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Best PoE Builds - Odealo's Crafty Guides Full List

Best PoE Builds - Odealo's Crafty Guides Full List

A full list of our Crafty Guides for Path of Exile top builds

Best PoE Builds - Odealo's Crafty Guides Full List
Current Patch: 3.17

Designing your own character in Path of Exile is one of the most interesting aspects of the entire game. With multiple character classes, each with its unique stats and passives, you end up with thousands of possible build options. Unlike your usual Action RPG games, you are not limited to just a few specific build options with each class, but you can bend the boundaries at will (with just a few exceptions). This combined with a complex Skill and Support Gem system makes Path of Exile such an intriguing title when it comes to Builds and character customization.

It's pretty much impossible for a single player to know and understand all the potential Item and Skill synergies in the game, so as a group of experienced Path of Exile players we have decided to make our own Build Guides for Path of Exile to give you access to all the best builds currently available. On top of that, we are regularly updating the builds according to the newest patches and content updates. All our build guides listed below include each build's overview, leveling tips, pros & cons, Passive Trees, recommended items, and detailed Skill Gem setups. Furthermore, all the builds listed below can be grouped into several main Build Archetypes (that we have described in the following article: Types of Builds in Path of Exile: all major archetypes explained). All builds have been also evaluated in terms of their estimated budget, single-target (Boss) DPS, AoE and clear speed, as well as, defenses. We hope you can find our Guides informative and they will help you get through the most complex part of the game. We are always open to suggestions and feedback so you can leave it in the comment section below this article, as well as, each specific Guide on our website.


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Duelist Class
  1. [3.17] Glacial Hammer Slayer - a swift Melee build that deals purely Cold Damage with Glacial Hammer Attack. The damage is amplified by Precise Technique Passive and increased number of Brutal Charges
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] Trinity Flicker Strike Slayer - one of the most enjoyable Melee builds in the game that allows you to instantly teleport between packs of enemies and deal massive Elemental Damage via Voidforge's conversion
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] Dancing Dervish Cyclone Slayer - a build that utilizes Hollow Palm Technique to gain massive Physical Damage from Dexterity, and uses Dancing Dervish for permanent Rampage, Onslaught, and other utility bonuses
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Trinity Molten Strike Champion - insanely fast and powerful Melee build that benefits from greatly increased Armour and Evasion Rating when using Dreamfeather and Perseverance Unique items
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Corrupting Fever Tornado Shot Gladiator - a very powerful Physical DoT Build that allows you to quickly stack Corrupting Blood stacks from via chaining Tornado Shot projectiles
    [RANGED] [PHYSICAL] [DOT] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Toxic Rain Champion Build - presumably the most powerful Starter Build since Patch 3.16. It's based on swift Attacks that create overlapping poisonous clouds that deal massive Chaos Damage over Time
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Earthshatter Facebreaker Champion - powerful Melee/Unarmed build which utilizes the Facebreaker Gloves for massive DPS bonus from flat Physical Damage. This build offers nearly unlimited damage scaling
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Cyclone Slayer Build - end-game version of one of the most popular Melee builds in Path of Exile. This Cyclone Slayer utilizes Staves with greatly increased Crit. Chance and Shockwave Support for extra AoE Damage that's available to this type of Weapons
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.17] Bleed Split Arrow/Puncture Gladiator Build - the single-best and most powerful Bleed-based build in Path of Exile with amazing clear speed and solid single-target damage
    [RANGED] [PHYSICAL] [BLEED] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.17] Pure-Physical Reave Slayer Build - a very tanky Slayer build with quickly growing AoE damage you deal with Reave thanks to the Impale mechanics. This build offers a lot of flexibility in terms of Items and Auras which should be able to fit all the needs of even the most demanding players
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.17] Shield Crush Gladiator Build - insanely powerful quasi-melee Build that utilizes the newly added Shield Crush Skill to deal massive AoE damage with the shield. It's further increased by Impale, and the Gladiator class provides rock-solid defenses
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.17] Lacerate "Budget-Slicer" Gladiator - a very solid and budget-friendly Starter build based on the Gladiator Class and Lacerate Melee Attack
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.17] Lancing Steel Champion build - powerful Ranged fighter based on the newly added Lancing Steel skill and Impale mechanic
    [RANGED] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.16] Cyclone Slayer Budget Build - a League Starter build designed to cost less than 1 Exalted Orb and be fully Shaper-viable
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.16] Facebreaker RT Cyclone Champion - one of the most popular Melee builds based on the Unique Facebreaker Gloves that allow you to greatly scale added Physical Damage from gear and Impale stacks
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.16] Spectral Shield Throw Crimson Dance/Bleed Gladiator - a very powerful build that scales damage based on your equipped Shield's Armour Rating and deals very high Bleeding DoT
    [RANGED] [PHYSICAL] [BLEED] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.14] Vaal Rain of Arrows Crimson Dance Gladiator - a hybrid build that utilizes high Crit. Chance, Bleed and Impale to maximize the damage of Rain of Arrows, which by default offers amazing AoE and clear speed
    [RANGED] [PHYSICAL] [BLEED] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.14] Bloodseeker Dual Strike Gladiator - a very tanky, and with investments in gear, basically immortal build that utilizes instant Leech from Bloodseeker Claws. Our recommended setup relies on 100% Physical to Cold Conversion and Herald's of Ice AoE explosions for better clear speed 
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.11] Impaling Cyclone Champion build - simply absurd DPS which melts Shaper in a few seconds
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.9] Shrapnel Ballista "Shotgun" Champion - a Ballista/Totem build which offers one of the highest Boss DPS in the game. It works best in Melee range and has great Metamorph/Bossing capabilities
    [TOTEM] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Marauder Class
  1. [3.17] Earthquake Bleed Juggernaut - a very tanky and straight-forward Melee build that uses a slow but powerful Earthquake Attack that applies a very powerful Bleeding DoT with its' Aftershock
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [BLEED] [LIFE] [STARTER}
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] General's Cry Blade Flurry Berserker - insanely powerful build based on General's Cry which creates several Mirage Warriors to use Blade Flurry and obliterate all enemies
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] Lightning Strike Berserker - presumably the best Melee build currently that uses Omniscience and Trinity Support for simply massive Elemental DPS boost, which is further amplified by Berserker's Ascendancy and Rage mechanics
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [OMNISCIENCE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Shield Crush General's Cry Gladiator - very powerful Warcry build that deals damage via Mirage Warriors summoned by General's Cry. in this setup, they will use Shield Crush which damage depends on the Armour Rating on your equipped Shield
