Spark Inquisitor Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

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Path of Building

Path of Building for a Level 90 Spark Inquisitor build can be found here.

Included are the skill trees, gem links, and an example set of low/mid level gear with room for upgrades. Resistances have been excluded as they can be filled in on any piece as needed and available.

We use the Path of Building Community Fork for all of our builds, which is highly recommended. If you are encountering errors importing the build, please ensure you are using the Community Fork.

Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items strike a balance between power and cost-effectiveness. If you want to explore more options for budget or “GG” gear, see recommendations about Jewels or Flasks, or get more information on alternatives and specialty items, please ensure you read this page in its entirety.

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Rare Hubris Circlet Hubris Circlet
Amulet Choir of the Storm Choir of the Storm
Chest The Covenant The Covenant
Gloves Rare Fingerless Silk Gloves Fingerless Silk Gloves OR Shadows and Dust Shadows and Dust
Boots Voidwalker Voidwalker
Belt Rare Crystal Belt Crystal Belt
Ring 1 Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood
Ring 2 Rare Opal Ring Opal Ring
Weapon Shaped Void Sceptre Void Sceptre
Shield* Rare Fossilised Spirit Shield Fossilised Spirit Shield

For crafting Rare items, you can check out all the affixes that can roll on an item base, depending on its level, influence, and many other factors, using our affix tool.

Armour

Helmet

A Rare helmet is the easiest to find an enchantment for and makes it easy to fill out your Resistances. An Energy Shield and/or Armour base are the most ideal. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Spells (Shaped Prefix)
  4. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Spells (Shaped Prefix)
  5. % Increased Energy Shield (Energy Shield Base)
  6. +# to Maximum Energy Shield (Energy Shield Base)

For Unique helms, there are a few options:

Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head is an excellent helm across the board for all Critical Strike based builds. Offering some Critical Strike, a nice Life roll, and a healthy amount of Evasion, this helmet is overall the most accessible Unique option and is usually easy to find an enchant for.

Lightpoacher Lightpoacher with 2 Abyssal sockets is the best possible helmet for clear speed, however, it is generally very expensive and difficult to find an enchant for.

The Three Dragons The Three Dragons is extremely cheap and available early in the league, providing valuable Freezing which lends a lot of safety to the build until you can upgrade.

Recommended Enchantments for this build are:

  1. Spark Spark fires 3 additional projectiles
  2. 40% increased Spark Spark damage
  3. 30% increased Spark Spark projectile speed

Chest

The Covenant The Covenant is the best cheaply available chest that can be used all the way until Level 100.

Inpulsa's Broken Heart Inpulsa's Broken Heart is an excellent choice for clear.

A very high Energy Shield Vaal Regalia Vaal Regalia is the best possible defensive option for the extreme end-game. Aim for 600+ Energy Shield and solid Resistances before you consider switching to a Rare.

Boots

Voidwalker Voidwalker are the most convenient choice, as they are generally quite cheap once Shaper farm starts on a league and they allow us to drop Pierce Support Pierce Support from our Vaal Spark Vaal Spark 6-Link. Phasing is very convenient for clear speed and safety and these boots have good defensive stats and Movement Speed.

A Rare pair of boots should be used until Voidwalker can be acquired. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. % Increased Movement Speed
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  3. +# to Maximum Life

Recommended Enchantments for this build are:

  1. Adds 1 to 160 Lightning Damage if you haven’t Killed Recently (Best Bossing)
  2. 16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you’ve Killed Recently (Best Clear)
  3. 0.6% of Damage Leeched as Life and Mana if you’ve Killed Recently (Best Defense)

Since Spark Spark is “weakest” for single-target, we recommend using the Added Lightning Damage if you plan on farming bosses such as Uber Elder.

Gloves

A Rare pair of Fingerless Silk Gloves Fingerless Silk Gloves is a great choice for a balance between damage and defense. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Energy Shield
  4. +# to Maximum Energy Shield
  5. Socketed Gems are Supported by Level # Faster Casting / % Increased Cast Speed

Winds of Change Winds of Change offers a fair damage boost and decent quality of life with the increased projectile speed. If they can be obtained cheaply and early they can be a fairly strong upgrade.

Shadows and Dust Shadows and Dust are the best Unique option for clear speed. This is the ideal end-game choice for damage.

Kalisa's Grace Kalisa's Grace are a cheap option available very early or on Solo Self-Found to create a budget 5-Link for your Spark Spark.

An alternative to Kalisa's Grace Kalisa's Grace is to look for a Rare pair of Shaped gloves with Socketed Gems are Supported by Level # Faster Casting / % Increased Cast Speed and Socketed Gems are Supported by Level # Blind / % Global Chance to Blind Enemies on Hit. Even if you are not able to acquire other ideal stats, such as Maximum Life, this can provide a budget 6-Link early in the league at a bargain price if you are lucky enough to find a pair.

Weapon and Shield

Weapon

A Rare sceptre is the best possible option, with the base being ideally a Void Sceptre Void Sceptre or an Opal Sceptre Opal Sceptre for the implicit effects. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. % Increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  2. % Increased Spell Damage
  3. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  4. Gain % of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage (Shaped Prefix)
  5. % Increased Lightning Damage
  6. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Spells
  7. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Spells
  8. % Increased Cast Speed

Doryani's Catalyst Doryani's Catalyst is the best overall unique option and can usually be obtained cheaply.

Singularity Singularity is a good budget option when league starting to get you into maps right away.

Cerberus Limb Cerberus Limb is another great budget option but is not always available as early as Singularity Singularity.

Shield

A Rare Spirit Shield should be used, with the ideal bases being Fossilised Spirit Shield Fossilised Spirit Shields and Harmonic Spirit Shield Harmonic Spirit Shields. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. +# to Maximum Life
  2. % Increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  3. % Increased Spell Damage
  4. % Increased Lightning Damage
  5. % Increased Cast Speed
  6. % Increased Area of Effect (Elder Prefix)
  7. +# to Maximum Energy Shield
  8. % Increased Energy Shield

Chernobog's Pillar Chernobog's Pillar is an excellent budget shield that provides good defenses and a little bit of damage.

Accessories

Amulet

Choir of the Storm Choir of the Storm is the absolute best option for this build and provides a massive injection of damage.

A Rare amulet can be used as well, with whatever stats you need to fill in.

Rings

Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood should be one of your first pickups when you can afford it. Combined with switching in Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support in your Vaal Spark Vaal Spark link, this is a huge boost to damage.

Berek's Grip Berek's Grip is a great budget option that is also exceptional for leveling.

A Rare ring should be used in the other slot. An Opal Ring Opal Ring is the ideal base, but any will do. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Lightning Damage
  4. Curse Enemies with Level # Warlord's Mark Warlord's Mark on Hit (Elder Suffix)
  5. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance (Shaped Suffix)
  6. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier (Elder Suffix)
  7. % Increased Damage (Crafted Prefix)
  8. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Spells (Shaped Prefix)

Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier can also be Essence crafted for the best possible rings but this is often expensive and tedious to craft.

Belt

A Rare Crystal Belt Crystal Belt is the best option in many situations. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Lightning Damage (Delve Prefix)
  4. % Increased Damage (Crafted Prefix)
  5. % Increased Life Recovery Rate (Elder Suffix)
  6. +# to Armour

Any Rare belt will do to fill in until a Crystal Belt Crystal Belt can be acquired. Stygian Vise Stygian Vises are also a good choice.

Bisco's Leash Bisco's Leash is generally quite affordable and works well together with Shadows and Dust Shadows and Dust. This is a good option if you are farming for profit.

Jewels

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye Options

As with most builds that use classic Auras, a Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye is going to be your best bet in the late-game. This is not necessary at all for the build and was excluded from any of the damage stats and calculations, simply because it will not be a realistic acquisition for many players.

It is worth swapping from Zealotry Zealotry to Wrath Wrath (or vice-versa) if you obtain a Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye with one of the recommended mods.

Prioritize Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye mods as follows:

  1. % increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Consecrated Ground while affected by Zealotry Zealotry
  2. % increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath Wrath
  3. % increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath Wrath
  4. % increased Cast Speed while affected by Zealotry Zealotry
  5. Consecrated Ground you create while affected by Zealotry Zealotry causes enemies to take (8-10)% increased Damage

Unique Jewels

Hazardous Research Hazardous Research is absolutely mandatory and can be acquired from the quest Death to Purity in Act V. Place it in the socket below:

Hazardous Placement

Intuitive Leap Intuitive Leap is a great choice when it can be acquired to help generate free charges and acquire Melding without invest 4 points.

