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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOxy9DUkx6g
Caustic Arrow vs. Toxic Rain for DoT build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXIhlevSTJg
How to Get a 6L Quill Rain for cheap: https://youtu.be/4RQLujOJBDQ
V1.2 UPDATE VIDEO https://youtu.be/MImoPnn96_4
V1.1 UPDATE VIDEO https://youtu.be/Qp3iUq7Sohc
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V 1.6 Update (05/09/2019):
-Pob updated. Actually changes nothing but 30% MORE DAMAGE. Thanx Poison!
-added levelling tress and removed the Legacy pob entirely.
-Switched Damage on Full Life to Deadly Ailments.
V 1.5 Update (11/06/2019):
-Pob updated. Added mana leech node, which dropped off after tree updates!
-switched from Berserking to Swift Venoms
V 1.4 Update (06/06/2019):
-PoB trees updated for 3.7
-Nodes changed a LOT. +1 level tree
-Circle of Nostalgia will be there for now. We never know.. lol. You can always drop it for any other ring described in the build.
V 1.3 Update (23/04/2019):
-added Malevolence, Maloney's Mechanism and reworked the trees for more reduced reservation
-Pob updated for the Lioneye's Glare version. Quill Rain pob is LEGACY now and is not updated!
-added Vicious Projectile elder crafted bow as a Lioneye's Glare alternative
-added various Circle of Nostalgia rings to showcase different setups for HoA
-added Fenumus Weave as optional gloves
-added leveling trees
-added HOW TO craft an Elder Vicious Projectile bow in FAQ section
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V 1.2 Update (05/12/2018):
3.5 Statement:
They killed Quill Rain for end-game, but it can be still used for levelling and while mapping, there's still PLENTY of damage left. In the end-game, when you get enough attack speed i can definitely recommend Lioneye's Glare or a + Vicious Projectiles Elder Bow.
For levelling you can use these bows instead of QUILL RAIN
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Storm_Cloud
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Tempest
Make sure you have EXTRA PHYS damage somewhere, as you will be unable to POISON without it!
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/toxic-rain-herald-of-agony-pathfinder-build-for-path-of-exile/
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Toxic Rain is all new skill gem introduced in 3.4 Delve League. It's a cool toxic, poison version of Rain of Arrows with 3-phase damage.
Herald of Agony is another new one, a MINION Herald skill gem!
There's a lot of CONFUSION going on about new skill gems and i am gonna save you time and explain all in detail.
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How does TOXIC RAIN work, in general?
1) Toxic Rain is an Attack, AoE, Chaos, Duration, Projectile, Bow skill with 50% physical and 50% chaos damage.. wow.. Complex isn't it?
Let me explain! First of all it's a classic attack bow skill which directly scales with WEAPON DAMAGE. At the same time the skill itself has 3 phases:
a) actual arrow hit
b) pod damage over time / move speed debuff
c) pod explosion
The first one is pretty normal. Like any attack hit. It's pretty low damage since it's only 50-72.8 of base damage
The second one lasts 1 second by default and does CHAOS damage over time.
It's also pretty small and is around 15% of what caustic arrow does. HOWEVER! , it can be scaled with Increased Duration and Skill Effect Duration, as well as Concentrated Effect and a lot of different gems like Swift Affliction and Efficacy. You will need about 1.5-2 APS (for 7 Pods on the ground) to start reaching the numbers of the CA. Nature's Reprisal pathfinder ascendancy also increases the AOE of pod DoTs and explosions. The amount of attack speed and longer duration of pods greatly increase DoT aspect of Toxic Rain. The amount of pods you have at once (as per additional projectiles) can also scale DoT damage as they will overlap each other and STACK.

