SaintVitus: Physical crit ranger guide[Always Updated]

Here you go, thought i should probably share my old ranger's build - SaintVitus

This is the first physical crit ranger in PoE,i did it to prove that physical is also pretty damn good.


Build:Passive skill tree build
this would be the general idea of what it was in Closed Beta




Walkthrough



What gear to get:
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Aim for gear with lots of leech and rez/life with high evasion.

A bunch of uniques can be used, some cheap, some expensive(Unique does NOT mean best in slot)

Maligaros virtuosity are nice gloves for this build, they provide a good amount of crit chance and multiplier.

The Magnate belt and Meginords girdle are good choices for belts, Meginords offers life resistances as well as a flat amount of physical damage which is why i think its slightly better than the magnate.

Another good unqiue for this build would the Broadstroke quiver it is good when leveling but a crit, life, leech quiver is much better.

Lioneyes Glare is a really good choice because you always hit with it, until you find a 400 physical damage harbinger this bow is very good, remember to spec out of all accuracy nodes from the tree and grab other nodes when you get it.

Wurms Molt and Slitherpinch gloves are ok unqiues if you dont have enough leech from gear, they help a lot especially early on.

If you go split arrow with this build Thiefs Torment ring gets you rid of all your mana and life leech problems.

As bows go you just need high physical damage on them(attack speed is not so important because even with a 1.3 attack speed bow i reached 3.9 attacks per second)

Quiver needs leech, life, rez and flat physical mods, preferably heavy or light quiver(or Broadstroke,Drillneck unique until you find one with those mods)

Belts just life + rez or you can sue a DPS belt such as Meginords Girdle or The Magnate this is up to preference

Rings Most important mod is having Mana leech on them, then a life mod and physical mod + resistance mods, life leech would be good too, try to get both.

Amulet needs life leech, life+ rez and preferably onyx or amber so you can use decoy totem.

As flasks go i say 3 seething life+1 mana(if necessary) and 1 granite or amethyst.


About skills/supports
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Priority to quality is your Mana Leech gem, then comes Frenzy gem and then concentrated effect, then you do the others, order doesn't matter on the rest.

Level all of your gems to maximum level!




Gem Links:

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For 5linked RoA-concentrated efffect-Physical Projectile Attack Damage
-added fire damage-faster attacks works well.

For 6linked RoA-Inc crit dmg-Physical Projectile Attack Damage
-added fire damage-faster attacks-concentrated effect

For 5 linked Frenzy-Faster attacks-mana leech OR inc crit strikes-inc crit dmg-Physical Projectile Attack Damage

For 6 linked Frenzy-Faster attacks-inc crit strikes-inc crit dmg-Physical Projectile Attack Damage-added fire damage




In case you want to use Split arrow, grab the piercing shots passive, and use projectiles weakness with quality for full pierce chance. And grab the Drillneck unqiue quiver for more damage.

5l: Split arrow-faster attacks-added fire damage-Physical Projectile Attack Damage
-inc crit damage


6l: Split arrow-faster attacks-added fire damage-inc crit strikes-inc crit damage-Physical Projectile Attack Damage




Bandit Rewards:
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Normal Oak (+40 life)
Cruel Oak (18% IPD)
Merciless Kraytin (+1 frenzy charge)


Auras
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Try to run Grace and Hatred, if you dont have enough resistances use Purity instead of Grace.



Curses:
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Temporal chains works well against rhoas and other pesky enemies, critical weakness only works okay in the endgame until then i suggest you use projectile weakness, and maybe continue to use it you might do more dps with it than with crit weakness.You can also use warlords mark for the extra leech, enfeeble for hard hitting mobs



Other Useful Skills/Tips and tricks:
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You can use a variety of interesting skills with this build to make it even more fun, you can use a ranged totem that shoots split arrow for example, it would benefit from all your passives, you can use decoy totem if you get a bit of strengh from gear, you can also use enduring cry to tank enemies a little bit better and maybe even attract them to you so you can rain over them more easly.

Dont forget, you can always summon zombies to help you out, especially in HC!

Decoy totem will get you out of trobule many times, especially when rhoas rush.

Against reflect there are many things you can do to avoid death, first and most obvious solution is to just pick out enemies one by one with frenzy, you can also try to just kill the main reflect rare with your single attack.

My personal favorite and easiest way to deal with reflect is to just use conversion trap on the reflect rare, while the rare is converted you actually benefit from its aura, kill the enemies around it, wait for the conversion to end then kill the rare.

When you do hit a reflect mob, be sure to use your granite flask first and DO NOT curse it with proj weakness or vulnerability!

Use your imagination, you can use a variety of fun skills with this build, pick the ones youre interested the most in, and use them!



HC version of this build:
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Passive skill tree build

Skill links:
5 linked RoA-added fire damage-faster attacks-concentrated effect-Physical Projectile Attack Damage

6linked roa--faster attacks-concentrated effect-Physical Projectile Attack Damage
-added fire damage-weapon elemental damage

5 linked frenzy-faster attacks-added fire damage-Physical Projectile Attack Damage
-mana leech(or weapon ele damage if you have enough mana leech on gear)

6linked Frenzy-Faster attacks-added fire damage-culling strike-weapon ele damage-Physical Projectile Attack Damage





Hope this helps you in making good physical ranger!

My Shop:http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/860464
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q
Last edited by VictorDoom on March 25, 2014 6:34 PM
Nice looking stuff. I like the build overall. I'm just curious, is this build intentionally a tanky archer, does it work out that way?
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17 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.
you can be tanky,i usual let the decoy totem tank for me, but if i get surrounded i just pop a diamond and shoot rain of arrows over myself, the leech from that dps keeps me alive and kills the monsters.
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q
Hey Vic. On the decoy totem, I have a nice 16% gem I'm trying to use and levl with my shadow - but it has a very high strength requirement. How do you deal with that in your build, which doesn't appear to grab many str nodes?

Thanks,
Petrov.
Well The Magnate gives 50 strength already, all you need is about 20 strength on another piece of gear (i have that on my boots) which you can get by using an onyx amulet.

The other strength comes from the Fitness(20) node and from Fury Bolts(20).
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q
You mirrored a flask?...
Cleave: The dual wielding penalty for Cleave is now multiplicative and includes elemental damage.
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kadrek91 wrote:
You mirrored a flask?...


Yup, was curious if it's possible, it is :D
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q
Love the mirrored flask :D lol thanks for sharing your build. But it appears to be very gear dependent to achieve your dps or am I wrong ? most of the 20% gems and super gloves are not available easily for small time players
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Completed 5 Challengesmarquis51 wrote:
Love the mirrored flask :D lol thanks for sharing your build. But it appears to be very gear dependent to achieve your dps or am I wrong ? most of the 20% gems and super gloves are not available easily for small time players


Well i also got the gear in quite some time, that's just the optimal gear, and gem supports for this particular build.

Everything could still be improved, i could use a faster bow, maybe a better amulet and rings (the spell damage is useless to me) im sure there are pieces of gear out there better than these, and even with gear that isnt this good you can easily make the build work well, it worked quite well before i got this gear.

The quality on the gems and the 5links come in time :)
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q
updated for new skil tree
Christs may come and christs may go, but Caesar is forever

The highest level char in CB, WytchfinderGeneral, double vaal solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqWlYDxm8Q

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