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[3.8] Crit Arc Templar (Inquisitor)

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.

Build Pros

  • 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

Build Cons

  • 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
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

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

Skill gem setup




Body Armor

Vaal Arc

Increased Critical Strike Support

Spell Echo Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Faster Casting Support or Innervate Support

Added Lightning Damage Support


Shield Charge

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

Culling Strike Support


Herald of Ice

Ice Bite Support

Summon Lightning Golem

Flame Dash

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Increased Duration Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Orb of Storms

Arcane Surge Support (6 lvl)

Power Charge on Critical Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: 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 Armour

Inpulsa'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

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.


Rare Boots

Generic boots with high movement speed (25%-30%), high life and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Call of the Brotherhood

Cool ring to have in the build, helps with clear speed and herald of ice explosions.

Right Ring

Rare 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.


Choir 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

Stygian Vise with high life and elemental resistances or Bisco’s Leash if Rampage is something you enjoy. Both options are solid.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Dagger of Sceptre

Added lightning damage to spells, increased critical strike chance for spells, spell damage, decent attack speed.


Rare Shield

Shield with life, spell damage, increased critical strike chance for spells and elemental resistances.


The 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.


Rare Jewels

  1. Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
  2. Increased global critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike multiplier for spells
  4. Increased maximum life
  5. Cast speed
  6. Spell damage


There are lots of good options, pick what you can afford.


Abyss Jewels

  1. Maximum life
  2. Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  3. Critical Strike multiplier if you’ve killed recently


Flask Setup

  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Heat
  4. Atziri’s Promise
  5. Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

About prime

Prime is knowledgeable in everything builds related. Mostly focuses on writing build guides and tutorials on how to play with certain skills.


  1. To which lvl do you pex the immortal call and cast when dmg taken?

    • Bump! I got partway through leveling Immortal Call and then I realized it’s pointless because you don’t get endurance charges with this build.

      • Immortal call is still very effective without any endurance charges.

        • But the question is, what do you level it up to? Leveling doesn’t increase base duration, only extra duration per endurance charge, but this build doesn’t provide endurance charges.

  2. why attack speed instead of cast speed?

  3. Why do you use Controlled Destruction Support on a Crit build is it only for the 25% dmg ?

    • At level 20, controlled destruction gives 44% more spell damage. It is one of the strongest support gems you can pick on any spellcaster build.

  4. Mate is this hc viable and what maps is it bad for ? plss reply

  5. Last question what do you do with the mana consumption because i still need to use a mana potion for bosses to spam it.

  6. Also, I’m wondering why there are frenzy nodes on the tree. Where do frenzy charges come from here?

  7. what spell is prolly the best for doing atziri?

  8. i got a problem whit mana , how do i sustain mana for infinite cast vs bosses/ monstes?

  9. You know putting the Blue Dream in the jewel socket between the lightning walker node(+15 lightning res) and the cruel prep node(+10% max lie and +5% all res) under the lightning damage wheel in the witch tree gives you a 20% chance to gain power charge on kill instead of the 8 from nullification…

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