[3.11] LL Dark Pact Totems Hierophant



3.11 changes:

-> Dropped nimbleness for anointed flesh.
-> Apep's change is actually a buff.
-> I will update the pob before league start assuming the pob version is updated.

Pob: https://pastebin.com/5B3c8Xsa

This build should be a good league starter. I'm 100% sure no one is going to play totems so the gear should be dirt cheap as well. Please feel free to suggest changes. Good luck!


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Pros:
Fast map clear
Great single target.
Easy to get going.
Scalable.

Cons:
NEEDS astral projector.


Introduction
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Astral Projector was introduced in 3.9 Metamorph league. It makes nova skills fire from a target point instead from the caster (or totem), making a lot of nova skills far better at clearing and less tedious to position for single target. Thanks to Mathil for the highlight.

I typically hate totem builds, but I wanted to make Omeyocan work and Hiero is the best ascendancy for mana stacking. That combined with The Ivory Tower release and astral projector made me wanna try totems. Shockwave totem was the go-to choice for astral projector, but Dark pact is more fun to me and seemed like a perfect as a totem skill.


PoB
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I'm using LocalIdentity's fork

https://pastebin.com/Kh0q3149

That's dps per totem.


Final Tree


Bandits
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Kill all


Ascendancy
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Pursuit of Faith > Ritual of Awakening > Divine Guidance > Sanctuary of Thought


Pantheon
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Lunaris/Solaris and Shakari.



Current Gear
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Jewels:



Gear slot analysis:
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Weapon:
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Pretty much your end game wand. I'll cost you a LOT more for an upgrade to a rare wand (check pob for the ideal rare wand). The chaos res on it also helps.


Helmet:
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Buy/Craft one with es, nearby enemies take increased chaos dmg and ideally chaos res. You need an hunter base (ilvl 85) for it. Use abberant and dense fossils on a hubris with the enchant.

BIS - Dark Pact cast speed.

Budget option: Any rare helmet with es and res.


Chest:
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Really good defensive chest if you have unreserved mana. The downside is, you need a lot of unreseved mana and high chaos res to not die as low-life. Make sure you have capped chaos res to avoid one shots from chaos mobs. In levelling the character to 96 in metamoph, I had a couple of deaths at most to chaos dmg.

Budget option while not low life: Any rare chest, Tabula Rasa.


Gloves:
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Fingerless gloves with es, res, chaos res.

Budget option: Anything with es, resists.


Boots:
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Don't use this unless you have enough mana regen, atleast with totems up.

BIS - Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you were Hit Recently.


Amulet:
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Anoint Ironwood - Free life and free damage from totem life.

Budget option: Anything with life, res, spell damage.


Belt:
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Spam dense fossils on crusader crystal belts or buy one. Look for ES recovery rate.

Budget option: Anything with ES, res.


Rings:
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ES, spell damage, mana, mana regen, res.

Budget option: Anything with life, res.


Flasks:
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Jewels:
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Gem Links
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You can run conc effect instead of inc AOE for clearing.












Videos:
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FAQ:
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Too expensive!
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You can start off as simple life based. LL takes time.



Changelog:
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Added guide?


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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 19, 2020, 2:29:49 PM
Last bumped on Jul 5, 2020, 4:23:39 AM
Great build! You got any tips on an intermediary passive tree while not LL?

As league starter, what do you think of leveling as Holy Flame Totem build and when you drop/buy astral projector make the change to the build?
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Great build! You got any tips on an intermediary passive tree while not LL?

The tree has very little ES on it, you can probably follow the same tree and get life gear instead of ES, before you switch to LL.

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As league starter, what do you think of leveling as Holy Flame Totem build and when you drop/buy astral projector make the change to the build?

I think I used holy flame totems all the way for levelling before I could equip Apep's. It should work fine.
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Hey!
Nice build do you clear all content ? sirus A8 etc...
and do you up this build for the 3.11 ty and gl.
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Hey!
Nice build do you clear all content ? sirus A8 etc...
and do you up this build for the 3.11 ty and gl.

Yup, I've done multiple deathless Sirus 8 and 350+ delving with it no problem. I have a video on sirus 8 (in 3.9). I won't be playing this build in 3.11 but unless the patch notes mention a nerf, it should be fine for 3.11.
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 18, 2020, 7:09:45 AM
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Last edited by fatfat664 on Jun 6, 2020, 7:26:25 PM
Wow! This build is unique. I am going to try and run this build as my starter.
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Wow! This build is unique. I am going to try and run this build as my starter.

Should be great as a starter. Good luck!
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do you may upgrade your poe skill tree for 3.11 ? or iam dump its from 3.10
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do you may upgrade your poe skill tree for 3.11 ? or iam dump its from 3.10

In the main guide? No. The yellow text is the only change I've made to the guide. The 3.11 tree is in the PoB.
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