- Build introduction
- Build Mechanics
- Ascendancy, Pantheon and Bandits
- Leveling + Passive Skill tree
- Cluster Jewels:
+Very cheap and gives you a great head start compared to most of the other builds.
+You can do basically all maps (even physical and elemental reflect)
+High damage against everything
+Very good boss damage
+Great league starter
-It is a melee build
Deathless Sirus (Awakening 8)
This build is a leech/impale/crit oriented two handed sword build. It is a semi-automatic build which means it automaticly casts curse,summons golem,activates blood rage and immortal call. So all you need to do is cast vaal ancestral warchief before boss fights, sometimes leap and cyclone. If you want to get maximum efficiency with minimum effort and comfort then this build is highly recommended for you.
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Path of Building:
It is not a must but if you are short on intelligence points get a Brute Force Solution Cobalt Jewel (preferably with ”Corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you” for smooth Sirus experience)
Very Important Note: Gem levels are very important on this build build so DO NOT overlevel gems! Otherwise they just won’t work. Blood Rage level 8 + Cast When Damage Taken level 2+ Immortal Call level 4 and Punishment level 7 + Cast When Damage Taken level 3+ Summon Ice Golem level 5 is highly recommended for them to trigger more often.
Ascendancy, Pantheon and Bandits
You are going to be a Slayer. You should ascension steps should be like this:
Endless Hunger > Brutal Fervour > Headsman > Bane of Legends
Solaris(Defence) + Shakari(Poison Immunity)
Help Alira for good early resists and extra crit multi. You can switch to to +2 passive points later on your demand.
The “( )” provide additional information about the links for each item and the recommended levels for each gem.
Primary Gem Setup (Body Armour + Sword)
Note: Gems are shown in order of priority.
Sword – Starforge (6L)
|Cyclone (21/20)||Brutality (20/20)||Impale (20/20)||Melee Physical Damage (20/20)||Infused Channeling (20/20)||Fortify (20/20)|
Body Armour – Belly Of The Beast (6L)
|Pride (20/20)||Flesh and Stone (20/20)||Maim Support (20/20)||Herald of Purity (20/20)||Precision (71/20)||Enlighten (3/0)|
Rest of the setup
Note: Try to equip as many of these gems possible by the end of act 6. That way you will be leveling faster early on and be ready for mapping soon as you are done with acts. You can replace items and gems with lower quality versions until you have enough funds for the required versions of them. (Enlighten, Specific gear and Gems for example)
Helmet – Rare (4L)
|Leap Slam (20)||Vaal Ancestral Warchief (20)||Brutality (20/20)||Faster Attacks (20/20)|
Gloves – Rare (4L)
|Immortal Call (4/20)||Cast When Damage Taken (2/20)||Blood Magic (20/20)||Blood Rage (8/20)|
Boots – Rare (4L)
|Cast When Damage Taken (3)||Punishment (7)||Blood Magic (20/20)||Ice Golem (5)|
Actively used gems: Vaal Ancestral Warchief, Cyclone and Leap Slam. Make sure to at least have these gems setup.
Cast when damage taken setup is also recommended for survivability.
Leveling + Passive Skill tree
Wearing a Tabula Rasa Simple Robe is a huge relief but not a must.
At lvl 1 get Ground Slam+Ruthless Sup. and use it with any two-handed mace.
At lvl 4 get a Quicksilver Flask and a Wanderlust Wool Shoes because the faster you go the faster you finish acts.
At lvl 8 add Maim Sup. to your Ground Slam.
At lvl 10 get Leap Slam and Precision(Don’t level it if you are having mana problems).
At lvl 16 add Herald of Purity, Flesh and Stone and Blood Rage(if you you feel comfortable with mana) to your build. Get a Daresso’s Salute Citrine Amulet.
At lvl 18 add Melee Physical Damage Sup. and Faster Attacks Sup. to your Ground Slam and another Faster Attacks Sup. to your Leap Slam. You can buy a Hrimnor’s Hymn Sledgehammer if you want to deal even more damage.
At lvl 22 get a Silver Flask for Onslaught and a Belt of The Deceiver Heavy Belt.
At lvl 24 you can include Punishment and Pride(remove Flesh and Stone) to your setup. Preferably, get two Le Heup of All rings.
At lvl 27 you can get Diamond Flask for lucky crits.
At lvl 32 Get your Cyclone and switch it with Ground Slam. Add Infused Channeling, Fortify Sup. and Impale Sup. to your Cyclone. Get an Edge of Madness Etched Greatsword. Get a Praxis Paua Ring with -8 to total mana cost of skills for a Zero Cost Cyclone!
At lvl 38 start using Immortal Call+Cast When Damage Taken and add Brutality Sup. to your Cyclone. Add Summon Ice Golem to your build for more crits. as well. You can get a Goldrim Leather Cap at this point for resistances if you like.
At lvl 46 get a Rigwald’s Charge Highland Blade so you can crit. again and get a cheap Belly of the Beast Full Wyrmscale. You can upgrade it to 5 link with Jeweller’s Touch Prophecy for cheap later on.
