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[2.6] Ngamahu’s Flame Cyclone Ranger (Raider)

Intro & build description

Haven’t played cyclone yet? Well, this is your chance. Most satisfying to play cyclone build currently out there. Only requirement is Ngamahu’s Flame, you can do fine with any rare axe till you farm up currency to buy one. Straightforward gameplay, spin into packs and kill everything in matter of seconds while dropping Molten Burst procs for even more damage.

Build Summary:


Point Blank

Iron Grip

Resolute Technique

Vaal Pact

184% increased maximum life

4x jewel sockets

7x frenzy charges

Build Pros

  • Very fun, fast paced gameplay
  • Guardians/Shaper Viable
  • Can do most map mods
  • Easy breach farming
  • Breachlords viable

Build Cons

  • Elemental Reflect can be harsh without Vaal Pact

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Final Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Oak

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Way of the Poacher
Labyrinth 2Avatar of the Slaughter
Labyrinth 3Quartz Infusion
Endgame LabyrinthAvatar of the Veil

Skill gem setup


Blood Magic

Faster Attacks

Leap Slam


Body Armor


Melee Physical Dmage

Weapon Elemental Damage

Increased Area Effect

Elemental Focus

Added Fire Damage



Summon Flame Golem

Herald of Ash



Vaal Lightning Trap

Vaal Haste

Increased Duration

Ancestral Warchief

2h Weapon

Weapon Elemental Damage

Fire Penetration

Added Fire Damage

Concentrated Effect

Greater Multiple Projectiles

Physical Projectile Attack Damage

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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2Hand Weapon

Ngamahu's Flame

Key item for this build! Must have.


Xoph's Blood

Great amulet to have for this build, since 10% fire penetration is huge dps boost. Not necessity though, any unique or rare amulet will do just fine, although with current passive tree it’s assumed that you have this amulet.

Body Armour

Carcass Jack

Increases builds clear speed and damage. Great chest for the build.


Titan Greaves

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

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


Titan Gauntlets

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


Devoto's Devotion

Any rare helm with life and resistances is fine if you want to go tanky or if you are fining it hard to cap resistances.

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


Leather Belt

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

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

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

Right Ring

Two-Stone Ring

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

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


Here is a video where you can see this build in action:

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

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  1. What did you put in the 4x jewel sockets?

    • For jewels there aren’t any strict requirements – but generally build scales damage from jewels with following options:

      • % Increased Physical damage with axes
      • % Increased Physical damage with two handed weapons
      • % Increased Physical damage
      • % Increased Melee damage
      • % Increased Attack speed
      • % Increased Area Damage

      Feel free to use jewels with other options as well such as % increased maximum life – this mod in combination with 2 of previously mentioned damage mods on jewel would be extremely good.

  2. Aspiring Ngamahuist

    Hey man!

    I’m thinking about trying this build out in the upcoming LHC league, and so I made an attempt at updating the skilltree for 2.6:


    I took the liberty of changing a few things (mainly different pathing + Cleaving -> Wrecking Ball), and as I havent played this build before I’d be happy to know what you think.


  3. Could you please post lvling build?

    • We haven’t specifically made leveling tree for this build – rule of thumb would be to take half damage and half survivability nodes while leveling and it should work out well. Also get Ngamahu’s Flame and Xoph’s Blood as soon as you can.

  4. Do you run any special Flask with this build?

    • I am playing this build in Legacy and not running any specific unique flasks – I have 2 instant recovery Divine flasks with bleed removal, Quicksilver flask with increased movement speed (of adrenaline), Granite flask with increased armour and Basalt flask with freeze removal.

  5. Does the axe have to be 6 linked? Or does links not matter at all because all are supports?

  6. Hi!
    How do you fit in life leech to your build without warlords mark, gems or stats on items?
    Do you go for it on jewels? If so, how much is needed to outleech?
    Or do you have special flask for this?

    • I altered build and used Life leech gem in Cyclone and Molten burst setup and could easily outleech Ele reflect maps and facetank stuff.

  7. I think you misspelled there its not bloodmagic red but the green one since the red one is support and the green one is the one giving frenzy charges

  8. Very quickly ends mana, what to do

    • Mana leech node in skill tree should solve that – also keep one mana potion on you if problem is that bad.

  9. How would a Fireborn Crimson Jewel work for this build in the Duelist Jewel Node?

    • This build converts all the physical damage to fire damage anyways, so I don’t think it would have lots of value there.

  10. How do you get enough INT to use Inc AOE so early?

  11. How do you get enough INT to use all gems and items?

    • I had int on ring, crafted it on gloves and had it on jewel; you can choose whichever option you’d like but getting enough on rings would probably be the best solution.

  12. could you use a duelist for this build?

  13. Genuinely curious why most cyclone builds take “Resolute technique”? I understand cyclone hits a lot but you have a lot of accuracy rating. Just can’t comprehend why just giving up crit chance is a good idea, I must be missing something.

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