Path of Exile 3.1 Occultist Leveling Guide 2018

Path of Exile 3.1 Occultist Leveling Guide 2018

In the new year of 2018, I'd like to show you some tips for your Occultist Levelling in Path of Exile 3.1. Levelling support builds can often be rather difficult if you haven't got a friend to help carry you through so to make things as easy as we can we're going to level with a freezing pulse and then SRS until we get to the mapping stage and we can swap over to a pure PoE Orb support from r4pg. You probably want to pick up some levelling uniques;

▲ Wanderlust – for some lvl1 movement speed, mana regen and freeze immunity
▲ Tabula Rasa – so you don't have to worry about rolling sockets and links
▲ Goldrim – for all those awesome resistances
▲ Lifesprigs – wonderful general levelling wands
▲ Lochtonial Caress – for some extra cast speed
▲ Sihdebreath – for minion bonuses and mana regen

At lvl 12 Victario's Flight is a good option as well as they give movement speed to your minions too.

SRS can feel pretty useless until you get some supports on it so I suggest using freezing pulse until around level 10 and you've killed Brutus. At this point you will be able to purchase Melee Splash, Minion Damage, Clarity and Lightning Warp from Nessa and start running the SRS. Ideally, you want at least a 3-link of SRS, Melee Splash and Minion Damage. If you are lucky enough to have a 4th link available Added Cold or Added Lightning are both good options. Now is also a good time to pick up a movement skill like Lightning Warp or Flame Dash and start running a Clarity aura to help get more SRS out.

As you finish part 1 and have killed Merveil remember to go back to Nessa and get a Flesh Offering which will consume corpses to give your SRS a nice attack/cast/movement speed boost.

Continue through act 2 killing ALL the Bandits. After you've killed the Weaver you will be able to buy a Culling Strike off Yelena to go in your SRS setup. Swap out your Added Cold/Lighting gem if you had one and make Culling Strike your 4th link. You can also pick up a Desecrate to start levelling for later.

After you've made your way into act 3 and have retrieved Tolman's bracelet from the crematorium you will be able to purchase a Wrath aura from Clarissa which is the best offensive aura you can run at this time. However, if you are having trouble capping your resistances Purity of Elements is a handy defensive option. You should also grab an Enfeeble, Elemental Weakness and Discipline to start levelling in your offhand with the desecrate from act 2. 

Once you've killed General Gracious in the Ebony Barracks Maramoa will reward you with a Raise Spectre gem. Spectres will be a great boost to your clear speed. Pop back to Nessa and grab a Minon Damage and Minion Life to link to them and, if you have a 4th link, a Minion Speed from Clarissa.

Raise Spectre creates a spectral copy of a corpse that fights for you. These spectres will stay with you until they die even through your deaths and reblogs. I personally like to use the Flame Sentinals from the Solaris Temple. Use the Desecrate to create corpses until you see the one you want to raise, then press (A) to select your desired corpse then use the Raise Spectre skill to create your spectre. 

While you're in act 3 you probably want to do the Library quest so you can gain access to Siosa's gem store. You should be able to buy Immortal Call, Grace, Haste from him and start them levelling.

This setup should pretty much carry you through the rest of the story. You can add a Cast When Damage Taken(lvl1) linked with Immortal Call(lvl3) and Phase Run(lvl3) after completing act 4. You can also add different auras as you need if you find you have enough mana spare. Discipline would be a good defensive option otherwise Anger for some more damage.

If you are interested in Witch, you can check this 2018 PoE Abyss League Elementalist Witch Builds and 4 Necromancer Witch Builds to get more inspirations about creating builds, and you can also find some useful orb farming tips on, you know, if you spend a large amount of time on Path of Exile, you will find that it's not so hard to play with.

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