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Shunposin
Miniguide by LH
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This is a miniguide to a build I've received a lot of questions about through the Challenge season because of a few reasons:
1.) It's a relatively fast dcowing spec for assassins who normally struggle to grind through the experience to get to Level 121.
2.) A screenshot from hitting Level 121 as the first assassin during the Challenge Season drew a lot of attention due to the damage output.
3.) It's a unique assassin build that was buffed, but went almost unheard of for a while.

"But why waste your time on a shunposin when you can just make a pouncezon, noob."
1.) Assassin gets a ton of avoid from Perfect Being and her class charm, Shadow Vortex (5% Avoid from the Level Challenge 2).
2.) You can easily hit the %DR Cap at 50% with your skill, Shadow Refuge.
3.) You have a ton of elemental damage from your Ways skills, Charms, and gear, along with Physical from your weapon itself, and if you use regular Naginata attacks, you can benefit from Magic damage too (Laserblade skill).
4.) It's unique, as stated above. Cookie cutter builds get old and boring when you see everyone and their brother playing the same character.

*If anyone has seen a ChuckNoris guide before, you'll be familiar with this layout. It's not a popular build, so I'll keep it short and sweet.*




Early Game


Gear
Weapon:
Na-Krul's Spine
Na-Krul's Spine
Naginata (6)

Two-Hand Damage: (80-102) to (105-148)
Required Dexterity: 58
Required Level: 6
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
5% Chance to cast level 2 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
20% Chance to cast level 4 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(41 to 50)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
15% Increased Attack Speed
+(61 to 100)% Enhanced damage
Adds (31 to 40)-(51 to 80) damage
All Resists +(21 to 25)%
Damage Reduced by (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (143-172) to (191-242)
Required Dexterity: 91
Required Level: 16
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
6% Chance to cast level 5 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
25% Chance to cast level 8 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(51 to 60)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
20% Increased Attack Speed
+(101 to 140)% Enhanced damage
Adds (41 to 50)-(81 to 110) damage
All Resists +(26 to 30)%
Damage Reduced by (6 to 8)%
Socketed (3)
Two-Hand Damage: (231-270) to (298-358)
Required Dexterity: 135
Required Level: 26
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
7% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
30% Chance to cast level 12 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(61 to 70)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
25% Increased Attack Speed
+(141 to 180)% Enhanced damage
Adds (51 to 60)-(111 to 140) damage
All Resists +(31 to 35)%
Damage Reduced by (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (347-396) to (433-502)
Required Dexterity: 194
Required Level: 36
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
8% Chance to cast level 11 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
35% Chance to cast level 16 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(71 to 80)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
30% Increased Attack Speed
+(181 to 220)% Enhanced damage
Adds (61 to 70)-(141 to 170) damage
All Resists +(36 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by (12 to 14)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (488-548) to (594-675)
Required Dexterity: 274
Required Level: 47
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
9% Chance to cast level 14 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
40% Chance to cast level 20 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(81 to 90)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
35% Increased Attack Speed
+(221 to 260)% Enhanced damage
Adds (71 to 80)-(171 to 200) damage
All Resists +(41 to 45)%
Damage Reduced by (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (644-714) to (778-870)
Required Dexterity: 382
Required Level: 57
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
10% Chance to cast level 17 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
45% Chance to cast level 24 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(91 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
40% Increased Attack Speed
+(261 to 300)% Enhanced damage
Adds (81 to 90)-(201 to 230) damage
All Resists +(46 to 50)%
Damage Reduced by (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)

Armor:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (6)

Defense: (150-181) to (301-363)
Required Strength: 61
Required Level: 6
5% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity when you Die
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) fire damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) cold damage
+(41 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 5%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (300-352) to (574-672)
Required Strength: 88
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 7 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 14 Singularity when you Die
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) cold damage
+(71 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 6%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (540-618) to (1009-1154)
Required Strength: 128
Required Level: 23
7% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 21 Singularity when you Die
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) cold damage
+(101 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 7%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (905-1019) to (1653-1861)
Required Strength: 186
Required Level: 32
8% Chance to cast level 13 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 28 Singularity when you Die
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) cold damage
+(131 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1430-1589) to (2594-2882)
Required Strength: 270
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 35 Singularity when you Die
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) fire damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) lightning damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) cold damage
+(161 to 190)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 9%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2170-2387) to (3916-4307)
Required Strength: 391
Required Level: 49
10% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 42 Singularity when you Die
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) lightning damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) cold damage
+(191 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Socketed (6)

Helm:
Auriel's Halo
Auriel's Halo
Tiara (6)

