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[3.12 PoE Build] Lacerate Duelist (Gladiator)

Intro & build description

Great build if you want to deal damage while being able to take some in return as well. This build can definitely take on some hard-hitting content due to insanely high block chance and high health pool.

This build can get started in a fresh league with the new economy as it does not require anything to function. The only QOL improvement would be The Surrender shield which this build can live without.

Build Pros

  • High damage
  • Great league starter build
  • Very tanky (~68% block/spell block)
  • Fast and responsive gameplay

Build Cons

  • Melee build

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Code


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Painforged
Labyrinth 2Violent Retaliation
Labyrinth 3Arena Challenger
Endgame LabyrinthVersatile Combatant

Skill gem setup



Blood and Sand

Flesh and Stone

Maim Support

Body Armor


Melee Physical Damage Support

Brutality Support

Multistrike Support

Impale Support

Ruthless Support


Vaal Molten Shell

War Banner

Increased Duration Support



Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Blood Magic Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Vaal Haste

Increased Duration Support

Blood Rage

Offhand weapon / shield

Melee Physical Damage Support

Brutality Support

Pulverise Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helm with high life and elemental resistances.

Body Armour

Rare Body Armor

Rare body armor with high life and elemental resistances.


If possible, get Elder chest with ”Attacks have +#% to Critical Strike Chance”


Rare Gloves

High life, elemental resistances and if possible, attack speed and flat physical damage.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with ”You have Tailwind if you have dealt a Critical Strike Recently ”, movement speed, life and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with Assassin’s Mark on Hit and life. Any additional stats are just a bonus. Well rolled ring with Assassin’s Mark can cost a fortune.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with flat physical damage to attacks, life and elemental resistances.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with global critical strike chance, physical damage to attacks and life.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare stygian vise belt with high life and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Foil

Rare foil with as much physical damage as you can afford. Go for high critical strike chance and high attach speed(2+).


The Surrender

Use any rare shield till you get your hands on the Surrender.


Watcher's Eye

Crit multiplier while affected by precision is a great Watcher’s Eye if you can afford it.


Rare Jewels

  1. Life
  2. Critical strike multiplier
  3. Attack speed
  4. Physical Damage


Flask Setup

  1. Bubbling Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  3. Experimenter’s Silver Flask of Heat
  4. Lion’s Roar
  5. Bottled Faith

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

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