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[3.8] Righteous Fire / Scorching Ray Marauder (Juggernaut)

Intro & build description

Righteous Fire builds are usually hailed for their ability to do most of the content effortlessly because of their great survivability and ability to deal damage uninterrupted. This relatively cheap RF Juggernaut is not an exception – it has great clear speed, damage and life pool which will play great in the new league.

Build Pros

  • Very tanky
  • Can do all the content in the game and without a doubt will perform well in Betrayal league
  • Can use shield charge and move around quickly

Build Cons

  • Can be a bit slow to start with in new league, but it's manageable

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill Tree [111 points]
[3.6] Skill Tree
[3.7] Skill Tree
[3.8] Skill Tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Oak

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unbreakable
Labyrinth 2Unflinching
Labyrinth 3Unrelenting
Endgame LabyrinthUnstoppable

Skill gem setup


Righteous Fire

Elemental Focus Support

Efficacy Support

Burning Damage Support

Body Armor



Purity of Fire

Purity of Ice

Enlighten Support (LVL 4)


Shield Charge

Leap Slam

Fortify Support

Faster Attacks Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Scorching Ray

Efficacy Support

Burning Damage Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Ball Lightning / Orb of Storms

Increased Critical Strikes

Enduring Cry

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Shaper Helm

Look for rare Shaped helm that has “socketed gems deal 30% more elemental damage” option. Ideally you’d want that with “socketed gems are supported by level x Burning Damage”, but that’s more end-game option because it can be expensive to craft or buy. At the beginning just buy white shaped helmet and use Essence of Horror on it.

Body Armour

Kaom's Heart

Kaom’s Heart is one of the best chests for Righteous Fire builds because they don’t need as many sockets as other builds. Chest also gives you huge life pool and some fire damage to go with it.


Rare Gloves

Look for rare gloves with as much life and resistances you can find. Dexterity on gloves would be ideal – you could potentially save a point on 2 on the skill tree.


Rare Boots

Look for rare boots with 30% movement speed, high life and resistances. Ideally you should also have “Regenerate 2% of life and mane per second if you were hit recently” lab enchant on them.

Left Ring

Kaom's Way

2x Kaom’s Way rings are essential for the build because they give us life regeneration for each Endurance Charge. Since Juggernaut has a lot of Endurance Charges, these rings give tons of regen.

Note: make sure you do not get scammed, people often try to scam you by trading you Kaom’s Sign which is not one we need.

Right Ring

Kaom's Way

We need 2 of these rings.


Bloodgrip / Rare Elder Marble Amulet

Good amulet to start with would be Bloodgrip. It’s cheap and gives us some life regeneration and life.

Ideal amulet would be Elder Marble amulet with % life regeneration crafted on it.


Rare Elder belt

Look for belt with high life and resistances.

Ideal belt would be Elder belt with “x% increased life recovery rate”, because it would affect our global regeneration and reduce Righteous Fire degen.

1Hand Weapon

Doryani's Catalyst

Doryani’s Catalyst is great all-around weapon for the build.

Cheap alternative would be Balefire.

With 3.8, there have come some new


Rise of The Phoenix / Saffel's Frame

There are 2 good shield choices – Rise of The Phoenix and Saffel’s Frame.

My suggestion would be to go for Rise of The Phoenix early and switch to Saffel’sĀ  when you can comfortably sustain Righteous Fire degen.


Jewel Setup

On jewels look for:

1.) Increased maximum life / to maximum life (Abyss Jewels)
2.) Increased burning / fire / area damage
3.) Increased Damage over time
4.) Attributes if you are lacking


Might of The Meek

Put this jewel in slot under constitution keystone.


Watcher's Eye

When you have some more currency, I’d strongly suggest investing in Vitality Watcher’s Eye.
Look for increased life recovery rate or flat regeneration one.


Flask setup

Look for following flasks:

1.) Instant Recovery Life Flask
2.) Forbidden Taste
3.) Witchfire Brew
4.) Quicksilver Flask
5.) Ruby Flask with burning removal for emergencies

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. I am kind of new to POE, so I wonder what I am supposed to look for regarding leveling gear. Obviously I need a good mix of damage and health/resistances but is it better to have only physical damage or do I need elemental damage and are resistances generally more important than getting a lot of hp early on, or is it the opposite way.

    • Don’t bother with physical damage as this is elemental damage build. In terms of gear, grab 2x Pyre rings for great damage, they are quite cheap, and use Scorching Ray to level. Before that, any fire spell will work.
      You can go to act 6 without bothering to cap resistances pretty easily, after that you will start to feel damage if they are low. The fact that we are going with Juggernaut helps as well – each Endurance charge gives us +4% to all elemental resistances.
      My suggestion about damage and defense mix is to go mostly for damage – if you start to die easily, add some tankiness and you should be set.

  2. Hi. There is no skill tree for this build šŸ™‚

  3. Can you add some lvling trees? Im having a hard time figuring out what to get first

  4. It’s not letting me use shield charge

  5. got a question, why is the enlighten gem set at lvl 4? is there any specific reason that you wouldn’t lvl it up beyond 4?

  6. What sort of budget would I be wanting to look at this build?

  7. My orb of storms is dealing fire damage from somewhere and I have no idea where which is making elemental equilibrium unusable. My sceptre does not deal flat fire damage but has % increased fire damage, my gloves are ondar’s clasp which deal flat lightning damage to attacks. Why is this happening?

    • Is it possible that you have accidentally taken Avatar of Fire from tree or from other items? It’s really close to your pathing and can be easily specced in by mistake. Also is it possible you have fire damage to spells from anywhere such as Abyss jewel?

  8. The skill tree is not complete for level 100? Anyone where i can find the full tree thanks

    • Are you already level 90? If so, you shouldn’t have a problem finding where to put those last 10 points, it’s up to preference šŸ™‚

  9. Im getting crushed by any maps with lightning, what am i messing up here?

  10. Haha actually i realised my rares were trash and now im capped and its much better

  11. Also, not that I have the jewel yet, which slot is meek of the might supposed to go into to reach constitution – The regen node with the socket or one of the str nodes with a socket?

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