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[3.23] Cyclone Shockwave Slayer

Intro & build description

When it comes to starting fresh in upcoming Affliction league, you can’t go wrong with cyclone. Especially, if we pair it with fire shockwaves, which makes it even more interesting and satisfying, spinning through packs of mobs exploding them.

Build will be interesting for new players due to ease of play, while being complex enough for seasoned veterans as well.

As for the Wildwood Ascendancies, Warden of the Maji looks perfectly suited for melee based characters. Wildwood Primalist can also be considered, depending on your playstyle.

Build Pros

  • Perfect league starting build
  • Easy to play
  • Tanky
  • Fast paced an satisfying gameplay

Build Cons

  • Melee

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Link

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Impact
Labyrinth 2Bane of Legends
Labyrinth 3Brutal Fervour
Endgame LabyrinthEndless Hunger

Skill gem setup

Helm


Assassin's Mark

Mark On Hit Support

Berserk

Lifetap Support


Body Armor


Cyclone

Shockwave Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Elemental Focus Support

Fire Penetration Support


Gloves


Ancestral Protector

Ancestral Warchief

Lifetap Support

Multiple Totems Support


Boots


Molten Shell

Lifetap Support

Blood Rage

Blood and Sand


2h Weapon


Anger

Herald of Purity

Herald of Ash

Precision

Enlighten Support


1h Weapon


None


Offhand weapon / shield


None



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Abyssus

Abyssus is quite self-explanatory. An insane helm that usually is cheap and easy to acquire which helps us to boost the damage as well as cover some stat requirements.


Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

In perfect scenario, we want rare armour with – to total mana cost, additional curse and critical strike chance paired with life and elemental resistances.

In reality, get as many of mentioned stats as possible, based on your budget. I would prioritize curse and critical strike chance. If you have mana problems, prioritize the mana cost to help with sustain.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

Important!

Use Eldritch Ichors to convert at least 10% of physical damage to fire damage to get 100% damage conversion to fire.

As for stats, look for life, elemental resistances and possibility to craft increased damage while leeching.


Boots

Rare Boots

Rare boots with lots of elemental resistances, high movement speed and life.

As an upgrade, look for booths with Tailwind.


Left Ring

Circle of Anguish

Preferably, we want CoA with Fire Damage while affected by Herald of Ash and increased Herald of Ash Buff Effect.


Right Ring

Death Rush

Awesome and cheap ring to recover life and pretty much gain permanent adrenaline.


Amulet

Xoph's Heart

Awesome amulet for that fire damage and Ash debuff, which causes enemies to take increased fire damage and get slowed.

Use any rare amulet with life, elemental resistances or stats, until you get Xoph’s Heart.


Belt

Rare Belt

Rare belt with life, elemental resistances and increased Elemental Damage with Attacks.


2Hand Weapon

Rare Staff

Rare staff with as much physical damage as possible. Look for high flat physical damage as well as high increased physical damage %.


Jewel

Brutal Restraint

Socket the Brutal Restraint next to Juggernaut and Stamina notables.


Jewel

Watcher's Eye

Look for Watcher’s Eye with physical damage as extra fire damage while affected by anger.

Fire damage penetration while affected by anger is awesome mod as well.


Jewel

Cluster Jewels

Large Cluster Jewels:

Devastator
Martial Prowess
Weight Advantage

Prismatic Heart
Smoking Remains
Widespread Destruction


Jewel

Rare Jewels

1. Increased Fire Damage
2. Increased Maximum Life
3. Global Critical Strike Multiplier
4. Elemental Resistances


Flask

Flask Setup

1. Progenesis
2. Medic’s Bismuth Flask of the Eagle
3. Endless Diamond Flask of Penetrating
4. Flagellant’s Granite Flask of the Pangolin
5. Quicksilver Flask of the Cheetah



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

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