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  1. [b color=#eeee00]I'm going to write a legitimate guide for the build in its current state in the next couple of days.[/b]  It's pretty much getting to the point where I doubt I'll make more significant changes, and there aren't any weird interactions left in the build that I could later find out don't work how I expect.  It's pretty straight forward at this point, and the build seems stronger and more survivable than it's ever been.
  2.  
  3. I'm going to take the old deprecated builds off of this post and provide a a single pastebin link to everything that has been written so far when I do the rewrite.  I haven't decided whether this includes the softcore build that runs assassin's mark and haste.  [b color=#eeee00]If you have any opinions on this, let me know,[/b] but maintaining one version of the build will be a lot easier for me than maintaining two.  I'm using the hardcore version and I think it clears fast enough that the other version isn't necessary.  Since it's the one I'm using, it's the one I'm putting work into optimizing.
  4.  
  5. ----
  6.  
  7. Deathless Solo Clears
  8. Atziri
  9. t15 Beachhead
  10. t15 Colosseum Daresso (increased boss damage, increased boss attack/cast speed, elemental weakness)
  11. t15 Abyss Kaom (unidentified corrupted) (twinned)
  12. t15 Core Malachai (chaos res)
  13.  
  14. My Current Character
  15. [url]https://pastebin.com/LraDkZL4[/url]
  16.  
  17. [item post="14694242" index="1"][item post="14694242" index="2"][item post="14694242" index="3"][item post="14694242" index="4"][item post="14694242" index="5"][item post="14694242" index="6"][item post="14694242" index="7"][item post="14694242" index="8"][item post="14694242" index="9"][item post="14694242" index="10"]
  18.  
  19. I have salvaged the build, it takes minimal tree reworking.  If you bought uniques and can't sell them for what you bought them, I deeply apologize.
  20.  
  21. If you spent a ton of shit going to the non-crit build, I apologize even more.
  22.  
  23. Here's the build.  With mirror gear (which you're not expected to get, it's just a benchmark for what to work toward), it does more DPS and has more health than the last build, 5.1M and 8.9K respectively.
  24.  
  25. I'm also considering dropping the Revenge of the Hunted cluster for Whispers of Doom, but man...  I really don't want to.
  26.  
  27. Changes
  28. [spoiler]
  29. clears
  30.  
  31. fixed amulet in PoB (both versions) and changed it to jade for HC build for dex requirement on BV
  32.  
  33. clears and current character.  also note at top
  34.  
  35. swapped granite flask for basalt in HC/boss build
  36.  
  37. faster casting is better than increased crit damage in HC version
  38.  
  39. More Armor, less damage in HC version, added deceiver to list of helpful uniques
  40.  
  41. Hardcore version
  42.  
  43. suggested Lioneye's remorse as a cheap shield
  44.  
  45. dropping AM for Enfeeble is worse than dropping Haste and a ring.
  46.  
  47. Clickbait is back, baby
  48.  
  49. Rechecked support gems for DP now that more stuff was factored in.  Swapped crit strikes for crit damage.
  50.  
  51. Set configuration to account for power charges
  52. [/spoiler]
  53.  
  54. Hardcore / Boss version:
  55. [url]https://pastebin.com/3P2iwiCM[/url]
  56.  
  57. Softcore / Clear version:
  58. [url]https://pastebin.com/tjjALsCd[/url]
  59.  
  60. I'm going to work on writing an actual guide for it later.
  61.  
  62. Uniques you might be interested in if you can't find or afford better rare gear:
  63. Divinarius
  64. Lioneye's Remorse
  65. Belt of the Deceiver
  66.  
  67. Leveling with this tree:
  68.  
  69. Path to VP, only stopping for health clusters you don't have to path to to start taking. Don't take VP until you have Cloaked in Savagery. Start leveling a Dark Pact gem as soon as you can (when you complete A Fixture of Fate) but don't use it until you have VP and Cloaked in Savagery. When you have CiS, take VP and switch to using DP.
  70.  
