League start and SSF viable PoE 3.10 Melee Slayer Vaal Cyclone Build

By eznpc - Views: (1843) - Mar,20,2020

Build Summary

This is an Impale Cyclone build that We made during Legion league that We plan to update consistently throughout the future leagues. It can be played as any duelist/marauder ascendancy except for chieftain, and the main focus is to demolish endgame content without spending a fortune.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 258856.13
  • 13.47
  • 54.17
  • 78.21
  • 3.87
  • 99
  • 3487723.94
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  • 3487723.94
  • 24
  • 430
  • 180
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  • 167
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  • 114
  • 6502
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  • 6502
  • 100
  • 351.11
  • 1300.4
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  • 28
  • 3.98
  • 12.3
  • 140.6
  • 208.06
  • 143.04
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  • 13773
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  • 73
  • 2.03
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  • 76
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Build Videos

Build PoB Link

https://pastebin.com/VmdX8xy4

Build Skill Tree

Build Description

This is an Impale Cyclone build that We made during Legion league that We plan to update consistently throughout the future leagues. It can be played as any duelist/marauder ascendancy except for chieftain, and the main focus is to demolish endgame content without spending a fortune.

Impale is a debuff you apply to the target that stores 10% of the damage you dealt in the previous hit and deals that amount as extra damage on consecutive singles.
Impale stacks up to 5 baselines giving you a 50% MORE damage multiplier.
You can increase this to 7 by either using Champions ascendancy node "Master of Metal" or by using a Watcher's Eye with the mod "Impales you inflict last two additional hits while using Pride."
We multiply this number by getting the Impale Effect.
With Impale Support, Dread Banner, and the two skill tree clusters, we get a damage multiplier of 104%.

The strength of this build is untouched for 3.10, but there are a few things I'd like to point out.
+ One of the new notables stands out; primarily the Deep Cut one that grants us one more Impale stack, aka 10% more damage, which is very strong.
+ Both a good and bad thing. With the fossil changes, we cant get -15 mana cost on the chest as straightforward anymore, which means we need a warlord chest to get that mod. The positive thing to this is that we can guarantee that mod as well as explode mod from crusader with awakener orb.
- Tempered Flesh does not have the multi crit baseline anymore, and the upgraded version will have negative life regen attached to it. We do not use this anymore.
- Precision at level 1 was nerfed by 20%. This isn't huge, and we will still use it, but it's a nerf nonetheless.

Pros:
+ This build can achieve light levels of damage.
+ League start and SSF viable.
+ No required items.
+ Good clearspeed.
+ Tackles end game easily on a low budget.
+ Has lots of room for min/max.

Cons:
- While our Cyclone area is vast, we are still playing Melee, which is dangerous at the time.
- Meta build means some end game items can be expensive.
- Leap Slam is bugged in the current patch causing you to get stuck on objects quickly.
- It's not a thick tonk build, so you have to dodge things yourself.

Ascendancy:


Pantheon:
Major: Soul of Lunaris and Soul of Arakaali are both solid choices. Start with Lunaris, and if you struggle with damage over time effects, then try Arakaali.
Minor: Soul of Shakari's upgraded version "immune to poison" is the best you can get.
Honorable mention: Soul of Ralakesh for maim/blind immunity and Soul of Garukhan for movement speed while mapping.

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Bandit: Kill All
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Primary Skill: Vaal Cyclone
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PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/VmdX8xy4
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