POE 3.7 Raider - Vaal Double Strike - League Starter Budget

By u4npoe - Views: (201) - Jun,18,2019

Build Summary

This is a new build guide one more time around melee skills. This time using Vaal Double Strike as my main skill for mapping and bossing. I know that there are plenty of ascendancies that could work better for this skill but I wanted to make a Raider because of free Frenzy Charges/free Onslaught -> crazy movement speed and attack speed.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 130388.97
  • 7.51
  • 41.53
  • 60.32
  • 3.8
  • 92
  • 1957607.91
  • 8330.93
  • 776.65
  • 1401.68
  • 2803.37
  • 1965352.23
  • 11
  • 401
  • 155
  • 222
  • 155
  • 93
  • 70
  • 6562
  • 178
  • 6562
  • 100
  • 356.05
  • 1312.4
  • 671
  • 100
  • 14.9
  • 16.7
  • 266
  • 90.05
  • 88
  • 3931
  • 170
  • 32.5
  • 32.5
  • 5381
  • 48
  • 35
  • 1.73
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Build Videos

T11 Coves - Raider Vaal Double Strike

Build PoB Link

https://pastebin.com/eQP2xBxs

Build Skill Tree

Build Description

This is a new build guide one more time around melee skills. This time using Vaal Double Strike as my main skill for mapping and bossing. I know that there are plenty of ascendancies that could work better for this skill but I wanted to make a Raider because of free Frenzy Charges/free Onslaught -> crazy movement speed and attack speed.

Tree remains pretty much the same. Fixed for the current 3.7 updates, so the gear. Links have changed this time. Multistrike is bugged as far as I know besides the changes GGG made on the gem, so it isn't providing the damage that it has to provide currently. So in the end: Vaal Double Strike -> Maim Support -> Added Fire Damage -> Melee Physical Damage -> Fortify -> Ruthless for the single target until we know more in the future patches.

Pros & Cons:
+ Huge single target damage.
+ +6K life with not that much of investment.
+ Can be waaaay cheaper. With 280 pDPS swords would be enough to take down all the content.
+ Free frenzy charges/free Onslaught -> More attack speed/movement speed and chance to evade attacks during the Onslaught effect.
- Even with 6K life sometimes you could feel squishy and you can get one-shotted sometimes.
- Besides you can go cheaper with this build, to get those crazy DPS, you'll need to invest heavily on your gear.
- You won't be able to do reflect maps. No leech maps must be rerolled.

Ascendancy:


- Way of the Poacher
- Avatar of The Slaughter
- Rapid Assault
- Avatar of the Chase

Bandits:
Alira for some elemental resistances and crit multi

Pantheons:
Major God - Soul of the Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Brine King