  71. After that, get any remaining easy health nodes. The two Area Damage clusters come next. Then go for Fangs of the Viper and the Blood Drinker cluster (finish it, don't stop at the notable), followed by the Cruel Preparation cluster. Then go for Method to the Madness, then Atrophy. After that, you can go for Doom Cast, the Instability Cluster and Jewel slots in whatever order you like. After that, the Scion life wheel. Revenge of the Hunted should be second to last, and the very last cluster you get should be Throatseeker.
  72.  
  73. ----
  74.  
  75. All the old stuff is below, in a spoiler.
  76.  
  77. [spoiler]
  78.  
  79. So upon learning that MoM + Acuity is a nonbo, I did some work to make a new version of this build that does not have crit or any uniques other than carcass jack.  I am not sure how close this thing is to anyone else's build, because I was mostly just making sure other people's builds weren't like my old one.
  80.  
  81. I'm leaving the old build up in its entirety so people don't feel cheated.  It is still a respectable crit DP build, but getting Acuity is a mistake.  MoM may also be a mistake.
  82.  
  83. [b color=#eeee00]I HOPE NOBODY REROLLED BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO BRING CRIT BACK[/b]
  84.  
  85. Here is the non-crit build.
  86.  
  87. [spoiler]
  88. [url]https://pastebin.com/VVySkG98[/url]
  89.  
  90. Changed some item stuff.
  91.  
  92. So leveling with Sunder, Shield Charge, Brightbeak and Ashrend is super fast.
  93. [/spoiler]
  94.  
  95. Here is almost the old build, specced out of MoM and Acuity
  96.  
  97. [spoiler]
  98. [url]https://pastebin.com/F9Ni4DiC[/url]
  99. [/spoiler]
  100.  
  101. Here is the old build.
  102.  
  103. [spoiler]
  104. Disclaimer: Obviously this build is either cheap XOR it does 3M+ DPS.  It is not both at the same time.  Some people were complaining.  I am not attempting to mislead you.  I am giving you a cheap build that scales if you have money, and showing you how.
  105.  
  106. Second disclaimer: Been getting more complaints that my title is bait.  Numbers are apparently too tantalizing.  I removed them for your safety.
  107.  
  108. -----
  109.  
  110. I love [url=http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CastFromHitPoints]Casting from Hit Points[/url], and I've been trying to make a nova build for a while.  When Dark Pact was announced I died.  I managed to make something with over 10K EHP (not counting armor/res) and 3M DPS assuming godly gear, so I think I did alright.  This is my first published build so bear with me.  Let's get started.
  111.  
  112. Self-cast: yes
  113. VP: yes
  114. MoM: yes
  115. Crit: yes
  116. Kaom's: yes
  117. Blood magic: no
  118. Fortify: yes
  119. Shield Charge: requires weapon swap (brightbeak)
  120.  
  121. [b color=#eeeeee]Changes[/b]
  122. [spoiler]
  123. added some pointed advice to leveling section
  124.  
  125. New Video!
  126.  
  127. Fortify: yes
  128.  
  129. Updated to-do and pros/cons
  130.  
  131. Officially supporting weapon swap to brightbeak for shield charge.
  132.  
  133. Added a disclaimer and a link to a cheaper PoB build
  134.  
  135. Added a note about VP in the PoB link.
  136.  
  137. Added more t14 boss clears.
  138.  
  139. Added clears section.  Updated to-do.
  140.  
  141. Added BoE tags.
  142.  
  143. Decided The Retch is probably not worth buying to test out.  In theory it's not too useful if you're not a Slayer.
  144.  
  145. Arcane Surge should be leveled to 9 with the removal of Decree.
  146.  
  147. Dropped Righteous Decree, picked up Serpent Stance and Arcane Potency.  Switched back to swapping conc effect and crit damage.
  148.  
  149. Accidentally had The Retch instead of Belt of the Deceiver active on PoB.  I still think deceiver is better.
  150.  
  151. Conc Effect should replace added chaos and not increased crit damage.  Updated PoB link.
  152.  
  153. Updated PoB import to default to Conc Effect bosskill setup for more advertised DPS
  154.  
  155. Changed bladefall to vortex.  Changed rotgut to a quicksilver.
  156.  
