[3.4] ARC totem hierophant. End game bosses ready

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SHIMMERON
If you want to play with 1 Shimmeron (the degen from 2 is too much) you can but you will have 0 life regen and halved mana regen. Not worth in my opinion.

SSF_CRAFTING
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Completed 28 ChallengesDyvz wrote:
Im still enjoying arc totem at SSF.
It would be great to add section about fossil crafting for this build,
As for SSF, its like most of the gear can be crafted
Here my list what im trying to get with fossils:
(all is 84+ so if RNG gods on your side you can get top affixes tiers)

1) Shaper gloves for cast speed + metalic fossil for added lightning
2) bone helmet for -9% lightning resists aura
3) shaper/elder boots for totem damage
4) shaper ring (flat ligtnign /spell damage + may be some damage from prismatic)
5) Stygian belt for elem/lightning damage
6) shaped wand/scepter for extra chaos damage as elem

You can try go for chest but we have such good unique options here.
Amulet have too much good things to roll, it can be fossil sink place.

Ofc everyone will have own RNG with drops/craft in SSF, but in order of easy obtaining: go for belt>helm>boots>gloves>weapon>ring

If you have your own experience with crafting, may be some tricks, post it here!

POSSIBLE_GEAR
CHEAP
DPS: 120k - 140k per totem (4)
Capabilities: Elder, Guardians, Shaper
ITEMS:

MEDIUM
DPS: 190k - 300k per totem (5)
Capabilities: Elder, Guardians, Shaper, Uber Atziri, Uber Elder
ITEMS:

EXPENSIVE
DPS: 500k+ per totem (5)
Capabilities: Elder, Guardians, Shaper, Uber Atziri, Uber Elder
ITEMS:
Ridman
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Completed 24 ChallengesRidman wrote:
Been running the build with dual-wands the whole league with great success. Cleared everything easily and killed uber multiple times without bricking a single set.

Was curious how the build would do swapping to atziri's reflection and and a self-flag jewel with elder essence worm and mark of the shaper.

My gear now:






The damage output is similar with max curses on you, self-flag and elder essence as I had with 2x rare wands.
It's a bit more defensive now, getting 10% extra dodge and 10% block by using a shield and freeing up some stats, as you don't need as much resistance.
[...]
Also kinda nice not having to worry about curses and being immune to annoying stuff like temporal chains while mapping.

On the whole it feels similar though, somehwat smoother but probably not worth the ~35ex investment to get reflection and elder essence worm unless you can really afford it.


MAGIC FIND
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Completed 27 ChallengesSahadar wrote:
Hey Guys :)

I modificate this build for MF :)
Only boss that I don't kill is uber elder :)

Check my stuff :)
(Droped 15 exalts since now in this league :))



[...] Someone PM me if I kill Uber Atziri with this MF build - YEP :))

I Got 3.5k HP 1.5K Energy Shield 2.5k Mana
Maked challenge at delve go under 300 depth and don't dying a lot at delve. Why u guys have problems with that I really don't know.
You all play with normal stuff I play on mf and it;s really ezzz.



ACHIEVEMENTS
- Red Elder (T15) DONE;
- Shaper Guardians DONE;
- Uber Atziri DONE;
- Shaper DONE;
- Uber Elder DONE.

PRO/CON
Pro:
- Good starter build and end game;
- Fast;
- Fun (if you don't dislike totems).

Con:
- 6L soul mantle is expensive and curse management isn't for all;
- Primary defense is movement.

HIGHLIGHT
- We have MoM (4200hp + 2700 mana).
- We use ARC (350k+ DPS per Totem). Fast clear and comfortable play.
- We have 5 totems.
- We kite around for safety.

TREE-PoB
PoB: https://pastebin.com/riv20vxA

What's PoB? The best PoE planner. MUST HAVE:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1716360

TREE: www.poeurl.com/b4lI

LEVELLING
Use the PoB skill tree navigator (next to "reset") to see the 30/60/90 passives.

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koros wrote:
[...] For gearing, I thing this build is pretty flexible:
all rares until Blood Aqueduct -> farm tabula rasa (card drop + buy cards with currency - should take 2 hours if lucky) -> finish main quests -> start mapping -> all rares + tabula rasa should be enough -> play safe to reach lvl 90 -> tree finished here -> get better gears -> try to spawn Uber Elders and kill them. [...]
Just my idea, hope it helps


LEVELLING_GEAR
4L

5L

MAP


MY_GEAR
check my profile.

JEWELS

+ rare (life, cast speed, multi/damage)

ENCHANTMENT
Helm: Arc chain. It's not mandatory but usefull.

Gloves: Whatever.

Boots (Uber Lab):
1) 10% Damage penetration. The best vs bosses.
2) 1-160 lightning damage. Very close to "penetration" DPS and better for general mapping.
3) 120% crit chance.

GEMS
w/ Soul Mantle:
6L: Arc + elemental focus + light penetration + controlled destruction + added lightning + faster casting

w/o Soul Mantle:
6L: Spell totem + Arc + light penetration + controlled destruction + added lightning + faster casting

1L: Wrath (inside Essence Worm)

3L: stone golem + minion life + minion ele resistance

flame dash + faster casting + culling strike

4L: CWDT (6) + immortal call (8) + increased duration + enfeeble (9)

CWDT (1) + phase run (3) + increased duration + phase run

conductivity + increased duration + arcane surge + spell cascade

BANDIT
Help Alira

PHANTEON
This is totally personal. My choices:
Major: Brine King
Minor: Gruthkul

ASCENDACY
Pursuit of Faith
Ritual of Awakening
Conviction of Power
Divine Guidance

F.A.Q.
Why controlled destruction if we want crit chance?
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Completed 24 ChallengesCarrmatt93 wrote:
Since the crit chance loss from controlled destruction doesn't apply to the base chance the net loss is actually really small, with diamond flask up it can mean dropping from like 90% effective crit down to like 83%, with 5 totems all rolling their own chance to crit, it's really not noticeable.


- What are the differences between GC and ARC totem?
GC is best for bosses and has a good clear speed.
ARC is best for clear and good for bosses.

- What about 2x Kikazaru + Self-Flagellation jewel?
This combination add DPS but lose a lot of EHP. The curse will still apply at 20% of effectiveness. Worth it? Not for me.

- What about curse from Soul Mantle?
Diamond flask of Warding (remove curse + immune to curse) is enough to negate curses from Soul Mantle. It will be up 99% of the time if used with "Ample" or "Chemist's" prefix.

- Why Elemental Focus
Normally shock would be better but high life pool bosses will not be shocked. In the latter case Elemental Focus is the best. During mapping your damage will be more than enough anyway.

- Why Elemental Focus is the 6th gem?
Because it help just vs hard bosses and you will eventually have a 6L by then. If you got 5L or a non-Soul Mantle 6L drop it to have possibility to shock.

- Levelling questions:
Don't bother for the best setup during levelling. Use whatever items the game drop. Use whatever gems with spell totem. The DPS will stil be enough anyway.

- Why Faster Casting in the 5L setup or 6L non Soul Mantle setup instead of EF?
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koros wrote:
Smoother gameplay, faster pack-clear, totems cast faster - your totems 1-hit each target in pack anyway, so you want all the actions above happen as fast as possible to move to next pack.


VIDEO_3.3
Not my video. Thank you Valmar:
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Completed 4 ChallengesValmar wrote:


CHANGELOGS
24 September:
- Added expensive gear example (under "Possible_Gear" section)
- Added MF gear (under "Possible_Gear" section)

02 September:
- Updated for 3.4

16 July:
- "MY_GEAR" section is now my final items for 3.3

06 July:
- Added HC version to "Possible_Gear" section

29 June:
- Added video section. Thank you Valmar

25 June:
- Polished here and there (nothing special)
- Added various versions of the build (from cheap to really expensive)

23 June:
- Updated 3.3 gear. First Shimmeron acquired (dropped by my 3rd Elder run)

21 June:
- Updated 3.3 gear. Soul Mantle linked!

18 June:
- Updated 3.3 gear (not final). Tabula Rasa + balanced resists + fixed gem links and quality

13 June:
- Added 3.3 gear (not final)

06 June:
- Updated levelling items. Started mapping

05 June:
- Added more F.A.Q.
- Added my 3.2 rare jewels

04 June:
- Added F.A.Q.
- Added my levelling items

31 May:
- Tree adjusted for 3.3
- Removed LT alternative. ARC is good enough for all bosses

13 April:
- added additional choices to gems section (travel skill, stronger arcane surge, vaal lightning trap)
- added enchantment section
- corrected the enchantment on boots in PoB


Last edited by Gegemo on Oct 5, 2018, 3:17:07 AM
Last bumped on Oct 21, 2018, 3:07:54 AM
After i read your Build, i switch from dark pact to arc totem. I like it.
Thx for sharing.
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Completed 14 ChallengesxXThaiXx wrote:
After i read your Build, i switch from dark pact to arc totem. I like it.
Thx for sharing.

Thank you. I thought no one will ever comment :)
Why do you go for so much crit chance and then use Controlled Destruction?
Doesn't Shimmeron hurt you too much when criting?

Trying out the build now and I fell in love with totems..
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Completed 6 ChallengesSirLovi wrote:
Doesn't Shimmeron hurt you too much when criting?


Totems do not trigger Shimmeron damage on you as far as I know.
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Completed 6 ChallengesSirLovi wrote:
Why do you go for so much crit chance and then use Controlled Destruction?
Doesn't Shimmeron hurt you too much when criting?

Trying out the build now and I fell in love with totems..


Since the crit chance loss from controlled destruction doesn't apply to the base chance the net loss is actually really small, with diamond flask up it can mean dropping from like 90% effective crit down to like 83%, with 5 totems all rolling their own chance to crit, it's really not noticeable.

As for Shimmeron, totem builds take no damage from them since it's the totems themselves critting, not you, and they don't take the damage since it's you wielding it not them.
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Completed 24 ChallengesCarrmatt93 wrote:
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Completed 6 ChallengesSirLovi wrote:
Why do you go for so much crit chance and then use Controlled Destruction?
Doesn't Shimmeron hurt you too much when criting?

Trying out the build now and I fell in love with totems..


Since the crit chance loss from controlled destruction doesn't apply to the base chance the net loss is actually really small, with diamond flask up it can mean dropping from like 90% effective crit down to like 83%, with 5 totems all rolling their own chance to crit, it's really not noticeable.

As for Shimmeron, totem builds take no damage from them since it's the totems themselves critting, not you, and they don't take the damage since it's you wielding it not them.


to add, if you use molten shell or lighting warp it can damage you, but nothing a flask cant manage
That's all correct.
In case of extreme danger you can switch weapons to immediately stop the damage from shimmerons.
Leveling section with 30, 60, 90 point trees and wands prior to end-game would be cool.
All that and a bag of chips!
Looking into my first totem build ever and Arc totem seems nice. Would also appreciate a brief leveling guide if possible.

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