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Manaforged Burning Arrow & Indigon Deadeye Build

Manaforged Burning Arrow & Indigon Deadeye Build

A Deadeye Build which uses Manaforged Arrow Support with Indigon to deal mixed Elemental Damage by various Attacks

Manaforged Burning Arrow
Deadeye Build

Updated for Patch 3.21

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Guide notes
June 27, 2023
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Build overview



Boss DPS:



Manaforged Arrows Support is the Gem introduced in 3.21. It basically lowers your damage but at the same time grants more of it per Mana Cost of the Linked Bow Attack. It also automatically Triggers this Attack if you've spent 300% of its Mana Cost with other Bow Attacks, making it a rather peculiar Gem. It's only good for utility purposes if its Mana Cost is very low, or very high if you plan to deal actual damage with it, which is the plan here. To increase its Mana Cost use Indigon - this Helmet increases the Mana Cost of all Skills per Mana spent recently, which will be used on another Bow Attack - Lightning Arrow. Having a lot of Maximum Mana is quite important, gather it from the Skill Tree and Items. Cloak of Defiance is particularly fitting here. The last important aspect to take care of is Mana Recovery. Here it is gained from a Mana Flask and on Kill via passives.

Use a default Rare Bow with tons of added Elemental Damage of various types, the market is oversaturated with those at this point. Add to that Trinity Support, and maybe even a secondary Manaforge setup on your Gloves if you can sustain the Mana drain. The primary Skill to deal damage with is Burning Arrow because it has the highest Damage and Damage Multiplier out of all Bow Attacks (mostly because it's bad for clearing, but that's what the aforementioned Lightning Arrow is for). Indigon also increases Spell Damage alongside Mana Cost, and as it normally is purposeless for Attack Builds, you can benefit from that with Battlemage's Cry, which makes the Spell Damage bonus apply to Attacks for a duration. For defenses, get some Maximum Life, a lot of Evasion, Energy Shield, and Mind over Matter that comes with Cloak of Defiance. Your Spell Suppression Chance should be capped.

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1. Gameplay

Use only Lightning Arrow, it's supposed to proc Burning Arrow and Frenzy. Choose Flame Dash as the mobility Skill, and Arcane Cloak for a Guard Spell. To boost your damage for a duration, activate Battlemage's Cry and Sigil of Power. The only Aura you're using should Reserve no Mana, it's Grace linked up with Eternal Blessing. For a Curse use Assassin's Mark with Mark on Hit Support.

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • unorthodox spin on a Deadeye build
  • extremely high damage
  • has no Mana issues, doesn't need Reservation Efficiency
  • good defenses due to Arcane Cloak, Sigil of Power, and Mind Over Matter
  • the requirements for more Maximum Mana puts a bit of a strain on the budget
  • inconsistent damage


3. Leveling tips

To level up efficiently, use our Ranger Leveling Guide for PoE - Classic Bow version. It's the most efficient way to level up using Elemental Damage Attacks, which you will keep until the build is finished. Switch to the proper, final version after having a high enough level to equip all the necessary items, at around level 70 to 80.


Kill all three bandits and be rewarded with two additional Skill Points


Leveling Skill Trees:

36 Points Passive Tree
Start with the nodes near your starting location - Maximum Life, Elemental Damage, and Bow Attack enhancements.

69 Points Passive Tree
Allocate more Maximum Life, Precise Technique Keystone, Accuracy, and Bow Damage.

4. Final Skill Tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

114 Points Final Passive Tree (doesn't include Cluster or Unique Jewels)
120 Points Path of Building (PoB) link

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Gathering Winds
  2. Far Shot
  3. Endless Munitions
  4. Focal Point


Major God: Soul of Solaris: 6% additional Physical Damage Reduction while there is only one nearby Enemy; 20% chance to take 50% less Area Damage from Hits

