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[3.13] BLEED BOW GLADIATOR Build 2021 EDITION. League starter & All CONTENT viable!

Bleed Bow is probably one of the most popular Gladiator builds out there. What makes it so great?
Few things. Great clearspeed with built-in “pop” effect because of Gladiator’s explosive ascendancy. Good tankiness as you can stack armour, some block, and a lot of chaos resistance. With the addition of Assailum helm, introduced in Delirium league, single target has also become great with Puncture. The build carries hard through any league and it makes it one of the few best league starters available as well.
What makes my build unique and different from the rest? The first and foremost is that i took the block route and reached 75% full block.When i started playing i noticed that Divine Flesh alone was not good enough to keep me healthy and in one piece, especially after the nerf it took.
I also gathered quite some armour here, invested in leech and chaos resistance. So you are probably looking at the TANKIEST possible variation of the build. Does it mean i am ZDPS? Absolutely not, the damage is more than enough. Actually more than more than enough! Check the videos!

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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/pestilent-strike-pathfinder-path-of-exile-build/
V 1.1 Update (15/01/2021):
-Pob updated for 3.13
About 10% less damage thanx to nerfs
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How does it work, in general?
The build uses 3 major skills: Split arrow for clearing, Puncture for Bossing and Ensnaring Arrow linked with Ballista Totem for huge boss damage buff.
Bossing damage comes from a kill called Snipe which is a channeling skill provided by Assailum helmet and gives crazy amount of more damage per stage. It takes quite some time to fully charge and only shoots 1 arrow, but if it hits.. God damn things melt.
It’s a tricky thing, you need to get used to it and it does miss a lot. But it does a lot of damage and is literally the best way to play Bleed Bow.
Oh.. and don’t forget to plant Ensnaring Arrow totem! It’s even more important than Snipe, since it multiplies all your damage.
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1) PROS
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+cheap to start
+fast
+pretty damn tanky (leech, 40000 armour with Molten Shell, 80+ chaos resistance)
+can clear all content
+insane for Blight and good for Delve
+you shit on chaos damage
+can run without awakened gems

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2) CONS
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-Needs 185 dexterity which is a big gear issue later one.
-also needs a lot of intelligence if you plan to min-max with Enlighten lvl.4
-squishy in the beginning, till you get more ascendancy nodes, block and armour
-greatly relies on a good bow.
-Snipe is hard to use on fast/teleporting/moving bosses. Easy to miss.

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide or check PoB!
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Path of building:https://pastebin.com/77evt6Qc
IF YOU GET AN ERROR WHILE IMPORTING OR ANY OTHE ERRORS, IT MEANS YOUR POB IS OUTDATED ORIGINAL VERSION THAT IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED. YOU NEED A "COMMUNITY FORK" ONE TO MAKE IT WORK:
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding
Ascendancy:Blood in the Eyes, Gratuitous Violence, Painforged, Versatile Combatant
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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I levelled almost entirely with Split arrow, puncture is not even needed. Just get Ensnaring Arrow at level 16 and link it with Ballista Totem Support for bosses
Split Arrow 4L:
Split Arrow - Chance to Bleed - Brutality - Pierce (or Chain).
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For bows i recommend https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Silverbranch and then https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Silverbough as well as https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Replica_Quill_Rain
Later i used https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Infractem simply because it was cheapest 6L bow. If you can somehow get a 6L https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lioneye%27s_Glare that would be great.
For chests, Ambu’s Charge is great cheap option, as well as Belly of Beast of cause.
For quiver i recommend Drillneck as it gives 50% increased damage with hits and ailments and gives pierce and lof of juice.After you get block ascendancy nodes you can switch to full block Rearguard.


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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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For Uber Lab enchant: 40% increased Puncture damage on Assailum or just +2 projectile gems corruption.


(second wind instead of Fork should be here, i am just levelling it)
There are several good choices for the Body Armour.
From uniques: Ambu’s Charge, Kintsugi, Perfect Form, Belly of the Beast, Replica Farrul’s Fur.

Replica Farrul is the best chest you can get for this build.
By using Less Duration gem in a Unset ring with crafted Aspect of the Cat you will have permanent Frenzy and Endurance charges as well as Onslaught.
I crafted this ring myself by chaos spam and annuls/beast craft.

From crafted rares:

Once you get Divine Flesh you can craft this chest very very cheaply by using Aberrant + Pristine fossils on an i.lvl 83+ Hunter Astral Plate. I just bought a 6L Hunter Astral Plate and threw some fossils on it and it was really fast and you have good defense and resistance.

