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Bleed Tornado Shot Deadeye Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Bleed Tornado Shot Deadeye Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

A completely different approach to the most popular Ranger build in Path of Exile

Bleed Tornado Shot
Deadeye/Ranger build

Updated for Patch 3.8

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Guide notes
October 30, 2019
-Updated for Patch 3.8
November 1, 2019
-Added updated gameplay video

Tornado Shot is the most popular Bow skill in Path of Exile. We have decided to make an entirely new variation of this powerful ranged build, which revolves around purely Physical Damage and Crimson Dance's multiple Bleed. It does not differ much in terms of playstyle and item choices compared to the Elemental conversion Tornado Shot builds, however, it has significantly less end-game potential and appears to be much more expensive.

On the other hand, this build offers decent Life Pool with solid Evasion Chance, and extra Dodge, making it quite reliable on higher Tier Maps. Though it shouldn't be treated as a tanky or HC viable build. 

3.8 Update:

We have decided to refresh and update this guide because of the recent changes to Bleed DoT Passives. We can now add high Bleed Damage Multipliers which allows us to scale the damage further. It still, however, remains rather weak in that matter and will be capped at approximately 1.5 Mil Shaper DPS. This is more than enough to deal with any Boss in the game, but considering the expenses, there are better and more viable build options. 

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1. Gameplay

In terms of playstyle, this is a classic Ranged/Bow build. You are dealing very high Physical Damage over Time from a distance, and your Projectiles also apply multiple stacks of Bleed - each of Tornado Shots and Puncture Projectiles will have a 100% Chance to apply Bleeding, and with Crimson Dance Passive, we can apply 8 instances of Bleed DoT on each enemy. The biggest downside is the fact that there is not front-load damage, and farming will always feel slower than regular Tornado Shot builds. On the other hand, DoT builds give you more space for kiting and positioning while sustaining your typical DPS. This build utilizes two Bow Spells, whereas, Tornado Shot is used for general farming and pack clearing, while Puncture dishes out the highest possible Bleed Damage against Bosses. 

0:06 Tier 16 Lair of the Hydra
0:41 Tier 16 Maze of the Minotaur
1:23 Tier 16 Forge of the Phoenix
1:50 Tier 15 Canyon
2:11 Tier 16 Ramparts

This video was recorded on a level 90 Deadeye in full Elder Gear; more of a budget-gear, since none of it had any expensive affixes, just wanted to get more damage from Blasphemer's Grasp

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • solid DoT damage
  • high clear speed
  • good mobility
  • Bow leveling is fast and effortless
  • can't do Reflect Physical Maps
  • expensive when it comes to end-game Bossing
  • DPS is capped at around 2 Million


3. Leveling tips

Leveling as a Ranger is very easy. Since you are a Ranged Class, you can focus on your DPS, and fight from a distance, allowing you to survive most of the encounters with ease. There are multiple Bow skills that are good for the early levels. However, all perform more or less the same, and each of them should be replaced with Tornado Shot as soon as it is available for your level. 

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Puncture setup
Puncture Puncture - one of the first Attacks available in the game which has high added Physical Damage and is guaranteed to inflict Bleeding. It's the Skill you should initially use and keep it around against Bosses after you switch to Tornado Shot
Added Fire Damage Support Chance to Bleed Support - even though Puncture is guaranteed to inflict Bleed, this Gem still offers one of the highest DPS bonuses here
Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support Lesser Multiple Projectiles Support - increases the number of Projectiles, allowing faster clearing
Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support - creates a spectral companion on your back that will use the Supported Attack with slightly reduced Attack Speed
Tornado Shot setup
Tornado Shot Tornado Shot - offers lower damage but much better clear speed making it the primary Attack for leveling and farming Maps
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - one of the best Support Gems for Tornado Shot. Since all projectiles from Tornado Shot can hit the same target, it greatly increases single-target DPS
Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support Vicious Projectiles Support - greatly increases your Projectile's Physical DPS
Chance to Bleed Support Chance to Bleed Support - gives you a high added Physical Damage and increases the Damage you inflict with Bleeding
Utility Gems
Summong Lightning Golem Summon Lightning Golem - it's the recommended Golem for this build which increases your Attack and Cast Speed
Vulnerability Vulnerability - the best Curse for this build. It's also very useful for leveling against Bosses when you need to add some extra DPS. It has to be cast manually on lower levels
Herald of Purity Herald of Purity - adds extra Physical Damage to your Attacks
Blink Arrow Blink Arrow - your primary mobility skill for Bow Builds


