Forum Index Scion [3.8] Elemental Hit Ascendant [Deathless Uber Elder Video]

History

Intro:

Back in patch 3.3 Elemental Hit saw a massive revamp and it has become a premeire ability for both MF and Bossing. The superb bossing has been shown by PoeDan79 doing this very impressive 2 minute Uber Elder Kill. The insane clearspeed of Elemental Hit has been shown by Windz with his Magic Find Deadeye version of the build. This guide will be the culmination of my research and presenting what I feel is the best all-around version of Elemental Hit for people who want to try the ability out. Like my other guides I will present options for you to choose from and I always encourage people to use the guide as a guideline for taking the things you like and making the build your own! My perspective throughout most of this guide is that of a Softcore player looking to do all the content in the game with a single build so I will lean more towards single target than clearspeed.

Keystones taken with this build: Avatar of Fire, Resolute Technique, Unwavering Stance, Vaal Pact, Point Blank, Acrobatics, Phase Acrobatics

Quick Reference:

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Final Skill Tree

Links
  • Single Target: Elemental Hit - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Mirage Archer - Combustion - Fire Penetration - Damage on Full Life
  • Clearing: Elemental Hit - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Mirage Archer - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Combustion - Fire Penetration
  • Cast When Damage Taken - Blood Rage - Immortal Call - Vaal Cold Snap
  • Blink Arrow - Faster Attacks

Item Stat Priority
  • Weapon/Quiver: + Level of Gems > Attack Speed > Elemental Damage with Attacks
  • Helm/Armor/Gloves/Belt/Boots: Kaoms(body/boots)/Tombfists, Rares - Life > Resists
  • Rings/Amulet: Pyre, Rares - Life > Resists > Flat Elemental Damage
  • Jewels: Combat Focus, Rares - Life > Attack Speed > Damage > Utility


Alternate Might of the Meek Tree


PoB: https://pastebin.com/3u6yig4k

YouTube: New Video for 3.7 Legion League!

Full Playlist of all my videos related to Ele Hit since the start of the guide!
A couple highlights from the above series:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thi3n

Update Log:
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3.8 Updates:
  • Keep an eye on uniques and items with Global +Gems because Elemental Hit has a whole bunch of tags and works real well with Gem Levels. Also Synthesis gloves Offering of the Serpent are back on the menu freeing up the Slayer Subascendancy for Overleech option.

3.7 Updates:
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  • Added Anger in the Auras section due to the new Mortal Conviction changes.
  • Removal of synthesized implicit mentions throughout the guide.
  • Removal of Immortal Call and changes to Soul of Arachali Pantheon mentions.
3.6 Updates:
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  • Added 3.6 Gear snapshot.
  • New Uniques! - Mention of Offering to the Serpent in the gloves section.
  • New implicits! - Level of Socketed Gems > Bow Gems = Support Gems (if using empower) now mentioned in Weapon section. Onslaught on Hit is now mentioned in ring section. Endurance Charge when hit implicit is now mentioned in Body Armor section.
  • While leech nerfs are relevant it doesn't really change anything in the guide. You will simply need to attack more often and play more careful during immunity phases.
  • Tombfists have been nerfed but likely still the gloves I will be using.
  • Removed Chin Sol from Quick Reference, updated my overall recommended 2nd subascendancy to Pathfinder over Raider.
3.5 Updates:
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  • Updated pastebin with what I am using along with a gear snapshot. Remember that the PoB and my current version isn't necessarily what I consider the best, it's just what I'm using at the moment.
  • New Video with my thoughts on Ele Hit in 3.5!
  • Added a note in Gem Links that Blood Rage can be overleveled - but you need to manually cast it.
  • Removed some references to Call of the Brotherhood to prevent confusion.
  • 2. Gear section has gone through some touchups! Added several fossil recipes. Added mention of Veiled mods that we are interesting for the build.
  • Removed note from boots section about crafting Elemental Damage with attacks (no longer on the crafting bench).
  • Added Note about +2 Socketed Support Gems and Empower in the Weapon Section
  • Added a question about why my PoB is different than the "Final Tree" in the 7. Questions I've Answered
3.4 Updates:
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  • Sample Gear snapshot for current (750+ Delve) added.
  • Sample Gear snapshot for Early Delve League has been added.
  • With the Combat Focus jewel change I have chosen to move away from Call of the Brotherhood which converted 40% of lightning damage to cold damage. The fact that it's hit twice by the conversion penalties means a Rare ring will perform better so the ring section updated.
  • Depending on what the bottleneck is for Delving I will consider dropping Resolute Technique for EO if that becomes a better option.
Contents:

  • 1. Pros and Cons
  • 2. Gear
  • 3. Gems and Links
  • 4. Bandits + Ascendancy + Pantheon
  • 5. Leveling + Skill Trees
  • 6. Tips and Tricks
  • 7. Questions I've Answered
  • 8. Thank you + Other Guides


1. Pros and Cons
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Pros:
  • All Content Viable.
  • Tanky. Huge amounts of life, Dodge, Spell Dodge. Slayer "Life Leech is not Removed at Full Life" and massive Leech rate through Pantheon/Passive Tree make this one of the tankiest builds.
  • Resolute Technique. Gearing becomes simple when you don't care about crit or accuracy.
  • Unique Items Heavy. This is a major pro for me so I don't have to answer as many questions on gearing decisions! Makes things simple to gear for, no tricky rares to find and hunt on trade websites.

