Intro & build description
Very versatile and very strong build to start in a new league. While the finished build goes into critical strikes, to begin with, the build will work with any weapon you find until you can get your hands on decent Two-handed staff. There is a cool synergy between Winterweave Coral Ring and Replica Hotdeaded Viridian Jewel which makes us very fast.
While the build technically is melee build, Lightning Strike easily kills the mobs from afar making this build sem-ranged build as well.
- Easy to play/start with
- Can be played as a ranged build as you do not have to be close to the enemies to deal damage
- Can't do elemental reflect maps
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.15] Full Build PoB Link
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Aspect of Carnage|
|Labyrinth 2||Flawless Savagery|
|Endgame Labyrinth||War Bringer|
Skill gem setup
Cast When Damage Taken Support
Vaal Ancient Warchief
Second Wind Support
General Cry Support
Herald of Purity
Regular or Awakened Hextouch Support
Anomalous Lightning Strike
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Rare helm with high life and elemental resistances. If you can afford, get a helm with 10% of physical damage taken as fire which is a great defensive layer for physical damage mitigation.
Body ArmourInpulsa's Broken Heart
Use rare chest with elemental resistances and life until you acquire Inpulsa’s Broken Heart.
We require this unique chest for the explosions which helps with the clear speed immensely.
Gloves with accuracy, life and elemental resistances. Craft physical damage conversion to lightning damage on the gloves.
Regular boots with high movement speed, high life and elemental resistances. If you can afford, get a pair with Tailwind mod.
Left RingRare Ring
Rare ring with life and elemental resistances. If you can afford Awakened Hextouch Support gem, get a ring with Assassin’s Mark on Hit for additional curse as well as power charges.
This ring has an amazing synergy with the Replica Hotheaded Viridian Jewel which makes us very fast.
Use the rare ring with life, elemental resistances and intelligence if you prefer to go this route.
Rare amulet with high life, flat physical damage to attacks and critical strike multiplier. If you can afford, get #% of physical damage as extra cold/lightning/fire damage for more damage multiplier.
Must have belt to enable the synergy between Winterweave, Replica Hotheaded Cold Conduction mod on the cluster jewels.
2Hand WeaponRare Two-Handed Staff
Two handed staff with high critical strike chance and as high physical damage as you can can afford.
Must have jewel to enable the synergy between Winterweave, Maligaro’s Restraint and Cold Conduction mod on the cluster jewels.
Get the one you can afford. Good mods include damage or critical strike multiplier while affected by precision or increased damage/converted damage while affected by hatred.
Socket next to the Devotion notable.
- Increased maximum life
- Critical strike multiplier
- Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
- Attack/projectile speed
Rolls to look for:
Drive the Destruction
Smite the Weak
Lead by Example
- Lion’s Rare
- The Wise Oak
- Bottled Faith
- Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
- Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline