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[3.12 PoE Build] Bladestorm Duelist (Gladiator)

Intro & build description

If you enjoy being able to take on the hardest content in the game while being able to survive a hit and do aplenty of damage yourself you might want to check this dual wiled gladiator build. Build can be started in a fresh economy since it does not use any complex mechanics and it does not have any unique requirements to do good. It just works and scales very well with the currency you invest in the build.

Build Pros

  • Great league starter build
  • Very good damage
  • Tanky
  • Cheap

Build Cons

  • Melee build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build [Will be updated shortly before league start]
PoB Code

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Blood in the Eyes
Labyrinth 2Gratuitous Violence
Labyrinth 3Painforged
Endgame LabyrinthVersatile Combatant

Skill gem setup

Helm


Precision

Enlighten Support

Blood and Sand

Pride


Body Armor


Bladestorm

Fortify Support

Close Combat Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Brutality Support

Impale Support


Gloves


Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Culling Strike Support

Faster Attacks Support

Leap Slam


Boots



2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Enduring Cry

Blood Rage

Dread Banner


Offhand weapon / shield


Molten Shell

Increased Duration Support

Determination



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Helmet

Ŗare helmet with life, elemental resistances and intelligence/dexterity stats to cover gem/item requirements.

 

Enchant: + to maximum number of Bladestorms or Bladestorm damage.


Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

Rare chest with life, elemental resistances and attacks have critical strike chance


Gloves

Rare Gloves

Elder influenced pair of gloves with life, elemental resistances and chance to block attack damage.


Boots

Kaom's Roots

Very nice pair of boots to have. Stun/slow immunity comes in very handy.

Use any rare boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances till you acquire Kaom’s Roots.


Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with vulnerability on hit. Depending on your budget, pair it with life, elemental resistances and flat physical damage.


Right Ring

Steel Ring

Rare steel ring with high life, elemental resistances and flat physical damage.


Amulet

Aul's Uprising

Aul’s Uprising is super great amulet to have. This particular build uses one which does not reserve mana for Determination.

 

If you rather prefer to use a rare amulet with life, elemental resistances and global critical strike multiplier, it works just fine as well.


Belt

Rare Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt with high life and elemental resistances. Anything extra would be just a bonus and depend on your budget.


1Hand Weapon

Rare Jewelled Foil

Rare Jewelled Foil with at least 350 pDPS and decent critical strike chance.


Offhand

The Saviour

The Saviour is a great weapon to have in an off-hand. It has decent damage and triggers ”Reflection” when we deal a critical strike.

 

When you attack with The Saviour and deal a critical strike, this skill can summon a Mirage Saviour. Summoned Mirage Saviours will fight for you using whichever of your attack skills you dealt the critical strike with that caused them to be summoned.


Jewel

Watcher's Eye

Build uses Watcher’s Eye with block chance while affected by Determination and chance to dead double damage while using Pride.


Jewel

Abyss Jewel

  1. Maximum life
  2. Global critical strike multiplier
  3. Onslaught on kill
  4. Attack speed

Jewel

Rare Jewel

  1. Maximum life
  2. Critical strike multiplier
  3. Physical damage leeched back as mana
  4. Attack speed

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Ample Basalt Flask of Dousing
  4. Bottled Faith
  5. Lion’s Roar


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

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