Forum Index Templar [3.7] Bashtart's SPARK INQUISITOR * farming like a god! :) New Video Guide for 3.6!

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Spark, crit & freeze

Overview 3.6
> Strong leveling / league starter
> One of the fastest endgame farming builds
> Path of Building: https://pastebin.com/zAtUN53N (The Covenant Version, 08.06.2019, without Eb & MoM for full energy shield protection)

The build is still strong and viable and did not change to much. The warlord's mark nerf sucks a bit but the build is still super strong and viable in 3.7.

Latest Updates?
> I overworked the guide to adapt it to the Covenant Setup because I just think it is best possible way to go.


Video: How to create & improve builds with Path of Building: https://youtu.be/Spw7tfVAAto

>>> VIDEO BUILD GUIDE FOR 3.6! <<<

Build Overview 3.6: (Leveling Template, the lvl in () is the level when the skill gems becomes available)


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Pros and Cons:
+ top tier clearspeed
+ high dps
+ very safe mapping (all mods are possible except ele reflection)
+ viable for lvl 100
+ easy, fast and fun to play
+ very fast movement speed


- can't facetank everything
- no regen maps can be annoying


Don't hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below, please no PM's! I cannot answer every question so please be so kind to help out each other! Thanks you!

No it is not just another (Vaal)Spark-build... it is different in many ways. I am pretty sure there is still a lot to improve and I am open to constructive suggestions.

The concept:
Offense is the best defense... the synergy between high crits and sparks everywhere results in dying mobs all over the map. We create a shield of freezing sparks (with call of the brotherhood ring) around us which is healing us with every hit. We freeze nearly everything before it even hit us... that makes this build extremly safe, easy, fast and fun to play!

Build mechanics

Offense:
The offense is based arround Invetiable Judgement (crits ignore enemies resistances). The best way to scale the damage is with crit chance & multiplier, spell and elemental damage.

Defense:
The defense is based on many layers. Our first line of defense is the cold damage of spark which freezes most trash mobs before they even can hit us. If mobs don't get frozen and they try to hit us, we use many mechanics to avoid the damage (evasion, dodge & block).
If those layers fail and we get hit we use different sources of damage mitigation to avoid oneshots. We use inquisitor ascendancy for crazy life / energy shield sustain with regneration, life on hit and leech.

Progress:
In 3.0 I reached lvl 97 and did uber lab, nearly every map up to T16 and killed all guardians & shaper. I farmed enough currency to buy a headhunter for 75 Exalts.
How can I progress fast?

To progress fast you should not rush to the highest tier possible as fast as you can because that will only result in many deaths and frustration. You should run map tier & levels which you can clear, fast and easy without dying. It is better to clear many lower tier maps fast then to clear a higher tier in very long time. When something just gets too easy you know it is time to progress! If some bosses or some other content is too hard atm just skip it and do it later.

The fastest way to progress imo is sometimes to take a step back... because sometimes with a bit better gear, a few more levels, etc hard content becomes easy.


Videos:
I will post some new 3.1 Videos soon...
T6 Mausoleum with 10 CHaos budget gear
T16 Hydra Guardian in 3.1
Testing LT CWC GC setup on elder & shaper guardians!
3.7 videos by Vaikisss:
T16 Glacier 3.7
Deathless Uber Elder 3.7

Gear:
Check out the "Skill Gem" section for updated skills in 3.6

With the Covenant body armour we can drop Mind Over Matter and Eldritch Battery and get 100% of our energy shield as protection. We need to link our Herald's and Wrath / Zealotry with Enlighten lvl 3.
Victory Smasher
Opal Sceptre
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  • 40% increased Elemental Damage
  • 65% increased Physical Damage
  • 103% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • +36% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +60 to maximum Mana
  • Gain 9% of Lightning Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • 13% increased Cast Speed
  • The Covenant
    Spidersilk Robe
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 15 Added Chaos Damage
  • Socketed Gems have Blood Magic
  • +26 to Intelligence
  • 232% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% increased maximum Life
  • My Soul is your Strength

    My Price is your Blood

    Bramble Emblem
    Harmonic Spirit Shield
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  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • 64% increased Lightning Damage
  • +84 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +83 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • 19% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +26% to Fire Resistance
  • Demon Keep
    Hubris Circlet
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  • 32% increased Energy Shield
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +28% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • +15% to Lightning and Chaos Resistances
  • Shadows and Dust
    Clasped Mitts
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  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 116% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Rampage
  • Gain Unholy Might for 3 seconds on Rampage
  • Rampage
  • What is fear but a snuffed torch

    and death in the wind?

