Eye of Winter Inquisitor Build Guide (PoE The Forbidden Sanctum 3.20)

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Introduction

This build guide is a collaboration with Path of Matth who is the original designer of the build. It is one of the craziest low budget league starter builds designed to drop down the hardest end-game bosses with little to no currency invested at all. The build doesn’t sacrifice defenses to achieve this and is extremely cheap to get going on league start with as well as utilizing the build for the higher end-game bosses in almost no gear what so ever!

Below you can see the build in action from PathOfMatth’s YouTube Guide. Do note that the video might be outdated in terms of information, and you should always look at this guide to make sure you have the updated version.

Here’s a preview of the build in action with a mere 5-Link fighting t16 map with 60% delirious effect:

Build Overview

In this section I will outline the pros, cons, & the general play-style. This will allow you to determine if the build is for you or not!

Pros

+ League Starter – The gearing process for this build is so simple & straight forward it works extremely well as a league starter.

+ Bosser – The damage output this build can achieve even in the lowest of low budget is completely absurd.

+ Miner Play Style – The play-style as shown in the video is extremely satisfying when you detonate the army of mines and watch a boss get instantly zerged down to 0 HP.

Cons

Miner Play Style – Clearing with a miner build is not as satisfying as the bossing play-style, there’s a lot of throwing mines down and detonating them frequently.

Clear-Speed – Despite being rather effective at clearing it sadly isn’t the fastest clearing build in the world!

Playstyle

The build clears maps by throwing mines on the ground and detonating them frequently which can get rather spammy, however, once you encounter a boss you pre-cast a set of different abilities then mass out a ton mines which you’ll detonate in a beautiful sequence which will ramp up in damage output thanks to High-Impact Mine support which significantly increases the damage done for each mine detonated that hits the enemy to ramp up an absurd amount of damage.

Damage Scaling And Defensive Layers

Damage scaling for this build is all about stacking mines & putting up debuffs on the boss to make it take a ton of extra damage. This comes in the form a mark curse as well as Bear Trap. Thanks to the builds layers of defense and quality of life it is able to run Righteous Fire without worries or any heavy investments which increases damage dealt significantly.

Defensive scaling is how we are able to run Righteous Fire without any heavy investments, thanks to the Inquisitors ascendancy node Pious Path in combination with Mind over Matter & Eldritch Battery the build provides not just defensive layers that are consistently up it also provides a huge quality of life for the general mine play-style as we don’t have to think about our mana cost when placing mines anymore. Besides this the tree provides a huge amount of Spell Suppression which we are in the late game reaching the cap with thanks to gear making it sturdy & reliable for end-game bosses. Besides this the build is using both Molten Shell as well as Determination to further mitigate physical damage.

PoB And Passive Skill Tree

The PoB community fork created by Localidentity is the only version being kept up to date, so make sure you have the correct version: PoB Community Fork.

This low budget PoB covers the entirety of the leveling progression all the way to the end-game as well as showcasing both a map-clear set-up as well as a boss kill set-up for end-game, this guide will be focusing on the map-clear set-up: https://pobb.in/H2PH_jmOdGsm
WARNING: for the bossing set-up it is crucial you have the matching tree, skill-set & items for it to function.

The medium budget PoB covers everything and then some but puts a heavier focus on higher end-game gear which comes at a greater cost: https://pobb.in/R7QUJEyQ_nA7

You can find more information on our dedicated page.

Eye of Winter Inquisitor PoB, Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

Gearing

A lot of the end-game gear can easily be crafted, to learn how to craft as well as learn how to craft specific items check out my crafting guides here.

You can read more details about our gearing recommendations on the dedicated page, but for now you can see a summarized version below.

Eye of Winter Inquisitor Gear, Jewels & Flasks

Item Slot Item Name Rarity
Head Life then res/attributes as needed Rare
Amulet Life & + level of cold skills or critical strike multiplier Rare
Chest Life, spell suppression & res/attributes as needed Rare
Gloves Life then Res/Attributes as needed Rare
Boots Darkray Vectors Darkray Vectors Unique
Belt Life & res/attributes as needed Rare
Rings Life then Res/Attributes as needed + 1x Dream Fragments Dream Fragments Rare + 1x Unique
Weapon Spell damage, + lvl of cold skills & critical strike multiplier Rare
Shield Life, spell suppression & res/attributes as needed Rare

Ascendancy, Bandits & Pantheon Recommendations

You can read about the recommended Ascendancy, Bandit choice, and Pantheon Power recommendations for this build on our dedicated page.

Eye of Winter Inquisitor Ascendancy, Bandits & Pantheon Powers

Leveling

The leveling experience with this build is very smooth, if done correctly. There are a few steps along the campaign that will allow for spikes in either damage, speed or defensive scaling layers for the build. Normally you’ll see a quick TL;DR of skill-gems to get going with in my guides but Path of Matth has gone ahead and created a 2 part video series going through the entire campaign which you can play-along with or utilize the chapters seen in the videos to skip to the parts you’ll want to check out as the PoB covers the details!

Part 1:

Part 2:

For more general leveling advice, we recommend the following guides.

Questions?

To guarantee that my guides are tools you can utilize to enhance your experience in Path of Exile, all you need to do is post your question in the comments and I will personally attend to them as soon as possible.

Final Notes

As much as I love making build guides, it is very crucial in a game like Path of Exile that you play the game the way you enjoy playing it. With that said, if you’ve made any tweaks to the build compared to what I’m showing in this guide I would love if you’d posted it in the comments! It’s an effective way to show other approaches and it helps me grow as a build guide creator!

I hope you found the build guide useful and I wish you all many Exalted Orb Exalted Orb drops!

Changelog

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