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[3.2] Ele Buzzsaw – Elemental Spectral Throw Ranger (Raider)

Intro & build description

For those who want a solid all-around build, that has it all – EleBuzzsaw is a way to go. Very fast clear speed, good boss killer and exceptional scaling are some of the things this build has.

Build Pros

  • Satisfying to play, especially with spectral throw MTX
  • Very fast clear and movement speed
  • Can do almost all map mods
  • Cheap to start, gets insanely strong with currency investment

Build Cons

  • Elemental reflect is problem

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill Tree [118p]


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Way of The Poacher
Labyrinth 2Rapid Assault
Labyrinth 3Avatar of The Chase
Endgame LabyrinthAvatar of The Veil

Skill gem setup


Whirling Blades

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Reduced Mana Support

Body Armor

Spectral Throw

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Ice Bite Support

Increased Critical Damage Support


Orb of Storms

Curse on Hit Support

Elemental Weakness

Culling Strike Support



Lightning Golem

Minion Life Support

Slower Projectiles (To swap with greater multiple projectiles for boss kills)

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Curse on Hit Support

Herald of Ice

Elemental Weakness

Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Haste

Vaal Grace

Increased Duration Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade


Rat's Nest

Usually one of the best choices for crit builds. Can be a bit expensive at the beginning, so you can use rare evasion helm with life and resistances until you can get Rat’s nest.

Body Armour

Belly of The Beast

Belly is great chest for the build, gives us some tankiness in form of more life.


Gripped Gloves

Definitely look for Gripped gloves as their implicit scales our damage very well.

DO NOT use enchantment on the gloves.

Stats-wise look for life, attack speed, some resistances. Any flat elemental damage is great bonus but can get expensive.


Two-Toned Boots

Look for Two-Toned boots with high life, and as much resists as you can get.

Movement speed is a nice bonus but not mandatory as we use whirling blades for movement.

Left Ring

Opal Ring

Ideally look for Opal Rings with as high elemental damage with attacks mod as you can find, pair it with some life and you are good.
Rings in this build can get a bit expensive.

Right Ring

Opal Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.


Onyx Amulet

We use amulet to get as much damage as possible, so look for:

Elemental damage with attacks, global crit multiplier and global crit chance.

If you can master-craft life on it, that’s ideal.


Leather Belt

Look for Leather belt with as high life as you can find, coupled with elemental damage with attacks mod. Resistance is a nice bonus.

Another great option would be Stygian Vise with well rolled elemental damage abyss jewel.

1Hand Weapon

Imperial Claw

Weapon is extremely important for the build so try to get as high elemental dps as you can.

Best base you can get is Imperial claw because of attack speed and 6.0 base crit.

Stats-wise, look for:

High lightning damage, High cold damage, attack speed, crit and high fire damage.

Claws like that can get pricey so you can drop fire damage until you can afford it.



Important piece for the build because of “Your Hits can’t be evaded” mod.


Jewel setup

On jewels look for:

1.) Increased maximum life / flat life
2.) Any attack speed mod (while holding shield / with one handed weapons etc)
3.) Increased Projectile Damage / any flat elemental damage mod (Abyss Jewels)
4.) Crit multiplier
5.) Crit chance
6.) Any attributes or resistances if you are lacking


Flask Setup

1.) Instant Recovery Divine Life flask with bleed removal
2.) Eternal Life flask with freeze removal
3.) Vessel of Vinktar (Flat lightning damage version)
4.) Silver Flask
5.) Atziri’s Promise

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. what kind of The Pantheon need to use it

  2. Uber lab, guardians, are they viable?

  3. Hi,

    How do you substain mana ?

    Nice build ! trying it in abyss

  4. what kind of Silver Flask stats ?

  5. Quick question, why do you not use blood rage in this build? won’t you benefit from the attack speed?

  6. also, how do you get enough INT to max out your skill gems? where do you grab that stat on items? There is not enough on the skill tree to say max out wrath

    • You can use Blood Rage if you want, I just don’t.

      You can always alter the tree by a point or 2 and grab something that you need, it’s not carved in stone.

  7. another question: what are you expecting the crit chance to be? It seems odd to me that we are putting the crit dmg jewel into the 6 link, but my chance is < 35% with all crit nods and a claw at 6.3%

    Is there more crit chance I am missing?

  8. What should you prioritize in the skill tree? What would a level 70 tree look like? Thanks!

  9. This build is crap.

    • This build is able to deal with all the content in game including Shaper and Uber Atziri, have you considered that your gear might need an update?

  10. Could you please post how to distrubute first 50 and 100 points before full tree?

  11. Question: have you thought about the idea of getting Charisma on the tree and using another aura like anger or herald of lightning? To do this, you would need to:

    Drop all gems on your gloves: move your herald of ice set up there (with any level enlighten)
    On Claw: move your slower projectile / minion life / lightning golem
    On boots: wrath / anger or herald of lightning / enlighten / free spot

  12. by 3.) Vessel of Vinktar (Flat lightning damage version) you mean added lightning damage to attacks? 🙂

  13. Hey, anything u would reccomend to swap out the body and offhand for the time of it, till i make a bit more currency?

