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Consecrated Path Oni-Goroshi Juggernaut build

Consecrated Path Oni-Goroshi Juggernaut build

One of the best leveling Melee builds in Path of Exile

Consecrated Path
Oni-Goroshi Juggernaut build

Updated for Patch 3.6

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Guide notes
April 1, 2019
-Build created
April 6, 2019
-Added gameplay video

This is one of the best leveling builds for the Juggernaut class. It will easily carry you to level 90's with just basic equipment. Consecrated Path is an attack skill which teleports you to the targeted enemy and deals high area damage, making it a perfect pick for leveling and speed farming. It has very similar mechanics to Flicker Strike but does not have any cooldown and can be spammed to teleport between groups of enemies. Also, if you manage to get Oni-Goroshi early on, it will make the entire leveling process a piece of cake as it can be used starting from level one, and its damage increases every time you level up. It can be also a great Starter build - assuming you manage to obtain(or afford) Oni-Goroshi.

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1. Gameplay

This is a very fast Melee build which allows you to instantly teleport between packs of monsters with Consecrated Path. It deals high Area damage which fully converted to Fire with Avatar of Fire Passive skill. This builds is nearly as swift as a Flicker Strike build, but does not require Frenzy Charges, granting much smoother gameplay. Also, this build utilizes the Juggernaut class for its defensive utility, allowing you to easily reach high Tier maps with very little expenses. Sadly, end-game content will require either respeccing to for example Molten Strike, or excessive investments in gear. Both Consecrated Path and Oni-Goroshi have limited capabilities when it comes to dealing with Guardians and Shaper for example. 

0:06 Tier 14 Ivory Temple
0:39 Tier 15 Waste Pool
0:54 Tier 16 Lair of the Hydra
1:18 Tier 15 Defiled Cathedral

This video was recorded on a level 89 Juggernaut on Synthesis Softcore League


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2. Build's PROS & CONS

PROS
  • insane clear speed
  • uses the same items during leveling and Maps
  • smooth gameplay
  • excellent as a League Starter build if you manage to obtain Oni-Goroshi
CONS
  • vulnerable to Elemental Reflect mods
  • unsuited for end-game Bosses with the recommended gear
  • mediocre Physical Damage mitigation (for Juggernaut standards)

3. Leveling tips

The entire leveling process should be centered around Oni-Goroshi. You can get this sword by farming it from Uber Hillock or buying it from other players. In order to do it, you need to repeat the Twilight Strand before you enter Lioneye's Watch for the first time. You need to clear the area, leave the game to the character selection screen, wait approximately 90 seconds and restart. If you are lucky you will find Uber Hillock which will drop the sword. This is a time-consuming process and will require some luck. When you obtain Oni-Goroshi, leveling is a piece of cake. You will never have to worry about your damage until Maps. Initially, it's recommended to use Molten Strike for leveling before you are level 28 when Consecrated Path becomes available. 

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Molten Strike setup
Molten Strike Molten Strike - the best Melee skill in the game which you can pick as a quest reward in Act 1
Added Fire Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support - grants extra Fire Damage as a % of your Physical Damage
Ancestral Call Support Ancestral Call Support - makes supported single-target skill hit two nearby enemies, which for Molten Strike means tripling the number of Magma projectiles
Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
Consecrated Path setup
Consecrated Path Consecrated Path - primary Attack used in this build. It teleports you to the targeted enemy and deals high AoE damage. You can start using it at level 28
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support - grants increased Melee Physical Damage
Added Fire Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support
Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
Ruthless Support Ruthless Support
Utility Gems
Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief - spawns a Totem which increases your Melee Damage. Also deals moderate damage on its own
Punishment Punishment - the recommended Curse for this build
Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem - which increases your Crit. Chance and Accuracy Rating
Herald of Ash Herald of Ash - grants extra Fire Damage and causes AoE explosions based on your overkill damage
Leap Slam Leap Slam - mobility skill used for this build

Bandits:

We recommend killing all the Bandits for two additional Passive Points

Leveling Skill Trees:

30 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Born of Fight 2) Blade Master 3) Bloodless

62 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Lava Lash 2) Wrecking Ball 3) Golem Blood 4) Life and Mana Leech 5) Primeval Force

Recommended leveling items:

BlackheartBlackheart - great Physical DPS leveling ring. You can use it starting at level 1
Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks
5% increased Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 3 Chaos Damage to Attacks
+(20-30) to maximum Life
(2-4) Life Regenerated per second
10% chance to Cause Monsters to Flee
 
