Passive Skill Tree, PoB, and Gem Links
If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, PoePlanner’s website offers you a non-PoB alternative to import the code from the above link. it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.
This build scales pretty well off of everything, which means levels are equally as important as gear is. Therefore, you will feel significantly weaker while you’re progressing through the game, but since Dark Pact does relatively well at lower levels, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Here’s a level 80 Path of Building and a “PoePlanner“https://poeplanner.com/ABYAAMEAFiUAAF0c3IPzCPRR-48avOq2-o5kwGbDCSL01YG5k_IdoS8qEwSzEMyuEprgW6CVLkWdf8ZmnuNijEYRLTLRfA6vbIVt6-6TJ0PIHRQWb08EzRaiAPDVbAv1-h8YsTbGrvAfPC0LYRVQj_rr9RbzBx63OPfBbRmDX6Py42rYJL6KNsVOrhGW-tIk2I9GpwhTUiY8WOWnVSu2hTJaK3yD96ZJUWjyLJxFRy-d-JNqQwOacWJ1KismOhYEUWhahoIAAAAAAA== to give you an idea of how your tree should look like whenever you’re at about that level. This should carry you to the stages where you can afford some nice item upgrades!
Dark Pact – Main Link (6-Link)
As you notice, this build runs an Awakened Gem. While they’re definitely a nice thing to have, they’re not required whatsoever and you’ll do completely fine with regular versions.
- Dark Pact (level 21/20 ideally!)
- Multiple Totems Support
- Awakened Void Manipulation Support
- Increased Critical Strikes Support
- Increased Critical Damage Support
- Awakened Added Chaos Damage Support
Even though you’re using MoM, Determination nowadays is just too good to pass up on. Because you don’t want to reserve more than that, you want to press a Zealotry button by linking it to Divine Blessing.
Wherever you socket these last two auras, you can socket the Stone Golem & Vaal Righteous Fire for some extra buffs.
- Summon Stone Golem
Power Charge Generation
The skill of choice for you to generate Power Charges is Storm Brand. Storm Brand has a really high activation rate, which means it crits fairly often and is very suitable for Power Charge On Critical Support. If you have a trigger wand, this goes in your wand so it automatically gets cast and you don’t have to worry about it which is nice, but not mandatory.
Wither makes your enemies take increased % Chaos Damage. Since this is a very big damage amplification, and you have plenty of time of casting it yourself, you’re linking it to Cast while Channeling – Enfeeble to apply a curse on monsters. You should be casting this whenever monsters don’t die to the first tick of your Dark Pact totems. However, if you want to get more damage and don’t have your rings yet, you can swap Enfeeble to Despair.
Flame Dash is the preferred movement skill just because of the absurd amount of Cast Speed you’re picking up. This makes it feel almost instant which is really nice! You’re linking it to the Arcane Surge buff, which is to be kept up as much as possible!