CYCLONE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Slayer based build focusing on the Skill Cyclone. Do you want to spin to win? Who doesn't? A solid build for those who like a good physical melee character.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Awesome Single Target Damage

  • League Starter

  • Fast

  • 20% Culling Strike

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

  • Stays too Close to enemies

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- A Carcass Jack is the best balance between offence and defense, it grants Life, Elemental Resistances, Area Damage and Area of Effect.  
- A Loreweave is not cheap but it’s the best to boost your damage, it grants up to, 60% increased Global Critical Chance and adds 10 – 36 physical damage to attacks.
- A good defensive alternative is Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • SWORD
- I recommend Starforge, it has up to 723 physical DPS, 20% area of effect and up to 100 life. This Sword is the best for this build, but it's expensive.
- Don't worry, you can use Kondo's Pride as budget alternative until you get yours.
  • HELMET
- Starkonja's Head is a great helmet 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 great offensive helmet, 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.
-  You can also use Atziri's Steps that provides high amount of evasion, life, movement speed and chance to block spells. 
  • 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 and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life 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.
- Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. 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
Cyclone
Brutality
Infused Channeling
Pulverise
Close Combat (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Increased Area of Effect (If 6 Linked Sockets)
Change Increased Area of Effect and Pulverise for Concentrated Effect and Bloodlust when facing bosses.
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Herald of Purity
Flesh and Stone
Maim
Enlighten
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Leap Slam
Steelskin (level 16)
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Summon Ice Golem
Vaal Haste
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • BODY ARMOUR
Ancestral Warchief
Multiple Totems
Ancestral Protector
Chance to Bleed
Faster Attacks
Fortify

SUMMARY

CLASS: Duelist

ASCENDANCY: Slayer

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
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. 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.

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