Path of Exile Shield Shock Block Templar Build by CNKalmah
This is my lightning based Templar build using 1h Scepter/Shield. Focused on Min/Max DPS & Block, while having enough life/ES/Armor to absorb hits. With shock giving ED stacks, and max block with tempest shield, this build is ideal as a DPS/TANK for boss runs and hits like Thor.
Eventually Branching out and grabbing more defensive nodes.
This is just to show your options after the basic build is complete. You can also go towards the huge mace node section - going way north into witch territory for extra health nodes - going south on the marauder for more 1h damage nodes & life nodes - Going east to center for Elemental damage nodes, 1h damage nodes, life nodes, armor nodes.
This one is your choice to make!
Skill & Supports
Lightning Strike - 6os Chest Piece
Supports - Physical Damage, Elemental Damage, Lesser Projectile, Attack Speed, Mana Leech
This skill hits hard with a good AoE bonus. Mana Leech & IAS are quite essential, as you will be mana starved -That noted, some of you may want to go Greater projectile support gem - All the power to you, if you can support the mana drain.
Shock Nova - 4os Piece
Supports - Totem, Elemental Proliferation, Knock-Back
Using the totem behind me to add lightning stacks and DPS to targets. Knock-Back is to prevent you from being swarmed, it helps quite a bit.
Supports - Iron Will, Mana Reduction, Elemental Proliferation
Your most important skill.
Giving you +4% Block and dealing a moderate DPS - but most importantly, good for dishing out shock stacks on enemies upon block.
Iron will is the choice for Increasing DPS on this skill, with the builds high strength it makes the skill a no-brainer.
27% Block from passives, 4% from Tempest, AT WORST 24% from shield - This gives you 55% block, which is a huge reduction of damage. This high block combined with E.P. gives you a great DPS vs. Ranged while dealing with melee.
Wrath & Clarity (Clarity is optional)
Supports - Mana reduction, Increased Area of Effect
Wrath is your main aura for DPS boost & stacks with your totem - further adding to its potency.
Clarity is optional, depending on your gearing you may should have enough Mana Regeneration to support your skills.
Supports - Increased Area of Affect, Increased Duration, (Suggestion for 3rd support?)
You'll obviously run into lightning resistance mobs, give a quick cast of E.W. and haveat'er.
Last but not least, you gotta have this one :D
Helps you get out of those "oh shit" moments.
Chest - ES/Armor piece with 4-6Ls. Preferably has Mana Regen, +Elemental Damage %, +Stun Threshold.
Weapon - Scepter with 4Ls. Preferably an Opal Scepter for the Implicit %Ele Damage.
Shield - Essentially you want to attain the Crest of Perandus which gives 1% LL, +Life, 48% block & life regeneration. This will help max your block. Otherwise I would suggest you skim with a rare Kite shield (for the Elemental resists) with good ES/Armor & block/stun recovery.
Other Equipment : Essentially you're looking for good mana regen, elemental/spell damage (note - spell damage% does not affect Lightning strike), item quantity/rarity, high ES/Armor, enough resists to hit the cap, block/stun recovery, stun threshold recovery. Etc..
Anything that directly correlates to your DPS/Blocking abilities.
This is my Shock Build,
Open to suggestions and opinions as always!
Skill allocation at Lv. 75
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