1mpact, glad to know this build is capable of surviving in invasion. Added your advice to the first post.
Difference in party is wierd, never noticed it. Additional monster evasion? Shouldn't be. Some sync issues may be?
Raikudou, get gear with mana regen and max mana. Level clarity more. Make sure you don't use supports that increase ST mana cost beside GMP (for example, life on hit). If nothing helps, replace GMP with LMP or use mana flasks. At higher levels take Mana Flows notable in duelist area, it should solve mana issues.
As I wrote earlier, shadow version has more damage, but less mana. This "less" seems to be significant.
Start with whatever spell you like. Switch to Cast-on-Crit setup at level 31 or a bit later. Level fireball even if you don't use it. If you use searing bond for leveling 24-31, you might want to take elemental equilibrium early.
"Start with whatever spell you like."
I think it would be nice if you could show us some examples what we could use. I started this build on a LvL 60 Shadow where my tree got resetet, so i could instand use anything. The only problem i see with this build is to get a 5L+. Im currently playing in Ambush and really want to start with your build. But im afraid that i wont be able to find a 5L+, because its the Keystone of this Build. No 5L=NO CoC AB/FB.
It's really "whatever spell you like". "Whatever spell" example? Firestorm, flameblast, freezing pulse... Searing bond on level 24. Even spell is not necessary, you can spectral throw 2-handers till Cruel.
Just seen level 35 Eva/ES 5L for 5 chaos in ambush on poe.xyz. Starting with 4L is possible too, but it will be weaker, and you shouldn't get EE keystone while using 4L.
What's your opinion on the "TK's ST CoC Shadow" build in the shadow section?
It's so similar to mine that I can't help but like it xD
Same core, different fine-tuning. More offensive (glass-cannon) weapon choice - less block, more crit. Ice spear in place of my concentrated effect - makes sense without elemental equilibrium. I believe that my version is better, but I may be wrong.