Intro & build description
3.11 introduces reworks to some melee skills, separating them in their own category – slams. It certainly means that these skills will get some powerful nodes on the skill tree and this build will thrive on that.
This Juggernaut is extremely tanky with enough damage to take down Uber Elder. It’s one of the rare builds that also caps Chaos resistance and has 90% physical damage mitigation, huge regeneration and life leech.
- Around 8k life, which makes it super beefy
- 90% physical damage mitigation cap
- Enough damage to take down some of the toughest bosses in the game, even Awakener (Around 2 million DPS)
- Xoph's Blood is a must have later on and it can be expensive
Passive tree(s)[3.11] Skill Tee
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ash
Blood and Sand
Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support
Awakened Elemental Damage With Attacks Support
Fortify Support / Elemental Focus (for Single target) / Fist of War Support for clearing
Endurance Charge on Melee Stun Support / Concentrated Effect (for Single target)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Increased Duration Support (LVL 20)
Vaal Molten Shell
Wave of Conviction
Second Wind Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Concentrated Effect Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Get a rare helmet with high life, some resistance and “Nearby enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance”.
You can easily craft a helmet like that with combination of Prismatic and Scorched Fossils.
Body ArmourRare Astral Plate
Get rare astral plate with at least 80 life and as much resistance as you can get.
Good idea is to buy Celestial Justicar divination cards for 6linked body armour and then throw a few fossils on it.
Kaom’s Roots is the choice for the boots slot.
Look for rare gloves with high life, resistances and ideally, some attack speed as well.
Left RingKaom's Way
Get 2 Kaom’s Way rings for extra endurance charge and regeneration.
When buying these, be wary of scammers – people who put Kaom’s Sign in trade window, which is way cheaper but has the same look.
Right RingKaom's Way
Builds needs 2 Kaom’s Way.
One of the core items of build later on.
Gives great bonuses for our build and saves skill points we would have spent getting Avatar of Fire.
Until you can afford it, use generic rare amulet with high life and resistances, elemental damage with attacks.
Ideally look for rare Stygian Vise with high life, resistances and craft elemental damage with attacks on it.
Nebuloch maces are both core items build revolves around, so get them as soon as possible. They give a lot of great bonuses for our build, since we have a lot of endurance charges.
Until you can afford them, you can use Callinellus Malleus, which are usually pretty cheap but have enough damage for maps.
We use 2x Nebuloch in this build.
1.) Natural Affinity – great jewel for the build and boss fights. To use this jewel, get 1 rare Large Cluster Jewel, ideally with “Added small passive skills grant: Mace or Sceptre attacks deal 12% increased damage with skills and ailments” mod. Good cluster jewel notable passives would be Drive The Destruction, Fuel the Fight and Martial Prowess.
2.) For rest, get rare jewels with following mods:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased attack speed / attack speed with maces / one handed weapons
3.) Other non-crit damage mods
4.) Resistances or attributes if you need them
1.) Instant recovery divine life flask with bleed removal
2.) Sulphur Flask with curse removal
3.) Cinderswallow Urn
4.) Lion’s Roar
5.) The Wise Oak