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[3.14 PoE Build] Storm Brand Shadow (Assassin)

Intro & build description

If you want to kill bosses & clear maps with low-maintenance skill with similar playstyle to minions, Storm Brand is a way to go. Build utilizes dual Void Batteries and stack power charges for high damage.

Build Pros

  • Good boss killer
  • Good map clear
  • Can be played in maps on budget
  • Chill gameplay

Build Cons

  • Brands are not for everyone

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.14] Skill Tree
Path of Building

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unstable Infusion
Labyrinth 2Deadly Infusion
Labyrinth 3Opportunistic
Endgame LabyrinthMistwalker

Skill gem setup

Helm


Orb of Storms

Chain

Awakened Controlled Destruction Support

Added Lightning Damage Support


Body Armor


Storm Brand

Swiftbrand Support

Awakened Controlled Destruction Support

Awakened Elemental Focus Support

Inspiration Support

Concentrated Effect Support


Gloves


Flame Dash

Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)

Brand Recall

Second Wind Support


Boots


Immortal Call (LVL 5)

Cast When Damage Taken (LVL 3)

Vaal Grace (Only use Vaal version)

Wave of Conviction (LVL 1)


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Wrath

Herald of Thunder

Assassin's Mark


Offhand weapon / shield


Wave of Conviction

Portal

Vaal Righteous Fire (Only use Vaal version)



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Synthesized Rare Hubris Circlet

Look for rare Hubris Circlet with high life and as high energy shield as possible, as well as resistances.

When you have more currency, look for one with +1 to maximum power charges synthesized implicit.


Body Armour

Rare Body Armor with Redeemer Influence

If you have Badge of The Brotherhood, look for rare body armour with chance to gain frenzy charge on hit. If not, Inpulsa’s Broken heart is a decent option.


Gloves

Rare Fingerless Silk Gloves

Look for Fingerless silk gloves with high life and resistances.
If you can afford it, get Warlord influenced ones with Culling Strike mod.


Boots

Rare Boots

Look for rare boots with 30% increased movement speed, high life and some resistances.
If you can afford it, get ones with all the aforementioned mods + Hunter’s tailwind mod.


Left Ring

Rare Ring with Crusader Influence

One of our rings would ideally have at least 60 life and
x- x Lightning Damage per Power Charge crusader mod.


Right Ring

Rare Ring

For your other ring, look for one with Curse enemies with conductivity on hit delve mod and high life. Resistances and attributes are good bonuses.


Amulet

Badge of The Brotherhood / Rare Amulet

Build really shines if you have Badge of The Brotherhood, so get it if you can afford it.

If not, get a regular rare amulet with high life, global critical strike multiplier, +1 to level of intelligence / lightning skill gems.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Look for rare Stygian Vise with high life and elemental resistances.


1Hand Weapon

Void Battery

This build uses 2x Void Batteries. Get them as soon as you can, until then use wands with high spell damage, +1 to lightning spell skill gems and increased critical strike chance for spells.


Offhand

Void Battery

We use 2 Void Batteries.


Jewel

Jewel Setup

Build uses Doryani version of Glorious Vanity to convert Pain Attunement into Corrupted Soul.

In the endgame, look for Watcher’s Eye with %increased lightning damage while affected by wrath.

Build also uses 2 Large cluster jewels, 4 Medium cluster jewels and 2 Small cluster jewels.

Notables to look for on large clusters:

– Doryani’s Lesson
– Storm Drinker
– Scintillating Idea
– Disorienting Display

Notables to look on medium clusters:

– Brand Loyalty
– Grand Design

Notables to look on small clusters:

– Fettle
– Antivenom

Fill out the rest of your jewel slots with regular rare jewels. On them look for:

1.) Critical Strike multiplier with lightning skills
2.) Global Critical strike multiplier
3.) Increased maximum life
4.) Attributes / Resistances if you are lacking


Flask

Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Instant Recovery Divine life flask with bleed removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Cinderswallow Urn
5.) Bottled Faith / Quartz Flask with curse removal / Rumi’s Concoction



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

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