[2.1]Contagion + Essence Drain . CI BUILD Full chaos + 2 Curses

Hi!

For the new Talisman League (Normal Mode) I decided to try the 3 new Chaos Damage Spells and 4 new Support Gems.

If you think I can improve something please tell me im new player^^ (2weeks)!



Passive Tree


Lvl 91 Tree

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAwMA34rpAkuuGyXZW20ZEVCX9CL0NblSU2wLpysdT5eVPV-TJ0yzvop_xu-I0B9FfqEvytMRlvk37-sOXLQMDkgHHtfPOw1q-uq6snBd8rcwlS5JsREPNAoNfCpTKwoUCfDVrJg3ZhEvE22P-klR99d0VSym62MmiOwYXECESFKvm6FfKpDWtUgsv4fLXGutSrtNGGp2ghXXp5vDbWf83V94L8gMhq51nnzltNFWY88VWAcWvw-raowki_VvwzrIFIngGYqbtaLZ5lj7CYTFsNiTH_baSRMaj9-wghCPpkSrVa4snA==




Important Stats:

-3 Jewel Sockets
-1 Additional Curse
-233% increased miximum Energy Shield
-240% increased chaos Damage
-102% increased Spell Damage
-134% increased Damage over Time




Skills and Links

Gems

5L/6L:Contagion + Void manipul + Rapid decay + Controlled destruction + Concentrated Effect +Empower

4L:Essence Drain + Void manipul + Rapid decay + Controlled destruction

4L:Wither + Spell totem + IncAoE + Abyssal Cry

3L+1S:Temporal Chains + Blasphemy + Vulnerability or Enfeeble + Discipline

3L:Cast when damage taken + Immortal Call + Wither

3L:vaal discipline + Inc duration+ vaal lightning trap


Gearing

Jewels

Eldritch Knowledge =+ 35% chaos dommage

Conqueror's Potency = 4% increased Effect of your Curses +8% increased effect of Flasks +3% increased effect of Auras you Cast

Energy From Within = (8 to 12)% increased maximum Energy Shield+Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield

Belt

Bated Breath = +(9 to 20) to maximum Energy Shield +10% increased Damage +(15 to 25) to Intelligence +(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield +50% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate






Any advice would be appreciated.
Last edited by thebisa on Dec 8, 2015, 6:23:42 PM
I think you accidentally did your build on the old passive tree.
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Untorten wrote:
I think you accidentally did your build on the old passive tree.
Hi i dont think ^^ u have to copy the link to passive skill planner ^^ .
Oh, got it, sorry. Planning to roll something like this myself.
Last edited by Untorten on Dec 9, 2015, 6:40:28 AM
I had a similar idea but am concerned about the survivability of the build in this form.

i get that your not meant to get hit in the 1st place but meh mistakes happen and well with no leech, no regen and well lets face it at start of new league no atziri flasks im not sure how this will hold up past lvl 60

I hit a road block when i thought about leech as i dont think u leech dmge on your degens so the only leech you can get is off the initial hit from essence drain.

I then looked at the regen path and well to be honest its not as much of a gimp as you might think as zealots oath isnt too far.

this is what i was thinking

Spoiler
http://exiletools.com/fullscreen-passive-skill-tree/AAAAAwABAW8EBw18DkgPqxEvEVARlhNtFAkV1xa_GGoZihpsGyUdTx8CIvQkiyaIKwospiy_Lag0CjW5NsU3Zj1fRnFJE0mxS65Ms1JTUq9WY1gHXEBca13yZ_xodGqMbAttGXWedoJ4L3zlf8aDCYRIhq6Hy4ngi3qPRo_6kNaTH5MnlKCXBpeVl_SboZ2uoS-i2acIpyunm7DYsZC0DLTRtUi3MLfWu027476AvorBxcM6w23EosgMyBTK088V18_YTdlb2mLbWd1f4vfmWOha6QLquutj7BjviPVv98H31_k3-ej-ug==


once you start getting some game changing items you change up the build with a handful of regrets + the respec u get anyways.

once you get 2 flasks you can back out of zealots oath and the regen nodes and spec into some flask and aura nodes.

and if your lucky enough to get a shavs then this build goes nuts.

not saying any build is better than the other im just trying to think of how im goinig be able to level without any survivability at all.

Just an FYI, you would save a point if you took written in blood cluster instead of melding because you don't need the corner pt going to CI. You will also gain 10 strength in the deal as well.

Also, you gain .02 % damage of the debuff as life with essence drain. Not sure if that will be enough or if it counts as leech which if it did you could use ghost reaver.
Last edited by StarMasterMaster on Dec 11, 2015, 5:52:01 AM
Hi

Someone test if Contagion is affected by aoe damage node?
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thebisa wrote:
Hi!