    [MELEE] [TRIGGER] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Rage Vortex Berserker - extremely powerful quasi-melee build that utilizes a very slow attack that covers nearly your entire screen and one-shots most of the enemies with enough Rage accumulated
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Ancestral Warchieft Chieftain - Strength stacking version of a very popular Ancestor Totem setup. This build offers very high Fire damage by utilizing Brutul's Lead Sprinkler and Fire DPS bonuses from Chieftain Ascendancy
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Holy Flame Totem Chieftain - a beginner and budget-friendly Totem build that utilizes 100% Physical to Fire Damage Conversion to deal greatly increased DPS with multiple Holy Flame Totems
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Frost Blades Berserker Build - insanely fast Melee build with nearly unlimited damage scaling thanks to the high Crit. Chance and Berserker class
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.17] Molten Strike Juggernaut - a very tanky Physical to Fire Conversion melee build that uses Molten Strike with an increased amount of targets you strike with each hit, and an increased number of maximum projectiles to boost the damage dealt with each attack
    [MELEE] [FIRE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.17] Consecrated Path Totems Chieftain - one of the most enjoyable Totem builds in the game which utilizes the Earthbreaker Support Gem and 100% Physical to Fire Damage conversion
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.16] Herald of Agony Juggernaut - a very tanky Minion build that can maintain 60 Virulence stacks with ease thanks to the use of Cyclone combined with Cast While Channeling Ball Lightning and 100% Chance to Poison
    [MINION] [CHAOS] [POISON] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.16] General's Cry Shield Charge Berserker - a build with devastating damage that utilizes The Dark Seer weapon and Inner Sight to apply Malediction to enemies greatly boosting the damage you deal with your Shield directly
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.16] Boneshatter Juggernaut - a very powerful build that allows you to scale your damage via Trauma stacks by being a tanky character with capped Physical Damage mitigation. Our setup revolves around stacking Strength to offer the highest DPS possible with Pillar of the Caged God Unique Staff
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.16] Tectonic Slam Chieftain - a powerful Fire Damage conversion build that uses Tectonic Slam for some insane AoE damage. This build utilizes Warcries to Exert your Attack for massive DPS buff, other than that this is just a standard Melee 2H build
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.14] HoWA Molten Strike CI Juggernaut - one of the most powerful PoE Builds ever made! It can endlessly scale with Intelligence gear to nearly immortal status with millions of DPS
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.14] Vaal Ground Slam Spam Berserker - one of the most powerful Melee builds that utilize the Hateforge Gloves, allowing you to nearly endlessly spam Vaal Ground Slam with devastating force and increased AoE
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.14] Self-Chill Lightning Arrow Berserker - one of the fastest builds in the game currently which doesn't even require a Headhunter. It benefits from the perm reversed effect of Chill on self thanks to the Winterweave Ring and other supporting Uniques
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.15] Blade Blast Chieftain Starter Build - one of the best and most popular Starter builds based on massive Blade Blast's explosions and full Physical to Fire Damage Conversion
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.14] Sunder Juggernaut - one of the strongest melee fighters in PoE which got buffed recently
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.14] Avatar of Fire Cyclone Chieftain - one of the smoothest Melee builds in the game based on 100% Physical to Fire Damage conversion, and tons of damage inflicted by Cyclone
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  21. [3.12] Blade Vortex Chieftain - one of the most powerful builds currently with insane defenses and Millions of realistic DPS. This build utilizes Blade Vortex's 100% Physical to Fire Damage Conversion
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  22. [3.12] Brutal Cyclone Berserker - this is a Marauder build that relies on raw physical strength and tons of AoE damage from Cyclone Attack
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  23. [3.11] Earthshatter Pure-Physical Berserker - a very powerful Melee fighter with great AoE and burst DPS based on the Berserker class and the newly introduced Earthshatter Skill
    [MELEE] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Ranger Class
  1. [3.17] Explosive Concoction Raider - a very tanky and swift Ranged Attack build that uses the Explosive Concoction boosted by 2-3 Flask with greatly increased maximum Charges to gain extra-base Elemental Damage, and utilizes Omniscience to penetrate over 100% of monster's Elemental Resistances
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] Chain-stacking Cobra Lash Deadeye - a non-meta build that stacks Follow Through Passives to increase the damage of your Cobra Lash by increasing the number of times it can Chain
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] Tornado Shot Deadeye/Ranger - the most classical approach to the Ranger class. Well-rounded and powerful Elemental Bow build that is designed to be played on a lower budget
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Lightning Arrow Omni-Deadeye - one of the best Elemental/Bow Builds currently based on the extremely popular (and overpowered) Crystallised Omniscience Amulet that offers you a lot of Elemental Damage Penetration
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Trinity Spectral Helix Deadeye - extremely powerful Elemental DPS build which utilizes the Crystallised Omniscience to massively boost your Elemental Damage Penetration
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Ice Crash Hollow Palm Raider - insanely powerful Unarmed/Melee Build that utilizes the Hollow Palm Technique and stacks Dexterity to deal MASSIVE damage with the Ice Crash Skill
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Poisonous Concoction Pathfinder - incredibly powerful ranged attack build that utilizes the new unique unarmed/thrown skill - Poisonous Concoction that gains base Chaos damage at the cost of Life Flask to deal increased Poison DPS
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [POISON] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Lightning Arrow Deadeye - the currently best typical Ranged/Bow build with insane clear speed and solid single-target DPS. It's how easy to set up, but very expensive to push it to the end-game, but still, it's the best option for players that want to play this type of build 
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.16] Elemental Cleave Raider Build - a very fast and tanky Raider build that utilizes 100% Elemental to Physical Conversion via Anarchic Spiritblade to deal massive AoE damage with the popular Cleave Attack
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.16] Voltaxic Rift Storm Rain Deadeye - a very expensive Chaos Damage conversion build based on the recently introduced Storm Rain ability that utilizes the Voltaxic Rift Bow to convert most of your damage to Chaos
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.17] Lightning Strike Raider - insanely fast and versatile Melee build that utilizes Lightning Strike for massive AOE, clear speed, and solid single-target Damage
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.17] Toxic Rain Raider - presumably the fastest version of the extremely popular Starter Skill - Toxic Rain. It offers insane AoE and solid single-target damage with literally 0 investments in gear and has high end-game potential as well with more investments in gear