Belt of the DeceiverBelt of the Deceiver - great belt for this build. Can be used even during leveling and early mapping phase
(25-35) to Strength
(15-25)% increased Physical Damage
You take 30% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
+(30-40) to maximum Life
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Nearby Enemies are Intimidated
 

Seven-League stepSeven-League Step - these are the fastest Boots in Path of Exile. They carry no other stats but can be used from level 1. They are very useful for a low build like this

50% increased Movement Speed
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
 

Oni-GoroshiOni-Goroshi - the build-defining weapon. It is recommended to get it as soon as possible

40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
Uses both hand slots
(70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
 

4. Final Skill tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

114 Points Skill Tree
114 Points Path of Building(PoB) link

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Undeniable
  2. Unflinching
  3. Unstoppable
  4. Unyielding

Pantheon:

Major God: Soul of Lunaris 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%; 1% increased Movement Speed for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%

Minor God: Soul of Gruthkul 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Hit you've taken Recently up to a maximum of 5%

5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Consecrated Path
Consecrated Path Consecrated Path - primary Attack Skill used in this build
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support - grants greatly increased Elemental Damage
Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support - greatly increases Area Damage at the cost of reduced AoE
Fire Penetration Fire Penetration Support - makes supported skill ignore a large portion of your target's Fire Resistance
Ruthless Support Ruthless Support - grants greatly increased damage on every third hit
[DPS] Ancestral Warchief setup
Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief - summons a Totem which increases your Melee Damage and deals damage as well
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support
Culling Strike Support Culling Strike Support - will instantly kill enemies below 10% Life
Combustion Support Combustion Support - grants increased chance to Ignite enemies, and enemies Ignited will have reduced by your Ancestral Warchief Fire Resistance
Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support
Maim Support Maim Support - makes your Ancestral Warchief Totem Maim enemies, which reduces their Movement Speed and increases Physical Damage taken
[UTILITY] Herald of Ash, Herald of Purity
Herald of Purity Herald of Purity - grants extra Physical Damage to your Spells and Attacks
Herald of Ash Herald of Ash - adds Fire Damage based on your Physical DPS and causes fiery AoE explosions when killing monsters
[UTILITY] Curse and Molten Shell
Punishment Punishment - recommended Curse for this build. Keep it at level 11
Curse when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support - will auto-cast your supported Curse. Keep this Gem on level 8
Molten Shell Molten Shell - grants additional Armour and protective shield while active. Do not upgrade this Gem above level 14
[UTILITY] Leap Slam and Ice Golem
Leap Slam Leap Slam - your primary Movement Skill
Fortify Support Fortify Support - Hits with Leap Slam will grant you the Fortify buff for extra damage reduction
Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem - is the recommended Golem for this build. It increases your Critical Strike Chance and Accuracy Rating
[UTILITY] Vaal Haste and Blood Rage
Ice Golem Blood Rage - grants increased Attack Speed, Leech and generated Frenzy Charges. Both Blood Rage and Vaal Haste are supposed to be used to grant extra burst against Bosses
Vaal Haste Vaal Haste - grants increased Attack Speed, Cast Speed, and Movement Speed for a short duration
Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support

 


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5. Gear Setup

Below you will find all the recommended gear for our Consecrated Path Juggernaut build. We have decided to list the most common and easily-obtainable gear which is most suited for leveling and Maps. 

Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS/Life to start mapping successfully

