[3.5] Milky's Righteous Fire Totems (+ Scorching Ray Totems)



Hi PoE Community,

If you are looking for an effective build that can kill any boss in the game, has no trouble with mapmods, clears with a decent speed, can farm the labyrinth pretty safe and all that on a low budget you are in the right guide!

It´s also one of the best Leaguestarter around.

Don´t get me wrong, you will find builds that clear maps faster or run the labyrinth faster or kill a boss faster, but many are focused on one part or need a heavy currency investment.
This build can do it all.

The guide is based around the Hierophant Class with Mind over Matter.

Soulmantle, Kikazarus and Self-Flagellation are used in this guide.



3.5 Changes


- harder access to an extra totem since one got removed from hierophant (but added as a craft with unknown cost)

- 3% more dmg per totem placed, nice buff

- places two totems instead of one. Multiple RF totems dont stack and this lowers our coverage. However since rf totems have a cooldown it might work like it used to and it just places one totem per cast.

- Multiple Totems: New supportgem for max totems. Its useful for Searing bond to gain more dmg and regeneration from the hierophant class. It can be used for scorching ray totems while leveling with just 2 basetotems (not more via soulmantle or totemcraft) as its a strong dmg multiplier with a low basetotem count.

- Storm Brand will replace orb of storms. Similar mechanic for Ele Overload and Ele Equilibrium proccs, cursing and we debuff a 10% increased dmg taken debuff on top per brand on the enemy.

Storm brand has a higher duration (with duration passives), higher critchance, better castrange, double the proccrate which can goneven faster and its mobile. The base castspeed is a bit slower and it doesnt hit as many enemys.

- The charge generation node will be replaced by the brand node. 10% more dmg and qol is nice with it.

- some gemsetups changed, only utilits ones.

- added a whole corruption part in the enchantnent/corruption section
- updated the gear, jewel and gem section in particular

Pros and Contras



+ Can do almost every mapmod

+ Most of the Damage comes from the Skilltree and Jewels

+ Great Leaguestarter with little gear requirements

+ High Tier maps viable

+ Can do any challenge and boss in the game


o medium clearspeed, could be faster but also slower

- Totem RF casting may be too delayed in good Partys.

- Annoying against some fleeing Enemys.

- RF totems of different player (and yours) dont stack.




General Information, read first

Righteous Fire, Scorching Ray and Searing Bond scale (almost) with the same damage nodes. Righteous Fire gets a few more options.


ALL Totems:

Multiple RF Totems do NOT stack the damage, but different sources of fire degeneration do.

Multiple Scorching Ray Totems DO stack the damage. Don´t ask me why ;)

Righteous Fire + Scorching Ray + Searing Bond can all deal damage at the same time.

Fire/Elemental Penetration does nothing for those totems or degeneration effects in general

There Totems count as a burns, not as a ignite. This means that ignite immune bosses like atziri still take the full damage.

Righteous Fire Totem (RFT):

Further referenced as RFT

RFT deals damage depending on the casters life and energy shield(40% per second).
RFT use the Totem Life, not the Player Life, to deal damage. Stuff that grants totemlife is a good damage source.

Spell Damage won't increase the Damage of RFT!


Searing Bond(SB):

Further referenced as SB

It scales with the same stats as the Righteous Fire Totem except Area Damage and Totem Life. It acts as an additional Totem over our Totem limit.

It's not really used for dps in this build and more for hierophants buff effects.

Spell Damage won't increase the Damage of SB!

Scorching Ray Totem (RFT):

Further referenced as SRT

It reduces the enemy resistance to fire by up to -24% (3% per stack up to 8).
The damage of multiple SRT stack, the debuff however stays capped at -24%

Spell Damage DOES increase the Damage of Scorching Ray
Damage modifier




Damage increase modifier:

- Burning dmg%
- Totem dmg%
- Fire dmg%
- Damage over Time%
- Elemental dmg%


These mods increase the damage of all our totem and are very desireable

- Area dmg%
- Totem Life%
- Spelldmg


Area dmg and Totemlife only benefits RFT
Spelldmg only benefits SRT

Those are additive, not multiplicative. The basedamage will be increased.


More Damage multiplier:

- Resistance Curses (Elemental Weakness, Flammability)
- Elemental Overload
- Elemental Equilibrium


These are mainly used since they are easily accessable for the build

- Shock (Vaal Lightning Trap)
- Frenzy Charges
- Covered in Ash
- Despair (29% more degeneration damage)


These can be used, but the access to them is either hard, they are clunk, alternatives better or something similar. Some new items, gems etc can make those more accessable for the build

This modifiers calculate after your increased damage and are multiplicative


Those are useful Gems that increase your Dps:


- Burning Damage
- Elemental Focus
- Swift Affliction
- Efficacy


These are the usually the best supportgems in that order.

- Concentrated Effect (Only RFT for bosses)
- Controlled Destruction (Only SRT if the skill is used as the main boss dps skill)
- Minion and Totem Resistance


Those have their use sometimes.

- Empower (only SB/SRT)
- Less Duration
- Culling Strike
- Enhance


Usually not worth it




Gems that increase the damage, but dont have to be linked.

- Vaal Lightning Trap (Shock)
- Discipline
- Firegolem
- Rallying cry
- Scorching Ray debuff

Curses:
There are some sources of additional curses. The Keystone Whispers of Doom, corruption on Amulets and several Unique Items. Its possible to Selfcast them, use a Curse on Hit Setup or with Blasphemy.
Curses have -60% effect on bosses, -80% Guardians and Shaper/Elder and there are mapmods which reduce our curse effect or make enemys immune to curses.
I usually stay away from going too ham into curses, 1-2 are usually enough.

Elemental Weakness grants us -% all resistance
Flammability grants us -% fire resistance
Despair grants 28% more degeneration damage.
Enfeeble reduces the enemy Damage, Critchance, Critmultiplier and Hitchance.
Temporal Chains slows Enemys and increases the Duration of Debuffs.


Elemental Equilibrium (EE):

Further referenced as EE

It is a Keystone that gives the Enemy -50% Fire resistance if we apply Cold or Lightning damage. With Ancestral Bond we can´t deal damage, but we can with Totems, Traps and Mines. (Vaal) Lightning Trap and Ice Trap are good to trigger the debuff.
With the Hierophant we usually don´t use Ancestral Bond. The reason is just a smoother gameplay.
EE is not important for Packs, they die really fast without it.
It has its strength in high Resist Maps and against Bosses and Curse Immune Rares. It ALWAYS reduces the max Resist by 50% regardless of Boss curse effectiveness since it is none.
The degeneration effect from RFT, SB and SRT do not apply EE!


Elemental Overload(EO)
With this node we gain 40% more elemental damage after we crit. This does not work with traps, mines and similar, the player has to Crit himself to get the buff.
For this we use Storm Brand
The Storm has the advantage that it has a duration and every single lightningprocc has his seperate critchance.


Soulmantle, Kikazaru Rings and Self-Flagellation Jewel
This is a powerful combination in the build.




Soulmantle is powerful because we get a free link with the lvl 20 spelltotem and 50% totemlife, which is the best way to increase our damage output. On top we gain one additional totem for more screencoverage with RFT or singletarget with SRT

The Downside is that everytime a totem dies, runs out of duration or replaced by a new one we are cursed with a random lvl 20 curse.

To counter these curses we use two Kikazaru Rings

Two Kikazaru reduce the effect of curses by 80%.
The liferegen per Ring is around 1-2% of the life depending on the character level and total life.
With those Rings we only need 93 elemental resistance (to be overcapped against two elemental curses at the same time (instead of 169 for just the elemental weakness mapmod cap).
The sad thing is that the ring has no life.

Self-Flagellation benefits from being cursed. This jewel negates the effect of the weak enfeeble debuff and even adds damage on top.

Here are the remaining debuffs of curses with 80% reduced curse effectiveness of Kikazaru:

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Poachers Mark: 9.8% less evasion, life/mana gained on hit and frenzy on kill are meaningless

Projectile Weakness: 10% knockback from Projectiles, Projectiles deal 8.8% more damage

Temporal Chains: should have no effect with its 40% reduced effect on players. If it still has an effect its a 5.8% slow

Assassins Mark: 1,8% critchance, 4% critmulti

Conductivity: 8,8% lightning resistance, 2.8% chance to shock by lightning dmg

Elemental Weakness: 7,8% elemental resistances

Enfeeble: 5% reduced critchance, 6% less damage

Flammability: 8,8% Fire resistance, 2.8% chance to be ignited by fire dmg

Frostbite: 8,8% Cold resistance, 2.8% chance to be Frozen by cold dmg

Vulnerability: 5,8% more physical damage taken, 4% chance to bleed/maim, 5,4% more dot phys dmg taken

Punishment: we dont attack and don´t apply the "punisher" buff. Should have no effect.

Warlords mark: 6% reduced stun and block recovery, 0,4% leech and 2% chance to be stunned

Numbers are rounded UP in the game


Alternatively you could go for 1-2 curse immunity flasks and drop Kikazarus and Self-Flagellation. Usually its great to play with (since the ringslots can be used for dmg/life), but it requires some flaskmanagement and can suck in endgame bossfights.


Swift Affliction and Righteous Fire

Many players get confused or don´t understand the Swift Affliction interaction with RF.

Normally SA does not work with RF if you use it with your character.
RF damage is a degeneration effect, but has no duration. You turn it on or off (ignite removal, 1hp or death).

Linked with a spelltotem it works.
The reason is: Spelltotem support has a Duration and Totem ´tag´ in the tooltip which are now combined with RF.

Both together create a skill that places a totem which casts RF (degeneration) over a duration (over time) of 8 seconds (+/- with duration nodes and Swift Affliction). It´s now a DoT..

It works for the same reason Totem Damage increases the RF damage when its on a spelltotem or trap damage increases the damage of a skill with the trap support. Some Supportgem or Threshold Jewels grant new Tags to a skill which let you support the skill with new stuff that originally didn´t work.

Why Hierophant?

On the first look it's a good question because RFT do not stack. But SR does.
Lets go about the big selling points:

+ 1 extra totem. This greatly increases our RFT screen coverage and SRT singletarget dmg. It is easier to sqeeze in a decoy totem as well.

+ 90% totem placementspeed. It's huge for a smooth gameplay and also safer if your animations are shorter.

+ 0.5% Life/Manaregen per totem for you and the totems. This is huge and almost alone enables MoM for us.

It's worth noting that 0.5% manaregen of 2000 mana are 10 flat manaregen which scales again with manaregen%! Thats the equivalent of a lvl 9 clarity... for 1 totem. We use 5.
The manaregen can be so high that it refills the pool in 3-4 sec completely.

this combined with the good liferegen and 40% mom gives us good substain which can be even pushed further (arcane surge, stone golem etc).

+ 3% more dmg per totem is pretty sweet

+ 10% MoM and flat mana. Nice synergy with the high manaregen and reduces the pressure on our lifepool. Worth noting that you still can cast RFT if your mana hits 0!

+ 10% increased dmg taken by enemys per brand. only one can be attached to a single target regulary.

+ The minor nodes grant a shitton of manaregen, maxmana, placementspeed and charge duration

Videos

I plan to make new videos in 3.5.

Skipped 3.3 on this build, wanted to play it in 3.4 but it was gutted at the leaguestart.

I killed everything including uber elder (buttclenching) with it. It just got better since then.

3.2:
Uber Atziri, one trashrip Better use the flasks ;)
Shaper
Minotaur
Hydra
Chimera
Phoenix

Yellow Elder fight

MyCharacter


https://pastebin.com/eJfsxPTC

This is an excample PoB link with my 3.2 char as a base and added stuff to match it for 3.5
Some mods/gems just dont do anything or dont exist and it added the stuff on a basalt flask. Here the major things i remember:


Placeholder gems

Multitrap should be multi totems.
Storm burst should be storm brand.

changed gems

removed supports for searing bond and added Multi totems, cwdt and enfeeble (could be immortal call and no dual curse... or with curse on hit corruption)

removed the 2nd curse on the curse on hit setup and added arcane surge. the singletarget boost is just good, but could be a 2nd curse as well.

shenanigans with gear

Added +1 totem on my shield to simulate the craft
created a basalt flask with:

Can have up to 3 additional Totems summoned at a time
PoB doesn´t count in searing bond and its +2 totems for it into the 3% more damage calculation

3.5% mana regenerated per second
7% life regenerated per second

pob doesn´t count in regen per totem, so i set it to the maximum for bossfights.

nearby enemies take 10% increased elemental damage
simulates the brand debuff of sign of purpose.




