By - weekoo123
As an Infernal Blow sucker, Infernal blow. PoB for some reason doesn't have my passive tree any more, but I played Oni-goroshi IB on a Slayer several leagues ago with Kaom's Heart & Xoph's Blood and it was a lot of fun.
Infernal Blow is always fun, specially when fire is involved :P
I posted my Oni-Goroshi league ~~sufferer~~ starter last week ([link here](https://www.reddit.com/r/PathOfExileBuilds/comments/wmqe6w/the_worst_viable_league_starter_ever_319/)). Your leveling doesn't require any actual gear besides Oni-Goroshi; you can handle the degen and such all simply with your passive tree and gem investments. It's going to be a painful league starter, though; you will farm for like 10+ hours just to get the sword, and then leveling will probably have lots of deaths (since your character is literally burning to death for most of it).
But the Transcendence late-game build looks surprisingly tanky (massive effective Life/max Hit, esp. with Molten Shell) with acceptable mapping and bossing DPS, even with only medium investment: you can easily clear white maps and scale into yellow maps with barely any gear at all, though you'll need significant investment to get DPS and survivability for red maps (like Added Physical Damage/"Gain 10% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage" on basically every piece of gear, though mainly needs the amulet and well-rolled Abyssus + Transcendence + Taste of Hate + good Watcher's Eye). At that point, you're still not looking at amazing clear damage on its own; you need to put down your totems (which are so broken - over 100% more damage) and click Infernal Cry while cycloning to get strong clear.
Late-game, you can expect around 5mil+ Shaper DPS with good gear (up to 12mil with highest end gear/awakened gems), but you should expect to be closer to 3mil bossing, 1mil clearing if you're using your totems often. Which probably makes it a bit clunky, but that's basically necessary for melee builds, unfortunately.
I've farmed the Oni almost every league since it was released, I know what I'm in for :3
This is something I kinda stopped pobing halfway thru awhile ago, it has a lot of problems that need to be solved like endurance charge generation, and honestly feels unoptimized just from glancing over it. But maybe you can use it as a starting point.
I would go crit molten strike elementalist 😎.
I have no idea how to build that lol