VENOM GYRE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Assassin based build focusing on the Skill Venom Gyre and all the DoT it brings. This skill is a really crazy and fun to play, every now and then you'll be asking yourself where is your character :P. 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
- 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.
  • CLAW
- The Wasp Nest is mandatory for this build, it's super cheap and grants high Critical Chance, up to 25% Attack Speed, +350 Accuracy, great DPS and even deals more chaos damage to poisoned enemies. Remember to use 2.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare Elder Gloves with "Socketed Gems are supported by level # Poison" and "Faster Attacks". also look for some life on them. These special gloves will handle   your Viper Strike that will melt even the hardest bosses in the game.
Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Voidwalker is mandatory because it makes your Venom Gyre pierce enemies. With that we don’t need to waste a link with Pierce Support. 
  • 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.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Venom Gyre
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Vicious Projectiles
Added Chaos Damage
Swift Affliction (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Void Manipulation (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Viper Strike
Unbound Ailments
Deadly Ailments
Multistrike
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Ancestral Protector
Whitering Touch
Multiple Totems
Culling Strike
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Haste
Increased Duration
Vaal Grace
Blood Rage
  • CLAW
Whirling Blades
Fortify
Faster Attacks
  • CLAW
Malevolence
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
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