Intro & build description
Lacerate was one of the reworked skills in 3.7 Legion getting interactions with Blood and Sand stance. It is in a pretty good place right now, so you might want to try this build out if you have never played Lacerate. It works well as league starter since it doesn’t take much to get the build going, but it can easily beat Shaper or Uber Elder if you know the mechanics of those fights.
- Cheap to start, scales well into the endgame
- Decently tanky due to armor and evasion
- Good clear
- Late game weapons could get expensive
Passive tree(s)[3.8] Skill Tree [3.9] Skill Tree [3.10] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Arena Challenger|
|Labyrinth 2||Outmatch and Outlast|
|Labyrinth 3||Blood in the Eyes|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Gratuitous Violence|
Skill gem setup
Vaal Molten Shell
Increased Duration Support
Culling Strike Support
Melee Physical Damage Support
Blood and Sand
Flesh and Stone
Enlighten (LVL 3, ideally LVL 4)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 6)
Steelskin (LVL 13)
Vaal Grace (We don't use regular Grace)
Increased Duration Support (LVL 20)
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Vaal Ancestral Warchief
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Starkonja’s is perfect for the build – good balance of damage and defense.
Look for “40% Increased Lacerate Damage” labyrinth enchantment.
Any rare armour helmet with high life and resistances would do the trick as well.
Body ArmourSerrated Fossil Crafted Body
The ultimate goal for the build would be 6-link Astral Plate (if you can afford it, go for Elder one).
The main mod we need on the body armour is “Socketed gems are supported by level 1 Maim”, essentially giving us half a link and another ”more” multiplier.
GlovesOskarm / Shadows and Dust / Haemophilia
Great gloves for crit builds – this item is how we will generate power charges in this build.
When you have more currency, try to get these gloves with “Curse enemies with level x vulnerability on Hit” and get an amulet with extra curse corruption.
If you have a Shaper ring with assassin’s mark on hit, you could go for other gloves, such as Haemophilia or Shadows and Dust.
Get generic rare boots with 30% movement speed, high life and as high resistances as possible.
Left RingRare Shaper Ring
Get rare Shaper ring with life and assassin’s mark on hit mod.
Any resistances on top of that would be great.
One great QoL mod to get on ring would be mana leech.
Right RingMark of The Elder
Mark of The Elder is a great damage option for the build.
Until you can afford it, use regular rare ring with life, physical damage to attacks and some resistances.
AmuletRare amulet (Ideally with extra Curse)
Look for amulet with life, #-# physical damage to attacks and perhaps critical strike multiplier.
When you get gloves with Vulnerability on hit corruption, look for the amulet with extra curse corruption.
Get a generic rare Stygian vise with high life and resistances.
This build dual wields Paradoxica swords.
Try to get ones with as high physical dps as you can.
An alternative would be high dps Jewelled Foils.
Same as previously mentioned sword.
On rare jewels look for following mods:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Global critical strike multiplier
3.) Attack speed mods
4.) Physical damage to attacks, +to maximum life (Abyss Jewels)
5.) Attributes / Resistances if you are lacking any
You could also get Watcher’s Eye with Global critical strike multiplier Precision mod on it, but that will cost you a few EX.
1.) Lion’s Roar
2.) Instant Recovery Divine Life Flask with bleed removal
3.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
4.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
5.) Jade / Granite / Basalt Flask