Ultimate DPS Cyclone Block Berserker Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

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Passive Skill Tree & PoB

You can find an optimized Path of Building here. Every build I release will use the community fork of Path of Building, which is maintained and updated in a much more regular fashion than the original one. You can find PoB’s Fork, by LocalIdentity, here.

If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, we also have a PoePlanner for you. Do note that PoE Planner does not support Cluster Jewels and some specific unique jewels and it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

Gear Page

Progression Advice

Since Cyclone is just super strong as long as you equip good weapons along the way, you’ll be completely fine regardless but I’ll leave you with this Path of Building to give you an idea as to what I would suggest your tree looks like at the beginning of maps.

If you’re not comfortable with Path of Building, here’s a PoePlanner to give you an idea of how your tree should look like whenever you’re at about that level.

Gem Links

Cyclone Cyclone – Main Link (6-Link)

Awakened Gems are needed to push beyond 20 Million DPS but honestly that isn’t even a necessity whatsoever. The good part about them is that they’re generally reasonably cheap! Just pick them up if/whenever you feel like it!

  1. Cyclone Cyclone
  2. Infused Channelling Support Infused Channelling Support
  3. Awakened Brutality Support Awakened Brutality Support
  4. Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support
  5. Impale Support Impale Support
  6. Fortify Support Fortify Support (or Pulverise Support Pulverise Support if you get Fortify on your Staff)

Leap Slam Mobility

Leap Slam is the mobility of choice. We have a decent amount of Attack Speed so it definitely outperforms other options here. It is linked to Blood Magic to avoid using up too much mana or having to invest in some kind of mana sustain. If you decide to manually maintain the Enduring Cry mentioned underneath, you can put a Molten Shell Molten Shell on your Left Mouse Button for some extra defenses.

  1. Leap Slam Leap Slam
  2. Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support
  3. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
  4. Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell

Cast when Damage Taken

Since you want as much mitigation as possible, you’re using a mediocrely leveled Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support to mitigate some incoming damage. Since you have two free sockets in a 4-Link, this also is where you Berserk Berserk & Enduring Cry Enduring Cry buffs go. Enduring Cry can go on left mouse button too, especially after you’ve taken the Call to Arms keystone. Make sure to keep both Enduring Cry & (Vaal) Molten Shell up as much as possible.

  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (8)
  2. Immortal Call Immortal Call (10)
  3. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry
  4. Berserk Berserk

Aura Setup

These go in your 5-Linked Weapon (or in your Chest Piece if you opted into the Fortify Weapon), supported by a level 4 Enlighten Support Enlighten Support. If you can’t get access to the Enlighten, you’re going to have to drop the level of the Precision gem, as mentioned in the next paragraph. Given you have one extra socket here, you can use a Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief here for some extra juice on bosses / tough encounters.

  1. Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone
  2. Maim Support Maim Support
  3. Pride Pride
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (4)
  5. War Banner War Banner
  6. Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief

PS. For more Defenses, War Banner could be swapped out for Dread Banner Dread Banner. One is better offensively, the other is better defensively.

Utility / Upgrades

The Precision Precision gem should not be leveled further once you go sub 25 free mana. Whenever you level up you can level it a bit further since your mana scales with levels. Besides that, you can run a Storm Brand Storm Brand with an Awakened Hextouch Support Awakened Hextouch Support and a curse if the Awakened Hextouch hits level 5 (because it gives you an extra curse). This should only be used on bosses for more dps.

  1. Anomalous Precision Precision
  2. Storm Brand Storm Brand
  3. Awakened Hextouch Support Awakened Hextouch Support 5!
  4. Punishment Punishment or Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark

Note: Assassins Mark is the more offensive pick – Punishment offers some more defenses.

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Changelog

  • Updated for Ritual 3.13.

  • Build added.

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    Hello, i looked everywhere but i couldnt find anything about mana regeration, so i wanted to ask how to keep my mana?

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    On 09/12/2020 at 10:24 AM, xdcocos said

    Hello, i looked everywhere but i couldnt find anything about mana regeration, so i wanted to ask how to keep my mana?

    Minus mana cost chest piece

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    On 13/12/2020 at 8:15 PM, ToiletBurglar said

    Why do you use war banner instead of dread banner?

    If they are not dropped, both add similar damage. When dropped, War banner comes out a little ahead. Dread Banner however is not a bad alternative which also gets you the less accuracy. I would argue it’s close.

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    This looks interesting for the Heist Flashback league in a few days. Do you have a skill tree that doesn’t include cluster jewels for a SSF League Start?

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    On 14/12/2020 at 3:39 PM, Mas7erYoda said

    This looks interesting for the Heist Flashback league in a few days. Do you have a skill tree that doesn’t include cluster jewels for a SSF League Start?

    Not really, but I’d argue you just want more life in that case. The most efficient nodes are already taken anyhow and if you SSF League Start, I’d argue you don’t need to delete Sirus’ etc so u don’t need the dmg

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    Have you looked into the berserk node that adds 10 maximum rage? I’ve had to utilize it due to playing in the SSF delve event and it seems strong.