  157. Got rid of golem, leap slam/fortify, enlighten, immortal call, vaal clarity
  158. in exchange for kaom's heart, arcane surge on flame dash, cwdt bladefall for emergency leech, and lav's spirit for mana emergencies.  Rebuilt the tree near shadow, one less power charge.
  159. [/spoiler]
  160.  
  161. [b color=#eeeeee]To Do[/b]
  162. Personally advance to hard content so I can use clears as credibility - currently at t15 maps
  163.  
  164. Figure out whether to replace quicksilver flask with a basalt or a granite, and figure out best mods for diamond and the new flask.
  165.  
  166. [b color=#eeeeee]Clears[/b]
  167. Things I've personally cleared solo:
  168. [u]Frags[/u]
  169. Atziri
  170.  
  171. [u]T14[/u]
  172. Volcano boss
  173. 8 mod Palace Dominus
  174. Twinned -max res Springs boss
  175.  
  176. [b color=#eeee00]If any hardcore players using this build want to say affirmatively that this build is HC viable, please say something in the thread.  I'd like confirmation.[/b]
  177.  
  178. [b color=#eeeeee]PoB Import[/b]
  179. Level 100, probably hundreds of Ex
  180. [url]https://pastebin.com/uQUzyBtV[/url]
  181.  
  182. [b color=#eeee00]Important Note: The above link includes Atziri's Acuity, which means [i]Vaal Pact has been deallocated[/i].[/b]  [b color=#ee0000]IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACUITY, YOU WILL WANT TO HAVE VAAL PACT.[/b]
  183.  
  184. Level 86, ~100C - my character as of 8/14
  185. [url]https://pastebin.com/hB5yTHNt[/url]
  186.  
  187. [b color=#eeeeee]Videos[/b]
  188. [url=https://youtu.be/19amZV6l3B0]Level 87, Tier 14 Mapping Example[/url]
  189.  
  190. [b color=#eeeeee]Pros[/b]
  191. Doesn't care about any map mods other than Cannot Leech
  192. Doesn't care about enemy ES
  193. Doesn't care about enemy elemental resist or armor
  194. Doesn't care about reflect
  195. Huge AoE without Increased AoE support
  196. Good at breaches
  197. Huge DPS
  198. Huge Leech
  199. A ton of EHP (almost certainly hardcore viable)
  200. Cheap to get working
  201. Scales with investment
  202. Scales with Life
  203. Amazing clear speed with shield charge in weapon swap
  204. One-shots people in PVP at surprising range (maybe you'll level leo this league!)
  205. Tree looks like a snorlax
  206.  
  207. [b color=#eeeeee]Cons[/b]
  208. Costs health and mana
  209. High damage/DoT bosses can screw with your mana
  210. Low hit damage/DoT bosses with no adds sometimes don't give enough leech until you have crazy DPS
  211. Can't handle CI in PVP
  212. Chaos crits don't have crunchy sfx :(
  213.  
  214. [b color=#eeeeee]Bandit[/b]
  215. Alira
  216.  
  217. [b color=#eeeeee]Ascendency[/b]
  218. Pain Reaver -> Cloaked in Savagery -> Crave the Slaughter -> Aspect of Carnage
  219.  
  220. [b color=#eeeeee]Pantheon[/b]
  221. Brine King
  222. Preference (I use Garukhan for move speed)
  223.  
  224. [b color=#eeeeee]Tree[/b]
  225. [url=http://poeurl.com/brvb]57 Points[/url]
  226.  
  227. [url=http://poeurl.com/brvd]85 Points[/url], unless you find a good jewel
  228.  
  229. [url=http://poeurl.com/br2f]109 Points[/url]
  230.  
  231. [url=http://poeurl.com/br2b]121 Points[/url], with Atziri's Acuity
  232.  
  233. [b color=#eeeeee]Leveling[/b]
  234. Level with your favorite leveling spell and Lifesprig, or a melee weapon and sunder.  Probably grab a Belt of the Deceiver and a Goldrim when you can.
  235.  
