After my disappointment with my attempt at my own build using a Cast on Critical Strike bow Ascendant, I decided to take a closer look at the real core of what I was going after: a use of Asenath’s Chant. Asenath’s Chant, while rare, is a pretty cool item and I noticed it was used on a bunch of Toxic Rain builds. As I now have two of these, I decided to give this build a 2nd try.
As I mentioned, I decided to try building my own version of the build that Mathil1 has been doing on his stream these past few days, except as a Scion/Ascendant. I was starting to encounter some issues just as I was approaching Cruel lab in terms of squishiness and overall damage issues. So I decided to use another Scion who was past Merciless lab and see how it would feel.
I read a day or two ago how Harvest will be making a comeback in a new form in the next league or two. While little had been said about the implementation, what is certain is that it won’t be in the current form. With that in mind, I wanted to ramble a bit about how I would like it to appear along with various things that I’ve been muddling about.
I’m currently working on an Elementalist version of Carrion Golems that has become popular due to the high area damage. However, another variation is the Necromancer, which I’ve read is tankier. I did some research on how the two builds and differ and wanted to write my thoughts down.
Despite having an older Vortex/Cold Snap Occultist character, I decided to start from scratch a brand new version. I had read about a Spellslinger version, which employs Creeping Frost, Frostbolt and Cold Snap into the Spellslinger portions. This intrigued me as I felt that I never gave my Occultist character a fair shake.
I was reading about Ice Crash recently and how one could buff the damage by increasing the area and using some of the new war cry effects. So I decided to pull out my old Hollow Palm Raider that I left at level 68 and push her into maps. Right now, I’m loving it.
Decided to use one of my passive respecs to give my old Hierophant a rework with Freeze Pulse Totems. I had a Soul Mantle and two Kikazaru rings as the basics to get this build started. The goal was to see how this build would feel since I did not want to start from scratch in leveling a new Hierophant.
I really enjoy the idea of an Elementalist in Path of Exile; a witch focused on manipulating the elements of the world to cause great damage. The Elemancer portion of the Elementalist ascendancy probably makes the idea of an Elementalist appealing to me in how you use your golems as buffs. So how does a Fireball hybrid caster feel in comparison?
So I had been wanting to play an Essence Drain Spellslinger Trickster recently. I really like the Spellslinger concept in that it functions similarly to a Poet’s Pen or trigger when used to support a spell skill while wielding a wand. Here’s my evaluation thus far with the build.
Okay, so I ended up playing some of the Harvest league since I have downtime and wanted to get some game time with my main rig turning into an overpriced paper weight. In short, I got bored and needed a distraction for a week or two and figured why the fuck not.