Dex Stacking Tornado Shot Pathfinder Build Guide (PoE Blight 3.8)

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Introduction

The classic clear speed focused bow build is as old as Path of Exile itself, undergoing constant evolution to keep up with the times. Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is one of the fastest and most prolific builds to ever grace Wraeclast’s shores. This is an ability that can clear multiple screens at a time with a single click. Anything that survives the initial salvo is quickly mopped up by Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support — blow through maps like the wind and have no need to look back.

Soul Eater

Few builds can rival the incredible clear speed of this skill, but this iteration of Tornado Shot Tornado Shot sets itself apart from most — it eviscerates bosses with ease. While it brings much of the famed clear speed that Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is known for, it is an exceptional bossing build and perhaps ranks among the strongest bow setups for farming Uber Elder.

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is most famously played as the Deadeye ascendancy, but it is a powerful choice for a variety of other Ascendancies as well. Pathfinder, for example, provides some of the strongest bossing perks available and the perfect complement to this build’s setup. If you are looking for a character more focused around Magic Find or pure clear speed, check out our Tornado Shot Deadeye build. On the other hand, our Tornado Shot Raider sits somewhere between Deadeye and Pathfinder, being a strong end-game mapper and viable for bossing.

Our Tornado Shot Pathfinder is an expensive end-game variant that is designed around achieving maximum damage for single target while retaining that signature clear speed.

Build Assessment

Pros

+ Phenomenal clear speed (arguably one of the fastest builds in Path of Exile) — clears multiple screens of enemies with one click
+ Tears apart bosses — extreme single target damage
+ High movement speed
+ Safe and satisfying playstyle — high evasion, freezes and shatters enemies

Weaknesses

Very expensive and requires a large investment just to get it off the ground
Not a league starting build, although you could transition to it from the Deadeye Variant

Playstyle and Build Mechanics

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is a hugely popular skill for good reason. It is truly the “shotgun” of Path of Exile, firing off tens of projectiles at a time that cover multiple screens. Anything that is not immediately wiped out by this mass coverage is typically dealt with by shatter-chains caused by Herald of Ice Herald of Ice. Should anything remain standing, the Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support cleans up the remains.

So what kind of playstyle does this create? A fast “fire-and-forget” style of bow build that likes to move very quickly. Players who want to zip through maps as fast as possible will be the ones to truly appreciate and unlock the potential this build contains, pushing some of the highest experience rates possible without any cheesy mechanics or systems to rely on. In most maps you will fire a single Tornado Shot Tornado Shot at the first pack you see and immediately Blink Arrow Blink Arrow towards the next one. Keeping your flasks up does a lot for this build, as you might expect, and should be kept active at all times to take full advantage of our Pathfinder bonuses. Some of the potent unique options — such as Dying Sun Dying Sun — can nearly double your entire damage output when active. Keeping the Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask active at all times also helps facilitate even more dizzying clear speeds.

Cycling your chosen Vaal Auras, such as Vaal Grace Vaal Grace or Vaal Haste Vaal Haste, can further boost your damage, clear, and survivability. In proper end-game gear, virtually all your additional gem links are optional. If you decide to use Abyss items, such as Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail, you will have fewer options for additional luxury links, but higher damage potential. If you are utilizing items with traditional sockets you will have access to a few luxury links to kit out your build, such as curses or Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support.

Where to Aim Tornado Shot

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot should be aimed to land just behind your intended target. This results in the most possible projectiles converging on a single position and conferring the maximum damage to a single area. Aiming Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is extremely important to maximizing damage — unlike many builds, your aim actually has a massive influence over your damage output. First time players of Tornado Shot Tornado Shot will notice a huge difference in their damage by the time they become seasoned veterans.

Passive Skill Tree

This is our Level 100 Passive Skill Tree for our Tornado Shot Pathfinder.

Since this is not a league starter we do not recommend playing with this build until you are in the mid eighties at least. Jewel sockets, of course, should be left for last unless you can afford high quality pieces immediately. You can opt into additional survivability by dropping notables such as Winter Spirit and Survivalist (before you have Inspired Learning Inspired Learning) and pathing towards Revenge of the Hunted, as well as grabbing the extra life minors behind Golem’s Blood and Bravery.

As with most Tornado Shot Tornado Shot builds, the damage options on the tree are actually relatively flexible and can be rearranged to suit your preference. Popular notables such as Soul Raker could be used (providing you socket Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall) as an alternative means of keeping Mana supplied while still having a fair amount of damage.

