[2.5] Slayer Cycloner

Intro & build description

This is very strong Breach league Path of Exile build to have as first character. Once you get hatred/herald of ash and cyclone, you will start to melt things.  Downside is, this is melee build and you have to pay attention to surroundings. High life pool helps a lot since you can take a huge hit or two and leech it back almost instantly.

 

Build Summary:

203 % life (can get 220%+ with jewels)

4x jewel sockets

408 % melee physical damage with axes

5.4 % life regeneration per second

Build Pros

  • Cheap to start with

  • High damage

  • HC Viable

  • Tanky

  • Can do most content without problems

  • Atziri Viable

  • No build specific uniques

Build Cons

  • Clear speed is slower than ranged builds, but not by much

  • Melee build, you have to get up close to deal damage, which is disadvantage


Passive tree(s)

Build

Bandits

Normal Cruel Merciless
Help Oak Help Kraityn Help Oak

Ascendancy skill points

Normal Labyrinth Cruel Labyrinth Merciless Labyrinth Endgame Labyrinth (Uber Lab)
Bane of Legends Headsman Endless Hunger Brutal Fervour




Skill gem setup

Helm

Hatred Herald of Ash Cast When Damage Taken Support Enfeeble

Body Armor

Ancestral Warchief Melee Physical Damage Support Concentrated Effect Support Faster Attacks Support Weapon Elemental Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support

Gloves

Cast When Damage Taken Support Increased Duration Support Immortal Call Blood Rage

Boots

Leap Slam Faster Attacks Support Blood Magic Support Enduring Cry

2h Weapon

Cyclone Fortify Support Melee Physical Damage Support Blood Magic Support Weapon Elemental Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support

1h Weapon

None


Offhand weapon / shield

None


Build uniques / Example rare gear

Helmet

Royal Burgonet

Stat priority:
1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Armour
Note:

If you have capped resistances, try to find one with high armour


Body Armour

Lightning Coil

Any rare chest is fine, Lightning Coil is endgame goal.

Astral Plate with high life, armour and resistances will do just fine.


Gloves

Titan Gauntlets

Stat priority:
1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Attack Speed
4) Armour


Boots

Titan Greaves

Stat priority:
1) Movement Speed
2) Life
3) Resistances
4) Armour
Note:

Try to find boots with at least 25 % movement speed, 30% is ideal. Even if you have to sacrifice little bit of life or resistances


Belt

Leather Belt

Stat priority:
1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Weapon Elemental Damage
4) Armour
Note:

Belts with these four options can get expensive, belt with life and resistances will do just fine


Left Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Stat priority:
1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Stats
4) Weapon Elemental Damage or Attack speed
Note:

Try to get intelligence and dexterity on rings as well, to meet requirements for gear/gems.


Right Ring

Two-Stone Ring

1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Stats
4) Weapon Elemental Damage or Attack speed
Note:

Try to get intelligence and dexterity on rings as well, to meet requirements for gear/gems.


Amulet

Turquoise Amulet

1) Life
2) Resistances
3) Stats
4) Weapon Elemental Damage
Note:

Try to get intelligence and dexterity on amulet as well, to meet requirements for gear/gems.

Turquoise Amulet base is ideal for this build, since it has implicit with needed stats for this build.


2Hand Weapon

Atziri's Disfavour

Any rare axe with high physical damage and attack speed will do the job, Atziri’s Disfavour is BiS for this build.

Hezmana’s Bloodlust is nice and cheap unique axe that will carry you till late maps. It has built in Blood Magic.