[3.18] 20ex CWDT Ward loop Very easy guide Occultist
Rejoice, the build lives
Drought Bringer and Temporal bubble can be dangerous, be careful around them
3.18 Leveling guides
This should be possible in under 20 ex if you are savvy with your crafts. If you buy things out right it can be 25 ex or possibly 30 ex.
This is going to be a very easy copy paste guide with trade links.
3.18 Sirus Kill on Occultist level 85, same items as Scion
Scion Omni 3.17 Boss Kill
Calculator, to check life/chaos res and heartbound loop damage
No Armour allowed. Avoid chaos resistance or use the above calculator
When you buy items make sure they don't have Armour or chaos resistance
3.18 25 ex budget
Omni pobs - Omni is 50ex
How the build works
Expedition items have Ward
Ward will absorb the damage done to you
If you have 1500 ward, and a monster hits you for 2000, only 500 damage will go to life and your ward will disappear, it breaks
Ward will be recharged after 5 seconds
When this flask is on, your ward will not break/disappear
The goal is to permanently have Olroth's flask on
If Ward is always on, then ward will absorb the damage
Permanent Olroth's flask effect
So we want to have Olroth's permanently on, to do this we use Brutal Restraint The Traitor
Using the traitor keystone and 2 cluster jewels which give us high flask duration, we can get permanent Olroth's effect
The traitor keystone works when you have 3 empty flask slots, means you can only use 2 flasks.
High budget 100ex
you can use 3 flasks at high budget, this is explained in upgrades section
Heartbound loop ring explained
You summon skeletons, and when skeleton die, the ring will do damage to you
Since you are damaged, CWDT will cast spells linked to it
The damage each skeleton does is 420, its less than 1500 ward. So you take no damage. If you have 300 ward then you will take 120 damage to life.
CWDT gem needs to be level 20 to cast level 20 spell gems
For CWDT level 21, you should take about 3580 damage to cast spells
We use 3 skeletons and forbidden rite gem to reach self 3580 damage
Forbidden rite is a skill that will deal damage to yourself
If you cast forbidden rite, it will deal a lot of damage to your life
As long as your ward is more than the Forbidden rite self damage, you will take no damage to life
How to Level up
Use any Witch build guide to level up, respec at level 85
Level and Life
Check this calculator
This build will work from level 80, you just need 1700 life minimum. And also allocate all necessary staff nodes. You can make it work below that, but its not worth the hassle.
Also complete all the labs and get pathfinder and elementalist.
420 heartbound loop ring requires 1700 life
350 heartbound loop ring needs 2400 life
Olroth's Resolve Flask
Buy the flask for 1ex
Divine it for 40, 41 or 42 increased charges used
Anything more that 42 is bad
Once you buy this, make it 28% quality with Hillock from T4 Research Betrayal
You can do this yourself or buy this craft from TFT Services channel
Or you can simply buy the flask with 28% quality
If not less than 42, divine it to make it less that 42 increased charges used
Divine for 40, 41 or 42
Craft Reused at end of flask effect
To Dust Jewels
We will need to buy 3 - To Dust jewels
Two with 20% reduced skeleton duration
One with 19% reduced skeleton duration
How to smart craft
You can buy 3 To Dust jewels and divine first, second, third
And which ever becomes 19 or 20, keep them aside then Divine the other two
Then finally simply buy the third one from trade
If you don't want to divine them yourself, just buy from trade using the following links
One - 19%
Two - 20%
Craft it by using Blessing of Tul and The Halcyon amulet
Act 2 Yeena quest reward, buy this or do the quest
First kill the white beast and then do this quest
Or you can buy this
Balbala for The Traitor keystone
The number does not matter
Buy this and put it in your tree
Make sure your Jewel does not grant you Alchemist's Genius, this will break the build
If your Brutal restraint gives you alchemist genius, then simply buy a new one
Hatred cold pen Watcher's eye
Jewels, budget version
This will help you cap resistance, you can get % life and also cold damage or ele damage.
If you are under very tight budget use Voices and blessed rebirth, Otherwise buy a normal cold damage cluster and use Anomalous Summon skeleton. See Upgrades section for this info!
Again I will repeat, See Upgrades Section 1 before you commit to Voices.
In 3.18 Anomalous Summon Skeleton is cheap. It should not be corrupted.
Blessed rebirth Minion jewel
Option 1 - Buyout, correct option for no risk gamers
You can just buy them from trade
Trade buyout url
Option 2 - Craft
Buy the base and simply use Chaos orb spam till you get
Fasting + 25 effect
Fasting + distilled perfection
Buy 2 heartbound loop rings with 420 physical damage
Or buy a ring and use noxious catalyst on it
If you buy 350 damage rings then you will need 2400 life.
You can buy 350 rings with good corruption
Such as Ingite immunity, poision immunity, lightning or cold damage to spells.
