[3.12] Aura Stacker CI - 50ex Budget Guide | Upgrades to 500ex budget | Immortal
This is a build starting template. This is inspired from Zaedulus from Reddit.
You must reach 75% reduced Mana reserved (its easy), or the build won't work with CI
POB - Path of building fork
50ex 3.56 Aura effect - Level 90
75ex 4.0 Aura effect - Level 95
500ex High budget spark
120ex Budget Spark, 3.65 aura effect, upgrade clusters for 4.0, see upgrades section
I recommend the immortal transition as soon as possible, try at level 96 using 2 Voices and when you have 4.0 aura effect. See the last section. The guide will show how to attain 4.0 aura effect.
Which Skill to use
Arc vs Spark vs Ethereal Knives
Vaal Arc - Has good clear, chains, great boss and single target DPS, Vaal arc is good for legions, strongboxes and bosses
Spark - It expensive, needs more Reduced mana reserved and helm enchant
Spark needs Malevolence aura and it gets costly to run it at budget
Spark has good clear, back and front, and good preloading of DPS in bosses and Very High DPS in long fights
Ethereal Knives - Great clear, expensive.
You need to use Watcher's eye with Physical to lightning conversion.
This watcher's eye costs 10 exalts
If you want to use EK, just remove arc and use this. The build is the same. No change to items.
Ball lightning - It gets complicated, you don't want that at budget.
Hollow palm Smite is great
Hollow palm Ice Crash, Consecrated path
Hollow palm anything
You just have to stack dexterity. Take every dexterity on the tree. And you will be level 90 in no time.
Watch the Hollow Palm guide.
After you are done, sell the Hollow Palm, they will sell quick.
DPS DPS DPS
DPS for 50 exalt Aura stacker.
2.5 million DPS without flasks.
6 million with flasks and Aspect of the Avian's Might
8 Million Vaal Haste DPS burst for bosses
10 million Vaal Arc dps, will completely wipe Legion and large packs.
89% All resistance
16k Evasion, 80% Evade chance
48% Physical damage reduction from Guardian ascendancy
Immune to Ignite/Freeze/Shock
60% Movement speed
All resistance will become 90 as you increase your aura effect
Prism Guardian with CI
We acquire more than 75% reduced mana reserved from Tree, Items and Jewels.
And prism guardian provides 25% reduced mana for skills socketed inside.
Hence Skills inside prism guardian have 100% reduced mana reserved.
And since Prism has Blood Magic, it will reserve 0 life. Auras in Prism are free.
Zealotry in Prism Guardian, a 50% mana aura is now 0 mana.
Assuming aura effect is 4
Don't forget to pick Guardian Ascendancy. This will give you 64% physical damage reduction. 16% for each 16 of the auras. Then multiply that by 4. Also regen and curse reduced on you.
Necromancer gives 8% cast speed for every aura. For 16 auras you get 64% more cast speed. Here 2 is multiplied by 4. Your aura effectiveness.
Aura effectiveness can be checked in POB.
Go to Calc section and in the drop down select any aura.
The middle widget will display Aura effect mod.
Items, get cheaper versions
9 jewels with reduced mana reserved corruption
You can buy an jewel.
Most of the Jewels have INTELLIGENCE. Because intelligence will give you a lot of energy shield.
You can buy any jewel high intelligence or energy shield or % maximum energy shield.
One Conqueror's Efficiency.
One Watcher's eye, for DPS. Please buy any watcher's eye that you like. See this link for possible rolls
Two large cluster Jewels and one Voices
5 Medium cluster jewels with First Among Equals, get jewel with 5 passive nodes for budget. Upgrade to 6 passive nodes soon.
2 Medium cluster jewels like this. Uncompromising and Sublime form. They will make Determination and Grace aura free.
Why STORMRIDER on cluster jewel
The above large cluster jewel has StormRider, this will give you free Power charges.
Get a large cluster jewel with Stormrider + Any other notable/option. You only need 2 notables. You can get 3 if you have the budget.
Saqawal's Nest - This chest gives 10% reduced mana reserved and plus to all attributes. Get a chest with 50+ to all attributes
Alpha's Howl - 8% reduced mana reserved, +2 to socketed auras, immune to freeze
Nebulis - Damage scales based on resistance over 75%, we have 89% resistance. So this gives us 560% increased damage.
Maligaro's gloves - Good gloves for DPS
Call of the brotherhood - Wrath aura increases lightning damage, then we convert this to cold using this ring and then double the dps using Hatred aura.
Prism guardian - free auras with 75% reduced mana reserved
Sin Trek - Cheap boots with high ES, Or Buy a rare boots with 150 energy shield. Sin Trek isn't needed. It easy to get Sin Trek. Also its easy to get Sin trek with +1 corrupted to all socketed gems.
