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[3.16] Spectral Shield Throw Bleed Gladiator | Full Guide

Intro & build description

Great build to pick up and play in a fresh league if you haven’t played Shield Spectral Throw just yet. This build does not rely on specific unique to ”enable” the build.


Build Pros

  • Fast mapping
  • Great clear speed with bleed explosions
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Can do all content
  • Tanky! 75/75 block, tons of armour & Molten shell

Build Cons

  • You have to actually play the game yourself. For me, it is a +

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.16] Full Build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Blood in the Eyes
Labyrinth 2Gratuitous Violence
Labyrinth 3Painforged
Endgame LabyrinthVersatile Combatant

Skill gem setup


Ancestral Protector

Multiple Totems Support

Maim Support

Culling Strike Support

Body Armor

Spectral Shield Throw

Brutality Support

Deadly Ailments Support

Vicious Projectiles Support

Swift Affliction Support

Unbound Ailments Support


Blood Rage

Enduring Cry



Vaal Molten Shell


Second Wind Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

War Banner


Herald of Purity

Offhand weapon / shield

Shield Charge

Blood Magic Support

Faster Attacks 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


Rare Helm

Perfect helm would be armour based helm with Life and 9% Physical damage.

You need an Elder ILvl85 Base for the mod since and it’s not that easy to roll.


A good alternative and cheap helm which is always available with a lot of lab enchants is Crown of the Inward Eye

Body Armour

Lioneye's Vision

Lioneye’s Vision is an amazing chest piece and is easy to color. Life and a ton of armor as well as free pierce and mana leech.
Pretty amazing chest considering how cheap it is.


Alternative is a rare chest with life and elemental resistances or influenced chest with frenzy charges and block to reach the block cap.


Fenumus' Weave

Aspect of the Spider is amazing. Additionally, we get attack Speed and an additional damage for bleeds.


Rare Boots

Armor based boots with high life, elemental resistances and high movement speed.


Hunter influenced boots can give you pierce.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Regular rare ring with high life, elemental resistances and possibly stats for necessary skill/item requirements.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Regular rare ring with high life, elemental resistances and possibly stats for necessary skill/item requirements.


If you are struggling with mana, you can craft -# mana cost.



Impresence with reduced mana reservations costs for Vulnerability.


Until you get Impresence  use any rare amulet with life, elemental resistances or damage.


Stygian Vise Belt

Rare Stygian Vise belt with high life and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Warlord Influenced Rare Axe

Ideally go for Runic Hatchet with Warlord Influence. Go for double bleed mods. I also like trigger craft so you can’t forget your tempest shield / blood rage and put vulnerabilty on it if you don’t have a another source.


Colossal Tower Shield

Colossal Tower Shield with as much armour as possible. You can buy a ilvl86 for some chaos. Just throw some dense Fossil on it and you should be able to get one with 2k+ armour. This should be enough for nearly all content.



Craft a shield with #% life recovery on block. This mod is broken, especially with max block characters.


Divide and Conquer

Socket the jewel next to the Golem’s Blood notable.


Watcher's Eye

Grab one you can afford. For example, additional critical strike multiplier while you are affected by malevolence is amazing.


Rare Jewels

Look out for
– Maximum Life
– Damage over Time
– Damage with Bleeding
– Physical Damage
– Attack Speed (while holding a Shield)


Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Alchemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
  3. Experimenter’s Granite Flask of Iron Skin
  4. Perpetual Silver Flask of Warding
  5. Ample Quartz Flask of Heat

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

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