[3.10] Scourge Arrow Evasive Poison [Pathfinder] by QwikDawn



YouTube Video Here: https://youtu.be/1_0SUoHIaHM

Build Basics - Last Update 13th, April 2020
This is currently a Build Diary for a Scourge Arrow Poison Pathfinder. It is a Build I have League Started, to provide a leveling guide for my Dark Runner build that can be found here: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2777502

So far it is L92 & has:
Killed all Conquerer's;
Killed Sirus; and
Killed Purifier & Enslaver.

DETAILS: Gear / Flasks / Gems / Jewels
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Gear @ L92
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Armour wasn't reducing enough damage to prevent one-shots, so I changed to Evasion. It was quite a lot of work squeezing in enough Strength, Intelligence and Dexterity, so reducing this requirement was also nice.

Helm, Gloves & Boots:
Pretty ordinary here, we get Life and Resistances. The Helm also has some very important flat Accuracy.
The Helm also has an enchant for an 'Additional Spore Pod', because it was a cheap base. I think I prefer the generic '40% increased Damage' so it applies even without full channel charging.
All these items are temporary as we trial Evasion respec, so didn't worry about other Enchants.

Bow, Quiver, Armour:
Our bow remains the same, our initially crafted one.
The Quiver has been updated to provide 'Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow', however, I am not 100% sold on this. It feels fine, but I can't say I feel much of a difference with it, this might be due to my play style. I don't think we will bother with it on our next upgrade.
Everything else is gap-fill for us testing around our Armour with the 'Socketed Attacks have -15 to Total Mana Cost'. This is amazing and helps make the build. I won't play SA without it again. We will likely pick up another Chest at some point and look to craft an upgrade that includes this affix and T1 life.

Amulet, Rings, Belt:
Our amulet is a complex mess we will look to fix when we next upgrade. It currently provides Stats, Life, much needed Accuracy and has an Anoint for 'Reflexes' to fill a number of gaps.
Our rings and belt are basic Life and Resistances.


Flasks @ L92
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Our current Flasks setup is pretty basic.
Instant Life & Bleed protection.
Coralito's Signature provides damage.
Phasing, Dodge & Evasion through a Quartz.
Movement speed.
Instant Life & Freeze protection (would rather Bubbling here).


GEMS @ L92
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along with our an evasion respec we tried out some new GEM combinations, and these are what we have been running with for a little while now

6L Scourge Arrow in Chest:
this is in the Chest for the '-15 Total Mana' mod.
Scourge Arrow - Awakened Added Chaos Damage - Awakened Unbound Ailments - Awakened Void Manipulation - Awakened Deadly Ailments - Mirage Archer

6L Totem in Bow:
because we can
Ballista Totem - Multiple Totems - Toxic Rain - Withering Touch - Culling Strike - Blind

4L Reservations in Helm:
Plague Bearer is included here on purpose
Malevolence - Herald of Agony - Plague Bearer - Enlightened Support

2L Movement & 2L CWDT in Gloves:
Dash - Second Wind
Cast When Damage Taken - Steelskin

4L CWDT CoH Storm Brand Despair in Gloves:
tried various curses, tried them in rings, tried self cast, this just felt best
Cast When Damage Taken - Storm Brand - Curse on Hit - Despair


Normal Jewels @ L92:
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Our normal Jewels provide Life, Damage and Accuracy. We still have not added a '..corrupted blood..' implicit yet.


Cluster Jewels @ L92:
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Having tried out a whole bunch of Cluster Jewels, we have landed with a mix of both Damage and Quality of Life. "Low Tolerance" and "Brush with Death" really help make the build feel smoother to play and our others Notables help scale damage, making passive travel worth while. We are purposfully not running Small Cluster Jewels. No testing gave a significant in game feel to the build. We will revisit with future points to assign.



Path of Building (PoB) Pastebin
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Current build export @ L92:

https://pastebin.com/qygvL7Az
Ticked Active Flask & Shaper Boss. If you want accurate Boss DPS, I think adding Withered Stacks and a multiplier for Mirage Archer should do it.


! Warning - The next PoB is my planned PoB and has a TONNE of information, because it is an all in one PoB. I will be trimming/merging/updating later.
Includes Notes on:
* Leveling gear you can buy if not league start
* Detailed steps on how I level

https://pastebin.com/BKAadXJP


You can also find a short Build Diary video at my YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/1_0SUoHIaHM

...and a Full Dark Runner Build Guide here:
https://youtu.be/TJ0jUU1mpRc

YouTube Videos
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~Episode 01~
2nd April, 2020 - Build Diary @ L91: https://youtu.be/1_0SUoHIaHM

3rd April, 2020 - Tier 5 Map @ L91, AL4: https://youtu.be/XG60BQrvGDQ

3rd April, 2020 - Tier 10 Map @ L91, AL4: https://youtu.be/1erI1Rlfx7A

3rd April, 2020 - Tier 14 Map @ L91, AL4: https://youtu.be/3ScAisq7fmA

4th April, 2020 - Baran @ 91, AL4: https://youtu.be/UN7YX20AcQA
this is about when I realised I had my numbers wrong and was zDPS

How to level
! Warning ! In the spoiler below, I have provided 346 steps for how I level, seriously - you have been warned. These can also be found in notes section of the PoB provided above.
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HOW TO LEVEL (aka to maps in 350 easy steps):
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What to expect
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It is completely fine to update/change any part of this is suit your preferences.
If you find leveling difficult, I have some general tips after the guide.

