[3.9 | Scourge Arrow | Budget Viable up to T15 | Great Gear Scaling into Endgame & Clear All Content

If you have any questions/wanna learn or wanna come hangout, I stream daily at https://www.twitch.tv/gr0bbs

After the success of my poison BV assassin this league, and all the positive feedback I decided it was time to push a poison build even further. I believe this build will push more damage, have a safer playstyle and more surivivability. Stay tuned <3

PoB is closer to completion now <3 Youtube guide is up aswell (check videos section below) <3 Please go give it a like/sub to the channel :)

https://pastebin.com/hpZma4U6 (Updated 8/1/19)





Videos
FULL BUILD GUIDE - https://youtu.be/f5oaCdYqbq8 -
Gameplay showcase, Tier15 map low level character https://youtu.be/sMUGhST3FGM
More videos coming most days!



Path of Building
Be sure to use the PoB fork for actual poison calculations.
You can get it here (https://github.com/LocalIdentity/PathOfBuilding)

IMPORTANT! - There are multiple trees and gear sets within the PoB. Make sure you look through all of them and choose what is right for you and your budget =).

Changelog

January 6, 2020 - Build Posted
January 7, 2020 - PoB updated and showcase YouTube added
January 8, 2020 - PoB cleaned up with Budget section and full YouTube guide added



About this Build

Pros
+ Comfortable hit and move playstlye
+ Single Target is massive - demolishes metamorphs + bosses in seconds
+ Tons of dodge and evasion
+ Ranged build can play defensively against tougher mobs without sacrificing DPS.
+ Can run any map mod (some are just a little bit slower like %chance to avoid poison)


Cons
- Scales with some uniques and high end gear
- It's a dodge build (however we can hit and move so it's not really a problem)




Main Mechanics in this Build
POISON - Scourge Arrow applies screenwide poisons on the mobs when clearing maps. With how fast we are in the late game, it's super easy to shoot and deploy 5 pods, which in turn all shoot projectiles everywhere, you basically clear the whole screen with the degen immediately after the pods go off. The same is true for bosses,

ELUSIVE - Increases your dodge and movement speed. This keeps you alive. If you feel you need 100% up-time you can easily integrate Withering step to gain permanent elusive. I don't feel I need it at this stage, but it's an option.



Leveling this Build

Full Leveling Section
Leveling Gear + Gems

Use anything to get to level 5, Equip a Quill rain, Hyrris bite, Tabula and use Rain of arrows with any supports you can equip. (Preferably the poison supports including deadly ailments, unbound ailments etc)

I suggest using Mirage Archer always, it's such nice quality of life

A quill rain and Hyrris bite will carry you to maps

Gems


Passive Tree, Ascendancy & Pantheon
Passive tree:

PoB: https://pastebin.com/hpZma4U6

See the PoB above for a breakdown of multiple trees (Leveling, and Endgame with Offensive and Defensive versions. Or just view the final DPS tree on the official skill tree planner: http://poeurl.com/cGB0


Ascendancy: Assassin
1. Noxious Strike (Phat Poison DPS)
2. Toxic Delivery (Scales our crits and gives even more Poison DPS)
3. Mistwalker (Grants Elusive, one of the nicest defensive buffs in the game right now)
4. Opportunistic (Nice QoL for Mapping with the mvspeed and rounds out our damage against tougher unique enemies)

Bandits:
Kill all

Pantheon:
Major: Soul of Lunaris for the reduced physical damage taken and movement speed.
Minor: Your choice




Gem Setup
Gems

Early game into maps

CHEST Scourge Arrow, Mirage Archer, Unbound Ailments, Deadly Ailments, Added Chaos, Vile Toxins

HELMEnlighten, Herald of agony, Malevolence, Precision

BOOTSCWDT, Withering Step, Steelskin, Blood rage

GLOVESWither, Spell Totem, Multiple Totems, Faster Casting

WEAPONSVaal blade vortex, unbdound ailments, deadly ailments, vile toxins, void manipulation


More geared maps and endgame

CHEST

HELM

WEAPON





Gear & Flasks

Gear

Weapons

Darkscorn Bow

BiS unique by far, lots of offensive and defensive benefits


Helm

Rare Helm with Enchant



Body

Rare Body Armour with -15 Mana Cost of Socketed Attacks

-15 Mana is perfect for us as the links we use mean Scourge Arrow costs 15 mana. We can reserve all of our mana elsewhere and still use Scourge arrow. The increased max life % and flat life are also huge.


