Intro & build description
If you like mage-like playstyle, look no further. Build trivializes maps with very fast clearspeed and strong proliferation coming out of Elementalist Ascendancy. To start with, you don’t need any specific gear, generic rares will carry you till endgame and then with some investment of currency build really starts to shine.
- Very fast clear speed
- High damage
- Good survivability
- Can do all the content in the game
- Elemental Reflect reduction
- None I can think about
Passive tree(s)Full Build
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Shaper of Desolation|
|Labyrinth 2||Beacon of Ruin|
|Labyrinth 3||Liege of the Primordial|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Paragon of Calamity|
Skill gem setup
Orb of Storms
Curse on Hit Support
Power Charge on Critical Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Cold Penetration Support
Slower Projectiles Support or Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Cast When Damage Taken Support
Increased Duration Support
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Summon Ice Golem
Summon Flame Golem
Vaal Lightning Trap
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 Three Dragons
Later on, must have item for the build, makes frostbolt ignite and proliferate damage. Good thing is, it’s very cheap.
Body ArmourSkin of the Loyal
Skin of the Loyal offers some nice damage and defence. It is just a guidline, you can use any unique chest or hybrid Vaal Regalia with elemental resistances, life and high energy shield.
Energy shield, life, resistances and if possible, some attack speed (makes shield charge more responsive).
Unaffected by shocking ground, decent movement speed and projectile damage. You can use something else for boots if, for example, you find it hard to cap resistances.
Left RingDoedre's Damning
Ring is needed for second curse, if you can afford amulet with extra curse, instead of Doedre’s Damning use something else that suits you.
Right RingOpal Ring
Life, resistances, if capped – stats for gear/gem requirements.
Life, resistances, cast speed, critical multiplier, mana regeneration. All good stats on amulet, pick what you can afford/find and what suits you most.
Belt with high life, flat ES, resistances and if possible, some armour.
1Hand WeaponDoryani's Catalyst
Pretty much best in slot to use with shield charge, Void Battery is an option as well if you have money and not having Shield Charge in your setup doesn’t bother you.
Rathpith Globe or Rare titanium spirit shield with high energy shield, resistances, spell damage or increased critical strike chance for spells. It’s up to you to decide which route you want to go.
Must have jewels, makes frostbolt as good as it is. Grab 2 of them.
JewelJewel Setup for the build
- Maximum life
- Spell damage
- Projectile damage
- Cold damage
- Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
- Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
- Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
- The Wise Oak
- Experimenter’s Silver Flask of Heat