Tectonic Slam Chieftain Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

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This guide is NOT updated for HEIST 3.12 and we cannot currently recommend it. We are committed to providing an updated version as soon as possible, though. Thank you for your patience.

Gear

Capping your elemental resistances is essential and it should always be your top priority in any build; it should be the first thing you do when gearing up a character. Obtaining a 6-link, while very powerful and certainly recommended, can potentially be very expensive (requiring an average of 1500 Orbs of Fusing, obviously depending on your luck); as such, this should not really be a goal for you while gearing up, and you should instead settle for a 5-link until you have enough resources.

For crafting Rare items, you can check out all the affixes that can roll on an item base, depending on its level, influence, and many other factors, using our affix tool.

Helmet

A well rolled rare Helmet is best in slot. For labyrinth enchants, look for “Blood Rage grants additional 12% increased Attack Speed”. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 80)
  3. Nearby Enemies have -9% to Fire Resistance

Body Armour

Kaom's Heart Kaom's Heart is simply best in slot. Playing with a Two-hand allows you to have your 6-Link in it and since the build is not socket-starved this unique Body Armour provides an immense amount of Life with no negatives. Until you acquire it you can use Belly of the Beast Belly of the Beast or any decent rare. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (100)
  3. % Increased Maximum life

Gloves

Well rolled rare Spiked Gloves Spiked Gloves are a great choice for the build. You can also make use of Tombfist Tombfist. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 60)
  3. % increased Attack Speed

Boots

Well rolled rare Boots will help you fill in resistance gaps. You can make a great use of Kaom's Roots Kaom's Roots. Ideally, you would want corrupted Boots for the +1 to Additional Maximum Endurance Charges. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 80)
  3. % increased Movement Speed (not mandatory)

Belt

A well rolled rare Belt is best in slot. Stygian Vise Stygian Vise is a good choice for a base. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 80)
  3. % increased Elemental Damage with Attacks (at least 30%)
  4. % increased Fire Damage (Scorched Fossil Scorched Fossil)
  5. % increased Elemental Damage (Prismatic Fossil Prismatic Fossil)

Amulet

A well rolled Elder-based Amulet will provide a lot of extra damage to the build. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 50)
  3. Gain #% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage (Elder Prefix)
  4. Gain #% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage (Elder Prefix)
  5. % increased Elemental Damage with Attacks (at least 25%)

Rings

Ideally, you would want to wear two rare Opal Ring Opal Rings. Purchasing a Delve Curse on Hit Ring with Flammability Flammability is also a great choice. The rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. +# to maximum life (at least 70)
  3. % increased Elemental Damage with Attacks (at least 30%)

Weapon

For this particular build guide, we choose to wield Two-hand Axes for their strong base damage. Atziri's Disfavour Atziri's Disfavour is still the queen of unique Axes. You can also acquire a well rolled rare Axe, look for at least 500 pDPS. The rare affix priority is:

  1. % increased Physical Damage
  2. Flat added Physical Damage
  3. % increased Attack Speed
  4. Hybrid % increased Physical Damage/% increased Accuracy Rating

Flasks

There are many flask choices that can increase your damage output considerably. For more budget-friendly options, you should look for Atziri's Promise Atziri's Promise and Lion's Roar Lion's Roar. Taste of Hate Taste of Hate can be expensive, but very powerful. The Wise Oak The Wise Oak will help you penetrate more Fire Resistance. Divine Life Flask Divine Life Flask can be used in sticky situations, you should have it instant or half-instant with Bleed removal suffix. For more defense you can use other utility flasks like Basalt Flask Basalt Flask, Granite Flask Granite Flask, Ruby Flask Ruby Flask, Sapphire Flask Sapphire Flask or Topaz Flask Topaz Flask.

Be sure to check out our Flask Crafting Guide to learn everything you need to know about how to set up your non-Unique flasks.

Jewels

The build does not require any particular jewel in order to work. A Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye with Anger Anger mods can provide a lot of power but can be very expensive. You should prioritize Regular jewels over Abyssal jewels.