  14. If i could find a problem with this build, is that Vaal Pact nerf in 3.1 did make it more squishy.
    Btw, the belt should be a Stygian Vise rare, and use abyss jewels (flat dmg and life) to boost the build by quite a lot

  15. Ahh, could i also ask why do the projectiles look completely different in the video footage of this build, than they do in my build, in my build theyre very small, and they look huge here, is that an item, gem, or passive tree effect? Sry, not a veteran ^^

  16. Hey, got my elemental resistances capped and all there is left is chaos resistance at -60%, should i aim to increase that, or is it rly a no big deal? As I’ve googled chaos damage is mostly damage over time effects and so

  17. I have all the items in this build, capped resists, decent enough jewels, all flasks, 4.3k hp, and i keep getting 1 shot in tier 12 maps on bosses and so on :/ any advice?

    • And i also dont even deal enough damage to kill them rather quick, so it feels really weak

    • You should aim for at least 5k life, what level are you?

      • 5k life is really hard to hit, i followed your guide minus two jewel slots atm and I only have 4.5k hp

      • here is my build: I am missing life on two items for large dps upgrades (1 ring and my amulet)


        • You have very damage-heavy gear, which I’m not saying is a bad thing, but yeah, can be tough getting more HP that way. If I wanted more tankiness, I’d focus on flat elemental damage-heavy abyss jewels while getting as much life on gear as possible – Abyss jewels are extremely strong for the build currently, 2 jewels can basically have dps of an elemental claw. % Elemental damage would also be much more effective in scaling if there was more flat ele damage.

          • I changed my ring and amulet to have life and rerolled 2 items to max life rolls but im still only at 4.8k, what else do you recommend?

          • I just noticed you still haven’t grabbed Herbalism notable (3 points for 20% max life). I’m also curious – why did you choose Charisma on the tree?

          • well I didn’t get that because I didn’t notice I missed it! thanks!

            But I got charisma because I am using both herald of thunder AND ice instead of the orb of storms, thoughts?

          • I’d drop the Charisma and Herald of Ice and grab 2 jewel slots. Each jewel slot can potentially be worth 4-5 nodes if you can get decent jewels which shouldn’t be that hard. Even 1 jewel would give you tons more damage than Herald of Ice. Here are some examples of very strong damage jewels ( http://poe.trade/search/hanamotaharesa )

          • do you mean drop herald of ice or herald of thunder? your original build called for herald of ice, I added the thunder


          • Sorry, I meant drop Herald of Thunder.

        • so far with re-gearing a bit, I have gone up to about 5170 life and only lost about 500 damage unbuffed (tooltip unbuffed is still about 49.5k with GMP). Wonder if you see a way I could hit 6k hp, that would be a giant improvement if possible or do I need to go that high?

          • Nice! Hmmm, 6k HP seems to be a bit high for the build and for its playstyle. If you want to push it, you could try getting a few hundred Energy shield on top of life by getting energy shield + evasion bases but that could get expensive.

  18. Why shouldn’t I use enchantment on the gloves? (From Lab)

  19. here is my build: I am missing life on two items for large dps upgrades (1 ring and my amulet)


  20. so far with re-gearing a bit, I have gone up to about 5170 life and only lost about 500 damage unbuffed (tooltip unbuffed is still about 49.5k with GMP). Wonder if you see a way I could hit 6k hp, that would be a giant improvement if possible or do I need to go that high?

  21. Have you made a spec throw build with varunastra? I would think while a bit more expensive to start, it could potentially give you more dmg and life towards end game?


    • Personally I haven’t done Varunastra build but I hear they can be great damage-wise plus with higher life than average build with such dmg. But with how expensive the weapon is, you could make anything work with that kind of budget.

      • want to put something together? lol I would be willing to try it if it comes out as more dps and more survivability. Good claws are no cheaper than a varunastra hah

      • I did some googling but I really didnt find anything for an updated varunastra ST build, do you have one you have theory crafted?

        • Varunastra is not the most efficient choice for Spectral Throw build in Abyss..

          • so you think claws are still the best? I am having trouble killing shaper and at times elder.

            Most maps are easy, but I have to be careful on higher level maps as I do die from time to time with sucks when trying to level.

            Also for some reason, if the boss isn’t that strong I do not always change GMP to SP and I can throw faster than I leech so I run out of mana. Is there something in my build that I am missing?

  22. In the passive tree – you are so close to VItality Void and Hematophagy – why not pick these up for extra leech and solve all sustain/tankiness problems? I remember picking those up really helped my HOWA build, back when that was still a thing :P. YOu could supplement the extra skill points by sacrificing either the Bravery path for 10pts, or the Writen in Blood route for 10 pts? Thoughts? Really curious, plz reply.

    • Personally I wouldn’t sacrifice any life on this build, 10 points is a huge sacrifice and maximum I’d consider going for is Vitality Void.

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