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i am just wondering, why you didn't pick Constitution and Doom node as option?
is soul of steel better than raw life?
thanks in advance

darkson1
Sep 11, 2019 15:07:19 PM

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@Sail686: I think Elemenancer could be a seriously good option with a +2 Spell Gem Level staff, that would allow to link four different golem gems with Meat Shield and either Empower or CwDt while still keeping a 6L Arc.

Instead of giving up Beacon of Ruin, i'd rather give up Paragon of Calimity and use a leech amulet. Of course not an option for everyone, but pretty interesting and worth looking into.

Gonna take a deeper look into anointments tomorrow or monday, and add them all to the amulet part of gear section.


Anybody tried that yet?Plus prmordials(?)

konop88
Sep 11, 2019 17:20:05 PM

@BlueBZS
I'd switch the flask mods a bit. Staunching on your Life Flask and Warding on any duration flask, and definitely Enduring on your Mana Flask.

Also switch Controlled Destruction with Inc Crit Strikes and try to upgrade weapons to something more spellcrit-heavy, that will give you more consistent damage and shock procs.

@Nareese
Thank you, fixed!

@retrolo
It's not that bad during the early acts, later on it just eats up too much of our hitpool to be worth it, especially when wearing an Essence Worm.

@webas
I appreciate the suggestions, but honestly most of them only for you because you're Assassin. Elementalist has a much harder time to raise a 5% basecrit spells crit chance, and also no passive power charge generation. Clarity and Precision are both things that everyone is free to use if they have the right Watcher's Eye.

@dizika
Overall strength and synergy with this build in all situations, i've left out any economic aspects. Static Blows is straight up the strongest consistent damage increase at around 8%, Disciple of the Slaughter goes up to 18.6% but only when all charges are up, which is not a given at most fights where you actually need the extra damage. The other nodes with DPS aspects are pretty close together with exception of Aqueous Accelerant, so i've ranked them by their other benefits.

@darkson1
Didn't wanna bloat the list too much so i've had to decide for just one life node. In the end it came down to ~100 additional life or ~80 additional life regen and decided for the latter.

Whispers of Doom surely is strong but also too inconsistent, atleast for this build. We can't just run the curse on Blasphemy without giving more up than we gain, so curse uptime is already the first issue. Next is curse effectiveness, bosses inherently have a less curse effect multiplier and reduced curse effect/hexproof are pretty common mapmods. So all things considered, Soul of Steel or Static Blows give more, and that more consistently.

@konop88
Probably still too expensive to try at this point, the Spell Gem Level affix is very rare in my experience.

Enki91
Sep 11, 2019 18:13:53 PM

thanks a lot!

darkson1
Sep 11, 2019 18:58:06 PM

Thanks for the answer Enki, so rather go for movement-skill improvement on helmet :)

Divine Judgement any good as anointment or outpowered by static blows?

Sail686
Sep 11, 2019 19:13:58 PM

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Sail686 wrote:
Thanks for the answer Enki, so rather go for movement-skill improvement on helmet :)

Divine Judgement any good as anointment or outpowered by static blows?

Static Blows is better, ~5% vs ~8% damage increase.

Enki91
Sep 11, 2019 19:18:35 PM

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Enki91 wrote:

@webas
I appreciate the suggestions, but honestly most of them only for you because you're Assassin. Elementalist has a much harder time to raise a 5% basecrit spells crit chance, and also no passive power charge generation. Clarity and Precision are both things that everyone is free to use if they have the right Watcher's Eye.


Thats how I choose builds. I find awesome build like this and only then try to choose class and ascendancies. You might want to include few pointers since its hard to pick between ascendant, assasin, witch.

For example id like to have this build as uber elder farmer and Im not even sure what class is easiest for this task.

webas
Sep 11, 2019 19:22:15 PM

I may try it with Agnerod North staff - if i can get extra 50 str...

konop88
Sep 11, 2019 19:40:06 PM

Hi! Been loving this build and your guide is awesome, and gotten to lvl 50 on my ps4 with it. Just a few questions

1. I’m using flame dash instead of L. Warp due to easier gameplay on ps4. What kind of support gems would you pair with Flame dash?

2. ATM i just have a 5 link chest, which of the arc link supportgems would you drop until i get a 6 link?

Regards, Atle!

Hubbaatle
Sep 11, 2019 22:48:00 PM

If we use Essence worm
So Clear Mind is a good jewel ?
May be i did not see but there is no mention about that ?

Eywua
Sep 12, 2019 00:31:40 AM
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