Ultimate Tornado Shot Deadeye "Like the Wind" Build Guide (PoE Lake of Kaldandra 3.19)




Due to the latest balancing changes, we do not recommend playing this build anymore, as it does not meet the high standards we apply to our guides in terms of fun and performance. We are leaving it up as a reference and it might be revived in a later patch.

The classic clear speed focused bow build is as old as Path of Exile itself, undergoing constant evolution to keep up with the times. Since the release of Windripper Windripper this build has become incredibly popular as a currency farmer, particularly for players hunting The Doctor The Doctor, which builds into the infamous Headhunter Headhunter. Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is one of the fastest and most prolific builds to ever grace Wraeclast’s shores. This is an ability that can clear multiple screens at a time with a single click. Anything that survives the initial salvo is quickly mopped up by Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support — blow through maps like the wind and have no need to look back.

Soul Eater

Although this build can outstrip virtually any other in terms of raw clear speed and magic find potential, one of the key downsides to take note of is its bossing ability. This build may be incredible for farming maps and generating piles of currency, but it is poorly suited for high tier mapping and boss killing. Windripper is all about watching the currency stack up as you blast through maps, bolstered by the Deadeye Ascendacy, which quickens clear speed immensely.

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is most famously played as the Deadeye ascendancy. Deadeye is light and speedy and kicks into the end-game faster than the other two Ranger ascendancies, immediately boosting your clear with high impact bonuses like chaining and additional projectiles. The Deadeye variant is well known for being an exceptional Magic Find build, and is commonly set up as a currency farmer.

Build Assessment


+ Phenomenal clear speed (arguably one of the fastest builds in Path of Exile) — clears multiple screens of enemies with one click

+ Ideal for Currency and Divination Card farming — the quintessential build for hunting The Doctor The Doctor

+ Can function on a moderate budget, but the sky is the limit for investment — great to play and outfit over an entire league

+ Long ranged build that freezes and shatters enemies — safe and satisfying

+ Multiple gear and tree configurations allow you to play the build your way

+ Fits perfectly into party play


Very lackluster boss killer — Uber Elder is doable, but this is not designed to be a boss hunter

Magic Find configuration can feel very squishy in high tier Maps

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is a scaling ability — without investment and levels it is not powerful at all

Requires commitment and heavy investment to be truly “monstrous”

Path of Building

Path of Building for the Magic Find setup of the build is available here.

Included is the recommended set of gear, a full skill tree, and all the gem links needed to get the build to tick.

We use the Path of Building Community Fork for all of our builds, which is highly recommended. If you are encountering errors importing the build, please ensure you are using the Community Fork.

Playstyle and Build Mechanics

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is a hugely popular skill for good reason. It is truly the “shotgun” of Path of Exile, firing off tens of projectiles at a time that cover multiple screens. Anything that is not immediately wiped out by this mass coverage is typically dealt with by shatter-chains caused by Herald of Ice Herald of Ice. Should anything remain standing, the Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support cleans up the remains.

So what kind of playstyle does this create? A fast “fire-and-forget” style of bow build that likes to move very quickly. Players who want to zip through maps as fast as possible will be the ones to truly appreciate and unlock the potential this build contains, pushing some of the highest experience rates possible without any cheesy mechanics or systems to rely on. In most maps you will fire a single Tornado Shot Tornado Shot at the first pack you see and immediately Blink Arrow Blink Arrow towards the next one. Keeping your flasks up does a lot for this build; some of the potent unique options, such as Dying Sun Dying Sun, can nearly double your entire damage output when active. Keeping the Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask active at all times also helps facilitate even more dizzying clear speeds.

Cycling your chosen Vaal Auras, such as Vaal Grace Vaal Grace or Vaal Haste Vaal Haste, can further boost your damage, clear, and survivability. In proper end-game gear, virtually all your additional gem links are optional and can be smoothly swapped out to suit your preference or your party (should you choose to play in a group). If you decide to use Abyss items, such as Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail, you will have fewer options for additional luxury links, but higher damage potential. These types of items are more ideal for party play with an aurabot, as you will not require sockets to fulfill your aura links. If you are utilizing items with traditional sockets you will have access to a few luxury links to kit out your build, such as curses or Power Charge On Critical Support Power Charge On Critical Support.

