IMPALE DOUBLE STRIKE

BUILD

SUMMARY

CLASS: Duelist

ASCENDANCY: Champion

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

INFORMATION

This is an Champion based build focusing on the Skill Double Strike. This Build is insanely powerfull and it's probably going to be nerfed In 3.8, so try it while you can :P

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Damage is beyond crazy

  • League starter and finisher

  • Good Clear Speed

Cons

  • Abyssus is Highly Recommended (up to 50% more damage taken)

  • Need Melee Splash and Ancestral Call to achieve a good level of Clear Speed.

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- A Loreweave is not cheap but it’s the best to boost your damage, it grants up to 50% increased Elemental Damage, 60% increased Global Critical Chance and adds 10 – 36 physical damage to attacks.
- A good alternative is Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
- A Lightning Coil is also an awesome choice because it provides "30% of physical damage taken as lightning damage" It helps to endure the extra damage taken because of Abyssus.     
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • CLAW
- At least 1 Bloodseeker is mandatory for this build because of the Instant Life Leech. has up to 256 physical DPS, 25% attack speed, increased critical chance and it's super cheap.
- I recommend The Wasp Nest, it has up to 256 physical DPS, 25% attack speed, increased critical chance and it's super cheap.
- Or a rare claw with high physical dps. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend Abyssus , because it gives a huge amount of extra damage. You become vulnerable to physical damage though.
- Starkonja's Head is a good alternative if you want to stay safe, it provides up to 100 maximum life and a huge evasion buff when on low life.
Rat's Nest is a good balance between defensive (Starkonja's) and offensive (Abyssus), it provides 15% attack speed and up to 75% increased critical chance.
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- I recommend Haemophilia, they make enemies explode increasing your clear speed and they also grant up 40% increased damage against bleeding enemies.
- ​You can also use 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 Steel Ring with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Steel Ring with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare Amulet with life and a lot of 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.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
- Bottled Faith is awesome for this build, it causes enemies to take a lot more damage from your attacks and even increases your critical chance.
- If you have a good amount of currency you can also use Sin's Rebirth for more damage
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Vaal Double Strike
Impale
Melee Splash
Ancestral Call (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Melee Physical Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
Multistrike
When facing bosses, change Melee Splash and Ancestral Call for Brutality and Bloodlust
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Ancestral Warchief
Ancestral Protector
Chance to Bleed
Multiple Totems
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Blood Rage
Steelskin (level 16)
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Herald of Purity
Dread Banner
Pride
Enlighten
  • MAIN HAND
Whirling Blades
Fortify
Faster Attacks
  • OFF-HAND
Vaal Grace
Vaal Haste
Increased Duration
 
 
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.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.

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