Intro & build description
One more good starter build for new leagues. Build utilizes CI also known as Chaos inoculation which is in a very strong state at the moment, therefore we can do all the game content with this build, including Shaper, Guardians and Uber Atziri. It’s easy to start this build out and just as easy scale it up for very high damage and survivability.
- Good build to start in new league
- Doesn't require a lot of investment to start it out; scales well when you have more expensive gear
- Can do all content including Shaper, Uber Atziri, Guardians and run Uber Labyrinth
- Hardcore viable
- Can't do Hexproof maps; should avoid physical reflect maps as well
- If you are new, transitioning into CI might be confusing
Passive tree(s)Skill tree (114 Points)
|Normal||Kill all bandits|
|Cruel||Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Unstable Infusion|
|Labyrinth 2||Deadly Infusion|
Skill gem setup
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 9)
Immortal Call (LVL 11)
Summon Lightning Golem (LVL 11)
You can have 4th unlinked socket to put Concentrated Effect Support gem to swap out Increased Area of Effect in boss fights
Added Fire Damage Support
Spell Echo Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Increased Critical Damage Support
Increased Area of Effect Support
Note: swap Increased Area of Effect out with Concentrated Effect Support for boss fights.
Arctic Breath (LVL 6)
Vortex (LVL 6)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 3)
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Faster Casting Support
Minion and Totem Elemental Resistance Support
Have 2x Vaal Discipline for regen.
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Prioritize Energy shield on your helm – look for at least 300 ES and some resistances.
Body ArmourThe Beast Fur Shawl
Excellent body armor for this build – high energy shield, spell damage for Blade Vortex and increased area of effect.
The reason for choosing Facebreakers – they provide us with high crit multiplier.
Get boots with 30% movement speed and at least 150 energy shield. Resistances is good bonus but can get expensive combined with es and movement speed.
As suggested by Mannou, try to get “0.6/0.5% of Damage Leeched as Life and Mana if you’ve Killed Recently” enchantment on the boots, it helps a ton.
Left RingTwo-Stone Ring
Look for as much Energy shield as you can find coupled with at least 60 total elemental resistance. Cast speed and intelligence is a nice bonus.
Right RingEssence Worm
This ring is absolutely mandatory for the build so we could run our aura setup.
After you pick up Charisma notable skill points (located under Vaal Pact on skill tree), you will be able to run your aura setup with Hatred, Discipline and Warlord’s Mark.
Look for Citrine Amulet with as much energy shield as possible and with + to all attributes affix. Resistances or crit multiplier is a nice bonus.
Look for Crystal belt with as much energy shield as possible ideally coupled with some resistances. Until you get enough currency for Crystal belt, Chain belt is a nice alternative.
1Hand WeaponVoid Battery
Void Battery gives us crit, lots of spell damage and cast speed – all around great choice for our weapon slot.
OffhandTitanium Spirit Shield
Ideally look for shield with at least 400 Energy shield coupled with some resistances if you can get it.
At the beginning of new league 300-350 Energy shield ones should be pretty affordable as well.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased maximum energy shield
2.) Increased critical strike multiplier
3.) Increased Spell damage
4.) Increased Physical damage
5.) Increased damage
6.) Increased Area damage
7.) Resistances and attributes if you have problems getting them on other gear pieces
For our flasks we get:
1.) Kiara’s Determination (Mandatory item for the build – helps us with stuns, freezes and curses)
2.) Stibnite Flask with bleed removal ideally coupled with Surgeon’s prefix
3.) Taste of Hate if you can afford it
4.) Quicksilver Flask with increased movement speed affix (of adrenaline)
5.) Basalt Flask with Freeze removal