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[3.18] Facebreaker Cyclone Gladiator | Full Guide

Intro & build description

This Facebreaker Cyclone build for the 3.18 Sentinel challenge league is a perfect choice if you want to play a melee character. Cyclone is known for good clear speed, nice damage, and satisfying gameplay.

Build Pros

  • Tanky - has max block and spell block
  • Doesn't require any expensive items to start farming maps - Facebreaker and Abyssus should cost you no more than 15c in the first few days
  • Great clear speed due to Arena Challenger
  • Good boss killer

Build Cons

  • Physical reflect map mod is instant death

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.18] Skill Tree
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Arena Challenger
Labyrinth 2Painforged
Labyrinth 3Violent Retaliation
Endgame LabyrinthVersatile Combatant

Skill gem setup


Blood and Sand (Max LVL)

Immortal Call (LVL 3)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)

Dread Banner (Max LVL)

Body Armor


Impale Support

Awakened Brutality Support

Infused Channeling Support

Fortify Support

Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support


Herald of Purity

Flesh and Stone


Enlighten Support



Second Wind Support

Blood Rage

Enduring Cry

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Maim Support

Brutality Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Abyssus is one of the best offensive helmets for melee builds. Get it as soon as you can.

Body Armour

Rare Body armour

Our endgame body armor is one with ‘Attacks have #% to critical strike chance’ mod as the main one. Other good mods would be high life and resistances.



Core item of the build, get it as soon as possible.

Also, look for one with as close to 800% more physical damage with unarmed attacks as possible.


Rare Two-Toned boots

Look for rare Two-Toned boots with at least 80+ life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances.

Left Ring

Steel Ring

Get 2 rare Steel Rings with high physical damage to attacks, some life and as high resistances as possible.


Steel Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.


Rigwald's Curse

A very important piece of the build, try to get it at the same time you get Facebreaker.

Try to get one with 36% crit multiplier implicit.


Ryslatha's Coil

Great overall belt for the build, providing a good life roll and amazing damage boost, provided it’s rolled well.

It’s quite expensive, so until you can afford it, use regular Stygian Vise / Leather Belt with high life and resistances.


The Surrender

One of the more expensive items of the endgame build, this shield is amazing from survivability perspective, recovering life, and giving a pretty substantial boost to armour.

The Surrender is expensive, so until you can afford it, use either Lioneye’s Remorse or Daresso’s Courage.


Jewel Setup

This build uses jewels for damage but also to cap resistances, since we use a lot of uniques. Mods to look for on regular jewels:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) + to All Resistances
3.) Global critical strike multiplier
4.) Global physical damage / attack speed / attack speed with claws or other damage mods
5.) Attributes if you are lacking

Build also uses unique jewels:

1.) Watcher’s Eye with increased attack damage / attack speed while affected by Precision. It’s way cheaper than Pride jewels but still gives us substantial damage boost.

2.) Transcendent Flesh – a great offensive jewel.


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Lion’s Roar
2.) Bottled Faith (If you can afford it)
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Quicksilver flask of adrenaline
5.) Instant recovery Divine life flask with bleed removal

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

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  1. Soul of the Brine King & Soul of Gruthkul Probably I would think but Just my opinion

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