Forum Index Templar [3.8] Spark. Tanky, very good for Blight, Uber Elder.

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For any questions regarding this build, please use this thread.

Index

1. Intro
2. Pros/Cons
3. Videos
4. Mechanics
5. Gear + Gems
6. Passives
7. FAQ


1. Intro

I wanted to make a build, which could do Blight encounters and maps with ease. But also not be lacking in other aspects of the game and also not be a meta one, so it will be cheaper to do. The only piece of content, i haven't mastered with this build, is HoGM.

2. Pros/Cons

Pros:
- tanky
- good clear speed
- ez blight
- no need to aim

Cons:
- minimum budged to feel good(tankieness and dps wise) is 5ex (as of 23.09.2019). I used about 15ex for my gear.

3. Videos

4. Mechanics
Defense
The tankieness of the build mainly comes form good regen, leech, block and good HP pool(7-8k).

- leech comes form Vitality Watcher's Eye jewel and Energy Leech Support.
- regen comes mostly from Inquisitor ascendancy.
- block is acquired through 2 items, Duskdawn and Stone of Lazhwar, and tree. And then it get's doubled by Kiloava Lethal Pride Timeless Jewel to have 75/75 block chance.

Kiloava Lethal Pride Timeless Jewel doubles the block chance, but at a cost of only negating 50% of the damage on block. That is where leech and regen comes in.

Other contributing factors to good defense are Fortify, Aspect of the Spider and CwDT + Steelskin + Cold Snap.

In Uber Elder kill video i made quite a few mistakes and was forgiven. I blighted map there is a moment of me eating a lot of damage and surviving.

Offense

Main skill in this build is Spark. I felt, that Spark dps wasn't good enough for high HP bosses, so I decided to upgrade my Storm Brand from Power Charge generator to a boss dps helper.

Due to crit nature of the tree, this build can be played with any spell, that can crit, by adjusting the tree slightly.

5. Gear + Gems

Gear:

Current gear is slightly better, than at a time of Uber Elder Kill.
Current Gear

Duskdawn
Maelström Staff
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  • +20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • +10% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • 65% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • Gain 20% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +60% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • 140% increased Spell Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The world is not simply black and white,

    it is not divided into good and evil.

    But black and white, good and evil, do exist,

    and we must know how to recognize them."

    - Archbishop Geofri

    Morbid Coat
    Vaal Regalia
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  • Spells have +1.48% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 38% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +105 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Gain 9% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • The Devouring Diadem
    Necromancer Circlet
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems have 20% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Trigger Level 15 Feast of Flesh every 5 seconds
  • 219% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% chance for Energy Shield Recharge to start when you use a Skill
  • Eldritch Battery
  • +12% to Cold and Chaos Resistances
  • The spirit hungers for the flesh.

    Winds of Change
    Ancient Gauntlets
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  • +60 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Projectile Speed
  • 8% reduced Movement Speed
  • 10% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
  • 48% increased Projectile Damage
  • Izaro was slow to see the treachery growing in his own court

    and powerless to stop it once he had;

    a captain sailing his own ship into rocks.

    Pain Urge
    Hydrascale Boots
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  • +37 to Dexterity
  • +84 to maximum Life
  • +40% to Fire Resistance
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 11% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 37% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +28 to maximum Life
  • Corpse Shackle
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +92 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • 16% increased Damage
  • Death Knot
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • 25% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 24 to 43 Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • Adds 2 to 22 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • +1 to Minimum Frenzy Charges
  • Storm Coil
    Ruby Ring
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  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • 29% increased Spell Damage
  • +23 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • +1 to Minimum Frenzy Charges
  • Stone of Lazhwar
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +29 to Intelligence
  • 15% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • +35 to maximum Mana
  • You are slow, foolish and ignorant.

    I am not.


    Catalysed Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% increased Recovery rate
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 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 Basalt Flask of Quickening
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • 12% increased Cast Speed during Flask effect
  • Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 39% increased Duration
  • Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
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  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 3% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 3% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • 61% increased Critical Strike Chance during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.


    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry causes enemies to take 10% increased Damage
  • Gain Arcane Surge for 4 seconds when you create Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry
  • 1.12% of Damage leeched as Life while affected by Vitality
  • 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 16989 warriors under Kiloava Passives in radius are Conquered by the Karui
  • Historic
  • They believed themselves the greatest warriors, but that savagery turned upon their own.

    Hazardous Research
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 4% increased Area of Effect
  • 15% increased Lightning Damage
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Spark fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Spark fires Projectiles in a Nova
  • 15% reduced Spark Duration
  • Of the elements at the thaumaturgist's disposal, lightning remained the least understood.

    The simple passage of energy from one to another could result in profound power, or rapid death.

