DARK PACT TOTEM

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Hierophant based build focusing on Totems of the Skill Dark Pact using the unique ring Astral Projector. This is a very beginner friendly build because it's very safe and easy to play. If you are part of the Totem Master Race, this build is totally for you.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Safe playstyle

  • Easy endgame

  • Reflect isn't a problem

  • Awesome single target damage

Cons

  • Passive playstyle

  • Vulnerable to projectiles

  • Mandatory Ring is expensive during the first days of a new League

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend Carcass Jack. It grants up to 70 Life, 12% to all elemental resistances, 202 Energy Shield, 50% Area of Effect and 50% Area Damage.
- If you have more currency look for a rare body armour with lots of life, at least 100 Energy Shield, +x% to Spell critical strike chance and x% of maximum life as extra energy shield. Examples here
  • WEAPON
- ​I recommend Cerberus Limb, it grants up to 100% increased spell damage and 20% increased cast speed.
- If you have more currency you can buy a rare wand with at least 30% cast speed, some spell damage and critical strike chance for spells. Examples here.
  • SHIELD
- ​You need a shield with some life and +1 Totem. Examples here.
- If you have more currency you can buy one with Energy Shield, some life, some spell damage and critical strike chance for spells. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend The Brine Crown, it grants up to 100 life, 126 energy shield, 50% cold resistance and freeze immunity.
- If you have more currency you can buy a rare helmet with life, energy shield and nearby enemies have -9% to chaos resistance. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
​Astral Projector is mandatory for this build because it allows our totems to cast Dark Pact direct on enemies.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with Life, Elemental Resistances and some Strength. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, elemental resistances and dexterity. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- Quicksilver Flask for more movement and clear speed. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased movement speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Rumi's Concoction grants extra block chance and armour.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Dark Pact Damage
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Movement Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Ironwood (Clear + Amber + Teal)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 70
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR 
Dark Pact
Spell Totem
Multiple Totem
Void Manipulation
Increased Area of Effect (If 5 Linked)
When facing big bosses replace Increased Area of Effect with Concentrated Effect for more damage.
Controlled Destruction (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Wither
Infused Channeling
Arcane Surge (level 16)
Faster Casting
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Flame Dash
Second Wind
Steelskin
Increased Duration
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Arcanist Brand
Purifying Flame
Increased Duration
Despair
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
Clarity
  • OFF-HAND
Vaal Blight
Increased Duration
Vaal Righteous Fire

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar

ASCENDANCY: Hierophant

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Totem

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.
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