[1.30] ES Based Crit RoA Shadow

Shadow Talisman SC 187% ES v1.3.0 20 votes 0 comments Nov. 22, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
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Gear Options

Inventory

  • Bow: 6L Lioneye's Glare ->Harbinger bow.
  • Chest: Atziri's Splendor
  • Quiver: Spiked-Pointed Quiver
  • Belt: Rustic Sash
  • Boots: Rainbow Strides-> Sorcerer boots
  • Gloves: Crusader Gloves
  • Helmet: Alpha's howl for mana issues with auras and anti-freeze.
  • Rings: Diamond Ring
  • Amulet: Agate Amulet
  • Flasks stouching resist flasks - Ample jade Flask of Reflexes-Surgeon's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

Auras

  • enter image description hereHatred
  • enter image description hereGrace
  • enter image description hereDiscipline

Gems

  • 6L Bow: Concentrated Effect- Faster Attack- Power Charge on Crit- Rain of Arrows- Physical Projectile Attack Damage- Added Fire damage
  • 6L Atziri's Splendor: Cast When Damage taken (lvl 6)- Molten Shell (level 9)- Increased Duration- Immortal call (level 6)- enhance- Enduring Cry( lvl7)
  • 4L Alpha's Howl: Discipline- Grace - Hatred - Reduced Mana
  • 4L Crusader Gloves: Blood Rage- Increased Duration- Enhance- Decoy Totem
  • 4L Sorcerer Boots: Lightning Warp- Faster casting- Reduced Duration- Reduced mana
  • Back Slot: Faster Casting- Portal

Build and how it works

A balanced RoA build with Ci, Vaal pact, ghost reaver, and iron reflexes, to overcome many issues in end game map.

Targeted status - 212 DEX (using high level bows) - 112 STR (Reduced mana level 21) - 123 INT (boots)

Advantages of this build

  • Immune to Chaos damage
  • Iron Reflex
  • Good crit rating due to power charge
  • High dps of over 15k+
  • Simplicity of needing to only use only one attack skill.

How To deal with known problems in End Game Maps

  • Dealing with Reflect->Vaal pact, Bloodrage, and Ghost reaver
  • Dealing with Chaos damage-> Chaos Innoculation
  • Dealing with Mana problems-> Reduced mana Gem, Alpha's howl, Aura Reservation Passives, Mana drinker, and Critical Strike
  • Dealing with armor problems->IR
  • Getting ES-> Atziri's Splendor and Discipline
  • Recovering ES-> Vaal pact, Bloodrage, and Ghost reaver

History

Open beta: 8 Auras+Roa+Point Blank

1.0.0 : Changed to life based 2 aura RoA due to mana problems without clarity+discipline.

1.0.3 : Introduction of Physical Projectile Attack damage, Reordered the gems

1.0.4 : Passive Tree optimization

1.0.6 : Passive Tree optimization

1.1.0 : Passive Optimization to overcome Life Leech nerf

1.2.0 : Changed from Life->ES, due to life's nerf.

1.3.0: bit of critical multiplyer Nerf but build is still vaiable.

Tips /Guides

  • Start out using spectral throw with 2-handed weapon will allow you to bypass normal and cruel with no effort.
  • Focus on getting any rare armored pieces with life and resists.
  • Start ouf as Life build
  • Group up with people for faster exp.
  • Always check for chromatic orbs at vendor
  • Always check for 6 socketed items at vendor
  • trade chromatics and jeweler's for exalts and buy gears you need.
  • Farm Ledge until you find a nicely linked gear with life/resists
  • Farm Fell Shrine until you find nicely linked/stated gear with life/resists Farm City of Sarn until you are comfortable with Docks
  • Farm Docks until you are comfortable with Catacombs
  • Farm Catacombs until you are comfortable with Lunaris Temple
  • Farm Lunaris Temple until you are comfortable with Library
  • Farm Library until you have enough wealth and levels.
  • Farm Maps.
  • Use Purity of Elements and Clarity for mana problems and resist Problems.
  • BUY Alpha's howl and socket it with reduced mana.
  • Use Life Leech gem before Ci
  • Life regeneration/vitality can be useful early game.
  • Do not run into group of mobs, fight smart.
  • Use utility skills like decoy totem or summon skelton+spell totem.
  • Use warlord's mark if you are physical damage based in early game.
  • Always Take life nodes/ES nodes before DPS
  • Use grace+iron reflex if you are armor based.
  • If you are evasion based take Ondur's guile/acrobatics with grace.
  • Always have 150% total in life nodes, without at least 4k+ life or ES it's pointless to play end game maps.
  • ES is an End game and costly way of defense, make sure to go Ci or use shavs when you are really rich.

