[3.0] New Meta?! Cast on Melee Kill Dark Pact?! 2c Starter Budget?! 5 Million DPS Single Target?!

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Welcome to my first 3.0 guide! Do you want to play something unique? Something that will make your friends laugh at you for trying? Then you are at the right address! This build is THE underdog of 3.0, Dark Pact is just awesome with Cast on Melee Kill! This is also awesome for Uber Lab and Atziri farming with this much dps!



Path of Building Link!


https://pastebin.com/1VPSUnMn

HC version coming soon! ( NOT assassin... )


VIDEO


Shaped Strand - https://youtu.be/stJXrK-yEXY
Uber Lab - Coming Soon!
Atziri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ty-dV-l8Cc ( I suck at Atziri )


OVERVIEW


Pros:

+ UNIQUE!
+ Fast Clearspeed
+ CHEAP!!! 2 Chaos!!!
+ Great Uber Lab / Atziri farmer
+ Insanely fast leveling using Essence Drain -> Dark Pact
+ Great party build ( Culling + Assassinate + Comk = NICE )
+ Can run ALL map mods! ( Warlords Mark for Phys Reflect )

Cons:

- Not so great Guardian / Shaper farmer (-50% Poison Duration)
- Not tanky enough for Hardcore T12+ maps


SKILL TREE


poeurl.com/brDh

Order after following leveling guide: Soul Raker -> Poisonous Fangs -> Claws of the Magpie ( Don't take the 3 Claw Damage and Attack Speed Nodes ) -> Claws of the Falcon -> Claws of the Pride

To to complete these before you equip The Wasp Fang! ( when you are high level enough for Dendrobate / Cospri's )

Ascendancy Points: Assassin with Ambush -> Noxious Strike -> Toxic Delivery -> Assassinate


Pantheons


Major - Soul of Lunaris
Minor - Soul of Tukohama


Bandits


Kraityn for Attack Speed and Dodge


SKILL TREE EXPLANATION


This tree focuses on a healthy mix between life nodes, claw nodes and chaos damage.
Vaal pact because the normal % regen / second cap on life leech won't cut it.
The rest is pretty straightforward.


CAST ON MELEE KILL?!


I just love this support... With 39% MORE Spell Damage it's pretty much any other support gem you would normally pick and with 0.25 sec cooldown it will always proc ( Unlike Cast on Crits's 0.5 sec... ) We have culling strike and 100% more crit chance vs low life enemies to secure last hits in parties or solo!

On high health packs you just proc your worm flask, it poops out 2 worms which you can kill to trigger cast on melee kill! This will help alot! I just see this as a mini-game where I have to decide if I need to use worms or if they die fast enough without.

I tried Cast on Crit but because of the 0.5 sec cooldown Cast on Melee Kill feels ALOT stronger!

I also tried Cast While channeling but the spell damage multiplier is so low....

Cast While Channeling > Cast on Crit if you don't like Cast on Melee Kill.


SCREENSHOTS


SKILL DPS

Single Target:

87tkPRs

This dps is with max poison stacks!

Farming:

nHSblyg


DEFENSE

5PzvSMC



GEAR


Spoiler

My Gear





Mandatory Uniques:

1 Alch:

1 Alch:

1 Alch:




Weapon





Off-Hand


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These give great dps to both Blade Flurry and Dark Pact
Blade Flurry doesn't work with Scepters so it will attack with The Wasp nest only!



Helm

or Any Rare Helmet with 90+ Life, high evasion and resists
Abyssus if suicidal :)



Chest

or


Both are about equal, Cospri is better when doing maps and Dendro is better when farming bosses because bosses have 60% curse effectiveness.


Gloves
or the new unique gloves: The Embalmer ( For early /cheap 5 link )


Boots
25%+ Movement Speed > Life > Resists > Missing Attributes > High Evasion


Amulet
Life > Resists > Crit Multiplier > Physical Attack Damage > % Evasion


Rings
Life > Resists > Missing Attributes > Attack Speed > Accuracy


Belt
Life > Resists > Armour > Flask bonuses


Flasks



Jewels
6-7% Life + Missing Resists -> Increased Damage -> Chaos Damage -> Attack Speed




FLASKS


Life Flask ( Freeze / Bleed )
Silver Flask ( Freeze / Bleed )
Atziri's Promise ( 2% CHAOS LEECH! )
Stibnite Flask ( Sin's Rebirth )
Granite Flask ( Lion's Roar )


LINKS AND GEMS



See Gear section for my current links!