My normal leveling process is somewhere slightly above average in terms of timing, this
is well below Racer speeds of a few hours to maps.

After my first character, I tend to skip most of the storyline, then run back through the
early skipped content at level 70, because I will be much faster then.

I also level up to 70 at Blood Aqueducts because it is easy and fast, it's just preference
you can move on much earlier if you prefer.

I tend to use an approach of run, attack, run, attack, in 2 second(ish) intervals,
if there are monsters around, or just run otherwise. I don't full clear areas, I run as
directly as I can to the next requirement. I don't worry about upgrades if I am killing
trash in 1-3 shots (just preference). I pause along the way to kill blue packs (good xp).

If I haven't said to go somewhere, or do something, that's because I don't - with 2
exceptions below...

NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.



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Gearing - what to get if this is not your League Start character
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Helm: Goldrim.................................................1c
(35% to All Elemental Resistances)
Chest: Tabula Rasa........................................10c
Boots: Seven-League Step.............................100c+
Belt: String of Servitude................................30c+
(45% to All Elemental Resistances)
Ring 1: Praxis (L22)..........................................1c
(-8 to Total Mana Cost of Skills)
Ring 2: Your choice of spot filler
Amulet: Your choice of spot filler

Weapon: 6L Silverbranch.....................................10c+
Offhand: Your choice of quiver

2x Quick silver flasks.
1 Life / 2 Mana flasks or 2 Life / 1 Mana flask as required.

To see my League Start details for Scourge Arrow in Delirium, check out my GGG Forum
Build Guide here:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2777502



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Gems
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Make sure you put weapons into your offhand asap and level multiple copies of your
main Gem (Scourge Arrow), so you can try Vaal'ing mutiples into Level 21 later on.

Scourge Arrow does not feel amazing early game. It needs more to 'get up and running'.
I would recomment you continue leveling with Caustic Arrow and/or Toxic Rain until maps.
Level Scorge Arrow in your off hand from Level 28, to swap into at maps.

Main skill:
(Add gems in order shown as you find linked items)

Level 1+:
Caustic Arrow - Pierce - Lesser Poison - Swift Affliction - Void Manipulation

I am still using this in End Game, no need to switch for Flame Dash.
Level 4+:
Dash - Second Wind

Level 28+:
Scourge Arrow - Added Chaos Damage - Poison - Unbound Ailments - Deadly Ailments - Vile Toxins

Level 16+:
Herald of Agony - Pierce - Damage on Full Life - Vicious Projectiles
Herald of Purity

You might find this one is not worth using until your DPS is higher, but you should level
one even if not using it.
Level 24+:
Plague Bearer



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Level 1 - 20(ish)
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Compass Directions:
North ^
West East <- + ->
South v

ACT 1:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

1. Kill Hillock.
2. Find Lioneyes Watch entrance.
3. Find Mud Flats entrance.
4. Find 3 Rhoa Nests, get Glyphs.
5. Find Ledge entrance.
6. Find Climb entrance.
7. Find Lower Prison entrance.
8. Find Upper Prison entrance.
9. Find Wardens Quaters entrance.
10. Find Wardens Chambers entrance, Kill Brutus.
11. Find Prison Gate entrance.
12. Use Way Point (WP), Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.
13, Use WP, Go to Prison Gate.
14. Find Ship Graveyard entrance.
15. Find Cavern of Wrath entrance.
(If you find Ship Graveyard Cave along the way, enter and get Allflame, otherwise don't bother)
16. Find Cavern of Anger entrance.
17. Find Merveils Lair entrance, Kill Merveil.
18. Find Southern Forest entrance.
19. Find Southern Forest Encampment entrance.

