King of Bows - Voidfletcher Ice Shot / Barrage Deadeye Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links

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Passive Skill Tree

You can find an optimized Path of Building here. Every build I release will use the community fork of Path of Building, which is maintained and updated in a much more regular fashion than the original one. You can find PoB’s Fork, by LocalIdentity, here.

If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, we also have a PoePlanner for you. Do note that PoE Planner does not support Cluster Jewels and some specific unique jewels and it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

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Progression Advice

This build almost exclusively scales off of gear and support links so it doesn’t really matter in particular what you do while leveling. I would advise you to get all you gear before leveling the character (or at least the amount of gear you can afford) so you can equip as much of it as possible when you reach maps. I’ll leave you with this Path of Building to give you an idea as to what I would suggest your tree looks like at the beginning of maps.

If you’re not comfortable with Path of Building, here’s a PoePlanner to give you an idea of how your tree should look like whenever you’re at about that level.

Gem Links

Ice Shot Ice Shot – Main Link (6-Link)

Ice Shot, as mentioned, before relies on getting more than enough damage to feel very nice. That’s also why there is a huge emphasis on Awakened Gems. Obviously, if you can’t afford them, the build won’t instantaneously fall flat but the differences are immense. Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support offers a bit more clear speed, but I suggest you test out regular Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support and either Inspiration Support Inspiration Support or Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support (that doesn’t require you to change socket colors) first to see if you feel better about having more coverage. Inspiration or Hypothermia helps damage and at certain levels of gear it might actually feel better that way, since you already have 5 Additional Projectiles from Dying Sun, Deadeye and Death’s Opus.

  1. Ice Shot Ice Shot
  2. Awakened Cold Penetration Support Awakened Cold Penetration Support
  3. Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  4. Awakened Added Cold Damage Support Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
  5. Awakened Chain Support Awakened Chain Support
  6. Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Support or Inspiration Support Inspiration Support

Barrage Barrage – Single Target Damage

Barrage is a bow’s best single target skill, but in this case it also makes it easy to unload all of your Void Shots instantaneously, which is a nice upside. At top levels of gear, both of these combined will reach over 10 Million sustained DPS which is incredible.

  1. Barrage Barrage
  2. Inspiration Support Inspiration Support
  3. Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  4. Awakened Added Cold Damage Support Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
  5. Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support
  6. Awakened Cold Penetration Support Awakened Cold Penetration Support

Debuffs – Cast when Damage Taken setup

Because manually casting a Hex, a source of Exposure, and a Mark is incredibly tedious, I chose to link two of those to a Cast when Damage Taken setup. Frost Bomb takes care of the exposure, and Frostbite is your hex of choice for this build. Wherever you socket this setup you’ll have a single free gem socket which is used for Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark. You do have to still cast your Mark manually, which will remove your Frostbite, but the Mark is a lot stronger in almost every scenario.

  • Optionally: you can get a pair of Tombfist Tombfist with “Curses enemies with level # Elemental Weakness on hit” Corruption, which would be better than a level 5 Frostbite, as it’d be more reliable (in which case you would drop the Sniper’s Mark altogether).
  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 1)
  2. Frost Bomb Frost Bomb (Level 10)
  3. Frostbite Frostbite (Level 5)
  1. Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark

Optional Changes for swapping to Asenath's Chant Asenath's Chant

So basically as this helmet automates all of the above, it frees up some sockets. Additionally, as it relies more up time on Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark, I think it’s safe to forego another curse entirely. Instead you can run a triggered spell that is linked to Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support to generate power charges to further amplify your damage. Here’s the setup I recommend in the Asenaths. More about this helmet can be found in the

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  1. Frost Bomb Frost Bomb (As high as Intelligence allows)
  2. Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark
  3. Ice Spear Ice Spear (As high as Intelligence allows)
  4. Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support

Optionally, the Ice Spear could be replaced by an Ensnaring Arrow Ensnaring Arrow as it also provides a reliable DPS increase but I have never tested the viability of it generating power charges.

Auras and Buffs

Use Blood Rage Blood Rage at the start of the map, as it offers incredible damage. You should have enough sustain to not make it feel clunky whatsoever. Withering Step Withering Step is best bound on your Left Mouse Button as that guarantees full uptime, which is nice since it is one of your core defensive mechanics. Hatred Hatred and Precision Precision are the two Auras of your choosing. You can level up Precision a couple times, but I’d advise you to always make sure you have at least 80 Mana unreserved.

  1. Hatred Hatred
  2. Precision Precision (level 7)
  3. Blood Rage Blood Rage
  4. Withering Step Withering Step

Herald and Movement Skill

Since you’re using two Abyssal Sockets on your Tombfist Tombfist, you’re giving up on two additional gem sockets. In the two remaining sockets on the Tombfists, you’re going to put the Herald of Ice Herald of Ice and your Blink Arrow Blink Arrow. Herald of Ice helps your clear even more and offers some substantial damage, while Blink Arrow is only used to get over gaps, as Withering Step + a Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask is generally always faster on this build.

