Forum Index Duelist [3.6] HoA Champion Summoner - Enfeeble & Temp Chains - Uber Elder Viable

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Intro:

This is my take on the Herald of Agony skill. This build focuses purely on it's minion.
We are going to use fast attacking bow skills to keep Virulence stacks maxed. This way we can get a huge amount of Life gain on hit per second.

Videos:
T16 Maze of the Minotaur
Uber Elder
Shaper



Why Champion and not Necromancer or Pathfinder?
The Herald of Agony minion doesnt really benefit from the Necromancer bonuses. That Ascendancy is mainly for skills like Zombies, SRS, Spectres, Skeletons and Animate Weapons.

The Pathfinder node that slows down losing Virulence is useless. We are going to have max stacks most of the time without it.



Here is a list of defensive layers we have as Champion:
-Temporal Chains and Enfeeble
-Stun immunity
-Fortify
-Blind
-4000 life gain on hit per second against Shaper/Elder
-6% reduced damage taken
-Acrobatics and Phase Acrobatics






Gear:

Required items:

Quill Rain has basically everything we want from a bow.
Very high attack speed for enough Virulence stacks, Mana gain on hit (enough to use both bow skills) and projectile speed.
Quill Rain
Short Bow
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  • +19 to Dexterity
  • 100% increased Physical Damage
  • 100% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 95% increased Projectile Speed
  • +35 to Accuracy Rating
  • 40% less Damage
  • "The rain of a thousand quills that whittle

    present into past, life into death."

    - Rigwald of the Ezomytes


    Coming Calamity to increase the Herald levels and so we dont need to worry about mana reservation when choosing support gems.
    The Coming Calamity
    Destroyer Regalia
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Herald Gems
  • 94% increased Energy Shield
  • 35% chance to avoid being Stunned for each Herald Skill affecting you
  • Mana Reservation of Herald Skills is always 45%
  • Whiff of cold, tiny spark, faintest flicker in the dark.

    Embers swirl, ice takes form, sky exposed - Death's perfect storm.

    Frost and thunder, flames shine bright, ruin walks the land tonight.

    By your hand they dance and bend, wield them and brook no end.


    Windshriek are a better choice to increase the Curse limit than Doedre's Damning, because the ring has almost no other useful stats.
    Windshriek
    Reinforced Greaves
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  • 223% increased Armour
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • 11% increased Elemental Damage
  • You can apply an additional Curse
  • 60% increased Area of Effect of Curse Skills
  • An open mouth, a blinding shriek,

    Your mind goes dark, your body weak.


    Gluttony for a free level 30 Poacher's Mark.
    The removal of armour and energy shield doesnt matter much, we focus on evasion and dodge.
    Gluttony
    Leather Belt
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  • +37 to maximum Life
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • Culling Strike against Enemies Cursed with Poacher's Mark
  • Curse Enemies with Level 30 Poacher's Mark on Hit, which can apply to Hexproof Enemies
  • Take 105 Physical Damage when you use a Movement Skill
  • You have no Armour or Maximum Energy Shield
  • What started as a desire to feed

    became a desire to learn...


    To get two 5-link bow skills you need to use rare Elder gloves that have a Poison Support mod.
    Brimstone Palm
    Deerskin Gloves
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Poison
  • +36 to Evasion Rating
  • 33% increased Evasion Rating
  • +115 to maximum Life
  • +25% to Cold Resistance
  • 25% increased Damage with Poison
  • +29% to Fire Resistance




  • Rare items:

    You want to look for rare items that give you life and resitances.
    Use only Evasion base items because the belt makes Armour and ES useless.
    As your rare quiver base you want Sharktooth Arrow Quivers.






    Skill Gems:

    Rain of Arrows:
    This is used to apply Virulence stacks and a curse.
    You can either use Enfeeble or Temporal Chains in here.
    Use a Blind Support if you cant get it on one of the jewels, the other options can be Knockback, Maim or Enhance.
    Use this setup or the Barrage setup in the gloves to get two 5-links with Poison Support.

