[3.12] Enki's Arc Witch - a beginner & SSF-friendly Lightning Caster

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Arkaon wrote:
Well,

I am hitting a wall and not really able to progress much further. If someone would be so kind as to take a look and let me know what I should be focusing on next for upgrades.

Also, I have noticed that Onslaught hasn't been triggering, so I am wondering if something is amiss?



I'd replace every jewel in your passive tree and in your Stygian Vise except for Watcher's Eye, they each have only one or two badly rolled affixes that are useful for us. If you don't have any, pick up some item level 75-ish Hypnotic Eye Jewels, transmute them and then spam alteration/augmentation orbs until you get >30 life and one other useful affix on them (either >15 average lightning damage to spells (while dual wielding), >8% effect of shock, >5% hinder, cast speed and cold damage to spells (while dual wielding) are good choices) and regal them hoping for a third one. I've found that I get one jewel with 3 useful affixes for around every 400 alteration and every 10 regal I spend on average, which is still much cheaper than the average price those jewels go for. You'll gain a lot of life and quite a bit of damage this way. If you still need more life, unspeccing Celestial Judgment and grabbing the 2-point jewel socket below Pain Attunement lets you get around the same amount of damage boost from a good Hypnotic Eye jewel while also giving you life.

It's also not worth relying on jewels to cap resistances, those defensive affixes are much less powerful than the offensive ones you can get, and resistances come much cheaper on wearable gear. Also, having no resistances on your jewels will make it much easier to go for the perfect resistance setup for Wise Oak in the long run.

You didn't mention what you're struggling with while progressing, but if it's low life/mana values, here's a couple of things you can check:
- make sure your unreserved mana is at least 40% of your max life. You can replace the enchant on your left ring and your amulet with +34-40 life and mana if you need more.
- your Clarity seems way too high level for the amount of mana I see on your gear, and since you have your Watcher's Eye, I'd just ditch that skill and rearrange your gem setup a bit with the freedom the open slot allows you (for example, you could move WB/Faster Attacks/Fortify over to your Cerberus Limb, Flame Dash/Enfeeble/CwDT to your off-hand and move the minion/totem gems to your helmet, which allows you to add a support gem to those (Minion Life if your golems die frequently, Minion/Totem Elemental Resistance if your Decoy Totem doesn't last long enough)
- if you've gotten rid of Clarity, you can get a Clear Mind jewel for a nice boost in damage while also benefitting mana regen

Try to get the required dexterity for your gems from gear without relying on the +30 dex notable in the passive tree. Your left ring and your boots could both be upgraded quite cheaply to have more dex on them. Try also looking for boots with better stats but no movement speed and an open prefix, you can now craft decent movement speed affixes on the crafting bench (I especially like the MS+chill immunity one but MS+Onslaught on hit is also a popular choice) and those tend to come a lot cheaper (old seller habits die hard I guess). If you have to use passives to meet dex requirements, unspec the +30 dex node and the mana/jewel nodes near Scion start and grab Precison and the jewel node east of the Celestial Judgment/Punishment cluster. You use the same amount of passive points but get more attack and cast speed to boost your damage and improve maneuverability with WB.

You need quality on almost all your flasks, it will help with heal/sec and uptime quite a bit. The "Ample" prefix on the Basalt flask is only useful if it's a perfect 20 like on your Sulphur flask, otherwise you only get one use during some bossfights. Try rerolling it to Ample/20 or Chemist's with 23% or more.

Your offhand is quite weak, you should have at least 3 of the 4 following affixes on it (not counting the implicit): Lightning Damage, Cast Speed, Added Lightning Damage to Spells, Spell Damage. You should be able to find one with 2 of those affixes with high values and an open prefix/suffix for the third for around 5 chaos easily, and if you have more to spend, you can grab a 3+open affix variant as well. Optionally, just get another Cerberus Limb or a Doryani's Catalyst.

Quality the following gems to improve their usefulness (in order of importance IMO): Decoy Totem, Faster Attacks support, Hypothermia, Enfeeble, Flame Dash.

Hope I could help!
Last edited by sny83 on Dec 28, 2018, 11:09:15 AM


Any suggestions for another suffix on the second dagger?
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Mikeyi wrote:

Any suggestions for another suffix on the second dagger?

flat lightning damage to spells or 11% extra chaos
I don't understand why did you chose to multicraft that, but whatever
Last edited by blg_RealiZe on Dec 28, 2018, 11:43:00 AM
Is there a difference between base shaped dagger ilvl 85 and ilvl 86 ? And should we focus on poignard / Ambusher or another one ?

I saw this question a few post ago but didnt see the answer (maybe i missed it).

Again, thx in advance ^^

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Shekil wrote:
Is there a difference between base shaped dagger ilvl 85 and ilvl 86

no
Hi! I'm having a hard time figuring out what I should upgrade on my gear/jewel to boost my damage up. I currently have 26k paper dps and I presume I can get this up higher, but I don't know how.

EDIT: I forgot to say that I have, at most, 2 ex in currency right now. So I can't get high end gear yet. :P


My character is Anne_Marée if you want to check. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Sat00 on Dec 28, 2018, 12:46:47 PM


Ok.. So how are you guys dealing with minotaur, hydra, etc? i simply die. Not Always but usually i die really easy. the damage is great etc but i just cant seem to manage with bosses at all. i wreck through the map in seconds but once i arrive there i lose all interest in this build because i know im going to have a really hard time, what am i doing wrong? i tried a few different builds meanwhile simply because idk what else i can upgrade or change, maybe a elder ring with warlords mark for example? please help me, its the only build i actually enjoy but i cant stand not being able to do uber elder or any T16 bosses comfortable
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vegeta1991 wrote:

Ok.. So how are you guys dealing with minotaur, hydra, etc? i simply die. Not Always but usually i die really easy. the damage is great etc but i just cant seem to manage with bosses at all. i wreck through the map in seconds but once i arrive there i lose all interest in this build because i know im going to have a really hard time, what am i doing wrong? i tried a few different builds meanwhile simply because idk what else i can upgrade or change, maybe a elder ring with warlords mark for example? please help me, its the only build i actually enjoy but i cant stand not being able to do uber elder or any T16 bosses comfortable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhlFY_NwHI

put these gems in your boots
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blg_RealiZe wrote:
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vegeta1991 wrote:

Ok.. So how are you guys dealing with minotaur, hydra, etc? i simply die. Not Always but usually i die really easy. the damage is great etc but i just cant seem to manage with bosses at all. i wreck through the map in seconds but once i arrive there i lose all interest in this build because i know im going to have a really hard time, what am i doing wrong? i tried a few different builds meanwhile simply because idk what else i can upgrade or change, maybe a elder ring with warlords mark for example? please help me, its the only build i actually enjoy but i cant stand not being able to do uber elder or any T16 bosses comfortable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhlFY_NwHI

put these gems in your boots


That actually seems like a really good idea, thanks! I'll give it a shot right away
have the watchers eye with mana leech and clear mind, what should my next step be? Maybe some better gloves i think, tho i don t have alot of room to change my resistances, i m over capped only by 6 percent on fire and cold, on lighting is more
Last edited by Hotokee on Dec 28, 2018, 1:45:43 PM

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