STORM BRAND

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Elementalist based build focusing on the Skill Storm Brand. This is a very powerful and fast build able to clear all endgame content. It's easy to level and a great build for beginners.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Great Single Target

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Super Fast

Cons

  • You're usually very close to enemies

  • 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, 25% 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 that grants up to 70 life, 50% increased area damage, 50% increased area of effect and even 12% to all elemental resistances.
  • MAIN HAND
- A Singularity is the best option for this build, it grants up to 40-70 lightning damage to spells, 30% increased Elemental Damage and 80% increased Damage against Hindered Enemies. Above all nearby enemies will be Hindered with 25% less movement speed. It's a super cheap unique.
  • SHIELD
- I highly recommend you to use a Magna Eclipsis, this unique shield grants +2 level of socketed gem, using it together with the Empower Gem, you can get Brand Recall at a higher level for a shorter cooldown and a very fast gameplay.
- You can also use an Invictus Solaris or a Vix Lunaris.
  • HELMET
- An Armour helmet  with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare Trap Shaper Gloves with "Socketed Gems are Supported by level xx Trap and Mine Damage Support". Examples here.
- ​If you want to spend a little more to get more damage, you can get one with "Socketed Gems are Supported by level xx Trap and Mine Damage Support & Faster Casting". Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with Strength, 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.
- 1 Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. Examples here.
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. 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
Storm Brand
Concentrated Effect
Lightning Penetration
Added Lightning Damage (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Controlled Destruction
Hypothermia (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Lightning Spire Trap
Added Lightning Damage
Lightning Penetration
Controlled Destruction
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
Vaal Righteous Fire
Steelskin (level 16)
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
Culling Strike
  • MAIN HAND
Herald of Thunder
Clarity
Flame Dash
  • SHIELD
Brand Recall
Empower
Arcane Surge (level 7)
  • RING
Wrath

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Brand Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

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 on 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.

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