COBRA LASH

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Assassin based build focusing on the Skill Cobra Lash and all the DoT it brings. This skill is a really game changer for poison players, it grants great clear and damage starting on level 1. 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

  • Very Evasive

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The Dendrobate is an awesome affensive body armour because it grants up to 100% poison damage and 25% increased poison duration.
- Belly of the Beast is the best option if you want to be safer, it grants up to 40% increased life and thats awesome because this build doesn't have much life.
  • DAGGER
- Bino's Kitch Knife is mandatory for this build, it's super cheap and grants high Critical Chance, 25% Critical Multiplier, 30% Damage over Time, great DPS and even spreads your poison among other enemies. Remember to use 2.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
- If you still don't have a 5 or 6L body armour, you can use The Embalmer for a cheap 5L setup. Click here for details.
  • 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. 
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, elemental resistances and Strength. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare ring with life, Intelligence and if possible, some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, Intelligence and if possible, some elemental resistances. Examples here.
- ​A rare amulet with life, Strength and Intelligence. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​1 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and 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. 
- Coralito's Signature is very very important, it grants tons of extra damage over time.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Cobra Lash chains 3 additional times
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Attack Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Corruption (Crimson + Black + Black)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Cobra Lash
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Vicious Projectiles
Unbound Ailments
Deadly Ailments (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Void Manipulation (If 6 Sockets Linked)
When facing bosses, change Greater Multiple Projectiles for Vile Toxins.
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Withering Step
Blood Rage
Vaal Haste
Increased Duration
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Malevolence
Precision (level 5)
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
It might be hard to get 3 Blue on a full evasion equipment, try ahybrid one like this
  • BOOTS, GLOVES OR HELMET
Wither
Spell Totem
Ancestral Protector
Multiple Totems
It might be hard to get 3 Red on a full evasion equipment, try an Armour one like this
  • DAGGER
Whirling Blades
Summon Stone Golem
Faster Attacks
  • DAGGER
Plage Bearer
Increased Area of Effect
Empower
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.

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Projectile DoT

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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