Intro & build description
Magma Orb might not be the most popular skill, but that’s why this build is so awesome as a league starter. It can be played on a budget, has exceptional clear speed and can do high-level content such as Awakener with a few Exalts invested in your gear. This build utilizes Divine Flesh keystone and stacks chaos resistance making it way tankier than your average spellcaster.
- Has more than 6500 life due to Kaom's Heart
- Exceptional clear speed in maps
- Can attack Metamorphs off-screen
- Has spell leech from Gloomfang and Glorious Vanity
- Elemental reflect is deadly for the build
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.12] Skill Tree Path of Building
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Far Shot|
|Labyrinth 3||Endless Munitions|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Gathering Winds|
Skill gem setup
Wave of Conviction
Curse On Hit Support
Awakened Elemental Focus Support
Faster Casting Support (From Gloves)
Slower Projectiles Support (From Gloves)
Herald of Ash
Enlighten (LVL 3, ideally LVL 4)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Enfeeble (LVL 5)
Offhand weapon / shield
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)
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 Helmet with enchantment
The most important thing to look for on the helmet is Magma orb chains 2 additional times.
After that, craft it using pristine and prismatic fossils for life and resistances.
Body ArmourKaom's Heart
Since we use gloves with 2 support gem mods, we can go for Kaom’s Heart which makes the build pretty tanky while boosting fire damage a little as well.
GlovesRare Shaper Gloves
Look for rare Shaper gloves with 2 mods:
1.) Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Slower Projectiles
2.) Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Faster Casting
If gloves with these 2 mods have life as well, that’s excellent. After that, you should look to craft +1 to socketed AoE or projectile gems, or both, if you can afford multiple crafted mods.
Look for rare boots with high life, 30% movement speed and some resistance. Craft cold/lightning/fire + chaos resistance.
Left RingRare Shaper / Crusader ring
Look for rare shaper / crusader ring with high life and +Life gained for each enemy hit by your spells. Craft a chaos resistance on top of that and you’re good.
Right RingCircle of Anguish
Look for Circle of Anguish ring with increased Herald of Ash buff effect as a main stat and increased fire damage as a secondary one.
Core item of the build – focus on getting this item as soon as possible.
BeltRare Stygian Vise
Look for rare Stygian Vise with high life chaos resistance and another elemental resistance. When you can, craft Aspect of The Spider on it.
1Hand WeaponRare Wand
Look for rare wands with following mods:
1.) at least 60% increased spell damage
2.) +1 to Level of all Fire Spell Skill Gems (A must have on both wands)
3.) x-x Fire damage to spells
4.) Increased cast speed
Same as previously mentioned wand
This build uses 2 Inevitability unique jewels – get them as soon as you can. Put one of them in a slot just right of Instability node, another one in the slot closest to Quick Recovery node.
This build also uses Glorious Vanity (100-8000 Xibaqua) jewel to turn Pain Attunement keystone into Divine Flesh to stack Chaos resistance for extra tankiness. Put it in the jewel slot right under Pain Attunement.
On rare jewels look for following stats:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Any cast speed mod we can get
3.) Elemental and chaos resistance
4.) Increased spell damage
5.) Incresed projectile damage
1.) Divine Flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Lavianga’s Spirit
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Cinderswallow Urn