Act 2:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

20. Find The Old Fields entrance (North).
21. Follow Road to Crossroads entrance (North).
22. Find the Chamber of Sins entrance (West).
23. Find WP, go through door directly behind WP, Find Chamber of Sins Level 2 entrance.
24. Find Fidelitas, Kill Fidelitas.
25. Get Baleful Gem, Find Helena, Talk to Helena.
26. Logout/Portal to town.
27. Do all Turn ins at Forest Encampment.
28. Use WP, Go to The Crossroads.
29. Find The Broken Bridge entrance (North).
30. Find Kraitin (East or North East), Kill Kraitin, Get the Fragment.
31. Logout/Portal to town.
32. Find The Riverways entrance (South).
33. Follow Road to Western Forest entrance (make sure you get WP along Road).
34. Follow Road to WP, run in direct line East or West behind WP, Find Alira, Kill Alira, Get Fragment.
(If you found webs on tree, you went the wrong way, run back in the opposite direction)
35. Follow wall to the Blackguards (South), Kill the Blackguards, Get Thaumetic Seal.
36. Open the exit to Act 1.
37. Follow opposite wall up to The Weavers Chambers
(Opposite side that Alira was on)
38. Find Weavers Nest entrance, Kill The Weaver, Get Maligaros Spike.
39. Logout/Portal to town.
40. Use Way Point (WP), Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.
41. Use Way Point (WP), Go to The Riverways.
42. Find Wetlands entrance (North West).
43. Find Oak, Kill Oak, Get Fragment.
44. Find The Vaal Ruins entrance, Poison the Roots.
45. Find the Seal, Break the Seal.
46. Find the Northern Forest Entrance.
47. Find the Caverns Entrance (North).
49. Use Way Point (WP), Do all turn ins at Forest Encampment, Get Pyramid Key.
50. Use Way Point (WP), Go to Caverns Entrance.
48. Find the Ancient Pyramid entrance.
48. Find Stairs entrances until you find Pyramid Apex, Kill Vaal Oversoul.
49. Find City of Sarn entrance.
50. Find Clarissa and Blackgaurds (North), Kill Blackgaurds, Talk to Clarissa.
51. Find Sarn Encampemnt entrance.

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Level 20 - 40/45(ish)
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Act 3:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

52. Find Slums entrance (North).
53. Find the Crematorium.
54. Find Piety, Kill Piety.
55. Click Tolman, Get Bracelet.
56. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Sarn, Get Sewer Keys.
57. Find Slums entrance (North).
58. Find the Sewer Grating.
59. Find 3 x Platinum Busts.
60. Find Marketplace entrance.
61. Find Battlefront entrance.
62. Find WP (North West) (make sure you get WP).
64. Find Solaris Temple Level 1 entrance (North).
65. Find Solaris Temple Level 2 entrance.
66. Find Lady Diala, use WP, Go to Battlefront.
67. Find Blackguard Chest (West), Get Ribbon Spool.
68. Find Docks entrance (North West).
69. Find Supply Container, take Thaumatic Sulphite.
70. Find WP, Go to Solaris Temple Level 2.
71. Talk to Lady Diala, Get Infernal Talc.
72. Use WP, Go to Sewers.
73. Find Undying Blockage (West), Burn with Infernal Talc.
74. Find Ebony Barracks Entrance.
75. Find General Gravicius (North West), Kill General Gravicius.
76. Find Lunaris Temple Level 1 entrance (North West).
77. Find Lunaris Temple Level 2 entrance.
78. Find Piety, Kill Piety, Get Tower Key.
79. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Sarn.
80. Use WP, Go to Ebony Barracks.
81. Find Imperial Gardens entrance (North East).
82. Follow path to WP, Find Sceptre of God entrance (East then North).
83. Find Stairs entrances until you get to Upper Sceptre of God entrance.
84. Find Stairs entrances until you get to The Sceptre of God.
85. Find Dominus, Kill Dominus.
86. Find Aqueduct entrance.
87. Find Highgate entrance.

Act 4:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

88. Find Dried Lake entrance.
89. Find Voll, Kill Voll, Get Deshrets Banner.
90. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Highgate.
91. Find Mines Level 1 entrance, Use banner to open Mines.
92. Find Mines Level 2 entrance.
93. Find Crystal Veins.
94. Find Daressos Dream entrance.
95. Find The Grand Arena entrance.
96. Get WP.
97. Use WP, Go to Crystal Veins.
98. Find Kaoms Dream entrance.
99. Find Kaoms Stronghold entrace.
100. Find Caldera of the King entrance, Kill Kaom, Get Eye of Fury.
101. Logout/Portal to town, Use WP, Go to The Grand Arena.
102. Find Arena and Passage Way entrances until you find The Trio, Kill Barkhul.
103. Find Passage Way and Ring of Blades entrances, Kill Daresso, Get Eye of Desire.
101. Logout/Portal to town, Use WP, Go to Crystal Veins.
102. Talk to Lady Diala.
103. Find Belly of the Beast Level 1 entrance.
104. Find Belly of the Beast Level 2 entrance.
105. Find Bowels of the Beast entrance, Kill Piety.
106. Find The Harvest entrance (North West).
107. Find WP (North) (make sure you get WP).
107. Find Mini Boss Arena (North East), Kill mini Boss, Get body part.
108. Logout/Portal to town, Use WP, Go to The Harvest.
109. Find Mini Boss (South West), Kill mini Boss, Get body part.
110. Find Mini Boss (North), Kill mini Boss, Get body part.
111. Find Piety, Talk to Piety.
112. Find Black Core entrance, Kill Malachi.
113. Find Black Heart entrance, Kill Malachi.
114. Use portal.
115. Do all turn ins at Highgate.
116. Find Ascent entrance (North).
117. Find Lever (North), Use Lever, Use Oriath Portal.
118. Find Overseer Crow, Kill Overseer Crow.
119. Find Overseers Tower entrance.

