[3.8] GLACIAL SHOCKWAVE HAMMER Berserker Build. ONE PUNCH MAN! (Uber Elder Done)

Hello and welcome to probably one of the least played melee skill in Path of Exile melee patch!

If you are still here, then i guess you wanna see how is it, to play a TRULY MELEE build?
Glacial Hammer is one of these "rare" skills that i never played, so in 3.7 i decided i am gonna give it a try after playing Ice Crash for a while. It was an easy switch, and on top of that i could use the new SHOCKWAVE support. The result was actually an interesting, yet contradicting experience. The tankiness, single target and aoe are decent, but Uber Elder fight was the hardest ever for me. And not because of damage or sustain, but because of absolutely tiny melee range on top of new "animation cancelling". Sometimes you just don't hit because you are not close enough or cancel your hit and don't even realize what was the problem. And if you hit air you lose mana too :)
So all in all it's a solid setup with very decent damage and superb tankiness. But if you are used to clearing screens with MELEE cyclone aoe then this build is definitely not for you, because are literally facing danger face to face. This is a very PERSONAL build ;)
This is a ONE PUNCH MAN build!

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VIDEO BUILD/GUIDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwEMG13mIkI
V 1.1 UPDATE (06/09/2019)
-POB updated for 3.8
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/glacial-shockwave-hammer-berserker-path-of-exile-build/
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How does it work, in general?
You slam monsters with maces and BIG DICK damage. They freeze and die before they can even realize WTF happened. Frozen enemies and enemies with 30% less life instantly become SHATTERED. D E S T R O Y E D
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1) PROS
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+Easily reaches 7000+ life
+Good single target and bossing damage
+Feeezes and shatters trash, freezes and phases bosses before they can even say HELLO
+Great sustain for league mechanics with Steelskin on top of Enduring Cry and leech.

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2) CONS
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-Really crappy aoe even with Ancestral Call support
-Uber Elder can be hard if you are lacking experience

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3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
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Path of building:
End-game Setup with levelling tress up to 97: https://pastebin.com/geEqSXUL
For Ascendancy: Crave the Slaughter, Rite of Ruin, War Bringer, Flawless Savagery (Aspect of Carnage for absolute madman)
Bandits: Alira / Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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In current state of the game you can level with whatever skill you want: Cleave, Sweep, Sunder. I personally used Cleave.
Link it with Melee.PhyS.Damage + Ruthless + Multistrike (when you get it) and you are good to go till maps.
Other useful mace skills are Ground Slam, Tectonic Slam, Earthquake, Ice Crash, Wild Strike, Cyclone
In terms of gear there are plenty of good swords and maces that can be used:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_swords
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_maces

At level 50 get two Frostbreaths and you can switch to Glacial Hammer. These will be your weapons for a while till level 75.


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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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Chest with both Maim and "Attacks Have +% Critical Strike Chance" is very expensive, but is a nice stretch end-game goal (that's what i have in PoB)
JEWELS:
Life, Crit Multi with Elemental Skills, Global Multi Crit, Crit with One Handed weapons, Crit while Dual Wielding, Crit with Cold Skills. Cold damage. Intelligence, Melee Damage.
1 WINTER BURIAL

For Uber Lab enchant: 15% of Glacial Hammer Physical Damage Gained as Extra Cold Damage. 40% Glacial Hammer is second best!
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I use different setups for different content. Another reason why i like this build. It's flexible and you don't need to recolor anything!
Mindless Mapping 6L: Glacial.Hammer-Melee.Physical.Damage-Elemental.Damage.With.Attacks-Ruthless-Shockwave-Ancestral.Call
Mindless Mapping 5L: Glacial.Hammer-Melee.Physical.Damage-Elemental.Damage.With.Attacks-Shockwave-Ancestral.Call
Bossing 6L (Uber Elder/Shaper): Glacial.Hammer-Melee.Physical.Damage-Elemental.Damage.With.Attacks-Ruthless-Shockwave-Fortify

For general mapping move Fortify to Leap Slam.
For bossing move Fortify to chest and use Rage with Leap Slam instead

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6) Flasks
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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Arakaali
Minor: Ryslatha

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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I would say YES, but can be tricky indeed with Legion and especially hard with Uber Elder.

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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Watcher's Eye with Hatred Penetration + Precision Crit Multi (40-50 ex). Triple Crit Multi jewels.

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MORE VIDEOS:

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FAQ
1) What is the best base for a chest?
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item level 86+ Elder Astral Plate

2) How can i craft Maim + Attacks have Critical Strike Chance?
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Pristine + Serrated Fossil (+ sanctified if you are super rich)

3) I tried using these fossils and never got Crit Chance!
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Check if your chest is ELDER or not. Crit is an ELDER mod.

4) Can i get Maim in any other way other than fossils??
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No

5) I can't for the life of me get Maim + Crit! I've spent million of fossils!
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RNG
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Dernière édition par Angry_Roleplayer, le 5 sept. 2019 19:01:03
Dernier bump le 9 déc. 2019 07:50:56
V 1.1 UPDATE (06/09/2019)
-POB updated for 3.8
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Dernière édition par Angry_Roleplayer, le 5 sept. 2019 19:01:11
Thanks
Depth was such a gift
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Berserk_AMG a écrit :
Thanks

Damn!! Have you really tried the build?
You might be the second person in the universe after me! :DD
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