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Ralign wrote:
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krytonsmith wrote:
I am not really sure why we are taking corrupted soul. Maybe I missed something? I just keep getting one shot by things while still having energy shield. Having a great time with this build otherwise though!


The only time you should be dead while still having ES is if you die from chaos damage. It's literally impossible for you to be dead in any other scenario while still having ES unless your ES total is higher than your life. And in all cases if you aren't full life Soul Tether should prioritize your life pool so that never happens.

Corrupted Soul works by dividing your damage taken between ES and Life, this effectively departs from traditional hybrid builds which take damage from your ES first then when there's no ES left from your life.

The build doesn't really care about this distinction though, because your ES and Life leech aren't separate, Soul Tether leeches life to full, then ES to full so you don't need to worry about separate sources of leech for your ES and Life.

This means there is only a plus side to taking the node (20% Life as Extra ES), there is literally no downside.

I took a look at your build and gear and here's a list of things you can do:

1) Prioritize filling out the life wheels instead of getting damage wheels
2) Pick up the jewel slots and slot jewels with % increased max life
3) Exchange your Atziri's Promise for a defensive flask like a Basalt
4) Run a guard skill like Steelskin or IC
5) Try and get more life on your ring and gloves
6) Double check you're running defensive Pantheons
7) Examine your playstyle and make sure you respect Legion rares


P.S. This isn't a max block or dodge build so there's some degree of care that needs to go into gameplay.

The build boasts its high survivability in the sheer amount of life pool you can obtain, but you need to give it time to recover. If you want to push the build to the limits, and respect very little, you'll need to employ methods to very quickly recover your ES and Life pool between heavy hits. This leads to luxury gear like Acuity or Watcher's Eyes with ES on hit.


Oh, I think I see the problem. My ES is actually higher than my life. Either, way, I took out corrupted soul and kept everything else, and my survivability shot up. I think I am probably just gonna keep with that.

krytonsmith
Jun 27, 2019 02:39:38 AM

Alright, doesn't make sense why you would but whatever works for you I guess.

Ralign
Jun 27, 2019 03:27:45 AM

Running this with a discipline ES on hit watcher's(also has hatred pen), plus HoI. Little bit less damage but a lot tankier and slightly better clear, didn't feel like it needed the damage particularly anyways lmao. Super impressive build though. Works extremely well on like 2ex and also scales into obscenity. Currently working towards a lvl 4 enlighten so I can drop the reservation cluster and get more life. Using a rare helm and a dex node cause I needed extra resists(tbh it's not really worse; you lose a passive point but gain 20+ life and a load of resists, letting you lean heavy into min-maxing on other gear pieces.)

Current gear:

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Cospri's Malice
Jewelled Foil
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  • Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 100 to 184 Cold Damage
  • Adds 53 to 92 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 13% increased Attack Speed
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
  • Breathe deep, my child.

    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.

    Embrace the eternal cold,

    And it will embrace you back.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
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  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 43% increased Spell Damage
  • +77 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
  • You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
  • "Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.

    But it does not matter. Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis,

    is the only secret worth discovering."

    - Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer

    Grim Star
    Nightmare Bascinet
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  • +44 to Dexterity
  • +6 to Armour
  • +4 to Evasion Rating
  • +83 to maximum Life
  • +34% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • 36% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +26 to maximum Life
  • Dragon Shelter
    Vaal Regalia
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  • +103 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • 27% reduced Elemental Ailment Duration on you
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
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  • +77 to Intelligence
  • 27% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 213% increased Armour
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 21% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +21 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Invasion Urge
    Slink Boots
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  • 32% reduced Attribute Requirements
  • 8% increased Evasion Rating
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +18% to Lightning Resistance
  • 6% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • 24% increased Movement Speed
  • Grim Eye
    Coral Ring
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  • +29 to maximum Life
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • +10 Life gained on Kill
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
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  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 14 to 53 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 9% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 71% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Dragon Shelter
    Vaal Regalia
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  • +103 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • 27% reduced Elemental Ailment Duration on you
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Gigafood
    Jun 27, 2019 07:07:52 AM

    Dire Shelter
    Vaal Regalia
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  • 8% increased Energy Shield
  • +111 to maximum Life
  • 6% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Attacks have +1.1% to Critical Strike Chance


  • Important lesson, using eternal orb will revert your links.

    Katsuatis
    Jun 27, 2019 08:31:13 AM

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    Katsuatis wrote:
    Dire Shelter
    Vaal Regalia
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  • 8% increased Energy Shield
  • +111 to maximum Life
  • 6% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Attacks have +1.1% to Critical Strike Chance


  • Important lesson, using eternal orb will revert your links.


    That's a fucking R I P

    Ralign
    Jun 27, 2019 10:09:08 AM

    Heya, love the build so far. Looking for help with upgrades / what to do next in priority. https://pastebin.com/ynEPnyAw

    Thx for all the help :=)

    Cyterizz
    Jun 27, 2019 15:00:26 PM

    Hey, fantastic build - Im shredding things with a 2hand variant currently. I was just wondering if you think it'd be worth it to path out to ghost reaver? I don't have access to vaal pact currently, so I was considering some way to make the energy shield leech a bit more comfortable. Losing life leech entirely might be a bit painful though.

    WingedKoronas
    Jun 27, 2019 21:22:43 PM

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
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  • 13% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 97 to 187 Cold Damage
  • Adds 60 to 100 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
  • Breathe deep, my child.

    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.

