Tornado Shot Deadeye "Like the Wind" Build Guide (PoE Blight 3.8)

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Introduction

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

Few builds can rival the incredible clear speed and magic find potential of this one, but a leviathan slayer it is not. While this build may be incredible for farming maps and generating piles of currency, 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.

Raider, on the other hand, is a stronger end-game mapper and has a better time with bosses. If you would rather try that instead, check out our Tornado Shot Raider Build Guide.

Build Assessment

Pros

+ 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

Weaknesses

Lackluster boss killer — Uber Elder is doable, but this is not designed to be a boss hunter
Magic Find configuration can feel squishy in high tier Maps
Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is a scaling ability — without investment and levels it is not powerful
Requires commitment and heavy investment to be truly monstrous

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. 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. 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

With this build in particular, there are some noteworthy differences between the trees. While the “Classic” build is perfectly capable of reaching maximum level in a seasoned player’s hands, it is not recommended for new players unless currency farming is your only priority. If leveling past 93 is a priority for you and you have not played a bow build before, it is recommended to use the “Survivability” tree and Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart, which adds a significant amount of stability to the build.

For clarity’s sake, the choice you are making here is between really fast clear speed and really really fast clear speed. If you’re planning on farming exclusively Shaped Burial Chambers, for example, it is best to go with the “Classic” variant, as it will generally clear a few seconds faster per map, which adds up if you farm the map a hundred times every day, and you aren’t likely to die. If you’re planning on venturing into Red Tier maps, you should modify the “Classic” build or choose one of the “Survivability” builds, as the “seconds” you save will likely be lost in hours of extra grinding due to the deaths you accrue.

Make sure you put a point into Mana Leech in the bottom right part of the tree, otherwise you will encounter issues sustaining your damage. Bow builds occasionally hit power troughs where you have a heavy Mana expenditure due to reaching your 6-Link, but you do not yet have enough scaling to support the drain on 10% Leech alone. If this is the case for your exile, spec out of Mana Leech and put two points into Mind Drinker on the upper part of the tree instead. Once your damage improves, you can swap the configuration back.

Classic

This build is intended primarily for clear speed and farming, and has very powerful damage. Experienced Windripper Windripper players will have no trouble clearing to 100 with this build, but it is not recommended for Hardcore leagues. Use any remaining points to grab the Jewel near Profane Chemistry, as well as a few additional points in the Revenge of the Hunted wheel. If you’re ever struggling with Mana, put a point into Mana Leech below the Herbalism notable. This version leaves room for a second 6-Link item.

Like most Tornado Shot Tornado Shot builds, the pathing of this tree is very flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs. For example, if you find yourself wanting more tank value, consider stopping at Blood Drinker on the upper part of the tree, instead of continuing up through Resourcefulness. The points can then be allocated to path through Master of the Arena and up into the Constitution wheel, offer a large amount of extra Life.

Acrobatics can be acquired whenever it feels necessary. Typically we recommend picking this up in the latter half of the game, around the time you are looking to do Cruel Labyrinth. You will want to snap up all the Critical Strike nodes you can as you are leveling up — Lethality, King of the Hill, and Assassination are all exceptional notables to get your damage online as soon as possible.

Survivability / Hardcore

With 199% Increased Maximum Life, an abundance of Increased Evasion and Dodge chance, and a staggering 8 Jewel Sockets, this variant of the build isn’t easy to kill. The best part is that you will still have no trouble ripping through packs, usually clearing the entire multiple screens of enemies in a single shot. This version of the build utilizes Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart.

This variant is not limited exclusively to Hardcore, although this tree and similar versions are most played on that ladder. The tree used in this edition is best suited for players who wish to maximize experience per hour and reach level 100 as reliably as possible, as it clears quickly and is significantly less prone to random deaths than the “Classic” variant, especially once you enter Red Tier maps.

Point Blank

Point Blank is an optional choice for Tornado Shot Tornado Shot builds, and many players fall on both sides of preference. If you are not sure how you feel about Point Blank in this build, here are some very general rules of thumb:

  • Point Blank is a better choice for single-target damage
  • Playing without Point Blank offers better clear
  • Point Blank can be an asset very early on if you are struggling to kill bosses and rares

Overall, the power of Point Blank has its ups and downs depending on your gear. In very low gear levels, you may have an easier time dealing with Rares and Bosses. In mid range gear it is more of a matter of preference, as your clear will usually be noticeably quicker without it once Rares are no longer an issue, but your boss damage will suffer without it.

