LIGHTNING POET

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Elementalist based build focusing on the Unique Wand Poet's Pen socketed with the Skills Arc, Lightning Warp and Ball Lightning. This is a very powerful and fast build able to clear endgame content. Expensive though :(

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • AWESOME Clear Speed

  • "Instant" Life Leech 

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Vulnerable to Chaos Damage

  • Evasion Dependent

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 evasion body armour with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • WEAPON
- Poet's Pen is the most important item of this build and it’s totally Mandatory to have 3 of them. That’s the reason why this build is expensive! It grants “Trigger a Socketed Spell when you attack”
  • HELMET
- I highly recommend you to use a Mind of the Council, It grants 30% increased mana, 30% of Lightning damage is taken from Mana before Life (stacks with Mind over Matter) and Recover 3% of Maximum Mana when you shock an enemy.
- Or you can use 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 and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- ​A rare Amulet with Life, Dexterity and some resistances. Examples here.
- If you don't have problems with Strength and Currency you can also use Choir of the Storm for 50% increased lightning damage and 75% increased critical strike chance.
  • 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 evasion during flask effect". Examples 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.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Barrage
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Life Gain on Hit
Additional Accuracy (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Faster Attacks
Culling Strike (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Frenzy
Assassin's Mark
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Curse on Hit
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge (level 8)
Increased Duration
Power Charge on Critical Strike
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Flame Dash
Faster Casting
Herald of Thunder
Enlighten
Link Herald of Thunder With Enlighten alone, or Faster Casting will increase Herald's mana reservation. Example here.
Pen #2 is for clear speed, Pen #3 is for single target damage. 
  • POET'S PEN #1
Arc
Lightning Penetration
Increased Critical Strikes
  • POET'S PEN #2
Lightning Warp
Less Duration
Swift Affliction
  • POET'S PEN #3
Ball Lightning
Slower Projectiles
Lightning Penetration
  • RING
Wrath

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Auto Casted Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

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.
  • How do you generate Frenzy Charges?
- The Skill Frenzy
  • 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.
  • How do you generate Power Charges?
- Orb of Storms + Power Charge on Critical Strike

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