[3.16] Explosive Arrow - 20M and tanky


My first build. I really wanted to play something with Explosive Arrow except traps. Found some dude on poe ninja builds 2nd day into league and I took it, worked on it and here are the results.

The general idea is to die less and still do respectable dps.

Current investment is around 50ex which 30% of that being the bottled faith lol.

Pro's & Con's

+ Good ST nuke. 20M shaper dps at 20 fuses. We use divergent EA so its really 24 fuses.
+ Quite good clear. I would rate 4/5
+ League starter!
+ Tanky (100% spell suppression, 19k armor, 34k evansion, ghost shroud, 3 endu, defiance banner, consecration ground, 4.6k hp 700 ES)
+ Crazy attack speed.
+ Can do most map mods (ele reflect kills ballista and cannot leech is annoying)
+ Can do mostly all content (Killed everything except Maven, The Feared, Uber Atziri)
+ Destroy corpses
+ Culling Strike
+ Perma Onslaught
+ Perma Phasing
+ Endu, Power and Frenzy charges

- EA cant chain, fork, pierce. Bricks the build.
- There is a ramp up before we start doing max dps so high movement bosses sucks
- Lower clear speed than other bow skill builds
- Still cant tank shaper slam and heavy physical attacks
- Couldn't get past 24 Simu wave. Not enough dps.

Build progression.

There are 2 milestones when starting with the build.

1.) Death's Opus +

+ Iron_Reflexes Keystone
2.) Empower +

3.) Enlighten + Cluster Jewels

At step 3 we drop Iron Reflexes and go for Grace + Anger + Defiance Banner + Determination route.

Until you get on rings "Non-channeling skils have -7 to Total mana cost"
get lifetap support linked in Asenath's Chant otherwise you will mana starve.
Not sure what to put there after that step, didn't reach it yet :) maybe Tornado?



SiusA8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7iLRzYCkYo

Triple Beyond Foundry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5RqhBNt0c4

Chimera - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCo_jBiv4gE

Minotaur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbt5ehochA

Elder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPj655LXOBM
Last edited by MetalHeadMan on Nov 27, 2021, 6:41:25 PM
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