Need Advice on How To Plan My Skill Tree in Path of Exile
I plan on using Frost Blades for clearing since it’s projectile-based too so it benefits from Point Blank , Fury Bolts and other things. I couldn’t find a guide online so I decided to build my own skill-tree after lurking on poe-ninja for several hours. I plan on going Slayer/Raider but I’m open to suggestions. If you need poe currency cheap in game, you can choose u4gm.com sale cheap poe currency.
Frost Blades works a little differently from Molten Strike. Molten Strike can completely ignore the melee hit since you hit with the projectiles anyway, but Frost Blades typically won’t hit the primary target with its projectiles, unless you have both Ancestral Call and Chain, but it still won’t be consistent. However, you seem to be going for a pure elemental build with abyss jewels and an ele claw, so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
I highly recommend Vaal Pact, and Vitality Void too. You can think of Vitality Void as a 15% more life recovery rate modifier for three points, as well as buffing your life leech from 1.6% to 2.6%. Most of the time people tend to disregard additional leech beyond the ~1% that lets you cap it with most builds, but with Slayer, the additional duration of the leech instances can really mean something, so that part of Vitality Void is strong too. And Vaal Pact pretty much goes without saying. It doubles your leech and you’re already pathing right by it.
Abyss Jewels are Nice!
And lastly, I’m not really sure about that 3-point jewel socket by the Scion wheel. It is just 20 strength you’re getting, which doesn’t help your build in any way other than 10 flat life and stat requirement. Especially since you can get 18% increased attack speed from the same 3 points in the Berserking cluster right next to it, or 27% attack speed one additional point to Claws of the Magpie on the claw wheel. Yes, Abyss jewels are nice, but they get less nice the more of them you have, and 6.8% attack speed per node is quite a lot of attack speed. You’ll want to check Path of Building to see if you can get jewels that will make it worth it.
So my final tree would probably look something like this. You can make up for the slight loss of life by using a Might of the Meek jewel by the Life wheel, notice that it gets the crit multi nodes too. Obviously this tree is tailored more to my playstyle, so take from it what you will, but hopefully this either gives you some ideas or makes you more confident about your own choices and your reasoning behind them.