    Voidwalker
    Murder Boots
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  • +48 to Dexterity
  • 178% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 20% chance to Avoid Projectiles while Phasing
  • You have Phasing if you've Killed Recently
  • Projectiles Pierce 5 additional Targets while you have Phasing
  • Celestial Footprints
  • Step into the void

    and experience true freedom.

    Call of the Brotherhood
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +20 to Intelligence
  • 17% increased Lightning Damage
  • 39% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 40% of Lightning Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • Your spells have 100% chance to Shock against Frozen Enemies
  • Forged by three brothers

    so that they may recognize each other

    across any distance of time or travel.

    Choir of the Storm
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +23 to Intelligence
  • Trigger Level 20 Lightning Bolt when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 50% increased Lightning Damage
  • 13% increased maximum Mana
  • Critical Strike Chance is increased by Lightning Resistance
  • But the fool did not bow.

    The fool stood and questioned.

    And the fool was unwritten.

    Behemoth Lash
    Crystal Belt
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  • +73 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +375 to Armour
  • +81 to maximum Life
  • +38% to Fire Resistance
  • +36% to Cold Resistance
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance
  • +117 to Armour
  • +12 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Chemist's Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
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  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Perpetual Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
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  • 27% increased Charge Recovery
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
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  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 2% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • 74% increased Critical Strike Chance during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.

    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 14% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal



    I did go for voidwalker so I could drop Pierce Support and for Projectile speed to drop Faster Projectiles in my Spark setup and replace it with Added Lightning Damage and Increased Critical Strikes.

    My next goals are to get 6-linked high ES chest (+400ES, +80 life, +80% resistances) and Choir of the Storm but I have to farm to afford those items.

    So here a little guideline:

    On rare gear - look for following stats:
    > Life / Energy Shield
    > Resistances
    > Spell Damage
    > Cast Speed
    > Crit Chance & Multiplier
    > Lightning / Elemental Damage
    > Add ... dmg to spells

    You should try to get on body armour, helmet and shield high es and life values.

    Weapon: Singularity or Cerberus Limb (budget options), Doryani’s Catalyst or a rare weapon with high spell damage, crit chance for spells and crit multiplier and other useful stats.

    Use the uniques Voidwalkers (you can replace pierce in your Spark setup if you do), Choir of the Storm (helps with single target dps). The uniques Shadows and Dust (for clear speed and dps), Bated Breath (for faster energy shield recharge rate, not 100% sure about this one) and Soul Catcher Flask for higher uptime one vaal skills are also viable options. Call of the brotherhood converts a part of the lightning damage to cold and freeze the enemies:)

    Gear details

    Most important is the balance between offense and defense. It makes no sense to put all eggs in one basket. Allways max. your resistance!

    Call of the brotherhood: 40% lightning to cold conversion, I would use this ring in combination with Herald of Ice.
    Call of the Brotherhood
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +17 to Intelligence
  • 23% increased Lightning Damage
  • 35% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 40% of Lightning Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • Your spells have 100% chance to Shock against Frozen Enemies
  • Forged by three brothers

    so that they may recognize each other

    across any distance of time or travel.



    On gear - look for following stats:
    > Life / Energy Shield
    > Resistances
    > Spell Damage
    > Cast Speed
    > Crit Chance & Multiplier
    > Lightning / Elemental Damage
    > Add ... dmg to spells

    Helmet: enchantment 3 additional spark projectiles / 40% more spark damage / Spark projectile speed, unique helm possibilities rat's nest, starkonja's head or devoto's devotion. Lightpoacher is a great helm for clear speed.
    Rat's Nest
    Ursine Pelt
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  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 67% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 150% increased Evasion Rating
  • 22% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • 10% reduced Character Size
  • A lad with no fear of the pest

    Let rats fill his helmet in jest

    When they picked his skull clean

    Where his head should have been

    Was naught but a vermin-filled nest!

