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Last Epoch Acolyte Leveling Guide: Death Seal Lich

Last Epoch Acolyte Leveling Guide: Death Seal Lich

In this Last Epoch Acolyte leveling guide, we’ll be looking at a Death Seal Lich that uses Hungering Souls and Death Wave to pump out Necrotic damage onto enemies. We’ll be lots of extra projectiles with Hungering Souls, making it an effective clearing build with plenty of AoE as well as significant single-target damage.

Last Epoch Acolyte Leveling Guide: Death Seal Lich

Gameplay

The Death Seal Lich build transforms our Acolyte into Reaper form when sealing your fate with Death Seal, which will shoot out Hungering Souls and Death Waves of necrotic damage while you run around.

The goal is to stack as much necrotic damage as possible and apply Damne don yourself to make Death Wave and Hungering Souls do maximum damage. 

Gear

  • Marina’s Lost Soul
  • Vipertail
  • Titan Heart
  • Keeper’s Gloves
  • Woven Flesh
  • The Falcon
  • Bastion of Honor
  • Arboreal Circuit
  • Curse of Perseverance

Stats

Defensive

  • Capped Resistances and Armor
  • Critical Strike Avoidance and Endurance 60%
  • Health and Vitality
  • Leech Necrotic and All Damage (on hit works)

Offensive

  • Adaptive Spell Damage
  • Spell Damage and Necrotic Damage
  • Intelligence

Leveling

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Necrotic Conviction: 1 Point (1 total)

Passives

  • Acolyte
    • Blood Aura: 2 Points (2 total)

Wear whatever you find, and work towards getting void and physical resistance for survivability against these mob types.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Necrotic Conviction: 1 Point (2 Total)
    • Marrow Tap: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Huntering Souls
    • Ravenous: 1 Point (1 Total)

Passives

  • Acolyte
    • Blood Aura: 5 Points (7 total)

Wear whatever you find, and work towards getting void and physical resistance for survivability against these mob types.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Empty The Graves: 2 Point (2 Total)
  • Huntering Souls
    • Ravenous: 2 Points (3 Total)
    • Grave Bond: 1 Point (1 Total)

Passives

  • Acolyte
    • Blood Aura: 1 Points (8 Total)
    • Stolen Vitality: 5 Points (5 Total)

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Necrotic Conviction: 3 Points (5 Total)
  • Huntering Souls
    • Ravenous: 1 Points (4 Total)
    • Unholy Trinity: 3 Points (3 Total)
  • Transplant
    • Acolyte’s Fervor: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Sadism: 2 Points (2 Total)
    • Pale Blood: 1 Point (1 Total)

Passives

  • Acolyte
    • Stolen Vitality: 5 Points (5 Total)
    • Forbidden Knowledge: 4 Points (4 Total)

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Marrow Tap: 1 Points (2 Total)
  • Huntering Souls
    • Ravenous: 1 Points (5 Total)
  • Transplant (DESPECIALIZE)
  • Reaper Form
    • Mistress of Decay: 2 Points (2 Total)
    • Harbinger of Blood: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Soul For A Soul: 1 Point (1 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Survival of the Cruel: 6 Points (6 Total)

Focus on Physical, Void, and Necrotic resistance primarily at this point.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Marrow Tap: 3 Points (5 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Grave Bond: 2 Points (3 Total)
    • Necrotic Pact: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Harbinger of Blood: 2 Points (3 Total)
    • Soul For A Soul: 3 Points (4 Total)
    • Reaper’s Ascendance: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Transplant
    • Acolyte’s Fervor: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Sadism: 2 Points (2 Total)
    • Pale Blood: 2 Points (2 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Survival of the Cruel: 2 Points (8 Total)
    • Apocrypha: 5 Points (5 Total)
    • Dance With Dead: 8 Points (8 Total)

Focus on Physical, Void, and Necrotic resistance primarily at this point.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Unbound Necromancy: 2 Points (2 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Isolation: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Mistress of Decay: 2 Points (4 Total)
    • Harbinger of Blood: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Transplant (DESPECIALIZE)
  • Death Seal
    • Moratorium: 2 Points (2 Total)
    • Devouring Release: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Corrupted Consciousness: 3 Points (3 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Apocrypha: 5 Points (10 Total)
    • Unclosing Wounds: 4 Points (4 Total)
    • Necrotic Energy: 1 Point (1 Total)

Focus on Physical, Void, and Necrotic resistance primarily at this point.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Soul Catcher: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Great Soul: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Piercing Gaze: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Reaper’s Curse: 1 Point (2 Total)
  • Death Seal
    • Moratorium: 1 Points (3 Total)
    • Insatiable Soul: 5 Points (5 Total)
    • Corrupted Consciousness: 2 Points (5 Total)
    • Moral Pulse: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Aura of Decay
    • Undertow: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Corrosive Aura: 3 Points (3 Total)
    • Decrepigy: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Absence of Life: 2 Points (2 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Necrotic Energy: 8 Points (9 Total)

Focus on Physical, Void, Necrotic, and Poison resistance primarily at this point.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Mind Catcher: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Piercing Gazze: 1 Point (2 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Reaper’s Curse: 1 Point (3 Total)
  • Death Seal
    • Soul Stability: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Aura of Decay
    • Absence of Life: 2 Points (4 Total)
    • Inoculation: 4 Points (4 Total)
    • Loathing: 2 Points (2 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Necrotic Energy: 1 Points (10 Total)
    • Ageless Ascetic: 4 Points (4 Total)

Focus on Physical, Void, Necrotic, and Poison resistance primarily at this point.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Mind Catcher: 2 Points (3 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Piercing Gaze: 1 Point (3 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Reaper’s Curse: 1 Point (4 Total)
    • Death’s Door: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Death Seal
    • The Quick and the Dead: 1 Point (1 Total)
    • Doomcall: 1 Point (1 Total)
  • Aura of Decay
    • Plague Rate: 2 Points (2 Total)
    • Loathing: 1 Points (3 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Ageless Ascetic: 1 Points (5 Total)
    • Soul Maw: 5 Points (5 Total)
    • Unclosing Wounds: 4 Points (8 Total)

Aim for 75% all resistances, and try to get 100% Critical Strike Avoidance.

Skills

  • Summon Skeleton
    • Memory Catcher: 1 Points (1 Total)
  • Hungering Souls
    • Great Soul: 1 Point (3 Total)
  • Reaper Form
    • Death’s Door: 1 Point (2 Total)
  • Death Seal
    • Doomcall: 1 Point (2 Total)
  • Aura of Decay
    • Plague Rate: 1 Points (3 Total)

Passives

  • Lich
    • Grasp of Fate: 5 Points (5 Total)
    • Deathbringer: 5 Points (5 Total)

Aim for 75% all resistances, and try to get 100% Critical Strike Avoidance.

Lootfilter

Here is a link to the lootfilter for this build, and here is how it is setup:

  • Uniques/Set/Exalted items all show
  • Warning: Unused base types and non-Acolyte Class Items hidden
  • Teal/Blue – 1+ Tier5+ Class-specific Affix for any class (unchecked by default)
  • Light Blue – Early game items (uncheck at Lv. 25)
  • Green – Mid game items (uncheck at Lv. 40)
  • Yellow – Endgame items (uncheck at level 60)
  • Orange – Mid endgame items (3+ Affixed with 8+ total Tiers)
  • Red – Late endgame items (3+ Affixes with 12+ total Tiers)
  • Light Green – Idols
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