[2.5] Essence Drain Build Options (HC Uber Atziri/Shaper Viable)

This build was used in 2.3 for a Solo Self Found challenge and has no changes for 2.4

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2.5 update


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Why to choose Essence Drain Video

Build Guide Playlist

Atziri
Uber Atziri
Core

Main Link Setup
Essence Drain -> Pierce -> Void Manipulation -> Controlled Destruction

5th Rapid Decay

6th Empower or Slower Projectile

for more details watch: Link Setup Tutorial


You want poison gained outside of your basic link setup
Mandatory Gear

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for more details watch: Poison tutorial


Shadow Life Passive Tree




Notable Uniques


Leveling Passive Tree


Bandits

Normal: Oak or Kill All for Chaos Inoculation/Low Life
Cruel: Alira or Kill All
Merciless: Oak(hardcore), Kraityn(if frenzy generation), Kill All


Low Life Tree


Chaos Inoculation Tree
Ityoji's Tree
His build video: Here


Contagion Setup

Contagion -> Faster Casting -> Increased Area of Effect
Why Contagion


Wither Setup

Spell Totem -> Wither
Why Wither


My Final Gear 2.3 Solo Self Found
Spoiler

Last edited by ProjectPT on Dec 2, 2016 2:53:51 PM
Last bumped on Mar 27, 2017 6:09:17 PM
don't die to core malachite next time
thanks for making it into a written version
saving this post to come back and watch those videos
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How important is Cospri's Will? Would it matter much, if you have a different chest? Because as a casual, you don't have big ressources at hand, at least not in the first few weeks. What would you say is a good alternative ?
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How important is Cospri's Will? Would it matter much, if you have a different chest? Because as a casual, you don't have big ressources at hand, at least not in the first few weeks. What would you say is a good alternative ?


Consuming Dark OR Cospri's, (third option is Pathfinder for free poison)
we still running pierce even with recent nerf do we?
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ProjectPT wrote:
Consuming Dark OR Cospri's, (third option is Pathfinder for free poison)

Haha, that small word was well hidden between them. ^^
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Completed 17 ChallengesclassiQ wrote:
we still running pierce even with recent nerf do we?


for quality of life yes. Could argue that on a 6link with empower you can drop it for single target with Slower Projectiles
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ProjectPT wrote:

Leveling Passive Tree



Just a minor thing, PT. On your J9Z URL, the "Projectile Damage" and "Sniper" node are missing from the tree and then come back on the next URL.

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