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[3.15 PoE Build] Lightning Strike Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

Very versatile and very strong build to start in a new league. While the finished build goes into critical strikes, to begin with, the build will work with any weapon you find until you can get your hands on decent Two-handed staff. There is a cool synergy between Winterweave Coral Ring and Replica Hotdeaded Viridian Jewel which makes us very fast.

While the build technically is melee build, Lightning Strike easily kills the mobs from afar making this build sem-ranged build as well.

Build Pros

  • Versatile
  • Tanky
  • Fast
  • Easy to play/start with
  • Can be played as a ranged build as you do not have to be close to the enemies to deal damage

Build Cons

  • Can't do elemental reflect maps

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.15] Full Build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Aspect of Carnage
Labyrinth 2Flawless Savagery
Labyrinth 3Blitz
Endgame LabyrinthWar Bringer

Skill gem setup


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Ancestral Protector

Vaal Ancient Warchief

Body Armor

Blood Rage

Smoke Mine

Second Wind Support

General Cry Support


Flame Dash




Enlighten Support

Herald of Purity



Regular or Awakened Hextouch Support

Bonechill Support

Elemental Weakness

2h Weapon

Anomalous Lightning Strike

Hypothermia Support

Inspiration Support

Trinity Support

Multistrike Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helm with high life and elemental resistances. If you can afford, get a helm with 10% of physical damage taken as fire which is a great defensive layer for physical damage mitigation.

Body Armour

Inpulsa's Broken Heart

Use rare chest with elemental resistances and life until you acquire Inpulsa’s Broken Heart.

We require this unique chest for the explosions which helps with the clear speed immensely.


Rare Gloves

Gloves with accuracy, life and elemental resistances. Craft physical damage conversion to lightning damage on the gloves.


Rare Boots

Regular boots with high movement speed, high life and elemental resistances. If you can afford, get a pair with Tailwind mod.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with life and elemental resistances. If you can afford Awakened Hextouch Support gem, get a ring with Assassin’s Mark on Hit for additional curse as well as power charges.

Right Ring


This ring has an amazing synergy with the Replica Hotheaded Viridian Jewel which makes us very fast.

Use the rare ring with life, elemental resistances and intelligence if you prefer to go this route.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with high life, flat physical damage to attacks and critical strike multiplier. If you can afford, get #% of physical damage as extra cold/lightning/fire damage for more damage multiplier.


Maligaro's Restraint

Must have belt to enable the synergy between Winterweave, Replica Hotheaded Cold Conduction mod on the cluster jewels.

2Hand Weapon

Rare Two-Handed Staff

Two handed staff with high critical strike chance and as high physical damage as you can can afford.


Replica Hotheaded

Must have jewel to enable the synergy between Winterweave, Maligaro’s Restraint and Cold Conduction mod on the cluster jewels.


Watcher's Eye

Get the one you can afford. Good mods include damage or critical strike multiplier while affected by precision or increased damage/converted damage while affected by hatred.


Brutal Restraint

Socket next to the Devotion notable.


Rare Jewels

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills
  4. Attack/projectile speed


Cluster Jewels

Rolls to look for:

Cold Conduction
Drive the Destruction


Smite the Weak

Cry Wolf

Lead by Example

Astonishing Affliction





Flask Setup

  1. Lion’s Rare
  2. The Wise Oak
  3. Bottled Faith
  4. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  5. Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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