[3.2] Budgeting Critical Volatile Dead Poet's Pen Inqusitor
I am try to introduce a common build for all of you - Volatile Dead Poet's Pen
Although this is common, i try to use other stuff to make it better!
Now let me introduce all of you
A critical based Poet's Pen Volatile Dead
New idea of my build
I changed Bodyswap to Magma Orb to increased to survival ability
Cause I am using Magma Orb
So i use
and +1 curse for Enfeeble and Assassin's Mark
Use this one to compensate the cold resist
Moreover, I use this one to make endurance charges last forever while mapping
*Fast leveling (someone leveling to 70 in 3.5 hr!)
*Fast map cleaning
*Suitable for boss fight (cause critical strike ignore resistance)
*Hugh DPS (1mil up)
*Good leech, up to 2-4%
*Less likely to die cause having consecrated ground when facetanking
*Effective Critical chance 80% up
*Reasonable critical strike multiplier, 385% (cause not link with Increased Critical Damage Support and cannot gain multiplier from weapon)
*Better defense compare with same build with elementalist
*5L is enough for this build
*Low cost strong build - ~2ex (Pen x2 20-30c; amulet 2-20c; gloves 1-20c; 5L Chest 45c; other stuff 1-5c/item)
*Hard to acquire at very start of the league (I mean first two to three day)
*Hard to build up 600% up critical strike multiple (Now 385%)
*Only around 5.5k hp (or you can simple use Koam's Heart)
*Cannot play elemental reflected map
*Less usable mana & AOE compare with same build with elementalist
*Will dizziness after playing
*Hard to adapt another build if you play this build for a long time
At start, I play Port's Pen Volatile Dead with Rare Amulet, and forum build is suggested to use Xoph's Blood. But the amulet is very expensive to afford. And my build is critical build, so I try to base on cheap stuff like Eye of Innocent and Mokou's Embrace to make my build.
For Fire Damage:
I decided to use Eye of Innocent and Mokou's Embrace to maximize the damage when 'when ignited and when hit'
In total, we can get
70% from amulet (as we always ignite and ignited)
25% from the ring (if you count that)
40% from ascendancy passive 'Sanctify' (30% when hit, amulet will make us take 100 fire damage when we ignite an enemy. It is so easy to trigger the consecrated ground)
totally we can get 135% increased fire damage
As the amulet make us take 100 fire damage when we ignite an enemy
It will also trigger Warlord's Mark which link with Cast When Damage Taken
So, I can get three types of charges to have physical reduction, faster attack speed and increased critical strike chance
0.4-0.6% from lab
2% from amulet cause we are always ignited
2% from warlord's mark (optional, cause not every monster curse with)
2% chaos damage from Atziri's Promise
I use Carcass Jack to increased the AOE
As Herald of Ash is reworked, not only attack skill can trigger the overkill damage
Increase in AOE means faster clearing of map
And I love a hugh ice crashing of Herald of Ice
For Critical Strike Chance
Actually, we only have two more link link with VD
Critical strike chance is hard to stack
So i need to link VD with Increased Critical Strike Support
and use these gear
to stack up critical strike chance
this provide a little bit critical strike chance
So, i can get 80% up effective critical strike chance for this build
Moreover, Watcher's Eye of Anger with Critical Strike Multiplier is Cheap, only 65c with Grace
So, crit build of Poet's Pen is more playable!