Gems

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is our primary skill and always used for clearing. Barrage Barrage, on the other hand, is our skill of choice for dealing with end-game bosses where we are unable to start the fight with buffs from Inspired Learning Inspired Learning or Headhunter Headhunter, such as the Uber Elder.

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice and Hatred Hatred, and Precision Precision are run as our auras, granting extremely high elemental damage and screen shatter. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow affords us mobility and the ability to quickly reposition.

Our Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support + Immortal Call Immortal Call link also incorporates a Vaal skill, which does not trigger from CWDT, but does benefit from the Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support gem. Either Vaal Grace Vaal Grace or Vaal Haste Vaal Haste can be used, depending on what level of map(s) you plan on farming.

For all the gem links we provide below, keep in mind that we list the gems in order of priority, meaning that if you lack the required number of sockets to fit all the gems, the first ones to drop are the ones at the bottom. Also note that in-game, as long as the sockets are linked, it makes no difference at all what order the gems are placed in.

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot 6-Link (Clearing)

Here are the recommended end-game links for Tornado Shot Tornado Shot, in order of priority.

  1. Tornado Shot Tornado Shot
  2. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  3. Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
  4. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  5. Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support
  6. Player’s Preference

The sixth link is relatively flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs. Here are a few options we recommend:

In most cases we find Chain Support Chain Support to be ideal unless you are using Tornado Shot Tornado Shot for clearing and bossing.

Barrage Barrage 6-Link (Bossing)

If you opt to incorporate Barrage Barrage, you should set it up as a secondary 5/6-link that’s primary purpose is single target damage. Once you have enough additional projectiles and the Tornado Shot Tornado Shot enchant, however, this link becomes redundant as Tornado Shot Tornado Shot will typically outperform Barrage Barrage.

  1. Barrage Barrage
  2. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  3. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  4. Increased Critical Damage Support Increased Critical Damage Support
  5. Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support
  6. Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support

Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support can result in the highest possible damage for a 6th link, but can be difficult to pull off, as you are standing directly in the face of your enemy when using Barrage Barrage. With good enough movement and positioning it is the superior choice, however, you will have to decide for yourself whether it suits your preferences and capabilities. An alternative option is Slower Projectiles Support Slower Projectiles Support.

Auras 4-Link

  1. Hatred Hatred
  2. Precision Precision*
  3. Vaal Haste Vaal Haste
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (Level 3/4)

We do not use the aura component of Vaal Haste Vaal Haste; only the “active” Vaal skill is to be used.

*Precision Precision should be kept at a level that leaves you with enough Mana to comfortably use Tornado Shot Tornado Shot but keeps your Accuracy rating at or very close to 100%. In virtually all cases this should be fine to level all the way to Level 20.

Blink Arrow Blink Arrow 4-Link

Only Blink Arrow Blink Arrow and Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support need to be linked together, though it makes no difference whether the other gems are linked or not.

  1. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow
  2. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
  3. Vaal Grace Vaal Grace
  4. Blood Rage Blood Rage

We do not use the aura component of Vaal Grace Vaal Grace; only the “active” Vaal skill is to be used.

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice 4-Link

  1. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  2. Curse On Hit Support Curse On Hit Support
  3. Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark
  4. Innervate Support Innervate Support
  1. Innervate Support Innervate Support is not required and could be replaced if you feel you want additional breathing room with your Mana pool.

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon

Ascendancy

Ascendancy

  1. Nature’s Boon
  2. Master Alchemist
  3. Veteran Bowyer
  4. Nature’s Adrenaline

Deal With the Bandits Reward

Help Alira for the additional Multiplier and Resistances.

Pantheon Bonus

There are a variety of viable options based on your preferences, or what situations you wish to avoid dealing with.

Major Gods

  • Soul of Solaris remains one of the supreme choices for defense when properly upgraded, preventing crit chains against your character and reducing rogue-wave elemental damage.
  • Soul of Lunaris is an option for a little extra movement speed, though the upgrades a little lackluster. This is a good option if you have not yet upgraded Solaris.

Minor Gods

  • Soul of Gruthkul is the best choice if you have not upgraded any of your Pantheon.
  • Soul of Shakari is recommended once you have upgraded it to provide Poison immunity.

Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items strike a balance between power and cost-effectiveness. If you want to explore more options for Gear (both budget and high-end), Flasks, or get more information on alternatives and specialty items, please ensure you read the Gear, Jewels, and Flasks section in its entirety.

