ARC TOTEMS

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Hierophant based build focusing on Totems of the Skill Arc. This is a very beginner friendly build because it's very safe and easy to play. If you are part of the Totem Master Race, this build is totally for you.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Safe playstyle

  • League starter

  • Easy endgame

  • Map mods aren't a problem

  • Great single target damage

Cons​​​

  • 4 Mandatory Uniques, they're are very cheap though

  • Ring slots occupied by mandatory rings, cap your resistances might get tricky

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The unique body armour Soul Mantle is mandatory for this build, it provides "Socketed gems are supported by level 20 Spell Totem" and 1 additional totem. The downside is that it curses you with a random Curse when a totem dies. But don't worry, here on this guide you are going to learn how to turn this downside into a benefit. 
  • WEAPON
- A Singularity is the cheapest weapon for this build, it grants up to 40-70 lightning damage to spells, 30% increased Elemental Damage and 80% increased Damage against Hindered Enemies. Above all nearby enemies will be Hindered with 25% less movement speed.
- As soon as you get a little more currency get is a rare wand with at least 80% increased spell damage, 80% increased critical chance for spells and +1 to all lightning spell skill gems. Examples here.
  • SHIELD
- ​You need a shield with some life and +1 Totem. Examples here.
- If you have more currency you can buy one with some Energy Shield, some life, some spell damage and critical strike chance for spells. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend The Brine Crown, it grants up to 100 life, 126 energy shield, 50% cold resistance and freeze immunity.
- If you have more currency you can buy a rare helmet with life, energy shield and nearby enemies have -9% to lightning resistance. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​Remember when I said about turning the curses into a benefit? It starts here with Kikazaru as a mandatory ring, it reduces 40% of curse effect on you, with 2 rings you are going to barely feel the curses on you.
  • RING #2
- ​Another Kikazaru
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, elemental resistances and a lot of dexterity. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- Silver Flask for more cast, movement and clear speed. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased movement speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Lightning penetration. Remember that your uncapped lightning resistance must be the highest. Details here.
- A Rumi's Concoction grants extra block chance and armour.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Arc chains an additional time
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Sanctum of Thought (Sepia + Black + Black)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR (Must be Soul Mantle)
Arc
Elemental Focus
Added Lightning Damage
Inspiration
Controlled Destruction (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Lightning Penetration (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • HELMET
Arcanist Brand
Summon Lightning Golem
Assassin's Mark
Culling Strike
  • GLOVES
Wave of Conviction
Swift Assembly
High-Impact Mines
Charged Mines
  • BOOTS
Dash
Steelskin
Second Wind
Increased Duration
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
Wrath
  • OFF-HAND
Frost Shield
Increased Duration
Vaal Haste

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar
ASCENDANCY: Hierophant
HEALTH TYPE: Life
MAIN SKILL TYPE: Totem
COST: $$$$$
DIFFICULTY: 1/5
STARTER VIABLE: Yes
BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes
GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.
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