I am planing around doing some “Showcases” of Uniques and some of their really cool synergies and applications.
The main reason for this is the overwhelming negativity sourrounding uniques in LE.
And i can see that not every unique in LE currently is super exciting, but there are some incredibly cool uniques out there and that’s the reason i decided to just give some spotlight to uniques, that i feel like get no attention, even though they are pretty cool.
Unique Shield + the right nodes in the Spirit Plague Skill Tree will lead to crazy high bursts of inc. DoT.
The 6807% shown here is an edge case of A LOT of small white mobs swarming me, but you can reach 2000-3000% on about every mob pack, that has a few mobs in it.
Reapplying Spirit Plague to a target, that is already inflicted with Spirit Plague counts as afflicting a target with spirit plague.
The Unique shield enables this playstyle, where you can use Harvest to apply Spirit Plague, which gives you way better way of spreading spirit plague than you would do with direct casting Spirit Plague.
It is very important to note here, that every DoT skill or ailment you apply snapshots with the damage calculation values, when you applied it.
So even having those 6000+% for just a fraction of a second and applying 2 bleed stacks with it, will make those entire bleed stacks deal the full damage with this increase.
These work very well in conjunction with Harvest, since Harvest can reach high crit chance and can hit very fast.
Spirit Plague itself also has additional support in it’s tree, that synergies with “hitting” targets afflicted by Spirit Plague.
Also since Spirit Plague is a curse, you could also scale Harvest very well, without investing into applyign a curse manually (because Harvest deals double damage against cursed targets, potentially even more if you invest into Harvest’s skill tree).
To wrap up this build here is a showcase of a regular empowered echo (no “edgecase” scenarios there).
The character I am using there is a Bleed Focused Low Health Ward Lich, not fully optimized yet and just unlocked empowered timelines.
You can push that particular playstyle a lot further. But this unique will offer much more options than the build you see there in there video.
I will do more of these Unique Showcases in the coming weeks, if you want me to show the potential of a particular unique, feel free to leave a suggestion.
While I did not provide any detailed build informations here, feel free to ask if you want to know more about that particular character in the showcase video or if you have any other questions regarding this unique and potential other interactions.
You can also ask me directly on twitch if you want: Heavy_GamingTV - Twitch
The main purpose of this post is to give people inspiration to exlore and maybe think a little bit outside their box or comfort zone.
There is so much to explore in this beautiful game and there is no such thing as time wasted.
If you try out a build and it doesn’t work out and it fails, you still learned something and got better at understanding the game!
One more food for thouight that I wanted to give here is: The insane % inc. DoT can serve very well with skills that snapshot it’s damage, but I didn’t utilize here C=