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[3.21] Arc DOT Elementalist (Low budget)

Intro & build description

This is not your average Arc build. This build is converting lightning damage into cold and fire which allows for spreading burns and shattering enemies. I would consider this a more interesting version of the regular arc which can be a great league starter in the upcoming Crucible league.

Build Pros

  • Fast clear speed
  • Budget-friendly
  • League starter
  • Straightforward gameplay

Build Cons

  • Can't do all map mods (Elemental Reflect)

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Shaper of Storms
Labyrinth 2Mastermind of Discord
Labyrinth 3Shaper of Flames
Endgame LabyrinthHeart of Destruction

Skill gem setup


Tempest Shield

Herald of Thunder



Body Armor

Vaal Arc

Ignite Proliferation Support

Deadly Ailments Support

Burning Damage Support

Swift Affliction Support

Cold to Fire Support



Increased Duration Support

Inspiration Support

Divine Blessing Support


Vaal Molten Shell

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Increased Duration Support


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Elemental Weakness

Arcanist Brand Support

Flame Surge

Offhand weapon / shield

Flame Dash


Combustion Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade


The Devouring Diadem

The most expensive item of the build which helps with reservation efficiency and survivability due to Feast of Flesh triggers. Overall amazing help to include in this build.

Use any rare help with life and resistances until you save up/come by the The Devouring Diadem.

Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

Rare armour with high life and elemental resistances.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with life, dexterity and elemental resistances.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with high movement speed, life and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Call of the Brotherhood

Mandatory ring to convert elemental damage. We use two rings in both slots.

Right Ring

Call of the Brotherhood

Second Call of the Brotherhood ring for the convertion.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with high life, elemental resistances and +% to damage over time multiplier for dot damage.

If you are lacking some stats, amulet is a good piece to get some missing attributes.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Sceptre

Rare sceptre with cast speed, fire or lightning damage and +1 to level of all lightning spell skill gems.


Rare Shield

Rare shield with life, elemental resistances. % of life recovery on block is a great defensive mod to consider on the shield.


Rare Jewels

1) Increased maximum life
2) Fire damage over time multiplier
3) Lightning damage
4) Elemental resistances


Flask Setup

1) Alarmed Divine Life Flask of Sealing
2) Masochist’s Granite Flask of the Plover
3) Brewer’s Jade Flask of the Ibex
4) Abundant Quicksilver Flask of the Tortoise
5) Atziri’s Promise

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

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