things that can be improved.

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    Going to work on some improvements to the build over the next few days and then maybe start expanding the guide a little bit.

    Enki91
    Sep 15, 2019 03:59:44 AM

    Upside of this minion meta is that most part of this build are pretty affordable this league!

    Personally I've gone with Endless Hunger and Brutal Fevrouw lab nodes, wich for general mapping is pretty nice. But given the 'more' modifiers in headsmen and bane of legends it's probably not worth it. I'll just keep an eye on future changes to see where you take the build ;)

    Bobodelamonk
    Sep 15, 2019 14:18:25 PM
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