Defense: (22 to 48)
Required Dexterity: (19-20)
Required Level: 8
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 35) fire damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 35) cold damage
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Fire Resist +(11 to 15)%
Requirements -(5 to 3)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (39 to 76)
Required Dexterity: 34
Required Level: 16
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (16 to 30)-(36 to 70) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(36 to 70) cold damage
Cold Resist +(16 to 20)%
Fire Resist +(16 to 20)%
Requirements -(8 to 6)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (62 to 116)
Required Dexterity: (54-55)
Required Level: 25
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (31 to 60)-(71 to 140) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(71 to 140) cold damage
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Requirements -(11 to 9)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (91 to 166)
Required Dexterity: (82-84)
Required Level: 34
+(1 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (61 to 120)-(141 to 280) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(141 to 280) cold damage
Cold Resist +(26 to 30)%
Fire Resist +(26 to 30)%
Requirements -(14 to 12)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (129 to 231)
Required Dexterity: (122-124)
Required Level: 43
+(1 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (121 to 240)-(281 to 560) fire damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(281 to 560) cold damage
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Fire Resist +(31 to 35)%
Requirements -(17 to 15)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (177 to 313)
Required Dexterity: (176-180)
Required Level: 51
+(2 to 3) to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds (241 to 480)-(561 to 1120) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(561 to 1120) cold damage
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Fire Resist +(36 to 40)%
Requirements -(20 to 18)%
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (6)

Defense: (22-25) to (39-45)
Required Strength: 38
Required Level: 5
15% Faster Run/Walk
5% Increased Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% bonus to Attack Rating
(3 to 5)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
+(101 to 150) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (1)
Defense: (60-68) to (92-103)
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 13
20% Faster Run/Walk
10% Increased Attack Speed
(51 to 80)% bonus to Attack Rating
(6 to 8)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(51 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
+(151 to 200) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (2)
Defense: (129-144) to (176-195)
Required Strength: 80
Required Level: 22
25% Faster Run/Walk
15% Increased Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% bonus to Attack Rating
(9 to 11)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
+(201 to 250) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (2)
Defense: (225-247) to (301-331)
Required Strength: 116
Required Level: 31
30% Faster Run/Walk
20% Increased Attack Speed
(111 to 140)% bonus to Attack Rating
(12 to 14)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
+(251 to 300) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (3)
Defense: (362-395) to (478-522)
Required Strength: 168
Required Level: 40
35% Faster Run/Walk
25% Increased Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% bonus to Attack Rating
(15 to 17)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(111 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
+(301 to 350) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (3)
Defense: (549-595) to (718-777)
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 48
40% Faster Run/Walk
30% Increased Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% bonus to Attack Rating
(18 to 20)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
+(351 to 400) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (4)

Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (6)

Defense: (109-140) to (145-185)
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 7
5% Chance to cast level 3 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(41 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)
Defense: (238-290) to (311-378)
Required Strength: 91
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 5 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
6% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(81 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 35) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(16 to 20)%
(6 to 8)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (455-535) to (579-681)
Required Strength: 132
Required Level: 24
7% Chance to cast level 7 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
7% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(121 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (783-900) to (991-1140)
Required Strength: 192
Required Level: 33
8% Chance to cast level 9 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
8% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(161 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(46 to 55) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(26 to 30)%
(12 to 14)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1276-1441) to (1601-1808)
Required Strength: 278
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 11 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
9% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(201 to 240)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1970-2196) to (2468-2751)
Required Strength: 404
Required Level: 50
10% Chance to cast level 13 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(241 to 280)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Boots: Honorific Boots (1) - MO'd %All Resist, %Fire/Cold/Light/Poison Resist
Ring 1: Rare +1 All Skills, MO -%Enemy Fire/Poison Resist
Ring 2: Rare +1 All Skills, MO -%Enemy Fire/Poison Resist
Amulet: Rare +2 All Skills, MO -%Enemy Fire/Poison Resist

Stats
Strength: Enough for gear
Dexterity: Enough for gear/All remaining
Vitality: None
Energy: None

Skills
Max: Shadow Refuge, Way of the Spider, Way of the Phoenix, Perfect Being, Laserblade
1-Point: Crucify, Barrier Strike, all pre-requisites
Leftovers: Queen of Blades

Gameplay
Activate Queen of Blades, Swing with Shadow Refuge to get the buff, Crucify/Barrier Strike to victory. Reactivate Shadow Refuge as needed.



Mid Game


Gear
Weapon:
Na-Krul's Spine
Na-Krul's Spine
Naginata (6)

