The Flame Wall Spellslinger is all about hitting enemies with your Kinetic Blast which will explode and as it is a wand attack it will trigger our Flame Wall which is linked to Spellslinger Support making the Kinetic Blast projectiles & explosions carry the fire degen from the Flame Wall and ignite enemies. It is a very cool & niche build to play as an alternative to all the meta-builds being present in Path of Exile.
Below you can see the build in action from my 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 Do note that the video might be outdated in terms of information, and you should always look at this guide to make sure you have the updated version.
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!
+ Unique – The build offers a very unique play-style and functions by shooting projectiles through a wall of flame.
+ League Starter – Low budget requires no unique item and the ones available for gear upgrades are easily available early in a league.
+ High Variety End-Game – The build can very easily be transitioned to many different builds or be brought to high budget state where the efficiency scales fairly well.
– Squishy – Despite decent layers of defence & high sustain it is not recommended to rush in to enemies with this build. Instead you’ll want to shoot around corners to avoid having the enemies in your face.
– Bossing – Since this build is focusing entirely on DoT damage you can very easily apply your damage to then proceed to dodging enemy attacks.
– Stutter-Step – The unique play-style this build promotes is to shoot around corners to avoid needing to face-tank enemies.
The play-style is very straight forward yet unique for this type of build. We are going to be using Kinetic Blast to trigger our Flame Wall via Spellslinger Support and then watch the enemies explode in to pretty stacks of loot.
DAMAGE SCALING AND DEFENSIVE LAYERS
Since the build is utilizing Fire DoT we don’t have any direct negative effects on the enemies that will keep us safe. To counter this we will in the end-game use a chest piece (either Inpulsa or an “explody-chest”) to explode enemies which will keep us safe from Bone Husks & Porcupines. We’ll also be having a solid sustain being hybrid with both Life & Energy Shield using the Timeless Jewel of Doryani which provides the keystone Corrupted Soul this makes it so that we gain 20% of our life as extra energy shield as well as making 50% of non-chaos damage bypass our Energy Shield to spread the damage taken on both our pools of effective life. This combined with max block cap & sources to sustain both Life & Energy Shield the build has a lot of layers of defences to make up for being somewhat squishy.
PoB AND PASSIVE SKILL TREE
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You can find more information on our dedicated page.
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.
|Item Slot||Item Name||Rarity|
|Head||Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Amulet||The Primordial Chain or Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Unique/Rare|
|Chest||Inpulsa's Broken Heart||Unique|
|Gloves||Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Boots||Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Belt||Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Rings||1x Malachai's Artifice Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Unique + Rare|
|Weapons||Trigger + level of Fire and/or Spell skills||Rare|
ASCENDANCY, BANDIT & PANTHEON RECOMMENDATIONS
You can read about the recommended Ascendancy, Bandit choice, and Pantheon Power recommendations for this build on our dedicated page.
This build has the grand privilege of being able to level with the abilities that we are going to use in the end-game.
GETTING TO THE SPELLSLINGER GEM
Before you get to the Spellslinger Support (LvL 24) we will be self-casting specific spells. The skills listed below are the ones I prefer to use til I hit level 12:
- Stormblast Mine for single target
- Freezing Pulse for clearing
- Frost Bomb for clearing when you get it instead of the Freezing Pulse
Once you reach level 12 you are able to purchase Creeping Frost which we are going to be using all the way to level 24 before we start slinging our spells. The links should be:
- Creeping Frost
- Volley Support
- Efficacy Support
- Added Lightning Damage Support or Added Cold Damage Support
For more general leveling advice, we recommend the following guides.
- Our step-by-step leveling walkthrough, which allows even more experienced players to save time and speed through the leveling process.
- Our guide to Unique Items for leveling, which helps you gear up your characters for the leveling process.
- Our beginner leveling guide, which answers many of the questions new players might have and will set you on the right path.
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.
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 drops!