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Well I won the game.
First time ever I achived.. buying a HEADHUNTER (In like 2 weeks of playing)!
All thanks to this crazy build as it felt so godlike in all the content (although Uber Elder is still very hard for this build).

Upcoming Barrage nerf will be major though as Tornado Shot for single target is very weak and Barrage will get nerfed 3x damage.. so you cannot have quick boss kills or do uber elder etc.. atleast not fast.

So unless bow class gets huge buffs I don´t see this build being good anymore without the power of Barrage.

HDTanel
Aug 20, 2019 13:50:03 PM

"
HDTanel wrote:
Well I won the game.
First time ever I achived.. buying a HEADHUNTER (In like 2 weeks of playing)!
All thanks to this crazy build as it felt so godlike in all the content (although Uber Elder is still very hard for this build).

Upcoming Barrage nerf will be major though as Tornado Shot for single target is very weak and Barrage will get nerfed 3x damage.. so you cannot have quick boss kills or do uber elder etc.. atleast not fast.

So unless bow class gets huge buffs I don´t see this build being good anymore without the power of Barrage.

idk how's TS DPS weak. Or you are talking about setup with chain support?
With damage link instead of chain DPS looks fine to me (6 shots to kill corrupted t16 phoenix using arborix bow):
https://youtu.be/gM7ga_K1mSA

blg_RealiZe
Aug 20, 2019 14:24:32 PM

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blg_RealiZe wrote:
"
HDTanel wrote:
Well I won the game.
First time ever I achived.. buying a HEADHUNTER (In like 2 weeks of playing)!
All thanks to this crazy build as it felt so godlike in all the content (although Uber Elder is still very hard for this build).

Upcoming Barrage nerf will be major though as Tornado Shot for single target is very weak and Barrage will get nerfed 3x damage.. so you cannot have quick boss kills or do uber elder etc.. atleast not fast.

So unless bow class gets huge buffs I don´t see this build being good anymore without the power of Barrage.

idk how's TS DPS weak. Or you are talking about setup with chain support?
With damage link instead of chain DPS looks fine to me (6 shots to kill corrupted t16 phoenix using arborix bow):
https://youtu.be/gM7ga_K1mSA


Thx will look into this. Yeah I used chain all the time. Isn´t it worse to clear without chain?

HDTanel
Aug 20, 2019 21:24:29 PM

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HDTanel wrote:

Thx will look into this. Yeah I used chain all the time. Isn´t it worse to clear without chain?

oh yea, way worse for clearing trash monsters without chain
All I wanted to say - you can make TS deal a very decent single target DPS with 1 gem swap, just need to get 1 white socket on your weapon/armour.

blg_RealiZe
Aug 21, 2019 03:55:59 AM

what gems do you use with main armor?

woogy_ivxx
Aug 22, 2019 04:45:49 AM

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woogy_ivxx wrote:
what gems do you use with main armor?

you mean maiM armour?
I use TS, impale support, GMP, mirage archer, damage on full life
6th link I switch between brutality and chain (white socket)

however, if you don't have HH or inspired learning jewel, you should use brutality instead of damage on full life permanently and switch between chain and damage on full life

blg_RealiZe
Aug 22, 2019 08:59:11 AM

hi

Arborix
Assassin Bow
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  • Adds 107 to 245 Physical Damage
  • 95% increased Evasion Rating
  • Bow Attacks fire 2 additional Arrows
  • Every 16 seconds you gain Iron Reflexes for 8 seconds
  • 30% more Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range while you have Iron Reflexes
  • 30% increased Attack, Cast and Movement Speed while you do not have Iron Reflexes
  • You have Far Shot while you do not have Iron Reflexes
  • Through droughts, fires, floods and frost,

    the ancient giants stand resolute,

    while deep in the rich, dark earth,

    their grasp stretches ever farther.

    Chimeric Dome
    Lion Pelt
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  • Item sells for much more to vendors
  • +42 to Intelligence
  • +76 to maximum Life
  • 3% increased maximum Life
  • 24% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Nearby Enemies take 9% increased Physical Damage
  • Rigwald's Quills
    Two-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • 22% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • -10% to Fire Resistance
  • +21% to Lightning Resistance
  • +7 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 20% reduced Projectile Speed
  • 50% 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.

    Ventor's Gamble
    Gold Ring
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  • 14% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +4 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 28% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +49% to Cold Resistance
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • In a blaze of glory,

    An anomaly defying all odds

    The "unkillable" beast met the divine

    And Ventor met his latest trophy.

    Daresso's Defiance
    Full Dragonscale
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  • 161% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +85 to maximum Life
  • 0.46% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 6% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • You lose all Endurance Charges when Hit
  • You gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
  • You gain Onslaught for 5 seconds per Endurance Charge when Hit
  • 93% increased Onslaught Effect
  • "When your back is against the wall,

    And your opponent is bleeding you dry,

    There is only one appropriate response:

    Unbridled, overwhelming violence."

