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I've still been having a blast. Currently lvl 95 with 1 death. I've done twinned cores with triple damage mods, twinned colosseum with triple damage mods and no regen. I actually died in a zana map to enemies not loading before upgrading to 16gb of ram. Currently sitting at 6,388 life, 216 ES, ele weak capped resists, bleed immune, stun immune, 33k evasion, 400 life regen, 56 mana regen, 60 dodge and 50 spell dodge. Also 407k DoT on tooltip. The build feels fantastic. Well done on the build and guide!

reetismatic
Sep 22, 2019 02:50:28 AM

Minor update:

#1 - I've just released the Guide to Blight Towers (or rather a data dump). There's still stuff to do but i'm honestly tired of delaying it any longer. I think it might've end up way too image heavy, the inconsistent font and too bright images for fire/cold/lightning/physical towers.

#2 - CA's degen is no longer delayed since 3.8.1 patch.

#3 - After the patch hit, i've completed all my blighted maps immediately. Had absolutely no issues clearing them. T12 Dig and T7 Conservatory. Used 20% reduced cost of towers/upgrades for small breathing room.

DankawSL
Sep 22, 2019 19:57:47 PM

I'm really enjoy my time with the build, it seems to be coming together nicely. Thanks a lot for all the help along the way.

I'm at a state now where everything on my gear seems OK and I havnt met a "natural" barrier yet as I dont get to play so much (only dipping into yellow maps now). Now I have a bit of a struggle with what to upgrade next. Maybe you could give me a pointer on what my weakest pieces are?

My resistances are all slightly above cap and my chance to evade is at 75% during flask and I've got 5,2k HP.

Any input is appreciated!

My character

mccready
Sep 23, 2019 09:27:28 AM

any recomendations for Anoint enchants ? like a decent not too expensive one. For amulet that is

Ziakah
Sep 23, 2019 15:24:04 PM

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Ziakah wrote:
any recomendations for Anoint enchants ? like a decent not too expensive one. For amulet that is


Something something corruption. Red / Black / Black.

mccready
Sep 23, 2019 16:12:53 PM

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mccready wrote:
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I'm really enjoy my time with the build, it seems to be coming together nicely. Thanks a lot for all the help along the way.

I'm at a state now where everything on my gear seems OK and I havnt met a "natural" barrier yet as I dont get to play so much (only dipping into yellow maps now). Now I have a bit of a struggle with what to upgrade next. Maybe you could give me a pointer on what my weakest pieces are?

My resistances are all slightly above cap and my chance to evade is at 75% during flask and I've got 5,2k HP.

Any input is appreciated!

My character

Your gear indeed is fine. I would suggest following:

* Divine your Atziri's Step or buy ones with better rolls. Also get a nice enchant on it if possible.
* Your gloves could be better, you should easily find something with 100+ hp and some bonus resistances. Yes, i know you're capped but being a little over to easier switch gear is always good idea
* Helmet with 30% CA duration enchant. Your current one could use little bit more life in general.
* Search for quiver with higher life i guess, or craft one. It is going be slightly expensive.

Besides that, big ticket items:

* Empower 3/4 (lvl 4 is obviously big, lvl 3 not much)
* Elder bow with 7-link or +1 arrow.

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Ziakah wrote:
any recomendations for Anoint enchants ? like a decent not too expensive one. For amulet that is

Done that long time ago, should prolly add to the guide at this point. Cheapest good one is Corruption notable, a massive damage increase:

List of all noteworthy notables:
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Levelling:
* Diamond Skin - Teal , Sepia , Clear (12% to all resistances)

Damage:
* Corruption - Black , Black , Crimson (BIG damage notable)

Life / Defenses:
* Constitution - Golden , Golden , Silver (strongest life notable)
* Soul of Steel - Golden , Golden , Golden (great defensive notable)
* Discipline and Training - Silver , Silver , Black (very strong life notable)

Interesting / Build enabling:
* Whispers of Doom - Golden , Golden , Black (+1 curse)
* Charisma - Golden , Golden , Opalescent (reduced mana reservation)
* Cleansed Thoughts - Golden , Azure , Clear (hidden, double chaos resistance)
* Hardened Scars - Golden , Black , Teal (hidden, fortify during life flask)

That reminds me, i didn't think it would work but apparently it does. Hardened Scars also activates for hybrid flasks unlike other life flask specific bonuses. Hybrid flasks can also roll "Enduring" prefix that keeps them active even if you're full mana, which means you can have Fortify in a flask. Extremely powerful option and almost completely crowds out other options. It does have few downsides, like having to click 4 flasks, losing 1 instant flask and flask not being always active during bosses. Still very strong option to consider.