Two-Hand Damage: (80-102) to (105-148)
Required Dexterity: 58
Required Level: 6
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
5% Chance to cast level 2 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
20% Chance to cast level 4 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(41 to 50)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
15% Increased Attack Speed
+(61 to 100)% Enhanced damage
Adds (31 to 40)-(51 to 80) damage
All Resists +(21 to 25)%
Damage Reduced by (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (143-172) to (191-242)
Required Dexterity: 91
Required Level: 16
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
6% Chance to cast level 5 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
25% Chance to cast level 8 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(51 to 60)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
20% Increased Attack Speed
+(101 to 140)% Enhanced damage
Adds (41 to 50)-(81 to 110) damage
All Resists +(26 to 30)%
Damage Reduced by (6 to 8)%
Socketed (3)
Two-Hand Damage: (231-270) to (298-358)
Required Dexterity: 135
Required Level: 26
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
7% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
30% Chance to cast level 12 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(61 to 70)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
25% Increased Attack Speed
+(141 to 180)% Enhanced damage
Adds (51 to 60)-(111 to 140) damage
All Resists +(31 to 35)%
Damage Reduced by (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (347-396) to (433-502)
Required Dexterity: 194
Required Level: 36
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
8% Chance to cast level 11 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
35% Chance to cast level 16 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(71 to 80)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
30% Increased Attack Speed
+(181 to 220)% Enhanced damage
Adds (61 to 70)-(141 to 170) damage
All Resists +(36 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by (12 to 14)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (488-548) to (594-675)
Required Dexterity: 274
Required Level: 47
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
9% Chance to cast level 14 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
40% Chance to cast level 20 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(81 to 90)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
35% Increased Attack Speed
+(221 to 260)% Enhanced damage
Adds (71 to 80)-(171 to 200) damage
All Resists +(41 to 45)%
Damage Reduced by (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (644-714) to (778-870)
Required Dexterity: 382
Required Level: 57
(Assassin Only)
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (102/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
10% Chance to cast level 17 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
45% Chance to cast level 24 Flamefront on Melee Attack
+(91 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
40% Increased Attack Speed
+(261 to 300)% Enhanced damage
Adds (81 to 90)-(201 to 230) damage
All Resists +(46 to 50)%
Damage Reduced by (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)
--> Rare Naginata (Sacred) (see screenshot below for affixes)
Armor:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (6)

Defense: (150-181) to (301-363)
Required Strength: 61
Required Level: 6
5% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity when you Die
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) fire damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) cold damage
+(41 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 5%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (300-352) to (574-672)
Required Strength: 88
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 7 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 14 Singularity when you Die
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) cold damage
+(71 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 6%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (540-618) to (1009-1154)
Required Strength: 128
Required Level: 23
7% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 21 Singularity when you Die
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) cold damage
+(101 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 7%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (905-1019) to (1653-1861)
Required Strength: 186
Required Level: 32
8% Chance to cast level 13 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 28 Singularity when you Die
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) cold damage
+(131 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1430-1589) to (2594-2882)
Required Strength: 270
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 35 Singularity when you Die
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) fire damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) lightning damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) cold damage
+(161 to 190)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 9%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2170-2387) to (3916-4307)
Required Strength: 391
Required Level: 49
10% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 42 Singularity when you Die
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) lightning damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) cold damage
+(191 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Socketed (6)

Helm:
Witchhunter's Hood
Witchhunter's Hood
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: (2136-2553) to (2161-2583)
Required Strength: 228
Required Level: 100
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% Bonus to Dexterity
(16 to 20)% Bonus to Strength
+5% to All Maximum Resistances
All Resists +(31 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by 5%
Total Character Defense Plus (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (6)

Defense: (22-25) to (39-45)
Required Strength: 38
Required Level: 5
15% Faster Run/Walk
5% Increased Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% bonus to Attack Rating
(3 to 5)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
+(101 to 150) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (1)
Defense: (60-68) to (92-103)
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 13
20% Faster Run/Walk
10% Increased Attack Speed
(51 to 80)% bonus to Attack Rating
(6 to 8)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(51 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
+(151 to 200) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (2)
Defense: (129-144) to (176-195)
Required Strength: 80
Required Level: 22
25% Faster Run/Walk
15% Increased Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% bonus to Attack Rating
(9 to 11)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
+(201 to 250) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (2)
Defense: (225-247) to (301-331)
Required Strength: 116
Required Level: 31
30% Faster Run/Walk
20% Increased Attack Speed
(111 to 140)% bonus to Attack Rating
(12 to 14)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
+(251 to 300) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (3)
Defense: (362-395) to (478-522)
Required Strength: 168
Required Level: 40
35% Faster Run/Walk
25% Increased Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% bonus to Attack Rating
(15 to 17)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(111 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
+(301 to 350) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (3)
Defense: (549-595) to (718-777)
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 48
40% Faster Run/Walk
30% Increased Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% bonus to Attack Rating
(18 to 20)% Chance of Open Wounds
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
+(351 to 400) Maximum Stamina
Socketed (4)
-->
Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
33% Chance to cast level 6 Fire Splash when you Kill an Enemy
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
+10% to Maximum Fire Resist
Fire Resist +31%
Level 2 Possess (124 Charges)

Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (6)

