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Check out this builds successor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3147914

Unfortunately, this build is dead for now. I've already planned the Hierophant switch long before the 3.15 announcement, but all the nerfs just solidified this change. I might revive this build if it's ever reasonable to do so, but for now the Hierophant version is just overall better.

I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who gave feedback, supported or criticized the build and spread the word about it over all those years! It would've never gotten this far without any of you and that really means a lot to me <3


Advantages of the Hierophant build:

‣ Transfiguration of Mind and an extra 10% of Damage taken from Mana before Life come from the Ascendancy. This makes gearing easier and allows us some different choices for an endgame build.

‣ Elementalist has lost its Ailment Immunity, while Hierophant still has 50% reduced Effect of non-damaging Ailments. Together with the Anointed Flesh nodes, we can still reach 100% reduced Freeze/Chill Effect and 70% for the other non-damaging Ailments.

‣ We don't need golems any longer. They didn't just take up sockets, but they also often died when you needed their buffs the most. The setup is way more stable with Hierophant.

‣ More single target damage. Arc is a good clearing skill, but getting it to deal good single target damage took way too much effort for a beginnerfriendly build. The Hierophant build fixes that by using Ball Lightning for single target, which technically would've been possible with this build aswell, but would've required a second Staff on weapon swap to fit everything in. That felt pretty clunky while testing and I just generally wanted to avoid this.


3.14 Witch POB (up until 3.15 start): https://pastebin.com/r3EEZjCa


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Last edited by Enki91 on Jul 22, 2021, 12:02:31 PM
Hi, i came back after some time to try the game again, and i somehow stumbled into your thread.

I like the concept of Arc. It reminds of the old days in another game :)
After reading your guide i have some questions.

Is it possible to play this as EB + CoD build? (im sure its possible, but do you think its worth it? With all auras running, my mana pool would be reduced by a lot...)
Im not very rich and CoD is probably the only good item i have, thats why im asking :P

I would have to safe currency for a long time to buy both, catalyst and invitation. Thats why i hope i can use a rare belt to gain some extra life, mana and res + a wand with 1% leech from catharina.

Is 1% leech enough with and without Vaal Pact? Can Vaalpact really safe me vs reflect mobs? (i never used this node, so i have no idea)

Would be nice to get some feedback.

Merry Christmas
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Zentr0x wrote:
Hi, i came back after some time to try the game again, and i somehow stumbled into your thread.

I like the concept of Arc. It reminds of the old days in another game :)
After reading your guide i have some questions.

Is it possible to play this as EB + CoD build? (im sure its possible, but do you think its worth it? With all auras running, my mana pool would be reduced by a lot...)
Im not very rich and CoD is probably the only good item i have, thats why im asking :P

I would have to safe currency for a long time to buy both, catalyst and invitation. Thats why i hope i can use a rare belt to gain some extra life, mana and res + a wand with 1% leech from catharina.

Is 1% leech enough with and without Vaal Pact? Can Vaalpact really safe me vs reflect mobs? (i never used this node, so i have no idea)

Would be nice to get some feedback.

Merry Christmas

Hi, and Merry Christmas!

CoD will be possible, but you'll have to drop one aura, either PoL or HoI, i'd recommend dropping the ladder.

VP does save you against reflect, especially when combined with the maxres of PoL and popping your Topaz flask. With only 1% leech it gets kinda funky though, i would in the meantime replace Empower with Life Leech until you can afford the Catalyst/Invitation setup.
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Thx for the fast reply,
i will go with the LL Gem, should make it much easier to find a cheap Wand with decent stats.
When i drop HoI, i can replace it with Arctic Armor and i wont need an unset ring for know. Gives me more choices for this slot.
Suddenly this build is affordable, for me ;)

thx again!
Last edited by Zentr0x on Dec 25, 2014, 12:09:59 PM
Nice guide!

I want to ask you a question: what's your opinion on apep's rage?
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Chrispherto wrote:
Nice guide!

I want to ask you a question: what's your opinion on apep's rage?

Apeps is great, but not for this build. The mana cost jumps to 170 mana/cast which is simply unsustainable. DPS is at 38.5k fully charged and it's bit less exposure to reflect, but yeah, the mana cost.
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You tried with Pledge? If so how much dps you got? Nice Build btw!
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funkeherkules wrote:
You tried with Pledge? If so how much dps you got? Nice Build btw!

Thanks! Unfortunately i do not have a Pledge of Hands to hand, so i can't test it, but it's most likely beaten out by dual Catalyst.
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