Scion Spectral Throw 2H Sword

Scion Nemesis 218% HP v1.0.0 40 votes 0 comments Nov. 6, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
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Spectral Throw 2H Sword Scion build, do all content with ease with high DPS and high survivability for Nemesis in mind, with priority mainly being on simply getting a good 2H Sword with high Physical damage. I have not yet managed to get any 5L/6L but even with 4L the build does extremely well, with over 11'000 DPS on my double strike at level 73. You will get almost all the skill gems you need via quests as Scion, with the exception of perhaps Blood Magic, as I use 3 of them.

Levelling guide

  • It is not necessary to pick up any damage nodes early on, instead I focus almost entirely on STR/HP/Res, it allows you to play 'balls to the wall' and have a good time in Normal/Cruel, you may also want to pick up 2H Weapon damage nodes before getting sword nodes in case you are not yet using a good 2H Sword. Pick up the +30 Dex or +30 Int nodes if you need the stats for gear/skills, and respec out of them when no longer needed. I recommend Spectral Throw + LMP + Added Fire & Double strike + Added fire + Faster Attacks early on, and Hatred aura. Level ~30 passive skill tree

  • I do not recommend getting increased armour nodes until you start Merciless difficulty, you should be running Grace and have Iron Reflexes towards the end of Cruel, which will provide a good armor boost. I do highly recommend Blood Drinker (2% Phys Life Steal) as soon as you can grab it, if you do not already possess a similar effect on your gear. Use gems described below under Skills. Level ~50 passive skill tree

  • Here's how things should look around level 70, you can start doing maps. Level ~70 passive skill tree

  • There are still quite a few damage nodes left over, and should increase your damage nicely in proportion to enemy difficulty as you get closer and closer to the 90's, as well as a few health nodes. Final passive skill tree

Auras

  • Grace & Hatred (linked with reduced mana)

Skills

Primary Attacks:

  • 4L: Double Strike - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks/Multi Strike - Added Fire/Melee Physical
  • 4L: Spectral Throw - Blood Magic - Added Fire - Lesser Multiple Projectiles
  • 5L: Double Strike - Blood Magic - Faster Attacks/Multi Strike - Melee Physical - Added Fire
  • 5L: Spectral Throw - Blood Magic - Added Fire - Lesser Multiple Projectiles - Faster Attacks
  • 6L: Add a gem of your choise

Support Skills:

  • 4L: Cast on Damage Taken (lvl1) - Molten Shell - Enduring Cry - Enfeeble (as high level as your int allows)
  • 4L: Reduced Mana - Grace - Hatred - Enduring Cry (2nd enduring cry for manual casting if you so desire, shares cooldown)
  • 4L: Leap Slam - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic - Melee Physical (allows for extremely fast traveling, and does considerable damage)

Deal with the bandits

  • Normal: Help Oak (+40 base life)
  • Cruel: Help Oak (+16% physical damage)
  • Merciless: Help Oak (+1 max endurance charge)

Effective health

218% increased maximum life
0% increased maximum energy shield*
* (includes bonus from Intelligence & infused shield where applicable)

Keystones

Iron Grip Iron Grip
The increase to Physical Damage from Strength applies to Projectile Attacks as well as Melee Attacks
Iron Reflexes Iron Reflexes
Converts all Evasion Rating to Armour. Dexterity provides no bonus to Evasion Rating
Unwavering Stance Unwavering Stance
Cannot Evade enemy Attacks, Cannot be Stunned

Passive skill tree breakdown

Health
  • 218% increased maximum Life
  • 20 to maximum Life
  • 2.5% of Life Regenerated per Second
  • 2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
Mitigation
  • 56% increased Evasion Rating and Armour
  • 52% increased Armour
  • 22% to all Elemental Resistances
Damage
  • 188% increased Physical Damage with Swords
  • 100% increased Physical Damage with Two Handed Melee Weapons
  • 61% increased Attack Speed
  • 40% increased Accuracy Rating with Two Handed Melee Weapons
  • 40% increased Accuracy Rating with Swords
  • 26% increased Attack Speed with Swords
  • 24% increased Projectile Damage
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating
  • 15% increased Attack Speed with Two Handed Melee Weapons
  • 12% increased Physical Damage
  • 8% increased Melee Physical Damage
  • 6% increased Movement Speed
  • 6% increased Cast Speed
Other
  • 230 to Strength
  • 150 to Dexterity
  • 15% increased Stun Duration with Two Handed Melee Weapons on enemies
  • 8% increased maximum Mana
  • 2 to Melee Weapon and Unarmed range
  • 1 Maximum Endurance Charge
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Brood Cowl, Gladiator Helmet (Rare)

