Scorpion Blade Ssin

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CallMeCrazySam
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Scorpion Blade Ssin

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I've played Median off and on for about eight years and in that time the play style that has kept me here the most has been that of the Scorpion Blade Assassin. It's a glass cannon farmer that is highly effective with easily farmable gear, meaning you can play it and be effective with no TG investment and without twinking at all. However, multiple end game ubers are either hard, a corpse run, or impossible without respeccing. The good news is that this build will give you the ability to farm the gear needed to able to conquer that content, just a little further down the road.


Pros
    Large AoE Damage for easy farming
    Great Teganze Farmer - Which means easy TG
    Easily playable untwinked
    Functional farmer with mid-game gear - no real need for expensive SUs
Cons
    Lacks Single Target DPS
    Some late game ubers are a corpserun
    Slightly squishy when full build - Reliant on Life after Kill
    Very reliant on positioning and dodging enemy skillshots
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Gear and Build

Stat and Skill Distribution
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Breakpoint Values
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Early Game Gear (lvl 1 - 100)
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Mid Game Gear (lvl 100ish+)
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Alternate Gear Setups
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Late Game Gear
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Crafting your Gear
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Crafting your Jewels
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Mercenary
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Untwinked Content
Level Challenge
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Ennead Challenge
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Level 105 Content
Horror Under Tristram
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Infernal Machine
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Death Projector
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Island of the Sunless Sea
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Level 110 Content
Assault on Mount Arreat
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The Binding of Baal
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Akarat
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Lord Aldric Jitan
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Horazon's Sanctum
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Level 115 Content
Black Road
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Legacy of Blood
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Bull Prince Rodeo
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Rathma Square
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High Heavens
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The Veiled Prophet
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Heart of Sin
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Kurast 3000 BA
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Tran Athulua
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Level 120 Content
Judgement Day
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Quov Tsin
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Duncraig
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The Triune
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Twin Seas
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Banisher of Light
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Kingdom of Shadow
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Eve of Destruction
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Level 125 Content
Toraja
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Yshari Sanctum
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I had taken a break from writing the guide at this point and ended up losing the Assassin I had used in the video series. I made a new one in 1.1 and the videos below this line and the Baal video were completed on that Assassin.
Astrogha
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Xazax
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Lord of Lies
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Ghosts of Old Bremmtown
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Vizjun
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Spirit World
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Nymyr's Light
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WIP content
Nothing in this spoiler will currently have content. I am in the process of playing through again untwinked and am going to do a write up on each of the following as well as include a video of me completing it as I complete it. I would have liked to have this completed before a publish attempt, but I've had multiple people PM me asking questions on my build and I think a quick overview of what I have written is enough for most people to start with. As I complete the sections below, I will drag them above this spoiler as part of the guide.

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Edited by CallMeCrazySam 1 month.
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Thanks for this Sam, going to be working on my Sin a lot over this weekend and using this guide to hopefully get passed the wall I've found myself at :)
CallMeCrazySam
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NP, I'm going to play through my new one a bit by bit and hopefully start fleshing out a lot of the later content over the next week or so.
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are you sure it's not supposed to be 63IAS at 9fps for Throw animation?

edit: also why no tiefling form? huge dex, life, EF boosts, u sacrifice defense but ur not going for maxblock and u dont have much defense boosters
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50% chance to be hit with just a little defense is better than 95% chance with zero def
CallMeCrazySam
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Rip, not sure why I went with the wrong animation when I wrote it up, I guess that's what happens when you rush to get it out. I'll fix it in the morning when I can rip a new image.

With tiefling you are also sacrificing skill points from elsewhere to get that maxed. The only real consideration to take from is way of the spider but the spell damage from that goes a little further than what tiefling will give. Without going for block, the Dex boost does nothing. Once you get your life charms and jewels you are sitting above 8k hp, which is honestly more than enough if you play as a ranged character and don't suicide. You won't get a lot of defense from your mid game gear since we are using cloth crafts, but that defense is better than nothing as Crash said.
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Caleb
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inori92 wrote:Image

are you sure it's not supposed to be 63IAS at 9fps for Throw animation?

edit: also why no tiefling form? huge dex, life, EF boosts, u sacrifice defense but ur not going for maxblock and u dont have much defense boosters


Tiefling form disable all flat damage from ways
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Regarding the ways, poison mechanics don't allow stacking of multiple damage sources

Ways adds psn damage directly to whatever throw you do, but wouldn't scorpion blade override that as the superior damage?

This is why I thought Tiefling was good. If this isn't the case and ways does add the damage values it states it does, and scorpion blade's poison stacks with the ways' poison, that just makes tiefling a really awful passive/buff ability, which does far too much harm to be good.
CallMeCrazySam
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inori92 wrote:Regarding the ways, poison mechanics don't allow stacking of multiple damage sources

Ways adds psn damage directly to whatever throw you do, but wouldn't scorpion blade override that as the superior damage?

This is why I thought Tiefling was good. If this isn't the case and ways does add the damage values it states it does, and scorpion blade's poison stacks with the ways' poison, that just makes tiefling a really awful passive/buff ability, which does far too much harm to be good.


Poison damage is weird, especially with Scorpion Blade. I ripped this from the documentation, although it says it is outdated, I don't believe this part, or rather the mechanics of it, to be outdated.

https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/wiki/poison

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