[3.5] Winter orb Totem Hierophant. SSF friendly Uber elder down! Leveling trees ready.

Winter orb Totem Hierophant



Morning guys Moorhuhn here.
In this guide you will find all nessessary informations about my winter orb totem hierophant. I currently still work on the build so everything in here is subject to change.
If you have any questions, ideas or anything else catch me live and just talk to me:
https://www.twitch.tv/luqas_moorhuhnschlaechter


Build explanation
So first of all
What is the build about:
We scale 3 things havily: Totems, crit and projectiles.
3-4 Winter orb totems
2 Arc/Ice Spear totems
GMP + Dying Sun + Rain of Splinter
70%+ crit 450+ crit multi



Content Played
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Videos for the Bosses will be uploaded on request
Shaper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alMHNyLalQI
Shaper Guardians
videos coming
Mastermind of the Syndicate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuJrT3M-Vn8&t=101s

Uber Elder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyxSaeJe0mk&feature=youtu.be
Uber Elder Guardians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f-DPIcY59o


Uber Lab= Done

Uber Atziri=
Chayula=
Vaal Temple=
videos coming

Hall of Grandmaster= Yet to do




Multiple Totem support gem
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We are using the multiple totem support gem like most people.
But we do not use it the same way. And here is why:
Multiple totem support gem adds 2 totems to the maximum number of totem count of the gem which is supported. We put our arc or ice spear into a 4l and later into a 6,5 link helmet or glove setup together with the multiple totem support gem.
This way we get 2 additional totems:
3-4 Winterorb totems + 2 Arc/Ice Spear totems



Pro's and Con's
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Pro's:
Easy to play
Fast and quite smooth level experience
Quick map clear and really good boss damage
No gem or equipment swapping
Has very few Mapmods to avoid (Elemental reflect and no reg are annoying but doable)
Every upgrade is noticeable and alot of investment can be made
...


Con's:
+1 Totem shield is expensive and hard to get in SSF
Decent surviveability without leech
Little rooms like in some delve areas and in research missions can be quite difficult to handle.
Normal red elder is very hard to play in the last phase due to no leech or high reg.
...





Skilltree and gearing
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Bandits
Start out with Alira. Later you can respec into 2 skillpoints

Path of Building
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The Path of Building is my actual character which is not entirely finished yet.
Upgraded Pastebin to fit leveling and gearing
https://pastebin.com/jpYsTz1Q

Gear discussion
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Current gear
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Gear for different playstyles:


Weapon
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The best weapons for the build currently are just very well crafted wands/sceptres like:


Our focus lies heavily on Crit chance / Crit multi / Spell damage and added flat damage

Shield
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For the shield we have to options. One of these is the trolltimber:

Trolltimber gives great surviveability through more life and leech but very little damage.
The second option is a rare shield with +1 Totem veiled mod.
A shield with spell damage/ spellcrit life and the +1 totem mod is the most desireable thing you can get.
With a shield you can use shield charge as well which provides fortify.

Helmet
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For the helmet we do have a few options.
As a base you can just use a rare helmet with life and resis like mine:

Later you can switch to a -resi helmet which is craftable through fossils:
(Will show when i crafted one :D)

Bodyarmor
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As body armour you have quite some options.
You can go for a rare shaper armour with spell crit like:

On the other hand you could go for a Loreweave, a belly, a carcas jack or pretty much any other unique armour of your desire.
Currently i now use:


Gloves
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For the gloves i currently use rares with aspect of the spider:

But these are about to change. As soon as i find ilvl84+ shaper gloves i will craft:
Life
Slower proj
Faster casting
+Aspect of the spider beastcraft
+proj gems mastercraft

Updates gloves:



Boots
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The current boots are pure resistance fixes.
You are looking for rares with:
Movespeed
Life
Resistances
And some cool veiled mod like freeze immunity


Belt
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For the belt we just look at a rare with life and resis.

You can upgrade this with a fossil crafted + ele dmg stygian vise.


Rings
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We currently mostly use the rings to get some life resis and crit:
One of the rings should have the "Shock nearby enemys for 4 seconds when you focus" mod to increase your burst against bosses.

Opal rings can later be used as upgrade. If you have ideas for specific ring mods let me know.

Amulet
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The Amulet fullfills the almost same role as the rings.
Except that we can use a shaper amulet to get some dmg mods and crit multi.


Jewels
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For the jewels we use one "rain of splinter" jewel:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Rain_of_Splinters
Try to get as little reduced damage as possible.
For rare jewels we just go for life and flat damage.

Flasks
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You will need "Immunity to Bleeding" on at least one flask.
I like to use my Life flask for that.
I prefer the Bubbling Divine Life Flask for the quick burstheal and some overtime heal but each to their own here.

A Stibnite Flask with "Increased Duration" or "Reduced Charges used" paired with "Immunity to Curse" opens a wide variety of mapmods and keeps the curses away in long bossfights and Labruns even.

For crit we use a diamond flask:

Later you can use the icnreased crit chance craft on the diamond flask to further enhance the dmg. But you need some freeze removal.
Dying Sun provides lots of bonus projectiles and increased area in addition to the "Increased Maximum Fire Resistance".
Due to the overlaping of more projectiles it increases our damage dramaticaly.

