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[3.13 PoE Build] Molten Strike Marauder (Juggernaut)

Intro & build description

Could be classified as a cookie-cutter build with some tricks up its sleeve. Build can take a punch and tank almost anything game has to throw at it while doing surprisingly good damage. If you haven’t played molten strike before, this build is a great chance to do it.

Build Pros

  • VERY tanky
  • This build can tank and survive almost anything in the game
  • Great league starter build
  • Can do all content currently in-game

Build Cons

  • Melee build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.13] Full Build
PoB link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Undeniable
Labyrinth 2Unstoppable
Labyrinth 3Unbreakable
Endgame LabyrinthUnflinching

Skill gem setup


Molten Strike

Multistrike Support

Combustion Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Immolate Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Body Armor


Cast When Damage Taken

Immortal Call

Summon Lightning Golem

Wave of Conviction



Blood and Sand

Herald of Ash

Poacher's Mark

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Whirling Blades

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Blood Rage

Ancestral Protector

Vitality (1lvl)

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Elder influenced Rare Helm


Build requires Elder influenced Rare Helm with ”Immolate” and ”Concentrated Effect” gem sockets for a total of 6 link since build uses Kaom’s Heart for a chest. Rest of the stats are secondary but life would be awesome.

Body Armour

Kaom's Heart

Use rare chest with life or resistances until you can afford or find Kaom’s Heart.


Rare Gloves

The best option is a pair of hunter influenced gloves as they can roll the +1 target mod.
this mod is important because when paired with “Tribal Fury” on the tree we get a total of +2 target which makes clearing so much smoother and more importantly eliminates the need to use Ancestral Call support gem so we are always using the best damage setup.


Rare Boots

Rare Boots with life and elemental resistances and  movement speed.

For enchant, aim for the 10% penetration, its more damage against bosses.
120% crit enchant is also nice for easier Elemental Overload procs.

If you feel you have enough crit, a tailwind pair of boots is a good DPS boost and a nice QOL because of the attack and movement speed increase.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life and elemental resistances. Chaos res is important, for damage aim for WED, projectile dmg, %ele dmg, %fire dmg.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life and elemental resistances. Chaos res is important, for damage aim for WED, projectile dmg, %ele dmg, %fire dmg.


Xoph's Blood

Xoph’s Blood is BiS, every mod on this items is useful for us. We need Xoph’s Blood also for Avatar of Fire mod that saves us points on the skill tree.
this mod converts physical, cold and lightning damage to fire so we get more damage.
Also, this mod makes us deal only fire damage so physical reflect maps are not a problem.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt with high life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attack skills.

1Hand Weapon

Grelwood Shank

The sword has a high attack speed and good physical damage, but it doesn’t end there!
We also get +2 projectiles when hit, which is all of the time with a melee build.
Point Blank that increases projectile damage based on the distance from you, and as we know, we are always at close range with the enemies.
On top of that we get increased armor and Iron Reflexes while stationary, something that we want since its suites the build’s playstyle perfectly. This is the BiS weapon for the build, an upgrade from the is a good corruption like %attack speed, flat physical damage or fortify on hit.


Lioneye's Remorse

Ideally you would want a shield with +2% to all max res and/or +3% to maximum chaos resistance and high life roll, then anything else you need like chaos/elemental resistance.
Those mods are expensive, but worth it for the big defense boost.


Lioneye’s Remorse unique shield is great  if you can’t afford well rolled rare shield.


Glorious Vanity

We use a Glorious Vanity jewel with the Xibaqua variant to get the Divine Flesh keystone.
The exact location for this jewel is in the POB, we convert Mind Over Matter keystone.


Watcher's Eye

You can get different kind of mods for this build.
Anger mods are good for damage like physical as extra fire, fore pen, %fire damage. For more defense a vitality life recovery mod is a good option since vitality is now a flat mana reservation gem and we can leave it at level 1.


Rare Jewels

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased damage
  3. Increased physical damage
  4. Attack speed


Flask Setup

  1. Blood of the Karui
  2. Ample Sulphur Flask of Staunching
  3. Bottled Faith
  4. The Wise Oak
  5. Dying Sun

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

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