Path of Exile 3.6 Occultist Essence Drain Three Hot Popular Build Guide (Mar 21,2019)
In Path of Exile 3.6 Synthesis, Essence Drain Update has Mana Cost at gem level 1 is now 8 (was 9). Mana Cost at gem level 20 is now 23 (was 27). Now has a cast time of 0.7 seconds (from 0.75). Now explodes on impact, applying the Essence Drain debuff to enemies in a small radius. This explosion deals with no hit damage. As a result of this change, the Essence Drain now has the Area gem type. Now deals 9 to 14 Chaos damage at gem level 1 (from 6 to 9) and 433 to 649 Chaos damage at gem level 20 (from 334 to 501). Now deals 31.3 base Chaos damage per second at gem level 1 (from 21.3) and 1503.2 base Chaos damage per second at gem level 20 (from 1159).
PoE 3.6 Occultist: The "Ultimate" Soulrend/Essence Drain BuildEssence Drain Occultist / Trickster is a well known, solid league starter with countless guides existing! Let's take a DEEPER look into the current state of ED and also find out how well new Synthesis gear and skills like Soulrend / Malevolence / Bane will work together!
We will be 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).
Over last months I've been checking various sources on current Essence Drain situation as well as tried to squeeze max damage out of it. In this guide, you will (hopefully) find the most comprehensive and detailed information on different ED setups!
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
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/MJbF2J9F
Skill Tree: https://tinyurl.com/y6jqybf3
Example Link: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2333065
PoE 3.6 Occultist of Chaos Lahkesis Essence Drain All Content BuildPros & Cons:
+ Very high Chaos Damage
+ Very high Damage Over Time
+ Very Tanky
+ Do Any map mod
+ All Content
+ LHC/SC/SSC Viable
+ Insane Amount of Health Regen
+ Can do Map Players have no Mana Regeneration.
- Not the Faster Map clearer But fast
Soul of Solaris
Soul of Arakaali
Soul of Yugul
Soul of Garukhan
Soul of Gruthkul
Soul of Tukohama
Soul of Lunaris
Soul of Garukhan