TOXIC RAIN

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Toxic Rain
Main source of damage. Fire a number of arrows into the air that rain down around the targeted area, dealing damage to enemies they hit and creating spore pods where they land. Each spore pod deals chaos damage over time to nearby enemies and lessens their movement speed. After a short duration, the pods burst, dealing area damage.
Toxic Rain Totem
4 Toxic Rain Totems to help with your single target DPS. They also inflict the Wither debuff thanks to Witering Touch Support granting up to 90% more chaos damage taken by enemies.
Vaal Haste
Temporary aura that grants a huge attack speed buff.
Steelskin
Gives you a shield that absorbs Damage when you take a certain amount of Damage (Keep Cast When Damage Taken at LVL 11 and Steelskin at LVL 16)
Flame Dash
Great Movement Speed
Summon Skitterbots
Keep chilling and shocking your enemies for more damage and survivability.
Malevolence
An aura that grants extra damage over time
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants extra chance to dodge attacks and spells.
Frenzy
Generates frenzy charges on hit, it's awesome to keep your frenzy charges up on boss fights.
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Patient Reaper
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
- Prolonged Pain
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
- Weave the Arcane
  • UBER LABYRINTH
- Swift Killer
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Chaos Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Projectile Damage
- x% Increased Damage Over Time
- x% Increased Attack Speed
BANDIT CHOICE
  • UNIQUES
Watcher's Eye with more Damage Over Time while affected by Malevolence. It's expensive and not mandatory at all. But it improves your damage.
  • KILL ALL BANDITS
- ​Help Eramir and get 2 extra Passive Points for your Skill Tree.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
Use Caustic Arrow from lvl 1 to lvl 12 (You can Buy it from Nessa right at the first city) Reaching lvl 12 replace Caustic Arrow with Toxic Rain. ( Can be bought from Nessa as soon as you start the quest “The Siren’s Cadence”). For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's attack speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more attack speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Quill Rain You can use it at LVL 5 but only equip it at lvl 12 when you start using Toxic Rain. It grants 100% increased attack speed. Not only great for leveling but also a great endgame weapon.
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: Trickster

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Projectile DoT

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here