    Rain of Arrows
    Curse On Hit
    Enfeeble/Temporal Chains
    Blind/Knockback/Maim/Enhance
    (Poison)





    Barrage:
    This will be your single target skill.
    You keep your Virulence and Wither stacks maxed and you will get a huge amount of Life gain on Hit per second with this, around 4000 against Shaper.
    Use this setup or the Rain of Arrows setup in the gloves to get two 5-links with Poison Support.
    If you have an Unset ring for your Blink Arrow, you can use this in the 6-link bow with a Lesser Multiple Projectiles, to increase your life gain per second.

    Barrage
    Life Gain on Hit
    Greater Multiple Projectiles
    Withering Touch
    (Poison)





    Herald of Agony:
    Pierce is mandatory.
    Minion Damage, Damage on Full Life and Empower are highest dps supports.
    Minion Speed for clear speed.

    Herald of Agony
    Minion Damage
    Minion Speed
    Damage on Full Life
    Pierce
    Empower




    Temporal Chains/Enfeeble + Convocation:
    The defensive curse we use as an aura. Im using Temporal Chains at the moment, but Enfeeble can be used too.
    Enhance lowers the cooldown of Convocation.

    Temporal Chains/Enfeeble
    Blasphemy
    Enhance
    Convocation




    Phase Run + Immortal Call:
    Phase Run to go fast between packs.
    Immortal Call for when something actually manages to hit you through your dodge, evasion, blind and curses.

    Phase Run
    Increased Duration
    Immortal Call Level 1
    Cast When Damage Taken Level 1




    Utility:
    To get over ledges.

    Blink Arrow






    Passive Tree:

    Can be found here:Level 90
    Path of Building link: https://pastebin.com/uqECzzFz






    Jewels:

    The best jewel mod you can get is "Minions have #% increased attack speed" of Abyss jewels, because this also affects you when you have the "Spiritual Command" node on the tree.
    Other stats you want are life, blind on hit and minion blind on hit.






    Flasks:

    I recommend these
    Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Warding
    -
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 30% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Jade Flask of Reflexes
    -
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  • 82% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • 39% increased Duration

  • My last one right now is this because of delves
    Experimenter's Sapphire Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 39% increased Duration







  • Bandits:

    Kill all.






    Pantheon:

    Soul of Lunaris:
    Movement speed, dodge, phys damage reduction and projectile avoidance.

    Soul of Garukhan:
    Movement speed and evasion.






    Map Mods:

    You can run every single map mod with this build.






    Outro:

    Feel free to give feedback!

    And make sure to check out my other build guides:
    [3.6] Zombiemancer - High Survivability - End Game Viable




    Clooney_is_best_Batman
    Sep 09, 2018 05:11:46 AM

    Thanks for this build, having a blast with it. Couple of questions:

    Any thoughts on using a cwdt + convocation setup? I've found that the agony crawler often doesn't follow me as closely as I'd like...

    Would using a perseverance belt be an idea? You lose some life and resists, but in return you get perma-onslaught. Which allows you to use a different flask.

    Speaking of which, what affixes do you use for your flasks? I have immune to bleeding, poison, freeze and curses atm

    What about pantheon? Going with Arakaali atm, for minor I'm thinking Ralakesh.

    Alphastar27
    Sep 17, 2018 23:50:23 PM

    Both necromancer and pathfinder are better for herald of agony and prof can be found on ladder:) I don't see any Champs killing uber elders with this nonsense of a build.

    Attack speed is noob trap... Allot of things on this build suggest its a noob trap :)

    But hey you can always prove me wrong with some videos of uber elder t16 +8 mods runs. delve 300+ etc etc :)

    There is a reason why people don't play this build :)

    Malamojapruskisatelitu
    Sep 18, 2018 00:20:09 AM

    Whats the order for Ascendancy?

