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The Pale Master



INTRODUCTION



I've spent the last few leagues refining a life version of the Death's Oath build. The addidtion of Bane brought the build full circle.
I really like how it has turned out. I thought I'd share.




OVERVIEW


Pros:

+ **Very Fast Map Speed**
+ **Relaxing Play Style**
+ **Immune to Reflect**
+ **Can do 99% of Map Mods**
+ **Surprisingly Tanky**

Cons:

- **Not a Budget Build**


SKILL TREE


Scion Pastebin Link: https://pastebin.com/rMhn3dge

Ascendancy Points: Trickster > Path of Shadow > Guardian

Pantheon: Arakaali(Major) - Gruthkul(Mapping)/Yugul(Bossing)

Bandits: Kill All

SKILL TREE EXPLANATION


**The tree follows a simple principle. "Boost damage over time, curse effectiveness, life, and life regeneration."**

LEVELING TREES


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Scion Start (Level 40'ish): https://pastebin.com/MdprtEbN

Shadow Middle (Level 91): https://pastebin.com/xHuw7tzU

Final Tree (Level 100): https://pastebin.com/rMhn3dge




JEWELS


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Blight Cut
Cobalt Jewel
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  • 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 11% increased Chaos Damage
  • 10% increased Area Damage
  • Chimeric Hope
    Crimson Jewel
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  • 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 10% increased Chaos Damage
  • 7% increased maximum Life

  • **Stat priority %Life > %Damage Over Time > %Area Damage > %Chaos Damage.
    There are 4 jewel slots in this build.**


    FLASKS


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    Experimenter's Sulphur Flask of Heat
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  • Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 40% increased Duration
  • Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 37% 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


    These are our offensive flasks. Sulphur flasks already have low charge usage. Go for the inc. duration.
    Chemist's Basalt Flask of Iron Skin
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • 95% increased Armour during Flask effect
  • Chemist's Basalt Flask of Warding
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use

  • I've linked two different Basalt flasks here. Take curse immune for mapping. Use inc. armor for bosses.
    Saturated Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% increased Amount Recovered
  • 33% reduced Recovery rate
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use

  • Just about any bleed removal will work.
    Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 21% reduced Charges used
  • 29% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 20% reduced Charges used
  • 28% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect

  • Must go FASTER!!


    ENCHANTS


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    Helmet - 40% Bane Damage
    Gloves - Commandment of Frost on Kill
    Boots - Regenerate 2% of Life and Mana per second if you were Hit Recently


    GEAR


    **
    Cane of Unravelling
    Ezomyte Staff
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  • +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • +51% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 28% increased Chaos Damage
  • 2% increased Cast Speed per Power Charge
  • +2 to Level of all Chaos Spell Skill Gems
  • Gain a Power Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Regenerate 2 Mana per Second per Power Charge
  • "Creation is the act of making the intangible tangible.

    To work backwards, to make the tangible intangible,

    is to step into the mind of a god."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist

    Voll's Vision
    Praetor Crown
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  • +291 to Armour
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Light Radius
  • 11% increased Maximum Life if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
  • Regenerate 100 Life per second if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
  • Righteous men seek virtue like tame pups seek praise.

    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
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  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +47 to all Attributes
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 194% increased Armour
  • +65 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.

    Onslaught Claw
    Ancient Gauntlets
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  • +41 to Armour
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • +18% to Fire Resistance
  • +31% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 74% increased Armour
  • Grim Trail
    Titan Greaves
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  • 62% increased Armour
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +15% to Fire Resistance
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
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  • +38 to maximum Life
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.

    Impresence
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +15 to all Attributes
  • 34% increased Damage over Time
  • Adds 17 to 29 Chaos Damage
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +21% to Chaos Resistance
  • Despair has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Though its body was locked in stone,

    its essence wandered the infinite,

    learning, and preparing.

