Path of Exile Purifying Flame Inquisitor Build Guide

The Path of Exile Synthesis League (Patch 3.6) gave us a lot of divine skills to play and experiment with. This build features Purifying Flame which we will use to shred through maps. Purifying Flame is a Fire AoE Spell that can be purchased at level 2. Casting Purifying Flame will send out a wave of deadly fire which explodes when it hits an enemy and deals damage to everyone around it, while also consecrating the ground. If the enemy stands on consecrated ground from any source, Purifying Flame will also shoot out a shockwave that amplifies the damage dealt.

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Purifying Flame Build Pros & Cons

Pros

  • High DPS Output (Damage Per Second)
  • Immunity to Elemental Ailments
  • High Clear Speed
  • Ranged Damage
  • High Life Recovery

Cons

  • Low to Medium Defenses (can’t facetank)
  • High investment required for end-game bosses
  • Can’t do no regen and Elemental reflect maps
  • Somewhat slow

Purifying Flame Build Playstyle

The Purifying Flame Build is focused around being ranged so always try to distance yourself from your enemies and use the high AoE to your advantage. The high AoE allows you to have really high clear speed and the waves from the explosions will finish up any enemies that don’t get one-shot by the first cast. Don’t forget to throw Wave of Conviction on tougher rares or if you have any problems with clearing a pack. Please note that this build is somewhat squishy which means you’ll have to focus on improving your movement and dodge attacks and spells.

Purifying Flame Build Passive Tree

Take the Avatar of Fire Keystone ASAP (usually at level 35)

If you’d prefer a Path of Building link

Import the above link into Path of Building.

Purifying Flame Build Ascendancy Class

Inquisitor

Sanctify->Pious Path->Augury of Penitence->Righteous Providence.

Purifying Flame Build Pantheon

  1. Soul of the Brine King: Prevents stun chains
  2. Soul of Shakari: Makes you take less damage from caustic fogs and the upgraded version makes you poison immune.

Purifying Flame Build Gems

Body – linked based on importance (1. gem being the best)

  1. Added Fire Damage
  2. Controlled Destruction
  3. Combustion
  4. Concentrated Effect
  5. Increased Area of Effect

Helmet

  1. Righteous Fire (can be Vaal)
  2. Herald of Ash (HoA shouldn’t be linked with the other two gems)
  3. Increased Duration

Boots

  1. CWDT
  2. Immortal Call
  3. Increased Duration
  4. Summon Stone Golem

Gloves

  1. Flame Dash
  2. Arcane Surge
  3. Faster Casting

Weapons

– You can level a total of 6 other Purifying flames here, corrupt them at 20 for a chance at a level 21 gem. Having a lvl 21 Purifying Flame gem will boost the damage of the Purifying Flame build quite a lot.

Purifying Flame Build Equipment

Helmet

Until you reach level 73, use any high Life and +% Resistances helmet. After that, try to get a Bone Helmet with Life, Nearby enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance (Fossil exclusive) and +% Resistances.

Gloves

Any gloves with:

  • 80+ Life
  • At least 70+% Total Resistances
  • +% Cast Speed
  • Curse on hit (expensive, but worth it if you can afford that).

Boots

The best possible base are currently Two-Toned Boots (you can even Lab enchant them now without losing the resists!)

Rare Two-Toned boots with:

  • +%25 or more Movement speed
  • 80+ Life
  • At least 70+% Total Resistances

Jewelry

Rings are a great source of elemental resistances but we are mostly going to use uniques here.

Mark of Submission with Warlord’s Mark gem socketed in it will allow you to curse enemies on hit, basically a cheaper version of CoH gloves.

Gifts from Above grants you massive increases to global critical strike chance along with some increased damage.

Rare ring with Curse on Hit if you can’t afford Mark of Submission

Rare ring mods:

  • +60 or higher to Maximum Life
  • +30% to one Elemental Resistance
  • Curse on Hit Warlord Mark

Weapons

The best weapon type to use in the Purifying Flame build are Sceptres, but you can use any type of melee weapon, as long as it’s one handed and has solid stats.

Unique options:

  • Cerberus Limb – might be cheap depending on popularity of Purifying Flame Builds.
  • Doryani’s Catalyst – usually expensive.

Rare options:

  • Stats similar to the uniques – rares are usually cheaper and easier to get.

Body Armour

Rare – 6 Link with high Life and Resistances

Uniques – 6 link Carcass Jack or Loreweave

Flasks

Ideal flask setup for the Purifying Flame Build:

  1. Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Wise Oak
  3. Cinderswallow Urn
  4. Diamond Flask
  5. Quicksilver flask of Adrenaline

Jewels

Mods you should be looking for on Abyssal Jewels:
–  Adds # to # physical damage to spells while dual wielding
– +35 or higher to Maximum Life
– Adds # to # physical damage to spells
– +#% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
– Gain #% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage if you’ve dealt a Critical Strike Recently
– Damage Penetrates #% Elemental Resistance if you haven’t Killed Recently

If you have the money – buy a Watcher’s Eye.

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