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[3.15 PoE Build] Vaal Ground Slam Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

Easy to begin with in a new league and build is pretty straightforward to play as it does not have any hidden or complex mechanics that drives inexperienced players away. This build can be literally played with the items you pick up from the ground but it scales incredibly well as soon as you start getting items that actually fit well in the build.

Build Pros

  • This build can be played as a league starter
  • Easy to play
  • Fast and engaging playstyle
  • Very tanky
  • High damage

Build Cons

  • Melee build which means you have to be closer to mobs than other builds

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 2War Bringer
Labyrinth 3Flawless Savagery
Endgame LabyrinthDefy Pain

Skill gem setup



Flame Dash

Blood and Sand

Second Wind Support

Body Armor

Vaal Ground Slam

Pulverise Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Fortify Support

Brutality Support

Impale Support


Intimidating Cry

Enduring Cry

Seismic Cry

Second Wind Support




Herald of Purity

Dread Banner

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Increased Duration Support

Molten Shell

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

Rare helm with high life and elemental resistances.


For the endgame, craft the ”Nearby Enemies takeĀ #% increased Physical Damage” mod.

Body Armour

Rare Astral Plate

Rare astral plate with at least 100 life and attacks have #% to critical strike chance. Any additional resistances you can get or craft will help with the resistance cap.



Amazing pair of gloves that synergizes very well with the build. Use rare gloves until you get Hateforge.


Rare Boots

Pair of rare boots with high movement speed, life and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, intelligence and high total elemental resistances.


If you can afford, get as ring that grants aspect of the spider skill.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, intelligence and high total elemental resistances.


If you can afford, get as ring that curse enemies with vulnerability on hit.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with life and flat physical damage paired with global critical strike multiplier.


Rare Belt

Rare belt with high life and elemental resistances. I would suggest either stygian or rustic sash as a base.

1Hand Weapon

Rare One-Handed Mace

Physical damage mace with as high physical damage as you can get


Redblade Banner

Shield is mandatory for the build. Use rare shield until you get Redblade Banner


Vaal Sentencing

Socket next to the Juggernaut notable.


Watcher's Eye

Watcher’s Eye with increased physical damage while affected by Pride and ”Hits intimidate enemies for 4 seconds while you are using pride” if you can afford double-mod jewel.


Lethal Pride

Socket Lethal Pride next to Golem’s Blood


Rare Jewels

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased physical damage
  3. Increased attack damage while holding a shield
  4. Increased area damage/critical strike multiplier


Cluster Jewels

Mods to look for:

Martial Prowess

Prodigious Defence

Strike Leader

Lead by Example

Warning Call

Mob Mentality

Rattling Bellow


Flask Setup

  1. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  2. Soul Catcher
  3. Experimenter’s Sulphur Flask of Grounding
  4. Lion’s Roar
  5. Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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