STUNLOCK HEAVY SLAM

BUILD

SUMMARY

CLASS: Marauder

ASCENDANCY: Berserker

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

INFORMATION

This is a Berserker based build focusing on the Skill Heavy Strike. This is a very beginner friendly build because it does not need big investment to reach end game and it has a good survivability. If you like attack skills Stunlock Heavy Slam might be the perfect build for you to start a League.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Fast clear speed

  • Good currency farmer

  • Good stun rate

  • League starter

  • Stun Lock

Cons

  • Aspect of Carnage (10% more damage taken)

  • Life Degen because of Rage Points

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances. 
- If currency is not a problem for you, you can use a Kaom's Heart for more life. If you do that, you are going to need another Two Handed Mace as secondary weapon and swap with X at bosses (Details here). Just remember that the Heavy Strike setup must be at the Tidebreaker if you have one.   
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • MACES
- ​A rare two handed mace with physical damage and attack speed. Examples here.
- Tidebreaker is the perfect weapon for this build, it has up 49% reduced enemy stun threshold, 435 PDS and "Socketed Gems are Supported by lvl 20 Endurance Charge on Melee Stun". It's quite expensive, so you'll need to save some currency to buy this mace.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and armour. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​The unique gloves Empire's Grasp are mandatory for this build because of "Knockback direction is reversed"
  • 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, dexterity, and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, intelligence and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, dexterity and intelligence. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here. 
- A Lion's Roar to boost your armour and melee physical damage.
- Rumis's Concoction as a defensive flask to boost your armour and block chance.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Ground Slam
Multistrike
Melee Physical Damage
Brutality
Pulverise (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Faster Attacks (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Ancestral Warchief
Chance to Bleed
Fortify
Maim
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Leap Slam
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
Faster Attacks
  • BOOTS OR HELMET
Pride
Arctic Armour
Enlighten
War Banner
  • MACE 
Heavy Strike
Bloodlust
Brutality
Ruthless
Fortify
Melee Physical Damage
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 a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is 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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