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.16] Ice Shot Speed-farming Deadeye - one of the fastest Map farming builds in PoE with endless DPS scaling from Dexterity-stacking
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.16] Doomfletch's Prism Tornado Shot Deadeye - a very cost-effective Tornado Shot build that utilizes Doomfletch's Prism to deal tons of Elemental Damage based on your Physical DPS that is amplified by Bloodthirst Support and permanent low-life status
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.16] The Ultimate Flicker Strike Raider - the all-around best version of Flicker Strike build. It melts content and packs of enemies in seconds and with its solid defenses, it's one of the smoothest Melee builds in the game
    [MELEE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.16] Trinity Spectral Helix Raider - a swift Raider build that, to some extent, resembles the Hammerdin/Paladin from Diablo 2. It throws copies of your equipped weapon that orbit around your character damaging enemies and bouncing when colliding with walls
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.16] Elemental Hit Raider Build - one of the most powerful Bow/Ranged with nearly infinite DPS scaling that can reach over 100kk easily. This build is based purely on Elemental Hit's Fire Element
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.16] CoC Ice Spear Deadeye - one of the best Deadeye builds we have played in 3.13 which offers high Spell damage from several trigger mechanics and high defenses based on Hybrid Life/Energy Shield setup with Corrupted Soul Passive to benefit from two types of Leech simultaneously
    [RANGED] [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.15] Elemental Hit Trinity Wander Pathfinder - a very fast, tanky (and expensive) Wander build that utilizes all three types of Elemental Damage from Elemental Hit and inflicts 5 different ailments by utilizing Secrets of Suffering and Skitterbots to take your damage to a whole new level
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.15] Elemental Spectral Shield Throw Raider - insanely fast build with nearly unlimited damage scaling by the primary stats on your equipped Shield. This build uses 100% Physical to Elemental Damage Conversion and utilizes Secrets of Suffering to apply three types of ailments: Scorch, Brittle, and Sap
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  21. [3.15] Scourge Arrow/Toxic Rain Pathfinder - one of the most powerful Poison Ranger builds that grant tons of spreading Poison damage, obliterating enemies all over your screen
    [RANGED] [POISON] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  22. [3.15] Frost Blades Raider - perma-freeze and insane map farming speed with high single-target DPS make this one of the best Melee builds to play since Patch 3.12 and the Heist League
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  23. [3.14] Viper Strike Pathfinder - a very unusual Melee/Poison build which utilizes very complex but powerful defensive mechanics that include Transcendence and Iron Reflexes Passives, and offers very high sustainable DPS from scaling Poison Damage
    [MELEE] [POISON] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  24. [3.14] Toxic Rain Pathfinder Starter - one of the best Ranged Starter builds for a very long time now which relies on high stackable DoT damage from Toxic Rain and amazing Ranger's mobility
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  25. [3.11] Kinetic Bolt/Power Siphon CI Raider - the most visually appealing build for PoE with massive clear speed and endless damage scaling via Intelligence attribute
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  26. [3.9] Artillery Ballista Deadeye - amazing Starter build for Patch 3.9 and the Metamorph League based on the newly introduced Ballista/Totem Skill which deals massive Fire AoE Damage in a sequence of fiery explosions
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Shadow Class PoE
  1. [3.17] Soulrend/Bane Trickster - a swift Chaos DoT build that can efficiently and quickly farm Mid Tier Maps. It's based on the most niche class currently, that's underperforming in basically all aspects except for the speed, but it's still quite enjoyable and smooth to play
    [CASTER] [CHAOS] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] Explosive Trap Saboteur Build - a very flexible Trapper build that offers tons of single-target DPS and decent AoE. Can be played in many ways and variations depending on your personal preferences - our setup revolves around Annihilating Light with high Evasion Rating and Ghost Dance Passive
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] Fire Blade Assassin Build - extremely powerful Spell Caster build that utilizes Unleash Support to quickly summon 10 spiraling Blades to deal massive damage all around your character and cause fiery explosions from Herald of Thunder
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Herald of Thunder Auto-Bomber Assassin - one of the most enjoyable (and fastest) builds in PoE which basically lets you run around Maps without barely using any skills
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Poison Spectral Helix Assassin - one of the most cost-efficient builds that rely on extremely cheap Unique Items and scales Poison damage by Crit. Multiplier from Assassin's Ascendenc and Nightblade Support Gem thanks to the use of Perfect Agony Notable Passive
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [POISON] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Seismic Trap/Exsanguinate Saboteur - a powerful Trapper build that deals purely Physical DPS offering massive single-target DPS with extra powerful DoT effect from Exsanguinate
    [TRAP] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Ice Trap Saboteur - powerful Trapper build based on the buffed Ice Trap Skill that deals simply massive Cold Damage with a reasonable AoE
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Glacial Cascade Miner - a great Starter Build with good AoE and survivability from Dodge and Wind Dancer Passives
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.17] Pyroclast Mine Saboteur - very powerful Miner/Saboteur build based on Energy Shield/Low-Life from Shavronne's Wrappings and one of the newly introduced Spells - Pyroclast Mine
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.17] Lightning Trap Saboteur - Starter version of one of the most powerful Trap builds in the game. Not only Traps weren't that much affected by nerfs in 3.15, but also the Lightning Spire Trap which this build uses for single-target DPS was buffed
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.17] Reap Assassin build - one of the most interesting builds out of all the new ones introduced in Patch 3.14. It utilizes two powerful Physical Spells which deal high base damage and extra DoT - Reap and Exstanguinate
    [CASTER] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.16] Vaal Blight/Essence Drain Trickster - Chaos Inoculation/Energy Shield version of this incredibly popular Chaos DoT build. It offers solid damage and insane slow from Hinder and Vaal Blight making it very safe to play even against end-game Bosses
    [CASTER] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.17] Storm Brand Assassin - the best Brand build that utilizes Storm Brand to deal simply massive Lightning Damage to enemies all around you. It is further increased by Assassins bonuses to Critical Strike damage
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.16] Cospri's CoC Ice Nova/Frostbolt Assassin - fast and deadly map farming build based on Cospri's Malice unique sword
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.16] Lightning Trap Low-Life Saboteur - the end-game version of Lightning Trap Saboteur which offers much higher damage and is based on Shavronne's Wrappings to gain the permanent Low-Life benefits
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD] [LOW-LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.15] Bladefall Blast Blast Assassin - a great League Starter build based on stacking Poison DoTs with Blade Blast's explosions
    [CASTER] [POISON] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.15] Blade Trap Saboteur - a very unique Trapper build that relies on Attack/Melee Trap to deals damage in a small area around the Trap location which deals solid sustainable damage over its duration
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.14] Purifying Flame Low-Life Miner - end-game variation of our Purifying Flame Miner build which basically utilizes Shavronne's Wrappings and Energy Shield for defenses, and benefits from extra Auras to increase your DPS
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD] [LOW-LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.14] Purifying Flame Miner Saboteur - an amazing Starter Build based on Physical to Fire Damage conversion offered by Purifying Flame and Avatar of Fire. This build also offers a solid transition to end-game with its' low-life variation
    [TRAP] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.14] Blade Vortex Poison Assassin - this build has the highest DPS out of all builds we made for Patch 3.11 and didn't cost even close to a fortune. It's one of the most cost-effective builds in PoE currently
    [CASTER] [POISON] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  21. [3.12] Lightning/Galvanic Arrow Chaos Trickster - insanely fast Map farming build based on Trickster's and Eternity Shroud Elemental to Chaos Damage conversion
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  22. [3.12] Replica Alberon's Poison Scourge Arrow Assassin - extremely powerful Poison build based on the Replica Alberon's Warpath Boots
    [RANGED] [POISON] [CHAOS] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  23. [3.12] Blazing Salvo Miner Saboteur - a very solid Starter Build with 0 Item requirements and very high AoE and single-target DPS
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  24. [3.12] Essence Drain Trickster - one of the best PoE builds to date based on the most popular Chaos/DoT spell which offers insane clear speed
    [CASTER] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  25. [3.11] Wintertide Brand CI/DoT Trickster - extremely fast Mapper based on the newly added Wintertide Brand Spell which deals massive Cold Damage over Time to enemies in its radius
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [DOT] [ENERGY SHIELD] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  26. [3.11] Fireball Trickster Starter Build - one of the fastest and most cost-effective Starter builds based on the Ignite mechanics and Trickster class
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  27. [3.10] Explosive Arrow Miner - one of the best Starter builds we have tested in Metamorph League. It offers massive burst and AoE while on a budget making it a perfect pick
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  28. [3.9] Mjolner Ball Lightning/Arc Assassin - one of the fastest builds for Patch 3.9 based on the legendary Mjölner Unique Gavel. It utilizes triggering Arc and Ball Lightning with insane frequency
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  29. [3.9] Arc Miner Saboteur - one of the most cost-effective builds as of Patch 3.3, and still one of the best Starter builds in 3.5
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  30. [3.9] Cobra Lash Assassin - extremely fast Poison build based on the new Cobra Lash Attack and reworked Assassin Ascendancy class
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [POISON] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  31. [3.8] Icicle Mine Saboteur - the best Miner build for Patch 3.8 and the Blight League based on the powerful Cold/Projectile based Mines with insane AoE farming capabilities
    [MINE] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Scion Class PoE
  1. [3.17] Heartbound Loop Autobomber Ascendant - pretty much the most exciting build of the current Patch which may not live long enough because of how it utilizes mechanics that potentially shouldn't have worked that way in the first place. It's a Cast when Damage Taken build that trigger Ice Spear and Freezing Pulse, while allowing you to take over 15k Damage per Second with all of it being prevented by Ward with Olroth's Resolve Flask active
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [WARD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.16] Corrupting Fever Ascendant Build - a build that quickly applies stacks of Corrupting Fever by Ball Lightning projectiles fired automatically via Cast while Channelling in Sire of Shards Staff, and solid single-target DPS with proper investments in gear
    [TRIGGER] [PHYSICAL] [DOT] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.16] Whispering Ice CI Ascendant - a very powerful build that can endlessly scale Icestorm's damage and Energy Shield via Intelligence attribute
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.14] Indigon CoC Ice Spear Ascendant - insanely powerful build that utilizes Cospri's Malice and Cast on Critical Gem to trigger a lot of Cold-based Spells with greatly increased damage thanks to Indigon Helmet and very high Mana pool
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.14] Exsanguinate Scion Ascendant Build - a very interesting build based on the newly introduced Exsanguinate Skill which deals Physical Dot with extra stackable DoT effect
    [CASTER] [PHYSICAL] [DOT] [LOW LIFE] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Templar Class PoE
  1. [3.17] Shockwave Totem Hierophant - Lightning Damage conversion build that uses Astral Project to greatly increase the effectiveness, damage, and clear speed of your Shockwave Totems
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] Spark Inquisitor Build - a very simple yet powerful Spell Caster build which offers simply amazing clear speed by filling your entire screen with deadly lightning sparks. With no item requirements, this may also be a great League Starter Build
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] Storm Brand Hierophant Build - powerful and enjoyable Brand build based on the unique Storm Brand Spell and the Agnostic Passive for massive defensive bonus
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Rolling Magma self-cast Inquisitor - a very powerful Spell Caster build with tons of end-game potential if you can invest in items like The Squire and crafted Wands with additional Support Gems. This can also work as a very solid League Starter build for Patch 3.17 with nearly no item requirements
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID] [STARTER]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Righteous Fire Inquisitor - one of the tankiest builds in Path of Exile, which offers massive Life and Energy Shield Regeneration and greatly increased Elemental damage thanks to the use of Tempered of War unique passive
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [DOT] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Manabond Mjölner Hierophant Build - a very smooth and unusual build that utilizes Mjölner to trigger Manabond skill that has greatly increased damage by maintaining very high Mana Pool as Hierophant character
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Siege Ballista Totem Hierophant Build - a true Boss-killer Totem build that utilizes the Iron Commander and stacks Dexterity attribute to boost the damage and number of Siege Ballistas that you are going to spawn
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Eye of Winter CoC Inquisitor - one of the most powerful CoC setups in the game currently which utilizes Mjloner to automatically trigger Hydrosphere which boots your effective DPS, and some interesting defensive mechanics offered by the Inquisitor class
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.17] Arakaali's Spider Summoner Guardian - presumably the tankiest Minion build in the game which allows you to reach over 100k Armour Rating, and cap Attack and Block Chance while dealing solid sustainable damage with Arakaali's Fang Spiders and Sentinels of Purity
