INFERNAL FLICKER

SUMMARY

CLASS: Scion

ASCENDANCY: Ascendant (Champ + Chieftain)

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Ascendant based build mixing Champion with Chieftain and focusing on the Skill Flicker Strike. This is a very fast and powerfull build that can clear every content in the game.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Awesome Boss Damage

Cons

  • Need Gem swaps for Shaper and Elder

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend Kintsugi, it provides up to 1689 Evasion, +80 Life, 30% Fire Resistance, 20% reduced damage taken if you haven't been hit recently, 50% increased Evasion if you have been hit recently.
- You can also use a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
  • SWORD
- Oro's Sacrifice is mandatory for this build because it grants 1 Frenzy charge when an attack ignites an enemy. Without this sword you won't be able to keep flickering.
  • HELMET
- ​The best helmet you can get is a rare one with life, evasion and Nearby Enemies have -9% Fire Resistance. Examples here.
​Starkonja's Head is a very good budget choice, it grants up to 100 life, 10% attack speed and a huge evasion boost.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion/armour. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion/energy shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, elemental damage and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1 
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, Intelligence and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Jade Flask is really important because it grants +3000 Evasion. Best mods are Increased Duration and Increased Evasion. Examples here
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Fire penetration. Remember that your uncapped fire resistance must be the highest. Details here.
- A Cinderswallow Urn grants the Onslaugh buff and cause ignited enemies to take 10% more damage.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 40% Increased Flicker Strike Damage
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Panopticon (Verdant + Indigo + Opalescent)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 111
GEMS
  • SWORD
Flicker Strike
Multistrike
When facing bosses, replace  Melee Splash with Ruthless
Melee Splash
Combustion
Elemental Damage With Attacks (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Close Combat (If 6 Sockets Linked)
For fights that need more control over     your character (Shaper, Atziri...) use:                           
Vaal Double Strike
Multistrike
Ruthless
Combustion
Elemental Damage With Attacks (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Close Combat (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES OR HELMET
Summon Skitterbots
Anger
Precision (level 6)
Enlighten
  • GLOVES OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
Steelskin (level 16)
Vaal Grace
  • BOOTS
Arcanist Brand (level 1)
Flammability
Increased Duration
Wave of Conviction
  • Body Armour
Ancestral Protector
Multiple Totems
Ancestral Warchief
Dash
Blood Rage
Summon Ice Golem
Only Ancestral Warchief, Ancestral Protector and Multiple Totems need to be linked.
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 for this build to work. 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.
  • How are you generating Frenzy Charges?
- Oro’s Sacrife grants “Gain a Frenzy Charge if an Attack Ignites an Enemy”