The Taste of Hate is another good defensive flask which i can suggest for the uber elder fight at least.
The "Increased Maximum Cold Resistance" and the "20% of physical damage taken as cold damage during flask effect" provides about 16.2% physical damage reduction.






Gems
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Offensive Setups:
Winter orb Totem

As 6th link you can use Inc effect / conc effect / hypothermia / ele focus

Arc/Ice Spear totem

Later socketed in gloves with slower proj / faster casting or a helmet.

Movement
Flame dash for wands

Shield charge for sceptre

Phase run


Defensive/utility setups
CWDT & Vaal rf

Frostbomb


Auras and Buffs
Heralds + Aspect of the Spider when you do not play MoM

Golem
I use the lightning golem but that is very up to you. You don't realy need one at all.




Leveling
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Leveling with this is quite simple.
You equip your favourite unique leveling gear and are good to go
Arc and spell totem with level 12 and go for it.
You can swap to 3 Winter orb totems as soon as you have GMP.
Arc totems might feel better in the beginning though.

Created leveling trees and gem setups for leveling
Below the skilltree you can select the tree for your current level.
In the equipment section you can change "Item Set" to get an idea of uniques to use.
https://pastebin.com/jpYsTz1Q



FAQ

Q: Is this build possible on a budget
A: Yea it is. The realy expensive stuff comes with the shield and very good 6l equipment.

Q: How good is the surviveability
A: Surviveability can be a mess for quite a while. I played with MoM for a long time and might swap back to it when i got real endgame gear. Acrobatics and Phaseacrobatics help alot.

Q: Is the build uber elder viable?
A: Did not do yet but it should be. Will post vids soon.

Q:Which Pantheon do you use
A:Let's keep this in a spoiler:
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I personaly use "Soul of the Brine King" as my major Panthoen with all small gods below unlocked.

My mostly used minor Pantheon is "Soul of Ryslatha" with the "60% increased life recovery from flasks used when on low life". The most dislike this pantheon except for lab but i am a huge fan of it. Not only does it gives it like one bonus use in shaperfights and stuff. It aswell increases the life gain from my flask by a huge amount. The interesting part is: When i use my bubbling life flask, it does not only increase the instant part but aswell the over time part. This is because the Pantheon is worded as "flask used when on low life" and not "when on low life" like the most other things effected by being low life.


Soul of shakari for the poison guardian
and ofc the most other pantheons. These are just the ones that i like to use but pantheons are as i said earlier very up to you and your own preference. Test around and keep the ones you like.



Other Guides:
Storm Brand Occultist:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2301699
Molten Strike + Support
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten Jewel Brightbeak Raider
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539


Thanks for reading
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539
Last edited by incredibie on Jan 7, 2019, 2:26:43 AM
Last bumped on Jan 13, 2019, 6:42:52 AM
Updated:
New Gloves
New Body Armour
More Videos
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539
Last edited by incredibie on Dec 17, 2018, 12:30:09 PM
Finally a WO totem build. Ty for this! In what order should one do the ascendancy?
Last edited by xNxBxDx on Dec 16, 2018, 7:30:26 AM
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Completed 16 ChallengesxNxBxDx wrote:
Finally a WO totem build. Ty for this! In what order should one do the ascendancy?

The first 2 are Pursuit of Faith and Ritual of Awakening.
After that i would go with Conviction of Power for power charge sustain.
Last points go into either Illuminated Devotion or Divine Guidance. Depending if you want to play MoM or not. I will work on leveling skilltrees and MoM skilltrees over the next days.
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539
I was able to respec about 15 points or so to match this build for my current level. It's working out amazingly well right now in my early 60's. I also just found the veiled mod for increased global critical strike and deal more elemental damage if youve crit recently, so that's gonna be nice when i get a good set of gloves
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Completed 16 ChallengesxNxBxDx wrote:
I was able to respec about 15 points or so to match this build for my current level. It's working out amazingly well right now in my early 60's. I also just found the veiled mod for increased global critical strike and deal more elemental damage if youve crit recently, so that's gonna be nice when i get a good set of gloves


It sounds good yea. But keep in mind that your totems do not count as "when you hit". You will need to trigger stuff alike with flame dash or orb of storm.
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539
The secondary totems setup is interesting! I wonder if there's a better spell for it other than ice spear/arc though. Maybe arctic breath+bonechill?
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Completed 5 ChallengesNovalisk wrote:
The secondary totems setup is interesting! I wonder if there's a better spell for it other than ice spear/arc though. Maybe arctic breath+bonechill?


I did not think about many yet cuz ice spear scales very well with the same stuff. For uber elder ice spear does not feel perfectly fine and i think about going either back to arc or play with 2 winter orb setups.
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539
Hey sorry if this is a stupid question but I was wondering how you gain power charges in this build?
Thanks in advance.
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Completed 8 ChallengesxTunezz wrote:
Hey sorry if this is a stupid question but I was wondering how you gain power charges in this build?
Thanks in advance.


The Hierophant Ascendancy gives a chance on power charges whenever you summon a totem and when you totem is hiting and enemy. In addition you get endurance charges when you get power charges.

no stupid question at all since its not that obvious
Clawbased supp + carry guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2116480
Molten strike brightbeak nonsense guide
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2067539

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