Velyna's Storm Brand Inquisitor PoB & Gems (PoE Affliction)



PoB Imports

- Guide to Path of Building -


This build has multiple stages to work through as your character improves, that way you always know what to be upgrading from leaguestart to endgame.

  • Leaguestart: This is for either a fresh league or a start with zero currency. The only goal of this PoB is to make it through acts into early maps, and allow you to farm. The Highwayman The Highwayman is a cheap and easy source of leech that works with spells, grab one immediately. First thing I do in this phase is buy Oskarm Oskarm, letting our brands apply Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark automatically just feels great. Try to target some syndicate to get the trigger craft for next phase. Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood will fall in price quickly so don’t panic if it’s expensive at leaguestart.
  • Midrange: Get the trigger craft, put it on a decent wand, and make sure your Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark has quality on it. A lot of this stage is bringing our defenses online, Petrified Blood Petrified Blood combined with The Burden of Truth The Burden of Truth and our final two lab points. Get two abyss jewels with shock and stun avoidance plus life, and craft stun avoid on gloves. Together with essence crafted boots you can hit stun and shock immune, then add Stormshroud later for full ailment protection. The large and small cluster jewels are super important here. Crown of the Inward Eye Crown of the Inward Eye will be work for a long time so don’t be afraid if it’s expensive at first.
  • Endgame: Buying the final big pieces while crafting our endgame helmet. If you don’t plan to craft the helmet yet, work towards a corrupted Inpulsa's Broken Heart Inpulsa's Broken Heart with +2 to Level of Socketed AoE Gems.

The gear page has information about each of your endgame items, search links to help you find them, plus crafting instructions for any complicated items.



Anointing is accessed through Cassia, it gives you access to one extra node on the talent tree.

– Charisma –

1x Opalescent Oil Opalescent Oil
2x Golden Oil Golden Oil


Storm Brand (Helmet)

This is the endgame setup with crafted helmet, before getting that you should run a normal 6L setup like the Midrange PoB.

Automated Mark (Wand 1)

Movement/Defense (Wand 2)

Auras (Boots)

Cull/Clarity (Gloves)

Arrogance Auras (Chest)

Leaguestart Gems

Act 1

Level 1-12

Level 12+

You will need 2 good wands before you take the dual wield nodes.

Keep Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support and Vitality Vitality at level one.

Clarity Clarity should be kept low as well, depending on your mana situation.

I opened the cave for Flame totem and Frostblink, then did tidal island for Arcane Surge.

Added Lightning is a quest reward at the prison, socket it by itself to level immediately.

It’s normal to be riding your flasks pretty hard during Brutus, you can save a portal scroll to refill flasks in town if desired. After Brutus you get Clarity, making life much easier.

Storm Brand is a quest reward after entering Merveils cave.

I swapped immediately at level 12.

Act 2

You will get Herald of Thunder and Concentrated Effect as quest rewards.

Don’t forget the Great White Beast quest gives a second run speed flask.

Help Alira.

Act 3

Do the library quest and buy Determination Determination, Petrified Blood Petrified Blood, and Arrogance Support Arrogance Support. Put some weapons in your weapon swap slots, and start leveling these gems there.

Act 4-10

After killing Kaom and Daresso buy Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support from the vendor, which let’s you automate a golem. Adding inspiration to the links helps with the high mana cost.

I finished acts like this and didn’t actually get the Petrified Blood Petrified Blood and Arrogance Support Arrogance Support setups running until early maps.

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