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Hello! This is my first guide in the forums, featuring the one tap the whole screen scion build, wild strike lightning and blade flurry. Inspired by Somayd's Elementalist one tap build on 3.5

This build have quite a few mechanics behind it, I will explain it more in depth later on how this build functions

This build revolves in The Three Dragons and Inpulsa to work around. It is like a reave / bf build but the clear is way more better. Bossing damage able to reach at least 1.1mil shaper dps with a chest swap. This build can possibly go for a wild strike only, but I haven't personally tested it myself.

DISCLAIMER : this build is not fully completed yet!!!

How this build works?

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When you kill an enemy, 2 explosions will happen, one of them is inpulsa explosion, and another is herald of ice explosion.

Inpulsa explosion deals lightning damage, but does not shock.
Herald of ice deals cold damage, able to chill / freeze enemy.

So, we use Three Dragons to change the ailment that our inpulsa and herald of ice inflict. This is the effect after equipping Three Dragons

Inpulsa explosion deals lightning damage, able to freeze
Herald of Ice deals Cold damage, able to ignite

Why Cold to Fire on herald of ice?
Because our cold damage is able to ignite, cold to fire increases our ignite damage, and thus our ignite damage is able to shock.
When our ignite is able to shock, it deals significantly more damage to our targets

Why Elemental Proliferation on herald of ice?
When our herald of ice kills an enemy, it will spread the ignite to nearby enemies too, and this will repeat overtime until it hits an enemy which can't easilly die from ignite or simply out of range.

Sometimes our ailment won't inflict properly, so I use The Taming to boost our chance on inflicting elemental ailments, and increasing our damage. But it's not 100% mandatory for this build to work

Pros
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One tap the whole screen
One tap destroys the whole blighted lane
Feels very satisfying, very clean herald of ice and inpulsa explosions
A fast zoom zoom build
Better than reave clearing
1.1 mil shaper dps for a non crit build
Can be converted into a mf build.

Cons
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Need to swap chest everytime you encounter a boss
Need to keep your golems alive for more potential dps
Leveling is not beginner friendly
May be expensive for some players
Not league starter


Current PoB
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https://pastebin.com/hYNAQQ0q


Videos
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Blood Aqueduct (Act 9) clear on lvl 70+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baf-W3DtP1Q&t=2s
Siege T15 map with some mf gear
https://youtu.be/Gg6NNLpl1xA
More coming soon


Playstyle
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Clearing
You walk up in front of a pack, hit just one of the monsters, and you will see a lot of explosions going on just like in the clip

Bossing
Swap chest into a blade flurry setup, channel your blade flurry until it have 6 stages, release, then whirling blades and dash to a side, then repeat.

Note : Keeping both of your golems alive is very important, especially when you don't have uber lab done, keeping your ice golem alive is very important. Due to lack of accuracy rating, it will significantly lower your accuracy rating, thus lowering your overall dps by A LOT.


Gearing
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All mandatory items
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Combat Focus
Cobalt Jewel
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  • 11% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • With 40 total Intelligence and Dexterity in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike deal 50% less Fire Damage
  • With 40 total Intelligence and Dexterity in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike cannot choose Fire
  • Voll stood at the gates of Sarn, and a nation stood behind him.

    He thought of the righteousness of his cause,

    and of the glory he would bring to the empire he would soon lead.

    But as Chitus and his gemlings advanced, he thought only of the fight.

    Combat Focus
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 14% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • With 40 total Strength and Intelligence in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike deal 50% less Cold Damage
  • With 40 total Strength and Intelligence in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike cannot choose Cold
  • Kaom watched the torches patrol the top of the Watch.

    He observed the lay of the beach, its barricades and rocks,

    and his men in their canoes, ready to lay their lives down for him.

    But when his foot hit the sand, he thought only of the fight.


    The Three Dragons
    Golden Mask
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  • 0.5% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
  • +30% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
  • Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
  • Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
  • "The ice seared his naked feet

    As the lightning stilled his heart,

    But it was the flames upon his lover's face

    That roused him to vengeance."

    - From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn

    Inpulsa's Broken Heart
    Sadist Garb
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  • +71 to maximum Life
  • 27% increased Damage if you have Shocked an Enemy Recently
  • 16% increased Effect of Shock
  • Shocked Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 5% of their Maximum Life as Lightning Damage which cannot Shock
  • Unaffected by Shock
  • Don't hesitate; bring death to all, conclusively and swiftly,

    or they will give you the same treatment.



