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[PoE 3.14 Build] Arc Shadow (Assassin)

Intro & build description

If you have never played Arc before, it is in a pretty good place right now and nothing is holding you back checking it out in an upcoming league. Although build uses two Void Batteries which can be quite expensive at the beginning of the league, they are by no means necessary for the build to function. If you enjoy fast and laidback gameplay, Arc might be the skill for you as it will automatically target most of the enemies for smooth gameplay experience.



Build Pros

  • Build can be played as a league starter
  • Cheap to start with
  • Engaging and laidback gameplay due to automated monster targeting Arc uses
  • Build scales very well with each upgrade you make
  • Fast clear speed

Build Cons

  • Min-maxing the build can get quite expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.14] Full Build
PoB Code


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unstable Infusion
Labyrinth 2Deadly Infusion
Labyrinth 3Opportunistic
Endgame LabyrinthMistwalker

Skill gem setup


Immortal Call

Increased Duration Support

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Herald of Thunder (Unlinked)

Body Armor

Vaal Arc

Spell Echo Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Inspiration Support


Orb of Storms

Lightning Penetration Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Controlled Destruction Support


Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support

Second Wind Support

Arcane Surge Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Wave of Conviction

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Blind Support

Offhand weapon / shield



Summon Lightning Golem

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Hubris Circlet

Rare Hubric Circlet with decent ES, life and elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Rare Vaal Regalia

Rare chest with mod ”Enemies you kill explode, dealing #% of their Life as Physical Damage.” Further stats are secondary but it is always nice to have as much life and elemental resistances as possible.


Rare Finerless Silk Gloves

Rare gloves with high life, elemental resistances and decent ES. Any further mods are considered bonus.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with Tailwind. Any further mods are considered secondary. Would be nice if you could get a paid with decent movement speed and some life.

Left Ring

Rare Opal Ring

Rare opal ring with life, flat lightning damage to spells and if possible, conductivity on hit.


Such ring would be very expensive but it would be absolute best in slot.

Right Ring

Rare Opal Ring

Rare opal ring with life, flat lightning damage to spells and elemental resistances.


Badge of the Brotherhood

Awesome amulet to have for the build. Use any rare amulet with life, elemental resistances, global critical strike multiplier till you get Badge of the Brotherhood.


Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt with high life, elemental resistances and increased spell damage during any flask effect.

1Hand Weapon

Void Battery

Build uses two Void Batteries. Use any rare wands spell damage, flat lightning damage to spells, increased spell critical strike chance till you save up enough currency for Void Batteries.



1Hand Weapon

Void Battery


Thread of Hope

Thread of hope is used to allocate Phase Acrobatics.

In Endless Delve, use rare jewel instead.


Watcher's Eye

Perfect Watcher’s Eye for this build is increased critical strike chance while affected by wrath and damage penetrates % lightning damage while affected by wrath.

In Endless Delve, use rare jewel instead.


Abyss Jewel

  1. Maximum life
  2. Flat lightning damage to spells
  3. Flat lightning damage while dual wielding


Rare Jewel

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
  3. Global critical strike multiplier
  4. Critical strike multiplier for spells


Flask Setup

  1. Cinderswallow Urn
  2. Atziri’s Promise
  3. Bottled Faith
  4. The Sorrow of the Divine
  5. Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Order

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

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