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Hi, this my first build guide. If this is well received, I might make more for my other characters.

I did not make this out of scratch, I was looking to try an occultist in Bestiary and Pohx was playing a DO Occultist in Bestiary that I liked and put my own spin on it.

Pros:
Pretty fast map clearer.
Tanky while mapping.
Can farm uber lab comfortably. (Some dodging required, can't facetank everything)
Can do any map mod. (No regen is annoying)
Minimal effort required to play.

Cons:
T16+ bosses need gameplay. Dmg is decent but can't facetank everything due to limited ES recovery mechanics. (Chimera is cancer with rippy mods)
Strength hungry, need to prepare to get 180 str for DO.


Introduction

Spoiler

This build focuses on the chest piece Death's Oath:

Death's Oath
Astral Plate
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  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +50 to all Attributes
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 184% increased Armour
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.



    It has an in-build chaos degen aura that you support with 6 support gems.

    [You DON'T need it 6 linked.]

    We scale DO dmg by the following ways:

    % increased chaos damage
    % increased damage over time
    % increased effect of non-curse auras
    % increased area damage
    % increased damage
    % increased minion damage
    % to Non-Ailment Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier

    The Aspect of the Spider aura from Fenumus:

    Soul Clasp
    Crystal Belt
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  • +80 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +23 to Strength
  • +392 to Armour
  • +43 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • 20% increased Damage

  • You can craft this a suffix on any non craftable piece of gear at the blood altar in your Menagerie. All you need is Fenumus, access to beastcrafting and a free suffix. It provides an aura (Aspect of the Spider), which reserves 25% mana (by default) for an aoe debuff that slows enemy movement speed by 30% and hinders them every second. Also applies 1 "spider web" per second for 6 seconds which increased dmg taken by 5% (stacks 3 times).

    We get reservation, area and aura nodes on the tree to shove in 5 auras and buff Death's Aura dmg.

    Can do any map mod. Swap in a mana flask for no regen ones.


    PoB
    Spoiler

    https://pastebin.com/JWsnjUy6

    It still has the wither 3L to simulate the withered effect from Withering Presence.


    Final Tree


    Bandits
    Spoiler

    Kill all


    Ascendancy
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    Vile Bastion > Void Beacon > Withering Presence > Profane Bloom


    Pantheon
    Spoiler

    Lunaris and Ralakesh for mapping.

    Solaris and Tukohama for bossing.


    Playstyle
    Spoiler

    Walk through maps to clear them. We clear T16 just by walking. Maps with % more monster life and chaos res take slower walks and some blight casting on rares.

    You should be casting Blight every 6-8 seconds anyway to keep 'Infused' up from the Infused Channeling support gem for 10% more damage. Flask management is important so you can keep Witchfire Brew up. Flame dash often enough to keep arcane surge up.

    For T16+ bosses, you need to avoid rippy map mods and facetanking.


    Current Gear
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    Miracle Thirst
    Imbued Wand
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  • 37% increased Spell Damage
  • Minions deal 95% increased Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 27% increased Damage over Time
  • +18% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 14% increased Chaos Damage
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • Hypnotic Call
    Titanium Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • +14 to Intelligence
  • 17% increased Spell Damage
  • +124 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 124% increased Energy Shield
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +21 to Strength
  • +18% to Quality
  • Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
    Click to expand
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +50 to all Attributes
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 184% increased Armour
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.

    Eber's Unification
    Hubris Circlet
    Click to expand
  • Trigger Level 10 Void Gaze when you use a Skill
  • 147% increased Energy Shield
  • +72 to maximum Mana
  • 50% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Gain 8% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • The impediments of flesh are weak.

    The air we breathe knows no such boundaries.

    I exhale, and you inhale,

    and inexorably we inch towards oneness.

    Blood Spur
    Sorcerer Boots
    Click to expand
  • +49 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 83% increased Energy Shield
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • Allelopathy
    Sorcerer Gloves
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
  • Grants Level 22 Blight Skill
  • 27% increased Damage over Time
  • 116% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • Blight has 21% increased Hinder Duration
  • You cannot be Hindered
  • "Nothing is more natural than competition.

    One feasts, another starves.

    One blossoms, another withers.

    And one cannot catch the golden sunlight

    without casting a bitter shadow."

