EXSANGUINATE

BUILD

SUMMARY

INFORMATION

This is an Elementalist based build focusing on the new Skill Exsanguiate. Use your own blood to kill dozens of enemies at once. A very fun build and totally recommended for beginners.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Great Clear Speed

  • League Starter

  • Good Single Target Damage

  • Very Tanky

Cons

  • Needs gem swaps

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR 
I recommend you to get a body armour with life, "you can apply an additional curse", armour and some energy shield. This way you'll also be able to curse your enemies with Poacher's Mark for a lot more damage. Examples here.
- As a budget option I recommend Belly of the Beast that grants up to 40% increased life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
  • WEAPON
- Cold Iron Point daggers are mandatory for this build because they grant a total of +6 levels to our Exsanguinate, and that's a lot of extra damage.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend you to grab a helmet with "Nearby Enemies take 9% increased physical damage", some life and some armour. Examples here.
- ​Now, if you want to go budget grab a bone helmet with life and "+2 level to minion gems. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​I highly recommend you to use glove that grant "Socketed Gems deal 30% more damage over time" and some life. Examples here.
- If you can't buy those golves yet, you can use some generic ones with life and resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and a lot of elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Unset Ring is mandatory. Grab one with a lot of Dexterity, life and some resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with dexterity, life and a lot elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A Primordial Chain is mandatory because of our golem buffs. Details here.
  • FLASKS
- ​1 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding''. Examples here 
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- 1 Basalt Flask for more survivability. Examples here.
- A Rumi's Concoction grants the extra block chance to increase even more your survivability.
- Whichfire Brew is just perfect for this build, increasing damage over time and cursing surrounding enemies with Despair. 
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 30% Increased Exsanguinate Duration
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Movement Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Growth and Decay (Clear + Teal + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: 
- Alternative Option #2: 
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Exsanguinate
Efficacy
Chain
Unleash
When facing big bosses, replace Chain and Unleash with Swift Affliction and Controlled  Destruction.
Cruelty
Brutality
  • HELMET
Stone Golem
Flame Golem
Lightning Golem
Chaos Golem
  • GLOVES
Corrupting Fever
Efficacy
Swift Affliction
Brutality
  • BOOTS
Vaal Grace
Vaal Righteous Fire
Poacher's Mark
Increased Duration
  • WEAPON
Pride
War Banner
Malevolence
  • WEAPON
Flame Dash
Arcane Surge (level 1)
Storm Brand
  • RING
Steelskin
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.

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: DoT Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
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