The third one is the most interesting cause it does around 60 to 80% of our damage (with default gems). Explosions do area damage hits and, of cause, scale with your weapon damage. At the same time these hits can also apply poison and overlap each other, creating chain-pod POISONING explosions. The amount of pods on the ground is only limited by your attacks per second, pod duration and additional projectiles.
2) There are FIVE ways how to scale pod damage directly and indirectly: weapon damage, attack speed, more projectiles, more pod duration (DoT), more poison duration (ailment).
a) With high weapon damage (high phys bow like Lioneys's Glare) and gems like Added Chaos, your pods will hit hard, but you will be slower as well. High weapon damage also means stronger poison hits.
b) With high APS and bows like Quill Rain your pods will do around x2 less damage, but you will attack twice as fast, plant 2x more pods and overall will have much higher mobility. Will Blink Arrow much faster too.
c) Using Dying Sun and bows like Death's Harp or quivers with extra arrow you will plant EXTRA pods. More pods = more potential damage. POTENTIAL because pods spread across the screen and not sit on top of each other. So, using gems like Greater Multiple Projectiles can be counter-productive in some cases.
d) Scaling Damage over Time aspect of pods with Increased Duration, Skill Effect Duration and adding Concentrated Effect, Efficacy or even Decay (Decay does NOT stack, so it's pretty useless for Quill Rain)
e) Using Poison Support (in early game), Coralito's Signature and even Dendrobate can greatly scale and stack Poison on enemies, to a point where Poison goes AHEAD of your DoT damage even.
3) Vaal Blight and Spell Totem with Wither help with bosses, debuffing them for more chaos damage!
4) You can use Animated Guardian with classic setup to boost your Herald as well, if you wish!
How does HERALD OF AGONY work, in general?
1) Herald of Agony is a new, MINION Herald gem.
Herald reserves a part of your mana and gives you increased poison damage as well as high chance to poison.
When you poison an enemy with Herald active you summon an Agony Crawler scorpion and start gaining Virulence (caps at 40). Your Crawler is a MINION which does projectile and area attacks. So he scales with all kind of attack damage as well as generic minion damage and physical+chaos damage. Crawler also scales directly with Virulence stacks. You need to keep hitting enemies and poisoning them in order to maintain these stacks, and it's only possible with fast attacks, high chance to poison and decent mobility to chase monsters around. When you lose all stacks your crawler vanishes. Master Toxicist Pathfinder passive directly helps keeping Virulence stacks up!
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1) PROS

Spoiler

+decent AOE
+great single target damage without Barrage or Elemental Hit
+great clear speed with usual high Pathfinder mobility
+permanent flask uptime
+no need to PIERCE heavily, like in CA setup
+REFLECT IMMUNE (all reflect!)
+45-65% dodge

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2) CONS
Spoiler

-Still pretty squishy as relies mostly on acrobatics and Evasion. Leech is there, but now very high as it's flask entirely
-stacking Virulence is harder with slow bow
-mana issues are there because of high APS (for Quill Rain while levelling)
-111 INT required for proper gearing

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide!
Spoiler
Path of building:
Lioneye's Glare / Elder bow: https://pastebin.com/UjzfwLsB
For Ascendancy: Nature's Boon, Nature's Reprisal, Master Toxicist, Nature's Adrenaline (uber lab). Master Alchemist is also a very good safety option for HC
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
Spoiler

Start with Caustic Arrow + Pierce and use it till level 12 when you get Toxic Rain.
Toxic Rain 3L: Toxic Rain-Mirage Archer-Void Manipulation
Toxic Rain 4L: Toxic Rain-Mirage Archer-Void Manipulation-Vicious Projectiles

In act 2 you will get Herald of Agony after doing Sharp and Cruel. Just buy minion damage gem and you are set.
Herald of Agony 4L: Herald of Agony-Vicious Projectiles-Minion Damage-Faster Attacks/Withering Touch/Damage on Full Life
At Level 24 get Despair and at level 31 start using it with Blasphemy. You will drop it later when you get Witchfire Brew.
Silverbranch
Crude Bow
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  • +1 to Level of Socketed Bow Gems
  • 89% increased Physical Damage
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • +10 Mana gained on Kill
  • +30 to Accuracy Rating
  • "The wild takes care of its own."

    - Hyrri of the Karui

    is great till you get Quill Rain or Death's Harp
    Quill Rain
    Short Bow
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  • +12 to Dexterity
  • 100% increased Physical Damage
  • 100% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 88% increased Projectile Speed
  • +42 to Accuracy Rating
  • 40% less Damage
  • "The rain of a thousand quills that whittle

    present into past, life into death."

