[3.12]Glad Flicker/Cyclone God![League Starter-23M DPS on 5L(Maxed)-Supreme Tank-Fast]ALL CONTENT

3.12 Changes:

- Budget version of the build will not be affected by any of the changes in 3.12.

- As for the min-maxed version of the build, I adjusted the PoB to account for the lack of Harvest-Crafting and it's actually possible to still maintain our previous DPS in exchange for the total loss of Chaos resistance (still possible to max chaos res in 3.12 but will be extremely hard) Min-Maxed version in 3.12 will have an estimate of ~21M DPS on Bosses.

- Divine Flesh got nerfed and now grants 5% max chaos res isntead of 10%. Still worth using though if you can still max chaos resistance and get it to 80%

- Assassin's mark on hit on ring is still very powerful although it won't affect clearing anymore (unneeded anyway). Still so good for single target.

Hello everyone! Today, I present to you the strongest Flicker Build in Path Of Exile. Also, English isn't my native , so forgive me if there is any mistakes. Hope you have fun with the guide and Videos :D.

Are you asking how tanky is this build? well, I will let this GIF answer you!
Oh, btw this is in T16 195% Quantity with -11% to all maximum resistances And elemental weakness Curse [My resistances in the map were ~35-40%]. Full video in Videos Section :D

Are you tired of dying? Are you sick from slow builds? do you wish for a build that has insane clear speed but also crazy high DPS? do you wanna go AFk in the middle of a pack of monsters and get back to find them dead at your feet? Then this build is definitely for you!. With this build, you can literary clear, kill, eliminate, and destroy everything the game has to offer! best part is, all this on 5L! we have 23m shaper dps on 5L as the 6th link is melee splash (which provides us with no damage); this will be explained later in the gem section. If you are interested already, then please feel free to continue reading :)


+God-like clear speed (Flicker)
+God-Like DPS
+God-like Tankiness
+Can be a League-Starter but with cyclone/double strike.
+Can Do T16-19 100% Delirious Maps Deathless, Easy, and smooth
+Can do Simulacrum 20/20 All day long
+Can Farm Sirus A8 Deathless and facetank all his hits 95% of the time. Possible on even the budget version.
+All content viable; there is nothing you cannot do!
+Can do T15/16 Fully juiced blighted maps even with hard mods WITHOUT ANY TOWERS
+Screw Cluster Jewels, we don't need them!

-Can't do Phys reflect unless you invest into it.
-Min-Maxing this build will require some good currency.
-Reduced Block chance mods on maps are a bit risky

[3.12]What is this build capable of?[Min-Maxed]

-5.5k Life
-142% Movement speed
-23k armour, so Vaal Molten Shell and Molten Shell grants us so much Ehp.
-62% Evade chance in Sand Stance.
-490 Life regan
-1.1k Life leech
-250 Life gained on block [block chance is 79%]
-79% Chance to block attacks and spells without Glancing Blows (78% in HO)
-83% Physical damage reduction
-90% Crit and 582% Crit multiplier
-23M Shaper DPS on 5L and ~36M on 6L if using Close Combat instead of Melee Splash

[3.11]What is this build capable of?[Min-Maxed V2.0]

-5.4k Life
-242% Movement speed
-85% Chaos Resistance
-23k armour, so Vaal Molten Shell and Molten Shell grants us so much Ehp.
-62% Evade chance in Sand Stance.
-490 Life regan
-1k Life leech
-250 Life gained on block [block chance is 79%]
-79% Chance to block attacks and spells without Glancing Blows (78% in HO)
-83% Physical damage reduction
-90% Crit and 630% Crit multiplier
-24M Shaper DPS on 5L and 39M on 6L if using Close Combat instead of Melee Splash
-50% of elemental damage taken is taken from chaos damage (85% chaos res) thanks to the keystone Divine Flesh granted from Glorious Vanity (Xibaqua)

Pastebin (3.12 budget/League Starter, Mid-game and Min-maxed version Included):

Please use Fork PoB cause it's simply better than the normal one! https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases

League Starter/Early game (you will have to start as either cyclone/double strike and switch later to Flicker when you get Farrul's Fur + Aspect of the Cat on gloves/boots. Both skills included in this PoB, choose whatever you prefer): https://pastebin.com/cm3W4C7M

MidGame Version with leveling trees this version includes the high budget shield and paradoxica; DPS on 5L is 5.7M and if you switch Melee Splash for Close Combat it will be ~9M DPS: https://pastebin.com/xP3k5QjZ Also please make sure to craft Aspect of the cat on gloves or boots and put Less Duration support in it in a seperate solo socket!

