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[PoE 3.9] Frost Blades Ranger (Raider)

Intro & build description

If you are a fan of fast-paced gameplay, dealing massive amounts of damage, shattering the whole screen of mobs and being able to kill any boss there is in the game, this build might be for you. This build is by fairly simple to begin with,  but it can take some time to master it as you have to position yourself somewhat carefully and you have to pay attention to your surroundings. By no means this build is cheap, but it can be started in a new league and it scales exceptionally well with currency invested.

Build Pros

  • Insane damage
  • Insane clear speed
  • Very satisfying, fun to play
  • Can be played as a league starter
  • Mobile

Build Cons

  • Quite expensive to min-max
  • Requires to pay attention to positioning

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.9] Skill tree

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Way of the Poacher
Labyrinth 2Avatar of the Slaughter
Labyrinth 3Rapid Assault
Endgame LabyrinthAvatar of the Chase

Skill gem setup

Helm


Berserk

Ancestral Protector

Vaal Haste

Vaal Ancestral Warchief


Body Armor


Frost Blades

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Rage Support

Multistrike Support

Hypothermia Support

Ruthless or Ancestral Call Support (Single target / AoE)


Gloves


Summon Ice Golem

Blood Rage

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call


Boots


Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Cast on Critical Strike Support

Frost Bomb


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Flame Dash

Precision

Portal


Offhand weapon / shield


Herald of Ice

Hatred

Enlighten Support



Build uniques / Example rare gear


Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade

Helmet

Starkonja's Head

Great helm to have, offers every single stat we need. Use rare helmet till you buy/find Starkonja’s.


Body Armour

Rare Body Armor

Stats:
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+ 90 to maximum life
+60% to total elemental resistances


Gloves

Shaper's Touch

Great gloves to have. They usually get pretty cheap quickly. Use rare gloves till you can get your hands on(or in) Shaper’s Touch.


Boots

Darkray Vectors

As a Raider, we need every single frenzy charge we can get. These boots work just great with raider ascendancy. Use any rare boots till you buy Darkray Vectors.


Left Ring

Mark of the Elder

Really great ring to use if you have Shaped ring for a second slot.


Right Ring

Rare Shaper Ring

Rare Shapers ring with Assassin’s Mark on Hit. Rest of the stats depends on what you need. Life and elemental resistances are preferable.


Amulet

The Pandemonius

The Pandemonius is quite expensive, but it is worth it. Use rare amulet with life, global critical strike multiplier and elemental resistances till you can afford The Pandemonius.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Stats:
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+ 80 to maximum life
+60% to total elemental resistances


1Hand Weapon

Rare Claw

Rare claws with high pDPS (300+) and high critical strike chance. Touch of Anguish unique claw is really good alternative since well rolled pDPS claw can be expensive.

 

ToA – https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Touch_of_Anguish


Offhand

Rare Shield

Stats:
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+ 80 to maximum life
+high evasion rating
+60% to total elemental resistances


Jewel

Fight for Survival

We use 2 of these. You can get this Threshold jewel as a quest reward in act 5 for completing ”Death to Purity” quest. Second one you will have to buy or if you are playing with a friend, ask for them to select it as a quest reward as well.


Jewel

Watcher's Eye

Watcher’s Eye is ultimate end game upgrade. You will do just fine with any decent rare jewel. It won’t make or break the build.


Jewel

Abyss Jewels

  1. Maximum life
  2. Global critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike chance
  4. Increased damage if you’ve killed recently

Jewel

Rare Jewels

  1. Maximum life
  2. Global critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike multiplier with elemental skills
  4. Attack speed

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Ample Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Ample Diamond Flask of Heat
  3. Taste of Hate
  4. Lion’s Roar
  5. Atziri’s Promise


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

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