POE 3.8 Assassin - Alpha's Blade Vortex, Insane Clear Speed Starter Build

By u4npoe - Views: (9224) - Sep,04,2019

Build Summary

This blade vortex build is played as an assassin for the ability to chain herald of ice in Path of Exile Blight. The way this works is that the ascendancy node, deadly infusion, gives us 2% base crit on our herald of ice when we are at max power charges. This is significant because herald of ice has a base crit of 0% usually, now this pared with +3% base crit shaper helmet means that our herald of ice has a 100% chance to crit against enemies on a full life. Blade vortex offers a decent single target to kill even T16 bosses.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 111296.83
  • 111296.83
  • 3.32
  • 7.5
  • 80.88
  • 96.34
  • 4.02
  • 100
  • 834726.23
  • 834726.23
  • 25
  • 63
  • 200
  • 155
  • 194
  • 155
  • 345
  • 113
  • 5132
  • 157
  • 5132
  • 100
  • 1026.4
  • 982
  • 28
  • 117
  • 11.91
  • 32.3
  • 196.4
  • 1197
  • 35
  • 15.56
  • 119.7
  • 4770
  • 39
  • 59
  • 59
  • 3000
  • 20
  • 2.6
  • 26
  • 4
  • 75
  • 75
  • 75
  • 30
  • 21
  • 20
  • 7
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3

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Build Description

INTRO:
This blade vortex build is played as an assassin for the ability to chain herald of ice in Path of Exile Blight. The way this works is that the ascendancy node, deadly infusion, gives us 2% base crit on our herald of ice when we are at max power charges. This is significant because herald of ice has a base crit of 0% usually, now this pared with +3% base crit shaper helmet means that our herald of ice has a 100% chance to crit against enemies on a full life. Blade vortex offers a decent single target to kill even T16 bosses.


PROS & CONS:
+ Great clear speed with herald chains
+ 100% crit against full life targets
+ 5k life
+ 1k ES
+ Fortify
+ 60% evade with blind
+ Decent single target
+ Not too expensive
- Not many defensive layers
- Have to be in melee range
- Blade vortex playstyle


ASCENDANCY:


1. Unstable Infusion
2. Deadly Infusion
3. Ambush and Assassinate
4. Opportunistic


BANDITS:
Help Alira because we can get more damage from a 2 point jewel; kill all to get 2 passive points.


PANTHEONS:
Mjoar God - Soul of Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Gruthul