[3.11] Enki's Arc Witch - a beginner & SSF-friendly Lightning Caster

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TheSymposium wrote:
Hey, began this game playing your build and really enjoying it so far. The only think critique would have is the Impulas. I had no idea how important Impulsa is for clear speed. I would recommend you highlight very clearly how important this item is for the build because I felt very slow until I acquired it

Also a question about my current character, where do you suggest I go from here? I will switch my dagger as soon as possible and get some better jewels, but what about the rest? Should I switch the boots and gloves?



You have to make your profile public. We can't see your characters.

I understand where you are coming from about Inpulsa's. Enki has emphasized this piece more in earlier leagues, but it costs so much more than it did pre-Betrayal that I think he didn't want to make it seem like an absolute requirement for this build, which it really isn't. He tried to present alternatives this league because people complained last league that it was too expensive (everyone's a critic, eh?). But yes, no other body armor can hold a candle to it when it comes to improving map performance. (You could probably make an argument for Eternity Shroud being the best for bossing, but that's like god-tier equipment).
I have (hopefully) made my character public now, had no idea it was private by default. I looked through some characters on poe.ninja and none of them have devouring diadem. I suppose that might be somewhere to start.

Impulsa was quite expensive, I think I paid 6 ex for my 6-linked. But it is so worth saving up for it simply because of how much it accelerates your clear speed and helps you make more currency. I understand now though why it's slightly "downplayed" and alternatives are presented
Last edited by TheSymposium on May 30, 2019, 8:01:12 PM
I managed to get this vaal arc gem as a drop:

I'm a mega noob, Never leveled a character above 20-ish before so I have a couple questions about it. My arc witch is only level 16 atm.

Is it worth using this gem over a normal arc gem?

Can I corrupt this gem to get it to 21 even though it says the vaal arc is corrupted?

How do I use it? Do i just kill with arc till I get enough souls then vaal arc then go back to spamming arc again?

Should I just corrupt a normal arc gem and use that instead?
Last edited by Rockett1 on May 31, 2019, 4:54:38 AM
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Rockett1 wrote:
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I managed to get this vaal arc gem as a drop:

I'm a mega noob, Never leveled a character above 20-ish before so I have a couple questions about it. My arc witch is only level 16 atm.

Is it worth using this gem over a normal arc gem?

Can I corrupt this gem to get it to 21 even though it says the vaal arc is corrupted?

How do I use it? Do i just kill with arc till I get enough souls then vaal arc then go back to spamming arc again?

Should I just corrupt a normal arc gem and use that instead?



You can use it aslong you dont have a lvl 21 Arc, for a temporarly dmg buff. You just activate Vaal Arc to buff your Arc.
But you cant lvl a Vaal arc to lvl 21. You only can corrupt a Arc to a lvl 21 Vaal Arc.
@Wetfoxes1
I'll reserve my judgement until patch notes, it may not be the best CwDt option for us anymore.

@Rockett1
At this point you could still resonably use the Vaal Arc gem if you want to, it's not substantially lower level than your regular Arc gem right now.

The way it works is it gives you two skills to put on your skillbar, the regular Arc which will work regardless of your soul count, and Vaal Arc which you can only use once after gaining enough souls, and then you have to charge it up again.

Vaal skills and all other corrupted items can't be corrupted again. You can level 6x Arc gems in your secondary weapon slots to corrupt once they hit Lv20, if you skip Vaal Arc for now you'd even get a 7th chance from the Arc gem you're using. There are a few ways to get a Lv21 Vaal Arc gem ingame, which are mostly based on too much RNG to rely on. The only somewhat reliable way is upgrading the Gemcutter's Workshop room in your Temple of Atzoatl to Tier 3 and trying your luck with a uncorrupted Lv20 Arc gem.

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Quick reminder for everyone who intends to continue playing this build until next friday - i'll update the guide for 3.7 in two days, so please save yourself all information that you need before it's gone!
Still waiting for much need Selfcast buffs and Elementalist rework.

