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.
- 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
- Not really suitable for bossing
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.19] Skill Tree PoB Community
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||First to Strike, Last to Fall|
|Labyrinth 2||Unstoppable Hero|
Skill gem setup
Cast on Death Support
Summon Ice Golem
Spell Echo Support
Arcane Surge Support
Awakened Controlled Destruction Support
Awakened Lightning Penetration Support
Leap Slam (LVL 20)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Molten Shell (LVL 7)
Frost Bomb (LVL 2)
Increased Duration Support
Utility Gem of Your Choice
Utility Gem of Your Choice
Clarity (LVL 1)
This is utility setup which doesn't require 6-link.
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
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 ArmourRare 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.
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.
Look for generic rare boots with high life, 30% movement speed and some resistances/attributes.
Left RingRare 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 RingRare Ring
For the second ring, look for high life, resistances and “Non-Channelling Skills have -x to Total Mana Cost”.
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.
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 WeaponAnnihilating 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.
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.
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