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[3.2] Elemental Blade Vortex Templar (Inquisitor)

Intro & build description

Fast and straightforward gameplay,  cast blade vortex and shield charge into packs of mobs. Build exceeds in killing bosses, damage is so high, build just melts high health targets while being  tanky.

Build Pros

  • Blade Vortex deals insane damage
  • One of the greatest boss killers
  • With some investment can kill Shaper
  • 200+% increased life on the tree
  • Great build to start in new leagues

Build Cons

  • Have to be close to targets to deal damage

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Righterous Privdence
Labyrinth 2Inevitable Judgement
Labyrinth 3Augury Penitence
Endgame LabyrinthInstruments of Virtue

Skill gem setup


Orb of Storms

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Power Charge on Critical Support

Arcane Surge Suppport

Body Armor

Blade Vortex

Physical to Lightning Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Spell Echo Support

Increased Area of Effect of Concentrated Effect Support

Elemental Focus Support


Shield Charge

Faster Attacks

Fortify Support

Culling Strike Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Increased Duration Support

Vaal Haste

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Vaal Lightning Trap

Increased Duration Support

Vaal Clarity

Offhand weapon / shield

Warlord's Mark

Blasphemy Support

Flame Dash

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris Circlet

High life, high elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Carcass Jack

Super good body armour for blade vortex, decent life and huge area damage boost.



Mandatory unique gloves for this build, they allow to convert 50% of physical damage into cold damage.


Titan Greaves

Armor base boots with high life, elemental resistances and at least 25% movement speed.

Left Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Life, some dexterity for blade vortex requirements, elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Life, some dexterity for blade vortex requirements, elemental resistances.


Jade Amulet

Build needs high dexterity to use Blade Vortex, thats why Jade Amulet is recommended. Look for high life, 1 resistance, dexterity and if possible, cast speed/spell damage/critical multiplier.


Belt of the Deceiver

Good belt to start mapping with, it has damage, life, resistances. Later on, once you start pushing high level content, well rolled Leather Belt with high life, resistances, armour and flask charges would be better.

1Hand Weapon

Doryani's Catalyst

Best in slot weapon, use rare dagger or scepter till you can afford Catalyst. Mods to look for is spell damage, increased critical strike chance for spells, attack speed.


Titanium Spirit Shield

High life, spell damage, increased critical strike chance with spells and elemental resistances are mods you want on your shield.



  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased physical damage
  3. Increased area damage
  4. Cast speed


Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Heat
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Staunching
  3. Taste of Hate
  4. Atziri’s Promise
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

About prime

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  1. Hi, the “passive tree” links don’t work. Also, could u give some lvling strats please.

    • Thank you. Passive skill trees were made with poeplanner.com prior to 3.0 launch, sadly it stopped working on launch day. Passives are up to date now, sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. What direction should we head first in the passive Tree – IE what nodes should we pick up in what order?

  3. make a kenetic blast thats something i havent done yet

  4. for the chest its real expencive atm so what should replace it in the mean time

    • Any rare chest works great, all you need is life and elemental resistances. Buy a cheap 5link and craft it with alchs/scours or essences till you can afford Carcass.

  5. Hi does this build have any issues with reflect maps?

    • Thanks to 25% reduced Reflected Damage taken from Soul of Yugul combined with Vaal Pact, you should be fine. Of course you will feel the damage reflecting on you, but its manageable thanks to instant life leech.

    • ive been running with it and yes it can do on any reflect just dont run into a crowd u will 1 shot urself

    • It’s only been 2 days and this is already my favourite build! cheers guys! 😀

  6. Is there any video of this build that I can watch ? Im almost level 50 and this build is weak af.. I just keep dying + the vortex blade doesnt seem to stay very long, is it normal ?

    • This is definitely not a starter build, you’ll need decent gear to play well. That said, a 6-link is more important than having actual stats so I recommend getting a tabula rasa (which costs 4 chaos now?) than to kill yourself over a 500 chaos carcass jack

  7. any ideas what to skill on pantheon?

    • I’m using Soul of Solaris (fully upgraded) + Soul of Yugul (minor). I personally find these 2 in particular makes me a lot more survivable

  8. Why don’t use Hatred aura?

  9. Does this build actually cast vaal haste or does CWDT trigger it? I thought Vaal skills cannot be triggered?

  10. i have everything, 86lvl, missing only 6link and there is no way for me to farm 11 rare maps bosses one shot me and my dmg is not that high RIP

  11. Good leveling weapons?

  12. Specific jewel names we should look for/how many of each

  13. You chose Vaal Pact but have ZERO life leech skills and neglected any Life leech gear O.o

    • Warlord’s Mark curse supported by blasphemy. If still lack leech, you are free to use atziri’s promise or swap 1 of the links for life leech gem.

  14. As you move forward in the season, do you recommend any unique items to replace rare spots?

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