HERALD OF BLADE VORTEX

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Blade Vortex
This spell creates ethereal blades which orbit in an area around you, dealing damage every 0.6 seconds to all enemies in their radius. As more blades are added, the damage becomes greater and more frequent.
Orb of Storms
This skill has 2 roles here, first of all it will instant kill enemies with 10% life or lower because of Culling Strike. It will also trigger Arcane Surge for more spell damage and cast speed. 
Enfeeble
A curse that will be autocasted when you take a certain amout of damage, it will decrease the damage dealt by nearby enemies.
Steelskin
Grants temporary shield that absorbs damage. Linked with Cast When Damage Taken to be activated everytime you recieve a certain amount of damage.
Heralds
These 3 Heralds will be the stars of this build, granting not only a big boost to your Damage and Clear Speed but also some Sweet Explosions and a huge amount of Elemental Penetration.
Clarity
Aura that increases your Mana Regeneration
Summon Chaos Golem
Chaos Golem grants reduced physical damage taken.
Flame Dash
Great moviment skill.
Vaal Righteous Fire
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of extra spell damage. (use it on bosses)
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants a huge chance to dodge attacks and spells
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
Pendulum of Destruction
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Mastermind of Discord
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
- ​Shaper of Desolation
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Beacon of Ruim
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Tukohama 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​Spell Damage
- Lightning / Cold Damage
- Area Damage
- Cast Speed
- Maximum Life
  • ABYSS JEWEL
- I highly recommend you guys to get an Abyss Jewel with "x% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on kill" and "+x to maximum life" Examples here.
BANDIT CHOICE
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. You can start using Spark until level 12, then choose between Arc or Blade Vortex to keep leveling depending on the amount of Dexterity you may find on early game. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's cast speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more cast speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level cast speed characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Axiom Perpetuum is totally awesome for leveling up this build, it grants elemental damage, cast speed and a LOT of critical chance. (equipable at level 10)
- Shade of Solaris provides a huge amount of damage, but it’s not cheap. If you don’t have currency to buy it, look for a Dark Seer. (Equipable at level 30)
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

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