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

Except for the Quicksilver flask, I got all the flask with the proper Aff+Suff, so the issues aren't the flask.
Can you set your profile to public so we can look at your character and see what could be wrong ?


I've played this build in harvest and heist, and never found myself in the situation you describe, even without awesome multiple ex stuff (like cloack of defiance or optimal cluster jewels)

My current char has ~150c of stuff, but even before that I could pretty easily do many maps / temple / Jun / ...

The first big improvement occured when I
- got crown of the inward eye
- got a trigger socketed spell wand (bought the craft to someone)
- got atziri's foible

All of this will likely require an upgrade of your other gear (since both uniques have 0 resist), but it'll immensely boost your DPS and survivability

I bought a shitty rolled atziri's foible and just used 2 divine orbs on it to get a correct roll (if you're short on chaos)
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ercana wrote:
Can you set your profile to public so we can look at your character and see what could be wrong ?


I've played this build in harvest and heist, and never found myself in the situation you describe, even without awesome multiple ex stuff (like cloack of defiance or optimal cluster jewels)

My current char has ~150c of stuff, but even before that I could pretty easily do many maps / temple / Jun / ...

The first big improvement occured when I
- got crown of the inward eye
- got a trigger socketed spell wand (bought the craft to someone)
- got atziri's foible

All of this will likely require an upgrade of your other gear (since both uniques have 0 resist), but it'll immensely boost your DPS and survivability

I bought a shitty rolled atziri's foible and just used 2 divine orbs on it to get a correct roll (if you're short on chaos)


you dont use agnostic? coz the chest and the helm work in benefit of buffin ES while we have it at zero.
Last edited by iamDoudar on Sep 28, 2020, 12:02:11 PM
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Cypr3ss_2012 wrote:
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.


Did this change from last league? Even the wiki shows increased skill duration as the only effect of quality on a standard Bone Offering: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Bone_Offering

Very strange... I'm going to double-check what I can buy from Lilly later when I'm at home. I swear I remember seeing something different, though maybe I didn't press alt. Seems like my bad, though, so I apologize.
Last edited by WorderMostFoul on Sep 28, 2020, 2:39:50 PM
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LawsonGD wrote:
@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.


You can take it further with a stygian vise that gives % increased mana recovery rate. That should allow you enough sustain to run Righteous Fire for another huge more multiplier.
Hello guys,

I've played Arc on Delirium and gave it another try this season.

I remember that in Delirium I could be quite tanky for this season, even it was a deadly one and I don't understand why but on this season I'm struggling to get past T12 because I get killed too easily or lack of mana too fast which lead to my death.

Could anyone watch my character to see if I'm doing something wrong that I don't understand? (been looking on POB for 30 min and can't figure out that something is wrong... maybe my playstyle is the problem but still worth a try to ask you guys)

Thanks for your help.
Hi im curently playing this build so far so good . Why not elementalist as ascendency ? And is it good to go for pledge staff ? Also is cloak of defience a good armour for this build ? First time playing a caster build so that's why im asking . Thanks for the build
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Zarasi wrote:
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Roque8 wrote:
Also I'm pretty confused why the wiki says Bone Offering gets 0.5% increased skill effect duration per 1% quality instead of increased cast speed. I could not find any patch notes regarding a change to Bone Offering.

Am I missing something here or might it be some kind of visual bug?

All offerings get duration from default quality. Cast speed in the alt quality list is probably a mistake.


The gem shows minion cast speed as base quality in game, also PoB (which pulls the gem data straight from GGG) is showing cast_speed_+%_granted_from_skill as the default quality stat for Bone Offering.

Could be a bug, either that the quality text is wrong on the gem and it should be skill effect duration, or the cast speed quality isn't working.

So I got the hint that a lvl 1 Bone Offering with no quality has the same duration as my 20/20 so I swapped gems and tried to time the duration with my phone.
Turned out they are both pretty much identical (+/- 0.2 sec, boomer reaction time probably).
The tooltip in the skill bar says 7.00 seconds base duration for both of them. So no difference there either.
So unless I completely messed this up the gem does not get increased duration from quality. This makes it pretty unlikely that just the text on the gem is wrong and much more likely that something else is not working correctly.

Well thanks everyone for looking into this.
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Roque8 wrote:
So I got the hint that a lvl 1 Bone Offering with no quality has the same duration as my 20/20 so I swapped gems and tried to time the duration with my phone.
Turned out they are both pretty much identical (+/- 0.2 sec, boomer reaction time probably).
The tooltip in the skill bar says 7.00 seconds base duration for both of them. So no difference there either.
So unless I completely messed this up the gem does not get increased duration from quality. This makes it pretty unlikely that just the text on the gem is wrong and much more likely that something else is not working correctly.

Well thanks everyone for looking into this.


Thanks for doing the extra legwork and looking into the duration stat as well. It seems the gem needs some attention, as it's definitely broken - whether the quality should be duration or cast speed is another thing, but it seems neither work. I've sent a bug report to GGG; hopefully they can resolve this soon.
Last edited by Zarasi on Sep 28, 2020, 4:42:11 PM
Is Atziri's Promise useful for this build? It's probably a DpS increase comparable to the silver flask, and a bit of life leech on top of that.

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