Defense: (109-140) to (145-185)
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 7
5% Chance to cast level 3 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(41 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)
Defense: (238-290) to (311-378)
Required Strength: 91
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 5 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
6% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(81 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 35) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(16 to 20)%
(6 to 8)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (455-535) to (579-681)
Required Strength: 132
Required Level: 24
7% Chance to cast level 7 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
7% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(121 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (783-900) to (991-1140)
Required Strength: 192
Required Level: 33
8% Chance to cast level 9 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
8% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(161 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(46 to 55) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(26 to 30)%
(12 to 14)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1276-1441) to (1601-1808)
Required Strength: 278
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 11 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
9% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(201 to 240)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1970-2196) to (2468-2751)
Required Strength: 404
Required Level: 50
10% Chance to cast level 13 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(241 to 280)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Boots: Honorific Boots (6) - Socketed Perfect Onyx/Bloodstone/Amber/Turquoise, MO'd %All Resist, %Fire/Cold/Light/Poison Resist
Ring 1: Rare +1 All Skills, Supernova/Unseelie Curse on kill, -%Enemy F/L Resist, MO'd -%Enemy F/L Resist
Ring 2:
Xorine's Ring
Xorine's Ring
Ring

Required Level: 80
15% Chance to cast level 9 Punisher when you Kill an Enemy
(51 to 100)% bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 175-613 poison damage over 7 seconds
Poison Resist +(31 to 40)%
(11 to 15)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
, MO'd -%Enemy Pois Resist
Amulet: Rare +3 All Skills, Doom on kill, -%Enemy F/P/L Resist, MO'd -%Enemy F/P/L Resist

On Switch: 2x Rare Claws, rerolled for +4 Bloodlust each, Socket Nih runes for duration
*Note* These claws can be as low as Tier 3 for them to get max sockets. You don't need a Sacred claw for these. Rares can get bloodlust at an ilvl of 48, meaning you can reroll these as soon as you get into terror, and they're easy to make with D2Clicker and Dragon Eggs in Act 2.

For the naginata below - This is a very endgame example, with a very lucky roll, getting Double MO bonus, and shrine blessed. You almost need D2Clicker to make this in a reasonable time. It took me about 4,000 rolls with D2Clicker to get this one to work. I set the parameters to:

match:6toassa
match:shunp
match:250%enhanc
match:spikenov

If you want to test your luck and get a more specific/higher roll, set it for:

match:8toassa
match:shunp
match:300%enhanc
match:spikenov
match:400tomaxi

The only issue with this second set of parameters is that you're getting borderline for having too specific of conditions to meet. It would take you an insane number of rolls unless you have extremely good RNG and get lucky.

If you really want to push yourself, here is the max parameter I would recommend and it would be near impossible to roll:

match:10toassa
match:shunp
match:300%enhanc
match:spikenov
match:750tomaxi
match:slowstarg


The one below was MO'd as following:

15% ED MO's up to the 350%ED cap
2% Life Leech MO's up to where I felt comfortable or took zero damage in DCows up to four players in game
10 to Maximum Damage MO's (my original roll had no max damage on it, so I tried to compensate)
1 Warbringer UMO because why not?
If you don't have Life After Kill on other gear, it would be a smart idea to add some here too


Image

Stats
Strength: Enough for gear
Dexterity: Enough for gear/All remaining
Vitality: None
Energy: None



There are two available skill specs now, depending on your weapon. If you rolled a good Shunpo Naginata already, go for the second spec. If not, stick with the regular nagisin spec from the first setup.



Skills - Nagisin spec
Max: Way of the Phoenix, Way of the Gryphon, Perfect Being, Laserblade
9 or 14 Points: Queen of Blades
Enough to hit 50% DR with gear/charms: Shadow Refuge
1-Point: Crucify, Barrier Strike, all pre-requisites
Leftovers: Way of the Spider

Gameplay
Buff with Bloodlust claws from weapon switch, activate Queen of Blades, swing with Shadow Refuge to get the buff, Crucify/Barrier Strike to victory.



Skills - Shunpo spec
Max: Way of the Phoenix, Way of the Gryphon, Perfect Being
9 or 14 Points: Queen of Blades
Enough to hit 40-50% DR with gear/charms: Shadow Refuge
1-Point: pre-requisites
Leftovers: Way of the Spider

Gameplay
Buff with Bloodlust claws from weapon switch, activate Queen of Blades, swing with Shadow Refuge to get the buff, Shunpo through the mobs. Stop Shunpo'ing every so often to re-apply Shadow Refuge buff as needed. The %DR we gain from that buff is too important to ignore.



There will be a sizable jump between mid and end game gear mainly because there aren't a ton of options for us to really upgrade upon. Some of the earlier endgame options will be listed here in the end-game section.



