HERALD OF BLADE VORTEX

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Elementalist based build focusing on the Skill Blade Vortex. This build is fast, powerful and fun, everything you might ask for. It's cheap to build but it gets super strong with  more investment.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Cheap to Build

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Good amount of Life

Cons

  • Needs a lot of mana regeneration

  • You are always near to enemies

  • 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, 25% increased shock effect and makes your shocked enemies explode dealing AoE damage. It's not so cheap though.
- ​As a budget alternative you can use Carcass Jack that grants up to 70 life, 50% increased area damage, 50% increased area of effect and even 12% to all elemental resistances.
  • MAIN HAND
- I recommend Singularity, it grants a huge amount of spell damage and even increases your survivability.
  • OFF HAND
- I recommend Singularity, it grants a huge amount of spell damage and even increases your survivability.
  • HELMET
- I recommend you to use a Starkonja's Head, it grants up to 70 Dex, up to 100 life, critical chance and some extra defenses.
- An Armour helmet  with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Hrimsorrow is mandatory because it converts 50% of your physical damage to cold damage.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare Armour boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Ring with life, mana regeneration and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • 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.
- Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. 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.
- If you have currency to spare you can also go to Taste of Hate and Sin's Rebirth.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Blade Vortex
Controlled Destruction
Hypothermia
Increased Area of Effect (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Physical to Lightning
Efficacy (If 6 Sockets Linked)
When facing bosses, change Increased Area of Effect for Concentrated Effect
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Enlighten
Herald of Ash
Herald of Ice
Herald of Thunder
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
Enfeeble (level 14)
Steelskin (level 16)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge (level 7)
Increased Duration
Culling Strike
  • MAIN HAND
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • OFF HAND
Summon Chaos Golem
Flame Dash
Clarity
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.
  • Cast When Damage Taken cannot trigger Vaal Skills, why do you put them on the same setup?
- Vaal Grace is not there to be triggered by Cast When Damage Taken, but to be supported by Increased Duration
  • Why my mana isn’t enough to use All 3 Heralds + Clarity?
- Start using only the 3 Heralds, you’ll be able to use Clarity as soon as you reach the Ascendancy node called “Mastermind of Discord” that reduces mana reserved by Heralds.

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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