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Pharric wrote:
So i took some time today and followed your guide. i think im pretty much set up damage wise. mapping ist totally satisfying. the only problem i have is single target. i cant barely kill t16 bosses. Am i missing something or what is the problem? (first time playing anything spell based)


If you're used to modern attack based (shaper actually has mechanics, did you know? XD), you'll feel like the damage is kinda low, yes. It takes around 8-9 seconds to clear shaper's first phase, for exemple.
Just don't forget to place your totems beforehand and pop witchfire brew.

Most spells deal more damage, ED is a bit annoying to scale because you can't just go crit or stack flat damage. Its damage is kinda capped, hence the focus of this build on much more defences. Still hitting 1.2M dps, but yeah, it can feel weak damage wise in comparison to the top tier DPS skills.

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lordfratos wrote:
hi guys. can we use this build as a league starter?


This was my leaguestarter for legion. Yes, it's a really nice starter. I wouldn't recommend it for next league tho, it will most likely get nerfed, and the ed/contagion playstyle is clunky, wouldn't play it if monoliths weren't a thing.

Darkxellmc
Aug 13, 2019 23:37:10 PM

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Darkxellmc wrote:
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Pharric wrote:

This was my leaguestarter for legion. Yes, it's a really nice starter. I wouldn't recommend it for next league tho, it will most likely get nerfed, and the ed/contagion playstyle is clunky, wouldn't play it if monoliths weren't a thing.

thanks for answer dude.

lordfratos
Aug 14, 2019 09:19:02 AM

Thank you very much for this guide Darkxellmc!

I never played ED before but always wanted to try out. There's not much to add but I wanted to confirm your topic line with my experience on this build after using it as my league starter:
- ultra tough and with cwdt setup even better
- there are no bad map mods anymore
- all content viable without any adjustments (I took some more aoe from skilltree)
- Monolith destruction is real

I'm done now with 36 challenges, maybe I even finish the remaining, but probably with another character. I need change after rushing this league, started almost a month late but still got to red maps with ease on this character within a day or two. It's great, even leveling is easy and the progression feels awesome.

My gear

Gear is for sale, if you are interested, pm me.

Selfcrafted items
Hypnotic Fletch
Maraketh Bow
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  • 6% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • +40% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 16% increased Chaos Damage
  • 18% increased Cast Speed
  • 10% chance to gain Arcane Surge when you Kill an Enemy
  • Torment Beads
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +14% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +46 to maximum Life
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • 15% increased Area Damage
  • Miracle Grip
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +46 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +48% to Cold Resistance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 20% increased Damage
  • 19% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Cataclysm Band
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 17% increased Damage
  • 21% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Death Locket
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • +527 to Armour
  • +80 to maximum Life
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +48% to Lightning Resistance
  • +272 to Evasion Rating
  • +24 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Corpse Palm
    Sorcerer Gloves
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  • +16% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +1 to Level of Socketed AoE Gems
  • 37% increased Energy Shield
  • +92 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Foe Trail
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +42% to Fire Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 12% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • Cannot be Frozen


  • Other items
    Hyrri's Ire
    Zodiac Leather
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  • +50 to Dexterity
  • 170% increased Evasion Rating
  • 25% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
  • Adds 180 to 262 Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
  • 10% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 10% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
  • Hyrri loosed a barrage of arrows,

    tipped with a poisoned hatred

    only oppression can ferment.

    The Vertex
    Vaal Mask
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems have 50% reduced Mana Cost
  • 261% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +37 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +25% to Chaos Resistance
  • Enemies Cannot Leech Mana From you
  • "A queen should be seen, admired, but never touched."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Soul Strike
    Spike-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • Adds 17 to 27 Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
  • +30 to Dexterity
  • Adds 18 to 32 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • +114 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 80% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 40% reduced Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • In this chaotic world

    The rewards of the Soul

    Outlast the rewards of the Flesh.



    Flasks
    Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Sapphire Flask of Heat
    -
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • +18 to Maximum Charges
  • 23% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Surgeon's Quartz Flask of Grounding
    -
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  • 20% chance to gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 30% 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



    Gems
    I had to buy all my gems, absolutley no luck with self corrupting them...

    Just one note to all the people who want to try this and max with selfcrafted gear: on first sight it didn't look that expensive to me, but some mods are rolled rare and almost all crafts cost exalts. I was lucky that I could selfcraft most after a few weeks of playing. Sure, there are way more expensive builds around, but I never played any character to this extend. It's a great build and I liked it very much.

