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[3.4] Crit Dual Wield Frost Blades Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

Mobile, high damage dealing build while being able to take a punch. Gameplay is very fast paced, whirling around from pack to pack killing, shattering and freezing everything. Build has high life, block and dodge paired with evasion and armour – more than enough defensive layers to survive hard content. No uniques required to start with, rares do just fine till you can afford needed pieces for the build to really take shape. With some investment of currency in build defining uniques, power grows immensely. Tree is based on Alkaizer’s build.

Build Pros

  • High health pool
  • Great damage
  • Instant leach thanks to Vaal Pact keystone and Berserkers ascendancy
  • Tanky
  • Stun/knockback immune
  • Very mobile

Build Cons

  • Melee character

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.4] Full Build

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Aspect of Carnage
Labyrinth 2Pain Reaver
Labyrinth 3Cloaked in Savagery
Endgame LabyrinthCrave the Slaughter

Skill gem setup

Helm


Hatred

Ancestral Warchielf

Summon Ice Golem

Enduring Cry


Body Armor


Frost Blades

Melee Physical Damage Support

Multistrike Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Cold Penetration Support

Damage on Full Life Support


Gloves


Whirling Blades

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

Blood Magic Support


Boots



2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Herald of Ice

Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark


Offhand weapon / shield


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Enfeeble

Vaal Lightning Trap



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Helmet

Accuracy, high life and elemental resistances.


Body Armour

Belly of the Beast

Gives build huge health boost, wear rare chest with life and resistances till you can afford Belly of the Beast.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

High life, attack speed, elemental resistances, accuracy.


Boots

Kaom's Roots

Kaom’s Roots paired with Belly of the Beast provides great boost to total life pool while being stun and knock back immune. Use rare boots with high movement speed till you get your hands on pair of Kaom’s Roots.


Left Ring

Rare Ring

Life, intelligence, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attack skills.


Right Ring

Rare Ring

Life, intelligence, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attack skills.


Amulet

Rare Amulet

Life, increased critical strike chance, elemental resistances.


Belt

Belt of the Deceiver

Belt of the Deceiver is great because it has all stats build needs while providing 10% increased damage to monsters nearby. All around, solid pick. If you lack resistances, rare leather belt with high life and resists is your safest bet.


1Hand Weapon

Touch of Anguish

Perfect unique claws with high critical strike chance and good attack speed.


Jewel

Fight for Survival

Frost Blades threshold jewels. Need 2 of these.


Jewel

Jewels

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

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Grounding
  4. Taste of Hate
  5. Lion’s Roar


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

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38 comments

  1. Like it, but would u recommend anything to play instead of taste of hate before i can afford one?

    • Basalt Flask of Heat is great, physical damage reduction and makes you immune to freezes. Atziri’s Promise for more offensive option.

  2. whats the point of taking druidic rite? and what should i do with the last 3/5 skill points? Do i go for twin terrors circle nodes, or do i finish all the 4-5% HP nodes?

    • Charisma and Druidic Rite combo lets you run hatred/HoI/AA. If you can sustain mana without Druidic Rite, cool – 2 points to put elsewhere. Regarding hp or damage, pick what you are lacking or what you need the most.

  3. Can this build do uber Atziri and shaper?

  4. The Hedge Maze: Darts

  5. Hatred + Arctic Armor + Ice Herald = 0 mana. how am i suppose to cast curses with no mana?

  6. wow thiis is grate strong powerful

  7. Any suggestions about pantheon?

  8. How much ar/ev/es should I shoot for with this build? I know Acrobatics is a 50% penalty to Armour and ES. Do you just stack EV or stack Armour to still have decent Physical Damage Reduction?

  9. is there a level cap when i should stop leveling CDWT gem and enfeeble gem and vaal lightning trap ?

  10. What would you run in a 5l?

  11. Why no immortal call? Seems like with the endurance charges it would be a perfect fit.

    • Build has high life pool and decent defenses, felt that with passive charges up all the time it feels better. You can squeeze in IC if you wish, swap out Vaal Lightning trap and you are good to go. Builds are flexible, it is just the template how I would play it, you are free to experiment with things you think would work out best for you. Cheers.

  12. I’m running Vaal spectral throw and HoA to proc the curse; without it HoA doesn’t seem to proc enough to be worth it…what do you think? I’m only 53, so I don’t have the crit pumped up yet

  13. How much crit multi and Chance do you have?

  14. Thanks so much for this build, im running it in abyss league and its amazing. Highly recommended.

  15. Just go warped timepiece amulet. This probably helps the build out yea?

  16. How do you have a level 84 tree with no jewel sockets? Is this even a real tree, or did you theorycraft it without even realizing you need at least 2 jewel sockets!?

    • gems

      84 point tree doesn’t mean 84 lvl, there are more than 20 skill points in the game from quests, so that is around level 60, right before maps.

    • If you happen to find insane jewel prior to maps, you can easily place 2 points in jewel as early as level 20 if you wish. 🙂 Based on experience, good jewels worth 2 point investment are found in maps.

      • Can i ask what about 2nd fight for survival? I can see the right working, but both the other slots (the one under duelist and close to maruder) don’t have enough dex in range to work…

        • Hello, there is a jewel socket right next to Acrobatics keystone. A little mishap with old tree, thanks for pointing it out. 🙂

          • well this also don’t have enough dex (if we talk about one right above acrobatics). Only one i can see is above blood drinker that will be ok.

  17. Where are you getting enough intelligence from to be able to equip touch of anguish? I can’t find any rings that give intelligence. Am I missing something?

  18. Been using this build and so far am up to t10 no problem. only items im missing is a better helm, 2 flasks and my belly of the beast is only 5 link. The only thing im having a problem with is ele reflect maps which are easy to avoid. Thanks so much for the build guide. This build is extremely fun…

  19. I also am having a difficult time finding the intelligence required to equip the claws come lvl 68. This being my first toon ever can anyone recommend a way to get my intel up to the required numbers to equip the claws?

  20. Is it better to take increased cold damage or increased elemental damage on attack skills

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