    - Rigwald of the Ezomytes

    Death's Harp
    Death Bow
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  • 43% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 112% increased Physical Damage
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • +100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
  • The mournful music of the strings,

    The creaking arch, the arrow sings.

    A choking cry, a rattled breath,

    The Reaper's Song, the Harp of Death.


    Use https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lochtonial_Caress gloves till level 50, when you can switch to https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Embalmer
    Belt:
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Wurm%27s_Molt sure helps a lot to leech some mana!
    Any life/resists quiver till you can afford https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Drillneck
    Pretty much any quiver can be used.
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/List_of_unique_quivers

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    5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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    3.6 added quiver (level all gems to the max!):
    Maloney's Mechanism
    Ornate Quiver
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  • Has 1 Socket
  • Has 2 Sockets
  • Trigger a Socketed Bow Skill when you Attack with a Bow
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • +67 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.


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    Lioneye's Glare
    Imperial Bow
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  • 21% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • 168% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 12 to 30 Physical Damage
  • 19% increased Attack Speed
  • +90 to maximum Mana
  • Hits can't be Evaded
  • Far Shot
  • "See without doubt, slay without hesitation."

    - Marceus Lioneye of Sarn

    Quill Rain
    Short Bow
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  • +16 to Dexterity
  • 100% increased Physical Damage
  • 100% increased Attack Speed
  • +2 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 50% increased Projectile Speed
  • +46 to Accuracy Rating
  • 40% less Damage
  • "The rain of a thousand quills that whittle

    present into past, life into death."

    - Rigwald of the Ezomytes

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +68 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 121% increased Evasion Rating
  • +100 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    (Quill Rain is useless in end-game now and not recommended!)
    Maloney's Nightfall
    Blunt Arrow Quiver
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  • 25% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +16% to Chaos Resistance
  • Adds 10 to 14 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • 25% chance to create a Smoke Cloud when Hit
  • 45% 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.

    Impresence
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • 34% increased Damage over Time
  • Adds 18 to 28 Chaos Damage
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • +22% to Chaos Resistance
  • Despair has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Though its body was locked in stone,

    its essence wandered the infinite,

    learning, and preparing.

    Behemoth Finger
    Coral Ring
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  • +28 to maximum Life
  • +54 to Strength
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 9.5 Life per second
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Adds 9 to 20 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • Brood Turn
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +11 to Intelligence
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • +33 to maximum Mana
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • +21% to Lightning Resistance
  • Belly of the Beast
    Full Wyrmscale
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  • 165% increased Armour
  • 40% increased maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
  • Extra gore
  • There is no safer place

    Than the Belly of the Beast

    Brimstone Tether
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +37 to Strength
  • 23% increased Chaos Damage
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • 39% increased Damage with Ailments
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • The Embalmer
    Carnal Mitts
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Vile Toxins
  • Adds 15 to 25 Chaos Damage
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • +24% to Chaos Resistance
  • 23% increased Poison Duration
  • "Decomposition takes hold too quickly!

    No, if we are to keep the specimen in perfect shape,

    we must begin the process before expiry."

    Hypnotic Road
    Goliath Greaves
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  • +19 to Armour
  • +110 to maximum Life
  • +26% to Fire Resistance
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • +8% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Thief's Torment
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +10% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 16% increased Quantity of Items found
  • Can't use other Rings
  • +21% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +55 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • +30 Mana gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 50% reduced Effect of Curses on you
  • The ring I stole,

    My finger they took,

    A shrouded mind,

    Cut their curses short,

    As I drained their spirit

    And stole their soul.

    A blessing is often a curse.

