[3.15] CieOnDancer's Bane Occultist - EXPEDITION READY! (NERFED) Farm endgame content on low budget!

Hi! I come up with my variation of Bane Occultist build. What's so special about it you ask? Well.. you can go through endgame (including Sirus encounters) with 1-2ex budget! Also keeping decent map clearspeed.

Changelog:
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14/02/2021
3.13 Ritual ready! Changed skill tree a lot!

15/04/2021
3.14 Ultimatum ready! Small nerf to cluster jewel and nerf to Vitality Aura, nothing more changed so It's ready to play - It will work as good as last league. Added updated PoB with levelling trees.

21/07/2021
3.15 Expedition ready! Very big nerfs to the build. It lost about 1/4 of its damage. There were a lot of nerfs: Bane itself, support gems, arcane surge, dash, flasks, cluster jewels, almost everything that this build uses. I'm still going to play it and probably will update it because I prefer to make builds ingame, not in PoB :P All PoBs are updated and build is ready to play.



Budget PoB (read NOTES!!!): https://pastebin.com/L4ge2028

Notes from PoB:
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How to play build:
On maps just Dash and cast Bane and Steelskin.
When you encounter red tier map boss or endgame boss place Wither Totems and use Essence Drain on them.
Simple as that.


Prices of core items at THIS (2 weeks into ritual league) moment:
6L Cane of Unravelling = 15 chaos
Tabula Rasa +2 Duration Gems = 10 chaos
Crown of Inward 40%inc bane dmg = 70c (not necessary)
Windshriek = 40c (it is just for bigger AoE so you can go rare boots with life+res, we don;t benefit from +1 curse at all because we use only 2)
Bisco Leash = 5c (for rampage, if u die a lot you can go rare belt with life+res)
Witchfire Brew = 1c
Bane 21/23 = 25c
Empower lvl 3 = 20c (not necessary, you can just level it by urself slowly)
Medium Cluster jewel with Eldritch Inspiration and Exposure Therapy = 20c
Some random rare items with life and res = 20c

In short: if you want to gear and damage as I have here you need to pay ~2ex
if you want to do less damage but it;s not like A LOT less damage, you need to pay ~1ex

With 2ex setup you can easy do all conquerors, guardians, sirus AL6 (AL7 too but you its hard) (didnt try A8)


For leveling use standard leveling items:
Goldrim helmet, Wanderlust shoes, Praxis ring or Heup or whatever you need, some belt with life, 2x lifesprig or some wand with + chaos gems, doedre gloves (those one with 50% spell dmg), tabula with +2 duration gems

Skills to use while levelling:
At start grab Blight, then you get Contagion from quest in Act1, then Essence Drain which you also get from quest in Act1 and at last Bane which you can get in Act3. Then do Siosa quest in Act3 and buy all gems you need and start to
use them if you have enough level to do so.

When you're leveling for bigger damage use Wands/Staff with: inc chaos damage, inc chaos damage over time, + level to all chaos spell skill gems, inc spell damage
And pick gear with life and resistances! :D


YouTube guide (recorded on 3.13 but you can use it on 3.15):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVm5hBdmRXk&t=2s&ab_channel=CieOnDancer

PoBs for Mid-Tier and Endgame versions of build:
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Mid-Tier with 25-30ex invested:
https://pastebin.com/FT52yNAF
Mid-Tier vs endgame bosses showcase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dem5oX_VSRo


Endgame with 100ex+ invested:
https://pastebin.com/MvRnWAkU



PROS:
- can do endgame bosses (conquerors, guardians, Sirus AL6-7)
- can do all map mods
- very fast map clear
- 1-2ex for all gear
- after being upgraded to "mid-tier" (30ex cost) can do all content (Maven, Uber Atziri, Uber Elder, Sirus A9)


CONS:
- defence mechanic = dodge
- can be oneshoted
- it's nearly impossible to get lvl 100 with it


Expedition Notes:

Hi guys! Build got very big nerf! Almost everything this build use got nerfed and it lost about 1/4 of its damage at budget version (it;s not that bad if you think that a lot of builds lost 50% of its damage lul). It's still playable but probably there are better ways to optimize build. Since I'm not a PoB warrior i will do it while I play ingame. Anyway I updated all PoBs and build is ready to play. It will work but it will have less damage and survivability. Good luck!

Here is some Expedition showcase with 20c budget (Tabula + Cane of Unravelling unlinked)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkQR212-pao

This league is pretty painful to play after nerfs, not gonna lie. I play like 2-4hours a day. I managed to farm few exalteds, bought some stuff and tested it. My gear is at moment ~7ex cost and I have about 600k dmg so it;s pretty good. (my 150ex+ character has 1.4m dmg after nerf) Items are pretty expensive this league because drop from league is pretty bad and a little amount of players are playing. I don't know if you can gear properly for 2ex in this league, probably not. I'll add new optimized guide in near future (probably) because i feel burnout.



Annointment, Bandits, Pantheon:
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Corruption, Kill bandits, Brine King and Gruthkul


Ascendancies:
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1. Profane Bloom (core mechanic to our build - pooping)
2. Malediction (we're starting to using more curses)
3. Void Beacon (some damage)
4. Withering Presence (great damage boost for endgame content)


Gear breakdown:
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Weapon:
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League Start:
Any wands/staff with Spell/Chaos damage or + to all chaos gems

Budget:
Absolutely must-have for build to work good on budget. Gives massive damage and some survivability (block chance implicit)


Mid-tier:


Endgame:


Helmet:
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League Start:
Just some rare with life and resistances.

Budget:
It drops from Sirus so it will take a while to drop/buy it :D


Mid-tier/Endgame:



Body Armour:
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League Start:
Farm Tabula Rasa on Bloody Aqueduct in A9 or use some rare with life+res

Budget:
Tabula Rasa with +2 to Duration or AoE gems implicit

Mid-tier:
(better implicits are Duration/AoE gems)


Endgame:
Some chest with good modifiers and +2 Duration and AoE implicit.


Belt:
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League Start:
Rare belt with life and resistances.

Budget:
Belt with life/res or Bisco for faster clearspeed.


Endgame:
HH gives awesome clearspeed and better survivability while speedrunning maps.




Gloves:
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League Start/Budget:
Rare Gloves with life+resistances.

Mid-tier/Endgame:
Rare Gloves with BIG life roll, chaos DoT and space to craft +1 to AoE gems (it boosts our auras gems)


Boots:
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League Start/Budget:
Rare Boots with life/resistances or Windshriek (they're only for faster clearspeed, optional item)


Mid-tier/Endgame:
Rare Boots with good rolls for bossing, Windshrieks for mapping


Amulet:
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League Start/Budget:
Rare with life and resistances and Corruption Annointment.

Mid-tier:
Use Hexmaster annointment for faster clearspeed. (because at this point you have a lot of damage)


Endgame:


Rings:
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League Start/Budget/Mid-Tier:
Balance your resistances and get some life on them, you can also look for "increased chaos damage"

Endgame:


Flasks:
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League Start/Budget:
When you get Despair curse level over lvl 21, change Witchfire Brew flask on Rumi's Conoction or some other flask because you will make your damage lower using Witchfire!! Witchfire is league start only flask!


Mid-tier/Endgame:



Jewels and Cluster Jewels:
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League Start/Budget:
Jewels with increased life and chaos damage/chaos damage over time/spell damage and this Cluster Jewel.


Mid-tier/Endgame:







Essence Drain vs Vaal Blight:
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Essence Drain is just for league start to kill bosses faster and safer. When you will get some good damage I suggest you to swap it into Vaal Blight - It is great skill to farm Legion and maps juiced with monsters.

Some footage with Vaal Blight in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOdYjjxQGQ

Here is 6L setup for Vaal Blight in Staff:
Vaal Blight - Infused Channeling - Efficacy - Controlled Destruction - Swift Affliction - Empower


Links:
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Chest 6L: Bane - Despair - Controlled Destruction - Efficacy - Enfeeble - Swift Affliction

Staff 5L: Essence Drain - Controlled Destruction - Efficacy - Void Manipulation - Swift Affliction (optional in 6L put Empower lvl 3 or 4

Gloves: Malevolence + Vitality (good place to put Cast on Death + Portal)

Helmet 4L: Wither - Faster Casting - Spell Totem - Multiple Totems

Boots 4L: Dash - Second Wind - Arcane Surge (LVL 7!!!) - Steelskin



Leveling:
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On early levels (Act 1) use Blight and Contagion + Essence Drain. On Act 3 grab Bane and start using it with support gems above.
Buy all needed gems from Siosa in Act 3 and enjoy easy gameplay.

As leveling items you should use standard ones; wanderlust shoes, tabula, goldrim, etc. If you find wand/staff with Damage over Time mod it will increase ur damage pretty well.

Acquiring items order: As league starts I suggest you to farm Bloody Aqueduct for Humility card drop (early Tabula Rasa). First item we want to get is Cane of Unravelling, our main damage source. After this you should get Tabula Rasa with +2 socketed duration (or AoE) gems to boost Bane. Next one is Crown of Inward (with inc Bane damage or Despair effect) which gives us a lot of damage. And at last get Windshriek boots for great AoE boost and Bisco belt for Rampage and quantity of items boost - those items aren't necessary they just boost clearspeed.


