Earthquake Juggernaut Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

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Path of Building

Find all our recommended gear from the comfort of Path of Building, available here.

Included in the Path of Building are skill trees, all gem links and possible variations, and an example set of mid-level gear with room for upgrades. For simplicity’s sake, Elemental Resistances are not included on gear, and you can fill them in as you like depending on available gear.

We use the Path of Building Community Fork for all of our builds, which is highly recommended. If you are encountering errors importing the build, please ensure you are using the Community Fork.

Gear Summary / TL;DR

Our basic recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Rare Royal Burgonet Royal Burgonet
Amulet Rare Amulet
Chest Rare Astral Plate Astral Plate with Crusader Influence
Gloves Rare Spiked Gloves Spiked Gloves
Boots Rare Boots
Belt Rare Stygian Vise Stygian Vise
Rings Rare Rings (Steel Ring Steel Rings or Vermillion Ring Vermillion Rings if you don’t need Resistances anymore)
Weapon Rare Karui Chopper Karui Chopper or Atziri's Disfavour Atziri's Disfavour

Gear

As with most melee builds that utilize pure Physical damage, your Weapon is the primary factor in determining your damage output. To this end, we recommend focusing on getting a strong weapon as soon as possible before focusing on other expensive upgrades.

For all non-Unique crafting, we recommend our Affix tool.

Armour

Body Armour

Our best option in the late game is a Crusader influenced Astral Plate Astral Plate that causes Bleeding enemies to explode and deal a percentage of their Life as Physical damage. This is helpful in allowing us to chain together kills more reliably and further smooth out clear. Until you can afford this piece or craft it yourself, you can opt to use a Rare without this affix or use Belly of the Beast Belly of the Beast as a stopgap. Prioritize affixes on Rares as follows:

  1. Enemies you Kill Explode, Dealing 3% of Their Life as Physical Damage (Crusader)
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistance
  3. +# to Maximum Life
  4. +# to Maximum Life / +# to Armour
  5. % Increased Armour

There are some really powerful Astral Plate Astral Plates that are often crafted through the league, some even boasting strong combinations of influences using Awakener's Orb Awakener's Orbs to craft them. For simplicity and realism not all affixes have been included here, but if you have a question about a crafted chest feel free to ask in the comments for clarification. Just having a plate with a very high Life roll, some Armour, and the Explode affix would be a very strong item to acquire, so start with that.

Helmet

A Rare helmet is generally our best option throughout all stages of the game. The Royal Burgonet Royal Burgonet is the best available base as it has the highest base Armour value.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistance
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. +# to Maximum Life / +# to Armour
  4. % Increased Armour
  5. +# to Armour

The enchant for Earthquake Earthquake is no longer very important, as the strongest variant was pruned from the live game. Some options are:

These enchants are all very low priority and should not be sought after unless they are very cheap or all your core items have been obtained.

Gloves

Spiked Gloves Spiked Gloves are the ideal base in the end-game, but prioritize getting a pair of gloves that have the proper affixes early in the league.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  4. % Increased Damage While Leeching (Crafted)
  5. +# to Maximum Life / +# to Armour
  6. % increased Attack Speed
  7. +# to Armour
  8. +# to Strength

Boots

You can choose your base as you see fit. Titan Greaves Titan Greaves offer the highest possible Armour, but you could also opt for a nice pair of Two-Toned Boots (Fire and Lightning Resistances) Two-Toned Boots (Fire and Lightning Resistances) to splash out on as much Resistance as possible. This can free up some affix priority on other pieces or give you more freedom to use Steel Ring Steel Rings, depending on how much Resistance you have already.

  1. % Increased Movement Speed (minimum 25%, recommended 30%)
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistance
  3. +# to Maximum Life
  4. +# to Armour
  5. +# to Strength

Weapon

As stated at the start of the gear section, the Weapon has the heaviest influence on your damage output when contrasted with any other possible upgrade in the build. Having a high Physical DPS weapon is critical to your damage output and it should be the piece that you look to upgrade whenever you have the currency to trade up.

Atziri's Disfavour Atziri's Disfavour is also an option but ultimately gets outpaced by Rares. Depending on the cost of this unique, it may be worth using along your way to a top end Rare, but often it is too expensive to justify buying and linking.

