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[2.6] CI Vaal Spark Templar (Inquisitor)

Intro & build description

One of the fastest if not the fastest builds there are. Only rival who can come close in terms of clear speed is Vaal Fireball. Play style is very unique compared to regular builds. Once you enter the map or area you are farming, you have to build up souls by killing monsters with regular Spark to be able to cast Vaal Spark. Once Vaal Spark has enough souls to cast, you press it and shield charge around to kill as many mobs as you can so you recharge your next Vaal Spark instantly and repeat. Unique jewels allow us to charge up Vaal Spark very fast.

Build Pros

  • One of the fastest clearing builds out there
  • Very high damage
  • Fun to play
  • Can play MF with few item swaps

Build Cons

  • Jewels are pricey
  • Uses flask to avoid stuns

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Finished Tree
Leveling - 20 points
Leveling - 40 points
Leveling - 67 points
Leveling - 90 points


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Righteous Providence
Labyrinth 2Inevitable Judgement
Labyrinth 3Augury of Patience
Endgame LabyrinthInstruments of Virtue

Skill gem setup


Ice Bite Support

Herald of Ice

Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark

Body Armor

Vaal Spark

Spell Echo Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Pierce Support

Faster Projectiles Support



Spell Echo Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Pierce Support


Purity of Lightning


Enlighten Support (3 lvl)

Flame Dash

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support (3 lvl)

Immortal Call (1 lvl)

Warlord's Mark (4 lvl)

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris Circlet

Rare hubris with at least 300 ES. I suggest buying white ilvl83 hubris with ”40% increased Spark Damage” enchant and rolling it yourself.

Body Armour

Vaal Regalia

Vaal Regalia with at least 650 ES, this build work just fine in a 5-link, buy 6-link and roll higher ES when you can afford it.


Sorcerer Gloves

Gloves with as high as possible Energy Shield.


Sorcerer Boots

Movement speed boots with some resistances. Try to get a pair with at least 25% increased movement speed.

Left Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Generic ring with resistances and stats needed for gems and gear.

Right Ring

Call of the Brotherhood

Necessity for this build since we need to convert some damage to cold and shatter enemies for extra vaal souls.


Choir of the Storm

Very strong amulet for Vaal Sparker. Alternative is Eye of Chayula.


Crystal Belt

Generic crystal belt with flat ES roll and some resistances. While one the budged, Chain belt with flat ES works too.


Vessel of Vinktar (Added Lightning Damage to Spells)

Huge damage and leech comes from vinktar’s, not necessary but one of the best upgrades you can make for build.


Kiara's Determination

We rely on flask to avoid stuns,


Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

Movement speed flask


Ample Diamond Flask of Grounding

Shock Removal flask


Experimenter's Basalt Flask of Staunching

Bleed Removal flask

1Hand Weapon

Ezomyte Dagger

Critical strike chance for spells, some attack speed for smoother shield charging and some spell damage or flat damage for spells.


Titanium Spirit Shield

Look for shield with at least 400 energy shield, they are not that expensive. You can find deals in 10-20c range. Huge upgrade to ES pool.


Chill of Corruption

If you have currency, I would suggest getting legacy Chill of Corruption, but they are expensive. If on the budget, get the regular one. They are cheap.


Vaal Sentencing

We need one of these. Increases chance of critical strike of Vaal Spark


Sacrificial Harvest

We need 3 of these jewels.


Cobalt Jewel

Lightning Damage, resistances, Maximum energy shield


Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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  1. How to level this build and what to use then leveling?

  2. Your trees don’t even have CI selected?!

  3. Prime please tell me how you leveled this, what gems where you using along with spark? And would you have done anything differently?

    • Andrew S Hayton

      i leveled this with spark, pierce, spell echo and faster casting, worked well enough, although single target dps is seemingly very low. At the endgame now, spent about 5-6 exalts and still having difficulty clearing content. level 75 so far so that is one of my issues. getting used to the flasks and not being able to mitigate stuns very well makes this build super difficult imo. in retrospect, probably would not do this build again. probably needs dozens of exalts to run smoothly, let alone well.

      • Andrew S Hayton

        i was frustrated earlier with the build when i commented, it is just not a beginner friendly build and requires some game knowledge as well as skill at executing proper timing of your potions, in the right combination. reallllly have to be careful with the potions, it is what this build runs on.

  4. Hi again, Dont you need attack speed in cruel and resistance form bandits?

  5. Why do you need call of the brotherhood ring? HoI should be enough for shattering I guess?

    • Andrew S Hayton

      call of the brotherhood allows for us to gain extra vaal souls with this build, foremost…im sure it serves other purpose too, like the utility of freezing your enemy to mitigate their movement and furthermore, their damage output.

  6. How do you get leech when u have none selected from the tree dude?

    also this build is very expensive, i wouldn’t recommend this as league starter……

  7. Fun to play, but you need high and safety attention while playing it. Without leech, it’s sometimes hard. Was farming Shaped Spider Forest for some Doctor’s, but i do not recommend it. Shaped Strand would be a lot easier to play.

    Thanks for the share, sorry for my english. 🙂

  8. Been following this build and its great , but for some reason your 90 points and finished passive tree shows up blank and i cant see where the points are ? Is there something im doing wrong or is it the link not working.

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