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[3.6] Toxic Rain Ranger (Pathfinder)

Intro & build description

Toxic Rain is one of the new skills introduced in delve league and has become quite popular to those who love chaos damage skills. Toxic Rain works great as an area of effect skill and just as well as single target skill, so it frees up sockets for other gems if you want to use them.

Build Pros

  • Scales well with more investment
  • Good survivability due to the high life and use of Temporal Chains
  • Fast Clearspeed

Build Cons

  • Bow craft can be a bit expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill Tree [123 points]
[3.6] Skill Tree

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Nature's Reprisal
Labyrinth 2Master Toxicist
Labyrinth 3Nature's Boon
Endgame LabyrinthMaster Alchemist

Skill gem setup

Helm


Wither

Spell Totem Support

Faster Casting Support

Phase Run


Body Armor


Temporal Chains

Blasphemy Support

Purity of Fire / Lightning / Ice

Arctic Armour

Vaal Blight

Blink Arrow


Gloves


Vaal Grace (Do not use regular Grace skill)

Rallying Cry


Boots


Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 3)

Immortal Call (Level 5)

Increased Duration (Level 20)

Enfeeble (Level 7)


2h Weapon


Toxic Rain

Swift Affliction Support

Efficacy Support

Void Manipulation Support

Empower Support

Mirage Archer Support


1h Weapon


None


Offhand weapon / shield


None



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Evasion Helmet

Look for rare helm with at least 90 life and high resistances. “Nearby enemies have -x% Chaos resistance” mod is a great bonus but it can be a bit pricey.


Body Armour

Cospri's Will

Great body abour for the build because it has everything we need – extra curse, high evasion and chance to poision on hit when attacking cursed enemies.


Gloves

Tombfist

Look for 2 socket Tombfist gloves, until you can get them, use ones with 1 socket.

Ideally you would want a “Curse enemies with lvl x Despair on Hit” corruption but that’s a lategame upgrade to push build to its limit.


Boots

Rare evasion boots

Get rare evasion boots with 30% increased movement speed, as high life and resists as you can get.

Atziri’s Step is nice, cheap alternative if you got your resists capped.


Left Ring

Rare Ring

Get rare ring with life, increased chaos damage and some resistances.


Right Ring

Rare Ring

Pretty much the same as previously mentioned ring but you can mix in some attributes in there if you are lacking.


Amulet

Rare Amulet with extra curse

For this I’d suggest getting a lot of amulets with at least 70 life, crafting a resist or anything else you could use and corrupting them. Eventually you will hit an extra curse corruption.

Another option would be just buying one.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Ideal belt would have at least 80 life, resistance or 2 and increased chaos damage.

Belt like that would probably be crazy expensive, so you could either drop one resistance or increased chaos damage.


Quiver

Rare Quiver

For quiver you could go defensively – maximum life, attack speed and resistances.

If you feel that you have enough survivability and capped resistances, feel free to explore more damage-heavy elder or shaper quivers, perhaps Voidfletcher or Drillneck.


2Hand Weapon

Rare crafted bow

This will probably be the most expensive item on our build – vicious projectile, +3 to gem levels Elder bow.

Buying it will would require a lot of currency, so my suggestion is to try to craft it yourself.

Here’s a guide by Nugiyen on how to craft a bow like that.

It is also possible that it will be easier to craft with new veiled mods.


Jewel

Spreading Rot

We use this jewel to boost damage we do to enemies hindered by Vaal Blight.

Put in in the jewel socket to the right of “Quick Recovery” notable passive.


Jewel

Jewels

On jewels look for:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased chaos / damage over time / area damage / projectile damage
3.) Increased attack speed
4.) Any resistances or attributes if you are lacking

Also consider getting a Watcher’s Eye for the Purity aura that you are using.


Flask

Flask Setup

1.) Instant Recovery Divine Life flask with bleed removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Sulphur / Silver flask with curse removal
4.) Dying Sun
5.) Witchfire Brew (if you dont have despair gloves) /  Taste of Hate (if using Purity of Ice)



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

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10 comments

  1. What is the biggest difference between Toxic Rain Pathfinder and Herald of Agony Pathfinder (I mean these 2 builds). Is it dps/clear speed/how fun it is to play? Because I’ve played Delve Pathfinder with Toxic Rain and Herald of Agony and loved it.

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      Toxic Rain character is safer, because it can run 3 curses due to Cospri’s Will and Amulet Corruption but has less single target damage potential than the Herald of Agony focused character. If I had to pick, I’d probably go for Herald of Agony + Toxic Rain character, but I wanted to have another option out there for people who wanted more defensive character.

  2. Could you elaborate for a new player a bit on how this build is played out? I just started and I’m liking the base toxic rain skill but how do other skills weave in?

  3. where can i find the skilltree? am i blind? 😀

  4. What base for the bow do you recommend?

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