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Gear Progression


Learn how to progress your gear for the Corrupting Fever Champion Build.


Gear Setup

For the Endgame version of CF Champion you use a Rare Wand instead of The Poet's Pen. This is because a self-cast Reap combined with Corrupting Fever can deal higher damage with a crafted Wand. All of the gear on this build is craftable, and gearing is very tight. You should not "save" too much on each piece of gear, or your stat/resistance needs will pile up too much.

IMPORTANT - If you cannot afford Forbidden Flame and Forbidden Flesh you MUST use Haemophilia Corrupted with Vulnerability on Hit or obtain it through a Synthesized Implicit, or fractured Suffix on a Ring. You then skip the Essence of Delirium Rings, to instead obtain the Resistances and Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence) that you need. You can technically still use the Essence of Delirium Rings, but you need to hit very good rolls and have very good Suffixes in EVERY other gear slot.

Corrupting Fever Champion Endgame Gear

Item Overview

Main-Hand

Weapon Type: Wand
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems or +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems Fractured Wand base with a base Attacks Per Second of 1.3 or higher. Keep an eye on Intelligence requirements.
  2. Use ~150 Deafening Essence of Fear for Minions deal #% increased Damage until you T1 +#% to Damage over Time Multiplier or T3+ of +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
  3. If you obtained a random other Prefix, then craft +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier and use or sell that base. If obtained a random other Suffix you can craft #% increased Damage over Time and use or sell that base.
    Selling your bases saves you currency. But if your suffixes filled, you could try your luck with an Orb of Annulment to remove a random modifier so you can craft +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier. Good luck!
  4. If you used Orbs of Annulment to clear your Prefixes/Suffixes, you can craft Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers, 21% increased Damage over Time and +20% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier.

Stats to look out for:

  • +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems
  • +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems
  • +#% to Damage over Time Multiplier
  • +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Minions deal #% increased Damage

Multimod with:

  • +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
  • #% increased Damage over Time
Off-Hand

Shield Base: Any Spirit Shield Base
Rarity: Rare

Shields are often cheaper to purchase from the trade site instead of crafting. You don't need anything more than 1x good Resistance or Stat here, with the focus entirely on +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems and Minions deal #% increased Damage.

  1. Purchase an Item Level 64 or higher +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems or +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems Fractured Spirit Shield base.
  2. Use Screaming Essence of Wrath until you obtain T3+ Minions deal #% increased Damage.
  3. If you have an open Prefix, craft +# to maximum Life.
  4. If you NEED to get more Stats/Resistances from this gear slot, you can craft Prefixes cannot be changed and then Aisling. Pray it doesn't remove the Resistance you already have, and unveil into Stats/Resistances.

Stats to look out for:

  • +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems
  • +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems
  • Minions deal #% increased Damage
  • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
Helmet

Base Type: Armour / Evasion
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a Helmet Base with Fractured +(31-35) to Chaos Resistance.
  2. Spam Shrieking Essence of Spite until you obtain another T1 Resistance or Dexterity.
  3. Use Eldritch Chaos Orb, Eldritch Exalted Orb and Eldritch Orb of Annulment to obtain T2+ +# to maximum Life
  4. Obtain the following Eldritch Implicits:

Eldritch Implicits:

  • 6% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
  • While a Unique Enemy is in your Presence, 15% increased Vulnerability Curse Effect

Enchant:

  • Corrupting Fever deals 40% increased Damage
  • Reap deals 40% increased Damage.

Stats to look out for:

  • +# to maximum Life
  • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
Body Armor

Name: Dialla's Malefaction
Rarity: Unique

This Body Armour is a massive increase in damage to the build. You want 3 Red and 3 Green Sockets. Put Reap, Corrupting Fever and a Level 4 Empower Support in the Red Sockets. Put your Support Gems in the Green Sockets.

Corruptions:

  • +2 to Level of Socketed Duration Gems
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • (40-50)% increased Damage
  • You take 50% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
Gloves

Base Type: Armour / Evasion
Rarity: Rare

These Gloves assume you have the Gratuitous Violence Forbidden Flame and Forbidden Flesh Jewels. If you cannot afford these yet, find the POB for the Haemophilia budget version.

  1. Purchase a Glove Base with Fractured +(31-35) to Chaos Resistance.
  2. Spam Shrieking Essences for whatever your build still needs (Intelligence if you obtained a high requirement base for example) until you obtain a T1 Resistance or Dexterity.
  3. Use Eldritch Chaos Orb, Eldritch Exalted Orb and Eldritch Orb of Annulment to obtain T2+ +# to maximum Life
  4. Obtain the following Eldritch Implicits:

Eldritch Implicits:

  • Attacks have 20% chance to cause Bleeding
  • While a Unique Enemy is in your Presence, +19% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier

Stats to look out for:

  • +# to maximum Life
  • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
Boots

Base Type: Armour / Evasion
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a Boot Base with Fractured +(31-35) to Chaos Resistance.
  2. Spam Shrieking Essences for whatever your build still needs until you obtain a T1 Resistance or Dexterity.
  3. Use Eldritch Chaos Orb, Eldritch Exalted Orb and Eldritch Orb of Annulment to obtain T2+ +# to maximum Life or 25%+ increased Movement Speed.
  4. Obtain the following Eldritch Implicits:

Eldritch Implicits:

  • Regenerate 0.2% of Life per second per Endurance Charge
  • 4% increased Damage per Endurance Charge

Stats to look out for:

  • +# to maximum Life
  • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
  • #% increased Movement Speed
Amulet

