Learn about the Skills, Gameplay and Passives for the Echo Warpath Voidknight Build.
Warpath is the centerpiece that the build revolves around. We channel it nearly 100% of the time, creating echoes that copy our damage through Echo Knight and applying Time Rot that will maximize the damage from our hits through Maw of the Deep.
Sigils Of Hope
Sigils Of Hope provides incredibly valuable buffs that can stack. We gain a lot of damage through Empowering Sigils, Decree of Flame and Sigils of Despair. Apoclypse Whirl turns Burning Sign into Time Rot chance. Last Wish is necessary to keep Sigils up while Mapping or in Arena.
Anomaly provides additional damage against tanky enemies. Borrowed Time is needed to cast it while channeling Warpath. Mark of Rot and Time Bubble provide the big damage gains.
Volatile Reversal is used almost exclusively to regain mana after casting Sigils Of Hope. Warped Time and Catching Up also provide a nice buff at the start of a Map.
Shield Rush can be used to get out of large telegraphed attacks early on when our movement speed isn't high enough. The Emperor of Corpses' screen wide AoE is an example of where this comes in handy. Unspecced Lunge can also be used to help with mechanics like Julra's Void pools.
Alternative Skills & Tips
- Volatile Reversal can be used to increase damage through Harbinger of Dust but using the skill stops channeling, making you more susceptible to damage and resetting the cooldown on Echoes from Echo Knight. The increased damage taken is also additive with the huge burst from Anomaly, which reduces its value. Consistently timing the rotation to avoid damage while maximizing your own takes a high degree of skill and the benefit is marginal at best so we do not recommend this for most players.
- Put more Points into Sigils Of Hope's Iron Sigils Node over Burning Sign Node if you lack want more tankiness and have enough Time Rot chance.
Passives provide powerful effects that dictate the playstyle of a Class and its Masteries. Remember that you can allocate Passives on the first half of all Masteries regardless of the one you chose.
- Armour Clad grants Damage Reduction and is crucial for any Sentinel's survivability.
- Juggernaut, Abyssal Endurance, Defiance and Holy Symbol provide tons of Resistances. Use these to shore up any deficiencies you might have. If you have your resistances covered and want to spend elsewhere, Doom Knight is a good all around option.
- Echoing Strikes, Time Legion and Avatar of Regret are necessary for maximum Echo uptime.
- World Eater has enough leech to single handedly provide us with enough sustain.
- Singular Purpose is a huge damage buff for only 4 points with no downside to this build.
- Eternal Form is a massive increase to our health and therefore our survivability.
- Void Corruption is an easy source of Critical Strike Multiplier for almost no investment.
Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.
This may be the easiest build to play in the game, with a 2 button rotation creating nearly optimal gameplay, and a slightly more complex rotation reaching 100% optimal.
- Nearly optimal rotation: Channel Warpath 100% of the time. Dropping Warpath means you lose 20% DR from Wings of Argentus, a ton of armor from Grand Patience of Herkir, and your resistances from the Suffix All Resistances While Channelling Shard. When confronting tankier enemies, use Anomaly on the enemy to increase the damage they take. This is an instant cast, so channeling will be maintained.
- 100% optimal: At the start of the encounter and before engaging enemies, cast Sigils Of Hope until reaching max stacks, then immediately use Volatile Reversal to get mana back. From here, continue to follow the above rotation.
- Rush to the objective channeling Warpath the entire way. Only stop channeling to pick up loot, and don't do so unless you're sure there are no enemies around. It is also possible to pick up loot while channeling but may take some getting used to.
- Use Anomaly on rares and objective mini bosses to kill them quicker.
- Tankier enemies should also be 'orbited' by circling around the fringe of their hitbox, just enough so that Warpath is connecting but not so much that they can easily hit you.
- Before engaging the boss cap your Sigils Of Hope stacks and Volatile Reversal to get mana back
- Orbit the boss to get as many echoes hitting it as possible
- Use Anomaly when you have several echoes on the boss at the same time.
- Avoid telegraphs by changing direction when necessary, or moving out and quickly moving back in as soon as possible.
- Don't stop channeling Warpath until the boss is dead. If your Sigils Of Hope stacks fall off and you can find a safe spot where you won't get hit then you can recast them, but don't prioritize them over staying safe. Remember: you're much squishier when you aren't channeling Warpath!
Advanced Skill Tips
- Echoes from Warpath will only proc if you've moved at least 4 meters in the past 2 seconds, so be sure to continuously be on the move. Wider circles work better than smaller ones.
Learn more about how to maximize your gameplay in the Build Scaling section of this guide.