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +60 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 126% increased Evasion Rating
  • +99 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Bramble Veil
    Royal Burgonet
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  • Socketed Gems deal 30% more Elemental Damage
  • +53 to maximum Life
  • 22% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +26% to Cold Resistance
  • +17% to Lightning Resistance
  • Reflects 10 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • Lightpoacher
    Great Crown
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
  • 18% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
  • Recover 5% of Life when you lose a Spirit Charge
  • The eyes of the living hold a glimmer of hope.

    Don't waste it.


    Shield: high life & energy shield, spell damage and critical strike chance for spells. Esh's Mirror is also good option. The chernobog pillar is a great shield for this build, cheap, really good defenses, phy to fire convertion, and 25% chance to curse with enfeeble.
    Blood Barrier
    Mosaic Kite Shield
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  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +44 to Strength
  • 67% increased Spell Damage
  • +110 to Armour
  • +64 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • 37% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • Esh's Mirror
    Thorium Spirit Shield
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  • 4% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
  • +21 to Intelligence
  • 90% increased Energy Shield
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • Adds 1 to 10 Lightning Damage for each Shocked Enemy you've Killed Recently
  • Shock Reflection
  • She looked upon her reflection

    and trembled, and shook,

    until she was not what she saw.

    {This item can be transformed with a Blessing of Esh}

    Chernobog's Pillar
    Ebony Tower Shield
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  • +29 to maximum Life
  • Adds 12 to 34 Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • 130% increased Armour
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • +50% to Fire Resistance
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 25% chance to Curse non-Cursed Enemies with Enfeeble on Hit
  • Fire dances with those who doubt

    Licks the skin and flesh from the fearful

    Where there is no fear

    There is no flame


    Chest: rare with high life & energy shield, resistance & at least 5link or
    Inpulsa's Broken Heart: Really good chest for this build, definitly BiS for clearing speed.
    Vengeance Pelt
    Loricated Ringmail
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  • +49 to Strength
  • +232 to Armour
  • +64 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +104 to maximum Life
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • Inpulsa's Broken Heart
    Sadist Garb
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  • +61 to maximum Life
  • 34% increased Damage if you have Shocked an Enemy Recently
  • 30% increased Effect of Shock
  • Shocked Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 7% of their Maximum Life as Lightning Damage which cannot Shock
  • Unaffected by Shock
  • Don't hesitate; bring death to all, conclusively and swiftly,

    or they will give you the same treatment.


    Belt: high lifes & resistance or as alternative option bisco's leash / headhunter:
    Bramble Shackle
    Cloth Belt
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  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +29 to Armour
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • +32% to Fire Resistance
  • +40% to Lightning Resistance
  • +25% to Cold Resistance
  • Bisco's Leash
    Heavy Belt
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  • +26 to Strength
  • 5% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +35% to Cold Resistance
  • 1% increased Rarity of Items found per 15 Rampage Kills
  • Rampage
  • You were always there, by my side,

    whether we sat or played.

    Our friendship was a joyful ride,

    I wish you could have stayed.

    Headhunter
    Leather Belt
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  • +31 to maximum Life
  • +54 to Strength
  • +53 to Dexterity
  • +58 to maximum Life
  • 27% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom


    Ring: missing stats... high resistance! Also good options are Berek Grip or Ventor's Gamble. Mark of the Shaper ring in combination with a Elder ring will boost your dps big time.
    Berek's Grip
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • 29% increased Cold Damage
  • Adds 1 to 54 Lightning Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • +36 to maximum Life
  • 1% of Damage Leeched as Life against Shocked Enemies
  • 1% of Damage Leeched as Mana against Frozen Enemies
  • "Berek hid from Storm's lightning wrath

    In the embrace of oblivious Frost

    Repelled by ice, blinded by blizzards

    Storm raged in vain

    While Berek slept."