Cons:
  • Not a great league starter. On top of the notoriously difficult leveling of Scions this build relies on many uniques. You are at the mercy of the "meta" when it comes to the prices of said uniques and in an SSF environment the build basically cannot function without the Combat Focus threshold jewels.
  • Have to reroll some map mods. Elemental Reflect is not possible for this build. Even with Sibyl's Lament, Yugul Pantheon, and Primeval Force you do too much damage and will 1-shot yourself against reflect.
  • Can be high budget. Without giving you a lecture on economics (supply and demand) I'll just mention it for the third time: The build relies on uniques. If GGG suddenly decides that Combat Focus jewels are going to be ultra-rare then the build will be hard to afford. Before getting started with this build take a peek at the gear recommendations and see what the prices of those uniques are and if it's in the range of things you can afford with your level of currency.
2. Gear
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In Depth Gear Explanation
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Helm
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Rare. Good spot to pick up Life, Resists, and Int. No helm enchant is mandatory but any of the Elemental Hit Enchants (Attack Speed/Damage/Ailments) or Blood Rage Attack Speed are nice to have. If you want to take a faster movespeed/mf approach consider helms like Rat's Nest or Devoto's Devotion. Lightpoacher is a great helm depending on the Abyss Jewels at your disposal and how many links you have availble. Frostferno needs to be mentioned for people taking an approach that uses Cold to Fire to convert the other 50% of their cold damage, this helm gives +4 (possibly up to +8 with double corruptions!) to Elemental Hit which scales very well with gem levels. If you are looking to use Delve fossils to craft a helm try Scorching/Prismatic!

Stats to look for: Life > Resists > Int
Chest
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Kaom's Heart. Absolute no-brainer here. Life and Fire Damage. In a pre-kaom's world consider items like Shoud of the Lightless/Belly/Loreweave/Perfect Form/Greeds Embrace or a rare with good defensive stats. If your goal is to eventually move into Kaom's then don't worry about the sockets/links in the chest.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Resists

NOTE: New Endurance Charge when hit implicit is great for rare chests!
Weapon
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Rares. Chin Sol is still great with 50% More Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range. However, rares with + to gem levels are more preferred, as I mentioned in the Helms section Elemental Hit scales very well with Gem Levels! Porcupine Divination Cards need to be mentioned for a cheap 6 link bow that can be given +2 to fire gems via a Shrieking Essence of Rage. If you are looking to use fossils for crafting a bow. Block Physical and Elemental mods and you'll likely get + skill gems for a prefix, adding attack mods increases your chance for things like 20% more damage for socketed attacks! Corroded + Metallic + Serrated + Jagged is what I use.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): + Gem Levels > Attack Speed > Elemental Damage with Attacks (% or flat damages) > Utility (charge generation, chance for double damage, etc.)

NOTE: End Gamers using Empower look for the +2 Level of Socketed Support Gems! Check PoB if this is more DPS for you!
Quiver
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Rare. For the single target setup it's a non-fancy life and attack speed quiver. Elemental Damage with attacks, Movespeed, or a Point Blank Corruption would be top tier things for the single target setup. On the clearspeed weapon swap there are some interesting choices between items like Rigwald's Quills or Drillneck to pick up Fork/Pierce as nice quality of life for clearing.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Attack Speed > Elemental Damage with Attacks > Utility (Movespeed, Pierce, Point Blank)
Gloves
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Tombfist's. Abyss Jewels and Intimidate are great for the build. None of the glove enchants are particularly useful "of reflection" is a nice defensive one. An elemental weakness curse corrpution is probably the best for those link-strapped and using Kaom's. Sadima's Touch need to be mentioned for those using Elemental Hit to Magic Find. Offering to the Serpent look to be great gloves to replace the Slayer sub-ascendancy choice all together if it's in your price range.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Resists > Attack Speed

NOTE: Gripped Gloves are a nice base for those going for a rare! Elemental Weakness Corruption for big spenders!
Belt
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Rare. Stygian Vises are great because of Abyssal Jewels. Depending on how you're doing with resists this may be a great place to pick up a Flask Effect Duration or Flask Charges Gained mod. Headhunter or Bisco's Leash need to be mentioned for the go-fast Magic Find folk.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Resists > Increased Flask Effect Duration/Increased Flask Charges Gained

