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[PoE 3.11 Build] Glacial Hammer Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

The build is based on pure melee name locking skill Glacial Hammer. GH can be used only with maces, scepters, and staves which narrows possible weapon choicesAlthough Glacial Hammer skill is super unpopular, it is insanely strong and can freeze everything that can be frozen for 4-5 seconds and it is a super safe map clearer and boss killer paired with insane damage provided by berserker ascendency.

Build Pros

  • Super tanky
  • Passive Endurance and Power charge generation while mapping
  • Excels versus high tier rare monsters and bosses
  • Culling strike at 30% of life of frozen monsters
  • High to insane damage depending on the weapon. Can scale to 10 million Shaper DPS
  • ~7.5k life

Build Cons

  • No passive regen due to Vaal Pact
  • Can't do elemental reflect and no leech maps

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.11] Full build


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Warbringer
Labyrinth 2Pain Reaver
Labyrinth 3Flawless Savagery
Endgame LabyrinthBlitz

Skill gem setup



Herald of Ice

Ancestral Protector

Frost Bomb

Body Armor


Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Physical to Lightning Support

Blood Rage


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Enduring/Rallying Cry

Precision (5 lvl)

2h Weapon

Glacial Hammer

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Multistrike Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Fortify Support

Damage on Full Life Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helm with lots of life and elemental resistances. As a best in slot item you can fossil craft helmet using frigid fossil (-cold resistance for nearby monsters).

Body Armour

Kaom's Heart

Great item to boost effective health pool. Alternative is rare chest with high life and elemental resistances or Belly of the Beast. Gives you option for second 6-link or additional utility gems. Completely up to you.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with high life, elemental resistances and crafted mod ”25% of physical damage converted to cold damage”.  This mod paired with Winter burial unique jewel gives us 100% physical to cold conversion. Mod is obtainable to craft by unveiling rare items.


Rare Boots

Generic rare boots with life, movement speed and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

High accuracy, life and elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Rare Ring


The Pandemonius

Insanely strong offensive amulet which can blind enemies as well. Use rare amulet with life and elemental resistances/states till you can afford Pandemonius.


Soul Tether

We pick Soul Tether becasue of overleech (leech not removed at full life) combined with Warcry it can recover 6K life/s.

2Hand Weapon

Hegemony's Era

Super cool item. High DPS/crit chance + lets us passively generate power charges on critical strikes.


Tempered Flesh

Strong jewel to socket in jewel slot between ”Barbarism” and ”Juggernaut” notables.


Winter Burial

Winter Burial jewel gives you 2 valuable things:

-built-in melee splash that with the help of Herald of Ice and Ancestral Call support gem will blow up packs with one tap. Splash from this jewel will deal 100% of your hit cold damage, while Melee Splash support gem deals 40% less splash damage.

25% phys to cold conversion which can only be found on Watcher’s eye jewels otherwise. With this 25% and conversion from the gloves, we will make full physical to cold conversion on Glacial Hammer.




Rare Jewel

  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  3. Melee Critical strike Multiplier
  4. Attack speed/Increase Damage


Flask Setup

  1. Panicked Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Chemist’s Basalt Flask of Heat
  4. Atziri’s Promise
  5. Lion’s Roar

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

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  1. You want same stats in both rings?

  2. where the life leech come from ??

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