[3.5 Video Guide] Poet's Pen Arc/Freezing Pulse + CoC GC [Trickster or Inquisitor]

For a more detailed explanation of the build check out the video guide: Poet's Pen Arc/Freezing Pulse + CoC GC [Trickster or Inquisitor]

If you have any questions you can always come to my twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy some rock / metal music:

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Path of Building Link for the guide: https://pastebin.com/i7RCbvXE
Simply go to "Import/Export Build" > Click the "Import from Pastebin" paste the link in there, and then click "Import"

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Is this build for you?

1. If you are looking for a build with insanely high exp/h gain.

2. A build that allows you to level as itself without any external abilities required.

3. A build which allows for a lot of personal tweaking to your playstyle.

4. An insanely beautiful charade of explosions on the screen.

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


Note:

This build is designed with the use of Poet's Pen in mind. It can be lvld using Arc as self-cast but is designed with the use of 2 PP wands making it slightly expensive to get going, however, once you've acheived 2 of those wands the rest of the gear can be VERY cheap to purchase.

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Defence & Utility

The build utilizes Mind over Matter with tons of mana unreserved and getting help from the Ascendancy nodes to sustain your effective HP pool.

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
Prevents getting chain-stunned or frozen

Minor God:

- Soul of Shakari
Helps with chaos damage taken, can later be upgraded to be 100% immune to poison as well

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Skill-gems & Setups:

Frenzy or Power Siphon:

IF you don't have a "Warlord's Mark on Hit" Elder Ring you'll want to use this setup:

- Frenzy, Greater Multiple Projectiles, Curse on Hit, Warlord's Mark, Onslaught, Culling Strike

OR:

- Power Siphon, Onslaught, Cast on Critical Strike, Glacial Cascade, Physical to Lightning, Concentrated Effect

Note;
Poet's Pens has a 250ms CD on the triggers which means they will be able to cast a spell if you attack 4 times per second (0.25sec atk speed). Which is why I'm not linking faster attacks in either of the setups as if you're doing this as a Trickster or Inquisitor they both get a ton of attack speed from the Frenzy Charges, Ascendancy nodes as well as the Onslaught buff.


Poet's Pens:
1)
- Arc, Increased Critical Strikes, Increased Critical Damage
2)
- Freezing Pulse, Increased Critical Strikes, Hypothermia

Note;
When you're lvling the use of Added Lightning and/or Added cold as well as Controlled Destructions are solid choices till you have the crit nodes allowing for the end-game links.

Mobility:

- Lightning Warp, Faster Casting, Less Duration, Swift Affliction

Cast When Damage Taken:

- CWDT, Immortal Call, Increased Duration

Utility:

- Portal, Faster Casting, Decoy Totem

Auras:

- Herald of Ice

Note;
I usually take this aura off entirely once I've equipped the Inpulsa to provide more unreserved mana for our MoM eHP.

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Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes:

Ascendancy Nodes:
I usually do it in this order, however you can do it in what ever order you prefer:
1) Weave the Arcane this is mainly so that I can early on spec in to MoM whilst lvling and increases my general movement using Shield Charge whilst lvling.
2) Swift Killer feels rather obvious, basically increased damage across the board which increases clear speed + the speed from the Frenzy Charges.
3) Harness the Void not much to be said, you deal more dmg. Period.
4) Ghost Dance this is a bit tricky as I felt the other nodes didn't bring enough to the table for this build I decided for Ghost Dance as it provides a small layer of defence for the build.


Leveling skill-tree, 48 points

Leveling skill-tree, 74 points

Leveling skill-tree, 94 points

Finished skill-tree


A few notes:
You'll want to reach 2 jewel slots as early as possible which can fit 2 "First Snow" so that you have better clearing with the Freezing Pulse, outside of that the tree is designed to provide enough HP from the tree throughout the acts.
Make sure you cap your resistances properly around act 5 & forward.
The end-game tree is using an Inspired learning on the far left side, if you don't want to use this or can't afford, simply skip the extra nodes being the power & endurance charge as well the es/res node around that jewel slot.