    [MINION] [CHAOS] [POISON] [LIFE] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.17] Freezing Pulse Totem Hierophant - exceptionally powerful Totem build that permanently benefits from the Low-Life status and additional bonuses from Pain Attunement and Viridi's Veil without reducing one's Life
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.16] Chaos Flameblast Totem Hierophant - a very interesting Fire to Chaos Conversion build that deals high AOE Damage with multiple Totems but also benefits from additional Poison DPS thanks to the use of Consuming Dark Daggers and alternate quality Flameblast Gem
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.16] Energy Blade "Jedi Master" Inquisitor - a very interesting, attribute stacking build that utilizes the most unique PoE ability; Energy Blade. Combined with Battlemage Passive it greatly boosts the damage of Arc triggered by your Crits with Cyclone, making it an exceptionally interesting and enjoyable build
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.16] Mjolner CoC Ball Lighting Inquisitor - extremely smooth and enjoyable Cast on Crit build which utilizes Mjolner Unique Gavel to unleash a torrent of powerful Lightning Spells and obliterate entire screens of enemies
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.15] Forbidden Rite Totems Hierophant - a once decent Totem build that utilizes the Forbidden Rite Spell. It sacrifices part of the caster's Life on cast, so it's best to use it with Totems which will instead take the damage, but because of their recently lowered Life, it's no longer such a powerful build
    [TOTEM] [CHAOS] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.14] Kinetic Bolt Ballista Totem Hierophant - a very unusual non-meta build that utilizes Indigon to scale the Attack DPS of your Kinetic Bolt that is used by multiple Ballista Totems with increased damage
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.14] Blade Blast Inquisitor - one of the most powerful Starter and regular builds in the game currently thanks to massive added Spell Damage from Battlemage Passive
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.13] Detonate Dead Inquisitor - a very interesting non-meta Templar Hybrid build which offers massive AoE Damage from detonating corpses
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBIRD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.13] Elemental Hit Ballista Totem Hierophant - one of the most powerful Totems/Ballista builds we have ever played, and that is a one that's actually extremely budget-friendly at the same time
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.13] Dominating Blow Herald of Purity Guardian - very powerful, budget-friendly Melee/Summoner build based on the Guardian Ascendancy and Sentinel Minions from Herald of Purity and Dominating Blow skills
    [MELEE] [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.13] Ball Lightning Hierophant Templar Build - one of the best Spell Caster builds based on the recently added Archmage Support Gem and stacking enormous Mana Pool to greatly boost up the damage of your abilities. This guide includes the "full" ES build and a Life/Starter version based on budget items
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  21. [3.11] Penance Brand Inquisitor Templar build - a very unique quasi-channeled Brand-build that utilizes the Penance Brand Spell that builds up stages for massive AoE explosions
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  22. [3.11] Holy Flame Totem Hierophant - one of the most powerful and fully end-game viable Totem builds in PoE
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
Witch Class PoE
  1. [3.17] Phantasmal Cremation Necromancer - the tankiest and the most powerful non-Minion Necromancer build. Face tank most of the Bosses thanks to the high Armour with instant Energy Shield recovery from Aegis Aurora while dealing tons of damage from exploding Corpses from combining Phantasmal Cremation and Phantasmal Unearth Skills
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  2. [3.17] Flame Golem Necromancer Summoner - a very straightforward Minion/Summon build based on one of the oldest, and previously extremely popular Golem Spell. With the new Masteries, Alternate Quality Gems, and Items, it's once again a fully viable end-game Skill
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  3. [3.17] The Baron Zombie Summoner Build - a Strength-stacking build that utilizes the Baron Unique Helmet that allows you to summon additional Zombies and have their damage increased by your Strength Attribute
    [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  4. [3.17] Holy Relic Necromancer Build - unusual Summoner build that deals high damage with two summoned Holy Relic that deals high AoE damage whenever you hit an enemy with an Attack
    [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  5. [3.17] Cast on Crit Forbidden Rite Occultist - one of the most well-rounded "trigger" builds that allows you to cast Forbidden Rite with massively increased damage and frequency
    [TRIGGER] [CHAOS] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  6. [3.17] Chaos Cyclone Occultist Build - a Strength-stacking build that allows you to massively boost the DPS of your Attacks via Unique Items like Crown of Eyes, The Iron Fortress, and Iron Will Passive
    [MELEE] [CHAOS] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  7. [3.17] Low-Life Wintertide Brand Occultist Build - one of the most powerful Cold DoT builds currently with simply insane defensive capabilities based on Aegis Aurora's massive ES recovery, tons of Armour, and very high Block Chance
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [DOT] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  8. [3.17] Absolution Necromancer Starter Build - insanely powerful Minion build that offers absurd single-target damage given the budget, with an even more powerful end-game variation based on Doryani's Prototype
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  9. [3.17] Vortex/Cold Snap Low-Life Occultist - one of the most powerful DPS-wise Cold DoT spell casters builds in the Path of Exile. It's also extremely tanky with nearly 90% Physical Damage mitigation and Divine Shield Passive
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [DOT] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  10. [3.17] Explosive Arrow Ballista Elementalist - one of the most popular Starter Builds currently which allows you to scale Ignite damage by quickly stacking 20 Explosive Arrows on your target thanks to the use of multiple Ballista Totems to use to skill for you with increased frequency
    [TOTEM] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  11. [3.17] Crackling Lance Trinity Elementalist - extremely powerful self-cast/spell-caster build based on the Crackling Lance which deals Cold and Lightning damage via damage conversion, and utilizes the Trinity Support Gem and Intensify for massive DPS bonuses
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  12. [3.17] Summon Skeleton Mages Necromancer - one of the most powerful Minion builds that utilizes the Dead Reckoning Unique Jewel to turn your Summoned Skeletons into Skeleton Mages that deal massive damage with Spells
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  13. [3.17] Arc Witch Elementalist - a beginner-friendly build that relies on stacking Mana for massive DPS and defensive bonuses from Arcane Cloak and Agnostic Passive
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  14. [3.17] Summon Raging Spirit Necromancer - a powerful and beginner-friendly Minion build that utilizes Summoning Raging Spirits and Minion Instability Keystone for powerful Fire AoE explosions
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  15. [3.17] Bane Occultist - one of the best League Starter builds after the global increases to Mana Cost of Skills which allows you to easily scale Bane damage without additional Mana Multiplier from Support Gems
    [CASTER] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  16. [3.17] Detonate Dead Ignite Elementalist - a budget-friendly build with simply ABSURD single-target DPS that's based on creating corpses with the highest possible Life and Detonating them with 100% Chance to Ignite and increased DoT Damage
