Ultimate 10Million DPS Flicker Strike Raider Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

TbXie

149

Passive Skill Tree

You can find an optimized Path of Building here. Every build I release will use the community fork of Path of Building, which is maintained and updated in a much more regular fashion than the original one. You can find PoB’s Fork, by LocalIdentity, here.

If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, we also have a PoePlanner for you. Do note that PoE Planner does not support Cluster Jewels and some specific unique jewels and it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

Gear Page

Progression Advice

Luckily, you’re playing a Raider, which can level as a variety of other things. Assuming you’re not leveling as Flicker Strike and are respeccing into a tree at level 80ish, I’ll leave you with this Path of Building to give you an idea as to what I would suggest your tree looks like at the beginning of maps.

If you’re not comfortable with Path of Building, here’s a PoePlanner to give you an idea of how your tree should look like whenever you’re at about that level.

Gem Links

Flicker Strike Flicker Strike – Main Link (6-Link)

Since you’re using a Paradoxica Paradoxica, you’re looking for as much added damage as we can find. This is where the main link’s choices come in to play. Ice Bite obviously is a super solid choice as you’re gaining a lot out of the damage per Frenzy Charge, since you have so many of them. Awakened Added Cold also is a tremendously strong scaler of flat damage. Since we get all of these flat damage sources, Elemental Damage with Attacks pulls ahead of other options like Ruthless. Try to get these Awakened upgrades as fast as possible, as they generally aren’t the most expensive ones but until then, regular versions will do fine.

  1. Flicker Strike Flicker Strike
  2. Multistrike Support Multistrike Support
  3. Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  4. Awakened Added Cold Damage Support Awakened Added Cold Damage Support
  5. Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support
  6. Fortify Support Fortify Support

Swapping out the Elemental Damage With Attacks or Fortify (depending on whether you want to give up some damage or some defenses) with Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support can help tremendously with clearing maps if you’re okay swapping out gems to fight bosses! Highly recommended for map clear though and swapping a gem around isn’t the end of the world. If you ever struggle with mana to an extent that you’re willing to give up tankiness for it, you can always replace Fortify Support Fortify Support for Inspiration Support Inspiration Support.

Buffs – Vaal Skills

You’re going to be using two Vaal Auras, namely Haste & Ancestral Warchief. Put these down on challenging bosses for a sizeable increase in DPS!

  1. Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief
  2. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support
  3. Vaal Haste Vaal Haste

Auras

To run all of your Auras at the maximum levels, you’re going to need an Enlighten Support Enlighten Support at least level 2, ideally level 3 or 4. Should you not have this available to you, you can drop the levels of Precision Precision while you level one or gather currency to acquire one.

  1. Precision Precision
  2. Hatred Hatred
  3. Herald of Ice Herald of Ice
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support

Movement Skill

The movement skill of choice for this build is Leap Slam. Since you’re scaling so many Frenzy Charges and Attack Speed, Leap Slam really will feel a lot better than any other contender. It is being linked to Blood Magic because you want to be able to use it without hitting something, which means it will not be leeching Mana. It will also be linked to Culling Strike. That means you can use it to instantly kill a boss once he hits sub 10% health, as long as you just leap on him once.

  1. Leap Slam Leap Slam
  2. Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support
  3. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support

Blood Rage, Curse

Whilst you can get an automatic trigger of a level 1 Blood Rage on your weapon, you’re still going to want a decently leveled & qualitied one regardless. Sure, the one on your weapon is nice just in case you forget to use yours manually, but a leveled and qualitied Blood Rage just does so much more. Since the build has spare sockets, and doesn’t have a reliable way to apply a curse, other than buying incredibly expensive pieces of gear, we included a low level Cast when Damage Taken linked to a low level Frostbite to just have that little bit of extra DPS whenever it procs. Feel free to get Frostbite on a Ring if you can afford it. If you do, you can link another layer of defenses here or some utility such as Cold Snap Cold Snap.

  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 1)
  2. Frostbite Frostbite (level 5)
  3. Blood Rage Blood Rage (level 20/23 quality if possible)

Defenses – Golem

Again, as per having sockets left over, and the build really not having the biggest of Life Pools when it occasionally will get hit, I really like having a Steelskin on the Left Mouse button here. It’ll go off whenever it’s available and will grant you a significant chunk of extra HP to mitigate a hit should you get hit. Optionally, you could run an Ice Golem here for that extra Accuracy and Critical Strike Chance, if you can be bothered with re-summoning it whenever it dies.

Other than those, you’re going to run an Enduring Cry. This also contest the left mouse button. Make sure to keep up as many Endurance Charges as possible to up your survivability.

  1. Steelskin Steelskin
  2. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support
  3. Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem
  4. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry

Main Page / TL;DR

Changelog

  • Build updated for Ritual 3.13.

  • Build added.

3
  1. Posts
    1

    Hi, I’m fairly new to the game this build is really cool. I am just having trouble figuring out how it converts physical to cold damage.

  2. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 13/01/2021 at 8:57 PM, aznmansfriend said

    Hi, I’m fairly new to the game this build is really cool. I am just having trouble figuring out how it converts physical to cold damage.


