This is a bow build using piercing as it’s main source of damage and poison as it’s secondary source. Using the recommended armor pieces, the build has a lot of extra skills that allows having many skills and not all of them need to be allocated max points in order to have the maximum effectiveness.
While leveling, max out Wood Lore, Marksmanship, Art of the Hunt, Study Prey and Poison Gas Bomb, Lethal Strike, Lay Trap. The skills shown below account for increased skill points from the selected armor. If you need extra skill points, remove points from Monster Lure, Open Wound and Anatomy.
Use the best items you can find in your playthrough that compliment the skills being used. You most likely won’t find all the items listed in this guide, and that’s ok, it will perform regardless. The items are just a nice bonus.
This will be your starting class, start with unlocked Marksmanship as soon as possible. This will be your default attack skill. Next will be Art of the Hunt and Wood Lore, allocate points into both these skills, while putting at least 1 in the mastery bar. The next important skill is Study Prey as this reduces enemy resistances to your attacks. When you start having extra points, place them in Call of the Hunt for extra damage, or Monster Lure to help distract enemies for a little while.
This will be your secondary class. While both classes are important to the build, Hunting takes precedence when it comes to allocating points. After you have Marksmanship and are dealing decent damage, start putting points into Rogue. The early skills don’t take many points, you’ll want to build into poison damage since this will act as the secondary damage type of the build. Lay Trap is a nice bonus damage skill that you don’t need to manage. Poison Gas Bomb will be a big source of applying poison damage. Envenom weapon, while not maxed out, will still apply poison damage to all the attacks the build applies.
Attribute points cannot be reset in Titan Quest. Keep your attribute points until you have equipment you cannot equip and allocate them as needed. Always retain your points until you need to spend them and ensure you have the stats to equip your endgame gear.
Required stats to wear the below gear;
STR – 454
DEX – 525
INT – 0
Given the difficulty at acquiring specific armor in the game without any third-party software, take the following items as recommendations. At the end of the day, use what you find that helps improve your total damage and survivability. This build uses Pierce as it’s main damage source. Keep your resistances as high as possible.
Tracker’s Hood is going to be the best option for head armor. With it’s reduced skill recharge rate, increase pierce damage, and some skill increases, this will be the best piece of armor for this build
Mainly chosen to help with Vitality resistance. If you’re using Apples of Idun artifact, consider using Tracker’s Armor instead. If you can get this armor piece with “Tinkerer” suffix, this could be a very strong contender.
Part of the set for Tracker’s Hood, this armor piece offers a valuable skill increase, and reduce the dexterity cost of equipping weapons.
Arguably the best pair of gloves that can be found in the game, solely for its increase to all skills. This armor piece will have other stats on it, but these are the guaranteed stats available.
Mainly chosen to help with Vitality resistance. If you’re using Apples of Idun artifact, consider using Tracker’s Leg Guard’s instead. If you can get this armor piece with “Tinkerer” suffix, this could be a very strong contender.
Mainly chosen as it is part of the set being used above. The increase movement speed, and health regeneration are very nice to have stats.
Brisingarmen is very strong as it have both skill recharge reduction, and an increase to all skills in both masteries. It does offer a small increase to resistances, but the above 2 stats are the reason this piece is viable.
The best ring that can be found for this build. Increase pierce damage, some skill increases, and resistances. If you can find this ring, definitely hang onto it.
This is the best relic to have, and this applies to many other builds. This is mainly because of it’s easy reduced recharge rate to your skills. If you’re noticing a lack of resistances or survivability, consider using Apples of Idun instead.
First choice bow to use, it will have more stats than what is shown, but with the proper stats and charm/relic this can be a very strong piece of gear to have. If you’re having trouble finding this, or Doomfang, Bramble Wood Bow is another option.
A strong contender for your bow build. If you want to play into poison more, then this would be the weapon for you. It will have other stats on it than what are shown. If your having trouble finding this, or Ichthian, Bramble Wood Bow is another option.