Our preferred base is the Karui Chopper Karui Chopper, as it has the highest possible top-end Physical damage. When you are starting out you will want a Rare with at least 450 Physical DPS, but you will want to seek out as high a number as you can afford. 650 pDPS is a good number to aim for as you reach mid-game mapping. Prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. % increased Physical Damage
  2. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  3. Hits With This Weapon Having Culling Strike Against Bleeding Enemies (Elder)
  4. % increased Attack Speed
  5. % increased Physical Damage / +# to Accuracy
  6. % Chance to Deal Double Damage (Crafted)

Accessories

Amulet

A Rare amulet with a base of your choosing should be used. We prefer the Turquoise Amulet Turquoise Amulet, as this build does not naturally acquire much Dexterity or Intelligence, and this can free up some restrictions.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistance
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  4. +% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier (Hunter)
  5. +1 to Level of All Strength Skill Gems (Hunter)
  6. % Increased Damage with Ailments
  7. # to Strength

The Hunter mods are far from necessary, but give you a late game goal to sink some currency towards that can result in a noticeable damage increase. There are other Conqueror affixes to keep an eye out for as well, though too many to properly list and prioritize. In general, your goal should be to get as much Resistance on your other items as possible to give yourself as much room as possible to itemize full offense on your amulet once you reach the late game.

Rings

Steel Ring Steel Rings are the best choice for damage if you can cap Resistances, while Vermillion Ring Vermillion Rings can get you to very high levels of health. Resistance rings should be your choice when starting out to help your cap smoothly.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Curse Enemies With Level 8 Vulnerability on Hit (Warlord — on one ring only for Vulnerability Vulnerability application)
  4. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  5. % Increased Damage (Crafted)
  6. # to Dexterity / Intelligence (if needed)

Belt

The Stygian Vise Stygian Vise is far and away the best choice. Belt of the Deceiver Belt of the Deceiver is a good option while levelling but quickly loses out in the later portion of the game due to our use of Intimidating Cry Intimidating Cry to acquire Intimidate. The Rare Affix priority is:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistance
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Global Physical Damage
  4. % Increased Damage (Crafted)
  5. +# to Armour
  6. +# to Strength

Jewels

Unique Jewels

Intuitive Leap Intuitive Leap is a good option to acquire some extra points near Golem’s Blood for less skill investment.

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye is also a great ultra late game acquisition, as the Pride Pride mods can add some serious damage to your exile. Check in Path of Building to see what works best for your exile as there is some flux depending on gear level.

Standard Jewels

Virtually any Jewel with % Increased Maximum Life and some damage affixes is suitable to slot in. Upgrades should be made in the late game once your key pieces are acquired.

  1. % Increased Maximum Life
  2. % Increased Damage with Axes
  3. % to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
  4. % Increased Melee Damage
  5. % increased Damage with Bleeding

Abyssal Jewels

  1. # to Maximum Life
  2. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Axe Attacks
  3. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  4. % Increased Damage if You’ve Killed Recently
  5. % Increased Attack Speed

Any other useful affixes you can fit in are also perfectly fine, such as additional Resistances, or using an Onslaught on kill chance Jewel to swap out your Silver Flask Silver Flask for more defense.

Flasks

If you are overcapped on Resistances you could opt to swap out your Warding flask for a Dousing suffix, as we are unaffected by Temporal Chains Temporal Chains maps by default due to our Ascendancy.

Early Mapping

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Lion's Roar Lion's Roar
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask Silver Flask of Adrenaline
  4. Chemist’s Basalt Flask Basalt Flask of Grounding
  5. Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask of Warding

End Game

  1. Experimenter’s Sulphur Flask Sulphur Flask of Staunching
  2. Lion's Roar Lion's Roar
  3. Chemist’s Silver Flask Silver Flask of Adrenaline
  4. Chemist’s Basalt Flask Basalt Flask of Grounding
  5. Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask of Warding

To find out to easily craft your own non-Unique flasks yourself, we recommend reading our flask-crafting guide.

