In Path of Exile, if you want to get more damage out of indigon, should you be going poets pen? Frenzy to proc vd? I hope the following guide will help you. Bear in mind that U4gm.com Sale Cheap POE Currency, POE Orbs, POE Items.
Poet’s Pen doesn’t have high enough mana expenditure in my opinion. Generally you want thousands of mana spent within the 4s window to maximize the spell damage stacking, something like a totem Hiero or Wither/ED build would likely work better for bosskilling.
For single target situations you’re getting the most value regarding mana recovery out of Inquisitor. 6% base mana regeneration is absolutely huge; that’s literally more than your base mana regeneration + cloak of defiance + boots lab enchant + level 20 arcane surge combined.
Second best mana recovery for single target is typically hierophant which also grants 2% base mana regeneration (with 4 totems) + 150 base mana. Given that you get this alongside extremely good totem and QoL stuff, it’s the obvious choice for totem builds despite not quite reaching inquisitor for mana recovery.
For single target, trickster relies on unreliable methods such as writhing jar to keep up its mana recovery. While weave the arcane is great for builds which don’t stack a lot of mana recovery, it kinda pales to base mana regeneration for builds which stack a lot of % mana recovery rate (watcher’s eye + belt) and % increased mana regeneration rate.
Its main advantage is probably that it lets you do no leech/no regen maps since both weave the arcane and patient reaper aren’t affected by those mods.
8% mana / second (which is rather optimistic in practice) sounds like a lot on paper but it’s not terribly large of an amount compared to what you can achieve by scaling mana regeneration since it doesn’t really scale with anything but attack speed and max mana (which mana regeneration also scales with).
Taking my rather mediocre geared Indigon ED character, for example, I actually get 3248 mana regen per second at 6810 total mana from inquisitor’s 6% base mana regen. That’s an effective 47.7% of max mana per second which gets even higher if I change my pathing to get out of the templar start through the mana regen nodes.
Realistically, weave the arcane only has a chance of competing if you’re making a non-regen based indigon character and instead rely on other sources of mana recovery (e.g. neck + watcher’s eye with chance to gain mana on attack + leech) which, to me, appears to cap out significantly lower but doesn’t require as much investment into mana recovery overall.