1.0.5b Patch Notes
Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. Fear, recrimination, innocence, sympathy, guilt, waste, failure, grief,
were things, emotions, that no one really felt anymore. Reflection is useless, the world is senseless. Evil is its only
on January 28, 2014 9:41 AM
I think the mechanics of the Cast on Death gem need to be fixed with minions.
People abused the bug mechanics with it, yes, but that was relating to Raising a Zombie / Specter and gaining the bonus of CoD..... without the minion being dead. That is the key factor.
The gem should only trigger after your minion has died. Not before.
My thoughts of using the gem uniquely is another form of zombie explosions, discharge.
With the combination of minion instability, your minions dying would be useful.
Raise Zombie -> Cast on Death -> Discharge
A simple three link, with powerful results.
I've just started a summoner build, and thought about using this combination, but sadly realize it's not longer possible.
I've been struggling with minions surviving on tough boss fights, such as Dominus or Piety, or even Kole. Otherwise I've not had many problems while leveling. (Level 53 currently)
I hope this can be fixed and used properly and creatively.
"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence."
2.6 Skill Tree Proposal: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1747051
on February 1, 2014 6:15 PM