Intro & build description
Double Strike is not the most-often used melee skill, but it sure can be made in an unstoppable machine that obliterates not only maps but bosses as well. This build utilizes Double Strike together with dual wielded Bloodseeker claws for instant leech and lots of damage.
- Instant leech
- Very high life pool (8-9k life)
- Obliterates bosses and can facetank Shaper's beam
- Very quick movement due to the fact that we can use Whirling Blades
- Have to be careful in situations when you cannot leech life
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingSkill Tree [121 points]
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Unstoppable Hero|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Worthy Foe|
Skill gem setup
Faster Attacks Support
Culling Strike Support
Vaal Double Strike (Ideally LVL 21)
Melee Physical Damage Support
Ancestral Call Support / Ruthless Support for single target
Melee Splash Support / Damage on Full Life Support for single target
Cast When Damage Taken (LVL 20)
Increased Duration Support
Summon Lightning Golem
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Immortal Call (LVL 3)
Increased Duration (LVL 20)
Enfeeble (LVL 3)
Curse on Hit Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Cast When Damage Taken (LVL 9)
Molten Shell (LVL 14)
Immortal Call (LVL 13)
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Great helm with good balance of damage and defense.
Body ArmourRare Elder Body Armour
Look for rare Elder body armour with “Attacks have +x% to Critical Strike Chance” and some life on top of that.
Another great alternative would be Belly of The Beast.
Great gloves that boost clear speed of the build. Try to corrupt them for “Attacks have +#% to critical strike chance” because it is global modifier which means it will affect gems in your chest as well.
Look for generic rare boots with increased movement speed, life and resistances.
Left RingSteel Ring
On rings look for high life, physical damage to attacks and resistances.
Right RingDiamond Ring
Same as previously mentioned ring.
Look for amulet with life, physical damage to attacks and critical strike multiplier.
If you can afford it, look for shaper or elder amulet with “Gain x% of physical as extra [element] damage” mods.
Look for rare Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.
This claw enables instant leech on the build and is a core item. Good idea is to corrupt the claw until you hit power charge on crit corruption. Then you could substitute Assassin’s Mark with Poacher’s Mark and generate frenzy charges.
We need 2 of these claws.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased global critical strike multiplier / melee critical strike multiplier
3.) Critical strike chance mods
4.) Attack speed mods
5.) Res or attributes if you are lacking any
Look for following flasks:
1.) Sin’s Rebirth (If you can afford it)
2.) Diamond Flask with curse removal
3.) Taste of Hate
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Flask of your choice (Quicksilver or other)
Inspired by PsychicMuffin’s build on forums.