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Magic Find CI Spark Templar Inquisitor Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Magic Find CI Spark Templar Inquisitor Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

One of the best PoE currency farming builds out there. Spark Templar Inquisitor is one of the fastest builds for mid-tier map farming

Magic Find CI
Spark Templar/Inquisitor
Build updated for Patch 3.2

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Estimated budget: moderately low (several Exalted Orbs)
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Guide notes
April 3, 2018
-Build created
-Added the missing Shield

Spark Templar Inquisitor is one of the best PoE currency farming builds out there. It has a very high clear speed, and with increased Item Rarity and Item Quantity bonuses allow you to farm over 20 Chaos Orbs per hour just from the Chaos Orb recipe. 

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1. Gameplay

Spark is a lightning spell that spawns numerous projectiles, that move randomly covering the entire screen. With the use of Pierce Support and Spell Echo Support Gems, Spark will clear the whole screen within seconds. Also, daggers with high base Attack Speed provide extreme mobility with Whirling Blades skill. This build also uses Chaos Inoculation Passive, as in our opinion it is much easier to balance between defenses and Magic Find stats.


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2. Build's PROS & CONS

PROS
  • high AoE damage with one of the fastest clear speed in Path of Exile
  • budget-friendly
  • high Item Rarity and Item Quantity bonuses
  • decent defenses with approximately 6,000 Energy Shield while on a moderate budget
  • one of the best currency farming builds
CONS
  • low single target DPS, making it nearly impossible to clear high-tier maps or kill end-game bosses
  • vulnerable to elemental reflect map mod

3. Leveling tips

Leveling phase, when playing as a Templar, is the easiest if you use dual Spell Totems. Firestorm provides terrific damage and amazing AoE, which is perfect for lower levels. 

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Firestorm Spell Totem setup
Spell Totem Support Spell Totem Support - this Gem allows you to summon a Totem that will cast supported spells
Firestorm Firestorm - your core DPS spell. Your Totems will cast it
Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support - increases the Cast Speed of your Totems
Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support - greatly increases the Elemental Damage of supported skills
Flame Dash setup
Flame Dash Flame Dash - your main mobility skill
Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support - Arcane Surge provides Mana Regeneration and Spell Damage buffs after spending enough Mana on the support spell. Keep this Gem at a level low enough to grant the buff with every cast of Flame Dash
Utility Gems
Flammability Flammability - a curse that reduces monster's resistance to Fire Damage
Purity of Elements Purity of Elements - increases your Elemental Resistances
Clarity Clarity - increases Mana Regeneration, great aura for spellcaster classes
Flame Golem Flame Golem - this Golem increases your damage


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Leveling Skill Trees:

31 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Discipline and Training 2) Occultist's Dominion 3) Blast Radius 4) Amplify

59 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Throat Seeker 2) Doom Cast 3) Blood Siphon 4) Nullification 

Recommended leveling items:

Perandus SignetPerandus Signet - amazing spellcaster's leveling ring. Increases the Experience gained and Mana Regeneration Rate
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
+(25-30) to maximum Mana
(45-65)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
2% increased Experience gain
2% increased Intelligence for each Equipped Unique Item
3% additional chance for Slain monsters to drop Scrolls of Wisdom
 
LifesprigLifesprig - great leveling wand
(8-12)% increased Spell Damage
+1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
(20-28)% increased Spell Damage
(5-8)% increased Cast Speed
+(15-20) to maximum Life
+(15-20) to maximum Mana
Regenerate (6-8) Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell
 
GoldrimGoldrim - the best leveling helmet in terms of defenses. It meets your needs for Elemental Resistances for nearly entire leveling phase
+(30-50) to Evasion Rating
10% increased Rarity of Items found
+(30-40)% to all Elemental Resistances
Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
 
Ngamahu TIkiNgamahu Tiki - this amulet greatly increases Fire Damage, which is perfect for leveling with the Firestorm spell
(2-4) Life Regenerated per second(50-70)% increased Fire Damage
You gain 100 Evasion Rating when on Low Life
+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
1% of Life Regenerated per second while on Low Life
 

Mokou's EmbraceMokou's Embrace - great leveling ring, which increases your Fire Damage and Cast Speed