For Defensive Mechanism
*Totally 4000 something evasion ration from gear
*Magic Granite Flask which provide 8000 armour (or you can use Jade Flask as well)
*Inquisitor passive "Augury of Penitence" grants Nearby Enemies deal 8% less Elemental Damage
*Inquistor passive "Sanctify" grants 6% life regeneration when hit and hit
*Vaal Grace grants 35% dodge to spell and attack
*3 endurance charges grant 12% physical damage reduction
*Apply Enfeeble when using Frenzy
*Abyssal jewel grants buff and debuff of phasing and blind
Righteous Providence -> Inevitable Judgement -> Augury of Penitence -> Sanctify
Soul of Solaris
Soul of Ryslatha/Soul of Ralakesh
Current End Game Gear
These two placed into abyssal belt
Volatile Dead-Increased Critical Strike-Concentration effect
Unearth-Greater Multiple Projectile-Bodyswap(Firestorm)
Cast When Damage Taken-Warlord's Mark-Immortal Call-Flame Dash
Frenzy-Greater Multiple Projectile-Power Charge On Critical-Curse On Hit-Enfeeble-Culling(If 6L)
Anger-Herald of Ash-Herald of ice-Summon Lightning Golem
Rare boots with leeching after kill
Portal-Increased Duration-Vaal Clarity-Vaal Grace
Summon Flame Golem
Thanks for reading my post!
I may post some video of my build later
Please leave any comment
Last edited by carcarhin on Apr 9, 2018, 8:51:17 AM
Last bumped on Sep 10, 2018, 5:56:24 AM
on Mar 30, 2018, 1:55:23 AM
Are there any alternatives for the watcher's eye? I'm still saving up since it's quite expensive in standard.
on Mar 31, 2018, 10:20:48 PM
Or maybe you can use jewel or abyss jewel to provide global crit multi and fire skill multi
on Apr 1, 2018, 3:49:22 AM
sry, if my currency is not enough to get a lv3 enlighten.What change do you suggest?
And for grace & clarity, you only use the vaal skills right?
thank you~ I'm just a beginner of this game :)
on Jun 25, 2018, 7:01:19 AM
Keep Herald of Ash and use Warlord's Mark with Blasphemy
cause it is 3.2 build, i just use Vaal Grace and Vaal Clarity
on Jun 25, 2018, 11:22:43 AM
So, just keep anger and Herald of Ash (Don't use Herald of ice)
But if i use Blasphemy it would cost 35% mana (Anger 50%, Ash 25%)
Or I just link Warlord's Mark with CWDT?
Cause there is no +1 curse eye of innocence yet, do you recommend Warlord's Mark or Enfeeble?
Thank you :)
Last edited by Wei_hsiu on Jun 25, 2018, 12:18:47 PM
on Jun 25, 2018, 12:06:10 PM
Dont use Anger if you are budgeting build
Cause main function of Anger is provide critical multiplier (Watcher's Eye)
In my opinion, Blasphemy - Warlord's Mark + CWDT - Enfeeble - Immortal Call is better
Thanks for support!
on Jun 25, 2018, 6:22:34 PM
Thank you! You really help me a lot.
I Got a Watcher's eye (But don't have +1 curse head)
So It would be Anger-ash+ CWDT- Warlord's Mark-Immortal Call ?
I would get +1 curse as soon as possible :D Then I could use curse on hit-Enfeeble?
on Jun 25, 2018, 9:38:27 PM
How many HP you have?
I have tried Arc Pen in 3.3
I gave up Curse On Hit with frenzy and change it to
Frenzy - GMP - LGOH - PCOC - Additional Accuracy - (Culling)
to keep high survivability (Can change to Barrage at boss fight)
So, I will suggest you place Anger - HOA - Lightning Golem - (Gem you like) into Voidbringer
And LV1 CWDT - LV5 Warlord's Mark - LV3 Immortal Call - Increased Duration
(Actually, Warlord's Mark - Blasphemy is better. Cause you can have 3 endurance charge with longer length of time of Immortal Call)
If you want to have a look on my Arc Pen Character, I can post POB here later
on Jun 26, 2018, 1:41:22 AM
I'm just LV 40 now
I have no currency to change to Arc poet pen ....
I decide to use Anger+ Warlord's Mark - Blasphemy(85 % mana reserved )
Cause if I don't use Warlord's Mark - Blasphemy, I would run out of mana
on Jun 26, 2018, 4:46:33 AM