What Are You Playing During the Mayhem in Path of Exile?
Welcome! Mayhem is a race that you can participate in, it runs over a duration of 2 weeks. There is a chance for you to get PoE Currency for reaching certain milestones in levels throughout the race and major prizes for being the 1st-5th of a specific Ascendancy, these prizes will stay with that account but the items you find through this race do not, this style of race is called a Voided.
Not going to play Spectre Summoner anymore, did it so many times now. It's very powerful, really fast, can easily reach top 50 or level 100 with it, but getting bored of it now.
I'll probably do some Frostbolt meme build. Was looking at Sire of Shards with Rain of Splinters + 2x Frostbolt jewels for 11x nova'd projectiles w/ two totems (22 projectiles per cast) which would work nicely with Breaches.
I'd use double curses (Temp Chains / Enfeeble) with curse effectiveness, curse AoE and even more AoE from the gem for defense. While it works on paper its downfall is probably the low crit chance by not having a dagger/shield.
Can't use Voidbringer to boost crit chance because you want Winds of Change. Life would be 6500 if you're going Kaom's Heart which is more than enough because of the curses. The curses would make you incredibly tanky in red maps, I've used the combo before on my 98 summoner and instantly became addicted to it. An Enhanced Temporal Chains with curse effectiveness slows everything to a crawl.
If the Sire of Shards shit fails, I'll revert back to a Mind over Matter version, it has a lot more damage, 2x totems with 7 proj each (Rain of Splinters + 2x jewels) with ~5700 life and 3000 unreserved mana at around level 92 (life on all rare items + some flat mana + mana regen on rings and amulet).
Chest would be Cloak of Defiance, so 40% of all damage goes from mana before life, giving you a big effective life pool because all 3000 mana is unreserved (maybe run Herald of Ice so you can put Assassin's Mark with Curse on Hit), but more importantly since the damage is split you also regen much faster with 300 life regen and another 300 mana regen. It makes a huge difference against small to medium hits.
If you do not want to spend too much time, I suggest just playing to level 35 in a relaxed manner for the free box. It won't take long, especially cause there's gonna be TONS of loot from the mayhem mods. Sadly, there's not much point in a new player pushing all the way in mayhem since you don't get to keep any of the loot after the race is finished, its just a really fun and crazy spin on the normal PoE experience. If you have a better idea, please leave your opinion, reda more