[3.5 Video Guide] Blade Vortex Inpulsa Clear Speed Build [Inquisitor]

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

For the Elementalist version click HERE!
For the Trickster version click HERE!

Path of Building Link for the build: https://pastebin.com/2NRK1jt4
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
Bisco's Leash
Starkonja
Lightpoacher

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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, Controlled Destruction, Physical to Lightning, Increased Area of Effect, Increased Critical Strikes, Increased Critical Damage

Note;
Gems are listed in order of efficiency.
You can use Vaal Blade Vortex as well which is highly recommended for this build!


Curse on Hit Herald:

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


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, 27 points

Leveling skill-tree, 52 points

Leveling skill-tree, 87 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:

If you wish, as of patch 3.3 we are able to rather smoothly lvl as Blade Vortex, in which case we start of by supporting it with gems like:
Added Fire, Added Cold,, Added Lightning.
The Cold & Lightning are later replaced by Controlled Destruction & Elemental Focus till we reach higher lvl & gearing to follow the gem section for the end-game gems.


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
Darkness Enthroned
Headhunter
Intuitive Leap


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:

Build Guides


//GhazzyTV
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Last edited by Ghazzy on Dec 10, 2018, 9:32:47 PM
Last bumped on Dec 6, 2018, 12:54:24 PM
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NOTICE:

I've reached a point where I have too many build guides to keep up with responding personally on each comment as I've always done on my threads in the past. I will obviously continue doing this but on the youtube videos instead. I hope you guys will understand, sadly I'm not a fulltime streamer and for me to keep build guides like this posted this was an inevitable result!
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
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Last edited by Ghazzy on Jun 24, 2018, 12:07:35 AM
BUILD IS NOW UPDATED FOR 3.3!

NOTES:

* Added Vaal Blade Vortex under the gem section on the written forum thread!
* Changed support gems for BV
* Removed Intuitive Leap
* Changed Curse on Hit setup
* Changed tree a bit
* Also added a TRICKSTER version of the build, link to that thread is here: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2150499
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
https://www.youtube.com/GhazzyTV
Last edited by Ghazzy on Jun 1, 2018, 9:50:11 AM
What is gonna be the big difference with the trickster ascendancy? Maybe more defense only? specially against elementalist?
Hi,

I just wanted a little clarification on a section of your guide. What exactly do you mean when you say "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"? Unless I am reading it wrong, why would you want 6 BV gems being leveled at the same time?

Thanks!
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UgLeeWV wrote:
Hi,

I just wanted a little clarification on a section of your guide. What exactly do you mean when you say "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"? Unless I am reading it wrong, why would you want 6 BV gems being leveled at the same time?


Thanks!


If u level 6bv gems and they hit level 20 u can sell them to the vendor and get a lvl1 20quality in return. Relevel to 20/20 and vaal them for 21/20
Last edited by Psycomantje on May 31, 2018, 4:45:33 PM
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Completed 3 ChallengesGuliadkinn wrote:
What is gonna be the big difference with the trickster ascendancy? Maybe more defense only? specially against elementalist?


Trickster will be slightly cheaper now that Overcharged was moved back to be in range of Intuitive Leap.
I honestly feel that the Trickster will be the more solid option though, will be going through this on the stream prior to release of 3.3

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@Psycomantje:
Thank you :)
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
https://www.youtube.com/GhazzyTV
Hey guys!

I've gone ahead and updated the Intuitive leap addition as that change was reversed.
Due to lack of time and need to sleep more before league I won't respond on any questions prior to this post.


However, for anyone who wants to know which version is best and why here's a bit of information:

Inquisitor: Fastest solo or with an aurabot, also ignores any EE users in the party
Elementalist: Hits the hardest with a cursebot
Trickster: Cheapest and argueably as fast as the Inquisitor though can take use of EE which he can't.


I will decide on the build that will fit my playstyle and preference the most as a starter and it also depends on my party I will be playing with.
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
https://www.youtube.com/GhazzyTV
Are the linked skilltrees correct? The final one barely has any points allocated. Could you please check them? Thanks!

Edit: NVM, PoB Skilltree is correct, thanks for the build works pretty well so far!
Last edited by myaceb on Jun 2, 2018, 6:16:20 PM
Hey Ghazzy and thanks for posting this build.
Could you maybe add some sample Gear? I have no Idea which weapon I should chose for this build, or which Shield / Jewellery.

Thanks in advance.
Best regads,
Sym

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