[3.10] OneShotKill Elemental Hit Ballista Hiero - 9.6 million DPS - EZ Boss Killer + budget friendly

Going to league start this build today. After taking a league off this is my favorite build to date.
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_mrkvn wrote:
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lolshie wrote:

Im looking forward to leaguestart with this build in heist (despite not playing it even once after lvl 60 kekw).



We're on the same boat. Lol. Haven't played the actual skill. Just played the leveling part. I used the leveling mentioned in the guide and it was ok. I tried using the one you mentioned and it's more damage, thus faster.

Did you follow the tree progression as mentioned in the guide, except of course for the Ancestral Bond you mentioned? Specifically the straight to Acrobatics part, or did you get the Panopticon along the way?

Cheers!


Yea, i pretty much go straight for phase acro after avatar of fire, only detour for ancestral bond at around lvl 38 if i have second red-red-blue-blue item.

I think dodge chance helps a lot since we skip almost al +%life before lvl 48 or so.

Looks like we can also incorporate flamewall from lvl 4 to boost our boss dps a lot while leveling, since flame totem is a projectile and we already apply combustion and fire exposure also, just need a blue unlinked socket (if we are richy-boys we can even link it with EF or CD)
Last edited by lolshie on Sep 18, 2020, 2:37:07 PM
Anyone streaming league starting this? :)
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lolshie wrote:
Hey yall

Im looking forward to leaguestart with this build in heist (despite not playing it even once after lvl 60 kekw).

I've been playtesting and practicing with it a couple of times this week (so far about 5:00 to 5:20 with all passives and 3 trials, decent speed for skilltree with almost 0 dmg) and here are my tips for first 4 acts (imo they are the hardest and messiest):

Spoiler

ACT1

Lvl 1
kill hillock, loot stuff. Enter town and check vendors
Sockets we need:
damage setup red-red-blue, blue-blue-blue
other links/socket colours: bue-blue(-blue), red, red, blue.

something like that

if you found nothing equip second sceptre from hillock

Pick purifing flame as a reward.

go out

Grab coast tp, enter mudflats, collect 3 quest-thingy, enter submerged passage, tp to coast, enter tidal island, kill glacial-cascade-casting guy, exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 3 or 4 here


Check vendors again, hopefully you'll find something usefull.
Sell stuff. Keep in mind that we will need atleast 2 transmutes and 2 alterations for +fire dmg to spells wand recipe, so try to balance how you are selling and id'ing stuff.

Pick flame totem, infused channeling, frostblink as a quest rewards, buy arcane surge (keep low lvl, about 2-4)

link totem+channeling, surge+purifying flame or surge+frostblink

tp submerged passage

find long stairs in submerged passage drop portal, go to the ledge and on to lower prison, waypoint to town, enter portal, seach for flooded depths, kill crab. exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 6-8 here

Grab added fire dmg support.

Hopefully you got enough stuff for 2 firedmg wands. (if you are really want to you can do lightning wands, but keep in mind that we will grab avatar of fire at around lvl 20 and if you are not sure that you will be able to make lvl 20 fire wands dont do it).
You'll need 2 ruby rings (you can create them with red gem +iron ring), 2 magic wands, 2 alterations.
If you cant make 2, 1 is more than enough for act1.

if you are rich buy combustion support.

links for now: totem+added fire+infused channeling, purifying flame+combustion+arcane surge, frostblink.

tp lower prison

Trial in lower prison.
Kill brutus. exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 8-9 here

grab flame dash, if you are rich buy clarity (keep as low as needed).

tp next zone (i forgot it's name)

find ship graveyard, grab waypoint, find graveyard cave, find afflame (something like that), go out, find caverns, waypoint to graveyard again, find fairgraves kick his butt, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 10-11 here

You can grab any red gem for later
If you are rich buy 2 sapphire rings from neesa
if you are not, you will suffer

tp merveil caverns

Find and kill merveil, transition to act 2


ACT2


Go right, clear beast den if you want to (i usualy skip it), grab waypoint in crossroads, go up, trial at chamberofsins 2, kill some lightning-scorpio-dude-hybryd-w/e-that-thing-is, grab quest item, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 13-14 here


Grab wave of convicion in town, if you are rich buy herald of ass(mhm)

tp crossroads

go right, find sword-dude-bandit and slap him good. exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 15 here

tp crossroads, go down, trial in crypt lvl 1. You can complete quest here also, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 15-16 here


ditch purifying flame, socket in wave of cockwiction. socket in herald of ash.
Links: purifying flame-combustion-arcane surge. totem-added fire-channeling, flame dash, herald of ash, clarity.

