Infernal Blow Chieftain (Facebreaker) Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

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This build is not updated for the current patch, but we have evaluated it and we consider it to still work as intended. You can try it out, but you may find slight differences between this guide and the current game state. Although viable, this build is not considered strong enough to be an optimal play choice during this league.

Passive tree

Here is the endgame passive skill tree for the Infernal Blow Chieftain. The main keystone notable we pick is Resolute Technique, which allows us to always hit; Facebreaker Facebreaker builds have Hit Chance problems in general, since you cannot scale Accuracy Rating efficiently via weapon passive nodes. We focus on picking a lot of Jewel sockets, since Abyssal Jewels are very powerful for this particular build. Beyond that, we focus on getting all the Endurance charges, maximum Life, Mana and Life leech. Weapon nodes do not scale our damage since we are Unarmed; Spiritual Aid and the minion nodes leading up to it are very point-efficient and provide good amount of damage, which applies to us.

Gems

Infernal Blow Infernal Blow is your signature skill, which should ideally be used in a 6-Link. For mobility, use Shield Charge Shield Charge and Flame Dash Flame Dash.Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief will provide a great amount of single target damage boost. For auras/buffs, you have several choices, Anger Anger provides good amount of flat Fire damage to Attacks. An even better and more balanced choice might be the combination of Herald of Ash Herald of Ash, Herald of Purity Herald of Purity and Arctic Armour Arctic Armour.

For all the gem links we provide below, keep in mind that we list the gems in order of priority (starting from the top left, going to the right on each row of the links), 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 (with the bottom right being the last). 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.

Infernal Blow (6-Link)

Infernal Blow Infernal Blow is a melee skill, which detonates enemies upon killing them, which results in great clear speed. The skill also applies two debuffs, which allow you to also deal good single target damage. We recommend using two different links for single target and clearing.

For clearing, use the following link.

  1. Infernal Blow Infernal Blow
  2. Ancestral Call Support Ancestral Call Support
  3. Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  5. Added Fire Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support
  6. Fire Penetration Support Fire Penetration Support

For single target, use the following link.

  1. Infernal Blow Infernal Blow
  2. Multistrike Support Multistrike Support
  3. Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  5. Added Fire Damage Support Added Fire Damage Support
  6. Fire Penetration Support Fire Penetration Support

Vaal Ancestral Warchief (4-Link)

Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief will deal additional damage and will apply the Combustion Support Combustion Support debuff on enemies, lowering their Fire resistance even further.

  1. Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief
  2. Combustion Support Combustion Support
  3. Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support
  4. Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Shield Charge (4-Link)

Shield Charge Shield Charge is used in a universal 4-Link that is useful in many builds. Using Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support will allow you to charge around without having mana issues. Hitting enemies with Shield Charge will provide the Fortify effect for additional damage mitigation.

  1. Shield Charge Shield Charge
  2. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
  3. Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support
  4. Fortify Support Fortify Support

Other Gems

Flame Dash Flame Dash will allow you to jump over obstacles. Blood Rage Blood Rage can be utilized for additional offence. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry will allow you to sustain Endurance charges when fighting single targets. Flammability Flammability is an offensive curse that can be used against tough foes. A combination of Anger Anger, Herald of Ash Herald of Ash, Herald of Purity Herald of Purity and Arctic Armour Arctic Armour should be used. Steelskin Steelskin should be used for additional damage mitigation; considering you have reliable Endurance charge sustain you can also make a great use of Immortal Call Immortal Call.

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    Loving the build. Any good anointments?

  2. Vvckd

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    On 30/04/2020 at 1:01 PM, OOILLFATEDOO said

    Loving the build. Any good anointments?

    Hey, Tribal Fury is an expensive one but will allow you to drop Ancestral Call Support Ancestral Call Support.

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    Hi! Such a fun build, but I’m lost with aura you suggest: If I take the two herald, artic armour and anger It will be more than 100% reserved. What are the best one in HC ?

    Edited by kaal on May 7th, 2020

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    On 07/05/2020 at 10:52 AM, kaal said

    Hi! Such a fun build, but I’m lost with aura you suggest: If I take the two herald, artic armour and anger It will be more than 100% reserved. What are the best one in HC ?

    Hey, I’d suggest running Arctic Armour Arctic Armour, Herald of Purity Herald of Purity and Herald of Ash Herald of Ash for HC.

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    That’s what I’ve done after testing. Thank you!

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