We recommend killing all bandits for the additional 2 Passive Points

Leveling Skill Trees:

31 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Finesse 2) Herbalism 3) Master Fletcher 4) Farsight

61 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Dirty Technique 2) Crimson Dance 3) Bloodletting 4) Red Storm

Recommended leveling items:

Blackheart Blackheart - one of the best physical DPS leveling ring which grants very high bonus Damage on lower levels
Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks
5% increased Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 3 Chaos Damage to Attacks
+(20-30) to maximum Life
(2-4) Life Regenerated per second
10% chance to Cause Monsters to Flee
Meginord's GirdleMeginord's Girdle - an excellent belt that grants high DPS and Life bonuses for a meager price
+(25-35) to Strength
Adds 5 to 15 Physical Damage to Attacks
+25 to Strength
10% increased maximum Life
+(10-20)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
Karui WardKarui Ward - the best leveling Amulet for Ranger/Bow Builds in Path of Exile. Also, the Movement Speed bonus is simply unmatched during leveling
+(20-30) to Dexterity
+(20-30) to Strength
+100 to Accuracy Rating
30% increased Projectile Speed
10% increased Movement Speed
30% increased Projectile Damage
Death's OpusDeath's Opus - one of the most powerful leveling bows in the Path of Exile. The two additional Arrows are simply perfect for this build and this Bow can work as your primary weapon in low Tier Maps as well
(30-50)% increased Critical Strike Chance
(100-125)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (10-20) to (30-35) Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+100% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
2 additional Arrows


4. Final Skill Tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

115 Points Final Skill Tree
115 Points Path of Building(PoB) link

Both Amplify and Divine Wrath are converted to Geofri's End Passive by using Timeless Jewels. Each will then grant 50% Increased Damage with Bleeding, and make Bleeding deal damage 15% faster. 

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Far Shot
  2. Ricochet
  3. Gathering Winds
  4. Rupture


Major God: Soul of the Brine King You cannot be Stunned if you've been Stunned or Blocked a Stunning Hit in the past 2 seconds

Minor God: Soul of Garukhan +5% chance to Evade Attacks if you've taken a Savage Hit recently


5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Puncture
(single-target DPS)
Puncture Puncture - deals much higher damage with Bleeding but Fires only one projectile, meaning it can be efficiently used only against Bosses
Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support Vicious Projectiles Support - boosts your Physical Damage and increases the Damage your projectiles deal with Bleeding. If possible have this Gem Added by Elder Crafted Bow
Brutality Support Brutality Support - greatly increases Physical Damage by makes Supported Skills unable to deal Elemental or Chaos Damage
Deadly Ailments Support Deadly Ailments Support - greatly increase the Damage you deal with ailments
Swift Affliction Support Swift Affliction Support - increases your Damage over Time
Chance to Bleed Support Chance to Bleed Support - adds extra flat Physical Damage and grants more damage with Bleeding
Maim Support Maim Support - can only be included if you have the seventh link in Elder Bow which gives you the Vicious Projectiles Support Gem
[DPS] Tornado Shot
(general usage)
Tornado Shot Tornado Shot - one of the best Bow Attacks which offers insane clear speed and solid damage
Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support Vicious Projectiles Support
Brutality Support Brutality Support
Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - increases the number of Tornado Shot's projectiles and damage since multiple projectiles can hit the same target
Maim Support Maim Support - increases Physical Damage and Maims enemies on Hit
[CURSE] Vulnerability
Vulnerability Vulnerability - if you manage to get the Impresence Amulet, you can use this Curse as an Aura around you with 0 Mana Reservation cost. Otherwise, try to use it in a low-level Cast when Damage Taken setup (possibly around level 10-11)
Blasphemy Support Blasphemy Support - makes linked Curse to work as an Aura
[UTILITY] Blink Arrow
Blink Arrow Blink Arrow - your main mobility skill that can be used with Bows
Faster Attacks Support FasterAttacks Support
Pride Pride - increases Physical Damage taken by nearby enemies. If you feel like you are not staying in close range to make it efficient, you can also use Malevolence as the core Aura
Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone - very good defensive Aura which will blind nearby enemies and reduce damage taken from enemies further away. You can also switch to Blood Stance for some extra damage instead
Precision Precision - used at low level to slightly boost your Accuracy Rating and Crit. Chance. You may as well keep this Gem at level 1
Enlighten Support Enlighten Support - reduces Mana Reservation cost of Supported Spells. Has to be level 2 or higher
[UTILITY] Vaal Grace
Vaal Grace Vaal Grace - grants increased Chance to Dodge for a short duration. You will be only using the Vaal part of this Spell when needed
Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support
Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support - auto-casts Supported Spells after you take a certain amount of damage
Blood Rage Summon Lightning Golem - grants increased Attack Speed. It will be summoned automatically

