Intro & build description
This Facebreaker Cyclone build for the 3.18 Sentinel challenge league is a perfect choice if you want to play a melee character. Cyclone is known for good clear speed, nice damage, and satisfying gameplay.
- Tanky - has max block and spell block
- Doesn't require any expensive items to start farming maps - Facebreaker and Abyssus should cost you no more than 15c in the first few days
- Great clear speed due to Arena Challenger
- Good boss killer
- Physical reflect map mod is instant death
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.18] Skill Tree PoB Community Link
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Arena Challenger|
|Labyrinth 3||Violent Retaliation|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Versatile Combatant|
Skill gem setup
Blood and Sand (Max LVL)
Immortal Call (LVL 3)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Dread Banner (Max LVL)
Awakened Brutality Support
Infused Channeling Support
Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support
Herald of Purity
Flesh and Stone
Second Wind Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Vaal Ancestral Warchief
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Abyssus is one of the best offensive helmets for melee builds. Get it as soon as you can.
Body ArmourRare Body armour
Our endgame body armor is one with ‘Attacks have #% to critical strike chance’ mod as the main one. Other good mods would be high life and resistances.
Core item of the build, get it as soon as possible.
Also, look for one with as close to 800% more physical damage with unarmed attacks as possible.
BootsRare Two-Toned boots
Look for rare Two-Toned boots with at least 80+ life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances.
Left RingSteel Ring
Get 2 rare Steel Rings with high physical damage to attacks, some life and as high resistances as possible.
Same as previously mentioned ring.
A very important piece of the build, try to get it at the same time you get Facebreaker.
Try to get one with 36% crit multiplier implicit.
Great overall belt for the build, providing a good life roll and amazing damage boost, provided it’s rolled well.
It’s quite expensive, so until you can afford it, use regular Stygian Vise / Leather Belt with high life and resistances.
One of the more expensive items of the endgame build, this shield is amazing from survivability perspective, recovering life, and giving a pretty substantial boost to armour.
The Surrender is expensive, so until you can afford it, use either Lioneye’s Remorse or Daresso’s Courage.
This build uses jewels for damage but also to cap resistances, since we use a lot of uniques. Mods to look for on regular jewels:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) + to All Resistances
3.) Global critical strike multiplier
4.) Global physical damage / attack speed / attack speed with claws or other damage mods
5.) Attributes if you are lacking
Build also uses unique jewels:
1.) Watcher’s Eye with increased attack damage / attack speed while affected by Precision. It’s way cheaper than Pride jewels but still gives us substantial damage boost.
2.) Transcendent Flesh – a great offensive jewel.
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Lion’s Roar
2.) Bottled Faith (If you can afford it)
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Quicksilver flask of adrenaline
5.) Instant recovery Divine life flask with bleed removal