DARK PACT TOTEM

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar

ASCENDANCY: Hierophant

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Totem

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

SHOWCASE
Dark Pact
Dark Pact is a very interesting spell. Sacrifices a % of your Totem’s life to deal that amount of damage. That’s why we need to get as much Totem life as we can.
Wither
You’ll cast Wither on bosses while your Totems do all the damage. This will cause bosses to take 90% increased Chaos Damage. It will also Trigger Arcane Surge for 18% More Spell Damage and 17% increased Cast Speed. But wait, there’s more! It’ll also grant the Infusion buff for more Chaos Damage.
Flame Dash
A great movement skill for evading heavy attacks.
Steelskin
Gives you a shield that absorbs Damage. Keep it in your Left-Click shortcut so you’ll activate it while walking.
Arcanist Brand
This Brand is for bosses, it will cast Despair that reduces enemies’ Chaos resistance. This brand will also cast Purifying Flame to create a Consecrated ground on bosses, granting 100% increased critical strike chance.
Vaal Righteous Fire
Grants more spell damage for a period of time, use it on bosses.
Vaal Blight
Cause bosses to take 20% increased chaos damage.
Summon Skitterbots
Keep Chilling and Shocking your enemies for more damage and survivability.
Clarity
Grants more mana regeneration
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Pursuit of Faith.
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Divine Guidance.
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Sanctuary of Thought.
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Ritual of Awakening.
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Spell Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Chaos Damage
- x% Increased Cast Speed
- x% Increased Totem Damage
- x% Increased Totem Life
- x% Area Damage
-x% Critical Multiplier
  • CLUSTER JEWEL
- 1 Cluster Jewel with Touch of Cruelty.  Examples here.
- 2 Cluster Jewels with Ancestral Preservation. Examples here.
- Cluster Jewel details here.
- If you don't have the Cluster jewel use this TREE.
BANDIT CHOICE
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. Start using Spark on level 1 and change for Arc on level 12. Start using  Dark Pact Totems as soon as you reach the Ancestral Bond node on your Skill Tree around level 52. Don’t forget your Astral Projector when this time comes. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's cast speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more cast speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level cast speed characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Axiom Perpetuum is totally awesome for leveling up this build, it grants elemental damage, cast speed and a LOT of critical chance. (equipable at level 10)
- The Dark Seer grants up to 60% increased damage. Use it until level 47 when you’ll equip your Cerberus Limb. Use 2 weapons until you get your +1 Totem Shield
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.

BUILD

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