NOTE: A combo I like is using a Stygian Vise + Kaoms Roots for Bossing but then Headhunter + Rare Boots for mapping!
Boots
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Kaom's Roots. Specifically for the Uber Elder Fight. Elder performs a Siphon Attack that slows below base movement speed and Kaom's prevents that. Atziri's Step, Bubonic Trail, and Seven League Steps are great outside of that fight as well as just getting good generic rare movespeed boots.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Movespeed > Life > Resists/Int

NOTE: Leech, Damage, or Attack Speed if you've killed recently and Movement Speed if you haven't been hit recently are all good boot enchants but are not required.
NOTE: A combo I like is using a Stygian Vise + Kaoms Roots for Bossing but then Headhunter + Rare Boots for mapping!
Amulet
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Yoke of Suffering. On top of giving stats and resist this gives a source of Enemies Take Increased Damage which is a More multiplier to your damage (additive with intimidate). The amulet allows fire damage to Shock on top of Ignite and Cold Snap allows Chill. Elemental Hit itself gives more damage against enemies with ailments and this amulet is another source. Crit versions of the build could consider going Xoph's Blood to avoid the left side of the tree all together and pick up something like the scion life wheel or all of the bow/crit nodes near Ranger.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Resist > Elemental Damage to Attacks
Rings
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Pyre or Rare(s) will depend on if you're using Cold to Fire for conversion or not. I prefer the Pyre version of the build. I prefer using a Rare ring in the other slot instead of Call of the Brotherhood because the lighting damage is converted to cold and the cold is then converted to fire meaning it is hit twice by the Combat Focus conversion penalties.

Stats to look for (if you're using a rare): Life > Resists > Elemental Damage with attacks > Attack Speed > Flat Ele Damage
Flasks
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  • Quicksilver. Adrenaline is great.
  • Life Flask. Instant with Bleed Removal is my preference.
  • Wise Oak. Requires Fire to be your highest resist to get penetration. If you can manage to triple balance your resists then you'll get Elemental Damage Reduction of all 3 types durring the flask effect.
  • Phasing/Onslaught/Sulfur/Vinktars/Taste of Hate/Dying Sun Flex flask for personal preference.

Look for Increased Duration and removal of Bleed/Freeze/Curse.
Jewels
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Combat Focus jewels are essential to the build to make it to where the build always chooses the fire version of Elemental Hit. Outside of those two jewels Generic Life/Attack speed jewels will be great. Figuring out which jewel is better for your build and setup will be determined by the rest of your gear. Check Path of Building to see what works for your individual setup. Watcher's Eye should be mentioned for those not using Blood Magic. The Anger effects are probably the most relevant for this build (Damage Pen especially).

Stats to look for: Life > Attack Speed > Damage


NOTE: Below is a list of sample gear I used along with what content I was able to do with that gear. These gear choices are not always optimal. As a content creator I will try things out if they are new or different or just for variety sake. Use these gear snapshots as possible inspiration and not as an end-all-be-all for gear choices. The above In Depth Gear Explanation has my recommendations for new players trying the guide.


3.3 Deathless Uber Elder. Slayer/Raider.
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Chin Sol
Assassin Bow
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  • +19 to Dexterity
  • 170% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 25 to 50 Fire Damage
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 100% More Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range
  • Bow Knockback at Close Range
  • As a soldier you want to get close to enemy archers.

    That is not the case when fighting the Maraketh.

    Vortex Needle
    Spike-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 1 to 2 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +304 to Accuracy Rating
  • +92 to maximum Life
  • 40% increased Projectile Speed
  • 37% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • Quill Rain
    Short Bow
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  • +14 to Dexterity
  • 100% increased Physical Damage
  • 100% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 95% increased Projectile Speed
  • +29 to Accuracy Rating
  • 40% less Damage
  • "The rain of a thousand quills that whittle

    present into past, life into death."

    - Rigwald of the Ezomytes

    Spirit Dart
    Spike-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • Projectiles deal 21% increased Damage for each time they have Chained
  • +95 to maximum Life
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Lightning Resistance
  • +1 Mana gained on Kill
  • 37% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Spirit Glance
    Fluted Bascinet
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Innervate
  • 96% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • 20% increased Effect of Shock
  • +64 to maximum Life
  • Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Attacks have +0.8% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
  • 8% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
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  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +194 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +12% to Fire Resistance
  • +20% to Cold Resistance
  • +31% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 10% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +35% to Fire Resistance
  • 80% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Call of the Brotherhood
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +22 to Intelligence
  • 16% increased Lightning Damage
  • 37% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 40% of Lightning Damage Converted to Cold Damage
  • Your spells have 100% chance to Shock against Frozen Enemies
  • Forged by three brothers

    so that they may recognize each other

    across any distance of time or travel.