    Behemoth Solace
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • +18% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • 11% increased Projectile Damage
  • Ghoul Curio
    Viridian Jewel
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  • +18% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased Projectile Damage
  • +11% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Entropy Curio
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • +18% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • 7% increased Projectile Speed
  • +12% to Fire and Cold Resistances


  • Reasoning behind gear choices:
    Spoiler

    Morbid Coat
    Vaal Regalia
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  • Spells have +1.48% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 39% increased Energy Shield
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • +24% to Cold Resistance
  • Gain 9% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield

  • At start i used Kaom's Heart as a "budged" version and had my Storm Brand 4L in the place of current CwDT setup. This armor gives slightly more HP pool, very good dmg boost and another 6L.
    Duskdawn
    Maelström Staff
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  • +20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • +10% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • 65% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • Gain 20% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +60% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • 140% increased Spell Damage if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The world is not simply black and white,

    it is not divided into good and evil.

    But black and white, good and evil, do exist,

    and we must know how to recognize them."

    - Archbishop Geofri


    30% block by default, good damage stats and access to staff nodes. Easy weapon to get. Can be replaced buy any other staff, but may need some block compensated from somewhere else.
    The Devouring Diadem
    Necromancer Circlet
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems have 20% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Trigger Level 15 Feast of Flesh every 5 seconds
  • 219% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% chance for Energy Shield Recharge to start when you use a Skill
  • Eldritch Battery
  • +12% to Cold and Chaos Resistances
  • The spirit hungers for the flesh.


    Saves at least 3 points on the tree and enables Herald of Ice. Also has great saving grace potential with Feast of Flesh. Which Spark enchantment to use, doesn't really matter, all 3(damage, projectile speed, extra projectiles) are great and have their pros and cons in comparison to each other.
    Winds of Change
    Ancient Gauntlets
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  • +60 to maximum Life
  • 30% increased Projectile Speed
  • 8% reduced Movement Speed
  • 10% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
  • 48% increased Projectile Damage
  • Izaro was slow to see the treachery growing in his own court

    and powerless to stop it once he had;

    a captain sailing his own ship into rocks.


    Just great gloves for Spark.
    Stone of Lazhwar
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +29 to Intelligence
  • 15% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • 15% increased Cast Speed
  • +35 to maximum Mana
  • You are slow, foolish and ignorant.

    I am not.


    Helps greatly with capping spell block. Anointing Enigmatic Defence saves another 3 points on the tree for a great node.
    Lethal Pride
    Timeless Jewel
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  • Commanded leadership over 16686 warriors under Kiloava Passives in radius are Conquered by the Karui
  • Historic
  • They believed themselves the greatest warriors, but that savagery turned upon their own.


    Doubles the block chance. There are 2 jewel sockets on the tree, where this jewel can be used. One below between witch and shadow. In this spot Pain Attunement should be used to be converted to Glancing Blows. Another at scion start with mana and life regen nodes, Here Elemental Equilibrium is used for conversion. Which spot to use exactly depends on the Timeless Jewel. Which ever will give better stats.
    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry causes enemies to take 10% increased Damage
  • Gain Arcane Surge for 4 seconds when you create Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry
  • 1.12% of Damage leeched as Life while affected by Vitality
  • 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.


    Life leech and great synergy with Inquisitor ascendancy. Every time Consecrated Ground is created, Arcane Surge is gained, having it basically permanently on. This build can't get arcane surge by conventional means, since it uses Energy Shield instead of Mana.
    Hazardous Research
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 4% increased Area of Effect
  • 15% increased Lightning Damage
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Spark fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Spark fires Projectiles in a Nova
  • 15% reduced Spark Duration
  • Of the elements at the thaumaturgist's disposal, lightning remained the least understood.

    The simple passage of energy from one to another could result in profound power, or rapid death.


    One of those to spam Sparks everywhere. To have two of them is not necessary, i find another loss of at least 15% Spark duration is not worth the gain.
    Storm Coil
    Ruby Ring
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  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • 29% increased Spell Damage
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • +1 to Minimum Frenzy Charges

  • Ez curse, ez life.
    Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
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  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 3% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 3% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • 61% increased Critical Strike Chance during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.


    Just amazing flask overall. Just needs to have some flat fire damage to spells somewhere on the gear to benefit form those ignite effects. In my caste it is on the abyss jewel in the belt.

    Gems(links in order of importance):
    Spoiler

    Spark - Spell Echo - Pierce - Energy Leech - Increased Critical Strikes - Added Lightning

    Storm Brand - Power Charge On Critical - Concentrated Effect - Elemental Focus - Added Lighting - Increased Critical Strikes

    Leap Slam - Faster Attack - Fortify

    Cast when Damage Taken lvl 11 - Steelskin lvl 16 - Increased Duration - Cold Snap lvl 14

    Vitality - Zealotry - Herald of Ice - Enlighten (lvl 4 is needed)
    Auras can be asjusted to personal preferences. Only Zealotry is a must.

    Aspect of the Spider and Assassin's Mark from gear. Aspect of the Spider can be crafted on any rare piece of gear with a free suffix. For budged reasons, i would recommend to craft it on boots or belt.

    One gem socket remains free. I started using Withering Step and having it on my LMB, so it is uses every time it is ready, when i move.

    6. Passives
    Spoiler

    Passives:

    Current PoB - https://pastebin.com/p5a4zwL1

    Uber Elder/Blighted Map PoB - https://pastebin.com/L2gFqBsq

    Current tree

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    For non duration based skills i would suggest following tree. Significantly more dps(about 25%), a bit less life(about 370). Use Lethal Pride to transform Pain Attunement. For AoE skills get Enigmatic Reach, may also want to reallocate some points for Amplify and/or Blast Radius.
    PoB - https://pastebin.com/BDXx7zny
    Tree
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Ascendancy:
    If defense is priority, then:
    Sanctuary -> Pious Path -> Righteous Providence -> Inevitable Judgment
    If dps, then:
    Righteous Providence -> Inevitable Judgment -> Sanctuary -> Pious Path

    Bandits:
    Help Alira

    Pantheon:
    Brine King
    Ryslatha, can be swapped to anything else

    7. FAQ
    Spoiler

    1. Why is there a jewel missing in PoB?
    PoB does not show Timeless Jewel. Yet? I have Lethal Pride in that socket.

    2. Why Elemental Equilibrium(EE)?
    EE is transformed to Glancing Blows by Lethal Pride. It is either EE or PA for Lethal Pride.

    3. Why Pain Attunement(PA)?
    Same as EE, just got better stats from Lethal Pride in that spot. It is either EE or PA for Lethal Pride.

    4. Can this build be done with other classes?
    Yes. Witch, Shadow, and Scion. But how good it will be, i can not tell.

    5. What is that timer in the middle of the screen? And is it legal?
    Part of mercurytrade, timer for my flask. Yes, it is legal.


    1337fun
    Sep 23, 2019 17:05:57 PM

    reserve

    1337fun
    Sep 23, 2019 17:06:05 PM

    Any tips for leveling?

    Chrono_Kun
    Sep 23, 2019 22:17:26 PM

    "
    Chrono_Kun wrote:
    Any tips for leveling?

    I was using spark from the start. Frost bomb as help till 12 and replaced it with storm brand after and continued with regular setup.
    Dual wielding axiom perpetuum till i could use the staff. 1 praxis ring is very nice, if u r using tabula. Karui ward is awesome. Otherwise standard lvling stuff.

    1337fun
    Sep 23, 2019 22:28:04 PM

    "
    1337fun wrote:
    "
    Chrono_Kun wrote:
    Any tips for leveling?

    I was using spark from the start. Frost bomb as help till 12 and replaced it with storm brand after and continued with regular setup.
    Dual wielding axiom perpetuum till i could use the staff. 1 praxis ring is very nice, if u r using tabula. Karui ward is awesome. Otherwise standard lvling stuff.


    Oh thx, and about the tree, Any tips on which way to go first?

    Chrono_Kun
    Sep 23, 2019 22:52:18 PM

    "
    Chrono_Kun wrote:

    Oh thx, and about the tree, Any tips on which way to go first?

    All the templar nodes besides staff, witch, scion life wheel and duration nodes, shadow. Staff nodes as soon as u start using it.

    1337fun
    Sep 23, 2019 23:15:01 PM

    "
    1337fun wrote:
    "
    Chrono_Kun wrote:

    Oh thx, and about the tree, Any tips on which way to go first?

    All the templar nodes besides staff, witch, scion life wheel and duration nodes, shadow. Staff nodes as soon as u start using it.


    Thx, i go leveling this \o/

    Chrono_Kun
    Sep 23, 2019 23:53:55 PM

    I started to play with this build and its really really fun to play.But i have a few question about this build;
    1. How can you trigger EE with this build?
    2.im a big fan of arc skill, can i play with arc and how can i setup my gems(and wich glove should i pick)

    Spoiler
    sorry for my bad englando :)

    adnn7
    Sep 25, 2019 09:58:32 AM

    "
    adnn7 wrote:
    I started to play with this build and its really really fun to play.But i have a few question about this build;
    1. How can you trigger EE with this build?
    2.im a big fan of arc skill, can i play with arc and how can i setup my gems(and wich glove should i pick)

    Spoiler
    sorry for my bad englando :)

    1. FAQ
    2. replace pierce with controlled destruction. Shadows and Dust is a good choice or some rare ones. I personally would go for rare with good life and cast speed and then craft some dmg mod on top.

    1337fun
    Sep 25, 2019 11:25:23 AM

    "
    1. FAQ
    2. replace pierce with controlled destruction. Shadows and Dust is a good choice or some rare ones. I personally would go for rare with good life and cast speed and then craft some dmg mod on top.


    oh i see , thank you for feedback

    adnn7
    Sep 25, 2019 12:15:44 PM
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