  236. [b color=#eeee00]Make sure you socket a dark pact and level it as soon as you are able.  You're not going to be using it until you get Cloaked in Savagery, but if it's level 1 when that happens you will not be dealing any damage.[/b]
  237.  
  238. You want to head to Vaal Pact as quickly as you can, stopping only to get health as necessary.  Once you're in position, hold off on VP until you have Cloaked in Savagery, at which point take VP and start using Dark Pact.  Spell Echo, Void Manipulation, Controlled Destruction.  If you do this before you have Cloaked in Savagery, you're going to hate yourself.
  239.  
  240. Use a blasphemied Warlord's Mark until, without it, you have enough damage to out-leech DP's cost against trash that isn't savage hitting you.  Then switch to Assassin's Mark.  This will probably be...
  241.  
  242. When you hit 68, get Pledge of Hands and at least 4L it (not counting free Spell Echo).  Void Manipulation, Controlled Destruction, Added Chaos Damage.  Take Mind Over Matter as soon as you have Pledge.
  243.  
  244. In one more level, you can grab Cherrubim's Maleficence, which is cheaper than Pledge as of this writing.
  245.  
  246. Obviously once you're generating power charges you can go for Instability.  Finish up the 85 point tree.  Then work on the 109 point tree as you see fit.  Deallocate the 3 nodes necessary for VP and swap Controlled Destruction with an Increased Critical Strikes if you ever manage to get Atziri's Acuity and finish your 121 point build.
  247.  
  248. [b color=#eeeeee]Gems[/b]
  249. Main skill, in staff
  250. Dark Pact - (Spell Echo*) - Void Manipulation - (Controlled Destruction**) - Added Chaos Damage - Faster Casting - Increased Critical Strikes - Increased Critical Damage - (Concentrated Effect***)
  251.  
  252. *Until you get Pledge
  253. **Until you get Acuity
  254. ***Swap with Increased Critical Damage for bosses.
  255.  
  256. Wither Totem
  257. Wither - Spell Totem - Faster Casting - Increased Duration
  258.  
  259. Movement
  260. Flame Dash - [LEVEL 9 Arcane Surge] - Faster Casting - Increased Duration
  261.  
  262. Passive Leech
  263. Cast when Damage Taken - Vortex
  264.  
  265. Curse
  266. Assassin's Mark - Blasphemy
  267.  
  268. Weapon Swap, goes in Brightbeak
  269. Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify
  270.  
  271. [b color=#eeeeee]Important Uniques[/b]
  272. Pledge of Hands
  273. Cherrubim's Maleficence (until you get Kaom's Heart)
  274. Belt of the Deceiver
  275. Eldritch Knowledge - goes in witch area
  276. Lavianga's Spirit
  277. Brightbeak - weapon swap
  278. Atziri's Acuity - really expensive
  279. Kaom's Heart - really expensive
  280.  
  281. [b color=#eeeeee]Rare Gear and Flasks[/b]
  282. For now, check the PoB link
  283.  
  284. [spoiler](BoE)skill=Dark+Pact;item=Kaom's+Heart;item=Atziri's+Acuity;item=Pledge+of+Hands;defense=Life;crit=true;cheap=true;hardcore=true;atziri=true;coc=false(BoE)[/spoiler]
  285. [/spoiler]
  286.  
  287. In case you were wondering, yes I did lose my passion.
  288.  
  289. ---
  290.  
  291. To make it clear what happened, I did not trash a working build because it had "haters".  By coincidence, at the same time I was receiving some overzealous criticism, someone who was using and enjoying the build informed me that an interaction I thought would be very good and defensive - that the build was largely based around - actually kills you instead.  This is a huge blow to the effectiveness of the build, or lack thereof.
  292.  
  293. It's still a reasonably effective build, but the entire reason I made it in the first place is gone.
  294.  
  295. In any case, if you were following the old guide, I don't recommend you reroll.  I'm leveling to test out my changes, and I may find that they suck and feel bad to play.  I'm not disappearing, and I'll keep you guys updated if I find a way to fix what is really a theorycrafting issue.
  296.  
  297. Really I just fell victim to a failure of imagination.
  298.  
  299. [/spoiler]
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