Rain of Arrows Doomfletch's Prism Slayer Build Guide (PoE Harvest 3.11)

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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

Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism rose from the ashes of its once former glory in the 3.7 update, thanks to the new Overwhelm ascendancy notable on the Slayer. A base critical chance of 8%, combined with one of the most powerful damage scaling mechanics in the game, results in an absolutely massive amount of damage, and the rest of the Slayer ascendancy supports it beautifully. Boasting high damage, a cheap starting point, and amazing scaling with high-end gear, this build makes for a great all-around choice at any point in the league.

Build Summary

Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows is a great skill on any budget, as its versatility allows you to excel at both clearing and single target without switching links. This is ideal for this build, as it wants to use the Shroud of the Lightless Shroud of the Lightless body armour, which removes the awkwardness of dealing split elemental damage with its extra Elemental Penetration link. The build’s defenses are helped out by overleech from Soul Tether Soul Tether, Steelskin Steelskin, and a sizeable life pool.

Pros

+ Excellent clearspeed
+ Great and consistent single target damage
+ Cheap to build up enough damage for endgame
+ Near-endless room for growth in gear
+ Great league starter

Cons

- Not SSF friendly, thanks to a few required unique items that are not common
- Depending on demand, the price of the core items can spike

Playstyle and Core Mechanics

Offensively, Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows allows you to cover much of the screen in arrows with a single use. Like any other bow build, Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support helps with quick clearing, thanks to picking off packs you might otherwise not notice, or finishing off stragglers. Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows provides a massive boost to single target damage, storing two uses, with each use dealing 8 times as much damage as a regular attack, while taking the same amount of time. This results in smooth clearing and huge burst DPS on single targets, augmented by the effects of the Slayer ascendancy.

Defensively, this build makes use of Immortal Call Immortal Call or Steelskin Steelskin, high leech rate, and Soul Tether Soul Tether to maintain its life while clearing. On single targets, quick movement and high damage will keep you out of danger most of the time.

The core scaling mechanic of the build is Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism‘s “Gain 100% of physical damage as extra damage of each element” meaning that you scale damage through added flat physical damage. Herald of Purity Herald of Purity, jewelry, abyssal jewels, and Drillneck Drillneck all offer easily accessed physical damage, and Shroud of the Lightless Shroud of the Lightless ensures that your damage is not lost on resistant targets.

Passive Skill Tree

Recommended Level 90 Skill Tree

For more information, be sure to check out the Passive Skill Tree page.

Gems

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

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon

Our Ascendancy, Bandit, and Pantheon Power page has all the details on the choices made for this build.

Gear Summary

For an in depth look at the recommended gear, check out The gear page, but we have some basic outlines here.

Item Slot Item Name
Head Rare Helmet
Amulet Rare Lapis Amulet Lapis Amulet
Chest Shroud of the Lightless Shroud of the Lightless
Gloves Rare Gripped Gloves Gripped Gloves
Boots Rare Gloves
Belt Soul Tether Soul Tether
Rings Rare Ring and Mark of the Elder Mark of the Elder
Weapon Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism
Quiver Drillneck Drillneck

Levelling

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

Leveling this build is quite nice, and it can be run through the game without much alteration. Generally you will have the best time using Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support and Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support, up until you can start using a Doomfletch Doomfletch at level 28. This will provide more than enough damage until endgame, when you should have the currency to pick up an Ancient Doom Ancient Doom prophecy and upgrade to a Doomfletch's Prism Doomfletch's Prism.

FAQ

What map mods do you need to avoid?

The only map mod that absolutely must be avoided is elemental reflect. No leech should usually be avoided as well, unless you happen to have a bit of mana gained on hit on jewelry somewhere.

What are the best anointments for this build?

Any critical strike multiplier nodes is powerful, as well as Tenacity, Lust for Carnage, and Divine Judgement. If you need additional resistances, Diamond Skin offers the best bang for your buck, with a whopping 12% elemental resistances, as well as a bit of movement speed, which is always welcome.

Changelog
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    Updated tree to 3.10.

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    Hey once again thank for another great guide :)
    But I must say a flask and trade search section would be nice

  2. Lydia

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    I totally missed the flask section! Thanks for pointing that out, I’ll get it up in a hurry! And the trade links will be coming, I just had a few issues with the trade site and wanted to get the guide out, it’s working for me now, so they should be updated tonight with those. :)

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    Alright I be waiting :)

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    hey, i’m wondering if other bow skills will work as a main damage-dealing skill in this build ? if yes, are they just as good? and maybe you can give me a few options ?

