[3.11] 🗡️🔥HunterKee's Blade Blast & Blade Vortex | League Start | Insane Clear | Boss Killer | Tanky

Blade Blast is a new skill which been added in 3.10. This skill perfect solve the problem that Blade Vortex has lack of single target damage problem in early game.

In this build you will using mainly three gem as our damage resources:

Bladefall link with totem to futher improve our burst damage.
Blade Vortex could be main or 4 link to help with clear.
Blade Blast which is our main damage resources.

In this graph, it show how blade blast could have insane single target dps due to the fact that we can overlap our damage causing shotgun effect.
Visual Graph


Awakener 8 Drox kill video(With Delirum)
Rank1 DPS on 03/27/2020

Added A6 Shaper kill video.

Completely rework the build guide. Now is the final version.

League Changes
No major tree rework, some gem set-up might be change a little. We wont use thread of hope at top of our tree since it wont reach 30% crit multi. Non-crit version is better to approach now.

Infernal Cry and Enduring Cry helps defense a lot and clearing. Also you could use arcanist brand instead of totem.


+ Insane Clear speed
+ Insane Single Target DPS
+ Melting boss like nothing
+ 4 Endurance charge with flask nearly 90% reduction
+ League Start

- Defense require cluster jewel
- Playstyle involve in totem

Aw8 Drox with delirum

A6 Shaper kill - 3.10


League Start/Progression

The most important thing during leveling is to get a good wand. You should be looking for add fire damage to spell. Because Blade Blast has 60% effectiveness of Added Damage, it scales really well with flat damage.

During Act, you could make a new fire flat wand at Act3, Act5, Act7 and Act9.
What you need to do is to find:
Rare Ruby ring (Which can get by selling a red gem and iron ring to vendor)
A Magic wand
A alteration orb

By selling those 3 items to vendor, you could get a high fire flat wand.


In this phase, we need to check our gear and resist. For all rare gear except for weapon, you want as much life and resist as possible. If you having trouble with Dex, you could easily anoint a 30 dex on your amulet. Normally we will have mana problem, so you should using an enduring mana flask to sustain our mana.


If you just started mapping, you could use essence to craft your wand. Make sure using Essence of Anguish to get fire flat to spell.

If you want more damage before you craft your caster bow, try to buy a Shaper sceptre. Then you could use essence crafting or alteration crafting:
Alt until you found:
fire damage to spell
Increased spell damage
Gain xx Physical damage as Fire

them Aug and regal.

This helmet could solve our mana problem and also allow as use another damage support Aura: Zealotry

Loreweaver chest is our BIS currently, it gives us nice defense and offense.You don't really need to 6 link your Loreweaver in this build.

Kaom's way is really gonna help our defense and life regen. The reason why we use and how we gonna get endurance charge is by using the cluster jewel.


Our best weapon choice is gonna be a caster bow. You could get a 6-link short bow by a divination card called :"The Porcupine"


You should buy the card and get a six link short bow. Short bow is easy to get and it has a low dex requirement which means its gonna be easy to color it.

You should use alteration orb to spam until it appears +1 level of socket gem.
When you have that mod you have 2 choices

1. Multi-mod (cost 2ex), craft +2 Support gem(cost 2ex) and craft chance to deal double damage.

2. Only craft +2 Support gem(cost 2ex)

If you doing one to make a super nice caster bow, don't Aug it when you have +1 all gem mod. Because it might appear another suffix which we won't have space to craft Chance to deal double damage. So you should regal it instead.

After you have caster bow, you should start using this quiver which helps us boost our damage.


There are many way to min-max our damage:
You could use fossil crafting to craft our BIS bow.

You could buy 2 Circle of Anguish ring with Buff effect and increase fire damage.

You could get this glove to help you with clear and more defense.

During min-max, if you want even more damage, you should switch to crit. This requires use all crit multi jewel, use 2 crit cluster jewel. Also, rearrange the tree. You might lose a lot of defense if you go full damage mode.

Rare Amulet:
Try to get a warlord and Hunter influence amulet. Use awakened orb to combine +1 Dex and Phy gem.