    - Cadiro Perandus



    Blood Nail
    Moonstone Ring
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  • +25 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +8 to all Attributes
  • +20 to Evasion Rating
  • +45 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • 23% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • Wrath Grasp
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +49 to Strength
  • +35 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • 0.25% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • 23% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • Solstice Vigil
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • 25% increased Damage
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 2.6 Mana per second
  • Temporal Chains has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Shaper's Presence for 10 seconds when you kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Time, like light, can be refracted into all its myriad colours.

    The first shade is beautiful, but the last will drive the unwary insane.

    Soul Clasp
    Crystal Belt
    Click to expand
  • +80 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +23 to Strength
  • +392 to Armour
  • +43 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • 20% increased Damage


  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • 26% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 38% increased Duration
  • Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
    Click to expand
  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 68% increased Damage Over Time during Flask Effect
  • Grants Level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Flask Effect
  • "Think of those that cursed us, judged us,

    and burned our sisters upon the pyre.

    Think of their names as you drink,

    and even their children will feel what we do to them today."

    -Vadinya, to her coven

    Chemist's Basalt Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • The Overflowing Chalice
    Sulphur Flask
    Click to expand
  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • 100% increased Charge Recovery
  • 11% increased Duration
  • Gains no Charges during Effect of any Overflowing Chalice Flask
  • 100% increased Charges gained by Other Flasks during Flask Effect
  • Empty cup, full of promise.

    Panicked Eternal Mana Flask of Dousing
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Ignite during Flask effect Removes Burning on use


  • Jewels:
    Plague Desire
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +4% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 8% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 6% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 8% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • Brood Wisdom
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +3% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 2% increased Cast Speed
  • 8% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • Minions deal 16% increased Damage
  • Glyph Prism
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 14% increased Spell Damage while holding a Shield
  • +3% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 7% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • Energy From Within
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 11% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
  • The Azmeri ascetics learnt the power

    of going without the body's ordinary cravings.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • 39% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge while affected by Discipline
  • Gain 18% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.




    Gear slot analysis:
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    Weapon:
    Spoiler

    Get a wand and isolate a good % non-chaos multi roll, then multimod the following:

    -> Damage over time (prefix)
    -> Chaos damage / skill duration duration (prefix)
    -> Chaos damage (suffix)
    -> Cast speed (prefix)

    This is the easiest way to get the highest dps.

    OR Isolate minion damage mod from a Citaqualotl modded wand:
    Miracle Thirst
    Imbued Wand
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  • 37% increased Spell Damage
  • Minions deal 95% increased Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 27% increased Damage over Time
  • +18% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 14% increased Chaos Damage
  • 15% increased Cast Speed

  • and mutimod, this time craft non-chaos multi instead of prefix chaos damage.

    OR get a regular wand and multimod it. This is the easiest to do but has the lowest dps:
    Corruption Chant
    Opal Wand
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  • 42% increased Spell Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 21% increased Damage over Time
  • +18% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 67% increased Chaos Damage
  • 12% increased Cast Speed
  • Chaos Skills have 11% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • 10% chance to gain Arcane Surge when you Kill an Enemy

  • Budget option: Dark seer/Breath of the council with an es shield.


    Shield:
    Spoiler

    Hypnotic Call
    Titanium Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • +14 to Intelligence
  • 17% increased Spell Damage
  • +124 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 124% increased Energy Shield
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +21 to Strength
  • +18% to Quality

  • Look for high ES and resists.

    Apep's Supremacy would be a good option too but makes a good ES pool hard to get with the nerfs.


    Helmet:
    Spoiler

    Eber's Unification
    Hubris Circlet
    Click to expand
  • Trigger Level 10 Void Gaze when you use a Skill
  • 147% increased Energy Shield
  • +72 to maximum Mana
  • 50% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Gain 8% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • The impediments of flesh are weak.

    The air we breathe knows no such boundaries.

    I exhale, and you inhale,

    and inexorably we inch towards oneness.


    Has in build skill Void gaze which triggers on using any skill (2 sec cd, 10 sec duration)
    gives enemies affected by it -20% chaos res.

    Look for max es roll.

    BIS - 40% Blight dmg.

    Budget option: Anything with ES, res, dex, str.

