[2.4 Video Guide] Doomfletch Lightning Arrow, Blast Rain Raider [HC/SC]

Video Guide: Path of Exile: Raider's Crit Lightning Arrow/Blast Rain Build [Atziri & HC/SC viable]

Check this short (5-6 min) build guide video above. It will show you how the build performs and explain how to set everything up!

If you have any questions about the build come to my twitch stream and I will do my best to answer them:

Lifting's Twitch Live Stream Channel

NOTE: If you would rather use Tornado Shot or Split Arrow instead of Lightning Arrow, then I have two very similar guides for that as well. They can be found here:

Path of Exile: Crit Split Arrow/Blast Rain Build [Atziri & HC/SC viable]

Path of Exile: Crit Tornado Shot/Blast Rain Build [Atziri & HC/SC viable]

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This is the official thread for my "Raider's Crit Lightning Arrow/Blast Rain" build. In this thread I will cover the requirements of the build. To get a more detailed explanation on how the build works and needs to be set up, check out the link to my video guide above.

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First of all, what is this build and who is it suited for?

1. This build is designed for both new players and veterans alike. The build has the potential to run the highest level maps, and with great clear speed!

2. Someone who seeks a build that is fairly budget friendly - no unique items are required in order to make it work. That said there is a few very powerful ones I will recommend in this guide.

3. Fans of archers and bow builds!

4. A build that is both viable for hardcore as well as softcore.

5. People who prefer a build that has a video-guide linked to it.

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Skill-gems and setups:

Primary Damage setup:

- Lightning Arrow, Greater Multiple Projectiles, Weapon Elemental Damage, Chain, Inc. Critical Strikes (5-link) & Physical Projectile Attack Damage (6-link).

Note: I highly recommend using the Doomfletch's Prism bow!

Single target Damage setup:

- Blast Rain, Physical Projectile Attack Damage, Weapon Elemental Damage, Inc. Critical Strikes, Concentrated Effect (5-link), Faster Attacks (6-link)

Curse & Power Charge setup:

- Split Arrow, Chain, Curse-On-Hit, Assassin’s Mark.

Defensive Setup:

- Cast When Damage Taken (lvl 1) linked with Immortal Call (lvl 1), Ice Golem (lvl 2) and Increased Duration (max level).

Utility Setup:

- Hatred, Herald of Ash, Vaal Haste & Increased Duration

NOTE: Consider using Blink Arrow for more mobility instead of Increased Duration.
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Skill-trees & Ascendancy class:

Ascendancy Class: The Raider

Ascendancy Points: Way of the Poacher, Rapid Assault & Avatar of the Chase (6 pts)

Leveling skill-tree, 41 points:


Leveling skill-tree, 66 points:


Leveling skill-tree, 80 points:


Leveling skill-tree, 101 points:


Finished build 113 points (includes Ascendancy points):

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Bandit Quest Rewards:

- Normal : Help Oak for 40+ life
- Cruel : Kill them all for +1 skill point
- Merciless: Help Kraityn for +1 to maximum Frenzy Charge

Gearing and stat priorities:

Defensive affixes, in priority:

1. Life
2. Elemental Resistances (75% on merciless)
3. Evasion
4. Strength/Intelligence
5. Chaos Resistance

For offense:

1. Flat Physical Damage (this is very important if using Doomfletch's Prism)
2. Critical Strike Chance%
3. Critical Strike Multiplier%
4. Weapon Elemental Damage%
5. Attack Speed%

My Current Gear (ignore the socketed gems)


Jewels:

- Inc. Crititical Strike Multiplier%
- Inc. Critical Chance%
- Inc. Physical Damage%

Flasks:

- 2x Seething Divine Life Flasks of Staunching
- 1x Surgeon's Basalt Flask of Warding
- 1x Surgeon's Jade Flask of Reflexes
- 1x Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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Recommended unique items:

Weapon: Doomfletch's Prism
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Quiver: Drillneck
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Chest: Kintsugi (Note: I now recomend this over the Lightning Coil!)
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Helmet: Rat's Nest
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Gloves: Maligaro's Virtuosity
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Outro:

Make sure to watch the video guide to see some actual gameplay of how the build performs as well as to get a better explanation of how it works!

Video Guide: Path of Exile: Raider's Crit Lightning Arrow/Blast Rain Build [Atziri & HC/SC viable]

Check out my other build guides for 2.4

- 2.4 Warchief Totems Champion/Juggernaut [HC/SC]

- 2.4 Crit Ice Nova Shatter Build Inquisitor/Elementalist [HC/SC]

- 2.4 Righteous Fire, Vaal Molten Shell Scion [HC/SC]

- 2.4 Doomfletch Tornado Shot & Blast Rain Raider [HC/SC] (video slightly outdated, check forum post)

- 2.4 Tanky Cyclone Champion/Juggernaut [HC/SC]

- 2.4 Shockwave Totem Inquisitor [HC/SC][/b]

- 2.4 Ultimate Beginner's Flame Totem Chieftain [HC/SC]

- 2.4 Earthquake Champion/Juggernaut/Slayer [HC/SC]

Stay safe!
LNB
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Last edited by LiftingNerdBro on Sep 2, 2016 12:03:35 PM
Last bumped on Mar 26, 2017 5:59:12 AM
Would you recommend this over your split arrow build for someone starting fresh in Perandus and most likely wont have a bunch of exalteds later?
Both builds are about the same in cost. I consider them good choices for a new league yes =)
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NOTE: As a temporary solution to opening the skill-trees for now. Use this skill-tree calculator and copy the skill-tree URL into the program.

https://github.com/EmmittJ/PoESkillTree/releases
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I can't get the second leveling tree to load in the download planner or on third-party websites.

Build looks great and I think I'll use it for the start of this League, Thank you Lifting!
Thanks for the build, Lifting!
Last edited by Celz on Mar 4, 2016 3:05:07 PM
Gieb new treessss :OOO
what about phys reflect?
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Completed 25 Challengesgerys666 wrote:
what about phys reflect?


I haven't had any issues, however going full retard can probably get you killed. So... Don't do that :D
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Completed 15 ChallengesSwanny049 wrote:
I can't get the second leveling tree to load in the download planner or on third-party websites.

Build looks great and I think I'll use it for the start of this League, Thank you Lifting!


Should work now if you put it into the calculator :)

Thanks for letting me know!
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