Crit Based Elemental Hit Deadeye

By | October 21st, 2020 | Categories: Ranged Builds

With every new expansion comes all-new builds, as well as builds that got an improvement because of the updates. In Path of Exile: Heist, a good example of the latter is the Crit Based Elemental Hit Deadeye. Fatal in name and technique, this build is worth a shot.


  • high single-target damage
  • specifically for endgame bosses
  • high clear speed
  • safe gameplay due to range
  • fun to play


  • pricey gear
  • low defense

Passive Skill Tree

Here’s the Passive Skill Tree.

Gear and Gem Links

  • Weapon: Rare Bow with increased levels of socketed gems and bow gems, attack speed, elemental damage, critical strike chance and multiplier, fire damage, and chance to deal double damage
    • Elemental Hit with Empower, Awakened Fire Penetration and Elemental Damage With Attacks, Combustion, and Barrage support gems
  • Head: Starkonja’s Head (Unique) for increased dexterity, attack speed, critical strike chance, evasion, and life
    • Elemental Hit with Elemental Damage with Attacks, Fire Penetration, and Combustion support gems
  • Chest: Farrul’s Fur (Unique) for increased armor, evasion, no reserved mana and +2 seconds stealth with Aspect of the Cat, maximum frenzy and power charges and phasing during cat stealth.
    • Elemental Hit with Empower, Awakened Fire Penetration and Elemental Damage With Attacks, Combustion, and Barrage support gems
  • Gloves: Rare Gloves with bonuses to life, resistances, accuracy, attack speed, and fire damage to attacks
  • Stygian Vise with bonuses to life, resistances, accuracy, elemental damage, fire damage to attacks, and strength
  • Boots: Rare Boots with 25% movement speed, resistances, life, intelligence, chance to dodge attacks, chance to gain endurance charge on kill, and immunity to being frozen
  • Accessories:
    • Amulet: Xoph’s Blood (Unique) for increased strength, life, fire resistance, fire resistance penetration of your attacks,
    • Rings:
      • Pyre (Unique) for cold and fire resistance, increased burning damage, cold damage converted to fire, light radius, and ignited enemies are killed on hit
      • The Taming (Unique) for elemental resistances and damage, increased chance to ignite and damage per ignited enemy

Gems with No Specific Gear

  • Aura: Herald of Ash, Summon Skitterbots, Flesh and Stone, and Enlighten support gem
  • Mobility: Blink Arrow with Faster Attacks support gem or Dash with Second Wind support gem
  • Utility: Summon Stone Golem and any of the following:
    • Sniper’s Mask (preferably against bosses)
    • Decoy Totem
    • Summon Ice Golem
    • Blood Rage
  • CWDT Setup: Cast When Damage Taken with Steelskin and Vaal Grace and Increased Duration support gem
  • Jewels:
    • Combat Focus – one Strength and Dexterity and one Strength and Intelligence
    • Cluster Jewels with bonuses to increased elemental damage, damage with bows, and damage over time with bows
    • Recommended Notables: (Fuel the Fight, Martial Prowess, Sadist, Feed the Fury, Prismatic Heart, Doryani’s Lesson, Arcing Shot for clearing, Calamitous)
    • Standard Jewels with bonuses to life, critical strike multiplier with elemental skills, attack speed with bows, attack speed, and fire damage
  • Flasks:
    • The Wise Oak (Unique) for elemental resistances and bonus elemental damage depending on which element you have the highest resistance of
    • Atziri’s Promise (Unique) for chaos damage and resistance
    • Dying Sun (Unique) for extra projectiles
    • Bottled Faith (Unique) for Consecrated Ground, granting you bonus damage
    • Cinderswallow Urn (Unique) for bonus damage to ignited enemies during flask effect

Simplicity is beauty personified, and in Path of Exile, it can also be a great strength. After all, nothing beats a straightforward and reliable classic build!

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