Intro & build description
Arc is one of the skills in the game that feels super fun and fluid to play, but it lacked single target damage. With 3.3 content update, it received a huge buff to both clear speed and single target damage. If fast-paced action and breezing through maps is something you enjoy, arc inquisitor is perfect build for you. Paired with Vaal Arc you will unleash massive damage to your foes while doing no targeting at all, arc does it for you. All you have to do is shield charge from pack to pack and just press the button.
- Works fine without any uniques
- Good league starter build in a fresh economy
- Don't have to target anything, arc does it for you
- Fast map clearing build
- In 3.3 patch arc received HUGE buffs to overall damage and insane single target damage buff
- Fun to play
- Some of the late endgame upgrades are pricey, but they are pricey on every single build once you start to perfect it
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.8] Full Build
|Bandits Quest Choice
Ascendancy skill points
|Skill point choice
|Instruments of Virtue
|Augury of Penitence
Skill gem setup
Increased Critical Strike Support
Spell Echo Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Faster Casting Support or Innervate Support
Added Lightning Damage Support
Faster Attacks Support
Culling Strike Support
Herald of Ice
Ice Bite Support
Summon Lightning Golem
Cast When Damage Taken Support
Increased Duration Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge Support (6 lvl)
Power Charge on Critical 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
Lightpoacher offers 2 abyss gem slots and some extra damage from Spirit Burst. If you can’t afford Lightpoacher, don’t worry – rare helmet with high life and elemental resistances works as well.
Body ArmourInpulsa's Broken Heart
This is where you start exploding corpses for 5-10% of their maximum health as lightning damage. In terms of clear speed, this chest paired with Herald of Ice makes up very nice combo.
Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and attack speed. If you have enough money, purchase or craft gloves with Essence of Insanity for 16% more attack speed for faster shield charging.
Generic boots with high movement speed (25%-30%), high life and elemental resistances.
Left RingCall of the Brotherhood
Cool ring to have in the build, helps with clear speed and herald of ice explosions.
Right RingRare Ring
Rare ring with life, lightning damage and resistances. If you have currency, I would suggest to invest in Elder ring with ”Curse enemies with warlord’s mark on hit” for some extra leech and endurance charges.
AmuletChoir of the Storm
CotS would be your endgame upgrade, like really, really endgame. Any amulet with spell damage, global critical strike chance, global critical strike multiplier works perfectly fine.
Stygian Vise with high life and elemental resistances or Bisco’s Leash if Rampage is something you enjoy. Both options are solid.
1Hand WeaponRare Dagger of Sceptre
Added lightning damage to spells, increased critical strike chance for spells, spell damage, decent attack speed.
Shield with life, spell damage, increased critical strike chance for spells and elemental resistances.
JewelThe Blue Dream
Way to gain power charges reliably while clearing map. It is placed near to ”Nullification” notable on passive skill tree for 8% chance to gain power charge on kill.
- Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
- Increased global critical strike multiplier
- Critical strike multiplier for spells
- Increased maximum life
- Cast speed
- Spell damage
There are lots of good options, pick what you can afford.
- Maximum life
- Global Critical Strike Multiplier
- Critical Strike multiplier if you’ve killed recently
- Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
- Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
- Chemist’s Silver Flask of Heat
- Atziri’s Promise
- Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline