LIGHTNING VORTEX

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Inquisitor based build converting all physical damage from Blade Vortex to Lightning Damage. This is a very powerful build able to reach over 1 million DPS on End Game Bosses since your critical strikes ignore Elemental Resistances. It's easy to level and a great build for beginners.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Ignore Enemies' Resistances

  • Great Clear Speed

  • High Damage on End Game Bosses

Cons

  • No Mana Leech

  • You need to stay close to enemies

  • Vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

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 use Carcass Jack, it grants up to 12% to all elemental resistances, 70 life, 20% area of effect and 50% area damage.
- You can also use a rare energy shield body armour with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • WEAPON
- ​I recommend Dual Wielding weapons that grant extra damage for you, but if you want extra defenses you can totally wear a Shield on your Off-hand slot.
- I recommend dual wielding Void Battery, each wand grants up to 20% increased cast speed, 1 extra Power charge, and 25% increased spell damage per Power Charge. Since you have 8 Power charges, you end up with 400% increased spell damage minus 80% because of another mod, but 320% increased spell damage is too much man!
- Doryani's Catalyst is an awesome example of budget weapon, it grants up to 132% increased elemental damage, up to 10% cast speed and up to 40% critical chance.
- Divinarius is even cheaper and very good, it grants up to 70% increased spell damage and 132% increased critical chance.
- If you want to wear a shield, I recommend Lioneye's Remorse that grants a great amount of Life, Armour and extra defenses against projectiles.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
Stormcharger are mandatory for this build, they grant "30% of physical damage converted to lightning damage"
  • 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, 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.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- Quicksilver Flask is awesome to increase your movement speed. Look for "Increased Duration" and "Increased Movement Speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Vaal Blade Vortex
Power Charge on Critical
Added Lightning Damage
Increased Area of Effect (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Physical to Lightning
Controlled Destruction (If 6 Sockets Linked)
Change Increased Area of Effect for Concentrated Effect when facing bosses
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms
Increased Duration
Culling Strike
Arcane Surge (level 8)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Immortal Call (level 3)
Increased Duration
Vaal Grace
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Warlord's Mark (level 1)
Increased Area of Effect
Increased Duration
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
  • MAIN HAND
Flame Dash
Faster Casting
Clarity
  • OFF HAND
Summon Ice Golem
Minion Life
Minion Elemental Resistance
  • RING
Wrath
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 a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is 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.
  • Why Cast When Damage Taken  at level 1 and Immortal Call at level 3?
- Cast When Damage Taken can only support spell gems that have the same required level or lower.  At level 1 the required level of Cast When Damage Taken is 38, the same as Immortal Call at level 3. 
  • 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 Arcane Surge level 8?
- Arcane Surge needs mana spent to be triggered, level 8 is a good balance between Buff Power and mana spent needed. 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar

ASCENDANCY: Inquisitor

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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