[3.3] {HC} Occultist CI Crit Freezing Pulse



This is just a revised version of my old 2.2 build that can still be found here: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182 - its still very in-depth and relevant if you're curious of the build mechanics.


Many things got opened up and buffed that this will be the same build but much stronger.

Here's the skill build, and you can find all info in gear section:



Gear, Gems and Jewels


Ascendancy nodes priority goes: Wicked Ward > Vile Bastion > Forbidden Power > Profane Bloom

Alira for bandits.

No need for any uniques apart from a 1c Bated Breath.

If you can afford Apep's Supremacy, get it.

You can also run this with a Void Battery and Flame Dash, put I prefer the mobility of Whirling Blades and fortify on hit.



I also recently invested in trying Shield Charge over Whirling Blades and it feels pretty nice. Because my boots are so high MS with the quicksilver on top it actually goes pretty fast, you can still phase out of mobs and gives you fortify on hit, so Whirling Blades just faster since you don't have attack speed.

You can invest in double curse CWDT with Temporal Chains and Enfeeble.

For your armor, just buy a high ilvl Vaal Regalia, preferably 5L, and just roll Resplendant (highest tier flat es). Then pray for resistances or high %ES, if you don't get a good %ES roll then just craft it, Haku gives up to 74%. You can do this with lower tier armors too, and they're more than useable.

For your weapon, grab any Dagger with the highest spell crit you can get, with good spell damage. Ideally you'll want flat added cold to spells and Crit multi, too.

For jewelery % global defenses is great, if you can afford it get Faster recharge rate with leo, crit chance or %ES.



For flasks, grab a Rumi's (which also works great if you go for Rainbowstrides) and then roll immunity to Bleed, Ignite and Freeze. Get a quartz flask, the dodge and phase is very good in this league and you could also argue that phase is required with the Incursion league layouts and FP's weakness to doors. You can run out of any pack with stun immunity and save yourself from death with a quartz flask. You can also go for Granite/Jades and roll %armor/evade, since they're really value mitigation, and a sulpher flask is also an option since with your stone golem and ZO if you're standing still that alone can give you 500+ ES Regen per second. If you get Apep's Supremacy you no longer take damage from bleed so that frees up another flask slot and mod rolls, Sulphur flask is an amazing choice since it gives damage and 500 ES regen per second with Zealots Oath, almost a health potion if you're standing still.






3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
Last edited by Lachesys on Jul 24, 2018, 7:42:04 PM
Last bumped on Jul 26, 2018, 7:21:14 PM
Level 60 Progression


Quick update, progressing well. Playing blind through Act 5 and beyond in hardcore means its taking me a little longer to get aquianted and to update the build properly. There's a few skill tree options I'm not 100% on and the gear is still very much open.

The main thing is that I have played this build many times over, league in league out and its never felt as nice to level, smooth to progress and as strong as it does now. Having nearly 5k effective HP and 15k DPS with charges at level 60 feels really nice. The biggest pain with this build was the levelling but that really seems to have changed, hopefully you can fill in the blanks by seeing my current skill build.
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
bandits? kill all?
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Completed 3 ChallengesSLIPA wrote:
bandits? kill all?


Alira.
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
https://imgur.com/a/gZ5IGhc

Just switched to CI at level 72. 8k es and 18k DPS straight after switch. Very smooth so far.
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
Level 75 and I'm now stronger than I was on the same build at level 90. More dps, crit, defense, just less ES. Feeling really strong even after just hitting maps.

3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182


Spent 1 exalt on a ilvl 80 shaped 5L Vaal Regalia and rolled it myself with about 50c worth of alts. This is why you roll chests yourself.
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
Updated
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
im trying your build in incursion not HC. should i use pandemonius instead of your recommended amulet? and is mana regeneration rate needed with the ring? thanks
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curenai wrote:
im trying your build in incursion not HC. should i use pandemonius instead of your recommended amulet? and is mana regeneration rate needed with the ring? thanks


Yeah absolutely, its an amazing amulet but I just liked the %ES and I really needed the DEX. If you don't need as much ES in softcore then its insane damage.

I would say mana regen is necessary yes, because you don't invest on it on the tree. Freezing Pulse ends up being an expensive mana cost spell later on, you can get away with it with a bit of mana regen on a 5L but at level 20 gems on a 6L with empower you spend a lot of mana and I don't want to need to use a mana potion since potions are too key for CI. I just try to always find rings that give me as much flat ES as possible, with any res I need, with mana/mana regen and an open prefix so you can Leo craft the faster start of recharge.
3.3 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2184026
IGN- Skadiiii
Awakening Beta Build: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1280231/
2.2 HC CI Cold Crit: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1584182
Last edited by Lachesys on Jul 24, 2018, 6:09:59 PM

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