I GIVE FULL CREDITS TO REGNAR AND CETO FOR INVENTING THIS BUILD.

Since so many people asked for a full list of gems, gear and level builds, I gathered all the information in the old thread and from my own experience playing this build.

I finished merciless act 3 as a dual wield sword ranger on level 61.

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Ranger Dual wield build (Sword)
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Revision: 1.5

Content:

1 Summary
.. Introduction
.. Pros
.. Cons

2 Build
.. Passive distribution
.. Core Passives

.. Build

3 Gear
.. Weapons
.. Armor
.. Flasks

4 Skill Set
.. Full Gem List
.. Skill Support List
.. Full Gem Slot List

5 Quests
.. Bandit Quest

6 Stream
.. Stream Link

7 Videos
.. Cruel
.. Merciless

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1 Summary:

As you progress in cruel and merciless, effective hit points will be more and more important to avoid one shots.
You going to stack survivability passives like + %life, +% Resistances and %lifereg. Later on, you will add more DPS passives.
The gear you choose will require high armor, resistances, life and strength.
Since you need a lot of life leech, physical damage is the way to go.Pros :
+ High mobility
+ High survivability
+ High Physical DPS

Cons :
– Low Elemental Damage
– Needs high life leech

2 Build:

Passive distribution:20 Points:
Go for the base tree and head always into the direction of Iron Reflexes.

40 Points:
Make it over to Iron reflexes. Now hit into the direction of blood magic.
Pick Golems Blood, Diamond Skin, Unwavering Stance and Berserking.
Do not pick any damage talents yet.
Start to pick life nodes and savant.

60 Points:
Pick life nodes.
Again pick life nodes.
And again, life nodes.
Now move over to the marauder tree. Pick the 2x 12% life on the way.
Do not get any damage talents.
If you lack Life Leech, get blood drinker.

80 Points:
Pick all defensive points left (If you didnt pick all).
Now, go for the damage talents.

Core passives:
+ Iron Reflexes
+ Blood Magic
+ Golems/Trolls Blood
+ Unwavering Stance
+ 2x Savant

Build (91 Points spend)

http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgIBAdEB5wLQA4cFLQbuDq0UIBR1GNsZLhutIWAj9iftKLUppTIJNDU1hjWSNug4ljpSOrM67UCgQ5xGaUjuSlNKfU7IUEdQUFRJVgRW-lcNWGNYr1pIW69fP2BLYIhhUmMXZ6BwcnTtdPF253iueu-GYId2jM-QCpVml3Cdqp65ns2fy6cwr-u3F7nNud3BB8bY0iHTftRS1I_Xftlh21XdDd-_51Ltg-4O7w7vTu_w8i_z3fZI_MU=

3 Gear (Weapon/Armor/Flask):

Weapons:Aim for 1.6+ attacks per second and high physical damage.
This will make your life leech more efficient, since you will do more hits in the same amount of time. This will result in more life per second.
Keep in mind, that life leech is capped to 20% of your maximum hit points per second.

High end Weapons:
– Corsair Blade, 1.65 APS (fastest accuracy sword in game)
– Eternal Sword, 1.6 APS

Sword
– High Physical Damage
– High Attack Speed
Adds:
– Strength
– Life leech
– Life Gain on Hit
– Attack Speed
– Life
– Resistances

Armor:

Aim for high evasion armors, since it will get multiplied with your agility.

An example:
100 Agility on your character screen.
Item got 100 evasion rating.

5 Agility -> 1% more evasion rating.
100/5 -> 20% more evasion rating from items.
100% + 20% -> Factor 1,2 for evasion rating.
100 evasion rating * 1,2 -> 120 evasion.

Due to Iron Reflexes, evasion is converted to armor.
= 120 armor instead of 100.

This is why you should always pick items with pure evasion rating.

Helm:
– High Evasion
– Life
Adds:
– Strength
– ResistancesChest:
– Evasion
– Life
Adds:
– Strength
– Resistances

Gloves:
– High Evasion
– Life
Adds:
– Strength
– Resistances
– Life leech
– Life Gain on Hit

Boots:
– High Evasion
– Life
Adds:
– Resistances
– Strength
– Movement Speed

Belt:
– Life/Strength
Adds:
– Strength
– Life

Rings:
– Resistances
Adds:
– Life
– Life Leech
– Strength

Amulet:
– 30 Strength/20 Attributes
Adds:
– Strength
– Resistances
– Life Leech
– % increased evasion rating

Flasks

Use 3 Granite Flasks and 2 Life Flasks.
Recommended properties:Granite Flask
– Increased Armor
– Increased Evasion Rating
Adds:
– Increased Duration
– Refills one charge on your critical strikes.

Life Flask:
– Curse Immunity
– Frozen and Chilled Dispel
Adds:
– Movement Speed
– Increased Duration

4 Skill Set (Skill and Support Gems):

Full Gem List (Skill and Support)

Skill Gems:

Dual Strike
Flicker Strike
Cleave
Whirling Blades
Warlord’s Mark
Blood Rage
Grace
Anger
Wrath

Support Gems:

Increased Area of Effect
Faster Attacks
Add Physical Damage
Add Fire Damage
Add Cold Damage
Life Gain on Hit
Culling Strike

Skill Support List:

+ is an important support gem.
~ is an optional support gem.Dual Strike

+ Faster Attacks
+ Melee Physical Damage
+ Added Fire Damage
+ Increased Critical Strikes
~ Life Gain on Hit
~ Added Frost Damage

Cleave

+ Faster Attacks
+ Concentrated Effect
+ Culling Strike
~ Life Gain on Hit
~ Added Physical Damage
~ Added Fire Damage

Flicker Strike

+ Faster Attacks
~ Added Fire Damage
~ Added Physical Damage

Whirling Blades

+ Faster Attacks

Wrath

~ Reduced Mana

Anger

~ Reduced Mana

Grace

~ Reduced Mana

Blood Rage

~ Increased Buff duration

Warlord’s Mark

~ Faster Cast
~ Increased Area of Effect

Full Gem slot list(Including Colors)

Four 4-Links:

– Cleave (Red Green Green Blue)
– Dual Strike (Green Green Red Red)
– Flicker Strike (Green Green Red Red)
– Auras (Red Red Blue Green)

One 2-Links:

– Whirling Blades (Green Green)

Other Slots

– Warlords Mark (Red)
– Blood Rage (Green)

5 Quests:

Bandits Quest:

Normal
– 40 LifeCruel
– 12% Physical Damage

Merciless
– Frenzy Charge

6 Game play Stream (Party and Solo):

www.twitch.tv/gg_nore

7 Game play videos:

Cruel:

Cruel Act 1-2 play through:
http://de.twitch.tv/gg_nore/b/362138954Cruel Act 3 play through:
http://www.twitch.tv/gg_nore/b/361495847

Merciless:

Merciless Act 3 play through:
http://www.twitch.tv/gg_nore/b/363002319Merciless Maps(Level 66):
http://www.twitch.tv/gg_nore/b/363476362



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