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Fractal Thoughts Fractal Thoughts
Amulet Yoke of Suffering Yoke of Suffering
Chest Hyrri's Ire Hyrri's Ire or The Perfect Form The Perfect Form or Elder Rare
Gloves Shaper's Touch Shaper's Touch
Boots Rare Boots
Belt Cyclopean Coil Cyclopean Coil
Rings Rare Opal Ring Opal Rings
Weapon Shaped Thicket Bow Thicket Bow with Adds 3-5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon Per 10 Dexterity
Quiver Hyrri's Demise Hyrri's Demise

Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

Armour

Chest

An Elder Rare Zodiac Leather Zodiac Leather or Assassin's Garb Assassin's Garb with the Elder Suffix 9-12% Increased Dexterity is the best possible option, but only if the rest of the item is also extremely well itemized with a very high Life roll, strong defenses, and an open Suffix slot to craft the Syndicate recipe 6% Increased Attributes. You will want a Rare with at least these stats before you consider replacing the Unique options:

  1. 100+ Maximum Life
  2. 10%+ Increased Dexterity (Elder Suffix)
  3. 6% Increased Attributes (Crafted Suffix)

Additionally, you will want some defensive prefixes such as % Increased Evasion Rating and +# to Evasion Rating / +# to Maximum Life. The best possible suffix for your third suffix would be the Elder suffix Attacks have +#% to Critical Strike Chance, which is extremely powerful though expensive.

There are viable Unique options that are much cheaper, but also less effective:

  • Hyrri's Ire Hyrri's Ire provides heaps of damage and is an exceptional starting item. It also comes with a high amount of Evasion, though it lacks Maximum Life.
  • The Perfect Form The Perfect Form provides a bit of everything that we need. Phase Acrobatics allows us to save four skill points, which is especially helpful when you are a lower level. The increased Dexterity is essential, and you should ensure you have a maximum roll. Dealing with the reduced Cold Resistance can be difficult for this build, though the Maximum Life is nice to have.
  • Wildwrap Wildwrap is another budget option. Though it lacks Maximum Life, it provides more immediate damage than The Perfect Form The Perfect Form, although this does not include the potential damage you can gain from the extra skill points that the latter option grants you.

You will want the Elder Rare in the late-game, but the chest slot is not as essential when you are first gearing up. As you start to amass high flat Dexterity rolls on your other pieces the % Increased Attributes that you can acquire on your Chest becomes more and more valuable, which is around when you will want to target this piece.

Head

Recommended Enchantment: Barrage Barrage an additional projectile or Tornado Shot Tornado Shot fires 2 additional secondary projectiles. This depends on what skill you prefer to scale and focus on.

This enchantment provides the best damage for bossing.

There are several Unique options that are quite attractive for Tornado Shot Tornado Shot. Bear in mind that enchants for popular Uniques are usually far more expensive than a Rare counterpart. You will want a high Dexterity roll no matter what you opt for.

  • Fractal Thoughts Fractal Thoughts is the best possible option for the build, providing an absolutely grotesque amount of damage and fair survivability.
  • Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head is the next best option for damage and survivability. With high Dexterity, Critical Strike, and Maximum Life, this item could not be more perfect for our build and a great budget option.
  • Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion offers the best clear speed and is ideal for farming purposes, particularly if you are not as concerned about bossing.

Crafting a Rare helmet with the relevant enchant is a budget option but will come at the cost of extremely reduced performance. Rare Helms can be easily crafted with Pristine Fossil Pristine Fossils.

Prioritize affixes on your helmet as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Dexterity
  3. +# to Maximum Life
  4. % Increased Evasion/Armour/Energy Shield
  5. +# to Evasion/Armour/Energy Shield

Gloves

Shaper's Touch Shaper's Touch are cheap and provide everything we could ask for.

Rare Gloves are an excellent option as well, striking a great balance between budget and power. Gripped Gloves Gripped Gloves are usually the ideal choice of base. Prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Dexterity
  3. +# to Maximum Life
  4. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  5. % Increased Attack Speed
  6. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  7. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
  8. % Increased Evasion Rating
  9. +# to Evasion Rating

There are a few other attractive Unique options:

Boots

A pair of Rare boots with high Life, Resistances, and Movement Speed is typically the best option. Prioritize the affixes as:

  1. % Increased Movement Speed (25%+)
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  3. +# to Dexterity
  4. +# to Maximum Life

You will likely have to make up a fair amount of Resistances on your boots if you are using the advised Uniques, which can make this a very expensive slot in order to obtain all the required stats.