Minor God: Soul of Garukhan: 60% reduced Effect of Shock on you


5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Burning Arrow setup
Burning Arrow Burning Arrow - A Bow Attack which deals high Damage to a single target.
Manaforged Arrows Manaforged Arrows Support - Burning Arrow will trigger automatically after spending Mana. It deals more damage the higher its Mana Cost is.
Mirage Archer Mirage Archer Support - Mirage Archer will continue to shoot even if you don't have Mana to attack yourself.
Elemental Damage with Attacks Elemental Damage with Attacks Support - Grants more Elemental Damage with Attack Skills.
increased Critical Damage increased Critical Damage Support - Increases Critical Strike Damage, so it's excellent if your Crit Chance is high, which it should be.
Elemental Penetration Elemental Penetration Support - You're dealing all kinds of Elemental Damage, use this Gem to Penetrate all types of Resistances.
[DPS and UTILITY] Lightning Arrow setup
Lightning Arrow Lightning Arrow - Lightning Arrow is great at clearing as it damages enemies around the target too. It's used here to activate Burning Arrow but deals a lot of damage on its own.
Elemental Damage with Attacks Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support - Adds Cold Damage to Attacks for more damage and to Chill more efficiently.
Trinity Trinity Support - Generates Resonance stacks if you consistently deal damage of at least two Elemental types. It grants more Elemental Damage and Penetration.
Greater Multiple Projectiles Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - Fires more arrows for a much better clear speed.
Energy Leech Energy Leech Support - You have a relatively high ES pool due to the rare and unique items. Use it to replenish this resource rapidly.
[UTILITY] Frenzy setup
Frenzy Frenzy - A simple Attack that has only the purpose of generating Frenzy Charges.
Manaforged Arrows Manaforged Arrows Support - this setup requires much less Mana to trigger.
Power Charge on Critical Power Charge on Critical Support - Frenzy will also have a high chance of granting you Power Charges.
[UTILITY] Battlemage's Cry setup
Battlemage's Cry Battlemage's Cry - Increases to Spell Damage apply to Attack Damage depending on Warcry Power and Warcry Effect. It's guaranteed to increase your Attack Damage by the exact same amount as your Spell Damage during boss fights.
Increased Duration Increased Duration Support - Increases Warcry Duration.
[UTILITY] Grace setup
Grace Grace - Adds and increases Evasion Rating for a chance to avoid Attack Hit Damage.
Eternal Blessing Eternal Blessing Support - You can only have one Aura for free, but all other Mana-reserving Auras are disabled. It's not a problem as in this build we prefer to have an un-reserved Mana Pool.
[UTILITY] Assassin's Mark setup
Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark - Assassin's Mark is in this case the best Curse. It grants more Crit Chance and Crit Multiplier against the marked enemy.
Mark on Hit Mark on Hit Support - Mark is being applied automatically with Hits against rare or unique enemies.
[MOBILITY] Flame Dash
Flame Dash Flame Dash - A simple Dash Spell to quickly teleport over a short distance.
[UTILITY] Arcane Cloak
Arcane Cloak Arcane Cloak - Consumes 64% of your current Mana to use as a shield that absorbs 75% of incoming damage. It can quickly ramp up Indigon's damage bonus. It adds Lightning Damage too.
[UTILITY] Sigil of Power
Sigil of Power Sigil of Power - This Spell creates an area in which you have to spend Mana to enhance its bonuses. Enemies inside of it deal less damage, while your character gets added Lightning Damage.


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6. Gear Setup

We've selected 4 unique gear pieces characterized by the uniquely high amount of Maximum Mana they grant, or other important synergies tied to thrm. Indigon and Cloak of Defiance are mandatory items, and very cheap at that. Atziri's Foible and Shavronne's Revelation are inexpensive as well. There are also a lot of Unique Jewels you should put on. On your Rare Items, you will need Attributes of all types, Accuracy Rating, Critical Strike Chance, Crit Multiplier, Maximum Life, Maximum Mana, Attack Speed, added Elemental Damage, and of course Resistances and Spell Suppression Chance. It's a lot of various stats so you may find this build quite expensive.

Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances at 75%
  2. Provide you with enough DPS and Life to start mapping

