Here we have a new skill just released in 3.19 that has turned out to be a ton of fun to play and has been Very smooth to level with Lightning Conduit ! It is cheap and easy to start with and can scale very well with currency invested! In this build guide we go over a League Starter friendly budget version that will carry you well into Red Maps and early end game bosses with minimal investment while you save up for a higher budget version of this build or another!
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!
+ Smooth Leveling – One of the smoothest Leveling experiences I have ever had
+ League Starter – The build requires a few cheap specific Unique items to function well in the end-game, so it works very well as a league starter build.
+ Unique Play Style – You start by using a skill to apply Maximum shock then Explode them with Lightning Conduit!
– Unique Play Style – Due to the nature of this build’s play-style, it is a build that not everyone will find enjoyable
– Upgrades Get Expensive – If you want to take the build to it’s highest potential the upgrades get VERY expensive
For bosses, this build is very straight forward: you cast Storm Brand and connect that with Lightning Conduit to chain shock and damage the boss. If you need a bit more damage you can throw on a Conductivity curse
When it comes to clearing maps it’s even easier!
- Your Storm Brand will shock everything and your Lightning Conduit will make them pop, Rinse and repeat. It gets even better once you upgrade to an Inpulsa's Broken Heart and Storm's Gift setup!
Damage Scaling and Defensive Layers
The build focuses on Getting the highest shock value we can (65%) and then stacking Lightning Damage and Penetration to really make our enemies feel the pain
Defensively we go for a hybrid of high Armour and evasion with a decent life pool, you still need to pay attention and try to dodge as many mechanics as you can.
PoB. Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links
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.
Here is the Lightning Conduit Elementalist PoB:
You can find more information about the passive skill tree, as well as the build’s gem links 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||Life then res/attributes as needed (For higher budget we want a +1 lighting +1 all all spell skills amulet||Rare|
|Chest||Tabula Rasa then Inpulsa's Broken Heart||Rare|
|Gloves||Life then Res/Attributes as needed then Storm's Gift||Rare|
|Boots||Life, Movement speed, then res/attributes as needed||Rare|
|Belt||Life then res/attributes as needed||Rare|
|Rings||Life then Res/Attributes as needed||Rare|
|Weapons||Singularity and a +1 All Lightning Spells shield with Life then res/attributes as needed||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.
Leveling is very smooth, we use Stormblast Mine until we gain access to Storm Brand, and Storm Brand until we gain access to Lightning Conduit
For detailed Act by Act skill trees and gem setups check out the PoB
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.
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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 Divine Orb drops!