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Just out of curiosity; is there any particular reason you didn't take Deep Thoughts? It's super efficient - 20% mana regen rate/20% increased mana for only a 2 point investment. I'm thinking it's something you may have specced into early on and then dropped later based on gear? It's made a huge difference for me at these early levels. I can run HoT and Clarity with zero issues spamming.

Khavali
Mar 28, 2015 03:51:09 AM

I do have Deep Thoughts specced, but dunno why i left it out the leveling trees since i gotta agree with you, it's really helpful while leveling. I think i'll improve the whole leveling section a bit later.

Enki91
Mar 28, 2015 12:22:54 PM

hi and thanx for posting ur build.
i'm playing the new league and decided to take the described build.
so far, i like it, BUT i have an important question:

Your build is pretty much crit based. I have the problem to have not enough crit chance to produce consistant power charges buffing my dmg output. I'm lvl 65 atm, pretty bad geared (hey, its a new league) and here is my equip:

Spoiler
Foe Cowl
Solaris Circlet
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +31 to Intelligence
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • +37% to Lightning Resistance
  • 51% increased Energy Shield
  • Phoenix Gnarl
    Engraved Wand
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  • 14% increased Spell Damage
  • 53% increased Spell Damage
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +14 to maximum Mana
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • 14% increased Projectile Speed
  • Death Scratch
    Demon's Horn
    Click to expand
  • 16% increased Spell Damage
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
  • 13% increased Spell Damage
  • 8% increased Lightning Damage
  • 88% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • +26% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • Hypnotic Curtain
    Mage's Vestment
    Click to expand
  • 17% increased Energy Shield
  • Regenerate 2.1 Life per second
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • +7% to Lightning Resistance
  • Blight Choker
    Amber Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +24 to Strength
  • 3% increased Cold Damage
  • +28 to Accuracy Rating
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 3% increased Evasion Rating
  • Woe Nail
    Topaz Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • Regenerate 3.4 Life per second
  • +16 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to Fire Resistance
  • +22% to Cold Resistance
  • Pandemonium Clutches
    Legion Gloves
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  • Adds 3 to 7 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 1 to 2 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +33% to Cold Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • Nemesis Trap
    Rustic Sash
    Click to expand
  • 13% increased Global Physical Damage
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • +22% to Lightning Resistance
  • Doom Spark
    Goliath Greaves
    Click to expand
  • 91% increased Armour
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • Loath Gyre
    Coral Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30 to maximum Life
  • +9 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +49 to maximum Life
  • +35 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +13% to Cold Resistance


  • My current crit chance is just 21%, there are situations where i kill an entire mob pack without getting one single power charge.

    Any hints what I could do? Even with another 100% crit wand i'd reach something like 25% global crit chance, thats still way too low.

    bersi23
    Mar 28, 2015 14:55:24 PM

    Hey, thanks for your feedback! I've actually thought of and adressed that issue in this mornings update on the build. You're better off just using noncrit until around Lv70-80, where you'll have most/all crit nodes and possibly some good crit gear.

    There's two options for you right now - switch PCoC with Life Leech and craft another wand like your Phoenix Gnarl with Catarina, this will give you good enough damage and survivability for the lower map range - or pick up two kris daggers (80% implicit global crit) and try to craft spell damage and spellcrit through alts and Catarina. This will give you a heavy crit boost for the sacrifice of cast speed.

    Enki91
    Mar 28, 2015 15:21:24 PM

    Really a big difference for me who used a lowlife 1238761238 aura/purity build before this one, so I am still trying to elaborate and find out how to utilize this build the best with my current gear and stats. I had a level 70 shadow sleeping and with the skill tree reset again, it felt like a good start to try this build out and get a kickstart to begin doing maps directly.

    Atm my issue is resists, no doubt. Used to be running with three purity of resist auras on my other char, so I believe I have to invest in some resist gear on this one. Another thing to consider is that I have a slightly low mana pool left after buffing up, but can manage my AA fine etc. When getting a big hit tho, MoM makes me go OOM, so I better have to prioritize getting a few more mana nodes pretty soon.

