PoE Archmage Support Build, Storm Brand Hierophant

Archmage Support Explained

Archmage Support Archmage Support changes the linked spell’s base mana cost to be equal to a proportion of your unreserved mana. It can be used with any spell that deals damage with hits and has a mana cost. The larger the size of your unreserved mana pool, the greater the cost of your supported spell. Mana multipliers from other support gems will further modify this cost.

You can see an explained example below. The original Storm Brand Storm Brand base mana cost is 7 and the unreserved mana is 451. Using Storm Brand Storm Brand + Archmage Support Archmage Support, the Storm Brand Storm Brand Mana cost is 23.

Archmage Support

Archmage Support Archmage Support gives the skill added lightning damage based on how much mana was spent to cast that skill. The higher your skill’s mana cost, the more damage you’ll gain from the Archmage Support Archmage Support

This support naturally increases in power as you level and gain a larger mana pool but further investment into mana on your Passive Skill Tree will greatly improve its damage. 

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Archmage Support + Storm Brand Build for Hierophant

1. Character: 100 Hierophant

Life: 4521 Strength: 120
Energy Shield: 3272 Dexterity: 86
Mana: 5561 Intelligence: 450
Evasion Rating: 1500 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 3240

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Storm Brand Storm Brand. DPS: 432k.

Damage types:

  • Lightning: 98%
  • Cold: 2%

Storm Brand Support Gems:

3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Storm Brand Storm Brand (Blue) (20 / 23), Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Archmage Support Archmage Support (Blue) (21), Energy Leech Support Energy Leech Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Awakened Lightning Penetration Support Awakened Lightning Penetration Support (Blue) (5 / 20), Awakened Controlled Destruction Support Awakened Controlled Destruction Support (Blue) (5 / 20),

Boots: Brand Recall Brand Recall (Blue) (7 / 20), Empower Support Empower Support (Red) (4 / 20), Second Wind Support Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 20), Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Helmet: Orb of Storms Orb of Storms (Blue) (20 / 20), Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support (Green) (19), Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Onslaught Support Onslaught Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Gloves: Arcane Cloak Arcane Cloak (Blue) (1), Second Wind Support Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 20), Less Duration Support Less Duration Support (Red) (20 / 23), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 20),

Offhand: Shield Charge Shield Charge (Red) (12), Fortify Support Fortify Support (Red) (20 / 20), Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Weapon: Elemental Weakness Elemental Weakness (Blue) (20 / 20), Summon Lightning Golem Summon Lightning Golem (Blue) (20 / 20), Clarity Clarity (Blue) (1),

4. Passive Skill Build

Archmage Support Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Runebinder: 99%
  • Divine Guidance: 77%
  • Pain Attunement: 74%
  • Illuminated Devotion: 73%
  • Sign of Purpose: 69%
  • Arcane Blessing: 62%
  • Ghost Reaver: 53%
  • Elemental Overload: 39%
  • Mind Over Matter: 29%
  • Sanctuary of Thought: 18%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 10%
  • Conviction of Power: 7%
  • Unstable Infusion: 7%
  • Mistwalker: 7%

5. Equipment Build

Weapons:

  • Wand / Shield: 75%
  • Mace / Shield: 10%
  • Wand / Wand: 7%
  • Staff: 5%
  • Dagger / Shield: 2%

Body Armour: Inpulsa’s Broken Heart Inpulsa’s Broken Heart Sadist Garb

Weapon: Brimstone Etcher Royal Skean

Offhand Weapon: Light of Lunaris Light of Lunaris Jingling Spirit Shield

Helmet: Indigon Indigon Hubris Circlet

Gloves: Storm’s Gift Storm’s Gift Synthesised Assassin’s Mitts

Boots: Rift League Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Nemesis Cord Stygian Vise

Amulet: Atziri’s Foible Atziri’s Foible Paua Amulet

Ring: Demon Circle Two-Stone Ring, Corpse Eye Sapphire Ring

Archmage Support Leveling Guide

Level Required Level Required Intelligence Supported Skills have x to y added Lightning Damage Supported Skills gain Added Lightning Damage equal to x% of Mana Cost, if Mana Cost is not higher than the maximum you could spend Experience needed to level up Total experience needed
1 31 52 1 to 15 70% 0 0
2 34 57 1 to 19 73% 285,815 285,815
3 36 60 1 to 21 76% 252,595 538,410
4 38 63 1 to 24 79% 314,394 852,804
5 40 66 1 to 27 82% 388,734 1,241,538
6 42 69 2 to 30 85% 477,437 1,718,975
7 44 72 2 to 33 88% 583,786 2,302,761
8 46 75 2 to 37 91% 710,359 3,013,120
9 48 78 2 to 42 94% 1,355,511 4,368,631
10 50 81 2 to 47 97% 1,138,877 5,507,508
11 52 84 3 to 52 100% 1,368,233 6,875,741
12 54 87 3 to 58 103% 1,638,338 8,514,079
13 56 90 3 to 65 106% 1,956,648 10,470,727
14 58 93 4 to 72 109% 3,655,184 14,125,911
15 60 96 4 to 80 112% 3,017,327 17,143,238
16 62 99 5 to 89 115% 7,720,126 24,863,364
17 64 102 5 to 98 118% 15,058,455 39,921,819
18 66 105 6 to 109 121% 25,964,218 65,886,037
19 68 108 6 to 121 124% 62,460,771 128,346,808
20 70 111 7 to 134 127% 211,508,743 339,855,551
21 72 114 8 to 148 130% N/A N/A

Archmage Support quality

Per 1% Quality: Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Mana Cost. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

PoE Archmage Support Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

The price of Archmage Support Archmage Support is an Orb of Chance Orb of Chance. This gem can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

  • Clarissa(The Sarn Encampment, Act 3). For Witch, Shadow, Templar, Scion players, after completing A Fixture of Fate(Act 3) quest, you can buy this gem.
  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3). After completing A Fixture of Fate he acts as a vendor for all vendor reward gems for the quests you have completed, without the normal class restrictions.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6). After completing Fallen from Grace quest, you can buy gems from this vendor.

2. Gem divination cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
9 Gift of the Gemling Queen random level 20 Support gem The Tunnel • The Quarry • Crystal Ore Map • Dig Map • Excavation Map • Flooded Mine Map • Geode Map
7 Dialla’s Subjugation random corrupted superior Support gem (Q23) Ivory Temple Map • Temple Map
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Archmage Support gem from other players

The price of a level 21 Archmage Support Archmage Support is 30 Chaos Orb Chaos Orb.

4. Vendor quest reward

For Witch, Shadow, Templar players, after completing A Fixture of Fate(Act 3) quest, this gem is given as a quest reward.

5. Slain monsters

The drop level of Archmage Support Archmage Support is 31. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

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