[3.20] SideFX "Cthulhu arrow" Caustic Arrow! Join the dark side.



Hello, I'm Sidefxmayinclde!
I have been playing path of exile for a long time now, and love to share my builds or Ideas w/ everyone else. People are always welcome to ask questions and learn along side me and my community.

PoB
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MANDATORY for POB: https://pathofbuilding.community/
PoB: https://pastebin.com/9feKBnNL

Contains leveling and "budget" tree as well.



Videos:

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HH Juiced map - https://youtu.be/qVtH0znzMTk
NO HH but still Juiced map - https://youtu.be/D5g7D8d-CHE
Shaper Invitation - https://youtu.be/L8nIFlHZ_78
Elder Invitation - https://youtu.be/tckUhudlByk
Full Shaper- https://youtu.be/eua5fhHIK5E
Full Elder - https://youtu.be/CixnbF3-1zk
t16 w/ Tabula and quillrain - https://youtu.be/pMOR4Bpj44I (just to show you could)


FAQ - READ THIS FIRST
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This build leveled with ease, I leveled with caustic all the way through. using a Replica quillrain. You can use a normal quillrain w/ arrow nova +caustic. Was imo very fun.


Pros
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+ Clear maps in minutes
+ High Dps + Focused on a mapper and made a all arounder.
+ EXTREME Aoe
+ Overall Fun play style
+ Easy leveling
+ New take on a skill


Cons
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- Can be expensive
- Can be frustrating because you cant see the ground
- Does sanctum easy, issue is hard to see ground again lol.


The main Idea of this build is to "overlap" caustic arrows for maximum shotgun abusing the ring nimis.




Any questions please feel free to ask on my stream! Www.twitch.tv/Sidefxmayinclde or Click this image! please dont forget to FOLLOW to know when i go live!
We Also recently started a NEW community discord so people can run past ideas and or ask questions! Join here, https://discord.gg/vMkQWaA6ES


Bandits :
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Kill all, Skill points are king!


Uniques:
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None of these are required. yes the build is built around nimis, but you can use arrow nova and farm without it.



Headhunter is for fun, you do NOT need one. I use this
For when im doing bosses/sanctum.



Stat Priority/Flask
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-->Global Chaos/poison damage, atackspeed, Spell Suppress/life



Flasks : Nothing special at all,


Gem links

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6-Link Setup:


2link/4link


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4-Link Setups:






3-Link Setups:




Ascendancy:
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Ranger : Master Toxicist -> Nature's Reprisal -> Nature's Adrenaline -> Natures Boon


How to Level!
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There is leveling tree's in the PoB Get your self a Replica quillrain or Regular and use caustic arrow + Arrow nova I do recommend vaal caustic.
you could also make your self a cheap bow like this



Skill Trees:
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Endgame tree: https://pastebin.com/9feKBnNL
Cheap and Expensive versions of the tree.


More Build Information
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This build specialized in massive juiced maps, but can also clear end game bosses with ease. There are stepping stones to each item, I will do my best to explain some here.
No nimis - The build is built around it, but you can sub out Greater volley for Arrow Nova to map fast. You're single target wont be the best as we get this from overlapping the returning projectiles.
The reason we use Sniper's mark is because with Nimis the split projectiles also return and stack under us.

No Devouring Diadem - You spec 3 points into Eldritch batter and run one less aura

No Darkscorn - You can also just use a basic +multi and damage overtime bow. IMO Darkscorn will be Bis.

No Covenent - This chest gives us damage. I show in one of the videos above that this is just Quality of life.

No Headhunter - Thats ok because this build just uses it for fun. See videos above.



Who am I?
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I have been making builds guide for the better of 6 years now, most know me from my Frostblade guides I primarily played back in the day.
Last edited by Sidefx06 on Jan 5, 2023, 8:35:53 PM
Last bumped on Jan 23, 2023, 11:53:47 AM
Great build guide, can't wait to try it!
Damn, where's the 1 Divine or less version for people like me.
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Damn, where's the 1 Divine or less version for people like me.



LOL

Sorry about that guys turns out a couple videos were on private.This has been fixed! enjoy!
Great build and works wonders in maps and bosses.
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Noobatthis wrote:
Great build and works wonders in maps and bosses.


I was very happy on how this turned out.
Missing a leveling tree's passive points for 25-40 1st lab & 45-70?
Am I missing something? I'm reading this on my phone so no pob, but why do you use a poison bow? Do you use the actual projectiles from caustic, rather than the Degen? Why caustic then?
Hey build seems fun. Im currently leveling it, up to level 60 now with most of the gear. Im just curious, how are you sustaining mana in single target fights? I get plenty of mana back when there are a lot of corpses around, but during the campaign boss fights Im very mana starved

Edit: Once I got the bow and chest put on at 62 this was no longer a thing. Build completely just levelled up after that.

I do have a question though, what pantheon do you recommend?
Last edited by Khesahn20 on Jan 3, 2023, 11:24:54 PM
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Khesahn20 wrote:
Hey build seems fun. Im currently leveling it, up to level 60 now with most of the gear. Im just curious, how are you sustaining mana in single target fights? I get plenty of mana back when there are a lot of corpses around, but during the campaign boss fights Im very mana starved

Edit: Once I got the bow and chest put on at 62 this was no longer a thing. Build completely just levelled up after that.

I do have a question though, what pantheon do you recommend?


I was using Arakkali and Abberath, both maxed out.

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