Base: Turquoise Amulet
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a Magic Item Level 82 or higher +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems NOT FRACTURED. You can purchase or alt spam this base.
  2. If your base has a Suffix, Imprint it through the bestiary craft. Then use an Orb of Annulment to remove the Suffix, using your Imprint and then Imprinting again if your Orb of Annulment fails to hit the Suffix.
  3. If your Amulet has ONLY +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems, imprint it.
  4. Use a Regal Orb. If you obtained +50 to maximum Life or higher then skip to step XXXXXX. Otherwise, purchase or grind an Aisling and use it on your Amulet base.
  5. If your Aisling gave a Veiled Prefix, craft Mana Unveil Life. Otherwise use the imprint, THEN IMPRINT AGAIN and re-do step 4-5. It's a 50% chance for either Prefix or Suffix so good luck!
    • If Aisling was a Suffix, use the Beast Craft Add a Prefix, Remove a Random Suffix for a chance at +50 to maximum Life
  6. Your ONLY mods should be +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems and +50 to maximum Life. Craft Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers, Cannot Roll Attack Modifiers and Prefixes Cannot be changed. Use the Harvest Craft Add a new Physical modifier and remove another random modifier. This will guarantee +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems.
  7. Use a Hunter's Exalted Orb. If you hit T1-2 +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier then finish your Amulet with whatever craft your build needs. Otherwise, craft Prefixes Cannot be changed and Harvest Reforge Physical, and finish your item with a bench craft.
  8. If you want T1 +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier it's 50% on every Reforge, but your Amulet might fill its Suffixes which prevents you from crafting the final modifier.

Stats to look out for:

  • +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems
  • +1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems
  • +#% to Damage over Time Multiplier
  • +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
Rings

Left Ring

Name: Vulnerability on Hit Synthesized Base
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase and use Essence of Delirium until you obtain 2 other T3+ Suffixes from the following:
    • increased Cast Speed
    • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
    • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
  2. Craft Suffixes cannot be changed and use a Veiled Chaos Orb. Craft Mana and Unveil Life.
  3. Craft 17% increased Damage

Right Ring

Base Type: Optional
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a Fractured Amethyst Ring Base with +(31-35) to Chaos Resistance.
  2. Purchase and use Essence of Delirium until you obtain 2 other T3+ Suffixes from the following:
    • Increased Cast Speed
    • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
    • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
  3. Craft Suffixes cannot be changed and use a Veiled Chaos Orb. Craft Mana and Unveil Life.
  4. Craft 17% increased Damage

Stats to look out for:

  • +# to maximum Life
  • Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)
Belt

Belt

Name: Stygian Vise
Rarity: Rare

  1. Purchase a Stygian Vise with whatever Resistances or Stats you still need.

Stats to look out for:

+# to maximum Life
Resistances (Elemental, Chaos)
Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)

Abyss Jewel

Since you use Stormshroud for Ailment Immunity, your Abyss Jewel is one place to get half of your immunity. Purchase an Abyss Jewel with 50% chance to Avoid being Shocked.

Other good Modifiers:

  • 8% chance to gain Phasing for 4 seconds on Kill
  • Enemies Maimed by you take 5% increased Damage Over Time
  • +30 to maximum Life
Flasks

Roll your Flasks with Orb of Alteration or purchase them from the Trade Site.

Flasks:

  • Granite Flask
  • Jade Flask
  • Quicksilver Flask
  • Silver Flask
  • Divine Life Flask

Useful Flask Suffixes:

  • % increased Cast Speed during Flask effect
  • % reduced Effect of Curses on you during Flask Effect
  • % increased Armour during Flask effect
  • % increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • Grants Immunity to Bleeding for 8 seconds if used while Bleeding

Useful Flask Prefixes:

  • #% increased Charge Recovery
  • #% reduced Charges per use
  • #% increased Duration
  • Gain 3 Charges when you are Hit by an Enemy
Jewels

Cluster Jewels

Purchase an 8 Passive Physical Large Cluster Jewel with the following notables:

  • Master the Fundamentals
  • Furious Assault
  • Battle-Hardened

Your Large Cluster Jewel small passives can be a great place to also obtain:

  • Resistances (Elemental)
  • Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence)

Timeless Jewel

Find a Glorious Vanity in the name of Xibaqua with a Seed that gives you Physical Damage leeched as Life on either Expertise or Ancestral Knowledge.

Unique Jewels

  • The Forbidden Flame and Forbidden Flesh are the most expensive items of the build but it IS a great upgrade since it opens your Gloves up to having room for +#% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier and Resistances / Stats which in turn opens up Suffixes on your Rings for Damage over Time Multiplier
    • If you cannot afford the Jewels, you simply use a Haemophilia Corrupted with Vulnerability on Hit. Your Rings should be crafted just for Resistances (Elemental, Chaos) and Stats (Dexterity, Intelligence) and you won't be able to fit Damage over Time Multiplier until you free your Gloves up.
  • Put the Thread of Hope in the Basic Jewel Socket in the Templar Region of the tree and obtain the following notables:
    • Spiritual Aid
    • Discipline and Training
  • Inspired Learning should be put in the Marauder Socket and needs no extra Notables taken.
  • Stormshroud needs to be combined with 2 Abyss Jewels that have 50% chance to Avoid being Shocked.
    • Alternatively you can give up a Boot Implicit and Suffix and roll your Boots with Deafening Essence of Torment and getting the last 50% chance to Avoid being Shocked from a high tier Searing Exarch Implicit. Doing this gives you an additional Jewel socket and Abyss Jewel, which combined give the build ~13% more Damage.

Rare Jewels

Rare Jewels can be used to fill up empty Jewel Slots and should have a combination of the following mods:

  • % increased maximum Life
  • % increased Damage over Time
  • +% to Damage over Time Multiplier
  • +% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
  • % increased Damage
  • % increased Global Physical Damage