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Best Top 5 POE 3.7 Shaper Kill Builds | Path of Exile Shaper Boss Killer Guide & Tips (2019)

7/16/2019 2:21:05 PM

How to Kill Shaper in Path of Exile 3.7 Legion League? Which are the best POE 3.7 Boss Killer Builds? Here we summed up some useful Shaper Killing tips and Top 5 Path of Exile 3.7 Shaper & Boss Kill Builds in budget to help you slay boss monsters including Shaper and Elder easily and fast in this league.

Best Top 5 POE 3.7 Shaper Kill Builds - Path of Exile Shaper Boss Killer Guide & Tips (2019)

POE 3.7 Legion Shaper Kill Tips & Tricks

How to kill Shaper in Path of Exile? The casual player who are also struggling with their goal of defeating Shaper for the first time, are keeping asking the question and searching the Shaper killer tips. Here we present the Path of Exile 3.7 Shaper Killing Guide of some basic tips and strategies that should help you kill Shaper for the first time, before we list the Best POE 3.7 Builds to you. Note: The below tips are summed up from the old reddit post from player u/Zambash, but also useful in POE 3.7 Legion.

1)       Build Requirements & Choosing for Killing Shaper 

l  At least 500,000 realistic DPS required for against Shaper, with which you can basically ignore the floating ground balls that explode and leave pools that degen you;

l  If you are a melee character, you need to have enough defenses (evasion/armour/dodge/block/leech) to let you face tank Shaper's melee attacks;

l  If you are a ranged character, you need to have enough speed to dodge the balls Shaper shoots while getting enough a decent number of attacks between dodging;

l  For melee builds, Champion, Slayer, and Juggernaut builds can easily hit excellent damage/defense numbers with very little investment. For ranged builds, a Deadeye or Raider with a Lioneye's Glare and a five link can easily destroy Shaper with multiple skills. Mines, traps, and totems of many kinds also make the fight extremely easy.

2)       Working Through Maps to Access Shaper

l  Fill out every single map on the atlas, making sure to collect all of the bonuses.

l  To build up a nice pool as you are leveling, try not to run maps that are less than 9 levels below you.

l  Regarding currency investment into maps, of course you want to trans/alt/aug all your white maps, Alch all of your yellow maps when you are first starting to try and break into red maps.

3)       Tips On Killing Shaper

l  Get know the total of 5 attacks from Shaper: Basic Melee Attack, Triple Ball Shot, Mega Lazor, Phat Slam, Bullet Hell. The melee attack and triple ball shot are the two attacks he will use the most.

l  Stand right next to Shaper, he will always melee attack; out of melee range, he will always shoot balls. So for melee build, just stand right next to him and face tank his pathetic melee attacks while you bash his face in. For ranger, just shoot him in the knee repeatedly and do small side steps to get around the triple balls.

l  When Shaper uses the Lazor, just stand behind him and keep bashing if you are melee. If you are ranged, just take one step to the side and keep shooting him.

l  Try not to trigger the ground balls right in the middle of the arena.

l  Shaper will periodically do the bullet hell attack throughout the fight, but ALWAYS do it shortly after the start of the second and third phases. You should never use your flasks right at the beginning of the second or third phases.

l  When Shaper summons minions, don't let them bash Zana, or you won't have a bubble to hide in during the bullet hell. 

l  Stand behind something to dodge the initial frostbolt spam before the third phase, then just wail away at them. DO NOT try and tank the big slam attack, it does a silly amount of damage.


Top 5 Best Path of Exile 3.7 Shaper Kill Builds

Now let’s show you the best POE 3.7 builds for you to kill shaper easier and faster in this league, which are created based on the requirements we mentioned above.

PoE 3.7 Cyclone Slayer Build

Cyclone Slayer is extremely meta this league, it’s basic strong all-around and you can build it extremely cheap if you go pure physical and resolute technique. The build is very fun to play with combining high single target damage with decent clear speed and reliable sustain. All DPS numbers are against Shaper with on-kill effects. For 'pure' single target, disable Charges, Onslaught and 'killed recently'.


+ Relatively fast

+ Good AoE and single target

+ Can do any map mod, including reflect, no regen and no leech

+ League Starter viable

+ Can get a lot of endgame upgrades


- Squishy without the Kaom's

- A bit too damage-focused for HC

- No overleech

- Maximum damage requires constantly killing enemies

Click HERE To Read Detailed PoE 3.7 Cyclone Slayer Build Guide


POE 3.7 CI Occultist Vortex Starter/Endgame Build

This build is capable of to do all content with a very cheap POE gear, even on budget gear it’s quite tanky, so it can be used to farm Uber Shaper and make a truckload of Path of Exile currency really fast. With the huge buffs to CI (ES leech, the new Energy Leech gem that gives %more damage while leeching ES, Occultist is a tank now and more) it’s the perfect time to try out a CI boss killer.


