[3.5] Hybrid Triple Curse Spider Occultist [HoA + Arakaali's Fang + AotSpider] - Shaper down



So with the buff to Arakaali's Fang (and me liking poison and minion builds) I wanted to try to make a build around it. It's still a work in progress so nothing is set in stone and I'm really looking forward to input from you guys!

PoB: https://pastebin.com/dPwGydd5

Pros and Cons
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+ Play a crazy spider lady
+ Triple Curse with Enfeeble and Temporal Chains plus AotS is pretty safe
+ Good clear (Profane Bloom) and single target (provided your spiders are up)


- It can be hard to get spiders up in hectic boss fights


My Gear
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+slower proj for single target


Build Options
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- Should be easy to go CI, maybe drop Fenumus' / AotS (use Dread Banner instead?)
- Maybe we can drop wither totem in favor of withering touch in dagger
- We could use The Scource instead of Victario's Charity
- Maybe Despair is not needed as CoH, as we use Witchfire Brew
- The cwdt + vortex + cold snap is kinda random


Leveling
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I leveled this build using the skills I use now.
- used Freezing pulse + frost bomb first
- then went with Storm Brand (BV for single target) + lesser poison (+ some random links) and HoA until I got Ball Lighting
- Since I had a Tabula I grabbed CoH asap

- Kill all Bandits


Video
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Recorded a quick video, but OBS didn't capture sound and dropped some frames sometimes, sorry for that :/
Level 88, T12 Defiled Cathedral: https://youtu.be/QE8Fp2un92E

I finally got around to do the guardians and the shaper. Full disclosure: This was my 3rd time ever doing these fights, so theres quite a few deaths. Oh and also my game crashed once during the shaper fight... That said, it felt like it could be done deathless ;)

Chimera: https://youtu.be/Td4pitG3ZsY
Hydra: https://youtu.be/OyYTTpJsZL8
Minotaur: https://youtu.be/74bOHIx_X-4
Phoenix: https://youtu.be/ZeMkX7WTQDs
Shaper: https://youtu.be/8u_hugWvIyk
Last edited by a1mlezz on Dec 30, 2018, 6:39:45 AM
Last bumped on Jan 8, 2019, 1:11:11 AM
how do you think devouring diadem would work? i want to do occultist over the necro but not sure if CI is worth down the road.
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Completed 28 Challengesdiablo184 wrote:
how do you think devouring diadem would work? i want to do occultist over the necro but not sure if CI is worth down the road.


The problem with that is, that it gives you Eldritch Battery and we have no good source of sustain other then ES.
Originaly I went full life with Void Beacon and Withering Presence, but you have no leech, no life on hit and low regen, which makes recovering from a dicey situation pretty hard.
The Vile Bastion and the (minor) ES gain on hit from Fenumus' Spinnerets fixed that for me.
But maybe it's useable with MoM, i'm not sure though.
Last edited by a1mlezz on Dec 23, 2018, 5:34:04 AM
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Completed 17 Challengesa1mlezz wrote:
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Completed 28 Challengesdiablo184 wrote:
how do you think devouring diadem would work? i want to do occultist over the necro but not sure if CI is worth down the road.


The problem with that is, that it gives you Eldritch Battery and we have no good source of sustain other then ES.
Originaly I went full life with Void Beacon and Withering Presence, but you have no leech, no life on hit and low regen, which makes recovering from a dicey situation pretty hard.
The Vile Bastion and the (minor) ES gain on hit from Fenumus' Spinnerets fixed that for me.
But maybe it's useable with MoM, i'm not sure though.

why u dont use whitherin touch? it give alot more dps then lesser poison
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why u dont use whitherin touch? it give alot more dps then lesser poison


My thinking was that I don't need it for clearing, for single target I have a wither totem and lesser poison adds flat chaos.
The spiders should have 100% chance to poison with lesser poison, since they attack with viper strike.
Added videos doing guardians and shaper.
I'm still pretty new to these fights (was third time ever doing them) so I died quite a few times.
Most of the deaths felt like my mistakes, not the build's mistakes :D

I used Withering Touch instead of Lesser Poison on these fights btw.

Also: PoE crashed during shaper fight...
Last edited by a1mlezz on Dec 30, 2018, 6:19:39 AM
Have you considered going mele phys, multi strike and withering touch in the dagger? multistrike outperforms minion dmg.

Pickup the minion movement speed with abyss gems to make up for it, also takes pressure off getting it on accessories. Once you have 40-50% minion movement speed going higher isnt too noticeable.

Im 4 levls off my final build atm but with those ill be able to run haste full time with 188k shaper dps per minion 221k dps with vaal haste popped. That's ignoring the impale dps from dread banner from 20 minions with 4.5 aps (90aps total).

I'll be running Aspect of the Spider, Haste, Tempchains+Blasphemy, and dread banner. just need a level 4 enlighten and a few more levels, until them i have arctic armor on instead of haste.
Hey, isnt Shield Charge too slow? Why not phase run or leap slam?

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