    - Daresso, the Sword King

    Torment Heart
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +28 to Intelligence
  • 38% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 17% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • +5% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 1.11% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 15% increased Global Physical Damage
  • Mind Gyre
    Unset Ring
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  • Has 1 Socket
  • +15 to Dexterity
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • 8% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 9% increased Chaos Damage
  • Domination Goad
    Goliath Greaves
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  • 47% increased Armour
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 1.1 Life per second
  • +48% to Fire Resistance
  • +43% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • The Nomad
    Studded Belt
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  • 26% increased Stun Duration on Enemies
  • +43 to Strength
  • +44 to Dexterity
  • 30% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 50% increased Flask Charges gained
  • +25% to all Elemental Resistances while you have at least 200 Strength
  • 42% increased Projectile Attack Damage while you have at least 200 Dexterity
  • Few men can guide their people

    like the Great Meginord of the North

    Spirit Nails
    Gripped Gloves
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  • 15% increased Projectile Attack Damage
  • Adds 3 to 6 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • +48% to Cold Resistance
  • +19% to Lightning Resistance
  • 38% increased Damage with Hits against Chilled Enemies
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
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  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Chemist's Diamond 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 Granite Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Dying Sun
    Ruby Flask
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  • 9% increased Charges used
  • Skills fire 2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
  • 21% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
  • All things must die.

    Whether you burn out or explode is up to you.

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
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  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Mana
  • 98% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath
  • Regenerate 108.3 Life per Second while affected by Vitality
  • Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.

    Hypnotic Essence
    Viridian Jewel
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  • 8% increased maximum Mana
  • 0.38% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • 3% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  • +11% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Lioneye's Fall
    Viridian Jewel
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  • Melee and Melee Weapon Type modifiers in Radius are Transformed to Bow Modifiers
  • The shield crab does not leave his shell unless it is forced to,

    and even then, it knows to keep its distance.

    Lioneye's Fall
    Viridian Jewel
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  • Melee and Melee Weapon Type modifiers in Radius are Transformed to Bow Modifiers
  • The shield crab does not leave his shell unless it is forced to,

    and even then, it knows to keep its distance.

    Soul Ruin
    Viridian Jewel
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  • 15% increased Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Damage with Bows
  • 11% increased Projectile Damage
  • Attacks have 5% chance to cause Bleeding
  • 16% increased Bleeding Duration


  • I kill shaper for 1st time (2 in a row actually :D ) got 2 death for being newb and idiot.
    191 or 2 in delve.
    142 maps done.
    LVL 94 atm.

    this is best I have done in 907 hours in the game. thanks a lot for the build.

    lordfratos
    Aug 22, 2019 12:47:30 PM

    this will be my build for Blight league. if it won't be nerfed.
    noob question : what's the play style ? i see barrage and tornado shot. which i use first or when etc etc

    HamezambeR
    Aug 22, 2019 20:21:52 PM

    Hi All,

    Will start this in Blight and I did some leveling testing in 3.7 and want to share my findings.

    Even with twink gear, ROI was not crazy smooth and I did every now and then compare it with Toxic Rain on the same character but without twink gear and my conclusion is that if you as a player want to rush to maps without twink gear, TR is far easier/faster/simpler to reach maps with as you do not need any dps on gear for it to carry you and the dps is still fine.

    Anyone done similar testing?

    Hopefully the build will survive into 3.8 as I'm very much looking forward to trying it out into endgame.

    BeastCC
    Aug 22, 2019 20:31:58 PM

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    BeastCC wrote:
    Hi All,

    Will start this in Blight and I did some leveling testing in 3.7 and want to share my findings.

    Even with twink gear, ROI was not crazy smooth and I did every now and then compare it with Toxic Rain on the same character but without twink gear and my conclusion is that if you as a player want to rush to maps without twink gear, TR is far easier/faster/simpler to reach maps with as you do not need any dps on gear for it to carry you and the dps is still fine.

    Anyone done similar testing?

    Hopefully the build will survive into 3.8 as I'm very much looking forward to trying it out into endgame.


    This was my league start but I have a feeling blight prices might be a bit different, I had bought the prophecy for deaths opus + the nomad while leveling for 1c each because legion was just spitting out prophecys and most people were playing melee. Swapped to TS from rain of arrows once I got drillneck and lioneyes chest 4l which was also within the first ~10 or so hours of the league for a very good price.

    I'll try and update the guide if it doesn't get nerfed too hard for good league start items but I think more people were inclined to start as melee this league than the amount of people who want to play summoners in blight so the items I mentioned might be a bit harder to get.

    Imeperfection
    Aug 22, 2019 23:54:20 PM
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