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[PoE 3.10 Build] Tornado Shot Impale Duelist (Champion)

Intro & build description

This Tornado Shot build is not the regular ranger build – it really surpasses most bow builds in terms of damage and it is because of the impale mechanic. I will not go into detail how this debuff works, but know this – it is in a really great spot right now. The build is a great league starter and with items, it easily scales into more than 5 Million DPS monster.

Build Pros

  • Great clear speed and above-average movement speed
  • Exceptional single-target damage - can easily kill every boss in the game
  • Build that can reliably get at least 3 rows of loot in 5 Emblem Domain of Timeless conflict
  • Tanky due to Vaal molten shell and regular molten shell procs
  • Perfect league starter build with many itemization options

Build Cons

  • Can get expensive if you want to min-max

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.8] Skill Tree
[3.9] Skill Tree
[3.10] Skill Tree

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Master of Metal
Labyrinth 2Inspirational
Labyrinth 3Unstoppable Hero
Endgame LabyrinthFortitude

Skill gem setup

Helm


Pride

Precision (LVL 1)

Dash

Flesh and Stone


Body Armor


Barrage

Maim Support

Vicious Projectiles Support

Impale Support

Added Fire Damage Support

Slower Projectiles Support


Gloves


Dread Banner

Blood Rage

Enhance Support

Vaal Molten Shell (LVL 20) - if not using Tombfist


Boots


Vaal Molten Shell (LVL 13)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 6)

Increased Duration Support (LVL 20)

Summon Stone Golem (LVL 20)


2h Weapon


Tornado Shot

Impale Support

Chain Support

Mirage Archer Support

Maim Support

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support


1h Weapon


None


Offhand weapon / shield


None



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Devoto's Devotion or Rare Helmet

There are more than 1 option for the helm slot in this build.

Ideally, you would want a Devoto’s Devotion with extra Tornado Shot projectile enchantment, but that would be ridiculously expensive. Regular Devoto’s will probably be expensive at the start of the new league, so you should get it when you have enough currency – it is by no means a priority item.

You could do very well with rare armour helmet with at least 80 life and as high resistances as you can get.


Body Armour

Daresso's Defiance

The build uses Daresso’s Defiance due to its movement speed bonus and Onslaught effect as well. It works really great as a defensive option as well, since all of the evasion is periodically turned into armour due to Arborix bow.


Gloves

Oskarm / Tombfist / Haemophilia / Shadows and Dust

This build has a lot of great choices in glove slot.

You could go for Haemophilia and nice corpse explosions, Oskarm for damage and Assassin’s Mark on Hit, Tombfist for damage and jewel slots or Shadows and Dust for damage and clearspeed.

At the beginning, I’d recommend you going for any of these gloves as long as you can get them with “Curse enemies with level x Vulnerability on Hit” corruption. When you have more currency, you could go for the exact gloves that you prefer – in my case that would be Shadows and Dust because I love rampage.


Boots

Rare Armour Boots

Go for rare armour boots with ~80 life, 30% movement speed and resistances.

Two-Toned boots is also a great option.


Left Ring

Rare Shaped Ring

Look for rare Shaper ring with life, resistances, and, if you are not using Oskarm gloves – “Curse enemies with Level x Assassin’s Mark on Hit”.

Even if you are using Oskarm, it’s better to get Shaper rare ring, because it gives you option to use Mark of The Elder if you want more damage for the build.


Right Ring

Rare Ring / Mark of The Elder

Look for rare ring with at least 60 life and as much resistances as you can get. Accuracy is not a bad stat on a piece of jewelry as well.

If you want to push the build, have some extra currency and no need for resistances from this ring slot, you could go for Mark of The Elder.


Amulet

Rare Amulet with extra curse

For your amulet slot, you would need an amulet with extra curse implicit so we can use Vulnerability and Assassin’s Mark.

Mainly look for life on the amulet, buy any damage stats like critical strike chance or multiplier would be good bonuses, however, extra curse is the main thing we are looking for.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Look for rare Stygian vise with at least 80 life and as much resistances as possible.


Quiver

Rigwald's Quills

Rigwald’s Quills is an exceptional quiver for the build, Fork is really valuable for Tornado Shot.

Until you can afford this quiver, Drillneck is a perfectly fine alternative which usually costs no more than a few Chaos.


2Hand Weapon

Arborix

This is our weapon of choice for the build – make getting this bow a priority when spending your currency.

It has a lot of physical dps and its rotating bonuses are extremely valuable, not to mention the fact that it has 2 extra arrows built in.

You should also look to quality it using Hillock, because it’s very valuable in terms of damage on this particular item.

Until you can afford it, Death’s Opus or a rare bow with decent physical damage can carry you through the maps.


Jewel

Lioneye's Fall

Ideally the build requires 2 of these jewels. One goes into the jewel slot near Point Blank, another one in the slot on the left from Blade of The Cunning notable.


Jewel

Rare Jewels

On your rare jewels look for:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Any attack speed mods
3.) Damage / Projectile damage mods
4.) Resistances or attributes if you need them


Flask

Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Dying Sun
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Instant Recovery Divine Life flask with bleed removal
5.) Granite Flask as a defensive option / Sin’s Rebirth or Atziri’s Promise as an offensive option



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

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2 comments

  1. Curious about the sword passives you took in the lower left corner, does Iron grip make those apply to bows as well?

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