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TheSymposium wrote:
I have (hopefully) made my character public now, had no idea it was private by default. I looked through some characters on poe.ninja and none of them have devouring diadem. I suppose that might be somewhere to start.

Impulsa was quite expensive, I think I paid 6 ex for my 6-linked. But it is so worth saving up for it simply because of how much it accelerates your clear speed and helps you make more currency. I understand now though why it's slightly "downplayed" and alternatives are presented


Yes, it's public now.

Devouring Diadem is fantastic for this build. Definitely keep it. If you want to maximize damage, replace Enfeeble + Blasphemy with Enlighten (lvl 3 or higher) + Zealotry.

Aside from what you already know you need (multimodded second dagger, jewels with life/ES, watcher's eye if you don't have one (can't see whole tree on phone)), your equipment is pretty solid. Other upgrades will most likely be incremental and not dramatic, aside from getting a Mark of the Shaper + an Elder ring. Also, make sure your unique flasks are optimized for maximum damage. They greatly improve our damage output!
Last edited by WorderMostFoul on May 31, 2019, 12:04:21 PM
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TheSymposium wrote:
I have (hopefully) made my character public now, had no idea it was private by default. I looked through some characters on poe.ninja and none of them have devouring diadem. I suppose that might be somewhere to start.

Impulsa was quite expensive, I think I paid 6 ex for my 6-linked. But it is so worth saving up for it simply because of how much it accelerates your clear speed and helps you make more currency. I understand now though why it's slightly "downplayed" and alternatives are presented


Yes, it's public now.

Devouring Diadem is fantastic for this build. Definitely keep it. If you want to maximize damage, replace Enfeeble + Blasphemy with Enlighten (lvl 3 or higher) + Zealotry.

Aside from what you already know you need (multimodded second dagger, jewels with life/ES, watcher's eye if you don't have one (can't see whole tree on phone)), your equipment is pretty solid. Other upgrades will most likely be incremental and not dramatic, aside from getting a Mark of the Shaper + an Elder ring. Also, make sure your unique flasks are optimized for maximum damage. They greatly improve our damage output!


What I should replace disciple with? Watcher eye and mark are out of my reach at the moment
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Bazorg_2 wrote:
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TheSymposium wrote:
I have (hopefully) made my character public now, had no idea it was private by default. I looked through some characters on poe.ninja and none of them have devouring diadem. I suppose that might be somewhere to start.

Impulsa was quite expensive, I think I paid 6 ex for my 6-linked. But it is so worth saving up for it simply because of how much it accelerates your clear speed and helps you make more currency. I understand now though why it's slightly "downplayed" and alternatives are presented


Yes, it's public now.

Devouring Diadem is fantastic for this build. Definitely keep it. If you want to maximize damage, replace Enfeeble + Blasphemy with Enlighten (lvl 3 or higher) + Zealotry.

Aside from what you already know you need (multimodded second dagger, jewels with life/ES, watcher's eye if you don't have one (can't see whole tree on phone)), your equipment is pretty solid. Other upgrades will most likely be incremental and not dramatic, aside from getting a Mark of the Shaper + an Elder ring. Also, make sure your unique flasks are optimized for maximum damage. They greatly improve our damage output!


What I should replace disciple with? Watcher eye and mark are out of my reach at the moment


Keep discipline! Get a Vaal discipline if you can.

You can get a Mark of the Shaper for only a few chaos right now...
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TheSymposium wrote:


Keep discipline! Get a Vaal discipline if you can.

You can get a Mark of the Shaper for only a few chaos right now...


Not on ps4 unfortunately the cheapest is 4 ex, there's watcher eye for 60 chaos not sure if worth it
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Bazorg_2 wrote:
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TheSymposium wrote:


Keep discipline! Get a Vaal discipline if you can.

You can get a Mark of the Shaper for only a few chaos right now...


Not on ps4 unfortunately the cheapest is 4 ex, there's watcher eye for 60 chaos not sure if worth it


Aw, shit. I can't comment on that economy. Just go for the dagger, then, and that'll provide you enough DPS to do all content.

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