Go out left.

Grab waypoint, go forward to western forrest, find waypoint. on the side of waypoint is allira (slap her good), kill blackguards all the way to the left of the zone, complete quest, find arachnid nest, find big-spooder, kill him, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 16-18 here


Grab contdestruct, buy elefocus if you can.

Links - wave of conviction->combustion->controlled destruction, totem-added fire-channeling, ash, clarity, flamedash-arcane surge.

Hope you are prepping for lvl 20 wand upgrades.
You'll need 2 rare ruby rings, 2 alts, 2 magic wands. Easiest way to get rare rings is essences.

Tp riverways, go top, kill oak in wetlands, enter vaal ruins, enter northern forrest, enter the caverns, grab waypoint, tp to act1 town, grab skillpoint, tp to act2 town, grab 2 skillpoints, do lvl 20 wand upgrade. go kill vaal construct.

you should be lvl 20-21 here


You should have avatar of fire at around lvl 20, skip ancestral bond for now (you can path up to it, just dont take it yet.)


ACT3


Town->slums->crematorium. Do trial, slap piety (first time). exit to character selection screen.

Grab keys, grab flammability.

go out.

You should be lvl 21-22 here

Sewers->market (another trial in side area near wp)-> battlefront, grab quest item->docks, grab quest item. exit to character selection screen.

Vendor can sell 4links from lvl 24, check him everytime you are in town (you can even check every time you lvl up). You will need 2 items with red-red-blue-blue, blue-blue-blue-blue for now.

Links to work up to:
Wave of conviction-controlled destruction-combustion-arcane surge
totem-added fire-infused channeling-ele focus
flame dash
Flammability (-spell cascade if you want to)
clarity, herald of ash


Waypoint battlefront -> temple of solaris, find crazy lady, grab +int amulet, exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 25-26 here


Waypoint sewers -> ebony barracks -> kill angry general -> lunaris temple -> kill piety (second time), exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 27 here

If you want to/need to you can create/buy topaz rings to make dominus ezpz

Waypoint -> barracks -> imperial garden, do trial, you can complete siosa quest in the library if you have blue-green link and a chance orb, or if you have green and red socket in weaponswap for elehit+ballista totem. -> go kill dominus in his tower.


You should be about lvl 30 here


ACT4

Get to act4 town, go to act3 town, do normal lab. Grab Pursuit of Faith

Start doing a4, everything is pretty straight forward for the most part here. Optimal strat is to clear one of the dreams first, get to next zone wp and tp to the other dream to catchup with xp

You should be about lvl 36-37 when you are killing 3 souls before big-scary-dude fight. (also third piety kill here..)

Kill the dude, exit to character selection screen.

Grab multiple totem support, as a reward.

go to act5



ACT5+
You should hit lvl 38 at control blocks or so,

time for the last major gem shuffle untill 60+
if you have red-red-blue-blue socket in spell totem, multiple totems, wave of conviction, combustion. Grab ancestral bond node on the three.

From now on everything should be pretty simple. Sometimes later you can swap out clarity for anger to boost your dmg a bit if you are comfortable with mana issues.


setup live trade searches for heatshiver, upgrade prophecy, combat focuses, rain of splinters and quil rain to snipe them early if possible. I think to buy everything we will need to farm blood aqueducts for a bit. But you can skip it and just go do chaos recipe in t1 maps with totems, just focus on caping your resists. Also be on a lookout for socket colours needed for a swap.
Keep in mind that heatshiver/frostferno is dex based and we need red-red-blue-green sockets there, so be on a lookout for chromes or try to snipe already colored helm



Wish you all luck! and ty Vei for such a nice build
ps. english is not my first language so sorry for any grammar mistakes.


Hi,

Hope you don't mind, I highlighted your leveling tips on my announcement section. I know it's very late to mention it now, wanted to do it earlier but it slipped my mind so :( but I believe it could still be very useful for others who level this build later on.

My 3.12 take/update to Lunasicc187's OneShotKill Elemental Hit Hierophant Guide

Part 1 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/173#p22791192
Part 2 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/174#p22812204
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Vei wrote:
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lolshie wrote:
Hey yall

Im looking forward to leaguestart with this build in heist (despite not playing it even once after lvl 60 kekw).

