Skills & Passives

Learn about the Skills, Gameplay and Passives for the Multishot Marksman Build.



Channelled Flurry procs an insane amount of Multishots thanks to Fusillade, bypassing its high Mana cost. Sap Willpower recovers a ton of Mana per hit allowing you to channel for longer and focus on scaling Bow Attack Speed for more Multishots.

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Multishot is your main Damage Skill. Since its procced through channelled Flurry with no Mana cost we can take Nodes like Strong Pull, Large Quiver and Readied Arrows without any downsides. Piercing Shots is crucial for good AoE.

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Shift is your main Movement Skill. Use it to move around quickly and time it properly to prevent incoming damage thanks to Shadowslip. This setup also provides a short Movement Speed buff and procs 5 Shurikens after each use.

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Don't equip Shurikens on your Skill Bar, instead equip unspecced Decoy and use it as a panic button to Taunt enemies. Shurikens automatically proc every time you use Shift and Bladed Armor provides a substantial %Armour buff.

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Smoke Bomb

Use Smoke Bomb for its great defensive buffs and utility. Cleansing Steam provides a Cleanse, Moonlight Bomb grants 3 Silver Shrouds on use and Thick Smoke leaves a persistent Slow. Stay inside of the fog to gain a stack of Dusk Shroud per second.

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Passives provide powerful effects that dictate the playstyle of a Class and its Masteries. Remember that you can allocate Passives on the first half of all Masteries regardless of the one you chose.

  1. Take the Dexterity, Bow Attack Speed, Glancing Blow, Critical Strike Multiplier and Critical Vulnerability Nodes.
  2. Draining Arrows and Perfect Aim are crucial for sustain; grab them as soon as possible.
  3. Sharpshooter, Death from Afar and Ethereal Arrows boost your Damage tremendously.
  4. Grab Master Archer to gain more Arrows for Multishot.
  5. Invest 5 points into Pursuit for the Movement Speed.
  6. Don't take Sniper's Gambit if you are playing Hardcore.
  7. Evasion and Agility are useful while mapping but not mandatory.
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Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.


The gameplay is simple; stay in place while shooting in all directions until all enemies are dead. This Marksman wants to position itself on a safe spot, far away from its enemies before channelling Flurry. Make sure you are familiar with enemy mechanics to know when to use your Support Skills to stay alive. Paying attention to the telegraphs of your enemies and staying out of their range is critical with this build.

Skill Usage/Rotation

  • Choose a spot where it's safe to stand for a short duration.
  • Cast Smoke Bomb and stay inside of its fog if it's a dangerous combat.
  • Use Shift to proc Shurikens and gain their buffs.
  • Aim at your enemies and start channelling Flurry.
  • If the Bladed Armor buff expires, use Shift again.


  • Cast Multishot manually from time to time while mapping to aggro mobs off-screen and to proc Haste from Agility for the bonus Movement Speed.
  • When enemy density is high, use Decoy and redirect their aggro. Wait for them to group while you run towards your objective and then channel Flurry.
  • Multishot's projectiles have a pretty long range. You can use this greatly to optimize your clear and mapping speed, especially if you are familiar with map layouts in the Monolith of Faith.


  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Stay close range to Bosses to ensure Sap Willpower gets full value and you can channel Flurry for longer. Thanks to the Stun end game scaling of this build, it can be done safely while the Bosses are Stunned.
  • Use Decoy to distract the Boss. Use this window to reposition and DPS.
  • Shift can save you from incoming damage. Time it against dangerous telegraphed Boss attacks.

Advanced Skill Tips

  • Keep Pushing 'em Around helps keep enemies away from you but can be a downside when fighting certain pinnacle Bosses. Situationally respec this Node when needed.
  • Bow Mastery and Perfect Aim only proc on Bow Skill use. Channelling Flurry only counts as one use. To fully benefit from them you need to make sure to briefly interrupt the channelling of Flurry in order to keep 5 stacks up. Since you must use Shift to proc Shurikens, synchronize it with the Bow Mastery stack duration to easily keep them topped off. Time the Bow Attack Speed gained from Arrow Storm with it for maximum efficiency.
  • You are Stun Immune while channelling Flurry and therefore it can't be interrupted that way.
  • Shift can cross small terrain gaps and fences. An expert player can benefit immensely from this to gain distance from its enemies.
  • Make sure you always have at least one Silver Shroud active, so the Concentration buffs stay active. Since Silver Shrouds last 10 seconds each, you can time Smoke Bomb and Covering Fire apart to make sure you always have one Silver Shroud active, or quickly recover them if they proc. If you do this properly you can always have this protection against hits that can be Dodged, including some major Boss mechanics!

Learn more about how to maximize your gameplay in the Build Scaling section of this guide.