In end-game gear (30-35 Exalted Orb Exalted Orbs invested or more) the balance usually swings back towards Point Blank, as your Tornado Shot Tornado Shot should still be instantly killing everything, even at long range with the damage reduction. This will give you more damage to fight bosses without experiencing the typically reduction in clear speed.

Gems

Tornado Shot Tornado Shot is our primary skill, and is always used for clearing. Tornado Shot may also be used for dealing with bosses, particularly once you have additional projectile items such as the Labyrinth enchant and Dying Sun Dying Sun. A second 5/6-link can also be utilized by using Barrage Barrage, which can significantly bolster your boss damage early on.

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice and Wrath Wrath, and Precision Precision are run as our auras, granting extremely high elemental damage and screen shatter. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow affords us mobility and the ability to quickly reposition.

Our Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support + Immortal Call Immortal Call link also incorporates a Vaal skill, which does not trigger from CWDT, but does benefit from the Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support gem. Either Vaal Grace Vaal Grace or Vaal Haste Vaal Haste can be used, depending on what level of map(s) you plan on farming.

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.

Tornado Shot 6-Link

Here are the recommended end-game links for Tornado Shot Tornado Shot, in order of priority.

  1. Tornado Shot Tornado Shot
  2. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  3. Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
  4. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  5. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support
  6. Increased Critical Damage Support Increased Critical Damage Support

The sixth link is relatively flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs. Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support and Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support are both superior choices when you are starting out with low gear, and Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support can be exceptional if you can stay on full life. Blood Rage Blood Rage works with Damage on Full Life, which makes it the best possible choice for virtually all situations whenever it can be maintained, in standard gear. This is best calculated through Path of Building. Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support is another alternative that provides organic Frenzy Charge generation and additional chance to freeze.

Secondary 6-Link (Chest) or Weapon Swap (Chin Sol Chin Sol)

If you are using Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart, you must use Chin Sol Chin Sol or +# Level to Gems Bow as a weapon swap or simply drop this link from the build.

Barrage Link

If you opt to incorporate Barrage Barrage, you should set it up as a secondary 5/6-link that’s primary purpose is single target damage. Once you have enough additional projectiles and the Tornado Shot Tornado Shot enchant, however, this link becomes redundant as Tornado Shot Tornado Shot will typically outperform Barrage Barrage.

  1. Barrage Barrage
  2. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  3. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  4. Increased Critical Damage Support Increased Critical Damage Support
  5. Slower Projectiles Support Slower Projectiles Support
  6. Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support

Damage on Full Life Support Damage on Full Life Support can result in the highest possible damage for a 6th link, but can be difficult to pull off, as you are standing directly in the face of your enemy when using Barrage Barrage. With good enough movement and positioning it is the superior choice, however, you will have to decide for yourself whether it suits your preferences and capabilities.

If you are using Barrage Barrage you must use Point Blank — or a corrupted quiver (such as Drillneck Drillneck with a Point Blank implicit — for it to be at all effective.

No Barrage Link

Some players find the Barrage Barrage link unnecessary, as once you enchant your helm with +2 Tornado Shot Tornado Shot projectiles the damage becomes quite comparable to Barrage, even on a single target. Tornado Shot also affords greater kiting and the Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support gem only empowers this niche. If you don’t feel like Barrage is a necessary addition to your build, you can use the chest sockets/links to fulfill whatever purpose you like. You can also fit in extra gems for convenience or leveling, such as Portal Portal or Empower Support Empower Support.

Auras 4-Link

This is the only required 4-Link in the build.

  1. Wrath Wrath
  2. Precision Precision*
  3. Vaal Grace Vaal Grace / Vaal Haste Vaal Haste
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (Level 3/4)

We do not use the aura components of the chosen Vaal skill (Grace Grace or Haste Haste); only the “active” Vaal skill is to be used.

*Precision Precision should be kept at a level that leaves you with enough Mana to comfortably use Tornado Shot Tornado Shot but keeps your Accuracy rating at or very close to 100%.

Defensive Aura Alternative

If you are looking to reach Level 100 and want to give yourself the best possible chance, consider using this setup instead. We drop Wrath Wrath in favor of more Evasion and safety:

  1. Vaal Grace Vaal Grace (with Grace Grace active)
  2. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  3. Precision Precision
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (Level 4)

This leaves you with enough unreserved Mana to also fit Dread Banner Dread Banner into another link (ensure it is not linked to any support gems). Dread Banner Dread Banner causes nearby enemies to have 21% reduced Accuracy at maximum level, which functions as pseudo-avoidance in addition to the huge boost from Grace Grace.

