[3.4] Synopsis's Crit Lightning Strike Inquisitor - 510k+ Tooltip DPS - Dagger - All content viable



Level 94, in HO Dps - Zero charge used - no potions up - no godly gear.

With herald of ice : 530k+

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1. Videos

Shaper :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqS1ydGlmf8

T16 Pit of the Chimera (with Ancestral Call) :
https://youtu.be/xZBxRqVPBQU

T14 Spider Forest (without Ancestral Call) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1WQriezarE

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2. Pros/Cons

Pros
- You can do all content
- Very fun to play
- Average cost
- Very good single target dmg and multiple targets dmg as well
- Overall good survivability (50%+ Block with Rumi's, Acceptable life for SC (4.7k), Enfeeble, Fortify, Arctic armour)
- Daggers are not really used therefore you can find good ones for a decent price

Cons
- Can't do elemental reflect maps
- Requires a bit of skill to use it
- Bad collisions can be VERY frustrating

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3. Life & DPS improvements

As you can see I decided to privilege my dps over my survivability however there's still room for improvements :

DPS improvements :
- My dagger is decent but you can get a better one (400+ dps - with global multiplier) not too costly.
- Not all the gems are 21/20.
- If you want to go yolo you can replace Kaom's roots with skyforth/Bubonic Trail
- You can use 2 x Tamings
- You can get the mod "+x% Critical Strike chance when affected by Wrath" on The Watcher's eye (very expensive)
- The rings can get the mod "adds x to x lightning damages to attacks".
- You can get X% increased lightning damage on the belt.

Life improvements :
- You can get 5k+ life quite easily by getting increased maximum life on your jewels, as you can see only 2 of mine have this stat.
- Life on my abyss jewels can be improved (35+ Max life)
- You are free to take a 100+ Life helmet (Starkonja's or a rare one).
- Didn't test another amulet, you might find a good rare one with life and good dmg added as well.
- Rings/Shields with better stats
- A big cluster of life nodes is at your disposal (+25% Life available) + one extra node (5%) up the "Discipline and Training" node. Along with that there are 3 hybrids life/flask nodes (12% life / 50% flask recovery) directly available on the way down.

=> 5.5K+ life is reachable depending on how you want to adjust the dps/life cursor.

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4. Path of Building - Pastebin link

WARNING: : At least one thing is not taken into account in the DPS displayed,The Wather's Eye mod "Increased lightning damage when affected by Wrath" wasn't added (didn't find it) so you lose 57% of increased lightning damage. You should get 510k DPS displayed instead of 414k.

Link to the Pastebin :

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5. Skill trees

My skill tree (dps oriented - 7 jewels):
https://poeplanner.com/AA4AAQEADhUAAH1PBJvsiuSvbGjy8B-iAAthxq48LYNfg8y3Pv4K2L01krXycmxsRjIJbqpKyIqvkBF7wz8nKk0A7izphrMVIN0NW69OKiPTbyeaao9gFHV311b6fyv9bn7dePmNueXmnMS3IuOfZ6CHdkp9MHxRR42_BbXC7LTF2-dHBtDQj_rw1ZUuBx5JUedUJP3_3jfU7T-NfSP2TZIajVsmf_vo1psmFqo90QV9YqxsjJ2qbAjxith2VvXbbpfQjoq5PqxmLOF94xGWcFaaE9vUDkhd8ioLcFKJ04w2VUth4iaVFr9_xjBbrTMZ16yXHYMCltJ8km68Vu1hnHuouQxSAAAAAAA=

A modified version (life oriented - 5 jewels +30% extra maximum life) :
https://poeplanner.com/AA4AAQEADhUAAH1PBJvsiuSvbGjy8B-iAAthxq48LYNfg8y3Pv4K2L01krXycmxsRjIJbqpKyIqvkBF7wz8nKk0A7izphrMVIN0NW69OKiPTbyeaao9gFHV311b6fyv9bn7dePmNueOfZ6CHdkp9MHxRR42_BbXC7LTF2-dHBtDQj_rw1ZUuBx5JUedUJP3_3jfU7T-NfSP2TZLo1psmFqo90QV9YqxsjJ2qbAjxith2VvXbbpfQjoq5PqxmLOF94xGWcFaaE9vUDkhd8ioLcFKJ04w2VUth4iaVFr9_xjBbrTMZ16yXHYP-j03jplfyRTrhBLMCltJ8km68Vu1hnHuouQxSAAAAAAA=

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6. Ascendancy

Inquisitor
1 - First go for Inevitable Judgement : with this you don't need to have lightning penetration.
2 - Instruments of Virtue
3 - Augury of Penitence

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7. My Gear



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8. Jewels

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9. Flasks

Here are my potions :



- Anti bleeding life potion : Quite self-explanatory.

- Rumi's : Very good for damage reduction and blocks.

- Staunching flask : Attack speed with Onslaught, you don't need "remove bleeding" on it if you already have it on one of your others flasks.

- Atziri's Promise : Good for Chaos res and damages.

- The Wise Oak : Very practical in minus res maps and against bosses.

(-) Taste of Hate is also a good dps/res option.

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10. Gems setups

Main attack :
Lightning Strike
Added Lightning Damage
Elemental Damage with Attacks
Multistrike
Damage on full life / Ancestral Call (good for mapping)
Increased Critical Strikes

Cwdt low level (4) :
Cwdt
Enfeeble
Tempest Shield


Auras :
Wrath
Herald of Thunder
Enlighten
Arctic Armour/Herald of Ice

Movement :
Charge
Fortify

Attack Speed

Golem :
Cwdt
Ice Golem

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11. Bandits : Kill All

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12. Questions

How do you manage your mana ?

