Intro & build description
This is one of the builds that were extremely popular in 2.6 adapted 3.0 patch and Fall of Oriath Expansion. This build is based on Ring of Blades unique jewel that turns Ethereal Knives into a nova you shoot around yourself – that way it covers way more area and can clear maps very fast.
- Great combination of survivability and damage
- Fast clear
- Very cheap, so it's great as a league starter (but scales very well with investment)
- Versatile in gear choices (doesn't require lot of uniques to work but can be made stronger with them)
- Physical reflect will kill you
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingPassive Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Way of The Poacher|
|Labyrinth 2||Avatar of The Slaughter|
|Labyrinth 3||Quartz Infusion|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Avatar of The Veil|
Skill gem setup
Enlighten (as high level as you can get)
Increased Critical Damage Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Spell Echo Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Power Charge on Critical Support / Added Fire Damage Support
Increased Duration Support
Summon Lightning Golem
Cast When Damage Taken Support
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Curse on Hit Support
Herald of Thunder Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Great evasion helm which guarantees that we will never die due to being frozen. It helps us by reducing mana reserved do we can use multiple auras and boosts their level by 2.
Body ArmourBelly of The Beast
Great defensive chest that gives a lot of life and good elemental resistances and flask life recovery.
Look for evasion gloves with at least 65 to maximum life and as high resistances as you can find.
Look for boots with at least 25% increased movement speed, 70 maximum life and some resistances.
Left RingDiamond Ring
Look for Diamond / Resistance base rings with high life, resistances and cast speed.
Right RingTwo-Stone Ring
Same as previously mentioned ring.
Go full offense on amulet – look for spell damage, global critical strike multiplier (at least 25), increased cast speed and life. Resistances and attributes are nice bonuses.
Doryani’s Invitation (Physical version) lets us get life leech from Ethereal Knives.
1Hand WeaponPlatinum Kris
Look for dagger with high spell critical chance, spell damage and critical strike multiplier. Elemental damage to spells / attack speed is a nice bonus.
OffhandTitanium Spirit Shield
Look for shield with spell critical chance, spell damage and as high life as you can find. Resistances are nice bonuses.
JewelRing of Blades
Basically the only mandatory item without which build cannot work. Get it as soon as you can.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased Spell Damage while holding a shield
3.) Increased Cast speed / Cast speed while holding as hield
4.) Increased Spell Damage
5.) Increased Damage
6.) Increased physical damage etc
1.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and shock removal
3.) Vessel of Vinktar (Physical to lightning conversion version)
4.) Quicksilver Flask of adrenaline
5.) Basalt Flask of iron skin