Path of Exile 3.1 Builds - Shock Nova

Posted by james bonds on January 17th, 2018

Shock Nova is a lightning spell with a high chance to shock that casts an initial ring of lightning followed by a larger circular area of lightning damage. In Path of Exile, if you don’t know how to use Shock Nova, the following post you should view seriously, there are some Shock Nova tips you must know.

Passive Skill Tree and Skill Gems

  • For the core skill gem, Shock Nova, have Increased Critical Strikes Support, Power Charge on Critical, Faster Casting, Increased Critical Damage, and Empower.
  • For a secondary offensive spell, have Storm Call with Controlled Destruction to increase damage at the cost of critical strike chance, Spell Echo to cast the spell twice, Increased Critical Strikes, Concentrated Effect, and Less Duration.
  • For your Cast When Damage Taken setup, have Immortal Call, Summon Lightning Golem, and Herald of Ice.
  • For more damage, have Warlord’s Mark with Curse on Hit, Conductivity, and Herald of Thunder.
  • For movement, have Lightning Warp with Less Duration and Faster Casting.
  • Lastly, if you have an extra socket, have Summon Lightning Golem.


  • Weapon: Pledge of Hands (Unique) for Spell Echo on socketed gems, and increased chance to block, spell damage, and mana.
  • Chest: Wyrmscale (Unique) for increased armor, life, elemental resistances, flask recovery, and gore.
  • Head: any Rare helmet with bonuses to life, mana, and elemental resistances.
    Gloves: any Rare gloves with Trigger Word of Ire when hit, additional 2 to 3 damage to attacks, increased life, and resistances.
  • Boots: any Rare boots with bonuses to elemental resistances, strength, maximum life and mana, and movement speed.
  • Accessories: one Rare ring with bonuses to elemental resistances, attributes, energy shield, and life; Call of the Brotherhood (Unique) for increased cold and lightning resistances, lightning damage, mana regen, 40% of lightning damage converted to cold damage, and 100% chance to shock frozen enemies. Choir of the Storm (Unique amulet) for increased intelligence and mana, reduced lightning resistance but increased critical strike chance according to lightning resistance, and ability to trigger level 20 Lightning Bolt upon critical strike.
  • Jewels: Any Rare jewels with bonuses to life, area damage, elemental resistances, spell and elemental damage, and critical strike chance.
  • Flasks: Three Divine Life Flasks – Two Seething and of Heat and Staunching for the immunity to and removal of chill and freeze and bleeding, One Bubbling and of Grounding for the immunity to and removal of shock. Surgeon’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline for increased movement speed. Also, Vessel of Vinktar (Unique) for lightning resistance and physical damage converted to lightning, as well as lightning damage leeched as life.

It is important that you have to prepare some Path of Exile orbs on your account before you prior to getting towards. All in all, the Crit Shock Nova Elementalist is an electrifying build that is strongly recommended to elementalists if they want to go the lightning route.

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