POE 3.8 Popular Lightning Tendrils + Arc Elementalist - Friendly, Budget Starter Build

By u4npoe - Views: (726) - Sep,07,2019

Build Summary

This build is the guide on Scourge Arrow Ignite Elementalist. This is a build for an Elementalist, Lightning Tendrils Cast While Channeling Arc for the clear, that can apply 50% shock to every monster in the game, even endgame bosses. The mechanics will be developed later in this guide.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 504613.94
  • 504613.94
  • 2.69
  • 40.6
  • 64.72
  • 4.88
  • 100
  • 1355248.88
  • 1355248.88
  • 48
  • 182
  • 108
  • 117
  • 114
  • 298
  • 188
  • 4227
  • 152
  • 4227
  • 100
  • 33.82
  • 845.4
  • 1587
  • 28
  • 1142
  • 71.96
  • 59.2
  • 733
  • 25
  • 73.3
  • 1728
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1.58
  • 25
  • 3
  • 75
  • 75
  • 75
  • 37
  • 37
  • 52
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

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Build Description

INTRO:
This build is the guide on Scourge Arrow Ignite Elementalist. This is a build for an Elementalist, Lightning Tendrils Cast While Channeling Arc for the clear, that can apply 50% shock to every monster in the game, even endgame bosses. The mechanics will be developed later in this guide.

The core of the build dodged nerfs once again! Impulse was slightly tuned down on the explosion damage but all the important stats are still here! And don't worry, I played with a 5% Inpulsa for a while, you absolutely can't see the difference, everything explodes. A few points changed in the tree so the build is indirectly buffed.

The final build didn't get modified too much the only notable buff is +30% Shock effectiveness in the Beacon of Ruin Ascendancy node a cool buff that brings the shocks near 50%. Mana sustain is getting nerfed a lot as they removed all sources of mana leech from spells. But this build dodged it because of the interaction with Mind of the Council and Shocks so it's all good! I'll try to update this guide as much as possible when new uniques and crafts are revealed.


PROS & CONS:
+ Fast clear speed.
+ Extremely fun.
+ Elementalist. 
+ Insane damage on bosses.
+ Party play friendly.
+ Viable for 95% of the content.
- Squishy on a full damage setup, so not HC viable unless you change the passive tree to a more defensive one.
- Some pieces are costly.
- You need Uber Lab for a fully functional build.
- Elementalist 2pts Ascendancy doesn't feel rewarding to take, so Normal Lab and Merciless Lab feels a bit bad to run.


ASCENDANCY:


1 Shaper of Desolation
2. Beacon of Ruin
3. Pendulum of Destruction
4. Mastermind of Discord


BANDITS:
Help Alira. The build is a bit heavy on uniques so the all res helps. We use MoM so the mana regeneration is a cool thing to have. But most importantly, the sweet 20% critical multiplier !


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of the Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Tukohama