Passive tree and PoB Link
This is the Endgame Passive Skill Tree for the build. We focus on picking up all the efficient Impale, Sword and Crit nodes along the way, as well as a ton of health, some defensive clusters, such as “Soul of Steel”, as well as all the relevant Keystones (Call to Arms and Point Blank: this one will later turn into Divine Flesh).
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Make sure to read the items, skill group names and the NOTES section for additional information.
Cyclone is your signature skill, which should ideally be used in a 6-Link. For mobility you should use Leap Slam. Blood Rage is an offensive buff that should be active all the time once you have enough Life Regeneration to sustain it. Vaal Molten Shell provides great amount of on-demand damage mitigation.
For all the gem links we provide below, keep in mind that we list the gems in order of priority, meaning that if you lack the required number of sockets to fit all the gems, the first ones to drop are the ones at the bottom. Also note that in-game, as long as the sockets are linked, it makes no difference at all what order the gems are placed in.
Cyclone is a melee attack that can be used with both Two-Handed and One-Handed melee weapons. For this particular build we dual wield One-Handed Swords, which allows us to stack Impales very fast. We recommend one link that works great for both clearing and single target.
- Brutality Support
- Fortify Support
- Infused Channelling Support
- Pulverise Support
- Close Combat Support
Since 3.15, we no longer use Impale Support, as we can reach 100% without it and save ourselves the (now) wasted gem slot.
Ancestral Warchief (3-Socket)
Vaal Ancestral Warchief will be your boss buff, which you can place down to gain a large boost in your damage for a short time. Place it together with your Blood Rage and Portal gems into one of your weapons. Use your Blood Rage on cooldown. You want to make sure it is active 24/7.
Leap Slam (3-Link)
Leap Slam is your main mobility skill which will let you dodge lethal game mechanics and make you more time-efficient in general, by allowing you to cover great distances very rapidly and also jump over pit-falls or other environmental blocks.
- Leap Slam
- Faster Attacks Support
- ###item:blood-magic-support### OR Endurance Charge on Melee Stun Support OR Culling Strike Support
Vaal Molten Shell (4-Link)
Vaal Molten Shell provides great damage mitigation when needed, the skill must be activated manually for maximum efficiency. Be advised, that despite VMS being linked with Cast when Damage Taken Support, you will still have to activate it manually, as it will be too high level to automatically trigger. We simply make use of the Increased Duration Support socketed in the same 4-link, to apply it to both the Enfeeble being triggered by CWDT, as well as our VMS.
Pride, Blood and Sand and Flesh and Stone and Dread Banner is your ideal buff setup; you will likely require at least one Enlighten Support in order to properly fit everything, depending on your Mana pool.
Blood Rage should be active all the time. Discipline can be 2-Linked with ###item:blood-magic-support### in order to have a way to trigger First to Strike, Last to Fall, if you decide to pick it up later on, as mentioned in the PoB Notes section.