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[3.3] Molten Strike Elemental Claw Templar (Inquisitor) – Farm Shaper and Uber Elder

Intro & build description

This is a great all-around build that is pretty cheap to start off yet scales incredibly well into the endgame. Molten Strike is one of the best single target skills in the game, so naturally, this build can deal with Shaper, Elder, Uber Atziri and all the other endgame bosses.

Build Pros

  • Great for killing bosses
  • Very fast map clear
  • With some minor adjustments (Sybil's Lament and hybrid flask) can do all map mods
  • Great as a league starter

Build Cons

  • Ele reflect can kill you (but there are countermeasures such as Pantheon and Sybil's Lament)

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.2] Passive Skill Tree [121p]
[3.3] Skill Tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Instruments of Virtue
Labyrinth 2Righteous Providence
Labyrinth 3Inevitable Judgement
Endgame LabyrinthAugury of Penitence

Skill gem setup


Herald of Ice

Onslaught Support

Innervate Support

Blood Rage

Body Armor

Molten Strike

Multistrike Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Elemental Focus Support


Shield Charge

Blood Magic Support

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support


Blasphemy Support

Enfeeble Support

Herald of Thunder Support

Enlighten Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Orb of Storms

Power Charge on Critical Strike Support

Ancestral Protector

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 9)

Immortal Call (Level 12)

Summon Lightning Golem

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rat's Nest / Starkonja's Head

Rat’s Nest would be great damage option for the build. Ideal enchant would be 3 additional Molten Strike projectiles or 40% increased Molten Strike damage which is cheaper.

Budget option: Starkonja’s Head

Body Armour

Belly of The Beast / Tabula Rasa

Belly is a great defensive option for the build.

Budget option: Tabula Rasa (but we you will be pretty squishy)


Gripped Gloves / Other rare gloves

Ideally look for Gripped gloves with life and resistances. Attack speed and flat elemental damage are great bonuses.
Other good options would be rare Spiked Gloves or Maligaro’s Virtuosity if you want more damage.


Two-Toned Boots / Other rare boots

Look for boots with as much life and resistances as you can find. Since the build uses Shield Charge to move around, movement speed isn’t that important on the boots (but if you can, still get it).

Left Ring

Rare Opal / Diamond / Two-Stone Ring

Ideally your rings should at least 50 to maximum life, at least 30% increased elemental damage with Attack Skills, one resistance and one of the following:

1.) x-x lightning / fire / cold damage to attacks
2.) Another resistance
3.) Attack Speed

Right Ring

Rare Opal / Diamond / Two-Stone Ring

Look for pretty much the same thing as previous ring.


Rare Amulet - Turqoise / Agate base

On your amulet look for:

1.) Life
2.) Critical Strike Multiplier
3.) Resistances
4.) Adds x-x lightning / cold / fire damage
5.) Any attributes you are lacking


Stygian Vise / Leather belt

Look for Stygian Vise or Leather belt with as much life and resistances as you can find. Elemental damage with attack skills is excellent bonus but can get a bit expensive.

1Hand Weapon

Imperial Claw

As a base choose Imperial claw because of its high base attack speed.

On our claw, 2 most important stats are its attack speed and critical strike chance in that order.
Look for claw with at least 1.9 attacks per second and with base critical strike chance above 8.6.

Next stats in priority would be flat lightning damage and other elemental damage.

Budget option: Ornament of The East



Lycosidae would be the best offhand slot when used together with rare crit claw.

Budged option: Use any rare evasion shield together with Ornament of The East


Builds jewels

This build uses 2x Wildfire Jewels, get them as soon as you can. Make sure you put them in the right sockets – Wildfire jewels are so called threshold jewels and they need total of 40 strength in their radius in order to work.

On rare jewels look for following stats in priority:

1.) %increased maximum life
2.) +to maximum life (stat found on abyss jewels)
3.) Critical strike multiplier (with fire skills / elemental skills / one handed weapons)
4.) Increased attack speed / damage / critical strike chance
5.) Any attributes or resistances if you are lacking


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Diamond Flask (highest damage boost for the build)
2.) Vessel of Vinktar (adds lightning damage to attacks version)
3.) Atziri’s Promise
4.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
5.) Dying Sun (if you can afford it) or another life flask

Build is inspired by GornoDD’s build on Path of Exile forums.

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

About gems

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  1. Whats the potentil DPS on this build?

  2. Hi,

    Is this build still as good for 3.4? If so, are you going to provide an updated skill tree?


  3. Is so, I would love to play this build but if its no longer good I can swap to another

  4. What do you think of using Ancestral call instead of either concentrated effect or elemental focus? Would that result in better clear speed and about the same dps?


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