The build utilizes Chaos Inoculation, which makes you 100% immune to all sources of chaos damage, including poison. However, you'll have 1 HP and therefore need to cover yourself with Energy Shield alone. This is not suggested for new levels, and this guide will cover the transition and workarounds to get yourself to CI.
Occultist Vortex Cold Snap DoT Build Guide
Build PoB Link
Build Skill Tree
1. Freezing Pulse till you reach lvl 12 at which point you'll get yourself a Storm Brand and later in Act 2, pick up Brand Recall. This will carry you all the way to lvl 70 and beyond if you wish till you're ready to transition to CI / Vortex.
2. Items such as Goldrim, Lifespring, Wanderlust helps a lot to speed up the leveling process.
3. If you get a Tabula Rasa early on, you're Gucci all the way!
The build utilizes Chaos Inoculation, which makes you 100% immune to all sources of chaos damage, including poison. However, you'll have 1 HP and therefore need to cover yourself with Energy Shield alone. This is not suggested for new levels, and this guide will cover the transition and workarounds to get yourself to CI. As this is a CI build it is very important to understand that you're going to have to level the build up as either real life based or hybrid utilizing both Life & Energy Shield as your sources for effective HP. To follow the leveling trees, blindly is not always ideal as the video describes: it all depends on how comfortable you are with your character based on the gear you've found/have equipped. Leveling trees designed to fit most situations, though. Always keep your elemental resistances at 75%+ after act 6 (preferably before if possible).
Major God: - Soul of Lunaris
Just helps with avoiding some projectile damage
Minor God: - Soul of Abberath
Since the builds defensive design requires you not to take damage for about 1 second to start your energy shield recharge, this allows you to be immune to burning ground effects.
As this build is a CI build and an Occultist is it essential to always start with Wicker Ward then Vile Bastion.
When these two nodes are picked up, you're able to reach comfortable energy shield numbers for your CI switch explained in the lvling trees below.
The other two ascendancy nodes you're going to want to take are pure damage increases in the form of Void Beacon then Frigid Wake!
Bandits: Kill them all