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[3.18] Arc Elementalist | Full Build Guide

Intro & build description

With the upcoming Archnemesis league, Arc is one of the skills that is being buffed so now is a great time to pick up one of the best and oldest skills in the game and start chaining maps. Build feels solid from the get-go as soon as you pick up the skill and level it up a bit. Although the all items for the build can be quite expensive if you sum up the costs, you don’t have to upgrade everything at once and can gradually spec into the low-life. Build works fantastically well with next to no investment and once you start buying some of the build-defining items, you can feel the build taking shape.

Build Pros

  • High damage output
  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Can be played as a league starter
  • Actually fun to play
  • Can do most map mods

Build Cons

  • When pieced together, the build can be quite expensive
  • Requires positional awareness

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Link

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Mastermind of Discord
Labyrinth 2Heart of Destruction
Labyrinth 3Shaper of Storms
Endgame LabyrinthBastion of Elements

Skill gem setup

Helm


Anomalous Zealotry

Arrogance Support

Enlighten Support

Summon Lightning Golem


Body Armor


Divergent Arc

Added Lightning Damage Support

Arcane Surge Support

Spell Echo Support

Power Charge On Critical Support

Increased Critical Damage Support


Gloves


Wrath

Herald of Thunder

Enlighten Support

Vaal Discipline


Boots


Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support

Second Wind Support

Clarity


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Steelskin (Max)

Divergent Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 3)

Immortal Call


Offhand weapon / shield


Orb of Storms

Lightning Penetration Support

Added Lightning Damage Support



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Hubris Circlet

Rare Hubris with high energy shield and elemental resistances.

If you get a pair with Warlord’s influence, you can get additional power charge mod or critical strike multiplier.


Body Armour

Shavronne's Wrappings

Must have item. Build does not function without the Shavronne’s Wrappings. Use hybrid chest with high ES and life until you get your Shavs.


Gloves

Hands of the High Templar

Well rolled Hands of the High Templar are absolutely BiS item for the build. However, to get such a pair can be tricky or very expensive. Use rare gloves with high energy shield and elemental resistances until you get your pair.


Boots

Rare Boots

Rare boots with high movement speed, high energy shield and elemental resistances.


Left Ring

Circle of Regret (Synthesised)

Circle of Regret
Synthesised Topaz Ring
——–
+15% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier (implicit)
15% increased Elemental Damage (implicit)
——–
+28 to Intelligence
Adds 1 to 62 Lightning Damage
+22% to Lightning Resistance
Herald of Thunder has 52% increased Buff Effect
58% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Herald of Thunder


Right Ring

Circle of Regret (Synthesised)

Circle of Regret
Synthesised Topaz Ring
——–
21% increased Mana Regeneration Rate (implicit)
6% increased Spell Damage per Power Charge (implicit)
——–
+30 to Intelligence
Adds 1 to 56 Lightning Damage
+24% to Lightning Resistance
Herald of Thunder has 50% increased Buff Effect
59% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Herald of Thunder


Amulet

Choir of the Storm

An amazing amulet that fits so well with the build.

Use rare amulet with elemental resistances, global critical strike multiplier and stats until you get Choir of the Storm.


Belt

Stygian Vise Belt

Rare belt with elemental resistances and stats to cover the stat requirements.


1Hand Weapon

Void Battery

Void Battery is hands down one of the best unique items that you can fit in your hand. Use rare wand with high spell damage, cast speed and critical strike chance with spells until you farm up currency for Void Battery.


Offhand

Rare Shield

Rare shield with high energy shield, critical strike chance with spells and elemental resistances is all you need.

For defensive mods, “Recover #% of energy shield when you block” is very strong and will often save you in tricky situations.


Jewel

Rare Jewels

1. Increased global critical strike chance
2. Increased critical strike multiplier
3.Increased critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
4. Increased maximum energy shield


Jewel

Cluster Jewels

1. Overshock
2. Storm Drinker
3. Disorienting


Jewel

Militant Faith

Socket the jewel next to the “Hex Master” notable to gain Inner Conviction keystone.


Jewel

Watcher's Eye

#% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath would be one of the strongest mods to get but can be one of the most expensive as well. Penetration works just as well.


Jewel

Thread of Hope (Medium)

Thread of Hope with medium range socketed next to the “Instability” notable to gain Heart of Thunder, Breath of Lightning and Arcane Will notables for free.


Jewel

Thread of Hope (Large)

Thread of Hope with Large radius socketed next to “Overcharge” notable to grab Divine Wrath, Sovereignty and Light of Divinity without spending extra points.


Flask

Flask Setup

1. Abecedarian’s Granite Flask of the Cheetah
2. Abecedarian’s Diamond Flask of Incision
3. Abecedarian’s Quicksilver Flask of the Armadillo
4. Bottled Faith
5. Brewer’s Silver Flask of the Rainbow



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

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