3.4 Delve Arc Totem over 2 Million Shaper DPS with less than 1-2 Ex investment!

You can always visit me on my Stream!

Here is a Tradesearch for those, that are looking for Endgame Wands! If they are to expensive for you, you can change the "count 4" to "count 3" on the top right in the "filter" selection. https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Delve/r0l2dzCQ


Here is a Pastebin with the best possible Itemsetup and Gem Setup for Endgamebosses like Shaper or Uberelder (since we can't shock endgame bosses we swap into ele focus for those) ps: i did not for my shaper kills. For sure there are even better ones with the new fossils, but fossil mods aren't implemented in pob yet. https://pastebin.com/hVY1J9Hm

Since i am not a hardcore player i can't really give you the "best" tree for hardcore, but for hardcore i would try this passiv tree! https://pastebin.com/c9UDPeMs

Since the passive tree on the page isn't updated yet i can't do a lvling tree. You should follow the following big Nodes: Retribution, Discipline and Training, Light of Divinity, Holy Dominion, Devotion, Overcharge, Ancestral Bond, Righteous Army, Spiritual Aid, Quick Recovery, (Mind Over Matter and the following Mana Nodes) don't spec into MoM before you got like 1k+ unreserved Mana!, Shamanistic Fury, Arcanist Dominion, Heart and Soul, Annihilation, Shaman's Dominion, Cruel Preparation, Lord of the Dead, Instability, Heart of Thunder, Throatseeker, Crackling Speed, Written in Blood, Doom Cast and so on. (Precision, Celestial Judgement and the "rare" Jewel Socket are the Last 3 big nodes you should specc into!)

As mentioned in the title above i am going to showcase you my very cheap and SSF-viable Arc Totem build.

I planed to start with a caustic arrow build because the pathfinder rework aswell as the caustic arrow rework look pretty good. But as you all might now everyone and their mother gonna play caustic arrow so the required items to scale this type of build into endgame will be very expensive. So the caustic arrow build will not be a great leaguestarter.

Let's start with the build. With some small changes on the passive tree (mostly the lightning nodes) you will be able to play any totembuild you want with this tree and gear.

Pro's
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-Cheap
-SSF viable cause no required uniques
-Many ways to push this build into endgame
-Save (cause totems and mom)

Con's
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-Totemplaystyle isn't for everyone
-Constantly replaycing totems against AOE bosses can be annoying

Path of Building

Bandits:
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Help Alira

Ascendancy
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-Normal Lab: Pursuit of Faith
-Cruel Lab: Ritual of Awakening
-Merc Lab: Conviction of Power
-Uber Lab: Divine Guidance

Gem-Links:
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6l Chest:
-Spell Totem Support, Arc, Inc. Crit. Strikes, Added Lightning, Controlled Destruction, Lightning Penetration (faster casting or ele focus can be used depends on playstyle)
Essence Worm:
-Wrath
4l Boots/Gloves/Helmet:
-Conductivity, Arcane Surge (lvl 12), Spell Cascade, Increased Duration
-CWDT (lvl 1), Immortal Call (lvl 3), Increased Duration, Vaal Haste (if you want max lvl you will need some dex on your gear or tree)
-Phaserun, Empower, Increased Duration Vaal Grace
3l Weapon/Shield:
-Flame Dash, Faster Casting, Portal
-Summon Lightning Golem, Minion Life, Minion and Totem Elemental Resistance


Items
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Weapons:

Look for a rare Kris or Wand with inc. Spell Damage, Lightning Damage to Spells, inc. Crit Chance for Spells and/or Global Crit Multi
You can either dual whield 2 of them or go for a Spirit Shield with inc. Spell Damage, inc. Cast Speed, inc. Crit Chance for Spells and/or some maximum Life

Helmet:

Look for a rare helmet with maximum Life, some resistance and maybe some Mana/Int, for and Upgrade you can Look out getting a Bone Helmet because the Minion Damage will also affect you since we are playing with Spiritual Aid.

Body Armour:

Look for a rare body armour with some life and resistances for the start and later change to a shaper chest with the shaped suffix "Spells have +#% to Critical Strike Chance" (the higher the better). The mods "#% of Damage is taken from Mana before Life" and "Recover #% of Maximum Mana on Kill" are also good for the build.