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [HYBRID] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  17. [3.17] Carrion Golem Summoner Necromancer - a very powerful Golem build which supposedly the highest single-target DPS out of all Golem builds in PoE
    [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  18. [3.17] Death Wish Ignite Elementalist - a very interesting non-meta build uses its Minions to apply Ignite debuffs on enemies via the Death Wish Spell granted by Maw of Mischief Unique Helmet
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [HYBRID]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  19. [3.17] Hexblast Occultist - a very unique Ignite/DoT Build that utilizes the Hexblast Ability and Blackflame Unique Ring to deal Chaos Damage over Time with Ignites that is amplified by the number of Curses applied to enemies manually
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  20. [3.17] Winter Orb Occultist - insanely fast (and powerful) Hybrid Build based on stacking Power and Frenzy Charges for massive DPS, Crit. and AoE bonuses
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  21. [3.17] Self-cast Forbidden Rite Occultist - the way Forbidden Rite was presumably meant to be played. This build utilizes Divine Flesh and Occultist Ascendancy to greatly mitigate the self-damage from Forbidden Rite, and combined with massive Life Recovery from triggered Spells offers very high damage and solid defenses at the same time
    [CASTER] [CHAOS] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  22. [3.17] Kinetic Blast CI Occultist - Amazing INT-stacking Wander build with nearly unlimited DPS scaling via Intelligence stat and crafted Wand affix
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  23. [3.17] Caustic Arrow/Death Aura Occultist - a power Chaos DoT build based on the Unique Death's Oath Armour that grants the Death Aura Skill making it a very interesting choice for Witch characters
    [RANGED] [CHAOS] [DOT] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  24. [3.16] Arakaali's Spider Summoner Occultist - one of the most powerful Minion builds in the game that utilizes The Squire Shield to add 3 extra Support Gems to your Summoned Spiders for a massive DPS boost
    [MINION] [CHAOS] [POISON] [HYBRID] 
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  25. [3.16] Armageddon Brand Elementalist - enjoyable build based on the Armageddon Brand Spell and high Ignite damage. Excellent for a Starter build
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [HYBRID] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  26. [3.16] Crest of Desire's Autobomber Elementalist - a very unique auto-bomber setup that deals millions of damage with Herald of Thunder on just one link in the Unique Crest of Desire setup with additional strikes triggered by two Storm Secret Rings
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  27. [3.16] Eye of Winter Occultist - a very powerful Spell Caster build that utilizes Frenzy and Power Charges to greatly buff the DPS of Spells which are fueled by Energy Shield from Eldritch Battery
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  28. [3.16] Cospri's CoC Ice Spear Occultist - the best "trigger" setup currently that utilizes piercing/anomalous version of Ice Spear that offers insane single-target DPS but also wide area coverage. By using Occultist with extra Power Charges it is much easier to sustain Mana with this build after recent changes in Patch 3.15
    [TRIGGER] [ELEMENTAL] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  29. [3.16] Ignite Discharge Elementalist - the most powerful Fire Damage over Time Build which deals over 50kk damage per second with Ignite thanks to massive Discharge's base damage from stacking all three types of Charges
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  30. [3.16] Spectre Summoner Necromancer - one of the best Starter builds for Patch 3.16. Extremely fun to play. Lead an army of extremely powerful spellcaster Spectres to fight for you
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  31. [3.16] Carrion Golem Low-Life Auramancer - an alternative version of our Carrion Golem build which utilizes 11 different Auras for massive bonuses both to yourself and your Minions
    [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LOW-LIFE] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  32. [3.16] Vaal Fireball Ignite Proliferation Elementalist - fast and deadly Witch build for mid/high Tier map farming
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [HYBRID] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  33. [3.16] Volatile Dead Spellslinger Necromancer - one of the most powerful (and expensive) we have ever made on our website. It's based on the new trigger Support Gem - Spellslinger
    [TRIGGER]] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [HYBRID] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  34. [3.16] Creeping Frost Occultist Starter Build - a very budget-friendly Hybrid build with high Cold DoT and solid defenses
    [CASTER] [ELEMENTAL] [HYBRID]
    Budget: Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  35. [3.15] Reaper Summoner Necromancer - the most unique Summoner build which relies on a single powerful Minion that not only deals very high damage but feeds on your other "temporary" Minions to gain buffs and heal itself
    [MINION] [PHYSICAL] [IMPALE] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  36. [3.14] Burning Arrow Ignite Proliferation Elementalist - extremely powerful Bow/Ranged build which utilizes deadly Ignite that spreads quickly to all enemies around your screen and kills everything nearly instantly thanks to increased speed
    [RANGED] [ELEMENTAL] [IGNITE] [LIFE] [STARTER]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  37. [3.12] Stone Golem CI Elementalist - one of the best Golem builds in terms of single-target DPS and defenses. It's quite expensive, but because of very unique playstyle and your Minions' skillset it's totally worth trying out
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [ENERGY SHIELD]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
  38. [3.10] Zombie/Skeletons Necromancer - one of the most powerful Summoner builds out there with near to no specific Unique items requirements
    [MINION] [ELEMENTAL] [LIFE]
    Budget: 
    Boss DPS: AoE: Defenses: 
 

OBSOLETE BUILDS

  1. Flaming Skeleton Archers Necromancer build - Summoner build based on the alternative quality Summon Skeletons Gem that allows you to create Skeleton Archers
  2. Blade Blast Endbringer Elementalist - Herald stacking Elementalist Build which utilized potent Damage Conversion and stacked Enbringer Passives to boost your damage
  3. Triple Herald Blade Vortex Elementalist - Spell Caster build based on the reworked Elementalist Ascendancy Class that used three Herald Spells to boost the damage
  4. Consecrated Path MeleeMancer build - an experimental Melee Necromancer build with a swift leaping AoE attack
  5. Doomfletch's LA Elementalist build - experimental triple Golem Elementalist LA build, based on the powerful Doomfletch's Prism unique bow
  6. Doryani's Touch Herald Elementalist - unarmed Melee Witch that used Doryani's Fist and its' unique inherent ability
  7. Blade Flurry Occultist - an experimental Melee build that dealt converted Cold Damage boosted by Spell Damage thanks to the use of Crown of Eyes
  8. Arc Hexa-Spell Totem Hierophant - one of the most powerful Totem builds in Path of Exile. Great as a Starter build as well
  9. Winter Orb CwC Ice Spear Inquisitor - we call it the "Teleporting Turret". It's one of the best spellcaster builds in Patch 3.5
  10. Immortal Poet Minion build - the best and the most action-packed Minion build in Path of Exile
  11. Poet's Pen Volatile Dead Inquisitor - a reworked version of our previous Poet's Pen build. One of the most enjoyable builds out there
  12. Flameblast Totem Inquisitor - Life-oriented build with extreme damage output. Great for a starter build as well as end-game content farmer. One of the highest damage in Path of Exile!
