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[3.12] Cramer's Impale Cyclone - No Cluster Jewels - T19 Delirium Capable

Hello sirs! Thanks for checking out my guide for 3.12 IMPALE CYCLONE.



***DISCLAIMER***
The gear shown in this build is not a league starter. For league starter gear please see my section devoted to that below. Much of the gear listed in the optimized section is perfected gear in Standard to use as a benchmark.

Intro:
When I started this league I had it in mind to refine the cyclone builds I and others have made for multiple seasons. I also wanted to do it with no cluster jewels because I wanted to build it as cheaply as possible early on. Turns out it worked out better than most cluster jewel builds I have come across. If you would like to see my previous cyclone builds; check out my profile for previous iterations.

Am I saying this is better than cluster jewel builds? No not at all. However if you want a straight up cyclone build with fairly easy gear swapping for things such as double curse or mitigation, look no further.

What can you expect from this build? Baseline 20m dps with average gear. High end damage reaching 80-110m dps with rampage active. My current non-rampage damage is sitting at 122 million dps.



Pros:
-Very fast clear speed
-Good boss damage
-mobility
-Stun immunity



Cons:
-Not a spectre build
-Not a VD build
-Not a wander build
-Not a aura stacker
-not 25% culling strike due to berserker over slayer

***Update Log***

***Heist Changes***

3.12 changed the way mark and vuln on hit function. At this time you should still aim to get both on rings since marks effect bosses now but only target 1 mob at at time. If this theorycrafting does not pan out I will update the guide.

9/17/2020 - Updated leveling gear for Heist.
9/9/2020 - Updated gear to better reflect current optimization. Also Updated PoB to current gear.
8/14/2020 - Updated skill tree to optimize for damage. Increased overall damage by 17 million. (Thanks to Koala for point out some improvements)

Gear:Optimized & Gem Links

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Gear Detailed:

Why am I not using -mana in neck and rings? Short answer: I'm lazy. Long answer; I wanted to craft the best possible ring and neck for cyclone and started with that. You are welcome to go double curse and -mana cost on neck and rings.

Why are you not using Abyssus for helmet? While abyssus is higher damage; it turns you into a baby back bitch from a mitigation standpoint. Life, res and nearby enemies take % phys damage is better overall.

Why are you running Despot Axe over Fleshripper? Fleshripper of equal quality would be around a 2.8m dps increase. I'm too lazy to sell this one and get the fleshripper equivalent. If you have the means to get a mirror tier axe, get the fleshripper. If you are crafting your own, fleshripper is still the way to go. That being said; any 1300 dps axe is going to out perform a 1000 dps axe just from pure dps alone.


Leveling Gear



Once you get enough currency you will want to get your hands on:



This is the best axe you can get easy access to outside of a rare weapon.

You will want to upgrade your weapon ever 5-10 levels if possible. Make sure and keep your resistances above 50% as you level, making upgrades as needed. *Note that the uniques listed above are generic items you can use for leveling. These are in no means required.

Current Heist Gear:



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For newer players this is a more expensive way to level. However it is the most efficient. You want to use Smite with ancestral call until you can get cyclone. Then you socket in the listed gems bellow into tabula. There is a second way to level with this one with nothing build, you use smite and stack heralds. Do whichever you feel most comfortable with.

For people that are unfamiliar with "One with Nothing" cluster jewel; you want to stack all dex. So the idea is to go right for the bottom left cluster jewel node. This is obtained around level 12. Once you have that node and you allocate Hollow Palm, you go for all Dexterity nodes on the right some of the still tree. Only taking dex nodes and the nodes that lead to dex nodes. Cap resists and 30%+ MS to finish off your leveling build. ***HOLLOW PALM MEANS YOU CAN NOT USE ANY WEAPON, OFFHAND WEAPON OR GLOVES****



Mapping:
Cyclone builds shine with the use of explode mod chests. This will allow you to chain explode packs without having to hit every mob. This makes mapping very very smooth. If you have the currency the biggest source of map clear speed is going to be Headhunter.

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Try to run maps that are easy to navigate. Examples of good maps to run: Port, Alleyways, Burial Chambers, Caldera, Shore and Ramparts.


STANDARD ONLY:

Headhunter will allow you to run 100% delerium maps with ease. You can purchase copies of these maps for around 10-30c + fractured fossil. An example of the kind of map you are looking for is:

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These maps will normally net you around 900+ chaos per map. Allowing you to chain run these. You also have the chance to get valuable items such as Doctor cards and headhunter itself.



