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[Lake of Kalandra] PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Easy Build for Beginner

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PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Easy Build for Beginner. By utilizing the Occultist Ascendancy we can use the Death's Aura to very easily clear maps by just running around.

[Lake of Kalandra] PoE 3.19 Witch Death

 

Pros & Cons

  • + Extremely good Map Clear
  • + League Start Viable
  • + Decent Single Target in Maps
  • + Pretty good Defensively
  • + Immune to Curses
  • + Can do most Map Mods
  • + Very easy playstyle
  • - Cannot do "No Regen" Maps
  • - Can not do Endgame Bosses
  • - Items can potentially be expensive early in the League
  • - Have to juggle stats in Skill Tree & on Gear

 

Leveling

Below you will find 4 Sections with explanations to your leveling progression. Gear, Skill Trees, Skill Gems and Ascendancy Choices all have extensive information with everything you need to know.

I also suggest looking at the videos below if you need help with leveling in general or this specific character.

Here is a Playlist loaded with Information regarding how Path of Exile works and how to understand the game better.

Leveling Gear Act 1-10

Good Uniques for Leveling Early

Tabula Rasa, Wanderlust Shoes, Goldrim Leathercap, Lifespring Wand, Le Heup of All Ring

Rare Gear & How to Obtain it

- Wand Recipe -

The Wand Recipe is a great and easy way to get a lot of damage. Since "Adds x to x Damage to Spells" is so strong for spells early on it is incredibly good to use these wands. On this character we will use the Cold Damage Wand recipe, if leveling with Cold Spells to Level 12. 

The way to obtain this wand is to sell "a Sapphire Ring + a Magic Wand + an Alteration Orb" - The rarity of the ring determines the damage on the Wand, but also the required level. So I suggest a Normal Sapphire Ring or a Magic Sapphire Ring earlier on. 

- General Rare Gear -

Gloves - Helmet - Belt - Rings - Body Armour - Amulet

For these items it is generally very much the same when you level new characters. You want modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need

- Boots -

Boots are very simple as well, same as other General Rare Gear items but we also want movement speed. We want modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need
% Increased Movement Speed (The higher the better)

- Shield -

Shield is just as the other gear, we want modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need

Gem Skills for Leveling Act 1-10

- Level 1-12 (Act 1) -

Freezing Pulse - Spell Cascade Support

Frost Bomb - Frost Bomb - Spell Cascade Support

Holy Flame Totem - Holy Flame Totem

Frostblink - Arcane Surge Support

(Swap out Frostblink for Flame Dash after killing Brutus)

I suggest leveling with Cold Spells until you are Level 12 and can start using Poisonous Concoction

- At level 12 you can remove your Wand and start playing Poisonous Concotion -

You can remove all the previous Skills you have used at this point and start using the ones provided from this point on in the Guide.

Poisonous Concoction is a very interesting and unique Skill in Path of Exile that requires you to not have any weapon equipped. It also has a mechanic where it uses your Life Flasks in order to deal more damage. (In a way you are throwing your flasks to deal damage with them)

Therefor it is vital to keep more than 1 Life Flask on you during leveling and also keep your Life Flasks updated every Act!

Also, you are not able to purchase Poisonous Concotion or recieve it as a quest reward when leveling a Witch Character. In order to get this gem you need to ask a friend who can accquire it for you. Or you can ask me if I am live or available in my Discord!

3-Link Damage Setup

Poisonous Concoction - Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support - Chance to Poison Support

Auras: Precision

Only level Precision to level 10. The more we level it, the more mana reservation it will require. 

Movement Skill & Steelskin

Dash - Steelskin - Lifetap Support

Link these skills with Lifetap as it will use Life instead of mana when activating them. If it becomes a problem then just remove it until you get your Death's Oath Armour because you want to use Lifetap with Steelskin at that point.

IMPORTANT! - Keep this specific Lifetap gem at level 1 only.

