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
- 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: https://www.pathofexile.com/fullscreen-passive-skill-tree/3.7.5/AAAABAABAQGkA5YEswYjBucPqxBREdgV8BZvFr8Ziho4Go8fQSLqI_YkTiSLJKok_SUhJpUnLyoLMHww-DH6MgE2PTbpOdQ6xjrYOyg8S0TIRUdKn0tXTZJRR1FMVUtVhVgXWfNd8l5FX7BgQ2D4YeJh62L0Zp5ncWyMbWxuPW-ecFJxsnIPdvd6U3sUe25_K4KbgwmExYcHibyJ04uMjDaNfY25jb-QVZLzlwaXIZhNmFObtZ2qoJ-g5qGkogCiPqQFpcumrKfUqqmruq7_sXyyGbZmuQK748BmwOPBfMM6w-bEospKz3rUI9Zd3e7gVeHb42rnVPGz9tr53frS-uv7Cf1u_rr-yP_e
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.
Usual TS-MF setup
It hunts; as silent as falling snow, as deadly as the tempest.
Two-Point Arrow Quiver
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
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.
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:
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
Vaal Summon Skeleton
Flasks I'd use:
[url:"https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Overflowing_Chalice"]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|
|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|