[Path of Exile 3.8] Cast on Crit Volatile Dead Assassin (Build Guide)

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If you have any questions or if you need some advice, feel very free to write a comment or hit me up in-game @Defekt


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  • Really nice guide and ty for responding to my ingame message and helping me out with crafting and Questions really nice guy here !!!!

    kevin wissing
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Haha DEFEKT! Didnt know this is your channel too! we traded like one or two weeks ago and talked about this build after trade.

    Thanks for showing this char it was huge fun.

    To me: I found a very interesting watchers eye with LGOH Vita and "Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry causes enemies to take 10% increased Damage" I combined that woth bottled faith and achieved an absurd damage buff with pretty bad gear! (There is still one watchers like this on the market)

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Hi! Currently making this build. One question though, has this been discontinued?

    Michael Charles Bauzon
    Posted January 13, 2020

    I have received a lot of comments and questions, especially in-game, regarding the status of this build in 3.9.

    The build is alive and well!

    I've done my best to work around the few changes in 3.9, and so far everything seems very promising. I've crafted myself a sword, without Hits Can't Be Evaded (due to the new multimod), so some accuracy is needed on gear/passives to make it work 100%.

    I will make a follow-up on this build guide sometime next week, with the tweaks/changes I've made.

    Check out my current build/character here (DEFEKT_FinalForm):

    Merry Christmas!

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Try to figure out a cheap/starter version of this monstruosity… Have no idea how to do it.

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Is there a budget weapon we can use with a 6 link body armor?

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • What will you replace the weapon with since that will be removed in the next patch?

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Great build and guide, Mathel did a similar one the other week and loved that too, mixes fun with damage. How did u feel post patch notes with it much harder to get damage and mods on items also harder to penetrate and limits on the balls. What changes if any will you make if your playing with it next league. Are there any decent uniques that can be used to get around the multi mod issues?

    Justin Maynard
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • With no CoC weapon mod what gem would you replace for the CoC gem that would keep the build relatively strong. Maybe switch to a cheap unique since we can’t get CoC in the item itself.

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Can weuse this build on 3.9?

    tolga yiğit
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Rip build

    Casper Nielsen Fisker
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Rest in peace build. Multimodded weapons and cast on crit no longer exists 🙁

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • why no spell cascade to triple the orbs dps?

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • A.-PS(so that's just AS, I suppose): Just read the patch notes, no more 7-link 2handers. Also 3 is the maximum crafted mods again. Meaning, not only we lose 1/3 damage from losing a support gem (either Combustion/Inspiration/Conc. Effect), also crafting/buying similar sword is exponentially expensive. At this point, after spending around 50 hours practice and coming up with different strats to level (was just preparing an alternative one with Armageddon Brand/Pyroclast Mine that you can trade 2 hours of farming maps for story progression), this hard nerf made me lose my enthusiasm. I'll leave my original comment for others that are still determined to follow through. Wish you the best of luck!

    I love this build so much that I'm going to make it my league starter and my main for the whole Metamorph league . Unfortunately the build is not a low cost, strong league starter like a totem or a summoner. It's also an added challenge that there are no up to date guides tailored for this specific idea that I have. So I've done some tests, for me at least, found a good enough way to level. If you're low on funds or want to start the league with this build, I figured you might find some of my ideas useful:
    -Level up Explosive Traps(+Swift Assembly + whatever damage support) for bosses, Frost Bomb + Onslaught (+whatever damage support) until Desecrate (Opens in Yeena after "Intruders in Black" quest, the one you kill the lightning spider monster Fidelitas).
    -Use Desecrate + Spell Cascade in one slot, Volatile Dead + Spell Cascade (+Combustion + whatever damage support) until way later in Act 4 when you get Cast WHILE CHANNELING unlocked in Petarus and Vanja after defeating Malachai. Yeah, you can't reliably proc CoC until you have cruel lab + solid weapon + diamond flask. Even if you could, everything one shots shadow at this stage so it's safer to be able to keep the distance.
    -Use Cyclone + CwC + Desecrate + VD until you can get good items. This is over 60 now, I've tested lv50 items until t2 maps and it holds up well enough to save up some currency to get good gear.
    I've tested 4 times now and getting to the maps, with all the passive point quests and normal + cruel lab, takes about 7 hours.
    Some tips:
    -Use Smoke Mine + Flame Dash for mobility
    -Use Flammability curse instead of Assassin's Mark until CoC is reliable
    -Need lots of Transmutes to craft Lv1 Fire Damage things to your weapons as of 3.8. You can get the recipe as early as Act 2 Vaal Oversoul boss room.
    -Level up your main gems in the weapon swap. You can get Cyclone from Siosa after completing a Fixture of Fate quest in the Library in Act 3.
    -Decoy Totem helps out a little bit (from Siosa),so is Stone Golem (you can get it from Oyun as a quest reward)
    – Rush to Saboteur passive at first (dont forget to respec it).
    -You can compliment your single target damage and shave off at least 20+ minutes in total with Pyroclast Mine (Stormblast getting nerfed) which you can get from Maramoa in Act 3 as a quest reward (not sure but might be Sever the Right Hand quest). Or if you don't want to anything with mines, same quest also can reward you with Cremation which needs Desecrate corpses to work and is a very powerful spell. Don't forget to wp back to town from Lunaris Temple so that you can use the one of your choosing for Piety fight.
    I hope this helps someone. If I change my mind on something I will edit it.

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Intro music?

    Zion Jefferson
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Damn I was already bored of my VD Necro and BV Assassin (Had great fun with both at the begining) and now i can combine them into one…

    Oskar Krzyżanowski
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • Hey, still playing but forgot to ask: are you playing on predictive or lockstep?

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • where is the skill tree for this build

    Papa Smurf
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • very cool build!
    i got a question – do you think it would be dmg upgrade if i use a 6L chest and dual cospris for frost bolt and ice nova casts?

    Posted January 13, 2020
  • does this build require optimum attack speed to proc desecrate and vd just like coc ice nova or not?

    Ronniel Asis
    Posted January 13, 2020
  • are there any alternatives for sword?

    Tan Shih Lek
    Posted January 13, 2020

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