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[3.16] CwC Voltaxic Burst Hierophant | Full Guide

Intro & build description

If you haven’t played any spell trigger builds before, this might be the build to try in the upcoming Scourge league due to an amazing balance of defense as well as offense. Build offers engaging and fun gameplay that can take a punch. With decent items, we are looking at 11k+ energy shield while lots of damage and clearing maps with ease.

Build Pros

  • Engaging playstyle
  • Amazing clear speed
  • Tanky

Build Cons

  • Melee build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.16] Full Build
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Conviction of Power
Labyrinth 2Arcane Blessing
Labyrinth 3Divine Guidance
Endgame LabyrinthSanctuary of Thought

Skill gem setup


Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support



Body Armor

Phantasmal Cyclone

Faster Attacks Support

Voltaxic Burst

Cast While Channelling Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Elemental Focus Support


Sigil of Power

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Summon Lightning Golem

Clarity (Unlinked)


Arcane Cloak


Arcane Surge Support

Bonechill Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Controlled Destruction Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Discipline



Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Indigon is required for the build to function properly. Use rare helmet with high energy shield and elemental resistances until you get Indigon.

Body Armour

The Ivory Tower

Same as with the helm, we require the Ivory Tower for this build. Chaos damage is first taken from mana before life. Use rare hybrid chest with high energy shield, life and elemental resistances before you get the Ivory Tower.


Shaper's Touch

Amazing pair of gloves for many builds and usually are quite cheap very early in the league. Use rare gloves with energy shield and elemental resistances until you get Shaper’s Touch.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with high energy shield, movement speed and intelligence.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with maximum mana, flat energy shield and total elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with maximum mana, flat energy shield and total elemental resistances. If you can afford, get intelligence on the ring as well.


Atziri's Foible

Atziri’s Foible is an amazing amulet to boost that maximum mana as well as reduce the item requirements. Best in slot amulet for the build.


Rare Belt

Rare belt with flat energy shield, high intelligence and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon


Best in slot weapon for this specific build. We need Mjölner for build to work properly.


Prism Guardian

Prism Guardian is required to run all the auras we need. Once you start to run maps, it shouldn’t be that hard to farm up the currency for the shield.


Rare Jewels

  1. Maximum energy shield
  2. Maximum mana
  3. Increased damage
  4. Increased elemental damage


Abyssal Jewels

  1. Maximum energy shield
  2. Maximum mana
  3. Lightning damage to spells
  4. Attack speed


Cluster Jewels

  • Will Shaper (x2)
  • Master of Fear
  • Wish for Death
  • Corrosive Elements
  • Disorienting Display
  • Storm Drinker
  • Supercharge
  • Widespread Destruction
  • Scintillating Idea



It would be amazing to get these notables:

  • Scintillating Idea
  • Will Shaper
  • Storm Drinker


Flask Setup

  1. Foreboding Divine Flask of Staunching
  2. Coruscating Elixir
  3. Ample Aquamarine Flask of Heat
  4. Chemist’s Amethyst Flask of Curing
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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