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice 2/4-Link

For maximum damage we keep Herald of Ice Herald of Ice in its own link, where it can procure additional buffs and damage for us. If you are opting to use the Defensive Aura Setup, you can repurpose this link for any number of setups, including golems, Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support defensive curses, Dread Banner Dread Banner, and so on.

If you are using more than one 2 Abyssal Socket items (Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail) this will be a 2-Link:

  1. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  2. Innervate Support Innervate Support

If you have room for a second 4-Link in addition to the Wrath Wrath 4-Link, add these 2 gems to the link:

  1. Curse On Hit Support Curse On Hit Support
  2. Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark

Blink Arrow Blink Arrow 2-Link

A simple mobility link and the best one for the build.

  1. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow
  2. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

Blood Rage Blood Rage 2-link

This can be in the same item as your Blink Arrow Blink Arrow link, or dropped from the build entirely if you are using Abyssal items such as Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Tombfist Tombfist.

  1. Blood Rage Blood Rage
  2. Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem

Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support 2-Link

You can opt to replace your Blood Rage Blood Rage link with this one if you wish, although you will need to use an alternate method of procuring Frenzy Charges. such as Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support (a great option for Hardcore). This can be in the same item as your Blink Arrow Blink Arrow link, or dropped from the build entirely if you are using Abyssal items such as Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Tombfist Tombfist.

  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (Level 1)
  2. Immortal Call Immortal Call (Level 3)

Combined Aura 3/1-Link (For Lightpoacher Lightpoacher and Tombfist Tombfist Only)

If you are using two Abyssal items, such as the ones mentioned above, you will have to combine two of your 4-Links into one. We feel combining the two Aura links into a single link with +levels to the auras is the best option.

  1. Wrath Wrath
  2. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  3. Empower Support Empower Support (Level 4)

The fourth gem should be Precision Precision, though it should be unlinked.

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon

Ascendancy

Ascendancy

  1. Gathering Winds
  2. Far Shot
  3. Endless Munitions
  4. Ricochet

Additional Information

The Ascendancy choices for this build are extremely flexible, allowing for a variety of playstyles and preferences to flourish.

  1. Gathering Winds is a fantastic talent for leveling, providing a great deal of movement speed and survivability. This also scales well with addition Evasion nodes on the tree, allowing your character a great degree of comfort at a very early stage of the game.
  2. Far Shot gives you a great deal of extra range, which also influences the projectiles of your Tornado Shot Tornado Shot as well. The benefit of this is that you are granted a much higher amount of off-screen clear, allowing you to farm out certain maps with only a few well placed shots. Additionally, leveling is even safer than before, and your leech is higher than ever.
  3. Endless Munitions provides a huge amount of extra clear with a 50% increase to AoE, an accuracy boost, and an additional projectile on Tornado Shot Tornado Shot and/or Barrage Barrage.
  4. Richochet provides additional Tornado Shot Tornado Shot chains, which spreads additional ailments, resulting in more clear via Herald of Ice Herald of Ice shatters. This skill is a nice boost for dealing with difficult or tanky Magic and Rare mobs.

Deal With the Bandits Reward

Either Kill them All or Help Alira — either choice is fine and both are very similar. We prefer the Passive Points in the end-game, however, if you cannot make good use of them (ideally for an additional Jewel slot) then they quickly lose value. Alira is a nice choice earlier in the league as it also provides additional Resistances.

Pantheon Bonus

There are a variety of viable options based on your preferences, or what situations you wish to avoid dealing with.

Major Gods

  • Soul of Solaris remains one of the supreme choices for defense when properly upgraded, preventing crit chains against your character and reducing rogue-wave elemental damage.
  • Soul of Lunaris is an option for a little extra movement speed.

Minor Gods

  • Soul of Gruthkul is the best choice if you have not upgraded any of your Pantheon.
  • Soul of Shakari is recommended once you have upgraded it to provide Poison immunity.

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
Quiver Rigwald's Quills Rigwald's Quills (maximum clear speed) OR Shaped +1 Projectiles Spike-Point Arrow Quiver Spike-Point Arrow Quiver (all round)

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)

Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

Armour

Chest

The recommended Magic Find chests are cheap and easily attained at any point in the league:

  • Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest is the recommended choice for most builds. The superb movement speed is a huge steroid for your clear, and the general great survivability stats spread between Life, Resists, and a massive chunk of Evasion make it an easy choice. The fact that it is an obtainable item early in the league make it a realistic pickup fairly early in every league. If you’re comfortable playing the build, this chest can be used virtually forever as the best choice, as the movement speed alone is so valuable to our clear time.
  • Greed's Embrace Greed's Embrace is occasionally used for even more Quantity and Rarity, but we feel the loss in clear speed makes it an inferior choice to Queen in virtually all scenarios.