+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
(15-25)% increased Fire Damage
+(25-40)% to Cold Resistance
(5-10)% chance to Ignite
20% increased Attack Speed while Ignited
20% increased Cast Speed while Ignited
+25% chance to be Ignited
 

4. Final Skill tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

115 Points Final Skill Tree
115 Points Path of Building link

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Righteous Providence
  2. Inevitable Judgement
  3. Instruments of Virtue
  4. Augury of Penitence

Pantheon:

Major God: Soul of Lunaris - 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%; 1% increased Movement Speed for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%

Minor God: Soul of Gruthkul - 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Hit you've taken Recently up to a maximum of 5%

5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Spark setup
Spark Spark - your main DPS spell. This spell summons piercing projectiles that randomly move all around the screen
Spell Echo Support Spell Echo Support - makes your Spark spell be cast additional time with a significantly increased Cast Speed
Faster Projectiles Support Faster Projectiles Support - this Gem increases the damage and speed of Spark projectiles
Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support - increases Spark's chance to Critically Hit enemies
Pierce Support Pierce Support - this Gem makes Spark projectiles pierce enemies
Item Rarity Support Item Rarity Support - a great addition to any Magic Find build
[AURAS] Herald of Thunder and Discipline
Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder - adds Lightning Damage to your spells
Discipline Discipline - this Aura increases your maximum Energy Shield
Enlighten Support Enlighten Support - reduces the Mana Reservation of your Herald skills and Auras
[MOBILITY] Whirling Blades
Whirling Blades Whirling Blades -  your main mobility skill. It is one of the fastest movement skills in Path of Exile
Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support - grants faster movement with the WB skill
Fortify Support Fortify Support - melee hits with your Whirling Blades will grant an fantastic defensive buff
[CURSE] Orb of Storms CoH setup
Orb of Storms Orb of Storms - AoE spell that is used to apply the supported curse and generate Power Charges
Power Charge on Critical Support Power Charge on Critical Support – will make Orb of Storms generate Power Charges
Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark - increases the chance of cursed enemies chance to be Critically Hit. Cursed enemies will also take increased damage from Critical Hits
Curse on Hit Support Curse on Hit Support - will make Orb of Storms apply supported curses
[DEFENSE] Immortal Call setup
Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support - auto-casts supported spells after a certain amount of damage is taken by your character. Keep this gem at level 1
Immortal Call Immortal Call - grants brief Physical Damage immunity. It is auto-cast by CwDT Support Gem. Keep it at level 3
Cast when Damage Taken Support Increased Duration Support - increases the duration of your Immortal Call buff and Vaal Haste effects
Vaal Haste Vaal Haste - increases your Movement, Attack, and Cast Speed for a brief period
[GOLEM/UTILITY] Ice Golem and Tempest Shield
CwDT Cast when Damage Taken Support - auto-casts supported spells after a certain amount of damage is taken by your character. Upgrade this Gem to the maximum level to be able to summon a level 20 Golem
Ice Golem Ice Golem - this Golem increases your Critical Strike Chance
Tempest Shield Tempest Shield - increases your Block Chance for a brief duration
Blind Support Blind Support - grants your Tempest Shield a chance to blind enemies on hit


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5. Gear Setup

Spark Templar is a somewhat budget-friendly build with near to 0 unique gear requirements. It allows efficient currency farming with as little as 4 Links. Most of the gear is very easily obtainable, and rather cheap, with the 6th link on the body armour providing additional Item Rarity, which pays up quickly.

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Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS/Life to start mapping successfully
  3. Save you at least a couple of hours, as it's already all planned out for you!

