Welcome to the “OP MAGE” Campaign & Leveling Build for Wolcen! Want to finish the campaign in less than 6 hours? Stand in all the AoE and tank all the damage? The “Lazy Occultist” has your back.
The Lazy Occultist is all about having the maximum amount of toughness through high health, resistances, and regeneration throughout the campaign. Since this is a campaign build, it only goes up to level 40, which is where you’ll probably end up after Act 3 give or take a few levels.
Attributes & Stat Points
For attributes, there’s only one—toughness. Of course, you can also allocate a few points in a secondary attribute. In this case, ferocity is an ideal secondary attribute.
Passive Skill Tree
Check out the passive point distribution here. We break it down in such a way that you will have a functional build for each act.
Act 1 (level 20): Starting from the Scholar tree, build all the way out to the Siegebreaker tree and put points in Salvatory Anchor and Elevated Gain.
Act 2 (level 32): Connect Steadfast from the Scholar tree to Zealous Might in the Soldier Tree. From here, place points until you get Immortal Offering, and then Grievous Afflictions in the Cabalist tree. After Grievous Afflictions, start putting points towards Occult Affliction in the Abyssal Shaper tree.
Act 3 (level 40): Once you have Occult Affliction, round out the build with The Wild Card in the Soldier tree and the two Master of Curses nodes in the Cabalist tree.
Here are the main five skills you want (Infinity Blades is your main damaging skill – althouhg you can use any similar one…) try to get these skills ASAP.
Infinity Blades: Sublime Cut, Timeline Selection, Force Field Condensator, Anti Mobility Form, Reading of Quantic Memories
Winter’s Grasp: Biting Cold, Ice Pawn, Glacial Blast, PermaFrost
Bulwark of Dawn: Everlasting Aurora, Vitality Exhumed, Sacred Grounds, Generative Star, Extended Protection
Aether Jump: Quantum Mind, Escape Artist, Spirits of the Void, Feeded the Aether, Continuum Expertise, Auspex’s Arrogance
Anomaly: Echo Wave Pattern, Temporal Dilation, Rending of Matter
The Lazy Occultist works best with Infinity Blades due to faster ailment stacking and better willpower management. That said, Infinity Blades can be replaced with a different primary damage dealer, such as Annihilation.
Itemization and Stat Priorities
Weapon: Staff with ideally one or two affixes for added spell damage and increased occult ailment chance. Always reroll sockets on your staff until it has one or more Offensive (II) slots. Put Sapphires on these for additional shadow damage, which is useful for proccing curse stacks once you have Grievous Afflictions from the Cabalist tree.
Armor: Prioritize Heavy and Bruiser armor. Never use Rogue and Sorcerer armor unless there is no other choice. This build focuses on tankiness through increased maximum health, all resist, and regeneration. Ideally, you want to get a high health Bruiser chest-piece along with a high all resist Heavy helmet. Your resistances and regeneration will get a significant bump thanks to Salvatory Anchor and Elevated Gain in the Siegebreaker tree. Socket maximum health, regeneration, or resistance gems in your sockets.
Accessories: Go for belts, amulets, and rings with spell damage affixes. Socket these with gems that increase aether damage.
Potions: Use double willpower potions. Regeneration from stats and Bulwark of Dawn is more than enough to sustain health.
We hope the “OP MAGE” Build helped you get past the campaign and leveling in Wolcen without hitches!