Spoiler
You should pick up the "Life and Mana Leech" node as soon as possible (along with the life leech nodes), when you're low lvl it may be a bit slow to get your mana back but as you level it will be enough to not have any problem with it, in the meantime use mana potions.


How do I run Wrath + Arctic Armour + Herald of Thunder at the same time ?

Spoiler
You have to use enlighten at least level 3 which must be linked to the three buffs, with this you should get enough mana to use lightning strike without any issue.

There's a good calculator to help you knowing how much mana you will get once the three buffs are running with enlighten : https://poe.mikelat.com


Should I not go full elemental conversion ?

Spoiler
You don't need a full ele conversion here because the physical damages are pretty insignificant with this tree (there's no phys boost apart from the dagger's ones) - take a look at the phys damages on the image above, you'd lose more than you'd gain with full ele convert. It might worth giving a try with a very high phys dagger (and thus absurdly expensive), but with a way different tree and I'm not sure you'd be able to reach that amount of dps.


What dagger should I use ?

Spoiler
If you can't afford a top notch high phys/lightning damage dagger it is very important to get a dagger with very high lightning damage and adding as much as possible dps with the other sources of damages, physical damages won't boost your dps significantly there if they are too low. In terms of cost/efficience a 350 full ele dps dagger will be better than a mixed 400 dps partly physical and partly elemental if the physical damages are not enough substantial, because only 50% of the physical damages will benefit from the WED gem. It would require a rather expensive dagger to see a significant difference from an elemental dagger.

Try to aim for at least 1.7+ Attack speed and 7% crit.

Also : crit multiplier on dagger is way more important than having a little more dps.


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Thank you

Feedbacks and acknowledgements are always welcome, I would be glad to know how it went for you !

... And please don't forget to credit this build when it has been used as a basis for another one :-)
Last edited by Synopsis on Oct 29, 2018, 4:27:06 AM
Last bumped on Oct 3, 2018, 4:54:23 PM
What potions do you use?
I'm having trouble with mana too! And I saw that you don't even use a mana potion.



Thank you, I await answers!

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Completed 15 Challengestato9184 wrote:
What potions do you use?
I'm having trouble with mana too! And I saw that you don't even use a mana potion.



Thank you, I await answers!



Hey :) I just added a flask section and a reply to your question in the last section, you shouldn't get an issue with your mana for too long.
good brother ! now it has improved a lot! I'm new to the game and so I'm kind of lost!
I started delve with this build after I say what I found!
thank you !:D
question, so my mana is at 100% reserved with hot wrath and arctic armor, so i cant use lightning stike at all, how to fix this?
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Completed 7 ChallengesGrammar12 wrote:
question, so my mana is at 100% reserved with hot wrath and arctic armor, so i cant use lightning stike at all, how to fix this?


You need to use enlighten at least lvl 3 to get the 92% multiplier which should free enough of your mana to attack with LS. You must link it to your auras to make it work :)

You can use the following calculator to know how much mana left you'll get once you run your auras with enlighten : https://poe.mikelat.com
Last edited by Synopsis on Oct 2, 2018, 1:38:59 PM
Hi,

I'm quite interested on this build but I wanna try doing this with Mjolner instead of the dagger, is this viable?

And I'm quite iffy in your gems for this Lightning Strike, coz I'm thinking to do Full Elemental Instead... so i dont know why are we using Damage on Full Life gem, id rather put Phys to Lightning here..

Let me know if this idea is viable.. i wanna try this but some modifications
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Hi,

I'm quite interested on this build but I wanna try doing this with Mjolner instead of the dagger, is this viable?

And I'm quite iffy in your gems for this Lightning Strike, coz I'm thinking to do Full Elemental Instead... so i dont know why are we using Damage on Full Life gem, id rather put Phys to Lightning here..

Let me know if this idea is viable.. i wanna try this but some modifications


Hey :)

I'm not sure for Mjolner, in the first place because reaching 412 Str/300 int will certainly erode some of your dps/survivability, or making the gear very expensive. You will lose a huge amount of damages coming from the flat ele damages of the dagger. On top of that you need a high attack speed and good crit. Also I'm not sure LS is the best skill for a Mjolner build - molten strike seems more appropriate for a large amount of hits. But if you can make something work I'd be glad to know :)

Damage on full life is crucial to boost significantly your dps, and the big advantage with it is that it boosts all types of damages from your attack. You don't need a full ele conversion here because the physical damages are pretty insignificant with this tree (there's no phys boost apart from the dagger's ones) - take a look at the phys damages on the image above, you'd lose more than you'd gain with full ele convert. It might worth giving a try with a very high phys dagger (and thus absurdly expensive), but with a way different tree and I'm not sure you'd be able to reach that amount of dps.

If you can't afford a top notch high phys/lightning damage dagger it is very important to get a dagger with very high lightning damage and adding as much as possible dps with the other sources of damages, physical damages won't boost your dps significantly there if they are too low. In terms of cost/efficience a 350 full ele dps dagger will be better than a mixed 400 dps partly physical and partly elemental if the physical damages are not enough substantial, because only 50% of the physical damages will benefit from the WED gem. It would require a rather expensive dagger to see a significant difference from an elemental dagger.

Also : crit multiplier on dagger is way more important than having a little more dps.
Last edited by Synopsis on Oct 5, 2018, 6:18:29 AM

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