TbXie's Poison Blade Vortex Assassin Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links (PoE Necropolis)



Passive Skill Tree & PoB

You can find an optimized Path of Building here. Every build I release will use the community fork of Path of Building. You can find PoB’s Fork, by LocalIdentity, here.

If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, PoePlanner’s website offers you a non-PoB alternative to import the code from the above link. it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

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Progression Advice

Since Poison mostly scales with Gem levels and Passive Points / Ascendancy, you’re going to be able to stay relatively tanky even while being lower level. The Path of Building offers steps to put you on your way for leveling.

Gem Links

Blade Vortex Blade Vortex – Main Link (6-Link)

As we’re playing an Ailment-based build, our Awakened Gems are generally relatively cheap and extremely powerful! Don’t neglect these upgrades as they are significant but you can obviously use the non-Awakened version initially.

  1. Vaal Blade Vortex Vaal Blade Vortex
  2. Awakened Unleash Support Awakened Unleash Support
  3. Awakened Deadly Ailments Support Awakened Deadly Ailments Support
  4. Awakened Unbound Ailments Support Awakened Unbound Ailments Support
  5. Awakened Void Manipulation Support Awakened Void Manipulation Support
  6. Efficacy Support Efficacy Support


Whenever you have acquired a The Devouring Diadem The Devouring Diadem. In case you don’t have this item yet, you can drop the Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone.

  1. Grace Grace
  2. Malevolence Malevolence
  3. Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone
  4. Herald of Agony Herald of Agony


With the heavy nerfs to other mechanics for wither, I opted to free up some gemsockets to get an actual totem setup going. This is at the cost of some fancy other skills in the build, but is an absolutely obscene amount of damage. Drop your totems somewhere close to bosses before fighting them & keep them up.

  1. Wither Wither
  2. Multiple Totems Support Multiple Totems Support
  3. Spell Totem Support Spell Totem Support
  4. Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support

Plague Bearer

Plague Bearer Plague Bearer is a really strong buff which “incubates” Damage and then unleashes it over time if you pop the gem. This gives you a tremendous amount of extra clear speed and feels really nice to use. Therefore, you should try to buff it up as much as you can.

  1. Plague Bearer Plague Bearer
  2. Enhance Support Enhance Support (Level 4)
  3. Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support

Optional Movement Skill

  1. Dash Dash
  2. Shield Charge Shield Charge
  3. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

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