    Gear atm (borrowed from other characters and found in stash);

    Doryani's Catalyst
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
  • Adds 80 to 118 Physical Damage
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 10% increased Cast Speed
  • 34% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 82% increased Elemental Damage
  • The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,

    or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

    Doryani's Catalyst
    Vaal Sceptre
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
  • Adds 70 to 138 Physical Damage
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 37% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 80% increased Elemental Damage
  • The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,

    or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

    Cloak of Defiance
    Lacquered Garb
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  • 120% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +94 to maximum Mana
  • 40% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 10% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life
  • Mind Over Matter
  • When the throat roars,

    As eyes weep,

    When the hand grips hard

    With trembling fingers,

    When belly twists

    Yet legs stand strong,

    That is the work

    Of the Defiant Heart.

    Maelström Shelter
    Solaris Circlet
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  • +50 to Intelligence
  • 106% increased Energy Shield
  • +85 to maximum Life
  • 12% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +40% to Fire Resistance
  • +14% to Cold Resistance
  • Asenath's Gentle Touch
    Silk Gloves
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  • +22 to Intelligence
  • +21 to maximum Life
  • +21 to maximum Mana
  • Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains on Hit
  • Cool the head and cool the blade.

    Doryani's Invitation
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +32 to Strength
  • 25% increased Lightning Damage
  • +328 to Armour
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +32% to Cold Resistance
  • 0.2% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life
  • 10% chance to Shock during any Flask Effect
  • "You can invite them but you can never be

    sure who will come knocking."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist

    Rage Pace
    Legion Boots
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  • +27 to Strength
  • 92% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • Blood Coil
    Diamond Ring
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  • 29% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 3% increased Fire Damage
  • +17 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • 37% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +37% to Lightning Resistance
  • Soul Loop
    Diamond Ring
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +8 to all Attributes
  • +154 to Accuracy Rating
  • +20 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +37 to maximum Life
  • +17 to maximum Mana
  • 50% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Soul Heart
    Paua Amulet
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  • 20% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Adds 3 to 42 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • 10% increased Cast Speed
  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +41 to maximum Mana
  • 58% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 14% increased Rarity of Items found
  • Surgeon's Sanctified Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • Recharges 1 Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 24% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Surgeon's Granite Flask of Resistance
    -
    Click to expand
  • Recharges 1 Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 22% additional Elemental Resistances during Flask effect
  • Ample Topaz Flask of Grounding
    -
    Click to expand
  • +17 to Maximum Charges
  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Reflexes
    -
    Click to expand
  • Recharges 1 Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 92% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect


  • Please don't bother about some of the gem setups, since I am already easily OOM I just filled some slots with extra gems for leveling purpose only. I have got more high level gems to use later on if feasible, like purity of X, herald of X, reduced mana and enhanced or empower.

    Gear I am playing around with and might switch to;
    Rainbowstride
    Conjurer Boots
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  • 7% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 141% increased Energy Shield
  • +60 to maximum Mana
  • +20% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • "They say that you should take life's troubles in your stride.

    Some men have a longer stride than others."

    - Gaius Sentari

    The Vertex
    Vaal Mask
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems have 50% reduced Mana Cost
  • 266% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +33 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +30% to Chaos Resistance
  • Enemies Cannot Leech Mana From you
  • "A queen should be seen, admired, but never touched."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Maligaro's Virtuosity
    Deerskin Gloves
    Click to expand
  • +27 to Dexterity
  • 5% increased Attack Speed
  • 50% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +33% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 78% increased Evasion Rating
  • Maligaro operated effortlessly,

    with great speed and terrible consequences.



    Was thinking the Vertex could allow me to utizile HoL+HoI+Red Mana+PoE but I get oom anyways if trying anything more than 2 heralds and 2 auras atm.

    Current tree;
    https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgYABUIHHgj0DkgRDxGWE54V5xZAFr8XLx0UJpUo-ilPKjgtHzWSOlg740GHQZZE-0V8RZ1JUUwtTLNQMFNSVUtVxl3yXyph4mNDZAlknWTnZp5qQ2sXcFJw1XOzdFV-M35Zfq9_xoIegseFfYnTiiiMNo0Zj0aP-pUglS6Xl5rgm6Gio6SRpwipbqyYrrO18rc-uJO86sBUwfPQ9di92V_bC9te3YzgEuvu6_Xwa_DV8h331_no-tL-Cg==

    A shadow hijacking a witch thread, but I mainly play as a witch tbh ;). Any suggestions for changes?

    boondoxsaints
    Mar 28, 2015 15:46:31 PM

    "
    bersi23 wrote:
    hi and thanx for posting ur build.
    i'm playing the new league and decided to take the described build.
    so far, i like it, BUT i have an important question:

    Your build is pretty much crit based. I have the problem to have not enough crit chance to produce consistant power charges buffing my dmg output. I'm lvl 65 atm, pretty bad geared (hey, its a new league) and here is my equip:

    Spoiler
    Foe Cowl
    Solaris Circlet
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +31 to Intelligence
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • +37% to Lightning Resistance
  • 51% increased Energy Shield
  • Phoenix Gnarl
    Engraved Wand
    Click to expand
  • 14% increased Spell Damage
  • 53% increased Spell Damage
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • +14 to maximum Mana
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • 14% increased Projectile Speed
  • Death Scratch
    Demon's Horn
    Click to expand
  • 16% increased Spell Damage
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Cold Gems
  • 13% increased Spell Damage
  • 8% increased Lightning Damage
  • 88% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • +26% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • Hypnotic Curtain
    Mage's Vestment
    Click to expand
  • 17% increased Energy Shield
  • Regenerate 2.1 Life per second
  • +29% to Fire Resistance
  • +7% to Lightning Resistance
  • Blight Choker
    Amber Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +24 to Strength
  • 3% increased Cold Damage
  • +28 to Accuracy Rating
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 3% increased Evasion Rating
  • Woe Nail
    Topaz Ring
    Click to expand
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • Regenerate 3.4 Life per second
  • +16 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to Fire Resistance
  • +22% to Cold Resistance
  • Pandemonium Clutches
    Legion Gloves
    Click to expand
  • Adds 3 to 7 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 1 to 2 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +33% to Cold Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • Nemesis Trap
    Rustic Sash
    Click to expand
  • 13% increased Global Physical Damage
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • +22% to Lightning Resistance
  • Doom Spark
    Goliath Greaves
    Click to expand
  • 91% increased Armour
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • Loath Gyre
    Coral Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30 to maximum Life
  • +9 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +49 to maximum Life
  • +35 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +13% to Cold Resistance


  • My current crit chance is just 21%, there are situations where i kill an entire mob pack without getting one single power charge.

    Any hints what I could do? Even with another 100% crit wand i'd reach something like 25% global crit chance, thats still way too low.


    I'd just look for some daggers. The tree works perfectly well if you use them instead and you can just level as crit following the guide. I do it that way and it's enough crit to keep PCoC rolling in. I don't even use LL in the new league since getting an appropriate 4/5 Link is still both difficult and pricey.

    Build still works fine. Although the bloodlines mobs do hit a little harder. I've died more than I thought I would, but most of that is me getting older and slower.

    Rowen_Edge
    Mar 28, 2015 16:28:52 PM

    @boondoxsaints: I'd recommend turn off both heralds for now and use purity of elements, until you got your resistances fixed. The helmet is great, do not switch that one. Try switching boots with Rainbowstride and maybe Soul Loop with a resistance ring for now, and switch your gloves to Malis.
    Once you got gg gear you can turn off purity of elements again and use both heralds for maximum damage.

    On tree, with the above changes you most likely won't need the +30 Dex node anymore, respec that and the Heart of Thunder cluster for now and take Sovereignty and the 3x Mana+Mana Regen nodes in witch area.
    Work towards Elementalist asap, then fill out all nodes the build takes on templar side before speccing back into Heart of Thunder.

    Enki91
    Mar 28, 2015 16:33:20 PM

    Haha now that is what I would call dedication, such a fast reply and with good feedback. Not just a build show off, but a build support worth meantioning. Hat off :)

    boondoxsaints
    Mar 28, 2015 17:17:28 PM

    Thanx for your replies. Daggers are suboptimal in my eyes, coz of missing cast speed affix on them...
    Plus, prices for daggers with 80+ crit chance and 30+ spell dmg are much higher than for similar wands.

    I've solved the problem according to the reply of Enki91.

    Next problem: How to deal with strong melee unique mobs, like endboss in Gorge?

    bersi23
    Mar 28, 2015 21:19:02 PM

    "
    bersi23 wrote:
    Thanx for your replies. Daggers are suboptimal in my eyes, coz of missing cast speed affix on them...
    Plus, prices for daggers with 80+ crit chance and 30+ spell dmg are much higher than for similar wands.

    I've solved the problem according to the reply of Enki91.

    Next problem: How to deal with strong melee unique mobs, like endboss in Gorge?

    Generally, keep range and pop your Granite flask if those are about to land a hit. It's a bit different for the Gorge boss since he flickers, if you have problems just get a second Granite flask for him - that should be enough.

    Enki91
    Mar 28, 2015 21:22:45 PM
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