    Another option is to get a fossil crafted helm with -9 chaos res. If you can get one with 300ES or so it should be worth the swap.


    Chest:
    Spoiler

    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
    Click to expand
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +50 to all Attributes
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 184% increased Armour
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 450 Chaos Damage per second for 3 seconds on Kill
  • Gore Footprints
  • Tears of blood, aching heart,

    My dear Isildria must depart.


    Core item. Don't need it 6 linked.

    Check how to 5 off colors further below.


    Gloves:
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    Allelopathy
    Sorcerer Gloves
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
  • Grants Level 22 Blight Skill
  • 27% increased Damage over Time
  • 116% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • Blight has 21% increased Hinder Duration
  • You cannot be Hindered
  • "Nothing is more natural than competition.

    One feasts, another starves.

    One blossoms, another withers.

    And one cannot catch the golden sunlight

    without casting a bitter shadow."

    - Cadiro Perandus


    Level 22 in-built Blight, pretty great for CWC ED.

    BIS - +2 duration gems corruption.


    Boots:
    Spoiler

    Blood Spur
    Sorcerer Boots
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  • +49 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 83% increased Energy Shield
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • +30% to Cold Resistance

  • Look for high ES, MS and resists.

    BIS - Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently.

    Budget option - Sin Trek, Doryani's Delusion.


    Amulet:
    Spoiler

    Solstice Vigil
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • 25% increased Damage
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 2.6 Mana per second
  • Temporal Chains has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Shaper's Presence for 10 seconds when you kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Time, like light, can be refracted into all its myriad colours.

    The first shade is beautiful, but the last will drive the unwary insane.


    No mana reservation for Temp chains. Shaper's Presence, increases duration of Vaal Discipline, Infusion, Arcane Surge on you.

    Look for max damage roll.

    Budget option: Anything with ES, res, stats. Look for free prefix to craft % max es.


    Belt:
    Spoiler

    Soul Clasp
    Crystal Belt
    Click to expand
  • +80 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +23 to Strength
  • +392 to Armour
  • +43 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • 20% increased Damage


  • Crystal belt is the best base. Alternatively, you may use a darkness enthroned with two abyss jewels with 35+ flat es and % dmg if killed recently mods for a decent chunk of dmg and similar ehp has a rare belt. However a rare belt allows you to get str and res since you have limited slots to get them.

    Look to craft 20% increased damage or % life regenerated during flask effect.


    Rings:
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    Blood Nail
    Moonstone Ring
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  • +25 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +8 to all Attributes
  • +20 to Evasion Rating
  • +45 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • 23% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • Wrath Grasp
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +49 to Strength
  • +35 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • 0.25% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • 23% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge

  • As much ES, res and strength as you can get. DO needs 180.

    Look for free prefixes to craft faster start of ES recharge.


    Aspect of the Spider:
    Spoiler

    Can be beast craft as a suffix on any rare gear if you have Fenumus.

    Reserves 25% mana (by default) for an aoe debuff that slows enemy movement speed by 30% and hinders them every second.

    Also applies 1 spider web per second for 6 seconds which increased dmg taken by 5% (stacks 3 times).


    Flasks:
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    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 26% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 38% increased Duration
  • Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
    Click to expand
  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 68% increased Damage Over Time during Flask Effect
  • Grants Level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Flask Effect
  • "Think of those that cursed us, judged us,

    and burned our sisters upon the pyre.

    Think of their names as you drink,

    and even their children will feel what we do to them today."

    -Vadinya, to her coven

    Chemist's Basalt Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • The Overflowing Chalice
    Sulphur Flask
    Click to expand
  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • 100% increased Charge Recovery
  • 11% increased Duration
  • Gains no Charges during Effect of any Overflowing Chalice Flask
  • 100% increased Charges gained by Other Flasks during Flask Effect
  • Empty cup, full of promise.



    You don't need a legacy Witchfire.

    Panicked Eternal Mana Flask of Dousing
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Ignite during Flask effect Removes Burning on use

  • If you're running no regen maps.


    Jewels:
    Spoiler

    Plague Desire
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +4% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 8% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 6% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 8% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • Brood Wisdom
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +3% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 2% increased Cast Speed
  • 8% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • Minions deal 16% increased Damage
  • Glyph Prism
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 14% increased Spell Damage while holding a Shield
  • +3% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 7% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate

  • Get a combination/subset of chaos dmg, damage over time and Non-Ailment Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier mods.

