[3.12] Hasunic's ED/C CI Trickster | Glancing Blows | Leaguestarter | Ailment Immunity | 1H + Shield

Introduction

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You will start in Act1 to Act 3 Library playing Caustic Arrow and switch to spellslinger using Soul Rend + Essence Drain + Contagion.
You will use Spellslinger until you have completed Uber Lab and want to switch to CI. Usually this is around T9-T11


How Does Essence Drain work? It spreads through Contagion!
So later when you selfcast, you will first cast contagion and then Essence Drain.



Path of Building: https://pastebin.com/C0pr8gWF
Updated for 3.12
I have made my filters public, use at your own risk.

You need to download Path of Building Community at: https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases

The PoB includes multiple passive trees, gear setups and have a huge info section that includes leveling tips, how to transition to spellslinger and later to selfcast + transitioning from life to Chaos Innoculation. (look the spoiler)
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Multiple Passive Trees
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Multiple Gear Choices
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Huge Note Section with Leveling-, Transitioning and Crafting tips
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Video Guide: https://youtu.be/P_dNkbgLyxg

Ascendency + Bandits + Pantheon
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Bandits: Either help Alira or Kill all.
Helping Alira will make it easier to cap your resistances early, but killing all will save you respec points later.

Ascendency
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Pantheon:

Major:

Soul of Solaris

Minor:

Soul of Ralakesh.
- You can use Soul of Aberath before you are full CI. You shouldnt take burn damage while you have insane life regen.


Gem Setup + Action Bar Setup(lategame)
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ActionBar:
I cast Blight with lmb and I cast Contagion + Essence Drain with W -> E

I use withering step on Q and Vaal Blight on R. I have flame Dash bound to my thumb mousebutton(M5) and Shield Charge on Space.



Endgame Gem Setup
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SpellSlinger Setup
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- You cannot deviate from the chosen links because too high mana reserved otherwise

Soul Rend(3Link): SpellSlinger + Controlled Destruction + Void Manipulation

Essence Drain: SpellSlinger + Controlled Destruction + Void Manipulation

Contagion: + SpellSlinger

Frenzy + Curse on Hit + Despair

- Utility

Blight + Spell Totem + Multiple Totem Support + Faster Casting (You need the blight jewel for this to work to apply withered, otherwise use a Wither spell gem

Flame Dash + Arcane Surge

Smoke Mine



Leveling Caustic Arrow + Toxic Rain or Essence Drain links (TR/ED for extra single target dps) (Act 1 - Act 3 Library)
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Caustic Arrow + Pierce + Void Manipulatio, Mirage Archer or Volley Support

Toxic Rain + Void Manipulation + Ballista Totem Support / Mirage Archer Support

Or you can use a Essence Drain setup replacing the TR setup for single target.

Essence Drain + Void Manipulation(Act1) + Controlled destruction(act2)



Gear
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My gear in Harvest SSFHC
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All gear slots, crafting options, budget options and unique options
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Wand
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Good Mods: +1 Chaos Gems / Spell Gems, Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
Fossil Craft: Aberrant
Use Either a low ilvl(4) or a semi high(64) imbued wand
BenchCraft: Trigger Socketed Gems or Multimod+Trigger Socketed Gems and Spell Damage/Chaos damage

If you are having issues getting a good wand, you can use a Cane of Unraveling untill you do


Dont use the shield block nodes with this though, because they are wasted points.



Chest
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Before Going CI just look for high life on a base that you can get blue sockets on
FossilCraft CI Chest: Spam Dense Fossils for High ES/EVA.
Unique CI Chest(Cheap): Restless Ward.
Benchcraft: Ailment/stun Avoidance or Str/dex + Qual



Helmet
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Before going CI look for Life and Resistances

Good Unique: The Vertex

Fossil Crafts: Spam Dense Fossil for high Energy Shield

BenchCraft: Elemental Ailment Avoidance

Enchantment: Best in slot: Despair Curse effect. Essence Drain damage is ok, or reduced mana reserved from Discipline or Malevolence.




Shield
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Before CI. Look for high Life, +1 Chaos Gems, Spell damage and Elemental Resistance

Going CI: Look for high Energy Shield and maybe +1 chaos gems, elemtal Resistance.
Shaper Titanium Shield: Get 3-5% Energy Shield on Block

Fossil Craft: Spam Dense Fossils
Benchcraft: Spell Block / Block / ES / Quality

Useable Uniques: Atziri's Reflection.




Gloves
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Look for High Life or Energy Shield, Resistances.
If you are using hunter gloves, get 16% chaos damage over time multiplier.

You can craft a good 4link Essence Drain link by using a Essence of Delirium combined with multimod with +1 Area gems and +1 Projectile gems

For ailment avoidance: Benchcraft Elemental Ailment Avoidance




Boots
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Enchant: 80% chance to avoid being stunned if you've killed recently.
Cheap early Unique: Sin Trek
Look for: High Movement Speed, High life or ES, Resistances.
Later craft Shaper boots with Ailment Avoidance

Fossil Craft: Dense + Shuddering + Prismatic. You can add a Sanctified for expensive crafting.