Act 5:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

120. Find Control Blocks entrance.
121. Find Justicar Casticus, Kill Justicar Casticus, Get Eyes of Zeal.
122. Find Oriath Square entrance (North).
123. Find Templar Courts entrance (North East).
124. Find Chamber of Innocence (East, then South, then West).
125. Find Sanctum of Innocence (West, then South, then East).
126. Kill High Templar Avarius, Kill Innocence, Talk to Sin (Play cut scene).
127. Find Chamber of Innocence entrance.
128. Find the Torched Courts entrance.
129. Find the Ruined Square entrance.
130. Find WP (make sure you get WP).
131. Find Ossuary entrance.
132. Find the Sign of Purity.
133. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Overseers Tower.
134. Use WP, Go to Ruined Square.
135. Find Cathedral Rooftop (West, then North).
136. Find Cathdral Apex (North West).
137. Click cradle of Purity, Kill Kitava.
138. Find Lilly Roth (East), Talk to Lilly Roth, Sail to Wraeclast.

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Level 40/45 - 70
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Act 6:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

139. Talk to Lilly Roth.
140. Find Twilight Strand entrance (West).
141. Find Rhys of Abram.
142. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.
143. Find The Coast entrance (North).
144. Find Mud Flats entrance (North).
145. Find Dishonored Queen (North East), Kill Dishonored Queen, Take Eye of Conquest.
146. Find Nessa (North behind Hut).
147. Follow top wall West to Find Karui Fortress entrance.
147. Find Tukohamas Keep, Kill Tukohama.
148. Find Karui Fortress entrance
149. Find The Ridge entrance.
150. Find Lower Prison entrance.
151. Find Shavronnes Tower entrance.
152. Find Tower entrances until you Find Prison Rooftop.
153. Kill Brutus, Kill Shavronne.
154. Find Wardens Chambers entrance.
155. Find Prisoners Gate entrance.
156. Follow path to Find Western Forest entrance.
157. Follow path to Find The Riverways entrance.
158. Follow path to Find Southern Forest entrance.
159. Find the Cavern of Anger entrance.
160. Click the Flag Chest, Get the Black Flag.
161. Find Beacon entrance.
162. Find Gauntlets at Beacon (East).
163. Complete Gauntlets by escorting moving posts.
164. Find Ignition Switch (North), Click Ignition Switch, Click Beacon.
165. Find Weylam Roth (North), Talk to Weylam Roth, Sail to Brine Kings Reef.
166. Find Brine Kings Throne entrance, Kill Brine King.
167. Talk to Weylam Roth, Sail to Bridge Encampment.
168. Use WP, Go to Lioneyes Watch, Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.
169. Use WP, Go to Bridge Encampment.

Act 7:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

170. Find the broken Bridge.
171. Find the Cross Roads (South West).
172. Follow path to WP (make sure you get WP).
173. Follow path East to Find Fellshrine Ruins.
174. Follow the path to Find The Crypt.
175. Find the Sarcophagus.
176. Find Container of Sins, Get Maligaros Map.
177. Use WP, Go to Cross Roads.
178. Follow Path West to Chamber of Sins Level 1.
179. Find Silk (Near WP), Talk to Silk.
180. Click Map Device, Put Maligaros Map in Map Device, Click Activate.
181. Use portal(s) to Go to Maligaros Sanctum.
182. Run North to Edge of Zone, Follow Edge to Bridges (East most commonly correct).
183. Cross bridges, Continue following Edges to Maligaros Workshop.
184. Kill Maligaro, Get Black Venom.
185. Portal out.
186. Talk to Silk.
187. Take Obsidian Key.
188. Use door directly behind WP to Find Chamber of Sins Level 2.
189. Find The Den entrance.
190. Find The Ashen Fields entrance.
191. Find Northern Forest entrance.
192. Find Dread Thicket entrance.
193. Find 7 x Firefly.
194. Find The Causeway entrance.
195. Find Kisharas Star (near Exit).
196. Find Vaal City entrance.
197. Find Yeena, Talk to Yeena.
198. Find Temple of Decay Level 1 entrance.
199. Find Temple of Decay Level 2 entrance.
200. Find Arakaalis Web entrance, Kill Araali.
201. Find Sarn Ramparts entrance.
202. Find Sarn Encampment.

Act 8:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

203. Find Toxic Conduits entrance (West).
204. Find Doedres Cesspool entrance.
205. Find the Cauldron entrance, Kill Dodre the Vile.
206. Find Sewer outlet entrance (West).
207. Find Grand Promenade entrance (West).
208. Find Bath House entrance, Kill Hector Titicus, Get Wings of Vastiri.
209. Find Lunaris Concourse (North East).
210. Find Lunaris Temple Level 2.
211. Find Portal, Kill Dusk, Harbringer of Lunaris, Get Moon Orb.
212. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Sarn.
213. Use WP, Go to Lunaris Concourse.
214. Find The Harbour Bridge entrance (East).
215. Find The Solaris Concourse entrance (East - at end).
216. Find Solaris Temple Level 1 entrance (North East).
217. Find Solaris Temple Level 2 entrance.
218. Find Portal, Kill Damn, Harbringer of Solaris, Get Sun Orb.
219. Logout/Portal to town.
220. Use WP, Go to Lunaris Concourse.
221. Find the Sky Shrine entrance (East), Click Statue of the Sisters, Kill Lunaris and Solaris.
222. Find Blood Aqueduct entrance (North).
223. Find Highgate entrance.

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LEVELING AT BLOOD AQUEDUCTS
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At this point I pause here to level at Blood Aqueducts.
I do this because it has nice monster density and is very easy to run (straight line),
these 2 things make it a very quick way to gain xp very easily.
Then at 70 I can pretty much just run to the end of the game. Sometimes I choose not
to do this and I just continue through the game normally.

How to Level at Blood Aqueducts (BA):
The first thing to know is that you can create 'new instances' of zones/areas. This means
once you have run through and killed all the enemies in the BA, you can create a new
instance immediately, then run back through again and kill all the creatures again without
waiting! Yay!

To create a new instance, hold CTRL when you click on the entrance to the area, or
on the WP location when using a WP. So to rerun the BA over and over, we will run from
Highgate to the portal at the begining of BA. Then we click on the WP, hold CTRL then
Click on the WP at the begining of BA, an 'Instance Manager' window will pop up, Click New.
We are now in a new instance, choca with enenmies to kill. When we get to the Highgate
end, we hold CTRL then Click on the BA entrance we just came out of, and use the Instance
Manager window to Click New. This is the fastest way to run back and forth along BA.

When running my preference is to stick to the East Side of the BA as much as possible,
this typically has the best density for monsters. I don't clear both sides, because it
is quicker just to load another instance. I also don't run down the side passages, I just
run straight, this is because it is just easier. Some people like to do the side passages
becasue at the ends there are Magic/Blue packs, that give juicey xp.

If you die, it is normally faster to create a new instance than to run back through the
empty area where you have already killed.

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COMPLETE LABYRINTHS
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Level 70: Completed Cruel Labyrinth
Level 70: Completed Merciless Labyrinth
Level 70: Completed Eternal/Uber Labyrinth

For Eternal I use poelab.com map to go through quickly and pick up Dark Shrines if they
are on the main path.

Eternal can feel a little hariy sometimes, if I had died I would leave, over level to 85 then run
through it quickly.

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GO BACK FOR SKILL POINT QUESTS
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This is where I ran back through the content I purposly skipped, to get the skill points I
left behind in quests.

Part 1 ~
Act 1:

The Dweller of the Deep:
224. Use WP, Go to Submerged Passage.
225. Find The Flooded Depths, Find Dweller of the Deep, Kill Dweller of the Deep.
256. Logout/Portal to town.

The Marooned Mariner:
Use WP, Go to The Ship Graveyard.
257. If not done earlier, Find Ship Graveyard, Click on Slave Girl, Get Allflame, Find Ship Graveyard.
258. Find Fairgraves (Near WP), Kill Fairgraves
259. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.

Act 4:

An Indomitable Spirit:
260. Use WP, Go to Highgate.
261. Find Mines Level 1 entrance (North West).
262. Find Mines Level 2 entrance.
263. Find Desherets Spirit, Click on Desherets Spirit.
264. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Highgate.

Act 5:

In Service to Science:
(this one I normally do along the way, but for some reason forgot)
265. Use WP, Go to Overseers Tower.
266. Find Control Blocks entrance (West).
267. Find Miasmameter (North West), Get Miasmameter.
268. Logout/Portal to town.

Kitava's Torments:
269. Use WP, Go to Ruined Square.
270. Find Reliquery (South, Then West).
271. Find Kitavas Torments (in corners, can follow edge).
272. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Overseers Tower.

Part 2 ~
Act 6:

The Cloven One:
273. Use WP, Go to Prisons Gate.
274: Find Valley of the Fire Drinker entrance, Kill Aberath.
275. Logout/Portal to town.

The Puppet Mistress:
276. Use WP, Go to The Riverways.
277. Find Wetlands entrance (West).
278. Find The Spawning Ground entrance (West, follow edge), Kill Puppet Mistress.
279. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Lioneyes Watch.

Act 7:

Queen of Despair:
280. Use WP, Go to The Northern Forest.
281. Find Dread Thicket entrance.
282. Find Den of Despair, Kill Gruthkul Mother of Despair.
279. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Bridge Encampment.

Act 8:

Love is Dead:
280. Use WP, Go to The The Toxic Conduits.
281. Find The Quay entrance (North East).
282. Find Sealed Casket (follow South edge), Get Ank of Eternity.
283. Find Ressurection site (follow same edge as before), Talk to Clarissa, Kill Tollman, Talk to Clarissa.

The Gemling Legion:
284. Find the Quay.
285. Find the Grain Gate (follow East Edge).
286. Find Gemlings Legionaires (as North as possible), Kill Gemlings Legionaires.
287. Logout/Portal to town.

Reflection of Terror:
288. Use WP, Go to The Bath House.
289. Find The High Gardens.
290. Find The Pools of Terror, Kill Yugul Reflection of Terror.
291. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Sarn.

