Path of Exile is a free-to-play action RPG with a lot of skills to combine and builds to create. Abilities in the game are found in gems socketed into your equipment. One of the best starter builds you can use and should consider is the Arc Witch Build since it’s easy but also more efficient enough to help you get through the game’s content.
Arc Witch Build Guide in Path of Exile
The Arc Witch build is highly recommended because it has low gear requirements. In addition, it is also easy to play since it has an auto-target and chains feature that can obliterate enemies quickly.
However, you will have to transition into a stronger build when you reach the late game. This guide will teach you the basics of the Arch Witch build, including its mechanics, gems, and many more.
Building an Arc Witch
Arc Witch’s build mechanics heavily rely on Elemental Overload and Attribute Stacking.
- Elemental Overload: temporarily disables your Critical Strike Multiplier in exchange for a 40% increase in Elemental Damage. When you land a critical strike, this is applied to your skill for 8 seconds; however, it has no effect on your other skills. It only requires about 15-20% crit probability to be helpful, allowing you to put more money into other stats rather than crit.
- Attribute Stacking: Attribute Stacking allows you to get a considerable boost from modifiers, enhancing your Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. An entire build is created around these attributes, focusing on a single stat, while other stats are only leveled up to meet requirements.
The Crystallized Omniscience amulet, will stack all attributes up. The best part is that it doesn’t matter which attribute it is because the amulet changes all of them to the same attribute.
- Freezing Pulse, transition to Arc
- Orb of Storms
- Frostblink, transition to Flame Dash
- Herald of Thunder
- Defiance Banner
- Summon Lightning Golem
- Summon Stone Golem
- Summon Flame Golem
- Summon Chaos Golem
- Wave of Conviction
- Liege of the Primordial (Normal Labyrinth)
- Elemancer (Cruel Labyrinth)
- Mastermind of Discord (Merciless Labyrinth)
- Bastion of Elements (Eternal Labyrinth)
Check that all of your auras are active and that all golems have been summoned before entering any map.
Keep your Diamond Flask full, get Onslaught for extra speed, and try sniping several enemies with Orb of Storms.
Use Flame Dash and your Quicksilver Flask to reposition or move between enemies.
To be safe, use your Granite, Basalt Flasks and Vaal Molten Shell if you expect to take a lot of damage.
Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide
Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!
Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms
Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.
While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.
Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.
Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.
Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.
You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.
Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.
Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.
In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.
Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.
Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!
And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!
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