    Wrath Scarab
    Turquoise Amulet
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  • +18 to Dexterity and Intelligence
  • +27 to Intelligence
  • +86 to maximum Life
  • +39% to Fire Resistance
  • +38% to Lightning Resistance
  • Adds 5 to 8 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • Soul Nail
    Coral Ring
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  • +29 to maximum Life
  • +73 to maximum Life
  • 19% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +40% to Cold Resistance
  • Adds 11 to 22 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • Coralito's Signature
    Diamond Flask
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  • Take 30 Chaos Damage per Second during Flask effect
  • 25% chance to Poison on Hit during Flask effect
  • Your Critical Strikes do not deal extra Damage during Flask effect
  • 75% increased Duration of Poisons you inflict during Flask effect
  • Grants Perfect Agony during Flask effect
  • "What cruelty it is, that to be judged a success,

    such great work must go uncredited."

    - Coralito, Brotherhood of Silence

    Witchfire Brew
    Stibnite Flask
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 50% increased Charges used
  • 39% increased Damage Over Time during Flask Effect
  • Grants Level 21 Despair Curse Aura during Flask Effect
  • "Think of those that cursed us, judged us,

    and burned our sisters upon the pyre.

    Think of their names as you drink,

    and even their children will feel what we do to them today."

    -Vadinya, to her coven

    Sin's Rebirth
    Stibnite Flask
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  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • Gain Unholy Might during Flask Effect
  • Immunity to Ignite during Flask effect Removes Burning on use
  • And from the ashes he rose, like a black cloud.

    The Sin of one became the Sin of many.

    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
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  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 13% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal


    Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
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  • 2% reduced Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 22% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.

    Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • Ghoul Spike
    Broadhead Arrow Quiver
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  • Adds 6 to 12 Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
  • Adds 1 to 2 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +38 to Accuracy Rating
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • 22% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Drillneck
    Penetrating Arrow Quiver
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  • Arrows Pierce an additional Target
  • 9% increased Attack Speed
  • +350 to Evasion Rating
  • +46 to maximum Life
  • Adds 14 to 24 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


    For Uber Lab enchant: 40% Toxic Rain damage if not running 6L Herald or using Coming Calamity. 30% Reduced Herald of Agony if running 6L Herald on Belly of the Beast and everything else.
    Link setup here is a balance between dot, poison and pod explosions!
    Toxic Rain 5L: Toxic Rain-Deadly.Ailments-Void Manipulation-Vicious Projectiles-Mirage Archer
    Toxic Rain 6L: Toxic Rain-Deadly.Ailments-Void Manipulation-Vicious Projectiles-mirage Archer-Added Chaos
    For maximum DoT stacking:
    Toxic Rain 6L: Toxic Rain-Void Manipulation-Vicious Projectiles-Swift Affliction-Increased Duration-Efficacy
    Herald of Agony 5L: Herald of Agony-Vicious Projectiles-Minion Damage-Withering Touch-Damage on Full Life
    Herald of Agony 6L: Herald of Agony-Vicious Projectiles-Minion Damage-Withering Touch-Damage on Full Life-Maim.
    Using Pierce instead of Withering Touch is also a great option for mapping!
    Using Level 4 Empower is better than 20/20 Maim, so use it if you have it!
    Chests are 6 options:
    1) https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Cherrubim%27s_Maleficence generic best for overall damage
    2) https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Belly_of_the_Beast for high life/resists (7+k life)
    3) https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Coming_Calamity BEST for Crawler + the only way to use Grace as an aura on a 6L Herald. But it would be very hard to get proper socket colors as you need 2R3G1B!
    I also recommend Phys to Lightning or Minion Speed as a second blue skill gem.
    4) https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Kaom%27s_Heart the only way to reach 8K life! You will have to put Crawler in helm or gloves
    5) https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Loreweave another good all-around for both damage and toughness.
    6) Carcass Jack is not bad, but would be not so easy to get 2R3G1B there.
    Gloves:
    The Embalmer
    Carnal Mitts
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Vile Toxins
  • Adds 15 to 25 Chaos Damage
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • +24% to Chaos Resistance
  • 23% increased Poison Duration
  • "Decomposition takes hold too quickly!

    No, if we are to keep the specimen in perfect shape,

    we must begin the process before expiry."

    or
    Fenumus' Weave
    Carnal Mitts
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  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill
  • 127% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
  • +47 to maximum Life
  • 7% increased Attack and Cast Speed
  • 60% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies affected by 3 Spider's Webs
  • Adds 9 to 13 Chaos Damage for each Spider's Web on the Enemy
  • A burden shared is a burden made lighter.

    The First of the Night teaches us that our burdens

    are not just ours to bear, but ours to use against oppressors.

    . Fenumus require additional reservation!
    Boots: any rare HP/res or Atziri's Step
    Rings: Steel Rings or anything with Chaos Damage and Chaos Damage to Attacks
    Behemoth Finger
    Coral Ring
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  • +28 to maximum Life
  • +54 to Strength
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 9.5 Life per second
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Adds 9 to 20 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • . Circle of Nostalgia rings are a HUGE buff!
    Circle of Nostalgia
    Synthesised Amethyst Ring
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  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • Adds 20 to 29 Chaos Damage
  • +22% to Chaos Resistance
  • 58% increased Chaos Damage while affected by Herald of Agony
  • Herald of Agony has 96% increased Buff Effect
  • I was a happy child, before the cruel truth was revealed to me.

    I fight so that the children may remain ignorant.

    Circle of Nostalgia
    Synthesised Amethyst Ring
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  • 16% increased Damage while Leeching Mana
  • +18 to all Attributes
  • Adds 18 to 23 Chaos Damage
  • +19% to Chaos Resistance
  • Agony Crawler deals 99% increased Damage
  • 60% increased Chaos Damage while affected by Herald of Agony
  • I was a happy child, before the cruel truth was revealed to me.

    I fight so that the children may remain ignorant.


    Amulet: Impresence with Chaos Damage or any High Life/Resists with Chaos Damage Over Time Multipliers.
    Helm: Starkonja or any rare. In case of Kaom's you need Shaper helm with Minion Damage/Conc.Effect
    Jewels: Generic ones with max life/damage over time/chaos damage/poison duration. You don't really need the ones with Chaos DoT multipliers as we don't stack one
    for Stygian Vise = max life + chance to get onslaught/taunt.
    Belt: Stygian Vise high hp/res and CHAOS DAMAGE + Damage with Ailments. This one is crafted with Aberrant Fossil.
    Brimstone Tether
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +37 to Strength
  • 23% increased Chaos Damage
  • +98 to maximum Life
  • 39% increased Damage with Ailments
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance

  • Bows: Quill Rain (early game only!) or Lioneye's Glare/Elder Vicious Projectile High Phys rare with +1+2 gems.
    Quivers: Maloney's Nightfall is a great cheap option, Drillneck or any rare phys/hp/res. Drillneck is here for flat phys and attack speed. It does not pierce. For Maloney you might need either Blind Support or high Blind chance on jewels. Will work with Smoke Cloud, but not as reliable. Maloney's Mechanism is a new fantastic quiver introduced in 3.6 and is what i am using for default now! https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Maloney%27s_Mechanism

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    6) Flasks
    Spoiler

    Witchfire Brew (if you don't have Impresence)
    Coralito's Signature
    Sulphur/Quicksilver with anti-freeze
    Blood of the Karui / Any Life Flask with anti-bleed
    Atziri's Promise for LEECH (highly recommended with high phys bow!)
    Dying Sun is great for additional pods.
    Lavaianga's Spirit can also be used to solve mana problems, as well as Zerphi's Last Breath can be used instead of Life flask :)

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    7) Pantheon Gods
    Spoiler

    Major: Lunaris
    Minor: Gruthkul

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    8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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    Viable but still squishy...because... very low leech and EVA character. Master Alchemist is also a very good safety option for HC

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    9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
    Spoiler

    Crazy +1 arrow quivers. Corrupted Gear. GG Steel Rings with Chaos Damage

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    MORE VIDEOS:

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    FAQ
    1) Why pathfinder? What about Occultist, Trickster or Assassin?
    Spoiler

    They are all very different, but Pathfinder is the THING for Virulence stacks!
    100% Flask uptime is also insane QoL. If you taste it once.. it's hard to do something else..

    2) Can i Kill Uber Atziri / Uber Elder? Shaper at least?
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    Both Toxic Rain and Herald already killed Uber Elder in Delve league!
    It's not easy at all, but with practice and more defensive goodies you can do it (cold flask, onslaight flask, blind.. etc..). I did it as well.

