Skill Gems & Passive Tree

Here are the best Skill Gems & Passive Tree for the Omniscience Tornado Shot Deadeye Build.

Skill Gems

Gems are a fundamental part of your build, so getting the correct link setups before taking on content is your main goal. This is how your Gem setup should look like:

Tornado Shot

Anomalous Tornado Shot is our main damaging ability. The Anomalous alternative quality is used because it provides an easy way to convert a large portion of your damage to elemental. This conversion along with a Cold Mastery present on the Passive Skill Tree grant a total of 100% Physical to Elemental Conversion. With Trinity Support in your build, an icon appears in the top left corner of the screen indicating the current state of the buff. If you see all three bars filled after attacking an enemy, you are on the right track. If one remains empty, you need to rebalance two of your three elemental damage types so that their average damage done is roughly equal.

Inspiration Support grants us a considerable boost to both our elemental damage and critical strike chance. Most importantly it greatly reduces the Mana cost. Anomalous Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support is a multiplier for elemental attack skills. Anomalous Mirage Archer Support causes linked bow skills to summon a ghostly archer. When the player hits an enemy with the supported skill, a temporary Mirage Archer is summoned above the player that uses that skill. Awakened Chain Support causes projectiles to chain when they hit an enemy. This causes projectiles to target another enemy in range and seek towards them. It continues to chain until all the chains are used up.

Ballista Setup

Like your first setup you use Anomalous Tornado Shot linked to Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support & Divergent Inspiration Support. Ballista Totem Support modifies the skill so that instead of you casting, a ballista totem is summoned which uses the skill. Focused Ballista Support makes your ballista totem attack only when you use your primary Anomalous Tornado Shot setup. Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support grants one of the biggest damage multipliers in the game, at the expense of attack speed for your totems.


Hatred is your main active offensive Aura. It provides a large amount of Physical Damge as extra Cold Damage as well as % more Cold Damage that greatly increases your overall DPS. Determination and Grace are your main active defensive auras. They provide a bonus flat as well as a % multiplier to both Armor and Evasion to scale up our base defences. Anomalous Blood and Sand while in sand stance provides Projectile Speed and Damage. Precision is a gem which reserves more Mana and grants more flat accuracy as it is leveled up. Therefore, it is important to balance out its level to ensure we still have enough Mana to play comfortably. If there is ever a point where your accuracy rating is not capped (but you cannot afford to level up precision any higher) you should invest more into passive skills that grant accuracy or find equipment with either % increased or flat accuracy. Link the gems with the highest reservation cost to Enlighten Support level 3-4 to increase the reservation efficiency.

Guard Skills

Molten Shell linked to Cast when Damage Taken Support provide us with a massive defensive boost. It is best to keep Cast when Damage Taken Support at level 6 and Molten Shell at level 13. It ensures the buff procs more often with little to no downside. When you take 897 damage the gem automatically triggers, granting the player a huge absorb shield which scales with Armor. The more Armor, the larger the absorb shield, up to a maximum of 10,000. Keep in mind that Molten Shell only works against Hit damage, not Damage over Time.

Single Target Debuff

Sniper's Mark linked to Mark On Hit Support triggers when a rare or unique enemy is hit, marking him. This grants a lot of additional damage and splitting projectiles. It's important to keep track of the skill's high Mana cost, which can easily deplete your entire unreserved pool. In that case keep Sniper's Mark at a lower level until you can support it.


Flame Dash is a movement spell that causes the player to teleport to a target location. It has an instant cast time if not cast continuously, making it a great tool to blink to a spot when you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Map Modifiers to avoid

The following modifiers are to be avoided if possible:

  • Players have #% reduced effect of Non-Curse Auras from Skills
  • Monsters reflect #% of Elemental Damage
  • Players have #% less Armour
  • Players have #% less Accuracy Rating

Passive Tree Progression


The Jewel Socket on the edge of the passive tree should only be allocated after you have acquired the Large Cluster Jewel jewel to socket within it. After socketing clusters, ensure you allocate all points needed to fully unlock all jewel sockets and socket your Forbidden Flame and Forbidden Flesh into them.

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