- Level 12-22 (Act 2) -

If 4-Link is Accquired

Poisonous Concoction - Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support - Chance to Poison Support - Unbound Ailments Support

Auras: Herald of Agony

- Level 22-32 (Act 3) -

If 5-Link is Accquired

Poisonous Concoction - Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support - Chance to Poison Support - Unbound Ailments Support - Added Chaos Damage Support

Auras & Curse

Despair, Grace

Despair is a Curse which lowers enemies Chaos Resistance and makes them take more Chaos damage. You should manually cast this on bosses or tanky enemies to kill them easier. 

Extra Damage: Plague Bearer

Plague Bearer is a Skill that you activate and incubate Posion damage into. When the buff reaches it maximum value you can activate this skill again to Poison and damage enemies around you. This is very helpful for clearing and helps with Single Target as well!

- Level 60-64 (Act 9) -

If you have been able to obtain a Death's Oath Body Armour by level 62 you can start using it if you want to. Just keep in mind that you require a decent amount of Chaos Resistance to mitigate the chaos damage that you take from wearing the Armour. 

Keep in mind though that the Death's Oath Armour does not require the sockets to actually be linked with eachother. This Armour will activate any support gem that is socketed into it, and therefor you do not have to LINK the sockets together. Also getting the proper Colours on the Sockets can be difficult, but here is the general setup of 5 gem or 6 gem setup that you want in the Death's Oath.

5 Socket Gems in Death's Oath

Efficacy Support - Lifetap Support - Less Duration Support - Void Manipulation Support - Swift Affliction Support

6 Socket Gems in Death's Oath

Efficacy Support - Lifetap Support - Less Duration Support - Void Manipulation Support - Swift Affliction Support - Increased Area of Effect Support

Skill Tree's for Act 1-10

Act 1 Level 1-12
Act 1 Skill Tree

Act 2 Level 12-22
Act 2 Skill Tree

For the Bandits Quest in Act 2 I suggest you KILL ALL BANDITS.

Killing all Bandits gives us:
2 Extra Skill Points

Act 3 Level 22-32
Act 3 Skill Tree

I suggest doing first lab after finishing Act 3. At this point you should be strong enough to face Izaro in the Labyrinth.

You should pick the Ascendancy called Occultist and the First Skill you should pick is "Void Beacon"

Act 4 Level 32-40
Act 4 Skill Tree

Act 5 Level 40-45
Act 5 Skill Tree

Act 6 Level 45-50
Act 6 Skill Tree

Act 7 Level 50-55
Act 7 Skill Tree

After finishing the quest "The Silver Locket" take the "Jade Flask" as your reward from Weylam Roth. This is a strong defensive Flask that gives us Evasion during the flask uptime and we will use this Flask in our Flask Setup later as well.

Act 8 Level 55-60
Act 8 Skill Tree

At the beginning of Act 8 I suggest that you go and do your second Labyrinth now. Your next ascendancy skill will be "Withering Presence"

Act 9 Level 60-64
Act 9 Skill Tree

Act 10 Level 64-68
Act 10 Skill Tree

I suggest doing your third Labyrinth at level 68 before you battle Kitava again. When you defeat Kitava in Act 10 she lowers your resistances by an extra -30%. Therefor it is easier to do the third Labyrinth before defeating Kitava. 

The third set of skill points in our ascendancy tree will be "Profane Bloom".

Ascendancy Choices

1st / Normal Labyrinth: Void Beacon
2nd / Cruel Labyrinth: Withering Presence
3rd / Merciless Labyrinth: Profane Bloom
4th / Eternal Labyrinth: Malediction

Pantheon Choices

The Pantheon is unlocked after Act 6 when you start defeating certain bosses in the Acts. It is a little mini "Skill Tree" where you can select 1 Major Skill and 1 Minor Skill. By clicking "Y" in game you can open your Pantheon and select which ones you want. I suggest these different Skills depending on your playstyle.

Major Pantheon

I would suggest "Soul of the Brine King". Because there is a very strong synergy with Soul of the Brine King if you use a Divine Vessel in a map and capture Puruna, The Challenger. This will make it so when you have "Soul of the Brine King" you cannot be Frozen. And not being able to be Frozen is extremely good defensively in Path of Exile!

