Blade Vortex builds are one of the most common builds in Path of Exile. This is because not only was it a favorable build to do during its rise to power during the Incursion League, but Triple Herald Blade Vortex builds are some of the most flexible builds out there that you can use in just about any scenario. All in all, it’s considered as the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to choosing an all-rounder build. The Blade Vortex has always been referred to as “BV” and is a spell that lets an ethereal blade spin around the caster of the spell for a few seconds. Think of it as like having a beyblade around you– spinning as it deals damage to anyone who goes too near to you as you’d like. As more blades are added to the spell, the higher the damage you’ll produce, making it one of the most used spells even for high-level players. Poison builds are also viable when it comes to bringing out the Blade Vortex’s potential, since the spell scales easily with it. But for this guide, we’ll be specifically talking about the Triple Herald build only. To get the Blade Vortex spell, you’ll first need to shell out some PoE Currency to PoE Trade it for an Orb of Transmutation. You’ll also have to be at least level 12 to acquire the spell.
Why Are Triple Herald Builds Popular?
Triple Herald Blade Vortex builds are popular due to being viable for all environments and situations. This has also become a fast favorite among players who are in the Solo Self-Found (SSF) Leagues which doesn’t let a character interact with other characters around the world of Wraeclast. Joining the SSF League means you won’t be able to enjoy important features such as the use of PoE Trade or partying. Think of it like you’re playing Old School RuneScape in Ironman mode. Since you’ll have to be entirely self-sufficient in the SSF Leagues, PoE Currency will be scarce and choosing a good build is vital to one’s survival. The Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist build’s ability to excel in all scenarios makes it one of the best builds to use even if an update or patch nerfs the spell.
How Does the Playstyle for this Build Feel?
The Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist build makes Path of Exile fun to play as it follows Righteous Fire builds in a similar fashion wherein you’ll be charging headfirst through enemies or bosses with the use of Shield Charge that lets you stun enemies and push away the monsters that are in your path. It’s all about speed when it comes to using this build. While you won’t be able to go as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog, the Triple Herald build lets you blast through enemies in a more colorful way as explosions and lights that are coming from the Blade Vortex circle around you. Altogether, you’ll be able to have faster clear speeds than normal and a formidable defense thanks to this build.
What are the Cons?
Since the Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist is a melee build, this means that you’ll have to do mechanics for it to be effective. This build is unlike other spell builds where you can just stand in a far away area and cast tons of spells all at once. You’ll have to be in melee range in order to deal actual damage. As a result, the mechanics tend to feel clunky for other players that haven’t acquired the Increased Duration nodes yet.
Path of Exile builds are dime a dozen and no doubt most of them are viable options when it comes to being the perfect for a player’s specific needs. The Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist build is what we would describe as the perfect build for starting and even experienced players to master the use of melee attacks. You don’t have to spend a ton of PoE Currency to have to build either as it’s easy to find the PoE Orbs that you need through PoE Trade. So what do you think about the Triple Herald Blade Vortex? Do you agree that it’s the perfect build for all types of situations? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment or two down below!