This time Mathil shows us a build that elevates Scourge Arrow to one of the best Bow skills currently present in the game. The skill was introduced in 3.4 Delve Expansion and despite the changes that came with 3.4.2, the Lightning Scourge Arrow Scion build is capable of handling all the game content with little investment in gear.
For the most part, the build is based on really common pieces of gear, like The Tempest Bow, it’s also flexible enough to allow the player to try different Ascendancy classes.
But not everything is perfect, Scourge Arrow has an uncommon mechanic for a Bow skill since you need to charge it before releasing the shot in order to gain stacks, each stack adds 150% damage to your Hits so having a really fast Bow is mandatory to make the game-play enjoyable.
The Lightning Scourge Arrow Scion is a great option for the Scion Class fans who want to try a different playstyle. Here’s all you need to know to start the slaughter.
Passive Tree & Bandits
Passive Tree Jewels
The Increased Critical Strike Chance While Affected by Wrath is what makes this Jewel great for the build. If you are a bit sort on the Exalts department you can opt for a third Rare Jewel instead.
Search for Jewels with as much added Lightning Damage as possible and Maximum Life. Also, Jewels are a great place to help you complete Gear and Skills Requirements or cap Elemental Resistances.
Mathil got himself a Starkonja’s Head, one of the best Helmets for Attack based builds with added Speed, Life and Critical Strike Chance.
As for the Eternal Labyrinth enchantment Scourge Arrow creates an additional spore pod at Maximum Stages, it is easily the best option but also very rare and expensive.
If that’s a bit too much for your pocket, then the second-best options is Scourge Arrow deals 40% increased Damage.
Inpulsa’s Broken Heart guaranties invulnerability to Shock and will also greatly boost Scourge Arrow area of effect due to the fact that every shocked monster will explode dealing a great amount of damage. The Six Link Scourge Arrow setup can be placed here or on the Bow.
Look for high stats in Life, Increased Damage if you have Shocked an Enemy Recently. As for the percentage of Life as damage done when enemies explode 10% is a must-have.
A normal pair of boots with the standard 30% Increased Movement Speed and superb roll both on Life and Elemental Resistances. There are many options for this piece of gear. If available, look for the Eternal Labyrinth enchantment #% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you’ve Killed Recently.
Bow & Quiver
The Lightning Damage modifiers of The Tempest fit the Lightning Scourge Arrow Scion like a glove. Also, due to the demand in Attack Speed of the skill you will want nothing less than 50% Increased Attack Speed. Two notes, Wrath and Blink Arrow don’t need to be linked and since this is a low level item it needs to be at least ilevel 50 in order to be Six Linked.
The Piercing Implicit Mod makes Penetrating Arrow Quivers the best option for this build, look for high rolls on:
– Increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
– Increased Global Critical Strike Chance
– Global Critical Strike Multiplier
– Maximum Life
Look to fulfil any shortages on Elemental Resistances, Life, Accuracy, Mana Regeneration and Stat Requirements for Skills. Additional Damage and Critical Strike modifiers are also welcome.
Link for the Rings below.
The main stats to look in the amulet are:
– Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
– Critical Strike Multiplier
– Accuracy Rating
– Maximum Life
I find this build to be one of the cheapest to make your way up to the endgame easily and a great Shaper farmer. Being a Scion gives the player the flexibility to test different Ascendancy classes like Raider, Deadeye, Inquisitor, or even Slayer. The skill is available at level 28 and you can use the end-game weapon The Tempest after four levels, so as long you get used to Scourge Arrow play style you should have no problem Delving, Mapping, completely destroying the Guardians and the Elder himself.
Hope this build review will help you level your character.
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Lightning Scourge Arrow Scion - Mathil Build Guide
The Lightning Scourge Arrow Scion is a great option for the Ranger Class fans who want to try a different playstyle. Here’s all you need to know to start the slaughter.
- One of the strongest Bow skills in the game
- Great league starter
- Easy endgame
- Flexible build
- Playstyle may not be for everyone
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