Velyna’s Poets Pen Blade Blast Assassin

By | January 5th, 2021 | Categories: Melee Builds

Velyna’s Poets Pen Blade Blast Assassin literally makes it rain. It’s a physical damage powerhouse that makes great use of the class’s offensive capabilities, while at the same time having more than enough utility and survivability. Remember to visit our PoE Builds page for more awesome builds!


  • Easy to level-up
  • Affordable to start
  • Convenient gameplay


  • Requires a leveling build
  • Reliant on evasion/block

Passive Skill Tree: Here’s the Passive Skill Tree.

Gear and Gem Links

  • Weapons: The Poet’s Pen (Unique) for 15% increased spell damage, +1 level of active skill gems for every 25 player levels, increased attack speed, +3-5 physical damage for every 3 player levels, and trigger socketed spell gem
    • Main hand: Bladefall with Concentrated Effect and Awakened Spell Cascade support gems
    • Off-hand: Blade Blast with Concentrated Effect and Controlled Destruction support gems
  • Head: Crown of the Inward Eye (Unique) for Bladefall’s additional volley, 333% increased armor and energy shield, and increased life and global energy shield
    • Cast When Damage Taken with Immortal Call and Increased Duration; Summon Chaos Golem
  • Body: Replica Farrul’s Fur (Unique) for increased armor and evasion, life, Aspect of the Cat reserves no mana; Cat’s Agility gets 2 seconds duration, Onslaught, and maximum Frenzy and Endurance Charges
    • Bladefall and Kinetic Bolt with Barrage, Awakened Spell Cascade, Awakened Cast on Critical Strike, and Faster Attacks support gems
  • Gloves: Asenath’s Gentle Touch (Unique) for +1 maximum Frenzy charges, curse enemies with Enfeeble and Temporal Chains on hit, enemies are still inflicted as corpses with non-aura curses, enemies are blinded and explode, dealing 3% of their life as damage when killed when near corpses; increased intelligence, life, and mana
    • Anomalous Flame Dash with Second Wind and Arcane Surge support gems; Divergent Precision
  • Belt: Rare Stygian Vise with increased life, attributes, and elemental resistances
  • Boots: Rare Boots with increased elemental resistances, intelligence, mana, cooldown rate, Tailwind after dealing Critical Strike; at least 20% movement speed, and chance to gain Onslaught on Kill
  • Accessories:
    • Two Rare Rings that have the following mods:
      • Aspect of the Cat skill
      • Accuracy
      • Life
      • Elemental Resistances
      • Mana Cost Reduction
      • Life Leech
    • Rare Amulet with increased level of dexterity and physical skill gems by 1, global critical strike chance, life, and elemental resistances
  • Jewels:
    • Rare Large Cluster Jewel with Force Multiplier, Iron Breaker, Master the Fundamentals, and +2% Fire Resistance to passive skills
    • 2 Rare Medium Cluster Jewels with Pressure Points, Overwhelming Malice, and Quick Getaway; life regenerate, +2 to strength, and +3 intelligence to passive skills
    • 2 Small Medium Cluster Jewels with Fettle. elemental resistances, life, and life regenerate
    • Watcher’s Eye (Unique) for increased life, mana, energy shield; chance to deal double damage with Pride
    • Lethal Pride
    • Unnatural Instinct
    • Rare Crimson Jewel with increased life and elemental resistances
  • Flasks:
    • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching for life recovery and bleeding recovery/immunity
    • Experimenter’s Basalt Flask of Heat for physical damage reduction and reflection, and chill/freeze recovery/immunity
    • Atziri’s Promise (Unique) for chaos damage leeched as life, and % of physical damage gained as chaos damage
    • Rumi’s Concoction (Unique) for +3000 armor and chance to block spells and attacks
    • Bottled Faith (Unique) for Consecrated Ground on Use; increases damage and critical strike chance on enemies

Path of Exile 3.13 will be announced soon, so there’s no better time to pick a simple yet solid, fun, and killer build than right now. But don’t just take our word for it; try it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

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