In 3.8 poison builds received massive buffs on the tree, at present one particular of the very best bows for this make received enormous buff too. Scourge Arrow was buffed too so now it, in fact, feels fantastic to play even in closed regions. Mainly due to Nature's Reprisal great poison proliferation. It solves a lot of problems that Scourge Arrow has, and that is having to charge to deal good damage, having issues with struggler monsters near walls and having issues with outputting damage consistently.
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In 3.8 poison builds received huge buffs on the tree, currently one of the best bows for this build received huge buff as well. Scourge Arrow was buffed too so now it actually feels great to play even in closed areas.
Why do I like this build? well, mostly thanks to Nature's Reprisal awesome poison proliferation. It solves a lot of problems that Scourge Arrow has, and that is having to charge to deal good damage, having issues with struggler monsters near walls and having issues with outputting damage consistently. Nature's Reprisal solves this by proliferating all our poisons to nearby enemies when they die, so we just need to shoot once, and everything around dies, including rares and leaves no strugglers behind. And for bosses, well, our poisons last around 5 seconds and we run Mirage Archer so the boss will be constantly dealt with decent DoT damage, even when we are dodging.
PROS & CONS:
+ Great single target. The build can reach 7M single target DPS with Darkscorn after around 5 second ramp up.
+ Pretty good clear speed
+ 207% increased movement speed
+ 7K+ Life
+ 23k+ Evasion
+ 86% melee avoid chance, 86% projectile avoid chance, 50% spell avoid chance, 88% stun avoid chance
+ 8% less Chaos damage taken
+ Permanent flask uptime
+ Enemies are chilled thanks to Summon Skitterbots
+ Enemies are hindered thanks to Wither
+ Enemies are maimed with maim chest
+ Can do all map mods
+ Can do all content
+ Decent league starter, as it do not really requires anything to function, and can work just fine on Tabula
- Needs a lot of intelligence from gear
- Scourge Arrow playstyle takes some time getting used to
- Enemies do not die instantly so sometimes we can take some dangerous hits
1. Nature's Reprisal
2. Master Toxicist
3. Nature's Adrenaline
4. Nature's Boon
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Major God - Soul of The Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Garukhan