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[3.14 PoE Build] Ethereal Knives Templar (Inquisitor)

Intro & build description

Very fun and engaging build to play. You won’t get bored since the build is shattering the full screen of mobs while moving through the maps or any content you decide to do. Build can be started in a new league and it starts to shine once you acquire a couple of uniques and a decent critical strike chance along with crit multiplier.

Build Pros

  • Very fast and entertaining gameplay
  • High damage
  • Can be played as a league starter
  • Scales incredibly well with invested currency

Build Cons

  • Can't do elemental reflect maps (as most casters)

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.14] Full Build
PoB link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Righteous Providence
Labyrinth 2Inevitable Judgement
Labyrinth 3Sanctuary
Endgame LabyrinthPious Path

Skill gem setup



Cast When Damage Taken Support

Tempest Shield

Increased Duration Support

Body Armor

Ethereal Knives

Spell Echo Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Pierce Support

Physical to Lightning Support

Pinpoint Support




Vaal Righteous Fire

Hypothermia Support


Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support

Arcane Surge Support


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Offhand weapon / shield


Herald of Ice


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Crown of the Inward Eye

Awesome helm to have almost for any build. Use rare helm with high life and elemental resistances till you get your hands on Crown of the Inward Eye.

Body Armour

Inpulsa's Broken Heart

One of the best chests there are for the clear speed and is very affordable. Use rare chest with life and elemental resistances till you get Inpulsa’s Broken Heart.



Hrimsorrow are kind of requirement for the damage conversion. Use rare gloves with life and elemental resistances till you get Hrimsorrow gloves.


Rare Two-Toned Boots

Rare boots with lots of elemental resistances, high life and 30% movement speed.


I would suggest going for Two-Toned boots due to implicit since build uses lots of uniques and capping elemental resistances might get tricky.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with life and as elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Call of the Brotherhood

Call of the Brotherhood is a requirement for damage conversion and overall insane ring to have.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with ”+1 to all Physical Skill Gems” mod and global critical strike multiplier. If you can afford, double influenced rare amulet with both ”+1 to all Physical Skill Gems” and ”+1 to all Dexterity Skill Gems” would be BiS for total of +2 skill gem level for Ethereal Knives.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt with high life and elemental resistances.



BiS belt, as for most of the builds is Headhunter.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Wand

Rare wand with high increased critical strike chance for spells, global critical strike multiplier and ”+1 to level of all spell skill gems”. If you can afford, get the cast speed as well.


Rare Shiled

Shield with high increased critical strike chance for spells, life and ”+1 to Level of all Physical Spell Skill Gems.” Craft the chance to dead Double Damage if you can.


Rare Jewels

  1. Critical strike multiplier
  2. Critical strike multiplier for spells
  3. Increased maximum life
  4. Increased spell damage


Thread of Hope

Thead of Hope affecting passives in the medium ring. Socket the gem next to ”Devotion” notable to grab Sanctum of Thoughts, Arcane Capacitor, Divine Wrath/Judgement/Fury.


Ring of Blades

Must have threshold jewel. Enhances the Ethereal Knives and makes the skill to shoot projectiles in circle.


Watcher's Eye

If you can, get the Watchers Eye with added cold damage while affected by Hatred.


Flask Setup

  1. Catalyzed Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Taste of Hate
  3. Bottled Faith
  4. Atziri’s Promise
  5. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Adrenaline

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

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