Lacerate Gladiator Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

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Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items strike a balance between power and cost-effectiveness. If you want to explore more options for Gear (both budget and high-end), Flasks, or get more information on alternatives and specialty items, please ensure you read this page in its entirety.

Our recommendation:

Item Slot Item Name
Head Rare Helmet
Amulet Rare Amulet or Talisman
Chest Belly of the Beast Belly of the Beast OR Rare Astral Plate Astral Plate
Gloves Rare Spiked Gloves Spiked Gloves
Boots Rare Titan Greaves Titan Greaves OR Kaom's Roots Kaom's Roots (Uber Elder)
Belt Rare Stygian Vise Stygian Vise
Rings Rare Steel Ring Steel Rings
Weapon 1 Crafted/Multi-modded Siege Axe Siege Axe
Shield Lioneye's Remorse Lioneye's Remorse

Armour

You will need at least one item with % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana in order to sustain Lacerate Lacerate without investing points on your Passive Skill Tree. Additionally, some amount of Dexterity and/or Intelligence will be necessary on gear to avoid investing additional Passive Skill Tree points.

Helmet

A Rare helmet with an Armour base — Royal Burgonet Royal Burgonet or Eternal Burgonet Eternal Burgonet — is ideal for this build. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Nearby Enemies take 9% Increased Physical Damage
  4. +# to Attributes (as needed)
  5. % Increased Armour
  6. +# to Armour

Devoto's Devotion Devoto's Devotion is can be an exceptional option for boosting clear speed even further. It has a nice combination of valuable stats: Dexterity in heaps, solid defenses, and most importantly, Movement Speed. If you are on a trade league, Devoto’s is very likely to be much more expensive than usual this league due to the influx of melee builds, many of which feature this item as the best possible Helmet. Devoto’s is also likely to have a fair number of available enchants, which can be convenient.

Recommended enchant for Lacerate Lacerate:

  • Lacerate Lacerate deals 16 to 23 added Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies

The other enchants are not particularly worth seeking out, but the added Physical damage against bleeding enemies is significant and is a worthy investment once other core pieces and upgrades have been acquired.

Chest

Belly of the Beast Belly of the Beast is your go-to Unique chest. The large health increase offers a lot of additional survivability, while still granting us some Resistances and an okay amount of Armour. Belly is also fairly easy to obtain, even on Solo Self-Found, making it one of the most accessible and affordable pieces for its comparatively high impact.

A Rare chest, such as an Astral Plate Astral Plate, is a fine alternative and can even surpass Unique chests if it is well rolled. You should prioritize stats as follows:

  1. Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Maximum Life
  4. % of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage (Elder Prefix)
  5. +# to Strength
  6. % Increased Armour
  7. +# to Armour

If you do not have the Elder Prefix it can be better just to shoot for a chest with a really high Armour roll instead.

Boots

Armour bases are preferable, such as Titan Greaves Titan Greaves. Prioritize as follows:

  1. % Increased Movement Speed (30%+)
  2. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  3. +# to Maximum Life
  4. % Increased Armour Rating
  5. +# to Armour Rating

Kaom's Roots Kaom's Roots can be a good option for survivability and are especially potent for the Uber Elder. For experienced players, these boots are unnecessary.

Gloves

A pair of well rolled Spiked Gloves Spiked Gloves is typically the best option in most situations. Getting some Attack Speed on your gloves is a really nice boost but not required out of the gate. Prioritize your mods as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Attack Speed
  4. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  5. % Increased Damage while Leeching (Crafted)
  6. % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana

A pair of 2 socket Tombfist Tombfist can also be quite nice in the end-game, offering more Life and comparable offense, however, you will need high quality Abyss Jewels to make them worth the expensive cost. Ultimately we prefer the Rare as it offers greater flexibility in your links and stat budgeting.

Weapon and Shield

Weapon

Wielding a 1H Rare Siege Axe Siege Axe in the main hand is preferred with this build’s setup. They are generally not that difficult to craft yourself using Essences, but they can also be purchased. You should look for at least 250-300 Physical DPS on each axe when starting out, but you will want to increase this to 350+ Physical DPS per axe by the time you are hitting Red Maps. You are mainly looking for axes with high % Increased Physical Damage and Adds # to # Physical Damage rolls, as well as Increased Attack Speed (which can be crafted). Since we have no use for Critical Strike, this is all you really need.

