PoE 3.9 Fast Clearspeed Physical Conversion Bowyer League Starter Build

By Enahkra - Views: (1228) - Dec,03,2019

Build Summary

Phy's conversion bowyers were once the most overplayed meta build in all of POE; pretty much every veteran of the game can recall the pre 3.0 days of Signal Shot CI instant leech build dominating the meta. Sadly, with nerfs to Vaal Pact, Vinktar, Reach of the Council, etc. this archetype has since faded into obscurity, at least in temp leagues. The ultimate guide about Phy's conversion bows that I could find hasn't updated since 3.3. This Build uses a bow with great physical flat damage and converts all of it into cold damage.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 255220.16
  • 4.75
  • 67.44
  • 89.4
  • 4.72
  • 100
  • 10908135.35
  • 10908135.35
  • 25
  • 125
  • 123
  • 291
  • 159
  • 241
  • 188
  • 5038
  • 137
  • 5038
  • 100
  • 56.48
  • 2631.72
  • 1175
  • 31
  • 185
  • 15.74
  • 45
  • 235
  • 221.48
  • 499
  • 49.9
  • 2041
  • 112
  • 10
  • 10
  • 226
  • 3
  • 1.39
  • 19.6
  • 30
  • 78
  • 78
  • 78
  • 76
  • 77
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Build Videos

Deathless Uber Elder Kill on 1-Link

Build PoB Link

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Build Skill Tree

Build Description

Phy's conversion bowyers were once the most overplayed meta build in all of POE; pretty much every veteran of the game can recall the pre 3.0 days of Signal Shot CI instant leech build dominating the meta. Sadly, with nerfs to Vaal Pact, Vinktar, Reach of the Council, etc. this archetype has since faded into obscurity, at least in temp leagues. The ultimate guide about Phy's conversion bows that I could find hasn't updated since 3.3. This Build uses a bow with great physical flat damage and converts all of it into cold damage.

But why not convert into all three elements?
The reason is efficiency because if all your damage converted into a single element, you can scale it using just one type of penetration. That is overall better for Damage.

But why convert in the first place?
Once physical damage converted, it can be scaled using both physical and elemental multipliers. That means we can mix the best multipliers each damage type has to offer, resulting in a higher dps ceiling. Ele bows are more expensive to craft and have a much lower dps ceiling unless you go the dex stacking route.
As a Phy's conversion build, you can also take full advantage of Taste of Hate + Loreweave. Both make you a lot tankier than ele bow Builds.

Pros:
+ Fast clearspeed
+ Can swap between 3 different clear skills for fun
+ Can easily do all content
+ Tankier than all bow builds except possibly Impale, but you move faster + have Perma flask sustain
+ Ailment immunity

Cons:
- Not recommended as a day one league starter
- Can gear be expensive? but cheap compared to most bow builds
- Piano flashing

Ascendancy:


Nature's Boon > Master Alchemist > Veteran Bowyer > Nature's Adrenaline

Bandits:
Alira is a must.

Pantheon:
For Major God, upgrade Soul of Solaris for bossing.
For Minor God, use Upgraded Yugul for Uber Elder and Upgraded Shakari for everything else.

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