Where to Aim Tornado Shot

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot should be aimed to land just behind your intended target. This results in the most possible projectiles converging on a single position and conferring the maximum damage to a single area. Aiming Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is extremely important to maximizing damage — unlike many builds, your aim actually has a massive influence over your damage output. First time players of Tornado Shot Tornado Shot will notice a huge difference in their damage by the time they become seasoned veterans.

Passive Skill Trees

These are our recommended Passive Skill Trees:

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

Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links


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

Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon

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

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon Powers

Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items strike a balance between power and cost-effectiveness. If you want to explore more options for Gear (both budget and high-end), Flasks, or get more information on alternatives and specialty items, please ensure you read the Gear, Jewels, and Flasks section in its entirety.

Magic Find

Example Magic Find gear:

MF Setup

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion
Amulet Bisco's Collar Bisco's Collar
Chest Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest or Greed's Embrace Greed's Embrace
Gloves Sadima's Touch Sadima's Touch
Boots Goldwyrm Goldwyrm
Belt Headhunter Headhunter OR String of Servitude (Quantity Roll) OR Bisco's Leash Bisco's Leash
Rings Ventor's Gamble Ventor's Gamble
Weapon Windripper Windripper or Rare Bow
Quiver Rigwald's Quills Rigwald's Quills (maximum clear speed) OR Shaped +1 Projectiles Spike-Point Arrow Quiver Spike-Point Arrow Quiver (all round)

Gear, Jewels, and Flasks Breakdown

End-Game / Hardcore

Example end game gear:

Example Gear

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Rare Helmet or Lightpoacher Lightpoacher (2 Abyssal sockets)
Amulet Rare Amulet (Agate Amulet Agate Amulet is ideal)
Chest Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart or Shroud of the Lightless Shroud of the Lightless (1 Abyssal Socket)
Gloves Rare Gripped Gloves Gripped Gloves or Tombfist Tombfist (2 sockets)
Boots Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail (2 sockets)
Belt Headhunter Headhunter (clearing) OR Stygian Vise Stygian Vise (bosses/all round)
Rings Rare Rings
Weapon Windripper Windripper or Rare Harbinger Bow Harbinger Bow/Imperial Bow Imperial Bow
Quiver Shaped +1 Projectiles Spike-Point Arrow Quiver Spike-Point Arrow Quiver (all round) OR Rigwald's Quills Rigwald's Quills (clearing)

For much more detailed information on the best gear, jewels, and flasks to use, be sure to check out our Gear page.

Gear, Jewels, and Flasks Breakdown


Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is not a suitable skill for leveling. While it may have exceptional scaling and late-game potential, the base damage of this skill is exceptionally low. If you try to level using Tornado Shot Tornado Shot, even with a Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa, you may become frustrated due to a lack of single target damage.

As a reminder, we have several guides to help you level up a character as efficiently and easily as possible.

Bow builds are infamously poor for leveling but it is absolutely possible to do it from scratch, even as a league starter. If it is not a league starting character, however, you will definitely want to get your hands on some leveling gear — even just a Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa and a Storm Cloud Storm Cloud will go a long, long way.

You will want to start out with Split Arrow Split Arrow, linking this to ###item:onslaught-support### and whatever other supports you can get your hands on as soon as possible.

Pick up Precision Precision immediately after killing Brutus and activate it. Avoid leveling this gem past Level 5-6 during the leveling process.

Once you are Level 12 and have entered the Cavern of Wrath, start using Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows as your main skill. Links for Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows are pretty flexible, but we recommend:

  1. Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows (Vaal Rain of Arrows Vaal Rain of Arrows is even better)
  2. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support
  3. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

Most of these gems are obtainable in Act I, but if you are using Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa then you will want to hold on to your ###item:onslaught-support### gem (in place of Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support) for as long as you can, as it is an exceptional gem for boosting leveling speed. Once you feel like you need more damage, you can swap in Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support.

The skill tree is similar enough that you do not need to make any major deviations. Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows can be used all the way into maps if you like — simply swap in Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support for Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support.

Be sure to pick up Herald of Ice Herald of Ice while leveling and activate it. You can level up Wrath Wrath as you proceed through the game, but do not bother activating it yet, as you simply will not have enough Mana to sustain it with the other two auras running.


