STORM BURST

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Inquisitor based build focusing on the Skill Storm Burst. Cast tons of lightning projectiles in a nova destroying every enemy around you . A nice spell caster build.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Great Clear Speed

  • League Starter

  • Ignore enemies' elemental resistances

Cons

  • Bad Single Target Damage

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

  • Stays too Close to enemies

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend a Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances. but it's hard to get 4 blue sockets on it.  
- A good alternative is Carcass Jack, it grants up to 12% to all elemental resistances, 70 life, 20% area of effect and 50% area damage. Easy to get 4 blue sockets.
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • STAFF
- Sire of Shards is mandatory for this build, it gives the nova effect to your projectiles.
- If you want to make your single target damage better, you can use Duskdawn as secondary weapon. (Change weapons pressing X when fighting bosses)
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
- You can also use Facebreaker, because it provides critical multiplier and it's easy to get 4 blue sockets for the Orb of Storms setup.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Essence Worm ring is mandatory for this build, it gives us the chance to use an Aura without reserving any of your mana.  
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Unset Ring with life, dexterity and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​2 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- 1 Basalt Flask for aditiona physical damage reduction. Examples here.
- Rumi's Concoction for more armour and block chance.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
GEMS
  • STAFF
Storm Burst
Ball Lightning
Slower Projectiles
Cast While Channeling
Increased Critical Strikes (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Concentrated Effect (If 6 Linked Sockets)
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Arctic Armour
Lightning Warp
Faster Casting
Less Duration
Don't link Arctic Armour with the rest of the setup, or the mana reservation will be higher. Example here.
  • GLOVES
Orb of Storms
Assassin's Mark
Curse on Hit
Power Charge on Critical
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Warlord's Mark
Blasphemy
Immortal Call (level 3)
  • BODY ARMOUR
Vaal Storm Call
Increased Duration
Increased Critical Strikes
Added Lightning Damage
Empower (If 6 Linked Sockets)
Increased Critical Damage (If 5 Linked Sockets)

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar

ASCENDANCY: Inquisitor

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Projectile Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

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 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. 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. 
  • How do you generate Power charges?
- Orb of Storm + Power Charge on Critical.

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