Recommended Enchants:

  1. Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven’t Killed Recently (Bossing)
  2. 16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you’ve Killed Recently (All purpose)

Weapon and Quiver

Weapon

A shaped bow is what makes this build tick, but it is extremely expensive due to the rarity of the stats. Generally you will want to buy pre-crafted Rare or Magic base. The bow must have this affix:

  • Adds 3-5 Cold Damage to Attacks with this Weapon Per 10 Dexterity

This affix is extremely rare and very difficult to find merely by spamming Orb of Alteration Orb of Alterations on a base. Additionally, the bow must be at least item Level 82 in order for this affix to appear. The affix can also roll 2-3 to 4-5 Cold Damage, but we are only interested in the 3-5 Cold Damage (best roll) and represents a significant increase to damage over a lower version.

This is a required item for this build. If you cannot afford it or do not yet have it, you are better off playing the Deadeye Variant or Raider Variant instead.

If you are buying a Magic base you should make an imprint of the item via beastcrafting before using a Regal Orb Regal Orb on the bow, as you may have to use an Orb of Annulment Orb of Annulment if the added stat is undesirable.

In most cases you will purchase a base with the above stat and one or two additional highly desirable stats, and craft whatever else you need. As there are near limitless combinations please ask in the comments below if you are unsure before making any significant purchases. Otherwise, prioritize the rest of the stats on your bow as follows:

  1. 90-120% Increased Elemental Damage (Delve Prefix)
  2. 11-12% Increased Attack Speed / 20% Chance to Deal Double Damage (Shaped Suffix)
  3. Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate 16-20% Elemental Resistances (Delve Prefix)
  4. Damage Penetrates 16-20% Cold Resistance (Delve Prefix — only use if you do not have the above prefix)
  5. Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate % of Elemental Resistances (Crafted — only use if you do not have either of the above two penetration prefixes)
  6. % Chance to Deal Double Damage (Crafted)
  7. % Increased Critical Strike Chance if you Have Killed Recently / % Increased Critical Strike Chance (Shaped Suffix)
  8. % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  9. % Increased Critical Strike Chance
  10. % Increased Cold Damage / % Chance to Freeze (Crafted)
  11. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  12. Adds # to # Cold Damage
  13. +# to Dexterity

There are other acceptable affixes as well, these are merely the premier choices and what you should keep an eye out for. Here is an example bow we crafted:

Example Weapon

This is a fairly solid craft, however, much better weapons can exist. Since the advent of this style of build, however, these weapons have skyrocketed in price and many of the best options will need to be mirrored from a service. This is merely an example of a realistic acquisition for the reader.

Quiver

Hyrri's Demise Hyrri's Demise is the only real option for this build. It provides a nice amount of Attributes, heaps of Cold damage, Attack Speed, and Area of Effect. The Life Gain on Hit is also not be underestimated — due to Tornado Shot Tornado Shot‘s sheer coverage and the high attack speed of Barrage Barrage this actually provides a fair amount of survivability as well.

Accessories

Amulet

Yoke of Suffering Yoke of Suffering is our go-to choice, being relatively cheap and providing a ton of damage via Shock. The Resistances do not go amiss either and are very valuable to us.

Rings

Rare Opal Ring Opal Rings are the best choices. Resistance bases are also exceptional if you need them to stay capped.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. +# to Dexterity
  5. Adds +# to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  6. % Increased Cold Damage
  7. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  8. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  9. % Increased Damage
  10. Adds +# to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  11. Adds +# to # Fire Damage to Attacks

Belt

Cyclopean Coil Cyclopean Coil is one of the best options for a cheap price, providing a large amount of Life and Attributes (aim for maximum roll) as well as Freeze immunity.

Headhunter Headhunter is utilized better in this build than any other, catapulting your clear speed to new and extraordinary heights. While it is an expensive item, and indeed, an item many players see as unattainable, it is a great end-point to shoot for, and a worthwhile goal. Not a great option for bossing, however, it is unparalleled for Delve and Clear Speed.

Headhunter

Jewels

Unique Jewels

Inspired Learning Inspired Learning is a Unique Jewel that many have come to call Headhunter Lite, or mini-Headhunter. You gain one randomly selected mod when you defeat and Rare enemy and it is applied to the player.

This is a fantastic gem to use in combination with Headhunter Headhunter as the effect stacks with the Headhunter Headhunter mods.

Inspired Learning

Brutal Restraint Brutal Restraint should be used in order to gain additional Dexterity.

Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall is optional, and has fallen from grace somewhat since some of the changes to Soul Raker. Now a relatively afforable option, Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall and the nodes up to and including Soul Raker are very efficient early in the mapping process. Many players are used to playing using this Jewel and it remains a viable and effective option, though it is displaced by our recommended tree in terms of damage and survivability in the late-game, once you have good quality gear and Jewels.