    - Berek and the Untamed

    Oblivion Turn
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +14% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +44 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +35% to Lightning Resistance
  • +37 to maximum Life
  • Ventor's Gamble
    Gold Ring
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  • 14% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +23 to maximum Life
  • 2% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 34% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +18% to Fire Resistance
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • +8% to Lightning Resistance
  • In a blaze of glory,

    An anomaly defying all odds

    The "unkillable" beast met the divine

    And Ventor met his latest trophy.



    Recommended uniques:
    Doryani's catalyst:In my opinion doryani catalyst has many advantages like:
    - our two heralds profit from elemental damage! (Heralds do not scale with spell damage)
    - faster attack and cast speed! (playin feels a lot smoother...)
    - elemental leech for survivability. (0,2% sounds like a little but it helps)
    - cheap!
    For really fast clearing speed (if you don't need the damage... f.e. low level maps) you can use brightbeak (singlehanded weapon with the highest aps in game). It will really increase your movement speed with shield charge. Singularity and Cerberus Limb are good budget options.
    Doryani's Catalyst
    Vaal Sceptre
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  • 32% increased Elemental Damage
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Elemental Proliferation
  • Adds 79 to 128 Physical Damage
  • 15% increased Attack Speed
  • 9% increased Cast Speed
  • 40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 0.2% of Elemental Damage Leeched as Life
  • 99% increased Elemental Damage
  • The result of the catalytic reaction would be either immortality for all,

    or death for all. It was a risk Doryani was willing to take.

    Brightbeak
    War Hammer
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  • 10% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
  • 74% increased Physical Damage
  • 50% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +26% to Lightning Resistance
  • "I know how to say 'faster' and 'attack'

    in Karui, Marak and Ezo."

    - Voll of Thebrus

    Singularity
    Platinum Sceptre
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  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • Adds 37 to 67 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 18% increased Cast Speed
  • 8% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  • Nearby Enemies are Hindered, with 25% reduced Movement Speed
  • 77% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Hindered Enemies
  • In time, all becomes nothing.

    We just expedite the process.

    Ghoul Bite
    Royal Skean
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 57% increased Spell Damage
  • 109% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 79% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 16 to 27 Fire Damage to Spells
  • +27% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier


  • Choir of the storm / Bisco's collar: great boost for our dps, also boost our single target dps by a looooot! / for farming bisco's collar is a good option.
    Bisco's Collar
    Gold Amulet
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  • 20% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 145% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Magic Enemies
  • 95% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Normal Enemies
  • Friendship worth its weight in gold,

    a treasure every day.

    I thought together we'd grow old,

    until fate pulled you away.

    Choir of the Storm
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +27 to Intelligence
  • Trigger Level 20 Lightning Bolt when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 50% increased Lightning Damage
  • 14% increased maximum Mana
  • Critical Strike Chance is increased by Lightning Resistance
  • But the fool did not bow.

    The fool stood and questioned.

    And the fool was unwritten.

    Maelström Braid
    Agate Amulet
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  • +20 to Strength and Intelligence
  • Adds 5 to 7 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • 36% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +38% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +53 to maximum Life
  • 21% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 11% increased Rarity of Items found
  • Corpse Locket
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • 37% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +36% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 15% increased Evasion Rating
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 0.74% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana

  • Rare boots: with life, es, faster movement speed and resistances. If you can afford it look for enchantment "faster cast & attack speed" / "life&mana leech" if you killed recently. Voidwalker have they advantage that you get piercing after killing an enemy.
    Voidwalker
    Murder Boots
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  • +47 to Dexterity
  • 146% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 20% chance to Avoid Projectiles while Phasing
  • You have Phasing if you've Killed Recently
  • Projectiles Pierce 5 additional Targets while you have Phasing
  • Celestial Footprints
  • Step into the void

    and experience true freedom.

    Mutewind Whispersteps
    Serpentscale Boots
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  • Adds 29 to 46 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 65% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 115% increased Evasion Rating
  • +22% to Cold Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • Unaffected by Chilled Ground
  • Corruption sweeps across this land,

    but our bloodline is clear.

    It is our duty to keep it so.