I now have 13 passive points to assign.

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Level 70 - Maps
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Act 9:
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

292. Find The Descent entrance (North).
293. Find Supply Hoists entrances (follow East edge) until you Find The Vastiri Desert entrance.
294. Find Storm-Weathered Chest, Click Storm-Weathered Chest, Get Storm Blade.
295. Find WP (make sure you Click WP).
296. Use WP, Go to Highgate.
297. Talk to Sin, Talk to Petarus and Vanja ,Take Bottled Storm.
298. Use WP, Go to Vastiri Desert.
299. Find The Oasis entrance.
300. Find The Sand Pit entrance (follow East edge), Kill Shakari Queen of the Sands.
301. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Highgate.
302. Use WP, Go to Vastiri Desert.
303. Find The Foothills entrance (North West).
304. Find WP (Follow East edge) (make sure you get WP).
305. Find The Boiling Lake (East), Find Basalisk (Follow East edge), Kill Basilisk, Get Basilisk Egg.
306. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Highgate.
302. Use WP, Go to Foothills.
303. Find Boulderback, Kill Boulderback, Get Calendar of Fortune.
304. Find The Tunnel entrance (West).
305. Find The Quarry entrance (North West).
306. Find WP, Find Sin, Talk to Sin.
307. Find Shrine of The Winds entrance, Kill Garukhan Queen of the Winds, Get Sekhema Feather.
308. Find The Refinery entrance, Find General Adus, Kill General Adus.
309. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Highgate.
310. Use WP, Go to Quarry.
311. Talk to Sin, Find The Belly of the Beast entrance.
312. Find The Rotting Core entrance.
313. Find The Black Core entrance, Talk to Sin.
314. Use each portal, Kill each mini boss, Talk to Sin.
315. Find Black Heart entrance, Kill the Depraved Trinity.
316. Talk to Lilly Roth, Sail to Oriath.

Act 10.
NB. I click on all Way Points.
NB. I complete Labyrinth Trials with my first character.

316. Find The Cathedral Rooftop entrance (North).
317. Find Cathedral Apex (West), Talk to Bannon.
318. Find Cathedral Rooftop entrance.
319. Find The Ravaged Square entrance (South East).
320. Find the Control Blocks entrance (West, Then South).
321. Find WP (West) (make sure you get WP).
323. Find Arena entrance (South West), Kill Velenta.
324. Logout/Portal to town.
325. Use WP, Go to The Control Blocks.
326. Find the Ravaged Square entrance (North).
326. Find the Reliquery entrance (East, Then North, Then East).
327. Find WP (at entrance) (make sure you get WP).
328. Find the Teardrop (follow East edge), Get Teardrop.
329. Logout/Portal to town.
330. Use WP, Go to The Reliquery.
331. Find The Ravaged Square entrance (beside WP).
332. Find WP, Find Ossuary entrance (beside WP).
333. Find Elixer of Allure, Get Alixer of Allure.
334. Logout/Portal to town.
335. Use WP, Go to Ruined Square.
336. Find The Torched Courts entrance.
337. Find The Desecrated Chambers entrance.
338. Kill Avarius Reassembled, Get The Staff of Purity.
339. Logout/Portal to town, Do all turn ins at Oriath Docks.
340. Use WP, Go to Ruined Square.
341. Find Innocence (East), Talk to Innocence.
342. Find The Canals entrance (besdie Innocence).
343. Find The Feeding Trough entrance.
344. Find Sin, Talk to Sin, Find Altar of Hunger (beside Sin), Kill Kitava.
345. Talk to Sin, Use Sin portal, Go to Oriath.
346. Do all turn ins at Oriath.

You are at maps now, check your gear and get your resistances to 75% each.
Chaos resistance is great, but not a priority.

Often I will be about L72 when I get here.


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Things I did you may want to change
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Turn in quests more regularly to get the skill points earlier.

Assign Patheon points as you progress through the game.

Complete all skill point quests as you level, instead of at L70.

Complete Labyrinths earlier (for Ascendancy Points, not the trials).

Use a different skill (Rain of Arrows maybe).

Skip leveling to 70 in Blood Aqueducts to get to maps more quickly.

Not drink so much coffee, so you don't have to pee every 5 mins.


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TIPS IF YOU FIND LEVELING DIFFICULT
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First off, if you are playing Hardcore the leveling should be difficult and this guide is not
for you.

Second, if you are playing Softcore, don't stress so much about dying. It is a game
mechanism made for you to take advantage of - so do that.

