Intro & build description
Discharge was one of the skills reworked in Heist. Now that the skill is tested we can say that it is definitely up to par with other skills right now. This Discharge build is perfect for Ultimatum league, since it has a huge area of effect and tons of single target damage in form of ignites, reaching up to 20 million+ damage.
- Leveling is a breeze
- Has an excellent boss killing capacity
- Does not require specific unique items to get going
- Good survivability
- Vulnerable to reflect
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.14] Skill Tree Path of Building
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Valako, Storm's Embrace|
|Labyrinth 2||Ramako, Sun's Light|
|Labyrinth 3||Tasalio, Cleansing Water|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Hinekora, Death's Fury|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ash
Enlighten (LVL 4)
Awakened Deadly Ailments Support
Awakened Burning Damage Support
Unbound Ailments Support
Ignite Proliferation Support
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)
Second Wind Support
Faster Casting Support
Second Wind Support
Increased Duration Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Orb of Storms (Use on bosses to proc Elemental equilibrium)
Increased Area of Effect 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
Ideal helmet would have: high life, nearby enemies have -9% to fire resistance, +1 level of socketed AoE gems and 140% increased duration of ailments you inflict while focussed.
For easier craft or purchase, drop +1 level of AoE gems mod.
Body ArmourRare Astral Plate with Shaper influence
Look for Astral Plate with +1 to Socketed Active Skill gems mod, high life and resistances. Craft % Increased maximum life and mana on the body armour.
GlovesRare Gloves with Shaper Influence
Look for rare gloves with x% to fire damage over time multiplier and high life. Resistances would be great as well.
Since the build can deal with having less gem sockets, Kaom’s Roots is a perfect pair for the build.
Ideally, you should corrupt them for +1 to maximum endurance charges, but leave that for late game when you are geared.
Left RingKaom's Way
As many endurance charge builds tend to, this build uses 2x Kaom’s Way rings. They give us a lot of survivability in a form of regen and each gives +1 to maximum endurance charges.
Note: If you are buying them, don’t get scammed by people who try to sell you Kaom’s Sign which has identic item model but is way cheaper.
Right RingKaom's Way
Same as previously mentioned ring.
AmuletRare Amulet with Shaper influence
Look for shaper influenced amulet with at least 80 item level. Main mods we are looking for are: x% to fire damage over time multiplier coupled with high life.
Other useful mods would be increased fire damage or attributes.
BeltRare Stygian Vise
Look for rare Stygian Vise with high life, increased fire damage and some resistances. You could also craft %increased damage with the crafting bench.
1Hand WeaponRare Sceptre / Wand
The ideal weapon for this build would have fire damage over time multiplier, +1 to all spell skill gems and +1 to all fire spell skill gems. Since that would be really expensive, only pick one of the +1 to skill gem levels mod. Other good mods to have/craft would be spell damage and damage per endurance charge.
A must-have shield for the build, allowing us to easily generate Endurance charges which is mandatory for Discharge builds.
Really great damage jewel for the build would be Watcher’s Eye with “+x% to Damage over Time Multiplier while affected by Malevolence” mod.
On regular rare jewels look for:
1.) Fire damage over time multiplier
2.) Increased maximum life
3.) Increased burning damage
4.) Increased Fire damage
1.) Divine Life flask with freeze removal
2.) Cinderswallow Urn
3.) Rumi’s Concoction
4.) Sulphur Flask with bleed removal
5.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline