In Path of Exile, what do you think is the cheapest non ethical build for this patch? The following are some guide for you, I hope it can help most players.
Going with Champion is a pretty great way to get a set of Permanent buffs. Perm Fortify & Taunt from the Ascendency itself, and then with very little in the way of investment, you can get Permanent Onslaught and Perm Intimidate from two cheap uniques.
Those being the Perseverance belt, and Tombfist gloves. If you have stupid amounts to invest, then you can get a dual Abyss socket Tombfist and get Perma-maim, but IMO, the actual Maim gem is better than the maim offered by Tombfists. Going for dual socket Tombfists is also the largest amount of life you can get on gloves, IIRC.
The Perma Taunt can also offer you a free Resolute Technique as well, so you can go crit if you so wanted to. You can have all this, sans the Free – RT, at Level 78, as the that’s the level requirement of the Perseverance belt. You can be running with Tombfists as early as level 36, thought you’d probably have to trade to get a jewel for Perma – Intimidate.
You can get a ‘Permanent Intimidate from the Champion’s ascendant, but that requires you to sacrifice getting Worthy Foe, which is a stupidly high damage increase on Taunted Enemies, and also how you get your Always Hit from Champion.
Another reason for going Champion, is just how easy it is to level as one. Your first stop will always be ‘Unstoppable Hero’ due the huge Attack Speed and melee damage buffs it gives for having Fortify. On Top of that, you then get Stun immunity and the 1K armour and Eva it provides while you have Fortify. For your first two points that’s pretty huge, and makes leveling a breeze from then on.
I did a Pure Phys Cyclone Champ as my League Starter, and I found myself being able to do Merc and Cruel lab as soon as I hit the level requirement to do them. Considering how quickly I sailed up the Atlas with this build and how shit tier my gear is, I feel like I could of also done Uber lab fairly early as well, had I actually unlocked it that is. I’m running around doing Tier 9 maps on a 4-link Cyclone and it’s just works.
Once I actually socket a Murderous eye jewel in my tombfists, and get Worthy Foe, I’m looking at something like 30% Increased damage.