Min-Maxed Version in Heist league should be something like this(you can push even further. This is just the base high-end of the build): https://pastebin.com/QaD7xr6f

[3.12]Cyclone Variant Pastebin with important notes:
[3.12]This is the min-maxed version also but as cyclone https://pastebin.com/XeSKECFL

Important notes:
-I used to have better gear than this for cyclone, for instance the armour was this: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/0ngVB08Fg
and the other ring was similar to this https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/PrkWe5MFL but there is no need to go for those anymore as current version of cyclone is pretty capable, these are luxurious options.

- you can get Abyssus with any of these enchants: blood and sand has 40% increased effect/Cyclone deals 40% increased damage/Cyclone has 15% increased attack speed/Blood rage grants +12% increased attack speed.

- you can switch Abyssus for Devoto's Devotion with any of the above enchants for more defense and speed!

[3.12]BladeStorm Variant Pastebin:


All Content done here on 5L only (Min-Maxed Version 1.0 of the build) as I didn't swap melee splash for anything else like fortify or Close Combat. DPS is quite devastating even on 5L [20m DPS]
Sirus A8 in 2mins (can be lower on 6L): https://youtu.be/b3hK5UKN3n8
Al-Hezmin, the Hunter A8: https://youtu.be/gXeYOwe_xmY
Baran, the Crusader A8: https://youtu.be/ZtBa7UW8T84
Veritania, the Redeemer A8: https://youtu.be/V9HsewQi-Gc
Drox, The Warlord A8: https://youtu.be/EgpP9kYMgRo
T15 Blighted Lava Lake 100%Qant/NO TOWERS BUILT/Hexproof: https://youtu.be/p0bLFvP9avs
T16 Eradicator: https://youtu.be/14Aywx_ko7U
T16 Hydra: https://youtu.be/02s5fxR0mTM
T16 Mino: https://youtu.be/WDs606bm6Qg
Shaper Full Fight: https://youtu.be/zGrrSfhpb-Y
T16 Cage speed run 1 min mapping: https://youtu.be/ze4wBC-mK2w
Tankiness Test (not even in sand stance for the blind - 50% chance to evade): https://youtu.be/A61vawPJZsc
T16 100% Delirious-140% Quantity-Beyond-Metamorph [Deathless][PS: Internet was so bad at the time of the recording for some reason so game kept stuttering! Really sorry for that]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpfIQKf8wBM If internet is good, Build is capable of doing T16 100% Delirious in 4-5 mins with Abyssus and in 5-6 mins with Inward Eye depending on map mods.

Current Gear:

if you decide to go for more tankiness then change Abyssus for:

It's around 5M dps loss but it's worth it. there isn't any noticable difference in bossing at all. choice is up to you though; if you want more damage go for Abyssus, more tankiness go for Crown of The Inward Eye!

Suggested Ascendancy Order and Bandit Choice if you are leveling:
Arena Challenger > Painforged > Versatile Combatant > Violent Retaliation
Help Alira

Links to buy the High-end Gear [Prices included]:

1h sword high end option ~50-90ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/Gl35OLDIb

1h sword alternative cheaper option ~15-25ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/pYOPZReC0

Shield ~2ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/1EY4T5

Armour ~5-6ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/3jEnR4gh5

Helmet option 1 [offensive option] ~7-15ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/MY83PRDhJ

Helmet option 2 [defensive option] ~1-2ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/KYqz7Z6f5

Amulet [best try to get one with an open suffix or a suffix u can remove and craft chaos resistance on it] and u should anoint "Cleansed Thoughts" to max chaos resistance] ~10-60ex price is very variable depending on rolls: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/WQJ6VMZCm

Ring 1 ~20-30ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/54RLKkjfa

Ring 2 [2nd ring simply doesn't exist on the market as I crafted it; so what you have to do is just buy a steel ring with +400 accuracy and t1-2 explicit phys roll, then craft Life and chaos resistance on it, and one more resistance if needed using harvest crafting]. Price for the base ring with accuracy and t1-2 phys damage is ~1-2ex; after u finish crafting it it would be +10ex ring depending on rolls: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/j9OYy4ZFX

Belt ~2ex and +7ex for good rolls:
1-Normal rolls:https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/0n5E5B7hg
2-Good rolls: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/4MWEVKvF9

Gloves [try to get one with an open suffix or a suffix not needed to remove and craft aspect of the cat on it] ~4-8ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/MY83LQDSJ

Boots ~15-25ex [try to get them with the resistances you are missing]: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/WQJ6P6DIm
and if missing lots of resistances, then get one of these instead ~10ex:

Flask 1 [Quicksliver] ~15-20c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/9d7dMeOuK
Flask 2 [Diamond] ~30c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/EoergZLC5
Flask 3 [Bottled Faith] ~8ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/oVORnJrhl
Flask 4 [Lion's Road] ~5c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/ZKK4Kj7cQ
Flask 5 [Life] ~10c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/XmD9pJ7sP

Jewel 1 [Watcher's eye] ~40ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/LBbKrYGun
Jewel 2 [Corrupted blood jewel] get this only if you need more resistances ~2-10ex prices are variable: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/VlVPWegup, Otherwise, go for a corrupted blood jewel with life like this one ~1ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/nlOREk2C0
Jewel 3 [Timless jewel] ~2ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/3jgLw0dc5
Jewel 4 [Unnatural instinct] ~10ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/XMWlBKsP

jewel 5 [life, dmg mod, mana leech] ~1-2ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/LBEnvKZfn

My Build total estimate cost with current gear is ~350ex and ~400ex with gems. (All prices are subject to change in the future so by the time you see this, it might not be accurate)

Links to buy the Budget Option gear:

Sword 1h Option 1 (super budget) make sure to make it 3Green slots ~10c:https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/PeeguL
Sword 1h Option 2 (Higher Budget) this will work fine with you till endgame if you wanna stick to it ~7ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/kyEjVbKu5 get any of these and use the 30% quality beast crafting on it for 45-48%quality sword.

Shield Option 1 (Super Budget) ~5c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/opRVgIl
Shield Option 2 (Higher Budget) ~100-150c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/rGO0mwmhQ

Armour (there is no budget options here for the armour as Farrul's Fur is absolutely Mandatory for the build to work smoothly) ~6ex: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/O62O2OTE

Helmet (it will be Abyssus but with no enchantment) ~5c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/DYV4H5

Gloves (Just some gloves with triple res and life, phys dmg would also be cool if u can afford to get it or harvest craft it) ~50c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/YmRPrRsY

Boots (Boots will also be with triple res, life, and mov.speed if u can get it or benchcraft it) ~25-50c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/BQ8rmju8

Belt (you can just use perseverance belt till you get rare belt with resistances and life or have the money to go right away for Ryslatha's coil) ~1c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/wBwrIb

Ring 1 (mark of the elder, if you can get higher roll, then go ahead!) ~7c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/pJnMG3u0

Ring 2 (a budget assassin's mark ring till you can afford a better one. get resistances on it if you can) ~100-150c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/zgjj50u4
you can also just go for a shaper ring with life and resistances if you can't afford the Assassin's mark ring ~15-30c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/WQJZ2JDtm

Amulet ~5-10c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/jdMjwbfX

As for flasks, nothing really changed from High-end Version; just change Bottled Faith for a Sulphur flask like this ~5-10c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/Q3kPYa7Tw

Jewel 1 (A jewel with life and resistances if you need it) ~15-25c: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/YVDq6XsY
Jewel 2 (optional: if you feel like u die to corrupted blood a lot then get any jewel with "corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you") ~30c :https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/WQdrYZFm
Otherwise just go for a DPS jewel with two damage mods life, and resistances ~10-30c : https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Harvest/Xm7l4rdCP

Total Estimated Cost of the budget build is 8ex Considering you didn't go for Paradoxica or the High budget Shield; if you went with Paradoxica with these rolls and the High budget shield total cost would be ~16ex

If you are using Budget/Mid-game Version then This is your Priority Upgrade list:

1- Upgrade the Shield to The Surrender if you haven't already, and change CWDT to COC gem.
2- If you have enough resistances, then go right away for Ryslatha's Coil belt with good rolls.
3- Get Watcher's eye with 2 additional impale hits, and if you can afford it, then get it with 25% chance to impale cause this would spare us 4 passive points to spend somewhere else. [Skip if you are league-starting]
4- try to manage your elemental resistances on your pieces and get all to t1-2 to try to buy or craft pieces with t1 chaos resistance and anoint Cleansed thoughts on your amulet (trying to cap chaos res is so important although it will be costly. it will be huge buff to your defenses) [Very hard to pull off after 3.11]
5- if you can afford to get a better 1h sword at this point, then JUST DO IT
6- Get bottled faith instead of Sulphur flask
7- try to buy/craft jewelries like the ones in the High-End Version.
8- Get the offensive or defensive helmet (in Gear section) with the flicker enchant (defensive is much cheaper but i won't advice switching to defensive helmet until you have enough DPS to do so.
9- Get your awakened gems ready. (Awakened multistrike is top priority)
10- when you have crazy good gear and nothing else to do, just get boots with double t1 res, t1 life, Elusive mod, Tailwind mod (in High-End version).
11- get better jewels.


We use only 4 jewels in the build
1- Glorious Vanity Timeless Jewel, mainly for Divine Flesh Keystone.
2- Watcher's Eye with 2 additional impale hits and 25% chance to impale. the chance to impale mod is to spare us 4-5 points in the tree to put elsewhere.
3- A jewel with Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you. I've one with some resistances to max my res.
4- A rare jewel with life, any damage mod, and physical damage leeched as mana.


Chest: Flicker Strike - Impale - Awakened Multistrike - Awakened Melee splash - Awakened Melee Physical Damage - Awakened Brutality (you can swap Awakened Melee Splash for Close Combat for 59% more damage [37M DPS on Version 2.0 or 32M dps on version 1.0] or for Fortify for more dps and tankiness; but really, there is no need as DPS is already way too much.

Helmet: Leap Slam - Endurance Charge on Melee Stun - Fortify - Faster Attacks

Gloves: Dread Banner - Precision - Blood rage - Less Duration support [no need for any links here]. and less duration support is mainly to reduce the duration of Cat's stealth and Agility granted by Aspect of the Cat which results in maintaining maximum frenzy charges all the time.

Boots: Pride- Flesh and Stone - Maim - Enlighten (lvl 3 or 4)

Weapon: Ancestral Protector - Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Multiple Totems

Shield: Cast on Critical Strike - Summon Ice Golem - Vaal Molten Shell. Our Shield is The Surrender which has the mod "Grants level 30 Reckoning skill", a counter attack skill. And our Critical chance is very high so we trigger ice golem and Molten shell all the time when we get hit! This setup is better than CWDT setup IMO. Edit:Ice Golem is no longer necessary, you can replace it with any other golem or gem you would like

PS: I'm selling the all the gear of the build if anyone is interested cause i'm gonna try a new build before the end of the league. Price for all gear included in the Min-Maxed Version 2.0 is 330ex ALL GEAR IS SOLD

Last edited by Blazer780 on Sep 19, 2020, 2:56:51 PM
Last bumped on Sep 21, 2020, 1:27:07 AM

Thanks for the guide, can you explain how to craft the god-like 1h? :)
I'm sorry but I didn't craft this. I bought it this way :D. although, I guess the original crafter just got a good base then kept rerolling till he got t1 Merciless mod and he used harvest to fracture it; then he just harvest-crafted all other mods using augs, remove/add, etc. it's a very expensive process though :/ and needs lots of luck to fracture the mod u need as it's 1/3 chance as far as I know.
Replying cause I'm interested in this Flicker Strike build, but desperately want a budget version. Looked at the cost of the shield and body alone already being 7 ex. Hope I'm not the only one waiting for a budget version of this sick looking build
Has the de-sync issue been fixed for flicker strike? I played flicker strike a few years ago but the de-sync issue was annoying AF
Okay will try to make a budget version soon and add it to the main post here but the Armour and "Aspect of the cat mod" on any piece of gear with sockets are mandatory for the build to work smoothly. You can compromise when it comes to other pieces but not those, unless u can get another source to generate frenzy charges on hit. and as for the desync i don't experience any. my internet sometimes just goes crazy; but nothing wrong in the game.
Last edited by Blazer780 on Jul 18, 2020, 1:25:32 AM
How did you level this build? and when did you change to flicker?
Rasgath wrote:
How did you level this build? and when did you change to flicker?

I leveled it as cyclone. it was originally a cyclone anyway till 95 and it was just as strong but clear speed was lower; thus, I wanted something fast, so I changed to Flicker at lvl 95 and I wasn't disappointed! But you can change to flicker right after you reach maps @ level 72 or so when you are able to get aspect of the cat + less duration support with Farrul's fur. You can also use flicker comfortably when you reach lvl 51 and able to use Terminus Est 2h sword just to level up as generating frenzies will be easy. Build is extremely strong tbh, especially after I changed Abyssus with Eyes of the Inward Crown, it became even more tanky but with a loss of a some dps.
Last edited by Blazer780 on Jul 18, 2020, 12:36:41 PM
nice build. a leveling guide would be awesome.
I`d like to see a budget version where you put the links to search the items with the stats needed and so on. And also would be nice to tell us what to upgrade first, how much would cost and stuff like that. Other than that, that foil is around 100 ex so is pretty hard to get it, plus are more other key items required. Cheers !!

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