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    Other bow skills work well, but the reason Rain of Arrows is the recommended skill is that it works well on single target and AoE, without being reliant on a helmet enchant. Because you need to use Shroud of the Lightless in order to have high single target damage, having one skill for both clearing is very nice for it. If you want to use a different skill, Scourge Arrow is probably the best, because it’s also good on single target and AoE. Tornado Shot is the next best for that, but need a helmet enchant to feel really comfortable for single target. Blast Rain is a bit of an off-meta choice, but it’ll still work well, if lacking a bit in AoE. If you’re using a different skill, I recommend using a Barrage setup in your Shroud, with a clearing skill in your bow, where you won’t miss the penetration as much. Lightning Arrow, Ice Shot, and Split Arrow all work well for that. (I’ve tested most of those options, Rain is just the most comfortable for me)

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    Hey Lydia

    I read the whole day builds and now i lost the overview;) Last year i get to 96 and want to go 1 level higher this time.

    I like the description of your build and i like the rain of arrow skill. But it will be my first arrow build i play to higher levels. Is the rain of arrow build the one who go with me up to 97 or would you prefer another build for this aim?

    Its bad to start a new build and then see see only on 93 that i struggle…:)

    Thanks to you, Furty and Vvckd (and all behind) for all your great work. Your site is a pleasure and a great help:)

  7. Lydia

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    This is a pretty strong build, and I’d personally be happy to aim for high levels with it, if that was my goal. It has a lot of room for optimizing gear, so you can be improving your gear over the course of your levelling, so that should keep you from getting too stuck. If you’re worried about progress being a bit too slow, you can try to build more defensively, either on tree or gear, to keep from dying and losing progress, but I personally played this build from a league start through several shaper kills completely deathless, so I think it would make a pretty good choice.

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    The clear is great and I’m loving the build. I’m just having a little issues with single target. I’ve put about 8ex into the build, have the helm enchant, pretty decent jewels. Should I try maim instead of bleed support? Should I was Mirage Archer for a different dps gem?
    I don’t know how to beef up my single target.

    Edited by sonof2tards on December 22nd, 2019

  9. Lydia

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    I can help you out if you link your profile/PoB, otherwise I can’t do much to offer specific advice.

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    https://pastebin.com/7jHejuvt This should work I hope. A side note is that it may not seem like 8 ex, but thats because I have a 2 abyssal Bubonic Trail I was testing with, a 6L Prism, and a spare helmet to use with Bubonic. I said my jewels are “decent” but they’re probably trash. I have to use one for lightning res and one for some str / int boost, but I don’t know if two gems would make that big a difference from what I’m doing now. I have around 2-3ex laying around if you have any purchase suggestions. I’ve always wanted to do a Rain of Arrows / Toxic Rain, so thank you very much for the help.

  11. Lydia

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    The two jewels can be improved, which would bring up your dps by about 60-100K DPS pretty cleanly, and you could swap out your second ring for an Assassin’s Mark ring. A crit multi during flask effect corruption on the belt could help a decent amount, and if you are looking to bump up your single target damage even further, a way to generate power charges on single targets (orb of storms+PCoC) should get you another 100K. With those changes, you should be looking at going from 1.6 million Shaper DPS to about 2.65 million, obviously not counting Vaal RoA or mirage archer.

    Mirage Archer is about as much damage as the next non-awakened support gem, outside of Elemental Focus. If you are looking to boost single target as high as possible, you could swap out Mirage Archer or Chance to Bleed for Elemental Focus, but it’s only really viable if you have a power charge source aside from your Herald setup.

    Assuming you make all those swaps, you can get up to about 2.9 million DPS, without accounting for Mirage Archer or Vaal RoA. That means that, over the first 4 seconds of a fight, you should deal roughly 25 million damage, (Assuming I calculated everything correctly, and assuming you have no charges) which is enough to phase shaper.

    Another swap you COULD make, though I personally don’t like it, is swapping soul tether for a rare Stygian Vise, which allows you to bump your damage up by a bit more, assuming a well rolled EDWAS affix. Or go completely off the deep end, and swap your hat to an Abyssus. That thing provides downright ludicrous damage, at very little cost, with a downside that actually isn’t that relevant in a lot of boss fights.

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    I’ll start working on it. Thank you very much for all the help! One last question though, if I were to use Elemental Focus, should I swap Mirage or Chance to Bleed?

    Edited by sonof2tards on December 23rd, 2019

  13. Lydia

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    It’s up to personal preference, but I personally do NOT like dropping Mirage Archer, so I would drop chance to bleed. I’m glad you’re liking the build!

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    Hello Lydia!

    Currently, I really enjoy this build. However, I don’t know which area I should focus next to improve my dps (im working on getting the trials for uber lab, farming currency for Lioneye Fall). Also, I find coloring the Shroud of the Lightless with 3 Green 2 Red very difficult. I manage to get 3 green 1 red 1 blue (socketed with ROA – Mirage arch – Elemental Focus – Vicious Proj – ele damage with attacks). I do not have curse on hit Assasin Mark ring so I lose all the power charge generate. Any tips on how to color or gem link as well?