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Energy Shield
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Lightning Spell Damage
  4. Item Rarity and Item Quantity
  5. Critical Strike Chance & Multiplier
  6. Mana
Rare Helmet(Helmet) Rare ES/Res./IR - aim for the highest ES 
Min. requirements:
120 Energy Shield
31% Lightning Resistance
31% Cold Resistance
35% increased Rarity of Items found
Optional affixes:
Mana
Enchantments:
40% increased Spark Damage
Ambusher(Weapon) Rare Dagger - with high Crit./Spell Damage bonuses and preferably Attack Speed for better mobility
Min. requirements:
60% increased Lightning Spell Damage
90% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Added min.35 Lightning Damage to Spells
Optional affixes:
Attack Speed
Divinarius(Weapon) Divinarius - a decent and inexpensive dagger. Is more than enough for low-tier maps
30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(50-70)% increased Spell Damage
(80-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
+10 Life gained on Kill
+5 Mana gained on Kill
10% increased Area of Effect
Rare Shield(Shield) Rare Shield - provides both offensive and defensive utility
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
55% increased Spell Damage
65% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Vaal Regalia(Armour) Rare ES/Res. armour - rare one will be the best in the slot, and provide the highest ES bonus
Min. requirements:
500 Energy Shield
25% Lightning Resistance
25% Cold Resistance
25% Fire Resistance
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Goldwyrm(Boots) Goldwyrm - one of the most important Unique items for this build. These boots are rather cheap, and you should aim to get the hight Item Quantity bonus you can afford
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
(14-20)% increased Quantity of Items found
+(40-50)% to Fire Resistance
10% increased Movement Speed
Perandus Blazon(Belt) Perandus Blazon - again, a very important Unique Belt that increases the Quantity of Items found
(15-25)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
+(20-30) to all Attributes
(6-8)% increased Quantity of Items found
+20% to Fire Resistance
20% increased Flask effect duration
-2 Physical Damage taken from Attacks
Rare Gloves(Gloves) Rare ES/Res. gloves - with the highest ES you can afford
Min. requirements:
100 Energy Shield
35% Lightning Resistance
35% Cold Resistance
Optional affixes:
increased Rarity of Items found
Rings(Ring) Rare ES/Rarity Rings - if you plan to use a rare amulet with All Elemental Resistances, you can only focus on ES and Item Rarity stats
Min. requirements:
45 to maximum Energy Shield
40% increased Rarity of Items found
Optional affixes:
Attributes
Lightning Damage
Mana
Stone of Lazhwar(Amulet) Rare ES/Rarity/Res. Amulet
Min. requirements:
10% increased maximum Energy Shield
30% increased Rarity of Items found
15% Fire Resistance
15% Cold Resistance
15% Lightning Resistance
Optional affixes:
Attributes
Mana
Bisco's Collar(Amulet) Bisco's Collar - pretty much the best "Magic Find" item in Path of Exile. It will heavily reduce your defensive stats, but if the farming currency is your main goal this is a great pick. If using Bisco's Collar you need to get the 15% All Elemental Resistances on either of you Rings
(12-20)% increased Rarity of Items found
(100-150)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Magic Enemies
(35-50)% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Normal Enemies
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Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare jewels - this should provide extra ES and damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
% increased maximum Energy Shield
% increased Elemental/Lightning/Projectile/Spell Damage
Optional affixes:
% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Atziri's Promise(Flask) Atziri's Promise - very good Flask which provides extra damage, resistances and Life Leech 
+35% to Chaos Resistance
2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
Gain (15-20)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
Gain (10-15)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
Vessel of Vinktar(Flask) Vessel of Vinktar - great utility flask. It's not cheap, but totally worth its price. It requires you to carry any flask of Grounding to remove the self-shock effect
+50% to Lightning Resistance
+6% to maximum Lightning Resistance
(80-100)% increased Charges used
Shocks nearby Enemies during Flask effect, causing 10% increased Damage taken
You are Shocked during Flask effect, causing 50% increased Damage taken
Adds (15-25) to (70-90) Lightning Damage to Spells during Flask effect
20% of Lightning Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
Divination Distillate(Flask)  Divination Distillate  - the only "Magic Find" Flask in Path of Exile. Use it when finishing off Rare and Unique monsters, as well as Bosses
(40-60)% increased Rarity of Items found during Flask effect
(12-18)% increased Quantity of Items found during Flask effect
25% increased Light Radius during Flask effect
+4% to all maximum Elemental Resistances during Flask effect
Other suggested Flasks:
  1. Ample Jade Flask of Staunching (immunity to bleeding)
  2. Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat (immunity to freeze and chill effects)
  3. Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Grounding (used to remove the self-shock applied by Vessel of Vinkatr, and also increase your chance to critically strike)
Atziri's PromiseVessel of VinktarDivination DistillateQuicksilver FlaskDiamond Flask


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