Amulet

Rare Amulet

Amulet is one of the best slots to get damage. You should Allocate Growth and Decay as it gives big Damage and 1% life regen which helps to counter blood rage degen


Rings

Circle of Nostalgia

Chaos Damage and Buff Effect are the best rolls on this. Get whatever you can afford on the implicits.

Rare Ring with Despair on Hit



Boots

Rare Boots with % MS

Movement Speed is really nice, and 30% is the minimum. Fill out life and Resistances here too if you can.


Gloves

Rare Gloves
Rare gloves with Life, Res, Atk Speed.

Asenath's

Testing out Asenath's to help a little with clearing. The pops are also super satisfying.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Fill out Life and Resistances as required



Flasks

Coralito's Signature

One of our biggest DPS boost, makes our poisons last for a very long time. Perfect Agony is also a DPS boost, and having it on the flask is enough (Although you can spec into the point if you need more consistent damage).

Sin's Rebirth

Grants Unholy might, which is a nice boost to our poison damage.

Utility Flask

Life Flask

The last two slots are up to you. Aim for freeze and bleed removal on whatever you have in these slots.


Extreme Endgame Gear (For the rich bois)

Watcher's Eye




Mapping & Bossfights

GENERAL MAPPING - Mapping is super smooth. Run and shoot. Can easily run past packs as your poison degens them. Most everything dies within a second fo getting poisoned.

BOSSES

(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
Last edited by Gr0bbs on Jan 8, 2020, 4:11:35 AM
Last bumped on Jan 23, 2020, 10:06:24 AM
Banger build that i have yet to try, my next character for sure. Looks fun!
+1 to Grobbs builds, very nice and nuts builds :) Gonna test this too, now running Poison BV (Grobbs build too).
Last edited by Tsiganisti on Jan 6, 2020, 9:15:51 AM
Your last poison BV build was dope. Really excited for this one.
Awesome build as always! What do you think of adding a timeless jewel to grab the divine flesh node though?
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drigorin wrote:
Awesome build as always! What do you think of adding a timeless jewel to grab the divine flesh node though?


I was going to mention this in the guide, if you feel you want more Tankiness it's a good idea, I didn't feel the need :)

(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339
First of all, thx for the build and the guide.
The quality of content is great and deserves a lot more attention.

but i have a something to ask/consider

you mentioned the build to be able to deal +12m dps..... how?
its like you abbandonend the guide. the POB isnt even near those dps numbers and some items are a little bit strange like abyss jewel or your resistance staying at 20/30/70....
there are no item choices for upgrades etc.

would be great if you stick to your builds more before you go on with another guide, feels a little bit unfinished.

Last edited by Totmau5 on Jan 19, 2020, 10:28:11 AM
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Totmau5 wrote:
First of all, thx for the build and the guide.
The quality of content is great and deserves a lot more attention.

but i have a something to ask/consider

you mentioned the build to be able to deal +12m dps..... how?
its like you abbandonend the guide. the POB isnt even near those dps numbers and some items are a little bit strange like abyss jewel or your resistance staying at 20/30/70....
there are no item choices for upgrades etc.

would be great if you stick to your builds more before you go on with another guide, feels a little bit unfinished.



Hey! Sorry, you're right. I bit off a bit more than I can chew with the 3 guides i've put out. The BV one took off and i spent all my time on that..

However, I did clear the game with this build and can assure you it can do all content :)
(3.9) | Poison BV Assassin (Crush T15 Metamorphs on a budget)
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2714125

(3.9) | Burning Arrow Starter build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2688339

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