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Poison Javazon Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

Poison Javazon Build for Diablo 2 Resurrected

One of the deadliest DoT builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected for the Amazon Class

Poison Javazon
Amazon Build

For Diablo 2 Resurrected

Build notes:
September 27, 2021
-Build created


Build Overview

Poison Javazon is a very powerful early-to-mid-game Build that has close to no competition up to level ~50, however, it falls a bit out of favor in the late game. This happens for two reasons; 1 - Poison and Plague Javelins are very powerful and scale very well with additional Skill Points, which makes them perfect for leveling, but they deal mostly Poison Damage and thus have problems with enemies immune to it. 2 - They only synergize with each other, and thus builds that use them don't transition too well into the end-game, as they simply lack synergies (in the eyes of the community, at least). 

The featured build fixes Poison Javazon's late-game problems by mixing it up with Valkyrie. As a result, it has a powerful personal tank that soaks up most of the incoming damage and gives Plague Jav's poison enough time to melt down the opposition. Our version of Poison Javazon is still a great starter build; we've just added a late-game component to it, for those of you who like the playstyle and want to play it beyond level ~50 or so. 

You can also check our other  Diablo 2 Resurrected Builds


 Pros  Cons
 Great Starter Build   Relies mostly on one type of damage - Poison, so enemies resistant to it can cause problems 
 Relatively High Damage Output, even without high-end gear   Amazon's Poison Skills lack synergies which makes them scale into the late game a bit worse than other similar skills 
 Can easily be run on a tight budget   You will need a lot of +Skills to see this build's full end-game potential 



  1. Strength - All you want, in terms of Strength, is enough of it to equip everything you will want to use on your character. 
  2. Dexterity - Same as Strength - you only need enough Dexterity to meet gear requirements... unless you're going for max block; then, spend enough points here to achieve it. 
  3. Vitality - You should put all your remaining points here - main stat. 
  4. Energy - Adding points to Energy is an extreme waste - don't do it. 

This is the core Skill Tree of this Build. It provides you with your main offensive ability - Plague Javelin that deals solid initial damage and finishes off enemies with an extremely powerful poison effect. 


  1. Jab [1/20] - A skill that makes you perform a rapid burst of stabbing attacks with a Javelin or a Spear. Jab requires a lot of Attack Rating to work well, but you want to invest some points into Penetrate anyway. With some soft points from gear, this should become a potent backup melee skill. 
  2. Poison Javelin [20/20] - A thrown Javelin that deals poison damage and leaves a trail of poison clouds behind it. This is your main synergy skill (it increases Plague Javelin's poison Damage by 12% per level). You will also use it as your main offensive skill before you unlock Plague Javelin. 
  3. Lightning Bolt [1/20] - Prerequisite. Leaves a trail of lightning and does lightning damage. 
  4. Plague Javelin [20/20] - A thrown Javelin that deals poison damage and leaves a trail of poison clouds behind it. This one also explodes in a vast cloud of poison after it connects with its Target. It has 4 seconds Cooldown (use the downtime to run around or Jab some closeby monsters). Unlike Poison Javelin, Plague Javelin also deals increased Physical Damage, so it benefits more from Critical Strike. This is your main offensive ability - you should max it out. 
  5. Lightning Fury [X/20] - Optional. Creates a powerful lightning bolt that releases multiple subsequent bolts of lightning from the target it impacts. Lightning Fury has a very strong synergy with Pierce - the second release of bolts can occur if another monster or wall lies behind the original target. Maxing this out in a Poison Javazon Build is an old-school way of doing things; if you like the skill, you can do it - just remember that Lightning Fury is much less effective without maxed synergies (thus, we'd recommend investing in Valkyrie and its synergies instead of using it). You could also spend 1 point on this and use it as backup (Javelin thrown by Lightning Fury will always hit its target, so it's very reliable). 


This skill tree offers great utility skills - both passive and active ones. For this build, we take full advantage of it as we have a lot of spare points (you only need 42 points for the recommended Javelin and Spear Skills). 