+ Cheap

+ Good map clear

+ Tanky

+ Immune to Stun, Chill and Freeze

+ Can do most of map mods (only expcetion is No Life/ES Regen and Elemental Reflect mods)


- Using Flame Dash is not the best movement skill but the Quicksilver Flask helps on that.

- Some endgame items can be more expensive cause Cold Damage Over time builds are a bit hyped.

- Less recovery rate map mod is not so good.

Click HERE To Read Detailed PoE 3.7 Occultist Vortex Build Guide


POE 3.7 Molten Strike Juggernaut Build

With the recent changes to Molten Strike in POE 3.7 Legion, now you need to strike the target to produce the Magma Balls so the Ancestral Call support trick for Single Target is no longer viable. But Molten Strike damage effectiveness is greatly reduced too (160% -> 130% damage effectiveness at lvl 20). The secondary projectile also deals even less damage now (30% -> 50% less damage). A perfect build not only makes you incredibly tanky with over 9k life, but also pumps out serious damage which scales the more you invest.


+ Being a Tank (7 Endurance Charges or 5+ Endurance Charges with CWDT + Immortal Cry + Unflinching)

+ Can easily stack Armour to make use of Molten Shell damage reduction.

+ Being a FAST Tank ( Move with attack movement skill while we have tons of attack speed )

+ Can do Uber Lab full key run reliably while decent geared

+ No weapon swap (Unless you want much faster Leap Slam with Brightbeak)

+ Much QoL feature, immune to freeze/ temporal chain / stun in a ascendency

+ Can tackle any endgame content


- Caution : Molten Balls may affect your FPS and drown your GPU.

- Grelwood Shank require you to face-tank hits to dish out more damage

- Can't do Elemental Reflect Maps

- Can't do No leech Maps (Unless you are using Thief Torment or Life Gain On Hit Rings)

- If you looking for high-end DPS destruction or sonic-speed screen clear build, this build is not for you

- 6k-ish HP with no block/dodge/evasion mechanic. Still need to beware "extra damage as elemental" map mod and "- % maximum resistance" map. End Game Bosses 1-shot will almost probably 1-shot you.

Click HERE To Read Detailed POE 3.7 Molten Strike Juggernaut Build Guide


POE 3.7 Ancestral Warchief Totems Berseker Build

Ancestral Warchief Totem build is a very strong build choice for boss killer and Uber Elder & Shaper Farmer in the Legion expansion, as is one of the most robust budget-friendly Melee/Physical builds in Path of Exile and you can virtually swap to any other melee build if you get bored of it. AW totems scale incredibly well into the end-game so you can use them even to level 100 if you wanted to and they make running Delves a breeze. Due to this builds’ high armor and life, crazy amounts of damage whilst also allowing you to keep your distance from enemies, you’ll be able to farm Uber Lab and make a lot of POE currency fast in the Legion league.


+ Over 5k Life
+ ~1000 life/s with enduring cry and all charges (over 15% life reg)
+ ~60% phys reduction (hideout) ~85% with flasks
+ Hard to die because you stay behind your Totems
+ Can do all map mods (no reg only with a mana flask on the Beginner version)
+ At lvl 16+ (facebreakers) all content ezpz
+ Perfect for hard bosses like Ulab/Uatziri/guardians/Shaper/Elder
+ Totems leech life for us

- Clear speed is average

- Totem playstyle is not for everyone

Click HERE To Read Detailed POE 3.7 Anc Warchief Berseker Build Guide


POE 3.7 Blade Flurry Assassin Build

Within this POE 3.7 Blade Flurry Build, it gives you +20% far more dmg for every stage, having a total of +100% extra any time you reach the 6th stage, essentially doubling your DPS. This build gives stable DPS from Guardians/Shaper, with Ancestral Protector up, extremely high strike prospect and (95%+) productive crit likelihood (75%) and great lifetime pool (6k+), offering solid (but not ultra fast) clear speed with high single target damage for melting bosses. Blade Flurry Assassin build is really powerful, beginner friendly and SSF, HC and SC viable.


- Fast, versatile and fun build

- Boss killer

- High Evasion thx to new Sand Stance

- All content viable, including Uber Elder


- Cannot do phys reflect maps

- Clearspeed is nice but not super-fast. We are no Winter-


MF farmer.

- Quite Expensive for endgame (25ex and more)

- Quite glass-cannon

- Struggles in Delve 300+

Click HERE To Read Detailed POE 3.7 BF Assassin Build Guide

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