    Here is my Pastebin code: https://pastebin.com/bmvw32NZ

  15. Lydia

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    On 28/12/2019 at 2:40 AM, HuyG said

    Hello Lydia!

    Currently, I really enjoy this build. However, I don’t know which area I should focus next to improve my dps (im working on getting the trials for uber lab, farming currency for Lioneye Fall). Also, I find coloring the Shroud of the Lightless with 3 Green 2 Red very difficult. I manage to get 3 green 1 red 1 blue (socketed with ROA – Mirage arch – Elemental Focus – Vicious Proj – ele damage with attacks). I do not have curse on hit Assasin Mark ring so I lose all the power charge generate. Any tips on how to color or gem link as well?

    Here is my Pastebin code: https://pastebin.com/bmvw32NZ

    It should take an average of 183 chromatic orbs to color the body armour, which can definitely be a bit of a pain. I recommend saving up 200-250 of them and spending them all at once. (I got the chromatic numbers from here: https://siveran.github.io/calc.html)

    As for the place to focus on for improving your DPS, I would look to boost damage on flasks with an Atziri’s Promise, Jewels (The trade search on the gear page should offer reasonably affordable options), and a stronger amulet, in that order. After those, picking up your Lioneye’s Fall will be your next big boost, but you should be able to see a pretty significant boost just from spending 10-20C on those gear slots.

    I also recommend picking up a rare helmet with the Rain of Arrows has a 15% chance to fire an additional sequence of arrows enchant, as it is pretty cheap, and you can craft a decent life roll with a few fossils or an essence. The enchant itself offers a 15% more multiplier on single targets.

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    Hello, I am writing to know if you can give me a hand. I am following your guide and I am a bit disappointed, I have a good part of the items in the build, but I am still oneshoted on red maps. Look at my POB and I have 200k of damage or 410k with vaal, and yet it takes forever to kill bosses, the elderslayers do not even try with them. It is a skill of them and BOOM. I started looking for physical t1 and cold damage t1 and although it does damage, it doesn’t make a real difference. I can not imagine planting even the shaper face, and I do not want to have more than 50 ex spent just for the build to work, when there must be cheaper and more damaged builds …
    I’m sorry for bad English, it was with google translator.

    Here is my pastebin: https://pastebin.com/MnJpc2da
  17. Lydia

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    I highly recommend you look to get more life on your gear. With only 4.2K life and 600 ES, you’re pretty likely to get one shot by basically everything in the endgame, and all the dodging you’ll need to do will significantly lower your damage output. None of your jewels have life, your belt only has 50, your amulet has none, and you are using a pure DPS hat. Swapping out some of those can bring you up to 5K+ life, and using a Soul Tether will make your leech a lot better.

    As for damage, 200K PoB is more than enough to do all content in the game, thanks to how the damage actually works out, to roughly 10 times what Path of Building states for your DPS. I would recommend switching from Concentrated Effect to Mirage Archer, for higher DPS uptime and an overall better experience. While the DPS multiplier isn’t quite as high, when you’re dodging it will come out to roughly the same. I would also recommend swapping out your gloves, it is generally reasonably easy to pick up gloves with decent life, resists, and either attack speed or flat physical to attacks.

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    This build was pretty fun until i got to red maps in Delirium and specifically the Lava Chambers boss (Fire and Fury)
    (build is a complete faceroll otherwise, doing delve 130 effortlessly so far)
    Got 180K PoB damage (with all buffs and flasks up) and i can’t outdo his life regen.

    If anyone wants to take a look at my current lvl 90 PoB, please do.

    https://pastebin.com/S4d8vcpZ

    Edit: Going to try Frost Bomb on him, just need to get a Lava Chamber map
    Edit2: Frost Bomb did the trick

    Edited by Randymarsh on April 9th, 2020

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    Hey, I’d love to see a working doomfletch’s prism build, unfortunately the Harvest league changes herald of purity and also i’m not sure if clsuter jevel slots allow to use regular jevels like lioneye’s fall.

    Is there any chance we get a hotfix related to 3.11 patch?

    Edit: Thx ;)

    Edited by Miki_III on June 19th, 2020

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    Hi, i have questions regarding the skilltree:

    1. We don’t need any “new” skills the skilltree brought with it do we, since the given version is not the current skilltree.
    2. In the “90 point skilltree we take ‘Fangs of the Viper’ but it isn’t skilled in the “100 points version”(i guess it’s just forgotten though).
    3. Why don’t we skill “Will of Blades” for more damage since it’s so easy to obtain with the path

    I’m enjoying the build so far :)

    Edited by PeddaNextDoor on June 27th, 2020

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