Before you get into your specific builds, you’re going to want some generic leveling poe items. They aren’t necessary, but they will make your life a lot easier. If you’ve played much Path of Exile you’ll know these items off by heart, and probably have a set already. Either way, here we go.
Witch Leveling Gear
- For the body, get a Tabula Rasa; this is pretty standard stuff. If you have money to burn, grab a +1 to level a socketed gems version. It’ll be about five times as expensive, but it’ll give you a nice boost to leveling up, particularly as a spellcaster. It will also let you use multiple wands (and not be limited to Lifesprigs) if you want to. As for weapons, you will want to get dual wield Lifesprigs.
- For a helmet, get a Goldrim. These are cheap and give up to 40% to all elemental resistances.
- Jewellery can be difficult to pick, but the best option for easy leveling is to get two Haku rings.
This is the most basic leveling build for generic builds that use spell damage. It’s perfect for people who intend to use Frostbolt or Magma Orb, or any other spell-based damage later on. You’ll be using spells throughout the game to scale your damage properly.
Right from the start, put on all your leveling gear and take Freezing Pulse as your reward. Make sure you put it in your Lifesprigs if you don’t have a +1 level Tabula. Spells don’t have a ton of support gems off the bat, so don’t use the Tabula just yet. In fact, leave it in your inventory until you need it, because wearing armor reduces your movement speed.
Once you hit level four, grab Volley Support. At level eight, add in either Added Cold or Added Lightning (or both if you have a +1 Tabula). At level ten grab Flame Dash for increased movement. Hitting level 12 is the big one.
Once you’ve hit level 18, grab Controlled Destruction and Elemental Focus.
Summoners don’t want traditional spell power as it doesn’t increase minion damage. As such, you’ll want an entirely different build, even for leveling. This will save you a lot of Orbs of Regret in the long run. Grab the same leveling gear and Freezing Pulse. Level the same way up to level eight, then switch to Summon Raging Spirits.
At level eight, your links should be Summon Raging Spirit, Melee Splash, and Minion Damage. At level 18, add Minion Speed and Melee Physical Damage. Throw in Elemental Focus if you can afford the mana. Eventually, make your sixth link Spell Echo. This will make you cast faster, and make more Spirits.
Summon Raging Spirits should be able to get you to maps easily.
As usual, feel free to mess around with the skill tree. This one will likely be the same for most summoner builds until levels 50-60 (or so). Then, you’ll want to focus your build and go Spectres. Either way, here’s a mock tree for when you hit levels in the mid-60s. Also, a easy way for you to gain poe orbs fast is to poe buy currency on U4GM. If you want to buy cheapest currency, just make sure to spare some time to join in our site.