    Weapon
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    At least aim for a high tier added flat lightning. Attack speed and Elemental damage with attacks greatly buff our damage, but is not 100% mandatory.
    Blight Fist
    Imperial Claw
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  • +46 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Increased Critical Damage
  • Adds 16 to 266 Lightning Damage
  • 19% increased Attack Speed
  • +22% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 10% chance to Poison on Hit
  • 50% increased Lightning Damage
  • Gale Razor
    Imperial Claw
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  • +46 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 24% increased Attack Speed
  • +15% to Fire Resistance
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • When you Kill a Rare Monster, 15% chance to gain one of its Modifiers for 10 seconds
  • Adds 8 to 103 Lightning Damage

  • Note = IF you want to go FULL ON wild strike lightning only, go for high percentage physical. Around +400pdps weapons will able to fulfill your needs. You CANNOT go for blade flurry if you go for physical damage claws

    Helmet (Mandatory item)
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    The Three Dragons
    Golden Mask
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  • 0.5% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
  • +30% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
  • Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
  • Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
  • "The ice seared his naked feet

    As the lightning stilled his heart,

    But it was the flames upon his lover's face

    That roused him to vengeance."

    - From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn

    Mine is corrupted, you can ignore this fact. Try to look for helmet enchantment
    "wild strike chains an additional x times" or
    "blade flurry increase x damage"
    Wild strike enchantment allows you to have more possible offscreens,
    while blade flurry enchantments allows you to have higher bossing damage.

    Chest (One Mandatory item)
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    For clearing, we only have one option.
    Inpulsa's Broken Heart
    Sadist Garb
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  • +71 to maximum Life
  • 27% increased Damage if you have Shocked an Enemy Recently
  • 16% increased Effect of Shock
  • Shocked Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 5% of their Maximum Life as Lightning Damage which cannot Shock
  • Unaffected by Shock
  • Don't hesitate; bring death to all, conclusively and swiftly,

    or they will give you the same treatment.

    You don't exactly need it to be 6l, 5L is able to help me clear T16 content already, but have difficulties on some rare monsters. If you don't have this item, your chains will feel flaccid, thus it does feels bad without it.

    For bossing, I personally use
    Shroud of the Lightless
    Carnal Armour
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  • +24 to maximum Mana
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Penetration
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Shade Form when you Use a Socketed Skill
  • 171% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • 13% increased maximum Mana
  • 1% increased Maximum Life per Abyss Jewel affecting you
  • 1% increased Maximum Mana per Abyss Jewel affecting you
  • Look to the darkness for nourishment and you will never go hungry.


    This is one of the cheapest choice (for me) to go for max potential dps and survivability. It can reach a potential of 1.5 mil dps with my shitty claw on shaper dps (6 stage release).
    If you are on a super low budget, you could just use a tabula
    Tabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems

  • (Doesn't need to be +1, just a normal tabula also works)

    Gloves
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    For gloves, we have a wider varieties to choose. I personally using
    Storm's Gift
    Synthesised Assassin's Mitts
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  • 25% increased Armour
  • 16% increased Elemental Damage
  • 29% increased Damage over Time
  • 254% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • Enemies you kill are Shocked
  • Shocks you inflict spread to other Enemies within a Radius of 15
  • The power of lightning is a power best shared.


    to test out the chaining and currently to adjust my resistance
    You could use a 1 socketed or 2 socketed tombfist for potential damage.
    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."


    Or a spiked glove with decent life rolls and res if you are on budget
    Corpse Hold
    Spiked Gloves
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  • 18% increased Melee Damage
  • +46 to Strength
  • Adds 1 to 2 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 53% increased Armour
  • +21% to Cold Resistance
  • +14% to Lightning Resistance
  • +62 to maximum Life


  • Boots
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    Any rare boots with life, movespeed and res will do. Nothing very specific here.
    Onslaught Spur
    Vaal Greaves
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  • +39 to Strength
  • +24 to Armour
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • +25% to Lightning Resistance
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • +35% to Fire Resistance


  • Belt
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    Any Stygian vise with elemental damage with attacks works.
    Blight Harness
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +27 to Strength
  • +99 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 1 Life per second
  • +27 to maximum Mana
  • +22% to Cold Resistance
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills

  • You could use 2 socketed abyss belt if you have some very good abyss jewels, it will greatly increase your dps.

