Death's Oath Occultist PoB, Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links




The PoB community fork created by Localidentity is the only version being kept up to date, so make sure you have the correct version: PoB Community Fork.


This build is extremely straightforward tree-wise. Budget-friendly versions include 0 Cluster Jewel; due to how volatile they are in terms of crafting difficulty and due to how expensive they can be.

Here is the Death’s Oath Low Budget PoB and for a quick glance over the finished skill tree for this version, check out this link.

Here is the Death’s Oath High Budget PoB and for a quick glance over the finished skill tree for this version, check out this link.

Once the skill-tree is finished, just focus entirely on more jewel sockets.


Depending on if you’re playing Hardcore or Softcore, you will have to adjust your routing based on how good the gear you find is. An example is that if you have lots of Life & Resistance from drops you get during the Acts, you can focus on taking the damage-providing nodes over the defensive ones and vice versa. The links below are trees that should fit in almost any situation no matter the drop RNG.


In my opinion, there’s only 1 Notable worth anointing for this build and that is Sovereignty, which requires 3x Silver Oil Silver Oils. I really don’t see why I would bother using Oils for any other node, and I would only bother putting this on an amulet I know I won’t be changing for some time.


6-Link Caustic Arrow

This is mainly used to help boost our single-target damage output.

  1. Caustic Arrow Caustic Arrow
  2. Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support
  3. Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support
  4. Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support
  5. Swift Affliction Support Swift Affliction Support
  6. Void Manipulation Support Void Manipulation Support

6-Socket Death's Oath Death's Oath

This is our main links inside the Death’s Oath chest piece to scale the damage dealt by the Death’s Aura.

  1. Swift Affliction Support Swift Affliction Support
  2. Void Manipulation Support Void Manipulation Support
  3. Efficacy Support Efficacy Support
  4. Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support
  5. Less Duration Support Less Duration Support
  6. Lifetap Support Lifetap Support This is activated through our Withering Step setup

4-Link Withering Step

This set-up helps apply the chaos damage increasing debuff Wither on the enemies as well as start the Lifetap which will increase the damage dealt by our Death’s Oath aura.

  1. Withering Step Withering Step
  2. Enhance Support Enhance Support
  3. Second Wind Support Second Wind Support
  4. Lifetap Support Lifetap Support Keep this at level 1 in this set-up.

4-Link Curses

This 4-link is strictly designed to fit inside your to increase the efficiency of our curses.

  1. Blasphemy Support Blasphemy Support
  2. Temporal Chains Temporal Chains
  3. Enfeeble Enfeeble
  4. Despair Despair

4-Link Aura + Mobility

This is where we put our mobility & aura skills.

  1. Malevolence Malevolence
  2. Smoke Mine Smoke Mine
  3. Second Wind Support Second Wind Support
  4. Portal Portal

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    The timeless jewel is wrong, the right one is Xibaqua, saw this after i already buyed one.

  2. GhazzyTV




    Sweet jesus, what a blunder, PM me in-game I’ll divine it for you to the correct one “GhazzyTV”

  3. Posts

    Thank you very much for showing us this build. I am having a great time with it!

  4. GhazzyTV




    Awesome to hear man, glad you like it sir!

  5. Posts

    Hey Ghazzy. Love your builds man. Can you please advice the best way to craft this bow?

  6. Posts

    I just started playing and my Vanity gives me the option to run two ritual of shadow. (3/4 pointers with okay nodes life, area damage, spell block) is it worth picking up both? [Wrong build ment to ask for the DP build]

  7. GhazzyTV



    @Rotten Twin:

    I’m going to make a video of it today on stream and then make a written version of it as well!


    For the DP yes it would be very good to at least have 1, it’s what I aim for when I play the high budget DP build :)

  8. Posts

    Hi Ghazzy nice build i was wondering which other spell or spells for single target would you reccommend for people who don’t want to use Caustic Arrow ?

  9. GhazzyTV



    @Rotten Twin:

    My pleasure sir!


    Well, Blight is the classic approach either via the unique Allelopathy gloves (then use generic + level of chaos/int gem & dot dmg rolls on wep/weps and/or adding a shield for more defence. Some like doing ED with a + lvl of gems bow I just released a video on how to craft the + lvl of gems bow:

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    First of all, love the build, might be my favorite after the CI cold snap occultist. Though I can’t seem to run malevolence with 930 mana and don’t know what the problem is (it’s not link to anything). Also should the lifetap support in death’s oath remain lvl 1 or do I lvl it up?

  11. GhazzyTV




    The lifetap in the DO should be max level the other should be lvl 1 that is not in the chest.

    Have you double-checked all your reduced mana reservation nodes to be there?

  12. Posts

    My mana reservation is to low, has it been any nerfs sens this pob(budget)? dont have enough mana to use caustic arrow and have to use 4 mana reservation jewels and alt quallity blasphemy for 1% extra

  13. GhazzyTV




    Could you post your PoB and I’ll take a look at it?
    This guide was created during 3.14 so it can’t be incorrect to my knowledge! :)

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    Death’s Oath Astral Plate require 180 stenght. I need to wear a +Strenght Belt and ring to wear it. Am i doing something wrong?

  15. GhazzyTV



    You need the strength yes, ring, jewels, belt wherever you can fit the strength :)

  16. Posts

    Hi, trying out your build and I have a question. For my aura even with all my support gems, the dps on my character tab for the death aura won’t change, am I still doing more damage and benefitting from the support gems?

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