Intro & build description
Most of the Spectral Throw builds are based on elemental damage like Ele Buzzsaw or elemental Inquisitor builds but not this one. The advantage of physical damage over elemental damage is that bosses have elemental resistances but do not resist physical damage. With the 3.2, this build will be reflect-immune due to Slayer ascendancy revamp. The build itself is tanky, cheap to start off and scales well with investment – perfect league starter build for Bestiary.
- Cheap to start
- Tanky with more than 7k life attainable
- Moves quickly using Whirling Blades
- With some moderate investment can do all the content in the game including Shaper, Uber Atziri if you have skill for it, Uber Lab and so on
- Very strong leech due to Slayer ascendancy
- The Scourge claw will most likely be pretty expensive at the start of new league
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingSkill Tree [116p]
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Endless Hunger|
|Labyrinth 3||Bane of Legends|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Brutal Fervour|
Skill gem setup
Cast When Damage Taken Suppor (Level 9)
Immortal Call (Level 11)
Enfeeble (Lvl 5)
Increased Duration Support (Level 20 or 21)
Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support
Damage On Full Life Support
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support / Slower Projectiles (swap for boss kills)
Increased Critical Damage Support
Faster Attacks Support
Blood Magic Support
Summon Ice Golem
Offhand weapon / shield
Herald of Ash
Enlighten Support (as high lvl as you can get)
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetRare armour helm / Rat's Nest
Look for armour helm with at least 80 max life and high resistances.
If you want to go more offensive route, Rat’s Nest or Starkonja’s Head would be decent choices.
Enchantment-wise look for 40% increased Spectral Throw damage but it is pretty expensive enchantment.
Body ArmourArmour / Evasion chest or Belly of The Beast
Look for rare body armour with as much life and resistances as possible.
Later when you can afford it, Belly of The Best would be better option but rare chest is almost just as good.
GlovesGripped Gloves / Other rare Evasion or Armour gloves
Ideally look for Gripped Gloves with some life, physical damage to attacks and a resistance or 2.
Until you get Gripped Gloves, any rare evasion or armour gloves would work.
BootsTwo-Toned Boots / Other rare evasion or armour boots
On boots look for as much life and resistances as possible. Movement speed is not that important for the build as we use Whirling Blades for movement.
Left RingSteel Ring / Diamond Ring / Other rings
Ideally look for Steel Rings with some life and physical damage to attacks.
Steel Rings like that can be expensive, so Diamond ring or other bases works just fine until you can afford Steel Rings.
Right RingSteel Ring / Diamond Ring / Other rings
Same as previously mentioned ring.
AmuletAny rare amulet base
On amulet look for high life, physical damage to attacks and critical strike multiplier. Any resistances or attributes on top of that are good bonuses.
Look for Stygian Vise belt with high life, resistances and if you can afford it – elemental damage with attacks.
Pair the belt with abyssal jewel that has flat physical damage, flat life, resistance or another damage mod.
1Hand WeaponThe Scourge / Wasp's Nest
The Scourge is the best claw to look for, they have great damage and provide our with decoys in form of Spectral Wolves.
At the beginning they are going to be expensive so look for Wasp’s Nest claws. With dual Wasp’s Nests you can easily clear red maps and get enough currency for 2x The Scourge.
OffhandThe Scourge / Wasp's Nest
Same as the other claw.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased maximum life or flat life
2.) Physical damage to attacks (Abyss jewels)
3.) Any critical strike multiplier mod that fits our build
4.) Any attack speed mod that fits our build
5.) Critical strike chance mods
6.) Resistances or attributes if you are lacking any
1.) Divine life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Diamond Flask
3.) Atziri’s Promise
4.) Basalt Flask with freeze removal
5.) Sin’s Rebirth / Taste of Hate or another life flask