Minor Pantheon:

I would suggest Soul of Gruthkul for slightly more defense or Soul of Ryslatha for Quality of Life. 

Leveling Path of Building

This PoB contains all Skill Tree's for every act while leveling and also has some generic leveling gear and Skill Gem setups for your progression through the acts!

PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Leveling Passive Skill Tree

PoB: https://pastebin.com/BjQCDsi0

 

 

Stage 1 - Early Mapping

Congratulations! You made it past Act 10 Kitava and are now ready for the Endgame in Path of Exile. Make sure to watch these videos below if you do not know how to prepare for the Endgame or where to start!

Skill Tree & Path of Building

PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Early Mapping Passive Skill Tree

Early Mapping - Stage 1 PoB ~ Level 85: https://pastebin.com/5K3kRkP0

Gem Links

IMPORTANT - You always wanna try to keep your Gems atleast Level 20 with 20% Quality unless I specifically say something different. If the Gems in this Guide don't have 20/20 Gems it is because I don't have those myself and can therefor not link them in this Guide.

5-Socketed Death's Oath

Efficacy Support - Lifetap Support - Less Duration Support - Void Manipulation Support - Swift Affliction Support

6-Socketed Death's Oath

Efficacy Support - Lifetap Support - Less Duration Support - Void Manipulation Support - Swift Affliction Support - Increased Area of Effect Support

6-Link Bow

Caustic Arrow - Void Manipulation - Swift Affliction - Vicious Projectiles - Concentrated Effect - Efficacy

Auras - Helmet

Malevolence - Defiance Banner - Vaal Grace

Vaal Grace is a Defensive Cooldown that greatly boosts your Evasion Rating. Use the Vaal skill when you know there can be some hard hitting incoming damage or use it if you drop to low HP.

Auras - Gloves

Despair - Blasphemy - Summon Stone Golem

IMPORTANT - You are not able to turn on your Despair Aura until you accquire the Chaos Damage Impresence Amulet! When you equip this amulet it removes the mana reservation from your Despair and Blasphemy setup. So do not use the Despair Aura until you get that amulet!

The Stone Golem isn't extremely important, but try to keep him up as often as possible still. He provides a bit of Life Regeneration. 

Movement & Steelskin - Boots

Steelskin - Lifetap - Dash - Second Wind

Here you can use Dash or Flame Dash or whatever movement skill you prefer. I prefer Dash so therefor I linked Dash here.

Gear

Here we will go over what gear you want and above is a helpful video to show you how to trade for gear on the Path of Exile Trade Website.

- 5-Link or 6-Link Rare Bow -

+2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
32% increased Physical Damage
Adds 29 to 53 Fire Damage
+55 to Accuracy Rating
40% increased Damage with Poison
25% chance to Poison on Hit
+17% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier

CHEAP Price~MEDIUM Price - There is a nice trick to easily get a 6-Link Short Bow by turning a Set of Six "The Porcupine" Divination Cards. Once you have done that you can also use "Shrieking Essence of Dread" or "Deafening Essence of Dread" on your Bow to guarantee atleast +2 Level of Socketed Bow Gems, which will make for quite a decent Bow for now.

If you are looking for a stronger Bow or other ways of accquiring it then these are the modifiers that you are looking for:

  • + to Level of Socketed Gems
  • + to level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • +% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • % increased Chaos Damage over Time

- Quiver -

Arrows Pierce an additional Target
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+13% to Damage over Time Multiplier with Attack Skills
Adds 9 to 17 Physical Damage to Attacks
+231 to Accuracy Rating
+21% to Lightning Resistance
+54 to maximum Life

CHEAP - Look for modifiers on Rare Quivers such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • +% to Damage over Time Multiplier with Attack Skills

- Body Armour -

CHEAP~MEDIUM Price A 6 Socketed Death's Oath should be pretty easy to accquire but you want the correct colours. The correct colours that you want on your Death's Oath is, 2 Red, 2 Blue and 2 Green. Getting those colours can be a bit difficult or even slightly expensive. There is a great trick to getting these colours though through the use of Harvest. 

