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Doomfletch LA Elementalist triple Golem Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Doomfletch LA Elementalist triple Golem Build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Experimental Witch / Elementalist build based on extremely high ranged elemental dps provided by the Doomfletch Prism unique bow

Doomfletch's Prism
Lightning Arrow
Triple Golem Elementalist
Build updated for Patch 3.2

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Guide notes
March 15, 2018
-Updated Skill Trees and Ascendancy passives to Patch 3.2
-Added Herald Auras support

Doomfletch's Prism is one of the best DPS bows in Path of Exile -, especially among other unique bows. It provides insane additional elemental damage to your attacks based on your weapon's physical damage. Since all Doomfletch's Prism users deal mainly elemental damage, we have decided to make this experimental Elementalist build. It is using three Golems to significantly increase the damage of all three elements with the Elementalist Ascendancy passives. 

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1. Gameplay

Doomfletch's Prism Lightning Arrow is more or less typical ranged/bow elemental build with one of the best AoE in game. We have decided to base it on the Elementalist Ascendancy class, as we believe it has the potential to maximize this build's DPS. It allows summoning three different Golems with the Liege of the Primordial passive node and the Anime Stone unique jewel. It not only increases the elemental damage by 40% (for each element) but also provides excellent defensive utility. It is also a Life-based build, which relies on high bonuses on the Belly of the Beast body armour. The second 5/6 linked item also provides sockets for the tanky Golems setup. 

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • high elemental damage provided by Doomfletch's Prism unique bow
  • good clear speed thanks to one of the best AoE bow attacks in PoE
  • good defenses with high Life and 3 tanky minions
  • smooth leveling with the best in slot weapon available as early as level 40
  • vulnerable to elemental reflect map mods
  • not viable for end-game bosses without excessive investments in high Life gear
  • lacks single target DPS (requires swapping the entire LA setup)

3. Leveling tips

Following the tree we have provided may cause the build to feel a little clunky for the first couple of levels. Leveling to level 12 is rather easy either way, and the game becomes much smoother when you reach it and equip the Firestorm Gem. Firestorm spell in a +1 to socketed fire Gems wand should do the job until level 40. This is when you can pick up the primary bow nodes from the Ranger's part of the tree and equip Doomfletch's Prism. At this point, DPS should not be a problem for the remaining part.

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Freezing Pulse setup
Freezing Pulse Freezing Pulse - projectile based-spell that has 100% pierce chance, making it an excellent choice for leveling
Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support
Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support - grants additional spell damage after you spend a certain amount of mana on the supported spell
Firestorm setup
Firestorm Firestorm - excellent leveling AoE spell
Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support
Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support
Utility Gems
Elemental Weakness Elemental Weakness - the recommended curse for this build (for both leveling and the mapping phase)
Clarity Clarity - provides additional mana regeneration
Flame Dash Flame Dash - your main mobility skill, can be linked together with Faster Casting Support for higher speed


Killing all bandits for two additional passives points is the best option

Leveling skill trees:

33 Points skill tree
Priorities: 1) Deep Wisdom 2) Occultist's Dominion 3) Blast Radius 4) Coldhearted Calculation

66 Points skill tree
Priorities: 1) Cruel Preparation 2) Heartseeker 3) Herbalism 4) Heavy Draw / Deadly Draw 5) Forces of Nature

Recommended leveling items:

PraxisPraxis - is a great unique leveling ring for spellcasters. Use two until level 40 when you swap to Doomfletch's Prism. Then you can keep one to help you manage your mana, and swap the other one with a high flat Phys. DPS rare Iron Ring
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
+(30-60) to maximum Mana
(3-6) Mana Regenerated per second
-(8-4) to Total Mana Cost of Skills
8% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
GoldrimGoldrim - the best leveling unique helmet in Path of Exile
+(30-50) to Evasion Rating
10% increased Rarity of Items found
+(30-40)% to all Elemental Resistances
Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
Wurm's MoltWurm's Molt - grants excellent Life and attribute's bonuses early on, and after you switch to DF it will also give fantastic Life and Mana leech
+(25-40) to maximum Life
+(20-30) to Strength
+(20-30) to Intelligence
+(10-20)% to Cold Resistance
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
LifesprigLifesprig - great leveling wand, you can dual wield those wands to host your Freezing pulse and Firestorm setups until level 40
(8-12)% increased Spell Damage
+1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
(20-28)% increased Spell Damage
(5-8)% increased Cast Speed
+(15-20) to maximum Life
+(15-20) to maximum Mana
Regenerate (6-8) Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell

SlitherpinchSlitherpinch – a nice pair of gloves after you switch to Doomfletch's Prism

+(40-50) to Dexterity
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
(60-100)% increased Evasion Rating
0.6% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
0.4% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana

Le Heup of AllLe Heup of All - a great addition to your DPS. It will shine after you start using bows, but correctly rolled one may as well work well with Firestorm on earlier levels

Adds 1 to 4 Physical Damage to Attacks
(10-30)% increased Damage
+(10-30) to all Attributes
(10-30)% increased Rarity of Items found
+(10-30)% to all Elemental Resistances

4. Final Skill tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

115 Points Final Skill Tree
115 Points Path of Building link

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Liege of the Primordial
  2. Pendulum of Destruction
  3. Paragon of Calamity
  4. Mastermind of Discord


Major God: Soul of Lunaris- 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%; 1% increased Movement Speed for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%

Minor God: Soul of Gruthkul - 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Hit you've taken Recently up to a maximum of 5%

5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Lightning Arrow
Lightning Arrow Lightning Arrow - your primary DPS ability. Grants amazing AoE damage
Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support Physical Projectile Attack Damage Support - mandatory Support Gem for this setup
Greater Multiple Projectiles Support Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - provides the fantastic AoE of the LA skill
Chance to Bleed Support Chance to Bleed Support - this is one of the most important Gem in this setup. The bleed is not that important, but the Gem itself provides flat Phys. Damage bonuses higher than that of the Abyssus unique helmet
Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support - buffs up all three types of elemental damage of your attacks
Pierce Support Pierce Support - scales well with Drillneck unique quiver, granting great DPS bonuses
[AURA/GOLEM] Golems and Heralds setup
Flame Golem Flame Golem - grants the boost to Fire Elemental Damage dealt and additional 40% increased damage
Ice Golem Ice Golem - grants the boost to Cold elemental damage, and increased Critical Strike Chance and Accuracy Rating
Lightning Golem Lightning Golem - grants the boost to Lightning elemental damage, and grants increased Attack Speed
Herald of Ice Herald of Ice - with the reworked Elementalist Ascendancy it is recommended to use all three Herald spells
Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder
Herald of Ash Herald of Ash
[MOBILITY] Blink Arrow setup
Blink Arrow Blink Arrow - your mobility skill
Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support - grants faster mobility with Blink Arrow
[CURSE] Frost Bomb Elemental Weakness 4L setup
Frost Bomb Frost Bomb - this spell will be used to apply your curse, grant the Mastermind of Discord Lightning penetration buff and generates Power Charges
Curse on Hit Support Curse on Hit Support - will make Frost Bomb apply the linked curse
Elemental Weakness Elemental Weakness - one of the best curses for all elemental builds. You may as well consider taking Enfeeble for more defensive playstyle, or Poacher's Mark
Power Charge on Critical Support Power Charge on Critical Support - will make Frost Bomb generate extra Power Charges
[DEFENSE] Immortal Call 3L setup
Immortal Call Immortal Call - grants brief immortality. Do not upgrade it above the level of your CwDT Gem
Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support - will cast the Immortal Call every time you take around 600 dmg
Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support - increased the duration of IC buff
Vaal Haste Vaal Haste - grants extra movement and attack speed for a brief period. Good for boss fights

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5. Gear Setup

This build relies heavily on high flat Phys. Damage bonuses from your items. Abyssus is the best in slot helmet but requires a lot of Strength attributes. You can replace it with the newly introduced Lightpoacher helmet with flat Phys. Abyss jewels, but it may still be not available on the temporary League. High Life/res Steel Rings are recommended, and 5-6L Doomfletch's Prism and Anima Stone are required. All these prerequisites make this build not suitable for low-budget players. However, the joy it provides is worth it.

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Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS/Life to start mapping successfully
  3. Save you at least a couple of hours since it's all planned out for you!

