Concerning the Writer
Furty has been taking part in Path of Exile for the reason that launch of the Onslaught League in 2013, and has a deep and numerous properly of expertise inside the recreation. Equally comfy taking part in on Hardcore, Softcore, and Solo-Self Discovered Leagues, current ladder outcomes embody ending at Rank 5 on the Legion SSF League taking part in Essence Drain and the Betrayal League at Rank 186 taking part in Elemental Hit. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter, or take a look at his occasional streams on Twitch.
This construct information is cut up over a number of pages, each to stop it from getting too lengthy, in addition to that will help you higher discover the data you’re in search of. Along with the present web page, which presents common details about the construct and in addition accommodates a Leveling and FAQ part, we have now the next pages:
A Be aware on This Construct
This construct was requested by readers after Furty completed the Legion League. As a substitute of presenting a construct that meets standard consensus or goals to supply the best injury attainable, this construct is as shut as attainable to Furty’s character from the league. The highest priorities when designing the blueprint have been clear velocity and security whereas nonetheless having sufficient injury to clear end-game bosses such because the Uber Elder. There are numerous different viable configurations to this construct and archetype, nevertheless, they won’t be included right here.
Essence Drain and Contagion have lengthy shaped a strong tag workforce, presenting the participant with close to unparalleled clear speeds and expertise per hour. The denser the monsters, the extra this potent combo shines, taking part in splendidly into most of the league mechanics that go core league by league. There isn’t a higher construct for reliably breaking each Legion mob from their monolith stasis, and higher but, it . Essence Drain was really the king of Legion League, and has remained one of many strongest and hottest league starters to this present day.
With monoliths and blight gone core and no actual nerfs to the aptitude of this construct, our Essence Drain Trickster stays a strong option to tear aside maps with close to unmatched clear velocity. A terrific league starter at a cut price value, this construct scales properly into the end-game and feels satisfying because it spreads its lethal chaos injury, devouring pack after pack with ease. this construct stays top-of-the-line within the enterprise for display clear and close to unmatched expertise price.
This construct was utilized by the writer, Furty, to hit Rank 5 on the Legion Solo Self-Found Ladder, and has as soon as once more grow to be one of the vital meta builds obtainable. Viable in all leagues — Softcore, Hardcore, and Solo Self-Discovered — the Essence Drain Trickster is among the finest candidates within the present meta for reaching Stage 100, if not the superlative article itself.
What actually makes this construct particular is its flexibility throughout the board. Trickster is among the strongest defensively-oriented Ascendancies in the whole recreation, even regardless of the (repeated) Ghost Shroud nerfs, and it provides offensive selections that play immediately into Essence Drain‘s strengths. We’re a construct that feels extremely steady to play, even towards a number of the recreation’s most deadly opponents — closely modded Betrayal mobs, monolith rares, Uber Elder , you identify it — this construct feels formidable within the fingers of any participant. Our Essence Drain Trickster is the right selection for anybody who needs to expertise clear velocity at its most interesting, climb to the best ranges attainable, annihilate monoliths, and do it with the quickest expertise per hour we are able to ship.
+ Distinctive clear velocity and expertise per hour charges
+ Extraordinarily secure construct — nice defenses, mobility, proof against all replicate and map mods, and capable of off-screen with DoT injury
+ Viable for Hardcore and Solo Self-Discovered
+ Nice league starter
+ All injury penetrates proximity shields
+ Gearing path may be very versatile
+ Low cost
– Single goal injury doesn’t scale in addition to prime tier bossing builds
– Doesn’t deal burst injury (can battle in conditions like Shaper opening portals to assault Zana in case your gear isn’t good, though Blight mitigates this considerably)
Path of Constructing
Right here is Furty’s Rank 5 character from the SSF Legion League: https://pastebin.com/Fkprwxny
This can be utilized as a reference level, nevertheless, keep in mind that not all gear used is completely ideally suited as it’s a Solo Self-Discovered character. It is not going to be up to date for future patches.
