"5 chaos builds don't exis-" - Ashrend League starter

3.3 updated

Hi. This is a starter Raider build using Ashrend & Lioneye's Glare - 2 very cheap items. Using this build you can farm all maps up to T15 fast and comfortably as soon as 2nd day after the expansion. Once you get enough resources you can transform it into the endgame version - Ashrend/Lioneye 7 Link Raider (https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2007539) to farm endgame bosses.

This build converts all physical damage to cold damage using Ice Shot (60%) and Winter Spirit passive tree nodes (40%). Cold damage is necessary to shatter enemies and spread Projectile Weakness and Frostbite curses that spread around even further thanks to the Curses on Slain Enemies are transferred to a nearby Enemy mod from Asphyxia's Wrath. Basically you need to apply them once and they will chain to nearly all enemies in the map (unless there are large spaces between them).

This build is also good for new players at any point of the league as it costs next to nothing, has straightforward gameplay and clears all the maps.


Forge of the Phoenix run using the items listed below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzK6nSJfaI





Tabula Rasa (and frankly any 6 link) is one of the most sought after and expensive armours at the beginning of the league and it would be very hard to get it a few days after the start. 5 link is more secure but you can't be guaranteed to have it drop in the first few days and the alternative cost would be Vorici 150 fusing or 5 link uncommon prophercy. Ashrend is a common item that drops on every difficulty and 4 linking it is a matter of few fusings that you pick up when you lvl up. It's very likely to be available fairly cheap even on a 2nd day and let's you do a 5 link while also having decent resistances and life.

Current cost: 1 alch
Early league estimated cost: 1 alch - 1 chaos





Lioneye's Glare
is a common item that can drop in higher level maps. Should be available very soon after the league starts as it is not an exclusive drop and has a fairly decent droprate. Can be also chanced (along with windripper) from any imperial bow. Lioneye has a large pdps and always hits.

Current cost: 1-2 chaos (>330 pdps)
Early league estimated cost: Likely expensive but still much cheaper than meta bows like Doomfletch (that cost ~1 ex even now).





This is a great and versatile quiver: has up to 40% resistances, attack speed and 20% extra damage and up to 10% chance to freeze - all useful mods. The most important of all is that it enables curses to jump to other enemies with a fairly large raidus. This item drops at every difficulty and is very common; should be fairly cheap.

Current cost: 1 alch
Early league estimated cost: 1 alch




Darkray Vectors are a high lvl item that isn't used by many builds. They give up to 40% resistances, 40% movement speed and 16% dodge chance at 8 frenzy charges (3 base + 4 tree + 1 boots). Should be cheap even during the start of the league.

Current cost: 1 alch
Early league estimated cost: cheap




We need this ring to be able to have 2 curses on monsters. The alternative is Windscream boots that also have this mod and are very common and not used by a lot of builds.

Current cost: 1c
Early league estimated cost: moderately cheap





For all the other gear (Gloves, Ring, Amulet, Belt) we want to max out our resistances and get as much life and damage as possible. Dyorani belt is a very good option for us due to having chance to freeze, resistances and cold damage but might not be available very early in the league (drops from normal atziri). It can be replaced by any rare life / resistances / damage belt.

Current cost: 1 alch - 1c
Early league estimated cost: cheap




Flasks are all common except for Atziri Promise that should be self farmable (most common item from normal Atziri).

Current cost: 1 alch
Early league estimated cost: Atziri Promise is moderately expensive but can be reliably self farmed


I'm using 1 Jewel on the tree, Omen of the Winds - https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Omen_on_the_Winds - Act 5 quest reward.


Passive Tree & Ascendancy

https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAIBAABeBS0FtQYjCC4IiQ-rES8RgRR1Fr8XJhmKGY4hdiLqI_YkiyT9JpUqODBxMHwx-jIBNj031DnUOkI8vj7PQdBDMUd-Sn1LeEz_TZJOKlFHVUtVhVb6Whpbr11oX3Bh4mHrYqxjp2VNZ6BsjHBSdO11y3X9dvd313j5eoR673sUfXV-3X8rgayDbYRvhs6HdonTjDaNfY1-jbmNv5UFlwaa8Zsmm42dqqCfoaSly6fUqXmyGbVIt7a74702vea-p8EzwzPDOsSiyNzKqc960K3TftQj1ELY1drB3UbdqOHb45_kaudU6NbqYutj7T_tg-4O_W7-uv7I_94=?accountName=JessicaSc2&characterName=xMercyMainx

Bandit: 2 points
Ascendancy: Avatar of the Chase & Avatar of the Slaughter


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Thank you. Any questions just ask.


My builds: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2255805
Last edited by JessicaSc2 on Aug 21, 2018, 2:44:50 PM
Last bumped on Aug 27, 2018, 3:52:30 PM
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Last edited by JessicaSc2 on Oct 14, 2017, 8:26:58 PM
Hi there,

do you think this can also be a good build to get fast lvl 90 in the upcoming turmoil/mayhem races?
For the record Ashrend is really growing on me. Good find.
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funny that it could be transformed to a doomfletch prism build later on... scales on the same mechanics
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Hi there,

do you think this can also be a good build to get fast lvl 90 in the upcoming turmoil/mayhem races?


It's possible although with 3.9-4k life (the amount I had on the vid) might be a little challenging. You would need to farm lower lvl maps, not do bosses and be mindful of ele reflect when farming exp.

On the other hand if you can manage that you can see that it has very good clear as fast as 2nd day of the league. So potentially could be very fast if you have the skillz.

I mean I'm not sure I will be doing 10 day leagues but I will do 3.1 and I plan to do 0-90 in 3 days with this exact build.
My builds: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2255805
Last edited by JessicaSc2 on Nov 2, 2017, 2:52:42 PM
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funny that it could be transformed to a doomfletch prism build later on... scales on the same mechanics


It can be transformed into Doomfletch builds or my Ashrend conversion build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2007539/page/1 - with like 10 nodes re-spec. That is also my goal for 3.1 - to start with this build and transform it into my endgame build once I farm the currency.
My builds: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2255805
Last edited by JessicaSc2 on Nov 2, 2017, 2:56:12 PM
for lazy guys:
barrage (shaper/guardian) with full frenzycharges, onslaught - dmg 200k

nice memes start build, but im think this bow etc will cost more chaos, not 5c )
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gruvka wrote:
for lazy guys:
barrage (shaper/guardian) with full frenzycharges, onslaught - dmg 200k

nice memes start build, but im think this bow etc will cost more chaos, not 5c )


because it's supposed to be a starting farming build, for a few first days of the league
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