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Physical Damage
  4. Elemental Damage
  5. Increased Critical Strike Chance & Multiplier
  6. Attack Speed
Lightpoacher(Helmet) Lightpoacher - the newly introduced helmet in patch 3.1. It can have up to 2 Abyss sockets, that should be socketed with Flat Physical Damage Abyss jewels for increased DPS. Only then it can be considered a valuable replacement for the Abyssus helmet
Has 2 Abyssal Sockets
Trigger Level 20 Spirit Burst when you Use a Skill while you have a Spirit Charge
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Recover (4-5)% of Life when a Spirit Charge expires or is consumed
(15-20)% chance to gain a Spirit Charge on Kill
+1 to Maximum Spirit Charges per Abyss Jewel affecting you
Abyssus(Helmet) Abyssus - the best in slot helmet for this build. You need to find around 100 additional Strength attribute on Rings, Amulet, and Belt slot to be able to wear this helmet
Adds 40 to 60 Physical Damage to Attacks
+(20-25) to all Attributes
+(100-125)% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
(100-120)% increased Armour
(40-50)% increased Physical Damage taken
Doomfletch Prism(Weapon) Doomfletch's Prism  - mandatory item for this build. Provides extreme elemental DPS as long as you can afford flat Phys. DPS gear
(20-24)% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
Adds (12-16) to (20-24) Physical Damage
(10-14)% increased Attack Speed
60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Gain 100% of Bow Physical Damage as Extra Damage of each Element
Drillneck(Weapon) Corrupted Drillneck - one of the best quivers in the entire game. It provides DPS bonuses nearly equal to that of the mirrored rare quiver's level. It is recommended to get a corrupted Drillneck that shots an additional arrow
Adds an additional Arrow
(8-12)% increased Attack Speed
+350 to Evasion Rating
+(40-50) to maximum Life
Adds (10-14) to (19-24) Physical Damage to Bow Attacks
Arrows deal 50% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments to Targets they Pierce
Belly of the Beast(Body Armour) Belly of the Beast - best armour for this build. Provides amazing defense utility and extra Life
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
Atziri's Step(Boots) Atziri's Step - this pair of boots grant amazing mobility, spell dodge chance and extra Life
180% increased Evasion Rating
+(55-75) to maximum Life
30% increased Movement Speed
(14-16)% chance to Dodge Spell Damage
Rare Boots(Boots) Rare Life/res boots - with high stats and at least 20% increased Movement Speed
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
20% Fire Resistance
20% Lightning Resistance
20% Cold Resistance
20% increased Movement Speed
Leather Belt(Belt) Rare Life/res belt - preferably a Rustic Sash base for the extra Physical Damage bonus
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
30% Fire Resistance
30% Lightning Resistance
30% Cold Resistance
22% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
Optional affixes:
increased Physical Damage
Stygian Vise(Belt) Rare Stygian vise - the newly introduced belt type, that can have up to 1 Abyss socket. You should put there a flat Phys. Damage jewel that will greatly increase your DPS
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
30% Fire Resistance
30% Lightning Resistance
30% Cold Resistance
22% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
Other requirements:
flat Physical Damage bonus Abyss jewel socketed
Rare Amulet(Amulet) Rare Life/res amulet - recommended amulet for this build
Min. requirements:
80 maximum Life
15% All Elemental Resistances
Adds min. 16 Physical Damage to Attacks
Optional affixes:
increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
increased Global Critical Strike Chance
increased Evasion Rating
Steel RingSteel Ring(Ring) Rare Life/Res Steel Rings - Opel Rings with the indicated stats will work as well
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
20% Fire Resistance
20% Cold Resistance
20% Lightning Resistance
Adds min. 8 Physical Damage to Attacks
Optional affixes:
Gripped Gloves(Gloves) Rare Life Gripped Gloves - with increased Attack Speed
Min. requirements:
75 maximum Life
10% increased Attack Speed
Adds min. 8 Physical Damage to Attacks
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Anima Stone(Jewels) Anima Stone - required jewel that will allow you to summon all 3 types of Golems
Can Summon up to 1 additional Golem at a time
If you have 3 Primordial Jewels, can Summon up to 1 additional Golem at a time
Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare jewels - all jewels should provide additional Life and some extra damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
% increased maximum Life
% increased Generic/Physical/Elemental/Projectile Damage
Optional affixes:
% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
% increased Global Critical Strike Multiplier
% increased Attack Speed
Atziri's Promise(Flask) Atziri's Promise - one of the best and well-rounded Flasks in Path of Exile. Grants additional chaos damage and amazing life leech. Used in the majority of DPS builds
2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
Gain (15-20)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
Gain (10-15)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
Dying Sun(Flask) Dying Sun - provides amazing DPS bonus, as well as increases your maximum Fire Resistance
+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
Other suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching (bleeding immunity)
  2. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Heat (freeze and chill immunity)
  3. Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Reflexes (additional evasion)
Atziri's PromiseDying SunDivine Life FlaskDivine Life FlaskDiamond Flask

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