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[3.16] Shield Crush Berserker | Full Guide

Intro & build description

An amazing build to start in the new upcoming Scourge league. Leveling up is straight forward and the build can be leveled either with a two-hander or using the shield from the beginning. This build will fit someone who prefers characters who can take a punch and survive as the build is quite tanky and utilizes multiple layers of defense such as high life, high armor, and block change.

 

 

Build Pros

  • Great league starter build
  • Very tanky
  • High damage
  • High clear speed
  • Mobile

Build Cons

  • Melee build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.16] Full Build
PoB Link

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Aspect of Carnage
Labyrinth 2Crave the Slaughter
Labyrinth 3Rite of Ruin
Endgame LabyrinthFlawless Savagery

Skill gem setup

Helm


Chain Hook

Lifetap Support

Rage Support

Hydrosphere


Body Armor


Shield Crush

Increased Critical Damage Support

Fortify Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Multistrike Support

Melee Physical Damage Support


Gloves


Blood Rage

Ancient Protector

Precision

Portal


Boots


Blood and Sand

Herald of Ash

War Banner

Herald of Purity


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Vaal Molten Shell

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Leap Slam


Offhand weapon / shield


Berserk

Second Wind Support

Enduring Cry



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Helm

  • Rare helm with
    + to Intelligence
  • + to maximum Life
  • + to elemental resistances

Body Armour

Rare Armour

Rare body armor with

  • Socketed Attacks have -# to Total Mana Cost
  • Attacks have +1.37% to Critical Strike Chance
  • + to maximum Life

Gloves

Rare Gloves

Rare Southswing Gloves
25% reduced Attack Damage with Main Hand (implicit)
49% increased Attack Damage with Off Hand (implicit)
——–

  • + to maximum Life
  • + to elemental resistances

Boots

Rare Boots

Rare Two-Toned Boots
——–
+12% to Fire and Cold Resistances (implicit)
——–

  • + to maximum Life
  • + 30% increased Movement Speed
  • + to elemental resistances

Left Ring

Rare Two-Stone Ring

Rare Two-Stone Ring
——-
+16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances (implicit)
——–

  • Trigger Level 12 Assassin’s Mark when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • % increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +% to elemental resistances
  • 29% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • + to maximum Life

Right Ring

Rare Two-Stone Ring

Rare Two-Stone Ring
——-
+16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances (implicit)
——–

  • Curse Enemies with Vulnerability on Hit
  • % increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +% to elemental resistances
  • 29% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
  • + to maximum Life

Amulet

Rare Agate Amulet

Rare Agate Amulet
——–
+28 to Strength and Intelligence (implicit)
——–

  • + to all Attributes
  • +% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • + to maximum Life

Belt

The Tactician

Overall great belt to have. Use rare belt with high life and elemental resistances if you do not wish to use the Tactician.


1Hand Weapon

Rare Rapier

Rare Rapier
——–
Quality does not increase Physical Damage (enchant)
Grants 1% increased Elemental Damage per 2% Quality (enchant)
——–
+35% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier (implicit)
——–

  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • Damage Penetrates 6% Elemental Resistances
  • Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers (crafted)
  • +% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • % chance to deal Double Damage
    ——–
    Shaper Item

Offhand

Rare Shield

Rare Tower Shield with very high armor
——–

  • + to Strength
  • + to Armour
    130+% increased Armour
  • + to Intelligence
  • +% to Quality

Jewel

Rare Jewels

Rare jewels with:

  1. Global physical damage
  2. Increased maximum life
  3. Global critical strike multiplier
  4. Melee critical strike multiplier

Helmet

Cluster Jewels

  • Fest of Flesh
  • Eye of the Storm
  • Pressure Points
  • Quick Getaway
  • Overwhelming Malice
  • Martial Prowess
  • Fuel of the Fight
  • Freed the Fury

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Atziri’s Promise
  2. Lion’s Roar
  3. Taste of Hate
  4. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Reflexes
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline


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