Hey guys, this is Bex from Grinding Gear Games. Build of the Week is a series where we showcase interesting character builds created by members of the Path of Exile community. This week’s character is a Deadeye Ranger in the Essence League that commands an army of siege ballistas on the battlefield. The build focuses on being able to summon as many Siege Ballistas as possible by using the Iron Commander Unique Bow. This unique allows one additional Siege Ballista Totem per 200 Dexterity. The aim is to get as much Dexterity from gear and passives as it can. The large number of totems allows the Ranger to keep a safe distance from enemies while dealing high damage to its targets. To help meet the high Dexterity requirements of the build, 4 Fluid Motion Jewels are used to transform the surrounding Strength Passives to Dexterity.
Emperor’s Cunning, Emperor’s Mastery and 2 Brawn Jewels provide large increases. The build is also evasion-based, and uses the Briskwrap Body Armour for its additional 15% bonus to Dexterity. Finally, alongside any additional Dexterity on rare items, Astramentis has been chosen for its high bonus to all attributes. When all totems are placed, the build is very effective in both single target and area of effect situations. Siege Ballista has been linked with Slower Projectiles, Pierce, Faster Attacks, Added Chaos Damage and Poison. Blasphemy has been linked with Temporal Chains, while Vulnerability has been linked to Frenzy for charge generation and Curse on hit. The character’s helmet has the 45% increased Siege Ballista Totem placement speed enchantment. Itemisation options also include the recently added Shaper’s Touch gloves, granting 1 additional life per 4 Dexterity. This build’s passive skill choices involve picking up many Jewel Sockets and Dexterity, Totem and Life skills…
between the Shadow, Scion and Templar sections of the tree. A total of 11 jewel slots have been activated, although the Dexterity requirements for the build can be met with fewer. The number of Ballistas in your arsenal is completely up to personal preference. The Deadeye Ascendancy class was chosen in this case for its massive bonuses to Projectile damage. In particular, the Rupture, Far Shot and Fast and Deadly Ascendancy Skills. For more in-depth information about this week’s build, you can find a link to the guide in the description of this video. If you’d like to submit a build for next week’s episode, just post a build guide in the class forums on pathofexile.com Thanks for watching and see you next time!.
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