Belt - Stygian vise for jewel socket, strength, intelligence, energy shield, open suffix to craft Aspect of the Avian
Amulet - Redeemer amulet for 6% reduced mana reserved, shaper influence for Clarity
Make sure to hit 155 strength through items and jewels, else Determination Aura can't reach level 20.
Budget gem links
Make sure that all your skill gems have 20% quality, else build may fail.
Vaal Arc - Spell Echo - Controlled Destruction - Arcane Surge Support - Cold Penetration - Inspiration Support
Anomalous Etheral Knives - Spell Echo - Controlled destruction - Arcane Surge - Anomalous Inspiration support - Anomalous Physical to lightning support
You can also remove controlled destruction and use cold penetration.
Discipline - Smite - Hatred - Vitality
Anomalous Purity of Fire - Anomalous Purity of Lightning - Purity of Ice - Enhance support
Divergent Precision - Grace - Determination - Anomalous Purity of Elements
Dread Banner - Molten Shell - Flame Dash
Vaal Haste - Zealotry - Wrath
Use Phasing flask for Heists
You need to have a jewel like this for the flask to give you 10% more damage
Adds fire damage to spells
Adds fire damage to spells while holding a Shield.
You can also get this on the Nebulis.
The Nebulis implicit must say Adds Fire Damage to SPELLs.
Must add to spells. Not "Adds Fire damage", this is wrong.
Amulet Crafting guide
Buy two Agate amulets first Shaper and another Reedemer influence
Chaos spam till you get Grants Level 22 Clarity on Shaper amulet
Chaos spam the Redeemer amulet till you get 4-5% reduced mana reserved.
If you don't want to chaos spam, just buy from the market. Clarity and RMR amulets. Total 100c. Cheaper actually.
Make sure first Amulet has only 1 Shaper modifier, Grants Level 22 Clarity!
Make sure second amulet has only 1 Redeemer modifier, 4-5% reduced mana reserved
If you are confused about this, please see craftofexile.com
Or just buy this amulet form the market.
Use Awakener orb
Divine it for 5 mana reduced reserved.
Use Fertile catalyst to make it 20%, so that you get 6% reduced mana reserved
Craft 20% Maximum energy shield in the open prefix. Hopefully your amulet has an open prefix.
If your amulet doesn't have an open prefix, then use Bestiary to remove a prefix and add to suffix.
On the open prefix craft 20% maximum energy shield.
With a total of 75% Reduced Mana reserved, Auras in Prism Guardian become free
Reduced Mana Reserved Chart, total 75
IMPORTANT: The open suffix should be belt only. This open suffix will be used for Crafting Aspect of the Avian. Craft in Bestiary using Saqawal first of the sky.
Upgrades 1 - Level 95
6-Node clusters, big upgrade!
Five of these, or six of these
Five cluster jewels like this, they will cost 2-3ex. Buy them or craft them with base.
One cluster with Uncompromising
One cluster with Sublime form.
You can also buy a cluster with both Uncompromising and sublime form. And use Six First among equals 25% clusters.
This should help you reach 4.0 aura effect break-point.
Here after all math is for 4.0 aura effect.
Defense Priority Gems
Anomalous dread banner
Gives you 85% chance to evade attacks and 8% damage reduction at 4x aura effect
This will give you 56k armor with Enhance support 4.
Get 8% quality Anomalous grace, cheaper, this put you over 100% ignite and shock avoidance. Immunity.
Anomalous purity of fire and lightning should already provide you 80% avoidance and grace will top it off.
Juicy DPS Gems
Biggest DPS Boost
Divergent Purity of Ice and Divergent Purity of Elements
Buy Ice first then elements.
Link in Boots/Gloves.
Enhance support level 4 - Divergent purity of ice - Divergent Purity of Elements - Divergent Determination
Divergent Purity of ice will give 32 cold pen
Divergent purity of elements will 32 ele pen
But if your gloves/helm has +1 to level of all socketed gems. You get 40 pen each. Total 80 pen. This will double your dps.
Divergent Vitality gives 80% spell damage
Divergent precision gives 40% spell damage. Never use in groups/friends
Anomalous Level 21 Discipline gives 40% spell damage at full energy shield
Divergent Level 21 Smite for DPS hit, harder hits
Anomalous Inspiration Support, more crit chance
Helm +2 aura gems
+1 to level of socketed gems, 10% more damage
+1 to level of socketed gems
Rings - Get anything, just remove the useless cold and lightning resistance
Simplex Amulet with Clarity and 7% rmr
Pure Talent Jewel
Helm with +2 aura corruption
Helm with Enchant, Reduced mana reserved for hatred/wrath/zealotry/malevolence/haste
so that you can switch to Spark and run Malevolence.
Headhuner or The Torrent's Reclamation
To remove stygian vise, you should get 1% reduced mana else where.
Also get strength some where else, jewels or Pure Talent jewel
You have 3 options to switch to Headhunter
4 exalt - Buy a 2nd Voices, remove jewel from stygian vise, put it in Voices
You will have Two Voices and One Large cluster jewel.
Option - 2
Simplex amulet like this, 10ex - 30ex - 100ex, all budget available
Option - 3
30 exalt - Buy a 1% Reduced Mana reserved Conqueror's efficiency.
Throw away Stygian vise
Use Torrent's reclamation
Get any rare boots with 100+ energy shield. And on the suffix craft Aspect of the avian.
Ideally get a pair of boots with 150+ energy shield
You could also choose to get Tailwind + Elusive boots.
Headhunter good for Legion, Beyond Map
Torrent's reclamation Good for everything else
How to farm your own 1% reduced mana reservation
Do Heist contracts. Only do Lock-picking, Perception and Counter Thaumaturgy
And loot the Jewellery/Rings chest. It has purple ring icon.
You will get lots of jewels. Corrupt them.
Abyss jewels, Farm Trap disarmament and open only Abyss jewels.
You can use dense fossils and then corrupt after you get +energy shield.
If you corrupt 40 jewels, one will have 1% reduced mana reserved on average.
Move your gems around to get 90% lightning resistance, 86% cold and 86% fire
Use a Basalt flask, taste of haste flask. Never die in T19 100% delirious maps.
You will have 64% physical damage mitigation
Basalt gives 15%
Taste of haste gives 20%
You will take no physical damage, very less.
Also you will be evading most of the attacks.
My build at Level 99, Defensive tank setup. Rare shield version With Transcendence.
I will update this guide daily on how to upgrade slowly to 500ex budget
Last edited by Akshay on Dec 28, 2020, 4:11:14 AM
Last bumped on Feb 6, 2021, 1:55:53 PM
on Nov 14, 2020, 7:17:26 PM
Could you please help me understand how to use Prism Guardian when you pick CI?
on Nov 15, 2020, 10:23:20 AM
You need to stack 75% reduced reserved mana.
Prism guardian provides 25% reduced mana for gems socketed inside it
So this is total 100% reduced mana
But prism reserves life, so it reserves 0 life. And you have 1 life. You have more life than needed to reserve auras in prism guardian.
Last edited by Akshay on Nov 15, 2020, 11:15:18 AM
on Nov 15, 2020, 10:57:44 AM
Hey, why both amulet and belt need open sufix to craft avian? it is correct or mistake?
on Nov 15, 2020, 3:26:19 PM
I just verified, You can't craft Aspect of the avian on the amulet. It has to go on the belt.
Because amulet has Grants Clarity. And an item can't have two Grants skill mods.
Last edited by Akshay on Nov 15, 2020, 7:20:59 PM
on Nov 15, 2020, 3:31:58 PM
it took me whole day to finish the build,
I would be grateful if You can help me with damage, arround 30-50ex left, no yewel eye yet, but still, damage is really bad, i finished simulacrum, fortunately bosses came @ wave ~17 not 20 xD but blue/yellow mobs needs a lot of time to kill. i need dmg to do 100% delirium mobs lvl84 maps in less than 10 minutes.. ;)
ah, here is my profile: xMarox, 95 ascendant public
Last edited by xMarox on Nov 15, 2020, 8:39:59 PM
on Nov 15, 2020, 8:39:25 PM
Could you make a PoB specific to the Spark version by chance please?
on Nov 15, 2020, 9:03:56 PM
Ok buy the Watcher's eye and then upgrade your cluster jewels to 6 passive clusters.
Then divergent ice/elements with enhance support.
And get boots with +1 level of socketed gems. Use this. This will double your dps.
Yes will add this soon today. You remove Vaal molten shell and slap Malevolence and get a helm enchat. Any enchant works hatred/zealtory/haste/wrath/malevolence. 15% reduced mana reserved enchant.
Last edited by Akshay on Nov 16, 2020, 2:25:49 AM
on Nov 16, 2020, 2:24:22 AM
This is for Spark with budget POB
Using two voices, because its cheaper than Conqueror's efficiency 1%
Also helm enchant, any helm enchant work. Haste/Zealotry/Wrath/Hatred/Malevolence
And healthy mind 1%, its a trick to get more mana.
unlink purity of ice from enhance in this setup
To upgrade this, just upgrade all your cluster jewels to get 4x breakpoint.
Last edited by Akshay on Nov 16, 2020, 10:10:22 AM
on Nov 16, 2020, 9:39:42 AM
How would you level this build?
on Nov 16, 2020, 12:31:31 PM