Intro & build description
Totem builds are always fantastic league starters, requiring pretty low investment for good return. This build is no different. It has great AoE, high effective life and it can take down even the toughest bosses with some more investment.
- Great clearspeed
- Decent single target damage
- Totems might not be for everyone
Passive tree(s)[3.11] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Pursuit of Faith|
|Labyrinth 2||Conviction of Power|
|Labyrinth 3||Ritual of Awakening|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Divine Guidance|
Skill gem setup
Faster Casting Support
Increased Area of Effect Support
Spell Totem Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Elemental Focus Support
Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
Cold Penetration Support
Enlighten (LVL 3)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Curse on Hit Support
Summon Lightning Golem
Offhand weapon / shield
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)
Faster Casting 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
HelmetRare Hubris Circlet
Look for rare Hubris circlet with 40% frostbolt damage enchant.
Stats-wise, look for high life and resistances, some extra energy shield.
Body ArmourCloak of Defiance
Cloak of Defiance is a great chest for the build – it stacks well with mana and Hierophant ascendancy.
Great offensive gloves that are pretty cheap at the beginning of the league.
Look for rare energy shield based boots with at least 70 life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances. Extra energy shield is great as well.
Left RingMark of Shaper
This is more of an endgame item, but it’s absolutely awesome ring for the build. When you use it, make sure your other ring has elder influence.
Until then use regular rings with life and resistances.
HelmetRare Elder Ring
Look for rare ring with elder influence. Stats-wise look for life and resistances, energy shield would be good as well.
Look for rare amulet with high life and at least 30% global critical strike multiplier. Resistances / attributes / spell damage are good extra stats as well.
BeltStygian Vise / Crystal Belt
Look for rare Crystal Belt or Stygian Vise with high life, resistances and some energy shield.
1Hand WeaponRare Dagger
Look for rare dagger with at least 100% increased critical strike chance for spells and +1 To level of all cold spell gems. Any elemental damage to spells mod would be good bonus.
HelmetRare Shaper Spirit Shield
Look for rare shield with Shaper influence.
Stats-wise, look for increased spell damage, +1 to maximum number of summoned totems and some life.
Build uses 2x Frozen Trail jewels – they are cheap, so get them ASAP. Put one near quick recovery and another one near Melding.
Mods to look for on rare jewels:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased maximum mana
3.) Increased maximum energy shield
4.) Any spell damage mod that applies to us
5.) Attributes / Resistances if you need any
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Instant Recovery Divine Life Flask with freeze removal
2.) Instant Recovery Divine Life flask with bleed removal
3.) The Wise Oak
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Diamond Flask / Lavianga’s Spirit