[3.15] CI Essence Drain Build | Trickster | Expedition | Path of Exile 3.15

Hey guys, another essence drain build is here but this time CI version. I used this for mayhem event and also viable for endless delve and flashback events. Only problem with the build is single target damage but it's fine you are gonna kill bosses slowly but surely. Other than clear speed and defences are great. Hardcore viable, ssf friendly.

PoB: https://pastebin.com/4qpBNcGn

Build Video: https://youtu.be/zRq_pO0wOpU

Kill all for bandit

- Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill, with a 8 second Cooldown (previously 4 seconds).

- The Witchfire Brew unique flask no longer has 25-40% increased Damage Over Time during Flask Effect. Now has -10 to 10% increased Charges Used (previously 50% increased).

(Footage is from 3.12)


Gem Setup:

Essence Drain - Void Manipulation - Controlled Destruction - Efficacy - Swift Affliction - Empower

Contagion - Increased Area of Effect - Arcane Surge (Lvl 8) - Intensify

Vaal Blight - Infused Channelling - Controlled Destruction - Efficacy

Withering Step - Second Wind - Flame Dash

Immortal Call (Lvl 3) - Cast when Damage Taken (Lvl 1) / Malevolence / Vaal Discipline

Despair / Summon Lightning Golem / Tempest Shield (Lvl 1)

Last edited by wishdropper on Jul 22, 2021, 9:19:13 AM
Last bumped on Apr 26, 2021, 10:05:22 PM
what do i use for 6L until i get an empower?
what do i use for 6L until i get an empower?

Energy leech or arcane surge.
wishdropper wrote:
what do i use for 6L until i get an empower?

Energy leech or arcane surge.

Thanks mate!
will this build be doable in standard league?

Is it possible to league start with this build?
I guess the CI part will come later on
Would the bosses die quicker with 6L Blight? Is 6L ED needed for map clearing?

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