Scion Builds List

I try to include only builds that have been played to ~ lvl 75-80 / played some mid-range maps (tier 7-10) to make sure the OP knows what he is talking about and avoid pure theorycrafts.
A build should also contain more than just a linked tree + gear

ATTENTION: If you have updated an old build please make a post at the bottom of this thread so that i can add it again.

AC - showcases a variety of scion subclasses
ALS – alternative start
ASS - Assassin
BER - Berserker
CHA - Champion
CHI - Chieftain
DEA - Deadeye
ELE - Elementalist
GLA - Gladiator
GUA - Guardian
HIE - Hierophant
INQ - Inquisitor
JUG - Juggernaut
NEC - Necromancer
OCC - Occultist
PAT - Pathfinder
RAI - Raider
SAB - Saboteur
SLA - Slayer
TRI - Trickster

The Berserker and Deadeye ascendancies got nerfed in 2.3. The ascendancy choices of 2.2 builds might therfore be outdated

BER-RAI Arc: [2.2] JoSo's ARC-CORE, Beginner Friendly Hardcore Arc, High Life, Budget Viable
ELE- Ball Lightning: [2.2] Scion Ball lightning Tanky 4 curses-on-hit/mf possible
BER-SLA Bladefall: [2.2] RichJMoney's Chaos Bladefall Budget Build. "MingPep's Heart Rage of Defiance"
BER-RAI Bladefall: [UPDATED 2.2 HC & SC, UBER VIABLE] IMMORTAL 50-70K DPS Bladefall - Max Block + EB + MoM + AA + GR
BER-PAT Bladefall: [2.2] Scion Bladefall ~45k DPS to ~145 DPS -Eva-HP-Block-Dodge-WB-BR-Guide (Atziri/Uber viable)
BER-PAT Blade Vortex: [2.2 Video Guide] Tanky, High DPS, Crit Blade Vortex Build [HC/SC & Atziri Viable]
ASS-BER Blade Vortex: [2.2.x | Bers/Ass] "Vortex" 1.5kk+ dps, Insane clear speed, Blade Vortex | Uber/high end content
ASS-BER Blade Vortex: [2.2 PSC]Belton's Self Cast Harvest Blade Vortex (Lowlife or Life) MF/Atziri/Godmode Speed
BER-PAT Blade Vortex: [2.2] 700k+ Tanky Low Life Blade Vortex | HC/SC | Videos | Uber Viable?
ASS-HIE Dual totems - Arc: [2.4] RaizQT Inspired Crit Arc Totem [SC/HC Viable] [Budget Friendly]
JUG-PAT Dual totems - Bladefall: [Lighty] (2.4) Bladefall Totem's - Cheap/Easy/T15/Atziri etc...
DEA-OCC Dual totems - Spark: [2.3 Video Guide] Dual Spark Crit Totems Ascendant/Inquisitor [HC/SC & Atziri Viable]
DEA-SLA Dual totems - Spark: [2.3] Freezing Spark Totem - Sire of Shards
DEA-OCC Essence Drain: [2.4] The Mistress of Agony - Life based Tri-Curse Essence Drain / Contagion Ascendant
DEA-TRI Essence Drain/RF: [2.2] RF Contagion/ED PHC build
AC Essence Drain/RF: [2.2] RF/Essence Drain
DEA-OCC Essence Drain: [2.2] Indepth Guide - Low Life ED/Contagion -- DeadEye + Occultist
DEA-OCC Essence Drain: [2.2 DEA-OCC] Dire Drain: 60k Essence Drain DPS without LL or RF | Atziri DOWN easy
BER-TRI Ethereal Knives: [2.2] I Cast Magic Missile! - Cantrip's guide to Ethereal Knives / Bladefall. 7K Life, 100K+ DPS!
RAI- Ethereal Knives: [Ascendant] [LL] [Uber] Kangaroo's Ethereal Knives 364K DPS
ASS-ALS Ethereal Knives: Crit Ek (%70) 50-60K damage, 6000 life, %60-65 physical damage reduce, ARMOURED TRUCK BUILD
BER-OCC Ethereal Knives: [2.2] (BER/OCC) Ethereal Knives MF Build. 8.4k ES, >200k DPS, 230+ IIR, 43 IIQ, Triple Blasphemy
JUG-OCC Firestorm/cwdt: [2.2] The Dy'Ness Tank with lots of cwdt support
BER-DEA Freezing Pulse: [2.4] Tempada's Flaming Pulse Scion | 7k+ life, Acro, Snakepit, 100k+ DPS fire conversion
BER-ELE Icestorm (whispering ice): [2.2] A Storm of Ice and Fire - Avatar of Fire CI Whispering Ice - Uber Viable!
ELE-RAI Icestorm (whispering ice): [2.4] The Curse Whisperer - Tri-Curse CI AoF Whispering Ice Eleraider - Viable for All Targets
BER-HIE Icestorm (whispering ice): [2.2] Acendant (Berserker/Hierophant) Low Life Whispering Ice! Up to 10k+ ES and 27k Avg.Dmg. peak!
ELE-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.4] Pure Righteous Fire | Fast Clear Speed/Very Tanky | HC/Atziri Viable
ELE-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.4] ES based low life righteous fire -- HC viable, Atziri facetank
GLA-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.2] Kaom's Molten Fortress || EE Righteous Fire Hypertank || 8K+ Life 73/60 Block Fortify
AC-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.4 Video Guide] Righteous Fire, Vaal Molten Shell Build Guide (Large AoE) [Atziri & HC/SC Viable]
PAT-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.4] Righteous Fire - Fast - Secure - Lazy
CHA-TRI Righteous Fire: [2.4]RighteouSplosion Ascendant RF + fire burst on hit
ELE-ALS Spark/Vaal Spark: 2.2 MinKami_Spark/Vaal Spark 95%Crit Chance High Clear Speed Life based and Cheap
DEA-INQ Spark/Vaal Spark: [2.2] Dual Curse - Spark/Vaal Spark - Map Clearer
BER-DEA Spark: [2.2]UPDATED Dela's Self Cast Flask Sparker level 100 [TaliSC] ALL Content viable
BER-DEA Spark: [2.2] Self Cast Crit Spark | Super fast Clear Speed | Easy to Gear
DEA-ELE Spark: 2.2+ Spark / Supp: Vspark by LumiunousSpark
BER-DEA Spark: [2.2] Self Cast Non Crit Spark Hc/Sc Over 200% inc life
DEA-AC Spark: [2.2] Spierk's Low Life Crit Sparker tri-curser (HC Viable, mid-high budget)
BER-DEA Spark: [2.2] Mf Self Cast Spark ( Low Life )
BER-DEA Spark: [2.2] Another Sparker - My take on crit sparker - 112K tooltip!
ASS-BER Storm Call: [2.2] ASS-BER Storm Call - dual void battery - Uber viable
NEC-AC Summoner - SRS: [2.4] GunFinX's Summon Raging Spirits Magic Finder | Mapping | Normal Atziri Tanky version: [2.4] GunFinX's SRS MF HC Tank Build | Atziri | Max Block!
NEC-AC Summoner - SRS: [2.4] GunFinX's ZeroMana MaxDodge & 50/50%Block SRS Summoner
GUA-NEC Summoner - SRS: [2.3] Stag's Bloody Boner || Srs safe end game mapper || 200%+ life
DEA-NEC Summoner - Animate Weapon/SRS: [2.3] NeverSink's 20-Arrow Poison Animator - "The Venomancer" ☠ + Video Guide Uses Null's Inclination
CHA-NEC Summoner - Melee hybrid: [2.4] "The Battle Queen" || Double Strike/Auto-Summoner Hybrid moved to witch section