Gloves:

Maligaro's Virtuosity or any rare gloves with maximum life and resistances

Boots:

Look for rare boots with maximum life, resistances and min. 20% movementspeed

Amulet:

Marylene's Fallacy for free Culling Strike and some DPS push or any rare amulet with maximum life, crit multi, crit chance, resistances.

Rings:

Essence Worm is highly recommended for a "free" wrath aura which gives us almost 20% increased damage!!!
The other ring you should aim for a diamond or opal ring with maximum life, resistances and some dex.

Belt:

Look for a rare belt with maximum life and some resistances. You can aim for a Stygian Vise for a free Abyss Jewel but it's not really needed.

Flasks:

Divination Distillate for some quantity bonus as it's a leaguestarter you want to make currency right ;) But you can also use a normal Hybrid Flask to be more "save"
The Wise Oak but make sure that lightning resistance is your highest resistance otherwise the flask will not work!
A Silver and a Diamond Flask with Anti Bleed and Anti Freeze and a Quicksilver Flask with inc. Duration or inc. Effect

Jewels:

1x Clear Mind not needed but will give us mana reg and round about 8% dmg increase.
The other slots we want to fill with Abyss Jewels with the following mods:
-Maximum life
-Crit Chance
-Crit Multi
-Flat Lightning Damage to Spells

Leveling
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For leveling i would recommend using Freezing Puls from lvl 2-12, Arc selfcast from lvl 12 till you got the "Ancestral Bond" node on the passiv tree. Than you can fully switch to Arc Totems


Since this is my first ever made guide i would really appreciate any comments or constructive criticism. You can also always check my stream and talk with me about the build, ask questions or anything else ;)


Last edited by Bourgee on Sep 21, 2018, 1:09:13 AM
Last bumped on Sep 21, 2018, 5:05:32 PM
Hey I'm very interested in follow your build. Was wondering if you could make a quick addition to your POB to manage trees. E.G the first 20 points go this way, after that this way and so forth. Don't want to go for the wrong points early.

Appreciate the work, thanks!
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Completed 9 Challengesexguerrero wrote:
Hey I'm very interested in follow your build. Was wondering if you could make a quick addition to your POB to manage trees. E.G the first 20 points go this way, after that this way and so forth. Don't want to go for the wrong points early.

Appreciate the work, thanks!


+1 that would be great.
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Completed 9 Challengesexguerrero wrote:
Hey I'm very interested in follow your build. Was wondering if you could make a quick addition to your POB to manage trees. E.G the first 20 points go this way, after that this way and so forth. Don't want to go for the wrong points early.

Appreciate the work, thanks!

it's easy.
first you get nodes that benefits spell damage and survival.
then about lvl 30, when you are ready to switch from self cast to totems, you start investing in totem nodes.
as simple as that. at least, it's my way of bulidng chars like this.
Hallo,

i don´t see any 2+ million dps. POB shows 450k dps. How do you count the ammaunt of dps?
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Completed 12 Challengesthe_Arkain wrote:
Hallo,

i don´t see any 2+ million dps. POB shows 450k dps. How do you count the ammaunt of dps?


The dps you see from arc is per totem. You can have four totems with this build.
I messed around with utilizing Spiritual Aid and got up to 500k DPS per totem. Lost a little bit of EHP, but it might be worth playing around with some.

You can also wear a bone helmet base and push the damage up further.

https://pastebin.com/vTdb1D8L
Last edited by Rzarazor49 on Aug 30, 2018, 5:20:43 PM
How are you shocking Shaper?
You would have to take 10% of his HP per hit to apply a 50% shock.
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Completed 34 ChallengesRzarazor49 wrote:
I messed around with utilizing Spiritual Aid and got up to 500k DPS per totem. Lost a little bit of EHP, but it might be worth playing around with some.


5 extra skill points for about a 10% damage increased per totem doesn't really seem worth while.
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Completed 12 ChallengesTroy1191 wrote:
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Completed 34 ChallengesRzarazor49 wrote:
I messed around with utilizing Spiritual Aid and got up to 500k DPS per totem. Lost a little bit of EHP, but it might be worth playing around with some.


5 extra skill points for about a 10% damage increased per totem doesn't really seem worth while.


Well, with a bone helmet with a 40% roll it adds about another 30k dps on top

https://pastebin.com/BGHNhNQt
Last edited by Rzarazor49 on Aug 30, 2018, 10:05:13 PM

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