(Outdated) LA Crit Shotgun - Voltaxic Build (Ranger)

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I'll work on this guide more. The website just deleted almost an hour worth of work, so I'll redo it later.

Suggested Leagues: Standard, Domination, Nemesis

Passive Skills

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Gems

LA Shotgun

Lightning Arrow

Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.


Lightning Arrow
Cast On Critical Strike

Supported skills have a chance to cast supported spells when you get a critical strike. You cannot cast supported spells directly.


Cast On Critical Strike
Frost Wall

Creates a wall of ice which holds back enemies. Targets under the wall are damaged and pushed back.


Frost Wall
Pierce

Gives projectile skills a chance to pierce their target and hit additional targets.


Pierce
Life Leech

Restores players life based on damage dealt to enemies.


Life Leech
Lesser Multiple Projectiles

Causes 2 additional projectiles to be fired by projectile skills.


Lesser Multiple Projectiles


Frenzy and Power

Frenzy

Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.


Frenzy
Curse On Hit

Supported skills have a chance to apply supported curses on hit. You cannot cast supported curses directly.


Curse On Hit
Critical Weakness

Curses all targets in an area, making them more vulnerable to critical strikes.


Critical Weakness
Power Charge on Critical

Critical strikes with the supported skill have a chance of granting you a Power Charge.


Power Charge on Critical
Increased Critical Strikes

Increases the chance of causing a critical strike.


Increased Critical Strikes
Faster Attacks

Increases the attack speed of physical skills.


Faster Attacks


Auras

Reduced Mana

Reduces the mana cost of the skill.


Reduced Mana
Grace

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


Grace
Haste

Casts an aura that increases the attack speed and cast speed of you and your allies.


Haste
Purity of Elements

Casts an aura that grants elemental resistances to you and your allies.


Purity of Elements


Escape If Shit Goes Down

Smoke Mine

Places a mine that will teleport you to it when detonated. It covers both your escape and arrival with a cloud of smoke that blinds enemies, and gives you a temporary buff to movement speed.


Smoke Mine
Increased Duration

Increases the duration of the skill.


Increased Duration
Increased Area of Effect

Increases the radius of area of effect skills.


Increased Area of Effect
Blood Rage

Adds a buff that deals Chaos Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and grants a Frenzy Charge.


Blood Rage


Mid-Late game totem suppliment

Flame Totem

Summons a totem that fires a stream of flame at nearby enemies.


Flame Totem
Greater Multiple Projectiles

Causes 4 additional projectiles to be fired by projectile skills.


Greater Multiple Projectiles
Faster Projectiles

Increases the speed and damage of projectiles.


Faster Projectiles
Blind

Enemies hit by skills supported with this gem have a chance to be blinded. Blind enemies have their chance to hit reduced.


Blind


Flasks

Flask Set 1

Life Flask

Restores 960 Life over 8 seconds.

Consumes 10 out of 30 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Life restored.


Life Flask
Life Flask

Restores 960 Life over 8 seconds.

Consumes 10 out of 30 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Life restored.


Life Flask
Mana Flask

Restores 550 Mana over 7 seconds.

Consumes 20 out of 40 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Mana restored.


Mana Flask
Mana Flask

Restores 550 Mana over 7 seconds.

Consumes 20 out of 40 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Mana restored.


Mana Flask
Quicksilver Flask

Increases Movement Speed by 40% for 5 seconds.

Consumes 20 out of 50 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds .05 seconds to the duration.


Quicksilver Flask


Flask Set 2

Life Flask

Restores 960 Life over 8 seconds.

Consumes 10 out of 30 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Life restored.


Life Flask
Mana Flask

Restores 550 Mana over 7 seconds.

Consumes 20 out of 40 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds 1% Mana restored.


Mana Flask
Diamond Flask

Your Critical Strike Chance is Lucky for 3.5 seconds.

Consumes 80 of 80 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds .035 seconds to the duration.


Diamond Flask
Jade Flask

Increases your Evasion Rating by 3,000 for 5 seconds.

Consumes 40 out of 60 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds .04 seconds to the duration.


Jade Flask
Quicksilver Flask

Increases Movement Speed by 40% for 5 seconds.

Consumes 20 out of 50 charges on use.

Each percentage of quality adds .05 seconds to the duration.


Quicksilver Flask


Bandits

Help Oak in Normal Difficulty - Rewards +40 to Maximum Life
Help Kraityn in Cruel Difficulty - Rewards +6% to Attack Speed
Help Kraityn in Merciless Difficulty - Rewards +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charge

Gear

http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/The_Blood_Dance
http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Darkray_Vectors
http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Daresso%27s_Defiance
http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Voltaxic_Rift
http://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Marylene%27s_Fallacy

Guide

HOW IT WORKS
The point of this build is that you almost never get hit. It uses some game-breaking mechanics to do extreme damage . The core-action of damage is in the frostwall. Frostwall is a dual-use ability for defense and offense in this build. What happens with LA, is that when you get a crit, you have a chance to cast a frost wall on your target. The frostwall freezes your enemies in place; however, it acts as a wall that you can pierce. When you pierce frostwall with LA, it activates the 2nd ability of LA, which causes an arc to 3 random nearby targets. When you start getting crazy amounts of walls, you will also get crazy amounts of arc procs for every wall that get's pierced.

COMBAT
To engage combat you need preparation. There is a safe and safer way to engage. The safer route you drop a mine, walk farther from enemies to drop a 2nd mine and portal. Drop a totem and start using frenzy next to the totem. When enemies get close pop the mine to go back a little ways, create a blind spot for the totem to start channeling blind, and to create a spot where you can build all of your charges in preparation for LA.
The normal route is just to lay a mine next to a town portal and summon a totem to pull enemies. Simply start your combat route, and pop the mine if necessary.

LEVELING
Just run LA + LMP + Life Leech for the majority of leveling. You won't be able to crit combo till merci/cruel depending on your gear. I personally use my auto attack for single target and supplement with frenzy just for the charges. Once you have a higher ilevel quicksilver flask, go fully quality it if you can roll it as Ample Adrenaline. Ample gives your flask extra charges (you only need +10 to get 3 uses out of flask), and Adrenaline gives % move speed. My last flask I ran had +15 charges and +30% movespeed with full quality.

Comments

ckyui
Posts: 1
Omg it can't be! Finally I find a Ranger build that has everything I need! The skill tree, the gems, the information on the class itself. You sir, are a savior right now. Thank you for putting in the effort to put this together and sorry for you losing all your work earlier from this site or w/e. I saw that you lost it all.
4 years ago
AwhiteGoat
Posts: 1
Great guide and build, thanks! I have one question though... What gems should I level up and up to what level? Because I read somewhere that is a bad idea to level up some gems. Thanks again keep it up! :D
3 years ago
Benstylez
Posts: 2
Can we agree that this will never work for nemesis? I think it sounds like a really awesome build, but it sounds the probability of dying is very likely /: Let me know your thoughts! Also continue making the guide asap, can't wait to see where it ends :)
3 years ago
Benstylez
Posts: 2
More specific gear section as well plz :D
3 years ago

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