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[PoE 3.11 Build] Cobra Lash Shadow (Assassin)

Intro & build description

Not your average resident sleeper build. This build requires your attention to play as you will be whirling around through maps and deleting content you are facing not paying much attention to map mods because you can run them all. Gameplay t is somewhat similar to spectral throw but deals way more damage.

Build Pros

  • Great league starter build (poison is super strong even with bad gear)
  • Fast clear speed
  • Can run all map mods
  • Great AoE
  • Super strong single-target DPS
  • Scales very well with currency invested

Build Cons

  • Requires your attention to play this build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.11] Full build


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Noxious Strike
Labyrinth 2Toxic Delivery
Labyrinth 3Mistwalker
Endgame LabyrinthUnstable Infusion

Skill gem setup


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal call

Withering Step

Blood Rage

Body Armor

Cobra Lash

Deadly Ailments Support

Vile Toxins

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support or Vicious Projectiles Support

Added Chaos Damage Support

Unbound Ailments Support


Herald of Agony

Enlighten (3 lvl+)

Precision (1 lvl)



Plague Beaarer


Vaal Haste

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Spell Totem Support

Multiple Totems Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Flame Dash

Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helmet with high life and elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Rare Armor

Rare armor with high life, elemental resistances and ”-15 to total mana cost”. This mod can get quite expensive but it will solve any mana problems because spamming Cobra Lash with high attack speed can get mana hungry.


Fenumus' Weave

You can use any rare gloves with AS, Life and Res until you can afford
Fenumus’ Weave. These gloves are BiS for Cobra Lash, because of the high damage boost they provide.

This item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Bestiary active. There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items, for example, divination cards.


Rare Boots

Boots are one of the item slots that we use to get our resistances on, since we are running into res-capping problems with all the awesome modifier possibilies on other item slots.
So we prioritise Life + Resistances on the boots and we don’t care for movement speed at all, since we only use Whirling Blades to move around.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

We use our Ring slots to fill up our missing Resistances. We also want +Life and -to mana cost on our Rings. Preferable Crafting option is +flat chaos damage.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Same applies for other ring, fill necessary stats/resistances.


Rare Amulet

You can use any rare amulet with high life, resistances and attack speed. As an alternative, you can use Maligaro’s Cruelty as well. This amulet suits this build pretty well, helps out with generating frenzy/power charges and further increase poison damage/duration.


Rare Stygian Vise

We will use a nice Stygian Vise with Life and Resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Claw

We are looking for these mods (sorted by importance):

– 60% chance for Poisons inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage
– Adds (47–72) to (98–123) Chaos Damage
– Curse Enemies with Level 10 Despair on Hit. We only want this on one of the two claws

– (26–27)% increased Attack Speed


Rare Claw

Same mods applies to second claw.


Rare Jewel

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased damage with poison
  3. Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  4. Increased attack speed


Flask Setup

  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Heat
  2. Ample Jade Flask of Reflexes
  3. Perpetual Quartz Flask of Staunching
  4. Cinderswallow Urn
  5. Caralito’s Signaature

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

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