    Caîne
    Aug 14, 2019 20:11:05 PM

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    Darkxellmc wrote:
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    Pharric wrote:
    So i took some time today and followed your guide. i think im pretty much set up damage wise. mapping ist totally satisfying. the only problem i have is single target. i cant barely kill t16 bosses. Am i missing something or what is the problem? (first time playing anything spell based)


    If you're used to modern attack based (shaper actually has mechanics, did you know? XD), you'll feel like the damage is kinda low, yes. It takes around 8-9 seconds to clear shaper's first phase, for exemple.
    Just don't forget to place your totems beforehand and pop witchfire brew.

    Most spells deal more damage, ED is a bit annoying to scale because you can't just go crit or stack flat damage. Its damage is kinda capped, hence the focus of this build on much more defences. Still hitting 1.2M dps, but yeah, it can feel weak damage wise in comparison to the top tier DPS skills.



    thanks for the response. So i invested some time and currency to further upgrade my gear and this is my final setup i guess:

    Spoiler
    Grim Siege
    Short Bow
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • +38% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 16% increased Chaos Damage
  • 16% increased Cast Speed
  • 10% chance to gain Arcane Surge when you Kill an Enemy
  • Soul Strike
    Spike-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +30 to Dexterity
  • Adds 15 to 27 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • +120 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 80% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 40% reduced Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • In this chaotic world

    The rewards of the Soul

    Outlast the rewards of the Flesh.

    Hyrri's Ire
    Zodiac Leather
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  • +47 to Dexterity
  • 220% increased Evasion Rating
  • 25% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
  • Adds 179 to 247 Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
  • 10% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 10% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
  • Hyrri loosed a barrage of arrows,

    tipped with a poisoned hatred

    only oppression can ferment.

    Maelström Vise
    Satin Gloves
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  • +13% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +1 to Level of Socketed AoE Gems
  • 40% increased Energy Shield
  • +92 to maximum Life
  • 9% increased Area of Effect
  • Vortex Urge
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 11% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 38% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +17% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • Kraken Cowl
    Hubris Circlet
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  • +44 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 100% increased Energy Shield
  • Regenerate 1 Life per second
  • +37% to Cold Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Chaos Resistance
  • 39% increased Energy Shield
  • +28 to maximum Life
  • Foe Tether
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • 26% increased Chaos Damage
  • +99 to maximum Life
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 18% increased Damage
  • +20% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Maelström Spiral
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +8 to Evasion Rating
  • +46 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • +35% to Fire Resistance
  • +39% to Lightning Resistance
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Carrion Spiral
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 19% increased Damage
  • 18% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Empyrean Scarab
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • +81 to maximum Life
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • 12% increased Area of Effect
  • 14% increased Area Damage
  • Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 40% 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 Warding
    -
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  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 38% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 38% increased Duration
  • Panicked Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • +22% to Damage over Time Multiplier while affected by Malevolence
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
  • 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.

    Lethal Pride
    Timeless Jewel
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  • Commanded leadership over 17573 warriors under Rakiata Passives in radius are Conquered by the Karui
  • Historic
  • They believed themselves the greatest warriors, but that savagery turned upon their own.

    The Green Nightmare
    Viridian Jewel
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  • Gain 5% of Cold Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • Passives granting Cold Resistance or all Elemental Resistances in Radius also grant Chance to Dodge Attack Hits at 35% of its value
  • Passives granting Cold Resistance or all Elemental Resistances in Radius also grant an equal chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
  • We take root in the dirt

    and strangle those who tread upon it.

    Spirit Desire
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 12% increased Spell Damage
  • +4% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • Soul Dew
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 10% increased Damage
  • 12% increased Damage over Time
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • Dragon Prism
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 5% increased Area of Effect
  • 10% increased Damage over Time
  • 12% increased Spell Damage
  • 7% increased maximum Life


  • i kinda get used to the playstyle and even boss damage doesnt feel that bad anymore. And i didnt die once since i follow this build :)
    i love it!

    Pharric
    Aug 15, 2019 12:34:32 PM

    I notice you have a cwdt curse in chest and despair on flask, does that not count as 2 curses or am I missing +1 curse somewhere in build. Im leveling a trickasshoe now because I absolutely love the theory behind this build and the knowledge you have when backing up your ideas. Ive got ammy and rings already to multi and bow is an easy craft, the uniques are easily buyable, the belt and hubris are making me a bit nervous though, is there a non essence drain enchant that will work I can search for on vertex or hubris? The current ones up are 30+ex and not even rolled right or easily mulitcraftable.

