MAX BLOCK VAAL DOUBLE STRIKE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Gladiator based build focusing on the Skill Vaal Double Strike and max chance to block attacks and spells. This is an awesome build, super tanky with great clear speed and endgame potential. If you ever wanted to slice your enemies and don't even remeber what death looks like, this build is for you.

Pros

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Easy to play

  • Awesome Endgame killer

  • Awesome Target Damage

  • Super Tanky

Cons

  • Best Shield for this build is Expensive

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The best body armour for this build would be an Elder one with a lot life, and more critical strike chance for attacks. Examples here.
- I also recommend a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
  • SWORD
- Ichimonji is cheap and awesome for this build, It has up to 270 DPS, 5% reduced mana reserved, 10% increased effect of your buffs and 25% increased attack speed.
- If currency is not a problem you can treat yourself a rare foil with high physical DPS, Attack speed and Critical Chance. 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.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend a rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
- If currency is not a problem you can get one with "Nearby Enemies take 9% Increased Physical Damage". Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- I highly recommend Haemophilia, they grant “Bleeding Enemies you kill Explode” increasing your clear speed. They also grants 30% Increased Attack Damage against Bleeding Enemies.
  • 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 accuracy. 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.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
- A Rumi's Concoction grants the extra block chance you need to get Max Block.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Double Damage against bleeding enemies
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Attack 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: Panopticon (Verdant + Indigo + Opalescent)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 159
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 68
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Vaal Double Strike
Multistrike
Brutality
When facing big bosses, replace Melee Splash with Ruthless.
Melee Splash
Fortify (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Melee Physical Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Herald of Purity
Dread Banner
Pride
Summon Ice Golem
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Haste
Steelskin 
Second Wind
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Ancestral Warchief
Multiple Totems
Maim
Ancestral Protector
  • SWORD
Poacher's Mark
Blood Rage
Enhance
  • SHIELD
Leap Slam
Blood Magic
Faster Attacks
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: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here