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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 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



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)


Summon Ice Golem

Blood Rage

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call


Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Cast on Critical Strike Support

Frost Bomb

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Flame Dash



Offhand weapon / shield

Herald of Ice


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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


Stygian Vise

+ 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


Rare Shield

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


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.


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.


Abyss Jewels

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


Rare Jewels

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


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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