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye Choices

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye is always a fun luxury item, and there are some great options for this build. None of them are required, and this should be one of your last upgrades if you choose to use one. Prioritize them as follows:

  1. Adds (58-70) to (88-104) Cold Damage while affected by Hatred Hatred
  2. Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred Hatred
  3. (40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Hatred Hatred
  4. +(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision Precision
  5. (10-15)% increased Attack Speed while affected by Precision Precision

Be sure to check this for yourself in Path of Building before making any big investments, as this priority can shift based on your current stats.

Jewels

This build prefers standard Jewels over their abyss counterparts in all instances.

Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. % Increased Maximum Life
  2. % Increased Cold Damage
  3. % Increased Attack Speed with Bows
  4. % Increased Projectile Damage
  5. +# to Dexterity
  6. % Increased Attack Speed

Any other damage affixes or [uncapped] Elemental Resistances are fine as well.

Flasks

This is our recommended Flask setup. Feel free to swap prefixes or suffixes as you like. If you are using Cyclopean Coil Cyclopean Coil you will have Freeze immunity and therefore the of Heat suffix is not necessary.

Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline (or Heat) can also be used instead of a Life flask, however, you will need immunity to Corrupting Blood via a Jewel corruption.

The Wise Oak The Wise Oak is a potent option for bossing, but only if your Cold Resistance is the highest of the three (or they are balanced).

Be sure to check out our Flask Crafting Guide to learn everything you need to know about how to set up your non-Unique flasks.

Leveling

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is not a suitable skill for leveling. While it may have exceptional scaling and late-game potential, the base damage of this skill is exceptionally low. If you try to level using Tornado Shot Tornado Shot, even with a Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa, you may become frustrated due to a lack of single target damage.

As a reminder, we have several guides to help you level up a character as efficiently and easily as possible.

Bow builds are infamously poor for leveling but it is absolutely possible to do it from scratch, even as a league starter. If it is not a league starting character, however, you will definitely want to get your hands on some leveling gear — even just a Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa and a Storm Cloud Storm Cloud will go a long, long way.

You will want to start out with Split Arrow Split Arrow, linking this to Onslaught Support Onslaught Support and whatever other supports you can get your hands on as soon as possible.

Pick up Precision Precision immediately after killing Brutus and activate it. Avoid leveling this gem past Level 5-6 during the leveling process.

Once you are Level 12 and have entered the Cavern of Wrath, start using Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows as your main skill. Links for Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows are pretty flexible, but we recommend:

  1. Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows (Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows is even better)
  2. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support
  3. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

Most of these gems are obtainable in Act I, but if you are using Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa then you will want to hold on to your Onslaught Support Onslaught Support gem (in place of Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support) for as long as you can, as it is an exceptional gem for boosting leveling speed. Once you feel like you need more damage, you can swap in Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support.

The skill tree is similar enough that you do not need to make any major deviations. Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows can be used all the way into maps if you like — simply swap in Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support for Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support.

Be sure to pick up Herald of Ice Herald of Ice while leveling and activate it. You can level up Wrath Wrath as you proceed through the game, but do not bother activating it yet, as you simply will not have enough Mana to sustain it with the other two auras running.

FAQ

Which Annointments are Best for my Amulet?

Since our damage is already pretty insane, we can opt to use our Annointment for defense if desired. Here are some recommendations:

  • Throatseeker — Offers great damage
  • Constitution — Large chunk of Maximum Life
  • Freedom of Movement — Best option for Delving as Phasing is virtually required for deep depths
  • Whispers of Doom — Flexible option with high potential for offense or defense and allows you to add a second curse to your Herald of Ice Herald of Ice link, or manual cast for bosses

I’m Always Running out of Mana. How do I sustain?

Make sure you are putting the single point into the Mana Leech wheel near the bottom right of the tree. Alternately, you can use the Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall Jewel to access the Soul Raker notable, which should be more than enough to sustain you.

Playing Without Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall

Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall has long been a staple item of this build, providing everything we could ask for from the Soul Raker Claw node — a healthy amount of Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier alongside Mana and Life Leech. While we have described it as “mandatory” item in the guide above, could this build be played without this essential Jewel?

The answer is, as you might expect, yes — but to varying degrees of effectiveness. If you are playing this build in the extreme end-game, where you are making investments of multiple Exalted Orb Exalted Orbs on each item slot, it is likely you will actually gain noticeable damage by swapping out Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall with a top-tier Abyss jewel. A single point will have to be re-allocated to Mana Leech beneath the Herbalism notable, to compensate for the lost Mana Regeneration. A relatively high level is also necessary to properly make use of the points you will gain, as is an innately high Critical Strike chance, as you will lose a fair amount of it.

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