Charlvl 94 (original 93) just to fill a cluster so it looks better :X

Presets

Shaper/Guardian
totem summoned
have been hit recently
enemy hit by lightning dmg (EE)
6 selfcurses including enfeeble




tl:dr

Dps went up by a good chunk. roughly half a million dps more with the changes i made (adding arcane surge and changing some nodes) and buffs.

Without a +1 totem shield the dps is similar (maybe slightly lower) to the 3.4 dps.


I choosed a pretty offensive route on the skilltree and it could be more defensive without sacrificing too much dps (miniondmg cluster + heart of flame vs entering the marauder start for life/regen for excample)



old char






https://pastebin.com/QkK2aQpL

Presets: Shaper/Guardians, EE on enemy, totem summoned, power/endurance charges up, 6 curses on myself including enfeeble.
The amount of curses is more than realistic, at the start of bossfights 10+ which can drop over time below 6. Should be at least a generous average number :>

Current lvl 93 Skilltree


Skilltree




open i a new window or save it if you want, its better to look at this way

This basically discribes my leveling route, the transition in the endgame skilltree and options after lvl 85 depending on your desires.

I choose different routes out of the templar area early and late game because some lead tonpowerful nodes waaay earlier, but the other routes are more efficient later on.

This pic should cover everything important skilltree wise while leveling in case the forum goes down.

Ascendancy order:

1. Pursuit of Faith
2. Ritual of Awakening.
3. Divine Guidance
4. Sign of Purpose




Here is a non edited lvl 85 skilltree for those that get eye cancer from looking at the first one. Every important or powerful node is skilled at that point.


https://pastebin.com/eJfsxPTC offensive skilltree lvl 94.

Ancestral Bond is not used. We already have 4 totems + SB. We would loose the ability to trigger EE ourself and need clunky traps for it. If you really want skill it for 1 point and use the trapgem. This can be useful if you wanna farm t16+ maps most of the time and while leveling with a low totem count.

A jewel with 9% totem resistance is needed to cap the Totem resistances!!!


Gems

Chest:




With a Soulmantle there is no need for the spelltotem gem.



use this instead of spelltotem as your 6th link.

Early on without Elder boots with spelltotem support and just a 4link i recommend using Righteous Fire Totem in a Soulmantle for the early dmg boost



Four Link 1:

Storm Brand +


The 4th link can be:

- arcane surge (SRT dps and manaregen)
- 2nd curse

- faster casting
- blind

Shaper gloves can have faster casting and blind as mods, look out for that. Arcane surge looks like the best option with shaper gloves for me.



Four Link 2:

+ multi totem + cwdt + Enfeeble

Searing Bond counts as an extra totem and the new support adds +2 on top. since i dont use it for dps the dmg penelity doesnt matter.

3 sb totems grant us 9% more dmg, 3% liferegen and 1.5% manaregen which is worth it in my opinion.

cwdt enfeeble only with dualcurse. This could also be used in the curse on hit setup, i just prefer arcane surge in there.
With curse on hit gloves you can remove it and use Vaal lightning trap + duration or cast when damage taken + immortal call or vaal coldsnap (can grant frenzy charges)


Four Link 3:



With Elder Boots spelltotem support (highly recommended) add

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RF dmg is good enough for any trashmob in a pseudo 5link while more singletarget dmg is always nice to have! Before Elderboots use the RF setup in the Chest so you can use the AoE supportgem for better clearing.

Vice versa you can potentially use a burning dmg gem helmet and/or 30% more elemental dmg for socketed gems.



Shield/Offhand:



Leap Slam is also a good option for the labyrinth, indoor maps and zones with many cliffs. Doesnt get bocked by terrain so much.

Or just use Lightning warp + faster casting + less duration should be the fastest for the build. the downside is no fortify buff.

phase run is also nice for a bit of safety and it doesnt require supportgems as much as others



Weapon:



Decoy Totem is insanely tanky on this build and trivializes many bosses! Enemys taunted also deal 10% less dmg to other targets (you!).

Alternatively Use a high level cast when damage taken for auto flamegolem resummoning especially for endgame bosses which are immune/resistant to taunts.

OR the new Brand recall skill if its necassary or useable.

Flamegolem and Combustion is a pure dmg setup. Flamegolem with combustion debuffs enemys with -19% fire resistance if they are ignited by the skill (the golem). Minions do not have any impact on elemental equilibrium!

If doryanis catalyst is used it also benefits from elemental proliferation for ignite coverage and extra 20% ignite chance.

If you have a free socket due to Decoy totem on a elder belt, Vaal Lightning Trap is also a good candidate again since the shocking ground is buffed to 20% damage taken

Bandits


Kill all bandits and grab the 2 skillpoints.

Its the most flexible choice.

Pantheon

Major God

Soul of Lunaris is on its own not so strong, but after capturing Lycius its very powerful for any totem/minion build. Avoiding projectiles that chain counters one of the biggest weaknesses of totem builds. besides that it offers some mitigation here and there.

overall all major gods offer something useful and we can switch around like we want. Solaris is a good choice for atziri and in critmaps, Arakaali helps a lot against chaos damage and often gains benefit of extra recovery.



For the Lesser Gods Soul of Shakaari is my favourite with poison immunity and some chaos dmg reduction. Garukhan, Gruthkul and Ryslatha are also good choices

Gear

Alternative Gear options are covered in the post below this one.
I only write about the best in slot items for this Soulmantle version in this post




Chest



Its the prefered chest for raw power (explained in the Informations).

Until this use a rare chest with life and resists or a Tabula Rasa




Helmet


medium life, decent armour, 30-40% firedamage and freeze/chill immunity after using a fireskill (any totem). A good mix of Utility, damage and Defence. The Chill Immunity is awesome for Chilled Ground maps as well, the main selling point of this item.

A Rare Helmet with Armour/Life/Resist/Rarity - preferable with a useful helmet enchant - will be defensively stronger

The elder mods for the burning dmg gem is good if you decide to use rf totem in this slot instead of boots.The burning dmg also comes with global burning dmg for all skills.

Delves -9% fire res aura is pretty nice as well.




Weapon


Doryanis Catalyst is a stable in the build.

Rare Sceptres with Firedamage% and Burning damage% CAN be better than a doryani if other stats are useful as well. Keep your eyes open for those!
Besides Fire/Burning dmg we look for stuff like attack speed (faster shield charge), mana, manaregen or castspeed.

If you got "supported by socketed gems" stuff on it keep in mind that it can be bad and shuffeling gems might be needed. A prime excample is socketing the flamegolem + combustion in a sceptre with 'elemental focus' which removes the ignite chance on the golem again ;)

Do NOT get any added fire damage for spells on you weapon or other gear!!! It will increase enemy resistances with Elemental Equilibrium!

is great at the start. Pumps up the Scorching Ray dmg a lot until we got some lvl 20 or 21 scorching ray and a weapon with a "global" effect.



Shield

Then we can use a Rare Shield with high Armour, Life and Resists.
With 3.5 we can craft +1 Totem on one, so best in slot!

Delve fossils help a lot crafting a decent one with high life, life% and liferegen for excample.

Some elder/shaper mods are nice as well like max resists or charges on block.




Boots

Rare Boots with 30%+ Movementspeed, Life and Resistance.

Elder Boots with a lvl 20 or even better lvl 20 spelltotem are prefered so you can have a 5 link for rf totems in there.




Gloves

Rare Gloves with Life, Resists and Armour.

Shaper gloves with blind and faster casting support are very good for Storm Brand. Manaleech coul even be an additional link after blind and faster casting for some extra mana refill.

A good pair is pricey and just one mod is enough. each support on top of the 4 link just adds more utility and is not mandatory.

Corruptions are insane on this slot. See corruption/enchant post


Rings


two times.

Before those just use Rings with life and resistances. Mana and manaregen are good as well.




Amulet

Rare Amulet with with Life, Resists, Dexterity, Firedmg%. Especially Dexterity is important to level Gems.




Belt
Life, Resists and Flaskmods. Preferable on a Stygian Vise.

Elder belts offer %life and rallying/enduring cry which can be handy.

If you dont need resists on the slot Cyclopian Coil is good. High life, Ignite and Shock immunity (usually) and around 20-30% inc dmg.

Darkness Enthroned can be useful as well with top tier Abyss jewels.



Flasks

I recommend:

Bubbling Divine Life Flask

Catalysed Divine Mana Flask (seems the best, but other choices might be better)

Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline - Experimenter's, Chemist's and Perpetual all work

Granite Flask - Experimenter's, Chemist's and Perpetual all work

Chemist's Basalt Flask


"of Staunching" removes Bleed and has to be on one flask
"of Heat" removes Freeze and has to be on one flask without Hrimnors Resolve
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"of Grounding" removes Shock and can be helpful
"of Curing" removes Poison and can be helpful
"of Iron Skin" grants 60-100% armour an can be helpful
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Additional useful Flasks are:

Sulphur Flask for a damage and liferegen bonus
Amethyst Flask if you have problems with chaos damage
Bismuth Flask can be useful if all resists are bad
Topaz, Ruby and Sapphire can be swapped in for encounter with high elemental damage
Silver Flask for more speed

For Unique Flasks we can use:

Blood of the Karui - Recover much hp in a short time
Forbidden Taste - heals you for 75-100% hp instantly. Great panic flask!
Rumi's Concoction - for armour, block and spellblock


Any of the Utility or Unique Flask can be swapped in for your needs, just keep something for bleed and Freeze removal!

Jewels


Spire of Stone is a very good jewel for this build. It gives a good chunk of Totem Life and Stun Immunity for Totems. With this the Totems cant be interrupted by stuns while casting RF or SR.

Self Flagellation is a stable if we have a Soulmantle and Kikazaru/Atziris Reflection. it grants 10-20% increased damage per curse on us. Usually we have 3-10 on us. Only useful if you use the Soulmantle.

Fill the rest with rare Jewels, those stats are important:

- Player life
- Burning damage
- Fire Damage
- Totem Damage
- Damage over Time
- increased damage

optional:

- Totem Life (dropped out of favour since it only boosts 1 out of 3 totems)
- Area Damage (only increases Righteous Fire, not Searing Bond)
- Player Resist
- Rarity
- Dexterity


Totem life is still the best dps stat for Righteous Fire Totems, but Burning Damage (has a 16-20% roll) grants more overall damage if we include searing bond.

I would aim for the stats that affect all totems.




Abyss Jewels

Prefixes:

Life
Mana
DoT while holding a shield

Life/manaregen are okish

Suffix:

Dexterity
Resists
Life/manaregen% while moving

hinder on spellhit is okish for OoS

Abyss jewels are overall not that great for the build dps wise.

Enchantments and Corruptions


Corruptions can destroy you gear, use it with caution and only if you have spare gear.
Corrupting cheap uniques like kikazaru is safer than your 6link soulmantle ;)
you cannot change quality, sockets, links or color nor craft them once corrupted with the exception of high level, rather expensive crafts.

Gloves

Commandment of Spite is nice with chilled ground projectiles when hit or the consecrated ground when critted.

Corruptions are way stronger in this slot.

The curse on hit corruption is the strongest. Despair, elemental weakness, enfeeble and temporal chains are all great offensive or defensive.
They are not as strong as lvl 20 gems with quality, but save either 2 sockets (curse on hit and curse) or can work for dualcurse. on top they curse via movementskills.

Then there are weaker, but still useful corruptions in that slot. Hard to not hit something good.
socketed gemlevel (all, duration, curse, aoe), max life, cast or attackspeed all have a purpose




Boots

Life and Manaregen when hit recently is the strongest bootenchant and is worth farming with a good pair of boots!

if you hit critchance when not crit recently its fine as well since it helps the EO proccing.

For corruptions, nothing comes close to the regen enchant.

+gemlevel dont affect elder boot spelltotems and are not strong in that case. there are some decent corruptions but not worth the risk over the regeneration.




Helmet

There are no extremely powerful Enchants around for the specc, but if you grab one of these its nice to have it:

Righteous Fire AoE, everything i want is even more AoE. However its reported that this enchant is probably bugged on totems. Couldnt test it myself.

Curse effectiveness for Temporal Chains or Enfeeble (if you use it). Flammability and Ele weakness would be great too, but i would prefer stronger defensive curses.

Scorching ray enchants are nice to have since they help in bossfights.

If you use hrimnors resolve its worth corrupting over time since they become pretty cheap.

30-40% burning damage,4-6%life and 1.6-2% liferegen are the strongest corruptions here




Ring

a cheap slot to corrupt since kikazaru drop down to 1-2chaos over time and are easy to replace.

Immune to bleed, poison or ignite are three potent corruption which save flaskrolls for something else (or unique flasks)

all ele resistances (14-16) is usually better than the lightning res implicit (30 max vs 48 total) if your gear is allowing it.




Chest

+1 gemlevel or even better +2 gemlevel for duration gems are insane for SR.

others like 40-50% inc dmg, %life, 50% critdmg reduction against us, maxres or reduced dmg taken are all good as well, +2 duration gem level is just the jackpot.

Risky to corrupt, but with the popularity of the chest there might be some to buy if you want :x




Shield

Physical dmg taken as x element dmg, blockchance, reduced crit dmg taken and %life are the strongest.




Amulet

+1 curse is the king.

Others are good as well, but keep in mind that the build desperately needs dexterity and dex implicits are important on this slot.




weapon

don't do it on sceptres which we usually use.




belt

% allres and % life are good, but usually not worth it over a stygian vise + abyssal jewel (can have flat life and resists alone).

can be worth on shaper/elder belts with a bad base to make em better.




Jewels

4-5% aoe/dmg, immunity to silence, corrupting blood, hinder and maim are all nice to have. Immunitys are always good.

if you cannot decide between two jewels in your stash... just slam a vaal and maybe there isnt a decision to make anymore.

risk depends on the price of the jewel.


FAQ - Read before asking questions plz


There are no wrong questions in general, but there are many questions already answered IF you read the guide.




How can I procc Elemental Overload

I use Storm Brand for this.

We need to selfcast something to procc Elemental Overload, Totems or Traps won't do that
Storm Brand has a high triggerrate and every trigger can potentially crit, which grants the Elemental Overload buff.


How can I procc Elemental Equilibrium?

I use Storm Brand for this.

We need to deal Lightning or Cold damage to get a beneficial EE procc.

If you should skill ancestral bonds you need to use a lightning/ice trap!

As a sidenote, RF, SR and SB do not hit and thus won't negatively impact EE. They just benefit hugely from it.


Check my gear, what do i need to upgrade?

If you got the best in slot unique items get better rares. See Gear section for what we desire.
Get the dexrequirements via gear, cap resists, get life everywhere possible.
After that point try to overcap resists (for elemental weakness maps or monster curses), get some chaos resists, more defence (upgrading your 100 armour gloves to 600 armour gloves etc.) and higher life rolls.
Enchant the gear and/or try some essence crafting.


Why don´t you use Fire Penetration?

Penetration gems/skillnodes only work on hits, not damage over time effects

My RF totems die very quick, what is wrong?

The Totems degenerate slower with fire resistance. Some totemnodes grant elemental resistance and totems have a base resistance of 40 ele/20 chaos. If you skilled all the nodes i suggest you end up with 66% ele res.
The best way to get the remaining 9% is using a single jewel with totem resistance (and other good stuff). Bandaid fixes are the purity of elements/fire aura and the totem resistance supportgem.


Useful Links

Path of Building The best offline planner aviable in my opinion

Path of Building youtube Guide

Tool to calculate AoE nodes/gear with your skill for 2.6 This also has DPS calculation in it!

Calculator to chrome items


You will find more information in the following posts about the leveling, playstyle, some major bosses, more details about gear, other classes and much more!


In this following Thread i usually post my other more or less interesting homebrew builds and you can ask questions about them there. Got not enough time to make several fleshed-out
full guides that are updated each league, mainly gear/tree and explanations.

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Here are more Information which didn´t fit in the mainpost

Leveling as a Templar/Hierophant


The leveling skilltree is slightly different than the later skilltree. The main difference is the templar starting path for a stronger early game and a slightly different pathing for early powernodes. Those will be respecced later via reskillpoints from quests (around 6-7 points total)

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First create a Shadow, pick up Freezing Pulse and do the Mercy quest. This grants you the volley support and a quicksilver flask. Store it in your stash (basically everything) and you start a templar.

After entering the town pick a skill. I prefer Freezing Pulse, but magma orb, spark and Frostbolt are good as well. choose what you like more.
Grab the quicksilver flask and volley supportgem.

After Mercy mission grab the Quicksilver Flask and arcane surge support. Link it and volley to Freezing pulse if you can.

Those two quicksilver flasks make leveling a lot quicker. You can slam a transmutation orb and augmentation orb on them, but dont craft them further. The better rolls are available on higher itemlevel flasks.

After the Breaking some Eggs Quest you can buy a Decoy totem and Orb of Storms. You can also do it later once the gems are really needed.

Buy two spelltotem support gems (and level it in your gear) and leapslam after the Caged Brute quest

The Siren Quest offers Scorching Ray, take it. You can now use SR or buy firestorm, depending on what feels better for you. Scorching ray however should be leveled.
Also buy a Searing Bond Totem.

Volley isnt needed anymore ;)


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The next step on the Skilltree. Rush Elemental overload first, 30 dex for leveling gems is handy as well. If you use Scorching Ray the burning damage nodes and Elemental Equilibrium have priority after that. Use orb of storms to trigger EE (read more about it in my EE section).

NOTE: if you use another spell instead of Scorching ray and searing bond do not skill Elemental Equilibrium yet.

Gearing starts to be a bit more important from this point. Quartz Sceptres are pretty good and i would use two of them. Either they drop of you buy em from vendors, preferable are already 3 linked ones. You can do the +1 firegem level recipe: Vendor a magic sceptre + 1x orb of alteration + 1x ruby ring together. Helps a lot for scorching ray and searing bond damage.

The other gear just needs some life, resists and maybe some dexterity. Movementspeed on boots makes everything quicker.

I also recommend identifiend Magic (blue) two-stone rings since those have balanced resistances and a good resist and/or life roll on those is often better than rare items you could find. All magic resist have potential.

Left or Right way out of town doesnt matter.

Kill all the bandit lords you encounter.

Sharp and Cruel quest offers elemental focus (3x!), controlled destrution (1x) and concentrated effect (1x)

The other quest offers righteous fire (dont use it yet, just level it).




Act 3 has again some useful gems for us.

Lost in Love is the first one. You can pick up purity of elements. This helps your resistance a lot in the leveling process and i would use it until you are in maps after act 10 and have your resistances capped without the aura.
Purity of Elements also helps our totems with the resistances. We want 75% elemental res on the totems once we play with rf totems. 40% is their base, 26% on the skilltree and the remaining 9% need a jewel with totem resistance. Until the jewel purity helps out for your totem as well.

pick up flammability as well. Later on we skill a 2nd curse, elemental weakness or enfeeble work out for that. I prefer temporal chains (monsters hit/move slower, are longer in the totem radius) which can be bought later.

The fixture of fate quest enables most skillgems at siosa (except lvl 38 gems at this state).

Important are 3 burning damage gems, efficacy and swift affliction. Temporal chains, faster attacks, critchance and other gems in the guide can be bought here as well.

Its good to have those gemsetups at this stage:

Scorching Ray + Elemental Focus + Burning dmg in a +1 firegem sceptre

Searing Bond + Elemental Focus + Burning Dmg in a +1 firegem spectre

Purity of Elements

Orb of Storms

Flammability

Basically 2x 3link and 3 sockets, the rest can be used to level gems (weaponswap 2x 3 socket items to level more gems).

If you can and want, using a second SR setup on a spelltotem can help a bit.

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This is the next step, basically preparing for going full totems. This should be at level 39

So you do your things in act 4 and after daresso and kaom you get the increased aoe gem and curse on hit.

If you can link orb of storm + curse on hit + flammability.

You can do the labyrinth around lvl 32-40. Doesn't really matter before we switch to rf and scorching ray totems anyway. I just do it when i feel safe.




Ok you got EO, EE and the totemnodes on the skilltree, lvl 40 and the first labyrinth done... you can now switch to rf totems. With lvl 40 the rf gem gains extra radius and it feels better to use ;)

You want now at least:

Spelltotem + RF + Burning dmg + AoE or Elemental Focus (can swap for bosses)

Scorching ray + spelltotem to debuff bosses, burning dmg + ele focus if possible

Orb of storms + curse on hit + flammability

Purity of elements

Searing bond with as many dps supports as possible (dont force it, if you dont have the links. do not waste currency for it).

A 4link, 3link and 2link should be np at this stage, anything above that is great but not required.

Now just run around, place rf totems, cast orb of storms if you need extra dmg and use the other totems for more singletarget damage.


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This would be my next step and slightly after i would start respeccing the pathing to this:


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Overall watch your elemetal resistances and try to keep em at 75% at least after act 4 (a5 and a10 boss reduces your resists by 30%!!!). get life wherever you can. Those are the top prioritys


Elemental Equilibrium Special Section

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Only a hit that deals damage is required to apply these resistance modifiers. Blocked hits or hits with no damage (e.g. while having Ancestral Bond) are not capable to trigger Elemental Equilibrium.

If you hit an enemy with two different elements at the same time it will give -50% Resistance to third element and +25% to both elements used. A hit carrying all three elements types will give +25% to all elemental Resistances.[1]

Totem skills trigger EE as they are treated as your hits. Minions' hits do not count as yours so do not trigger EE.[2]

Multiple attacks that hit simultaneously are still processed independently, so the first hit that is processed will trigger EE that affects the other hits. [3]

Damage which does not come from a hit, such as Searing Bond or the burning ground from Fire Trap, does not trigger Elemental Equilibrium.

Traps and Mines trigger Elemental Equilibrium.

-wiki

This means, as long as we use Ancestral Bond we NEED a trap or mine with cold or lightning damage to debuff the enemy with -50% fire resistance.

If we DON`T use Ancestral Bond, because we have additional totems with Soulmantle or Tukohamas Fortress, every DIRECT HIT can apply the debuff. In that case no trap is needed because we use Orb of Storms that applies the debuff.

DoT skills like righteous fire, searing bond or scorching ray DO NOT debuff enemys with EE since they do not hit a target.


With the build i usually skill Ancestral Bond for the extra totem and screen coverage UNTIL i use SoulMantle and/or Tukohamas Fortress. Then i respecc Ancestral Bond so i dont have to use traps anymore (which can be quite annoying)

Fire damage to spells like this item has



has to be avoided!!!
If our trap or OoS deals fire damage, elemental equilibrium will increase enemy fire resistance by 25% instead of reducing it by 50%!

added Fire damage only counts for attacks. We only use shieldcharge or leapslam as a attack.



Enemys gain fire resistance if we hit them with a attack skill, but it will be overwritten once we use orb of storms! With ancestral bonds it doesn´t matter since our attack doesnt deal damage anyway.

So it´s not that bad to have this stat on the gear, but if you can avoid it ... do it.


useful Shaper/Elder mods and abyss jewels

Elder/Shaper items are not required, but some mods can change the way you socket the gems. Mods that grant extra support or active gems can free a socketspace to link extra supports or shift active gems around.

for excample my 3.0 char linked in the guide uses scorching ray in the boots with duration, faster casting and efficacy for long duration fire resi debuffs. There is a mod that grants a duration supportgem which frees up the slot and would allow either a different support or active gem like vaal lightning trap.

if you find something useful or can grab something cheap you can make room for extra utility.



Amulets:

Increased dmg% per 15 Str/Int/Dex can be useful
%increased attributes
%item quantity
Spellblock
liferegeneration%
Physical damage reduction
Attackspeed

Those are all useful mobs, but nothing exciting. The Amulet slot is mainly for statrequirements (dex), life and maybe resists, any shaper/elder mod listed can be a nice addition but there is no must have stat.


