The Poison Blade Vortex Occultist offers one of the smoothest mapping experiences of any league starter build thanks to Profane Bloom explosion chains and Plague Bearer. Combining these skills allows fast map clearing with a low investment, however it can be min maxed to be fantastic for late endgame as well.
Blade Vortex creates up to 10 ethereal blades that spin around you dealing Physical Damage. When 100% Poison Chance is achieved Blade Vortex allows you to inflict up to 7.5 Poison stacks per second onto enemies, dealing Chaos Damage over time.
The Occultist is the best choice for Poison Blade Vortex as it provides explosions for great clear, and an additional curse. It also gives an easy way to cap your Chaos Resistance whilst reducing enemies resistances and additional free applications of Wither stacks for even more damage.
- Profane Bloom causes your curses to have a chance to consume the corpse of your enemies, triggering an explosions dealing a quarter of their Maximum Life to nearby enemies.
- Void Beacon gives nearby enemies -20% to Chaos Resistance and prevents them from regenerating Life.
- Withering Presence applies a Wither stack to nearby enemies for every second you are near them, gives you +60% to Chaos Resistance, and makes you deal 15% more Chaos Damage.
- Unholy Authority allows you to inflict an additional Curse on enemies, and your curses to bypass monster curse immunity.
To learn how the Labyrinth works, feel free to consult our Labyrinth Guide!