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    Nice guide! Gonna give this one a try in the future for sure.
    Only the links to the passive skill trees don’t seem to work, getting a 404 error when clicking them.

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    Thank you for the comment, I will look at these right now and fix them as soon as possible.

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    Hopefully you still check this. Do I want to have a 6 link atziris Disfavor and a 6 link the brass dome? Or do I just want to 6 link one and which one is more important. And if I have both 6 linked what other skill would you use, maybe to get some more damage.

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    On 12/04/2019 at 9:48 PM, Shopaz said

    Hopefully you still check this. Do I want to have a 6 link atziris Disfavor and a 6 link the brass dome? Or do I just want to 6 link one and which one is more important. And if I have both 6 linked what other skill would you use, maybe to get some more damage.

    Hey Shopaz, 6-Linking your weapon should be a priority. Once you’ve done that you have the freedom to wear any Body Armour you want. If you have a 2nd 6-Link, I’d recommend 6-Linking your totem for extra damage output.

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this guide. Went through lab with a 30 chaos orb budget and some self found items with no problem what so ever.

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    On 04/05/2019 at 5:57 PM, Micheal102 said

    Thank you for taking the time to write this guide. Went through lab with a 30 chaos orb budget and some self found items with no problem what so ever.

    Glad to hear it, keep rocking!

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    Hi so this build looks good, im currently lvling a guy to test it, but i was curious why you have blood magic support on leap slam if you already take blood magic in the passive tree? seems redundant

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    On 17/06/2019 at 6:44 AM, angryamish65 said

    Hi so this build looks good, im currently lvling a guy to test it, but i was curious why you have blood magic support on leap slam if you already take blood magic in the passive tree? seems redundant

    Will fix that shortly, thank you!

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    I found a kitava’s feast today and was wondering if it would be a viable option until azirti’s axe the damage is good it’s the level 25 melee splash support i’m curious about, will it hurt or help earthquake?

    Edited by Micheal102 on June 19th, 2019

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    Thanks for the guide, seems like this is my Legion starter. My question is whether I could put Leap Slam somewhere else instead of the alternate weapon set to avoid having to switch?

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    On 19/06/2019 at 12:38 AM, Micheal102 said

    I found a kitava’s feast today and was wondering if it would be a viable option until azirti’s axe the damage is good it’s the level 25 melee splash support i’m curious about, will it hurt or help earthquake?

    Kitava's Feast Kitava's Feast is a great Axe and it will do the work for sure, Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support will not affect Earthquake Earthquake though.

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    Another question I have is that through my observation of my stat screen, the phys reduction is capped at 90%, which is easily reached with endurance charges. So what is the point of having like 15k armor with the Brass Dome, does it do anything or is it more trouble than it’s worth and I’m just better off going for more life? Also this build has been great, facetanking bosses easy.

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    On 21/06/2019 at 4:33 PM, CiesterNR said

    Another question I have is that through my observation of my stat screen, the phys reduction is capped at 90%, which is easily reached with endurance charges. So what is the point of having like 15k armor with the Brass Dome, does it do anything or is it more trouble than it’s worth and I’m just better off going for more life? Also this build has been great, facetanking bosses easy.

    Glad to hear you like the build, if you’ve already reached 90% phys reduction you can drop some Armour for other stats.

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    I said it last league and i’ll say it again this one. Fantastic guide i finally had enough time to level my marauder and ran lab at 77 with no problems. Great guide and thank you for taking the time to make these build guides.

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    On 22/06/2019 at 3:28 AM, Micheal102 said

    I said it last league and i’ll say it again this one. Fantastic guide i finally had enough time to level my marauder and ran lab at 77 with no problems. Great guide and thank you for taking the time to make these build guides.

    Thank you for the great feedback, keep rocking!

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    Ok thanks for the tip. Turns out having loads of armor isn’t that practical.

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    I also want to ask whether there are any recommended level caps for gems in the Immortal Call setup, as with other builds?

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    On 22/06/2019 at 3:59 PM, CiesterNR said

    I also want to ask whether there are any recommended level caps for gems in the Immortal Call setup, as with other builds?

    Not in this one since you can reliably cast it with 5 Endurance charges for maximum damage mitigation.

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