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[3.20] Blade Vortex Inquisitor (Low budget)

Intro & build description

One of the most popular cookie-cutter builds there is, and for a good reason as it performs very well with next to no investment and scales great with invested currency and it won’t be any different in the upcoming Forbidden Sanctum league. If you are not sure what to play, why not go with a build that has proven itself time and time again?

Build Pros

  • Very good single and AOE damage
  • Quite mobile
  • Tanky
  • Can be played as league starter

Build Cons

  • Not the fastest build around

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Righteous Providence
Labyrinth 2Inevitable Judgement
Labyrinth 3Sanctuary
Endgame LabyrinthPious Path

Skill gem setup



Petrified Blood

Divergent Grace

Herald of Ice

Body Armor

Vaal Blade Vortex

Unleash Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Increased Critical Damage Support

Cruelty Support

Hypothermia Support



Arrogance Support

Herald of Ash


Shield Charge

Divine Blessing Support


Faster Attacks Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Assassin's Mark

Divergent Righteous Fire


Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Molten Shell

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

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


Rare Helmet

Rare helmet with high life, elemental resistances and dexterity.

Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

Best in slot chest would be a rare body armour with life, some elemental resistances and +1 level of socketed skills.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with life, elemental resistance and chance to suppress spell damage.

If possible, get a pair with physical damage conversion to either lightning or fire damage.


Rare Boots

Pair of high movement speed boots, high life and elemental resistances.

If you can afford, get chance for onslaught on boots. If not possible to get the mod on boots, onslaught is useful on jewels too.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Regular rare rings with high life, attributes and elemental resistances to get the cap.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with life, elemental resistances and any missing stats you are lacking.


Rare amulet / Ashes of the Stars

An amazing overall amulet for the build. It has everything we need.

Use a rare amulet with stats, life and elemental resistances until you get Ashes of the Stars.


Rare Belt

Rare belt with life, elemental resistances. If you are lacking strength, consider Heavy belt base.

If not, stygian belt base would be better.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Sceptre

Sceptre with high spell damage and +1 to level of all physical spell skill gems will be the most important mods to get on the weapon. Anything on top such as flat cold/lightning/fire damage would be great additions.


Rare Shield

Rare shield with high life, elemental resistances and chance to suppress spell damage.


Rare Jewels

1) Increased physical damage
2) Increased maximum life
3) Elemental resistances
4) Cast speed


Watcher's Eye

6% increased maximum Energy Shield
6% increased maximum Life
6% increased maximum Mana
Critical Strikes Penetrate 9% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry
Adds 66 to 89 Cold Damage while affected by Hatred


Flask Setup

1) Panicked Divine Life Flask of Stealing
2) Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of the Order
3) Bottomless Granite Flask of the Impala
4) Bottomless Quartz 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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