Explodey Chest with Frenzy on Hit. This is an expensive chest but this way you can get Frenzy charges and also boost clear speed. I believe exploding either stacks with Ascendancy or adds on top of it, cause i noticed stronger pops and explosions while using this chest. Very good stuff if you can’t afford Farruls and want to craft something yourself.

Puncture 4L: Puncture-Deadly.Ailments-Brutality-Vicious.Projectiles
Split Arrow 6L: Split.Arrow-Chance.to.Bleed-Deadly.Ailments-Vicious.Projectiles-Brutality-Pierce (or Chain)
JEWELS are normal jewels with life, bleed, global phys.
I also recommend to get Lioneye’s Fall with Corrupted Blood corruption later on.
Watcher’s Eye: Not Needed
The build uses a lot of Cluster jewels, too long to list, so check them in POB!
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BOW CRAFTING:
There are 2 main routes here. For the base you need an item level 83+ Citadel Bow with either Elder or Elder + Hunter Influence. Citadel base is slowest and deals stronger bleeds.
Hunter influence can potentially roll Bleed Damage Deals Faster, but also adds to the mod pool so it would be harder to roll altogether.
Good bow must have as high as possible physical damage, elder Bleed mod and whatever useful mods are left, ideally Damage Over Time Multiplier.
I consider 400+ pdps bleed bow a good one. Prices usually start from about 15 ex to about 50 and above.
1) Jagged + Corroded fossils.
Good chances to get something good out of it, but Corroded are usually very expensive. You would most likely need to annul. You still need a lot of luck to get something good. In most cases you might hit bleed and flat physical damage and would have to craft increased physical damage.
2) Alt->Imprint->Regal. Repeat till you bleed IRL.
(courtesy of 2envy from tldrexile)
This might be the most deterministic way and gives better results, but also the most expensive one. Alts and Imprints can be very expensive depending on the league.
However with this method you can more precisely try to hit desired mods and get the best bow.

Overall i would NOT recommend crafting on your own and instead save currency and buy the best on trade. Only craft it if you want to try it for personal challenge.
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For the gear i would prioritize:
1) Tabula Rasa and any levelling gear and Silverbranch (Replica Quill Rain at lvl.5)
2) lvl.20: Astramentis (it’s only to solve DEX/INT problems for now)
3) lvl.36: Silverbough (i usually buy a 6L silverbranch and do a prophecy)
4) lvl.66: Lioneye’s Glare
5) lvl.70+ one Large Cluster jewel and start gathering medium / small clusters. Any unique chest from the list.
6) lvl.75+ Thread of Hope
7) lvl.80+ Glorious Vanity with Xibaqua (divine till you see +max chaos res node down below) if you already have enough chaos res from clusters.
8) lvl.85-90+ Crafting or buying real Bleed Bow

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6) Flasks
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Flasks are mostly defense. Rumi is mandatory, one Jade for Iron Reflexes. Important to have increased Armour and Evasion mods on them.

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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Arakaali
Minor: Ryslatha

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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Can be done, but early game will be risky, till you stack enough armour or decent amount of life. Life pool is also pretty low cause we stack a lot of chaos resistance and it takes a while to get there.

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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If you want to push it further and make it expensive, there are indeed ways to go.
Awakened gems (some can be really expensive like Awakened Brutality)
Watcher’s Eye with ailments
Farrul with useful corruptions.
Mirror 500+ PDPS bow.
1% mana reserved clusters / jewels.

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VIDEOS:
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FAQ
1) What about Crimson Dance, is it worth it?
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For long boss fights it might be worth it, for 99% of the game it’s not.

2) How does Bleed work?
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You need physical damage and chance to bleed. By default bleed applies 1 stack and overwrites it with strongest source of bleed

3) Is this build cheap or expensive?
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I consider this a medium priced build. Despite Replica Farruls and a bow everything else was not so expensive.

4) Which one is best, Pierce, Chain or Fork?
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Pierce and Chain are best, very little difference for clear speed. Fork is pretty bad and leaves a lot of wandering monsters.

5) Why do you use Clarity if you have mana leech ring?
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I managed to get such ring much later and it’s quite rare. Clarity is a must have IMHO. You don’t want to appear in a situation for lack of mana for your Dash.

6) Can you kill Uber Atziri?
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Yeah i killed her multiple times, but not deathless. It’s a damage over time build and there are fast bosses in there. It’s hard to Snipe and easy to miss.