    Blood Twine
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +424 to Armour
  • +97 to maximum Life
  • +19% to Fire Resistance
  • 38% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +25% to Cold Resistance
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
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  • Has no Sockets
  • 33% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 26% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Avenger's Silver Flask of Warding
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  • Recharges 3 Charges when you take a Critical Strike
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Alchemist's Quartz Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Panicked Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 25% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery when on Low Life
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 3.4 Start of League for Delve 600 and Atlas Progression (Corrupted Reflect no problem!) - Slayer/Elementalist.
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    Chin Sol
    Assassin Bow
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  • +14 to Dexterity
  • 178% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 25 to 50 Fire Damage
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 100% More Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range
  • Bow Knockback at Close Range
  • As a soldier you want to get close to enemy archers.

    That is not the case when fighting the Maraketh.

    Drillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
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  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • +350 to Evasion Rating
  • +50 to maximum Life
  • Adds 14 to 20 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
  • "Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"

    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer

    Quill Rain
    Short Bow
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  • +20 to Dexterity
  • 100% increased Physical Damage
  • 100% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 70% increased Projectile Speed
  • +33 to Accuracy Rating
  • 40% less Damage
  • "The rain of a thousand quills that whittle

    present into past, life into death."

    - Rigwald of the Ezomytes

    Drillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
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  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • +350 to Evasion Rating
  • +42 to maximum Life
  • Adds 10 to 23 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
  • "Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"

    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer

    Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
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  • Has no Sockets
  • 40% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Pain Salvation
    Praetor Crown
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  • +41 to Armour
  • +40 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +110 to maximum Life
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
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  • Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
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  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +200 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +12% to Cold Resistance
  • +26% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 10% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Viper Nail
    Opal Ring
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  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • +45 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 17% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 38% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • 79% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Demon Lash
    Leather Belt
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  • +39 to maximum Life
  • +130 to Armour
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • 35% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • 9% increased Flask Effect Duration
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Experimenter's Silver Flask of Warding
    -
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  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 40% increased Duration
  • Alchemist's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
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  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 3.4 750+ Delving - Slayer/Pathfinder.
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    Chin Sol
    Assassin Bow
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  • +14 to Dexterity
  • 178% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 25 to 50 Fire Damage
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 100% More Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range
  • Bow Knockback at Close Range
  • As a soldier you want to get close to enemy archers.

    That is not the case when fighting the Maraketh.

    Pain Bolt
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
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  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • Adds 1 to 15 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +91 to maximum Life
  • +4 Mana gained on Kill
  • Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • Glyph Glance
    Eternal Burgonet
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  • +313 to Accuracy Rating
  • +107 to maximum Life
  • 3% increased maximum Life
  • +21% to Cold Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance
  • 10% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +14% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Cold Resistance
  • +36% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 10% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • 80% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Viper Nail
    Opal Ring
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  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • +45 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 38% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance
  • Headhunter
    Leather Belt
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  • +40 to maximum Life
  • +50 to Strength
  • +42 to Dexterity
  • +59 to maximum Life
  • 23% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
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  • Curse Enemies with Level 11 Temporal Chains on Hit
  • Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Brood Spur
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +20% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +36 to Intelligence
  • +104 to maximum Life
  • 2% increased maximum Life
  • +36% to Fire Resistance
  • +37% to Cold Resistance
  • 12% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
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  • Has no Sockets
  • 40% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
    Click to expand
  • 8% reduced Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 18% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.

    Taste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
    Click to expand
  • 20% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
  • A sip will freeze your lips,

    A swig will chill your heart,

    A glass will still your soul.

    Alchemist's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Ichimonji
    Corsair Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • 80% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 9 to 18 Physical Damage
  • 25% increased Attack Speed
  • 10% increased Effect of Buffs on you
  • 5% reduced Mana Reserved
  • Allies' Aura Buffs do not affect you
  • Your Aura Buffs do not affect allies
  • Master yourself before you seek to master others.

    Ichimonji
    Corsair Sword
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • 86% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 8 to 17 Physical Damage
  • 25% increased Attack Speed
  • 10% increased Effect of Buffs on you
  • 5% reduced Mana Reserved
  • Allies' Aura Buffs do not affect you
  • Your Aura Buffs do not affect allies
  • Master yourself before you seek to master others.

    3.5 Magic Finding (Delve 350~ and T16 Underground Sea Farming) - Slayer/Pathfinder.
    Spoiler
    Sol Fletch
    Short Bow
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
  • Adds 2 to 28 Lightning Damage
  • +14% to Fire Resistance
  • 19% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • 8% increased Attack Speed
  • Havoc Cowl
    Royal Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +85 to maximum Life
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • Rigwald's Quills
    Two-Point Arrow Quiver
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • -10% to Fire Resistance
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • +7 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 20% reduced Projectile Speed
  • 34% increased Projectile Damage
  • Projectiles Fork
  • The fortunate inscribe their legacy

    in the pages of history books.