MoM is a solid node to take fairly early on for increased eHP.

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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Leveling Tips:

Simply use Magma orb or Freezing Pulse till you hit lvl 12 in which time you should equip 2x Poet's Pen and use Arc & Freezing Pulse using either Power Siphon or as I recommend at this point, Frenzy to proc em.
If you've decided to play this build before you're able to purchase Poet's Pens or as a league starter I recommend that you simple run with a self-cast setup with Arc which would mean you'd want to use these support gems:
Added Cold, Added Lightning, later on you'll want to get Faster Casting as well as Controlled Destruction in over the Added gems.

The build can work very well whilst lvling only using 1 poet's pen, so buying one as soon as you can afford one is highly recommended.

Bandits:

- Kill them all.

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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

The uniques used for the build outside of the weapon is an Inpulsa and the rest of the gear can be 100% rare obviously there are a few options such as Starkonja.

When it comes to jewels the most important one is having 2x First Snow, if you are going for higher budget input and end-game clear speed enhancer, getting an Inspired Learning is a solid choice.


Defensive Stats:

1. Life
2. Resistances
3. Mana

Offensive Stats:

1. Elemental Damage
1. Spell Damage

They are all worth equally much for this build.


Jewels:

1. Spell Damage
1. Spell Damage Whilst Dual Wielding
2. Life
2. Mana

Flasks:

1x Seething Divine Life Flasks <w/e sufix>
1x w/e prefix Diamond Flask of Warding
1x Vessel of Vinktar (spell dmg version)
1x Atziri's Promise
1x w/e prefix Quicksilver Flask of Heat

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Recommended Unique Items:


Recommended LvLing Uniques:


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Outro:

This build thread is merely a rough guide to lead you in to the builds basics. If you wish to see more details about this beautiful build check out the video guide: Poet's Pen Arc/Freezing Pulse + CoC GC [Trickster or Inquisitor]

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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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!
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Last edited by Ghazzy on Jun 24, 2018, 12:06:56 AM
So what's the biggest difference between the inquisitor and the trickster overall?
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Spazmeister wrote:
So what's the biggest difference between the inquisitor and the trickster overall?


Damage is about the same.
However, Trickster has both Frenzy & Power charge generation for free whilst the Inquisitor either drops the Frenzy charges entirely by using Power Siphon or is forced to use Intuitive Leap for "Overcharged" node to get charges sorted.

Ultimately the biggest difference is that Trickster is smoother to get going and costs a little less currency wise as well as skillpoint wise due to the charges.
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
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
Nice build. work amazing
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X1gg13xiggie wrote:
Nice build. work amazing


My pleasure!
Glad you're enjoying it :D
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
Using this build in league hardcore currently; SO no portal for me!

Survivability is good; I'm at 70 currently (Haven't killed kitava)
Only issue is rares seemingly live a bit longer than I'd like but I believe with some qual gems and more levels I can fix it.

I helped alira (Res' is nice- so i can adjust your build and not have to worry too much about res'; as well as MP5 and crit multi.)

Pretty afraid of incursions; I may run a chaos golem; Currently using ice for the crit.
Chaos resis gear will aid me a bit;

As trickster what should I use for an attack skill? Power siphon seems pointless since I get power charges on kill anyways.
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Astroknight wrote:
Using this build in league hardcore currently; SO no portal for me!

Survivability is good; I'm at 70 currently (Haven't killed kitava)
Only issue is rares seemingly live a bit longer than I'd like but I believe with some qual gems and more levels I can fix it.

I helped alira (Res' is nice- so i can adjust your build and not have to worry too much about res'; as well as MP5 and crit multi.)

Pretty afraid of incursions; I may run a chaos golem; Currently using ice for the crit.
Chaos resis gear will aid me a bit;

As trickster what should I use for an attack skill? Power siphon seems pointless since I get power charges on kill anyways.


Well, power siphon has built-in culling strike, and gets power charge on hit for rare/uniques which is good for bosses.
How would something like Indigon fit into this build? Will an Elementalist work as well?

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