Occultists are suited for Witches with a focus on chaos harm or curses. Malediction significantly enhances curse specialists, while Profane Bloom and Void Beacon amplify the output of chaos harm. Occultists are well-served by builds that depend on & maximize energy shield. Occultists also may serve as a generic way to generate Power Charges in builds which lack other means of doing so.
List the Path of Exile Occultist Builds.
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.
On a budget, a Life or CI build will usually be stronger than Low-Life. However, Low Life is the most powerful way to make this build if you have access to the gear, and it also makes getting Magic Find more straightforward with Wondertrap for a free 100% rarity.
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.
The changes to Occultist in 3.7 hurt the high amount of Energy Shield we were able to obtain. Those changes bring the build down from over 9k ES to ~7.5k ES. Damage remains about the same or slightly lower with the first pass at the posted PoB which may be tweaked later as the league officially starts.
This Build is the first successful 0 dead Pass T18, Vaal Cold Snap is one of the best Starter Builds in the various Gems attack and defense balance, is an excellent choice for Boss killer build, this Build can easily single out this game most Boss. When the double-holding bursts, the DPS is more than 5 million, but there are still nearly 10,000 ES.
This build is a budget version, estimated cost under 200 Chaos Orbs a lot of builds show an insane amount of dps which you can only sustain for 1-2 seconds in perfect condition which you can rarely ever achieve. Some build even suggest over 1 million dps budget Build and with over 20 as invested you can hardly hit over 100k (hank the tank for example)