Occultist

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Occultist
Occultist ascendancy class.png
Throw off the chains of fear and embrace that which was forbidden.

The Occultist is an Ascendancy class for Witches.

Overview

Occultists are suited for Witches with a focus on chaos damage or curses. Malediction greatly enhances curse specialists, while Profane Bloom and Void Beacon amplify the output of chaos damage. Occultists are well-served by builds that rely on & maximize energy shield. Occultists also may serve as a generic way to generate Power Charges in builds which lack other means of doing so.

Passive skills

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

Name Bonuses
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
  • 10% increased Chaos Damage
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
Energy Shield, Critical Strike Chance
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
Energy Shield, Curse Duration
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Curse Duration
Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Forbidden Power
  • 10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
  • +1 to Maximum Power Charges
Energy Shield, Critical Strike Chance
Profane Bloom
  • Enemies you Curse take 10% increased Damage
  • Cursed Enemies you Kill have a 20% chance to Explode, dealing a quarter of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage
Energy Shield, Curse Duration
Malediction
  • Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
  • When you Kill an Enemy, for each Curse on that Enemy, gain 4%

of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage for 4 seconds

Profane Bloom Energy Shield, Curse Duration
Void Beacon
  • Nearby Enemies have -20% to Chaos Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have 25% reduced Life Regeneration rate
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
Wicked Ward
  • +100 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Energy Shield Recharge is not interrupted by Damage if Recharge began Recently
Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Vile Bastion
  • 0.5% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second for each

Enemy you've Killed Recently

  • Cannot Be Stunned while on Full Energy Shield
Wicked Ward Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate