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[3.2] Kinetic Blast / Barrage Pathfinder (Ranger)

Intro & build description

Elemental wanders have been dominating ladders since forever. Pairing up Queen of the Forest unique body armor and Pathfinder ascendancy build runs and clears maps at an insane pace while being very well balanced damage and defense wise. If completing maps in 2-3 minutes while shattering everything in very satisfying manner is something you want to play – give it a shot. This build is proven and taken to level 100.

Build Pros

  • Very fast
  • High damage
  • Insane clearspeed
  • Can do all content in game
  • Reliable damage/defense

Build Cons

  • Can get expensive with super endgame upgrades

Passive tree(s)

Level up as elemental bow character
Full Build (Wander)

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

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

Skill gem setup

Helm


Herald of Ice

Onslaught Support

Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark


Body Armor


Barrage

Slower Projectiles Support

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Elemental Focus Support


Gloves


Kinetic Blast

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Pierce Support

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support


Boots


Wrath

Summon Ice Golem

Enlighten Support (ENDGAME)

Empower Support (ENDGAME)


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Blood Rage

Empower Support (ENDGAME)

Enhance Support (ENDGAME)


Offhand weapon / shield


Vaal Grace

Vaal Grace or Vaal Haste

Increased Duration Support



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rat's Nest

Best in slot helmet for damage and movement speed for wander. Ideally you want it with 1 additional barrage projectile enchant for insane single target damage gains. Rare helmet with barrage enchant works very well too.


Body Armour

Queen of the Forest

Bread and butter of the build, this is where your movement speed comes from.


Gloves

Gripped Gloves

Use Thunderfist unique gloves till you craft Gripped Gloves with Essence of Horror.


Boots

Atziri's Step

Movement speed, life, chance to dodge spell damage. Very well balanced boots. If you find it hard to balance elemental resistances, pair of rare boots will do just fine.


Left Ring

Opal Ring or Diamond Ring

Accuracy, life, elemental damage with attacks or flat lightning damage.


Right Ring

Opal Ring or Diamond Ring

Elemental resistances, life, flat lightning damage or elemental damage with attacks.


Amulet

Rare Amulet

Accuracy, life, flat lightning damage to attacks and global critical strike multiplier. If you resistances are lacking, switch out 1 damage modifier and replace it with elemental resistances.


Belt

Stygian Vise

High life, lots of elemental resistances and increased elemental damage with attack skills.


1Hand Weapon

Rare Imbued Wand or Piscator's Vigil

On budget – Piscator’s Vigil unique wand

Goal –

Unique Imbued Wand with high flat lightning damage

High critical strike chance and attack speed


Offhand

Rare Shield

High evasion and life, lots of resistances.


Jewel

Conqueror's Potency

Only with this Unique jewel we hit the 50% threshold and get 1 additional Barrage Projectile, which is a huge dps boost!


Jewel

Rare Jewels

Stats on rare abyss jewels:

  1. Lightning damage to wand attacks
  2. Maximum life
  3. Global critical strike multiplier
  4. Attack speed

Flask

Flasks

Flask Setup:

  1. Bubbling Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Ample Diamond Flask of Staunching
  3. Vessel of Vinktar
  4. Dying Sun
  5. Chemist’s Stibnite Flask of Adrenaline


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

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12 comments

  1. Why there’s no immortal call and cast when damage taken?

  2. Would this build be better as an assassin after the buffs? Since you can have so much higher crit and culling strike? Just curious to know thoughts

  3. Can I do this build with ranger?

  4. why Imbued bow?

  5. “Jewel
    Conqueror’s Potency

    Only with this Unique jewel we hit the 50% threshold and get 1 additional Barrage Projectile, which is a huge dps boost!”

    What does this mean? I don’t understand what the 50% threshold is on, or how it gives an additional projectile. I see it affects flasks, auras, and curse effectiveness – something to do with that? Thanks for your help, love the build.

  6. Hey,

    I was just wondering what enchants would should be striving for on gloves and boots?

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