Pack Clearing

Blade Flurry
Cast on Melee Kill
Dark Pact
Added Chaos Damage
(Vile Toxins)
(Void Manipulation or 2nd Dark Pact)

Boss Farming

Blade Flurry or Viper Strike
Melee Physical Damage or Multistrike With Viper Strike
Added Chaos Damage
Unbound Ailments
(Vile Toxins)
(Void Manipulation or 2nd Dark Pact)

Switch Cast on Melee Kill with Melee Phys / Multistrike and Dark Pact with Added Chaos Damage on hard boss maps! Same colors, takes 5 seconds! You can also bring a 2nd 5 link chest, which is what I do :)

Totem

Spell Totem
Wither
Faster Casting
Efficacy / Increased Duration

CWDT Setup

Cast when Damage Taken level 1
Vortex
Blind
Immortal Call

Still testing different setups!

Mobility Setup

Whirling Blades + Faster Attacks + Fortify

Aura Setup

This is a bit tricky, it depends on if you play hardcore or softcore and if you use Cospris or Dendrobate

Cospris:
Blasphemy
Assassins Mark
Vulnerability or Warlords Mark or Enfeeble

Dendrobate:
Blasphemy
Assassins Mark
Herald of Thunder + Herald of Ash or Grace

Golem

Ice Golem


LEVELING




1 -> 12
First pick up a
and put Spark + Pierce + Arcane Surge in it and just level to 12

Tree:http://poeurl.com/brDd

12 -> 28
Grab Essence Drain and Contagion and put Essence Drain + Void Manipulation + Controlled Destruction ( Arcane Surge till 18 ) in Lifesprig or any other decent wand. You can vendor a blue named wand with a chaos gem like Essence Drain and you will get a wand with +1 level to chaos gems in return. Try to use a 3 linked wand for this recipe!

Tree:http://poeurl.com/brDj

28 -> 62
Buy a 4 link
and put Dark Pact -> Void Manipulation -> Added Chaos Damage ( Faster Casting till 31 ) -> Controlled Destruction in it, run Blasphemy + Warlords Mark with this and it will be the easiest leveling you have ever experienced!

On bosses put down a wither totem and use Summon Skeletons - Minion Life - Spell Echo / Faster casting - Arcane Surge Level 1-4 ( in this order )

Tree:http://poeurl.com/brDm

62+
Equip The Wasp Nest, Dendrobate and Singularity and follow this guide!

THE END

Last edited by Yagamai on Nov 10, 2017 9:30:54 AM
Last bumped on Dec 20, 2017 5:53:09 AM
I wish i didn't start playing before this topic was posted.
Very nice build that i would definitely go with!
PM ME on forums if i win ;)
Last edited by se7enek on Aug 11, 2017 2:55:19 PM
Probably the only working COMK build I've seen so far. I'm actually surprised at the complexity. Saw you almost died a few times in the vid. Would it be more effective for you to lower your dps by a bit to grab some more life?
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Completed 13 ChallengesXymordos wrote:
Probably the only working COMK build I've seen so far. I'm actually surprised at the complexity. Saw you almost died a few times in the vid. Would it be more effective for you to lower your dps by a bit to grab some more life?


Already did that :)

Took Vaal Grace instead of Vaal Haste
Refunded some points and took life nodes instead
And took a 20% level 65 remove Freeze flask with slower recovery :)
Might change Vulnerability for Warlords Mark ( Stun and Leech ) or Enfeeble as well...
Last edited by Yagamai on Aug 11, 2017 3:41:42 PM
Interesting build, might try it out

Although -
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CWDT Setup

Cast when Damage Taken
Vortex
Blind
Immortal Call


I'm pretty sure blind does not work with vortex because vortex does not create a hit
my evasion is so high i only insta rip sometimes
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Bug Fixes:
People were using cyclone for actual melee builds, so we nerfed it and made blade vortex. Also, we went ahead and made cyclone great for CoC casters while we were at it.
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Interesting build, might try it out

Although -
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CWDT Setup

Cast when Damage Taken
Vortex
Blind
Immortal Call


I'm pretty sure blind does not work with vortex because vortex does not create a hit


It does have an initial hit :)
whould blade flurry - cast when channeled - dark pact be better?
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XinDark wrote:
whould blade flurry - cast when channeled - dark pact be better?


That's an interesting thought. Wonder if this was tested before :P
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skill point progression? where to first?

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estyll wrote:
skill point progression? where to first?



It's in the guide, under leveling

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XinDark wrote:
whould blade flurry - cast when channeled - dark pact be better?


It works but it's 9% vs 39% multiplier, 0.35 cool down vs 0.25, can't link 2 dark pacts and also hard to roll another blue on cospri and also hard to change to another blue for single target. Probably better in endgame maps where you don't instakill mobs.
Last edited by Yagamai on Aug 12, 2017 4:05:10 AM

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