    Energy From Within
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 11% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
  • The Azmeri ascetics learnt the power

    of going without the body's ordinary cravings.


    You want one of these near the melding cluster.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • 39% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge while affected by Discipline
  • Gain 18% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.


    If you have one. Remember to use clarity with it if you do. (Level 1 clarity is fine)




    Gem Links
    Spoiler

    Chest:
    Swift Affliction Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 44% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict
  • Concentrated Effect Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 54% more Area Damage
  • Supported Skills have 30% less Area of Effect
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Area Damage
  • Void Manipulation Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Chaos Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Chaos Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 25% reduced Elemental Damage
  • Arcane Surge Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Gain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of 400 Mana with Supported Skills
  • Arcane Surge grants 20% more Spell Damage Arcane Surge grants 19% increased Cast Speed Arcane Surge grants 1% of Mana Regenerated per second
  • Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Spell Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 19% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge
  • Efficacy Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Spell Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 24% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills have 16% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Less Duration Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 19% more Damage
  • Supported Skills have 49% less Skill Effect Duration
  • Supported Skills have 10% reduced Skill Effect Duration

  • Arcane surge is required to add duration tag to Death's aura, otherwise less duration and swift affliction do not apply to it. It enables our 7L.

    Gloves:
    Cast while Channelling Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Triggered Spells deal 9% more Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger a Supported Spell every 0.35 seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
  • Supported Channelling Skills deal 10% increased Damage
  • Supported Triggered Spells deal 10% increased Damage
  • Essence Drain
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 21 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 485 to 727 Chaos Damage
  • Deals 1683.9 Base Chaos Damage per second
  • Base duration is 3.80 seconds
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
  • Regenerate 0.50% of Debuff Damage as Life
  • Infused Channelling Support
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  • Level 16
  • Quality +20%
  • Totems cannot gain Infusion
  • Infusion lasts 6 seconds after you finish Channelling
  • Gain Infusion after Channelling a Supported Skill for 0.7 seconds
  • Supported Skills deal 35% more Damage
  • Infusion grants 10% more Damage of Types matching Supported Skill Gem's tags
  • While Channelling a Supported Skill, take 8% less Damage from Hits of types matching the Skill Gem's Tags
  • Efficacy Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Spell Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 24% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills have 16% increased Skill Effect Duration


  • Remaining links (put them wherever you get the right colors):
    Blasphemy Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 10% increased Effect of Supported Curses
  • Supported Curses are Cast as Auras
  • Using Supported Skills is Instant
  • 76% increased Area of Effect of Supported Curse Skills
  • Temporal Chains
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Base duration is 5.95 seconds
  • +7 to radius
  • 40% reduced Effect of Curse against Players
  • Cursed Normal and Magic Enemies have 39% less Action Speed
  • Other effects on Cursed enemies expire 40% slower
  • Cursed Rare and Unique Enemies have 14% less Action Speed


  • Flame Dash
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    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 479 to 718 Fire Damage
  • Deals 1262.7 Base Fire Damage per second
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • 96% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • Arcane Surge Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 7
  • Gain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of 32 Mana with Supported Skills
  • Arcane Surge grants 13% more Spell Damage Arcane Surge grants 13% increased Cast Speed Arcane Surge grants 0.6% of Mana Regenerated per second
  • Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
  • Supported Skills deal 13% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge
  • Faster Casting Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 49% increased Cast Speed


  • Shield Charge
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
  • +0.1% to Critical Strike Chance per 10 Maximum Energy Shield on Shield
  • 172 to 258 Base Off Hand Physical Damage
  • 2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
  • Base Off Hand Attack time is 0.48 seconds
  • 75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
  • 100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
  • 129% increased Movement Speed
  • Fortify Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Attack Damage
  • Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
  • Supported Skills have 34% increased Fortify duration
  • Supported Skills deal 34% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 34% more Melee Damage
  • Faster Attacks Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 54% increased Attack Speed


  • Unlinked:
    Clarity
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  • Level 8
  • +7 to radius
  • You and nearby Allies Regenerate 16 Mana per second
  • Vaal Discipline
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • +19 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 217 additional Energy Shield
  • You and nearby Allies gain 30% increased Energy Shield Recharge rate
  • Malevolence
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  • Level 8
  • +7 to radius
  • You and nearby allies deal 16% more Damage over Time
  • You and nearby allies have 13% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Portal
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  • Level 1 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • 60% increased Cast Speed

  • Clarity is optional here, only being worth it if you have a watcher's eye with the clarity bonus es mod.