If you plan on pushing towards a more rounded end-game and leveling well into the 90s, we recommend the following chests:

  • Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart is the best way to minimize the potential of random one-shots. Due to the potential of Tornado Shot Tornado Shot once your gear is fully enchanted with additional projectiles, the alternate Barrage Barrage link can be dropped in favor of additional survivability. This comes at the cost of some movement speed and evasion, which slows down clear. You also lose a large chunk of evasion, which makes damage intake from general mapping feel worse, but large spikes in damage feel better. Kaom’s Heart is generally a recommended pickup for Hardcore leagues, or players looking to hit 100 for the first time on a bow build.
  • Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest is still an excellent option due to the movement speed and sheer amount of Evasion, and can be used all the way to Level 100 without problems provided you are an experienced player.
  • Shroud of the Lightless Shroud of the Lightless (1 Abyssal So cket) is an excellent option for both offense and defense, and works well for both the Classic Variant and the Surivability/Hardcore version. In order for it to be an effective choice, however, you will have to use multiple 2-socket Abyssal items such as Lightpoacher Lightpoacher, Tombfist Tombfist, or Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail. Additionally, you must be able to purchase good quality Abyss Jewels for all of these items. If you can meet all of these requirements, this option can be superior to even Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart while still providing exceptional offense, however, be prepared to pay a significant sum in order to get there.
  • Farrul's Fur Farrul's Fur is the absolute best option available, but be prepared to pay a heavy premium for the privilege.

Head

Recommended Enchantment: Tornado Shot Tornado Shot fires 2 additional projectiles.

This enchantment is non-negotiable; it is one of the most important parts of the build. While it is not required right when you start mapping, it is a very high priority as one of your first major upgrades. An explanation of why extra projectiles matter so much is provided in the FAQ.

There are several Unique options that are quite attractive for Tornado Shot Tornado Shot. Bear in mind that enchants for popular Uniques are usually far more expensive than a Rare counterpart.

  • Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion offers the best clear speed and is ideal for farming purposes. Enchants for this item are fairly attainable early in the league, but the price tends to skyrocket after a week or so. This item is recommended for players looking to farm a lot of Shaped Burial Chambers, as the necessity for powerful defensive itemization is lessened. Devoto’s is a perfectly fine option for all map tiers, however, provided movement speed throughout the map is your priority.
  • Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head is the equally good alternative to Devoto’s, offering powerful survivability via Life and Evasion, as well as a nice boost to damage via the Critical Strike Chance. This is another really easy helm to find an enchant on early in the league, and thus a great choice while you’re still finding your footing. Despite its amazing potential as an early mapping unique, Starkonja’s can and has been used all the way to level 100 by many players due to its amazing all-round stats. This is a recommended option if you are looking for a more balanced build, offering superior defense and offense to Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion at the expense of the large movement speed bonus.
  • Lightpoacher Lightpoacher (2 sockets) is the absolute best possible helmet, however, only with perfect Abyss jewels. Enchanted versions are often unrealistically expensive, and for that reason this helmet is rarely used despite its potential.

Crafting a Rare helmet with the relevant enchant is perfectly acceptable and will help you save quite a lot on cost. Rare Helms can be easily crafted with Pristine Fossil Pristine Fossils.

Prioritize affixes on your helmet as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. +# to Intelligence
  4. % Increased Evasion/Armour/Energy Shield
  5. +# to Evasion/Armour/Energy Shield

Gloves

Sadima's Touch Sadima's Touch is the Magic Find option for the build, and the ideal choice for farming The Doctor The Doctor cards in Shaped Burial Chambers. Keep an eye out for some nice corruptions on these, such as:

  • Increased Attack Speed
  • Curse Enemies With Level 12 Elemental Weakness on Hit
  • % Increased Maximum Life
  • +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges

Rare Gloves are an excellent option as well, striking a great balance between budget and power. Gripped Gloves Gripped Gloves are usually the ideal choice of base. Prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  4. % Increased Attack Speed
  5. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  6. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
  7. % Increased Evasion Rating
  8. +# to Evasion Rating

There are a few other attractive Unique options:

  • Tombfist Tombfist (2 sockets) can be the best option for survivability and offer very competitive damage. Their effectiveness is almost entirely dependent on the quality of your Jewels, however, and they limit the number of links you have access to if you are also using Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail or Lightpoacher Lightpoacher.
  • Atziri's Acuity Atziri's Acuity are an alright choice, saving you a Passive Skill point and adding additional Critical Strike. If you choose to use these gloves, they should be one of your last upgrades and are an extreme luxury item.