    Flasks
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    There's no mandatory flasks, I'm using 3 unique flasks to boost my damage and defenses.
    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 15% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 12% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen 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 11% 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 1% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 2% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 3% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • 27% increased Rarity of Items found during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.


    Then I finish off with 1 life flask and a quicksilver flask
    Avenger's Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • Recharges 5 Charges when you take a Critical Strike
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • 20% chance to gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 26% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect

  • I am aware of no freeze immunity, but open strongboxes with care, sometimes when it freezes you, you're pretty much dead. You could swap cinderswallow to any magic utility flask with freeze immunity. But it will reduce some potential dps.

    Rings
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    I highly recommend using The Taming, although it is a bit expensive, it is not totally mandatory.
    The Taming
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 20% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments per Freeze, Shock and Ignite on Enemy
  • +23% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • 10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
  • 30% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • "Moon after moon did Berek make fools

    Of the great and Untamed Three

    Until malice for a Brother

    Slew the hatred of the Other

    And Berek did hunt

    Alone and free."

    - Berek and the Untamed


    One of it should do the trick. You could equip 2 of them, but I personally only use one of them.
    If you don't have enough currency to buy The Taming, get some opal ring with flat added lightning, or just only life and res should help you.
    Eagle Finger
    Opal Ring
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  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • Adds 6 to 61 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +37% to Cold Resistance
  • +16% to Lightning Resistance
  • +11% to Chaos Resistance
  • +51 to maximum Life


  • Amulet
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    I highly recommend this amulet cus it greatly improves your clearing speed and dps. If you don't have any, you could go use a Dex amulet with added flat lightning or increase elemental damage with attacks.
    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +19% to Fire Resistance
  • +10% to Cold Resistance
  • +22% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 10% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.



    Jewels (Important section, 2 mandatory items)
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    Jewels does play quite a big part in this, firstly, we need 2 combat focus jewels so we only use lightning wild strike instead of 3 elemental wild strike. This jewel is pretty much mandatory.
    Combat Focus
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 11% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • With 40 total Intelligence and Dexterity in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike deal 50% less Fire Damage
  • With 40 total Intelligence and Dexterity in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike cannot choose Fire
  • Voll stood at the gates of Sarn, and a nation stood behind him.

    He thought of the righteousness of his cause,

    and of the glory he would bring to the empire he would soon lead.

    But as Chitus and his gemlings advanced, he thought only of the fight.

    Combat Focus
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 14% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • With 40 total Strength and Intelligence in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike deal 50% less Cold Damage
  • With 40 total Strength and Intelligence in Radius, Elemental Hit and Wild Strike cannot choose Cold
  • Kaom watched the torches patrol the top of the Watch.

    He observed the lay of the beach, its barricades and rocks,

    and his men in their canoes, ready to lay their lives down for him.

    But when his foot hit the sand, he thought only of the fight.



    Then we need an abyss jewel with a high tier flat added lightning damage and some life. Look for these 3 stats
    Adds # to # lightning damage to attacks
    Adds # to # lightning damage to claw attacks
    Increase # to max life
    Here are some examples of the cheap abyss jewels you can get for below 10c
    Enthralling Prism
    Searching Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 1 to 43 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +31 to maximum Life
  • 10% chance to Avoid being Poisoned
  • Morbid Lens
    Murderous Eye Jewel
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  • +21 to maximum Life
  • Adds 4 to 43 Lightning Damage to Claw Attacks
  • Damage Penetrates 2% Elemental Resistance if you haven't Killed Recently




  • Gem Links
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    Chest piece
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    Wild Strike - Ancestral Call - Added lighting damage - Hypothermia - Elemental Damage with attacks - Chains / Innervate

    For blade flurry setup
    Blade Flurry - Elemental damage with attacks - Added lightning damage - Infused Channeling - Concentrated effect - (Lightning penetration, if you are not using Shroud of the lightness)

    Boots / Helmet / Gloves
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    Herald of Ice - Elemental Proliferation - Increase area of effect - Cold to fire

    Summon Ice Golem - Summon Lightning Golem - Blood Rage - Arctic armour

    Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Faster Attacks - Culling Strike - Herald of Thunder (if you have enough mana reservation, go link with culling strike)

    Weapon slots
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    Whirling blades - Faster attacks - Fortify

    Cast when damage taken - wave of conviction - (any curse)



    Passive Tree
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    Passive Tree
    1st Part
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    2nd Part
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    3rd Part
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    Transition to Wild Strike
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    Final Tree (Lvl 90)
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    Ascendancy
    Rush Witch Ascendancy, pick Elementalist, their starting point then Marauder Ascendancy, pick Juggernaut


    Leveling
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    There are a few ways you can level this character, but I personally uses a spell build, and that is orb of storm and storm brand leveling. I have already setup my gear beforehand so I didn't need to search gear by the time I reached lvl 70 and ready to respec into wild strike. If you are leveling without the gear setup, you need to level the main gems in your second weapon slot.

