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Shunposin
Miniguide by LH
Videos at bottom of the guide





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 (4)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 58
Two-Hand Damage: (33-36) to (40-48)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(35 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (8 to 10)-(13 to 20) damage
Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
Physical Resist (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 26
Required Dexterity: 95
Two-Hand Damage: (94-106) to (113-130)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (13 to 15)-(28 to 35) damage
Elemental Resists +(31 to 35)%
Physical Resist (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Dexterity: 192
Two-Hand Damage: (194-214) to (221-246)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (18 to 20)-(43 to 50) damage
Elemental Resists +(41 to 45)%
Physical Resist (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 57
Required Dexterity: 382
Two-Hand Damage: (255-277) to (290-320)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (21 to 23)-(51 to 60) damage
Elemental Resists +(46 to 50)%
Physical Resist (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)


Armor:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Defense: (184-208) to (370-418)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) fire damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) lightning damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Defense: (592-656) to (1106-1225)
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) fire damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Defense: (1466-1596) to (2663-2898)
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Defense: (2175-2352) to (3925-4244)
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)


Helm:
Auriel's Halo
Auriel's Halo
Tiara (4)

Required Level: 8
Required Dexterity: 21
Defense: (31 to 67)
+1 to All Skills
Adds (6 to 10)-(11 to 15) fire damage
Adds (6 to 10)-(11 to 15) cold damage
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Fire Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 43
Defense: (86 to 162)
+1 to All Skills
Adds (21 to 25)-(26 to 35) fire damage
Adds (21 to 25)-(26 to 35) cold damage
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 103
Defense: (180 to 322)
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
Adds (61 to 90)-(101 to 140) fire damage
Adds (61 to 90)-(101 to 140) cold damage
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Fire Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 51
Required Dexterity: 220
Defense: (247 to 437)
+2 to All Skills
Adds (101 to 140)-(241 to 280) fire damage
Adds (101 to 140)-(241 to 280) cold damage
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Fire Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (4)


Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 38
Defense: (28-30) to (49-54)
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 56
Defense: (149-161) to (203-218)
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 118
Defense: (393-420) to (519-554)
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 244
Defense: (581-617) to (759-807)
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)


Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% 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 (4)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Dexterity: 58
Two-Hand Damage: (33-36) to (40-48)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(35 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (8 to 10)-(13 to 20) damage
Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
Physical Resist (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 26
Required Dexterity: 95
Two-Hand Damage: (94-106) to (113-130)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (13 to 15)-(28 to 35) damage
Elemental Resists +(31 to 35)%
Physical Resist (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Dexterity: 192
Two-Hand Damage: (194-214) to (221-246)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (18 to 20)-(43 to 50) damage
Elemental Resists +(41 to 45)%
Physical Resist (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 57
Required Dexterity: 382
Two-Hand Damage: (255-277) to (290-320)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 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% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (21 to 23)-(51 to 60) damage
Elemental Resists +(46 to 50)%
Physical Resist (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)

--> Rare Naginata (Sacred) (see screenshot below for affixes)
Armor:
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Defense: (184-208) to (370-418)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) fire damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) lightning damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Defense: (592-656) to (1106-1225)
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) fire damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Defense: (1466-1596) to (2663-2898)
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Defense: (2175-2352) to (3925-4244)
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)


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

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 228
Defense: (2136-2611) to (2161-2642)
(16 to 20)% to Strength
+(80 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Physical Resist 5%
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 38
Defense: (28-30) to (49-54)
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 56
Defense: (149-161) to (203-218)
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 118
Defense: (393-420) to (519-554)
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 244
Defense: (581-617) to (759-807)
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)

-->
Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
15% Chance to cast level 13 Fire Splash on Kill
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +4%
Fire Resist +21%
Level 2 Possess (124 Charges)

Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% 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 on Kill
(51 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 25-75 poison damage over 1 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 (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Defense: (184-208) to (370-418)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) fire damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) lightning damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Defense: (592-656) to (1106-1225)
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) fire damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Defense: (1466-1596) to (2663-2898)
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Defense: (2175-2352) to (3925-4244)
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)

-->
Scales of the Serpent
Scales of the Serpent
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 614
Defense: (6800-7552) to (8249-9162)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Time Strike on Striking
15% Chance to cast level 40 Arachnomancy on Melee Attack
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 200-300 poison damage over 2 seconds
-35% to Enemy Poison Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(41 to 50)%
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+100 to Strength
+50 Life on Attack
(31 to 40)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (6)


