Cyclone in its former glory
After this corny image, time for a mini trip to the past all the way back to 2019 on patch 126.96.36.199 when @John_Smith posted his infamous Cyclone Archon
That build gave birth to all the " Better nerf Cyclone" memes.
Well, some things got buffed during the test patch, which got my attention. Things like Cindertouch getting attack speed and casting speed and Guardian’s of Employment getting elemental resistance reduction.
So here are the results :
CRAFTS FOR SLOW RES
EoR tooltip with Ascension
Look for slow res affixes on the boots and attackspeed on the amulet ( preferably Kaisan’s Eldritch Eye for cc resistances and Clout suffix that helps max out movement speed). Everything else is pretty much BiS. You can do Physique dump if you are not comfortable with that DA.
Gameplay is simple, throw Wind Devils and Aether Corruption and then spin to win. Use Ascension, Wendigo Totem and Bloodthirster to facetank more. You don’t have to fully facetank enemies, you can fadeaway with Eye of Reckoning while dodging melee attacks.
@romanN1’s run 1192 Retal_abuser's Cyclone Archon (original setup) - YouTube
And another one with his tweak 1192 Retal_abuser's Cyclone Archon (my tweak) - YouTube
Cyclone Archon SR 95 Bosses (deaths to IM) - YouTube
Archon Cyclone vs Ravager of Souls - YouTube
Archon Cyclone vs Crate of Entertainment - YouTube
Cyclone Archon SR 75-76 - YouTube
Cyclone Archon SR 90 bosses - YouTube
Cyclone Archon Crucible naked ex - YouTube
Pharma/ Clusters were used for the superbosses and deep SR, the HP/OA/DA ones and Lifesteal/Attack speed Consumables alongside Courageus Tincture.
TEST PATCH PRE- MAELSTROM NERF WITH OLD GRIMTOOLS VIDEOS
And @romanN1 's run
Pls don’t get nerfed instantly, let this set breathe for once, it has been 3 years.
Until next time !!