[3.19] Cyclone Slayer Guide - Two handed (2022)

  1. Build introduction
  2. Build Mechanics
  3. Ascendancy, Pantheon and Bandits
  4. Gems
  5. Leveling + Passive Skill tree
  6. Items
  7. FAQ

Build introduction


+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

+Fast mapping

+Very good boss damage

+Great league starter


-It is a melee build

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Deathless Sirus (Awakening 8)

[3.19] Cyclone Slayer Guide - Two handed (1)

Deathless Shaper

[3.19] Cyclone Slayer Guide - Two handed (2) This build is a leech/impale/crit oriented two handed sword build. Itis 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. See the full videos:

Deathless Awakening 8 Sirus

One Portal Shaper

Elder Carry

Double Reflect+ No Regen T16

Path of Building:


Build Mechanics

Stat prioritizing on yourrare items should be like: increasing your elemental resistances> life> crit multi > crit chance > attack speed> increased melee> increased damage while leeching> chaos resistance> life per hit.

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.


This section covers all of the gem setups.

The“( )”provide additional information aboutthe linksfor each item and therecommended levelsfor 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 aTabula Rasa Simple Robeis a huge relief but not a must.

At lvl 1 getGround Slam+Ruthless Sup.and use it with any two-handed mace.

At lvl 4 get aQuicksilver Flaskand aWanderlust Wool Shoes because the faster you go the faster you finish acts.

At lvl 8 addMaim Sup. to your Ground Slam.

At lvl 10 getLeap SlamandPrecision(Don't level it if you are having mana problems).

At lvl 16 addHerald of Purity,Flesh and StoneandBlood Rage(if you you feel comfortable with mana) to your build. Get a Daresso's Salute Citrine Amulet.

At lvl 18 addMelee Physical Damage Sup.andFaster Attacks Sup.to yourGround Slamand anotherFaster Attacks Sup.to yourLeap Slam. You can buy aHrimnor's Hymn Sledgehammer if you want to deal even more damage.

At lvl 22 get aSilver Flaskfor Onslaught and aBelt of The Deceiver Heavy Belt.

At lvl 24 you can includePunishmentandPride(remove Flesh and Stone) to your setup. Preferably, get twoLe Heup of Allrings.

At lvl 27 you can getDiamond Flaskfor lucky crits.

At lvl 32 Get yourCycloneand switch it with Ground Slam. AddInfused Channeling,Fortify Sup.andImpale Sup.to your Cyclone. Get anEdge of Madness Etched Greatsword.Get aPraxis Paua Ringwith -8 to total mana cost of skills for aZero Cost Cyclone!

At lvl 38 start usingImmortal Call+Cast When Damage Takenand addBrutality Sup.to your Cyclone.Add Summon Ice Golemto your build for more crits. as well. You can get aGoldrim Leather Cap at this point for resistances if you like.

At lvl 46 get aRigwald's Charge Highland Bladeso you can crit. again and get a cheapBelly of the Beast Full Wyrmscale. You can upgrade it to 5 link withJeweller's Touch Prophecy for cheap later on.

At lvl 51 you can start using aTerminus 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 Bladewhich you will be able to wear at lvl 61.

At lvl 60 you can get aAbyssus Ezomyte Burgonet. It will give you a huge boost damagewise but it ll also increase physical damage youtake! 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!


30 Points 60 Points 90 Points 112 Points


Get your gear quickly by buying POE Currency and Exalted Orbs

Item SlotItem NameSocketsBest Extra Stats
HeadRare HelmetR-R-R-G%15 increased Cyclone Attack Speed Lab. Enchant Nearby Enemies take %9 increased Physical dmg. Good Life + Chaos Resist
ChestBelly of the BeastB-G-G-R-R-RGood Life roll / Good Resists
GlovesRare Spiked GlovesG-R-R-RGood Life / Increased damage while leeching crafted / Good elemental resists+ Chaos Resist
BootsRare BootsG-R-R-RGood Elemental Resists / Good Life / Movement Speed + Chaos Resist
WeaponStarforgeG-R-R-R-R-BIncreased Physical Damage / Increased Attack Speed / Life
AmuletRare AmuletN/AAllocates Fatal Blades / Increased Damage while Leeching / +Intelligence / Life or Resists
RingCircle of GuiltN/AIncreased Physical Damage While affected by Herald of Purity / Herald of Purity has % reduced mana reservation + Increased Life %
RingRare RingN/A-8 Total mana cost of Skills + Life and Chaos Resistence
BeltRare Stygian VyseAbyssGood Life / Good Resists
Abyssal Jewel (belt)Murderous Eye JewelN/A+ to Maximum Life / Adds Physical Damage to Sword attacks / Increased Damage if you killed recently
Jewel 1Brute Force Solution Combat JewelN/ACorrupted Blood Cannot be inflicted on you
Jewel 2Rare JewelN/A%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage
Jewel 3Rare JewelN/A%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage
Jewel 4Rare JewelN/A%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage
Jewel 5Rare JewelN/A%Increased Maximum Life / Critical Strike Multiplier / Attack Speed or Critical Strike Chance or Increased Damage
Flask 1Bubbling Divine Life Flask of WardingN/ACan be switched to Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Iron Skin for more armour
Flask 2Experimenter's Diamond Flask of StaunchingN/AMust have bleeding/crit flask
Flask 3Lion's RoarN/AExtra Physical Damage
Flask 4Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of HeatN/AMovement / Freeze Flask
Flask 5Cinderswallow UrnN/AOnslaught / Crit Flask


Whenever you get enough currency, spend it on your support gems and get %20 quality ones for the support gems that is connected to Cyclone.

Make sure you gotFatal BladeAllocated on your Amulet. It takes only 2xOpalescent Oil+ 1Amber 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 anEssence Worm Unset Ringand placing your most mana reserving aura in it(which isPridewith %50 mana reserve) untill you can afford anEnlighten Supportwith lvl 3 or 4. Secondly buy aCircle of Guilt Synthesised Iron Ringwith Herald of Purity has % reduced Mana Reservation. Lastly make sure yourPrecisionisNOToverleveled.

+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 betweenKondo's PrideandStarforge?

-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-linkBelly of The Beast Full Wrymscale, you can either hang around with 5 linkBelly of the Beast Full Wrymslace(buy one with decent one and useThe Jeweller's Touchprophecy) 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 useVaal Cycloneif 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.

Cluster Jewels:

You can use these combinations for your cluster jewels:

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.

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