Spell, AoE, Duration, Chaos
Mana Cost: (5-20)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires Level 4
Unleashes a vile contagion on enemies, dealing chaos damage over time. If an enemy dies while affected by Contagion, it spreads to other enemies.
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (3.5-235.9) Base Chaos Damage per second
Base duration is 5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Poe Contagion Builds
List Poe Builds With Contagion.
The choice between the two abilities comes down to personal preference, and some enjoy to cast Essence Drain and spread it by having a Contagion cast before you use ED. However, we felt that the approach of using Bane was smoother, faster, and honestly, better in all ways.
Poe Caustic Arrow is a bow attack that fires an arrow dealing with chaos damage and spreading caustic ground. Trickster also has some enormous DoT damage boost in the Ascendancy, which works well with CA. All these combined results in probably the safest character we ever played with moderate single target damage and impressive apparent speed.
In Poe 3.8, Essence Drain Occultist / Trickster can be a properly-recognized, strong league starter with countless guides existing! Let's take a deeper appear into the existing state of Essence Drain as well as learn how properly new Synthesis gear and abilities like Soulrend / Malevolence / Bane will perform with each other! Assume about Contagion as a "fuse" and Essence Drain as a "nuke". You mark enemies with Contagion then shoot ED projectile in a pack. They start off melting and explode, proliferating chaos damage to nearby enemies, as a result, "chaining" DoT chaos harm.
This is my take on Essence Drain-Contagion trickster. It took on all content in the game in 1.5 weeks, around 55 hours played at the time. It focuses on much more defenses than other Essence Drain guides you will find out there while achieving similar to higher damage numbers. While there are many other Essence Drain guides out there, the concepts shown here are the ones that prove to work best overall to clear the post-game content.
The choice between the two abilities comes down to personal preference, and some enjoy to cast Essence Drain and spread it by having a Contagion cast before you use ED. However, I felt that the approach of using Bane was smoother, faster, and honestly, better in all ways.
This is a friendly, league-starter viable, solo-self-found viable, and comprehensive Bane Occultist guide. The leveling section in this guide is meant to take players with a fresh install or in a fresh league and get them into maps and started on a powerful character. Interested readers can find gear priority, stat suggestions, mechanics explanations, and a whole bunch of links that might be useful for newer players.
This build is ED+Bane Build on 3.7 Legion Content since this is currently the second most popular skill for the league. As everyone figured would be the case, this skill combo absolutely wrecks the league mechanic. It’s not quite as strong in the multiple army emblem encounters as it is in the map monoliths, but combined with being a strong/cheap league starter, it’s a great all-around choice.
Poe Blight is shorter ranged and thus less consistent against mobile enemies. It also requires the use of a threshold jewel to be worth using, taking a slot that would otherwise be more EHP. In exchange, it provides a stronger hinder and significant extra damage when you can apply it