ASS-GUA Cleave: [2.4 HC | Video Guide] Cleave is back! | Crit Shatter | flexible (Lacerate/Reave)
BER-RAI Double Strike/ST: [2.4] Say_Ten's Double Strike/Spectral Throw Melee Scion - Cheap and Easy to Play
BER-SLA Earthquake: [2.2] Dime's Earthquake Ascendant - 100,000 tooltip dps 10,000 Life Level 100 in Perandus Hardcore
ASS-BER Earthquake: [2.2][BES/AS] 550K DPS Crit Earthquake / Vaal Ground Slam
JUG-RAI Frost Blades: [2.3]JUG-RAI dual claw Touch of Anguish Frost Blade
ASS-BER Sunder: [2.2] Hybrid Crit Sunder Varunastra 250k+ DPS (~2ex budget)
ASS-JUG Reave: [2.2 | PSC | JUG/ASS] CI Crit Claw Reaver, 8.5k ES / 100k DPS / 6.8% leech
ASS-INQ Wild Strike: [2.2] Crit Dagger Wildstriker "The AssQuisitor" Evasion/acrobatics 100k+ dps on a 5L
CHI-HIE Ancestral Protector Totems: [2.3] Lergrodan's Ancestral Protectors 215K DPS (Facebreaker build) UPDATED!
CHI-HIE Ancestral Warchief Totems: [2.3] Ancestral Warchief Facebreaker build – 60k pure dps – 150k+dps with flasks
ASS-HIE Ancestral Warchief Totems: [2.4] Assophant Stickpeople or a guide to Crit Staff Warchief Totems uses Hegemony's Era
ASS-HIE Ancestral Warchief Totems: [2.3] Crit Facebreaker Ancestral Warchief. Uber Atziri Video
ASS-CHI Ancestral Warchief Totems: [2.4 HC | Video Guide] Crit Warchief Totems | Abyssus | Kondo's Pride

DEA-SAB Blink/Mirror Arrow: [2.2] Scion Clone Generator - Mirror + Blink Arrow Army
DEA-OCC Caustic Arrow: [2.3 ] Grocery's Caustic Arrow Scion! HC Viable!
DEA-OCC Caustic Arrow: [2.4.0] Caustic Arrow High Speed Flexible Magic Find
BER-RAI Explosive Arrow: [2.3] Explosive Arrow Build - Uber viable - 100 hc/sc proof - Scion, Witch, Duelist, Mara versions
BER-RAI Explosive Arrow: [2.2] Scion Ber/Rai EA The Big Bang +budget Version
BER-RAI Explosive Arrow: [2.3] Explosive arrow Magic Finder-Uber Viable
ALS-DEA Ice Shot: [2.2]Morgan Infractem 120k ice shot pseudo phys elem dual skill swap for reflex video
ASS-PAT Lightning Arrow: [2.4] Rakels Eski-Bow-Mower (Nuro´s Harp/Reach of the Council/SC/high penetration)
ASS-DEA Lightning Arrow: [2.4] LA/BR Voltaxic Assasin/Raider Updated to AoW
ASS-DEA Ranged Attack Totem-Barrage: [2.2] Loate's Thousand Arrow Totem Build
CHI-DEA Ranged Attack Totem-Tornado Shot: [2.4] c9q9md's Reverse Knockback Ranged Attack Totems Build! (HC)
ASS-RAI Siege Ballista Totem: [2.2 Ascendancy] Ballistae Army! Rule with an Iron Fist! IRON COMMANDER
CHI-DEA Siege Ballista Totem: Orion's HC Iron Commander 5 totems/100K+ dps
CHI-DEA Siege Ballista Totem: Iron Commander 6 Totems 1k+ DEX 175k dps on 5L
HIE-RAI Siege Ballista Totem: Bringer of Ballistae: Bringer of Rain+Lioneye's Glare=3 Ballistae and 175k+ dps (HC build)
CHI-DEA Siege Ballista Totem: [2.3] Voxcy: Reach of the Ballista (180k,UberLab,Atziri)
CHI-DEA Siege Ballista Totem: [2.4] Dumb Commander - No Int siege ballista build - WIP - Atziri down
BER-DEA Tornado Shot: Windripper TS 100k+ dps MF (100/200++) build ele build
-----Spectral Throw
ASS-SLA Spectral Throw: [2.2] [AC/ASS/RAI] Kitty's Physical Crit Banana Throw | 107K+ DPS | Extensively Detailed Guide
ASS-BER Spectral Throw: [2.2] Elemental Buzzsaw / Spectral Throw (Crit Sword) 70+k DPS [Updated Tree]
-----Wand (Attention! Frost wall no longer works with own projectiles in 2.4)
BER-DEA Kinetic Blast: [2.2][SC] Morrah's WanderThrow LL ML ヽ(◉◡◔)ノ
BER-DEA Kinetic Blast: [2.2 updated, sub 5 min lab run video] low life kinetic blast by ddddddddddddddddddddime
BER-DEA Kinetic Blast: Graceful Synergiser - LL CoE KB 350k dps/8.1k es/58% eva (non-mirrored)
BER-RAI Vaal Power Syphon: [2.2] MF Vaal Power Siphon dried lake farming

