[3.12] Enki's Arc Witch - a beginner & SSF-friendly Lightning Caster NEW UPDATE

Yeah... As awesome as this build is I can't really recommend it for SSF. It works amazing while mapping etc but if you're like me you're gonna hit a brick wall when it comes to bosses. There's just no way to sustain the mana cost it takes to cast Arc (1300+ per cast, 5k+ /sec)

Even with the Trigger a socketed spell craft, uber lab mana reg enchant, several high % mana reg rolls on items there's just no way to sustain keeping up doing damage since you run out of mana in an instant. If you would also get hit at the same time it gets waaay worse because of The Agnostic node.

The only thing that would save me would probably be finding an Atziri's Foible and enough Oils to make Mana Flows.. Which is rather hard on SSF.


If anyone has any tips on how to fix this I'd appreciate it, or if you have any tips on other builds that uses a bunch of life + mana gear that I could switch to, since I can't kill the awakener bosses with this
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Lissmano wrote:
If anyone has any tips on how to fix this I'd appreciate it, or if you have any tips on other builds that uses a bunch of life + mana gear that I could switch to, since I can't kill the awakener bosses with this


I'd try reducing cast speed on gear (faster you cast, the more mana you spend) as you need a nice balance between mana consumption and regeneration (noticed you've got cast speed on your wand and shield). I'd also try running without Agnostic, and also dropping Forethought and seeing how that feels on bosses. If it feels okay, then I'd start scaling back up again. You could also look at Kitava's Teachings jewel, but I can't see that being easy to obtain on SSF. Foible would help massively, but Mana Flows just really helps with sustain on map clearings rather than boss sustain.
Im personally not using Agnostic right now because of the mana sustain, when i use it, my mana drain much quicker than without it, so i will leave it for later on. I am siting at tier 6-8 maps right know and doing fine, but having some lack of single DPS and mana sustain in long battles.
Im using Dreamer instead of Forethough, too, because it give me more sustain. Right know farming to upgrade my wand and helmet and do some adjustments
Last edited by snnnp on Sep 24, 2020, 9:06:45 AM
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snnnp wrote:
Im personally not using Agnostic right now because of the mana sustain, when i use it, my mana drain much quicker than without it, so i will leave it for later on. I am siting at tier 6-8 maps right know and doing fine, but having some lack of single DPS and mana sustain in long battles.
Im using Dreamer instead of Forethough, too, because it give me more sustain. Right know farming to upgrade my wand and helmet and do some adjustments


You can get Atziri’s Foible via The Soulless Beast prophecy or chancing a Paula Amulet. That should make it a bit more target farmable SSF.
I strongly recommend avoiding all tools that price check. There have been several reported bans for breaching the ToS, and I suspect this is the cause.
Last edited by Aldonés on Sep 24, 2020, 9:24:23 AM
is there an endgame gear setup ? do we get trigger wand ? because the POB he has has just simple gear setup
appreciate that
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Aldonés wrote:
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snnnp wrote:
Im personally not using Agnostic right now because of the mana sustain, when i use it, my mana drain much quicker than without it, so i will leave it for later on. I am siting at tier 6-8 maps right know and doing fine, but having some lack of single DPS and mana sustain in long battles.
Im using Dreamer instead of Forethough, too, because it give me more sustain. Right know farming to upgrade my wand and helmet and do some adjustments


You can get Atziri’s Foible via The Soulless Beast prophecy or chancing a Paula Amulet. That should make it a bit more target farmable SSF.


Yes, right now im trying to get my Crown, the wand i bought today. After that ill pursue the amulet
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snnnp wrote:
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Aldonés wrote:
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snnnp wrote:
Im personally not using Agnostic right now because of the mana sustain, when i use it, my mana drain much quicker than without it, so i will leave it for later on. I am siting at tier 6-8 maps right know and doing fine, but having some lack of single DPS and mana sustain in long battles.
Im using Dreamer instead of Forethough, too, because it give me more sustain. Right know farming to upgrade my wand and helmet and do some adjustments


You can get Atziri’s Foible via The Soulless Beast prophecy or chancing a Paula Amulet. That should make it a bit more target farmable SSF.


Yes, right now im trying to get my Crown, the wand i bought today. After that ill pursue the amulet
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Even with amulet, Agnostic is still rough to use... hard to do some bossing when you're constantly out of mana if you get hit.

I think the biggest game changer for my current build at this point would be a new shield with % mana on block.

Yeah, i know xD
A shield with mana on block is a game changing of course.
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If anyone would like to check out my build, I'm consistently clearing T15/T16 maps with no deaths.

Notes:
-The lab enchant on Crown is great but I was kicking ass at maps before I got the enchant.
-Lab enchant on boots was an extremely notable upgrade.
-Atziri's Foible is an incredibly powerful upgrade.
-Trigger wand is massive quality of life improvement. I was struggling with sub tier-10 maps before I got the trigger craft.
- %Mana restored on block is a great upgrade but red maps were easy before I got it.
- I switched to an Essence Worm with Wrath quite early, so I don't know how the build would perform without it.

Right now I'm trying to decide between pursuing a Watcher's Eye or the full cluster jewel setup (they're the same price of about 4.5-5ex).

Crafting the chest pieces detailed in the guide seem insane without Harvest crafting. I'd propose either crafting or buying a hunter-influenced base w/ T1 life and % increased offering effect and then multi-modding flat mana and % increased life and mana.


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