    Rare Shaper Gloves/Wind of change Rare SHaper gloves are a an option to get a cheap 6link for Spark. Other options are Winds of Change for damage boost. Kalisa's Grace are a very good and cheap option to get a 5-link spark setup goin.
    Hate Touch
    Slink Gloves
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  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 16 Blind
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Faster Casting
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 15 Mana Leech
  • Socketed Spells have +50% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 12% increased Cast Speed
  • 5% Global chance to Blind Enemies on hit
  • +61 to maximum Life
  • Horror Mitts
    Slink Gloves
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Chance To Bleed
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Faster Projectiles
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • 22% increased Projectile Speed
  • 21% increased Damage with Bleeding
  • +26% to Fire Resistance
  • Skull Touch
    Fingerless Silk Gloves
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  • 16% increased Spell Damage
  • Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed
  • +25 to Dexterity
  • 39% increased Energy Shield
  • 0.33% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 17% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +61 to maximum Life
  • Kalisa's Grace
    Samite Gloves
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Faster Casting
  • +29 to Intelligence
  • +78 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • Gain +2% to Critical Strike Chance for 2 seconds after Spending a total of 800 Mana
  • "You shall hang, in blissful agony, on my every note."

    - Kalisa, Prima Donna of Sarn



    Flask's
    Vessel of Vinktar
    Topaz Flask
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  • 84% increased Charges used
  • Shocks nearby Enemies during Flask effect, causing 10% increased Damage taken
  • You are Shocked during Flask effect, causing 50% increased Damage taken
  • Adds 24 to 74 Lightning Damage to Spells during Flask effect
  • 20% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • The great city of storms, washed away by Vinktar's thirst for power.

    Surgeon's Stibnite Flask of Staunching
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 20% chance to gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Hallowed Hybrid Flask of Iron Skin
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • 100% increased Armour during Flask effect
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 19% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 15% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 37% increased Duration
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Perpetual Silver Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 31% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use

  • Vessel of Vinktar: is very usefull for bossfight... it is like an emergency button. I guess the best version is the one with added lightning damage to spells for us.
    Atziri's promise: For budget version use this instead of vinktar or as an addition. It is really good and cheap.
    Surgeon's Silver Flask: Onslaught, nearly always active because crits reduce the CD, it improves the clearing speed and dps boost for bossights. If you use onslaught in your herald setup you can chose to take another flask.
    Avenger's Diamond Flask of Grounding: Crazy dps boost for bossfights and immunity to shock from our vinktar.
    The overflowing chalice the overflowing chalice or another sulphur flask to proc consecrated ground is necessary to fully profit from inquisitor ascendancy.
    Sulphur Flask

    Budget gear for 10 chaos

    I made budgetversion and spend 10 chaos on it... I easy can farm up to tier 5 with it and have not tested higher for now:
    Singularity
    Platinum Sceptre
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  • 30% increased Elemental Damage
  • Adds 33 to 62 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 17% increased Cast Speed
  • 7% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  • Nearby Enemies are Hindered, with 25% reduced Movement Speed
  • 80% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Hindered Enemies
  • In time, all becomes nothing.

    We just expedite the process.

    Entropy Veil
    Blood Raiment
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  • +60 to maximum Life
  • +37 to maximum Mana
  • +12% to Fire Resistance
  • Reflects 14 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • Chernobog's Pillar
    Ebony Tower Shield
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  • +29 to maximum Life
  • Adds 12 to 34 Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks
  • 130% increased Armour
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • +50% to Fire Resistance
  • 25% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 25% chance to Curse non-Cursed Enemies with Enfeeble on Hit
  • Fire dances with those who doubt

    Licks the skin and flesh from the fearful

    Where there is no fear

    There is no flame

    The Three Dragons
    Golden Mask
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  • +30% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Your Fire Damage can Shock but not Ignite
  • Your Cold Damage can Ignite but not Freeze or Chill
  • Your Lightning Damage can Freeze but not Shock
  • "The ice seared his naked feet

    As the lightning stilled his heart,

    But it was the flames upon his lover's face

    That roused him to vengeance."

    - From 'The Three Dragons' by Victario of Sarn

    Kalisa's Grace
    Samite Gloves
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Faster Casting
  • +29 to Intelligence
  • +78 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • Gain +2% to Critical Strike Chance for 2 seconds after Spending a total of 800 Mana
  • "You shall hang, in blissful agony, on my every note."

    - Kalisa, Prima Donna of Sarn

    Windscream
    Reinforced Greaves
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  • 56% increased Armour
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Elemental Damage
  • You can apply an additional Curse
  • The mocking wind, a shielding spell,

    The haunting screams, a maddening hell.

    Kraken Spiral
    Diamond Ring
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  • 21% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +58 to maximum Mana
  • 9% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • Glyph Harness
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +86 to maximum Life
  • +38% to Fire Resistance
  • +17% to Cold Resistance
  • Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • Dragon Grasp
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +15% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +12 to Dexterity
  • +5 to Evasion Rating
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • Mind Scarab
    Citrine Amulet
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  • +19 to Strength and Dexterity
  • +17 to Intelligence
  • 15% increased Fire Damage
  • 6% increased Cast Speed
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • Catalysed Divine Life Flask of Reflexes
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  • 50% increased Recovery rate
  • 99% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • Panicked Sacred Mana Flask of Staunching
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Quicksilver Flask
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    Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 39% increased Duration

  • I still use a few items I found while leveling... this setup is far from optimized but it works.

    Jewels

    We use one spark threshold jewels!

    Rare Jewels:
    Look for following:
    % increased maximum life
    % increased maximum energy shield
    Critical strike multiplier
    Lightning / elemental spell damage
    Spell damage
    Resistances
    Attack / spell speed

    Missing stats...

    Gear check yourself...what can I do to improve?!

    In Path of Exile many small thing will make a big difference... following checklist may help you to improve:
    > 6Link chest for main damage
    > Skill gems: level +20 quality +20%
    > Jewels can make a big difference in dps
    > Quality 20% of your gear & flask's
    > Character level +90
    > Check every single piece of equipment if it can be improved
    > Use Path of Building to try out if an change will improve you before you do it and waste currency.
    > Try to understand the build mechanics!


    Passives and skill gems:

    Skill Tree: Click Me!!!
    (To get the nodes Overcharged and Melding use an inspired leap jewel. When you get Pious Path you should also get Eldritch Battery and Mind Over Matter)

    Skill gems

    Main Damage:l

    (Vaal) Spark + Spell Echo + Energy Leech + Controlled Destruction + Added Lightning Damage + Hypothermia / Increased Critical Damage

    Before you get Voidwalker I would recommend to use a pierce support. Only use Hypothermia when you use a Call of the Brotherhood ring. Otherwise use Increased Critical Strikes / Damage.

    Orb of Storms + Power Charge on Crit + Culling Strike + Onslaught

    Instead of the Orb of Storm setup you can use 4link single target setup like a lightning spire trap setup.

    Lightning Spire Trap + Elemental Focus + Controlled Destruction + Added Lightning Damage

    Mana reservation setup:
    Herald of Thunder + Herald of Ice + Wrath / Zealotry + Enlighten lvl 3
    You will need a ENlighten level 3 to use all two Herald's and Wrath or Zealotry.

    Defensive:
    CWDT (lvl 2) + Immortal Call (lvl 4) + Enfeeble (lvl 6)
    This setup helps us to avoid getting oneshotted and in boss fight it necessary for sustain and helps a lot to survive!

    CWDT + Molten Shell + Summon Lightning Golem

    Movement:
    Flame Dash + Faster Casting + Arcane Surge
    After you dropped Eldritch Battery you should link a low level Arcane Surge to your Flame Dash setup... AS should always proc when you use Flame Dash.

    Vaal Skills & other good stuff: (Optional)
    Blood Rage
    Vaal Haste
    Holy Flame Totem + Multiple Totem + Phy. to lightning
    Decoy Totem


    Ascendancy, Bandits & Pantheon
    Bandits: Alira (5 mana reg per sec, 20% Crit Multiplier, 15% all resistances)

    Ascendancy:
    1) Sanctify
    2) Pious Path
    3) Righteous Providence
    4) Inevitable Judgment (a diamond flask will let your dps explode!!!)

    Pantheon:
    > Soul of Tukohama: While stationary, gain 2% additional Physical Damage Reduction each second, up to a maximum of 8%. While stationary, gain 0.5% of Life Regenerated per second each second, up to a maximum of 2%

    > Soul of Solaris: helps to avoid one shots. I would take this as standard and for maps with reduced life recovery go with
    > Soul of Arakaali: necessary to reach crazy amount of life gain! (will be proct when the debuff of blood rage is stoped from immortal call which is proct from cwdt when we get hit.)


    Additional information:
    Leveling

    Here a small general guide how you can level fast and effective http://guidescroll.com/2014/10/path-of-exile-endgame-in-12-hours-guide/

    Leveling Template 3.6: the lvl in () is the level when the skill gems becomes available!

    Here the Skill Tree for reference. Just follow the numbers shown on the picture above.
    Skill Tree: Click Me!!!

    How I leveled in 3.3:
    Level 1-20:
    You get Spark directly at the start... get Spark and link Pierce to it. Use Following links while early levels:
    Spark (lvl 1)
    > Pierce (lvl 1)
    > Added Lightning Damage (lvl 8)
    > Added Cold Damage (lvl 8)

    I would recommend to use a lightning spire setup for boss fights:
    Lightning Spire Trap (lvl 1) + Added Lightning Damage (lvl 8)+ Elemental Focus (lvl 18) + Controlled Destruction (lvl 18)

    Level 41-60
    I specced out of elemental overload to go for more crits. The jewels hazardeous research and I used Poacher's Aim (+1pierce) so I could drop pierce support out of my spark setup. The next ascendancy I gonna pick is "Rightious Providence".

    Level 65-74:
    I grinded quiet a few levels in some area like
    > Act 5: The Chamber of Innocence
    > Act 9: The Blood Aqueduct
    > Act 10: The Desecrated Chambers
    so I reached mapping with lvl 74. If you feel weak at some point while leveling... just grind some levels and after that it will be easy again.

    Make sure you always cap your resistances and get on every gear life if possible. Also the CWDT setup is very important for your survivability and sustain. Following now is my gear which I will use to start mapping:

    Level 75-84
    Atm I am farming map up to tier 6 and level fast... I nearly never die and just rush trough those maps...

    Bandits: Alira (5 mana reg per sec, 20% Crit Multiplier, 15% all resistances)

    Don't progress to fast, sometimes when the maps get to hard just take a step back... level a bit and get better gear. There are two good farming spots which you can use to grind some levels and gear while leveling (I normally grind 2-4 levels and then again leveling is much easier):
    > Act 5: The Chamber of Innocence
    > Act 10: The Desecrated Chambers

    Q&A

    Why are you using blood rage?
    I try to explain... when we activate blood rage a pyhsical debuff is applied to us, when we get hit CWDT procs immortal call and will activate the arakaali pantheon "50% increased Recovery of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently" which is a crazy boost to our life regen and leech. The life gain is not shown in your tooltip but you should feel it in action.
    How do you get that chilling effect when killing an enemy? Why do you Spark look like spiders?
    Herald of gloom mtx shatter effect & spark spider effect mtx.
    Is this build viable for Hardcore?
    The build is balanced for softcore, but it has really good layered defenses so I think with much more investment in defense it can be played also HC.
    When should I take Mind Over Matter?
    When you get Pious Path you can get Eldritch Battery and at the same time Mind Over Matter.
    Where can I use the hazardeous research threshold jewels?
    The required intelligence does not have to be allocated it just need to be in radius of the jewel.
    How to link my gear?
    Just open up a reply and go to top left corner of this page to your character and click on the item you want to link. This item will be linked in your reply as soon as you close your character window.
    What’s the best rolls for watchers eye jewel?
    IMO Wrath with:
    1) Crit
    2) Lightning Damage
    3) Phy. to Lighting

    A second mode like "Lightning damage is leeched" would be pretty good for survivability.

    The build ist still viable and up to date!

    bashtart
    Feb 26, 2017 17:00:29 PM

    hey there, looks pretty cool. as im looking for a build to start next league im curious about yours. im still kinda new and got some questions:

    i assume main purpose or best manageable with this build is clearing maps fast? how far did u succeed?

    you said, you cant freeze all. whats the highest map boss you were able to freeze?

    would you recommend it for league start? how is levelling and what budget is needed? i think your amulet is quite expensive, isnt it?



    thx for sharing and congratz to a nice build after playing this short

    piza14
    Feb 27, 2017 19:51:00 PM

    "
    piza14 wrote:
    hey there, looks pretty cool. as im looking for a build to start next league im curious about yours. im still kinda new and got some questions:

    i assume main purpose or best manageable with this build is clearing maps fast? how far did u succeed?

    you said, you cant freeze all. whats the highest map boss you were able to freeze?

    would you recommend it for league start? how is levelling and what budget is needed? i think your amulet is quite expensive, isnt it?



    thx for sharing and congratz to a nice build after playing this short


    Hi,
    yes the main goal is clearing maps as fast as possible. Today I did two T15 maps without dying and one dropped the T16 Phoenix map which I did also. I died once in the bossfight against the Pheonix guardian because of lags. I added the videos in "Videos"-section.
    It also possible to freeze T15 bosses as you can see in the t15 example run I added just a few minutes ago.

    Yeah sure you can start it in league (I will do it) because with low level you can run frozen lake and lower stuff and clearing it really fast. I would not recommend level with spark until lvl 69... you can use whispering ice or firestorm to get to lvl 69.

    bashtart
    Feb 27, 2017 21:06:24 PM

    thx for quick reply.

    is there an alternative for choir of storms or do you see it as mandatory?

    piza14
    Feb 28, 2017 00:47:48 AM

    "
    piza14 wrote:
    thx for quick reply.

    is there an alternative for choir of storms or do you see it as mandatory?

    It is not mandatory but the dps boost is massive... depending on how much lightning resistance you have you get an additional crit chance of 10-15 percent and your crits deal 50 percent more damage. Also a big factor for freezing bosses is the lvl 20 lightning bolt. I guess it is our biggest hitter and freezing depends on enemy life and the damage of the hit. In my opinion it is the best item in slot.

    bashtart
    Feb 28, 2017 07:17:28 AM

    "
    piza14 wrote:
    thx for quick reply.

    is there an alternative for choir of storms or do you see it as mandatory?


    I forget to mention other options...I guess you can take an rare amulett with crit, ele resistances and other missing stats. So you also could get an other unique ring maybe... there are many other options:) In the new seasson I will try some out and post it as options (like the halycon, the valyrium...).

    bashtart
    Mar 02, 2017 06:52:07 AM

    HI, I must say that this build looks really interesting and i'll probably use it as a starter for 2.6.

    Just got a cuple of question, is this viable for reflect maps too? When would you suggest to pick CI, at around Lvl 68 and with some good ES gear i suppose?

    Also, it would be GREAT if you could make a levelig passive tree, so that peapole as noob as me (i'm playing on and off since vanilla but never seriously put my head into building since work and gaming don't really work togher XD) dont waste point in passives that could be taken later (mostly the timing for the keystones would be lovelly)

    Thanks

    Türambar
    Mar 02, 2017 20:59:44 PM

    Hello, will you update guide for 2.6? Is it viable as league starter and SSF?

    Edit: what bandits you choose? point-faster casting-power charge?

    Cebilat
    Mar 03, 2017 13:50:41 PM

    "
    Türambar wrote:
    HI, I must say that this build looks really interesting and i'll probably use it as a starter for 2.6.

    Just got a cuple of question, is this viable for reflect maps too? When would you suggest to pick CI, at around Lvl 68 and with some good ES gear i suppose?

    Also, it would be GREAT if you could make a levelig passive tree, so that peapole as noob as me (i'm playing on and off since vanilla but never seriously put my head into building since work and gaming don't really work togher XD) dont waste point in passives that could be taken later (mostly the timing for the keystones would be lovelly)

    Thanks

    Hi, unfortunately reflect elemental damage is the one thing we just cannot do. With Vinktar we can kill reflecting elemtal damage packs but without the flask effect we just oneshotting ourselves. I added a leveling section in the guide... I hope this will help you a bit.

    bashtart
    Mar 03, 2017 17:48:08 PM

    Thanks mate, fast and properly done!!

    Türambar
    Mar 03, 2017 18:45:48 PM
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