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

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 228
Defense: (2136-2611) to (2161-2642)
(16 to 20)% to Strength
+(80 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% to Dexterity
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Physical Resist 5%
Total Character Defense (16 to 20)%
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
-->
Royal Circlet
Royal Circlet
Tiara (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 392
Defense: (1740-1957) to (1968-2214)
+2 to All Skills
+150% Damage to Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to All Attributes
Elemental Resists +(25 to 30)%
Physical Resist 5%
(21 to 25)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)


Gloves:
Glor-An-Fhaidha's Firebark
or
Ironbound Impact Tome

Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% 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% Cast Speed
15% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Strength
Regenerate Mana +30%
Physical Resist 5%
-->
Toesie Warmer

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 on Kill
(51 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 25-75 poison damage over 1 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
Naginata (Sacred)

(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 125
Required Dexterity: 558
Two-Hand Damage: (242-272) to (288-324)
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Dexterity)%
Area Effect Attack
5% Chance to cast level 13 Javelin Nova on Kill
50% Attack Speed
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
-70% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-70% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-70% to Enemy Poison Resistance
10% Deadly Strike
+(3 to 9) to Pounce
+500 to Life
+(1 to 5) Life on Striking
(21 to 25)% Magic Find
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)


Armor:
Natasha, the Assassin
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Segnitia
Segnitia
Field Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 589
Defense: (6677-7487) to (7894-8856)
5% Chance to cast level 10 Time Strike on Striking
+25 damage
(5 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+200 Defense
Elemental Resists +15%
Physical Damage Reduced by 50
+(50 to 75) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)


Helm:
fearless, the Barbarian
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Reapers
Reapers
Full Helm (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 546
Defense: (3268-3677) to (3511-3950)
4% Chance to cast level 40 Fire Cannonade on Kill
+1 to All Skills
+167 fire damage
+(13 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
-(7 to 18)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +5%
Socketed (4)


Gloves:
Zoology, the Amazon
-->
Gulag's Frenzy

Belt:
Ahriman
Ahriman
Belts

'Ghal'
Runeword Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
Adds 50-150 fire damage
Adds 50-150 lightning damage
Adds 50-150 cold damage
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 50) to all Attributes
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Requirements +10%
-->
Nero
Nero
Belts

'Auhe'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Chance to cast level 14 Fortress on Melee Attack
Adds 7-25 damage
+150% Damage to Demons
Adds 125-250 fire damage
+(16 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
2% Deadly Strike
+(7 to 12) to Path of Flames
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
-->
MISSINGNO, the Paladin
-->
Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3060-3442) to (3304-3717)
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
30% Magic Find
Socketed (2)


Boots:
Tanya, the Sorceress
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Titan's Steps
Titan's Steps
Heavy Boots (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 492
Defense: (1322-1531) to (1400-1621)
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
Adds 40-50 magic damage
Adds 40-50 fire damage
Adds 40-50 lightning damage
Adds 40-50 cold damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(90 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+200 to Life
Elemental Resists +10%
+(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Socketed (4)

or
Knight's Grace
Knight's Grace
Greaves (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 714
Defense: (2232-2481) to (2519-2799)
2% Chance to cast level 35 Knife Throw on Striking
+1 to All Skills
25% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
Adds 10-20 damage
+(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(15 to 25) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 5%
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +20%
Socketed (4)


Ring 1: Lotteried
Bad Mood Ring
, MO'd with 2x Endless Light UMOs
Ring 2: Lotteried
Black Hand Sigil
Black Hand Sigil
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
4% Chance to cast level 50 Doom on Death Blow
4% Chance to cast level 50 Drakemaw on Death Blow
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shuriken Flurry on Death Blow
Elemental Resists -25%

, MO'd with 2x Endless Light UMOs
Ring 3 (Alternate Option):
Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
40% Combat Speeds
40% Movement Speed
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%

--> 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
4% Chance to cast level 33 Scorpion Blade on Kill
Adds 5-10 damage
Stun Attack
(20 to 25)% to Strength
(20 to 25)% to Dexterity
+(200 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)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (10/256 per Dexterity)%
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Cast Speed
45% Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
Socketed (4)

Socketed Nih runes for duration (See note below)
Other Buff Weapon:
Sky Scorcher
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
1% Chance to cast level 5 Blink on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
Adds 245-317 fire damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
Physical Resist 10%
Natasha's Legacy


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

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 480
One-Hand Damage: (150-163) to (233-246)
Two-Hand Damage: (206-225) to (285-305)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+250% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50-125 damage
Adds 167-334 fire damage
+(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
5% 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
1% Chance to cast level 5 Blink on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
Adds 245-317 fire damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
Physical Resist 10%
Natasha's Legacy


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