    You don’t necessarily ‘convert’ the damage. Because you use a Paradoxica, you don’t have almost any base physical on your weapon to start from. The base scaling from the build comes from an Awakened Added Cold Damage Support Awakened Added Cold Damage Support, Ice Bite Support Ice Bite Support etc. Because there is no Physical to convert, it makes no sense investing into conversion.

  3. Posts
    9

    Hey I tried copy and pasting that paste.bin link thing for Path to Building and loading the build and it keeps saying cannot connect? I am noob to this game. Played before but barely touched maps Thanks! Secondly Seem to be super knowledgeable about this game. Would there be any other cool forms of Flickerbuilds? Like Ignite with that new Ignite Ring Unique?

  4. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 15/01/2021 at 1:23 AM, TR3D said

    Hey I tried copy and pasting that paste.bin link thing for Path to Building and loading the build and it keeps saying cannot connect? I am noob to this game. Played before but barely touched maps Thanks! Secondly Seem to be super knowledgeable about this game. Would there be any other cool forms of Flickerbuilds? Like Ignite with that new Ignite Ring Unique?

    Did you download pob from the link I provided? I currently don’t have any other Flicker Strike guides up – I also don’t think that new Ignite Ring is any good :-)

  5. Posts
    9

    Yeah i downloaded that 1.43 orwhatever exe file from github and installed and nada im prob just noob and downloading wrong file or not understanding im downloading the wrong POB ha i give up. Guess ill just use that POE planner for talent tree

  6. Posts
    9

    Yeah i downloaded that 1.43 orwhatever exe file from github and installed and nada im prob just noob and downloading wrong file or not understanding im downloading the wrong POB ha i give up. Guess ill just use that POE planner for talent tree

  7. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 15/01/2021 at 10:51 PM, TR3D said

    Yeah i downloaded that 1.43 orwhatever exe file from github and installed and nada im prob just noob and downloading wrong file or not understanding im downloading the wrong POB ha i give up. Guess ill just use that POE planner for talent tree


    Click the Import from Pastebin then CopyPaste the link there :)

    To check if you have to Fork :

    Make sure these have colours

  8. Posts
    1

    Hey!! So I’ve played for about 4 leagues so I’m still 100% new and trying to understand this insanely complicated game. Why did you move away from the 2h fire version using Oro’s Sword(I think that is what it’s called)? Is this equal to or stronger than the fire one?

  9. Vlad

    Moderator

    Posts
    181

    On 15/01/2021 at 10:51 PM, TR3D said

    Yeah i downloaded that 1.43 orwhatever exe file from github and installed and nada im prob just noob and downloading wrong file or not understanding im downloading the wrong POB ha i give up. Guess ill just use that POE planner for talent tree

    If you still can’t figure it out, you could DM me on Discord (Vlad in the server) and we can probably solve it.

  10. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 16/01/2021 at 3:29 AM, Veilsyde said

    Hey!! So I’ve played for about 4 leagues so I’m still 100% new and trying to understand this insanely complicated game. Why did you move away from the 2h fire version using Oro’s Sword(I think that is what it’s called)? Is this equal to or stronger than the fire one?

    Yes, it’s strictly better. Oro’s is executable on a budget but really not that great anymore after the huge buffs to monster life and falls flat rather fast when progressing through the game. Definitely not something I’d recommend to a newer player who doesn’t have the understanding that the build is made to do early content and make money for a step up :)

  11. Posts
    9

    I got it working thanks TbXIE it was some host file blocking me from pastebin Bs. SECONDLY the Passive Tree i dont think is correct. Iron Grip is in place of that Chainbreaker now on the lower left hand side. What would you get now instead with those points?

  12. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 16/01/2021 at 11:51 PM, TR3D said

    I got it working thanks TbXIE it was some host file blocking me from pastebin Bs. SECONDLY the Passive Tree i dont think is correct. Iron Grip is in place of that Chainbreaker now on the lower left hand side. What would you get now instead with those points?

    You should read the section abuot Timeless Jewels in the gearing page. =)

  13. Posts
    8

    Looking at this build for the first time. The build hinges on the body refreshing your frenzy charges, to really be consistent, but the body, from what I can tell does nothing without the glove enchant to obtain aspect of the cat, correct? It seems this puts the cost of this build a little high. What if you went with Farrul’s Bite helmet to get aspect of the cat until you can afford the gloves? Trying to find a way to make this build work as a starter for this league. I think adding a little snippet on the body about how it must work in conjunction with the glove enchant would be helpful, given the body by itself doesnt appear to function until you have aspect of the cat. If I am missing something please correct me.

  14. Posts
    9

    Yeah haha , thanks TbXie i tried to delete my message after i sent it but it wouldnt let me >.< sorry to bug ya

  15. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 17/01/2021 at 7:15 PM, Krazymagik said

    Looking at this build for the first time. The build hinges on the body refreshing your frenzy charges, to really be consistent, but the body, from what I can tell does nothing without the glove enchant to obtain aspect of the cat, correct? It seems this puts the cost of this build a little high. What if you went with Farrul’s Bite helmet to get aspect of the cat until you can afford the gloves? Trying to find a way to make this build work as a starter for this league. I think adding a little snippet on the body about how it must work in conjunction with the glove enchant would be helpful, given the body by itself doesnt appear to function until you have aspect of the cat. If I am missing something please correct me.

    Yeah, you need Aspect of The Gat on your Gloves – If you want to go Farrul’s Bite, that’s fine. But generally if you can afforda Farrul’s Fur, picking up a Cat beast and make a pair of gloves wont be a problem?

    But sure, I’ll make that more clear in the section.

  16. Posts
    8

    Well I just price checked the body. yikes. Had no idea it was so high. The absolute cheapest one right now is 6ex. I started this build after breezing over the guide and am level 50 now. Im going to have to respec into something else as I wont be able to do this build for a little while. I may see if I can wing it with Terminus Est. So far Ive been just running blade flurry but using most everything else as the guide shows, including supporting it with cold damage. It’s leveling me up and pushing me through the content but its not very fun. I should have spent more time planning this before just jumping in. This flicker build isn’t nearly as league starter friendly as the last flicker build I played a while back. I like this one better though, just gonna have to get some money first. Ill be 51 here in just a few minutes and will see if Terminus Est can make this workable for a while, or if I’m gonna have to do a full respec.

  17. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    On 17/01/2021 at 11:10 PM, Krazymagik said

    Well I just price checked the body. yikes. Had no idea it was so high. The absolute cheapest one right now is 6ex. I started this build after breezing over the guide and am level 50 now. Im going to have to respec into something else as I wont be able to do this build for a little while. I may see if I can wing it with Terminus Est. So far Ive been just running blade flurry but using most everything else as the guide shows, including supporting it with cold damage. It’s leveling me up and pushing me through the content but its not very fun. I should have spent more time planning this before just jumping in. This flicker build isn’t nearly as league starter friendly as the last flicker build I played a while back. I like this one better though, just gonna have to get some money first. Ill be 51 here in just a few minutes and will see if Terminus Est can make this workable for a while, or if I’m gonna have to do a full respec.

    As per another reader who’s following this build, he seems to not have any issues whatsoever after picking up the Frenzy nodes with sustaining them (even before Farruls Fur etc) – He’s not even using Blood Rage on packs!

  18. Posts
    8

    The build is working nicely now with some minor tweaks running terminus est. Id like to pick your brain a little if I may. I see the build here in the guide really highlighting 3 main gear slots, that being the body, gloves, and the sword. Running the gloves with aspect of the cat enables the body to kick in, giving you free frenzy charges, that enables you to not rely on something like terminus est and go for a more powerful weapon. What im curious about is how big of a dps swing do you see going from Terminus est to Paradoxica ? Ive been kinda brainstorming other build paths. Im sure youve tested all of this extensively. Ive even considered wether you could make Paradoxica work even without the body/glove combo. I find it pretty easy right now to get frenzy charges. The only time I see it might would struggle at times is maybe on single target bosses but even then I’m not sure. I want to test this soon. If you can reliably build frenzy without the body in the guide, then I start to see lots of interesting possibilities. I’m sure you have some strong counters to this however and given you are the expert on your build Id love to know your thoughts on this. What other benefits of the body/glove combo am I perhaps ignoring? Do you see this setup solely as a means to keep frenzy charges, or are there other big reasons to not think of changing it ? If the damage gap is huge between the two swords then I think you’d have to make the Paradoxica work, and Id have to test how well frenzy can be maintained with it just relying on all the passives and such. I have never used Paradoxica however so Im really clueless how that damage gap would look. If the gap wasnt huge, terminus gives you a 2nd 6 link possibility. No Idea what could be built to further the build with it but its interesting to think about.

  19. TbXie

    Moderator

    Posts
    1333

    Farrul’s also grants you Free Aspect of the cat which is either a ton of attack speed or a ton of crit chance and 15% damage avoidance. Meanwhile it has great life, evasion and armour which is jusxt really solid. Obviously, more Frenzy charges also is great (especially because “overcapping Frenzy generation” isn’t necessarily a bad thing as they still grant you stuff!)

    Paradoxica + a Damage Shield (like the one I showed – Attack Speed, Cold as Chaos & double Damage) literally doubles your damage.

  20. Posts
    8

    On 19/01/2021 at 11:22 AM, TbXie said

    Farrul’s also grants you Free Aspect of the cat which is either a ton of attack speed or a ton of crit chance and 15% damage avoidance. Meanwhile it has great life, evasion and armour which is jusxt really solid. Obviously, more Frenzy charges also is great (especially because “overcapping Frenzy generation” isn’t necessarily a bad thing as they still grant you stuff!)

    Paradoxica + a Damage Shield (like the one I showed – Attack Speed, Cold as Chaos & double Damage) literally doubles your damage.

    Double damage. Well, I have something to work toward then. Im about to start maps. Got the build working really nicely with terminus for now. Just need to farm currency now to afford the major parts of the build. Thanks for the indulgence

Please log in to reply.