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Poison Spark Occultist


Introduction

The PhantasmalSpark Occultist is an endgame all rounder capable of taking on the toughest content in the game. Thanks to Profane Bloom explode chains it is able to provide satisfying clear unmatched by any other Ascendancy. PhantasmalSpark mechanically behaves exceptionally well in smaller arenas, as the projectiles bounce around, hitting a single target multiple times per cast.


Difficulty
Average
Budget
Moderate
Mapping
Excellent
Bossing
Great
Defence
Great

Skills Breakdown

Spark

PhantasmalSpark launches sparks that move in random directions until they hit an enemy or ricochet off of terrain. Spark duration determines how long projectiles persist and is increased by modifiers to Skill Effect Duration. When the sparks hit an enemy they are absorbed, therefore pierce is essential for both clear and single target.

Curses

Despair is the main curse for your build This causes your Profane Bloom to also apply Despair. The second curse Temporal Chains slows your enemies movement and increases Poison duration, allowing it to inflict its damage over a longer duration and gives explosion chains when you obtain a source of Curse on Hit.

Utility And Auras

Keep all of your aura gems you are advised to run at each point of the guide active at all times. When activated Grace and Determination grant you a large Evasion and Armour buff. When you take damage Molten Shell activates a shield that scales with your Armour. Herald of Agony grants a large portion of your required Chance to Poison as well as some additional damage. Anomalous Blood and Sand linked to Enhance Support grants a lot of projectile damage, which thanks to Spark's Ricochet mechanic can provide a substantial DPS boost in small arenas. Finally Divergent Haste linked to Divine Blessing Support provides a substantial amount of Cast & Movement Speed, as well as additional Projectile Speed.

Mobility

Shield Charge is your main movement ability, causing you to charge with your shield through enemies. Flame Dash is used when you need to blink over a gap or to dodge dangerous boss mechanics.


Ascendancy Breakdown

The Occultist is the best choice for Poison PhantasmalSpark 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.
  • Malediction allows you to inflict an additional Curse on enemies.

    To learn how the Labyrinth works, feel free to consult our Labyrinth Guide!