Lightning Strike Raider Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

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Passive Skill Tree and PoB Link

This is the Endgame Goal Passive Skill Tree for the build.

You can find the Path of Building for the Endgame Goal right here. This PoB was created using the PoB Community Fork, managed by LocalIdentity. If you are using the official Path of Building, developed by OpenArl, you might not be able to access all the relevant information. We recommend switching over to the Community Fork for the best experience.

This is the Leveling Passive Skill Tree for the build. Try to aim to pick up these nodes FIRST, before moving onto the Endgame Goal Tree. Also make absolutely sure you have picked up the one Poison Chance node on the bottom right corner. It’s imperative for the Crit Immunity to function.

Gems

Lightning Strike Lightning Strike will be our signature skill, which should ideally be used in a 6-Link. For mobility, you should use Whirling Blades Whirling Blades. Blood Rage Blood Rage is an offensive buff that should be active all the time once you have enough Life Regeneration to sustain it.

Your ideal buff setup looks like this: Grace Grace, Herald of Ice Herald of Ice, Precision Precision and Defiance Banner Defiance Banner. If you want to opt into more single-target over clear-speed, replace Herald of Ice Herald of Ice with Anger Anger.

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.

Lightning Strike (6-Link)

Lightning Strike Lightning Strike is a melee attack with a ranged/projectile component. We focus on scaling untyped damage modifiers, rather than melee or projectile fosued ones, as they will apply to everything. We recommend one link that works great for both clearing and single target.

  1. Vaal Lightning Strike Vaal Lightning Strike (level 12)
  2. Ancestral Call Support Ancestral Call Support (level 4)
  3. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support (level 8) for damage
  4. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support (level 8) for damage
  5. Multistrike Support Multistrike Support (level 38) for damage/speed
  6. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support (level 18)

For your end-game setup, the following will likely be our best-in-slot gem setup:

  1. Lightning Strike Lightning Strike
  2. Trinity Support Trinity Support
  3. Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support
  4. Awakened Multistrike Support Awakened Multistrike Support
  5. Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support OR Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  6. Nightblade Support Nightblade Support

Vigilant Strike (3-Socket)

Vigilant Strike Vigilant Strike will be our main-provider for Fortify Support Fortify Support. Due to the 3.16 changes, we need to link it with a couple of damage links to get the full benefit, but hopefully a 3-link will suffice for this.

  1. Vigilant Strike Vigilant Strike
  2. Ancestral Call Support Ancestral Call Support
  3. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support (can later be replaced by Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support for a marginal increase in damage)

Whirling Blades (3-Link)

Whirling Blades Whirling Blades is your main mobility skill which will let you dodge lethal game mechanics and make you more time-efficient in general, by allowing you to cover great distances very rapidly.

  1. Whirling Blades Whirling Blades
  2. Fortify Support Fortify Support
  3. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

CWDT-Setup (4-Link)

  1. Withering Step Withering Step (level 10)
  2. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support (level 20)
  3. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 3)
  4. Immortal Call Immortal Call (level 5)

Other Gems

Grace Grace, Herald of Ice Herald of Ice, Precision Precision will be your perfect aura setup. Feel free to include an eEnlighten Support Enlighten Support to free up more mana if necessary. If you want to opt into more single-target over clear-speed, replace Herald of Ice Herald of Ice with Anger Anger.

Blood Rage Blood Rage should be active all the time. Make sure to pick up a Poacher's Mark Poacher's Mark as soon as possible (“Lost in Love” Act 3), to greatly enhance your single-target damage during leveling and early-maps. Later on you can remove it from your setup.
Simply mark the boss you’re fighting and you’ll have a WAY easier time, as it provides a great deal of flat damage, overwhelm and life/Mana on hit throughout the fight.

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