End Game


Gear Setup 1 - Cheaper End-Game Options
Weapon: Rare Naginata (Sacred) (see screenshot from mid-game section)
Armor:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (6)

Defense: (150-181) to (301-363)
Required Strength: 61
Required Level: 6
5% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity when you Die
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) fire damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(26 to 30) cold damage
+(41 to 70)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 5%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (300-352) to (574-672)
Required Strength: 88
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 7 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 14 Singularity when you Die
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 60) cold damage
+(71 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 6%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (540-618) to (1009-1154)
Required Strength: 128
Required Level: 23
7% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 21 Singularity when you Die
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 120) cold damage
+(101 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 7%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (905-1019) to (1653-1861)
Required Strength: 186
Required Level: 32
8% Chance to cast level 13 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 28 Singularity when you Die
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(121 to 240) cold damage
+(131 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1430-1589) to (2594-2882)
Required Strength: 270
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 35 Singularity when you Die
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) fire damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) lightning damage
Adds (121 to 240)-(241 to 480) cold damage
+(161 to 190)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 9%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2170-2387) to (3916-4307)
Required Strength: 391
Required Level: 49
10% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower when you Kill an Enemy
100% Chance to cast level 42 Singularity when you Die
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) fire damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) lightning damage
Adds (241 to 480)-(481 to 960) cold damage
+(191 to 220)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Socketed (6)
-->
Scales of the Serpent
Scales of the Serpent
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (7012-7992) to (8508-9696)
Required Strength: 614
Required Level: 100
15% Chance to cast level 40 Carpet of Spiders on Melee Attack
8% Chance to cast level 12 Time Strike on Striking
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 400-600 poison damage over 2 seconds
-50% to Enemy Poison Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(41 to 50)%
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
+100 to Strength
+50 Life on Striking in Melee
(31 to 40)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (6)

Helm:
Witchhunter's Hood
Witchhunter's Hood
Cap (Sacred)

Defense: (2136-2553) to (2161-2583)
Required Strength: 228
Required Level: 100
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% Bonus to Dexterity
(16 to 20)% Bonus to Strength
+5% to All Maximum Resistances
All Resists +(31 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by 5%
Total Character Defense Plus (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
-->
Royal Circlet
Royal Circlet
Tiara (Sacred)

Defense: (1825-2080) to (2063-2352)
Required Dexterity: 392
Required Level: 100
+2 to All Skills
+150% Damage to Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% Bonus to All Attributes
All Resists +(31 to 40)%
Damage Reduced by 5%
(41 to 50)% better chance of getting magic item
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Glor-An-Fhaidha's Firebark
Glor-An-Fhaidha's Firebark
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1604-1800) to (1876-2106)
Required Strength: 574
Required Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 23 Lava Pit on Melee Attack
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
20% Faster Run/Walk
50% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1-1000 fire damage
+(31 to 40)% to Fire Spell Damage
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity
+50 to Vitality
Increase Maximum Durability 50%
Socketed (4)
or
Ironbound Impact Tome
Ironbound Impact Tome
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: (1415-1588) to (1499-1683)
Required Strength: 484
Required Level: 100
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
Adds 150-200 damage
+150% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(14 to 18) to Cone of Cold
Slows Target By 5%
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
Socketed (4)

Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (6)

Defense: (109-140) to (145-185)
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 7
5% Chance to cast level 3 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(41 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)
Defense: (238-290) to (311-378)
Required Strength: 91
Required Level: 15
6% Chance to cast level 5 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
6% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(81 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 35) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(16 to 20)%
(6 to 8)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (455-535) to (579-681)
Required Strength: 132
Required Level: 24
7% Chance to cast level 7 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
7% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(121 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (783-900) to (991-1140)
Required Strength: 192
Required Level: 33
8% Chance to cast level 9 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
8% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(161 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(46 to 55) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(26 to 30)%
(12 to 14)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1276-1441) to (1601-1808)
Required Strength: 278
Required Level: 41
9% Chance to cast level 11 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
9% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(201 to 240)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)
Defense: (1970-2196) to (2468-2751)
Required Strength: 404
Required Level: 50
10% Chance to cast level 13 Shower of Rocks when you Kill an Enemy
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(241 to 280)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Boots:
Megalith
Megalith
Boots

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
+1 to All Skills
25% Faster Cast Rate
15% Faster Hit Recovery
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Strength
Regenerate Mana +50%
Damage Reduced by 5%
Level 8 Mana Tide Totem (15 Charges)
-->
Toesie Warmer
Toesie Warmer
Chain Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1330-1590) to (1440-1722)
Required Strength: 527
Required Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 57 Lava Pit when you Kill an Enemy
25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 150-400 fire damage
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Vitality
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Total Character Defense Plus (11 to 15)%
Socketed (4)

Ring 1: Rare +1 All Skills, Supernova/Unseelie Curse on kill, -%Enemy F/L Resist, MO'd -%Enemy F/L Resist
Ring 2:
Xorine's Ring
Xorine's Ring
Ring

Required Level: 80
15% Chance to cast level 9 Punisher when you Kill an Enemy
(51 to 100)% bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 175-613 poison damage over 7 seconds
Poison Resist +(31 to 40)%
(11 to 15)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
, MO'd -%Enemy Pois Resist
Amulet: Rare +4-5 (from Blessed Luck Oil) All Skills, Doom on kill, Lightning Arena oskill, -%Enemy F/L Resist, MO'd -%Enemy F/L Resist

Gear Setup 2 - Expensive End-Game Options
Weapon: Rare Naginata (Sacred) (see screenshot from mid-game section) -->
Storm Blade
Storm Blade
(Secret)
Naginata (Sacred)


Armor:
Natasha, the Assassin
Natasha, the Assassin
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (10491 to 12408)
Required Strength: 307
Required Level: 100
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
50% Increased Overall Speed
+350% Enhanced Defense
+1500 Defense
5% Chance to Avoid Damage
Damage Reduced by 10%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (6)
-->
Segnitia
Segnitia
Field Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (6991-7940) to (8265-9392)
Required Strength: 589
Required Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 10 Time Strike on Striking
+100 damage
(16 to 20)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slows Target By 10%
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
+200 Defense
All Resists +(20 to 25)%
Damage Reduced by 50
+(50 to 75) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)

Helm:
fearless, the Barbarian
fearless, the Barbarian
Crown (Sacred)

Defense: (4770 to 5283)
Required Strength: 303
Required Level: 100
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
Adds 333-666 fire damage
-25% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+50% to Fire Spell Damage
+350% Enhanced Defense
15% Bonus to Strength
+40 to Strength
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Fire Resist +30%
+5 Fire Absorb
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
-->
Reapers
Reapers
Full Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (3425-3904) to (3681-4196)
Required Strength: 546
Required Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 21 Fire Cannonade when you Kill an Enemy
+1 to All Skills
-50% Slower Run/Walk
+666 fire damage
-(10 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(25 to 40)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Zoology, the Amazon
Zoology, the Amazon
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1800 to 2106)
Required Strength: 287
Required Level: 100
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
Adds 333-666 cold damage
-25% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+50% to Cold Spell Damage
+350% Enhanced Defense
15% Bonus to Dexterity
+40 to Dexterity
+5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Cold Resist +30%
+5 Cold Absorb
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
-->
Gulag's Frenzy
Gulag's Frenzy
Heavy Gloves (Sacred)

Defense: (886-1059) to (938-1122)
Required Strength: 484
Required Level: 100
2% Chance to cast level 13 Broadside when you Kill an Enemy
25% Increased Attack Speed
5% Deadly Strike
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
15% Bonus to Vitality
+(1.25 per level) to Life (Based on Character Level)
50% better chance of getting magic item
Socketed (4)

Belt:
Ahriman
Ahriman
Belts

'Ghal'
Runeword Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
Adds 200-600 fire damage
Adds 200-600 lightning damage
Adds 200-600 cold damage
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 50) to all Attributes
All Resists +(31 to 40)%
Requirements +10%
-->
Nero
Nero
Belts

'Auhe'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 14 Fortress on Melee Attack
Adds 25-100 damage
+150% Damage to Demons
Adds 500-1000 fire damage
+(31 to 40)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(15 to 19) to Path of Flames
+(201 to 250)% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana +5%
-->
MISSINGNO, the Paladin
MISSINGNO, the Paladin
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (4396 to 4815)
Required Strength: 303
Required Level: 100
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
Adds 333-666 lightning damage
-25% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+50% to Lightning Spell Damage
+350% Enhanced Defense
15% Bonus to Vitality
+40 to Vitality
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Lightning Resist +30%
+5 Lightning Absorb
Requirements -50%
Socketed (2)
-->
Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3208-3656) to (3464-3948)
Required Strength: 568
Required Level: 100
20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 25-50 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slows Target By 10%
10% Bonus to Dexterity
10% Bonus to Strength
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced Defense
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
100% better chance of getting magic item
Socketed (2)

Boots:
Tanya, the Sorceress
Tanya, the Sorceress
Greaves (Sacred)

Defense: (2668 to 3010)
Required Strength: 297
Required Level: 100
Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
Adds 333-666 magic damage
-25% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+50% to Poison Spell Damage
+350% Enhanced Defense
15% Bonus to Energy
+40 to Energy
+5% to Maximum Poison Resist
Poison Resist +30%
+5 Magic Absorb
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
-->
Titan's Steps
Titan's Steps
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1252-1497) to (1325-1584)
Required Strength: 492
Required Level: 100
Adds 150-200 magic damage
Adds 150-200 fire damage
Adds 150-200 lightning damage
Adds 150-200 cold damage
(10 to 15)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(151 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+200 to Life
All Resists +(21 to 25)%
+(25 to 50) Life after each Kill
Attacker Takes Damage of (300 to 500)
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Socketed (4)
or
Knight's Grace
Knight's Grace
Greaves (Sacred)

