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[3.19] Soulthirst Spark Champion (Map farmer)

Intro & build description

If you like quickly clear and zoom through maps, nothing beats this spark build. Not only is it a perfect league starter, requiring very few uniques to make it work, but it’s also super fun later on, clearing maps in 1-1.5 minutes. This particular build is the Champion version, making the build tankier than your average spellcaster.

Build Pros

  • Only requires 2 uniques to start efficiently farming maps - Soulthirst and Hazardous research
  • Excellent map and currency farmer due to amazing clear speed
  • Good survivability through Champion ascendancy

Build Cons

  • Not really suitable for bossing

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.19] Skill Tree
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Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1First to Strike, Last to Fall
Labyrinth 2Unstoppable Hero
Labyrinth 3Fortitude
Endgame LabyrinthInspirational

Skill gem setup

Helm


Sniper's Mark

Cast on Death Support

Portal

Summon Ice Golem


Body Armor


Divergent Spark

Spell Echo Support

Arcane Surge Support

Awakened Controlled Destruction Support

Awakened Lightning Penetration Support

Inspiration Support


Gloves


Leap Slam (LVL 20)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)

Molten Shell (LVL 7)

Frost Bomb (LVL 2)


Boots


Vaal Haste

Increased Duration Support

Utility Gem of Your Choice

Utility Gem of Your Choice


2h Weapon


Clarity (LVL 1)

Defiance Banner

Determination

Wrath

Zealotry

This is utility setup which doesn't require 6-link.


1h Weapon


None


Offhand weapon / shield


None



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

The Gull

Great, inexpensive option for the build which speeds up our mapping quite a bit in the form of shrines.

Until you can get it, use regular rare with life and resistances or even Goldrim to cap resistances.

Good enchant on the helmet is 3 additional Spark projectiles.


Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

In the body armour slot we are not using anything fancy – just a regular chest with as high life as possible and some resistances.

As an alternative, more offensive option, Inpulsa’s Broken Heart would be good choice.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

For our gloves, we also go for regular rare gloves with high life and resistances.

If you want more offense, you could also look for “Increased critical chance against shocked enemies” mod on your gloves.


Boots

Rare Boots

Look for generic rare boots with high life, 30% movement speed and some resistances/attributes.


Left Ring

Rare Shaper ring

One of our rings should have mod “x Life gained for each enemy hit by yout spells”. This mod noticeably boosts survivability when quickly zooming throug maps.

Combine this mod with usual ones that you’d want like life and resistances if possible.


Right Ring

Rare Ring

For the second ring, look for high life, resistances and “Non-Channelling Skills have -x to Total Mana Cost”.


Amulet

Solstice Vigil

Ideally, you would want Solstice Vigil for this build, due to how well-rounded it is.

It might be on the more expensive side early on, so you can just as well go for rare amulet with life, spell damage and cast speed.


Belt

Soulthirst

This is one of the core items for the build – get it as soon as you can.

With this belt, we gain soul eater while under flask effect. We also scale flask duration – that way increasing the duration of our soul eater buff.


2Hand Weapon

Annihilating Light

This is our endgame weapon, which can be quite expensive in the first days of the league.

Until you can afford it, Agnerod West will do the job just fine.


Jewel

Unique Jewels

Build uses following unique jewels:

1) Survival Instincts for flask duration scaling
2) (Endgame) Inspired Learning for stealing mods from rares
3) Hazardous Research for Spark mechanics (Get soon)
4) (Optional Endgame) Watcher’s Eye with Lightning penetration while affected by wrath.


Flask

Flask Setup

Build uses Experimenter’s Flasks (With increased duration mod) which are augmented with Enkindling orbs for (Gains no Charges during Flask Effect
(80-100)% increased Duration) mod.

Flasks that the build uses:

1) Experimenter’s Topaz Flask
2) Experimenter’s Ruby Flask
3) Experimenter’s Sulphur Flask
4) Experimenter’s Bismuth Flask
5) Experimenter’s Sapphire Flask



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

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