Boots

Goldwyrm Goldwyrm are the most common and popular choice for Magic Find builds due to their huge increased quantity. Always ensure you have a maxed roll quantity set.

A pair of Rare boots with high Life, Resistances, and Movement Speed is typically the best option if you are not farming using a quantity bonus set. Prioritize the affixes as:

  1. % Increased Movement Speed (25%+)
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  3. +# to Maximum Life

There are also a few other Unique options:

  • Atziri's Step Atziri's Step are cheap and have good Life, Movement Speed, and Evasion. If you have enough Resistances, these are likely your best bet when heading into Maps early on.
  • Kaom's Roots Kaom's Roots can be used for Uber Elder if you need them, since you do not really need Blink Arrow Blink Arrow if you have these.

Recommended Enchants:

  1. 16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you’ve Killed Recently (Clearing)
  2. Adds 45 to 68 Fire Damage if you’ve Killed Recently (Clearing)
  3. Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven’t Killed Recently (Single Target)
  4. Adds 1 to 160 Lightning Damage if you haven’t Killed Recently (Single Target)

Weapon and Quiver

Weapon

Windripper Windripper is the most commonly used bow for this build, and a really fun option due to its high base critical strike chance and attack speed. The inherent Quantity and Rarity bonus from simply killing enemies make this item ideal for farming, but it is more than enough damage to take you through all maps and most bosses. Windripper is usually relatively affordable, even very early in the League, making it a high priority acquisition early in your build. Usually, this will be your first big pickup (or Queen of the Forest Queen of the Forest).

A shaped bow is the absolute best option for damage and deep end-game, but isn’t a necessary investment to make the build feel complete and powerful. If you plan on trying to boss with this build, or just want to kit out your character, this is likely to be one of the last investments you make to round out the build. Look for bases like Decimation, Imperial, Highborn, and Harbinger. The best available Shaped affix is % Chance to Deal Double Damage + % Increased Attack Speed (a dual affix). You will also want to look for high flat Elemental damage. Ideally, you want the Shaped suffixes % Chance to Deal Double Damage + % Increased Attack Speed and % Chance to Gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike + % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier (another dual affix). Flat elemental damage and Elemental Damage with Attack Skills are the best conventional prefixes, but there are some nice Shaped options as well. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks With this Weapon Per 10 Dexterity and Gain % of Physical Damage as Extra Cold damage are both solid affixes as well. We recommend finding a bow with the suggested Shaped suffixes (Double Damage + Attack Speed is very powerful) and high flat Elemental Damage, then trying to find one or two of the other affixes to round it out.

Generally speaking, however, prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. Adds # to # Lightning Damage
  2. Adds # to # Cold Damage
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  5. % Increased Critical Strike Chance
  6. Adds # to # Fire Damage
  7. % Increased Attack Speed

All the above affixes are very close in priority, however, the most important are the Lightning and Cold damage rolls. These form the base damage of your bow. You should try to get at least five of these affixes on your Rare bow, which should ideally be either a Harbinger Bow Harbinger Bow or an Imperial Bow Imperial Bow.

There are many Shaped and Elder mods for bows, and specifically Tornado Shot Tornado Shot, that can be extremely overpowered in certain combinations. They are a little too complicated to explain in list format since the priorities can quickly shift with current gear and combinations of affixes, however, if you have questions please feel free to ask for clarification in the comments!

Chin Sol Chin Sol is an option as a weapon swap if you are using Barrage Barrage. While this will not be as effective as a Shaper Bow, it is a significantly less expensive investment and can be resold later if necessary.

Quiver

Rigwald's Quills Rigwald's Quills is a fantastic option that is fantastic for clear speed, albeit quite expensive. This item is a matter of some preference; some players love it, while others prefer to use a shaped quiver. In terms of pure clear speed, this is likely the best option available, and the life gain on hit is not insignificant. This piece is definitely a worthwhile investment, and though it is expensive, it delivers on fast clear speed and very high damage output.

A Rare Shaped Quiver is the best overall option as a do-it-all choice, as it offers high damage and good survivability. If you plan on pushing higher tier maps and/or killing high tier bosses in addition to farming for currency, this is a strong option. A Spike-Point Arrow Quiver is a good base to start with, however, you’ll want to upgrade to a Corrupted Quiver, once you can afford it, with Bow Attacks Fire an Additional Arrow. Prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. +# to Maximum Life
  2. Adds an Additional Arrow (Shaped Prefix)
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  5. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  6. % Chance to Gain Onslaught for 4 Seconds on Kill (Shaped Suffix)
  7. % Increased Attack Speed
  8. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  9. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  10. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
  11. Resistances

Accessories

Amulet

Bisco's Collar Bisco's Collar is the best amulet for Magic Find, due to its significant Quantiy and Rarity bonuses.

Bisco's Collar

A Rare is the best option for damage and survivability, and also a competitive option for Magic Find if you can afford a Shaped version with Quantity. Having higher amounts of Resistances on the rest of your gear allows you to itemize more freely on the amulet, which can be immensely helpful. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. % Increased Quantity (Shaped)
  5. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  6. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  7. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  8. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  9. % Increased Damage
  10. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks

There are a variety of other stats available on amulets that are valuable for this build as well, such as Flat Fire Damage or % Increased Lightning Damage. This is advantageous, as it makes finding a solid Rare relatively easy, since the requirements are not particularly strict in order for it to be an effective item. Path of Building is the best way to check how much of an upgrade a particular piece will be, or the priority of stats for your exile, as this is likely to shift a little depending on your current gear and affix weightings.

Rings

Ventor's Gamble Ventor's Gamble is the best and most popular ring(s) for Magic Finding, and can be used in both ring slots. The Quantity roll is the most important, and you should always aim for an 8%+ roll at least. A decent rarity roll and at least one Resistance are enough to round out item, and with an item like Ventor’s, there is always room to upgrade later on due to the sheer amount of variance.

Rare rings with Life, Resistances, and damage are a great alternative for leveling deeper into the 90’s, or pushing delves further. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. Adds +# to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  5. Adds +# to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  6. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  7. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  8. Adds +# to # Fire Damage to Attacks
  9. % Increased Damage

Belt

Bisco's Leash Bisco's Leash is an affordable choice for Magic Finding early on. If you are farming Shaped Burial Chambers often, this belt is a perfect companion as extra damage will be unnecessary.

A String of Servitude with the Increased Item Quantity roll is the absolute best option for pure quantity, as it can have anywhere between 12-15% IIQ.

A Rare belt is the best option for leveling barring Headhunter Headhunter, due to the high damage potential and Resistances. A Stygian Vise Stygian Vise is the best best, followed by Leather Belt Leather Belts. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  4. +# to Strength (if needed for Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart)
  5. % Increased Lightning Damage
  6. % Increased Cold Damage
  7. % Increased Effect of Flasks
  8. % Increased Damage

Headhunter Headhunter is utilized better in this build than any other, catapulting your clear speed to new and extraordinary heights. While it is an expensive item, and indeed, an item many players see as unattainable, it is a great end-point to shoot for, and a worthwhile goal. Due to the sheer amount of currency this build farms, Headhunter is never “out of the cards” (excuse the pun).

Headhunter

Jewels

Unique Jewels

Inspired Learning Inspired Learning is a Unique Jewel that many have come to call Headhunter Lite, or mini-Headhunter. You gain one randomly selected mod when you defeat and Rare enemy and it is applied to the player.

This is a fantastic gem to use in combination with Headhunter Headhunter as the effect stacks with the Headhunter Headhunter mods.

Inspired Learning

Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall is optional, and has fallen from grace somewhat since some of the changes to Soul Raker. Now a relatively afforable option, Lioneye's Fall Lioneye's Fall and the nodes up to and including Soul Raker are very efficient early in the mapping process. Many players are used to playing using this Jewel and it remains a viable and effective option, though it is displaced by our recommended tree in terms of damage and survivability in the late-game, once you have good quality gear and Jewels.

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye Choices

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye is always a fun luxury item, and there are some great options for this build. None of them are required, and this should be one of your last upgrades if you choose to use one. Prioritize them as follows:

  1. (70-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath Wrath
  2. (40-60)% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath Wrath
  3. +(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision Precision
  4. (10-15)% increased Attack Speed while affected by Precision Precision
  5. Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Lightning Resistance while affected by Wrath Wrath

Be sure to check this for yourself in Path of Building before making any big investments, as this priority can shift based on your current stats.

Abyss Jewels

This build is an amazing user of Abyss Jewels, and they outperform their “standard” counterparts in every instance. The rest of our Jewel slots should be filled with Searching Eye Jewel Searching Eye Jewels, which are the best available option. Jewels can be pricey, but they are well worth the investment.

If you are using Tombfist Tombfist, you will also want to incorporate a Murderous Eye Jewel Murderous Eye Jewel to socket in your gloves. If you are using Bubonic Trail Bubonic Trail you will want a Murderous Eye Jewel Murderous Eye Jewel and Hypnotic Eye Jewel Hypnotic Eye Jewel (1 of each, does not matter where they are socketed in your gear or tree). Do not bother with Ghastly Eye Jewel Ghastly Eye Jewels as they have nothing of value.

Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. +# to Maximum Life
  2. % Chance to Gain Onslaught for 4 Seconds on Kill*
  3. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Bow Attacks
  4. Adds # to # Lightning Damage to Attacks
  5. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Bow Attacks
  6. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Attacks
  7. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Bow Attacks
  8. Adds # to # Fire Damage to Attacks
  9. % Increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  10. % Increased Global Critical Strike Chance

*The % Chance to Gain Onslaught for 4 Seconds on Kill is only necessary on one or two Jewels, depending on the roll. You want around 6-10% chance to gain Onslaught on kill, which will allow you to keep it up most of the time while clearing.

If you are using Murderous Eye Jewel Murderous Eye Jewel and Hypnotic Eye Jewel Hypnotic Eye Jewel your stat options are more limited. Try to get ones with Life, Global Critical Strike Chance and/or Multiplier (both is the absolute best outcome), and one other useful stat. There are quite a few niche Abyss Jewel stats you can make use of, such as % Increased Damage if You’ve Killed Recently, so do not be afraid to scoop one of these up on these Jewels if you spot them.

Flasks

This is our recommended Flask setup. Feel free to swap prefixes or suffixes as you like. We recommend having Freeze immunity on at least one flask.

Flasks

Dying Sun Dying Sun can be swapped out for another flask until you can afford it, ideally either a Silver or Jade flask with an Adrenaline suffix.

Vessel of Vinktar Vessel of Vinktar with flat lightning damage adds a large injection of damage at the cost of leech. Atziri's Promise Atziri's Promise, on the other hand, is very cheap and can be used virtually forever in the end-game. We recommend Vinktar if the rest of your gear is already exceptional, and Atziri’s flask otherwise.

The Wise Oak The Wise Oak is also exceptional for this build if you are able to balance your resists evenly, but otherwise not worth using.

Leveling

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 Onslaught Support 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 Onslaught Support 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.

FAQ

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.

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.

Changelog
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    Added Annointment advice.

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    Massive update for Patch 3.8 Blight: Full facelift to one of our earliest and most popular guides. Introduction, Mechanics, Skill Trees, Gems, Ascendancy, Bandits, Gear, tons of new sections and much more. You name it, we added it!

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    Updated pros/cons and build assessment.

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    Updated Passive Skill tree.

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

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

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    Added section concerning Lioneye's Fall Jewel.

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    Fixed broken links to an image and String of Servitude.

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    Updated Quiver recommendations and affix priority.

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    Added a new FAQ section regarding Magic Find belts.

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    I am confused by the some of the melee and claw passives chosen in the tree.

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    On 13/03/2019 at 8:37 AM, madaje said

    I am confused by the some of the melee and claw passives chosen in the tree.

    This is explained in the guide (for example in the Jewels section regarding Lioneye’s Fall).

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    So much for reading, eh? Sorry about that

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    On 23/03/2019 at 5:55 PM, madaje said

    So much for reading, eh? Sorry about that

    No worries at all!

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    Nice Guide but I’m missing a Path of Building Link. Any Chance we can get one or am I just not seeing it?

    Edit: just found the LInks to the Passives Trees…Colorblindness doesn’t help :P

    Edited by excel on March 25th, 2019

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    Thanks for the guide!

    Where do you get the int to run wrath in this build? I’m struggling to get the 111 curse on hit as it is unless I run a rare ring.

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    On 25/03/2019 at 6:03 PM, excel said

    Nice Guide but I’m missing a Path of Building Link. Any Chance we can get one or am I just not seeing it?

    Edit: just found the LInks to the Passives Trees…Colorblindness doesn’t help :P

    Glad you found them in the end, sorry about the confusion!

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    On 29/03/2019 at 2:34 PM, Iscellaneous said

    Thanks for the guide!

    Where do you get the int to run wrath in this build? I’m struggling to get the 111 curse on hit as it is unless I run a rare ring.

    There are a few points in the tree that provide us with a little bit of a buffer to get started. After that, you’ll either have to find it on Jewels or slap an extra point or two into your tree. If you’re going full Magic Find, this won’t affect your clear at all, since the damage loss will be negligible. If you’re going for Level 100, or want to smash apart some Elder maps with a little more ease, it can make it a lot easier to hybridize the build a bit — you can keep a few quantity items equipped, and Windripper itself provides a natural boost, but working in some potent Rares.

