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. people say it causes seizures and eye cancer, but it's just a rumour.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Awesome Single Target Damage

  • League Starter

  • Fast

  • Permanent Fortify

Cons

  • Stays too Close to enemies

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The best body armour for this build would be an Elder one with a lot life, evasion and more critical strike chance for attacks. Examples here.
- If you need to go budget, I recommend Kintsugi, it provides up to 1689 Evasion, +80 Life, 30% Fire Resistance, 20% reduced damage taken if you haven't been hit recently, 50% increased Evasion if you have been hit recently.
- You can also use a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
  • 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
- The best helmet for this build is a rare one with life, evasion and enemies take 9% increased physical damage. Examples here.
- Starkonja's Head is a great budget 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 budget helmet if you want to be more offensive, it provides 15% attack speed and up to 75% increased critical chance.
  • 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
- ​A rare ring with life, intelligence and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, intelligence and elemental resistances. 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.
- A Jade Flask is really important because it grants +3000 Evasion. Best mods are Increased Duration and Increased Evasion. Examples here
- Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
- A Bottled Faith is super expensive and not necessary at all, but if you are a very rich dude you can buy one to optmize your damage.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 40% Increased Flicker Strike Damage
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Movement Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Panopticon (Verdant + Indigo + Opalescent)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 98
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Flicker Strike
Melee Splash
Multistrike
Impale
When facing big Bosses replace Melee Splash and Ancestral Call with Brutality and Fortify.
Ancestral Call (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Close Combat (If 6 Linked Sockets)
For fights that need more control over     your character (Shaper, Atziri...) use:                           
Vaal Double Strike
Brutality
Multistrike
Impale
Fortify (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Close Combat (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Herald of Purity
Precision (level 5)
Pride
Enlighten
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Grace
Assassin's Mark
Steelskin
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Summon Ice Golem
Faster Attacks
Dread Banner
Leap Slam
  • SWORD
Ancestral Warchief
Multiple Totems
Ancestral Protector
Maim
Blood Rage doesn't need to be linked with the rest of this setup.
Culling Strike
Blood Rage

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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