I've been playtesting and practicing with it a couple of times this week (so far about 5:00 to 5:20 with all passives and 3 trials, decent speed for skilltree with almost 0 dmg) and here are my tips for first 4 acts (imo they are the hardest and messiest):

Spoiler

ACT1

Lvl 1
kill hillock, loot stuff. Enter town and check vendors
Sockets we need:
damage setup red-red-blue, blue-blue-blue
other links/socket colours: bue-blue(-blue), red, red, blue.

something like that

if you found nothing equip second sceptre from hillock

Pick purifing flame as a reward.

go out

Grab coast tp, enter mudflats, collect 3 quest-thingy, enter submerged passage, tp to coast, enter tidal island, kill glacial-cascade-casting guy, exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 3 or 4 here


Check vendors again, hopefully you'll find something usefull.
Sell stuff. Keep in mind that we will need atleast 2 transmutes and 2 alterations for +fire dmg to spells wand recipe, so try to balance how you are selling and id'ing stuff.

Pick flame totem, infused channeling, frostblink as a quest rewards, buy arcane surge (keep low lvl, about 2-4)

link totem+channeling, surge+purifying flame or surge+frostblink

tp submerged passage

find long stairs in submerged passage drop portal, go to the ledge and on to lower prison, waypoint to town, enter portal, seach for flooded depths, kill crab. exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 6-8 here

Grab added fire dmg support.

Hopefully you got enough stuff for 2 firedmg wands. (if you are really want to you can do lightning wands, but keep in mind that we will grab avatar of fire at around lvl 20 and if you are not sure that you will be able to make lvl 20 fire wands dont do it).
You'll need 2 ruby rings (you can create them with red gem +iron ring), 2 magic wands, 2 alterations.
If you cant make 2, 1 is more than enough for act1.

if you are rich buy combustion support.

links for now: totem+added fire+infused channeling, purifying flame+combustion+arcane surge, frostblink.

tp lower prison

Trial in lower prison.
Kill brutus. exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 8-9 here

grab flame dash, if you are rich buy clarity (keep as low as needed).

tp next zone (i forgot it's name)

find ship graveyard, grab waypoint, find graveyard cave, find afflame (something like that), go out, find caverns, waypoint to graveyard again, find fairgraves kick his butt, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 10-11 here

You can grab any red gem for later
If you are rich buy 2 sapphire rings from neesa
if you are not, you will suffer

tp merveil caverns

Find and kill merveil, transition to act 2


ACT2


Go right, clear beast den if you want to (i usualy skip it), grab waypoint in crossroads, go up, trial at chamberofsins 2, kill some lightning-scorpio-dude-hybryd-w/e-that-thing-is, grab quest item, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 13-14 here


Grab wave of convicion in town, if you are rich buy herald of ass(mhm)

tp crossroads

go right, find sword-dude-bandit and slap him good. exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 15 here

tp crossroads, go down, trial in crypt lvl 1. You can complete quest here also, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 15-16 here


ditch purifying flame, socket in wave of cockwiction. socket in herald of ash.
Links: purifying flame-combustion-arcane surge. totem-added fire-channeling, flame dash, herald of ash, clarity.

Go out left.

Grab waypoint, go forward to western forrest, find waypoint. on the side of waypoint is allira (slap her good), kill blackguards all the way to the left of the zone, complete quest, find arachnid nest, find big-spooder, kill him, exit to character selection screen.

you should be lvl 16-18 here


Grab contdestruct, buy elefocus if you can.

Links - wave of conviction->combustion->controlled destruction, totem-added fire-channeling, ash, clarity, flamedash-arcane surge.

Hope you are prepping for lvl 20 wand upgrades.
You'll need 2 rare ruby rings, 2 alts, 2 magic wands. Easiest way to get rare rings is essences.

Tp riverways, go top, kill oak in wetlands, enter vaal ruins, enter northern forrest, enter the caverns, grab waypoint, tp to act1 town, grab skillpoint, tp to act2 town, grab 2 skillpoints, do lvl 20 wand upgrade. go kill vaal construct.

you should be lvl 20-21 here


You should have avatar of fire at around lvl 20, skip ancestral bond for now (you can path up to it, just dont take it yet.)


ACT3


Town->slums->crematorium. Do trial, slap piety (first time). exit to character selection screen.

Grab keys, grab flammability.

go out.

You should be lvl 21-22 here

Sewers->market (another trial in side area near wp)-> battlefront, grab quest item->docks, grab quest item. exit to character selection screen.

