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[PoE 3.13 Build] Blade Vortex Marauder (Chieftain)

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.


Build Pros

  • League starter build
  • High sustainability
  • High damage
  • Cheap to start with. Build scales exceptionally with invested currency

Build Cons

  • Not as mobile or as fast as wander/ranger builds

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.13] Full Build
PoB Code


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Ngamahu, Flame's Advance
Labyrinth 2Hinekora, Death's Fury
Labyrinth 3Tasalio, Cleansing Water
Endgame LabyrinthValako, Storm's Embrace

Skill gem setup


Immortal Call

Increased Duration Support

Cast when Damage Taken Support (5 lvl)

Wave of Conviction

Body Armor

Vaal Blade Vortex

Elemental Focus Support

Intensify Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Fire Penetration Support

Unleash Support


Orbs of Storms

Combustion Support

Curse On Hit Support

Enduring Cry



Arcane Surge Support (6 lvl)

Second Wind Support


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Herald of Ash

Arctic Armour


Offhand weapon / shield

Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helm with high life, elemental resistances and and nearby enemies have -% to fire resistance.

Body Armour

Rare Armor

Rare body armor with high life, elemental resistances, spells have +% to critical strike chance


Rare Gloves

Maximum life, elemental resistances  and stats to cover gem/item requirements.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with life, tailwind if you have dealt a critical strike recently and increased movement speed.



Left Ring

Circle 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 Ring

Circle of Anguish


Turquoise Amulet

Rare turquoise amulet with high dexterity, life and gain #% physical damage as extra file damage.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise with life, global physical damage and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Wand

Rare wand with fire or spell damage, flat fire damage to spells, increased critical strike chance for spells.


Rare Shield

Rare shield with high life, elemental resistances, spell damage.


Thread 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.


Calamitous Visions

Pretty self explanatory. We gain Lone Messenger which boosts our Herald of Ash.


Militant Faith

Socket the Militant Faith next to the ”Shaper” and ”potency of Will” notables.


Abyssal Jewels

  1. Maximum life
  2. Damage penetrates % elemental resistance if you haven’t killed recently
  3. Spell damage
  4. Area of Effect damage


Rare Jewels

  1. Increased Maximum life
  2. Increased global physical damage
  3. Increased spell damage
  4. Increased area damage


Flask Setup

  1. Cinderswallow Urn
  2. Enduring Eternal Mana Flask of Heat
  3. Chemist’s Sulphur Flask of Warding
  4. The Wise Oak
  5. Alchemist’s Quicksliver Flask of  Adrenaline

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

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