3.6 Synthesis - 2H Lightning Strike Deadeye Voidforge - Uber Elder Deathless

Hi, Welcome to my Lightning strike guide.

Uber Elder Deathless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWe-0uZFwM
Mapclear + Minotaur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXnn2X617WI&
Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_92eOIsJdKM
Hydra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2pLU5WrAOg
Chimera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ1ZyOlkXPI
Delving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGYJ9MYTNYw

Fun as hell!
Great mapclear
Ok bosskiller
No gemswapping

Not so tanky
Relying on dodge and evade
Resistance balancing can be annoying
Overall, pretty hard to master tbh

Passive tree/Path of Building/Pantheons:
Voidforge interaction in PoB

Non-POB: http://poeurl.com/cmjZ
Bandits: Help Alira.

PoB: https://pastebin.com/ZBE5BfTv

Voidforges main mod does not work in PoB, so replace the 300% dmg line with
Gain 100% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra fire Damage
Gain 100% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra cold Damage
Gain 100% of Weapon Physical Damage as Extra lightning Damage

Major: Soul of Lunaris
Minor: the one you like, Soul of Yugol for Uber Atziri.
Soul of Ryslatha or Garukhan is the most useful ones i guess.

Last Ascendency points: Since we cant bleed, Rapture is rather useless except the less bleeding part, we do lack physical damage reduction so bleeds can instakill us.
Farshot does barley nothing for us, but the projectile speed is nice.
So basically, last points is up to you, you can even put 1 point in each of the small nodes for more damage.

How the build works:

The build is kind of reliant on Ancestral Call.
Lightning strike has 2 mechanics, 1 melee and 1 ranged attack, the ranged attack can only start behind the enemy you attack and this is where Ancestral Call comes in.
By standing close enough for Ancestral Call to proc, and far away enough not to hit the enemy with YOUR melee attack.
You can see if you are standing correctly when there are 2 pillars of lightning that appears, 1 above you and 1 above the enemy.
By doing this, we are allowed to hit 1 target with both attacks.

Rings: we're using a Mark of the Elder coupled with a rare Shaped Ring in order to enable the 60-80% inc attack damage mod.
As mine has Assassins mark, its not necessary in any way, its just a nice dmgboost.

Resistances are important to balance since we're using both The Wise oak and Voidforge. We do all types of elemental damage, and it provides with elemental defenses also.

Ranged only Lightning Strike? Yes, that works.
Made a section down below Gems.


How to gear/what stats on what item?:
Weapon: Voidforge
Body armour: Shroud of the Lightless or Loreweave (Loreweave is prolly better imo, but im sick of using it all the time)
Head: Starkonja
Belt: Stygian Vise with res, life, eledmg with attacks. Ele dmg/cold/lightning dmg is a nice bonus also.
Boots: Rare boots, Life, res, crafted ms/onslaught.
Gloves: Rare gloves with res, life, flat phys. Attack speed is a nice bonus.
Amulet: Rare Amulet with life, flat phys, Crit multiplier, phys as extra cold, lightning or fire. Crit chance or res are nice bonuses.
Ring1: Mark of the Elder
Ring2: Rare shaped Ring with Life, res, flat phys, ele damage with attacks/cold/lightning damage. Assassins mark is a nice bonus.

The Wise oak
We use every elemental damage in the game so it suits the build very well, you have to balance your resistance with it
Bottled Faith
Great damage increase.
Diamond flask
Best damage flask in game, for critbuilds.
Needs bleed immune if you're running 4 Unique flasks.
Cinderswallow Urn
Great sustain during maps, also good damage on bosses.
Life flask
with freeze immunity.

You can skip either Bottled faith or Cinderswallow urn for another defensive flask if you feel like it.


Vaal Lightning Strike + Ancestral call + Elemental damage with attacks + Increased critical damage + Hypothermia With Loreweave, Maim is the 6th link.

Vaal Ancestral Warchief + Ruthless + Conc effect + Melee physical damage + Elemental damage with attacks + Hypothermia

Leap slam + Faster attacks + Fortify+ Blood magic

Immortal call(lvl 1) + Cast when damage taken(lvl 7) > not linked > Ice golem and Blood rage

Herald of Ice + Herald of Purity + Hatred + Enlighten lvl 3+

Ranged only Lightning Strike? Yes, that works.
Just swap out Ancestral call for Vicious Projectiles
By doing this, you lose out on about 50% of the damage because we dont hit with the melee part, but the damage is still enough for all content.
Tried it on Uber Elder, damage was fine.

