[3.0] Death's Hall and Oaths - 6l ED + Death's Oath zerker

Welcome!




The purpose of this guide is to provide a fun and interesting build using the newly modified Death's Oath armor.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG0p0rxJ1PY


Required items:



How it works:

Death's Oath now provides the Death Aura skill which automatically casts while equipped. This deals 450 base chaos damage over time and is affected by a few skill gems.

By scaling chaos damage + Damage over time modifiers, we can boost the damage of the aura in addition to essence drain.

Scold's Bridle helps by providing spell damage as well as auto-casting contagion, though it is not a mandatory item.

Abyssal cry + the Death Aura clear packs very quickly while Essence drain is used to kill tough rares/ bosses.


My Gear:
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Flasks



Look for jewels with DOT and life.






Gear explanation:

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- Best in slot - provides up to 100% inc chaos damage. Need two of these.

- you need to have high chaos resist to counter the DOT from killing monsters. The colors are also difficult to obtain.

- Scolds is fun, Eber's Unification is also great. can also run Kitava's thirst.

- look for hp and resists.

- look for hp and resists. Get the life/mana regen enchant as soon as possible.

- hp / resists

- HP / resists

- try to get a +1 curse amulet. Ideally you want life.


Make sure to cap chaos resist to counteract the downside of Death's Oath. The DOT you take is not increased by your own damage.









Skill Tree:



Stats:
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Level 87 Berserker

5250 hp
1k mana (800 reserved)

479 life regen
53 mana regen

2 curse auras (TC and Vulnerability)


Offense:

Ed - 40,800 DOT
Death Aura ***(7640)*** - the tooltip does not display the 51% increased aura effect, which should be multiplicative.








Additional Information:
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Skill gems that work with Death's Oath:

1) Increased Area of effect

2) Concentrated Effect

3) Void Manipulation

HOWEVER:

By socketing an Arcane Focus gem on the armour, Death aura gains a duration tag. This means that you can support the aura with Swift affliction, Less duration, and Efficacy.


Death's Oath is modified by: ***Aura***, chaos, area, and generic damage.

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Mark_GGG
It is not a modifier to the damage, so cannot show a change in the tooltip, which only shows the damage value. When you cast the skill, the damage value is used as the base effect of the aura, and on things that aura applies to, that base value is modified by all applicable modifiers to the effect. This is the same way that modfiiers to aura effect work with all auras.


Full Reddit post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/6rojbk/in_case_anyone_is_preparing_to_use_deaths_oath/










This build should also work on the occultist (though I have not tested it).


Videos:

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https://youtu.be/7_k4wOgzVi4 - Shaped atoll using no damage jewels.

https://youtu.be/OG0p0rxJ1PY - gorge map




Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
Last edited by DreamScythe on Sep 18, 2017, 12:25:45 AM
Last bumped on Sep 30, 2017, 4:07:56 AM
This is fascinating! Have you done Guardians or Shaper? How does the damage look when fighting them. Er, if you have tried them of course. :P
TabSluppins - Pizza guy
no i havnt, I will need better jewels and a few more levels till I would feel comfortable doing them.
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
You know the only gems in your chest that are actually modifying Death Aura's damage are Conc Effect and Void Manipulation, right?
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lolbifrons wrote:
You know the only gems in your chest that are actually modifying Death Aura's damage are Conc Effect and Void Manipulation, right?


yes
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
Could the jewel "Hungry Abyss" be a possibility for some counteraction to downside of Death's Oath?
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ZigZagCookie wrote:
Could the jewel "Hungry Abyss" be a possibility for some counteraction to downside of Death's Oath?

nope, chaos damage from the aura dosn't hit, also the type of leech is still the same.


But i was thinking, why not use Blight with the new jewel? two of them make blighted enemies take 50% more chaos damage...
Last edited by kogilcane on Aug 16, 2017, 12:08:37 AM
Curious how you "survive" endgame content or even average T10+ maps? No real leech mechanic. Pretty sure essence drain doesn't give nearly enough. Warcry is 25% heal but with a bit of a cooldown.

For reference I have a character with equal life, who hits constantly (similar to rain of fire) and leeches 100% of damage done. This is barely enough to keep me alive in many situations.
IGN: SoulCinder
The build runs 500 life regen, has pretty much infinite life flasks using Soul of ryslatha, and has a 25% hp heal every 2 seconds. Combine that with an extremely mobile build where you only need to cast abyssal cry for trash clearing and ED for bosses and you have all the defence you need.

Keep in mind that this is a DoT build, which relies on the mindset of hit and run, not hit and get hit.

Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863

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