ELE-SAB Detonate Dead: [2.2 ELE/SAB] Ben's Scion HC DD Trapper (1 Shot Everything)
-----Trigger Gems
BER-OCC CwDT: [2.2] Dreamscythe's Dance of Death - (cwdt Scold's) - [Video] sef-triggering cwdt using Scold's Bridle
...-... CwDT: [2.4] COLB (Cast On Last Breath) tanky, high dps, can use any spells you want sef-triggering cwdt using Scold's Bridle
ASS-BER CwDT: [2.2] Build Self damage - cwdt sef-triggering cwdt using Scold's Bridle
CHI-HIE Auras/mf Culler: [2.2] "The Culler's Way" [ES] [MF] [TANK] [SOLO] [PARTY] [ATZIRI] - Tankiest culler build in PoE -

2.2/2.3 outdated trigger builds

BER-RAI Blade Vortex/VMS: [2.2] [PSC]NonSt0p's Bersassin LL 94% crit BV+VMS 1.2-2kk dps. Atziri Normal\Uber done! Scold's Bridle triggers VaalMoltenShell

ALS-ELE Mjölner: [2.2 Uber down] Heavy Armour Mjolner V3.0, the Uber farmer
BER-GLA Mjölner: [2.2] Mjolner + Aegis Block/Spell block Tank & DPS build NO VOLLS AMU!!
AC Mjölner: [2.2] Scionic Thundertank - Under 2 ex Mjolner
ALS-BER Mjölner: : [2.2] Fistan's Tanky LL Mjölner/Aegis Build (29k+ armor 75/71 block 12K discharge) Budget build
BER-ELE Mjölner/VMS: [2.2]Dual Curse + Mjölner + Scold's + Vaal Molten Shell = DeePeeEs

ASS-DEA Coc: [2.2] Poor Man's guide to big wand CoC - 200K Dps and Atziri on a 5L
BER-DEA CoC: [2.2] Quill Rain CoCer by Crupt (Back to the Ancient Times) [200+ Rarity] EK
ASS-BER CoC: The real king of the hill - ASSZERKER CoC - high life, insane damage and clear speed - cheap! Quill Rain + EK,FP,Spark
ASS-DEA CoC: [2.2] Elemental Minigun - Million+ DPS for 1 Exalt - CoC Quill Rain Quill Rain + Arctic Breath, Magma Orb, Spark
ASS-DEA CoC: The Piercing CoC Quill Rain + EK, Spark
BER-DEA CoC: [2.2] Berserker/Deadeye CoC Quill Rain Quill Rain + EK, Spark
ASS-DEA CoC: [2.2] Beta Quill-CoC - Full Screen Shatter - 100% pierce Quill Rain + EK, Spark
BER-DEA CoC: CoC Barrage Scion *HC VIABLE* *CHEAP* Quill Rain + EK, Spark, FP
ASS-BER CoC: {2.2} The Yolo speed demon CoCCharger discharge
ASS-BER CoC: [2.2]Queen of Blades: LL BF/EK CoC - 10k HP. 4.4% Leech w/ VP. Crit Capped (thru Enfeeble) 500+ Mult EK, Bladefall
ASS-BER CoC: Mathil's CoCSlam - It's exaclty what it sounds like groundslam + EK, Bladefall, GC
ASS-BER CoC: [2.2] Flicker Discharge, taking fakener to the next level discharge
ASS-BER CoC: [2.2] "Blade of Doom CoC MF" 2.2Mill DPS!!!!
ASS-DEA CoC: [2.3] CoC Shield Charge CoC - Insane clear speed! - 3.8m Shield Charge + Discharge
ASS-DEA CoMK: [2.2 PSC] CoMK Wormblast-Sparkwave Edition uses writhing jars

1.0 – 2.3 builds

Witch Builds List
Duelist Builds List
Marauder Builds List
Ranger Builds List not maintained since 6/16
Shadow Builds List
Templar Builds List

Other guides
Absolute beginners should have a look at
How to make a build - quick start guide as well as at the
Guide to Game Mechanics and
Noperative's General Guide to Path of Exile
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Last edited by Bada_Bing on July 18, 2015 2:53 PM
Good stuff.
As always great job :)
Frenzy Facebreaker: The Facenuker
I posted a 1.1 update for Necro's RF build on page 38 of his thread.
mondobogus wrote:
I posted a 1.1 update for Necro's RF build on page 38 of his thread.

Another dual flame totems build but with blood magic. You should add it.
Last edited by Kanzeon on March 10, 2014 7:18 PM
Completed 27 ChallengesKanzeon wrote:
Another dual flame totems build but with blood magic. You should add it.

Was already in the list.

Ethereal Knives: ZiggyD's Etheral Knives Mana Shield Scion Build Guide - Nemesis/Hardcore Tree updates at page 94

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