Some of the influenced mods are very attractive, particularly the Elder mods related to bleeds. The Syndicate Crafted affix % Increased Physical Damage / % Chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks can also be very valuable. Any axe you consider must have:

  1. % Increased Physical Damage (as high a roll as possible) — the crafted hybrid affix “% Increased Physical Damage / % Chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks” is also a great choice
  2. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks (flat physical – as high as possible)

Other valuable affixes to fill out your axe:

  • 60% chance for Bleeding inflicted with this Weapon to deal 100% more Damage (Elder — extremely strong for this build)
  • Hits with this Weapon having Culling Strike against Bleeding Enemies (Elder)
  • % Increased Attack Speed
  • % Chance to deal Double Damage (crafted)

Soul Taker Soul Taker is a solid option but not as good as high quality Rares. It is a good choice if you can pick it up around the time you are first entering the upper tiers of Red Maps, where it helps significantly with Mana and deals good damage. Ultimately you will want to replace Soul Taker with a Rare Siege Axe Siege Axe that has 400+ Physical DPS.

Accessories

Amulet

Since we have no need of Elemental Damage or Critical Strike, itemizing for Jewelry is very easy and usually quite cheap relative to other builds. Prioritize affixes as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. +# to All Attributes (only if you need additional Intelligence)
  4. +# to Dexterity (as needed for Lacerate Lacerate requirements)
  5. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  6. +% to Physical Damage over time Multiplier
  7. % Increased Attack Speed
  8. % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  9. % Increased Damage While Leeching (Crafted)
  10. % Increased Damage (Crafted)

Rings

Rare Steel Ring Steel Rings are the best option for the end-game. You want a single ring with Vulnerability Vulnerability on hit to save a gem slot in your gear.

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. Curse Enemies with Level 8 Vulnerability on Hit (one ring only)
  4. +# to All Attributes (only if you need additional Intelligence)
  5. +# to Dexterity (as needed for Lacerate Lacerate requirements)
  6. Adds # to # Physical Damage to Attacks
  7. % Increased Damage with Bleeding / % Increased Bleeding Duration
  8. % Increased Damage (Crafted)
  9. % Increased Attack Speed
  10. % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  11. % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life

Belt

A Rare Stygian Vise Stygian Vise is the absolute best option for all situations. Prioritize stats as follows:

  1. [Uncapped] Elemental Resistances
  2. +# to Maximum Life
  3. % Increased Global Physical Damage
  4. +# to Armour
  5. Any of the Flask Mods

Jewels

Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye Options

As with most builds that use classic Auras, a Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye is going to be your best bet in the extreme late-game, or when you are rolling in the Exalted Orb Exalted Orbs. This is not necessary at all for the build and was excluded from any of the damage stats and calculations, simply because it will not be a realistic acquisition for virtually all players.

Prioritize Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye mods as follows:

  1. Impales you inflict last 2 additional Hits while using Pride Pride
  2. (40-60)% increased Attack Physical Damage while using Pride Pride
  3. (8-12)% chance to deal Double Damage while using Pride Pride
  4. 25% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks while using Pride Pride (only if you have <75% Impale chance)
  5. Your Hits Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds while you are using Pride Pride

Standard Jewels

Standard Jewels are generally always better than Abyss Jewels, since we prioritize Increased Attack Speed so highly.

  1. % Increased Maximum Life
  2. % Increased Attack Speed with Axes
  3. % Increased Attack Speed while holding a Shield
  4. +% to Physical Damage over time Multiplier
  5. % Increased Bleeding Damage
  6. % Increased Attack Speed

Any other damage mods are fine to fill in the gaps. The general priority for jewels is:

  1. Attack Speed
  2. Bleeding Damage / Multiplier
  3. Physical Damage / Melee Damage

Any other mods you can get your hands on that modify Attack Speed, Physical Damage, or Melee Damage are all excellent choices.

Flasks

Check out the main page of the guide or use the menu on the right side of this page to navigate to the other sections of the guide.

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    I got my first deathless uber elder with this build, Thank you Furty. Ive been following your guides since icy veins.

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    On 08/07/2019 at 9:19 PM, Elyown said

    I got my first deathless uber elder with this build, Thank you Furty. Ive been following your guides since icy veins.

    Congratulations, that’s really great to hear! I appreciate the continued support, don’t hesitate to give a shout if you need any advice. Best of luck out there :)

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    Hi, noob here! Would this build be possible with swords, or are axes mandatory with bleed builds or something? I’m thinking of retooling my Cyclone Slayer to a Gladiator and I’ve already got a couple of good Scaeva.