    The rest of us must leave our mark with our blood

    or the blood of others.

    Sadima's Touch
    Wool Gloves
    Click to expand
  • Adds 4 to 8 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • Adds 1 to 13 Lightning Damage to Attacks
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Quantity of Items found
  • Wealth unspent is wealth wasted.

    Goldwyrm
    Nubuck Boots
    Click to expand
  • 60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 20% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • The wyrm draws warmth from the fires of desire.

    Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • 28% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Headhunter
    Leather Belt
    Click to expand
  • +40 to maximum Life
  • +53 to Strength
  • +52 to Dexterity
  • +57 to maximum Life
  • 23% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +28% to Cold Resistance
  • +35% to Fire Resistance
  • 80% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Plague Turn
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • +39% to Lightning Resistance
  • 19% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Tempest Braid
    Spinefuse Talisman
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +17 to all Attributes
  • 17% increased Fire Damage
  • +41 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +11% to Fire Resistance
  • We Ezomytes are beasts of burden

    bearing wealth of an empire on our backs,

    growing lean and strong

    while our masters grow fat and weak.

    - The Wolven King

    Sorrow Arch
    Short Bow
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
  • Adds 23 to 47 Cold Damage
  • +4 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • +87 to Accuracy Rating
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • Maloney's Nightfall
    Blunt Arrow Quiver
    Click to expand
  • Point Blank
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • +62 to maximum Life
  • +13% to Chaos Resistance
  • Adds 9 to 14 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • 25% chance to create a Smoke Cloud when Hit
  • 48% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Blinded Enemies
  • Fear not the dark, the song of night,

    Hear not the arch, the falling cry.

    My giving sun, fight no more,

    Rest alone, my grand nightfall.

    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Chemist's Silver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Alchemist's Stibnite Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Alchemist's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 3.5 Deathless Uber Elder and Deathless Syndicate Mastermind - Slayer/Pathfinder.
    Spoiler
    Miracle Branch
    Thicket Bow
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 20 Cast On Critical Strike
  • Socketed Skills deal 20% more Attack Damage
  • 11% increased Attack Speed
  • 23% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 20% chance to deal Double Damage
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance if you have Killed Recently
  • 22% increased Attack Speed while a Rare or Unique Enemy is Nearby
  • Drillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
    Click to expand
  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • +350 to Evasion Rating
  • +50 to maximum Life
  • Adds 11 to 23 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
  • "Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"

    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer

    Blood Bane
    Thicket Bow
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • Socketed Skills deal 20% more Attack Damage
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 35% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • 20% increased Attack Speed if you've Killed Recently
  • 22% increased Attack Speed while a Rare or Unique Enemy is Nearby
  • Tempest Bolt
    Fire Arrow Quiver
    Click to expand
  • Point Blank
  • +52 to Dexterity
  • +96 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased Projectile Speed
  • 29% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • 34% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Adds 3 to 7 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • +1% to all maximum Resistances
  • 4% reduced Lightning Damage taken
  • Has no Sockets
  • 21% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Sol Guardian
    Royal Burgonet
    Click to expand
  • +31 to Intelligence
  • +87 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance
  • 36% increased Armour
  • +25 to maximum Life
  • Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +198 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +21% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Fire Resistance
  • 70% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Pandemonium Nail
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +25 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +71 to maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • 17% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +26% to Lightning Resistance
  • Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +17% to Fire Resistance
  • +20% to Cold Resistance
  • +37% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 8% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Plague Bind
    Stygian Vise
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 28% increased Fire Damage
  • +47% to Fire Resistance
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • 26% increased Elemental Damage
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +51 to maximum Life
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • 24% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Experimenter's Silver Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 37% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 30% increased Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • 3.6 Deathless Uber Elder and Cortex
    Spoiler
    Apocalypse Arch
    Synthesised Thicket Bow
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • Socketed Skills deal 20% more Attack Damage
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 13% increased Attack Speed
  • 20% increased Attack Speed while a Rare or Unique Enemy is Nearby
  • Maloney's Mechanism
    Ornate Quiver
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • Has 2 Sockets
  • Trigger a Socketed Bow Skill when you Attack with a Bow
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 5% chance to Blind Enemies on Hit with Attacks
  • Midnight tinkering begets midday murdering;

    a sinister shaft surreptitiously shot slays a scoundrel.

    I will see them again, but not until my work is done.

    Agony Halo
    Nightmare Bascinet
    Click to expand
  • +116 to maximum Life
  • 2% increased maximum Life
  • Regenerate 5.2 Life per second
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance
  • +15% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Kaom's Heart
    Glorious Plate
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • 34% increased Fire Damage
  • +500 to maximum Life
  • The warrior who

    fears will fall.