    Getting DO colors:


    LL version:
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    TL;DR - Don't do it.

    Going LL makes the playstyle rippy af IMO. You would need constant uptime of Coruscating Elixir to not die immediately, since DO deals chaos dmg to us with each kill.

    Also going LL only boosts your ED and Blight dmg not your DO dmg, so the only place where it would be useful which is bosses, where you won't get flask charges consistently, but would still get chaos degen from the adds dying.


    Videos:
    Spoiler


    3.6 Shaper, guardians, Uber elder

    3.6 videos with Grey Spire:
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    Phoenix + Syndicate
    Shaper
    Double Beyond Tower (T15)
    Vaal Temple
    Double Beyond, turbo, 60% less recovery Chimera - By far my worst run. 60% less recovery + turbo is not a good idea.


    3.5 videos with no Profane Bloom or Malevolence.:


    3.2 and 3.4 videos with Profane Bloom and without Grey Spire:



    FAQ:
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    What about soulrend/bane instead of ed? Weapon swaps?
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    Soulrend looks good, but I have to test the duration of it. You can use it instead of ED in the CWC setup. Soulrend has leech, ED has ES regen. ED lasts longer than SR so its more reliable during boss fights I think. I haven't tested SR with CwC so I'm not sure.

    You can get a Bane/Soulrend/ED 6L in your weapon if you want to, for a separate 6L single target setup. That would mean you weapon swap when you need the single target and run grey spire/wand + shield otherwise for clearing.

    If you use Bane as your weapon swap, you can link it to:
    Efficacy > Controlled Destruction > Swift Affliction > Despair > Void Manip

    With temp chains as an aura, this meaning you won't have to rely on witchfire brew uptime to have despair up on bosses. You should still be running witchfire for clearing with DO.


    3rd curse? Enfeeble? Malediction?
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    It's hard to fit in another curse in the current setup without getting a Malovolence res Aul's Uprising. If you have you feel free to try it out. I prefer the damage from Withering presence over enfeeble.



    Changelog:
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    Added an image.
    Added a changelog. LUL
    Added ways to scale DO damage to introduction.
    Added a bandits section.
    Added a pros and cons list.
    Added arcane surge mechanical explanation.
    Added dual curse to title for clarity.
    Added uber lab to pros list.
    Added a video.
    Updated PoB.
    Added a Levelling section.
    Added a t14,t15 video.
    Found a watcher's eye. Updated PoB.
    Added 3.3 update section
    Added PoBs for 3.3
    Added 3.4 update section and Pob
    Added disclaimer
    Added an Other guides section
    Updated Picture + VD
    Changed a bunch of nodes and gear for 3.5
    Added an LL section.
    Added a 3.5 Lava Lake Video.
    Updated gear and pob with good corruptions and new crafts.
    Added shaper video.
    Changed tree, gems, gear. A bunch. (3.6)
    Added new videos.
    Added CWC ed links, spiritual aid, alternate wand, shield setup.
    Updated Pob and trees to reflect the change.
    Optimized tree a bit. Credit to areyouabc1. Check page 20 of the thread.
    Added U elder kill video.
    3.7 changes.
    Added apep's, flask changes.


    Other guides:

    fatfat664
    Mar 20, 2018 15:30:36 PM

    I'm making a character to try this build, thanks for the guide. It's just that I've never really leveled a witch since many years ago when I made my very first character with a Flame Totem. I'm not sure what spells would be most efficient to level with untill you can use all the uniques? Any advice on a leveling spell would be appreciated. :)

    Salandrea
    Mar 23, 2018 00:26:12 AM

    "
    I'm making a character to try this build, thanks for the guide. It's just that I've never really leveled a witch since many years ago when I made my very first character with a Flame Totem. I'm not sure what spells would be most efficient to level with untill you can use all the uniques? Any advice on a leveling spell would be appreciated. :)


    Level with Essence Drain and Contagion, you can use that setup till you find and color your DO, switch to CI and get the strength to equip it, which should be around level 65+.

