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[3.1] Lightning Strike Ranger (Pathfinder)

Intro & build description

Not sure what to play in upcoming league? Bored of meta builds? Lightning Strike pathfinder is a breath of fresh air while being fairly tanky and dealing good damage. All around great build to start in new league since it doesn’t require any uniques to get going.

Build Pros

  • Fast paced action
  • Great clear speed
  • Tanky
  • Can do highest content in the game
  • Great league starter build

Build Cons

  • You have to pay attention to surroundings

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Leveling [38p]
Leveling [64p]
Leveling [95p]
Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Nature's Boon
Labyrinth 2Master Alchemist
Labyrinth 3Veteran Bowyer
Endgame LabyrinthNature's Adrenaline

Skill gem setup


Molten Strike

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Multistrike Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Body Armor

Lightning Strike

Multistrike Support

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Added Fire Damage Support

Increased Critical Strike Chance Support

Increased Critical Strike Damage Support



Herald of Ice

Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Blood Rage

Offhand weapon / shield

Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

High life, strength, elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Lioneye's Vision

Chest has built in pierce which gives option to add another damage support. Use any rare chest till you can get Lioneye’s Vision.


Gripped Gloves

High life, attack speed and elemental resistances.


Kaom's Roots

Slow immunity, stun immunity and high life. Use rare boots with high movement speed and life till you can get Kaom’s Roots

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Physical damage to attacks, %increased elemental damage with attacks, life and elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Physical damage to attacks, %increased elemental damage with attacks, life and elemental resistances.


Bisco's Collar

Best option for drops. If you can’t afford it, use rare amulet with life, global critical multiplier, %increased elemental damage with attacks, elemental resistances.


Belt of the Deceiver

Great belt for the build, decreased extra dmage taken from critical strikes, elemental resistances, physical damage, life and nearby enemies are intimidated – they take 10% increased damage.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Claw

High critical strike chance, decent attack speed and at least 260+ pDPS.



Hits can’t be evaded, which means we don’t care for accuracy.



Stats on rare jewels:

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased global critical strike multiplier
  3. Increased physical damage with claws
  4. Increased critical strike chance



Flask Setup:

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Heat
  4. Taste of Hate
  5. Atziri’s Promise

Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

About prime

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  1. why using Molten Strike ???

  2. Could you update this pleas for 3.4? I lI’ve lightning strike

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