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[3.16] Max Block Flicker Strike Gladiator | Full Guide

Intro & build description

Are you tired of dying? Are you sick from slow builds? Do you wish for a build that has insane clear speed but also crazy high DPS? This build is definitely for you!

With this build, you can destroy everything the game has to offer! The best part is, all this on 5L! When maxed out, we have ~40M shaper DPS on 5L as the 6th link is melee splash (which provides us with no damage) and about ~64M DPS with close combat replacing Melee Splash.



Build Pros

  • God-like clear speed
  • Insane DPS
  • VERY tanky
  • Great build to start in a new league (Would suggest using cyclone/double strike as skill for a league starter)

Build Cons

  • Can't do physical reflect maps unless you invest into it.

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.16] Full Build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Arena Challenger
Labyrinth 2Painforged
Labyrinth 3Versatile Combatant
Endgame LabyrinthViolent Retaliation

Skill gem setup


Leap Slam

Endurance Charge on Melee Stun Support

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

Body Armor

Flicker Strike

Multistrike Support

Fortify Support

Brutality Support

Melee Splash Support

Impale Support


Dread Banner

Precision (1 lvl)

Blood Rage



Enlighten Support

Flesh and Stone

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Vaal Molten Shell (20 lvl)

Cast when Damage Taken Support (20 lvl)

Summon Ice Golem (20 lvl)

Offhand weapon / shield

Ancestral Protector

Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Multiple Totems Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade



Abyssus is an amazing helmet that comes at a great price. If you feel like Abyssus makes you too squishy, you might want to consider using a different helm but I would still suggest sticking to Abyssus as the damage this item provides is just insane.

Body Armour

Farrul's Fur

For the build to function properly, Farrul’s Fur is necessity to push the build to the next level.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with triple res and life, phys dmg would also be cool if u can afford to get it or harvest craft it.


Rare Boots

Boots with triple elemental resistance, life, and movement speed if u can get it or bench-craft it.

Left Ring

Mark of the Elder

Mark of the Elder is an amazing ring. Price will differ depending on the roll. Get the highest you can afford.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare assassin’s mark ring till you can afford a better one. Get elemental resistances on the ring if you can.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with life, physical damage and accuracy. If you are struggling with elemental resistances, feel free to get amulet that fits your needs.



You can just use Perseverance unique belt till you get rare belt with resistances and life. Best in slot belt for this build is Ryslatha’s Coil which can get costly.

1Hand Weapon


Ideally you want to get Paradoxica but any budget weapon such as Scaeva or well rolled rare will do just fine.


Lioneye's Remorse

Cheap and very strong shield.  Get Lioneye’s Remorse as soon as you can.


Rare Jewels

Rare jewels with life and resistances if you are struggling to cap elemental resistances and life feels to be low. Otherwise just go for a DPS jewel with two damage mods. Pairing both damage and life can get expensive.


Flask Setup

  1. Saturated Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Sulphur Flask of Dousing
  3. Lion’s Roar
  4. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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