Intro & build description
Blade blast and Chieftain ascendancy are 2 things that are going to be in a good place when Echoes of The Atlas & Ritual league comes. It was strong in Heist and is still strong in 3.13.
This build is a perfect league starter since it doesn’t require specific uniques and can be fully geared with just rare items. It also has max block and spell block as well as solid 6k+ life for nice survivability.
- Tanky for the amount of damage it does
- Great boss killer with tens of millions of dps with currency invested in gear
- Great league starter
- Good map clear
- Vulnerable to reflect
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.13] Skill Tree Path of Building
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Ngamahu, Flame's Advance|
|Labyrinth 2||Hinekora, Death's Fury|
|Labyrinth 3||Valako, Storm's Embrace|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Tasalio, Cleansing Water|
Skill gem setup
Spell Cascade Support
Elemental Focus Support
Fire Penetration Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 4)
Second Wind Support
Vaal Righteous Fire (Only use Vaal version for bosses)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Steelskin (LVL 10)
Increaed Duration (Max LVL)
Wave of Conviction
Offhand weapon / shield
Herald of Purity
Herald of Ash
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Look for rare helmet with high life and nearby enemies have -9% to fire resistance.
Good enchant would be 40% increased Blade Blast damage.
Body ArmourRare Body armor with Crusader influence
The main thing we are looking for on our endgame armor is the “Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 3% of their Life as Physical Damage” mod. The mod is really rare, but really powerful as well, giving our map clear huge boost. Other mods would be high life and resistances.
Until you can get body armor like that, you could use Carcass Jack or regular body armor with high life and resistances.
Look for gloves with high life and resistances. Consider including “x% increased Damage with Hits against Chilled Enemies” in your search, because often gloves like that are sold for cheap.
Look for rare boots with high life and resistances. If you have damage against chilled enemies mod on your gloves, consider getting boots with # to # cold damage enchantment, so you could easily chill enemies.
Left RingRare Ring
You should craft rings with Essence of Hysteria. Gain % of physical damage as extra fire damage mod is very valuable in terms of damage, so you should definitely get it.
Pretty easy way to craft a decent ring would be to buy a ring with fractured mod you want to have, like 70+ life, then roll it with Essence of Hysteria and craft something on it with crafting bench. Then you could exalt it with LVL 3 Leo in Syndicate.
Right RingRare Ring
Same as previously mentioned ring.
AmuletRare Amulet with Warlord influence
Look for Rare amulet with Warlord influence and “+1 to level of all physical skill gems” mod. Other good mods to have would be high life, increased fire damage or attributes.
BeltRare Belt with Elder influence
Look for rare belt with Elder influence.
The main combination of mods we are looking for is at least 80 to maximum life and %increased maximum life. Other good mods would be resistances or attributes.
1Hand WeaponRare Wand / Scepter
The ideal weapon would have %increased spell damage, +1 to level of all spell skill gems, high critical strike chance for spells, cast speed, and adds #-# lightning damage to spells. Wand with all of these mods would be pretty expensive, so pick 3, craft 4th and you should have yourself a decent mapping wand.
OffhandRare Spirit Shield
Look for rare spirit shield with +1 to level of all physical spell skill gems, life and perhaps high critical strike chance for spells. If you have suffix open, craft resistance on it.
The build uses one unique jewel – Intuitive Leap.
Put it in the jewel socket to the right of Instability notable and allocate Discord Artisan, Mystic Bulwark, Prodigal Perfection and Blast Radius keystones.
On rare jewel look for:
1.) Global critical strike multiplier / multiplier with elemental / fire skills
2.) Increased maximum life
3.) Spell damage while holding a shield
4.) Attributes / resistances if you are lacking
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Cinderswallow Urn
3.) Wise Oak
4.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
5.) Divine Mana flask with freeze removal