Molten Strike Juggernaut Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links



Passive Skill Tree

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Surplus points should be used to fill out Large Cluster Jewels in each of the three Large Jewel Sockets that have been taken. Look for Overlord, Devastator, Weight Advantage, Drive the Destruction, Fuel the Fight, and Martial Prowess. You will not have enough remaining skill points to get three notables on every Cluster Jewel, so it is fine to have a superfluous notable on each Jewel that you don’t talent in to. Each Cluster Jewel should have two Jewel sockets that we will place standard jewels into. You should try to get one of each notable for their unique benefits, then stack Weight Advantage for damage with remaining notables.

Cluster Jewel

Important notes regarding the Passive Skill Tree:

  • Iron Grip and Point Blank and incredibly important and should be acquired as soon as possible, as both have enormous influence on the DPS of Molten Strike Molten Strike.
  • If you do not have a Cluster Jewel with Fuel the Fight, be sure to put a single point into the Life and Mana Leech node that leads towards Vitality Point, or you will encounter Mana issues.
  • If you do not have Cluster Jewels yet but are deep into the endgame you should put surplus points towards the Constitution wheel.
  • Before you have Xoph's Blood Xoph's Blood you can path upwards from the fork near Elemental Overload — three point investment — to reach Avatar of Fire.
  • Leave Jewel sockets (excluding Large Jewel sockets for Cluster Jewels) for last, or until you can afford top-tier regular Jewels.

Gem Links

Molten Strike Molten Strike is the only damaging skill in the build, forming the basis of all our clear and single target.

Molten Strike Molten Strike 6-Link

  1. Molten Strike Molten Strike
  2. Awakened Multistrike Support Awakened Multistrike Support
  3. Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
  4. Combustion Support Combustion Support
  5. Awakened Fire Penetration Support Awakened Fire Penetration Support
  6. Slower Projectiles Support Slower Projectiles Support

Auras 4-Link

  1. Vitality Vitality
  2. Herald of Ash Herald of Ash
  3. Herald of Purity Herald of Purity
  4. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support

Mobility & Utility Link

This build has enough Attack Speed that Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support isn’t necessary, but should be used for leveling and early mapping before you have achieved critical mass. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry is used for instant Endurance Charge generation and as a defensive tool if you are in a tight spot.

  1. Leap Slam Leap Slam
  2. Lifetap Support Lifetap Support
  3. Enduring Cry Enduring Cry
  4. Blood and Sand Blood and Sand

Flammability Flammability 3-Link

This link will automatically apply Flammability Flammability to everything hitting you, furthering your damage output.

  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (Level 1)
  2. Wave of Conviction Wave of Conviction (Level 7)
  3. Flammability Flammability (Level 5)

Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell 3-Link

This link adds a lot of defense but has to be manually cast by the player. Blood Rage Blood Rage is used to further Attack Speed and generate Frenzy Charges, and should be kept active at all times.

  1. Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell
  2. Blood Rage Blood Rage
  3. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support

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  • 3.17 Archnemesis updates.

  • 3.16 Scourge; updated for the new league with a new tree and build archetype.

  • 3.15 Expedition updates.

  • Updated POB and gems setup.

  • 3.14 Ultimatum updates.

  • 3.13 Ritual; updated for the current league.

  • Furty has taken over the build. Complete overhaul from the ground up; considerable improvements to damage and defense. 3.12-ready.

  • Revisited and updated for Harvest 3.11. The build lost some power due to nerf to dual wield but this is easily mitigated by the addition of strong Warcries.

  • Revisited and updated for Delirium 3.10. The build remains a very solid choice for those who like the more durable characters.

  • Revisited and updated for Metamorph 3.9. The build gets a slight buff via changes to Molten Strike and a nerf via changes to Point Blank. Overall it is still a very solid build.

  • Revisited and updated for Blight 3.8. It is worth mentioning that the build has extreme damage potential and is one of the tankiest in the game, but it might feel clumsy to some due to the fact it does not reach vast amounts of attack speed like other builds do.

  • Revisited the whole build guide and updated Passive trees and Gem sections for Legion 3.7.

  • Updated passive trees.

  • Revisited and updated for Synthesis 3.6.

  • Made the playstyle section more descriptive, and improved the gearing section by providing more detailed recommendations.

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