  1. Critical Strike [5/20] - Grants a chance to do double physical damage with your attacks. A large portion of your Damage comes from Poison, moreover, Critical Strike suffers from heavy diminishing returns, so just a few points spent here are enough. You should unlock this at the very beginning. 
  2. Inner Sight [1/20] - Prerequisite. Illuminates monsters and decreases their ability to defend themselves. 
  3. Dodge [1/20] - Grants a chance to move out of the way of a melee attack while standing still. Dodge is great when you get surrounded by monsters. It suffers from diminishing returns, so spending 1 point on it is enough (on level 4, it grants 34% Dodge; on level 20, it grants only 56%...). 
  4. Avoid [1/20] - Grants a chance to move out of the way of a missile attack while standing still. Same idea as with Dodge - spend 1 point here, no more, because of diminishing returns. 
  5. Slow Missiles [1/20] - Prerequisite. Slows the missiles of nearby enemies. 
  6. Penetrate [X/20] - Increases Attack Rating. Unlike the previous passives, Penetrate does not suffer from diminishing returns (it grants 10% to Attack Rating for every skill point, except the first one which gives 35%). Penetrate synergizes with Valkyrie by giving it a +40 Attack Rating per level; consider spending some additional points here if you feel like your Valk is not effective enough. 
  7. Evade [1/20] - Grants a chance to escape any attack while moving. Same idea as earlier - invest 1 point for a nice passive boost and avoid spending more because of diminishing returns. 
  8. Decoy [X/20] - Creates a duplicate image to distract enemies. Every point invested in this skill increases Valkyrie's life by 20%, so you should consider investing some of your remaining points in it. 
  9. Pierce [X/20] - A chance that your missile will continue through its victim. This gives you a solid chance of hitting multiple enemies with a single javelin, which is nice. You should spend enough points here to achieve 100% Pierce Chance (the exact number will depend on your gear). 
  10. Valkyrie [20/20] - Summons a powerful Valkyrie warrior to fight by your side. Boosting up your Valk is a good and simple way to invest your remaining points - if you decide to do so, max it out and dump some points in its synergies - Penetrate and Decoy. 

This build focuses on Javelins, so we skip this entire skill tree. 


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For this Poison Javazon Build, you want to get as many Skill levels (Amazon/Javelin and Spear Skills) as possible to increase the build's overall power level. Increased Attack Speed is not that important as Plague Javelin has a cooldown, however, it will allow you to attack faster with your other Skills (just remember to check your breakpoints or you might over/underinvest in it). Resistances are also important, but they should never come before the offensive power. Defensive stats, like faster hit recovery and life leech/life on each kill, are a nice addition but they should come naturally - don't choose gear because it has these on it. 


[Starter] Lore (Runeword) - A very solid early game Runeword that will you a solid early power boost, thanks to +1 to All Skills. 


  • Defense: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Required Level: 27 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Durability: Depends on base Helmet 
  • Ort + Sol
    • +1 to All Skills 
    • +10 to Energy 
    • Lightning Resist +30% 
    • Damage Reduced by 7 
    • +2 to Mana After Each Kill 
    • +2 to Light Radius 

Harlequin Crest (Shako) - A great pick for this slot, especially if you want some extra Magic Find without sacrificing offensive power. You'll get +2 to All Skills, +50% Magic Find, and a lot of Attributes from it. 

Harlequin Crest


  • Defense: 98 to 141 
  • Required Level: 62
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 20
    • +2 to All Skills 
    • +1-148 to Life (+1.5 per Character Level) 
    • +1-148 to Mana (+1.5 per Character Level) 
    • Damage Reduced By 10% 
    • 50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 
    • +2 to All Attributes 

Crown of Ages (Corona) - A great defensive option that still grants a lot of offensive power. It will reduce your damage taken by up to 15% and increase all your Skill Levels by 1. Moreover, it can have up to 2 open sockets, which should be filled with 5/5 Poison Facets for the highest offensive boost possible. 