    3) How do you gain mana? I am out of mana all the time!
    Spoiler

    For Quill Rain - Thief's Torment.
    For Lioneye's Glare/Elder Bow: . 1 point for all your needs.
    Mana on hit. Mana on kill. Going to Essence Sap on the tree. Mana leeched on a flask. VAAL CLARITY for bossing.

    4) is Herald of Agony really worth it?
    Spoiler

    Crawler can kill Uber Elder ALONE (if properly invested of cause), so yeah it's worth it.

    5) How can i craft a Vicious Projectiles Elder bow?
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    Two options.
    a) Get at least level 50, WHITE Thicket Elder Bow (or buy and scour a rare), quality with Perfect Fossil to 30%. and spam alterations till you get VP and Phys damage (they come together). Then Regal and pray that only VP and Phys stays. Ideally you need a RARE base with just VP and phys damage
    b) buy a base from Trade (should only have a Phys and VP, if it has +1 gems or additional arrow it would be already MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE!).
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    Price range is 90c-2ex.
    1) craft cannot roll attack mods on the bench

    2)Then you need to beast craft it in Menagarie with Farric Wolf Alfa. This way you will remove Cannot Roll Attack Mods and will craft +1 to Socketed Gems

    3) Multimod
    4) Craft the rest of the mods: +2 to gems, attack speed, attack speed if unique/rare nearby.
    5) POGGERS.

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    Angry_Roleplayer
    Sep 05, 2018 10:42:58 AM

    Maybe you need support gem Lesser Poison with Toxic Rain to apply poison?
    Herald of Agony work with poisoned mobs.

    Bustervodo
    Sep 05, 2018 11:07:16 AM

    "
    Bustervodo wrote:
    Maybe you need support gem Lesser Poison with Toxic Rain to apply poison?
    Herald of Agony work with poisoned mobs.

    Herald itself gives 20% chance + you get a lot on the tree, so you don't need lesser poison.

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Sep 05, 2018 11:10:46 AM

    Does Drillneck work with Toxic Rain?

    snakertf
    Sep 05, 2018 12:43:30 PM

    "
    snakertf wrote:
    Does Drillneck work with Toxic Rain?

    yes

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Sep 05, 2018 13:01:14 PM

    VIDEO BUILD GUIDE: https://youtu.be/UcamkTN_zVQ

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Sep 05, 2018 13:05:37 PM

    "
    "
    snakertf wrote:
    Does Drillneck work with Toxic Rain?

    yes

    Proof ? Toxic rain does not pierce and pods are not arrows
    V

    vitto369
    Sep 05, 2018 13:28:44 PM

    "
    vitto369 wrote:
    "
    "
    snakertf wrote:
    Does Drillneck work with Toxic Rain?

    yes

    Proof ? Toxic rain does not pierce and pods are not arrows
    V

    ahh you mean secondary. For secondary i don't think it works as like you said pods do not pierce, but the flat phys is what is important.

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Sep 05, 2018 14:00:35 PM

    Yeah, most of people are using drillneck for secondary it while drillneck neither work on CA or Toxic secondary dot damage.

    have you ever considered taking a gold defensive quiver to take a OP ring or amulet ?

    Also, could you please send me a proof that the pods deals 80% of your initial damage hit ?
    Because to me, I just rely on the description of the skill which I believe is the right way to do. Toxic rain ‘’Fire a number of arrows into the air that rain down around the targeted area, dealing damage to enemies they hit (that is your bow damage) and creating spore pods where they land. Each spore pod deals chaos damage over time (that is the dot damage in the tooltip) to nearby enemies and lessens their movement speed. After a short duration, the pods burst, dealing area damage.’’
    And as explained, the spore pods deal only the stated dot damage in the tooltip, not any kind of damage related to your bow damage.

    V

    vitto369
    Sep 05, 2018 14:05:16 PM

    The dot of toxic rain stacks. Use quill rain for massive dot stacks. It can surpass CA.

    kindevu
    Sep 05, 2018 14:32:21 PM
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