  13. Flameblast Totem Starter Build - this is the budget and beginner's friendly version of the original version of our Flameblast Totem build
  14. Lightning Strike Inquisitor - one of the highest DPS characters in Path of Exile. Also, the cheapest class to build to face the Shaper!
  15. Quad Dark Pact Totem Hierophant - extremely powerful Chaos Damage based  Spell Totem build
  16. RF Totem Hierophant - extremely powerful build based on the reworked Hierophant Class
  17. Bladefall Lightning Conversion Totem Hierophant - powerful quad-Totem build which used nearly full Lightning Bladefall spell
  18. Magic Find CI Spark Templar Inquisitor - one of the most efficient PoE currency farming build out there
  19. Herald Stacking Ethereal Knives Guardian - one of the best builds during its' time which allowed players to reach some insane numbers from stacking Herald and Auras
  20. Quad Frostbolt Totem Hierophant - budget-friendly, hybrid Life/ES Starter build
  21. Righteous Fire/Scorching Ray LL Guardian - tanky build which  could reach 20k Energy Shield back in the days with tons of Armour 
  22. Crit. Arc Inquisitor - beginner's friendly build that provides amazing AoE damage and allows to start mapping with as little as four links
  23. Freezing Spark Inquisitor - extremely fast Map farming build based on the severely upgraded Spark Spell
  24. Wild Strike inquisitor - extremely fast and deadly melee build based on 100% Elemental Damage conversion from Wild Strike attack skill
  25. Armor-Stacking "Smiter" Ascendant - a powerful build that is based on increasing the effectiveness of Auras to boost ones' Armour Rating and grant insane DPS bonuses from Replica Dreamfeather Sword
  26. Flicker Strike Ascendant - one of the fastest builds in Path of Exile. Zipping around maps and killing everything before you even notice
  27. Freezing Poet Scion - fast and enjoyable Poet's Pen build based on Freezing Pulse and Ice Spear spells
  28. Brutal Cyclone Scion-Ascendant - very powerful end-game Melee build based on the Raider and Slayer Ascendancy classes
  29. Toxic Rain Agony Crawler Scion - build that utilizes a completely new playstyle; a Ranger/Summoner
  30. Skeleton Mages Scion Summoner - a great variation of the popular Skeleton Mage Summoner/Necromancer Build. We give you a much more well-balanced, five Auras and high Life version of this build as a Scion-Ascendant
  31. Vaal Power Siphon Scion - utilize the powers of Elementalist and Raider Ascendancy classes in this extremely fast map farming build
  32. Mjölner Discharge Ascendant - unique trigger-on-hit Discharge build with insane charges generation
  33. Dancing Dervish Scion Necro/Juggernaut build - one of the fastest-paced builds in Path of Exile. Intriguing Minion-type Scion build
  34. Ice Shot Windripper Raider/Elementalist - powerful Elemental Bow build with high Magic Find utility
  35. Impaling Tornado Shot Champion - most likely the tankiest and one of the most powerful Tornado Shot builds out there
  36. Blade Flurry Gladiator - a great starter build based on high Melee/Physical Damage and Block Chance
  37. Bladestorm Gladiator build - versatile melee build which utilizes the Bladestorm Attack Skill and new Blood and Sand stances
  38. [3.6] Divine Ire Inquisitor build - a very interesting build based on the Divine Ire spell that resembles Dragon Ball's Kamehameha wave
  39. Ngamahu's Flame Cyclone Slayer - Shaper/Guardians/Uber Atziri viable build
  40. The Ultimate Molten Strike Gladiator - one of the best Starter builds for Patch 3.6 and Synthesis League, and at the same time, an extremely potent end-game Melee fighter
  41. Shattering Steel Impaling Totems Champion build - one of the most exciting Totem builds out there, and a great Starter build for Patch 3.5
  42. Vaal Reave White Wind Champion - one of the best and most satisfying Melee builds in PoE
  43. Vaal Double Strike Gladiator - great starter build based on the reworked Vaal Double Strike attack skill and Bleed mechanic
  44. Glacial Hammer DW Gladiator - one of the fastest and most powerful Gladiator Builds we have tested so far. One-shots all packs up to Tier 15 with barely 10 Ex budget
  45. Big Bad Zombies Champion - one of its kind Minion build. Suck in enemies while Zombie melt them in seconds. Gained tremendous buff in Patch 3.5 with the newly introduced Impale mechanics
  46. Tectonic Slam Slayer - powerful elemental conversion melee build
  47. Starforge Sweep Juggernaut - extremely powerful Melee build which can cover the entire screen with a single Sweep obliterating enemies instantly with massive (over 1Mil) Hits
  48. Doomfletch's Prism Scourge Arrow Berserker - one of the best Elemental Bow builds for the Berserker class which allows us to farm Uber Elder with ease
  49. Shockwave Totem Chieftain - very durable Starter build based on Shockwave Totems and Fire Damage Conversion
  50. Incinerate Chieftain Starter build - very durable Fire Spell Caster build which makes a great League Starter with no specific item requirements
  51. Ancestral Warchief Berserker - extremely powerful and budget-friendly build. It provides one of the easiest transitions from a starter build to fully end-game viable monster
  52. Purifying Flame Cospri's CoC Chieftain - 100% Damage Conversion to Fire Cospri's Malice build, and probably the first ever Cospri's Chieftain build to take down Shaper :)
  53. Consecrated Path Juggernaut - one of the fastest leveling/farming Melee builds in the game based on the Oni-Goroshi unique sword
  54. Righteous Fire Juggernaut - one of the most popular RF builds in Path of Exile
