[3.7] The "Ultimate" SOULREND / ESSENCE DRAIN Occultist Build. LEAGUE STARTER #1! UBER Elder Carry!

Just popping in to share my current gear.

After upgrading from a 6L bow with no relevant mods to a +3 with empower, some delirium gloves I made and general ES improvements I feel ridiculously powerful. I was comfortably doing deathless uber elder before any of these upgrades and now I'm just cleaning house everywhere. T16 vaal temple, insane 8 mod guardians, uber atziri, shaper, uber elder, all super easy and smooth AND can clear all map mods no problem.



(POB: https://pastebin.com/qiQRXgwx)
So from what I gather your rocking a 6L Soulrend for clear and the 4L ED + 6L Bane is for bosses/difficult encounters?

How does Soulrend feel compared to just rocking a 6L Bane + 4L ED? I been using vixens for doing more curses and mostly just using Bane.

It's fine for the content I am currently doing but just a little tired of Bane spam.
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is anyone playing the ED/Contaigon variant or am I the only one?
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Syntaxsmurf wrote:
is anyone playing the ED/Contaigon variant or am I the only one?

Some people are still sticking to ED
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Angry on the Cerberus & shield build the PoB has wither on the shield where is that coming from?
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Jasskin wrote:
Angry on the Cerberus & shield build the PoB has wither on the shield where is that coming from?

It's most like pseudo wither since it's from Ascendancy but not the actual skill gem. It's there for calculation purposes. Because I don't think PoB does wither calculation from Occultist tree.
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Jasskin wrote:
Angry on the Cerberus & shield build the PoB has wither on the shield where is that coming from?

Yeah for simulating withering presence
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Hello,

I tried a little bit of everything during leveling and maps/delve :

- ED + contagion with Bane for bosses - 3 curses in aura + malevolence and Discipline + arctic armour
- Bane in 6L
- Soulrend and ED for bosses and 2 curses in aura (Soulrend consumes a lot!!) the 3rd curse is used by Bane on bosses.

I used a lot of points to reduce my mana reservation for my auras.

Here is the stuff I currently have. Knowing that as soon as my Shavronne's is 6L I will move my Clarity on my boots instead of Controlled Destruction and I will add an Empower with ED.

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What do you think of that?

I currently have 8500+ ES
I think I can easily reach 10000+ ES with some expensive items.

I find Soulrend much more convenient for quickly farming maps, while ED is safer for bosses.
Last edited by toasterdu77 on Mar 25, 2019, 10:42:56 AM
So I've been running this build on CI all the way since I hit maps (lvl 70). I'm now 91, and I Kept swapping various supports.
For now I temporary settled with:
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PoB link for exact build: https://pastebin.com/B4jYfSyJ , around 380k shaper dps
I have invested in some mana nodes, aura effectiveness, mana mods on gear, and maxed Clarity to sustain Soulrend spam for both clearing and bosses, and it's amazing!

With Cast speed of 0.61 sec it's more than enough to keep DoT 100% of time pn whole screen, even while dodging and shooting from weird angles.

I have 9.5k ES, but there still tons of room for improvement like proper 6L +600 es chest. Then I might respec to (wand + shield) with even better es and way more spell damage. Even something cheap like this would be an upgrade:
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