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[3.16] Boneshatter Juggernaut | Full Guide

Intro & build description

Boneshatter, introduced in 3.15 is one of the newer melee skills. When used, Boneshatter also damages you and adds a trauma stack on the user. Skill’s damage is then boosted by how many trauma stacks are on the user.
To mitigate this drawback, Juggernaut is a perfect choice. With a very high life pool, armor, leech, and life regeneration, this cheap strength-stacking build will surely be one of the best starters for 3.16.

Build Pros

  • Really cheap and great as a starter build because doesn't require any expensive items
  • Good clear speed
  • Very tanky - high life pool, armor, leech, and life regen
  • Can take down even the toughest bosses with some currency invested

Build Cons

  • Physical reflect is an issue

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.16] Skill Tree
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unstoppable
Labyrinth 2Unflinching
Labyrinth 3Undeniable
Endgame LabyrinthUnbreakable

Skill gem setup


Ancestral Warchief

Faster Attacks Support

Maim Support

Culling Strike Support

Body Armor


Melee Physical Damage Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Impale Support

Fortify Support

Bloodthirst Support


Blood Rage


Blood and Sand

Petrified Blood


Immortal Call (LVL 1)

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)

Faster Attacks Support (LVL 20)

Leap Slam (LVL 1)

2h Weapon

Arrogance Support


War Banner



Intimidating Cry (Unlinked)

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helmet

Look for helmet with at least 80 life and as much resistance as you can find. Build uses a lot of uniques, so getting a lot of resistances on our rares is important.

Body Armour

Iron Heart

Good offensive/defensive body armor for the build since we stack strength. It also helps with block chance, so we get close to max with very little investment on the tree.


Meginord's Vise

Perfect gloves for the build.
In addition to being extremely cheap, they have +100 to strength, increased damage and regeneration – all mods that synergize really with Juggernaut ascendancy.


Alberon's Warpath

Great boots for strength stacking builds. Really cheap item. Look for ones with 18% increased strength.

Left Ring

Fractured Rare Ring

Look for rare/magic rings with fractured 70-79 life mod and craft them using Deafening Essence of rage. That way you guarantee max life roll and max strength roll on the ring.

Craft until you are satisfied with the result – I would be satisfied with having 2 resists in addition to the guaranteed life and strength mods.

Apply intrinsic catalysts to both rings for maximum strength. It is better to do it on magic rings, as it will require fewer catalysts.

Right Ring

Fractured Rare Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.



Perfect amulet for attribute stacking builds. Upgrade it with intrinsic catalysts.


Synthesized Belt with %increased strength implicit

Look for synthesized belt with % increased strength implicit.

Craft it either with essences of rage until you get high life mod in addition to strength. Craft resists on the bench afterwards.

2Hand Weapon

Pillar of The Caged God

Core item for the build, get it as soon as you start stacking strength.

We need staff to be only 5-linked for the endgame.


Jewel Setup

Build uses 2 rare jewels. On them look for:

1) + To strength
2) Increased maximum life
3) Global critical strike multiplier
4) All resistances
5) Attack speed with staves / two handed weapons

Build uses 3 unique jewels:

1) Brawn – to increase strength
2) Lethal Pride – to convert notables into %increased strength nodes. You would need to experiment with rolls to hit the sweetspot but I would go for ~12000 warriors under Kaom version.
3) Watcher’s Eye – look for one with “Chance to deal double damage while using Pride.” Let me note that Watcher’s Eye is very-endgame upgrade.


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1) Lion’s Roar
2) Instant Recovery life flask with bleed removal
3) Silver Flask with shock removal
4) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
5) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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