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Elemental Resistances until capped
  2. Maximum Life
  3. Maximum Mana
  4. Attributes
  5. Crit Chance
  6. Crit Multiplier
  7. Accuracy Rating
  8. Added or increased Elemental Damage
  9. Spell Suppression Chance
  10. Attack Speed
  11. Chaos Resistance
  12. Evasion
Indigon(Helmet) Indigon - Indigon massively increases Spell Damage and Mana Cost of Skills which allows you to deal significant damage. It also grants a lot of ES, Maximum Mana, and a lot of Life Recovery on Mana Flask use.
(150-180)% increased Energy Shield
(6-10)% increased maximum Mana
Recover (8-10)% of Life when you use a Mana Flask
Non-instant Mana Recovery from Flasks is also Recovered as Life
(50-60)% increased Cost of Skills for each 200 total Mana Spent Recently
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage for each 200 total Mana you have Spent Recently, up to 2000%
Helmet enchantments:
40% increased Burning Arrow Damage
Arcane Cloak Enchantments
Bow(Weapon) Rare Bow - Try to get a Bow with added Fire, Cold, and Lightning Damage for Suffixes, and Attack Speed with Critical Strike mods for Prefixes. A good one can cost a lot, but there are tons of cheaper variants with lower-tier Affixes.
Min. requirements:
500+ Elemental DPS
increased Attack Speed
Optional affixes:
Bow Attacks fire 2 additional Arrows
Increased Elemental Damage with Attacks
Damage Penetrates #% Elemental Resistances
Chance to deal Double Damage
Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strike Multiplier
Quiver(Off-hand) Rare Quiver - Here we recommend getting extra Accuracy, there are not many opportunities to get this stat. Look for Maximum Life or other regular modifiers you'd often find in any Elemental Damage Deadeye build.
Min. requirements:
+50 to maximum Life
Accuracy Rating
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Bow Attacks fire an additional Arrow
increased Attack Speed
increased Elemental Damage
added Elemental Damage
Cloak of Defiance(Body Armour) Cloak of Defiance - It's a massive boost to Mana, Evasion, Energy Shield, and it also grants the MoM Keystone that makes the character much more durable.
(300-400)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(100-150) to maximum Mana
Regenerate 1% of Mana per second
Mind Over Matter
Boots(Boots) Rare Boots - Besides the usual Maximum Life, Movement Speed, Attributes, and Resistances, try to get additional Maximum Mana, at least 50 of it.
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
30% Movement Speed
50 Maximum Mana
Optional affixes:
Spell Suppression Chance
Chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike
Elemental Resistances
Rare Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - Gloves present an opportunity for up to around 500 extra Accuracy, we recommend getting a lot of it here. Seek Maximum Life, Resistances, Spell Suppression, and of course Maximum Mana.
Min. requirements:
+60 to Maximum Life
400 Accuracy Rating
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Maximum Mana
Attack Speed
Spell Suppression Chance
increased Damage during any Flask Effect (crafted)
Belt(Belt) Rare Belt - The Belt should provide a lot of Resistances of all kinds, some Strength, Maximum Life, and the modifier for increased Elemental Attack Damage. Other Affixes are less important.
Min. requirements:
+70 to maximum Life
40 Strength
100% Total Resistances
increased Elemental Damage with Attacks
Optional affixes:
Maximum Mana
various Flask mods
Atziri's Foible(Amulet) Atziri's Foible - The Amulet adds tons of Maximum Mana and reduces Attribute Requirements, which saves you a lot of Suffixes on other Rare gear pieces.
+100 to maximum Mana
(16-24)% increased maximum Mana
(80-100)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
Items and Gems have 25% reduced Attribute Requirements
Recommended Anointments:
Vengeant Cascade
Ring(Ring) Rare Ring - Rings should get you the simplest modifiers - Resistances as Suffixes, with Maximum Life and Mana as Prefixes. These are the most valued stats, but Attributes, Accuracy, and Attack Speed may also be found here.
Min. requirements:
+60 to Maximum Life
Elemental and Chaos Resistance
+60 to Maximum Mana
Optional affixes:
Accuracy Rating
Attack Speed
Shavronne's Revelation(Ring) Shavronne's Revelation - When put in the right ring slot, it provides you with an immense bonus to Maximum Mana, which you won't be able to Regenerate, but can still Recover with Flask or by Leeching. It grants tons of Intelligence and ES Regeneration.
+(60-75) to Intelligence
Right ring slot: You cannot Regenerate Mana
Right ring slot: Regenerate 6% of Energy Shield per second
Right ring slot: +250 to maximum Mana
Left ring slot: You cannot Recharge or Regenerate Energy Shield
Left ring slot: Regenerate 40 Mana per Second
Left ring slot: +250 to maximum Energy Shield
Cobalt Jewel(Jewel) Rare Jewels - The most valuable modifiers on Rare Jewels would increase your Critical Strike Multiplier or Crit Chance. You should get the missing Resistances or Attributes from here if necessary.
Recommended affixes:
Maximum Life
Maximum Mana
Critical Strike modifiers
Healthy Mind(Jewel) Healthy Mind - It's the Jewel you definitely want if you value Maximum Mana over Life, which you do to some reasonable extent. Put it near Blood Drinker for up to 26% increased Maximum Mana.
(15-20)% increased maximum Mana
Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Mana at 200% of their value
Lethal Pride(Jewel) Lethal Pride - Lethal Pride or Brutal Restraint are both good candidates for a Historic Jewel, it mostly depends on the modifiers they add to the Notables in radius. Use Lethal Pride if you lack Strength or to combine it with Transcendent Flesh.
Commanded leadership over (10000-18000) warriors under (Akoya-Kaom-Rakiata)
Passives in radius are Conquered by the Karui
Thread of Hope(Jewel) Thread of Hope - Use Thread of Hope with a Large Ring and socket it near Fervour to allocate 6 or more valuable Notables.
Only affects Passives in Large Ring
Passives in Radius can be Allocated without being connected to your tree
-(20-10)% to all Elemental Resistances
Sublime Vision(Jewel) Sublime Vision - It's probably too expensive, and not worth investing early on, but as you already use only one Aura, you may as well increase its Effect and get the +1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges via Sublime Vision.
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges while affected by Grace
Aura Skills other than Grace are Disabled
Auras from your Skills have (20-40)% increased Effect on you
Transcendent Flesh(Jewel) Transcendent Flesh - The build lacks Critical Strike Multiplier, so using this Jewel may be a good idea. Put it near Shaper Notable so that it will overlap with Lethal Pride - its bonuses to Strength will further amplify Crit Multiplier.
-1 Strength per 1 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
+7% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 10 Strength on Unallocated Passives in Radius
3% increased Life Recovery Rate per 10 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
2% reduced Life Recovery Rate per 10 Strength on Unallocated Passives in Radius
Watcher's Eye(Jewel) Watcher's Eye - The extra Spell Suppression Chance as Grace's mod is the only good one you may find useful.
(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>

Suggested Flasks:

  1. Mana Flask with increased Amount Recovered and Bleed immunity
  2. Silver Flask with increased Attack Speed
  3. Quicksilver Flask with increased Movement Speed
  4. Jade Flask with increased Evasion Rating
  5. Diamond Flask with increased Critical Strike Chance
Mana FlaskJade FlaskDiamond FlaskSilver Flaskquicksilver flask

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