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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:

NameStats
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
IncreasedEnergyShieldAttackAndCastSpeed passive skill icon.png
8% increased maximum Energy Shield
10% increased Chaos Damage [1]
Energy Shield, Curse Effect
IncreasedEnergyShieldManaReservation passive skill icon.png
8% increased maximum Energy Shield
5% increased Effect of your Curses [1] [2]
Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate
IncreasedEnergyShieldMaximumMana passive skill icon.png
8% increased maximum Energy Shield
15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate [1] [2]
Energy Shield, Power Charge Duration
IncreasedEnergyShieldCriticalStrikeChance passive skill icon.png
8% increased maximum Energy Shield
18% increased Power Charge Duration [1]

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Forbidden Power
VowOfDamnation passive skill icon.png
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
5% increased Area of Effect per Power Charge
5% increased Spell Damage per Power Charge
Gain a Power Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
Energy Shield, Power Charge Duration
Profane Bloom
LotusExtract passive skill icon.png
Cursed Enemies you or your Minions Kill have a 25% chance to Explode, dealing a quarter of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage
Your Curses can apply to Hexproof Enemies
Energy Shield, Curse Effect
Malediction
FatefulEchoes passive skill icon.png
When you Kill an Enemy, for each Curse on that Enemy, gain 8%
of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage for 4 seconds
Enemies can have 1 additional Curse
15% increased Effect of your Curses
Enemies you Curse have Malediction
Profane Bloom Energy Shield, Curse Effect
Void Beacon
VoidBeacon passive skill icon.png
Nearby Enemies have -20% to Chaos Resistance
Nearby Enemies have 100% reduced Life Regeneration rate
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
Wicked Ward
EldrichBarrier passive skill icon.png
+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
SoulCatalyst passive skill icon.png
1% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second for each
Enemy you or your Minions have Killed Recently, up to 30%
Cannot Be Stunned while you have Energy Shield
+150 to maximum Energy Shield
Wicked Ward Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate

Version history

Version Changes
3.2.0