Which Annointment Should I Use for my Amulet?

Annointments allow you a high degree of flexibility to take notables that make sense within the context of your own gear and power level, so do not be afraid to deviate from these recommendations to take a node that fits your situation better. That said, we advise:

  • Divine Judgement: Grants a fair amount of elemental damage as well as penetration for all our elemental damage, resulting in a big damage increase and better ability to deal with map bosses.
  • Constitution: Great option for bolstering survivability and reducing the possibility of random one-shots.
  • Throatseeker: Competes as a damage option depending on your current gear. Check Path of Building for more accurate comparisons.
  • Utmost Intellect: Might be necessary when running full Magic Find in order to meet gem requirements.

I’m Always Running out of Mana. How do I sustain?

Make sure you are putting the single point into the Mana Leech wheel near the bottom right of the tree. Alternately, you can use the Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall Jewel to access the Soul Raker notable, which should be more than enough to sustain you.

Can I Do X and X with the Build?

Of course! Tornado Shot builds can be built in a variety of ways, and between leagues we have built our own characters in many different ways. If you were to play this build on Hardcore, for example, you would want to acquire the Scion wheel of life and focus more on Life. As long as you have a 6-link, decent Jewels, and Flasks, you are set to clear.

Bisco's Leash Bisco's Leash vs. Perandus Blazon Perandus Blazon vs. String of Servitude ?

Bisco's Leash Bisco's Leash is affordable, provides good Quantity and Rarity, and boosts clear speed noticeably via Rampage. The small upgrade in Quantity from Perandus Blazon Perandus Blazon is absolutely not worth the trade-off, however, the almost triple increase in Quantity from String of Servitude can be attractive. If you are running exclusively Burial Chambers maps and not [yet] using Headhunter Headhunter, the String is the best option. If you are running a Hybrid MF and leveling setup and pushing into a few higher tier maps, Bisco’s will be your best bet in combined MF and clear speed.

Playing Without Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall

Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall has long been a staple item of this build, providing everything we could ask for from the Soul Raker Claw node — a healthy amount of Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier alongside Mana and Life Leech. While we have described it as “mandatory” item in the guide above, could this build be played without this essential Jewel?

The answer is, as you might expect, yes — but to varying degrees of effectiveness. If you are playing this build in the extreme end-game, where you are making investments of multiple Exalted Orb Exalted Orbs on each item slot, it is likely you will actually gain noticeable damage by swapping out Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall with a top-tier Abyss jewel. A single point will have to be re-allocated to Mana Leech beneath the Herbalism notable, to compensate for the lost Mana Regeneration. A relatively high level is also necessary to properly make use of the points you will gain, as is an innately high Critical Strike chance, as you will lose a fair amount of it.

Overall, even with the best possible gear, many players will still opt into Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall for the consistency of Criticals and Leech. It is a matter of preference, though for most players we recommend defaulting to Lioneye’s Fall due to ease of use and effectiveness earlier in the end-game.


  • Adjusted for 3.18 Sentinel League

  • Updated for 3.17 Archnemesis. 

  • 3.16 Scourge; updated POB and rebuilt trees with new gear recommendations.

  • 3.15 Expedition updates.

  • 3.14 Ultimatum updates; fully rebuilt tree from scratch, new gear recs, cluster jewels, and more.

  • 3.13 Ritual; initial updates for Ritual Challenge league. Keep an eye on Occupying Force as it might end up being the best choice once we know how it works.

  • Updated Herald of Ice link.

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  • Initial updates for 3.11 Harvest.

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  • Added Annointment advice.

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  • Updated pros/cons and build assessment.

  • Updated Passive Skill tree.

  • Updated skill trees and made sure the build is accurate for Legion 3.7.

  • Removed conflicting references concerning Blood Rage, updated Gear recommendations, updated Enchants.

  • Added section concerning Lioneye's Fall Jewel.

  • Updated Quiver recommendations and affix priority.

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  • Added a new FAQ section regarding Magic Find belts.

  • Added a new suggested link for Lightpoacher/Tombfist users as well as additional clarity in the gems section.

  • Cleaned up a few sections of the guide.

  • Updated passive skill trees.

  • Updated for Synthesis 3.6.

  • Added new Amulet recommendations for the build.

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