POE 3.8 Raider Build - Caustic Arrow + Steelskin Budget Guide

By u4npoe - Views: (1186) - Sep,18,2019

Build Summary

This build features over 6000 life, very high evasion with up to 95% evade chance cap, 50/40% dodge/spell dodge. Starting with the most important question: "Why Raider of all classes?" For powerful defensive abilities, QoL features and speed. When damage is not a problem, these are more valuable qualities than slightly higher dps number. That's why I believe this is the best ascendancy choice for life-based CA.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 1.5
  • 100
  • 2.73
  • 16
  • 175
  • 155
  • 347
  • 212
  • 159
  • 155
  • 6242
  • 202
  • 6242
  • 100
  • 380.76
  • 1056
  • 46
  • 374
  • 35.42
  • 55.8
  • 178
  • 35
  • 12229
  • 277
  • 46
  • 46
  • 42
  • 1.45
  • 75
  • 63
  • 75
  • 76
  • 75
  • 47
  • 56
  • 45
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Build Videos

Build PoB Link

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Build Skill Tree

Build Description

INTRO:
This build features over 6000 life, very high evasion with up to 95% evade chance cap, 50/40% dodge/spell dodge. Starting with the most important question: "Why Raider of all classes?" For powerful defensive abilities, QoL features and speed. When damage is not a problem, these are more valuable qualities than slightly higher dps number. That's why I believe this is the best ascendancy choice for life-based CA.

It's also immune to all ailments and can run absolutely any map mod. Any incoming damage can be easily solved with two instant life flasks healing you back to full life. Capable of clearing all content in the game.


PROS & CONS:
+ Cheap starting cost, great league starter
+ Very easy to play
+ Tanky end game, over 6000 life and very high evasion + dodge
+ Fast without flasks
+ Flexible build, many ways of end-game optimization
+ Can run any map mod, including "No regen"
+ Capable of clearing all end game content
+ Permanent flask uptime while mapping
- Mediocre single target damage
- Slightly expensive end game gear
- Weak against spells


ASCENDANCY:


1. Quartz Infusion
2. Avatar of the Veil
3. Rapid Assault
4. Avatar of the Chase


BANDITS: Kill All or Spare Oak.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari