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

thanks a lot for the great guide!

just one question, i didn't fully understand that part:
Avoid Cold Damage added to Spells [...] it can ruin the Exposure applied by Wave of Conviction and Mastermind of Discord!

Is that problematic only for explicit "added to spells", or for everything that triggers cold damage in whatever ways?
I just bought a great item with "trigger edict of winter when hit" enchantment, do I need to replace that?
one more question: i can't sustain righteous fire, my mana runs empty too fast.
my current numbers: 3435 life, 3979 mana, 431 life-reg/s, 473 mana-reg/s
is it just about getting more mana-reg, or is it also a question of life/mana-balance?

as long as i don't manage to make it work, what gem would you recommend to replace it with?

also i'm wondering if "the agnostic" always is a good idea to use, or only for sustaining righteous fire? so if i don't use it, should i remove the agnostic?
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Ferocitas wrote:
Hey, just stumbled across your build and am wanting to try it but I am very new and kind of confused about a few things. Namely, the first bit is early you say to buy a second wand, what I couldn't figure out is what kind of wand I'm buying. Do sockets matter? Does rarity matter? Thanks in advance for answering a silly noobish question.


They all matter a little. If you can buy a 3 socket or 3 link wand you can run more gems. Same for rarity: if it has increased lightning damage/spell damage or caster stuff, it's gonna be better.
But any (early) wand has an implicit that increases spell damage. And I believe Enki recommends using a vendor recipe fairly soon, which you can do with both wands.


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@tapejam
Only to spells. Wave of conviction (WoC) applies exposure based on the damage it dealt. So we want to avoid WoC dealing something else than lightning damage, since lightning damage has such a large spread in damage, it might apply the wrong exposure otherwise.

Also, you don't have to run RF immediatly. Vaal RF is a nice skill to add some burst damage to bosses. But at some point you do want your mana regen to be high enough to run RF in my opinion.
The agnostic also helps you get burst less often if a lot of small hits hit you. (Doesn't help against 1 big hit)
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Dreagation wrote:
@tapejam
Only to spells. Wave of conviction (WoC) applies exposure based on the damage it dealt. So we want to avoid WoC dealing something else than lightning damage, since lightning damage has such a large spread in damage, it might apply the wrong exposure otherwise.

Also, you don't have to run RF immediatly. Vaal RF is a nice skill to add some burst damage to bosses. But at some point you do want your mana regen to be high enough to run RF in my opinion.
The agnostic also helps you get burst less often if a lot of small hits hit you. (Doesn't help against 1 big hit)


thanks a lot!
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Dreagation wrote:
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Ferocitas wrote:
Hey, just stumbled across your build and am wanting to try it but I am very new and kind of confused about a few things. Namely, the first bit is early you say to buy a second wand, what I couldn't figure out is what kind of wand I'm buying. Do sockets matter? Does rarity matter? Thanks in advance for answering a silly noobish question.

They all matter a little. If you can buy a 3 socket or 3 link wand you can run more gems. Same for rarity: if it has increased lightning damage/spell damage or caster stuff, it's gonna be better.
But any (early) wand has an implicit that increases spell damage. And I believe Enki recommends using a vendor recipe fairly soon, which you can do with both wands.



Thanks. I kinda assumed that and just went with something akin to what you mentioned. now I am incredibly stuck on the crafting part so I am likely just going to move past that until a later point. Thanks again for the helpful input!!!!
Last edited by Ferocitas on Apr 18, 2021, 9:34:02 PM
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Ferocitas wrote:
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Dreagation wrote:
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Ferocitas wrote:
Hey, just stumbled across your build and am wanting to try it but I am very new and kind of confused about a few things. Namely, the first bit is early you say to buy a second wand, what I couldn't figure out is what kind of wand I'm buying. Do sockets matter? Does rarity matter? Thanks in advance for answering a silly noobish question.

They all matter a little. If you can buy a 3 socket or 3 link wand you can run more gems. Same for rarity: if it has increased lightning damage/spell damage or caster stuff, it's gonna be better.
But any (early) wand has an implicit that increases spell damage. And I believe Enki recommends using a vendor recipe fairly soon, which you can do with both wands.

Thanks. I kinda assumed that and just went with something akin to what you mentioned. now I am incredibly stuck on the crafting part so I am likely just going to move past that until a later point. Thanks again for the helpful input!!!!

It's not too hard to do the crafting. It's not actually crafting (ala the table) it is a vendor recipe. Sell the indicated items all at once to a vendor and instead of currency they provide the recipe result, in this case a buzzing magic wand. Just add the three items as Enki listed in a sell window and out comes a basic lighting damage (1-2) - (21-22) lighting damage wand.
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‣ Craft two wands with this recipe: Magic-rarity Wand + Topaz Ring + Orb of Alteration

If you have no magic wands, easy enough to find some while you were leveling, or buy one from the vendor. If you have no topaz rings, the next line in the guide tells you how to make one by selling it to the vendor.
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‣ If needed, the recipe for Topaz Rings is: Iron Ring + Green Skill Gem

It's too bad you can't make the lightning damage modifier a rare with all the rares we get from the trialmaster.
I add another affix to the lighting (buzzing) wand we just made with currency.
Last edited by Mandabar on Apr 18, 2021, 9:57:31 PM
In Act 3, it says "Get Increased Duration and link that to Arcane Cloak aswell" but it requires 52 strength and I only have 24 strength. Did I miss something? Sorry, I'm brand new to this game! :)
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adamk33n3r wrote:
In Act 3, it says "Get Increased Duration and link that to Arcane Cloak aswell" but it requires 52 strength and I only have 24 strength. Did I miss something? Sorry, I'm brand new to this game! :)


Allocate 30 strength node in the tree and craft strength from crafting bench onto your gear(the cheapest or second cheapest tier)
Hmm.. Seems I'm a super slow player and I'm overlevel for the content (and guide). My first (FIRST) time playing the game ya know.

The Wave of Conviction that you say to keep at level one? It came at level 2. Is this going to be a serious issue folks? (Act 2 leveling guide step). I assume not but I'll just make sure not to level it up to 3.
Hello there, great guide! Made me do my first Witch ever! So I'm kinda new with all this magic stuff :>

Which brings me: About 60% of arc - Elementatist take The Agnostic, while still running around with quite some ES armour. Am I missing something? Also some of those are investing in to Heart of Thunder. Is the added damage worth without the ability leech ES?

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