[3.11] Shadow Builds List

Thank you so much for taking your time to assess all the builds and grade them accordingly. It was an immense help and time saver for me !

Freezing Pulse Assassin

Sorry for such huuuge delay in update. I was not playing Shadow that much this league, so I was kind of out of the loop. So, updated the post for 3.7.

Here are new builds that were added, either because of people's requests, or manual review from forums:
- Winter Orb: [3.7] LL Winter Orb Trickster
- Toxic Rain: ]3.7] Toxic Rain | All Content 3m Shaper DPS | Fast Mapping + Durable | 50c Budget/SSF Uber Elder
- Scourge Arrow: [3.7] Brittleknee's Scourge Arrow Trickster - All Content! Ready for Legion!
- Arc/Ice Spear mines: [3.7] Beginner Friendly Arc/Ice Spear Mines | All Content | STEP BY STEP LVLING VIDEO GUIDE

Here are builds that were removed because they were either not updated, or do not meet criteria anymore:

- Arc Mines: [3.6] Low Life Arc Mines | Uber Elder
- Blade Flurry: [3.6] Blade Flurry Assassin - 1 MIL+ DPS
- Ball Lightning: [3.6][SC] Ball Lightning Trickster - The Glass Ball Cannon
- Blade Vortex: [3.6] Conversion Chaos Blade Vortex Trickster/Assassin
- Death Aura: [3.6] Death's Oath Trickster - All Content
- Discharge: [3.6] Demi's TasteTheLemon CI or Life Cospri's Malice COC Discharge
- Divine Ire: [3.6] Divine Ire Trickster CRIT MOM/EB cheap leaguestarter
- Glacial Cascade Mines: [3.6] Windz's GC Miner Sabo (Life/MoM & LL variation. Uber Elder viable + all content)
- Nova Traps: [3.6] What a Shocking Tri-Element Trapper! [Fire/Ice/Shock Nova Trap build][UberAtziri/Shaper Video]
- Storm Brand: [3.6] Storm Brand Assassin | Crit Based
- Winter Orb: [3.6] Worbster Trickster - CI, Cheap, Fast, Starter, End-Game, Delver, Tanky, 2+ mil DPS
- Winter Orb/CwC/Ice Spear: [3.6]Winter orb CWC Ice Spear Assassin 2.2m+ Shaper DPS 9kehp - Beginner Friendly. Uber Elder Down

Hopefully I did not missed any nice builds, and if yes, feel free to comment.
My builds:
[3.14] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
how do you get your build showcased here?
bunnyoncrack wrote:
how do you get your build showcased here?

I am pretty sure I have it outlined in main post, check the What is needed to be featured and kept in this list? section
My builds:
[3.14] Scourge Arrow Poison Prolif Pathfinder - /view-thread/2551841
[3.11] Power Siphon/Kinetic Blast Poison Assassin - /view-thread/2687562
[3.10] Elemental Hit Wandslinger Assassin - /view-thread/2784902
Hey, please review my build when you get a chance:

[3.8] Gryph's CI Vortex + Coldsnap Trickster || Uber Elder+Everything Else

Damage: Med -> High

Survivability: Very High

Mobility: High

Clear Speed: Medium

The Vortex+Coldsnap Trickster is a solid "do it all" type of build. If you want one character to do all content, this is it.

While clear speed isn't superb, it feels fast and engaging, and the multiple defensive layers makes reaching higher levels very achievable simply from a lack of dying often.

League start viable as there are no required uniques and the build can operate on a pitiful budget whilst scaling to high DPS numbers (can *potentially* reach upwards of 5M DPS on Vortex alone) Typical medium to low budget can reach 1M dps with no problem and the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

I have included an update based on the balance manifesto and will do so again once we have access to the patch notes for 3.8
Hello, I know it's the start of the league so there are some things missing.
I intend to update the leveling section for newer players as I level with this build (I will be starting out with this one).
I will also update ASAP when I get to the appropriate level with the appropriate endgame gear. I have tested the build in standard already in t13-t14 maps with minimal gear so I'm 99% sure it works.

[3.8] Devon's Poisoning Lawnmower | Poison CoC Cyclone | All content viable

Damage: High
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: High

If not now then at least when I update all of the things I mentioned and properly tested it out.

Thank you for your work!
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Last edited by devon752 on Sep 6, 2019, 5:38:36 AM
[3.8] Pestilent strike Arachnophobia assassin
Damage: Very high (around 5million poison damage)
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: High
Clear speed: High
Last edited by Arachnation on Sep 10, 2019, 1:31:32 PM
[3.8] Storm Burst Trickster - The Tesla Tower
Damage: Medium/High - (~1 million damage between Storm Burst, OoS, and WoC)
Survivability: Medium
Mobility: Medium
Clear speed: High

The build is based on running Blights safely and successfully by both being a tower and having pseudo towers via a Wave of Conviction totem and an Orb of Storms. Added safety is provided by Chill and Freeze via 80% lightning to cold conversion.
Last edited by Bladeslaw on Sep 13, 2019, 10:30:18 AM
[3.8] Ultimate EDTrickster [2M dps - UNKILLABLE] (ALL content)
Damage: Low/Medium
Survivability: Very high
(7.5kEhp,75%Dodge,2kRegen,~30%reduced dmg taken)
Mobility: High
Clear speed: Very high (ED/20)

I made an ED trickster guide in legion focusing on stacking defense layers while still maintaining a good damage output (for an ED build) to be able to clear all content in the game.
This build has killed some of the hardest content there is (triple damage depth 606 aul video up in the guide) and has a great progression line to get there. It has insane clear speed (it's ED after all) but sacrifices damage output to be really tanky. Despite this, we're still killing Uelder in 2 minutes...

I think it would be great to have this as an alternative to Ghazzy's thread. It is a good thread, but starting to get old, and does not cover all the options ED trickster has in the current Blight patch.
I am actively maintaining the guide in Blight, responding to thread message and testing out proposed gear on my own ED trickster that I played for over 400 hours.


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