Skill Tree:

https://pastebin.com/DHAJY8Lr

Gem Link Breakdown & Skill usage:

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6L1: Dread Banner - Flesh and Stone - Pride - Blood And Sand - Precision(Rank10-12) - Enlighten Support

Explanation: This will be your main source of auras. Enlighten lvl 4 is required to get all 5 of these auras on due to high mana reservation cost.

6L2: Cyclone - Infused Channelling Support - Fortify Support - Awakened Brutality Support - Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support - Impale Support

Explanation: Main Cyclone link. none awakened versions of gems are fine. If you can not afford a 6L then cut brutality out until you can get a 6L.

4L1: Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Berserk - Empower Support - Maim Support

Explanation: Vaal Ancestral Warchief will give you a massive boost to damage for bossing. Same with Berserk. You will want to pop these on bosses only for the most part. Berserk will grant you movement speed, more damage, less damage taken and more attack speed at the cost of rage. Since we are taking certain accendency nodes, you want to only go bellow 25 rage sparingly because we don't want to get stunned. Maim is taken to give extra damage during bosses. Empower is not required and is something I put in to level a gem.

4L2: Second Wind Support - Blood Rage - Enduring Cry - Blood Magic Support

Explanation: Enduring Cry is married with blood magic and second wind to get two interactions. Second wind will reduce the cooldown of Enduring Cry by roughly 1.5 seconds. Blood Magic will allow us to use these enduring cry at the cost of health since we have such a limited mana pool. One common technique is to put Enduring Cry on your left click so it has a high uptime.

3L1: Leap Slam - Blood Magic Support - Faster Attacks Support

Explanation: Leap Slam is going to be your main mobility skill. Married with Faster Attacks and Blood Magic we can zip around the map with no mana required.






This was my first build guide so ways to improve are always welcomed. Whisper me in game or post a comment if you liked or disliked my guide/build. Thanks for stopping by!


Last edited by CramerTheGreat on Sep 21, 2020, 5:20:52 PM
Last bumped on Sep 22, 2020, 6:54:29 PM
any video?
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xCzachaDymi wrote:
any video?


I'm currently working on a video for this build. I should have one up in a few days.
I would say a more in depth breakdown of the build would be a good way to improve the build as well as gem setups. for leveling and then for mapping? would make it a lot easier for newer players to understand the build and get it going themselves, such as myself, ill be giving this one a skip because i don't want to wonder if im doing the right thing since im also new, but it sounds like a bitch breaker of a build gj.
How do you craft a god tier fleshripper? I've been really confused in doing one because it seems really hard to actually achive it.

You start with a 6L fleshripper and merciless mod or dictator's. Then you have to attempt to fracture that mod and then reforge phys untill it get all the t1 physical mods?
Hey brother im curious what you grabbed for bandits and pantheons etc! Following this guide now it looks fun!
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towerofeon wrote:
How do you craft a god tier fleshripper? I've been really confused in doing one because it seems really hard to actually achive it.

You start with a 6L fleshripper and merciless mod or dictator's. Then you have to attempt to fracture that mod and then reforge phys untill it get all the t1 physical mods?


Weapon Crafting Guide section will be added to the guide. Thanks!


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SpitBlood wrote:
Hey brother im curious what you grabbed for bandits and pantheons etc! Following this guide now it looks fun!


Kill all bandits for skill points. You can choose to save them for the crit multi if you wish.

Pantheons are Soul of Lunaris and Soul of Ralakesh for my preferences. However you can choose which you like for your personal playstyle. I will also add this to the guide. Thanks!
Where you got a 3% mana for dread banner? i have -3% reduced mana . How i can get it 3%?

i got this build with shit armors and jewerlys for test and got t16 map + boss and i want to craft good armors and jewerlys but i can't understand where i can get this 3% reduced mana

my pob https://pastebin.com/CqaqAPpU
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Roksonix wrote:
Where you got a 3% mana for dread banner? i have -3% reduced mana . How i can get it 3%?

i got this build with shit armors and jewerlys for test and got t16 map + boss and i want to craft good armors and jewerlys but i can't understand where i can get this 3% reduced mana

my pob https://pastebin.com/CqaqAPpU


I'm sorry I don't understand the question. So correct me if I am wrong, you are asking how you are able to run dread banner with your current setup; but do not have the mana reserve for it?

Answer: You need to de-level your precision. It currently is reserving 187 mana. That should reduce your mana reserve enough to get dread banner on.
thanks. What are the best modificators needed? for gear
and if i have spiked gloves without abyssal , which gem i can link 4?

and why we take modificator like phys damage to lighting damage?

and modify " critical strike multiplier if you shattered enemy recently is good for us?
Last edited by Roksonix on Aug 13, 2020, 12:05:31 PM

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