[3.4][WIP] Caustic Arrow Pathfinder + Herald of Agony (optional)

Skill Preview by ZiggyD

Herald of Agony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ax1_cOgcjM

CA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGSSYCDdQ0

WORK IN PROGRESS (everything is subject to change)


T15 Shaped Pier: https://youtu.be/a8LNQpYCf_c
T15 Beachhead Harbinger Map: https://youtu.be/1Wq4JwuG1gY



low lvl tree: something like www.poeurl.com/b4g5



New Gems

Vicious Projectiles (reworked Phys Proj to Attks Dmg Supp): https://i.imgur.com/gT4Wc97.png

Herald of Agony: https://i.imgur.com/fyBJYG4.png

Withering Touch: https://i.imgur.com/uFMqknY.png

My Gear

Gloves, belt, boots, rings, amulet, helmet, quiver are just rare items with life and resists. You may use a few IIQ items IF you want. Clouds from Mirage Archer do NOT stack with clouds from your CA! I'm not using Herald of Agony at the moment. My current aura is Grace.

My current tree: www.poeurl.com/b4gV


6L +2 / +3 Bow:

CA + Vicious Projectiles + Swift Affliction + Void Manipulation + Damage on Full Life + Concentrated Effect (or Empower lvl 4)


Herald of Agony + ... + ... + ... + ... + ...

(probably vicious projectiles, gmp, minion dmg, faster attacks, ... )


Spell Totem + Wither + Faster Cast

(Barrage + GMP + Withering Touch Support may work too)

Blink Arrow

Aura of your choice and/or Blasphemy + Curse of your choice

CWDT + IC + ...

Vaal Blight: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Vaal_Blight

Interesting Items

Witchfire Brew: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Witchfire_Brew

Impresence: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Impresence_(Chaos)

The Coming Calamity: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Coming_Calamity

Spreading Rot: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Spreading_Rot

Fossil Crafting +3 Bows:


+2 / +3 Bow:

- get a bow / 6L bow
- spam Alterations till +2 to socketed bow gems <- requires ilvl 64 bow
- if you don't have an ilvl 64 bow, you can also use: https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Shrieking_Essence_of_Dread
- in order to make a +3 bow, you have to get a rare +2 bow (ilvl 50+) with at least one open prefix and also an open suffix
- then craft "cannot roll attack mods" (Catarina 8) and slam it -> the only outcome is +1 to socketed gems (if your bow is a shaper or elder bow, there will be more outcomes)
- if you have another open prefix, craft damage over time (Leo 3)

+2 / +3 7-Link Elder Bow:

- +1 gems (prefix)
- +2 bow gems (prefix)
- socketed gems are supported by level # vicious projectiles (prefix)
- check out http://poeaffix.net/2h-bow.html
- probably spam +2 bow gems essences till u get "... vicious projectiles ..." ? LMK if you have a better idea
Last edited by 99prosorc on Sep 5, 2018, 10:02:33 AM
Last bumped on Jan 3, 2019, 5:10:24 PM
If u use a elder bow there is not another outcome i tested it in incursion with 10 elder bows for ele hit
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Looks good. I was hoping someone posts this kind of guide ^^ Any advice how to go with leveling? Mostly what parts of skill tree to focus first.
So is the gear going to look the same still? Bow is just +skills instead of trying to scale projectile damage?
Subxeno wrote:
So is the gear going to look the same still? Bow is just +skills instead of trying to scale projectile damage?

Elder bow with +3 gems and "socketed gems are supported by level # vicious projectiles" will probably be the best option (a +2 gems elder bow with "... vicious projectiles" may outperform a regular +3 bow; let's wait for PoB update)
Maybe withering touch is an option to choose. Im not sure, if we can stack wither with the totem setup additional to the support gem withering touch
Why Mirage Archer in your main link when you're focusing on the DoT of CA and not the hit? Does the mirage's cloud stack with ours?
You should go with the GMP to overlap poison
ProstituteAMA wrote:
You should go with the GMP to overlap poison

That would cut your Caustic Arrow damage by half. I don´t think thats worth it. But i also don´t know if you can keep up the virulance stacks without gmp.

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