This build is a master of versatility. You are being able to speed run through labyrinth typically ending in top 5 placement, T16, Shaper; so versatile. This build makes an excellent league starter as most of the gear is simple to acquire and cheap Poe Currency.
[Blade Vortex] [All Content] [Top 5 Lab Speed Runner][League Starter]
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This build is a master of versatility. You are being able to speed run through labyrinth typically ending in top 5 placement, T16, Shaper; so versatile. This build makes an excellent league starter as most of the gear is simple to acquire and cheap Poe Currency. This build is designed to ramp up in equipment slowly. i.e., Getting a 5L, then essence worm, etc. You are then upgrading to a 6L. 20/20 gems. And so on. Charge up your blade vortex to 10 stacks, run into a pack, hit all flasks (except health pot). Cast orb of storms in loads of enemies to get power charges stand there until blade vortex murders the enemy (typically you can run through white mobs, and they die in 1 hit). If its a boss swap out your inc aoe gem for Cons effect. Use Vaal blade vortex during mapping for hard rares, and of course for the boss.
Pros & Cons:
+ 350%+ movement speed (400%+ is possible with a few gear changes)
+ Able to evade most attacks due to the extremely high evasion rating we have while flasks are up
+ Able to do all content in the game (have not tried Uber elder yet though, should be doable with proper flask management)
+ Gear is generic and easy to find (The rares for first-time league leveling)
+ Almost 100% flask up-time
+ Able to do all map mods except reflect (ele and Phys)
- Low health pool comparative to other builds
- Won't one-shot bosses, even with optimal gear it still takes a few seconds.
- Getting the exact colors for the armor can be quite difficult
Alira for the mana regen, crit multi, and of course all elemental resistances.
These are just my personal preference and reasoning behind it.
Standard Lab - Nature's Adrenaline
Extra movement speed for leveling. IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE BUILD. PICK THIS LAST FOR UBER LAB. we like early game run speed, so that's why I chose it first.
Cruel Lab - Veteran Bowyer
Damage pen, extra damage, and flask charges? Yes, please!
Merciless Lab - Nature's Boon
The chance for flasks not to consume charges, flask charge gain trickle, reduced ele dmg taken. This is amazing for the lab as the majority of the time you will be at full flask charges by the time you get to Izaro.
Uber Lab - Master Alchemist
Immunity to elemental flask ailments, Extra elemental damage, 20% to cause Ailments during any flask.
Major - Soul of the Brine King:
Some stun prevention, block, and stun recovery, reduction of chill effects on your character. Getting stunned on a caster is exceptionally annoying and deadly.
Minor - Soul of Shakari:
Reduction of chaos damage and poison immunity. Yummy.