    Embrace the eternal cold,

    And it will embrace you back.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +65 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 117% increased Evasion Rating
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Foe Pelt
    Saintly Chainmail
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  • Socketed Attacks have -15 to Total Mana Cost
  • +121 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • Regenerate 23.1 Life per second
  • Regenerate 1% of Life per second
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
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  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 17 to 56 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 73% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
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  • +74 to Intelligence
  • 33% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 215% increased Armour
  • +71 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 9% increased Movement Speed during any Flask Effect
  • +35 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 4% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Torment Eye
    Amethyst Ring
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  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • Adds 8 to 13 Fire Damage
  • Adds 1 to 18 Lightning Damage
  • Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +15% to Fire Resistance
  • +20% to Cold Resistance
  • +38% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 7% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Rune Duty
    Branded Kite Shield
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  • +4% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Socketed Gems have 10% reduced Mana Reservation
  • 79% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • +36% to Lightning Resistance
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • Corruption League
    Goliath Greaves
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  • 98% increased Armour
  • 35% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • Unaffected by Chilled Ground
  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • 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
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 13% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Heat
    -
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • 20% chance to gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 28% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect


  • Doing farily well with my setup at the moment. Did couple bosses t16 maps are a joke. Only dieing to insane dmg mods on T11 Towers during Legion encounters. That is when I am playing alone (usually have a friend running an AuraBot).

    Main Weapon Corruption is prolly a damage loss but it feels amazing for clearing T13 Towers, and frees up a jewel mod.

    What I did so far:

    1. Shaper/Guardians
    2. Red Elder
    3. Red Tier Maps with -max res, insane dmg mod
    4. Delving at Depth 260 with 0 issues
    5. Balancing 2 of my resistances for Wise Oak
    6. Setting up Aspect of the Spider(such an amazing aura)

    To 6.
    It boosted my survivability and I felt the damage increase aswell. The Ring I used I crafted myself, with some insane luck. 10 alts and 1 regal. The reason for it was mainly party play since we have literally every aura the only thing that is usefull was getting Aspect of the Spider working. Therefor I had to spec into Sovereignty.

    The other change to the passive tree was getting Holy Fire because my Glorious Vanity Jewel (Seed:5864) converts it into 28% inc. Cold Damage and Cold Leech. Another point I could take is the Dex node near because that gets converted into 25% inc. Cold Damage. For those changes I dropped the Shadow Accuracy Wheel (Depth Perception), since I am running with a Tempered Mind jewel and I didnt feel like needing that extra %. Currently at 98% Chance to hit.


    What I am working on:
    1. Want to try out Hypothermia into chest links (Benchcrafting Colors been terrible so far)
    2. Getting better boots (mainly want Dex and life here so I can drop Helmet)
    3. Better jewels
    4. Crafting a Helmet (mainly looking for %life, Dex -cold res to nearby
    enemies)
    5. Gems
    6. Changing Chest and Shield for better ones (not sure yet what to aim for because those upgrades are still so far in the future)

    Also I want to tryout Cinderswallow Urn Silver Flask.

    Thanks for putting so much work into the guide. Was the perfect guideline for someone that has been playing on and off for a while now.

    GeraltvonRiva
    Jun 27, 2019 22:38:56 PM

    Hey, nice build. eventho i used it just as templade - changed some thing and since i got a farruls first time i try to build it with that body. Currently hitting 10 aps if i use two - since that is not enough i stay with one cospris-
    Thats my current gear:

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 89 to 178 Cold Damage
  • Adds 48 to 107 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
  • Breathe deep, my child.

    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.

    Embrace the eternal cold,

    And it will embrace you back.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +67 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 104% increased Evasion Rating
  • +91 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
    Click to expand
  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 48% increased Spell Damage
  • +64 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • 1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
  • You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
  • "Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.

    But it does not matter. Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis,

    is the only secret worth discovering."

    - Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • 0.5% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
  • +10% to Fire Resistance
  • +17% to Cold Resistance
  • +38% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 6% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Apocalypse Hold
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Cat Skill
  • 6% increased Attack Speed
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • +42 to maximum Mana
  • +42% to Fire Resistance
  • -7 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 14 to 55 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 72% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Apocalypse Palm
    Conjurer Gloves
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  • Adds 7 to 10 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +13 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +84 to maximum Life
  • +36% to Fire Resistance
  • +47% to Lightning Resistance
  • 41% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 21% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +28 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Mind Sole
    Stealth Boots
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  • 57% increased Evasion Rating
  • +33 to maximum Life
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +43% to Cold Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • +30% to Lightning Resistance
  • Farrul's Fur
    Triumphant Lamellar
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  • 137% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • Aspect of the Cat Reserves no Mana
  • +2.00 seconds to Cat's Stealth Duration
  • Gain up to your maximum number of Frenzy and Power Charges when you gain Cat's Stealth
  • You have Phasing while you have Cat's Stealth
  • The First of the Plains was the First of the Hunt

    It was she who showed us that there is honour

    in waiting in the shadows and picking your moment.



    Next upgrade will be boots with cdr and the maybe a second 14aps cospris and try to hit that sweet 12aps :D

    Have a nice day exile

    Obermaster10
    Jun 27, 2019 22:43:58 PM

    Mind Skin
    Vaal Regalia
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  • +95 to maximum Life
  • Attacks have +1.29% to Critical Strike Chance


  • Should I craft multimod on it?

    TheMenthix
    Jun 27, 2019 23:19:41 PM
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