CWC VOLATILE DEAD

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Necromancer based build focusing on the Skill Volatile Dead using Cyclone and Cast While Channeling to trigger it. This is a very powerful and tanky build that will easily carry you through all the content. 

Pros

  • Tanky

  • Fast

  • Boss killer

  • Good currency farmer

Cons

  • Not so Cheap

  • 3 Mandatory Uniques

  • The Leveling Process is not the best.

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- ​A rare body armour with at least 500 Energy Shield and 100 Maximum Life.
Examples here
- When you have more currency look for one with at least 400 Energy Shield, 100 Maximum Life and Spells have +#% critical strike chance. Examples here.
  • STAFF
- Martyr of Innocence is awesome for this build, it grants up to 34% chance to block attacks, 100% increased Fire Damage, adds 250 – 350 Fire Damage to Spells and 15% fire penetration. It's also cheap :)
  • HELMET
- ​Scold's Bridle is mandatory because it has a mod that says “Your Skills deal you 400% of Mana Spent on Skill Mana Costs as Physical Damage”. So we’ll be able to trigger lots of spells supported by Cast When Damage Taken.
  • GLOVES
- Doedre's Malevolence are mandatory because they increase the total mana cost of our skills in 50. This way we can deal more damage to ourselves and activate more spells supported by Cast When Damage Taken.
  • BOOTS
- ​I recommend an Energy Shield pair of boots with Movement Speed and elelmental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A good rare belt with life, energy shield and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Ring with life, dexterity and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, dexterity and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- Use a rare amulet with life, energy shield and elemental resistances. Also some dexterity if needed. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- 1 Enduring Eternal Mana Flask is mandatory, Any Enduring Flask will do the job, but when you have more currency look for one with “Immune to Curses During Flask Effect” Examples here and here
- ​One Divine Life Flask is important to heal your life in case of Chaos Damage Taken. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'' and ''removes bleeding''. Examples here
- It's always good to have a Quicksilver Flask on Cyclone Builds. Look for mods like ''increased movement speed during flask effect'' and ''increased duration''. Examples here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with fire penetration. Remember that your uncapped fire resistance must be the highest. Details here.
- A Cinderswallow Urn is also a great choice because it not only grants Mana, Life and Energy Shield recovery on kill but also because it grants Onslaught and 10% more damage to ignited enemies.
GEMS
  • STAFF
Volatile Dead
Cyclone
Cast While Channeling
Concentrated Effect
Elemental Focus (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Controlled Destruction (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • BODY ARMOUR
Cast When Damage Taken  (level 1)
Convocation (level 5)
Combustion
Unearth (level 5) (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Wave of Conviction (level 7)
Greater Multiple Projectiles (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Spirit Offering (level 8)
Spell Cascade
Desecrate (level 7)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Raise Spectre
Meat Shield
Flame Dash
Culling Strike
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Zealotry
Herald of Ash
Enlighten
Discipline
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Volatile Dead Consumes up to 1 Additional Corpse
- Gloves: Of Reflection.
- Boots: Elemental Penetration.
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Charging Offensive (Teal + Violet + Silver)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 98
- Dexterity: 98
- Intelligence: 155
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 and Energy Shield as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP and Energy Shield at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, a 6 Linked body armour and staff are expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour or staff are 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.

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Necromancer

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Triggered Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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