If you are dying a lot (say 4 or more times in a zone or on a single boss) and you are not
really doing it on purpose as a strategy:

* Check your life flasks are up to date for your level
(watch your health refill when using a flask, if it's slow, you probably need new flasks)
(NPC in town will be selling appropriate level flask for the zone)
(either buy them from NPC or keep an eye out for those ones to pick up)
(you can trade 3 of the same flask type to an NPC for 1 back of the next level up)

* Try to keep moving a little more
(try to stop as briefly as possible, monsters can easily miss hits on you if you move)
(if you need to kill a boss or big mob, try cirling around it continuously)

* Try not to backtrack
(things explode a lot in the game, if you run back into a spot you just left, you can
very easily get hit by running back into an explosion or hit)

* Try not to run over things on the ground
(keep an eye out for things on the ground, bodies or symbols or colours, things explode
a lot in this game, if you run over something you can very easily get hit or exploded)

* Try to have your movement skill available for key moments
(if you are fighting a boss, try to save your movement skill until that moment you go
ARGH?! Then use it to get out of that spot. If you always use it as soon as it is
ready, you are being movement efficient, but can easily get stuck in a bad spot)

* Try to utilise your movement skill defensively
(if you are running through a zone, you can wait until packs surround you, then
movement skill through the pack tojust outside the back of the pack which allows
you to continue running as if you had phasing. Over time this can become a very
smooth feeling way to run, for very little speed sacrifice)

* Check your resistances
(resistances soak up a lot of damage, if you don't have them sorted it can feel like
you are constantly being one shot)
(default resistance caps are 75%)
(while leveling 75% isn't essential in SC, but the closer too, the better it will feel)

* Try to stay clam
(panic makes it easy to do something stupid, being clam helps you react well)

* Check your damage output
(the longer it takes you to kill things, the longer they have to try and kill you)
(try to get a feel for how many shots it is taking you to kill general trash mobs,
1 shot is good/the target, 2 shots is ok, 3 shots is a little slow, anything more than
3 should raise concern and it might be time to upgrade your gear or get more
damage in your skill tree)6

* Try using some additional flask types
(you can try using a jade or granite flask, timed while close to enemies for extra
defence)
(you can try using a phasing flask to allow you to run out of packs when you
get surrounded)
(you can try getting Resistances from a flask if you are low)

* Check your current level and compare it to the level of the zone
(you can use TAB key to bring up centre screen map, level top right corner)
(if more than 4 levels below the zone, trying killing more in each zone)
(if you die a lot being below zone level, try to zill enough to stay at the same
level as the zones you are in)
(you can also try over leveling if you are really struggling, but it can slow down
your xp gain if you get more than 4 levels higher than the zone)
(over time you will find the spot that works best for you and improve on it)

* Try adding Life Gain on Hit into your gem set up for Main Skill.

* Try following a different leveling guide, then use Regrets to switch back to this
build for End Game.

RETIRED: Gear / GEMs / Flasks / Jewels
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Gear @ L90
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Originally I wanted to scale Armour and Molten Shell to help mitigate deaths to Delirium content. However, I stacked and scaled and I just couldn't get out of one shot range. I even threw in an Enduring Hybrid Flask and combo'ed with the Hardened Scales Anointment for Fortify, to no real avail.

So I ditched this idea and went for Evasion instead, thinking if I am going to die anyway, I may as well just dodge/evade as many deaths as possible. This is the gear I had prior respec'ing gear.


Helm, Gloves & Boots:
We get Life, Resistances and some much needed Strength and Intelligence stats. We will craft upgrades to all of these, but they will likely be the main spots we seek heavy Resistances and Strength and Intelligence. In saying that the Enchants we currently have are good.
Increased Scourge Arrow Damage on the Helm.
Relfection on the Gloves.
The Regen on the boots will do until we get our final item, where we will probably move to Stun Avoidance.

Bow, Quiver, Armour:
Our Bow is our End Game Bow. There isn't much room for improvement here. Our Quiver will work until our End Game item, where we will be looking for an Additional Arrow. Our Armour is straight up Life and some Armour, in Kaom's Heart. We also tried out this Astral Plate Armour, which is amazing for the "...-15 mana...", but I didn't like the way the Armour scaling worked out.

Amulet, Rings. Belt:
Currently all pretty medicore. On the Rings and Amulet, we will upgrade Life and Resistances, including looking for Chaos Resistance. In these spots we will also look at Flat Chaos Damage and Reduced Mana Cost of Skills.
Our final Annoint will be Hardened Scales, which we will use in combination with an Enduring Hybrid Flask to maintain permanent Fortify.


Flasks:
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Our current Flasks are either defensive or filling a gap. Once our Gear is upgraded, we will revisit what we run here. Perhaps adding a Coralito's Signature. The Enduring Hybrid will actually be in here at End Game to work with a Hardened Scales Annoint for Permanent Fortify.


Gems @ L90:
Spoiler

6L Scourge Arrow in Bow:
Scourge Arrow - Awakened Added Chaos Damage - Awakened Unbound Ailments - Awakened Void Manipulation - Awakened Deadly Ailments - Poison

2L & 1L & 1L in Helm:
Plague Bearer - Increased Area of Effect
Herald of Agony
Herald of Purity

4L CWDT Curse on Hit in Gloves:
Cast When Damage Taken (LEVEL 1) - Storm Brand (Level 1) - Curse on Hit - Despair
2L & 2L in Boots:
Dash - Second Wind
Ballista Totem - Toxic Rain

Kaoms heart has no sockets, so down 6L in chest.