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    On 15/12/2020 at 2:39 AM, ToiletBurglar said

    Have you looked into the berserk node that adds 10 maximum rage? I’ve had to utilize it due to playing in the SSF delve event and it seems strong.

    The build generally is kinda pointstarved already. I assume you diverted into it as you didn’t have Clusters? Cause in that case, sure, there’s a couple okay notables. But with Clusters it’s not the most solid nodes you can take.

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    Hi,

    I prefer builds that have excellent defense/mitigation, but with enough DPS for end game bosses. I checked this and some of your other builds on this site, and I am considering three for the coming 3.13 league. This build, the Herald of Agony Juggernaut , and the Detonate Dead Necromancer. May I ask you to rank them in terms of (a) defense without too much kiting, (b) killing end game bosses, and © delving?

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    On 05/01/2021 at 11:30 AM, ezhamad said

    Hi,

    I prefer builds that have excellent defense/mitigation, but with enough DPS for end game bosses. I checked this and some of your other builds on this site, and I am considering three for the coming 3.13 league. This build, the Herald of Agony Juggernaut , and the Detonate Dead Necromancer. May I ask you to rank them in terms of (a) defense without too much kiting, (b) killing end game bosses, and © delving?

    a

    Hoa Jugg
    DD Necro
    Cyclone

    b depends
    b speed
    Cyclone
    DD Necro
    Hoa Jugg

    b safety
    DD necro
    Hoa jugg
    Cyclone

    c
    hoa jugg
    dd necro
    cyclone

    but they’re all three good at delving

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    Hey there again, do you think the buff to berserker coming in 3.13 will be a significant upgrade damage wise?

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    On 12/01/2021 at 3:33 AM, ToiletBurglar said

    Hey there again, do you think the buff to berserker coming in 3.13 will be a significant upgrade damage wise?

    Didn’t get to this guide yet but berserker looks nuts. Berserker DID NOT need a buff but it sure as hell looks like one! Answer to this post in about 24H and I should have my pre-patch-notes update ready and should be more conclusive

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    with the buff to pain reaver would it make sense to drop blitz and flawless savagery completely and go pain reaver and aspect of carnage?
    pob does not update the 30% ias after hit from pain reaver and is (without the 30%) only 800k dps under your configuration.
    i think the leech provides some nice survivability (as long as you keep spinning this is :o) )

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    On 14/01/2021 at 1:42 PM, LiLaLuchs said

    with the buff to pain reaver would it make sense to drop blitz and flawless savagery completely and go pain reaver and aspect of carnage?
    pob does not update the 30% ias after hit from pain reaver and is (without the 30%) only 800k dps under your configuration.
    i think the leech provides some nice survivability (as long as you keep spinning this is :o) )

    I lost a DemiGod race once to Aspect of the Carnage so I’m incredibly biased towards NOT taking 10% increased Damage. The build also isn’t a top tier tank so I don’t think I’d do it. I’d probably rather take the thing before blitz than taking Aspect of Carnage.

    Sadly those things are mostly things you really need to playtest before being able to give you a conclusion and I obviously can’t do that before it eventually gets changed and the league starts :P

    I do think it CAN be good though – I like this change. So feel free to play around with it and get back to me about how it felt to you?! I’m interested to hear!

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    Sorry if you covered this in the guide but i could not find it anywhere :( i am big dumb how do you get enough int to wield the staves?

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    Newbie here, quick question

    You’ve got one of the Enlighten Supports listed as needing to be level 4, but the gem says it caps out at 3?

    What gives?

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    On 19/01/2021 at 1:44 AM, clydefrog7 said

    Sorry if you covered this in the guide but i could not find it anywhere :( i am big dumb how do you get enough int to wield the staves?

    I chuckled a little with the “Big Dumb” but you’re looking for Intelligence (and Dextreity for that matter) on your Amulet and one of your Rings. The gearing section explains that fairly well. Early on if you’re struggling to find that, pick up some 30 node(s) which you path next to.

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    On 19/01/2021 at 2:28 AM, Demogarose said

    Newbie here, quick question

    You’ve got one of the Enlighten Supports listed as needing to be level 4, but the gem says it caps out at 3?

    What gives?

    You can corrupt gems for +1 level! Enlighten 4 is a late upgrade though.

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    Hi there new to PoE..i find your builds interresting..that said,why does your gem links in the build guide differ from the required colour of the gear pieces like,ex.the PoB states u need astral plate with 6 Red sockets..but build guide colour of gems needed doesnt match thanks in advance.noob here sorry for that.

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    On 20/01/2021 at 7:01 AM, Behemoth299 said

    Hi there new to PoE..i find your builds interresting..that said,why does your gem links in the build guide differ from the required colour of the gear pieces like,ex.the PoB states u need astral plate with 6 Red sockets..but build guide colour of gems needed doesnt match thanks in advance.noob here sorry for that.

    Hey behemoth i think you can ignore the socket colors int he PoB items just get whichever color you need for the gem links in the guide ;).

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