FAQs

  1. Hi i was wondering is this a good build to start off in HC League? A: This build is meant for standard leagues, it can work well in hardcore but one must be wealthy to achieve it.

  2. Have you tried Vaal Rain of Arrows? A: Yes, it's not great due to how it uses souls and isn't spammable.

  3. I have difficulty with equipment's stat requirements A: Use passive for now or use amulet that boosts certain stats.

  4. How do I make exalts? A: basically you need to farm and know how to trade orbs for exalts.

  5. I have problems with rogue exiles A: Igna Phoenix can be a problem, use resist flaks to kill them.

  6. I'd really like some insight on how to work the skill tree and what to rush. A: Always go for defensive nodes first, offensive nodes are more of end game thing, not dying is the core importance of hack and slash games where you can lose exp by dying.

  7. Where to level?? A:Ledge->Southern Forest->City of Sarn->Docks->Library->catacombs->Twilight Strand (and repeat what you did in previous acts)->Maps.

  8. How do you run 3 auras? A: Alpha's howl is very helpful, also having ways to recover manas and geting reduced aura nodes.

  9. Just a small thing you might have missed: Increased duration does nothing for Enduring Cry. You would be better off using Increased area of effect. A:The thing is Enhance, Increased Duration and cast When Damage taken works with other gems, so its still nice to keep it linked so boots and gloves doesn't have to be wasted with it's sockets.

  10. Concerning the tree: Suggesting a tree with 120 points makes you look like you have not played this character. The tree could work, but try to focus on 80 points you have when you start mapping and not 120. A:I am level 92, and I have played this character for a while, I will post the level 80 build.

Life Build that would be used until you get all your gears

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Deal with the bandits

  • Normal: Kill all (1 passive skill point)
  • Cruel: Help Kraityn (+8% attack speed)
  • Merciless: Help Alira (+1 max power charge)

Effective health

20% increased maximum life
187% increased maximum energy shield*
* (includes bonus from Intelligence & infused shield where applicable)

Keystones

Vaal Pact Vaal Pact
Life Leech applies instantly at 40% effectiveness. Life Regeneration has no effect.
Chaos Inoculation Chaos Inoculation
Maximum Life becomes 1, Immune to Chaos Damage
Ghost Reaver Ghost Reaver
Life Leech applies to Energy Shield instead of Life
Iron Reflexes Iron Reflexes
Converts all Evasion Rating to Armour. Dexterity provides no bonus to Evasion Rating

Passive skill tree breakdown

Health
  • 157% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • Life Leech applies instantly at 40% effectiveness. Life Regeneration has no effect.
  • 30 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 22 to maximum Life
  • 20% increased maximum Life
  • 20% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 15% more maximum Energy Shield
  • Maximum Life becomes 1, Immune to Chaos Damage
Mitigation
  • 138% increased Evasion Rating
  • 50 to Evasion Rating
  • 26% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 24% increased Evasion Rating and Armour
  • 4% increased Evasion Rating per Frenzy Charge
Damage
  • 183% increased Physical Damage with Bows
  • 77% increased Physical Damage
  • 70% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 60% increased Accuracy Rating
  • 55% increased Projectile Damage
  • 45% increased Attack Speed
  • 31% increased Attack Speed with Bows
  • 30% increased Projectile Speed
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 20% increased Arrow Speed
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • 14% increased Elemental Damage
  • 12% increased Spell Damage
  • 12% increased Melee Damage
  • 12% increased Cast Speed
  • 10% increased Accuracy Rating with Bows
  • 2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Other
  • 280 to Dexterity
  • 150 to Intelligence
  • 60 to Strength
  • 40% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 36% increased maximum Mana
  • 20% increased Mana Recovery from Flasks
  • 20% reduced Mana Reserved
  • 20% increased Stun Duration with Bows on enemies
  • 18% increased Power Charge Duration
  • 12% increased Radius of Auras
  • 12% increased effect of Auras you Cast
  • 10% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold with Bows
  • 1 Maximum Power Charge
  • 1 Maximum Frenzy Charge
Open passive skill tree »
Vortex Crest, Gladiator Helmet (Rare)

