Intro & build description
This build focuses on 2 skills: Toxic Rain – to quickly apply poison to enemies and Herald of Agony – to summon an immortal minion which kills everything else. This is a ranger version of the build – it has a faster clear speed for which it sacrifices some tankiness.
- Fast clear speed
- Easy to get started, scales well with some investment
- Good boss killer
- Bow craft can get expensive
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingSkill Tree [123 points] [3.6] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Nature's Reprisal|
|Labyrinth 2||Master Toxicist|
|Labyrinth 3||Nature's Adrenaline|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Nature's Boon|
Skill gem setup
Vaal Grace (Only use the Vaal version of the skill)
Vaal Haste (Only use the Vaal version of the skill)
Herald of Agony
Withering Touch Support
Damage on Full Life Support
Minion Damage Support
Vicious Projectiles Support
Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 1)
Immortal Call Support (Level 3)
Increased Duration (Level 20)
Herald of Purity (Level 21 if you can get it)
Swift Affliction Support
Empower Support (Level 4 ideally)
Void Manipulation Support
Mirage Archer Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Get Starkonja’s Head for the helmet slot – it’s always a good option for evasion based attack builds.
Body ArmourQueen of The Forest
Best in slot chest for the build which will give us tons of movement speed.
QoTF is nerfed a bit in Betrayal league, but it will still be strong.
Look for Gripped gloves with high life and some resistances. Attack speed on top of that would be great, but will probably cost you a lot.
Ideally look for Armour + Evasion Two-Toned boots because it will be much easier to get 4 red sockets on these than on pure evasion boots.
Stats-wise look for movement speed, life and resistances.
Left RingSteel Ring
Look for 2 rare steel rings with life and physical damage to attacks.
Chaos damage / Resistances on top of those stats would be ideal, but rings like that will be really rare and expensive.
Right RingSteel Ring
Same as the left ring.
AmuletImpresence (Chaos version)
Impresence is perfect amulet for our build given the fact that we use chaos damage and Despair as an aura.
It might be a bit expensive at the start of the league, but it’s a really great amulet for the build.
Look for Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.
Increased chaos damage would be ideal addition, but probably a really expensive one.
Headhunter is a very expensive but very nice belt to consider for the build.
QuiverRare Shaper Quiver
Ideally look for rare Shaped quiver with “Bows fire additional arrow” mod, ideally with some life on the quiver as well.
2Hand WeaponCrafted Bow
Ideal bow for the build would be +3 gems bow with Vicious Projectile support.
As a budget alternative, you could use fossil crafted bow with just +3 to gem levels, without the Vicious Projectiles mod which would be way cheaper – here’s how to craft one.
Go for abyss jewels with following mods:
1.) + To maximum life
2.) Adds x – x physical damage to attacks / bow attacks
3.) Adds x – x chaos damage to attacks / bow attacks
4.) Any increased attack speed mod that applies to us
5.) Mana, resistances or attributes if you need any
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Instant Recovery Divine life flask with bleed removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Jade Flask of Reflexses
4.) Sulphur Flask with freeze removal
5.) Coralito’s Signature (to quicker stack Virulence)