    TraePOE
    Aug 21, 2019 21:57:39 PM

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    TraePOE wrote:
    I notice you have a cwdt curse in chest and despair on flask, does that not count as 2 curses or am I missing +1 curse somewhere in build. Im leveling a trickasshoe now because I absolutely love the theory behind this build and the knowledge you have when backing up your ideas. Ive got ammy and rings already to multi and bow is an easy craft, the uniques are easily buyable, the belt and hubris are making me a bit nervous though, is there a non essence drain enchant that will work I can search for on vertex or hubris? The current ones up are 30+ex and not even rolled right or easily mulitcraftable.


    Hi, glad you're liking the build! :p

    Helm
    Helmet is expensive. Enchanted hubris was 20ex last time I checked, and crafting 315+es is also very expensive/time consuming.
    A simple vertex with no enchant works just fine too tho, you loose around 15% dps and a bit of life/es, but the evasion is nice and you save currency on the enlighten.

    Belt
    Belt is really easy. I still have 2 2-mods belts in my stash for sale for 1ex each, but I believe if you spend the time to trade for 3mod ones/annul them you can get them easily. Do NOT alt spam them, the flask mod is incredibly rare.
    If you're talking about the belt I'm currently wearing with the annulled multimod, then yes it's much more difficult to hit, for obvious reasons. It triples the price, so if we assume the belt I'm recommending to be 5ex, an annulled one is 15ex.

    Curses
    We indeed only have one curse. Despair is an aura, and will override enfeeble if we get close to an enfeebled enemy. Despair isn't always up tho (flask), especially on distant targets, that's why I'm using enfeeble (also because I don't have much else to put there...).

    Gl hf, and thanks for the feedback! :p

    Darkxellmc
    Aug 21, 2019 22:41:25 PM

    Can you explain the flasks used in the minotaur vid on page 1? They differ from the guide and I dont even know which ones those are, what they do, and why you picked those for your build or maybe just that fight idk.

    joshleeman
    Aug 24, 2019 04:11:26 AM

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    joshleeman wrote:
    Can you explain the flasks used in the minotaur vid on page 1? They differ from the guide and I dont even know which ones those are, what they do, and why you picked those for your build or maybe just that fight idk.


    They are exactly what I show in the thread. I'm using skin transfers.
    Quartz - aquamarine - Witchfire brew. Right one is quicksilver.

    Darkxellmc
    Aug 24, 2019 21:06:49 PM

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    Darkxellmc wrote:
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    joshleeman wrote:
    Can you explain the flasks used in the minotaur vid on page 1? They differ from the guide and I dont even know which ones those are, what they do, and why you picked those for your build or maybe just that fight idk.


    They are exactly what I show in the thread. I'm using skin transfers.
    Quartz - aquamarine - Witchfire brew. Right one is quicksilver.


    Oh I didnt even know that was a thing. I saw you comment earlier that your were trying to figure out a way to implement flesh and stone into the build and was wondering what you came up with or at least what might be possible if not perfectly ideal?

    Say you have vertex AND a lvl 4 empower does that not allow FnS? Im not sure how the vertex 50% reduced costs works with mana reserved because if you just do the math it works perfect but I know poe does additive/multiplicative stuff I dont understand. I mean say while leveling if your damage was there but you were taking an ass beating you could certainly just swap spider for flesh and stone until you get more defensive right, its a simple 1 for 1 swap offense for defense or am I missing something there too?

    joshleeman
    Aug 27, 2019 04:40:30 AM

    "
    joshleeman wrote:

    Oh I didnt even know that was a thing. I saw you comment earlier that your were trying to figure out a way to implement flesh and stone into the build and was wondering what you came up with or at least what might be possible if not perfectly ideal?

    Say you have vertex AND a lvl 4 empower does that not allow FnS? Im not sure how the vertex 50% reduced costs works with mana reserved because if you just do the math it works perfect but I know poe does additive/multiplicative stuff I dont understand. I mean say while leveling if your damage was there but you were taking an ass beating you could certainly just swap spider for flesh and stone until you get more defensive right, its a simple 1 for 1 swap offense for defense or am I missing something there too?


    Reduced mana cost does NOT affect auras, cost multiplier and reduced mana reserved do. I didn't fit flesh and stone in the build in the end. Imo, the best way to get it is to use an aul's uprising amulet, but I don't really like that option. It's expensive and removes some damage and an endurance charge.

    Darkxellmc
    Aug 27, 2019 13:15:28 PM
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