- Helmet -

CHEAP - On your Helmet you want modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need 

-Amulet-

Impresence: Despair has no Reservation if Cast as an Aura

CHEAP Price~MEDIUM Price - If you can afford it or accquire it I highly suggest getting the Chaos Damage version of the Impresence Onyx Amulet as soon as possible. This item enables a lot of our Build through the use of our Despair-Blasphemy Aura setup. 

IMPORTANT - There are different versions of the Impresence Onyx Amulet! Make sure you get the CHAOS one!

If you can not afford or accquire this Amulet early on then just use a Rare Amulet that has modifiers such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • + to Strength and/or Dexterity

IF you have accquired the Chaos Impresence Amulet and want to annoint it already then you want to annoint Sovereignty.

ANNOINT - Sovereignty - Silver Oil+Silver Oil+Silver Oil

When we have Sovereignty annointed we have better mana reservation and therefor can more freely use and activate our Auras. And the modifier "%Increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills" actually increases the damage of our Death's Oath AURA!

- Rings -

CHEAP - You are looking for Rare Rings with modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to Any RESISTS you need
+ Strength and/or Dexterity

Another very useful modifier to have can be crafted on Rings as a Prefix. This is done through the Crafting Bench if you have unlocked this Craft through the Betrayal & Unveiling mechanic. If you haven't done this, there are people that craft this for a fee or even sometimes for free! The crafted modifier is:

Non-Channeling Skills have -6 or -7 to Total Mana Cost

- Gloves -

CHEAP - You want Rare Gloves with modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need

- Belt -

CHEAP - You want a Rare Belt with modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
+% to any RESISTS you need

- Boots -

CHEAP - You want a pair of Rare Boots with modifiers such as:

+ to Maximum Life
% Increased Movement Speed (preferably 25%, 30% or 35%)
+% to any RESISTS you need

- Flasks -

CHEAP - I suggest a Life Flask that gives Instant Health when used paired with Anti Bleeding to use when you have normal bleeding on you. (We can't get Corrupted Bleeding on us because of Skill Tree)

A Silver Flask for Onslaught which increases our Movement, Attack and Cast Speed.

A Quartz Flask that grants us some Spell Suppression and Phasing. 

A Jade Flask that increases our Evasion.

A Quicksilver flask that grants us high amounts of Movement Speed. 

- Jewels -

CHEAP~MEDIUM Price - The Glorious Vanity Jewel is an essential part of our Build as it enables us to get the "Divine Flesh" keystone in our Skill Tree. 

IMPORTANT - It is very important that you get a Glorious Vanity Jewel that has the modifier: Sacrificed in the name of Xibaqua. There are different names on these Jewels and they all provide different keystones. 

It's important that you place this Jewel in the right socket. By doing this you will turn the "Pain Attunement" keystone into the "Divine Flesh" keystone. As shown in the pictures below.

12% increased Damage over Time
7% increased maximum Life
14% increased Damage with One Handed Weapons

CHEAP - If you are using Rare Jewels you should look for modifiers such as: 

  • % Increased Maximum Life
  • % Increased Damage over Time
  • % Increased Area Damage
  • + Strength and/or Dexterity
  • + to All Attributes

 

 

Stage 2 - Midgame Mapping

It is time to upgrade our gear even more as Path of Exile is a lot about character progression and gear progression. We have gotten a bit further into the Endgame of PoE and now as the difficulty bar is raising, so do we have to raise our damage and defenses. 

Skill Tree & Path of Building

Keep in mind, this Tree looks a bit weird, but that's because we will use Cluster Jewels from now on.

PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Midgame Mapping Passive Skill Tree

PoB for Stage 2 ~ Level 90: https://pastebin.com/iSsJ0AbD

Main Item Upgrades

- Viridi's Veil Praetor Crown - 

CHEAP Price~MEDIUM Price - This is a pretty large upgrade for us due to many things. 