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    i tried this but i cant understand how you regenerate/leech mana, i have almost no mana to play this build

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    On 24/07/2019 at 7:52 PM, TheMightyThor252 said

    Hi, noob here! Would this build be possible with swords, or are axes mandatory with bleed builds or something? I’m thinking of retooling my Cyclone Slayer to a Gladiator and I’ve already got a couple of good Scaeva.

    Axes are definitely the superior choice, but you can of course retrofit the build to use swords, and respec once you have equivalent Axes if you wish.

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    On 26/07/2019 at 12:51 AM, FANTOZZI said

    i tried this but i cant understand how you regenerate/leech mana, i have almost no mana to play this build

    As quoted in the Gear section:

    You will need at least one item with % of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana in order to sustain Lacerate Lacerate without investing points on your Passive Skill Tree.

    Additionally, Warlord's Mark Warlord's Mark helps, and you’ll find in the Gear section we also recommend investing towards Mana Leech on certain items. If you have none of these items, invest a point in the small node leading into Vitality Void.

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    Really nice build, having a lot of fun playing it!

    Just wondering, why not Vaal Pact? Our regen is negligeable, and we have very strong attack-speed and leech.
    Might help out in those situations where youre static and dishing out big damage, and the node itself is pretty close.

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    On 02/08/2019 at 2:56 AM, Chobo said

    Really nice build, having a lot of fun playing it!

    Just wondering, why not Vaal Pact? Our regen is negligeable, and we have very strong attack-speed and leech.
    Might help out in those situations where youre static and dishing out big damage, and the node itself is pretty close.

    Vaal Pact is perfectly fine. In my case, I didn’t see a huge need for it, and with 4.4% Regeneration you are giving up a little bit of point efficiency. It’s definitely one of those investments you could opt for if you like the feel of it, and you could make an argument for Vitality Void as well depending on your playstyle and preferences.

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    Great guide as always! Do the changes to bleeding DoT multipliers mean that this build would work better without Resolute Technique/as crit-based?

    Thanks in advance!

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    On 10/09/2019 at 11:02 AM, Swingley said

    Great guide as always! Do the changes to bleeding DoT multipliers mean that this build would work better without Resolute Technique/as crit-based?

    Thanks in advance!

    You’ll definitely have higher potential late-game damage, obviously coming at the cost of significantly increased investment. I’ll look at adding in some additional recommendations for players who want to push that envelope a bit further.

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    On 15/09/2019 at 8:16 AM, Reaveden said

    hi, what blight craft should we use on amulet?

    I’ll be adding annointment advice to my builds this week, but there are numerous options to fill out what you need.

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    Sweet guide! Having loads of fun! I was curious about the passive tree, should we save the constitution wheel for last? Or should we spec into it earlier if we are feeling squishy.

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    On 15/09/2019 at 7:15 PM, bighoss33 said

    Sweet guide! Having loads of fun! I was curious about the passive tree, should we save the constitution wheel for last? Or should we spec into it earlier if we are feeling squishy.

    Definitely the latter — I’m a hardcore player so I tend to prioritize living first — since you want to maximize opportunity to generate experience and damage, particularly in threatening situations like blights [and blighted maps].

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    Hi,i have played this build in few days and it feel so good,thank you.

    How do you think amulet Impresence?it gives armour,hp,and a lot of damage, its a perfect amulet for this build imo.

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    On 16/09/2019 at 3:51 AM, jasong0113 said

    Hi,i have played this build in few days and it feel so good,thank you.

    How do you think amulet Impresence?it gives armour,hp,and a lot of damage, its a perfect amulet for this build imo.

    It’s definitely a viable choice!

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    https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/grudaa_/characters

    hi, this is my character soo far in Blight league can u tell me if it is good and what should i change :)

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    On 17/09/2019 at 6:40 PM, Reaveden said

    https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/grudaa_/characters

    hi, this is my character soo far in Blight league can u tell me if it is good and what should i change :)

    Looking good so far. Some more/better Jewels and 20/20 Gems will go a long way plus some Steel Ring Steel Rings.

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    On 17/09/2019 at 11:37 PM, Furty said

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    On 17/09/2019 at 6:40 PM, Reaveden said

    https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/grudaa_/characters

    hi, this is my character soo far in Blight league can u tell me if it is good and what should i change :)

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    Looking good so far. Some more/better Jewels and 20/20 Gems will go a long way plus some Steel Ring Steel Rings.

    thanks man! i will do that next! :D

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    https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/grudaa_/characters

    hi, update of my build! :D but i need like 50dext to run blood rage :/

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