Intro & build description
Cyclone was reworked in 3.7 and it is still in great position, especially when combined with Slayer ascendancy.
- High damage - can go over 1 million DPS with just Cyclone alone
- Great clear speed
- You can forget about reflect
- Tanky - can go over 7000 life + insane life leech
- Doesn't require a lot of items to get going
- A huge area of effect
- Starforge will definitely be expensive this league
Passive tree(s)[3.7] Skill Tree [3.8] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 2||Endless Hunger|
|Labyrinth 3||Brutal Fervour|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Purity
Blood and Sand
Vaal Ancestral Warchief (Use Regular version when you are out of souls)
Concentrated Effect Support
Melee Physical Damage Support
Multiple Totems Support
Cast When Damage Taken (Level 1)
Immortal Call (Level 3)
Vaal Haste (Level 20) - We only use Vaal version
Faster Attacks Support
Blood Magic Support
Close Combat Support
Melee Physical Damage Support
Increased Area of Effect Support (for clearing) / Concentrated Effect Support (for single target)
Infused Channeling Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Devoto’s is a classic helm for cyclone builds because of its attack and movement speed bonuses.
It will probably be a bit pricey at the beginning of Legion, so any rare helm with life and resistances will work just fine until you can get Devoto’s.
Ideal enchants for the helm would be 40% increased cyclone damage, cyclone attack speed or 40% increased Ancestral Warchief damage.
Body ArmourBelly of The Beast
Belly is a solid defensive body armour for any melee build. Another great defensive option would be Kaom’s Heart, however you would lose Ancestral Warchief,
If you want to go more offensive route, you can use Loreweave or Carcass Jack.
Haemophilia is a great choice for gloves slot – it gives us potent way to apply bleeding on our enemies.
It’s great because Ancestral Warchief is linked with Bloodlust which gives 60% more damage against bleeding enemies.
When you acquire some more currency, you should aim for Haemophilia gloves with “Curse enemies with Level x Vulnerability on Hit” corrupted implicit.
BootsRare Two-Toned boots
Look for generic rare Two-Toned boots with at least 80 life, 30% movement speed and some resistance.
As an enchantment, go for “16% increased Attack and Cast speed if you’ve Killed Recently”
Left RingRare Steel Ring
Look for 2 rare steel rings with high life, adds #-# physical damage to attacks and some resistances.
Use crafting bench to craft attack speed on top of those stats and you have yourself an insane ring.
Right RingRare Steel Ring
Same as previously mentioned ring
Daresso’s Salute is a perfect option for this build.
This amulet gives us plenty of damage, movement speed, area of effect, free resistances and we are unaffected by its downside.
The Retch is a great option for leech builds, albeit quite expensive.
It has life, life leech, 60% increased flask duration, increased movement speed and extra damage – all the mods are extremely useful for this build.
If you cannot afford or don’t want to use this belt, Stygian Vise with high life and resistances is a great option as well.
Starforge is a priority item this build should focus on getting as soon as possible.
Since this is purely physical build, Starforge works perfectly due to its high physical damage and ability to shock enemies without dealing lightning damage.
While you are saving up for a Starforge, other alternative weapons you could use would be:
1.) Kaom’s Primacy
2.) Sinvicta’s Mettle
3.) Kitava’s Feast
Keep in mind, if you are using an axe, you should not choose Blade Master/Razor’s Edge and go for Slaughter/Cleaving nodes on the skill tree instead.
On jewels look for following mods:
1.) Increased physical damage with swords / Two-Handed Melee Weapons
2.) % Increased Maximum life
3.) Increased attack speed / increased attack and cast speed
4.) Increased Area Damage / Melee damage / Increased damage
5.) Resistances / Attributes that you are lacking
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
2.) Silver Flask with freeze removal
3.) Sin’s Rebirth
4.) Basalt Flask with curse Removal / Atziri’s Promise
5.) Blood of The Karui