PoE 3.6 Occultist Hottest Skills Vortex, Soulrend, Blight Build Guide
First, PoE 3.6 Occultist Vortex Build:This build is capable of to do all content with very cheap gear and there are options for upgrades. And the Path of Exile Currency is not much, I killed all end game bosses with low budget gear. The build is very strong. I Got surprised on how strong it is. Still the same of Synthesis League, untouched and very strong.
Pros & Cons:
+ Good map clear
+ Immune to Stun, Chill and Freeze
+ Can do most of the map mods (the only exception is No Life/ES Regen and Elemental Reflect mods)
- Using Flame Dash is not the best movement skill but the Quicksilver Flask helps on that.
- Some endgame items can be more expensive cause Cold Damage Over time builds are a bit hyped.
- Less recovery rate map mod is not so good.
WEAPON: Frost Bomb + Vaal Righteous Fire + Increased Duration
BODY ARMOUR: Vortex + Efficacy + Controlled Destruction + Elemental Focus + Hypothermia + Swift Affliction
BOOTS: Cast When Damage Taken + Storm Brand + Increased Critical Strikes Support + Frostbite or Enfeeble
Storm Brand level 8. CWDT level 1 Increased Critical Strike level 20 and Enfeeble/Frostbite level 5.
HELMET: Vaal Cold Snap + Efficacy + Bonechill Support + Controlled Destruction
GLOVES: Malevolence Aura + Clarity + Enlighten + Discipline
SHIELD: Flame Dash + Faster Casting + Arcane Surge(Level 7)
1. Wicked Ward
2. Vile Bastion
3. Void Beacon
4. Frigid Wake
Helmet: Vortex Increased Damage or Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed or Vortex Increased Duration or reduced Discipline Mana Reservation
Boots: Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently
Bandits: Kill all.
Major God: Soul of Arakaali.
Minor God: Soul of Abberath
Uber Elder Kill - Low Gear
Uber Elder Kill - Endgame Gear
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/9xvYNGXn
Skill Tree: https://tinyurl.com/y592yq24
Example Link: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2286942
Second, PoE 3.6 Occultist Soulrend Build:In 3.6 update, a couple of new Chaos Skills appear, such as Soulrend, Malevolence, and Bane. As well as older Chaos Skills get a significant boost and revamp!
Using these skills in 3.6 to league start, as well as deeper, explore different combinations with a well-know Essence Drain + Contagion combo (as Soulrend and ED stacks and count as different sources of DoT).
Pros & Cons:
+ extremely safe (2-3x defensive Curses, 12K+ ES)
+ easy to league start (can run on Uniques with good sustain)
+ requires only 1 6-Link for end-game
+ all mods, even no mana regen is possible
+ no need for Wither totem (when you get Withering Presence ascendancy passive)
- with ED+Contagion you constantly need to cast 2 skills. If you want to spam just 1 and zoom-zoom, this build might not be for you :)
- Not a fast mapper
- End-Game bossing takes a while
- Not super newbie friendly as you need some knowledge on playing life/hybrid builds and then transition to CI and eventually to Low-Life.
Wicked Ward, Vile Bastion, Void Beacon, Withering Presence.
Bandits: Kill all.
Major: Arakaali / Lunaris
Minor: Gruthkul / Shakari
Wither Spell Totem 4L: Wither-Spell.Totem-Faster Casting
Contagion 4L: Contagion-Arcane Surge-Faster Casting-Inc.Area.of.Effect
Essence Drain 4L: ED-Void.Manipulation-Controlled.Destruction-Efficacy
Soulrend 4L: Soulrend-Void.Manipulation-Controlled.Destruction-Efficacy/Greater.Multiple.Projectiles
Bane 4L: Bane-Despair-Enfeeble/Temp.Chains-Void.Manipulation-Conrolled.Destruction.
Third, PoE 3.6 Occultist Blight Build:3.6 Updates:
Added gems and Items into the thread as a bonus to my PoB link!
Added a quick gameplay video from early DELVE without DO in SSF
Pros & Cons:
+ Very nice and safe clearspeed thanks to Bane not costing any real mana so you can SPAM this.
+ Thanks to the LARGE AOE you are gonna clear the entire screen in a few clicks, everything that lives the initial hit will melt a few seconds later or get destroyed thanks to Profane Bloom.
+ Death´s Oath while not mandatory is a really nice safe cushion and more dot damage with all other skills combined.
+ Very easy to play with, very easy to gear (All rares totally fine)
- Porcupines, god I hate them.
Bane-Despair-Enfeeble-Efficacy-Swift Affliction-Controlled Destruction
Essence Drain-Efficacy-Controlled Destruction-Void Manipulation-Swift Affliction-Empower
Vaal Blight-Efficacy-Controlled Destruction-Swift Affliction-Void Manipulation-Empower
Void Manipulation-Efficacy-Consecrated Effect.
Arcane Surge-Swift Affliction-Less Duration.
Void Manipulation-Efficacy-Concecrated Effect-Arcane Surge-Swift Affliction-Less Duration
Help Alira or kill all (Alira gives nice 15% All Resists though) good early on. You can always inspect later if you wish to get more ES.
Wicked ward > Vile Bastion > Profane Bloom > Malediction.
Soul of Arkaali with the second Pantheon addon that gives us a huge 50% ES Recovery rate if we stopped taking damage recently!
Soul of Gruthkul - A bit of Physical Damage Reduction
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/b8WFh4fD
Skill Tree: https://tinyurl.com/y6z86rzu
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