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[PoE 3.12 Build] Tectonic Slam Tanky Marauder (Juggernaut)

Intro & build description

3.11 introduced 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.

Build Pros

  • 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)

Build Cons

  • Xoph's Blood is a must have later on and it can be expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.12] Skill Tree
Path of Building - will be added in next 48 hours from publication


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unflinching
Labyrinth 2Unyielding
Labyrinth 3Undeniable
Endgame LabyrinthUnbreakable

Skill gem setup


Herald of Ash

Summon Skitterbots

Blood and Sand

Blood Rage

Body Armor

Tectonic Slam

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)

Ruthless Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)

Increased Duration Support (LVL 20)

Vaal Molten Shell



2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Wave of Conviction


Second Wind Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Ancestral Warchief

Combustion Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade


Rare Helmet

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 Armour

Rare 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

Kaom’s Roots is the choice for the boots slot.


Rare Gloves

Look for rare gloves with high life, resistances and ideally, some attack speed as well.

Left Ring

Kaom'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 Ring

Kaom's Way

Builds needs 2 Kaom’s Way.


Xoph's Blood

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.


Stygian Vise

Ideally look for rare Stygian Vise with high life, resistances and craft elemental damage with attacks on it.

1Hand Weapon


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.


Jewel Setup

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


Flask Setup

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

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. Noticed there’s no input for ‘boots’?

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