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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Jan 28, 2021, 4:20:14 AM
Last bumped on Oct 21, 2021, 3:16:47 PM
Finally... after the last downfall with copying builds 1 to 1 now you get what we expect from content creators.

It is not a new build, but is your take on it and so far it doesn´t match the typical Bleed-Bow-Build since you introduce new or at least barely used defensive mechanics to push that part of the build.

I like it, thumbs up.
Last edited by Vennto on Dec 18, 2020, 9:31:58 AM
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Vennto wrote:
Finally... after the last downfall with copying builds 1 to 1 now you get what we expect from content creators.

It is not a new build, but is your take on it and so far it doesn´t match the typical Bleed-Bow-Build since you introduce new or at least barely used defensive mechanics to push that part of the build.

I like it, thumbs up.

Thanx! Out of curiosity, which build do you think i copied? Honest question, since i've never copied anything. If the build already exists and i can't introduce anything new to it i simply don't do it it all.
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thinking of doing this for the Flashback race do you think it a good league start for something like that?

Really feel like playing a bow build and this looks great :).

Thanks,
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thinking of doing this for the Flashback race do you think it a good league start for something like that?

Really feel like playing a bow build and this looks great :).

Thanks,

Will work indeed. It's a very solid league starter in general
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I normally take "Call to Arms" node when I have Enduring Cry (remove cast speed / instant Warcries).

From PoB you're not taking it. It's only 1 point and I think adds a lot (at lvl 20 I think it's about 2k life regen over 1 second, every 8 seconds), and if placed on left click you don't even have to think about it. For me (bad player, but experienced) I like it ... it's saved me more than once (out of life flasks, low health, and "pop", 2k back very quickly).

Just a thought / suggestion ... maybe the build already has enough regen at higher levels ... could also be (given it's position on the tree) something you spec. into while levelling, then take the point back later?
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zedzed_uk wrote:
I normally take "Call to Arms" node when I have Enduring Cry (remove cast speed / instant Warcries).

From PoB you're not taking it. It's only 1 point and I think adds a lot (at lvl 20 I think it's about 2k life regen over 1 second, every 8 seconds), and if placed on left click you don't even have to think about it. For me (bad player, but experienced) I like it ... it's saved me more than once (out of life flasks, low health, and "pop", 2k back very quickly).

Just a thought / suggestion ... maybe the build already has enough regen at higher levels ... could also be (given it's position on the tree) something you spec. into while levelling, then take the point back later?

I have molten shell on left click. Much more useful than a tiny piece of regen. TBH Enduring Cry is useless if you have Replica Farrul as you have all charges all the time
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Thanx! Out of curiosity, which build do you think i copied? Honest question, since i've never copied anything. If the build already exists and i can't introduce anything new to it i simply don't do it it all.


Thorstein´s Poison Pathfinder.
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Vennto wrote:
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Thanx! Out of curiosity, which build do you think i copied? Honest question, since i've never copied anything. If the build already exists and i can't introduce anything new to it i simply don't do it it all.


Thorstein´s Poison Pathfinder.

Yeah, unfortunately most people can't even understand the difference between my build and his build. I expected that to happen when i released the build indeed.
They see Perfect Form and think i copied everything lol. To be honest i ran Cherrubim for a long time and switched between the two.
I remember i checked his build and found it to be well optimized, but i wanted to do it differently. The first and foremost - his build is about all-in-one poison skills. I was not interested in that, because i already made a Cobra Lash build 2 years ago. I only wanted to create a PS build.
I wanted to go block, and i did. I got 75 attack block on me. Also i wanted to incorporate Cluster jewels, most specifically the chaos res ones. I am not using Fenumus and I am also using Thread of Hope. All these stuff probably looks insignificant for most noobs out there, but it's quite a different setup.
I specifically check stuff around me in order NOT TO COPY stuff. I always incorporate my own things, even in older builds.
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Hey,
First thanks for the build and quite in dept explanation; I'm looking for idea to improve my bleedbow glad and I'd like to confirm a few things for the defensive layers:

the build has """"no block chance on its own"""",
it comes from rumi's flask + rearguard's quiver and that is improved by glancing bows notable.
Right ?
If so, wouldn't it possible to get block-chance somewhere else to switch rumi and quiver ? (just trying to see how far customization can go or those are 100% mandatory to go block route)

Thanks anyway for the new flavor added to this build !

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