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[3.1] Blade Flurry Scion (Raider/Elementalist)

Intro & build description

Build shines taking down extremely high health targets like guardians, shaper, atziri and uber atziri. If you haven’t killed atziri, shaper or guardians – you might want to invest in this one since it has huge damage potential and great mobility.  We are talking millions of damage with proper gear and jewels.  If fast paced map clearing while doing massive amounts of damage is something you are looking for, this build is for you.

Build Pros

  • Extreme damage (seriously)
  • Great clear speed
  • Insane boss killing potential with investment
  • Decent league starter, all you need is Moonbender's Wing
  • 100% uptime of frenzy charges and onslaught
  • 2 golems
  • Guardians/Shaper/Uber Atziri viable

Build Cons

  • Extremely well rolled damage jewels are expensive

Passive tree(s)

Leveling [56p]
Leveling [78p]
Leveling [95p]
Leveling [118p]
Full Build

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Dexterity / Passive Point
Labyrinth 2Raider / Passive Point
Labyrinth 3Path of the Ranger / Intelligence
Endgame LabyrinthPassive Point / Elementalist

Skill gem setup

Helm


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Increased Duration Support

Vaal Haste

Immortal Call


Body Armor


Blade Flurry

Melee Physical Damage Support

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Increased Area of Effect or Concentrated Effect Support

Damage on Full Life Support

Added Fire Damage Support


Gloves


Hatred

Herald of Ash

Ancestral Protector or Ancestral Warchief

Summon Lightning Golem


Boots



2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Orb of Storms

Curse on Hit Support

Elemental Weakness


Offhand weapon / shield


Summon Ice Golem

Whirling Blades

Frost Bomb



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

Abyssus

Use abyssus for most damage or any rare helmet with high life and elemental resistances to play it safer. Rat’s Nest is great alternative which provides good dps without downside of abyssus.


Body Armour

Astral Plate

Astral Plate is best rare chest piece because it has elemental resistance implicit, which makes it so much easier to cap them. If your resistances are capped, belly of the beast could be great alternative as well.


Gloves

Spiked Gloves

Life, attack speed, elemental resistances and physical damage to attacks.


Boots

Kaom's Roots

Lots of life, stun immunity, freeze immunity and Temporal Chains immunity. Any rare boots with high movement speed, life and elemental resistances will do just fine till you find/buy Kaom’s Roots.


Left Ring

Steel Ring

Flat physical damage to attacks, life, elemental resistances and accuracy/elemental damage with attacks.


Right Ring

Steel Ring

Flat physical damage to attacks, life, elemental resistances and accuracy/elemental damage with attacks.


Amulet

Rare Amulet

Life, global critical strike chance, global critical strike multiplier and flat physical damage to attacks.


Belt

Belt of the Deceiver

Great belt overall, you take 30% reduced extra damage from critical strikes and nearby enemies are Intimidated, which means affected targets  take 10% increased damage.


1Hand Weapon

Rare Claw

Rare claw with 250+ pDPS, high crit chance and decent attack speed is a way to go. Touch of Anguish is great alternative if you can’t get high physical damage claw at given time.


Offhand

Moonbender's Wing

Core item for the build, hence the name. Place it in offhand for physical to elemental conversion.


Jewel

Jewels

Jewels are meant to be used to help balance your build. If you are res capped, then go for damage type jewels.

Stats on rare jewels:

  1. Attack speed
  2. Attack speed with claws
  3. Global critical strike multiplier
  4. Maximum life
  5. Global critical strike chance
  6. Resistances (if needed)

 


Flask

Flasks

Flask Setup:

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Taste of Hate
  4. The Wise Oak or Sin’s Rebirth
  5. Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline


Leveling:

1. From level 1-12 use a skill like Frost Blades (you could also use frost bomb to help with single target).
2. Buy Ancestral Protector from Vendor (should be available after level 4 quests).
3. At about level 12 get the Sunder skill (should be a quest reward).
4. Do all the quests until you get to act 2, here you should get Herald of Ash after completing a quest. Herald of Ash should always be used as it provides you with a damage boost, especially for mapping.
5. Complete all the quests until act 3. Here you should be able to get Hatred from a quest. Just as HoA, use Hatred as an aura to help boost your damage even more.
6. Get blade flurry as a quest reward after killing General Gravicius in Act 3. However, don’t use this skill. Put it in your weapon swap to level it up so you can use it later.
7. Continue to level up and do all the quests until you get to level 39. Buy the Moonbender’s Wing unique axe (it should only be one Alchemy, use poe.trade), continue to level with this as your main weapon using Sunder. This weapon is our end-game, so keep using it until you switch over to blade flurry.
8. I recommend leveling all the way up to level 70+ using Sunder. Once you are ready to use Blade Flurry and have all the required gear then you can switch over to Blade Flurry. Some unique claws that you may use to level up with if using Blade Flurry includes:

-Ornament of the East (lvl 46)
-Wasp Nest (lvl 60)
-Touch of Anguish (lvl 68)

Gameplay

All credit for the build goes to unchainedlive

His twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/unchainedlive

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

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6 comments

  1. What is the source of your Frenzy Charges? One of the ‘pros’ in your ‘pros and cons’ list is 100% uptime of frenzy charges and onslaught, and I can’t figure out where you’re getting frenzy from.

  2. Would you recommend the new abyss jewels and belt?

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