Jewels:
Spoiler

Our normal Jewels Accuracy, Life, Onslaught and Poison Damage Increases. The accuracy is needed and the Onslaught is nice. We will review what these are once our Final Gear is in place.


Cluster Jewels @ L90:
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So far we have tried a bunch of different Cluster Jewels, right now we are trying out Quality of Life effects.
We run 5 CLuster Jewels, based around Quality of Life. The main abilities we want are:
* Disease Vector
* Low Tolerance
* Brush with Death
* Feast of Flesh
While getting these, we also pick up:
* Martial Prowess
* Student of Decay
* Wasting Affliction
* Flow of Life

Other Cluster Jewels we have experimented with:
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This is just an FYI really, the GGG post with all the available notables is really good for searching what does what. It can be found here.



Some of the Gear I used through League Start
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Boots:

Gloves:

Hat:

Bows:

Quiver:

Jewellery

Gear I Went to Maps With



How does it work?
* We Channel Scourge Arrow to 5 Charges, then release.
* At Full Charge, we release 5 Pods, that each Release 9 Thorns in a Nova.
* We have 100% chance to Poison on hit.
* We search out Flat Chaos Damage and Poison Damage increases
(which for us, includes: Damage, Damage over Time, Damage over Time Multiplier, Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier, Chaos Damage and Poison Damage)

Why use it?
! Disclamer: This is currently a Build Diary. The build is in progress, I do not consider it comepleted.

My reason for creating this character is to provide a Leveling Guide for my Dark Runner Build. However, my goal for the build itself is to create a very tanky and comfortable Ranger, that can complete all game content, while feeling smooth to play.

If you like Ranger, Poison or Scourge Arrow, this build should feel pretty fun to play.

In memory of...
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Change Log:

13/04/2020:
* Updated all Gear, Flasks, GEMs, Jewels & Cluster Jewels since evasion respec.
* Updated formatting to break out Flasks, GEMs & all Jewels, making tidier.
* Updated layout significantly for improved Diary Chronological ordering.
* Added "RETIRED" section for older Diary posts.
* Added Baran fight YT video had from previous version of build.

08/04/2020:
* Added 2 more videos for ep01 - T5 & T10 map.
* Updated title in prep for updates from next episode.

07/04/2020:
* Updated layout to sync with Dark Runner build guide.

03/04/2020:
* Reserving top message spot for Change Log.
Last edited by QwikDawn on Apr 12, 2020, 10:24:58 PM
Hello, my first ranger build. Seem good and very playable. Playing in standard league.
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Aga257 wrote:
Hello, my first ranger build. Seem good and very playable. Playing in standard league.


Very cool. Let me know if you have questions.

I do have some updates, I am working on the related videos now, so should be up soon.

Take care. :)
This is a very nice looking guide. I am playing a Scourge Build right now.

I just hit level 92. Clear is wonderful but I am still not great on the really beefy bosses. I can't seem to get my wither totems, stack poison and dodge like a mad man all at the same time.

Kosis in particular takes a very long time to kill on wave 20, and I usually die a couple of times to him.
i'm level 64 and arrived in BA. i've basic gear - tabula rasa + goldrim + silverbranch - sometimes it's hard but not too frustrating

But it seems that caustic arrow making more damage than scourge (and there is little disadvantage to charge hit). caustic arrow cause massive dot and you have lot points in dot.
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Aga257 wrote:
i'm level 64 and arrived in BA. i've basic gear - tabula rasa + goldrim + silverbranch - sometimes it's hard but not too frustrating

But it seems that caustic arrow making more damage than scourge (and there is little disadvantage to charge hit). caustic arrow cause massive dot and you have lot points in dot.
That's probably because of your weapon, CA is nice for levelling because you can go all the way with low lvl bow and not care, with scourge you would need to upgrade to high phys / chaos hit damage bow to keep the skill impactful.
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Aga257 wrote:
i'm level 64 and arrived in BA. i've basic gear - tabula rasa + goldrim + silverbranch - sometimes it's hard but not too frustrating

But it seems that caustic arrow making more damage than scourge (and there is little disadvantage to charge hit). caustic arrow cause massive dot and you have lot points in dot.


Quick note: I love Caustic Arrow. It was one of the first builds I ever played and it has shaped how I play almost every Ranger build since.

I'm not a super fan of the way Scourge Arrow feels while leveling, mostly because of the channeling delay.

But in maps, you have more Passives assigned, more Attack Speed and more Damage - which all smooth out the channeling aspect.

If you are looking for a comparison in terms of Opportunity Cost. The big difference is with all the extra projectiles. SA off-screens feel pretty good running through maps.

But I would recommend you level both as you go. Try both. Then play the one that feels best to you.
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That's probably because of your weapon, CA is nice for levelling because you can go all the way with low lvl bow and not care, with scourge you would need to upgrade to high phys / chaos hit damage bow to keep the skill impactful.


Thanks for input - much appreciated ;) Good luck Exile! :)
Doing maps - it seems bad equip - 4 deaths in tier rare 1 map (jungle). Mostly single hit

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