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[Shadow] PoE 3.8 Blade Flurry Poison Assassin Beginner Build (PC, PS4, Xbox)

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Fast, deadly, some AoE, increasing dmg while channelling. And the green wave when you release at max stage. So amazing. Kill every nearby mobs.

[Shadow] PoE 3.8 Blade Flurry Poison Assassin Beginner Build (PC, PS4, Xbox)


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Pros & Cons

  • + Fast, versatile and fun build
  • + Beginner friendly | Can be done on a budget
  • + Boss killer
  • + All contents viable
  • - Cannot do phys reflect maps
  • - Clearspeed is nice but not super-fast. We are no Winter-Orb MF farmer.
  • - Quite Expensive for endgame (25ex and more)
  • - Quite glass-cannon
  • - Struggles in Delve 300+


Skill Tree


Unstable Infusion -> Noxious Strike -> Toxic Delivery -> Deadly Infusion

Pantheon: No mandatory choice for this build.

Bandit: Help Alira

Passive Tree & PoB

PoE 3.8 Blade Flurry Poison Assassin Passive Skill


Path of Building Link: https://pastebin.com/QFN23YaY





Gems Setup

L = link S = socket + = linked , = not linked

Body Armour, 6L : Blade Flurry + Impale + Vile Toxins + Infused Channelling + Rage + Energy Leech

Unset Ring, 1S: Berserk

Helmet, 4L: Whirling Blades + Faster Attacks + Fortify + Blood Magic

Gloves, 4L: Enlighten lvl 3 + Pride + Flesh and Stone + Maim

Boots, 4L: Ancestral Protector + Vaal Ancestral Warchief + Multiple Totems support + Lesser Poison

Dagger 1, 3L: CwdT lvl 3 + Cold Snap lvl 7 + Phase Run lvl 5.

Dagger 2 or Shield, 3S: Blood and Sand, Precision lvl 1, Dread Banner

Auras options show
You can switch between Sand and Blood stances using any of the two skills, Blood Stance or Flesh & Stone.
In PoB, go to Pride skill. You can swap between "initial effect" and "maximum effect".
You can get lot of accuracy and crit bonuses from the new Precision aura. While levelling, you can get Precision lvl 22 with the Hyrri's Truth amulet. Or without the amulet, take it and keep it at level 1 : it reserves 22 flat mana and gives 40% inc crit chance.
You can add Maim support to F&S. In Blood stance, maimed enemies will take 16+14=30% inc phys dmg, ~6% more dmg. Mana reserved *1.15. Totally worth it IMO, if you have enough mana and slots.

Blade Flurry variants show
Base setup is always : Blade Flurry + Impale + Vile Toxins + Infused Channelling
Max DPS for bossing : Rage or Melee phys dmg + Energy Leech. Blood Stance.
Max AoE for farming : + Pulverise + Increased Area of Effect
You can also swap Vile Toxins for Faster Attacks, and prefer Fortify to Pulverise.Sand Stance.


Gear Setup


For the daggers, you want : inc phys dmg | adds phys dmg | attack speed 1.8+ | crit chance / crit multi.


Life, elem resis, attributes, ailment avoir chance, stun avoid chance + inc global phys dmg.

Using a shield makes the build much less expensive, since we don't need to get a second dagger for 10ex or more.

A very good and often underlooked unique : The Unshattered Will. It has life, elem res, inc channelling skill dmg and the Harbinger of Focus : stun and ailment immunities for 4sec every 8sec. Precisely all we need. 

Other unique to be considered : the lesser-known Great Old One's Ward : attack speed, phys dmg, life, spell block, but no elem resis.

A good rare one: 

Brimstone Badge Golden Buckler

6% increased Movement Speed
+50 to Evasion Rating
+99 to maximum Life
+12% to all Elemental Resistances
+40% to Cold Resistance
+42% to Lightning Resistance
40% increased Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
+24 to maximum Life

Armageddon Span Battle Buckler

9% increased Movement Speed
56% increased Evasion Rating
+96 to maximum Life
13% increased Stun and Block Recovery
4% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
Recover 5% of your Maximum Life when you Block
27% chance to Chill Attackers for 4 seconds on Block

Body Armour

Loreweave 80% max elem resis. The BiS. Note : Since the release of 3.6, Loreweave has been nerfed, with only 78% max elem resis. Still an amazing body armour.

Cheaper options include:

Belly of the Beast: lot more life.

Carcass Jack: more AoE and AoE dmg + life, elem res

More expensive : a rare body armour with:

  • +max life and +% max life
  • socketed gems are supported by level 1 maim, for extra DPS
  • And the icing on the cake :
  • socketed attacks have -15 to total mana cost. And then, you can channel BF all day ! And more importantly, you can stack it before the enemies rush on you.
  • 10ex and more


Starkonja with « 40% inc BF dmg » enchant is BIS. Life, DEX, crit chance, Evasion, attack speed, are all what we need.

Of course, if you want to go full YOLO DPS, you can equip a good old Abyssus. Expect 20% more dmg.


Shaper's Touch are a core item for this build. DEX now gives us life and phys dmg. Enchantment is optional and you don't even need a good roll, since it just a matters of some more/less ES and armour. 


Atziri's Steps for life, spell dodge, lot of EVA +30% movespeed.


Life, res, crit multi, added phys dmg


Life, phys dmg, crit, DEX, elem resis

Poacher's Mark on Hit for : frenzy charges, flask charges, accuracy, life gain on hit. A very good all around curse. We don't need Assassin's mark since we already generate power charges on hit with Ascendancy.


Best in Slot is Ryslatha's Coil. Life, life gain on stun and 10-20% more phys dmg.


Base items : Murderous Eye Jewels, Crimson or Viridian Jewels.

Mods you are looking for, by decreasing order of importance :

  • Crit multi
  • Attack speed
  • Phys dmg = phys dmg with 1h-weapons / daggers, aoe dmg
  • Life
  • Any elem resis and attributes stats you lack

For crit and APS, look for : while dual-wielding / with one-handed weapons / with daggers / if you've killed recently + life, res, attributes...



Helmet : 40% increased Blade Flurry Damage.

Gloves : Commandment of Blades

Boots : 16% attack and cast speed if you've killed recently OR Regenerate 2% life and mana per second if you've been hit recently. Not that in PoB I got a lesser enchantment, still need to re-do Uber lab to get one of the best.



Example PoB links

  • Level 28, when you get BF.
  • Level 55: up to 90k DPS with Belly 4-link.
  • Level 72: up to 500k DPS with Belly 5-link.
  • Level 84, up to 1.2M DPS with Bino, Unshattered Will shield and Tabula Rasa.
  • Level 91, two 320k daggers, 2.7M DPS, up to 4.6M with flasks.
  • Level 91, Hardcore, 6,3k life, 1M DPS, 1.5M with flasks. 

Mana sustain

To sustain mana without Poacher's mark or Warlord's Mark, get

  • "#% phys dmg leeched as mana" somewhere on your stuff. 0.4% should be enough.
  • or
  • "-x total mana cost of skills" on ring or amulet.
  • x% reduced mana cost of skills" on a jewel

Uniques : Wurm's Molt belt and Slitherpinch gloves are dirt cheap (1 alch), Praxis ring is 1c. 




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