POE 3.7 Important Occultist Build - Vortex/FrostBolt, Cheap and SSF Viable Guide

By u4npoe - Views: (284) - Aug,03,2019

Build Summary

This is my take on a Cold DoT Occultist. This character uses Vortex as its main damage source with a Frostbolt delivery system. You'll also be using Cold Snap, but I rarely use it, mostly just Vaal Cold Snap for the burst. The build is safe, does great damage and scales well throughout the entire game. So it's a great league starter and perfect for SSF especially.

Build Items

Build Stat

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  • 100
  • 455271.38
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  • 1
  • 27
  • 65
  • 129
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  • 117
  • 114
  • 445
  • 194
  • 1
  • 40
  • 1
  • 100
  • 1494
  • 62
  • 328
  • 21.95
  • 74.2
  • 9770
  • 273
  • 222.88
  • 1358
  • 55
  • 5
  • 5
  • 129
  • 36
  • 1
  • 1.24
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  • 6
  • 75
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Build Videos

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Build Skill Tree

Build Description

INTRO:
This is my take on a Cold DoT Occultist. This character uses Vortex as its main damage source with a Frostbolt delivery system. You'll also be using Cold Snap, but I rarely use it, mostly just Vaal Cold Snap for the burst. The build is safe, does great damage and scales well throughout the entire game. So it's a great leaguestarter and perfect for SSF especially. I played this character in Synthesis league and all of my gear was found in a private league with only two people actively playing. I cleared all content before I found any of the really strong items you'll see in my profile.

So while my gear is very good, you can easily clear all content with more budget options. They nerfed Occultist since Synthesis, but it's still a really strong build so I decided to share it on this forum. I will share general gearing and leveling tips for those who want to play the build on a budget or want to try the build for SSF progression.


PROS & CONS:
+ Great and Cheap leaguestarter
+ Still scales with more investment
+ Fast map clear
+ Very safe thanks to the Frostbolt delivery system
+ Very versatile when it comes to build choices
+ Hardcore and SSF viable
- The build takes awhile to get going because Energy Shield is weak early game
- You can't level as Energy Shield, especially not when you are playing SSF


ASCENDANCY:
Frigid Wake - Vile Bastion - Void Beacon - Forbidden Power




BANDITS:
Kill all for the two passive points.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Arkaali
Minor God - Soul of Abberath