  1. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  2. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow

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Changelog

  • Updated for Ritual 3.13.

  • Build added.

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    It looks like the Path of Building Pastebin is outdated :(

  2. TbXie

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    On 14/01/2021 at 2:37 PM, Icke said

    It looks like the Path of Building Pastebin is outdated :(

    At the point of the update there was no deadeye update in PoB yet. An Item was edited to reflect those changes.

    Whenever I’m done updating everything, I’ll start updating PoB’s to the new version of PoB that launched this morning!

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    Okay nice thanks! :) I will start my first Ranger tomorrow so thanks for this Guide/Build.

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    Why not mirage archer with the new passive? The voidflecher will stack with that.

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    On 14/01/2021 at 5:54 PM, Superkhoy said

    Why not mirage archer with the new passive? The voidflecher will stack with that.

    Because as of now we don’t know how good / clunky / bad it is. I don’t think it’s as great as people give it credit for and what would you give up for it? 25% Single Target from Endless Munitions or Chain? I don’t think you give up any of those.

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    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

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    On 15/01/2021 at 3:38 AM, TruePizza said

    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

    Yes, if you can find an extra 2 Ascendancy Nodes. I think I mentioned this in the Ritual League overview .. The idea of being at range feels super nice .. but what do you drop? Endless Munitions is too much damage and dropping ricochet really isn’t an option (maaaybe you could do so when u have woke chain support?)

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    On 15/01/2021 at 4:10 AM, TbXie said

    On 15/01/2021 at 3:38 AM, TruePizza

    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

    Yes, if you can find an extra 2 Ascendancy Nodes. I think I mentioned this in the Ritual League overview .. The idea of being at range feels super nice .. but what do you drop? Endless Munitions is too much damage and dropping ricochet really isn’t an option (maaaybe you could do so when u have woke chain support?)

    I haven’t played deadeye yet so I don’t know much about the tankyness of the class but coudn’t you drop windward for it so you lose some dmg reduction but gain range maybe it is worth it.

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    On 15/01/2021 at 4:57 AM, TruePizza said

    On 15/01/2021 at 4:10 AM, TbXie

    On 15/01/2021 at 3:38 AM, TruePizza

    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

    Yes, if you can find an extra 2 Ascendancy Nodes. I think I mentioned this in the Ritual League overview .. The idea of being at range feels super nice .. but what do you drop? Endless Munitions is too much damage and dropping ricochet really isn’t an option (maaaybe you could do so when u have woke chain support?)

    I haven’t played deadeye yet so I don’t know much about the tankyness of the class but coudn’t you drop windward for it so you lose some dmg reduction but gain range maybe it is worth it.

    I think windward is INSANE on the new deadeye but you can always play aroudn with it and see how it feels to you? It’s only 10 regrets orbs after all to swap around a bit and see what feels nicer

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    On 15/01/2021 at 5:07 AM, TbXie said

    On 15/01/2021 at 4:57 AM, TruePizza

    On 15/01/2021 at 4:10 AM, TbXie

    On 15/01/2021 at 3:38 AM, TruePizza

    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

    Yes, if you can find an extra 2 Ascendancy Nodes. I think I mentioned this in the Ritual League overview .. The idea of being at range feels super nice .. but what do you drop? Endless Munitions is too much damage and dropping ricochet really isn’t an option (maaaybe you could do so when u have woke chain support?)

    I haven’t played deadeye yet so I don’t know much about the tankyness of the class but coudn’t you drop windward for it so you lose some dmg reduction but gain range maybe it is worth it.

    I think windward is INSANE on the new deadeye but you can always play aroudn with it and see how it feels to you? It’s only 10 regrets orbs after all to swap around a bit and see what feels nicer

    What is windward?

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    On 15/01/2021 at 2:22 PM, Superkhoy said

    On 15/01/2021 at 5:07 AM, TbXie

    On 15/01/2021 at 4:57 AM, TruePizza

    On 15/01/2021 at 4:10 AM, TbXie

    On 15/01/2021 at 3:38 AM, TruePizza

    Would it make sense to give up point blank and somehow use far shot so you don’t have to melee bosses?

    Yes, if you can find an extra 2 Ascendancy Nodes. I think I mentioned this in the Ritual League overview .. The idea of being at range feels super nice .. but what do you drop? Endless Munitions is too much damage and dropping ricochet really isn’t an option (maaaybe you could do so when u have woke chain support?)

    I haven’t played deadeye yet so I don’t know much about the tankyness of the class but coudn’t you drop windward for it so you lose some dmg reduction but gain range maybe it is worth it.

    I think windward is INSANE on the new deadeye but you can always play aroudn with it and see how it feels to you? It’s only 10 regrets orbs after all to swap around a bit and see what feels nicer

    What is windward?

    The new Deadeye Ascendancy Point

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    You mentioned that this build could be played as a magic find build. Me and a mate are considering going an aurabot and this build for carry. But is the skill tree just the exact same, while replacing items with magic find items, or how does that work exactly?

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    On 19/01/2021 at 11:08 PM, Sebmik said

    You mentioned that this build could be played as a magic find build. Me and a mate are considering going an aurabot and this build for carry. But is the skill tree just the exact same, while replacing items with magic find items, or how does that work exactly?

    Yeah, Pretty much. I recommend setting a target (Like : Farm T6 maps (not sure what tiers maps are this league yet)) and then when you get there start taking of damage items until you’re like “yeah this feels nice” cause bow builds nowadays do struggle with damage when they’re full MF (especially without HH)

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    Hi,
    Thanks for your great guide!
    At about what level do you recommend switching from Rain of Arrows to Ice shot?
    Is it already manageable at level 65 after 2 labyrinth (without the extra 2 shots) and without awakened gems?
    I like taking my time doing all quests and am only in Act 8 sofar.
    Thanks for your advice :)

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    On 22/01/2021 at 10:57 PM, Jonan said

    Hi,
    Thanks for your great guide!
    At about what level do you recommend switching from Rain of Arrows to Ice shot?
    Is it already manageable at level 65 after 2 labyrinth (without the extra 2 shots) and without awakened gems?
    I like taking my time doing all quests and am only in Act 8 sofar.
    Thanks for your advice :)

    I think you don’t want to swap before maps at least.

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    On 22/01/2021 at 10:57 PM, Jonan said

    Hi,
    Thanks for your great guide!
    At about what level do you recommend switching from Rain of Arrows to Ice shot?
    Is it already manageable at level 65 after 2 labyrinth (without the extra 2 shots) and without awakened gems?
    I like taking my time doing all quests and am only in Act 8 sofar.
    Thanks for your advice :)

    Not the author but currently playing this build I switched once I had Death’s Opus and Ice shot was socketed in 6L Tabula Rasa and it did about the same dmg as Rain of Arrows

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    Bro. You have 134 points at level 97 in your tree (from your POB) .. i mean wtf ? i don’t understand how you reach so much DPS with the items from your POB

    Anyway i was looking arround to find some ideas and stuff to improve my 1st POE build that was IS/Barrage. It was for Delirium. Since i didn’t play. I made a Bleed Bow for Ritual but still looking to reach level 100 + upgrade my DPS and Life for my Deadeye.
    I want something like 6K life and 14/15M DPS.

    Also i’m French so it’s tricky to undestand some choices like Wind Dance. To me it looks garbage…

    Do you guys have any idea ?

    - I’m looking to change a cluster jewel to Cold to the Core
    - Cold Damage for Voidfletcher (1 more arrow is to expensive)

    Here is my POB : https://pastebin.com/WQZ8tHwG

    TY&GL =)

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    Thanks for the guide I’m loving the build so far. Quick question: How do you deal with the Atziri fight? Even if you use barrage, your +1 Chain sometimes hits the Atziri holding the mirror and you die real fast.

  19. TbXie

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    On 25/01/2021 at 2:35 PM, KOSMOS said

    Bro. You have 134 points at level 97 in your tree (from your POB) .. i mean wtf ? i don’t understand how you reach so much DPS with the items from your POB

    Anyway i was looking arround to find some ideas and stuff to improve my 1st POE build that was IS/Barrage. It was for Delirium. Since i didn’t play. I made a Bleed Bow for Ritual but still looking to reach level 100 + upgrade my DPS and Life for my Deadeye.
    I want something like 6K life and 14/15M DPS.

    Also i’m French so it’s tricky to undestand some choices like Wind Dance. To me it looks garbage…

    Do you guys have any idea ?

    - I’m looking to change a cluster jewel to Cold to the Core
    - Cold Damage for Voidfletcher (1 more arrow is to expensive)

    Here is my POB : https://pastebin.com/WQZ8tHwG

    TY&GL =)

    Not sure where your comment is coming from but the PoB for me has a correct amount of points? Wind Dancer is one of the best keystones in the game. It makes you effectively take 20% less damage when it matters!

  20. TbXie

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    On 26/01/2021 at 7:01 AM, hellrazzer24 said

    Thanks for the guide I’m loving the build so far. Quick question: How do you deal with the Atziri fight? Even if you use barrage, your +1 Chain sometimes hits the Atziri holding the mirror and you die real fast.

    You’d have to swap to a Sybil’s + Pantheon to avoid Reflect entirely.

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