SUMMARY – TL;DR
Cap your Elemental Resistances and get the attributes your gems require to make sure you can use them all. The pieces should be Rare with high Energy Shield, and of course any lacking Attributes/Resistances. If you are able to get + level of chaos and/or intelligence skills as well as chaos damage over time multiplier modifiers on your gear that is very good and comes from the Hunter influence mod pool.
My quick list recommended approach for this build would then be:
|Item Slot||Item Name||Rarity|
|Head||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Amulet||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Chest||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Gloves||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Boots||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Belt||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Rings||Life & ES then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Weapon||+ level of gems, Spell, Chaos or Over Time Damage modifiers (High budget wants to use a Bow or staff)||Rare|
|Shield||Life & High Energy Shield is the name of the game here||Rare|
A lot of the higher budget examples can either be purchased or crafted, and when crafted I would strongly suggest utilizing Craft of Exile to determine the cheapest approach to crafting the desired items.
Since most items in this build are Rare, the main focus will be to have life and as much Energy Shield as possible and sort any Attributes & Resistances as needed to reach the desired caps. However, with that said, there are some juicy choices one can take to increase the build’s efficiency, although it does come with a higher price tag.
In this slot, like most of your other slots, you are looking to get as much Life as well as Energy Shield as you can get, as this is your main source of effective health. After this, just focus on sorting Resistances & Attributes based on your needs.
Life as well as any attributes and/or resistances needed to reach their respective caps.
To follow the base focus for this build we want high Energy Shield, Life & any required attributes and/or resistances. For higher budget options we can now look for Hunter influenced items with the “#% increased chaos damage over time multiplier”
Movement speed would be the modifier I’d focus on here, besides the Energy Shield. After this just focus on sorting Resistances & Attributes, based on your needs.
Since we are utilizing dodge mechanics as a layer of defense for this build we can use the unique Atziri's Step. If you go for a rare pair, focus on life, energy shield, movement speed and any lacking attributes and/or resistances.
In this slot, aside from high Life, Energy Shield and Attributes/Resistances, you can also look look to spend more currency on equipping a “+1 to Level of all Intelligence Skill Gems” and/or with the modifier “+#% to chaos damage over time multiplier” Hunter-influenced amulet for more damage.
There are 2 options for optimal performance to anoint with this build:
Life & Energy Shield is the main thing you are looking for here as well, after which you will want to focus on sorting Resistances & Attributes, based on your needs.
For the low budget approach we are looking mainly for a wand with “+1 to level of all chaos spell skill gems” and preferably with Spell Damage, Chaos Damage Over Time Multiplier. For higher budget the best choice would be to enable a secondary 6-Link which would be in the form of a bow with “+1 level of socketed gems” as well as the bench-craft “+2 level of socketed support gems” which will increase the level of our Empower Support to further scale our damage output, this is however very expensive. The Quiver for such an approach would be a Hunter influenced quiver with the modifier “+#% to chaos over time multiplier” with a life roll. Other options include Cane of Unravelling.
Flask set-ups are almost always a matter of personal taste when it comes to what utility flasks to use. However, I will list the set-up I’ve been using for a smooth play experience. To find the available list of modifiers the flasks can have, check out these links: Utility Flasks, Life Flasks, Mana Flasks & lastly: Hybrid Flasks
|1||Divine Life Flask||My suggestion here is to use this flask for bleed removal & having it instantly recover life|
|2||Stibnite Flask||This flask helps with dodging|
|3||Jade Flask||This further scales our evasion ratings|
|4||Witchfire Brew||This flask is only used if you are not using Bane, if you are then any utility flask can work well here, such as a Sulphur Flask|
|5||Quicksilver Flask||Movement speed flask|
Life & Energy Shield are always the favored modifiers on any jewel you decide to use. Outside of that you’d like to look for anything that scales our damage output which would be: Spell damage, chaos damage, damage, damage over time, chaos damage over time multiplier.