Doomfletch's Prism Rain of Arrows Trickster Build Guide (PoE Delirium 3.10)

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This build is not updated for the current patch, but we have evaluated it and we consider it to still work as intended. You can try it out, but you may find slight differences between this guide and the current game state. Although viable, this build is not considered strong enough to be an optimal play choice during this league.

Guide Format

This build guide is split over multiple pages, both to prevent it from getting too long, as well as to help you better find the information you are looking for. In addition to the current page, which presents general information about the build and also contains a Leveling and FAQ section, we have the following pages:

Introduction

The Doomfletch’s Prism Rain of Arrows Trickster is a type of character that is purely built around a single build-enabling unique item. In this case the item is Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism, a very powerful Bow that, if properly used, can deal immense amounts of damage. We choose the Trickster this time around simply because with a fast hitting skill like Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows we can make great use of Harness the Void; these extra damage calculations also work very well with how the Bow’s extra damage is scaled. The Trickster is a very balanced ascendancy class overall and provides a lot of survivability along with all the extra damage.

Build Summary

The build’s only requirement is the Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism, which is a Fated version of the regular Doomfletch Doomfletch unique Bow. The Bow is upgraded by using the Ancient Doom Ancient Doom Prophecy. You can buy the Bow off the market or upgrade it yourself; the process is very easy and not expensive. Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall allows us to pick up very efficient Critical and Leech nodes and should also be acquired as soon as possible. Besides that, we focus on stacking a lot of Physical damage added to Attacks on Quiver, Rings, Amulet, and Abyssal jewels.

Pros & Cons

Pros

+ Hardcore viable
+ Great single target damage
+ Most enemies will not reach you due to your long range and constant Critical Strikes that freeze everything

Cons

- Bad Physical damage mitigation
- Cannot do Reflect maps

Playstyle

Offensively, dropping a single Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows on a pack of monsters will be enough to obliterate it; the vaal version of the skill should be used against tough single targets. Staying aggressive will prove to be very efficient, since this will allow you to sustain Power and Frenzy charges via Swift Killer.

Defensively, keeping your distance in such a build is very important. Steelskin Steelskin and Vaal Grace Vaal Grace should be used in sticky situations. A Decoy Totem Decoy Totem will distract enemies while you deal tons of damage from distance.

For playstyle, you should stay aggressive and keep in mind you have a lot of defensive power through your utility skills. The build has decent Life and Mana leech, so you will not have any issues with sustain. Staying as far as possible from monsters will result in extra damage via the Longshot passive node.

Passive tree

This is the endgame passive skill tree for the build. You have the option to drop some damage in order to pick more Life, which will result in more than 180% increased maximum Life on the passive skill tree, which is very respectable. This tree is designed with having Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall in mind; if you do not have the Jewel, simply drop that Jewel socket and all the Claw nodes around it and pick more Life and damage elsewhere.

For more information, be sure to check out the passive skill tree page.

Passive Tree Page

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheons

Our Ascendancy, Bandit, and Pantheon Power page goes into detail about all the choices you need to make in these regards.

Ascendancy, Bandits, Pantheons Page

Gems

We go over all of the gem links this build uses in the end-game on our Gem Link page.

Gem Link Page

Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items provide a good balance between offense and defense and are enough to deal with the endgame, although there is definitely a room for improvement. Please ensure you read the Gear, Jewels and Flasks page in its entirety.

Gear Page

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head
Amulet Rare Amulet
Chest Loreweave Loreweave
Gloves Oskarm Oskarm
Boots Rare Boots
Belt Rare Belt
Rings Rare Steel Ring Steel Rings
Bow Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism
Quiver Rare Quiver

Leveling

As a reminder, we have several guides to help you level up a character.

The character can be leveled really fast and easy if you have a few leveling unique items.

Leveling Trees

This is the early version of the passive skill tree you should be using, as in every other Critical-based build, we recommend investing into Critical nodes after level 55-60.

Useful Leveling Unique Items

As you begin a new character, there are few unique items that can boost your power exponentially. Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa allows you to have a 6-Linked skill as early as you get the gems. Wanderlust Wanderlust gives a decent movement speed, which will make your leveling that much more efficient. Goldrim Goldrim provides a lot of elemental resistances, this will let you worry less about gearing when approaching certain Act encounters. A simple Storm Cloud Storm Cloud will carry you up to level 40, when you can finally start using Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism.

If you are a new player (or if this is your first character for the league), then note that obtaining these items will be very difficult, if not impossible. They are rare drops, which you can otherwise only acquire if you have saved up currency, so do not focus on them too much, and instead simply look for items that match the affix priorities listed in the gearing section above.

Gem Progression

Using Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa will allow you to have 6-Link gem setups early on, which is why we show such examples below. If you cannot get Tabula Rasa (or another item with a 6-Link), then simply prioritize the first gems in each link provided below.

In order to acquire gems that are not available to your class as a quest reward, simply ask a friend to buy them off vendors for you, or buy them yourself from Sioasa in The Library in Act III Library.

From level 1, you should use the following link.

  1. Ice Shot Ice Shot
  2. Pierce Support Pierce Support
  3. Onslaught Support Onslaught Support

At level 4, you should pick Decoy Totem Decoy Totem, Dash Dash and Steelskin Steelskin.

By level 8, your Ice Shot Ice Shot should look like this.

  1. Ice Shot Ice Shot
  2. Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support
  3. Pierce Support Pierce Support
  4. Onslaught Support Onslaught Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support

At level 10, you should get Blink Arrow Blink Arrow for additional mobility, along with Precision Precision.

At level 12, you should drop your Ice Shot Ice Shot for the following Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows gem setup.

  1. Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows
  2. Onslaught Support Onslaught Support
  3. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  4. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support

At level 16, you should pick Herald of Purity Herald of Purity and Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone.

By level 18, your Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows gem link should look like this.

  1. Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows
  2. Onslaught Support Onslaught Support
  3. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  4. Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support

Once you equip Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism at level 40, your Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows should look like this.

  1. Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows
  2. Chance to Bleed Support Chance to Bleed Support
  3. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  5. Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support
  6. Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support

FAQ

What map mods should be avoided?

Reflect and Cannot Leech map mods should be avoided at all costs.

Conclusion

The Doomfletch’s Prism Rain of Arrows Trickster is a Bow character that deals its damage from great distance. This is achieved by taking advantage of the Bow’s very powerful damage gain mechanic; the build deals all types of damage simply because in we scale Physical damage, which is then gained as an extra damage of each Element; then we have Trickster’s Harness the Void which can result in a lot of extra Chaos damage.

Changelog
  •   

    Revisited and updated for Delirium 3.10. The build remains as solid as before.

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    Revisited and updated for Metamorph 3.9. The build is buffed via changes to Rain of Arrows.

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    Revisited and updated passive trees for Blight 3.8. The build pretty much remains untouched with the exception of the slight nerf to Ghost Dance, which is practically nothing to worry about.

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    Build added.

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    what should i use for 2nd 6 link?

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