Intuitive Leap Placement

Standard Jewels

Standard Jewels are preferred over Abyss Jewels and should be prioritized as follows:

  1. % Increased Maximum Life
  2. % to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
  3. % Increased Critical Strike Multiplier for Elemental Skills
  4. % Increased Critical Strike Chance with Lightning Skills
  5. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  6. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  7. % Increased Spell Damage While Holding a Shield
  8. % Increased Spell Damage
  9. % Increased Cast Speed

Flasks

Cinderswallow Urn Cinderswallow Urn can replace the Silver Flask, and is particularly good if the Veiled Mod is % Increased Critical Strike Chance during Flask Effect.

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Changelog
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    Initial updates for 3.9 Metamorph; Passive Skill Tree, Build Assessment, Gear Recommendations, and Annointment Advice.

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    Hi all

    Here I am again!!!
    Let´s get to the questions!

    I’m playing this league with this build and and it’s amazing!
    But i´m lacking in other attributes can make use of a Brawn unique Crimson Jewel?
    And… one or two Hazardous Research? :)

    Thank you for everything you provide!

    PS.: I’ll be testing soon the Essence Drain/Contagion and Blight Trickster Build Guide!!!

  2. Posts
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    Hi, thank you for providing this build to us.

    Can somebody give some advice, I kept dying when I was mapping, how can I fix this situation? I’m level 89, blood 4700+ ES 1700.

    Best Regard!

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    Hi
    bq.

    Can somebody give some advice, I kept dying when I was mapping, how can I fix this situation? I’m level 89, blood 4700+ ES 1700.

    Check the resistances.
    They are always in the foreground in many cases even before Life an Energy Shield, I always advise anyone who asks to keep the resistances to the maximum!

  4. Furty

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    On 25/06/2019 at 2:13 PM, Fezao said

    Hi all

    Here I am again!!!
    Let´s get to the questions!

    I’m playing this league with this build and and it’s amazing!
    But i´m lacking in other attributes can make use of a Brawn unique Crimson Jewel?
    And… one or two Hazardous Research? :)

    Thank you for everything you provide!

    PS.: I’ll be testing soon the Essence Drain/Contagion and Blight Trickster Build Guide!!!

    I only recommend using 1 Hazardous Research Hazardous Research. The extra projectiles are valuable, but the nova effect is one of the main reasons we use it, and we only need one to achieve this. Essentially, socketing a second one only results in 2 extra projectiles and another 17% reduced duration, which isn’t worth it.

    What attributes are you lacking? I found that once I had Voidwalker Voidwalker I didn’t have any issues with Dexterity, and I have enough Strength from the tree. In any case, I wouldn’t recommend Brawn Brawn, simply because 4-6% won’t do a lot for you if you don’t have much to begin with, and it is a really inefficient Jewel in general. If you need more Dexterity I’d recommend putting 2 points into Precision — it’s an all around decent notable, offering some movement speed and cast speed in addition to the +20 Dexterity. If you need Dex and Strength, maybe just grab the +30 stat notes (Alacrity, Physique) on the top right of the tree.

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    On 25/06/2019 at 5:31 PM, Louisanity said

    Hi, thank you for providing this build to us.

    Can somebody give some advice, I kept dying when I was mapping, how can I fix this situation? I’m level 89, blood 4700+ ES 1700.

    Best Regard!

    My pleasure!

    My defenses aren’t a whole lot different (4550 Life, 2700 ES) and I personally haven’t had a lot of issues. It’s hard to give any generic advice that will apply to your situation, but just remember that this is a relatively long-range build — you shouldn’t be getting hit that much to begin with, and with proper movement virtually all damage should be avoidable. Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood helps a lot if you don’t have it already — Spark Spark should be freezing the entire screen, and Energy Leech Support Energy Leech Support should help keep you healthy.

    If you’re really struggling, swap out of or two of the damage flasks for some more defensively oriented ones, like a Basalt Flask Basalt Flask and/or a Granite Flask Granite Flask of Iron Skin. Let me know if there’s anything else you want to me to take a look at or help with!

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    On 25/06/2019 at 9:16 PM, Furty said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 2:13 PM, Fezao said

    Hi all

    Here I am again!!!
    Let´s get to the questions!

