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

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Zarasi wrote:
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You've got an alternate-quality gem, and the wording makes it seem like the cast speed bonus from it should apply to you because of Mistress of Sacrifice. It's possible they intended it not to work, but the wording is confusing, if so. I would report it as a bug.

They don't have the alternative one, they have the standard gem that you can buy from Lilly.


Have to disagree with you, based on the evidence. The one I can buy from Lilly says nothing about increased cast speed, minion or otherwise.
Last edited by WorderMostFoul on Sep 26, 2020, 7:55:24 PM
I'm just going to leave this here:


Default Grants: Minions 10% increased Cast Speed


Alternate Quality 1: 40% less Skill Effect Duration
Minions recover 100 Life when they Block


Alternate Quality 2: Grants Minions +2% Chance to Block Attack Damage
Grants Minions +2% Chance to Block Spell Damage


The default Bone Offering does grant cast speed (0.5%) per quality for minions, from here.

Regards,
Cypr3ss.
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Zarasi wrote:
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You've got an alternate-quality gem, and the wording makes it seem like the cast speed bonus from it should apply to you because of Mistress of Sacrifice. It's possible they intended it not to work, but the wording is confusing, if so. I would report it as a bug.

They don't have the alternative one, they have the standard gem that you can buy from Lilly.


Have to disagree with you, based on the evidence. The one I can buy from Lilly says nothing about increased cast speed, minion or otherwise.


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@WorderMostFoul I ended up going with conjured/mage hunter and a small cluster with the lightning pen notable. I was actually able to level to 94, definitely retaking forethought, and trying to get battle rousing back into the build.

I came into a ton of unexpected wealth this weekend (that new 5ex div card and a 2ex beast). I picked up a cloak of defiance and it really makes a difference in survivability. I also switched out mind drinker for mana flows to help with mana regen during bosses. From what I understand, almost no map activity is going to ever kill you, except for fighting shaper's map bosses. I took down a Sirus 4 without losing a portal and all of elder's minions die easily.

I'm trying to figure out if there's anything more to meaningfully do with the build. Solving the EO conundrum will notably bump our boss dps, and a watcher's eye boosting our mana defensive layer are the last two pieces.
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LawsonGD wrote:
I'm trying to figure out if there's anything more to meaningfully do with the build. Solving the EO conundrum will notably bump our boss dps, and a watcher's eye boosting our mana defensive layer are the last two pieces.

I've been messing around with Power Charges, and it's clunky for the most part without the use of something like Power Siphon. So, that just leaves gear and the tree.

A T1 or T2 spell crit roll on your weapon and shield, along with the two spell crit nodes to the connect the tree in the Witch area, will give you around 12% to 13% basic crit chance (this is what I have).

You could also slot in some Puhuarte gloves for another 3% to 4% crit, which'll take you to 15% to 16% which is enough for bosses (but still not great for trash due to how Arc works). Such as:

Thanks for this guide. This helped me get into PoE again after many years. Really appreciated.
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Zarasi wrote:
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LawsonGD wrote:
I'm trying to figure out if there's anything more to meaningfully do with the build. Solving the EO conundrum will notably bump our boss dps, and a watcher's eye boosting our mana defensive layer are the last two pieces.

I've been messing around with Power Charges, and it's clunky for the most part without the use of something like Power Siphon. So, that just leaves gear and the tree.

A T1 or T2 spell crit roll on your weapon and shield, along with the two spell crit nodes to the connect the tree in the Witch area, will give you around 12% to 13% basic crit chance (this is what I have).

You could also slot in some Puhuarte gloves for another 3% to 4% crit, which'll take you to 15% to 16% which is enough for bosses (but still not great for trash due to how Arc works). Such as:



Do those gloves work for us? I'm pretty sure the build doesn't inflict shock due to some of our notables.
Ok, I'm dire needs right now. I'm probably missing something with this build because it dies on anything looking at my general direction with a hint of hostile intent.
I made sure my resistances are 75% save for chaos that right now is 2% since I'vent found a single chaos res recipe yet and I did what I do with the gear I found mapping but I can't do anything. In Heist, once I am on a map with Guards I simply get crushed by their sheer number since no matter what I do they keep spamming and I can't simply move or kill them fast enough no matter how many buffs I have.
I can't do Jun missions since I get instakill as soon as the Assassination mission starts and or I have to prevent the computer to be destroyed. So far I could do only the Fortress mission.
The Temple is impossible, I am either overcome by mobs or can't kill them fast enough to even reach anything.
Einar I stopped to even try since anything that isn't a mob is unkillable unless I go for a combo of 4 skill and I pray I don't get killed while activating them.

How I am supposed to play this build, isn't tanky so I must run from anything but isn't DPS either even with all the buff nobody die.
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LawsonGD wrote:
Do those gloves work for us? I'm pretty sure the build doesn't inflict shock due to some of our notables.

Yes, Corpse Pact inflicts Shock.

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Ok, I'm dire needs right now. I'm probably missing something with this build because it dies on anything looking at my general direction with a hint of hostile intent.

At a quick guess, I'd say you're not keeping Arcane Cloak up which is a significant portion of our EHP. You should bind it to left click so you keep casting it at every opportunity.
Last edited by Zarasi on Sep 27, 2020, 3:47:31 PM
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Ok, I'm dire needs right now. I'm probably missing something with this build because it dies on anything looking at my general direction with a hint of hostile intent.


Your profile is set to private so nobody can see your character. Usually it's down to something simple like bad flasks. You need that concentrated eternal mana flask before you start maps.

You need to keep your defenses up, and you likely won't get trigger socketed spells for a while, so get used to spamming arcane cloak and bone offering along with the flasks.

Remember you absolutely can't run certain mods like ele reflect.

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