Vendor can sell 4links from lvl 24, check him everytime you are in town (you can even check every time you lvl up). You will need 2 items with red-red-blue-blue, blue-blue-blue-blue for now.

Links to work up to:
Wave of conviction-controlled destruction-combustion-arcane surge
totem-added fire-infused channeling-ele focus
flame dash
Flammability (-spell cascade if you want to)
clarity, herald of ash


Waypoint battlefront -> temple of solaris, find crazy lady, grab +int amulet, exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 25-26 here


Waypoint sewers -> ebony barracks -> kill angry general -> lunaris temple -> kill piety (second time), exit to character selection screen.

You should be lvl 27 here

If you want to/need to you can create/buy topaz rings to make dominus ezpz

Waypoint -> barracks -> imperial garden, do trial, you can complete siosa quest in the library if you have blue-green link and a chance orb, or if you have green and red socket in weaponswap for elehit+ballista totem. -> go kill dominus in his tower.


You should be about lvl 30 here


ACT4

Get to act4 town, go to act3 town, do normal lab. Grab Pursuit of Faith

Start doing a4, everything is pretty straight forward for the most part here. Optimal strat is to clear one of the dreams first, get to next zone wp and tp to the other dream to catchup with xp

You should be about lvl 36-37 when you are killing 3 souls before big-scary-dude fight. (also third piety kill here..)

Kill the dude, exit to character selection screen.

Grab multiple totem support, as a reward.

go to act5



ACT5+
You should hit lvl 38 at control blocks or so,

time for the last major gem shuffle untill 60+
if you have red-red-blue-blue socket in spell totem, multiple totems, wave of conviction, combustion. Grab ancestral bond node on the three.

From now on everything should be pretty simple. Sometimes later you can swap out clarity for anger to boost your dmg a bit if you are comfortable with mana issues.


setup live trade searches for heatshiver, upgrade prophecy, combat focuses, rain of splinters and quil rain to snipe them early if possible. I think to buy everything we will need to farm blood aqueducts for a bit. But you can skip it and just go do chaos recipe in t1 maps with totems, just focus on caping your resists. Also be on a lookout for socket colours needed for a swap.
Keep in mind that heatshiver/frostferno is dex based and we need red-red-blue-green sockets there, so be on a lookout for chromes or try to snipe already colored helm



Wish you all luck! and ty Vei for such a nice build
ps. english is not my first language so sorry for any grammar mistakes.


Hi,

Hope you don't mind, I highlighted your leveling tips on my announcement section. I know it's very late to mention it now, wanted to do it earlier but it slipped my mind so :( but I believe it could still be very useful for others who level this build later on.



Oh wow, thanks!

so, i got to lvl71 just now.
Lvling took way longer since i interacted with league stuff a lot (heist is fun tho, but very stressful, but fun!), but all went smoothly. Flamewall is a nice addition to our dps during campaign.
Although i must admit that only at lvl 69 (nice) i realised thaat you cannot mark and curse same enemy :3

Farmed BA and lvl 63+- heists a bit for some currency and bought quilrain, skrimish, fallacy, combat focuses, rain of splinters, boots with red heels(?) and a 4 link heatshiver with the right colors (bargain for 2c i think..). Still missing kaoms heart (cost about 40 now, to much for me yet) and frostferno (havent bought the prophecy), but everything is kinda okaish. Dmg is decent in my crapshit gear and build is decently tanky with cwdt-ic, evasion, dodge.

Enjoying it!

UPD as i go. Bough kaoms, finished my frostferno, now need to balance resists and i think im done up to a high yellow maps, maybe even up to reds. Feels good man

Last edited by lolshie on Sep 19, 2020, 12:20:24 PM
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lolshie wrote:
Oh wow, thanks!


No problem! I just thought it's a pity if those tips get lost behind as more people post on this thread. At least more people will be aware of it when they can see it in the Announcement Section. :)

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lolshie wrote:
so, i got to lvl71 just now.
Lvling took way longer since i interacted with league stuff a lot (heist is fun tho, but very stressful, but fun!), but all went smoothly. Flamewall is a nice addition to our dps during campaign.


When I took a look at your char again it's Lv 80 already, and I checked Poe.ninja there were no Level 80 using this build with Frostferno yet so it seems like you might be the first one to reach 80. Congrats on that! :)

Spoiler
And when I checked again, highest on the Chart :)



As for Flame Wall, hmm I didn't use it during leveling but I tested it a bit in Standard, definitely can see how to fit into the campaign part in the future when I have some time to test.