    Woe Coil
    Amethyst Ring
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  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • 25% increased Chaos Damage
  • +27 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +25% to Lightning Resistance
  • +13 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • Hypnotic Twirl
    Amethyst Ring
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  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • 23% increased Chaos Damage
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +12% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • **


    GEAR EXPLANATION


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    Weapon

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    Cane of Unravelling
    Ezomyte Staff
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  • +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • +51% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 28% increased Chaos Damage
  • 2% increased Cast Speed per Power Charge
  • +2 to Level of all Chaos Spell Skill Gems
  • Gain a Power Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Regenerate 2 Mana per Second per Power Charge
  • "Creation is the act of making the intangible tangible.

    To work backwards, to make the tangible intangible,

    is to step into the mind of a god."

    - Doryani, Queen's Thaumaturgist


    The Cane of Unravelling gives us our 6-link for Bane. This is for the bossing variant. You may still go with Breath of the Council + Shield for a weapon swap map clearing style.**




    Off-Hand
    **
    The Oak
    Plank Kite Shield
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  • +4% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 88% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +139 to maximum Life
  • 50% reduced Freeze Duration on you
  • Regenerate 3% of Life per second
  • Regenerate 3% of Life per second while on Low Life
  • Even the mightiest tree was once just a sapling.

    Lioneye's Remorse
    Pinnacle Tower Shield
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  • +30 to maximum Life
  • 245% increased Armour
  • +174 to maximum Life
  • 5% reduced Movement Speed
  • 20% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • -25 Physical Damage taken from Projectile Attacks
  • +5% Chance to Block
  • Marceus' unblemished shield is a testament

    to his arrogance... and his fate.


    These are listed only for the Breath + Shield variant. Use Lioneye's if you want pure defense/life. Use The Oak if you want more life regen coupled with a more flexible gearing selection. Each are great.**




    Helm

    **
    Voll's Vision
    Praetor Crown
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  • +291 to Armour
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Light Radius
  • 11% increased Maximum Life if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
  • Regenerate 100 Life per second if no Equipped Items are Corrupted
  • Righteous men seek virtue like tame pups seek praise.


    I use Voll's because of the defense values and life regen(since we don't equip anything corrupted). There isn't another "good" option. **



    Chest

    **
    Death's Oath
    Astral Plate
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Death Aura Skill
  • +46 to all Attributes
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 199% increased Armour
  • +70 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.


    Self-explanatory. It's the core of the build. Try to find high life and high all-stats. The extra Dex will increase your damage some.**



    Gloves

    **
    Onslaught Claw
    Ancient Gauntlets
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  • +41 to Armour
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • +18% to Fire Resistance
  • +31% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 74% increased Armour

  • I have my current gloves listed. Life + Resists. That's all we can ask for. Still working on the appropriate enchant.**



    Boots

    **
    Grim Trail
    Titan Greaves
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  • 62% increased Armour
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +15% to Fire Resistance
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed

  • A good pair of rare boots. Life, Move Speed, All Resists. This is where roughly 1/3 of your resists will come from. **




    Amulet

    **
    Impresence
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +15 to all Attributes
  • 34% increased Damage over Time
  • Adds 17 to 29 Chaos Damage
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +21% to Chaos Resistance
  • Despair has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Though its body was locked in stone,

    its essence wandered the infinite,

    learning, and preparing.


    I have the Chaos variant of Impresence for a specific reason. You can easily run the build with a rare. I recommend a marble amulet with % chaos damage / life / life regen.**



    Rings

    **
    Hypnotic Twirl
    Amethyst Ring
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  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • 23% increased Chaos Damage
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +13% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +12% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Woe Coil
    Amethyst Ring
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  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • 25% increased Chaos Damage
  • +27 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +25% to Lightning Resistance
  • +13 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • +55 to maximum Life

  • BIS rings will have All Resists, Life, %Inc Chaos Damage, and Chaos Res. You need to use Essences of Envy to craft the % Chaos Damage. These can be expensive to craft.**



    Belt

    **
    Cyclopean Coil
    Leather Belt
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  • +38 to maximum Life
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 15% increased Attributes
  • Cannot be Frozen if Dexterity is higher than Intelligence
  • Cannot be Ignited if Strength is higher than Dexterity
  • Cannot be Shocked if Intelligence is higher than Strength
  • 1% increased Damage per 5 of your lowest Attribute
  • With the patience of a prowling lion,

    the Shade watched the Scholar.


