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[PoE 3.11 Build] Bleed Lacerate Duelist (Gladiator)

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.

Build Pros

  • Cheap to start, scales well into the endgame
  • Decently tanky due to armor and evasion
  • Good clear

Build Cons

  • Late game weapons could get expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.8] Skill Tree
[3.9] Skill Tree
[3.10] Skill Tree
[3.11] Skill Tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Arena Challenger
Labyrinth 2Outmatch and Outlast
Labyrinth 3Blood in the Eyes
Endgame LabyrinthGratuitous Violence

Skill gem setup


Vaal Molten Shell

Increased Duration Support


Culling Strike Support

Body Armor


Impale Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Ruthless Support

Pulverise Support

Brutality 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)

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Dread Banner


Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Starkonja's Head

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 Armour

Serrated 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.


Oskarm / 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.


Rare Boots

Get generic rare boots with 30% movement speed, high life and as high resistances as possible.

Left Ring

Rare 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 Ring

Mark 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.


Rare 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.


Stygian Vise

Get a generic rare Stygian vise with high life and resistances.

1Hand Weapon


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.


Builds Jewels

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.


Flask Setup

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

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

About gems

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