Defense: (2377-2668) to (2682-3010)
Required Strength: 714
Required Level: 100
3% Chance to cast level 35 Arrow on Striking
+1 to All Skills
25% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 35-65 damage
+(301 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+(21 to 25) to all Attributes
Damage Reduced by 5%
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +20%
Socketed (4)

Ring 1: Lotteried
Bad Mood Ring
Bad Mood Ring
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
Adds 250-500 fire damage
Adds 250-500 lightning damage
Adds 250-500 cold damage
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(11 to 16) to Disintegrate
, MO'd with 2x Endless Light UMOs
Ring 2: Lotteried
Black Hand Sigil
Black Hand Sigil
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
3% Chance to cast level 62 Doom when you Kill an Enemy
Adds 50-100 damage
Adds 1600 poison damage over 8 seconds
-5 to Light Radius
, MO'd with 2x Endless Light UMOs
Ring 3 (Alternate Option):
Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
200% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
+(15 to 17) to Rapture
Damage Reduced by 5%
--> Makes your Shadow Refuge last almost a full minute compared to 18-20 seconds. Not crucial to the build, but a nice alternative if you don't like stopping to swing SR every so often.
Amulet:
Beads of the Snake Queen
Beads of the Snake Queen
Amulet (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
20% Chance to cast level 43 Venomous Spirit when you Kill an Enemy
Adds 25-50 damage
Stun Attack
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Dexterity
(21 to 25)% Bonus to Strength
+(201 to 500) Defense
+100 Life after each Kill
, MO'd with 2x Endless Light UMOs

Sockets: Weapon = Jah runes for more %ED. Everything else = Ber-crafted jewels. 2%Life Leech, 15%FHR, 2%Dex or 1%All Atts, 40-50 Life

*Note* If you happen to get a Stormblade, then you're a lucky human, but please for the love of God, DON'T USE LARZUK TO SOCKET IT. It will only get 1 socket with that method. Use the jewel punch recipe with 6x jewels + Stormblade in cube to give it 6 Sockets, then drop 6x Xis runes in it for a massive damage boost.

*Note* We are using the Black Hand Sigil ring for the Doom proc, since we switched out amulets here and no longer have it. It's not required to be successful. If you like your supernova/unseelie ring or Xorine's ring from midgame, feel free to use those instead.

*Note* If you have a Stormblade, you don't need to worry about finding Endless Light UMOs to orb because we already have 100% pierce to our three main elemental damage types. You'd be better off orbing Thunder Hammer on Kill or you could consider orbing Marksman Eye UMOs in place of the Endless Light UMOs.


On Switch:
Shamanka
Shamanka
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 112 to 116
Required Dexterity: 203
Required Level: 100
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Dexterity)%
Druid Morph
100% Chance to cast level 25 Raven Flight when you Level-Up
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Faster Cast Rate
45% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(41 to 50)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(41 to 50)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(41 to 50)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Increase Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
Lightning Resist +(51 to 70)%
Fire Resist +(51 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
Socketed Nih runes for duration (See note below)
Other Buff Weapon:
Sky Scorcher
Sky Scorcher
Brandistock (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (789-844) to (1578-1844)
Required Strength: 430
Required Dexterity: 460
Required Level: 100
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (76/256 per Dexterity)%
50% Increased Attack Speed
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced damage
Adds 400-(1101 to 1300) damage
50% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
(21 to 30)% Life stolen per Hit
Stun Attack
+(13 to 16) to Beacon
+100% Bonus to Summoned Minion Life
Increase Maximum Life and Mana (11 to 15)%
Socketed (6)
Socketed Nih runes for duration
*Note* Use Shamanka only if it has a higher Bloodlust roll than your two claws combined skill level.

Stats
Strength: Enough for gear
Dexterity: All remaining
Vitality: None
Energy: None

Skills
Max: Way of the Phoenix, Way of the Gryphon, Perfect Being
14 Points: Queen of Blades
1-Point: Shadow Refuge, all pre-requisites
Leftovers: Way of the Spider

Gameplay
Buff with Beacon from Sky Scorcher, switch back to Bloodlust from Shamanka/Crafted BL Claws, activate Queen of Blades, swing with Shadow Refuge to get the buff, Shunpo through the mobs. Stop Shunpo'ing every so often to re-apply Shadow Refuge buff as needed. The %DR we gain from that buff is too important to ignore.

If you have Stormblade, then congrats. You win the game. Pounce your way to victory and provide screens and videos for everyone to watch in awe.





