[3.8] CorpseMancer Volatile Dead

Hello, im Igor and i love going out of the common sense when it comes to making my builds, Im tired of seeing the same boring builds that put a skill with some supports and done, i always want to go further with my ideas using strange mechanics and interactions to make an actually viable "MEME"(out of meta)<strange>{different} build, this one is a volatile dead automated necromancer that uses the new ascendancy points related to corpses.

OBS: If something is missing, not working or need better explanation let me know in the comments.

Leveling

You can just level as any generic caster, i would recommend arc until you can make the build work at around lvl 70, i will not include a step-by-step leveling guide here because this is not a good build for newcomers.
however here is some usefull items to look for:
Cheap Moderate Expensive
Helmets

-Goldrim Lv.1
Resistances

-Asenath's Mark Lv.8
Use this helmet if you cant aford Goldrim

-Honourhome lv.12
Use this helmet if you cant aford Goldrim

-Skullhead lv.36
Life and Resistances

-The Gull Lv.38
Remember to pick up the mini shrines

-The Tempest's Binding Lv.38
if you happen to have one of these is a good 6link

Amulets

-Karui Ward Lv.5
Movement Speed and Attributes

-Victario's Acuity Lv.16
Charges and Resistances

-Yoke of Suffering Lv.25
Resistances and Damage

Chests

-Skin of the Loyal Lv.1

-Tabula Rasa Lv.1
Use this chest if you cant afford Skin of the Loyal

-Thousand Ribbons Lv.1
Use this chest if you cant afford Tabula Rasa

-Ambu's Charge Lv.43
Life and Resistances

Rings

-Berek's Grip lv.24
Leech and Resistances

-Le Heup of All lv.24
Resistances and Attributes

-The Taming lv.30
Resistances and Damage

Gloves

-Lochtonial Caress lv.1
Cast Speed and Charges

-Doedre's Tenure lv.12
Spell Damage

-Kalisa's Grace Lv.55
Easy 5link

Weapoms

-Lifesprig Lv.1
Spell Damage and Cast Speed

-The Wise Oak Lv.8
Resistances

-Axiom Perpetuum Lv.10
Can be used instead of Lifesprig

-Shade of Solaris lv.30
Make sure you can trigger the effect with critical strikes

-Heartbreaker Lv.50
Use this dagger if you cant afford Shade of Solaris

Boots

-Wanderlust Lv.1
Movement Speed and Freeze Immune

-Wondertrap Lv.9
Movement Speed and Attributes

-Victario's Flight lv.12
Movement Speed and Attributes

-Nomic's Storm Lv.16
Movement Speed and Dexterity

-Rainbowstride Lv.56
Movement Speed and Resistances

Belts

-Perandus Blazon Lv.16
All Attributes and Flask UpTime

-Bisco's Leash lv.30
Rampage and Strenght



Ascendancy

- Normal Lab : Essence Glutton
Easy Sustein while leveling.
- Cruel Lab : Plaguebringer
Good boost to Damage and Defense.
- Merciless Lab : Corpse Pact
LET THE MEMES BEGIN.
- Uber Lab : Your Choice
Commander of Darkness will give more flexibility early in the league as it makes easyer to cap the resistances, while Mistress of Sacrifice can be used once you have enough gear to cover the resistances and should increse your speed by using Flesh Offering.


Recommended Gear

You can craft most of the gear by using Essence of Woe or Dense Fossils.

- Helmet = -=Kitava's Thirst=- if you want to create corpses automatically.
alternatively you can use any helmet with Energy Shield and Resists.

- Amulet = Energy Shield, Resists and Crit Multi.

- Body Armour = Energy Shield, Spells have +#% to Critical Strike Chance and Resists.
-=The Beast Fur Shawl=- is a cheap unique option for chest if you cant afford a good one.

- Gloves = -=Voidbringer=- if your volatile dead cost less than 100, or -=Kalisa's Grace=- as a cheap alternative with -=fevered mind=- jewel to increase the mana cost.
ultimately you would want a high es gloves.

- Boots = Energy Shield , Movement Speed and Resists.
-=Sin Trek=- Boots is a easy way to get started.

- Weapom = -=Martyr of Innocence=- pretty much BIS if u are a pleb like me and dont want to spend alot to craft a better one.

- Rings = Energy Shield, Resists and Mana regeneration.

- Belt = Energy Shield and Resists.
Energy Shield Recovery Speed is also nice if you can get a good Crystal Belt.

Pantheon

-Soul of The Brine King for the "Stun Immunity"
pretty much mandatory
-Your choice for the minor god, i like to use Soul of Abberath.

Mechanics

Core

Desecrate some corpses to start the meme, now every time you cast volatile dead you will have a 30% chance to cast the gems on your helmet creating more corpses with Unearth and Desecrate automatically increasing your cast speed, getting ES and MANA regen, shocking and chilling nearby monsters.