DankawSL
Sep 24, 2019 13:00:59 PM

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DankawSL wrote:


* Divine your Atziri's Step or buy ones with better rolls. Also get a nice enchant on it if possible.
* Your gloves could be better, you should easily find something with 100+ hp and some bonus resistances. Yes, i know you're capped but being a little over to easier switch gear is always good idea
* Helmet with 30% CA duration enchant. Your current one could use little bit more life in general.
* Search for quiver with higher life i guess, or craft one. It is going be slightly expensive.

Besides that, big ticket items:

* Empower 3/4 (lvl 4 is obviously big, lvl 3 not much)
* Elder bow with 7-link or +1 arrow.


Thank you very much. I will slowly work through that list. I also re-read the crafting section where I discovered some new aspects. I'm slowly starting to get a grip on elder, shaper, enchantments and stuff.

I already upgraded my helm and sidegraded the gloves to compensate for the resistance loss. From my past gaming career I'm pretty good at stutter stepping and have no issues keeping pools everywhere all the time, so I went for the damage enchant.

mccready
Sep 25, 2019 08:11:58 AM

Hi, currently have a good time leveling with this build, i was wondering if you need to make gems 20/20 before vaaling them or you can just corrupt to make them 21/20?

EpicJustEpic
Sep 25, 2019 23:45:42 PM

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EpicJustEpic wrote:
Hi, currently have a good time leveling with this build, i was wondering if you need to make gems 20/20 before vaaling them or you can just corrupt to make them 21/20?

One of the outcomes of using a Vaal Orb on a skill gem is adding or subtracting one level. Therefore the gem must be 20/20 to receive the 21/20 outcome.

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Blight Update:

I just finished Uber Elder at level 96. It took a lot longer than I would have liked to get to this point. I didn't force Atlas progression very effectively this league (esp. being in trade league).

Red Elder and Shaper were deathless and quite easy. Was lucky enough to find a Dying Sun during Shaper completion, which I should probably start using! Two deaths against Uber Elder, both positioning errors on my part. I want to keep working on that boss fight, as I tend to get overwhelmed in the latter half of the fight.

I'm really enjoying the Blight mechanic! I find a combination of Empowering, Lightning, and Cold/Stun works well against most encounters. Blighted Maps feel intense and rewarding (I've mostly been running them with in a duo with a friend).

Uber Elder gear setup:
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Plague Song
Maraketh Bow
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  • 6% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Vicious Projectiles
  • +55 to Dexterity
  • 129% increased Physical Damage
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • +30% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Phoenix Flight
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
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  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • +23% to Cold Resistance
  • +1 Mana gained on Kill
  • 34% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +211 to Evasion Rating
  • +16 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Kintsugi
    Exquisite Leather
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  • 118% increased Evasion Rating
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • 20% less Damage taken if you have not been Hit Recently
  • 50% increased Evasion Rating if you have been Hit Recently
  • Do not hide your flaws, your cracks,

    mend them, and display them proudly.

    For it is these that set us apart.

    Tempest Corona
    Lion Pelt
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  • 41% increased Evasion Rating
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • 28% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Chaos Resistance
  • 34% increased Evasion Rating
  • +21 to maximum Life
  • Rage Talons
    Soldier Gloves
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  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Cat Skill
  • 23% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +33 to maximum Mana
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • +2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 10% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • Skull Span
    Ancient Greaves
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  • +40 to Strength
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • 21% increased Movement Speed
  • Rapture Thread
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +46 to Strength
  • +99 to maximum Life
  • +12% to Cold Resistance
  • +37% to Lightning Resistance
  • 16% increased Damage
  • Victory Nail
    Topaz Ring
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  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • +16 to Strength
  • +18 to Intelligence
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • +40% to Lightning Resistance
  • +29 to maximum Mana
  • 4% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
  • Dire Grip
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • +53 to maximum Mana
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +11% to Fire Resistance
  • +29 to Strength
  • Glyph Beads
    Marble Amulet
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  • Regenerate 1.6% of Life per second
  • +16% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • +48 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 2% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +7% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 16% increased Chaos Damage
  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Panicked Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Enduring Eternal Mana Flask of Warding
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 25% reduced Duration
  • Flask Effect is not removed at Full Mana
  • Perpetual Jade Flask of Reflexes
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  • 28% increased Charge Recovery
  • 79% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 24% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 33% increased Duration
  • octeris
    Sep 26, 2019 05:09:47 AM

    Crafted this monster myself the other day

    Blood Locket
    Agate Amulet
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  • +24 to Strength and Intelligence
  • +14% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 30% increased Chaos Damage
  • +86 to maximum Life
  • +9% to Fire Resistance
  • 16% increased Chaos Damage
  • . Now up to 6,589 life and 253 ES with 463k resting tooltip dot and 519k with frenzy charges active. <3333 this build!

    reetismatic
    Sep 26, 2019 07:12:17 AM
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