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[3.23] Wave of Conviction Elementalist (League Starter)

Intro & build description

An amazing build start in a fresh economy as it requires virtually no gear to get going, which makes it a really solid league starter while still providing worthwhile upgrade paths to excel in the lategame when it’s being minmaxed.

If you are into dot builds that melt bosses, this build might be worth checking.

Build Pros

  • Crazy damage
  • Interesting gameplay
  • Good clear speed

Build Cons

  • Quite squishy

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 Flames
Labyrinth 2Mastermind of Discord
Labyrinth 3Heart of Destruction
Endgame LabyrinthBastion of Elements

Skill gem setup



Herald of Ash



Body Armor

Wave of Conviction

Deadly Ailments Support

Added Fire Damage Support

Empower Support

Divergent Efficacy Support

Burning Damage Support


Void Sphere

Combustion Support

Increased Area of Effect Support

Increased Duration Support


Flame Surge

Arcanist Brand Support


Increased Duration Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Flame Dash

Arcane Surge Support

Faster Casting Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immoirtal Call

Summon Stone Golem

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

Rare helm with life, elemental resistances and spell suppression.

Body Armour

Dialla's Malefaction

One of the core item that can be quite expensive. Until you get your hands on Dialla’s Malefacton, use rare Chest Piece with Suppression, Life, Resistances & Physical Damage taken as Elemental.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and spell suppression. Get some dexterity as well if you are lacking.


Atziri's Step

Overall amazing and cheap boots to grab. Rare boots with life, elemental resistances and spell suppression will work wonders too.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with life, elemental resistances, stats and mana regeneration.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with life and elemental resistances. If you can, craft area of effect and area damage.


Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt or any other belt with high life and elemental resistances,

1Hand Weapon


We pick up two obliteration wands, they are pretty cheap and easy to get very early in the league.

1Hand Weapon


One we have more currency, we can start looking into corrupted versions of the wands. Some good corruptions to look for:

Increased Area of Effect
Damage penetrates #% elemental resistances


Rare Jewels

1. Increased Maximum Life
2. Increased Burning Damage
3. Increased Damage Over Time
4. Increased Spell Damage


Watcher's Eye

Awesome mod to look for is “Damaging ailments you inflict deal damage #% faster while affected by Malevolence”.


Lethal Pride

We socket the jewel next to the Discord Artisan notable.


Flask Setup

1. Masochist’s Divine Life Flask of Liberation
2. Practitioner’s Jade Flask of the Lizard
3. Abundant Gold Flask of the Curlew
4. Sin’s Rebirth
5. Atziri’s Promise

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

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