[2.2] Sando's Explosive Arrow Berserker (2 curse)

Hi. Welcome to Sando's Explosive Arrow Chieftain Guide Thread




  • 3/26/2016 - changed skill tree, bandit reward, gem link
  • 3/26/2016 - changed Chieftain to Berserker
  • 3/26/2016 - changed gear setting & explanation Kaom's Heart vs Belly of the Beast



  • Fast map clearing with AoE attack.
  • Tanky build (high life, life regen, pdps reduction)
  • No worry about reflection (but do not stack 5 times)
  • No worry about "Players Recover Mana xx% Slower" mod
  • You can do Magic Found Setting
  • Feels like a discharger when you keep shooting EA at a wall.
  • Beginner friendly build. EA mechanic might be unfamilar though.



  • Lack of dexterity. so you need to get about 80 dex from your gears.



Passive skill tree is complete at level 92

lvl.92 - 112 point

Leveling skilltree



Explosive Arrow


First, you need to understand how EA works.
When you hit the target with EA, it will explode after a period of time.
When it explodes, it deals fire damage to the target, and then the target is dealt burning damage that is proportional to fire damage from the last hit.

EA can stack 5 times.
New shot resets the fuse stacks on enemies
You will want full stack because more stacks mean higher fire dmg and burning dmg.
It will not stack over 5 times, so you should be careful about it.


Elemental Equilibrium
It is really important mechanic in my build.
When you choose EE in skill tree, it makes things interesting
If you hit an enemy, it will give +25% resistance to element used and -50% resistance to the other elements.

For example,
If you hit an enemy with x-y lightning damage mod

  • the first hit is considered basic attack, so it will give +25% resist to lightning element and -50% resist to fire/cold elements
  • And then the shot explode and it deals fire dmg, so it will give +25% fire resist and -50% lightning/cold resist
  • Because EA gives the secondary burning dmg, you use Frenzy at this time and it gives -50% fire resist.

Therefore EE can greatly boost damage. You should stack 5 times and then use Frenzy for highest DPS.



Item setting


EA build doesn't require expensive gears.
I use Quill Rain for its Attack Speed so that I can stack as fast as i can
It doesn't have to be Quill Rain. You can use +1 gem lvl or +2 gem lvl Thicket Bow.



Kaom's Heart is the best!



Belly of the Beast is cooooooooool!



The helmet should have +2 to level of Socketed Minion Gems mod.



As I mentioned above, you need cold or lightning dmg to lower enemy's fire resist.
That means "Adds x-y Cold Damage" or "Adds x-y Lightning Damage" mod is necessary.




If you use Kaom's heart, you can't use 2 curses with frenzy. However, since we use Enfeeble, we can link with CWDT to use 2 curses, making Kaom a good choice. If you choose to use Elemental Weakness instead of Enfeeble, Belly is not a bad choice as well. This depends on your personal preference, so choose one that fits on your play style.

When you use Lion's Roar Granite Flask, you can get about 62~63% physical damage reduction.

Kaom's Heart



Belly of the Beast






Attack speed is best mod cuz we have not enough aps.

Life is coooool!

useful mod

Prefixes
  • (14 to 16)% increased Fire Damage
  • Minions have (8 to 12)% increased maximum Life
  • (5 to 7)% increased maximum Life
  • (6 to 8)% increased Attack Speed with Bows


Suffixes
  • (2 to 3)% chance to Ignite, (3 to 5)% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
  • (10 to 12)% increased Projectile Damage
  • (10 to 12)% increased Area Damage
  • (3 to 5)% increased Attack Speed
  • (2 to 4)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
  • Minions have (6 to 10)% to all Elemental Resistances






  • prepare Concentrated Effect, Slower Projectiles for 1vs1 fight

Link

  • EA(28) - Fire Penetration(31) - GMP(38) - Increased Area of Effect - Less Duration(31) - Empower(1)
  • Frenzy(16) - Curse on Hit(38) - GMP(38) - Flammability(24)
  • Cast when Damage Taken(38) - Enfeeble(24) / Enduring Cry(16) / Blink Arrow(10)
  • Summon Stone Golem(34) - Minion Life(18) / Blood Rage(16) - Increased Duration(31)





Rumi's Concoction Granite Flask is good for physical damage reduction & block.



  • Normal - help Oak (+40 to Maximum Life)
  • Cruel - help Kraityn (8% attack speed)
  • Merciless - help Kraityn (frenzy charge)






My Gear









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Last edited by sando on Mar 27, 2016, 1:52:28 AM
Last bumped on Apr 5, 2016, 11:11:40 PM
changed gear setting & explanation Kaom's Heart vs Belly of the Beast
* IGN :: Sando
* Stream :: twitch.tv/pfmesando
* Sando's Dual Strike Scion Guide :: view-thread/982505
* Sando's Necro Explosive Arrow Shadow Guide :: view-thread/1095772
* Korean Community :: eyeofleopard.com
Thanks for build
looks great, especially with the updated less dura gem that makes ea much faster paced
I'm trying this build, any idea from what lvl i should be using EA with Quill Rain? Got 4l bow only for now (too low ilvl) so im curious about 4l setup till i get better one. Also about berserker, points to follow?
Hey,I am looking for a build to do lab runs with,and I was wondering if this build is good in the labyrinth?

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