Lightning Arrow + Frenzy Build : Ideal for newbies!

Really struggled to find a good ranger build when I first started out. Hopefully this should help give people an idea on what direction to go.

Pros

-Strong at all stages of the game
-Fairly cheap
-Mixed damage
-Safe
-Great Solo and in groups
-Able to "outplay"
-Great single target DPS
-Best waveclear

Cons

-Requires awareness
-You actually have to aim
-Kiting is important (sometimes)


Passive Tree

Level 30


Level 60


Level 90



Bandits

This is largely down to personal playstyle. I have listed the options to choose from.

Normal
Help Oak/Kill all

Cruel
Help Oak/Help Kraityn/Kill all

Merciless
Help Kraityn


Gear

The stats we are looking for on our gear :

Physical Damage
Health
Evasion
Elemental Resistances
Attack Speed
Critical Chance + Mult
Elemental Damage


Aura's

You should be running at least one aura at all times once you are in merciless. (pref earlier depending on your mana issues). I have listed them in order of usefulness. Swap them around depending on what your gear is good at and what it is weak at. Make sure you have your aura's LINKED to a reduced mana gem.

Grace
Hatred
Haste
Purity of Elements


Links and Spells

Frenzy

This is your single target DPS. It's damage is 100% physical so beware of phy reflect mobs.

3Link

Frenzy - Faster Attacks - Physical projectile attack damage

4Link

Frenzy - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic - Life leach

5Link

Frenzy - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic - Life leach - Physical projectile attack damage

6Link

Frenzy - Faster Attacks - Blood Magic - Life leach - Physical projectile attack damage - Added fire

Lightning Arrow

This is your multi target DPS. It's damage is split between physical and lightning.

3Link

Lightning Arrow - Lesser multiple projectiles - Faster Attacks

4Link

Lightning Arrow - Lesser multiple projectiles - Faster Attacks - Life gain on hit

5Link

Lightning Arrow - Lesser multiple projectiles - Chain - Life gain on hit - Blood magic

6Link

Lightning Arrow - Lesser multiple projectiles - Chain - Life gain on hit - Blood magic - Elemental proliferation

Bear Trap

This is a nice addon to the build. It deals incredibly high physical damage and locks the target in place for a period of time. Very good for kiting or running away!

2Link

Bear Trap - Added fire damage

3Link

Bear Trap - Added fire damage - Culling strike

4Link

Bear Trap - Added fire damage - Culling strike - Bear Trap

Cast When Damage Taken

4Link

Cast when damage taken - Molten shell - Rejuv/Decoy totem - Enfeeble


My current gear








<-not optimal just like the rarity!



Last edited by Aoxz on Jan 24, 2014 2:21:03 PM
New stuff added!
Passive tree added!
Looks a lot like my own build! Whats your DPS on frenzy/LA with auras and charges?
ign: Kapswag
Thanks for writing this; it is working well for me both solo and in party. Before I got red links for Blood Magic + Life Leech, I think using clarity/partying with someone with clarity helps a lot for keeping up DPS.
By any chance, could you update the passive tree for the update?
Love the idea behind this build! fairly new to the game and tried for some thing like this on my first toon but it went horribly wrong lol, Been looking for a La/Frenzy build guide ever since!

Great guide and would be great if you could update the passive tree as most of the other La/Frenzy guides are either out of date or REAL expensive gear needs.

Thanks in advance
Spar
Hello! Just starting a ranger now! For the very beginning, i should look for armor/evasion gear or only evasion?

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