First of all we want a Viridi's Veil with +2 Level of Socketed Gems! This is very important since we equip our Auras with Enlighten Support in this item, and therefor our Enlighten gains up to level 5 and helps us even more with our Mana Reservation! 

Second of all by equipping a Magic Ring we will gain the unique modifier effect "Damage of Enemies Hitting You is Unlucky while you have a Magic Ring Equipped" and we also gain the unique modifier effect "You are Hexproof if you have a Magic Ring in the Right Slot" which we will have. These two modifiers make us more tanky overall and also makes it so we don't have to care about curses in the game, WHICH IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND CONVENIENT! 

- Magic Ring - 

8% increased maximum Life
+93 to maximum Life
+40% to Lightning Resistance

CHEAP - As stated earlier we get a Magic Ring and put it in the Right Slot on our character. 

I also highly suggest getting a Vermillion Ring since it gives such a high amount of Life to our character. And a nice trick if you wanna selfcraft this is to buy a Vermillion Ring, make it normal rarity (white) and then use Life Catalysts on it. This will make it have 20% Life Quality with only having to use 4x Catalysts. 

Look for modifiers on the Magic Ring such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • + Strength
  • +% to any RESISTS you need

- Left Rare Ring Upgrade - 

+16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
+66 to Strength
+61 to maximum Life
+68 to maximum Mana
+28% to Cold Resistance
+22% to Lightning Resistance
Non-Channelling Skills have -6 to Total Mana Cost

CHEAP Price~MEDIUM Price - In case you feel like you need it you can upgrade your Left Rare Ring to something stronger. Once again you can opt in to get a Vermillion Ring here if you are looking for even more HP. 

Look for modifiers on the Rare Ring such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • + Strength
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • Non-Channeling Skills have -6 or -7 to Total Mana Cost (EXTREMLY IMPORTANT!)

- Large Cluster Jewel - 

Adds 8 Passive Skills
2 Added Passive Skills are Jewel Sockets
Added Small Passive Skills grant: 12% increased Chaos Damage
Added Small Passive Skills also grant: 2% increased Attack and Cast Speed with Chaos Skills
1 Added Passive Skill is Touch of Cruelty
1 Added Passive Skill is Unholy Grace
1 Added Passive Skill is Unwaveringly Evil

MEDIUM Price~EXPENSIVE Price - Cluster Jewels is an essential part of this Build like many others. We gain a high amount of our Damage through Cluster Jewels and therefor we start of with a Large Cluster Jewel.

The specific Large Cluster Jewel we desire here is the Jewel that has the "%Increased Chaos Damage" modifier.

I really suggest trying to get a "8 Passive Cluster Jewel" so we can save as many Skill Points as possible, but of course this can get expensive. If you really do not have the Budget for it, then go for a 9 Passive. 

Depending on your Budget you can either opt in for TWO Large Skill Nodes or THREE. The three nodes that we want are "Unholy Grace", "Wicked Pall" and Touch of Cruelty. I suggest buying what ever suits your budget and what ever you find available. There is no specific combination or any specific node that is better than the others. So get one as you like. 

- Medium Cluster Jewels - 

Adds 5 Passive Skills
1 Added Passive Skill is a Jewel Socket
Added Small Passive Skills grant: 10% increased Damage over Time
Added Small Passive Skills also grant: +2 to All Attributes
Added Small Passive Skills also grant: +3% to Lightning Resistance
1 Added Passive Skill is Brewed for Potency
1 Added Passive Skill is Flow of Life

MEDIUM Price - The specific Medium Cluster Jewel we desire here is the Jewel that has the "%Increased Damage over Time" modifier.

We will put 2x Medium Cluster Jewels inside our Large Cluster Jewel as well. I suggest for the Mediums that you buy a "4 Passive Cluster Jewel" or a "5 Passive Cluster Jewel". They basicly work the same way, so it doesn't matter if you go for a 4 or a 5. 

The two Large Skill Nodes you want on these are the "Brewed for Potency" and "Flow of Life". 

