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PoE 3.22 Righteous Fire Chieftain Popular Meta League Starter Build

Greetings, Exiles! In this guide, we'll be diving into a unique take on the Righteous Fire Chieftain build for the current league. While many players opt for the popular Meta builds, we're going to explore a personalized Chieftain setup that has stood the test of time. So let's jump right in and discuss the key components of this build.

PoE 3.22 Righteous Fire Chieftain Popular Meta League Starter Build



For those of you who have been with me since the Legion League, you know that I've been consistently starting with the righteous fire build. However, recent changes have forced me to adapt and tweak the build to suit the evolving game mechanics. In this guide, I'll share my personal approach to the Righteous Fire Chieftain, explaining the skill choices, gear, and passive tree. While I may not be the most famous player, some hardcore trade enthusiasts might recognize me as the guy who crafts righteous fire damage on his renowned helmet. Let's get started!


Build Overview

This build centers around the powerful Righteous Fire skill as its primary damage source, supplemented by Incinerate as a secondary source. Utilizing a staff setup and strategic gem placement, we'll maximize the potential of our righteous fire damage. Scorching Ray totems will provide exposure to enemies, enhancing our damage output. Malevolence and Skitterbots offer damage amplification, while Molten Shell serves as a defensive panic button. We'll also achieve significant resistances and damage mitigation, making this build a well-rounded choice for players seeking a unique approach.


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Pros and Cons



  • Excellent clearing ability to faming Poe Currency
  • Solid survivability with high life pool and maximum resistances
  • Viable for budget-conscious players
  • Great stationary damage output
  • Effective boss damage with Righteous Fire and Incinerate
  • Access to multiple sources of elemental resistances



  • May feel slow in movement
  • Limited mobility with few movement skills
  • Difficulty obtaining unique items in Solo Self-Found playstyle


Passive Skill Tree

For leveling, focus on acquiring key life nodes, resistances, and elemental damage increases. Prioritize the Unwavering Stance to prevent stuns, and consider picking up endurance charges for additional physical damage mitigation. As you progress, aim for all-resistance nodes and life-related passives. Ultimately, reach the reservation nodes for increased survivability.


Gem Links


Righteous Fire Setup:

  • Righteous Fire (6-link)
  • Increased Burning Damage
  • Elemental Focus
  • Efficacy
  • Swift Affliction
  • Controlled Destruction


Incinerate Setup:

  • Incinerate (4-link)
  • Controlled Destruction
  • Infused Channeling
  • Combustion


Utility Skills:

  • Flame Dash
  • Infernal Cry
  • Flammability
  • Spell Totem Support (Scorching Ray)


Defensive Skills:

  • Molten Shell
  • Cast When Damage Taken
  • Immortal Call



  • Weapon: Searing Touch (Early Game), High DPS Staff (End Game)
  • Body Armor: Warlord's Influence Armor (with +1 to Socketed Fire Gems)
  • Helmet: Minion Helmet (for +1 to Socketed Gems and -9% Fire Resistance)
  • Amulet: Rare with Damage over Time Multiplier and Fire Skill Gem Levels
  • Rings: Rare with Life, Resistances, and Attributes
  • Belt: Stygian Vise with Life, Resistances, and Chaos Resistance
  • Gloves: Rare with Life, Resistances, and Attributes
  • Boots: Rare with Movement Speed, Life Regeneration, and Resistances
  • Jewels: Abyss Jewels for Added Maximum Life, Damage, and Resistances
  • Flasks: Utilize a combination of Life and Mana Flasks, as well as utility flasks (e.g., Quicksilver, Diamond, Silver, Basalt)



  • Major: Soul of Arakaali
  • Minor: Soul of Garukhan



During leveling, prioritize life nodes, resistances, and elemental damage on the passive skill tree. Equip any items that enhance your damage and survivability while focusing on leveling your primary skills – Righteous Fire and Incinerate. As you progress, consider using leveling uniques that boost your damage output.



With this unique take on the Righteous Fire Chieftain build, you'll experience powerful stationary damage output and excellent survivability. By utilizing the synergy between Righteous Fire, Incinerate, and Scorching Ray, you'll be well-equipped to tackle both map clearing and boss encounters. While movement may feel slower compared to some builds, the trade-off is a satisfying and effective playstyle. Customize your gear, gems, and passive tree to suit your preferences, and enjoy blazing your own trail through Wraeclast.

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