LIGHTNING WILD STRIKE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Raider based build focusing on the Skill Wild Strike using 2 Combat Focus to make it always chose lightning damage. This is an awesome build, with incredible clear speed and endgame potential.

Pros

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Easy to play

  • Great Endgame killer

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Very Fast and Fun

Cons

  • If using Abyssus for more damage you also take more physical damage

  • Evasion Dependent

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
​Inpulsa's Broken Heart is the best body armour for this build, it grants up to 80 life, 50% increased damage, 20% increased shock effect and makes your shocked enemies explode dealing AoE damage.
  • SWORDS
- Ichimonji is cheap and awesome for this build, It has up to 270 DPS, 5% reduced mana reserved, 10% increased effect of your buffs and 25% increased attack speed.
- If currency is not a problem you can treat yourself some rare foils with high physical DPS, Attack speed and Critical Chance. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- I recommend Starkonja's Head because with this helmet you'll hardly die, it provides up to 100 maximum life and a huge evasion buff when on low life.
-But if you want to be super strong and less tanky use Abyssus , because it gives a huge amount of extra damage. You become vulnerable to physical damage though.
Rat's Nest is a good balance between defensive (Starkonja's) and offensive (Abyssus), it provides 15% attack speed and up to 75% increased critical chance.
- ​You can also use a rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour/evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and energy shield/evasion. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and armour/evasion. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
A rare ring with life, elemental resistances, strength and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances, intelligence and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, elemental resistances, strength and Intelligence. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with lightning penetration. Remember that your uncapped lightning resistance must be the highest. Details here.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Wild Strike’s Beam Chains an Additional 6 Times
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Constitution (Silver + Golden + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: Arcing Blows (Clear + Clear + Silver)
- Alternative Option #2: Discipline and Training (Black + Silver + Silver)
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Wild Strike
Close Combat
Multistrike
When facing bosses, replace Ancestral Call with Ruthless
Ancestral Call
Elemental Damage With Attacks (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Lightning Penetration (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Wrath
Summon Skitterbots
Precision (level 8)
Enlighten
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Steelskin (level 16)
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Ancestral Warchief
Multiple Totems
Culling Strike
Ancestral Protector
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Ice Golem
Blood Rage
Vaal Haste
  • OFF-HAND
Leap Slam
Faster Attacks
Fortify
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.
 
 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Ranger

ASCENDANCY: Raider

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

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