Skin of the Loyal
2 Red, 2 Blue , 2 green
Skin of Lords - MORE DPS
You can only insert corrupted gems in Skin of the lords
And Cast When Damage taken should be level 19/20 corrupted
Use the below link to buy, I have filtered out the keystones that break the build
Lots of choices for budget weapon
Either buyout 6-linked weapon or
6-link using the bench recipe
Or you can ask a friend to 6-link it for you
Or you can try the TFT discord for 6link harvest craft
3.18 Best weapon is
Buy a 5-link if you cannot afford 6-link
Duskdawn - more easy dps, simple to understand and search
This item can be crafted for 15c vendor recipe, see the wiki on how to craft it
Cane of kulemak
Rare staff 6-link with essence
Use the link to get a cheap belt
Divine orb the belt for 19% or 20% reduced flask charges used
You can also do reroll suffix lucky harvest
Bench Craft 9-12% Increased Cooldown recovery rate on it, craft using bench
You can buy the craft in TFT or ask a friend
Crafting guide for helm/gloves/boots coming soon
Just spam dense fossil and craft suffix using eldtrich currency
On helm/gloves you can block accuracy with bench
You can watch LOLCOHOL video on how to craft, its the same for helm/gloves
Resists, all about resists here again
Boots are the same for all builds, only resistances
I managed to grab a nice pair again with 2 ex
Anomalous minion speed
Level does not matter, but quality should be 20%
Gems in helm, very important keep same levels
CWDT level 5
Summon skeleton level 11 - Minion speed x/20 - Forbidden rite 1 - Cast When Damage taken 5
Buy Skeleton Gem using this link, sell gem to vendor with Orb of Scouring to reduce level
The levels of these gems should be fixed, do not level it up
CWDT must be 5, skeleton must be fixed at 11
Don't change these in the helm, or else you need to do math
Cast When Damage Taken - Body armour
It should be 20/20 for Skin of the Loyal
It should be 19/20 for Skin of the Lords
Reason is Skin of the lords has +2
Skin of the loyal is +1
CWDT should never go above level 21, if you make CWDT level 22, build will fail.
19/20 Corrupted CWDT, cheaper to make it than buy it
20/20 for Weapon
20 for gloves
21/20 for weapon if your skill gem levels are 21
Also don't link CWDT gem to Righteous fire, flame dash or phase run
Make gloves 3-link and use Righteous fire in gloves
Or use RF 21 in gloves, that way CWDT 20 won't tirgger RF
Helm and glove implicits
See POB please, just spam greater ichor and lesser ember till you get it
Gloves - Cold exposure with Greater ichor, and lesser ember for unnerve
Helmet - Spell damage with ichor and ember for lightning damage.
Very important - Use only 2 flasks with Brutal Restraint Traitor, 3 if you have high budget
Resistance and curse reduction flask
We also want defense from shock, if possible try to swap flasks when necessary or use purity of elements for shock immunity
In this build you can only use 3 flasks not use more than 3.
You will die if you use more than 3 flasks
Get a flask with shock immunity and another flask with reduced effect of curses
Dont buy armour flask, its useless
Weapons in second slot
Buy wands from Act 1 Nessa
And use Essence of insanity
You can put cast when damage taken and portal in 2nd weapon
Pantheon - Very important again
Soul of Brine King
Soul of Yugul
You need to kill the bosses to get freeze/chill immunity
And also kill Shrine map boss for reduced curse effect
Atoll map boss
You can also change craft on boots to give you chill immunity
Start / Stop
Swap weapons to start, Press X
To stop remove belt and put it back on
Or you can remove helm for one second
You can do reflect and no regen, easy
CANNOT DO - RED ALERT
Reduced cooldown recovery rate
Reduced flask charges gained
Upgrade 1 - Anomalous summon skeleton
Anomalous Summon Skeleton
This will help you get rid of Voices cluster.
Buy this and remove the minion life cluster, the blessed rebirth cluster
Then you can remove voice and replace it with a damage cluster
Upgrade 2 - Crit Watcher's eye
Hatred critical - Divine it for more than 1.7
Upgrade 3 - Rare Ring
Its time to remove one heartbound loop and use a rare ring
Examples, they are missing life, so they are quite Ok, not great
What and why and how
For this upgrade, there are 2 - ways
Increase life to 3626, or Use Divergent Cast When Damage Taken
Assuming you have a 420 heartbound ring, and level 11 Skeleton
Lets find out how much life required
Level 21 CWDT requires 3580
Heartbound 420 does 1260, its 3 skeleton X 420
3580 - 1260 = 2,320
2320 / 0.4 / 1.6 = 3,625
2320 should come from Forbidden rite.
0.4 is Forbidden rite damage, see the gem text
1.6 is -60 chaos resistance
So you need at least 3625 life.
Forbidden rite should deal 2320 damage to reach 3580 for CWDT 21
The problem with this is, when you ward is 1800 or even 1900, around 300 damage will go to your life pool. And this is really bad for sustain and makes you squishy.
Buy Divergent cast when damage taken
Body armor 19/20 for Skin of the Lords
You need 2510 life for Heartbound 420
You need 2840 life for Heartbound 350
You can make this yourself by corrupting
If you lose quality, don't worry, you just need to increase your life pool.
Keep increasing your life pool till skills get cast.
