Gear Progression

Learn about Item, Gear Progression and Gear Stat Priorities for the Acolyte Lich Leveling Build.

Lich Gear Progression

While we make recommendations for all items make sure you pay special attention to your weapon. Weapons are a core part of your character's power and getting a higher level base weapon increases your damage significantly. A good way to get better weapon bases is to buy them at the Gambler NPC in the Council Chamber town and in the End of Time town. Upgrade or buy your next weapon each time you reach the appropriate level.

If you are lucky you might get a Rune of Ascendance while leveling. Use this first on relics to get unique relics such as Grimoire of Necrotic Elixirs or Soulfire

You might also drop useful uniques for this build such as Arboreal Circuit, Grimoire of Necrotic Elixirs, Soulfire, Legacy of the Quiet Forest, Isadora's Tomb Binding, Prism Wraps,Woven Flesh, Transient Rest and Eterra's Path.

Gear Stats Priorities


  • Vitality to bump your health up. Getting your health pool as high as possible is very important.
  • Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed makes your experience way smoother as it makes Transplant available more often.
  • Fire Damage is great to boost Hungering Souls Damage.
  • Spell Damage is also great as it boosts Hungering Souls, Spirit Plague and Wandering Spirits Damage.
  • Damage Over Time is also nice to boost Spirit Plague and Wandering Spirits Damage.
  • Cast Speed is a decent boost to Hungering Souls Damage.
  • Level of Hungering Souls, Level of Wandering Spirits, Spirit Plague, Reaper Form, Death Seal and Level of Transplant are very important as skill tree nodes provides a substantial boost to your character power.
  • Intelligence is nice to boost your Damage after the affixes above.


  • Health, Health and Hybrid Health to bump your health up. Getting your health pool as high as possible is very important.
  • Fire Resistance, Lightning Resistance, Cold Resistance, Physical Resistance, Necrotic Resistance and Void Resistance to get your resistances to 75%. This is your second layer of defense, getting it capped to 75% is not vital.
  • Dodge Rating and Armour are less important than health and resistances. This is your third layer of defense, getting some is useful, as you get 15% Dodge and Armour with little amount.
  • Health Regen Per Second is a very effective way to regen health early, but it quickly falls off once you get other ways to regen.


  • Health, Health, Health, Vitality and resistances for extra defences.
  • Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Chance For You And Your Minions, Spell Damage while at Low Health, Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed With Transplant, Shared Necrotic Damage and Shared Fire Damage for big damage boosts.

Gearing Step by Step

  • Level 2: Travelling Staff, two Jade Ring, Defiled Bones.
  • Level 4: Brass Amulet.
  • Level 6: Root Staff and Avarice.
  • Level 8: Refuge Boots.
  • Level 11: Start equipping Idols with Vitality, any type of resistance, Health, Health on Kill.
  • Level 13: Sacrificial Staff.
  • Level 14: Witch Robes.
  • Level 17: Skull Cage.
  • Level 19: Plated Belt.
  • Level 23: Outcast Boots and Quarter Staff.
  • Level 25: Two Gold Ring.
Items at level 25