FLICKER STRIKE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Slayer based build focusing on the skill Flicker Strike. Kill your enemies so fast the you won't be able to see. A very fun build, but may cause seizures and eye cancer.

Pros

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Super Fun

  • Great Movement Speed

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Too Vulnerable to Physical Damage (if using Abyssus)

  • Stays too Close to enemies

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- A Loreweave is not cheap but it’s the best to boost your damage, it grants up to 50% increased Elemental Damage, 60% increased Global Critical Chance and adds 10 – 36 physical damage to attacks.
- A good alternative is Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
- A Lightning Coil is also an awesome choice because it provides "30% of physical damage taken as lightning damage" It helps to endure the extra damage taken because of Abyssus.     
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • SWORD
- Terminus Est is a mandatory sword for this build, it grants 1 Frenzy Charge for each critical strike, it keeps your Flicker Strike always flowing.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend Abyssus , because it gives a huge amount of extra damage. You become vulnerable to physical damage though.
- Starkonja's Head is a good alternative if you want to stay safe, it provides up to 100 maximum life and a huge evasion buff when on low life.
Rat's Nest is a good balance between defensive (Starkonja's) and offensive (Abyssus), it provides 15% attack speed and up to 75% increased critical chance.
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Essence Worm ring is mandotory, so we can use the Pride Aura without sacrificing a huge amount of mana.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with Life, Resistances and Intelligence. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, Intelligence and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- 1 Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. Examples here.
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
GEMS
  • SWORD
Flicker Strike
Melee Splash
Increased Critical Strikes
Close Combat (5 Linked Sockets)
Ancestral Call (If 6 Linked Sockets)
Multistrike
When facing bosses, change Melee Splash and Ancestral Call for Brutality and Melee Phisical Damage .
  • BODY ARMOUR
Ancestral Warchief
Ancestral Protector
Multiple Totems
Maim
Culling Strike (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Fortify (If 6 Linked Sockets)
  • GLOVES/BOOTS/HELMET
Herald of Purity
Precision
Dread Banner
Enlighten
  • GLOVES/BOOTS/HELMET
Leap Slam
Endurance Charge on Stun
Fortify
Faster Attacks
  • GLOVES/BOOTS/HELMET
Summon Ice Golem
Vaal Haste
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • RING
Pride
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.

SUMMARY

CLASS: Duelist

ASCENDANCY: Slayer

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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