Here are a couple videos to show the potency of the under-used Shunposin:

Video 1: Gear reveal (Merc gear too - fairly important for us because of Thunderslam stun, Shower of Rocks, and MOTW buff) and DCow run.
*Start video at 0:21 for Gear Reveals, 2:13 for Character Sheet, 2:34-3:46 for Dcow Run*





Video 2: Updated gear/skillplan/charms. Shows multiple areas instead of just cows this time.
*Skip to 0:16 for buffing, 0:35-0:49 for DCows, 1:18-1:52 for Tran Athulua, 2:23-2:57 for Fauztinville, 3:54-4:37 for Duncraig, 5:12-6:12 for gear/skill reveals*

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What about these armors?
Hellfire Plate


Hellfire Plate
Body Armor

'FiFiFiFiFiFi'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 5 Blink when you Take Damage
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
Adds 966-1266 fire damage
+(3 to 14) to Ancient Blood
+(300 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Natasha's Legacy


Natasha's Legacy
Body Armor

'XisXisXisXisXisXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 4) to All Skills
50% Faster Run/Walk
-(5 to 50)% to All Enemy Resistances
+1 to Ultimative
+(601 to 650)% Enhanced Defense
+(0 to 5)% to All Maximum Resistances
Damage Reduced by (5 to 20)%


Qarak's Will
Qarak's Will
Giant Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (494-536) to (812-856)
Two-Hand Damage: (656-720) to (966-1032)
Required Strength: 480
Required Level: 100
Current Strength Damage Bonus: (76/256 per Strength)%
15% Chance to cast level 58 Pentagram on Melee Attack
25% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust when you Kill an Enemy
+250% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
+(251 to 300)% Enhanced damage
Adds 200-500 damage
Adds 666-1333 fire damage
+(51 to 75)% to Fire Spell Damage
33% Reanimate as: Flesh Clan
+333 Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)
> Shamanka
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Nitz wrote:What about these armors?
Hellfire Plate


Hellfire Plate
Body Armor

'FiFiFiFiFiFi'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 5 Blink when you Take Damage
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
Adds 966-1266 fire damage
+(3 to 14) to Ancient Blood
+(300 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Natasha's Legacy


Natasha's Legacy
Body Armor

'XisXisXisXisXisXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 4) to All Skills
50% Faster Run/Walk
-(5 to 50)% to All Enemy Resistances
+1 to Ultimative
+(601 to 650)% Enhanced Defense
+(0 to 5)% to All Maximum Resistances
Damage Reduced by (5 to 20)%


Don't want Hellfire Plate because the blink proc will stop your Shunpo and move you somewhere unintended more often than the armor would be helpful.

Natasha's is good, but MNX Armor/Segnitia are better for their own stats. Nat's is a great merc armor for this build (see second video at end)
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"4.) It's unique, as stated above. Cookie cutter builds get old and boring when you see everyone and their brother playing the same character."

I disagree with this statement because every single "cookie cutter build" can be improved or adapted for personalized play. A pouncezon can be built and played in many different ways. It's the same with every "cookie cutter build" though
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Montel wrote:"4.) It's unique, as stated above. Cookie cutter builds get old and boring when you see everyone and their brother playing the same character."

I disagree with this statement because every single "cookie cutter build" can be improved or adapted for personalized play. A pouncezon can be built and played in many different ways. It's the same with every "cookie cutter build" though



Yea but my point being that it's a pouncezon. You can gear/spec it however you want, but it still remains a pouncezon, ya know?
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Dcowing with a Shunposin is a joke! I tried it just before the new year, and you can clear the entire level very quickly! One thing I might suggest, which helped me a lot was the lightning arena oskill on an amulet. For high density areas it held back enemies while I shunpo'd them within the arena, similar to barrier strike for a normal nagisin. For enemies that didn't die after one shunpo I could pounce on them again while the arena held back other enemies. A rare amulet with 5 to all skills, lightning arena, doom proc, and other useful stats, like damage and life would be excellent! But the Beads of the Snake Queen is also really tempting... I guess if you have enough life leech already it might be a better choice in my opinion, but it would be hard to roll one with all those stats.

Nice miniguide though! I would like to make another Shunposin this new season, but I'll be too busy. Maybe I'll try it out in the summer :)
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AzureGladiator wrote:Dcowing with a Shunposin is a joke! I tried it just before the new year, and you can clear the entire level very quickly! One thing I might suggest, which helped me a lot was the lightning arena oskill on an amulet. For high density areas it held back enemies while I shunpo'd them within the arena, similar to blade barrier for a normal nagisin. For enemies that didn't die after one shunpo I could pounce on them again while the arena held back other enemies. A rare amulet with 5 to all skills, lightning arena, doom proc, and other useful stats, like damage and life would be excellent! But the Beads of the Snake Queen is also really tempting... I guess if you have enough life leech already it might be a better choice in my opinion, but it would be hard to roll one with all those stats.

Nice miniguide though! I would like to make another Shunposin this new season, but I'll be too busy. Maybe I'll try it out in the summer :)


Smart suggestion. I always pass on Lightning Arena cause it's frustrating to roll and lags my screen, but I will edit it in.

BotSQ is an endgame option for all the stats on it. We get doom from the Black Hand Sigil ring at that point, so its a win-win all over.
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Nice Guide but im not in with the untwinked Part until i See how shunpo works without godlike gear, All Charms, Mass cycles and 500 sigs