Regular Jewel Affix Priority

  1. % Increased Maximum Life
  2. % Increased Attack Speed with Axes
  3. % Increased Physical Damage with Axes
  4. % Increased Damage
  5. % Increased Area Damage
  6. % Increased Melee Damage

Abyssal Jewel Affix Priority

  1. Maximum Life (at least 30)
  2. Chance to gain Onslaught on Kill (at least 5%)
  3. Chance to gain Unholy Might on Kill
  4. Any Axe damage mods

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    interesting build, i’ll try shortly

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    BTW, is it possible to build this with Scion?

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    On 07/04/2019 at 1:35 PM, null said

    BTW, is it possible to build this with Scion?

    You can make a Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam character with many of the classes, Scion is one of them for sure.

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    Help me out…

    I count 13 sockets in gears, with full kaom. Where do i put the rest? :/ show some pictures in the guide on how to equip gems and where please!

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    On 19/04/2019 at 9:04 PM, Zinizo said

    Help me out…

    I count 13 sockets in gears, with full kaom. Where do i put the rest? :/ show some pictures in the guide on how to equip gems and where please!

    Hey Zinizo, your main gem setups are for Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam, Leap Slam Leap Slam and Ancestral Protector Ancestral Protector. So you basically need your Oni-Goroshi Oni-Goroshi and 2 four linked items, other gems can be used based on personal preference and you should have at least a little bit of free space.

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    Would you recommend skipping Tombfists then?
    Since I only have 12 or 13 sockets in total when wearing tombfists…
    Or should I leave out Kaoms boots for rare?

    I wonder what’s best to do.. I will use loreweave anyways untill I can afford Kaom but after that the gems would be an issue like this :/

    Nice build tho, loving it so far

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    On 21/04/2019 at 12:35 PM, Zinizo said

    Would you recommend skipping Tombfists then?
    Since I only have 12 or 13 sockets in total when wearing tombfists…
    Or should I leave out Kaoms boots for rare?

    I wonder what’s best to do.. I will use loreweave anyways untill I can afford Kaom but after that the gems would be an issue like this :/

    Nice build tho, loving it so far

    Both Tombfist Tombfist and Kaom's Roots Kaom's Roots can be replaced with rares. You will not lose a huge amount of value so do not stress about it too much. Thanks for the kind feedback.

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    thank you for this build. im enjoying it… other than the oni-goroshi, 2x kaom’s way, a few gems and a decent helmet, i already had all the other items. i repurposed my poets pen jugg, since they nerved the poets pens… love your guides. thanks again

    cheers

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    On 20/05/2019 at 7:34 PM, darc888_ch said

    thank you for this build. im enjoying it… other than the oni-goroshi, 2x kaom’s way, a few gems and a decent helmet, i already had all the other items. i repurposed my poets pen jugg, since they nerved the poets pens… love your guides. thanks again

    cheers

    Thank you for the kind feedback!

    P.S. Love the Umbrella Corporation Icon

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    got a short question; is that one mana leech node supposed to be enough for single target? or is my dmg so bad? tooltip dmg is around 82’000 standing in the hideout and i seem to sometimes miss out on a few strikes on a single target cause my mana leeching isnt fast enough to handle the high attack speed :/ im at 101 free mana, running 3 auras; anger, hoa and war banner. im lvl 92 atm, so i still miss a few health and dmg nodes

    cheers

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    On 24/05/2019 at 3:42 PM, darc888_ch said

    got a short question; is that one mana leech node supposed to be enough for single target? or is my dmg so bad? tooltip dmg is around 82’000 standing in the hideout and i seem to sometimes miss out on a few strikes on a single target cause my mana leeching isnt fast enough to handle the high attack speed :/ im at 101 free mana, running 3 auras; anger, hoa and war banner. im lvl 92 atm, so i still miss a few health and dmg nodes

    cheers

    Hey darc888_ch, the first thing I’d recommend is dropping a single point of Life or whatever you choose on the tree and spec into another point of Mana Leech. You should be doing enough damage, the Mana Leech Rate just isn’t rapid enough to keep up with your Attack Speed as you mentioned.

