Intro & build description
Aila has taken this build multiple times to level 100 in solo self-found leagues while doing it first on the ladder. Build is super tanky and very fast map clearer while doing some serious damage to tougher enemies as well once you drop your Orb of Storms to take full advantage of Elemental Equilibrium and curses. Sadly you can’t level up as Righteous Fire from the beginning. Scorching Ray is very effective, they work with the same skill tree besides Area of Effect nodes. I wouldn’t recommend it to brand new players to the game since it has some complex mechanics and requires some understanding of the game, however, it is very strong and effective build for relatively cheap investment.
- Dirt cheap
- Good starting build in SSF or any new league
- Very strong damage and defense thanks to high energy shield pool
- Can do most of the endgame encounters
- Can do every single map mod, even no regeneration if you go fast enough. Although it is not recommended
- 3 curses
- All you need is 5-link
- Chaos resistance needs to be capped
Passive tree(s)[3.4] Full Build
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Wicked Ward|
|Labyrinth 2||Vile Bastion|
|Labyrinth 3||Profane Bloom|
Skill gem setup
Faster Attacks Support
Life Gain on Hit Support
Elemental Focus Support
Increased Are of Effect Support or Concentrated Effect Support
Burning Damage Support
Flame Dash (Unlinked)
Orb of Storm
Curse on Hit Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Cast When Damage Taken Support (1 lvl)
Immortal Call (3 lvl)
Offhand weapon / shield
Increased Duration Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetThe Broken Crown
This helm is used to cap chaos resistance while providing decent amount of energy shield.
Body ArmourShaped Rare Chest
This is very important :
You need chest with ”Recover % of energy shield on kill” mod. Try to acquire one with at least 400 energy shield.
High amount of elemental resistances and at least 130 Energy Shield.
Although build stacks chaos resistance and it should be capped, desecrated ground can still be very dangerous. Steppan Eard unique boots come in very handy, makes you immune to desecrated ground and providing some good bonuses while standing on chilled or burning ground.
Left RingRare Ring
Lots of elemental resistances, flat energy shield and flat cold or lightning damage to attacks. Reason behind is that when you shield charge into packs of monsters, your shield charge will apply Elemental Equilibrium which reduces monsters fire resistance by 50% because you just hit with lightning or cold based damage. Same can be done with gloves if you are finding it hard to get ring which matches criteria.
Right RingRare Ring
Dexterity, flat energy shield and lots of elemental resistances.
Amulet with at least 15% increased maximum energy shield, ~40 strength and some elemental resistances. Shouldn’t be expensive.
20% maximum energy shield, damage, 50% increased energy shield recharge rate – nothing much to say here, must have belt for this build.
1Hand WeaponDoryani's Caralyst
Doryani’s Catalyst is very strong weapon for RF, however, rare sceptre with spell damage, fire damage and attack speed for fluid shield charging won’t fall behind that much.
You want to use shield with at least 250 ES paired with some elemental resistances.
Effectiveness of flasks and curses.
- Increased Damage
- Increased Area Damage
- Increased maximum Energy Shield
- Experimenter’s Ruby Flask of Heat
- Chemist’s Sulphur Flask of Grounding
- Chemist’s Silver Flask of Warding
- Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
- Chemist’s Basalt Flask of Staunching
Note: It is essential to fully upgrade Soul of Shakari minor god Pantheon power for Poison immunity. It is very dangerous since we have small life pool and it bypasses energy shield. You will have to roll one flask for poison immunity till you upgrade pantheon.