BLEEDING EARTHQUAKE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Gladiator based build focusing on the Bleeding potential of the Skill Earthquake. This is an awesome build, with survivability and endgame destroyer. If you ever wanted to be a beefy boy, this one is for you.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Great Endgame killer

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Very Tanky

Cons

  • Clear Speed feels a little slow when not using Vaal Earthquake

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I also recommend a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • AXE
- Look for a rare Axe with good Flat Physical Damage. Examples here.
- When you have a little more currency look for one good Axe with chance to deal 100% more damage with Bleeding. Examples here.
  • SHIELD
- The best shield for this build is The Surrender, It grants 30% chance to block, Up to 120 Life, up to 1513 armour, +1500 armour if you've blocked recently and you recover 250 Life when you block. Unfortunately it's a bit expensive.
- The best budget option is the Lioneyes' Remorse, it grants 30% Block Chance, up to 210 Life and up to 1727 Armour.
  • BOW AND QUIVER
- When moving, enemies take 3 times more damage with bleeding. We’re using a second set of weapons to use Ensnare Arrow that keep enemies moving even when they are not.
- For your Bow I recommend Quill Rain because of its attack speed.
- For you Quiver look for a Rearguard, it grants up to 24% chance to block attacks, great for keeping a great chance to block even when using your Bow setup.
  • HELMET
- Rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and Dexterity. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and Intelligence. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, elemental resistances and Intelligence. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Quartz Flask are awesome here because they allow us to move through enemies. Examples here.
- Quicksilver flask is awesome for increasing your Clear Speed, Best Mods are ‘’Increased Movement Speed During Flask Effect’’ and ‘’Increased Duration’’. Examples here.
- A Witchfire's Brew is awesome for clearing maps, it grants up to 40% increased damage over time and curses nearby enemies with Despair for more damage over time taken..
- A Rumi's Concoction is the best Flask for this build, it grants the extra block chance we need to get Max Block.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 24% Increased Earthquake Area of Effect
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Movement Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Growth and Decay (Clear + Teal + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: Discipline and Training (Black + Black + Silver)
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 111
- Intelligence: 111
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Vaal Earthquake
Deadly Ailments
Chance to Bleed
Fist of War
Brutality (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Melee Physical Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Pride
Flesh and Stone
Maim
Enlighten
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Steelskin (level 16)
Vaal Molten Shell
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Orb of Storms (level 13)
Curse on Hit
Vulnerability
Increased Duration
  • SWORD
Leap Slam
Faster Attacks
Fortify
  • SHIELD
Seismic Cry
Increased Area of Effect
Second Wind
  • BOW
Ensnaring Arrow
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Mirage Archer
Increased Area of Effect
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
 
 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Duelist

ASCENDANCY: Gladiator

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Damage Over Time

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here