    I’m playing this league with this build and and it’s amazing!
    But i´m lacking in other attributes can make use of a Brawn unique Crimson Jewel?
    And… one or two Hazardous Research? :)

    Thank you for everything you provide!

    PS.: I’ll be testing soon the Essence Drain/Contagion and Blight Trickster Build Guide!!!

    </div>

    I only recommend using 1 Hazardous Research Hazardous Research. The extra projectiles are valuable, but the nova effect is one of the main reasons we use it, and we only need one to achieve this. Essentially, socketing a second one only results in 2 extra projectiles and another 17% reduced duration, which isn’t worth it.

    What attributes are you lacking? I found that once I had Voidwalker Voidwalker I didn’t have any issues with Dexterity, and I have enough Strength from the tree. In any case, I wouldn’t recommend Brawn Brawn, simply because 4-6% won’t do a lot for you if you don’t have much to begin with, and it is a really inefficient Jewel in general. If you need more Dexterity I’d recommend putting 2 points into Precision — it’s an all around decent notable, offering some movement speed and cast speed in addition to the +20 Dexterity. If you need Dex and Strength, maybe just grab the +30 stat notes (Alacrity, Physique) on the top right of the tree.

    Thanks for reply Dex to use Starkonja’s Head, but on the I choose a rare helm, and problem solved….

  7. Furty

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    On 26/06/2019 at 12:13 AM, Fezao said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 9:16 PM, Furty said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 2:13 PM, Fezao said

    Hi all

    Here I am again!!!
    Let´s get to the questions!

    I’m playing this league with this build and and it’s amazing!
    But i´m lacking in other attributes can make use of a Brawn unique Crimson Jewel?
    And… one or two Hazardous Research? :)

    Thank you for everything you provide!

    PS.: I’ll be testing soon the Essence Drain/Contagion and Blight Trickster Build Guide!!!

    </div>

    I only recommend using 1 Hazardous Research Hazardous Research. The extra projectiles are valuable, but the nova effect is one of the main reasons we use it, and we only need one to achieve this. Essentially, socketing a second one only results in 2 extra projectiles and another 17% reduced duration, which isn’t worth it.

    What attributes are you lacking? I found that once I had Voidwalker Voidwalker I didn’t have any issues with Dexterity, and I have enough Strength from the tree. In any case, I wouldn’t recommend Brawn Brawn, simply because 4-6% won’t do a lot for you if you don’t have much to begin with, and it is a really inefficient Jewel in general. If you need more Dexterity I’d recommend putting 2 points into Precision — it’s an all around decent notable, offering some movement speed and cast speed in addition to the +20 Dexterity. If you need Dex and Strength, maybe just grab the +30 stat notes (Alacrity, Physique) on the top right of the tree.

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    Thanks for reply Dex to use Starkonja’s Head, but on the I choose a rare helm, and problem solved….

    Well, for Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head you don’t actually need the Dexterity permanently, since it has +50-70 Dexterity on the item. Usually, you can just equip a Jewelry piece or two that has Dexterity on it, put on the Starkonja’s, then put your regular gear back on.

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    On 25/06/2019 at 9:25 PM, Furty said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 5:31 PM, Louisanity said

    Hi, thank you for providing this build to us.

    Can somebody give some advice, I kept dying when I was mapping, how can I fix this situation? I’m level 89, blood 4700+ ES 1700.

    Best Regard!

    </div>

    My pleasure!

    My defenses aren’t a whole lot different (4550 Life, 2700 ES) and I personally haven’t had a lot of issues. It’s hard to give any generic advice that will apply to your situation, but just remember that this is a relatively long-range build — you shouldn’t be getting hit that much to begin with, and with proper movement virtually all damage should be avoidable. Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood helps a lot if you don’t have it already — Spark Spark should be freezing the entire screen, and Energy Leech Support Energy Leech Support should help keep you healthy.

    If you’re really struggling, swap out of or two of the damage flasks for some more defensively oriented ones, like a Basalt Flask Basalt Flask and/or a Granite Flask Granite Flask of Iron Skin. Let me know if there’s anything else you want to me to take a look at or help with!

    Hi Furty, I’m so excited that you answer my question so quickly and really appreciated. Yes I have used the Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood. Actually, I had no problem while I was mapping, but when I met the boss of Syndicate, I sometimes killed by them(50~60%). Also when I opened the stone monument, I usually died too. I just killed by them suddenly and was very confused what I had seen.

