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[2.6] Duelist Cycloner (Slayer)

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

DifficultyChoice
NormalHelp Oak
Cruel Help Kraityn
Merciless Help Oak

Ascendancy skill points

Labyrinth difficultySkill point choice
Normal labyrinthBane of Legends
Cruel labyrinth Headsman
Merciless labyrinthEndless Hunger
Uber labyrinthBrutal 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

Amulet


None

Right Ring


None

Left Ring


None


Build uniques / Example rare gear


Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade

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.



Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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