Get 3020 life for 420, the worst quality level 11
Get 3400 life for 350
Upgrade - 4 - Empower 4 and gems
Just buy Empower 4 support
Ice spear 21, creeping frost 21
Weapon keep 20/20, its easier, because divergent CWDT 21 is 50 ex ore more
Upgrade - Omniscience Amulet
With the amulet updated, you need to change your helm and gloves to have attributes instead of resistances
Craft Dex on it in the suffix
Omni gloves dex/int
Crafted Int on it in suffix
Ice Spear fires an additional Projectile
Righteous Fire grants 30% increased Spell Damage
This is a lot of damage, buy this if you can
We are now in uncharted territory, this can get complicated from here
Do all the above upgrades before doing this.
Especially the divergent cast when damage taken upgrade.
I am not a fan of Level 21 summon skeleton, the reason is, its complicated, because of trigger order, it gets messy.
And you will run out of Mana issue with 27% cdr and this causes a lot of frustration
Yes you need mana to cast the skills, mana is used when CWDT casts the skill.
Make sure you have 6% Mana Recoup on the Ring as well!!! Else mana issue.
Get a belt from here
Get some CDR on boots
Also get CDR on abyss jewel
Total must be 27 or more.
Update To Dust for 20/20/18
20+20+18 = 58
20+19+19 = 58
Gems in helm now become
Skeleton + Minion speed + Less Duration 4/20 + CWDT 5
Forbidden Rite goes to gloves
420 heartbound ring
Forbidden Rite level 1 + CWDT level 9 + sniper mark 12
350 heartbound ring
Forbidden rite level 1 + CWDT Level 7 + sniper mark 10
You also need to downgrade sniper's mark in gloves
To level 10 or level 12
The Annihilating staff
If you still aren't using this one, then get this weapon
With omni, get a good stat ring
if you are not using omni, get a rare ring with lots of resistances
Get perfect resistances on helm, gloves, boots
55 int on hlem, craft 30 dex
55 dex on gloves, craft 30 int
Then use the staff.
There is no other way.
You need to buy Unnatural instinct as well.
Make you tree like this
Last edited by Akshay on Jun 6, 2022, 9:33:43 AM
Last bumped on Nov 30, 2022, 4:28:01 AM
I keep dying from time to time from a damage over time, is corrupted blood dangerous for this build? ignite? I don't know, health just goes down slowly till i die. I'm level 80 atm so just enough to start, i took all staff nodes except counterweight that is only dps i think, will be my next point. Am i missing something? Character is FreeTheKraken if you can check it
on Apr 23, 2022, 10:44:03 AM
looks like that purity of elements instead of hatred is more safe, i don't die anymore, i also bought a corrupted blood immunity abyss jewel, now it's all a matter of passive points :)
on Apr 23, 2022, 1:20:47 PM
Hi!.. thx for share this build, it look funny
One question, in your pob, CF and IS have cast rate 4.33...
I currently have 1.5, i dont know how increased it :/
pd: sometimes dying when swap weapons, i dont know why -.-
Last edited by IverzonX on Apr 24, 2022, 10:56:30 PM
The cast rate is probably due to gmp support, i have almost the same gear as him, and i have your same cast speed. there's no other explanation
about dying, be sure that BEFORE weapon swapping when entering a zone you first of all move, to remove the immunity debuff (when you change zone until you stand still you can't be seen/damaged, it's to protect yourself), then wait like 3 seconds while moving a bit that the 2 flask buffs appear on top of your screen, near your auras. when they appear you can press x 2 times and start the rotation. that's something he had to explain better, but whatever
on Apr 26, 2022, 11:24:41 AM
oh i get it lol
ty for reply bro
I will try this build. ty.
I have one question
I bought 2-3-1 which gems should I put in slots?
on May 8, 2022, 4:31:54 PM
This is like a scion version of cwdt ward but on a weird class o.0
Corrupting blood will kill you with this build in most high tier maps
You can do reduced flask charge mod as long as you only use 2 flasks (elemental version?)
You can do reduced CDR if you remove less duration gem (elemental version?)
If you dont run purity of elements i think a lot of random things will make you kill yourself (standing on shocking ground etc)
The staff this build is using is way worse then the triple damage staff (but way easier to cap res ;p)
Adding on to this from my exp with the elemental version:
This build will die and is not immortal
This build can do wave 30 simu but not most of the time (ive done it like 6 times out of 300 trys)
This build can do 100% t16 dels but you will likely die a couple of times (may just be if your running beyond tho...)
To get this build close to being *done* its WAY more then 20ex... unless everything is dirt cheap this league
Last edited by Lynerus on May 8, 2022, 6:17:34 PM
You can put increased crit damage
Will update this guide for 3.18 after Draught bringer is nerfed.
Yes corrupted blood is bad, it will kill you
Occultist is very tank and a good class for this build.
Annihilating staff is high budget, because its hard to cap resistances with just 20 ex
And yeah this build can be done with 20ex late stage 3.17
Its going to be expensive in 3.18
Hey, i by and change all, but i can use only 1 flask, cna u help me?