    Maximus87
    Sep 20, 2018 00:55:13 AM

    I just did a big update for this build, this changed quite some things.
    Changed the passive tree to include Acrobatics, Phase Acrobatics and the taunt ascendancy nodes.
    With this we can use the "Gluttony" belt, because we now focus on dodge and evasion.
    Also optimized the skill setups and included some new info like Pantheon, map mods and bandit rewards.
    This version feels way stronger than the last one, in terms of both survivability and damage.




    "
    Alphastar27 wrote:
    Thanks for this build, having a blast with it. Couple of questions:

    Any thoughts on using a cwdt + convocation setup? I've found that the agony crawler often doesn't follow me as closely as I'd like...

    Would using a perseverance belt be an idea? You lose some life and resists, but in return you get perma-onslaught. Which allows you to use a different flask.

    Speaking of which, what affixes do you use for your flasks? I have immune to bleeding, poison, freeze and curses atm

    What about pantheon? Going with Arakaali atm, for minor I'm thinking Ralakesh.

    I hope this update answers your questions and you may like this new, better version too.




    "
    Maximus87 wrote:
    Whats the order for Ascendancy?

    I just changed the ascendancy nodes in the update, so i cant really tell you what to use first.
    I started this character as SRS, so i took "Inspirational" first, into "Fortitude".
    With the new ascendancy nodes, i would probably go "Worthy Foe" first.

    Clooney_is_best_Batman
    Sep 20, 2018 01:48:12 AM

    "
    Maximus87 wrote:
    Whats the order for Ascendancy?


    Probably best is Unstoppable Hero > Fortitude > Inspirational > First to strike, last to fall.

    If you have an alternate reliable source of fortify (which you probably dont, considering the build uses a bow) you could pick Fortitude last instead

    Alphastar27
    Sep 20, 2018 01:49:33 AM

    "

    I hope this update answers your questions and you may like this new, better version too.


    Unfortunately I just spent a ton of currency getting the right jewels for the abyss belt, so I'll keep playing with the old version for now, lol. It's doing great for me as well too, though only into yellow maps and around 150 depth in my mine so far. Will let you know when I start running into problems. :-)

    Alphastar27
    Sep 20, 2018 01:55:06 AM

    "

    I just changed the ascendancy nodes in the update, so i cant really tell you what to use first.
    I started this character as SRS, so i took "Inspirational" first, into "Fortitude".
    With the new ascendancy nodes, i would probably go "Worthy Foe" first.


    Awesome, thanks for the response and for making the build! Do we still need the chance to poison "master fletcher" node anymore?

    Maximus87
    Sep 20, 2018 03:43:44 AM

    Added a new video showcasing this updated version.




    "
    Alphastar27 wrote:
    Unfortunately I just spent a ton of currency getting the right jewels for the abyss belt, so I'll keep playing with the old version for now, lol. It's doing great for me as well too, though only into yellow maps and around 150 depth in my mine so far. Will let you know when I start running into problems. :-)

    You can still use them in this new version, it has 4-5 jewel sockets.


    "
    Maximus87 wrote:
    Awesome, thanks for the response and for making the build! Do we still need the chance to poison "master fletcher" node anymore?

    It's better to just use a Poison Support now, because we dont have to use Poacher's Mark in that link anymore.

    Clooney_is_best_Batman
    Sep 20, 2018 19:50:22 PM

    "
    Both necromancer and pathfinder are better for herald of agony and prof can be found on ladder:) I don't see any Champs killing uber elders with this nonsense of a build.

    Attack speed is noob trap... Allot of things on this build suggest its a noob trap :)

    But hey you can always prove me wrong with some videos of uber elder t16 +8 mods runs. delve 300+ etc etc :)

    There is a reason why people don't play this build :)

    Or maybe, ya' know, the game isn't just about end-game meta builds? The only things "noob" here are your lack of appreciation for build diversity [which this build definitely promotes] and your excessive use of smiley faces for failed passive-aggressiveness.

    @ OP: Keep it up! :)

    kaype
    Sep 20, 2018 21:00:04 PM
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