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lolshie wrote:

Although i must admit that only at lvl 69 (nice) i realised thaat you cannot mark and curse same enemy :3


Yeah they changed the curses and the wordings in the patch notes were super confusing. I had to read like "20 times" before I could understand it!

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lolshie wrote:

Farmed BA and lvl 63+- heists a bit for some currency and bought quilrain, skrimish, fallacy, combat focuses, rain of splinters, boots with red heels(?) and a 4 link heatshiver with the right colors (bargain for 2c i think..). Still missing kaoms heart (cost about 40 now, to much for me yet) and frostferno (havent bought the prophecy), but everything is kinda okaish. Dmg is decent in my crapshit gear and build is decently tanky with cwdt-ic, evasion, dodge.

Enjoying it!

UPD as i go. Bough kaoms, finished my frostferno, now need to balance resists and i think im done up to a high yellow maps, maybe even up to reds. Feels good man


That's great to hear. Have fun with the build!

Cheers
My 3.12 take/update to Lunasicc187's OneShotKill Elemental Hit Hierophant Guide

Part 1 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/173#p22791192
Part 2 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/174#p22812204
Last edited by Vei on Sep 19, 2020, 11:47:20 PM
I'm confused with the Double Curse version using Sniper's Mark. If the Double Curse using Sniper's Mark won't work with Awakened Hextouch (which is the source for applying an additional curse), then how would the Double Curse work? Or in this case, anointing Whispers of Doom is required?
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_mrkvn wrote:
I'm confused with the Double Curse version using Sniper's Mark. If the Double Curse using Sniper's Mark won't work with Awakened Hextouch (which is the source for applying an additional curse), then how would the Double Curse work? Or in this case, anointing Whispers of Doom is required?


Think my wordings are bit confusing there, I was referring to Sniper's Mark not working with Hextouch on the Auto Application Part of the Curse through Frenzy. I'll make some edits for clarity(Thanks for asking by the way :) )

As for the additional curse effect of Hextouch, as long as Flammability is linked to L5 Awaken Hextouch, the enemy can have the additional curse(Sniper's Mark in this case) even though Sniper's Mark is not linked to it. Have tested what I mention so you can be sure they work.


Also, in case anyone is wondering, both sequence below will work to apply both curses on the Enemy:

- Casting Sniper's Mark on the enemy first, then firing Frenzy linked to Level 5 Awaken Hextouch + Flammability

- Firing Frenzy linked to Level 5 Awaken Hextouch + Flammability on the enemy first, followed by Casting Sniper's Mark
My 3.12 take/update to Lunasicc187's OneShotKill Elemental Hit Hierophant Guide

Part 1 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/173#p22791192
Part 2 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/174#p22812204
Last edited by Vei on Sep 21, 2020, 6:34:20 AM
Sorry, have been away for a bit and am trying to catch up. I am finally getting geared but I have probably a couple dumb questions. How do you generate rage for berserk? Also, in your reply about using Precision, I did not see Precision in the pastebin unless the link is bad. (I will double check here in a few)
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Apostolos wrote:
Sorry, have been away for a bit and am trying to catch up. I am finally getting geared but I have probably a couple dumb questions. How do you generate rage for berserk? Also, in your reply about using Precision, I did not see Precision in the pastebin unless the link is bad. (I will double check here in a few)


Hi, we get Rage after we do the following:

1. Socketing Lethal Pride(Akoya) to the Jewel Socket to the left of Golem's Blood Notable.
2. Taking the "Iron Grip" Keystone which will be converted to Chainbreaker through Lethal Pride(Akoya).

Chainbreaker will then provide us with the Rage for Berserk use.

Lethal Pride(Akoya) is currently very expensive. Considering there's no legion mod in Zana's map mod this league, it will probably take a while for supply to increase and price to go down.


As for Precision, it's a Gem Swap option if you prefer it(Could be you have a Precision Watcher's Eye to use or just prefer 1 less button press) over Vaal Haste

By default the recommended choice is Vaal Haste, so the pastebin is set to reflect this(Thus no Precision in the pastebin).


P.S. I didn't see a Rain of Splinter in your character. Definitely get one asap if you haven't as it's core to the build.
My 3.12 take/update to Lunasicc187's OneShotKill Elemental Hit Hierophant Guide

Part 1 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/173#p22791192
Part 2 - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2224772/page/174#p22812204

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