Playstyle and Construct Mechanics
This construct pairs collectively two expertise to deal the majority of its clear: Essence Drain and Contagion. When an enemy dies whereas affected by Contagion, the debuff and related degeneration results (particularly Essence Drain) unfold to close by enemies. This causes your debuffs to cascade outwards via an enemy pack and generally throughout a number of screens at a time. Right here is an instance of coping with a complete Legion on a closely modded Tier 15 Summit Map:
Vaal Blight can be included so as to add a ton of additional injury in an AoE, which helps lots when coping with notably tanky enemies similar to Betrayal squads or monolith rares. This construct has two curses, though we don’t use a multi-curse node to have them utilized concurrently, similar to Whispers of Doom. As a substitute, Despair can both be utilized manually, or by Witchfire Brew in case you are opting to make use of that flask. Temporal Chains is linked to a Cast when Damage Taken Support gem which helps us cope with bursts of injury or ranged enemies.
Our Ascendancy Nodes of Ghost Dance and Escape Artist go an extended method to offering a set of defenses — a ton of bonus Evasion and Vitality Defend, and robotically regenerating Ghost Shrouds that replenish our whole Vitality Defend on-hit each 2 seconds. The Flesh and Stone aura can be invaluable for lowering ranged injury and offering everlasting Blind Support to close by enemies. Most of our flasks are defensively oriented, as our clear is already greater than sufficient, including one other layer to the protection of the construct.
Should you like builds or archetypes that depend on combos, this is among the most partaking and energetic builds you’ll have to alternative to play. You’ll always want to fireside off Essence Drain and Contagion a fraction of a second aside — if in case you have fast fingers, you possibly can shoot off an Essence Drain and rapidly land Contagion for an prompt unfold. Essence Drain kills most enemies so rapidly, nevertheless, that the safer mixture for many gamers is to land Contagion after which instantly Essence Drain. You possibly can manually apply Despair on packs that don’t instantly die, similar to monolith rares.
Vaal Blight ought to typically be used as typically as attainable, until you’re anticipating a tough struggle within the close to future, similar to a Betrayal encounter. Blight also needs to be used when acceptable, and is a vital part of our single goal injury for bosses. Arcane Surge Support also needs to be stored up as typically as attainable, which is far simpler now with the instant-cast Flame Dash adjustments. The infusion buff, must you decide to make use of Infused Channelling Support in your Vaal Blight hyperlink, also needs to be stored energetic on tanky bosses, such because the Shaper or the Uber Elder.
Passive Talent Tree
For extra particulars on the Passive Tree, talent acquisition order, and extra, be sure you take a look at the Passive Skill Tree page for in-depth data.
We go over the entire gem hyperlinks this construct makes use of within the end-game on our Gem Link page.
Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon
Our Ascendancy, Bandit, and Pantheon Power page goes into element about all the alternatives it’s essential make in these regards.
Gear Abstract / TL;DR
This stuff strike a steadiness between energy and cost-effectiveness. If you wish to discover extra choices for Gear (each price range and high-end), Flasks, or get extra data on options and specialty objects, please make sure you learn the Gear, Jewels, and Flasks page in its entirety.
|Merchandise Slot||Merchandise Identify|
|Head||Uncommon Hubris Circlet|
|Amulet||Impresence (Chaos) OR Uncommon Amulet|
|Chest||The Perfect Form or Hyrri’s Ire|
|Gloves||Uncommon Fingerless Silk Gloves|
|Boots||Atziri’s Step OR Uncommon Boots|
|Belt||Uncommon Stygian Vise|
|Weapon||Multi-modded Opal Wand|
For way more detailed data on the most effective gear, jewels, and flasks to make use of, be sure you take a look at our Gear Page in its entirety.
Historic Legion Jewels
The brand new Legion Jewels current a wide range of distinctive alternatives to reinforce your construct in highly effective however unpredictable methods. For instance, Furty’s Rank 5 Solo Self-Discovered character managed to obtain the Glorious Vanity Jewel proven under, with a number of the Notables pictured so you’ll be able to see the efficiency.
There are quite a few Jewels that may be positioned everywhere in the Passive Tree which have enormously highly effective affect over your injury and protection. The seed for the above Jewel is pictured under.