At lvl 51 you can start using a Terminus Est Tiger Sword. 5 link version of it shouldn’t cost much but if it does, don’t buy it. You will buy a 6 link Kondo’s Pride Ezomyte Blade which you will be able to wear at lvl 61.
At lvl 60 you can get a Abyssus Ezomyte Burgonet. It will give you a huge boost damagewise but it ll also increase physical damage you take! Nevertheless I recommend it. Try to get one with decent stats like something with smaller number of increased damage taken. Get a Carnage Heart Onyx Amulet when you complete the 2nd Labyrinth. Then make sure all of your elemental resistances are about %75 and complete your remaining labs and you are ready for the endgame content!
|Item Slot||Item Name||Sockets||Best Extra Stats|
|Head||Rare Helmet||R-R-R-G||%15 increased Cyclone Attack Speed Lab. Enchant|
Nearby Enemies take %9 increased Physical dmg.
Good Life + Chaos Resist
|Chest||Belly of the Beast||B-G-G-R-R-R||Good Life roll / Good Resists|
|Gloves||Rare Spiked Gloves||G-R-R-R||Good Life / Increased damage while leeching crafted / Good elemental resists+ Chaos Resist|
|Boots||Rare Boots||G-R-R-R||Good Elemental Resists / Good Life / Movement Speed + Chaos Resist|
|Weapon||Starforge||G-R-R-R-R-B||Increased Physical Damage / Increased Attack Speed / Life|
|Amulet||Rare Amulet||N/A||Allocates Fatal Blades / Increased Damage while Leeching / +Intelligence / Life or Resists|
|Ring||Circle of Guilt||N/A||Increased Physical Damage While affected by Herald of Purity / Herald of Purity has % reduced mana reservation + Increased Life %|
|Ring||Rare Ring||N/A||-8 Total mana cost of Skills + Life and Chaos Resistence|
|Belt||Rare Stygian Vyse||Abyss||Good Life / Good Resists|
|Abyssal Jewel (belt)||Murderous Eye Jewel||N/A||+ to Maximum Life / Adds Physical Damage to Sword attacks / Increased Damage if you killed recently|
|Jewel 1||Brute Force Solution Combat Jewel||N/A||Corrupted Blood Cannot be inflicted on you|
|Jewel 2||Rare Jewel||N/A||%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage|
|Jewel 3||Rare Jewel||N/A||%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage|
|Jewel 4||Rare Jewel||N/A||%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage|
|Jewel 5||Rare Jewel||N/A|
|Flask 1||Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Warding||N/A||Can be switched to Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Iron Skin for more armour|
|Flask 2||Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Staunching||N/A||Must have bleeding/crit flask|
|Flask 3||Lion’s Roar||N/A||Extra Physical Damage|
|Flask 4||Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Heat||N/A||Movement / Freeze Flask|
|Flask 5||Cinderswallow Urn||N/A||Onslaught / Crit Flask|
Make sure you got Fatal Blade Allocated on your Amulet. It takes only 2x Opalescent Oil + 1 Amber Oil.
-I don’t have enough mana to activate all of my auras. Why?
+There are 3 things you can do to fix this. First option is buying an Essence Worm Unset Ring and placing your most mana reserving aura in it(which is Pride with %50 mana reserve) untill you can afford an Enlighten Support with lvl 3 or 4. Secondly buy a Circle of Guilt Synthesised Iron Ring with Herald of Purity has % reduced Mana Reservation. Lastly make sure your Precision is NOT overleveled.
+Why Attack Speed Enchantment on helmet instead of Increased Cyclone Damage?
-I have run simulations on PoB and Attack Speed Enchantment gives more damage to this build actually.
+Which weapon should I use between Kondo’s Pride and Starforge?
-If you have enough currency you can buy a 6 link Terminus Est Tiger Sword.
+What do I wear untill I got a 6-link Belly of The Beast?
-Until you get a 6-link Belly of The Beast Full Wrymscale, you can either hang around with 5 link Belly of the Beast Full Wrymslace (buy one with decent one and use The Jeweller’s Touch prophecy) with your Aura gems on it or buy a 6 link Rare Body Armour with +100 max. hp. and some resists.
+Does it matter where I place my gems?
-No it doesn’t but if you have an item with +1 level of Socketed Melee Gems place Ancestral Warchief setup there.
+Do I have to use Vaal Cyclone?
-You can use Vaal Cyclone if you would like to clear remaining trash fast after killing a Metamorph Boss or other caster mobs but it puts you in a place where you can’t move for a few seconds. So it is not a must and use it at your own risk.
+I have got everything similar to your endgame gear what now?
-If you have enough budget, you can switch your support gems with Awakened Brutality Support, Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support for more damage and try to get some Watcher’s Eye Prismatic Jewel with Increased Attack Damage while affected by Precision and chance to deal Double Damage while using Pride or any other Watcher’s Eye of your choosing.
1 – Vicious Skeweing + Smite the Weak + Feed the Fury
2 – Iron Breaker + Force Multiplier + Master the Fundamentals
If you are short on passive points you can consider removing points from Iron Reflexes and Soul of Steel nodes.