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[3.0] Arc Witch (Necromancer)

Intro & build description

This is very generic Arc build which will use new skill introduced in 3.0 – Storm Burst for single target damage. Arc was played quite rarely because of its lacking single target damage, but now that problem will be solved. We choose Necromancer because of the fact that Offering Skills will affect us as well which is very strong for the build.

Build Pros

  • Extremely cheap, can easily work with items found only by yourself
  • Fast clear
  • Great league starter build

Build Cons

  • Reflect might be a problem without life leech

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill tree [118p]


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Mistress of Sacrifice
Labyrinth 2Commander of Darkness
Labyrinth 3Spirit Eater
Endgame LabyrinthBeacon of Corruption

Skill gem setup


Bone Offering

Arcane Surge Support

Flame Dash

Increased Duration Support

Body Armor

Storm Burst

Controlled Destruction Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Slower Projectiles Support

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support


Ball Lightning

Curse on Hit Support


Warlord's Mark


Summon Lightning Golem

Vaal Haste



2h Weapon


Controlled Destruction Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Innervate Support

Faster Casting Support

Empower Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris Circlet

Get a generic Hubris circlet with as high life as possible and some resistances.

Body Armour

Vaal Regalia

Look for Energy shield / Armour+Energy shield chest piece for easier socket coloring.
Stats – high life, resistances.


Fingerless Silk Gloves

Ideally look for Fingerless Silk gloves base with life and resistances. Other Energy shield gloves will work as well.


Sorcerer Boots

Look for energy shield boots with 30% increased movement speed, high life and some resistances.

Left Ring

Opal RIng

Ideally look for 2x Opal Rings (Other bases will work as well) with maximum life, some resistances and mana regen rate. Cast Speed is nice bonus.

Right Ring

Opal Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.


Blue Pearl Amulet

Look for an amulet with mana regen implicit (Ideally Blue Pearl Amulet base) with life, spell damage and some mana regeneration. To maximum mana and increased cast speed are 2 more stats worh looking into.


Leather Belt

Look for Leather Belt with high life and resistances.

2Hand Weapon

Pledge of Hands

Our staff of choice because of level 30 Spell Echo mod on it. Once you 6-link it, build really starts to shine.


Jewel Setup

On jewels look for following stats:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased spell damage while holding a staff
3.) Increased Spell damage
4.) Attributes / Resistances if you are lacking


Flask Setup

Optimal flask setup for the build:

1.) Eternal life flask with freeze removal
2.) Quicksilver flask with extra movement speed and duration
3.) Topaz Flask with shock removal
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Basalt Flask of Iron Skin

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. Can u do uber lab and sharper with this build?

  2. Any particular order i should link stormburst? because my arc does more dmg than stormburst single target

    • Try to get Concentrated Effect, Controlled Destruction and Greater Multiple Projectiles first. For this you should really try to get at least a 5-link though.

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