With Loreweave, Maim is the 6th link, Slower projectiles is a bit more damage but very little.


First of all, my jewels are ASS, dont get what i have on.
The reason i have the jewels that i have is because my resistances on my gear is all over the place, and i had to get resistances on my jewels in order to balance them.

How the jewels are suppose to look:
Flat phys
Multiplier(two handed mod from regular jewel is very cheap)

It doesnt really matter if its a regular jewel, or Abyss jewel, but Abyss jewels gives us 1% life per jewel from Shroud of the Lightless, but they are more expensive.

Cost 10c, just because twohanded is so offmeta.
This is what every jewel should look like.

Watcher's eye: Any with either Hatred or Wrath(swap Hatred for Wrath then)
My watcher's eye is overkill by A LOT, i just got lucky on one of my UE kills.

Head: Lightning Strike damage or Blood rage attack speed.
Gloves: Doesnt matter.
Boots: Penetration if you havent killed recently, the flat lightning works also but not as good as penetration.

You level with Frost blades from start, get Ancestral call asap from Tidal Island quest.
It helps alot for clearing.
Can also add Chance to bleed, Ruthless, Lesser poison and Onslaught support for extra damage and movement speed.

You get Lightning Strike at level 12 from "The Siren's Cadence" Quest, replace Frost blades.

Leveling Uniques:
Weapons: Screaming eagles x2, at level 32 we swap to either The Gryphon x2 or lvl 33 Reapers Pursuit.
Once you are lvl 51, start using Terminus est till you get Voidforge.

Amulet: The karui ward can use all the way through campaign.

Boots: Wanderlust, swap to Victarios Flight at level 12.

Gloves: Lochtonial Caress, Tombfist at level 36 if needed.

Belt: Meginords Girdle all the way up to level 68 to be replaced by a Stygian.

Body: Tabula rasa(best with +2 to melee gems or projectile gems)

Helm: Asenath mark(the Int might be hard to come by for this), at lvl 23 u can use The Peregrine anyways. There is always ye ol' Goldrim also.

Ascendency order:
Gathering Winds > Powerful Precision > Fast and deadly > Far shot or Rapture(for less bleed)

Passive tree:
Got for the right side of the tree first, to get Intelligence for your gems early on.
Dont take the Brutal blade/Fatal blade wheel until you start using swords.

If i've missed something or made an error, please enlighten me and i'll fix it.

Im available here and ingame for questions.

Other guides:
Unleash the Bees! SRS Necro

Man Mode Frost Blades Champion
Last edited by Raazen on Apr 7, 2019, 4:43:46 AM
Last bumped on Apr 19, 2019, 4:26:16 PM
Nice build man, good to see some lightning strike
Ceryneian wrote:
Nice build man, good to see some lightning strike

Hehe thank you, it do seem like its one of the more hated skills tho hence the lack of attention :P

Ironically, this is probably one of my most enjoyed builds ever.
Last edited by Raazen on Apr 13, 2019, 4:45:52 AM
Aye, I wish they had kept the old MTX, but still it's an awesome skill and nice gameplay with ancestral call - your spacing on point!
Hey, thanks a lot for the build, I'm trying it out and it's really fine for the moment!
I've wiped out the quest line and starting the first maps, it's like playing an archer with sword, the mobs are dying one screen away :)

2 questions
- could you please update the skill tree for more skill points?
- i am missing some serious source of life leech

thumbs up and thanks :)
Rezanec wrote:
Hey, thanks a lot for the build, I'm trying it out and it's really fine for the moment!
I've wiped out the quest line and starting the first maps, it's like playing an archer with sword, the mobs are dying one screen away :)

2 questions
- could you please update the skill tree for more skill points?
- i am missing some serious source of life leech

thumbs up and thanks :)

Sorry for the late response, didnt seem to get a notice for some reason!

The only leech nodes we take are Blood drinker for life, and Mana leech node next to Winter spirit.

More leech wouldnt gain us much since we arent Slayer :P

As for the skilltree, i guess this would be the way id go.

Last edited by Raazen on Apr 19, 2019, 4:27:51 PM

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