- Impresence Amulet with "Sovereignty" Annointed - 

MEDIUM Price - If you already have a Chaos Damage Impresence Amulet then you can keep that and just annoint your current one. 

ANNOINT - Sovereignty - Silver Oil+Silver Oil+Silver Oil

When we have Sovereignty annointed we have better mana reservation and therefor can more freely use and activate our Auras. And the modifier "%Increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills" actually increases the damage of our Death's Oath AURA!

- Rare Quiver - 

Arrows Pierce an additional Target
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+17% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier with Attack Skills
Adds 6 to 10 Physical Damage to Attacks
+87 to maximum Life
+42% to Fire Resistance
+46% to Cold Resistance
33% increased Damage with Bow Skills

MEDIUM Price - You want a Rare Quiver with modifiers such as:

  • +% to Damage over Time Multiplier with Attack Skills
  • % increased Damage with Bow Skills
  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need

- Rare Gloves - 

MEDIUM Price - You want a pair of Rare Gloves that are Hunter Influenced with modifiers such as:

  • +% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier
  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • Preferably Evasion Gloves with High Evasion

- Rare Boots - 

MEDIUM Price - You want a pair of Rare Boots with modifiers such as:

  • % Increased Movement Speed (preferably 30% or 35%)
  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • Preferably Evasion Gloves with High Evasion

And you can also influence your gloves with Searing Exarch Influence and look for more "Movement Speed" or even "Action Speed"

- Stygian Vise Belt -

MEDIUM Price - You want a Rare Stygian Vise Belt with modifiers such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need

If you want an even better belt you can get a Stygian Vise that has Life, Resists and also any of these modifiers as well:

  • Flasks applied to you have % Increased Effect
  • % Increased Flask Effect Duration
  • Regenerate "x amount" Life per second

- Abyssal Jewel - 

CHEAP Price - Abyssal Jewel to put in the Stygian Vise. We want modifiers such as:

  • + to Maximum Life
  • +% to any RESISTS you need
  • + to Strength

- Transcendent Mind Cobalt Jewel

MEDIUM Price~EXPENSIVE Price - The Transcendent Mind Jewel is a very offensivly strong Jewel that greatly increases our Damage over Time Multiplier. 

You want to socket this Jewel in a very specific spot in your skill Tree. The spot can be found in the image below.

- Inspired Learning Jewel

MEDIUM Price~EXPENSIVE Price - THE INSPIRED LEARNING IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS BUILD, IT'S ONLY A FUN ITEM THAT ENABLES FASTER AND EASIER MAP CLEARING AND NOTHING ELSE! ONLY BUY THIS ITEM IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY AND FEEL LIKE BUYING IT FOR SOME EXTRA FUN AND BETTER MAP CLEARING!

The Inspired Learning Jewel is a very interesting Jewel that lets us steal different powers and buffs from Rare Enemies when we kill them. This Jewel enables a faster and easier clearspeed when we steal these different buffs. You steal 1 Buff when you kill a Rare enemy and the buff lasts for 20 seconds. 

In order for the Inspired Learning Jewel to actually work it requires 4 Large Skill nodes in its radius. Therefor you once again want to socket it in a very specific spot in your Skill Tree. The spot can be found in the image below. 

Gem Upgrades

IMPORTANT - You always wanna try to keep your Gems atleast Level 20 with 20% Quality unless I specifically say something different. If the Gems in this Guide don't have 20/20 Gems it is because I don't have those myself and can therefor not link them in this Guide.

6-Link Bow

Caustic Arrow - Void Manipulation - Swift Affliction - Vicious Projectiles - Concentrated Effect - Level 3 Empower

We swap out Effiacy support for a Level 3 Empower Gem which will grant us higher damage with Caustic Arrow.

Auras - Helmet

Malevolence - Defiance Banner - Vaal Grace - Enlighten Level 3

We add an Enlighten Level 3 that reduces the Mana Reservation of our Auras. This way we can enable Temporal Chains as another Aura Curse if we also have Sovreignity annointed on our amulet. If you don't have Sovreignity then you can choose between having Temporal Chains or Defiance Banner activated.