    ED links are in the potential upgrades section (skip empower and void manip as the last 2 links).

    Contagion -> Cont > Inc aoe > Arcane surge > faster casting.

    I also suggest staying away from profane bloom for as long as you're using ED cont as it will mess up your ability to chain cont to clear entire screens. Get it as soon as you switch to DO.

    I'll add a leveling section soon.

    fatfat664
    Mar 23, 2018 05:32:05 AM

    Thanks for that.

    Salandrea
    Mar 23, 2018 09:18:21 AM

    This build is a near point per point perfect amalgamation between FlasherCatcher's Death's Oath build and DemonicSlayer2015's, each of which were added to the listing due to being significantly different. With the exception of choosing different jewel sockets to reach for and emphasizing curse effectiveness, there really is little difference.

    Skilltree A

    Skilltree B

    Allow me to state that I am totally aware that this may have been due to a limited number of possible choices when approaching this unique item as a build, the limitations of the game itself, or simply great minds thinking alike. I recognize that you have put forth a lot of effort to make this guide, and I would like to add it to the build guide listing as per your request. If you can pm me any additional information that I may have overlooked that distinguishes your build as unique from the aforementioned prior submissions, I will add it immediately to the listing.

    Cheers

    Kwitch
    Mar 26, 2018 00:19:09 AM

    "
    This build is a near point per point perfect amalgamation between FlasherCatcher's Death's Oath build and DemonicSlayer2015's, each of which were added to the listing due to being significantly different. With the exception of choosing different jewel sockets to reach for and emphasizing curse effectiveness, there really is little difference.

    Skilltree A

    Skilltree B

    Allow me to state that I am totally aware that this may have been due to a limited number of possible choices when approaching this unique item as a build, the limitations of the game itself, or simply great minds thinking alike. I recognize that you have put forth a lot of effort to make this guide, and I would like to add it to the build guide listing as per your request. If you can pm me any additional information that I may have overlooked that distinguishes your build as unique from the aforementioned prior submissions, I will add it immediately to the listing.

    Cheers


    Responded via pm.

    fatfat664
    Mar 26, 2018 09:38:35 AM

    "
    Kwitch wrote:
    This build is a near point per point perfect amalgamation between FlasherCatcher's Death's Oath build and DemonicSlayer2015's, each of which were added to the listing due to being significantly different. With the exception of choosing different jewel sockets to reach for and emphasizing curse effectiveness, there really is little difference.

    Skilltree A

    Skilltree B

    Allow me to state that I am totally aware that this may have been due to a limited number of possible choices when approaching this unique item as a build, the limitations of the game itself, or simply great minds thinking alike. I recognize that you have put forth a lot of effort to make this guide, and I would like to add it to the build guide listing as per your request. If you can pm me any additional information that I may have overlooked that distinguishes your build as unique from the aforementioned prior submissions, I will add it immediately to the listing.

    Cheers



    I think I've been fiddling around with my tree lately (might have forgotten to update it.)

    personally it seems unique enough to me. Just a quick glance it has 113% more (increased damage than my build, void beacon and eber's really seems to ramp up the damage though)

    Tried putting an eber's on my pob character with despair enchant and end up breaking the despair gem an hour later and I still can't get it figured out. Overall the damage is definately higher, but it does lack the defensive power of a third curse and malediction. (if malediction was still just a boring +1 curse I would have gone void beacon again.

    Anyways, healthy death's oath competition will be the death of me =D

    FlasherCatcher
    Mar 28, 2018 14:52:04 PM

    Is this post or your other post the most up to date? Build looks cool, definitely going to have a crack.

    steezzuss
    Mar 28, 2018 22:37:52 PM

    "
    Is this post or your other post the most up to date? Build looks cool, definitely going to have a crack.


    As far as I see both of our builds at up to date.

    fatfat664
    Mar 29, 2018 06:04:06 AM

    "Atziri's Reflection"
    Man, r u mad???!!! Do u see a price of prophecy "The Queen's Sacrifice" on poetrade?

    And u post t8 video? With 7k ES just t8? I killed Phoenix with 7k ))). It was a long fight but still...

    Spooneer
    Apr 02, 2018 11:42:42 AM
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