Belt:

Notable ones are 'grants Enduring Cry skill' which frees a gemslot, %life and take reduced dmg from crits.

There are several other mods that are quite useful as well like effects while a flask is active etc


Ring and Chest are reserved for kikazaru and soulmantle


Shield:

hard to justify anything other than Tukohamas or lioneyes in terms of life/block/armour and in tukohamas case utility.

Useful are max resists, life on block, %life, %area, %dmg per block (with rumis) and physical reduction.

A good one will be probably too expensive to use over the alternatives.



Boots: you want those for movementspeed, life and resists mainly. Getting a good mod on top won't be that easy, but there are some:

Unaffected by any ground effect is not bad to have.
Spelltotem with dmg/placementspeed is nice for the scorching ray totem (+1 dmg gem)
Decoy totem is nice to have, frees a gem slot


Gloves

Blind supportgem. With orb of storms linked its pretty good for the extra defence it offers
Faster casting is similar, either for scorching ray or OoS. Not a mandatory gem but nice to have for smoothness.
Chance to block and attackspeed/castspeed are always nice to have as a bonus


Helmet:

Increased area of effect can be useful for oos, but its really not great.
Burning dmg support is also great for searing bond
Less duration is fine on the hierophant with his increased totem duration.


Weapon

Sceptre with faster attacks/elemental focus can free up a gem for either shield charge or searing bond
Efficacy can also be useful for searing bond or scorching ray, but comes with spelldmg which is not a desireable stat for us.

Other weapon types arent really desireable due to the worse implicits.



Abyss Jewels:

Overall less desireable for the build since totemlife is not a mod aviable and the dot rolls are lower than on normal jewels, but some stats can be useful.

- Flat Life is easier and cheaper to get on those abyss jewels and should be on any you use... if you use one.
- resists and stats are always good if you're missing some
- physical dmg reduction against abyssal monsters. Those are the most dangerous thing while mapping and this stat is very good for those.
- Liferegen while moving. We rarely stay on one spot and the value is rather high.
- damage over time while holding a shield
- hinder on hit with spells is okish with orb of storms.
- some defensive mod for armour/block/dodge/etc.

Overall no chasestat on any abyss jewel, but one or two with flat life + dot dmg + one or two of the other mentioned stats

Gearchecks

I won't do any personal gearchecks. You can whisper me ingame, pm me in the forum or write here, i will ignore it. This stuff takes way too much time for me.

But i will help you in this section how to check your own gear!



I assume you use 2x kikazaru and soulmantle and defeated the act 10 boss for the last resistance penalty.

You got survivablity problems?

Check you gear first.

Resistances.
You need with a soulmantlesetup 91 fire and 90 cold/lightning resistance. Balance your equipment around that.
Using a few jewels with double or all resistance helps a lot until your gear gets better!
Chaos damage is not that dangerous at the beginning of maps, but you want at least one item with 20-30% in t9+ maps.

Life

Get life on every item that is not a soulmantle or kikazaru.
50 life per slot at the start of maps are ok, over time you want to upgrade that to higher life rolls.
Strength also grants a good chunk of life, but competes with resistance rolls.

Flasks!!!

This is most of the time overlooked. Well rolled flasks are even more important than the gear... and cheap!

Cover your weaknesses with flasks (like low chaos resist with a amethyst flask) and increase the physical defence via granite/basalt flasks.

Even a bismuth flask with elemental resistance roll on top can carry your garbage gear ;)

Just use them everytime you encounter a pack of monsters and you will notice a big defensive boost!

Also don't forget to 20% WHITE flasks before crafting them, this increases the duration of your utility flasks.

More about them in the flask spoiler inside of the gear section.

I cannot stress enough how important flasks are!




Offence

You struggle with the dmg a lot?

The first thing is: Check if you have any fire dmg to spells on your weapon. This would increase enemy resistance via elemental equilibrium instead of reducing it.

If you don´t use a soulmantle yet keep in mind that spelltotem levels are very important!

Besides that the maindmg after the passive points on the skilltree and a weapon comes from Jewels

2-3 damage mods on jewels are preferable (see jewel section).

Besides that gemlevels matter and links.

a 4 link Soulmantle was enough for me until ~tier 10 maps, until t15 a 5link is prefered and a 6link for guardians and shaper. Those can be done without a 6link, but higher damage makes those fights WAY EASIER


The Playstyle

Here i want to explain how i play the build, which skills i use when and so on.

This is mainly for mapping and bosses in maps, while leveling you probably wont have enough sockets for each skill and you can skip related steps.




Regular packs with white, magic or rare monsters

- Place the Righteous Fire Totems only in most cases.
- mobs die.

The placement is important.

- got a slow or stationary pack of monsters, like zombies or ranged mobs that dont move much palce the totem in the middle of the pack. If its a huge pack try to place them seperated so you cover the whole area.
- against charging enemys, flicker striker and similar mob types place one totem slightly in front of you and the next totem in the pack. This way you hit all monsters in the path and they cannot avoid the burning hell.
- against fleeing enemys like apes try to spread the totems as much as possible in a area around the pack. this way they cannot avoid the totems.

In normal cases this is enough to kill any pack. There are rare cases where one orb of storms can be used to debuff and buff yourself, like in maps with enemy resistance coupled with enfeeble on you (non soulmantle) and elemental resistance auras.




Breaches

- before opening the breach place the totems and cast or of storms. The placement depends on the location. Got a room with 2 doors, place them there. Got a open map try to cover a big area around it.
- after opening the breach the first wave should be dead instantly. in open maps i regulary go to the edge and run in cicles through the breach, placing totems in front of me all the time.
- place a searing bond totem in front of you as far away as possible. This way it stays up longer and the beam follows you and the totems a longer time.
- a rare beachdude spawns, recast orb of storms on him. use a trap to trigger EE if you have ancestral bonds.
- keep the flasks up to remove bleeds, shock or chill/freeze, depending on the breach.




Bosses

Some Stuff depends highly on the the boss but i try to generalize it here.

- Place a decoy totem except on shaper (he is taunt immune)
- watch your positioning
- place the rf totem on the enemy
- watch your positioning
- cast orb of storms
- watch your positioning
- place sr totems
- watch your positioning
- use searing bond
- watch your positioning

- watch your positioning, watch your positioning, watch your positioning, watch your positioning

Positioning is the most important part.

If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time you can die or loose health which requires a flask use.

Dont think "izaro is jumping in my place but i neeed to finish the cycle". Just dodge and use the skills when youre in a safe spot.

orb of storms has a decent aoe, the curses, elemental overload and elemental Equilibrium have a duration and you dont need to recast everything instantly.




Endgame-Bosses

Guardians, Shaper, Elder, UberAtziri, UberElder mainly.

- Switch RF and AoE gem out and replace it with SR and controlled destruction.

- we are now a scorching ray totem build. Place em until your totemlimit is reached, searing bond and orb of storms.

- dodge and repeat.

4x fully linked SR totems + SB will deal more damage than a fully linked RF + 3x 4link SR totem + SB.

It's not worth casting RFT on those bosses where you wanna maximize the dps.

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Old Videos

older videos
3.0 Beta

The intention of the playthroughs is to help newer players in the leveling process with this build

3.0 Act 1 Marauder Playthrough
3.0 Act 2 Marauder Playthrough
3.0 Act 3 Marauder Playthrough
3.0 Act 4 Marauder Playthrough

2.6:
Video Guide Should be informative, but its long (35 mins) and might bore you a bit :P

Full Uber Atziri run E T H I C A L

Full Deathless Shaper run E T H I C A L

Uber Atziri Kill

1/2 of a ghosted phoenix fight

My shitty leveling guide for 2.6 RF Totems

like i said, no editing and just sat down to make a "quick" video before the league starts, so no ziggyD quality standard video :P


2.4:
2.4 Uber Lab 1
2.4 Uber Lab 2
2.4 Chimera No mentionable mapmods, first try ever, last phase worked the best, deathless



Hardcore, RF Totems and You

First Question: Is this build Hardcore viable?

Yes it is. I´ve had many posts from players playing the build on HC into the early to late 90´s.

I am not a exclusive hardcore player anymore. I played HC a long time, but with my limited playtime its too restricting for me to write this guide and to test different things out per league.
I still enjoy ssfhc for a change of pace inbetween and know what it takes to build for HC.

If you don't agree with some suggestions or have different experiences let me know!



The Skilltree is until ~lvl 90 the same. Choices after that level lead towards even more survivability or offense capabilitys.

So you are safe to pick the same skilltrees in the mainpost. For leveling you might wanna pick some lifenodes earlier than later.


Gearing however is different.
For Sc i recommend Soulmantle and 2x kikazaru because it adds so much more power very cheap.

For Hardcore i suggest more defensive items, gaining over 200 flat life on rings and chest with rare items is not a problem on top of extra armour, elemental/chaos resists and so on.

The combo can work on hardcore since it also grants defensive aspects, but who doesnt want more health and mitigation instead?

The Price for Hardcore chars is in general higher. Starting can be really cheap since we can use puritys for resists a long time, but good gear to feel safe in red maps will be more expensive.
A 6 link is more expensive and desireable on hc in the long run, where on SC a 5 link Soulmantle (a pseudo 6link) is all you need for any content.

For Hardcore you need (with any char) more awareness of your character and surroundings.
Keep track of your endurance charges, stuff like volatiles and bearers and some mapmods especially 'chain'. On SC you can be more lazy with that except you wanna reach the high lvl 90s.


Alternatives for HC in terms of gearing are the Belly of the beast or some rare chest with life in particular.
A skin of the loyal/lord also works well, grants extra damage with the +1 gemlevels and increases defence on other items, while having freedom on the ringslot.

For rings life + resist rings work fine. Ultimately you want Opal rings preferable with fire% dmg for the most damage output.
Doedre´s ring works like a charm as well. Has no life but you can easily swap in a defensive curse which is totally worth it.


Self-flagellation is replaced by a totemlife + playerlife jewel.

Those gearing changes alone grant tons of life and mitigation


If you wanna try mantle on hc we have additional defensive options aviable (same thing if you dont use mantle).


Decoy totem alone trivializes anything not taunt immune.

The Shaper cannot be Taunted.
The Guardians can no longer be permanently taunted,they can only be taunted every so often.
And there is a mapmod with taunt immunity

Taunted enemys deal 10% less dmg to other targets (us). It is insanely tanky with capped resists and tons of totemlife our build offers. It tanked me the uber atziri trio already ;)


We can invest more into endurance charges. Especially on a marauder we gain those sweet extraregen on top. Keeping those up is effortless after the uberlab points.


Enfeeble. Its great. Swapping out Flammability for Enfeeble can be a good choice if the damage is already good enough. +curse items enable both at the same time and can be swapped in our curse on hit setup.

Temporal chains is also a good choice.


Flasks

Play with mom? Laviagnas wisdom or a normal manaflask help
Forbidden taste is the best panick flask aviable
Rumis is great in any aspect.

Overall we dont need offensive flasks like many other builds.
Witchfire brew even gives a mix of offence and defence (the vulnerability curse is mainly used for lazy cursing against trashmobs).


Fortify on Shieldcharge is another layer, the stonegolem grant regen and taunts and enemys near your totems deal 8% less damage come on top. With many rare items its easier to add chaos resistance as well.



Those things stacked can even make Soulmantle playable on hardcore with over 6500 life.

7500 - 8000+ hp without a mantle are achievable.

Your main concern might be that the damage is WAY lower than with a mantle. It i lower for sure, but still more than enough to run red maps comfortable.

The mantle is cheap and grants a huge boost, but it can be compensated with other item choices.

50% totemlife + 1 extrasocket + ~100% average self-flag dmg
vs
potential lvl 21 spelltotem gem (more basehp) + 2x 56%+ fredmg crafted opal rings + totemlife jewel can close the gap, but it obviously costs more (and offers more defence).


Uber Lab tips

The build is not the fastest/best uber lab runner out there, but it also has no big trouble in it.

There isn´t really much to talk about the uber lab since its pretty easy on this build.