Molten Shell

Fire, Spell, AoE, Duration
Level: 21 (Max) Mana Cost: 57 Cast Time: 1 sec Critical Strike Chance: 5% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 70, 155 Str

Summons fiery elemental shields providing additional armour for a short duration. If cumulative physical damage prevented by your blocking or armour reaches a threshold, the shields explode outwards, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies.

Deals 1962-2943 Fire Damage
Base duration is 10.00 seconds
30% chance to Ignite enemies
Shields break after 2524 total Damage is prevented
1117 additional Armour

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Enduring Cry

Spell, AoE
Level: 21 (Max) Mana Cost: 22 Cast Time: 0.5 sec Quality: +20%

Requires Level 70, 155 Str

Performs a warcry, adding endurance charges proportional to the number of surrounding enemies. Taunts all nearby enemies to attack the caster.

20% increased Area of Effect radius
37 Endurance Charges granted per one hundred nearby enemies

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Immortal Call

Spell, Duration
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Cost: 33 Cast Time: 0.85 sec Quality: +23%

Requires Level 68, 151 Str

Discharges Endurance Charges, making the character invulnerable to physical damage for a short time, proportional to how many endurance charges were expended.

Base duration is 0.25 seconds
Additional 0.97 Seconds Base Duration per Endurance Charge

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Cast when Damage Taken

Support, Spell
Level: 21 (Max) Quality: +20%

Requires Level 71, 71 Str, 49 Int

10% increased Damage
This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 71 or lower
10% more Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Spells directly
Casts Supported Spells when you take a total of 3580 Damage

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Vortex Crest

Gladiator Helmet

Armour: 0206

Requires Level 71, 155 Str, 49 Int

+55 to Armour
+69 to maximum Life
9% increased Quantity of Items found
+11% to Fire Resistance
+13% to Cold Resistance
Reflects 10 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers

Standard
Entropy Knuckle, Diamond Ring (Rare)

Entropy Knuckle

Diamond Ring


Requires Level 48

27% increased Global Critical Strike Chance

+11 to all Attributes
+51 to maximum Life
+38% to Fire Resistance
+17% to Lightning Resistance

Standard
Empyrean Spear, Spike-Point Arrow Quiver (Rare)

Empyrean Spear

Spike-Point Arrow Quiver


Requires Level 51

26% increased Global Critical Strike Chance

+97 to maximum Life
+40% to Cold Resistance
+29% to Lightning Resistance
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
29% increased Stun Duration on enemies

Standard
Havoc Buckle, Leather Belt (Rare)

Havoc Buckle

Leather Belt


Requires Level 48

+27 to maximum Life

+74 to maximum Life
+31 to maximum Energy Shield
+6% to Fire Resistance
+7% to Cold Resistance
+41% to Lightning Resistance

Standard
Kraken Eye, Diamond Ring (Rare)

Kraken Eye

Diamond Ring


Requires Level 48

20% increased Global Critical Strike Chance

7% increased Lightning Damage
+60 to maximum Life
+13 to maximum Energy Shield
+10% to all Elemental Resistances
+40% to Cold Resistance

Standard
+20% Lioneye's Glare, Imperial Bow (Unique)

Rain of Arrows

Attack, AoE, Bow
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Cost: 14 Quality: +20%

Requires Level 68, 151 Dex

Fires a large number of arrows into the air, to land at the target after a short delay.

