Top 5 Popular POE 3.8 Raider Builds Guide

POE 3.8 Raider Builds


1. POE 3.8 Cyclone Flame Raider Build Guide


INTRO:
How does developing function in a nutshell? We spin with cyclone, our weapon is generating 'Molten Burst' very comparable projectiles that Molten Strike is creating, which scale with area damage, fire damage, elemental damage, and so forth. together with the current adjustments to cyclone's AOE radius and much more ways to get Weapon Range, it's very straightforward to obtain high AOE coverage for smooth mapping. Lastly, we use Vaal haste to get even more speed and new talent 'Dash' to close the gap.

A different exciting new mechanic is Blood and Sand gem, which essentially permits us to switch between two stances, Sand for AOE clear, and Blood for Single-Target/Tough encounters.


PROS & CONS:
+ Jack of all trades 
+ Extremely fast clear speed, more than 300% Movement Speed!
+ Can run ALL map mods 
+ Satisfying gameplay, you shouldn't get bored quickly
+ Very good at Delving
+ Relatively high single target DPS due to Molten Burst balls from the weapon 
+ Cheap to start
+ With some investment, your life leech
+ Only one item is required, itemization of remaining gear-pieces is just an endless pleasure :)
+ A lot of synergies, frenzy charges, evasion, dodge, movement speed, etc.
- No flexibility in terms of weapon itemization 
- Min/maxing can be very expensive
- Jack of all trades, neither the best boss farmer nor the fastest mapper 


ASCENDANCY:

1. Rapid Assault
2. Way of the Poacher
3. Avatar of the Slaughter
4. Avatar of the Chase


BANDITS: Kill All.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Solaris


GEMS SETUP:
Elemental Focus - Elemental Damage With Attacks - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Added Fire Damage - Vicious Projectiles - Concentrated Effect
Infused Channelling - Damage on Full Life - Fortify - Elemental Damage with Attacks - Cyclone
Anger - Vitality - Leap Slam - Enlighten
Anger - Herald of Ash - Blood and Sand - Enlighten
Cast when Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Blood Rage
Cast When Damage Taken - Wave of Conviction - Curse on Hit - Enfeeble


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/rgd4pyUH





2. POE 3.8 Herald of Agony Raider Build Guide


INTRO:
Why play this build?
This build revolves around playing about the raider's defenses, utilizing particular defenses that convert Phys into an element or lessen incoming harm when we aren't hit regularly, and herald of agony for damage.

It is absurdly inexpensive to acquire started and scales easily for the content you might be targeting. It may do uber elder with just it's six link and poison gloves and you are one particular tanky boy.

How our damage works:
Herald of agony gains stacks depending on poisons we apply. The more regularly we are able to maintain up these 40 stacks, the additional damage our agony crawler is undertaking. We achieve this with poison linked to our cyclone via our gloves and hits cannot be evaded/high hit possibility with excellent attack speed on single targets.

Agony crawler has an inherent 40% Phys to chaos conversion and spirit providing is definitely an added 30% chaos harm provided to our crawler. This implies it's mainly doing chaos harm so despair, wither, and -chaos res from the helm is rather nice for damage here.


PROS & CONS:
+ Cheap to get started
+ Elemental immunity via ascendancy
+ Instant leech is great for delve
+ Can be as tanky as a jug with the right scaling and tankier in some ways
+ Good damage for little to no investment 700k-1mil shaper dps depending on the setup
+ Can do all map mods
+ Can do all content and can push deep delves including bosses
- Not the best clear and therefore leveling is kind of a pain
- Being able to be stunned is annoying when you are not spinning


ASCENDANCY:
1. Quartz Infusion
2. Avatar of the Veil
3. Rapid Assault
4. Avatar of the Chase


BANDITS: Kill All.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris + Soul of Shakari
Minor God - Soul of Solaris + Soul of Yugul/Ryslatha


GEMS SETUP:
Flesh and Stone - Enlighten - Purity of Ice

Flex Auras:
Purity of Fire - War Banner - Purity of Lightning

Gloves:
Infused Channelling - Fortify - Cyclone - Withering Touch

BodyArmour:
Damage on Full Life - Pierce - Herald of Agony - Minion Damage - Vicious Projectiles - Empower

Damage on Full Life - Empower - Vicious Projectiles - Minion Damage - Herald of Agony - Vile Toxins


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/11cLNLuB
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3. POE 3.8  Frost Blades Raider Build Guide


INTRO:
This build is a Claw & Shield based Frost Blades build. It utilizes a fast clear speed, high mobility, high evasion, and high damage to clear all the available content. This isn't a tanky AFK build. It requires a certain amount of skill in order to clear the hardest content.