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    Hi, some of your builds are missing leveling sections. Can I expect you add them in the future? They are very helpful to know which gems to pick.

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    On 08/04/2019 at 6:06 PM, Kaelos said

    Hi, some of your builds are missing leveling sections. Can I expect you add them in the future? They are very helpful to know which gems to pick.

    It’s possible, but currently my focus is more on creating new builds and guides. We have existing guides on the site that provide template leveling builds and item recommendations that can be used in any build — for this build, for example, you would level as Rain of Arrows Rain of Arrows if you wanted to level as a bow build.

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    really nice write up man, as a new ps4 player whos working on a TS Deadeye Can i ask why are you prioritising lightning over cold for added flat damage to gear/jewels? would seeking added cold and by picking up fangs of frost & Winter spirit be better overall for dps?

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    On 19/04/2019 at 5:25 PM, null said

    really nice write up man, as a new ps4 player whos working on a TS Deadeye Can i ask why are you prioritising lightning over cold for added flat damage to gear/jewels? would seeking added cold and by picking up fangs of frost & Winter spirit be better overall for dps?

    They’re very close in Path of Building, but Lightning usually results in more damage. If you want to build for more Cold damage, however that’s a perfectly viable alternative.

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    I’m new to PoE and wanted to thank you for the guide. I looked all over the place for a well explained ranger build with tornado shot and this one is solid. Multiple item choice+passive tree choice and you actually take the time to explain the choice of item and why. Hats off to you and again thanks for taking the time to make a excellent guide.

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    On 24/04/2019 at 3:24 AM, Micheal102 said

    I’m new to PoE and wanted to thank you for the guide. I looked all over the place for a well explained ranger build with tornado shot and this one is solid. Multiple item choice+passive tree choice and you actually take the time to explain the choice of item and why. Hats off to you and again thanks for taking the time to make a excellent guide.

    Thanks Micheal, I’m glad you found it helpful. Best of luck out there, and feel free to leave questions if you have any!

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    Hey ahem currently struggling with intel is there anyway to go around it? gearwise anything? lvl 58 atm

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    Just picked up a Farrul’s Fur, should I use the Farrul’s Bite or a rare helmet with Aspect of the Cat beastcrafted onto it?

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    On 08/05/2019 at 5:40 AM, Wafeeq said

    Hey ahem currently struggling with intel is there anyway to go around it? gearwise anything? lvl 58 atm

    Hey. Assuming you aren’t playing SSF, you should pretty easily be able to find an item or two (rings, neck) that has the required intelligence. http://poe.trade/search/ahohukimokahit is a decent search to start from (lower the amounts of int or life to what you need to widen the results).

    If it is SSF (or as an alternative) you could take the Thief’s Craft passive point for 30 intelligence.

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    On 08/05/2019 at 5:40 AM, Wafeeq said

    Hey ahem currently struggling with intel is there anyway to go around it? gearwise anything? lvl 58 atm

    As Vlad mentioned, either craft it onto an existing item or talent into it on the tree.

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    On 08/05/2019 at 11:56 PM, LOLHysteria said

    Just picked up a Farrul’s Fur, should I use the Farrul’s Bite or a rare helmet with Aspect of the Cat beastcrafted onto it?

    It doesn’t have to be a Helmet to have Aspect of the Cat; any Rare piece will do. It’s easier if you can craft it yourself since you have a bit more flexibility. Farrul's Bite Farrul's Bite is an okay placeholder, but as far as Uniques are concerned Lightpoacher Lightpoacher is still your best bet for damage, Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion for clear speed, and Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head for a happy marriage between the two.

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    On 09/05/2019 at 8:38 AM, Furty said

    On 08/05/2019 at 11:56 PM, LOLHysteria said

    Just picked up a Farrul’s Fur, should I use the Farrul’s Bite or a rare helmet with Aspect of the Cat beastcrafted onto it?

    It doesn’t have to be a Helmet to have Aspect of the Cat; any Rare piece will do. It’s easier if you can craft it yourself since you have a bit more flexibility. Farrul's Bite Farrul's Bite is an okay placeholder, but as far as Uniques are concerned Lightpoacher Lightpoacher is still your best bet for damage, Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion for clear speed, and Starkonja's Head Starkonja's Head for a happy marriage between the two.

    Okay. I think i need to use helmet position because everything else is fully kitted for MF. I have Windripper in bow slot, rigwalds in quiver, double ventor’s, bisco’s collar, sadima’s, goldwyrm’s and a headhunter, leaving only the helmet up for change. Are there any specific stats on a rare helm I should try to get?

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