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[3.1] Crit Dual Wield Frost Blades Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

Mobile, high damage dealing build while being able to take a punch. Gameplay is very fast paced, whirling around from pack to pack killing, shattering and freezing everything. Build has high life, block and dodge paired with evasion and armour – more than enough defensive layers to survive hard content. No uniques required to start with, rares do just fine till you can afford needed pieces for the build to really take shape. With some investment of currency in build defining uniques, power grows immensely. Tree is based on Alkaizer’s build.

Build Pros

  • High health pool
  • Great damage
  • Instant leach thanks to Vaal Pact keystone and Berserkers ascendancy
  • Tanky
  • Stun/knockback immune
  • Very mobile

Build Cons

  • Melee character

Passive tree(s)

Leveling [44p]
Leveling [84p]
Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Crave the Slaughter
Labyrinth 2Aspect of Carnage
Labyrinth 3Pain Reaver
Endgame LabyrinthCloaked in Savagery

Skill gem setup



Ancestral Warchielf

Summon Ice Golem

Enduring Cry

Body Armor

Frost Blades

Melee Physical Damage Support

Multistrike Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Cold Penetration Support

Damage on Full Life Support


Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

Blood Magic Support


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Herald of Ice

Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support


Vaal Lightning Trap

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

Accuracy, high life and elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Belly of the Beast

Gives build huge health boost, wear rare chest with life and resistances till you can afford Belly of the Beast.


Rare Gloves

High life, attack speed, elemental resistances, accuracy.


Kaom's Roots

Kaom’s Roots paired with Belly of the Beast provides great boost to total life pool while being stun and knock back immune. Use rare boots with high movement speed till you get your hands on pair of Kaom’s Roots.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Life, intelligence, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attack skills.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Life, intelligence, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attack skills.


Rare Amulet

Life, increased critical strike chance, elemental resistances.


Belt of the Deceiver

Belt of the Deceiver is great because it has all stats build needs while providing 10% increased damage to monsters nearby. All around, solid pick. If you lack resistances, rare leather belt with high life and resists is your safest bet.

1Hand Weapon

Touch of Anguish

Perfect unique claws with high critical strike chance and good attack speed.


Fight for Survival

Frost Blades threshold jewels. Need 2 of these.



  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased physical damage
  3. Increased critical strike multiplier


Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Grounding
  4. Taste of Hate
  5. Lion’s Roar

Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

About prime

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  1. Like it, but would u recommend anything to play instead of taste of hate before i can afford one?

    • Basalt Flask of Heat is great, physical damage reduction and makes you immune to freezes. Atziri’s Promise for more offensive option.

  2. whats the point of taking druidic rite? and what should i do with the last 3/5 skill points? Do i go for twin terrors circle nodes, or do i finish all the 4-5% HP nodes?

    • Charisma and Druidic Rite combo lets you run hatred/HoI/AA. If you can sustain mana without Druidic Rite, cool – 2 points to put elsewhere. Regarding hp or damage, pick what you are lacking or what you need the most.

  3. Can this build do uber Atziri and shaper?

  4. The Hedge Maze: Darts

  5. Hatred + Arctic Armor + Ice Herald = 0 mana. how am i suppose to cast curses with no mana?

  6. wow thiis is grate strong powerful

  7. Any suggestions about pantheon?

  8. How much ar/ev/es should I shoot for with this build? I know Acrobatics is a 50% penalty to Armour and ES. Do you just stack EV or stack Armour to still have decent Physical Damage Reduction?

  9. is there a level cap when i should stop leveling CDWT gem and enfeeble gem and vaal lightning trap ?

  10. What would you run in a 5l?

  11. Why no immortal call? Seems like with the endurance charges it would be a perfect fit.

    • Build has high life pool and decent defenses, felt that with passive charges up all the time it feels better. You can squeeze in IC if you wish, swap out Vaal Lightning trap and you are good to go. Builds are flexible, it is just the template how I would play it, you are free to experiment with things you think would work out best for you. Cheers.

  12. I’m running Vaal spectral throw and HoA to proc the curse; without it HoA doesn’t seem to proc enough to be worth it…what do you think? I’m only 53, so I don’t have the crit pumped up yet

  13. How much crit multi and Chance do you have?

  14. Thanks so much for this build, im running it in abyss league and its amazing. Highly recommended.

  15. Just go warped timepiece amulet. This probably helps the build out yea?

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