Leveling Skill Trees:
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You can also check it on my profile: WEEKY_CHANKER

Boring mechanics of build:
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On low tier maps you just dash and spam Bane, everything should die in 1-2s including bosses. On higher tier to keep nice survivability you should use Steelskin, also using it with Dash will give you arcane surge. Use Essence Drain on bosses for massive damage also remember to use wither totems and bane (remember it doesnt stack).Keep up flasks for greater dodge chance and extra damage.


It's my first build so i really don't know what to add. For leveling you can check thi3n's Bane Occultist build, I used it before I created my version of build. Purpose of build was to make currency farmer with budget gear but It exceeded my expectations.

MY GEAR AND GEMS FOR 3.14 ULTIMATUM (5EX BUDGET):
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3.14 ULTIMATUM VIDEOS!
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Farming Bloody Aqueduct Day 1 of League (Highlights):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFS7w7MqAaA


Getting Windshriek Boots early in league/Atziri/First Conquerors (Day3):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d12EzWgQlw8


Sirus AL:5 bossfight with low budget version of build:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBOtfu69ggE


~5ex budget showcase on t14-t16 Ultimatums, ready for farming league content safely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz0cNQguUKo





Here is clear speed of build and little showcase (3.11) (old):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYytSh4mELg

Build guide for 3.13:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVm5hBdmRXk&t=2s&ab_channel=CieOnDancer

Build showcase for 3.13:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMzDotwMKjY&ab_channel=CieOnDancer

Fenix with Maven 3.13:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6hz9bVdkh8&ab_channel=CieOnDancer

Sirus AL:6 3.13 (painful to watch, just skip to the end haha):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNkcU8TgkHM&ab_channel=CieOnDancer



This is what build can do on 25-30ex budget:



Последняя редакция: cheekym8. Время: 1 авг. 2021 г., 13:44:02
Last bumped on 6 авг. 2021 г., 9:08:35
nice first build!
Its Great! Love it so far
Yesterday i try this build and really nice. So how can update this build ?
Thanks for the feedback guys, great to hear you enjoy it.


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TrHabesha написал:
Yesterday i try this build and really nice. So how can update this build ?


Upgrading is not the purpose of this build but since few people ask for it, I will add PoB with turbo expensive endgame version. I probably won't test it since I don't play a lot this league but in PoB it looks pretty nice so far.
Последняя редакция: cheekym8. Время: 27 июня 2020 г., 2:57:00
hmm just one question, does not just gives more damage linking bane with more curses than regular support gems? Bane tooltip says 47% more per curse and i guess if u push bane lvl even more with staff or corrupts it will be even more?
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/172043 SELLINGSHOP
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/148812 UNARMED RAIMBOW TEMPLAR
Dobra nazwa postaci :D
Switched over to this build this morning (my occultist I was leveling was not as fun as I had wished).
Really liking the build, even though I only had enough regrets to partially respec for now :)

Quick question, opinion on ascendancy order?
I only have Profane Bloom currently and will finish Acts 9 & 10 tonight and do my next labs.
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Lhigtingtopo написал:
hmm just one question, does not just gives more damage linking bane with more curses than regular support gems? Bane tooltip says 47% more per curse and i guess if u push bane lvl even more with staff or corrupts it will be even more?


DoT and chaos damage are more valuable ones than raw "increased damage" for DoT builds. PoB show greater numbers with actual gems anyway. Also 3 additional curses in gloves gives you additional power to weak monsters with no sacrificing damage at all!


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zab9k написал:
Dobra nazwa postaci :D


:)

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Raykyre написал:
Switched over to this build this morning (my occultist I was leveling was not as fun as I had wished).
Really liking the build, even though I only had enough regrets to partially respec for now :)

Quick question, opinion on ascendancy order?
I only have Profane Bloom currently and will finish Acts 9 & 10 tonight and do my next labs.


Great to hear you enjoy it. You picked first Ascendancy right! The second one is Void Beacon, then Malediction and at last Withering Presence for great damage boost!
Последняя редакция: cheekym8. Время: 27 июня 2020 г., 11:38:57
Oh thanks for your answer, Im thinking about rerolling my soulrend ocultist to bane cursebot so i can support my farming party and i was wondering if linking more curses and an empower on a skin of the loyal would improve the dmge enough compared with your settup but im bad at POB

Also i dont know how crit works with dots, my soulred build runs assa mark but i dont know how it scales with dots, do you know something about crit scaling with dots?
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/172043 SELLINGSHOP
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/148812 UNARMED RAIMBOW TEMPLAR

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