Blood Magic

Support
Level: 16 Mana Multiplier: 205%

Requires Level 60, 96 Str

Spend Life instead of Mana for Supported Skills

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Leap Slam

Attack, AoE, Movement, Melee
Level: 17 Mana Cost: 17

Requires Level 62, 138 Str

Jump into the air, damaging enemies (and knocking back some) with your main hand where you land. Requires an axe, mace, sword or staff.

64% increased Physical Damage
24% chance to Knock enemies Back on Hit

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Faster Attacks

Attack, Support
Level: 16 Mana Multiplier: 115%

Requires Level 61, 97 Dex

40% increased Attack Speed

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Melee Physical Damage

Melee, Support, Attack
Level: 11 Mana Multiplier: 140%

Requires Level 51, 82 Str

40% more Melee Physical Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Brood Cowl

Gladiator Helmet

Armour: 0151

Requires Level 62 (gem)

+20 to Strength
+29 to maximum Life
13% increased Rarity of Items found
+40% to Fire Resistance
+39% to Cold Resistance

Has Bent Horns

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+20% Loath Shroud, Crusader Plate (Rare)

Multistrike

Attack, Melee, Support
Level: 15 Mana Multiplier: 180%

Requires Level 58, 58 Str, 41 Dex

42% increased Melee Physical Damage
Supported Melee Attack repeats 2 additional times
102% more Melee Attack Speed
36% less Attack Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Blood Magic

Support
Level: 17 Mana Multiplier: 203%

Requires Level 62, 99 Str

Spend Life instead of Mana for Supported Skills

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Double Strike

Attack, Melee
Level: 17 Mana Cost: 11

Requires Level 61, 136 Dex

Performs two fast attacks on target enemy with your main hand melee weapon.

64% increased Physical Damage
Deals 70% of Base Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Melee Physical Damage

Melee, Support, Attack
Level: 16 Mana Multiplier: 140%

Requires Level 61, 97 Str

45% more Melee Physical Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Loath Shroud

Crusader Plate

Quality: +20%
Armour: 0974

Requires Level 62 (gem), 160 Str

+9 to Strength
+266 to Armour
17% increased Armour
+78 to maximum Life
+39% to Cold Resistance
+28% to Lightning Resistance

Standard
Apocalypse Gyre, Coral Ring (Rare)

Apocalypse Gyre

Coral Ring


Requires Level 40

+23 to maximum Life

Adds 4-7 Physical Damage
+32 to Strength
Adds 1-2 Cold Damage
+47 to maximum Life
+34% to Cold Resistance

Standard
Loath Finger, Prismatic Ring (Rare)

Loath Finger

Prismatic Ring


Requires Level 48

+9% to all Elemental Resistances

+66 to maximum Life
2.9 Life Regenerated per second
+37% to Fire Resistance
+22% to Lightning Resistance

Standard
Agony Noose, Agate Amulet (Rare)

Agony Noose

Agate Amulet


Requires Level 26

+16 to Strength and Intelligence

+27 to Strength
7% increased Cast Speed
+38 to maximum Life
9% increased maximum Energy Shield
+11% to Fire Resistance

Standard
Honour Nails, Bronze Gauntlets (Rare)

Grace

Aura, Spell, AoE
Level: 17

Requires Level 63, 140 Dex

Casts an aura that grants evasion to you and your allies.

37% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain 1793 additional Evasion Rating

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Reduced Mana

Support
Level: 16 Mana Multiplier: 75%

Requires Level 61, 97 Str

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Hatred

Aura, Cold, Spell, AoE
Level: 16

Requires Level 59, 83 Dex, 58 Int

Casts an aura that increases the cold damage of you and your allies.

36% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies add 34% of your Physical Damage as Cold Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Enduring Cry

Spell, AoE
Level: 16 Mana Cost: 25

Requires Level 60, 134 Str

Performs a warcry, adding endurance charges proportional to the number of surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the caster.

32 Endurance Charges granted per one hundred nearby enemies

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Honour Nails

Bronze Gauntlets

Armour: 067

Requires Level 63 (gem)

Adds 2-27 Lightning Damage
+180 to Accuracy Rating
+71 to maximum Life
3.2 Life Regenerated per second
+25% to Lightning Resistance
1% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life

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+20% Dusk Impaler, Vaal Greatsword (Rare)

Blood Magic

Support
Level: 17 Mana Multiplier: 203%

Requires Level 62, 99 Str

Spend Life instead of Mana for Supported Skills

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Added Fire Damage

Fire, Support
Level: 17 Mana Multiplier: 130%

Requires Level 62, 99 Str

Gain 36% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Lesser Multiple Projectiles

Support, Projectile
Level: 17 Mana Multiplier: 150%

Requires Level 62, 99 Dex

2 additional Projectiles
32% increased Projectile Damage
30% less Projectile Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Spectral Throw

Projectile, Attack
Level: 17 Mana Cost: 11

Requires Level 61, 60 Str, 86 Dex

Throws a spectral copy of your melee weapon. It flies out and then returns to you, in a spinning attack that strikes enemies in its path.

48% increased Projectile Damage
Deals 60% of Base Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Dusk Impaler

Vaal Greatsword

Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 187-391 Critical Strike Chance: 5% Attacks per Second: 1.36

Requires Level 63, 122 Str, 104 Dex

18% increased Accuracy Rating

159% increased Physical Damage
24% increased Attack Speed
+24% to Fire Resistance
+2 Life gained for each enemy hit by your Attacks
+90 to Accuracy Rating

Has Vampiric Weapon Effect

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Rapture Tether, Leather Belt (Rare)

Rapture Tether

Leather Belt


Requires Level 48

+33 to maximum Life

+76 to maximum Life
+40% to Lightning Resistance
11% increased Flask Charges gained

Standard
Corpse League, Goliath Greaves (Rare)

Enfeeble

Curse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Level: 8 Mana Cost: 50

Requires Level 40, 92 Int

Curses all targets in an area, making their attacks and spells less effective.

Base duration is 12.70 seconds
35% increased Area of Effect radius
Cursed enemies have 27% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 27% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Cursed enemies have 27% reduced Critical Strike Multiplier
Cursed enemies deal 28% less Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Enduring Cry

Spell, AoE
Level: 17 Mana Cost: 25

Requires Level 62, 138 Str

Performs a warcry, adding endurance charges proportional to the number of surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the caster.

33 Endurance Charges granted per one hundred nearby enemies

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Molten Shell

Fire, Spell, AoE, Duration
Level: 16 Mana Cost: 66 Critical Strike Chance: 5%

Requires Level 59, 132 Str

Summons fiery elemental shields providing additional armour for a short duration. If cumulative physical damage prevented by your blocking or armour reaches a threshold, the shields explode outwards, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies.

Deals 989-1483 Fire Damage
Base duration is 10.00 seconds
Shields break after 1500 total Damage is prevented
822 additional Armour

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Cast when Damage Taken

Support, Spell
Level: 1

Requires Level 31, 33 Str, 23 Int

70% less Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Spells directly
100% chance to Cast Supported Spells when you take a total of 440 Damage

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Corpse League

Goliath Greaves

Armour: 0294

Requires Level 62 (gem)

91% increased Armour
+85 to maximum Life
3.9 Life Regenerated per second
+20% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed

Standard

Gear breakdown

  • +1486 Armour
  • +546 to maximum Life
  • +141% to Cold Resistance
  • +124% to Lightning Resistance
  • +121% to Fire Resistance
  • +88 to Strength
  • +13% increased Rarity of Items found

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