[3.12] Bane Occultist - League Start/SSF Viable - All Content

What are your thoughts on defensive skills in 3.7? Is Immortal Call at all worth using after the change, and if not are there alternatives you would recommend?
Is pure bane dps alright for all content? Was thinking of supplementing damage with an Essence drain but i have not played with bane until endgame so I am uncertain if it will be needed when doing shaper etc.
i should mention that the cane of unravelling has a block implicit which can be a BIG problem in Endgame, if you block there's a stun penalty and with the side of Occultist which eliminates this problem nerfed hard, most of the time you'll find yourself stunned and dead, thus making the staff non viable for endgame.
I am thinking about going Trickster instead of Occultist.
What do you think about Trickster vs Occultist?
My Plan is just go go to Maps and keep farming Maps
If you need some video with an pure Occultist Bane, I made some during Synthesis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCGRCeFbg9s Chimera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AboUShuCvik Minotaur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb9g0J9VW9U Hydra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1V6FlLgmk Shaper

I will check if I have my uber Elder deathless somewhere on my pc if you want.

Occultist and Bane are nerf but I think I still a good option. Boss fight will be a bit longuer but nothing horrible.
for 3.7, whats the best defensive gem.

Not immortal call is best for this vs steelskin, pretty sure molten shell is not.

Also, does crit chance apply to DOTS? thanks!

Also thinking stone golem vs chaos golem. thanks
Last edited by kaiserluger on Jun 9, 2019, 10:55:35 AM
Your guide/video say it's MOM+EB, but your PoB doesn't have EB allocated at all. The Act 10 tree has EB, but no MoM. So what does the tree with both look like now?
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What are your thoughts on defensive skills in 3.7? Is Immortal Call at all worth using after the change, and if not are there alternatives you would recommend?
Still a nice bit of defense. Would probably still keep it low level.

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Is pure bane dps alright for all content? Was thinking of supplementing damage with an Essence drain but i have not played with bane until endgame so I am uncertain if it will be needed when doing shaper etc.
Essence Drain would be a great supplemental single target. I don't use it personally when I play Bane and managed to kill Uber Elder on a 5-link in in about 3 minutes. It's perfectly valid and you could probably kill him in 2 minutes and 30 seconds with a 6 Link Essence Drain involved.

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i should mention that the cane of unravelling has a block implicit which can be a BIG problem in Endgame, if you block there's a stun penalty and with the side of Occultist which eliminates this problem nerfed hard, most of the time you'll find yourself stunned and dead, thus making the staff non viable for endgame.
If I play this build this league I will record an uber elder kill with this staff to prove that it's possible.

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If you need some video with an pure Occultist Bane, I made some during Synthesis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCGRCeFbg9s Chimera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AboUShuCvik Minotaur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb9g0J9VW9U Hydra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1V6FlLgmk Shaper

I will check if I have my uber Elder deathless somewhere on my pc if you want.

Occultist and Bane are nerf but I think I still a good option. Boss fight will be a bit longuer but nothing horrible.
Awesome stuff, thanks for playing the build and putting some content out there!

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for 3.7, whats the best defensive gem.

Not immortal call is best for this vs steelskin, pretty sure molten shell is not.

Also, does crit chance apply to DOTS? thanks!

Also thinking stone golem vs chaos golem. thanks
I'm actually not sure. I think I would run Immortal Call still but would definitely experiment to see what feels the best.

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Your guide/video say it's MOM+EB, but your PoB doesn't have EB allocated at all. The Act 10 tree has EB, but no MoM. So what does the tree with both look like now?
The final skill tree grabs EB/MoM and it's recommend to have both. The PoB is simply the last time I played the build and probably has Eldritch Battery from the helm.



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Last edited by Coldbodyz on Jun 16, 2019, 12:39:40 PM
I think you should add "Beginner Friendly" to the title because it is a complete guide that need to be seen by new players. (And also because it is a beginner friendly guide ^^)

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