[3.8] Shadow Builds List



Hello, I am Deathbeam and from now I will be maintaining Shadow build list previously maintained by haamoo. I will be keeping some sections from original list without changes because they were well written and easy to understand. I also want to thanks to haamoo and previous Shadow build list maintainers for maintaining this list over the years.

Build lists for other classes

Witch Builds List by StormHavoc
Marauder Builds List  by StormHavoc
Duelist Builds List by StormHavoc
Ranger Builds List by Amongalen
Scion Builds List by Tzikk
Templar Builds List by Lilyliciously

What is needed to be featured and kept in this list?

- Your guide should contain more than just your gear and a skill tree. This means there should be also some explanation of your build, skill choices and gear choices (see Helpful links section)
- If possible a leveling and progression section would appreciated (for our beginners)
- Pure theory crafted builds will not be added, builds should have at least made it well into maps. Exception to this rule is new league builds, after detailed review
- Builds with "clickbait" titles will not be added, for example "55 Bajillion deeps, UE AFK"
- Your build should be updated, inactive builds will be eventually removed
- To submit your guide, post a link in the thread or PM me with format that is used in this list (see Legend section) and with some TLDR of your build

Helpful links

Bison's guide on how to properly name a build
Bison's guide on how to submit a new build

Legend

Each field in legend has range of  (low, medium, high, very high).

Title: Title is in format of Main skill: <link-to-build-with-build-name>
Damage: Indicates how much DPS this build has relative to other builds for this class. Currently the values are < 500k Very Low, 500k-1m Low, 1-2M Medium, 2-3M High, >3M Very High
Survivability: This field includes both mapping and single target sustain, combined defenses and defensive tools. Again, this is relative to other builds for this class.
Mobility: This fields includes movement speed, tools to manually dodge incoming attacks, overcome gaps but also time you have to dodge between attacks
Clear speed: Indicates how fast is this build when clearing maps. This do not includes killing the final map boss, just the time spent from entering map and clearing all it's mobs. Usually builds with high mobility also have high clear speed, but this is not always true, that is why this field is separate.

Builds

Arctic Breath: [3.8] ARCTIC BREATH Trickster Build. (3+ Million DPS). UBER ELDER done EZ!
Damage: High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: Medium

Arc/Ice Spear mines: [3.8] Beginner Friendly Arc/Ice Spear Mines | All Content | STEP BY STEP LVLING VIDEO GUIDE
Damage: High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: High

Blade Vortex:: [3.8] Assassin 5-12m Shaper DPS / LV 32 BV Poison /5.5k+ HP
Damage: Very High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Very High
Clear speed: High

Cobra lash/Venom gyre: [3.8] Assassin Poisonator | Cobra Lash / Venom Gyre | All Content | Uber Elder Video
Damage: Very High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Very High
Clear speed: High

Cold Snap/Vortex: [3.8] Gryph's CI Vortex + Coldsnap Trickster || Uber Elder+Everything Else
Damage: Medium
Survivability: Very High
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Medium

Cyclone:: [3.8] Devon's Poisoning Lawnmower | Poison CoC Cyclone | All content viable
Damage: High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: High

Essence Drain/Contagion: [3.8] Ultimate EDTrickster [2M dps - UNKILLABLE] (ALL content)
Damage: Low
Survivability: Very high
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very high

Essence Drain/Contagion: [3.8] Essence Drain & Contagion (or Bane/Soulrend) Trickster
Damage: Medium
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very High

Essence Drain/Contagion/Bane: [3.8] The "Ultimate" SOULREND / ESSENCE DRAIN Occultist Build. LEAGUE STARTER
Damage: Medium
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very High

Fire/Flamethrower Trap: [3.8] Fire&Flamethrower Traps Saboteur/ All content viable
Damage: Very High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: Medium

Lightning Trap: [3.8] Demi's Infinite Tinkerer - Everything/Budget Viable
Damage: High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: Medium

Herald of Ice/Thunder: [3.8] TheEmperorSlayer's Autobomber
Damage: Very low
Survivability: Low
Mobility: Very high
Clear speed: Very high

Ice Nova: (3.8) Vaal Breakfast - VIN, VBV, HoI Proliferate, 100% Legions, All Content Viable
Damage: Medium
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Very High
Clear speed: Very High

Ice Nova (Cast on Crit): [3.8] Raikudou's CoC Ice Nova Assassin (3M+ DPS)
Damage: Very High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Very High
Clear speed: Very High

Scourge Arrow: [3.8] Brittleknee's Scourge Arrow Trickster - All Content! Ready for Legion!
Damage: Very High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: Medium

Scourge Arrow: [3.8] Brittleknee’s Scourge Arrow Poison Assassin
Damage: High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: High

Soulrend: [3.8][HC/SC] Soulrend Trickster - Fast mapper with great defenses
Damage: Medium
Survivability: High
Mobility: High
Clear speed: High

Toxic Rain: ]3.8] Toxic Rain | All Content 3m Shaper DPS | Fast Mapping + Durable | 50c Budget/SSF Uber Elder
Damage: High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Very High
Clear speed: High

Winter Orb: [3.8] g00fy_goober's WinterIsComing Trickster
Damage: Very High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very High

Winter Orb: [3.8] LL Winter Orb Trickster
Damage: High
Survivability: High
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very High

Winter Orb/Ice Spear: [3.8] Beginner Friendly: Winter Orb Trickster [Uber Elder & Fast]
Damage: High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very High

Legacy Build Lists

Gazza732's Old Builds List
Bison's 3.0-3.3 Builds List
haamoo's 3.4 Builds List
haamoo's 3.5-3.6 Build List
My builds:
[3.8] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly
[3.8] Slave Driver Spectre Necromancer - Very tanky, fun, party friendly, delve, all content done
Last edited by thedeathbeam on Oct 14, 2019, 5:42:14 PM
Last bumped on Oct 22, 2019, 4:28:39 PM
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My builds:
[3.8] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly
[3.8] Slave Driver Spectre Necromancer - Very tanky, fun, party friendly, delve, all content done
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My builds:
[3.8] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly
[3.8] Slave Driver Spectre Necromancer - Very tanky, fun, party friendly, delve, all content done
The new list is looking great!
If you're reading this you're reading this.
My builds:
[3.8] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly
[3.8] Slave Driver Spectre Necromancer - Very tanky, fun, party friendly, delve, all content done
No ek, or divine ire?
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KingKatura wrote:
No ek, or divine ire?


There are 2 Divine Ire builds in the main post. EK is not there because of lack of guides on forums.
My builds:
[3.8] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - Fast, tanky, easy and fun to play, beginner friendly
[3.8] Slave Driver Spectre Necromancer - Very tanky, fun, party friendly, delve, all content done
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thedeathbeam wrote:
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KingKatura wrote:
No ek, or divine ire?


There are 2 Divine Ire builds in the main post. EK is not there because of lack of guides on forums.


I just didn't see it (divine ire), and (on ek) alot of the builds i'd assume have minimal guide info because the older builds tell you everything you need to know, minus the newer stuff which is written into the newer guides, but yeah i get it, so thats why theirs alot of skills that are missing, i know the update has something to do with some of them disappearing to but just figured i'd ask thanks.
updated to 3.7

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2187283

[3.7 UNCHANGED] Demi's Infinite Tinkerer, the Lightning Trap Saboteur (EVERYTHING/BUDGET VIABLE)
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Updated my guide for 3.7

Ice Spear Miner: [3.7] Ice Spear Miner - Fun & Fast Machine Gun Simulator
Damage: Very High
Survivability: High
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: Medium
IGN: LepreTuggler

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