[3.11] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly

How would this build perform in the 5 legion encounter? Also, is it capable of killing Elder and Aztiri? I realize the dps is really high, but this is my first league so I don't know exactly what that entails. I'm currently playing a bladestorm zerker but getting frustrated with my inability to clear more than 50% of the legion encounters and wanting to switch to ranged. I came looking for a voidfletcher build, but this looks like a blast!
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Pyrok wrote:
How would this build perform in the 5 legion encounter? Also, is it capable of killing Elder and Aztiri? I realize the dps is really high, but this is my first league so I don't know exactly what that entails. I'm currently playing a bladestorm zerker but getting frustrated with my inability to clear more than 50% of the legion encounters and wanting to switch to ranged. I came looking for a voidfletcher build, but this looks like a blast!


Well, poison prolif is always awesome for encounters with large amount of mods, so it should be at least decent in legion encounter. Even though, on generals, you will have to either prolif from mobs around to kill them fast, or just deal with the ramp up time this build has (around 4 to 5 seconds).

At the moment, for the frozen legion the poison prolif sadly do not works, so that makes clearing it a bit worse, but as this is SA, it has pretty good screen coverage, and there are many ways on this build to also improve screen/legion clear if needed (rampage gloves, like Shadows and Dust, Dying Sun, Pierce on tree if you want to go that way). So far I had no issues with dealing with frozen legion though, at least in open maps I am able to clear majority of it.

This build can definitely do end game bosses though, like, for Atziri it will be piece of cake, because mostly what can kill you there is damage reflect, but this build do not cares about that that much. And for Shaper/Elder/U Elder this build has more than enough DPS and sustain. I will be probably doing those soon-ish (i did not played much this league, no time) so I will probably upload some vids when I will be able to.
My builds:
[3.11] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
Started this build late last night, being looking for a SA build to play :)
Completely missed the changes to darkscorn! Should be a fun build

Aside from Quil Rain which is still good for leveling with Toxic Arrow, I´ve been using the new Lion´s Paws which triggers Rain of Arrow on bow attack, linked with Curse on Hit+Curse for cheaper mana+life gain on hit.

I also will be using Voidwalker boots to see if they make legion and clearing more relaxed.

Will keep updated as my character progresses.
What benefit does Scourge Arrow bring over Tornado Shot? They seem very similar on paper. Both create a lot of projectiles which apply poison (in this case).

Seems like Tornado Shot in general would be more reliable? or no?
IGN: SoulCinder
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PerfectXtreme wrote:
What benefit does Scourge Arrow bring over Tornado Shot? They seem very similar on paper. Both create a lot of projectiles which apply poison (in this case).

Seems like Tornado Shot in general would be more reliable? or no?


Well, Scourge Arrow has 150% more damage with hits and ailments per stage, so it can apply really huge poisons, Tornado Shot do not hits nearly enough to just make it worth it over SA.

If you want to try different skill, you can just swap SA with Toxic Rain, the tree and gem links will be exactly same.

Also, small update, or well, upcoming update:


So, after talking to some people on PoE Discord, I was testing Wild Dancer keystone with Kintsugi, and it is awesome. So, I will probably add alternative tree and gear setup utilizing both for people who enjoy extra tankyness on the build. The jewel costs around 50c (Brutal Restraint with Deshret)

My builds:
[3.11] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
Updated the main post.

- Added Kintsugi + Wild Dancer setup
- Added Toxic Rain alternative setup for main skill gems

I also updated the PoB section (and link of course) explaining all new choices (for both Kinsugi, Wild Dancer and also Toxic Rain), so make sure to re-read that section if necessary.
My builds:
[3.11] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
Just new and trying this as my league starter. I was looking for a fast build. Hope this suits my playstyle! Will review later about it :).

What about bandits? 2 Passiv Points?
Last edited by Vahlnur on Jun 23, 2019, 4:13:47 AM
Can you add in leveling section the leveling tree pls ? thanks a lot, gonna try that !
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Vahlnur wrote:
Just new and trying this as my league starter. I was looking for a fast build. Hope this suits my playstyle! Will review later about it :).

What about bandits? 2 Passiv Points?


Yeah, 2 passives, it is also configured like that in PoB.

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Awà wrote:
Can you add in leveling section the leveling tree pls ? thanks a lot, gonna try that !


Planning to, still looking for optimizations on final tree before that though. For now, see my previous reply in this thread about what to prioritize when leveling
My builds:
[3.11] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
alright cheers mate
I level with scourge arrow, it's rly nice, smooth af
Last edited by Awà on Jun 23, 2019, 10:48:09 AM

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