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[3.15 PoE Build] Impale Lancing Steel Duelist (Champion)

Intro & build description

If you are looking for a melee character that’s almost ranged, Impale Lancing Steel Champion should be on your radar for the 3.15 Expedition league. It’s a great choice for a league starter since it doesn’t require any specific uniques to work, although some are strongly recommended for the endgame.

Build Pros

  • Tanky - has more than 6k life and decent dodge/spell dodge chance as well as leech
  • Good clear speed due to the nature of Lancing Steel skill
  • Good damage. Can do endgame bosses with enough currency invested
  • Cheap to start, doesn't require specific uniques to work at the basic level

Build Cons

  • Reflect will kill you

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.15] Skill Tree
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Master of Metal
Labyrinth 2Unstoppable Hero
Labyrinth 3Fortitude
Endgame LabyrinthFirst to Strike, Last to Fall

Skill gem setup


Enduring Cry (Max LVL)

Flesh Offering (LVL 6)

Second Wind Support (Max LVL)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)

Body Armor

Lancing Steel

Impale Support

Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support

Awakened Brutality Support

Maim Support

Pierce Support


Herald of Purity


War Banner

Ancestral Protector



Sniper's Mark


Blood Rage

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Culling Strike Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Summon Ice Golem

Steelskin (LVL 20)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 20)

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

Look for a rare helmet with at least 70 to maximum life and as much resistances as you can get.

Body Armour

Rare Body Armour with Hunter influence

Look for rare body armor with hunter influence.

Main mods we are looking for are:

1.) Attacks have +x% to Critical Strike Chance
2.) At least 90 to maximum life

Another great mod would be 1 extra curse.


Rare Gloves

Look for rare gloves with at least 70 life, mana leech and resistances.


Rare Boots

Look for rare boots with at least 70 life, 30% movement speed and as much resistance as possible.

Left Ring

Rare Vulnerability on Hit Ring

Look for rare ring with “Curse enemies with Vulnerability on hit” mod.
Other good mods would be maximum life and non-channeling skills have -x to mana cost bench crafted mod.

Right Ring

Circle of Guilt

Look for Circle of Guilt with increased buff effect and increased physical damage while affected by Herald of Purity.

Rings like that will probably be really expensive at the beginning of the league, so one of these mods would also work until you have enough currency for both.


Rare Amulet

Look for rare amulet with at least 50 life, 30% global critical strike chance and 30% global critical strike multiplier.

You can also craft Projectile Speed & Projectile damage with crafting bench.


Ryslatha's Coil

Great offensive belt for the build, but quite expensive.

Until you can afford it, use rare Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.

1Hand Weapon

The Saviour

Great endgame sword for the build.
It’s not the cheapest one, so use regular foil with as high pDPS as you can get.



Paradoxica is an amazing endgame option for the build, but also quite expensive. Get one with as high physical damage as possible.

Until you can afford it, use foil with as high pDPS as possible.


Jewel Setup

On rare jewels look for following mods:

1.) Global critical strike multiplier / critical strike multiplier while dual wielding
2.) Increased maximum life
3.) Resistances / Attributes if you need them

Endgame build also uses Watcher’s Eye with additional impales or increased Attack Physical Damage while affected by Pride. Keep in mind, Pride Watcher’s Eyes are usually very expensive, so you could use regular rare jewel until/if you an afford it.


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Dying Sun
2.) Divine life flask with bleed removal
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Bottled Faith (if you can afford it) / Rumi’s Concoction
5.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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