    Tombfist
    Steelscale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • With a Murderous Eye Jewel Socketed, Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • With a Searching Eye Jewel Socketed, Maim Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit with Attacks
  • "Ever watched a man crush another man's skull?

    Hard to feel hope after that."

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +199 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Foe Snare
    Stygian Vise
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • +26% to Chaos Resistance
  • 40% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +10% to Cold and Chaos Resistances
  • Pyre
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +26% to Fire Resistance
  • 79% increased Burning Damage
  • 40% of Cold Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • 10% increased Light Radius
  • Ignited Enemies you hit are destroyed on Kill
  • Let winter come. It will only make my fire burn brighter.

    Hate Whorl
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • +10 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +32% to Fire Resistance
  • +20% to Lightning Resistance
  • 23% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +11% to Cold Resistance
  • +31% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 10% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • 29% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Ample Silver Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • +20 to Maximum Charges
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Alchemist's Quartz Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 15% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Rage Barrage
    Short Bow
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Fire Gems
  • 44% increased Physical Damage
  • +4 Mana gained on Kill
  • 10% chance to cause Bleeding on Hit
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • Drillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
    Click to expand
  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • +350 to Evasion Rating
  • +50 to maximum Life
  • Adds 12 to 20 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
  • "Why waste such a fine arrow on just one man?"

    - Kiravi, Vaal Archer

    3. Gems and Links
    Spoiler
    Elemental Hit
    Spoiler
    Single Target:
    Elemental Hit* - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Combustion - Mirage Archer** - Fire Penetration - Damage on Full Life***

    Clearing:
    Elemental Hit* - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Combustion - Mirage Archer** - Fire Penetration

    If you are using Frostferno I like putting my Single Target:
    Elemental Hit - Elemental Damage With Attacks - Mirage Archer** - Combustion***

    *NOTE: Cold to Fire is top priority if you aren't using Pyre Ring.
    **NOTE: Experiment with taking out Mirage Archer for Faster Attacks if it suits your playstyle more!
    ***NOTE: End Gamers using Empower look for the +2 Level of Socketed Support Gems! Check PoB if this is more DPS for you!

    Remember to try out different gems to suit your setup and consult Path of Building if you want the best numbers! Elemental Focus will often show up as a huge MORE multiplier for your damage but it removes the ability to Shock and Ignite which would be a huge detriment to your damage! ***NOTE: If you are using a Clearing and a Single Target setup together you can apply ailments with your Clearing and then use Ele Focus on your Single Target setup.
    Auras
    Spoiler
    Anger. Great all around damage and big spenders can find Watcher's Eyes that synergize well (I like Fire Pen the most).

    Before Blood Magic consider things like Flammability-Blasphemy/Herald of Ash/Arctic Armor/Your Favorite Aspect.
    Utility
    Spoiler
    Cast When Damage Taken – Blood Rage - Immortal Call – Vaal Cold Snap
    • Don’t overlevel your gems. You need to keep these gems relatively low level because we want CWDT to proc at a lower life threshold. By keeping it low – it also limits what level of spell it can cast. Personally, I keep CWDT at level 1.
    • Vaal Cold Snap does double duty here. It will automatically cast the non-vaal version of Cold Snap when you get hit (which applies a chill). Remember applying different ailments allows Elemental Hit and Yoke of Suffering to give you More damage! The Vaal Cold Snap can give you the chill on demand.

    Blink Arrow - Faster Attacks
    • Great mobility and gap crossing.

    Lightning Golem
    • Gives attack and movespeed if you can afford to get the links.
    • Can be annoying to recast and keep up so try having a high level Cast When Damage Taken. Culling Strike, Blind, and/or Increased Item Rarity are good ways to get more value from your golem.

    Decoy Totem
    • A great utility totem which helps for bosses.
    Other Nice to Haves
    Spoiler
    Vaal Grace
    • Some extra survivability for bosses.

    Vaal Haste
    • For all the speed demons.
    • With any of these Vaal Skills consider linking to Increased Duration!
    Quality Priority
    Spoiler
    Elemental Hit > Damage Supports (All give .5% increase) > Attack Speed Supports (GMP)
    4. Bandits + Ascendancy + Pantheon
    Spoiler
    Bandit:
    • Kill them all. Help Alira if you want to go down the Crit path.

    Ascendancy:
    • Slayer
    • Pathfinder
    • Path of the Duelist

    Alternatives: Pathfinder could be swapped for Raider, Elementalist, Juggernaut, Inquisitor, Chieftan, or Berzerker for individuality sake!

