Top Clear Speed - Kinetic Blast Deadeye Build Guide (PoE Metamorph 3.9)

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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

The Kinetic Blast Deadeye is a character that is specifically built to clear as fast as possible. While the build’s clear is one of the best in the game considering its low budget, it has low single target damage output. The character is an attack-based Wander that mainly gains its damage via Esh's Mirror Esh's Mirror; this unique Shield allows you to reach immense amounts of added Lightning damage as long as you have an active playstyle and deal enough Lightning damage to Shock enemies.

Build Summary

The build is a great choice when it comes to farming content early in the league, simply because you will do it way more efficiently than most of the builds out there, which will allow you to stack up on a lot of currency. The build has several recommended items that greatly augment it, although you can play without them too. Esh's Mirror Esh's Mirror is what makes the build very powerful and basically allows you to one-shot several packs of monsters with a single attack. Considering we are stacking a lot of Evasion Rating, Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest will allow us to reach very high Movement Speed. Piscator's Vigil Piscator's Vigil is a great unique Wand that is simply perfect for every Elemental damage stacking attack-based Wander. A simple Thunderfist Thunderfist will allow you to run on a budget 5-Link early on. Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion will improve your clear speed potential even further.

Pros & Cons

Pros

+ Hardcore viable
+ One of the best clear speeds in the game
+ Can be an insane MF character (but requires a lot of investment)
+ Active playstyle, fun to play

Cons

- The build basically is tailored around the idea of clearing as fast as possible and has little to no single target damage

Playstyle

Offensively, being as aggressive as possible will ensure you get an amazing amount of Lightning damage added to attacks via Esh's Mirror Esh's Mirror. Considering we are playing Deadeye and acquiring Far Shot, we should preferably attack from afar for maximum damage output.

Defensively, the build reaches vast amounts of Evasion Rating, which works great in combination with Acrobatics and Phase Acrobatics. The Kinetic Blast Deadeye also acquires a lot of reliable Life leech and a decent amount of Life on the passive tree. Decoy Totem Decoy Totem will distract enemies and help you get them close to walls, which will ease the single target fights by a considerable amount.

For Playstyle, attacking once or twice and moving forward is what you should be mainly doing. Stacking the extra damage from Esh's Mirror Esh's Mirror will allow you to have enough damage to clear even if your other gear is still bad. Blood Rage Blood Rage will provide more damage if you are comfortable with using the skill without purely sustaining the degeneration effect with Life Regeneration (you may not want to use it at all if you choose to utilize Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support).

Passive Tree

This is the endgame passive skill tree.

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

Gems

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

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion
Amulet Rare Amulet
Chest Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest
Gloves Tombfist Tombfist
Boots Rare Boots
Belt Rare Stygian Vise Stygian Vise
Rings 2x Ventor's Gamble Ventor's Gamble
Weapon Piscator's Vigil Piscator's Vigil
Quiver Esh's Mirror Esh's Mirror

Leveling

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

The character should be leveled with Bows early on due to how clunky Wand attack skills feel.

Leveling Passive Trees

This is what your passive skill tree should look like around level 50.

Considering you will probably be leveling with a unique Bow like Storm Cloud Storm Cloud and The Tempest The Tempest we do not need many damage nodes in order to get through the content.

Useful leveling uniques

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.

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 Ice Herald of Ice and Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder.

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

FAQ

What map mods should be avoided?

No Regeneration maps are doable but very nasty to deal with. Elemental Reflect cannot be done.

Conclusion

The Kinetic Blast Deadeye is a great candidate when it comes to choosing a fast-clearing or even Magic Finding build. The build excels at clearing content fast but has very low boss-fighting potential.

Changelog
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    Revisited and updated for Metamorph 3.9. The build remains as solid at clearing as before.

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    Revisited and updated passive trees. The build remains unchanged and works as intended.

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    Build added.

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    Can someone tell me what best Labyrinth Enchantment for Kinetic blast ?

  2. Vvckd

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    On 08/09/2019 at 10:01 PM, T0CKiE said

    Can someone tell me what best Labyrinth Enchantment for Kinetic blast ?

    Hey, “Kinetic Blast has a 75% chance for an additional explosion” is the best choice at the moment.

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    Anyway we can get a Path of Building link?

  4. Vvckd

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    On 11/12/2019 at 7:56 PM, Dohram said

    Anyway we can get a Path of Building link?

    Hey, for now we mainly focus on updating build guides on the site and do not create PoB links.

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