BLADE VORTEX

BUILD

SUMMARY

INFORMATION

This is a Assassin based build focusing on the Skill Blade Vortex. Cast several blades around you to kill any enemy that dare getting closer to you. A very fun build and totally recommended for beginners.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Great Clear Speed

  • League Starter

  • Great Single Target Damage

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

  • Stays too Close to enemies

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR 
​The Covenant is mandatory for this build because socketed gems have Blood Magic, this way Mana will never be a problem. It also grants 10% increased life and Added Chaos Damage support.
  • WEAPON
- Cold Iron Point dagger is mandatory for this build, it grants +3 to level of all Physical Spell Gems. Wearing 2 we have +6 levels to Blade Vortex, this grants a big load of extra damage.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend Starkonja's Head because it grants a good amount of life, critical chance, evasion and Dexterity.
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​I recommend Asenath's Gentle Touch because it curses enemies with Temporal Chains, increasing survivability and make them explode increasing clear speed. These gloves are expensive and not mandatory at all, only buy them if you have currency to spend.
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and Armour. Examples here.
-  You can also use Atziri's Steps that provides high amount of evasion, life, movement speed and chance to dodge spells. 
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with strength, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Essence Worm ring is mandatory in order to use all Auras and Buffs together.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with strength, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
- A rare amulet with strength, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​2 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- 1 Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. Examples here.
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- 1 Diamond Flask for more critical chance. Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
- If you have a good amount of currency you can also use Sin's Rebirth for more damage
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Blade Vortex
Power Charge on Critical Strike
Controlled Destruction
Increased Area of Effect
Change Increased Area of Effect for Concentrated Effect when facing bosses
Empower lvl 3 or 4 (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Intensify (If 6 Linked Sockets)
  • GLOVES
Flesh and Stone
Maim
Summon Skitterbots
Flame Dash
  • BOOTS
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Vaal Grace
Steelskin (level 16)
Increased Duration
  • HELMET
Orb of Storms
Increased Duration
Culling Strike
Arcane Surge (level 7)
  • WEAPON
Vaal Righteous Fire
Summon Stone Golem
Increased Duration
  • WEAPON
Purifying Flame (level 1)
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Increased Duration
  • RING
Pride
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 there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory. 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.
  • Why Arcane Surge at level 7?
- Arcane Surge is activated by the amount of mana you spend with the supported spell. A level 7 Arcane Surge requires 36 mana to be sctivated, the same amount your Flame Dash uses to be casted. This way everytime you cast Flame Dash, you get the Arcane Surge Boost.
  • Controlled Destruction removes 100% of my critical chance, does this mean that I'll never dead critical strikes?
- No, actually 100% reduced critical chance means that of all the amount of extra critical chance you get from the Tree, Items and Jewels, you are going to lose 100%. Example: If you get 450% increased critical chance from Tree, Items and Jewels, the amount goes down to 350% when you support your skill with Controlled Destruction.

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Area Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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