Preperation: If you are scared use 2-3 lifeflasks and have bleed + poison removal on them. Bleed can hurt on traps and poisondmg + the slow can be dangerous in some cases. Besides that a granite + basalt flask helps a lot against izaros attacks (which shouldn´t hit you in the first place).

The Soul of Ryslatha Pantheon is also nice to have, but usually not necassary.

Traps: For tough trap encounter you can place all traps before the encounter and have enough regen to run through basically anything.

Argus: Place a decoy totem, place your scorching ray totems and do the usual debuff/buff stuff. wait until he dies and recast decoy totem if its destroyed. very easy, mainly sit and wait.

Izaro: The most dangerous part is his first attack. He always attacks you and ignores the decoy totem for his first combo.

Place your Decoy and SR Totems (can mix in 1 rf totem) before the fight, use orb of storms. Spread the totems around his pod and place searing bond where you get the most coverage.

He now spawns, sidestep his leap/slash/sunder attack and after that you can usually wait a moment until he dies. Just dont stand in the direction of your decoy totem ;) The decoy totem usually lives longer than izaro, if not recast another one before the old one dies.

Thats it


Atziri and Uber Atziri tips

We want/need

- Granite, Ruby and Topaz flasks. Granite for the Trio, the other two for Vaals and Atziri. Bleed removal on at least one Flask is necassary.
- a leveled Concentrated Effect Gem and Purity of Fire which we probably already use.
- remove Vaal Gems from you gear, except Vaal Lightning Trap. With this we can make sure that we have 3 Charges in every fight.
- remove Curses you have on Cast when damage taken for Atziri.
- switch your Curse on Hit setup, if you have one, to Blasphemy, Cursemines or Cursetraps for Atziri. She reflects Curses and this way the Curses don´t get reflected. The last thing we want is -Resists on us.

If you're not comfortable with the fights wait until you hit lvl 80-85, do it right after a level up so you dont loose xp on Softcore.
If you do her on Hardcore you know what you´re doing, you probably don´t need to read this ;)


Trashmobs

Don´t get hit by the Melees, use Bleed removal against the snakes, the rest is a joke on normal. Fill up you Vaal Lightning Trap charges before Dual Vaal and Atziri!
In Uber Atziri the trashmobs are way more dangerous, hide and throw a totem around the corner.


Dual Vaals

Very easy if everything works planned.
Swap increased AoE Gem with Concentrated Effect. Use Ruby/Topaz Flasks and a Quicksilver or movement skill.

Go into the room and trigger both Pyramides at the same time.
Just before they spawn throw your Vaal Lightning Trap on both Spawnpoints, place Searing Bond in the middle and one Righteous Fire Totem on each side (so your Searing Bond hits both).
If everything works well both should be dead at the same time.

If not, its still relatively easy.
The most important thing to know is that one Vaal enrages if the other one dies before. Run in circles and place your Totems.

One time i´ve made a run the bottom Vaal died almost instantly and the top one went into the ground immidietly before spawning minions... which is normally not the case.

However, a pretty easy fight.
Switch to the AoE Gem afterwards and equip the Granites so you gain charges for the next Boss.


Trio

Use Granite flasks and Bleed Removal.
All Bosses are Shock Immune.
Watch out for the Degen Ground.

First kill the ranged guy, pretty easy. Place Totems, throw Traps and kite (the gameplan for every of those guys).
2nd, every boss is on full health after a kill. Kill the Dualstrike guy. Searing Bond is awesome for this.
After him we have the Cycloner/Cleaver. Dodge his skills, if hit use Bleed Removal. Kill some spawned mobs inbetween for Flask Charges.

After the fight switch to Ruby and Topaz Flasks again.

A decoy totem is a great help in the fight, it can even take many hits in the Uber version!


Atziri
Before you enter the room swap you inc AoE Gem to Concentrated Effect. Remove Curses on your Cast when damage taken setup (or swap with a level 1 spell) and change your Curse on Hit Setup if you have one.
Note: Blasphemy Curses don´t get reflected by Atziri!!!
If you have a +1 Curse item you can swap it for another one if you want.
Place a Portal if you aren´t experienced so you can reenter faster.

Enter the Bossroom.

We have 3 Phases.


Atziri Phase:

She spawns different Flameblasts and Storm Calls which deal Fire, Lightning and Fire + Lightning damage. With this build you have the time to dodge them without big trouble. If you know that you get hit (she has one faster single Flameblast) use your Ruby/Topaz Flask and you can survive.
This will probably not work on the big Flameblasts.
From time to time she thows physical dmg dealing Spears which inflict bleed. Its possible to dodge them but on normal Atziri they wont deal much damage.
Just use your Bleed removal if hit.
Use NORMAL Lightning Traps for Elemental Equilibrium and place your Totems. Dodge her Spells and you´re fine.
Keep in range for Blasphemy or use you Mine/Trap Curses from time to time.


Minion Phase
While she switches her phase i place all my Totems in the direction where the minions spawn. Switch Concentrated Effect with the AoE Gem. done.

If you see only one or two minions the phase starts to end and we switch to Concentrated Effect gem in again.
Minions that reach Atziri will heal her, not the end of the world, but avoidable.


Mirror Phase

Atziri spawns 4 Mirrors of herself, one reflects damage (which doesn´t affect us) and the other ones cast spears, Flameblasts and Stormcalls.
This phase will occure only 3 times!

The tactic is to throw Vaal Lightning Trap on one spawn, place the Totems nearby and dodge the Spells. Recast Totems if necessary, Cursetraps/mines if you don´t have blasphemy, but use only one Vaal Lightning Trap per phase! Use regular Lightning Trap inbetween.
Use Pots if you can´t dodge.
The Phase can end in <4 secs.
You only need to kill one!


Yeah thats it.
The encounter takes some practice if you are not familar with it, but with some practice it´s a very very good build to kill and learn her!



Uber Atziri

Everything works the same as Atziri, you just have to play it perfect with lvl 20/21 gems.



Shaper tips

Shaper is in theory easier than Uber Atziri, but uber atziri can be practiced via the normal atziri... the shaper not.

First i suggest reading this http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Shaper so i don´t have to explain anything he has and can focus on how to deal with it.

Most important Stuff

1. Keep calm - panicking will kill you!

2. Keep track on your surroundings! Phase 3 can be very overwhelming with two shapers, but you need to watch out which abilitys they use

3. don´t give up. You might die, rip some sets but thats part of the process. I ripped 2 sets before my first kill, you might do it better or worse.

4. See 1. and 2. You might be nervous entering the arena first the first times - its the final boss! Once you keep calm and keep track of your surroundings it gets easier and easier.

5. Never go out of his sight, except for the Slam. If you dont know what he is doing next you will die.

Either you have a build that can facetank anything of him and deals immense amount of dps with a 100ex+ gear or you need to learn the fight.

This build can kill him with a low investment in the character, basically hrimnor resolve, doryanis catalyst,5 link soulmantle, 2x kikazaru and random rare gear are enough to kill him comfortable.

my Shaper kill - this is a deathless Shaper kill on this build. Its not flawless (like taking a hit after the bullet phase or some totem placements), but that happens if you´re nervous (trying to record a perfect run^^)


Preperation

- You want a Lightning warp setup. Its great to move in between his phases, better than shield charge or leapslam on this build.

- a 5link six socket soulmantle or a 6link chest if its not a soulmantle. We need dps for the fight! The shorter it is, the easier it gets.

- scorching ray + spelltotem helps in this fight a lot for the dps. Add it in your 6th socket (or link) in the soulmantle or those gems instead of your cwdt setup. - 24% fireresists are great to have and easy to utilize in this fight.

- a cold resist flask with flaskeffect and chill/freeze removal can help if you come into a situation where you need to stay on a vortex for a shot time.

- a 2nd doryanis catalyst can be a big boost for your damage. The lifeloss is not that bad since we need to dodge anything anyway, armour and block doesnt help in the fight as well. For soulmantle its not really needed but might be required for a non soul mantle setup (havent tested it yet)


Now lets go phase by phase through the shaperfight.


Phase 1 Part 1

The entry area is X shaped and contains four paths, each leading to a boss that must be killed before a portal in the middle opens. The bosses are four randomly-chosen map bosses. (wiki)

This phase is pretty easy, some bosses are harder than others, but remember there are no mapmods in the shaper area. Even stronger bosses like daresso, malachai or rigwald are easier than map encounter. Just kill em.


Phase 1 Part 2

The first shaper fight begins after you enter the portal. it takes a few seconds until he finished talking, this gives us enough time to position, place totems and so on. With Soulmantle + a self-flagellation jewel you can spam totems to curse yourself if you want.

The Slam is a shaper attack in which he teleports to your position and deals massive damage which will oneshot most non ES builds (like us). Its important here to find the correct timing to move away via our movementskill (lightning warp/shield charge). He remembers your position once he disappeared and will appear on that one. If you move too early he can appear at your new position and will hit you! This needs some practice. You can learn it at a malachai fight which does a similar move (just a bit slower and with worse aoe).

The Slam will kill probaly you the most if you dont know the fight well enough.

Shaper Beam is a laser targeted at one location and deals massive tri element damage. Always have the shaper on your screen to see which ability he uses. if he casts it just move to the side a bit.

Golden Projectiles will kill you if you get hit by two of those. Same as the beam, sidestep em. He often casts 2-3 times those balls. So keep moving in circles around him.

Dont go in melee range since he will attack with his bare hand and deal pretty high damage with those (probably facebreaker!)

The portal phase is very easy. Place a searing bond totem on shaper or zana, 1-2 rf totems inbetween and your orb of storms. After the portal closed he will use one of his skills (beam or slam), watch out for it.

Shapers Cold Vortex Ballz. Those Balls spawn randomly on the edge of the screen and leave a chilled ground which deals high cold damage on the ground. They *pop* once they reach you position. Its important to keep the mid clean of those vortex grounds especially in phase 2+3. If you see one of those run to its postion on the edge of the arena and pop it there. you can also collect 2-3 balls and pop em at once after kiting them

Dodging his skills is one thing, another one dealing damage inbetween. Luckily we are a totemer which give us enough room to deal damage and survive!

We have always time after his slam/laser to place totems next to him. Fighting him in mid-range is a good idea to easily place orb of storms inbetween.

Shaper is also shock immune, vaal lightning trap does nothing here.
Its also not necassary to use in the portal phase.

Step 1: Watch the Shaper fight, a real one not a 2sec 500ex character fight, and watch how shaper behaves!
Step 2: learn his attacks
Step 3: find the time where its safe to place totems
Step 4: place rf + searing bond + Scorching ray + orb of stroms in his range. If you dont have the time dont overcast yourself and set yourself in a dangerous position. RF + Orb have priority
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Phase finished

Phase one was the easiest one^^


Phase 2 Part 1

You enter a new zone after the first phase ends. Shaper regenerates hp until you enter his arena again so run quickly!

Lightning warp is better than shield charge in those phases, it can cover a bigger distance and ledges.

Kill a few packs in between (place totem and warp away) to recharge your flasks and vaal lightning trap.

at the end of the zone the 'uncreated' miniboss waits for you. Just stay far away and dont get hit by his slam or projectile attacks. Throw everything at him, even those vaal lightning traps to kill him as quick as possible


Phase 2 Part 2

The vortex balls spawn more often than in phase and he gains a new ability: Bullet Phase.

Zana (if she is alive after he portal phase) creates a bubble in the middle where you should stay! Shaper spawns tons of balls all over the place which get absorbed by the bubble. He does that for around 5-6 secs and while the balls are still flying around he casts his beam on your location.
Thats a very hectic and dangerous situation! run out of the middle but dont run into his remaining balls, they will often oneshot you (one deals almost 6k damage and you might have lost some hp from the beam or vortex).

Its important to keep the middle vortexfree so you dont take massive damage in the bullet hell phase!

If a vortexball appears dont move! it will most likely start moving towards you. Try to pop all balls before the phase starts in a good position.

If you are in the bulletphase and a vortexball is flying towards you, try to run in small circles but never leave the bubble!

The bullethell phase combined with the beam afterwards and the vortexballs is the hardest part of the fight and you need to master everything related to it!


Phase 3 Part 1

same as Phase 2 Part 1, except the miniboss has a new ability. he spams balls in all directions which deal high damage to you. hide behin a tree or rock and place totems if he doesnt do it. Done.


Phase 3 Part 2

The Shaper keeps all his abilities from phase two, and gets a new one: He can summon an invulnerable, spectral double that uses one of his skills, which disappears after several seconds.

Additionally, the vortex balls appear significantly more often than in the previous phases

tl:dr more stuff happens. Its even more hectic than phase two. There is not much to add if you read anything.

The double often moves towards you for autoattacks and his spells deal the same damage as shapers, so watch out for those.

Keep calm, place the vortex in good places and dont loose sight of the shapers

GOOD LUCK!

Got any more quesions? ask me :)



https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1623473

The Forum Thread with my Guides and Builds
Last edited by Milkyslice on May 31, 2018, 2:44:33 PM
The old 3.1 Berserker Guide




Hi PoE Community,

If you are looking for an effective build that can kill any boss in the game, has no trouble with mapmods, clears with a decent speed, can farm the labyrinth pretty safe and all that on a low budget you are in the right guide!

It´s also one of the best Leaguestarter around.

Don´t get me wrong, you will find builds that clear maps faster or run the labyrinth faster or kill a boss faster, but many are focused on one part or need a heavy currency investment.
This build can do it all.

The guide is based around the Berserker Class with Bloodmagic.

Soulmantle, Kikazarus and Self-Flagellation are used in this guide.


For Information about other classes, gearoptions, skilltrees and much more check the posts after this mainguide!

Pros and Contras


+ No gear requirement, can be done with full rares. But one or two specific uniques are not bad. Very Cheap.

+ Can do almost every mapmod

+ Most of the Damage comes from the Skilltree and Jewels, which are very cheap for this build.

+ Can played as a Magic Finder, High Damage or Tanky Character.

+ Great Leaguestarter with little gear requirements

+ High Tier maps viable

+ Can do any challenge and boss in the game

o medium clearspeed, could be faster but also slower

- Totem RF casting may be too delayed in really good Partys.

- Annoying against some fleeing Enemys.

- RF totems of different player dont stack.

- While being a good Leaguestarter it has a slow start until ~lvl 25



General Information, read first

Righteous Fire and Searing Bond scale (almost) with the same damage nodes. RF gets a few more options.
I use dual totems for more AoE coverage and a higher degeneration uptime on Bosses.


Righteous Fire Totem:
RF deals damage depending on the casters life and energy shield(40% per second).
Righteous Fire Totems use the Totem Life, not the Player Life, to deal damage.
We increase our damage with more Totem Life which is by far the most important stat. We get it on the Skilltree, Jewels and in some castes Gear.
Multiple RF Totems do NOT stack the damage, but different sources of fire degeneration do (rf + scorching ray + searing bond for excample)

Spell Damage won't increase the Damage of Righteous Fire!

Righteous Fire counts as a burn, it´s not an ignite. This means that ignite immune bosses like atziri still take the full damage.
Damage modifier


Base Stat:

-Totem Life%

More Totem Life results in a higher basedamage with our RF which scale with the following stats


Damage increase modifier:

- Damage over Time%
- Elemental dmg%
- Totem dmg%
- Fire dmg%
- Area dmg%
- Burning dmg%

Those are additive, not multiplicative. The basedamage will be increased.


More Damage multiplier:

- Resistance Curses (Elemental Weakness, Flammability)
- Vulnerability (33% more degeneration damage)
- Elemental Equilibrium
- Shock (Vaal Lightning Trap)
- Frenzy Charges
- Elemental Overload
- Covered in Ash

This modifiers calculate after your increased damage and are multiplicative


Gems to link for Dps:

- Spelltotem level (+1 Gems/Supportgems. Empower doesnt work)
- Burning Damage
- Swift Affliction
- Culling Strike
- Concentrated Effect
- Enhance
- Elemental Focus
- Less Duration
- Minion and Totem Resistance
- Efficacy

Those are useful Gems to link with RF that increase your Dps.



Gems that increase the damage, but dont have to be linked with Righteous Fire:

- Vaal Lightning Trap (Shock)
- Discipline
- Firegolem
- Rallying cry
- Scorching Ray debuff

Searing Bond:
It scales with the same stats except Area Damage and Totem Life. It acts as an additional Totem over our Totem limit.

The degeneration effects of Righteous Fire and Searing Bond work together.

Spell Damage won't increase the Damage of Searing Bond!

Damage modifier

Damage increase modifier:

- Damage over Time%
- Elemental dmg%
- Totem dmg%
- Fire dmg%
- Burning dmg%

Those are additive, not multiplicative. The basedamage will be increased.


More Damage multiplier:

- Resistance Curses (Elemental Weakness, Flammability)
- Vulnerability (33% more degeneration damage)
- Elemental Equilibrium
- Shock (Vaal Lightning Trap)
- Frenzy Charges
- Elemental Overload

This modifiers calculate after your increased damage and are multiplicative


Gems to link for Dps:

- Empower
- Burning Damage
- Swift Affliction
- Efficacy
- Culling Strike
- Enhance
- Elemental Focus
- Less Duration
- Minion and Totem Resistance


Gems that increase the damage, but dont have to be linked with Searing Bond

- Vaal Lightning Trap (Shock, enables Elemental Equilibrium)
- Firegolem
- Eallying Cry
- Scorching Ray debuff

Curses:
There are some sources of additional curses. The Keystone Whispers of Doom, corruption on Amulets and several Unique Items. Its possible to Selfcast them, use a Curse on Hit Setup or with Blasphemy.
Curses have -60% effect on bosses, -80% Guardians and Shaper and there are mapmods which reduce our curse effect or make enemys immune to curses.
I usually stay away from going too ham into curses.


Elemental Weakness grants us -% all resistance
Flammability grants us -% fire resistance
Vulnerability grants 33% more degeneration damage.
Enfeeble reduces the enemy Damage, Critchance, Critmultiplier and Hitchance.
Temporal Chains slows Enemys and increases the Duration of Debuffs.


Elemental Equilibrium:
It is a Keystone that gives the Enemy -50% Fire resistance if we apply Cold or Lightning damage. With Dual Totems we can´t deal damage, but we can with Totems, Traps and Mines. (Vaal) Lightning Trap and Ice Trap are good to trigger the debuff
Elemental Equilibrium is not important for Packs, they die really fast without it.
It has its strength in high Resist Maps and against Bosses and Curse Immune Rares. It ALWAYS reduces the max Resist by 50% regardless of Boss curse effectiveness.
The degeneration effect from RF, Searing Bond and Scorching Ray do not apply EE!


Elemental Overload
With this node we gain 40% more elemental damage after we crit. This does not work with traps, mines and similar, the player has to Crit himself to get the buff.
For this we use Orb of Storms
The Orb has the advantage that he stays up for 6sec and every single lightningprocc has his seperate critchance.


Soulmantle, Kikazaru Rings and Self-Flagellation Jewel
This is a powerful combination in the build.



Soulmantle is powerful because we get a free link with the lvl 20 spelltotem and 50% totemlife, which is the best way to increase our damage output. On top we gain one additional totem for either 3 totems or 2 totems while unskilling Ancestral Bond.

The Downside is that everytime a totem dies, runs out of duration or replaced by a new one we are cursed with a random lvl 20 curse.

To counter these curses we use two Kikazaru Rings. Those reduce the effect of curses by 80%.
The liferegen per Ring is around 1-2% of the life depending on the character level and total life.
With those Rings we only need 152 elemental resistance (153 fire because we skill +1 max fire resistance) to be overcapped against two elemental curses at the same time (instead of 169 for just the elemental weakness mapmod cap).
The sad thing is that the ring has no life.

Self-Flagellation benefits from being cursed. This jewel negates the effect of the weak enfeeble debuff and even adds damage on top.

Here are the remaining debuffs of curses with 80% reduced curse effectiveness of Kikazaru:

"
Poachers Mark: 9.8% less evasion, life/mana gained on hit and frenzy on kill are meaningless

Projectile Weakness: 10% knockback from Projectiles, Projectiles deal 8.8% more damage

Temporal Chains: should have no effect with its 40% reduced effect on players. If it still has an effect its a 5.8% slow

Assassins Mark: 1,8% critchance, 4% critmulti

Conductivity: 8,8% lightning resistance, 2.8% chance to shock by lightning dmg

Elemental Weakness: 7,8% elemental resistances

Enfeeble: 5% reduced critchance, 6% less damage

Flammability: 8,8% Fire resistance, 2.8% chance to be ignited by fire dmg

Frostbite: 8,8% Cold resistance, 2.8% chance to be Frozen by cold dmg

Vulnerability: 5,8% more physical damage taken, 6,6% more dot damage taken

Punishment: we dont attack and don´t apply the "punisher" buff. Should have no effect.

Warlords mark: 6% reduced stun and block recovery, 0,4% leech and 2% chance to be stunned

Numbers are rounded UP in the game


Ascendants Guardian subclass with that item combination nullifies the effect of all curses.


Swift Affliction and Righteous Fire

Many players get confused or don´t understand the Swift Affliction interaction with RF.

Normally RD does not work with RF if you use it with your character.
RF damage is a degeneration effect, but has no duration. You turn it on or off (ignite removal, 1hp or death).

Linked with a spelltotem it works.
The reason is: Spelltotem support has a Duration and Totem ´tag´ in the tooltip which are now combined with RF.

Both together create a skill that places a totem which casts RF (degeneration) over a duration (over time) of 8 seconds (+/- with duration nodes and Swift Affliction). It´s now a DoT..

It works for the same reason Totem Damage increases the RF damage when its on a spelltotem or trap damage increases the damage of a skill with the trap support. Some Supportgem or Threshold Jewels grant new Tags to a skill which let you support the skill with new stuff that originally didn´t work.

Videos

3.0 Beta
The intention of the playthroughs is to help newer players in the leveling proces with this build

3.0 Act 1 Playthrough
3.0 Act 2 Playthrough
3.0 Act 3 Playthrough
3.0 Act 4 Playthrough

2.6:
Video Guide Should be informative, but its long (35 mins) and might bore you a bit :P

Full Uber Atziri run E T H I C A L

Full Deathless Shaper run E T H I C A L

Uber Atziri Kill

1/2 of a ghosted phoenix fight

My shitty leveling guide for 2.6 RF Totems

like i said, no editing and just sat down to make a "quick" video before the league starts, so no ziggyD quality standard video :P


2.4:
2.4 Uber Lab 1
2.4 Uber Lab 2
2.4 Chimera No mentionable mapmods, first try ever, last phase worked the best, deathless


MyCharacter

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The gear is really bad, especially my jewels.

41c was the total cost of the gear, add a 5l prophecy for 24c on top if you want. With this i did any content up to Shaper.

I don´t care about improving the char further, because he fulfilled his purpose (starting the league to unlock everything i want while saving currency).

Thing i would improve are the jewels, especially a 20% self-flagellation and 3 (useful) property jewels.
Then i would switch the granite flask with a rumi´s and add at least 30% chaos resist somewhere on the gear.

a 6link would help especially in the endgame encounter

The scorching ray setup felt the best for me without triple totems. Stacks get up quickly and stay relatively long on the boss. The debuff is more important than damage from that skill.


Skilltree




You can also go for Aspect of Carnage first and then War Bringer



Open in a new window, save it or zoom in.

https://pastebin.com/xFfaLHae < Path of Building link for the tree i would use


The tanky and fire immune totems make the gameplay way more relaxed and the character can potentially reach the most life, liferegen and armour.

Excample Skilltree if you want to copy-paste something poeurl.com/bq1K
The picture explains more than a Skilltreelink ;)


important note: As you can see on the picture, i recommend the melee path of the marauder start in the beginning. It makes leveling way smoother until you switch to RF Totems.
If you do so and want to swich keep in mind that you need the liferoute fully skilled.
The respeccpoints will be aviable via questrewards or Orb of Regrets

Gems

Chest:





should be leveled as well. Its a good swap for increased area of effect on stationary bosses.

With a Soulmantle there is no need for the spelltotem gem.

In that case we use Efficacy as the 6th gem.




Four Link 1:



swap critchance with elemental weakness of enfeeble if you dualcurse



Four Link 2:



Gloves with Essence of Delirium are the best place for the setup (but expensive to craftgood ones)



Four Link 3:


Scorching Ray is mainly used to debuff bosses with up to -24% fire resistance while dealing a bit of damage. This is the setup i prefered, because the ramp up of the debuff is fast and it keeps longer on the enemys.

You can use a Spelltotem, Elemental focus and Burning Damage and deal some damage with it as well.

A totem setup is less clunky to use in some fights, but it reduces the amount of rf totems you can place.

test around and use what feels the best for you, nothing wrong with any route. Your can even just use a single SR gem just for a short debuff



Shield/Offhand:




Leap Slam is also a good option for the labyrinth, indoor maps and zones with many cliffs. Doesnt get bocked by terrain so much.



Weapon:

Ok this slot highly depends on your preference. i cover some good gemchoices:

A bit liferegeneration and endurance charge generation on demand

liferegen and sometimes a taunt. I like a high lvl cast when damage taken with it because i am lazy

- coupled with cast when damage taken and enduring cry very useful. The levels of cwdt and IC depend on your character life. low life, low gemlevel. high life, high gemlevel.

- needed with ancestral bond to trigger elemental equilibrium. which one you use doesn´t matter, pick the one you have a free color for

- very useful in dangerous encounters. might not work well with constant berserker warcry taunting haven´t tested it yet with a berserker



i recommend the following setups:

With Ancestral Bond
Stonegolem or Decoy Totem + Enduring Cry + Ice/Lightning Trap

Without Ancestral Bond

Enduring Cry + cwdt + immortal call

Enduring Cry + Stone golem + high lvl cast when damage taken

Enduring/Rallying Cry + Stone Golem + Decoy Totem - the best of everything, but recasting the golem can be annoying



Quality Gems

I often read the question what are the best quality gems. All Quality values are for 20%:

Top quality:
Curse on Hit - 10% curse effect
Elemental Weakness - 5% all resi reduction
Temporal Chains - 10% slower enemys
Enfeeble (if you choose to use it) - 10% reduced accuracy and critchance
Decoy Totem - 20% increased Totem Life

Useless or bad quality:

Those will net us NO benefit

Righteous Fire - spelldmg
Cast when damage taken - inc dmg for supported skills
Flammability - ignite duration
Orb of Lightning - lightning dmg

okish quality, good to have but not a must have

Spelltotem - 20% totem placement speed
Swift Affliction - 10% inc dot dmg
Searing Bond - 20% totem life
Bloodmagic - 10% reduced mana cost
Elemental Focus - 10% inc ele dmg
inc burning damage - 10% inc burning dmg
Ice Trap - 10% AoE
Golems - 20% inc golem life & dmg
Enduring Cry - 30% AoE
Rallying Cry - 15% inc duration
inc duration - 10% inc duration
inc AoE - 10% inc AoE dmg
conc effect - 10% inc AoE dmg


Bandits


Kill all bandits and grab the 2 skillpoints.

Its the most flexible choice.

Pantheon

Major God

Soul of Lunaris is on its own not so strong, but after capturing Lycius its very powerful for any totem/minion build. Avoiding projectiles that chain counters one of the biggest weaknesses of totem builds. besides that it offers some mitigation here and there.

overall all major gods offer something useful and we can switch around like we want. Solaris is a good choice for atziri and in critmaps, Arakaali helps a lot against chaos damage and often gains benefit of extra recovery.



For the Lesser Gods Soul of Shakaari is my favourite with poison immunity and some chaos dmg reduction. Garukhan, Gruthkul and Ryslatha are also good choices

Gear

Alternative Gear options are covered in the post below this one.
I only write about the best in slot items for this Soulmantle version in this post




Chest



Its the prefered chest for raw power (explained in the Informations).

Until this use a rare chest with life and resists or a Tabula Rasa




Helmet


medium life, decent armour, 30-40% firedamage and freeze/chill immunity after using a fireskill (any totem). A good mix of Utility, damage and Defence. The Chill Immunity is awesome for Chilled Ground maps as well.

A Rare Helmet with Armour/Life/Resist/Rarity - preferable with a useful helmet enchant - will be defensively stronger




Weapon


Doryanis Catalyst is a stable in the build.

Rare Sceptres with Firedamage% and Burning damage% CAN be better than a doryani if other stats are useful as well. Keep your eyes open for those!
Besides Fire/Burning dmg we look for stuff like attack speed (faster shield charge), mana, manaregen, castspeed or spellcrit. (you cannot get it all)

Do NOT get any added fire damage for spells on you weapon or other gear!!! It will increase enemy resistances with Elemental Equilibrium!




Shield


Tons of life, armour and Block. If you have capped resists without a shield its a great choice!

Then we can use a Rare Shield with high Armour, Life and Resists. Especially useful if you want extra chaos resistance.



It´s a great LATEGAME shield and very expensive.




Boots

Rare Boots with 30% Movementspeed, Life and Resistance. After that look out for Armour




Gloves

Rare Gloves with Life, Resists and Armour.



Rings


two times.

Before those just use Rings with life and resistances. Mana and manaregen are good as well.




Amulet

Rare Amulet with with Life, Resists, Dexterity, Firedmg%. Especially Dexterity is important to level Gems.





Flasks

I recommend:

Bubbling Divine Life Flask

Catalysed Divine Mana Flask (seems the best, but other choices might be better)

Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline - Experimenter's, Chemist's and Perpetual all work

Granite Flask - Experimenter's, Chemist's and Perpetual all work

Chemist's Basalt Flask


"of Staunching" removes Bleed and has to be on one flask
"of Heat" removes Freeze and has to be on one flask without Hrimnors Resolve
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"of Grounding" removes Shock and can be helpful
"of Curing" removes Poison and can be helpful
"of Iron Skin" grants 60-100% armour an can be helpful
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Remove the Mana Flask if you use Bloodmagic.

Additional useful Flasks are:

Sulphur Flask for a damage and liferegen bonus
Amethyst Flask if you have problems with chaos damage
Bismuth Flask can be useful if all resists are bad
Topaz, Ruby and Sapphire can be swapped in for encounter with high elemental damage
Silver Flask for more speed

For Unique Flasks we can use:

Blood of the Karui - Recover much hp in a short time
Forbidden Taste - heals you for 75-100% hp instantly. Great panic flask!
Rumi's Concoction - for armour, block and spellblock


Any of the Utility or Unique Flask can be swapped in for your needs, just keep something for bleed and Freeze removal!

Jewels


Spire of Stone is a very good jewel for this build. It gives a good chunk of Totem Life and Stun Immunity for Totems. With this the Totems cant be interrupted by stuns while casting Righteous Fire.

Self Flagellation is a stable if we have a soulmantle and Kikazaru. it grants 10-20% increased damage per curse on us.

Fill the rest with rare Jewels, those stats are important:

- Totem Life
- Player life
- Burning damage (new)
- Fire Damage
- Totem Damage
- Damage over Time
- increased damage

optional:

- Area Damage (only increases Righteous Fire, not Searing Bond)
- Player Resist
- Rarity
- Dexterity


Totem life is still the best dps stat for Righteous Fire Totems, but Burning Damage (has a 16-20% roll) grants more overall damage if we include searing bond.


Enchantments

Gloves

The on Hit Enchantments only work if you use Orb of Lightning or a movementskill. You need to Hit yourself afaik. It can help a bit getting those Elemental Overload buff in addition to OoS.

On kill effects wont work with our Totems, ignore it.

The when hit and when crit seem. to be the most useful, i would go for those.
Especially xx of Spite seems nice with chilled ground projectiles when hit.

A elemental weakness on hit corruption is also a good option

Boots

We have 3 decent boot enchants for this build, none of those is 'the best', pick what you get or like the most.

Critchance if you havent crit recently gives use critchance for OoS which gives us a more reliable EO procs.

Liferegen when hit recently is sweet.

movementspeed when not hit recently. Good for backtracking and kiting


Helmet

There are no extremely powerful Enchants around for the specc, but if you grab one of these its nice to have it:

Righteous Fire AoE, everything i want is even more AoE. However its reported that this enchant is probably bugged on totems. Couldnt test it myself.

Curse effectiveness for Temporal Chains or Enfeeble (if you use it). Flammability and Ele weakness would be great too, but i would prefer stronger defensive curses.

Golem Buff effect (Stone, Chaos or Fire). I would use a golem depending on the enchant.

Those are the best in my opinion, other good enchantments are:

- RF damage
- searing Bond damage and placement speed
- atk or castspeed for a movement skill if you use one (Shield charge, whirling blades, leap slam, flame dash)


FAQ - Read before asking questions plz


There are no wrong questions in general, but there are many questions already answered IF you read the guide.




How can I procc Elemental Overload

I use Orb of Lightning for this.

We need to selfcast something to procc Elemental Overload, Totems or Traps won't do that
OoS has a high triggerrate and every trigger can potentially crit, which grants the Elemental Overload buff.


How can I procc Elemental Equilibrium?

I use Ice/LightningTrap and Vaal Lightning Trap for this.

We need to deal Lightning or Cold damage to get a beneficial EE procc. We cant deal damage ourself and the degeneration effects of Righteous Fire and Searing Bond wont procc EE.


Does Spelldamage work?

Spelldamage does NOT increase the degeneration damage of Righteous Fire or Searing Bond, not from the skilltree, gems or gear.


Check my gear, what do i need to upgrade?

If you got the best in slot unique items get better rares. See Gear section for what we desire.
Get the dexrequirements via gear, cap resists, get life everywhere possible.
After that point try to overcap resists (for elemental weakness maps or monster curses), get some chaos resists, more defence (upgrading your 100 armour gloves to 600 armour gloves etc.) and higher life rolls.
Enchant the gear and/or try some essence crafting.


Why don´t you use Fire Penetration?

Penetration gems/skillnodes only work on hits, not damage over time effects

Useful Links

Path of Building The best offline planner aviable in my opinion

Path of Building youtube Guide

Tool to calculate AoE nodes/gear with your skill for 2.6 This also has DPS calculation in it!

Calculator to chrome items


You will find more information in the following posts about the leveling, playstyle, some major bosses, more details about gear, other classes and much more!


OLD Leveling as a marauder


I won´t go over each sidequest, its more about the character progression! If i write "After breaking the eggs get the Decoy Totem and go for Brutus." you can/should still do the sidequest Dweller of the Deep for excample ;)

For the Skilltree Progression check my Skilltree section.

If you want you can also check out my playthroughs on the 3.0 Beta client (spoiler alert). Maybe it helps you in the leveling process since i have some tips ready ;)

3.0 Act 1 Playthrough
3.0 Act 2 Playthrough
3.0 Act 3 Playthrough
3.0 Act 4 Playthrough

Microphone was quiet at the beginning, should be better halfway through act 2 recorded in the 3.0 beta, nothing important has changed for the videos


Tips

- Keep an eye on your elemental resistances and life. If you have trouble with your defence this is often the mainreason

- upgrade your flasks. Higher tier lifeflasks heal more so use them.

- dont be shy pressing the utility flasks when they are off cooldown and you see monsters. They refill quickly ;)

- dont kill every single monster. I rather kill 5 mobs with 1 left and move to the next pack than wasting the time to kill the remaining monster.

- kill essence monsters. even essences with stuff like minion speed can be used on items for a chance of a decent rare item. One fixed bad stat can still result in a decent item while leveling



Act 1
optional: Create a Duelist and run into town. You will have at least one sword (for cleave), chance to bleed and cleave as drops/rewards.
You could also do the medicine chest quest quickly for a quicksilver flask.
The 3 scrolls of wisdom can help to purchase iron rings/rustic sash early on.


Create your Marauder and go into town, buy cleave from Nessa after turning in the quest, equip it and use two swords/axes until later. If you dont have any sword/axe use groundslam instead with a Mace or Staff. I recommend the onslaught gem from Nessa as well since the attack/movementspeed bonus helps leveling faster. The chance to bleed gem is pretty good with fast 1handed weapons as well

Ther Mercy Mission grants you a Quicksilver Flask which makes running a bit faster.

After breaking the eggs get the Decoy Totem and Ancestral Protector and go for Brutus.
Ancestral Protector can help with singletarget as long as we use attack skills.

When you enter the Prison, use the waypoint, go to the town and buy 1x Spelltotem gem and equip it to level. You can also level gems in your second weapon set!
You also receive added fire damage for your cleave or groundslam (later sunder)

Back in the lower prison you should look out for the first trial to unlock the labyrinth.

After Brutus take the leap slam reward (helps to move over cliffes/river)

When you enter Marveils Liar pick up sunder and use it with a 2handed axe or mace.

Alternatively you can use a 1handed axe/mace and a shield or offhand dagger/claw/sword (there are some uniques that work very well, but are not easily aviable on the first day of a new league)

Buy and equip searing bond to level it. It wont do much at the moment, no need to place the totem at this stage.

Kill Marveil, welcome to Act 2.


Act 2
Take the right path first, and take the top way to the chamber of sins.
In chamber of sins 2 you find the second trial (left of the entrace) and finish the quest.

After Sins, pick up Herald of Thunder (easier lvl stat requirement than ice),
Herald of Ash and Righteous Fire at the gem vendor. Use both heralds and level the righteous fire gem (dont use the skill yet).

Now we go through the Riverways on the left until you reach the western forest.
Do the Weaver Chamber, kill alira and finish the way forward quest

You can now buy faster attacks and melee physical damage support gems for your sunder. We even need the faster attack gem later for shield charge or leap slam.

Take the waypoint to the crossroads, go right and kill kraityn at the broken bridge.
Take the waypoint to the crossroads, go down to the crypt 1 and finish the Trial. If you want finish the quest in crypt 2, but its not important to do.
Take the Riverways waypoint. You can see right next to that waypoint that the road is broken and two pillars are standing there. Follow that path to the Wetlands. Kill Oak there, search the waypoint and grab you 2 skillpoints at eramir.

Dont forget to get your reward in act 1 for the "the way forward" quest.

Enter the Vaal ruins, northern forest and the caverns until you reach vaal and kill him




Act 3
As long as you dont use RF totems to deal damage do not skill ancestral bond ;)

After the first quest buy flammability and purity of fire from Clarissa. You can also grab Hatred and switch it in for Herald of Thunder.

Herald of Ash + Purity of Elements is what i would use if the gear is bad.

In the Crematorium is the 4th trial, the 5th in the catacombs (entrace in marketplace) and the 6th in the Hedge Maze (entrace at the imperial gardens, top-right of the waypoint in the wild)

Just progress until you did the Fixture of Fate quest after Piety.

At Siosa you can buy most of the gems in the game (with few exceptions).
Buy Burning Damage, Elemental Focus, Orb of Storms and Curse on hit at least.

Now kill dominus and proceed to act 4




Act 4
Get your Stonegolem and the increased AoE gem.


There is not much else to say about act 4, everything is pretty linear.

When you reach the harvest waypoint you can go to the act 3 town and open the labyrinth. At this stage its very easy to run.

Then kill malachai and proceed to act 5

With level 40 you can switch to Righteous Fire Totems

- unequip anything related to sunder including the hatred and heralds
- equip a sceptre and a shield or two sceptres. The Sceptre even can be white :P
- link Righteous Fire + Spelltotem + Burning damage + Elemental Focus (earlier i would´ve picked AoE, but you need the dmg at that moment more)
- if you have a 3 link left with 3 blue colors use orb of storms + curse on hit + flammability.
- Use at least purity of Elements so your totems have capped fire resistance and die slower.
- skill ancestral bond
- be level 40.

- If you have room use searing bond + burning damage + elemental focus. A +1 firegem sceptre is good for that (sell a Magic Sceptre + Ruby Ring + 1x Orb of Alteration to a vendor)

Thats all you need to start.

The AoE will be small at the beginning.
Righteous fire gets bigger every 4 levels.




Act 5
If you look in the gemsection you will see way more gems than you are currently using. You will probably not have enough sockets to use em all and the ones you are using are the most important ones.
If you have a free socket aviable in the gear or weaponswap, go to the gem vendors, buy the gems and level them.

There is not much to say about it. There are no new gems aviable and the skilltree should be selfexplaining with the picture in the guide.

Run around and do the quests :P

Here are the major Bossfights on the build (with a hierophant i tested... dont use it :P)

OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT Innocence Fight

OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT Kitava Fight




Act 6 to 10

Take care of your resists, you get a -20% all resist penality after the Kitava fight.

Here are some videos against the act 6 final boss and a boring act 7 playthrough with no commentary :P

OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT Brine King Fight

OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT Act 7 Playthrough Part 1/2

OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT Act 7 Playthrough Part 2/2


There is atm nothing to say about act 6+7+8. Run around and kill stuff like in act 5.

In the beta you receive a 40% resist penality (on top of the earlier 20% for a total of 60%) after act 8. This might change to another act like end of act 10... who knows.

There is nothing known about act 9 or 10 quests which might give a quest with different options like the bandits.




When should you use the Soumantle Combo?

First you need to have the Currency to buy the items. The price can be different from league to league and the time into the league. On day one every item is more expensive than after 1 month.

I would pay 10-15 chaos in the first 2-3 days for Soulmantle + 2x Kikazarus, but it can also be cheaper.

A few days in they cost 1 chaos per item on average ;P


You could use Soulmantle with lvl 49.
If you have no currency to get the rings, use a flask to remove curses (of warding roll).
a 4 link is a good start

Get the rings next. Keep an eye on your resists when switching ring!

If there are some Self-Flagellation jewels on the market with 17%+ damage you can invest in one and upgrade it later to a 20% one.
You can also try your luck corrupting Viridian Jewels to get one (or other good jewels to sell).


So you just need the chest, lvl 49 and a 4link mantle to start, kikazarus to make it easier to use and the jewel is just the topping and no required at the start.




Maps
Don't roll Chain on your maps, its dangerous on Totem/Minion builds, especially on some bosses with projectile attacks and quill beasts.

You should already have 75% elemental resists.

Get more life and armour on your gear. The best source for Armour is the shield.
The chestpiece depends on what you choose.

Now its time for a 5link if you dont have one, buy a white/blue/rare 5link and craft it OR buy the unique you desire and get a 5l on this one.

Its really important to craft good flasks, one instant, bubbling or panicked flask and bleed removal is important.
get 5 20% flasks (flask section) with bleed, freeze and curse removal.

30% movementspeed help a lot on boots, get it.
A good Dexterity Amulet is nice, you vould drop the +30 dex node on the tree. Dex on other items is possible too, its just the easiest slot for it.

You already should feel strong with capped resists, a good chunk of armour and life on the gear.

At this point just look at your gear and check which item is the worst and upgrade it if you want.
Now it can get really expensive to get really good rare items, but you should already clear most of the content without problems ;)

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Leveling as a Templar/Hierophant


The leveling skilltree is slightly different than the later skilltree. The main difference is the templar starting path for a stronger early game and a slightly different pathing for early powernodes. Those will be respecced later via reskillpoints from quests (around 6-7 points total)

http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAUCAKIABLPwVfnd4XOaO4KbwJoJqtn8wGaLjAAAAAA=

First create a Shadow, pick up Freezing Pulse and do the Mercy quest. This grants you the volley support and a quicksilver flask. Store it in your stash (basically everything) and you start a templar.

After entering the town pick a skill. I prefer Freezing Pulse, but magma orb, spark and Frostbolt are good as well. choose what you like more.
Grab the quicksilver flask and volley supportgem.

After Mercy mission grab the Quicksilver Flask and arcane surge support. Link it and volley to Freezing pulse if you can.

Those two quicksilver flasks make leveling a lot quicker. You can slam a transmutation orb and augmentation orb on them, but dont craft them further. The better rolls are available on higher itemlevel flasks.

After the Breaking some Eggs Quest you can buy a Decoy totem and Orb of Storms. You can also do it later once the gems are really needed.

A caged Brute grants chance to ignite which can be used for scorching ray we pick up a bit later. Buy two spelltotem support gems (and level it in your gear) and leapslam.

The Siren Quest offers Scorching Ray, take it. You can now use SR or buy firestorm, depending on what feels better for you. Scorching ray however should be leveled.
Also buy a Searing Bond Totem.

Volley isnt needed anymore ;)


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The next step on the Skilltree. Rush Elemental overload first, 30 dex for leveling gems is handy as well. If you use Scorching Ray the burning damage nodes and Elemental Equilibrium have priority after that. Use orb of storms to trigger EE (read more about it in my EE section).

NOTE: if you use another spell instead of Scorching ray and searing bond do not skill Elemental Equilibrium yet.

Gearing starts to be a bit more important from this point. Quartz Sceptres are pretty good and i would use two of them. Either they drop of you buy em from vendors, preferable are already 3 linked ones. You can do the +1 firegem level recipe: Vendor a magic sceptre + 1x orb of alteration + 1x ruby ring together. Helps a lot for scorching ray and searing bond damage.

The other gear just needs some life, resists and maybe some dexterity. Movementspeed on boots makes everything quicker.

I also recommend identifiend Magic (blue) two-stone rings since those have balanced resistances and a good resist and/or life roll on those is often better than rare items you could find. All magic resist have potential.

Left or Right way out of town doesnt matter.

Kill all the bandit lords you encounter.

Sharp and Cruel quest offers elemental focus (3x!), controlled destrution (1x) and concentrated effect (1x)

The other quest offers righteous fire (dont use it yet, just level it).




Act 3 has again some useful gems for us.

Lost in Love is the first one. You can pick up purity of elements. This helps your resistance a lot in the leveling process and i would use it until you are in maps after act 10 and have your resistances capped without the aura.
Purity of Elements also helps our totems with the resistances. We want 75% elemental res on the totems once we play with rf totems. 40% is their base, 26% on the skilltree and the remaining 9% need a jewel with totem resistance. Until the jewel purity helps out for your totem as well.

pick up flammability as well. Later on we skill a 2nd curse, elemental weakness or enfeeble work out for that. I prefer temporal chains (monsters hit/move slower, are longer in the totem radius) which can be bought later.

The fixture of fate quest enables most skillgems at siosa (except lvl 38 gems at this state).

Important are 3 burning damage gems, efficacy and swift affliction. Temporal chains, faster attacks, critchance and other gems in the guide can be bought here as well.

Its good to have those gemsetups at this stage:

Scorching Ray + Elemental Focus + Burning dmg in a +1 firegem sceptre

Searing Bond + Elemental Focus + Burning Dmg in a +1 firegem spectre

Purity of Elements

Orb of Storms

Flammability

Basically 2x 3link and 3 sockets, the rest can be used to level gems (weaponswap 2x 3 socket items to level more gems).

If you can and want, using a second SR setup on a spelltotem can help a bit.

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This is the next step, basically preparing for going full totems. This should be at level 39

So you do your things in act 4 and after daresso and kaom you get the increased aoe gem and curse on hit.

If you can link orb of storm + curse on hit + flammability.

You can do the labyrinth around lvl 32-40. Doesn't really matter before we switch to rf and scorching ray totems anyway. I just do it when i feel safe.




Ok you got EO, EE and the totemnodes on the skilltree, lvl 40 and the first labyrinth done... you can now switch to rf totems. With lvl 40 the rf gem gains extra radius and it feels better to use ;)

You want now at least:

Spelltotem + RF + Burning dmg + AoE or Elemental Focus (can swap for bosses)

Scorching ray + spelltotem to debuff bosses, burning dmg + ele focus if possible

Orb of storms + curse on hit + flammability

Purity of elements

Searing bond with as many dps supports as possible (dont force it, if you dont have the links. do not waste currency for it).

A 4link, 3link and 2link should be np at this stage, anything above that is great but not required.

Now just run around, place rf totems, cast orb of storms if you need extra dmg and use the other totems for more singletarget damage.


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This would be my next step and slightly after i would start respeccing the pathing to this:


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Overall watch your elemetal resistances and try to keep em at 75% at least after act 4 (a5 and a10 boss reduces your resists by 30%!!!). get life wherever you can. Those are the top prioritys

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