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[3.5] Bloodseeker Blade Flurry Shadow (Assassin)

Intro & build description

Bloodseeker is a unique claw that not a lot of people are using, but in reality, it can be a great item to make your build around. With the instant leech mod, this claw allows us to become almost immortal if there is something to leech life from.

Build Pros

  • Extremely high life leech which allows us to facetank most stuff
  • Very fast clearspeed, can use Whirling Blades to move around
  • 100% hit chance due to Lycosidae
  • Great as a league starter build

Build Cons

  • Susceptible to one-shots

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill Tree [121 points]


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unstable Infusion
Labyrinth 2Deadly Infusion
Labyrinth 3Opportunistic
Endgame LabyrinthAmbush and Assasinate

Skill gem setup


Vaal Haste (Do not activate regular Haste aura, use only Vaal version)


Increased Duration

Gem of your choice

Body Armor

Blade Flurry / Reave

Hypothermia Support

Added Fire Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Maim Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support (Lvl 20)

Summon Stone / Lightning Golem (Lvl 20)


Blasphemy Support



If you have level 4 Enlighten, you could squeeze Herald of Ice or Herald of Purity in the build

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Whirling Blades

Faster Attacks Support

Blood Magic Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 2)

Immortal Call (Level 4)

Blood Rage (Level 8)

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Starkonja's Head

Great helm for most attack builds providing us with life, attack speed and crit.

Body Armour


Loreweave is great, balanced option for the build providing offense and defense.



Look for Tombfist with 2 abyssal sockets.

Put Abyss jewels with life, critical strike multiplier, physical damage to attacks in these sockets.


Rare Boots

Look for boots with high life and resistances. Movement speed could be nice bonus but it’s not necessary since we move around with Whirling Blades most of the time.

Also you should try to get “Adds 1-160 lightning damage if you haven’t killed recently” enchant from the Uber Lab.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Look for rare ring with life and resistances. Elemental damage with attacks is great bonus but can be expensive.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Pretty much the same as previous ring.


Rare Elder Amulet

As an amulet we should be looking for rare Elder amulet with 2 options:

Gain x% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage”


Gain x% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage

If you could get critical strike multiplier on top of these 2 mods, it would be absolutely insane, but the 2 mods are extremely strong even without the multiplier.

If you cannot get these 2 mods together, go for the first one – it’s still really strong.


Stygian Vise

Go for Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.

1Hand Weapon


A must-have item for the build. Get it as soon as you can equip it.



Also a must-have for the build: this shield makes sure we always hit enemies which is extremely important for crit builds.

Bloodseeker and this shield are 2 things that you should be focusing on getting first.


Watcher's Eye

Look for Watcher’s Eye with “Gain x% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath” mod.


Build's Jewels

Ideally look for jewels with 2 critical strike multiplier mods and increased maximum life.

Jewel could look like this:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) %to global critical strike multiplier
3.) %to critical strike multiplier with one-handed weapons
4.) another damage mod / attributes / resistances


Flask Setup

1.) Silver Flask with freeze removal
2.) Sulphur Flask with bleed removal
3.) Atziri’s Promise
4.) Taste of Hate
5.) Lion’s Roar / Sin’s Rebirth (expensive option)

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

About gems

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  1. what leveling items i should use? big thanks for the build!

  2. Hi,
    why dont u take Heartseeker in the passive tree?

  3. Which are the best Pantheons for this build?
    Solaris and Tukohama?

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