League-Start Boss Killer - Ancestral Warchief Champion Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links



Passive Skill Tree

You can find an optimized Path of Building here (This build shouldn’t go past 80-82 generally – If it does, pick up whatever Life or Damage nodes you can find – It really wont matter anymore to Farm Lab at that point). Every build I release will use the community fork of Path of Building, which is maintained and updated in a much more regular fashion than the original one. You can find PoB’s Fork, by LocalIdentity, here.

If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, we also have a PoePlanner for you. Do note that PoE Planner does not support Cluster Jewels and some specific unique jewels and it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

Gear Page

Gem Links

Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief – Main Link

Getting a 5-Linked Warchief is generally enough to beat the lab on the first day. However, the 6th link is quite a significant chunk of damage, so it should be one of your first (and honestly only) upgrades!

  1. Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief
  2. Multiple Totems Support Multiple Totems Support
  3. Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support
  4. Brutality Support Brutality Support
  5. Ruthless Support Ruthless Support
  6. Fortify Support Fortify Support


The build runs two auras, Pride Pride for more damage and a fairly high leveled Vitality Vitality for some really nice extra flat Regeneration. This helps you mitigate trap damage while Leap Slamming through them, as well as helps you to recover life in the Izaro room when you get hit.

  1. Vitality Vitality
  2. Pride Pride

Leap Slam to zoom through Lab

As mentioned, Leap Slam becomes incredible on the weapon swap! Because it is this fast, and Mana cannot sustain this, you’re running a Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support. If you have not yet completed the Uber Lab, and have chosen not to pick up Fortitude yet, make sure to link a Fortify Support Fortify Support here so you somehow do get Fortify before picking up the Ascendancy node.

  1. Leap Slam Leap Slam
  2. Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support
  3. Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support
  4. Fortify Support Fortify Support (optional – until Uber Lab)

Additional Gems / Sockets

From here on out, the only gem I would say is required is Vulnerability Vulnerability, which you want to manually cast after putting your totems down on Izaro. This will add tremendous amounts of damage so don’t forget it! The rest of your gems can, if you want to optimally make use of them, have any combination of the following gems!

  1. Steelskin Steelskin (preferably on Left Mouse button)
  2. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry (extra life per second & Endurance Charges)
  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (1)
  2. Immortal Call Immortal Call (1)
  3. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support

Otherwise, there isn’t much useful you could be doing, so you don’t even require to fully socket your gear at the start!

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  1. Posts

    path of building and poeplanner pastebins not working

  2. TbXie



    On 06/12/2020 at 9:06 PM, sos said

    path of building and poeplanner pastebins not working

    Apparently the automated function for PoB to create Pastebins is banned again. Should be fixed now – Sorry for the delay – Had to recreate the PoB as I never had it saved apparently.

  3. TbXie



    On 20/05/2021 at 2:36 PM, Barrymon said

    Is there a reason for Runebinder in the skill tree?

    Nope, That has to be Ancestral Bond :o

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