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.
- 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
- 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
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Instruments of Virtue|
|Labyrinth 2||Righteous Providence|
|Labyrinth 3||Inevitable Judgement|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Augury of Penitence|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ice
Added Lightning Damage Support
Elemental Damage With Attacks Support
Concentrated Effect Support
Elemental Focus Support
Blood Magic Support
Faster Attacks Support
Herald of Thunder Support
Orb of Storms
Power Charge on Critical Strike Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 9)
Immortal Call (Level 12)
Summon Lightning Golem
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetRat'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 ArmourBelly 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)
GlovesGripped 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.
BootsTwo-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 RingRare 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 RingRare Opal / Diamond / Two-Stone Ring
Look for pretty much the same thing as previous ring.
AmuletRare Amulet - Turqoise / Agate base
On your amulet look for:
2.) Critical Strike Multiplier
4.) Adds x-x lightning / cold / fire damage
5.) Any attributes you are lacking
BeltStygian 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 WeaponImperial 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
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
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.