[3.5] HP Essence Drain Occultist - PewAndRun [Budget], HC Viable

Hi Im LieAndSMile, here is my 6500Hp ED Occultist

First of all thank GGG for new ascendancy passive
Withering presence
witch gives us free withering stucks, 60% to Chaos resistance which helps a lot against enemies chaos attacks and some chaos damage.

Main idea of this ED build is using a Temporal Chains and Aspect of the spider Curse auras for slowing enemies as...


In this video you can see the dmg in incursion, fight with syndicate and boss.

T15 Tower

Eradicator fight

T13 Core cleaning and Purifier fight in the end

Shaper

Last Elder phase was bugged, died 2 times, but looks fun =D:

Red Elder fight






Pro's
Very good league starter
Budget
Decent clear speed(not for all map layouts)
Very good lab farmer
Can do any map modes(allows to buy cheap corrupted maps)
Easy mechanics, is a good build for new player ( i think )
Good at mine

Con's
Low single target dps, need to use a blight as a second dps skill.
To get end content shaper/red elder need to be skilled enough.
Painfull with Fortification syndicates (Hard to break gates at hight tier maps)


Right now at lvl 92 I have a 6500 HP and 600 ES, you still can be oneshoted by some of Syndicates but you can feel pretty safe most of the time.

My league starter gear
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For main hand I suggest breath of the counsil but at start any stick would be enought

Essence crafted gloves with 30% more damage over time for Vaal Blight


This one - Aspect of the Spider with 30% slow would be best choose, with AA and TS we become almost god of slow.


FLasks:



Kikazaru for a Temporal Chains map mode


If you up 75% Chaos resistance then
can be a good deal for you.



My Current gear
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I would say that's a hipster item for ed/blight build, also for getting right colors it's requiured about 200-300 chromes and some rng. But then it's gives you enought chaos damage to ignore white packs at T15 or hier, with 75% chaos resists you wont feel it's chaos damage.


Not cheap at league start but must have in late for farm.





Another Cheap but decent Unique which gives -20 res every time we use a spell.





POB and Character link
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https://pastebin.com/3aX7iq2y

Character and tree





Leveling
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You can start with blight and get Essence drain with contagion after The Siren's Cadence Act 1.
Get arctic armor gem in act 2
31 Passive

Get Temporal Chains in act 3 and defensive combo CWD+immortall call in act 6
66 Passive

Be sure that your resistance is 75% before start mapping, get vaal blight for bossing.

End game tree

For panteon we go Void Beacon-Witheing presence-Profane bloom-Melediction



Skills and gems
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Essence/deaths aura drain setup, Empower should be added as 6 link
If you have 6l then add Empower, else Reduced duraton in unlincked socked for

Vaal blight


Contagion for big AOE


My movemant skill with Arcane surge, can be changed for Shield charge


Aura setup


Defensive setup





If you like this build I wish you could fallow me on Twitch, trying to get my first 100 followers =D
Last edited by Desire61 on Dec 24, 2018, 6:30:17 AM
Last bumped on Jan 12, 2019, 12:30:35 PM
Going for Red elder, hope for a video in a few days

Red Elder fight

I'm sorry guys for 2 deaths, but I wasn't ready that he'll chase me so hard =D

Next gona be Shaper fight
Last edited by Desire61 on Dec 23, 2018, 3:10:57 PM
Why not use Alleopathy gloves for a 5 link Blight instead?
Hi, Vaal blight helps a lot with boss fights, some dps boost and slow looks pretty solid. You can see at my vid how boss almost stand still. Also that essence is cheap right now.
Last edited by Desire61 on Dec 13, 2018, 4:51:43 PM
First shaper build done with my build!

Shaper kill
Since one of my two mains is an ED/contagion occultist as well, I'd like to point out that any crafted weapon with Decay out-DPSes breath of the council.

Example:



Confirmed with actual damage/clear speed and PoB stats.
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Ydoum wrote:
Since one of my two mains is an ED/contagion occultist as well, I'd like to point out that any crafted weapon with Decay out-DPSes breath of the council.

Example:



Confirmed with actual damage/clear speed and PoB stats.


That's a nice crafted wand, with such hight spell dmg it's much better then breath of the concil.

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