Amulet
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Annoint: Late(Tranquility - Golden + Golden + Azure), Early:(Deflection - Opalescent + Teal + Sepia) or (Corruption Crimson + Black + Black)

Hunter Amulets can easily be crafted by spamming aberrant fossils.

Get High Life or ES and Resistance.
You should look for a Hunter Amulet as early as possible with +1 chaos/intelligence gems and maybe chaos dot multi.




Belt
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Get Bated Breath. It's just the easiest and best belt for this slot.

You can very lategame craft a Crusader Crystal Belt





Rings
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Look to get high Life (If you are not CI) or high Energy Shield (If you are CI)
Look to cap your Resistances and get the attributes you need

You can make a Crusader ring with 15% Energy Shield.



You can skip using Malevolence and use Skitterbots instead, so you can apply despair with the skitterbot ring




Flasks
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These are Extremely Important. Before you are immune to Elemental Ailments look for the following immunities in listed order:
Bleed, Freeze, Curse, Movement Speed and Shock

You should use a Life flask (Untill you are CI), Quartz Flask, Granite Flask, Quicksilver Flask and a Jade Flask. You can replace the Life flask with a Basalt Flask later.

You can replace Jade Flask with a Unique Flask ( Witchfire Brew while you are using Spellslinger!)






Jewels
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Unique Jewels

Watchers eye: - Malevolence(Damage over time multi), Malevolence(unaffected by bleed), Discipline(Faster recovery of Energy Shield) or Clarity(% of Mana as Energy Shield - You will need to fit a clarity gem to make this work)

Energy From Within(Near Melding cluster) and Spreading Rot(Near Mystic Bulwark Cluster)



Cluster Jewels
-Large Spell 8p cluster with Conjured Wall and Mage Hunter. You will need a last notable, but always ignore this. Getting the last notable will put Conjured Wall and Mage Hunter in the correct positions.

You can use a Chaos Damage Large jewel if you have enough spell block

Medium Clusters 4 or 5 points
Chaos Cluster: Get Wicked Pall, Eldrich Inspiration or Vile Reinvigoration or any of the 10% damage over time multiplier notables.

Small Cluster 2p
If you lack Elemental Ailment Avoidance get a Dodge cluster with Elegant Form
You can use a % increased ES cluster with Energy From Naught

Abyss Jewels
Only use 1 for Onslaught on kill + Energy Shield

Regular Jewels
Good mods: Energy Shield, Spell damage while carrying shield, Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier, Chaos Damage, Spell Damage, Increased Spell Damage, Increased Attack & Cast Speed, Resistances,







Game Play Tips, Switching playstyles and gear upgrade priority
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Switching from SpellSlinger to Selfcast ED/C

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- You shouldnt switch before you have all your 8 ascendency points. Selfcasting ED+C demands a high cast speed to not feel bad, and you will get this from Escape Artist and Ghost Shrouds
- You shouldnt switch before you can craft "trigger socketed gems when you use a skill" on your wand due to the following
- You can trigger Cold Snap to generate Frenzy Charges when enemies are killed in the chilled area
- You can trigger Tempest Shield to get extra block
- You can trigger Despair to auto-curse bosses and larger packs.


Switching from Life to CI

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You should ATLEAST have a Sadist Garb with T1 flat Energy Shield and Evasion + 70% crafted % Energy Shield & Evasion
You should ATLEAST have a 250 Energy Shield Hubris Circlet (Or a Vertex. Vertex is very good)
You should ATLEAST have a 330 Energy Shield Titanium Spirit Shield


Getting Elemental Ailment Immunity

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Gloves & Gloves: You can craft 20-25% Elemental Ailment Avoidance(Suffix Craft) (Recipe are in Siege)
Shaper Boots: Can roll 31-35% Elemental Ailment Avoidance on Suffix
Chests: Can crafts 35% Stun & Elemental Ailment Avoidance(prefix) - (Unlocked from unveiling Syndicate items)
Small Cluster Jewel: Attack Dodge jewels can roll 30% Elemental Ailment Avoidance (Elegant Form Notable)


Lategame Item Upgrade priority

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+1 Chaos Gems / 20+ Dot multi + Trigger Wand ->
Hunter Amulet (+1 Chaos gems / Intelligence gems)
Shaper Titanium Shield
Shaper Sorcerer Boots (for ailment immunity)
Crusader Energy Shield Rings

The following are not needed in anyway and requires HUGE investment to be better than their unique counterparts.
Hunter Hubris circlet with -9% chaos resistance
Crusader Crystal Belt



Showcase Videos
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Video Guide: https://youtu.be/P_dNkbgLyxg

Level 100 SSFHC + Awakener 8 / Toxic Sewer mapclear: https://youtu.be/4X5TyDvNlTA

SSFHC Uber Atziri / Alluring Abyss Clear: https://youtu.be/ZEIUSaloM90

SSFHC Cortex (100% Increased AoE, Onslaught, 400% crit/45% Crit Multi)
https://youtu.be/kV0KPXWYSHI

Act1 - Act 6 full run VoD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/716353772

Act1 - Act 6 Simulating 3.12 leaguestart VoD - 4link ED, 3link SR, 2link Contagion
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/742784212





New Spellslinger reservation multipliers
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Assumed the following

3rd link: Void Manipulation(120%), 4th/5th link: Efficacy/Controlled destruction(130%) and 6th link: Swift Affliction(125%)

If LMP is noted, it uses Lesser Multiple Projectiles as 3rd link(140%)

It uses the reduced mana reservation clusters as noted.

The 4% Means the 4% reduced mana reservation at CI

6% is a combination of the 4% reduced mana reservation at CI and the 2% reduced mana gem from act 8.




Leveling Passive Trees + Twink Uniques for faster leveling
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Levelling Passive Trees
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14 point
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30 points
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55 points
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75 points
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Look in the Path of Building included for the rest of the passive trees.


Twink Gear (Leveling Uniques)
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[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
Last edited by Hasunic on Sep 18, 2020, 3:58:31 PM
Last bumped on Sep 21, 2020, 10:38:27 AM
I will make a youtube video guide tomorrow, but it took me 4 hours to create the PoB and this guide, so releasing a youtube video now will not make sense and I still need to edit a lot.
[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
Awesome build/guide very well written thanks
I am gonna try mi first HC character with this build
i am not sure if i will go ssf tbh
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Elterco93 wrote:
Awesome build/guide very well written thanks
I am gonna try mi first HC character with this build
i am not sure if i will go ssf tbh


Thank you! If you are going HC, you might want to pick up some more early life points if you can and maybe path to Quick Recovery/Discipline and Training!

I'm done with the videoguide and it's being exported from my video program now. It should be ready around 9pm CET. :)
[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
The video is uploaded now :)
[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
Sweet. I did the life version using Darks guide this league and I really like ED/C. Did more content than with any other build in the two leagues I've played.

How does the CI build compare? My biggest complaint with the life build is random one shots. I hate dying.

How would damage and tankiness compare the the other version? Is this build 100% viable once Harvest is gone? Do you have to be good at crafting or is it trade friendly?
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drawmonster wrote:
Sweet. I did the life version using Darks guide this league and I really like ED/C. Did more content than with any other build in the two leagues I've played.

How does the CI build compare? My biggest complaint with the life build is random one shots. I hate dying.

How would damage and tankiness compare the the other version? Is this build 100% viable once Harvest is gone? Do you have to be good at crafting or is it trade friendly?


It is trade friendly.

Stacking loads of Energy Shield and getting CI Is much stronger due to the following reasons.

- You can't regen both Life and Energy Shield from your ED regen if you are hybrid, effectively cutting your eHP pool in half in longer fights / getting burned

- Energy Shield can stack much higher amounts of eHP than life can.

- Trading for these items are easy, but the titanium shield can be quite expensive. Like 5-15 exalts depending on earlier leagues.

- There's a bunch of 1c uniques that are realy good, but hard to get in SSF making it rather easy to trade for.

- The damage is lower than the bow counterparts (Mainly due to bows having easy access to +3 gems and 100% increased chaos damage over time multiplier from a 75% dot multi bow and a 25% dot multi quiver)

Very Lategame shieldcharge clears much faster than running, so having a wand and shield will clear faster.

Bow counterpart can't facetank Sirus, wand+shield can.

I feel like using CI (Due to also being immune to chaos damage) and having much better regen + ES On block making it a no choice between the 2 builds.
[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
Just a tip on ailment immunity : In Harvest you can get ailment avoidances crafted on jewels from T2 seeds. Stacking them opens up new opportunities.
Abyss jewels also has a chill/freeze avoidance mod.


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Dkodr wrote:
Just a tip on ailment immunity : In Harvest you can get ailment avoidances crafted on jewels from T2 seeds. Stacking them opens up new opportunities.
Abyss jewels also has a chill/freeze avoidance mod.




It's much easier just to stack to 100% from items.
You get 20% from passive tree, so you only need 80%

25% gloves/helmet = 70%

now you just need 30% from either chest, cluster jewel or boots.

The ailment avoidance on jewels are specific (freeze etc.) and does not include sapped, brittle or scorched.

It's much better stacking stun avoidance on jewels and trying to hit 100% (Since you already have 20% on the passive tree)
[3.9]Hasunic's Toxic Rain Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2712106
[3.7]Voidforge Flicker Strike Slayer: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2532214
[3.7]Oni-Goroshi Fire Vaal Reave Zerker: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2583978
Is there a compelling reason to switch out of Spellslinger instead of sticking with it?

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