For the new Talisman League (Normal Mode) I decided to try the 3 new Chaos Damage Spells and 4 new Support Gems.

If you think I can improve something please tell me im new player^^ (2weeks)!



Passive Tree


Lvl 91 Tree

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAwMA34rpAkuuGyXZW20ZEVCX9CL0NblSU2wLpysdT5eVPV-TJ0yzvop_xu-I0B9FfqEvytMRlvk37-sOXLQMDkgHHtfPOw1q-uq6snBd8rcwlS5JsREPNAoNfCpTKwoUCfDVrJg3ZhEvE22P-klR99d0VSym62MmiOwYXECESFKvm6FfKpDWtUgsv4fLXGutSrtNGGp2ghXXp5vDbWf83V94L8gMhq51nnzltNFWY88VWAcWvw-raowki_VvwzrIFIngGYqbtaLZ5lj7CYTFsNiTH_baSRMaj9-wghCPpkSrVa4snA==




Important Stats:

-3 Jewel Sockets
-1 Additional Curse
-233% increased miximum Energy Shield
-240% increased chaos Damage
-102% increased Spell Damage
-134% increased Damage over Time




Skills and Links

Gems

5L/6L:Contagion + Void manipul + Rapid decay + Controlled destruction + Concentrated Effect +Empower

4L:Essence Drain + Void manipul + Rapid decay + Controlled destruction

4L:Wither + Spell totem + IncAoE + Abyssal Cry

3L+1S:Temporal Chains + Blasphemy + Vulnerability or Enfeeble + Discipline

3L:Cast when damage taken + Immortal Call + Wither

3L:vaal discipline + Inc duration+ vaal lightning trap


Gearing

Jewels

Eldritch Knowledge =+ 35% chaos dommage

Conqueror's Potency = 4% increased Effect of your Curses +8% increased effect of Flasks +3% increased effect of Auras you Cast

Energy From Within = (8 to 12)% increased maximum Energy Shield+Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield

Belt

Bated Breath = +(9 to 20) to maximum Energy Shield +10% increased Damage +(15 to 25) to Intelligence +(20 to 30) to maximum Energy Shield +50% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate






Any advice would be appreciated.


Hello there!

I just started smething like this myself. Pretty much the same tbh but there are some details I would like to mention.

1) Energy From Within - can be sued in slot to the top from witch start. There you can pick a lot of health nodes (cruel preparation/hearth and soul clusters) and efficiently turn them into ES once you are ready

2) mana reservation - 2x blasphemy + disco = 105% mana, how do you deal with that? you only have one reduction cluster giving you 12%. That, if I am not mistaken, gets you somewhere around 92% (approx). You are left with very little pool which would require a lot of mana to work I am afraid.

3) As mentioned before me - suvivability. As far as I know you cant leech from any of those spells (even with warlord mark you still cant I think). But Essence drains gives regeneration from affected targets, so I was thinking about leveraging that. It would require zealot oath ofc. And I would probably put Essence drain od 5/6 link and not contagion (to boost dmg and hence leech). Not sure it would work though

4) Last but not least I would like to put forward the underestimated node - Essence surge. It makes your ES start recharging really quickly when not taking dmg. It is a way too go if you cant mitigate it with regen/leech. So probably using this + zombie meatshield (and drop regen) would also be viable.


What do you think? Am I missing something? Am I wrong? Go ahead and hit me :-)
Siliarus
isnt essence drain supposed to be the main skill here and contagion is way to spread it so why 5/6l contagion and not essence drain
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starkross wrote:
isnt essence drain supposed to be the main skill here and contagion is way to spread it so why 5/6l contagion and not essence drain


Yea it is, the author has not updated the guide so I believe his/her thoughts were highly theoretical. I play similar self-made build and I definitely use essence drain for dmg and contagion only to spread it.

Meaning I link Contagion to faster cast (not to stand still that long) and increase AOE. If you have 4 link, go for increase duration. Aoe is vital since it ensures spreading of essence drain to a wider area when for instance mobs spread around.

On the other hand, for Essence drain, I cannot really think of many support gems apart from rapid decay, controlled destruction and void manipulation. Probably increased duration, but you don't really need that you are bored running around waiting for mobs to die so you might as well cast it one more time... I was thinking about LMP or GMP too, especially for bigger groups. LPM and GMP reduce projectile damage which is ONLY the initial damage of your essence drain and you dont care about that. Besides you stack the dot on more mobs, which mean more hp regen from the spell (I play with Zealot Oath to regen my shield this way).


Edit: one last note... I found out this HEAVILY sucks for any party play. People are running around instakilling mobs before you cast contagion. Only mobs they do not insta kill are blue and rare which...oops you cannot deal real dmg too unless you kill some weaker before :-/
Last edited by Siliarus on Dec 15, 2015, 9:22:59 AM

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