PROS & CONS:
+ Fast clear speed
+ Very good dps
+ Can do all content
+ Really fun and intensive playstyle
- Can't do elemental reflect maps
- Not very tanky (can facetank a lot of stuff but don't let your guard down)
- Expensive to min/max


ASCENDANCY:
1. Way of the Poacher
2. Avatar of the Slaughter
3. Rapid Assault
4. Avatar of the Chase


BANDITS:
Help Alira. Good damage and resists.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Brine King, Soul of Lunaris or Soul of Solaris
Minor God - Soul of Gruthkul


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/3s1Xti6t
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4. POE 3.8 Caustic Arrow + SteelSkin Raider Build Guide


INTRO:
This build features over 6000 life, very high evasion with up to 95% evade chance cap, 50/40% dodge/spell dodge.  Starting with the most important question: "Why Raider of all classes?" For powerful defensive abilities, QoL features and speed. When damage is not a problem, these are more valuable qualities than slightly higher dps number. That's why I believe this is the best ascendancy choice for life-based CA.

It's also immune to all ailments and can run absolutely any map mod. Any incoming damage can be easily solved with two instant life flasks healing you back to full life. Capable of clearing all content in the game.


PROS & CONS:
+ Cheap starting cost, great league starter
+ Very easy to play
+ Tanky end game, over 6000 life and very high evasion + dodge
+ Fast without flasks 
+ Flexible build, many ways of end-game optimization
+ Can run any map mod, including "No regen"
+ Capable of clearing all end game content
+ Permanent flask uptime while mapping
- Mediocre single target damage
- Slightly expensive end game gear
- Weak against spells


ASCENDANCY:
1. Quartz Infusion
2. Avatar of the Veil
3. Rapid Assault
4. Avatar of the Chase


BANDITS: Kill All or Spare Oak.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari


GEMS SETUP:
Main Skill - Caustic Arrow:
Caustic Arrow - Void Manipulation - Swift Affliction - Vicious Projectiles - Damage on Full Life - Concentrated Effect - Empower

Winter Totem:
Wither - Spell Totem - Multiple Totems - Increased Duration

Cursed Frenzy
Frenzy - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Curse on Hit - Despair

Guard Skill
Steel skin - Cast when Damage Taken

Primary Auras:
Malevolence - Grace - Clarity

Situational Skills:
Blink Arrow - Grace - Blight


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/5SQFg12F
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5. POE 3.8 Static Strike On The Storm Raider Build


INTRO:
In POE 3.8, Introduction to static strike 3.8 Blight edition. How I see it, the static strike is one big mix of for off-meta power, fast clear and really fun playstyle. There are many different ways you can get this build work, tanky, balanced, high dps whatever we want. 

I will update this guide every week and my playing progress so you will get all the help you need. I will dedicate my league playing for this guide and static strike. You can follow my progress here and PoB. I will add later all the versions of static strike builds I have on my mind but our number one is our league starter build.

Thanks to new 3.8 changes we are going to raider ascendancy. 
This build will hit hard and go fast. We will use phase run and our weapon of the day is a two-handed sword. New changes allow us to do amazing amount of damage, defense and move fast. This all could be done 3.7 too but now I found it more likely better. 


PROS & CONS:
+ Off-meta, static builds have almost extinct in PoE.
+ Very fast clear. 
+ Very satisfying and fun playstyle. 
+ All-Content. Fast and smooth delve, fast map farming, lab & endgame content all doable.
+ Beginner friendly.
+ Balanced build. 
+ You run really really really fast. We will talk about it later too.
+ I will update active this guide and try to help all who needs advice.
+ You can use static strike since level 12
- Need few items to pop up at the late game, but all items can be farmed or bought with few exalts so that's not gonna be a problem. 
- Struggle elemental reflection maps.


ASCENDANCY:
1. Way of the Poacher
2. Avatar of the Slaughter
3. Rapid Assault
4. Avatar of Chase


BANDITS:
Kill all for 2 extra points or help Alira. I personally like to take 2 extra points.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Garukhan


GEMS SETUP:
6-link chest/sword
Static strike, melee physical damage support, elemental damage with attacks support, fortify, damage on full life support, chain.

6/4-link chest/sword
Ancestral Warchief, Elemental damage with attacks, melee physical damage support, hypothermia support, ruthless support, maim support

4-link boots / helmet / gloves
Leap slam, Endurance Charge on Melee Stun Support, blood rage, phasing

4-link boots / helmet / gloves
Hatred, Herald of purity war banner, enlighten support

4-link boots / helmet / gloves
Cast when damage is taken, steel skin, precision


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/gMCfG7Lb
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