With 6L Damage on Full Life and Flasks in Hideout
Fully Buffed in Map with Flasks and Charges
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Ice Shot has been buffed, making this build even more insane, and much easier as a league starter. As at Level 20 Ice Shot now adds the equivalent of half a Hyrri's Ire in flat cold. (Being about 10% increase on my current gear)
So Lioneye's Fall has become even more important with a few nodes being rearranged so we can now get 10% blind on hit, allowing us to either stack more flat damage on jewels or more defences.
Otherwise not much has changed, the claw nodes give us even more crit chance and multi now.
Gem Links have also been changed to not have IIQ in them, instead replaced with Damage on full life, this also makes Green Nightmare/Dream a bit more important for the good ol frenzy generation.
So first things first, the mandatory items for the build
Death's Opus - The build is centered around this bow, for it's clear and crit multi and two arrow potential. Easiest way in my opinion is to buy a 121-125% Increased Phys Death's Harp and use Bowstring's Music Prophecy to upgrade at level 44.
I've had a lot of questions about single target and there are three options with pros and cons
1. Barrage / Ice Shot setup
Ice Shot's clear is bonkers good so that'll remain the same throughout
Barrage, this is the easiest one to get started with but has the most min-maxing, Barrage is multiplied by amount of arrows, meaning getting additional arrow from Quiver and +1 enchant is 20% more damage than without, but it is the easiest to set up if you have the bow and enough crit. (Be warned, because it's lots of little hits, the Freeze and Shock potential is much lower)
2. Scourge Arrow / Ice Shot / Ice Shot Culling Strike Weapon Swap
This setup makes use of Weapon Swap with Chin Sol and a Hyrri's corrupted with flat ele damage on it, using Scourge Arrows stupidly OP multiplier and Chin Sol for the 100% more damage when nearby we get a nice 20 million plus DPS hit for bossing.
Having Ice Shot with Culling Strike and Cold Penetration in the bow on weapon swap helps with the end of boss fights, if in standard add in IIQ too.
Main Downside: Amulet swapping to Yoke of Suffering
3. Ice Shot / Ice Shot
This one has Ice shot for Clear and Single Target
Not much change but has about 3x damage of the clear version with the setup
Ice Shot - Ele Damage - Added Cold - Damage on Full Life - Hypothermia - Cold Pen
This setups only downside is having quarter the maximum DPS of Scourge Arrow, but has the advantage of no weapon swap or gear swap.
The only things mandatory is Opus and Demise, if you only have Hyrri's Bite then Taming isn't needed and focus on freeze only. This build is adaptive it's a phys to cold with added flat ele on top build, the complexity only comes from Life Gained For Each Enemy Hit By Your Attacks being higher than Gloomfangs loss. If you do not have that, use anything else.
Can I League Start with this?
Yes, I have done for many leagues, especially with how cheap some of the items get (most are never considered meta even if they're way stronger than a lot of meta stuff
How do I generate Frenzy charges?
Green Dream / Green Nightmare is the final way to generate, but before that you can use Ice Bite support in your Ice Shot instead of Added Cold, just be sure to take Frenzy Charges earlier on to get the most from the support gem. As Level 21 Ice Bite does more damage than Level 21 Added Cold when you have 7 Charges and is about on par when you have 6. So them Glove Corruptions can be handy, (and is the only one better than the projectile damage implicit)
What defences does this build have?
Near max Evasion
10-20% Blind Chance
50/40 Dodge, with 75/75 Dodge when using Vaal Grace
Fully upgraded pantheon means Immune to Poison, can't be hit by chain proj and 10% chance to avoid projectiles
FUCKING FREEZES EVERYTHING!
What's the maximum damage potential?
At most I've got my scourge arrow setup to about 30million DPS, with a mirror bow it becomes about 42million
Ice Shot you can get to about 4million on clear, 9million on single target.
Ricochet Node gives 10% more damage per remaining chain, this means with fully specced gear you get a 50% more multiplier on your damage which is bonkers.
Where's the leech from?
Lioneye's Fall Gem causes Claw nodes to become Bow nodes when placed in the jewel socket above Acrobatics. Nuff sed
Do I need a 1.8% Crit Watchers Eye?
No, but it will make the build feel a lot nicer, if you do not have one, take King of the Hill earlier. You wanna have 60-70% base crit without Watchers eye, 85-95% with.
Why not Voidfletcher?
So Voidfletcher only adds Flat cold and ES (which is Halved from having Acrobatics, so it's defensive gain is also weak, as we're clearing entire screens the enemies are dead before the void shot's have a chance to go off. For bosses it's true that they can pack a punch with Barrage but, and a big but, you lose out on a tonne of ele damage from The Taming and it's Shock as well (due to having little to no lightning damage) this does not offset the amount of damage Void Shot gives, especially not compared to a stacked Scourge Arrow shot which can peak over 35million DPS.
This is a very simple explanation of how chaining works and can get you insane clears. The difference between +2 and +3 is more noticeable than +3 to +4 but will leave one standing now and then.
The one at +1 Chain will do the 2nd most damage due to Ricochet having 10% more damage per remaining chain
The one at +3 Chain will do the most damage due to Gloomfangs upto 20% non-chaos damage gained as extra-chaos per time chained.
Making +2 the average best but you can situationally setup for some insane damage
Updated PoB 04/09/2019 For 3.8, No real changes to tree.
Example Gearing (Standard, will add league when I finally have time to play, been at work too much recently)
The overture stretches thin,
The chorus gathers to begin.
Stacatto, drone, a rest drawn long,
Another hears Death's final song.
There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,
but merely a long sleep made eternal.
Sharktooth Arrow Quiver
Hyrri's quick thinking led to victory,
but it came at the cost of respect.
Blue Pearl Amulet
Darkness never stops feeding.
"Moon after moon did Berek make fools
Of the great and Untamed Three
Until malice for a Brother
Slew the hatred of the Other
And Berek did hunt
Alone and free."
- Berek and the Untamed
Hyrri loosed a barrage of arrows,
tipped with a poisoned hatred
only oppression can ferment.
"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
"Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."
- Atziri, Queen of the Vaal
All things must die.
Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.
Alternative Gear and Weapon Swap:
Time, like light, can be refracted into all its myriad colours.
The first shade is beautiful, but the last will drive the unwary insane.
Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.
As a soldier you want to get close to enemy archers.
That is not the case when fighting the Maraketh.
"The more the warrior understood Tangmazu's gift, the less the mask aided him.
His dreams were filled with divine laughter."
- Tenth Song of the Islands
A lad with no fear of the pest
Let rats fill his helmet in jest
When they picked his skull clean
Where his head should have been
Was naught but a vermin-filled nest!
"Death can be outrun with these, but beware!
In running from death, you may forget to live."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 202
***** Screenshots from the video for those who don't fancy watching *****
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***OLD 3.7 Videos***
3.7 Tree Test: (Standard)
3.7 Ice Shot Only Test: (Standard)
3.7 Ice Shot / Frost Bomb Test: (Standard)
3.7 Ice Shot / Scourge Arrow Uber Elder and UE Guardians (Not Deathless)
(Down from 5 to 3 deaths)
Sleep Deprived Ice Shot Only, No HH No Scourge Shaper
This is what happens when you put GMP in place of Added Cold, all the clears:
1 Minute Shaped Dunes:
At this point getting the +1 chain Hyrri's a boss killing belt (essence crafted Stygian makes the most sense for the 5% pen and abyssal slot), the last jewel socket on the tree and the next Hatred Watcher's Eye the damage becomes ridiculous but that is major min-maxing
With the tree changes, this is why Green Nightmare is so good:
Pro's & Cons -
+ Can do all content (so far, I've usually died due to not knowing the mechanics)
+ 70% Evasion (or capped with one extra defensive flask)
+ 54/40 Dodge (More with Vectors or Quartz Flask) (capped with Vaal Grace)
+ 6 Arrows firing with 5 Chain or 7 Arrows with 4 chain = Major Clear
+ Can use Vaal Breach to make Bossing charges easier
+ Nice 20-30 mill Shaper Deeps (PoB cant do Mirage Archer)
- Uses Gloomfang so needs Elder Ring or Thief's Torment to not an hero
- Ranger so squishy when actually hit
- Requires hit and run and piano flasks
- Is a 100% crit build so really needs 1.8% Hatred Watchers Eye to feel great (alternative is Diamond Flask of the Order and Rat's Nest
Will eventually hit Godhood
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Cospri Discharger Speed Levelling Pt. 1
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|Apr 21, 2019 22:55:51 PM|
|Apr 22, 2019 02:45:36 AM|
Updated: Added 2 new videos to replace the purposefully annoying levelling videos to show the clear. (Still needs Hyrri's and was done with IIQ Gem in slot instead of Cold to Fire)
Updated: New PoB, way better now
|May 04, 2019 01:31:34 AM|
Added: Delve level 320 Abyssal City test. Now I've got Uber Lab done all that's missing is Green Nightmare jewel and to 6L my Hyrri's for Single Target (Although Ice Shot is doing nicely)
|May 06, 2019 01:28:46 AM|
Added: Main build compilation video
|May 08, 2019 01:14:05 AM|
Hello, i've been following your build for the Flashback event, im still a new player overall, but how does the Claw node affect the Bow dmg/crit?
|May 13, 2019 08:39:10 AM|
"wrote:Hello, i've been following your build for the Flashback event, im still a new player overall, but how does the Claw node affect the Bow dmg/crit?
via "Lioneye's fall viridian jewel" placed in the closest jewel slot to the claw wheel.
Lioneye's fall: melee and melee weapon type modifiers in radius are transformed to bow modifiers.
|May 13, 2019 16:05:40 PM|
If you do not have that available to you drop those nodes and take the Vitality void nodes near duelist wheel and the mana leech.
Instead of the Green Nightmare cos it's gonna be expensive, swap in Blood Rage or Ice Bite for the Cold gem (and use Darkray Vectors)
|May 13, 2019 23:20:41 PM|
Hi fairly new player here. Could you screen shot the rest of your tree? The 2 pics you have only have 60 points
|May 31, 2019 10:22:38 AM|
"wrote:Hi fairly new player here. Could you screen shot the rest of your tree? The 2 pics you have only have 60 points
The rest is available in either the PoB link or if you click my profile you can see my character Synix_ChaingunnerMkIV and look at the tree
|Jun 02, 2019 03:33:13 AM|