Offensive Things

-Shock from corpses increases damage taken by enemies by 20%.
-You deal 10% more damage when nearby a corpse.
-Corpses you spawn have increased maximum life(not calculated on DPS)

your realistic DPS should be around 500K, this assuming all the guaranteed stats on a budget.

on ideal circunstances your min/maxed DPS should be around 1500K, this assuming Curses, Exposure, Combustion, flasks, 21/20 gems etc.

Defensive Things

-Energy Shield Regen ~800 per second.
-Energy Shield Leech ~800 per second.
-Chill from corpses make enemies slower.
-Enemies deal reduced damage when nearby corpses.
-Some block chance


Links
-Weapom GBBBBR
Volatile Dead + Energy Leech + Concentrated Effect + Increased Critical Strikes + Elemental Focus + Fire Penetration
other good options are Hypothermia, Arcane Surge, Spell Cascade.
Swap between those gems until you feel like its the best for you.

-Body Armour RBBBBB
Cast When Damage Taken(1) + Wave of Conviction(7) + Curse On Hit + Flammability + Combustion - Flame Dash

-Gloves RBBG
Increased Duration + Vaal Righteous Fire - Spell Cascade + Desecrate

-Boots BBBB
Discipline + Zealotry + Enlighten + Clarity

-Helmet GGGG for Kitava's Thirst
Desecrate + Unearth + Greater Multiple Projectiles + Volley
RRGB for Rare Helmet
Spell Totem + Desecrate + Multi Totems + Faster Casting

FAQ

Q:What Bandits Should I Choose?
-Help Alira

Q:I Dont Have Enough Mana
-Remove Herald Of Ash
-Get mana / regen on your gear
-Make sure you have crafted rings with "damage taken gained as mana"

Q:Is there any good Watcher's Eye for this build?
-Discipline Energy Shield Regen
-Discipline Energy Shield Recovery Rate
-Clarity Mana Recovery Rate
-Clarity Mana Added as Extra Energy Shield
-Zealotry Hinders

Q:I take too much damage and cannot sustain how can i solve this?
-Change your castspeed jewels/items/passives and use raw damage instead
-instead of using CWDT to create corpses change it to Spell Totem and use another helmet.


Videos


you can and you should do modifications as you like... need more damage? drop some defensive nodes to get more damage... need more defense? drop damage to get more defense... dont like the setups?try to use another gem, or support...remember you are free to do whatever you want this is just a guide to help you get something similar.

BTW i will be streaming gameplay with this build at the course of the Blight league on Twitch.TV/IgorMSF
[My Endgame Services] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2488787
[3.6 The Dancing Agony] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2226627
[3.6 Blight CWC SoulRend] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2451764
Last edited by Igoref on Sep 13, 2019, 6:52:01 PM
Last bumped on Sep 14, 2019, 7:55:15 AM
SHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET :O
How would you level it? level guide coming soon??
Nice build, i might be playing this or something very similar. One question: why the CI? Is it really needed? Any reason its better than going for life/ES ?
Igor, thanks for putting together this guide! Been thinking of a VD PP Necro since all the corpse changes were announced. Glad I found your guide and I'll be featuring it in my video for builds to play in 3.8!

I look forward to see how the build develops!
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Dear everyone,

This will be nerfed or poets pen will be insanely expensive if we keep talking about it.

Sincerely,
The guy who has been theorycrafting this for hours.
"Weapom = Shaper Staff with "Cast While Channelling" mod."

Why do you need a weapon with cast while channelling, what would you link it to it?
IG Name: Jim_Carry & Arnold_SWAGeneger
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Bass_hole wrote:
"Weapom = Shaper Staff with "Cast While Channelling" mod."

Why do you need a weapon with cast while channelling, what would you link it to it?


that was my mistake ty for the reply.

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Steeldraconis wrote:
Igor, thanks for putting together this guide! Been thinking of a VD PP Necro since all the corpse changes were announced. Glad I found your guide and I'll be featuring it in my video for builds to play in 3.8!

I look forward to see how the build develops!


thank you good luck with the build.

"
AdamSanders wrote:
Dear everyone,

This will be nerfed or poets pen will be insanely expensive if we keep talking about it.

Sincerely,
The guy who has been theorycrafting this for hours.


this build has nothing to do with PP
[My Endgame Services] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2488787
[3.6 The Dancing Agony] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2226627
[3.6 Blight CWC SoulRend] https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2451764
Last edited by Igoref on Sep 5, 2019, 11:40:23 PM
You still have old ascendancies.
Anybody notice that the AI for the volatiles is a little off? They seem to get stuck going back and forth between enemies. I don't remember them doing this.

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