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Melee/Physical/Fire Damage
  4. Critical Strike Chance & Multiplier
  5. Attack Speed
  6. Accuracy Rating
Rat's Nest(Helmet) Rat's Nest - the best choice for leveling/speed farming. It should also be very cheap if you want to start off without the Helmet enchantment
15% increased Attack Speed
(60-75)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
150% increased Evasion Rating
(20-25)% increased Rarity of Items found
10% increased Movement Speed
10% reduced Character Size
Helmet enchantment:
Consecrated Path deals 40% increased Damage
Loreweave(Body Armour) Loreweave - one of the most well-rounded Armours in the game. It grants all important stats for this build
Has 6 Sockets
Adds (4-10) to (14-36) Physical Damage to Attacks
+(8-24) to all Attributes
(20-60)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(15-50) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-60) to maximum Life
+(20-50) to maximum Mana
(6-30)% increased Rarity of Items found
(15-50)% increased Elemental Damage
Your Maximum Resistances are (76-78)%
Rare Armour(Body Armour) Rare Body Armour - this is a good starting point, whereas rare Elder Armour with high Life, Elemental Resistances, and added Critical Strike Chance to Melee Attacks will be the best in the slot
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
20% Fire Resistance
20% Lightning Resistance
20% Cold Resistance
Optional affixes:
Attacks have +# to Critical Strike Chance
Oni-Goroshi(Weapon) Oni-Goroshi - mandatory weapon for this build. The entire setup is oriented around this weapon which can be used from level one
40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
Uses both hand slots
(70-90)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Adds 2 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
Gain Her Embrace for 3 seconds when you Ignite an Enemy
While in Her Embrace, take 0.5% of your total Maximum Life and Energy Shield as Fire Damage per second per Level
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
Rare Boots(Boots) Rare Boots - with high defensive stats, Life, and Movement Speed bonus
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
30% Fire Resistance
30% Lightning Resistance
30% Cold Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Kaom's Roots(Boots) Kaom's Roots - provide very high defensive bonuses but you will have to skip almost the entire Ancestral Warchief setup (just keep the Active Gem for Melee bonus, but it will deal negligible damage that way)
Has no Sockets
Cannot be Knocked Back
+(150-200) to maximum Life
You cannot be slowed to below base speed
Unwavering Stance
Death's Door(Boots) Death's Door - one of the best options for this slot. They grant additional Endurance Charge and Bleeding immunity
+(20-40) to Strength
200% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
25% increased Movement Speed
+1 to Maximum Endurance Charges
50% increased Elemental Ailment Duration on you
Bleeding cannot be inflicted on you
Boot enchantment:
16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you've Killed Recently
0.6% of Damage Leeched as Life and Mana if you've Killed Recently
Stygian Vise(Belt) Rare Belt 
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
25% Fire Resistance
25% Lightning Resistance
25% Cold Resistance
25% increased Elemental Damage with Attacks
Belt of the Deceiver(Belt) Belt of the Deceiver - budget-friendly option for the Belt Slot
(25-35) to Strength
(15-25)% increased Physical Damage
You take 30% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
+(30-40) to maximum Life
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Nearby Enemies are Intimidated
Rare Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet
Min. requirements:
Adds min. 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
55 maximum Life
30% Global Critical Strike Multiplier
10% All Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Attributes (if necessary)
Steel RingSteel Ring(Ring) Rare Steel Rings
Min. requirements:
Adds min. 9 Physical Damage to Attacks
50 maximum Life
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
increased Elemental Damage with Attacks
Accuracy Rating
Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves
Min. requirements:
Adds min. 6 Physical Damage to Attacks
75 maximum Life
Optional affixes:
increased Melee Damage (Spiked Gloves)
Elemental Resistances
Accuracy Rating
Maligaro's Virtuosity(Gloves) Maligaro's Virtuosity - which grant very high bonus damage but no defensive utility
+(20-30) to Dexterity
5% increased Attack Speed
50% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(20-30)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
(60-80)% increased Evasion Rating
Abyss Jewel(Jewels) Abyss Jewels - we recommend getting at least with a chance to gain Onslaught on kill
Recommended affixes:
maximum Life
added Fire Damage to Attacks/to Sword Attacks
chance to grant Onslaught buff for 4 seconds on kill
Optional affixes:
increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - these should provide extra Life and damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
increased maximum Life
increased Melee/Physical/Area/Fire Damage
increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Optional affixes:
increased Attack Speed
The Wise Oak(Flask) The Wise Oak - if your Fire Resistance is the highest, this Flask will grant high DPS bonus
+35% to all Elemental Resistances
During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
Lion's Roar(Flask) Lion's Roar - one of the best utility Flasks for Melee builds
Adds Knockback to Melee Attacks during Flask effect
75% chance to cause Enemies to Flee on use
(20-25)% more Melee Physical Damage during effect
Knocks Back Enemies in an Area when you use a Flask
Other suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching (immunity to Bleeding)
  2. Experimenter's Basalt Flask of Heat (Physical Damage Reduction and Freeze immunity)
  3. Experimenter's Silver Flask of Adrenaline (increased Movement Speed)
The Wise Oak Lion's RoarDivine Life FlaskBasalt FlaskSilver Flask


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We hope you enjoy this build as much as we did in the Synthesis League. Was a very smooth ride in the early phase of the League. If you have any other build requests, please leave that in the comments below.

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