If you using soul tether, you could use elder amulet craft with fossil to get more resistance and life. Best damage mod on elder amulet is gain #% phy as fire.

Rare Belt:
High life and resistance vise or soul tether.

Rare Boots:
High life resistance armour boots. You could use warlord boots and try to get gain #%phy as fire. Other Warlord mods pretty great too.

You want increase buff effect and fire damage on circle of Anguish ring. If you have tons of currency, try to get arcane surge on hit and curse on hit implicit.

Gem and Playstyle

Blade Blast 6-link

If you have 4 blue, you could use Intensify .

Blade Fall totem

Blade Vortex

You could use Curse on hit with Flammbility instead of intensify and combustion to boost your damage.


If you don't have the helmet, you don't need to use Zealotry.


During boss fight, you could use Enduring Cry to sustain charges


For watcher's eye, you want to use Anger fire penetration at least.

For Rare jewel, you want:
Global Physical Damage
Area Damage

We use this flask during endgame set-up.

Major God:Soul of Lunaris
Minor God:Soul of Gruthkul or Shakari

Bandit: Kill All

Ascendancy Order:

30 Dex (league Start)
Master of Force (End Game)
Whisper of Doom (Min-Max)

POB/Jewel/Cluster Jewel

Path of Building
https://pastebin.com/8eYR5EYa (Updated)
https://pastebin.com/XcAhf9L5 (Min-Max)
https://pastebin.com/8N6NZsmU (Leveling)

There are 2 unique jewel you could start using:

Might of the meek can give us tons of regen, armour and life if you put in the socket near the starter.

The new unique jewel works really well with our build. It fixes our dex problem and gives us tons of flat life. At first I was using 2 Might of the meek, but with the new jewel it only lost 50 life and give us tons of dex.

For rare jewel you need to looking for:
1. Life
2. Resis(If you have resistance problem)
3. Global physical damage
4. Area Damage

Cluster Jewel
We will be using 1 large and 2 small one for our end-game set-up. All cluster jewel should look for low travel points: 8 for large, 2 for small.
Large Cluster jewel: Physical Damage 1/2 Socket
Force Multiplier
Furious Assault

First Pirority Small: Armour
Enduring Composure

Second Pirority Small: Life

Try to get dex on the small one, it will help to fix the dex requirement.

Leveling Tips
You could use general melee starter.

Ground Slam -> Sunder -> Blade Storm

When you reach 38 and finish your first lab, you could start to use BV nad BB set-up.


Current Gear
Min-Max Gear Rank1 DPS

Defense Problem

This build have 2 main defense:
1. Huge regen and leech
2. Immortal call with cluster jewel

There also another way to further improve your defense by using

For using this, you need to take Mind Over Matter.
Make sure you have around 30% energy shield compare to your life. If you don't have enough, you could use legion jewel or craft life gain as ES on chest.

A 4-Link BV is enough for you to use when you have enlighten
Last edited by ahunterkee on Jun 21, 2020, 3:05:28 PM
Last bumped on Aug 11, 2020, 2:14:23 PM
Thanks for the build
Last edited by Comrade_Nugget on Mar 12, 2020, 2:49:37 AM
nice build mate, will copy :)
Last edited by torhenning on Mar 12, 2020, 2:48:59 AM
Can you tell smthin about lvling?
Btw sir, we know about bladeblast, only Shadow can get it in act2 tho
Think this build will work out ok for 3.10? Sounds kinda fun
shmigy429 wrote:
Think this build will work out ok for 3.10? Sounds kinda fun

It is a 3.10 new build with a new Blade Blast gem. Playstyle might like a low duration of winter orb. You cast BV, you press BB, you walk around and kill everything.

It solves the problem of BV must be closer to the target and we also use Bladefall to help our single target damage as well. After Bladefall been added to the POB, I will check the shaper dps.
This looks great. I will be league starting this. Really wanting to play blade blast. Hope this works out.
Any idea of the type of damage done when detonating a blade by using blade blast ? Could be fire damage, so avatar of fire could be not needed if it is the main source of damage.
Was more thinking to a coc build on my side :)

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