Intro & build description
The Poet’s Pen was introduced in the game with 3.1 expansion and ever since it has been very strong and sought after unique wand because of its power. If you miss old days when Cast on Crit was the king or, even better, if you haven’t experienced it – The Poet’s Pen wands imitate gameplay as close as it gets. If running through maps and melting bosses is something you enjoy, give Poet’s Pen Inquisitor a shot.
- Very fast clear speed
- Satisfying gameplay
- Very tanky
- Insane single target damage
- Scales very well with currency invested
- Kaom's Heart is expensive
Passive tree(s)Leveling [31p] Leveling [60p] Leveling [87p] Full Build
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Righteous Providence|
|Labyrinth 2||Inevitable Judgement|
|Labyrinth 3||Instruments of Virtue|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Augury of Penitence|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ice
Summon Ice Golem
Faster Attacks Support
Culling Strike Support
Power Charge on Critical Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Concentrated Effect Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Any rare helmet with life and resistances will do just fine till you can afford Lightpoacher.
Body ArmourKaom's Heart
Best in slot chest piece for the build. Use any rare chest with life and elemental resistances till you find/buy Kaom’s.
Pair of gloves with life and elemental resistances. Fingerless Silk Gloves are the best base, ideally you want to craft gloves with Essence of Insanity for more attack speed and smoother gameplay.
Darkray Vectors with extra frenzy charge corruption would be best in slot for boots. Grab a pair of regular ones and work on that corruption later since it won’t affect you that much.
Left RingRare Shaper's Ring
Buy or craft ring with Shaper’s mod ”Curse enemies with assassin’s mark on hit”. Life and elemental resistances as well,m if possible.
Right RingRare Ring
Fire damage, maximum life, elemental resistances. Opal Ring or Diamond Ring would be the best base to craft on.
Maximum life, global critical strike multiplier, elemental resistances and fire/spell damage.
BeltStygian Vise or Leather Belt
Use Leather Belt till you get Stygian Vise. Look for 80+ life and at least 70 total elemental resistances.
1Hand WeaponThe Poet's Pen
Build doesn’t work without these wands. Must have.
1Hand WeaponThe Poet's Pen
Some critical strike chance and elemental penetration.
Stats on rare Abyss jewels:
- Fire damage to spells
- Fire damage to spells while dual wielding
- Global critical strike multiplier
- Maximum life
- Ample Diamond Flask of Staunching
- Experimenter’s Sulphur Flask of Heat
- Atziri’s Promise
- Experimenter’s Stibnite Flask of Warding
- Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline