[3.13] Enki's Arc Witch - a beginner friendly Lightning Caster

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Excalibour00 wrote:
Hey guys,

I stumbled upon a pretty unique jewel called "Unnatural Instinct Viridian Jewel". I was wondering if there is a way to use it in the build and if yes does more experienced people have any suggestions?

Thank you


Without getting to technical about all the specific keystones etc, I would just put the jewel in each slot and write down the DMG, Life, Mana, ES. At the end, pick the one you like the most.

Let us know how it does, I would be interested to pick myself up one if it works. 7ex on Trade, so it must be good!


First of all, and like many others, I would like to thank Enki for his ultradetailed guide. It has been my point of entry to PoE and I am enjoying a lot my first league. I had tried an own build before but got very slow around level 50. I would also like to thank all of you participating in this thread, it has been a joy to read your comments every day and learn something new about the build and the game.

Now, after playing more than 200 hours with my arc witch I have the following items and would like some advice in how to progress, I believe I have many of the required high end items but they are not as good as they could be (budget limitations ofc). Would you mind taking a look at my build and tell me how would you progress from here?. I feel pretty squishy sometimes, currently at 5k life and 3.5k shield, capped resistances and 30+% chaos without flask. Also, which would be the best improvement to increase dps?.

Finally, are there any clear improvements through crafting for my character? I have barely done any yet and I don't really now the possibilities.

Thank you very much for your time exiles.
Hey guys,

Another series of potentially noob questions:

- Between arc and vaal arc which one is better?

- What's the deal with their levels and qualities?

- The wiki listed them to up to level 40. I know it's possible to get 5-6 level above 20 with item, but how you can go the remaining 14 levels?!

Thank you again.


Follow up:
I'm looking on poe.trade and an arc lvl 21quality 20 is 100 chaos while a vaal arc lvl21 quality 23 is 2 exalts. Does that mean the vaal arc high level and quality is that much better? or it's more of a min-max thing.
Last edited by Excalibour00 on Feb 19, 2020, 5:10:58 PM
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Excalibour00 wrote:
Hey guys,

Another series of potentially noob questions:

- Between arc and vaal arc which one is better?

- What's the deal with their levels and qualities?

- The wiki listed them to up to level 40. I know it's possible to get 5-6 level above 20 with item, but how you can go the remaining 14 levels?!

Thank you again.


Its helpful to understand what Vaal Arc is.

When you have Vaal Arc equip. You will get 2 spells you can use:
1: Regular normal Arc (exactly the same as an arc gem)
2: Vaal Arc

You play with regular ARC, after a certain amount of kills (25 is standard) you are able to cast a single Vaal arc, which is a much stronger damage, larger chain distance, and bigger chaining version of Arc.

I play with Arc and then Vaal Arc is my: panic, kill everything quick button.

So i say Vaal Arc is better, since its exactly the same as Arc but with one additional spell. Try it.

My Arc does:
1271 Damage
Chain 9 times
20% chance to shock
35% increased effect of shock

My Vaal Arc:
2614 Damage
Chain 11 times
100% chance to shock
100% increased effect of shock
Last edited by Zeeul on Feb 19, 2020, 5:16:43 PM
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Zeeul wrote:
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Excalibour00 wrote:
Hey guys,

Another series of potentially noob questions:

- Between arc and vaal arc which one is better?

- What's the deal with their levels and qualities?

- The wiki listed them to up to level 40. I know it's possible to get 5-6 level above 20 with item, but how you can go the remaining 14 levels?!

Thank you again.


Its helpful to understand what Vaal Arc is.

When you have Vaal Arc equip. You will get 2 spells you can use:
1: Regular normal Arc (exactly the same as an arc gem)
2: Vaal Arc

You play with regular ARC, after a certain amount of kills (25 is standard) you are able to cast a single Vaal arc, which is a much stronger damage, larger chain distance, and bigger chaining version of Arc.

I play with Arc and then Vaal Arc is my: panic, kill everything quick button.

So i say Vaal Arc is better, since its exactly the same as Arc but with one additional spell. Try it.


Thank you Zeeul. I just added a follow up to the original post that I made. So, do you think the much higher price of the vaal arc for the quality worth the investment?
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Excalibour00 wrote:
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Zeeul wrote:
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Excalibour00 wrote:
Hey guys,

Another series of potentially noob questions:

- Between arc and vaal arc which one is better?

- What's the deal with their levels and qualities?

- The wiki listed them to up to level 40. I know it's possible to get 5-6 level above 20 with item, but how you can go the remaining 14 levels?!

Thank you again.


Its helpful to understand what Vaal Arc is.

When you have Vaal Arc equip. You will get 2 spells you can use:
1: Regular normal Arc (exactly the same as an arc gem)
2: Vaal Arc

You play with regular ARC, after a certain amount of kills (25 is standard) you are able to cast a single Vaal arc, which is a much stronger damage, larger chain distance, and bigger chaining version of Arc.

I play with Arc and then Vaal Arc is my: panic, kill everything quick button.

So i say Vaal Arc is better, since its exactly the same as Arc but with one additional spell. Try it.


Thank you Zeeul. I just added a follow up to the original post that I made. So, do you think the much higher price of the vaal arc for the quality worth the investment?


The quality on Arc (or Vaal Arc) is irrelevant for this particular build. Buy a 21/0 Vaal Arc and you'll be good.
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The quality on Arc (or Vaal Arc) is irrelevant for this particular build. Buy a 21/0 Vaal Arc and you'll be good.


Thank you, I did that. Do awakened supports worth the investment? If yes, what's the priority? I was thinking Spell Echo, then added lighting damage.
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Excalibour00 wrote:
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The quality on Arc (or Vaal Arc) is irrelevant for this particular build. Buy a 21/0 Vaal Arc and you'll be good.


Thank you, I did that. Do awakened supports worth the investment? If yes, what's the priority? I was thinking Spell Echo, then added lighting damage.


I tend to try and min-max everything so eventually everything is worth the investment for me. Just google each and see if they are worth it for you.

I bought awakened lightning damage, expecting a little damage boost at level 5. One day I am looking over my gems and notice Awakened added lightning damage has "+1 to level of supported lightning skill gems" on it. That was a nice suprise.

at level one, awakened gems are usually a similar or slightly stronger than level 20 regular gems.

I would level and try for the corrupted level 6 yourself since they cost about 15 ex to buy.

I hit level 6 with the lapidary lens in the Alva temple incursion thing. I think thats a little better than using a vaal orb.



is this eclipse staff good enough to replace duskdawn?
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Septimous wrote:



is this eclipse staff good enough to replace duskdawn?


Probably, but try it out in Path of Building to make sure.

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