POE 3.8 Scourge Arrow Pathfinder, Beginner Friendly Build

By u4npoe - Views: (2797) - Sep,05,2019

Build Summary

Welcome to my Scourge Arrow build guide. In Path of Exile Blight, Scourge Arrow Clarified the Piercing behavior on the gem. So, let me start with saying that I really love Scourge Arrow. I tried quite a few variations of SA (including CI Trickster version, for what I have another build) and I think I like this one the most.

Build Items

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Build Description

INTRO:
Welcome to my Scourge Arrow build guide. In Path of Exile Blight, Scourge Arrow Clarified the Piercing behavior on the gem. So, let me start with saying that I really love Scourge Arrow. I tried quite a few variations of SA including CI Trickster version, for what I have another build and I think I like this one the most.

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. Also, in 3.8 poison builds received huge buffs on the tree, and Darkscorn received huge buff as well. Scourge Arrow was buffed too so now it actually feels great to play even in closed areas.


PROS & CONS:
+ Great single target. The build can reach 9M single target DPS with Darkscorn after around 5 second ramp up
+ Pretty good clear speed
+ Great Legion Monolith farmer thanks to poison proliferation
+ 210% increased movement speed
+ 7K+ Life
+ 23k+ Evasion
+ 86% melee avoid chance, 86% projectile avoid chance, 50% spell avoid chance, 88% stun avoid chance
+ 85% chaos resistance
+ 20% additional elemental damage reduction
+ 10% additional physical damage reduction
+ 40% additional chaos damage reduction
+ 8% less Chaos damage taken
+ Can do all map mods
+ Can do all content
+ Best weapon is Darkscorn what is pretty common and cheap unique
+ 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
- Can run into mana issues without mana cost reduction rings
- Positive chaos resistance is mandatory to prevent Darkscorn from killing us what makes gearing a bit annoying
- Scourge Arrow playstyle takes some time getting used to


ASCENDANCY:


1. Nature's Reprisal
2. Master Toxicist
3. Nature's Adrenaline
4. Nature's Boon


BANDITS: Kill all.


PANTHEONS:
Major God - Soul of The Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Lunaris