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5. Gear Setup

While Tornado Shot can be fairly enjoyable on a very low budget and you could possibly use it a Starter Build, in general, it is a very expensive build when you want to do end-game content with it. Just the necessity of two different DPS setups significantly increases this build's price. Also, several mandatory Unique Items are listed below, and this build offers optimal DPS only when using expensive Fossil-Crafted Elder Bows.

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The recommended items from our list will:

  1. Help you cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS and Life to start mapping successfully
  3. You will save at least a couple of hours since all the item requirements are listed

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Physical Damage
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Accuracy Rating (at least 95% is recommended)
  6. Evasion Rating
Starkonja's Head(Helmet) Starkonja's Head - the best in the slot. It provides amazing defensive and offensive bonuses while being relatively cheap
50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
+(50-70) to Dexterity
10% increased Attack Speed
25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(100-130)% increased Evasion Rating
+(80-100) to maximum Life
150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
Rat's Nest(Helmet) Rat's Nest - another decent option, however, this Helmet offers near to none defensive utility
15% increased Attack Speed
(60-75)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
150% increased Evasion Rating
(20-25)% increased Rarity of Items found
10% increased Movement Speed
10% reduced Character Size
Devoto's Devotion(Helmet) Devoto's Devotion - not a bad pick either. Greatly increases your clear speed, but has no defensive utility except for the Chaos Resistance
10% reduced Physical Damage
+(50-65) to Dexterity
16% increased Attack Speed
(150-200)% increased Armour and Evasion
+(15-25)% to Chaos Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
Mercury Footprints
Helmet enchantments:
30% increased Vulnerability Curse Effect
40% increased Puncture Damage
Rare Bow(Weapon) Rare Elder Bow - you can use any Physical DPS you want, but only this piece will give you enough DPS to deal with Guardians, Shaper, and so on. The chance for Bleeding to deal 100% more Damage can only be crafted by using Corroded Fossils
Min. requirements:
300 Physical DPS
Socketed Gems are Supported by level # Vicious Projectiles
60% Chance for Bleeding inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage
Optional affixes:
Chance to Deal Double Damage
Culling Strike
Adds and additional Arrow
Quiver(Quiver) Rare Quiver - a Rare Quiver with high defensive stats and possibly extra Attack Speed is the Best in the Slot
Min. requirements:
80 Physical DPS
90% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Added Physical Damage to Attacks
Attack Speed
Chance to gain Frenzy Charge on Kill (Elder Quivers only)
Rare Armour(Body Armour) Rare Evasion Armour - preferably Elder piece again for the highest possibly Life bonus. Also high Evasion is recommended
Min. requirements:
1400 Evasion Rating
100 Maximum Life
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Maximum Life %
Belly of the Beast(Body Armour) Belly of the Beast - more budget-friendly option which should provide all the necessary stats for us
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
(150-200)% increased Armour
(30-40)% increased maximum Life
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
50% increased Flask Life Recovery rate
Extra gore
Rare Boots(Boots) Rare Boots - get a pair with the highest maximum defensive stats and high Movement Speed
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
25% increased Movement Speed
25% Fire Resistance
25% Lightning Resistance
25% Cold Resistance
Boot enchantments:
16% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you've Killed Recently
Leather Belt(Belt) Rare Belt - you can use any base you want, Leather for maximum Life, Rustic Sash for high Damage bonus, or Stygian Vise for the extra Abyssal Socket
