EXPLOSIVE ARC

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Elementalist based build focusing on the Skill Arc. This is a very powerful build able to clear endgame content and all map mods. It's a great build for beginners.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Can do all map mods

  • Great Clear Speed

Cons

  • Need a lot of mana regeneration

  • You need to keep distance from bosses

  • Life leech exists, but it is slow.

  • Vulnerable to Chaos Damage

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
​Inpulsa's Broken Heart is the best body armour for this build, it grants up to 80 life, 50% increased damage, 40% increased shock effect and makes your shocked enemies explode dealing AoE damage. It's not so cheap though.
- ​As a budget alternative you can usa a rare energy shield body armour with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • MAIN HAND
- A Doryani's Catalyst is the best option for this build, it grants up to 132% increased elemental damage, life leech and cast speed. It's also not so cheap.
- But Singularity is an awesome budget alternative for you. It increases your damage and even add another defense layer slowing nearby enemies in 25%.
  • OFF HAND
- An Energy Shield Shield with Spell Damage, Life, and Resistances if possible. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- An Energy Shield helmet  with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare energy shield gloves with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare energy shield boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Essence Worm ring is mandotory, so we can use the Wrath Aura without sacrificing a huge amount of mana.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, mana regeneration and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- ​A rare Amulet with Life, Dexterity and some resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Silver Flask is awesome to increase your movement and cast speed. Look for "Increased Duration" and "Increased Movement Speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Lightning penetration. Remember that your uncapped lightning resistance must be the highest. Details here.
- A Spell Damage Vessel of Vinktar is awesome for your DPS.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Arc
Spell Echo
Added Lightning Damage
Lightning Penetration (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Controlled Destruction
Efficacy (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms
Increased Duration
Culling Strike
Arcane Surge (level 8)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Immortal Call (level 3)
Increased Duration
Enfeeble (level 5)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Clarity
Tempest Shield (level 7)
Increased Duration
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
  • MAIN HAND
Shield Charge
Faster Attacks
Fortify
  • OFF HAND
Summon Lightning Golem
Summon Flame Golem
Minion Life
  • RING
Wrath

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell

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 on your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • My Tempest Shield is not working, can you help me?
- Please make sure that Cast When Damage Taken is level 1 and Convocation level 7.
  • It's hard to lvl up, my mana ends too fast. What can I do?
- You can use mana flasks or Elreon Jewelry with ''-8 to mana cost of skills''.  You can buy a lvl 1 Elreon Jewelry clicking here.
  • I don't have enough Dexterity for all those gems, what can I do?
- Look for Dexterity on your rare items. You can also take the +30 nodes on the Skill Tree.
  • Why Immortal Call if you don't generate endurance charges?
- Endurance Charges are not mandatory for Immortal Call work, they just make it last longer.
  • Why Cast When Damage Taken  at level 1 and Immortal Call at level 3?
- Cast When Damage Taken can only support spell gems that have the same required level or lower.  

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