[3.2 Video Guide] Blade Vortex Inpulsa Clear Speed Build

For gameplay footage & verbally describing the build, check out this video guide: Blade Vortex Inpulsa Video Guide

For the Elementalist version click HERE! The differences between Inquisitor & Elementalist version is this:
Inquisitor is faster in solo play and/or with an aurabot support, however, if you have someone in the party cursing, the elementalist will always be the stronger option.

Path of Building Link for the build: https://pastebin.com/jsZ4cJwd
Simply go to "Import/Export Build" > Click the "Import from Pastebin" paste the link in there, and then click "Import"

If you have any questions you can always come to my twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy the stream:

Ghazzy's Livestreaming Channel

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Is this build for you?

1. If you are looking for a top tier clear speed Blade Vortex build.

2. A build that is viable in both hardcore & softcore.

3. Insanely high clear speed with high eHP & strong defenses.

4. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.

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Build Enabling/Enhancing Items:

Inpulsa is the main big item we are using to enhance our general clear speed with. You can play the build without it but will be a bit slower.

The most important unique item is a super cheap pair of Hrimsorrow which converts 50% of your physical damage to cold, this combined with the support gem "Physical to Lightning" you are simply not dealing any physical damage at all, allowing you to run Physical Reflect rolled maps and you are both shocking & freezing your enemies reliably with crits.

Other enhancing items are the following:
Taste of Hate
Atziri's Promise
Intuitive Leap
Bisco's Leash
Starkonja
Lightpoacher
Inspired Learning

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Defence & Utility

The build utilizes a lot of crits allowing you to reliably freeze & shock your enemies on top of a few other minor tweaks listed blow;

A simple CWDT setup combined with Immortal Call is there to help you vs Bone Husks & Porcupines.

Here is a link to a downloadable calculator for how much effective HP you'll have with Mind Over Matter: Mind Over Matter eHP Calculator

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Pantheon Choices:

Pantheon List

Major God:

- Soul of the Brine King
Helps you avoid getting chain stunned.

Minor God:

- Soul of Shakari
Makes you immune to poison damage if you upgrade it.

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Skill-gems & Setups:

Blade Vortex:

- Blade Vortex, Spell Echo, Physical to Lightning, Increased Area of Effect, Increased Critical Strikes, Increased Critical Damage

Note;
Gems are listed in order of efficiency.


Curse on Hit Herald:

- Curse on Hit, Warlord's Mark, Herald of Thunder

Note;
You can switch Warlord's Mark for Assassin's Mark if you are not using the Intuitive Leap jewel for the node "Overcharged"

Mobility:

- Shield Charge, Fortify, Faster Attacks

Cast When Damage Taken:

- CWDT, Immortal Call, Warlord's Mark, Increased Duration

Utility:

- Herald of Ice, Summon Lightning Golem, Flame Dash, Portal

OPTIONAL:

If you're using Lightpoacher then you should get one with only 1 abyssal socket and link it with:

- Faster Projectile, Greater Multiple Projectiles, Physical to Lightning

This way you deal 0 physical damage with it & it deals good dmg on a wide spread area.

If you're not using Lightpoacher then you can use what ever you want, another CWDT setup, curse on hit setups etc etc, or you can sort an Arcane Surge setup which would look something like this:

- Arcane Surge (lvl 9), Immortal Call, Increased Duration, Phase Run

Note;
The phase run only increases the duration of arcane surge when you cast Immortal Call if you have Frenzy charges.

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Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes:

Ascendancy Nodes:

The priority is very straight forward for this build;
You start with taking up Instruments of Virtue, after this you take the Righteous Providence which leads to the third notable which is; Inevitable Judgement, lastly you'd want to pick up Augury Penitence.


Leveling skill-tree, 28 points

Leveling skill-tree, 51 points

Leveling skill-tree, 86 points

Finished skill-tree

Note:

1. Once the skill-tree is finished, just focus 100% on more jewel slots.

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Leveling Tips:

You can use eitehr Magma Orb or Freezing Pulse together with Fire Trap till you get to lvl 12, at which point you should switch to a Firestorm gem instead. This will carry you a long way, if you chose to lvl with the lvling tree displayed in the guide it is using Spell Totem which you want to link to your Firestorm together with anything that gives it dmg such as Added Cold, Added Lightning, and later in act 2 when you are able to get better support gems you want to use: Controlled Destruction, Elemental Focus and Faster Casting. This will literally carry you till lvl 68-70 in which point you'd want to buy the Hrimsorrow and move over to using Blade Vortex. (Keep in mind that when you hit lvl 40, you'd want to buy 2 weapons to have in your second weapon slot that you aren't using with 3 green sockets and fill all 6 of them with Blade Vortex gems to make sure you have high lvl gems when you do the change, you can also vaal these for lvl 21 later on!).

Other options for lvling is to get the threshold jewel Frozen Trail, this allows you to change Firestorm for Frostbolt and is highly efficient, though keep in mind that you will need 2 of those jewels for it to be better than Firestorm!


Bandits:

- Kill them all, they don't grant anything worth the skillpoints you'd lose

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Gearing & Stat Priorities

What base items to use:

The base items of this build really doesn't matter as we don't care about the base defensive stats such as armour(str), evasion(dex) or energy shield(int). So instead the base items will follow the stat priority listed in this guide.
However, the attribute requirement of the items will base how hard it is to chrome (color) which will be the only thing we will think about when planing our gearing.
So, if you need 4 blue sockets in an item the recommendation is to get an item that has Energy Shield (int) base or a hybrid base which includes Energy Shield (int).

By using this chrome calculating website: https://siveran.github.io/calc.html you can easily track how hard it will be to chrome the colors you need. This YouTube playlist can help a lot for new players and also includes a few tricks when coloring items with the "wrong attribute requirements" for your build: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuu-MdPs0Af8A4e3gSsJ1xDKNNcdFwY1r


Defensive Stats:

1. Life
2. Mana
3. Resistances
4. Strength

Offensive Stats:

1. Critical Strike Chance for Spells
1. Critical Strike Multiplier
2. Elemental DMG (and elemental specific such as cold/lightning)
2. Spell DMG
2. Area DMG
3. Cast Speed

Jewels:

Same as the offensive stats unless you need defensive stats, then mix or follow that.

Flasks:

1x Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
1x w/e prefix Diamond Flask of Warding
1x Atziri's Promise
1x Taste of Hate
1x Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat

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Recommended Unique Items:
Taste of Hate
Atziri's Promise
Inpulsa
Bisco's Leash
Hrimsorrow or Hrimburn
Intuitive Leap
Darkness Enthroned
Inspired Learning or Headhunter


Recommended LvLing Uniques:
Frozen Trail
Wanderlust
Goldrim
Lifesprig
Tabula Rasa
Abberath's Horn

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Outro:

For gameplay footage & verbally describing the build, check out this video guide: Blade Vortex Inpulsa Video Guide

For the Elementalist version click HERE! The differences between Inquisitor & Elementalist version is this:
Inquisitor is faster in solo play and/or with an aurabot support, however, if you have someone in the party cursing, the elementalist will always be the stronger option.

Before you start posting questions I would recommend checking the video. I am as always available in my stream!

Hope you guys will enjoy the build! Below you can access my other build guides:

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