Be sure you experiment with Jewels you discover or see available on the market, as they’ll rework your construct in methods no different objects can match.
As a reminder, we have now a number of guides that will help you stage up a personality.
- Our step-by-step leveling walkthrough, which permits much more skilled gamers to avoid wasting time and velocity via the leveling course of.
- Our guide to Unique Items for leveling, which helps you gear up your characters for the leveling course of.
- Our beginner leveling guide, which solutions most of the questions new gamers may need and can set you on the best path.
We advocate beginning with Freezing Pulse, which works properly with Lifesprig if in case you have one. Blight will also be acquired at Stage 1, however ought to as an alternative be bought as quickly as attainable from Nessa as an alternative of being chosen because the Hillock quest reward, as it’s an inferior leveling talent. It would be best to purchase Vaal Blight as quickly as attainable and change Blight after getting it.
You possibly can swap to Essence Drain as early as Stage 12, and it’s obtained from The Siren’s Tune quest from Nessa after getting into the Cavern of Wrath.
so as of precedence:
- Essence Drain
- Efficacy Support
- Controlled Destruction Support
- Void Manipulation Support
- Swift Affliction Support
- Arcane Surge Support
If you’re league beginning and working on a 3-Hyperlink, hyperlink Essence Drain, Void Manipulation Support, and Efficacy Support as quickly as attainable and you’re set to start out ripping aside packs. Comply with the suggested hyperlinks for Contagion, however in Act I you may make do with Void Manipulation Support and Arcane Surge Support. Blight ought to be linked with Infused Channelling Support and Void Manipulation Support in Act I if in case you have the hyperlinks to spare.
Seize Flame Dash as quickly as attainable in Act I and hyperlink it to Arcane Surge Support (solely stage this one to Stage 2). Dash is an efficient mobility talent to utilize within the time earlier than Flame Dash may be acquired.
In Act III, purchase Malevolence and Despair instantly after Misplaced in Love and begin utilizing them. It’s price doing The Library quest on Solo Self-Discovered, and even in case you are league beginning on a commerce league (particularly Hardcore) to select up Flesh and Stone as properly, together with Swift Affliction Support and Efficacy Support.
Make certain to get Spreading Rot in Act V after killing Innocence and socket it as quickly as attainable.
Leveling is fairly simple with this construct, and the gameplay is identical as within the end-game: apply Contagion, fireplace off your Essence Drain in the identical second, and watch it unfold. Blight is for use for tanky enemies and executives and Izaro.
What Annointment Ought to I Use on my Amulet?
There are a number of sturdy choices to think about:
- Whispers of Doom: Total your best option, notably in case you are utilizing Impresence (Chaos) or Witchfire Brew.
- Structure: A great defensive possibility so as to add a big chunk of extra Life. A great possibility in case your injury is enough and you’re grinding in direction of 100, however lack the foreign money to make use of Whispers of Doom or don’t wish to enchant an amulet you’ll change.
- Hunter’s Gambit: Some first rate bonuses to break and talent impact.
- Swish Assault: Provides free Onslaught throughout clear (extra motion velocity and clear velocity) however no actual offensive or protection energy. That is purely for including expertise per hour.
Usually, defensive choices are higher than offensive ones for this construct (excepting Whispers of Doom, which improves each) as our tree already has just about the entire nodes that enhance Essence Drain‘s injury immediately. Since this construct focuses totally on clear velocity and the survivability to get to Stage 100, we advocate deciding on a defensive or utility possibility that may fill in any cracks your construct could presently have.
How About Utilizing a +Stage Gems Bow or Cane of Unravelling?
These are each unbelievable choices for injury and are completely viable selections. Generally you’ll lose a little bit of clear and survivability however achieve noticeably increased single goal and bossing functionality.
Are There Any Map Mods This Construct Must be Involved About?
This construct can cope with each mod with out points, however we advocate avoiding No Regeneration maps. They’re considerably inconvenient as you cannot afford to waste Mana on Flame Dash, and regardless of Affected person Reaper refilling your Mana and Life each pack you possibly can nonetheless end up in uncomfortable conditions. They’re very doable in case you take it sluggish, however typically not price the additional annoyance.
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