PoE Storm Brand Build Hierophant, Support Gems

Storm Brand Storm Brand is a spell which creates a brand on the ground. While attached, the brand deals lightning damage to the attached target, chaining to nearby enemies.

Quest Rewards: Storm Brand is now offered to the Witch for completing The Siren's Cadence (previously this was available only from the vendor for the Witch).

Storm Brand

Storm Brand 3.11

  • Now has a base critical strike chance of 6% (from 5.5%).
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 30% (from 40%).
  • Now activates every 0.5 seconds while attached (from 0.6 seconds)
  • Now has a detached duration of 6 seconds (from 10).

PoE Storm Brand Build

1. Character: 100 Hierophant

Life: 1751 Strength: 123
Energy Shield: 8408 Dexterity: 74
Mana: 10638 Intelligence: 529
Evasion Rating: 494 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 5804

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Storm Brand Storm Brand. DPS: 7.3M.

Damage types:

  • Lightning: 100%

Storm Brand Support Gems:

  • Archmage Support(Blue): 99%. Archmage Support is a support gem that changes the linked spell’s base mana cost to be equal to a proportion of your unreserved mana. It gives the skill added lightning damage based on how much mana was spent to cast that skill.
  • Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support(Blue): 89%
  • Awakened Lightning Penetration Lightning Penetration Support(Blue): 81%
  • Awakened Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 69%
  • Awakened Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 45%
  • Awakened Chain Chain Support(Green): 28%
  • Chain Chain Support(Green): 23%
  • Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support(Blue): 21%
  • Energy Leech Energy Leech Support(Blue): 12%
  • Lightning Penetration Lightning Penetration Support(Blue): 10%
  • Arcane Surge Arcane Surge Support(Blue): 6%
  • Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 6%
  • Greater Spell Echo Spell Echo Support(granted by Pledge of Hands Pledge of Hands): 5%
  • Increased Critical Damage Increased Critical Damage Support(Blue): 1%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Storm Brand Storm Brand (Blue) (21 / 20), Archmage Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Awakened Lightning Penetration Lightning Penetration Support (Blue) (1 / 20), Awakened Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support (Blue) (1 / 5), Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Awakened Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support (Blue) (1 / 20),

Boots: Brand Recall Brand Recall (Blue) (6 / 20), Empower Empower Support (Red) (4 / 20), Enhance Enhance Support (Green) (3), Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Gloves: Arcane Cloak (Blue) (20 / 20), Increased Duration Increased Duration Support (Red) (20 / 20), Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 22), Arcane Surge Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Helmet: Shield Charge Shield Charge (Red) (1), Fortify Fortify Support (Red) (19), Precision Precision (Green) (20), Clarity Clarity (Blue) (20),

Weapon: Enfeeble Enfeeble (Blue) (5 / 23), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (1), Wave of Conviction Wave of Conviction (Blue) (6),

Offhand: Discipline Discipline (Blue) (20), Wrath Wrath (Blue) (20), Zealotry Zealotry (Blue) (21),

4. Passive Skill Build

Storm Brand Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Divine Guidance: 100%
  • Runebinder: 99%
  • Illuminated Devotion: 95%
  • Sign of Purpose: 89%
  • Arcane Blessing: 80%
  • Pain Attunement: 77%
  • Ghost Reaver: 62%
  • Elemental Overload: 43%
  • Sanctuary of Thought: 26%
  • Mind Over Matter: 24%
  • Conviction of Power: 9%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 8%
  • Elemental Equilibrium: 2%
  • Acrobatics: 2%

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: The Ivory Tower Saint’s Hauberk

Weapon: Skull Bane Bane Engraved Wand

Offhand Weapon: Prism Guardian Prism Guardian Archon Kite Shield

Helmet: Mindspiral Mindspiral Aventail Helmet

Gloves: Voidbringer Voidbringer Conjurer Gloves

Boots: Skyforth Skyforth Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Hate Twine Stygian Vise

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

Ring: Doom Band Two-Stone Ring, Brood Nail Two-Stone Ring

Storm Brand Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Intelligence
Mana
Cost
Deals
x to y
Lightning Damage
Deals x% more
Damage to
Branded Enemy
Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 12 33 8 3 to 8 80% 0 0
2 15 39 8 3 to 10 83% 15,249 15,249
3 19 48 9 4 to 13 85% 41,517 56,766
4 23 56 10 6 to 18 88% 81,983 138,749
5 27 64 11 8 to 23 91% 147,968 286,717
6 31 73 12 10 to 30 93% 250,557 537,274
7 35 81 13 13 to 39 96% 405,086 942,360
8 38 88 14 16 to 47 98% 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 94 15 19 to 56 101% 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 100 15 22 to 67 104% 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 106 16 26 to 79 106% 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 113 17 31 to 94 109% 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 119 17 37 to 111 112% 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 125 18 44 to 131 114% 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 132 19 52 to 155 117% 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 138 19 61 to 182 119% 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 142 20 67 to 202 122% 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 146 20 75 to 225 125% 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 151 21 83 to 250 127% 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 155 21 92 to 277 130% 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 159 22 103 to 308 133% N/A N/A

Storm Brand Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Cast Speed. 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%.

Skill functions and interactions

Maximum Active Brands: All brands share a limit of three (3) active brand limit. This can be split between the two brand skills (2-1) or all of one type. Passive skills can increase the number of active brands that are allowed to be active at a time.

Maximum Brand Attachment: By default, you may only have one brand of any kind attached to a single target at any time. Taking the Keystone Runebinder allows you to place a second brand on a single target. Like the Active Brand limit these brands may either be split (1-1) or both the same type of brand.

Spell Echo: Storm Brand Storm Brand currently functions with Spell Echo Spell Echo Support so far as repeating the initial cast of the brand. The more casting speed multiplier on spell echo does NOT however effect the activation speed of the brand once attached to a target.

PoE Storm Brand Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

Quest Rewards: Storm Brand is now offered to the Witch for completing The Siren's Cadence (previously this was available only from the vendor for the Witch).

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
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 a level 21 Storm Brand Gem from Other Players

You can exchange 2 Exalted Orbs for a level 21 Storm Brand Storm Brand gem with other players.

4. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Storm Brand Storm Brand is 12. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Storm Brand Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Storm Brand Damage 1 66 Storm Brand deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Storm Brand Damage 2 75 Storm Brand deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Storm Brand Additional Chain Chance 1 66 Storm Brand has a 12% chance to Chain an additional time helmet 100
default 0
Storm Brand Additional Chain Chance 2 75 Storm Brand has a 18% chance to Chain an additional time helmet 100
default 0
Storm Brand Attached Target Lightning Penetration 1 66 Storm Brand Damage Penetrates 8% of Branded Enemy's Lightning Resistance helmet 100
default 0
Storm Brand Attached Target Lightning Penetration 2 75 Storm Brand Damage Penetrates 12% of Branded Enemy's Lightning Resistance helmet 100
default 0

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