[3.13] Life Based Dark Pact Occultist

[3.13] Not much has changed. Skip Malediction and grab Withering Presence instead. If you don't have +1 curse Malediction's better.
ayyyyyy I hope this league is gonna have a better launch than heist.

I'll be streaming from 21/09/2020 come join me.

[3.12] Assassin's Mark is now a hex skill apply it with hextouch, drop witchfire brew and Despair+Blasphemy. Glancing blows is farther away now. I'll update PoB when update drops. Glancing Blows is almost in the same spot. Nothing much has changed.

22.07 updated high budget gear
dream PoB: https://pastebin.com/RJtWAWHB


Hey. Welcome to my build. I've wanted to play Dark Pact this league so I came up with a build. It is pretty fun (monsters go boom).

After spending about 100c on items I'm on about 1,5m dps.

POB: https://pastebin.com/n5Uhgie4

T15 Dark Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh9Cp89YwpQ

Sirius with cerberus and lunaris(bad items&bad player): https://youtu.be/mhMaoSSvKNc



Cerberus Limb gives us a lot of spell damage and cast speed and when we use a shield with at least 30% chance to block we get spell damage leached as life.

Light of Lunaris has exactly 30% chance to block which triggers the bonus from Cerberus and it also gives us a lot of crit multi per chance to block which coupled with Glancing blows on our tree which doubles chance to block and Arcane Swiftness which gives us addtional bonuses for block we get a lot of damage for cheap.

Crown Of The Inward Eye gives us a lot of hp and damage and it costs ~1c, ideally get one with Dark Pact cast speed enchant or maximum life corrupt.

Marylene's Fallacy
is mandatory it boost our crit multi through the roof for a measly cost of 40% crit chance and also our crits have culling strike.

For boots you can use Duskblights or Dusktoes, Inya's epiphany, Mutewinds. Rare boots with ms, life and res are good too.

Witchfire's Brew gives us free Despair.

Try to get as much life and cap your resistances on other items.

High budget

Mods you want:
-Chaos Damage to spells(hunter influence)
-Nearby Enemies have -9% Chaos Resistance(hunter influence, fossil)
resistances and stats whatever you need
Body Armour

Both give about the same amount of damage but a rare armor gives a lot more hp and you can get some additional stats.
For a rare most important stats are:
-Life (%life would be nice too)
-Spell crit chance
You can get explosions but we don't really need them since we already have them from ascendancy.

Acuity is king. Double the leech.

Life, movement speed and resistances. If you're rich get a pair with tailwind and elusive.

Marylene's is best in slot. You could use a rare if you're too squishy but you will loose a lot of damage. For annoint you want Commnad of Steel.

Life and resistances. You could get one with hunter influence and get %life and %chaos damage.

We want to get chaos damage leech so we can ditch cerberus limb. If you have enough resistances use Gifts from Above.
You want a watcher's eye with at least (100-120)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry. Ideally you also want crit multi while affected by precision and cast speed while affected by Zealotry.
in progress teehee

Bandits and Ascendancy

Kill Alira for crit multi
Ascendency order: Void Beacon, Forbidden Power, Profane Bloom, Malediction.

6l chest: Dark Pact - Spell Echo - Added Chaos Damage - Void Manipulation - Controlled Destruction - Power Charge on Critical strike
4l: Flame Dash - Arcane Surge(level it accordingly so that it procs after using flame dash once or twice) - Faster Casting - Second Wind
3l: Wither - Spell Totem - Multiple Totems
2l: Assassin's Mark - Blasphemy
3l: CWDT - Cold Snap - Added Lightning (you can use other cwdt setup, cold snap gives us frenzy charges and added lightning lets us shock enemies)
other: Summon Lightning Golem, Zealotry, Precision

If you have any question feel free to pm me in game or dm me on discord:

My youtubler: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOmvExC13NYDscR6fHn97w
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Last edited by Sweter on Jan 14, 2021, 3:57:47 PM
Last bumped on Feb 1, 2021, 12:48:17 AM
Hello, it's me...Deekaj. Your friend. I need your help, with this build. Now. Thanks.
Huge fan of both Occultist and Dark Pact, this build leads me with one major question; How do you deal with Stuns? DP needing close range and in general not having major defenses I am curious how rippy it would be late game.
Thanks to 66% chance to block I very rarely get stunned. If you want to have stun immunity I'd recommend a ll version I'm working on: https://pastebin.com/WC0gm4Tr
I wouldn't recommend playing it in hardcore. I'm on early red maps now and I didn't run into much trouble.
My league start this time was a LL Chaos Slinger so I'm already using half those uniques. I will indeed try that LL version, much appreciated Sweter.
So my main concern is bosses, how is this against t16ish bosses?
Hey, can you post what further advancements you made to this?
I got Acuity for more leech.

I've managed to six link and get 5 offcolors on cherubim.
I haven't played much lately.

Get void batteries, awakened gems, chest with spell crit chance.
Last edited by Sweter on Jul 8, 2020, 4:02:37 PM

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