    Choices - Orb of Storm + Storm brand leveling (the lvling method I used)
    - Frost blades

    so here's my full leveling process, (you could level with whatever you want, as long as your tree doesn't need a lot of respec)
    Lvl 1 -> Frost blades - Onslaught
    -> Explosive trap

    Lvl 4 -> Orb of storm - Onslaught - Frost bomb
    -> Explosive trap

    Lvl 12 -> Storm brand - added lightning damage - Explosive trap
    -> Orb of storm - Onslaught

    Lvl 31 -> Storm brand - added lightning damage - controlled destruction
    -> Orb of storm - added lightning damage - onslaught
    -> Lightning spire trap - controlled destruction - elemental focus - concentrated effect (bossing)
    -> Herald of Ice + Herald of Lightning

    Lvl 51 -> Storm brand - added lightning damage - controlled destruction - hypothermia
    -> Orb of storm - Controlled destruction - Added lightning damage - (Increase area of effect / onslaught)
    -> Herald of Ice + Herald of Lightning
    -> No change in lightning spire trap

    If you're using frost blades, you can refer to any frost blades leveling guide, but the tree will be a bit different from mine


    Pantheon
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    Major Gods
    Major - Soul of Solaris (General mapping)
    We pick Solaris because most of the time we will struggle against isolated targets. If the place is pretty packed, we could 1 tap all the monsters, even bosses too! But if the target is isolated, we won't able to kill it by our explosion chains (obviously), so we will have trouble against isolated targets, and solaris have the best defensive offer

    Major - Soul of Lunaris (General mapping, blighted maps)
    Lunaris have one of the best defensive options in the game if you harvested all the souls. It's pretty useful in blighted maps so I suggest picking this up especially on blighted maps. You could also use it on general mapping, there's no harm with it.

    Major - Arakaali (Uber elder, uber lab)
    Arakaali gives one of the best defenses against DoT damage. So picking this up will reduce total damage from bleed (for lab) and the phys damage over time from the summons of Uber elder.

    Minor Gods
    Minor - Shakari (General mapping)
    Shakari gives a handful defensive against poison and DoT damage. This is one of the best defenses that the pantheon can offer to our character. Due to our low lifepool, having reduced chaos damage and poison immunity is very effective to us.

    Minor - Gruthkul (Blighted maps)
    Gruthkul gives a lot of reduced phys damage for us, it's very effective on a very packed places, it's recommended to pick this when doing blighted maps, an extra defensive layer

    Minor - Ralakesh (Uber lab)
    Same as Arakali, it gives us reduced phys DoT damage and avoid bleeding, very useful defensive layer against traps

    Minor - Garukhan (MF setup / zoom zoom build)
    Garukhan offers a bonus movement speed for a MF build to zoom and a defensive layer to increase your survivability especially against bosses.


    Bandits
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    Kill All, because we are a non crit build. If you want to try a crit build, you could go for help Alira

    CryexArchon
    Oct 10, 2019 16:39:06 PM

    Passive Tree has now added

    CryexArchon
    Oct 10, 2019 16:41:29 PM

    What to use instead of taming?

    Wiizper
    Oct 11, 2019 10:43:49 AM

    "
    Wiizper wrote:
    What to use instead of taming?

    Just use any Opal ring with added lightning and elemental damage with attacks. It can be either one or just life and res if you are in a very strict budget.

    CryexArchon
    Oct 11, 2019 10:58:24 AM

    Are you able to farm red maps easily with your current gear? And do you die a lot?

    Wiizper
    Oct 11, 2019 11:34:17 AM

    Once in a blue moon by doing some dumb shit like face tanking a blight boss with wild strike, opening a strongbox on freeze open, abbaxoth comes out and be like "oh hey look an exile", and intervention with a superior weapon called lag. Those are the almost all of the reasons my character die from.

    CryexArchon
    Oct 11, 2019 11:51:13 AM
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