Forum Index Scion TS-Minion Hybrid - feedback is very welcome


Greetings, Survivor!

Disclaimer: Though I've played some PoE, I'm by far not a specialist here, so some may find this build stupid. It may even be. And feedback is welcome.

Build idea: since the Betrayal league I've found that a kind of TS-MF (Tornado Shot- Mystic Find) build I like to run has become to fragile. Sure, not when you invest in HH, but I haven't. I've started adding some minions to act as meat-shield. Later I've decided to make up an alternative build, trying to keep most of a usual TS-MFer around, but adding a layer of minions. Here is the result so far.

In short: This is a TS-scion with a bunch of minions, trying to take what is best from the Ranger tree and the Templar tree.

+ Somewhat better survivability than usual TS
+ This it can clear higher conent
+ when with so-so gear - can go reflect maps (to my surprise)

- Relies heavily on the Thief's Torment ring
- still not very tanky
- need 2nd bow - no gem-leveling slots
- very small MP pool
- need to keep an eye on replacing dead minions

Important synergies:
- Minion nodes that add minions' attack bonuses to me
- Inquisitor Ascendancy greatly improves Elemental damage and
- Consecrated ground from both ascendancy and the flask provide crits and ailments protection when stationary

Full (almost) tree:
Silent steps is questionable - I'm not sure if it is worth it.

Leveling up: first go for the Templar part, then Ranger. 4-th Lab - Path Of Templar and respec points you no longer need. I've used Spectral Through for leveling. Not sure if it is a good option - I'm bad leveling up. Get Vaal Skeletons ASAP for bosses.

Must-have items:
Usual TS-MF setup

Imperial Bow
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  • 21% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Adds 52 to 90 Cold Damage
  • Adds 1 to 120 Lightning Damage
  • 12% increased Attack Speed
  • 34% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 15% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Frozen Enemies
  • 30% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Shocked Enemies
  • It hunts; as silent as falling snow, as deadly as the tempest.

    Rigwald's Quills
    Two-Point Arrow Quiver
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  • 25% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • -10% to Fire Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • +7 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks
  • 20% reduced Projectile Speed
  • 48% 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.

    All HP and MP sustain is based on this ring
    Thief's Torment
    Prismatic Ring
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  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 14% increased Quantity of Items found
  • Can't use other Rings
  • +22% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +51 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.

    I think it is a nice alternative for QotF, that does not require so constant flask-management and provides you with additional minion and a nice bonus from it.
    Yriel's Fostering
    Exquisite Leather
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  • Grants Level 20 Summon Bestial Rhoa Skill
  • +338 to Accuracy Rating
  • 143% increased Evasion Rating
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • Projectile Attack Skills have 49% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Projectiles from Attacks have 20% chance to Maim on Hit while you have a Bestial Minion
  • 14% increased Attack and Movement Speed while you have a Bestial Minion
  • Feed a beast and it will not hunt.

    Protect it and it will not fight.

    Ferocity must be learned, not taught.

    It is suffering that forges the greatest warriors.

    2nd bow is not used so far. Most likely would have Barrage for single-target.

    Other itms I have on now. This is not full MF setup:
    Hate Keep
    Lion Pelt
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  • +105 to maximum Life
  • 3% increased maximum Life
  • +23% to Cold Resistance
  • 27% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Nearby Enemies have -9% to Cold Resistance
  • 73% increased Evasion Rating
  • Torment Pendant
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +35 to all Attributes
  • 7% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 48% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • Adds 11 to 19 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +37 to maximum Life
  • Armageddon Talons
    Gripped Gloves
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  • 16% increased Projectile Attack Damage
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 16 Blind
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 24% increased Evasion Rating
  • +104 to maximum Life
  • 2% increased maximum Life
  • 11% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 5% Global chance to Blind Enemies on hit
  • +34% to Fire Resistance
  • Dusk March
    Slink Boots
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  • 100% increased Evasion Rating
  • +83 to maximum Life
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • +34% to Fire Resistance
  • Carrion Girdle
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +11 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +21% to Cold Resistance
  • +46% to Lightning Resistance
  • 27% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 31% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • +63 to maximum Life

  • MF-setup items are as usual. However I usually use rare boots in order to meet res requirements.

    Items worth considering are minion damage helmets and that new jewel.

    TS-GMP-Added Cold-Mirage-Elemental Damage-Ice Bite (5g1r)
    H.of Purity - Flesh and Stone - Enlighten - Precision (RRBG)(Precision is limited to lvl-10)
    Assasin's Mark - Curse on Hit - Onslaught - H.orIce (2B2G)
    Blink-Faster Attacks (GG)
    CWDT-SteelSkin (RR) - not sure what's the best option these days

    Other gems:
    Ice Golem
    Blood Rage
    Vaal Summon Skeleton
    Raise Zombie

    Holy Relic

    Flasks I'd use:
    [url:""]Dying Sun[/url]
    [url:""]The Overflowing Chalice[/url]

    I'd be happy to read what people think of it. How bad/good it is, etc. Especially what can be improved?
    I will consider running it in the 3.8 (depending on nerfs), but not the first build. If there is interest to this topic - will try to keep it updated.

    Thank you for your time.

    Sep 03, 2019 18:57:13 PM

    Shieeeeeeeeeeeeeet :O

    Sep 04, 2019 18:59:06 PM

    With changes in Spiritual Command and Sacrifice nodes I'm not sure if it can be viable anymore. Need to review the tree to get same Minion Damage bonuses without wasting so much points (((

    Sep 04, 2019 19:57:32 PM
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