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    Hi,

    I’m somewhat new to Path, been playing it on the PS4 and got a lvl 83 Marauder. My character used to be mostly solid but the endgame maps destroy me. I’m very intrigued by your build and am curious. Roughly much health and damage does this build give you?

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    On 28/05/2019 at 2:24 AM, Zaxust said

    Hi,

    I’m somewhat new to Path, been playing it on the PS4 and got a lvl 83 Marauder. My character used to be mostly solid but the endgame maps destroy me. I’m very intrigued by your build and am curious. Roughly much health and damage does this build give you?

    Hello Zaxust, the build has enough damage and survivability for the endgame of Path of Exile when geared properly. The Juggernaut has insane damage mitigation at the moment, this combined with a decent Life pool of over 7500+ Hit Points and enough Damage should feel good in the hands of anyone.

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    Hello again, I recently started following this build and in many ways resemble it and its passive tree. (Few exceptions such as I am not using Oni-Goroshi, using two Sceaves instead and a few other minor differences) All in all I enjoy the build but I question the mana regen. While using Molten Strike I easily lose all my mana during combat. Is this normal? Is there an easy solution to prevent losing all my mana fairly quickly?

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    On 29/05/2019 at 2:32 AM, Zaxust said

    Hello again, I recently started following this build and in many ways resemble it and its passive tree. (Few exceptions such as I am not using Oni-Goroshi, using two Sceaves instead and a few other minor differences) All in all I enjoy the build but I question the mana regen. While using Molten Strike I easily lose all my mana during combat. Is this normal? Is there an easy solution to prevent losing all my mana fairly quickly?

    Tectonic Slam and Molten Strike are very different skills that are scaled differently, you might not be dealing enough damage with Molten Strike in order to leech back your mana, also, if you are interested in a Molten Strike build I’d strongly recommend our Molten Strike Jugg build guide. I can respect that you are following a guide and trying to do your own thing but not using the recommended items or even skill will result in the character not working as intended. If you have any other questions we will be glad to help, keep experimenting.

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    My apologies! I wrote ‘Molten Strike’ but intended to write ‘Tectonic Slam’. I’ll keep looking over my build and get back to you if I have any questions. Thanks for the help!

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    I followed your build at 100% when it comes on the skill tree (including help Allira) , but i notice (as the maximum lvl on game is 100) that i am going to miss 2 skills at the end. Now i am at 90 lvl , and your build suggests a total of 120 skill points. i have already used 108 skill points and i need another 12 to complete it. But i don’t see how this will be possible. As i will not earn any more skill points after 100lvl. Is there something later like a reward that gives you 2 extra skill points?

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    On 02/06/2019 at 1:45 PM, Ranneck said

    I followed your build at 100% when it comes on the skill tree (including help Allira) , but i notice (as the maximum lvl on game is 100) that i am going to miss 2 skills at the end. Now i am at 90 lvl , and your build suggests a total of 120 skill points. i have already used 108 skill points and i need another 12 to complete it. But i don’t see how this will be possible. As i will not earn any more skill points after 100lvl. Is there something later like a reward that gives you 2 extra skill points?

    As in every other guide, this is an example passive skill tree that does not have to be 100% followed, you can drop Life or Damage if needed. You should tailor your tree to fill your needs. When it comes to your question specifically, helping Alira is a great choice, which can be kept later on or respeced for the 2 additional passive points if you feel its worth it. The last 5 or 10 points on the passive tree will not make or break your character, as long as you’ve already got the important stuff mentioned in the passive tree section. Feel free to ask anything else, would be glad to help.

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    Vvckd thx for your guide, im very tempted to go for it in Legion.
    Let me ask, how do you think its going to perform as a league starter ?
    Do you recommend spend the +10 hours farming the oni, or just buy it later and go with double scaevas instead until get the currency?

    I have the items and currency to do it in standar, but whant to try this new league…

    Edited by RoGPraetor on June 4th, 2019

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