  55. Ancestral Warchief 2H Chieftain - extremely cheap and powerful Starter build
  56. Dreadsurge Molten Strike Chieftain - one of the best Molten Strike builds out there. High DPS and extremely tanky
  57. Crit. Earthquake Juggernaut - excellent Melee Starter builds based on the Vaal Earthquake skill and Hegemony's Era unique staff
  58. Righteous Fire Chieftain - Uber Atziri/Uber Lab farmer with incredible damage and Life pool
  59. Ahn's Might Juggernaut - powerful and budget-friendly starter build. Perfect for temporary events and contests
  60. Disintegrator EK Cyclone Juggernaut - very unique build based on the Disintegrator Elder staff and Cast on Melee Kill Support Gem
  61. BoR Infernal Blow Chieftain - solid and tanky Fire Damage conversion Melee fighter
  62. Burning Arrow Berserker - powerful ranged Berserker build based on the reworked Ignite mechanic
  63. RF Totem Chieftain - another great starter build. Amazing damage and no special item requirements make it one of the most suitable builds to start a new League
  64. CwC Lightning Tendrils/Shock Nova Berserker - extremely tanky and visually appealing Berserker build. Great for farming mid to high tier maps
  65. Poet's Pen Volatile Dead Berserker -our favorite Path of Exile build in patch 3.1. Extremely fast and powerful fire spell-caster build
  66. Burning Icestorm Blood Magic Berserker - powerful spell-caster build based on the Whispering Ice unique staff
  67. Windripper Elemental Tornado Shot Deadeye - one of the fastest Bow builds in the game which relies on Mirage Archer to clear everything in a blink of an eye
  68. Viper Strike/Herald of Agony Pathfinder - one the best Melee/Poison builds in PoE which unlimited DPS scaling potential
  69. Bleed Tornado Shot Deadeye - pure-physical DPS variation of the extremely popular Tornado Shot build
  70. Kinetic Blast Pathfinder - this is the fastest and the most efficient map farming builds in PoE
  71. Tornado Shot Raider - an updated version of our TS Deadeye build. This one maximizes the DPS output and end-game content potential
  72. Fire Elemental Hit Deadeye - extremely powerful starter build based on Elemental Hit's damage conversion
  73. Hopeshredder Scourge Arrow Raider - powerful ranged build based on the Hopeshredder Elder Bow and newly added Scourge Arrow skill
  74. Melee Elemental Hit Raider - Melee variation of the 100% Fire Damage conversion Elemental Hit build
  75. White Wind Double Strike Raider - extremely powerful cold-based melee fighter which fully utilizes the potential of the newly introduced unique White Wind dagger
  76. Chaos Winter Orb Trickster - one of the best 3.6 builds based on The Eternity Shroud and insane Chaos Damage Conversion
  77. Oro's Flickster - one of the best Flicker Strike builds out there which can melt all Path of Exile's content
  78. Magma Orb Gloomfang Trickster - one of the fastest spell-caster builds in Path of Exile with a completely absurd level of DPS
  79. Bleed/Poison Cyclone Trickster - fast and lethal Melee build based on the Cyclone Attack skill and powerful DoT
  80. Facebreaker Ice Crash Assassin - the best Unarmed build we have tested so far in Path of Exile. We call it the "One Punch" build since it one-shots everything on your way
  81. Quill Rain Poison Assassin build  - effective 10,000,000 DPS with Poison makes this one of the most powerful builds on the list 
  82. Caustic Arrow Trickster - extremely fast build based on Queen of the Forest armor and the reworked Caustic Arrow skill
  83. Poison Spectral Throw Assassin - extremely efficient Poison-based map farming Shadow build
  84. Poet's Pen Blade Vortex/Bladefall Poison Assassin - powerful Poison  Assassin build based on the Poet's Pen Wands
  85. Poet's Pen Lightning Warp/Storm Call Assassin  - very fast and enjoyable Poet's Pen Assassin build
  86. Chin Sol Blast Rain Trapper - our recommended Trapper build for Patch 3.3
  87. Voltaxic Rift Chaos Arc Trapper - powerful Chaos Damage conversion build based on the Saboteur class and Arc Traps
  88. Tornado Shot/Barrage Poison Ranged Attack Totem Trickster - for all the players that thought RAT is dead. Up to 5 Million DPS per Totem on a very reasonable budget
  89. Frostbolt Miner Saboteur - incredibly fun to play budget build. It is based on a rather niche playstyle - Saboteur-based spell caster using remote mines support gem
  90. Six-Curse CI Elemental Hit Trickster - powerful Chaos Inoculation build that utilizes the Doedre's unique items
  91. Oni-Goroshi Molten Strike Trickster  - extremely powerful melee build based on the reworked Trickster class and unique Oni-Goroshi sword
  92. Elemental Hit Wander Elementalist - very powerful Elemental Hit build which is made exactly like this Skill was originally meant to be played - with the use of all three Elements
  93. Winter Orb Elementalist - non-crit build based on one of the most powerful Spells in PoE
  94. Essence Drain/Contagion Occultist - Low-Life/ES build based on the extremely powerful Chaos Damage over Time
  95. Ice Golem Elementalist - powerful end-game viable Summoner build based on The Primordial Chain Amulet
  96. Shock Nova Elementalist - self-cast build based on Shock Nova that deals a reasonable amount of AoE damage with an increased chance to Shock
  97. Freezing Pulse Elementalist - beginner and budget-friendly Witch spellcaster build. Great as a League starter build for the Witch class
  98. SRS Necromancer Starter Build - a budget-friendly version of one of the best League Starter Builds out there

 

 

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