Vaal Grace is a Defensive Cooldown that greatly boosts your Evasion Rating. Use the Vaal skill when you know there can be some hard hitting incoming damage or use it if you drop to low HP.

Auras - Gloves

Despair - Blasphemy - Summon Stone Golem - Temporal Chains

Since we added Enlighten Level 3 in our other Aura setup we now have enough Mana Reservation to also enable Temporal Chains, IF you have Sovreignity annointed on your amulet. If you don't have Sovreignity then you can choose between having Temporal Chains or Defiance Banner activated.

The Stone Golem isn't extremely important, but try to keep him up as often as possible still. He provides a bit of Life Regeneration. 

 

 

Stage 3 - Endgame Mapping & Bossing

Skill Tree & Path of Building

PoE 3.19 Witch Death's Oath Occultist Endgame Mapping Passive Skill Tree

PoB for Stage 3 ~ Level 95: https://pastebin.com/it5EDAZ4

In this Stage the build will start to get quite expensive, and some of the later items listed in this section will have the EXPENSIVE Price tag. 

The reason some of this gear is expensive is due to how good they are. And because of how powerful certain items listed here are, it will increase our power and damage quite extensively as well! 

IMPORTANT - Because of the massive GEAR OVERHAUL that we do in this section. Keep track of your overall resists to see if you also need to change any other pieces of gear, or need specific jewels added to your build in order to keep your resistances balanced. 

Main Item Upgrades

- Enchanted Viridi's Veil - 

MEDIUM Price - A pretty nice upgrade is the Viridi's Veil but with a enchant on it. The enchant we are looking for is the "30% Despair Curse Effect". This makes it so our Despair Aura is stronger and we therefor deal more damage over time and enemies have lowered chaos resistances.

- A Strong 6-Link Rare Bow - 

10% increased Movement Speed
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
+2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
+39 to Dexterity
65% increased Chaos Damage over Time
+19% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier

EXPENSIVE Price - In order to heavily increase our Single Target damage we want a very strong Bow to amplify our Caustic Arrow damage.

Look for modifiers on Rare Bows such as:

  • +1 to level of Socketed Gems
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems OR Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • % increased Chaos Damage over Time multiplier
  • + % to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier

Bow Attacks Fire Additional Arrow (This only helps with Clearing and is pretty unecessary. Literally only get this if you're a madman)

- Forbidden Flame & Flesh - 

EXPENSIVE Price - These Jewels can be EXTREMELY expensive and is not required in anyway or form for this build. These items are only there if you have money to invest and want to become even tankier if you truly enjoy this build and want to have anything to invest into. 

The combination that we are looking for on this set is the one that grants us the Elementalist Ascendancy Node "Bastion of Elements". It gives us a Elemental Absorption Shield that will make our character even tankier than it already was. 

Gem Upgrades Again

IMPORTANT - Now since we are trying to push our damage even further we aim for Level 21, 20% Quality Gems and in some cases we now aim for Awakened Gems. 

The Awakened Gems can only go up to level 5, so therefor our aim is to get level 5 and 20% Quality Awakened Gems. But leveling these gems can be difficult and buying them at high level can be pricey. So even having Level 1, 20% Quality Awakened Gems is fine. 

6-Socketed Death's Oath

Efficacy Support - Lifetap Support - Less Duration Support - Awakened Void Manipulation Support - Awakened Swift Affliction Support - Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support

We upgrade our Efficiacy, Lifetap and Less Duration to level 21, 20% Quality Gems for higher damage. And we also upgrade our Void Manipulation, Swift Affliction and Increased Area of Effect to the Awakened versions.

6-Link Bow

Caustic Arrow - Level 3 Empower - Concentrated Effect - Awakened Vicious Projectiles - Awakened Void Manipulation Support - Awakened Swift Affliction Support

We upgrade our Caustic Arrow and Concentrated Effect gems to Level 21, 20% Quality for higher damage as well. And we also upgrade our Void Manipulation, Swift Affliction and Vicious Projectiles gems to Awakened versions. 

 

 

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