CAUSTIC ARROW

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Pathfinder based build focusing on the Skill Caustic Arrow and all the DoT it brings. Archers are very popular among players and this one is not different. Its easy and cheap leveling process makes it a great choice for a beginner to try.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Safe Ranged Attacks

  • Satisfying Gameplay

  • League Starter

  • Strong Pet

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

  • Movement Skill has Cooldown

  • Mediocre Single Target Damage

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The Coming Calamity is mandatory because it allows us to fully support our Herald of Agony and only reserve 45% of our mana. It’s very cheap, but getting the right colours might be a painful. For colour tips click here.
  • BOW
- The Ideal bow ia a rare one with +1 Level of Socketed Gems and +2 Level of Socketed Bow Gems, like these. They are not cheap but you can make one yourself following this tutorial.
- While you do not have you +3 rare Bow, you can use the budget +2 unique bow Silverbough.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
-  You can also use Atziri's Steps that provides high amount of evasion, life, movement speed and chance to dodge spells. 
  • QUIVER
- ​The ideal Quiver for increasing clear speed is one with "Bow Attacks Fire an Additional Arrow", even better if have some life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
- Of course you can also use a Quiver with only life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​An Essence Worm ring is mandotory, so we can use the Malevolence Aura without sacrificing a huge amount of mana.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, mana regeneration and, if possible, some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- ​A rare amulet with life and a lot of Intelligence. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​1 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- 1 Jade Flask for a huge evasion boost. Examples here.
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- Whichfire Brew is just perfect for this build, increasing damage over time and cursing surrounding enemies with Despair. 
- If you have a good amount of currency you can also use Dying Sun for more clear speed.
GEMS
  • BOW
Caustic Arrow
Concentrated Effect
Vicious Projectiles
Swift Affliction
Void Manipulation (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Empower (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Blink Arrow
Faster Attacks
Vaal Blight
Increased Duration
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Barrage
Faster Attacks
Withering Touch
Greater Multiple Projectiles
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Wither
Spell Totem
Multiple Totems
Faster Casting
  • BODY ARMOUR
Herald of Agony
Damage on Full Life
Vicious Projectiles
Minion Damage
Minion Speed
Culling Strike
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.
  • Herald of Agony is reserving too much of my mana, What Can I do?
- The unique Armour The Coming Calamity is mandatory for this build. With it, Herald Skills ALWAYS reserve only 45% of your mana.

SUMMARY

CLASS: Ranger

ASCENDANCY: Pathfinder

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Projectile DoT

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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