This build is based around the gem Spectral Throw/Venom Gyre and we are building it by stacking elemental damage and critical strike damage. If Venom Gyre feels bad we can easily switch to Cobra Lash, they are practically the same. By using Winter Spirit we convert a large portion of our Physical Damage to Cold and then further amplify this damage by using things that increase our cold damage such as Hatred, Herald of Ice, and gear. Juicy new gems and buffs.
3.8 Blight Venom Gyre Assassin Starter Build Guide
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This build is based around the gem Venom Gyre/Spectral Throw and we are building it by stacking elemental damage and critical strike damage. If Venom Gyre feels bad we can easily switch to Cobra Lash, they are practically the same. By using Winter Spirit we convert a large portion of our Physical Damage to Cold and then further amplify this damage by using things that increase our cold damage such as Hatred, Herald of Ice, and gear. Juicy new gems and buffs.
Quick note, the path of building currently uses Spectral Throw as a place holder until it gets the update when Blight league launches. Considering Spectral throw has no benefits on the gem we can assume the dps will be much larger than what is shown on Path of Building. We are going Assassin as the new Elusive buff looks beautiful, and Assassin has the Mistwalker Ascendancy Point which boosts it and adds a bunch of nice bonuses. Even with the buff decaying over time it isn't a huge issue as the moment we lose it we will get it back thanks to 100% Critical Strike Chance. I am not a huge fan of poison so I chose to scale Venom Gyre through on hit damage rather than damage over time.
PROS & CONS:
+ Elusive is an absolute Juicer for everything
+ Unique play style with Venom Gyre for clearing and bossing
+ Combo of Freezing, Good Dodge and Evasion makes you a slipperyjim
+ Fork + GMP Will give us heaps of Projectiles to catch
+ No Mana Problems
- Can't do No Leech Mods on Maps
- Unpredictable game feel, as it is a brand new gam (looks good tho)
- Fairly low life, big balls playstyle
- Price will ramp up quick, some of the juicy end game uniques are expensive early on
2. Unstable Infusion
3. Deadly Infusion
Alira is our Bandit of choice. The Crit Multi and Resistances are just so good, helps squeeze out more damage on rings, etc as you aren't as needy for Resistances. Eramir is also a good choice as Passive Points are so nice.
Mjoar God - Soul of Lunaris or Soul of Solaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari