Poe 3.9 Shadow Trickster Caustic Arrow Build

By Eznpc Builder - Views: (7513) - Dec,07,2019

Build Summary

Poe Caustic Arrow is a bow attack that fires an arrow dealing with chaos damage and spreading caustic ground. Trickster also has some enormous DoT damage boost in the Ascendancy, which works well with CA. All these combined results in probably the safest character we ever played with moderate single target damage and impressive apparent speed.

Build Items

Build Stat

  • 1090.14
  • 2.45
  • 6.5
  • 5.01
  • 1.5
  • 77
  • 2673.89
  • 656107.79
  • 3341.2
  • 6378.65
  • 661191.09
  • 32
  • 49
  • 119
  • 114
  • 218
  • 179
  • 602
  • 155
  • 1
  • 17
  • 1
  • 100
  • 0.02
  • 1837
  • 36
  • 99
  • 5.39
  • 70
  • 11622
  • 238
  • 33977
  • 132
  • 71
  • 71
  • 3000
  • 20
  • 1.88
  • 75
  • 75
  • 76
  • 100
  • 56
  • 18
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Build Videos

Build PoB Link

https://pastebin.com/xQCZCRRn

Build Skill Tree

Build Description

Poe Caustic Arrow is a bow attack that fires an arrow dealing with chaos damage and spreading caustic ground. Enemies standing within it receive a debuff that deals chaos damage over time. Sharp sand does not poison and is therefore not affected by poison-related modifiers. Eznpc Builder decided to give a shot to another bow skill on new Trickster, and Caustic Arrow looked perfect because we can thoroughly abuse all defensive capabilities of this Ascendancy. Trickster also has some enormous DoT damage boost in the Ascendancy, which works well with CA. All these combined results in probably the safest character we ever played with moderate single target damage and impressive apparent speed.

Pros:
+ Awesome clear speed
+ Decent lab runner
+ 172% increased movement speed
+ 10.7k Energy Shield
+ 0.91s delay in starting ES recharge
+ Energy Shield recharge cannot be interrupted if it began recently
+ 43k Evasion if hit recently, 20% less damage taken if not hit recently
+ 87% melee avoid chance, 91% projectile avoid the possibility, 22% spell prevent possibility, 9% reduced damage taken
+ Enemies are permanently slowed thanks to Wither, Cold Snap, and Aspect of Spider
+ Our buffs and flask last very long thanks to a lot of increased duration from tree, Ascendancy and Alchemist node
+ Very safe playstyle. Because we are DoT build we can focus only on dodging and avoiding attacks
+ Can do any content in the game
+ Only six link required is Elder Bow

Cons:
- To comfortably get more than 10k ES we use Clarity Watcher's Eye and Energy From Within, what can be quite expensive, can be easily replaced with cheaper Watcher's Eye and more regular jewels
- We use 6linked Elder Vicious Projectiles Bow, what by itself can be quite expensive
- The single target is not that awesome. With optimized gear and gem swap we can get up to 2M effective DPS, what is pretty decent, but it can't compete with meta builds
- The clearing is not that satisfying as we are still a DoT skill, so everything dies with a minimal delay, so no fancy explosions
- For maximum damage and apparent effectiveness, we need a white socket on the bow. Alternatively, we can swap to Void Manipulation, so it's not that big of a deal
- We need plenty of strength from gear to meet gem stat requirements
- Min-maxing the build can be quite expensive, but the build itself is very flexible and do not require a lot of investment to make it work

Ascendancy:



Pantheon:
For significant god Soul of Lunaris is good safety pick for mapping and some extra damage avoidance. Another great option is the Soul of Solaris for extra safety on bosses.
For minor god Soul of Gruthkul is an excellent choice for even more Phys reduction (what we kind of lack in this build) and another slow.

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Bandit: Kill All
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Main Skill: Caustic Arrow
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PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/xQCZCRRn
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