Intro & build description
Not your regular Blade Vortex build. Choosing chieftain as an ascendancy provides us with multiple very strong benefits such as built-in physical to fire conversion, life leech, life regeneration, and overall tankiness. This will be my build of choice in this upcoming league as it is a great build to start in a fresh economy since it is not reliant on anything to perform very well.
- League starter build
- High sustainability
- High damage
- Cheap to start with. Build scales exceptionally with invested currency
- Not as mobile or as fast as wander/ranger builds
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingFull Build PoB Code
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Ngamahu, Flame's Advance|
|Labyrinth 2||Hinekora, Death's Fury|
|Labyrinth 3||Tasalio, Cleansing Water|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Valako, Storm's Embrace|
Skill gem setup
Increased Duration Support
Cast when Damage Taken Support (5 lvl)
Wave of Conviction
Vaal Blade Vortex
Elemental Focus Support
Controlled Destruction Support
Fire Penetration Support
Orbs of Storms
Curse On Hit Support
Arcane Surge Support (6 lvl)
Second Wind Support
Herald of Ash
Offhand weapon / shield
Faster Attacks 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
Rare helm with high life, elemental resistances and and nearby enemies have -% to fire resistance.
Body ArmourRare Armor
Rare body armor with high life, elemental resistances, spells have +% to critical strike chance
Maximum life, elemental resistances and stats to cover gem/item requirements.
Rare boots with life, tailwind if you have dealt a critical strike recently and increased movement speed.
Left RingCircle of Anguish
Must have item, we use two of them.
Use any rare rings with life, elemental resistances and stats till you get CoA.
Right RingCircle of Anguish
Rare turquoise amulet with high dexterity, life and gain #% physical damage as extra file damage.
BeltRare Stygian Vise
Rare Stygian Vise with life, global physical damage and elemental resistances.
1Hand WeaponRare Wand
Rare wand with fire or spell damage, flat fire damage to spells, increased critical strike chance for spells.
Rare shield with high life, elemental resistances, spell damage.
JewelThread of Hope
We socket Thread of Hope next to the ”Devotion” notable so we can pick Arcane Capacitor, Divine Wrath, Divine Judgement and Divine Fury without allocating any extra points.
Pretty self explanatory. We gain Lone Messenger which boosts our Herald of Ash.
Socket the Militant Faith next to the ”Shaper” and ”potency of Will” notables.
- Maximum life
- Damage penetrates % elemental resistance if you haven’t killed recently
- Spell damage
- Area of Effect damage
- Increased Maximum life
- Increased global physical damage
- Increased spell damage
- Increased area damage
- Cinderswallow Urn
- Enduring Eternal Mana Flask of Heat
- Chemist’s Sulphur Flask of Warding
- The Wise Oak
- Alchemist’s Quicksliver Flask of Adrenaline