    Pantheon:
    • Major God – Soul of Arachali with 50% increased Recovery of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently
      • Blood Rage counts as a damage over time. Even with Immortal Call changes Blood Rage will naturally fall off against big single target enemies when you need the Leech the most!
    • Minor God – Gruthkul for mapping Yugul for Uber Elder
    5. Leveling + Skill Trees
    Spoiler
    These items can be useful while leveling: Goldrim, Tabula, Wanderlust, Prismweave, Silverbranch, Hyrri's Bite, Storm Cloud, Quill Rain, Lochtonial Caress, Karui Ward, String of Servitude (resists), Pyre, Thief's Torment, and buying skill/support gems with quality ready to be socketed in!

    IMPORTANT: You cannot level as Elemental Hit without the Combat Focus Jewels.

    Alternatives: If you have a favorite way of leveling (Abberaths Hooves, Poets Pen, Sunder, etc.) then do that!

    1. Low Level Tree

    Rush Avatar of Fire and Resolute Technique for the switch to Elemental Hit. Early game it's standard bow leveling.

    MainSkill: Ice Shot - Volley - Added Cold - Mirage Archer - Added Lightning - Onslaught - Pierce
    Mobility: Blink Arrow - Faster Attacks
    MainSkill (Replaces Ice Shot): Elemental Hit - Volley - Mirage Archer - Added Lightning - Added Cold - Onslaught

    IMPORTANT: You cannot level as Elemental Hit without the Combat Focus Jewels.

    2. When in Doubt Life it Out

    Pick up Lava Lash and start grabbing more life to make leveling smooth. The normal lab doesn't really do much for us so we can forgo that. Consider grabbing Cold to Fire Support or Pyre ring for a higher base damage with Elemental Hit.

    MainSkill: Elemental Hit - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Mirage Archer - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Combustion - Fire Pen
    Aura: Anger

    3. Normal and Cruel Lab

    While normal Lab doesn't really do much for the character, getting access to Slayer Overleech is huge for survivability. Picking up Vitality Void and the mana leech node underneath is great before we get to Blood Magic. Point Blank and Acro are next on the priority list.

    MainSkill: Elemental Hit - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Mirage Archer - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Combustion - Fire Pen
    Utility: Cast When Damage Taken - Blood Rage - Immortal Call - Vaal Cold Snap

    The Blood Rage needs to be before Immortal Call in the CWDT setup. The order is top left in a clockwise circle to bottom left.

    4. Final Skill Tree

    I usually do Blood Aqueducts until 66, questline up to Kitava, do my Cruel and Merc Labs, and then kill Kitava. For endgame bossing Acro/Phase Acro are quite nice!

    If you're leveling past the recommended skill tree there are many options. I recommend filling in more life or jewel sockets.

    Alternatives: These trees are guideline, go off the beaten path and make the build your own!

    Alternate Might of the Meek Tree
    6. Tips and Tricks
    Spoiler
    Boss Killing
    • Get close with Chil Sol. It should be obvious when you read the item but you need to get really close for the massive MORE multipliers of Point Blank and Chin Sol. Use the massive life pool and slayer overleech to tank content but make sure you keep attacking.

    7. Questions I've Answered
    Spoiler
    What about X Item? What About Y Support? What about Z Ascendancy?
    Spoiler
    I always encourage people to make the build their own. All of my guides are just that, guidelines. Take what is useful and apply your own ideas and create ways to make it work for your situation.
    Why is your PoB different?
    Spoiler
    I am always experimenting with the build and the guide is simply a guideline. I have tried a deep delving build that was using a dual Ichimonji setup for fortify swapping and using Dying Sun and Taste of Hate to scale extra projectiles and survivability. I have tried an inspired learning version of the build for faster mapping. If you simply want to copy my PoB and not read the guide then do so at your own risk!
    What makes elemental hit so strong?
    Spoiler
    In 3.3 the skill got a revamp in order to get a ton of base damage in all three elements. The caveat is that it can only pick 1 of the three elements at a time. Step 1 is to use the Combat Focus jewels so that it picks only the fire mode of Elemental Hit. Step 2 is to convert the other damages (Cold and Lightning) to Fire in order to get a huge base damage. Step 3 is applying Ailments as they are MORE multipliers to the base Skill Gem.
    • Step 1 - Combat Focus Jewels are self explanatory. Basically required so we're always hitting with the fire mode of the ability. If Ele Hit chose Lightning or Cold, yes part of the damage will be converted but the base fire damage of the ability isn't part of it.
    • Step 2 - Converting can be done in a few ways. My version of the build uses Avatar of Fire and Pyre. Cold to Fire support gem is a popular alternative to Pyre.
    • Step 3 - Shock is applied through Yoke of Suffering allowing all elemental damage to shock. Shock chance is picked up through Yoke and passive points near Force of Nature. Ignite is handled through combustion support gem which also gives pen and a more Multiplier. Chill is handled through Cold Snap. These combined give a MORE multiplier through the elemental hit skill gem and through Yoke itself.
    Xophs?
    Spoiler
    Explained above - Yoke gives a ton of damage because of Shock and also as a source of Enemies Take Increased which acts like a MORE multiplier (additive with Intimidate).
    Resolute Technique? Elemental Overload?
    Spoiler
    I value the 100% chance to hit that RT provides over a conditional More multiplier that EO provides. Damage is not the issue of the build but if this ability ever sees nerfs then these options need to be considered. Having consistency of hits also plays into having a reliable source of steady overleech.
    Deadeye or Ranger instead?
    Spoiler
    Ranger is more damage. Scion is more tanky.
    Weapon swap why?
    Spoiler
    I like having a clear ability on one bow and a single target on the other. Moving away from Kaom's Heart or using Frostferno gives you more options for links and is a perfectly acceptable way to play the build.
    Frostferno
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    A simply great option for Elemental Hit, I just choose not to use it. Frostferno gives 4 gem levels which is great for Elemental hit because it scales so well with gem levels. Each gem level adds base damage of all three types which gets converted. 4 levels is roughly 40% more damage. Combine this with a free Cold to Fire support gem and you have one of the most powerful items for the build. The life/stats you lose on the helm are gained back from having the option to use a ring (opens up the slot I dedicate to Pyre). As with all my guides weigh the pros and cons of different approaches to the build and make it work for you.
    8. Thank you + Other Guides
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    • Thank YOU for reading! I appreciate the success stories in the thread.
    • Special shoutout to all the people who drop by and hangout on Twitch as well as my Followers/Subs!

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    thi3n
    Jul 11, 2018 22:51:05 PM

    Great guide but can you correct the leveling guide ? You mixed this build with a deadeye wand build.

    thinhnham2806
    Jul 21, 2018 08:25:36 AM

    sup thi3n

    Anavels
    Jul 22, 2018 21:47:45 PM

    can i ask what is ur tooltip in game ? xd

    linhdeptrai94
    Jul 23, 2018 14:15:18 PM

    Is this build MF vialbe? I would love to farm some red tier map like guardians or elder map.

    Knaked_Knight
    Jul 24, 2018 09:28:39 AM

    "
    Great guide but can you correct the leveling guide ? You mixed this build with a deadeye wand build.
    You took a peek too early while I was still moving over the formatting! Haha it's up to date now.

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    sup thi3n
    Hi

    "
    can i ask what is ur tooltip in game ? xd
    Unbuffed in town it's 60k I think?

    "
    Is this build MF vialbe? I would love to farm some red tier map like guardians or elder map.
    I did not make this build with MF in mind. However, any build is MF viable by just taking off gear for gear with increased item quantity. See how much you can get away with taking off! Depends on what pieces you take off and what level of content you're trying to farm. Best of luck finding that balance!

    thi3n
    Jul 24, 2018 18:42:15 PM

    I've tried this build but it felt really weak. I can't even clear a decent roll tier 14-15 map. I kept dying a lot. even sitting on 8k HP. Could you take a look at my build and let me know what went wrong?
    Also I couldn't load your pob :(

    Knaked_Knight
    Jul 24, 2018 21:03:38 PM

    "
    Knaked_Knight wrote:
    I've tried this build but it felt really weak. I can't even clear a decent roll tier 14-15 map. I kept dying a lot. even sitting on 8k HP. Could you take a look at my build and let me know what went wrong?
    Also I couldn't load your pob :(


    Well, I did literally all endgame except Uber elder so far at level 80 deathless (shaper/uber atziri)
    It was super easy. Quick look at your profile I see that you're using lion's roar, which does nothing. Drop it and use 2 utility flask. Also your 21/20 ele hit should be in your chin sol.

    Anavels
    Jul 24, 2018 22:32:07 PM

    "
    Anavels wrote:
    "
    Knaked_Knight wrote:
    I've tried this build but it felt really weak. I can't even clear a decent roll tier 14-15 map. I kept dying a lot. even sitting on 8k HP. Could you take a look at my build and let me know what went wrong?
    Also I couldn't load your pob :(


    Well, I did literally all endgame except Uber elder so far at level 80 deathless (shaper/uber atziri)
    It was super easy. Quick look at your profile I see that you're using lion's roar, which does nothing. Drop it and use 2 utility flask. Also your 21/20 ele hit should be in your chin sol.


    I've fixed that and it was ridiculously strong. Clearing tier 16 with strong mods + beyond like nothing. Thank you :D.

    Knaked_Knight
    Jul 24, 2018 22:54:49 PM

    One of the strongest build i've played throughout the years (played during double dipping/ES/frostwall days)
    Can vouch for the viability of the build.

    +++

    Anavels
    Jul 25, 2018 03:37:18 AM
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