    Below is the information of my character, but the website is Chinese. Sorry that I don’t know how to turn the website to English.
    my character

    Thank you!

  9. Furty

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    No problem!

    Unfortunately for me it says Access Has Been Denied — maybe there is some kind of region locking. For Syndicate and Legion Rares, dodging is definitely the most important thing since most of their attacks are avoidable. I’d recommend just ensuring you have as much Life as you can get on gear and Jewels, swapping out a Flask, and putting a few more Passive Skill tree points towards defense.

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    OK, I’ll try to make my life more as possible as I can. I really like this build, thank you~.

  11. Furty

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    On 26/06/2019 at 4:50 PM, Louisanity said

    OK, I’ll try to make my life more as possible as I can. I really like this build, thank you~.

    My pleasure, good luck out there!

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    On 26/06/2019 at 8:13 AM, Furty said

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    On 26/06/2019 at 12:13 AM, Fezao said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 9:16 PM, Furty said

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    On 25/06/2019 at 2:13 PM, Fezao said

    Hi all

    Here I am again!!!
    Let´s get to the questions!

    I’m playing this league with this build and and it’s amazing!
    But i´m lacking in other attributes can make use of a Brawn unique Crimson Jewel?
    And… one or two Hazardous Research? :)

    Thank you for everything you provide!

    PS.: I’ll be testing soon the Essence Drain/Contagion and Blight Trickster Build Guide!!!

    </div>

    I only recommend using 1 Hazardous Research Hazardous Research. The extra projectiles are valuable, but the nova effect is one of the main reasons we use it, and we only need one to achieve this. Essentially, socketing a second one only results in 2 extra projectiles and another 17% reduced duration, which isn’t worth it.

    What attributes are you lacking? I found that once I had Voidwalker Voidwalker I didn’t have any issues with Dexterity, and I have enough Strength from the tree. In any case, I wouldn’t recommend Brawn Brawn, simply because 4-6% won’t do a lot for you if you don’t have much to begin with, and it is a really inefficient Jewel in general. If you need more Dexterity I’d recommend putting 2 points into Precision — it’s an all around decent notable, offering some movement speed and cast speed in addition to the +20 Dexterity. If you need Dex and Strength, maybe just grab the +30 stat notes (Alacrity, Physique) on the top right of the tree.

    </div>

    Thanks for reply Dex to use Starkonja’s Head, but on the I choose a rare helm, and problem solved….

    </div>

    Well, for Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head you don’t actually need the Dexterity permanently, since it has +50-70 Dexterity on the item. Usually, you can just equip a Jewelry piece or two that has Dexterity on it, put on the Starkonja’s, then put your regular gear back on.

    I use this “technique” of equipping and exchanging to be able to use the items, but in the case it was some of my carelessness. I used a jade amulet and a jewel that solved the problem.

    Thanks for the accuracy and quick answers … I can now make maps from 12 to 14 without difficulties with this build!
    Amazing!!!

  13. Furty

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    Excellent to hear man, glad it is working out for you! Let me know if you need anything else :)

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    Where do we go on the tree first? Can we have some leveling passive trees?

  15. Furty

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    On 01/07/2019 at 2:31 AM, vimation said

    Where do we go on the tree first? Can we have some leveling passive trees?

    Tree is actually super flexible depending on your available gear. I’d grab the immediate Templar starting area stuff immediately and head over towards Witch and Doom Cast.

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    This might be a stupid question from a noob. but why use controlled destruction on the vaal spark?
    this build seems to build around crit.
    I am sure there is something I am missing here, but I really want to understand this.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I did som googling and found the answer.

  17. Furty

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    On 28/07/2019 at 3:14 PM, Stigmar said

    This might be a stupid question from a noob. but why use controlled destruction on the vaal spark?
    this build seems to build around crit.
    I am sure there is something I am missing here, but I really want to understand this.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I did som googling and found the answer.

    No problem, it’s a common question. Maybe I’ll add an FAQ blurb on it to alleviate any confusion on this and similar builds on our site.

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    Hello. I have mana problems.

    419 not reserved mana
    60 cost of SPARK

    When I was watching movies, mana pool was not changing, like spark was 0 cost.
    Where I made mistake or what Im missing ?
    What is main mana problems resolver ?

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