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
35% Fire Resistance
35% Lightning Resistance
35% Cold Resistance
Optional affixes:
Physical Damage (Rustic Sash)
Maximum Life% (Elder Belts)
Increased Damage (Crafting Bench)
Impresence Physical(Amulet) Impresence (Physical) - our top recommendation for the Amulet slot which allows us to use Vulnerability as an Aura with 0 Mana Reservation cost
+(10-16) to all Attributes
Adds (12-16) to (20-25) Physical Damage
+(400-500) to Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
(30-40)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
Vulnerability has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
Gain Maddening Presence for 10 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Steel Ring(Ring) Rare Ring - if you manage to get a solid Elder Ring, you may want to use Mark of the Shaper as the other one for a massive Attack Damage bonus
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
60% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Accuracy Rating
Added Physical Damage to Attacks
Mark of the Shaper(Ring) Mark of the Shaper - grants very high bonus Attack Damage, and is relatively cheap - as long as you manage to get a solid Elder Ring in the other Ring slot
(15-25)% increased Elemental Damage
20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
Adds (13-18) to (50-56) Lightning Damage to Spells
(6-10)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Life
(60-80)% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
Gripped Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - just aim for extra Damage and Defensive stats here
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
25% Fire resistance
25% Lightning resistance
25% Cold resistance
Optional affixes:
increased Projectile Attack Damage
Added Physical Damage to Attacks
Damage while Leeching (Crafting Bench)
Blasphemer's Grasp(Gloves) Blasphemer's Grasp - this pair grants very high bonus Life and Damage with Ailments based on the number of Elder Items you have equipped. And a bunch of them just naturally happen to work great in this build
+(40-50) to Dexterity
(150-200)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(50-60) to maximum Life
+6 to Maximum Life per Elder Item Equipped
+4% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Ailments per Elder Item Equipped
8% increased Effect of non-Damaging Ailments per Elder Item Equipped
Remove an Ailment when you use a Flask if all Equipped Items are Elder Items
Lioneye's Fall(Jewels) Lioneye's Fall - this Gem is required to make Axe/Sword Passives from the lower-right part of the Tree to apply to your Bows. Those Passives also grant very high bonuses to Bleed Damage
Melee and Melee Weapon Type modifiers in Radius are Transformed to Bow Modifiers
Elegant Hubris(Jewels) Elegant Hubris - used in the upper-left part of the Skill Tree right above Devotion should give you two Geofri's End Passives. Depending on the Jewel that you have, the new Passives can be found in different spots. You can change it by using Divine Orb on the Timeless Jewel and checking if you will have two Geofri's Ends in the radius 
Commissioned (2000-160000) coins to commemorate Chitus
Passives in radius are Conquered by the Eternal Empire Historic
Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - those should provide extra Life, Physical Damage bonuses, and Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
Recommended affixes:
maximum Life
Generic/Physical/Projectile Damage
Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
Dying Sun(Flask) Dying Sun - the best Utility Flask for this build which greatly increases your clear speed
+50% to Fire Resistance
+6% to maximum Fire Resistance
(-10-10)% increased Charges used
(15-25)% increased Area of Effect during Flask Effect
2 additional Projectiles during Flask Effect
Suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Heat (immunity to Freeze)
  2. Ample Silver Flask of Adrenaline (Onslaught and Movement Speed)
  3. Ample Jade Flask of Reflexes (increased Evasion)
  4. Experimenter's Stibnite Flask of Warding (Curse immunity)
Dying SunDivine Life FlaskSilver FlaskJade FlaskStibnite Flask

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