57% increased Physical Damage
Deals 75% of Base Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
32% increased Area of Effect radius

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Physical Projectile Attack Damage

Projectile, Support
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 120% Quality: +23%

Requires Level 69, 109 Dex

11% increased Physical Damage
49% more Physical Projectile Attack Damage
10% less Projectile Attack Speed

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Concentrated Effect

Support, AoE
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 160% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 68, 108 Int

69% more Area Damage
15% reduced Mana Cost
30% reduced Area of Effect radius

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Faster Attacks

Attack, Support
Level: 21 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 115% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 71, 112 Dex

55% increased Attack Speed

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Added Fire Damage

Fire, Support
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 120% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 68, 108 Str

15% increased Fire Damage
Gain 39% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Life Leech

Support
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 130% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 69, 109 Str

9% of Damage Leeched as Life
20% increased Life Leech rate

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

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Lioneye's Glare

Imperial Bow

Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 73-293 Critical Strike Chance: 5% Attacks per Second: 1.80

Requires Level 71, 109 Str, 212 Dex, 108 Int

159% increased Physical Damage
Adds 7-30 Physical Damage
20% increased Attack Speed
+87 to maximum Mana
Hits can't be Evaded

"See without doubt, slay without hesitation." - Marceus Lioneye of Sarn

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+3% Eagle Grasp, Ancient Gauntlets (Rare)

Hatred

Aura, Cold, Spell, AoE
Level: 19 Cast Time: 1.2 sec Quality: +20%

Requires Level 66, 92 Dex, 64 Int

Casts an aura that increases the cold damage of you and your allies.

59% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain 35% of your Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Reduced Mana

Support
Level: 19 Mana Multiplier: 72% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 67, 106 Str

10% reduced Mana Cost

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Decoy Totem

Totem, Spell, Duration, AoE
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Cost: 44 Cast Time: 1 sec Quality: +20%

Requires Level 68, 151 Str

Summons a totem that taunts nearby monsters to attack it.

Totem lasts 32 seconds
Summons a Totem which uses this Skill
136% increased totem life

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Concentrated Effect

Support, AoE
Level: 19 Mana Multiplier: 160%

Requires Level 67, 106 Int

68% more Area Damage
30% reduced Area of Effect radius

This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Eagle Grasp

Ancient Gauntlets

Quality: +3%
Armour: 0138

Requires Level 68, 151 Str, 92 Dex, 106 Int

Adds 2-28 Lightning Damage
+84 to maximum Life
+35% to Fire Resistance
+20% to Cold Resistance

Standard
Gale Locket, Onyx Amulet (Rare)

Gale Locket

Onyx Amulet


Requires Level 49

+14 to all Attributes

Adds 7-16 Physical Damage
+34 to Strength
Adds 1-2 Cold Damage
21% increased Rarity of Items found
+27% to Fire Resistance
+26% to Cold Resistance

Standard
+20% Kaom's Heart, Glorious Plate (Unique)

Kaom's Heart

Glorious Plate

Quality: +20%
Armour: 0664

Requires Level 68, 191 Str

Has no Sockets
+1000 to maximum Life

The warrior who fears will fall.

Standard
Kraken Track, Shagreen Boots (Rare)

Rain of Arrows

Attack, AoE, Bow
Level: 17 Mana Cost: 14 Quality: +20%

Requires Level 61, 136 Dex

Fires a large number of arrows into the air, to land at the target after a short delay.

48% increased Physical Damage
Deals 75% of Base Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
29% increased Area of Effect radius

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Grace

Aura, Spell, AoE
Level: 20 (Max) Cast Time: 1.2 sec Quality: +20%

Requires Level 69, 153 Dex

Casts an aura that grants evasion to you and your allies.

60% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain 2016 additional Evasion Rating

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Hatred

Aura, Cold, Spell, AoE
Level: 20 (Max) Cast Time: 1.2 sec Quality: +23%

Requires Level 68, 95 Dex, 66 Int

Casts an aura that increases the cold damage of you and your allies.

63% increased Area of Effect radius
You and nearby allies gain 36% of your Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage

Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Reduced Mana

Support
Level: 20 (Max) Mana Multiplier: 71% Quality: +20%

Requires Level 69, 109 Str

10% reduced Mana Cost

Corrupted
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.

Standard

Kraken Track

Shagreen Boots

Evasion: 231

Requires Level 69, 109 Str, 153 Dex, 66 Int

47% increased Evasion Rating
+82 to maximum Life
+25% to Cold Resistance
+21% to Lightning Resistance

Standard

Gear breakdown

  • +1544 to maximum Life
  • +1008 Armour
  • +231 Evasion
  • +181% to Cold Resistance
  • +127% to Fire Resistance
  • +118% to Lightning Resistance
  • +34 to Strength
  • +21% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +9% increased Quantity of Items found

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