    This is the sleeper in the build. Huge life roll. The fun part is the increase to stats. 1% increase to damage per 5 of your lowest stat. Dex will always be the lowest value. You're going to see upwards of 50% increase in damage from Dex, alone. Also, we're immune to shock and ignite. That leaves only freezing to need a flask for.**



    LINKS AND GEMS



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    Main DPS Setup

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    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
  • Arcane Surge Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • 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 19% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge
  • 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
  • Void Manipulation Support
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  • 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
  • Concentrated Effect Support
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  • 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
  • Less Duration Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills deal 19% more Damage
  • Supported Skills have 49% less Skill Effect Duration


  • Bane
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  • Level 1
  • Only applies Curses from Skill Gems requiring Level 24 or lower
  • Deals 45.7 Base Chaos Damage per second
  • Base duration is 2.00 seconds
  • Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
  • 28% more Damage per Curse applied
  • 50% increased Debuff Duration per Curse applied
  • Despair
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 9.00 seconds
  • Cursed enemies have -20% to Chaos Resistance
  • Cursed enemies take 15% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects
  • Adds 9 to 12 Chaos Damage to Hits against Cursed Enemies
  • Enfeeble
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 9.00 seconds
  • Cursed enemies have 10% reduced Accuracy Rating
  • Cursed enemies have -21% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
  • Cursed Normal or Magic enemies deal 21% less Damage
  • Cursed Rare or Unique enemies deal 10% less Damage
  • Efficacy Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 10% more Spell Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 15% more Damage over Time
  • Supported Skills have 10% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Controlled Destruction Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 100% reduced Critical Strike Chance
  • Supported Skills deal 25% more Spell Damage
  • Swift Affliction Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 25% more Damage over Time
  • 15% reduced Duration of Supported Skills and Damaging Ailments they inflict



  • Arcane Surge, Swift Affliction, and Efficacy MUST BE LINKED for them to apply to the Death Aura. Conc Effect, Void Manipulation, and Less Duration don't have to be linked to anything.
    Use Vorici's method to add the sockets. It's MUCH cheaper than trying to color the sockets after getting 6S.

    Bane is our single-target setup. 6-Link your staff ASAP.
    **

    CWDT Setup

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    Cast when Damage Taken Support
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  • Level 1
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 38 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 70% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 528 Damage
  • Blood Rage
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 7.00 seconds
  • 5% increased Attack Speed
  • 1.2% of Attack Physical Damage Leeched as Life
  • You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
  • You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
  • 25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
  • Immortal Call
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 1.00 seconds
  • 20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
  • This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
  • 25% less Elemental Damage taken
  • 25% less Physical Damage taken
  • 15.0% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed
  • Increased Duration Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 45% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • **

    **This might look odd. Soul of Arakaali allows us to boost our regen by 50% whenever we proc CWDT. Ensure you have your gems set up with Blood Rage being proc'd BEFORE Immortal Call. The blood rage will stay active. The degen will be countered due to IC's immunity to physical damage.**

    Mobility Setup

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    Flame Dash
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 7 to 11 Fire Damage
  • Deals 19 Base Fire Damage per second
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Faster Casting Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Cast Speed
  • **

    **This is a typical Flame Dash setup.**

    Aura Setup - Curses

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    Blasphemy Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Curses are Cast as Auras
  • Using Supported Skills is Instant
  • Despair
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 9.00 seconds
  • Cursed enemies have -20% to Chaos Resistance
  • Cursed enemies take 15% increased Damage from Damage Over Time effects
  • Adds 9 to 12 Chaos Damage to Hits against Cursed Enemies
  • **

    **I run Despair in two places. Bane allows me to keep it applied to tougher mobs + bosses. I also wanted it active while clearing everything else. That's why I have it linked to a Blasphemy.**

    Aura Setup - Vitality

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    Malevolence
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby allies deal 14% more Damage over Time
  • You and nearby allies have 10% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Vitality
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby Allies Regenerate 0.70% of Life per second
  • Empower Support
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  • Level 2
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem gains 100% increased Experience
  • +1 to Level of Supported Active Skill Gems
  • **

    **Vitality helps to counter the self-applied DOT from Death's Oath. You can only run 3 auras if you're also running an Impresence! Portal is my choice for the 4th slot.



    LEVELING


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    **Working on detailing this.**



    THE END

    Kade_wolf
    Mar 27, 2019 03:27:15 AM

    can this build make t16 maps?

    mpo001
    Mar 30, 2019 04:33:39 AM

    hi, gonna try out this build, but im wondering why you use witchfire brew when you have despair + blasphemy setup

    also i know you havent filled out the leveling section yet, but how would you go about leveling this? im not great at leveling ascendant characters

    tafitII
    Apr 01, 2019 16:27:37 PM

    Any video in action? Not talking about Uelder, but maybe some red map with hard mods (not just white)...

    You can put all trees, gear options, etc in the one POB build btw...

    I think, using Despair in the Bane support and as aura is overkill.
    Leave it as aura and use Temp Chains with Bane. But you would need +1 curse somewhere...

    SilverWF
    Apr 02, 2019 01:47:06 AM

    "
    tafitII wrote:
    hi, gonna try out this build, but im wondering why you use witchfire brew when you have despair + blasphemy setup

    also i know you havent filled out the leveling section yet, but how would you go about leveling this? im not great at leveling ascendant characters



    I am level 62 atm with this build. I leveled storm brand with poison support and herald of agony. I speced into the minion nodes instead of going to duelist for melee nodes, way easier that way I think.

    Dangler22
    Apr 02, 2019 05:36:23 AM

    PoB with all 3 skilltrees inside: https://pastebin.com/cJtN7sz2

    account1997
    May 01, 2019 14:25:54 PM

    Do you think you could use pathofexile.com passive skill tree links instead of using pastebin? Importing the pastebin as a .build file doesn't do anything.
    EDIT: googled pob so now I know I was using these wrong. Website skill tree links would be appreciated though.

    Revan7even
    May 16, 2019 00:00:02 AM

    not viable. good luck tanking 150k+ dot dps.

    bvanharjr
    May 16, 2019 00:27:09 AM

    "
    bvanharjr wrote:
    not viable. good luck tanking 150k+ dot dps.


    Pretty sure the degen does not stack and is mitigated by chaos resistance.

    Calibix84
    May 27, 2019 07:02:05 AM

    Tried this in 3.6.
    Levelled with contagion + essence drain until I got bane.
    The self-damage from death aura doesn't stack, so it is 450 DPS. With resists and pantheon its like 100, which is nothing.
    The build came about 12-15 exalts until I considered it complete. It was cutting through T16 maps like hot knife through butter, just walking around and everything dying, don't even need to 'wait' for the mobs to die. Despair aura helps a lot if you want to play with minimum engagement. The tooltip on the Death Aura showed about 50-55k dps. Had about 800 life regen without the guardian node passive. I could AFK on the furnace in uber lab.

    Overall great build, especially for mapping, chill to play, will probably play it again in 3.7, once I can afford it. Cannot run no regen maps or kill aztiri cuz of reflect.

    account1997
    Jun 09, 2019 04:22:18 AM
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