Intro & build description
Very smoothly playing build that is great for League start. Prime was playing this build at the beginning of Atlas of Worlds expansion and Lacerate skill felt very nice and it still does. When you get all your gear, you can clear monsters that are even off-screen giving you great clearspeed and survivability.
- Great as a starter build in new league (It costs less than 3ex to fully gear this build)
- Extremely high clearspeed
- Can do all map mods
- Very safe, yet has extremely high damage
- Not the best build for Hardcore
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingPassive skill tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Gratuitous Violence|
|Labyrinth 2||Outmatch and Outlast|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Versatile Combatant|
Skill gem setup
Added Fire Damage Support
Increased Area of Effect Support
This build uses Bringer of Rain so we can't use Chest Armor.
Herald of Ash
Blood Magic Support
Summon Flame Golem
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Immortal Call (LVL 8)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 6)
Enfeeble (LVL 9)
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetThe Bringer of Rain
One of the core items of the build. Great news for Legacy league – we will be able to get legacy version of this helmet which is stronger.
Because we use this helmet, we cannot use chest armor for this build.
Look for maximum life, resistances on the gloves. Ideally if you can find attack speed as well.
For base try to get spiked gloves – implicit gives us more damage.
On boots look for maximum life, resistances and as an extra – armor or evasion.
Movement speed is a nice bonus but not required as we use leap slam as our movement skill.
Left RingSteel Ring
For your ring slots idealy look for Steel Rings with physical damage to attacks (at least 5 minimum damage), attack speed and life. Resistances are good bonuses.
If you cannot afford Steel Rings, choose different bases with same options.
Right RingSteel Ring
Same as previously described ring.
Look mainly for life, resistances and elemental damage with weapons. Resistances are nice bonuses
On belt look for max life, at least 70 total elemental resistance and armor as a bonus. If you can, master-craft increased flask life recovery rate – it’s a hugely underrated mod that makes your life flasks even stronger.
1Hand WeaponSoul Taker
With Soul Taker you can forget about mana problems.
In Legacy league you will have a possibility to get legacy Soul Taker but it will probably be quite expensive.
OffhandJack, The Axe
This axe applies bleed to our foes and synergizes very well with Gratuitous Violence ascendancy skillpoin that we have chosen.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased physical damage
2.) Increased Area damage
3.) Increased physical damage with axes
4.) Increased attack speed
5.) Increased damage
6.) Increased attack speed with axes
7.) Increased attack speed while dual wielding
8.) Increased maximum life
1.) Eternal life flask with increased recovery speed and bleed removal
2.) Bubbling Divine Flask (50% of recovery applies instantly) with shock removal.
3.) Lion’s Roar for more damage and knockback.
4.) Taste of Hate if you can afford it.
5.) Quicksilver flask with increased movement speed and extra charges.