Crown of Ages

  • Defense: 349-399
  • Required Level: 82
  • Required Strength: 174
  • Durability: N/A
    • +50% Enhanced Defense
    • +100-150 Defense
    • +1 To All Skills
    • Damage Reduced By 10-15%
    • All Resistances +20-30
    • +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    • Socketed (1-2)
    • Indestructible


[Starter] Magic Javelins with +3 to Javelin and Spear Skills or Rare Javelins with +2 to Amazon Skills - These are not that hard to get and they offer a very solid early power boost. You can get Increased Attack Speed on these as well. If you're extremely lucky, you can even find a Javelin that gives +6 to Javelin and Spear Skills (but a Jav like that is worth more than most end-game items available in Diablo 2 Resurrected). 

Magic Javelin

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Javelins, look for:
    • + to Javelin and Spear Skills. 
    • Life Leech. 
    • Attack Speed
  • In Rare Javelins, look for:
    • + 2 to Amazon Skills. 
    • Life Leech. 
    • Attack Speed

Titan's Revenge (Ceremonial Javelin) -  This amazing Unique Javelin will give you +4 Javelin and Spear Skills in total. Moreover, it will make you run 30% faster and boost your stats quite considerably (which is great for gear-stats optimization). Also, it replenishes itself, so it's less problematic to use than other Javelins. 

Titan's Revenge

  • Throw Damage: [70-79] to [185-212], Avg 127.5-145.5 
  • Melee Damage: [70-79] to [137-155], Avg 103.5-117 
  • Required Level: 42 
  • Required Strength: 25 
  • Required Dexterity: 109 
    • 2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only) 
    • +2 to Amazon Skill Levels 
    • +30% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +[150-200]% Enhanced Damage (varies) 
    • Adds 25-50 Damage 
    • [5-9]% Life Stolen per Hit (varies) 
    • +20 to Strength 
    • +20 to Dexterity 
    • Replenishes Quantity (1 in 3 seconds) 
    • Increased Stack Size (60) 

Spirit Shield (Runeword) - This can be quite hard to make early, as it requires a shield with 4 open sockets (so, you'll need a Monarch, basically). Spirit Shield gives you a lot of Resistances, +1 to All Skills, a lot of mana, vitality, and a high bonus to Faster Hit Recovery. 

Spirit Shield

  • Defense: Depends on base Shield 
  • Required Level: 25 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Shield 
  • Durability: Depends on base Shield 
  • Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn 
    • +2 To All Skills 
    • +25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies) 
    • +55% Faster Hit Recovery 
    • +250 Defense Vs. Missile 
    • +22 To Vitality 
    • +89-112 To Mana (varies) 
    • Cold Resist +35% 
    • Lightning Resist +35% 
    • Poison Resist +35% 
    • +3-8 Magic Absorb (varies) 
    • Attacker Takes Damage of 14 

Stormshield (Monarch) - With this mighty shield, you will be able to achieve maximum block quite easily. More often than not, it is more beneficial to boost your offense with a shield, however, a shield like this one should be enough to make an exception. 


  • Defense: 136-519 (Depends on your level)
  • Required Level: 73
  • Required Strength: 156
  • Durability: Indestructible
    • +3-371 Defense (+3.75/level) 
    • 25% Increased Chance of Blocking 
    • 35% Faster Block Rate
    • Damage Taken Reduced by 35% 
    • Cold Resist +60% 
    • +25% Lightning Resist 
    • +30 to Strength 
    • Indestructible 
    • Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10 

Call to Arms (Rune Word) - This powerful Runeword will allow you to pre-buff yourself up with Warcries (buffs persist through weapon swap). 

Call to Arms

  • Defense: Depends on base Weapon 
  • Required Level: 57
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Weapon ​​​​​
  • Durability: Depends on base Weapon 
  • Amn • Ral • Mal • Ist
    • +1 to All Skills 
    • +40% Increased Attack Speed 
    • +250-290% Enhanced Damage 
    • Adds 5-30 Fire Damage 
    • 7% Life Stolen Per Hit 
    • +2-6 To Battle Command 
    • +1-6 To Battle Orders 
    • +1-4 To Battle Cry 
    • Prevent Monster Heal 
    • Replenish Life +12 
    • 30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items 


[Starter] Rare/Magic Amulet with + Amazon/Javelin and Spear Skills is a great early power booster. If you can afford it, or happen to find one, use it until you get something better. 

Amulet Amulet

  • Required Level: varies. 
  • In Magic Amulets, look for:
    • + to Javelin and Spear Skills. 
    • + to Passive and Magic Skills. 
    • Magic Find. 
    • Resistances. 
  • In Rare Amulets, look for:
    • + to Amazon Skills 
    • Magic Find 
    • Resistances 
    • Attack Rating. 

Mara's Kaleidoscope - You need as many +Skills as possible for this build and this amulet gives +2. 

Mara's Kaleidoscope

  • Required Level: 67
    • +2 To All Skills 
    • All Resistances +20-30 (varies) 
    • +5 To All Attributes 

Highlord's Wrath - A great alternative to Mara's. Highlord's Wrath will give you 1 less Skill Level, but it will also boost your Attack Speed by 20%. 

Highlord's Wrath

  • Required Level: 65
    • +1 to All Skills 
    • 20% Increased Attack Speed 
    • +0-37% Deadly Strike (+0.375 per Character Level) 
    • Lightning Resist +35% 
    • Adds 1-30 Lightning Damage 
    • Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15


[Starter] Peace (Runeword) - Quite easy to make and quite hard to replace. This Class-Specific Runeword will give you +2 to Amazon Skills and an additional +2 to Critical Strike, which is amazing for a level 29 Armor. 


  • Defense: Depends on base Armor 
  • Required Level: 29 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Armor 
  • Durability: Depends on base Armor 
  • Shael + Thul + Amn 
    • 4% Chance To Cast Level 5 Slow Missiles When Struck 
    • 2% Chance To Cast Level 15 Valkyrie On Striking 
    • +2 To Amazon Skill Levels 
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery 
    • +2 To Critical Strike 
    • Cold Resist +30% 
    • Attacker Takes Damage of 14 

Bramble (Runeword) - This powerful Runeword offers an incredible damage increase to your Poison Skill Damage, which makes it a much-have for the build. You should try to get one with an increase of as close to 50% as possible. 

Chains of Honor

  • Defense: Depends on base Armor 
  • Required Level 61
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Armor 
  • Durability: Depends on base Armor 
  • Ral + Ohm + Sur + Eth  
    • Level 15-21 Thorns Aura When Equipped
    • +50% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +25-50% To Poison Skill Damage
    • +300 Defense
    • Increase Maximum Mana 5%
    • Regenerate Mana 15%
    • +5% To Maximum Cold Resist
    • Fire Resist +30%
    • Poison Resist +100%
    • +13 Life After Each Kill
    • Level 13 Spirit of Barbs (33 Charges)

Enigma (Runeword) - This mighty Runeword provides everything you might want from an item, including +2 to All Skills, Teleport (!),  +14 to Life after each kill, and a very nice boost to Magic Find. If you prefer extra mobility over extra damage, consider Enigma over Bramble (we'd go for Bramble, though). Also, remember that Teleport, while powerful, is not as strong as you might think in a build that does not utilize Faster Cast Rate (and this one does not). 


  • Defense: Depends on base Armor 
  • Required Level: 65 
  • Required Strength: Depends on base Armor 
  • Durability: Depends on base Armor 
  • Jah + Ith + Ber  
    • +2 To All Skills 
    • +45% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +1 To Teleport 
    • +750-775 Defense (varies) 
    • +(0.75*Clvl) To Strength (Based On Character Level) 
    • Increase Maximum Life 5% 
    • Damage Reduced By 8% 
    • +14 Life After Each Kill 
    • 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana 
    • (1*Clvl)% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)


Raven Frost - One of the best rings you can have on any Diablo 2 Build. It provides Freeze Immunity which is extremely important to have on every build. 

Raven Frost

  • Required Level: 76
    • +150-250 Attack Rating (varies) 
    • 15-45 Cold Damage 
    • +15-20 Dexterity (varies) 
    • +40 Mana 
    • Cold Absorb 20% (varies) 
    • Cannot be Frozen 

Bul-Kathos Wedding Band - A great ring for this build. It grants a bonus to all skills, Life Steal, and maximum Life - all three are very valuable for this build. 

Bul-Kathos Wedding Band

  • Required Level: 58
    • +1 To All Skills 
    • + (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Life) 
    • 3-5% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies) 
    • +50 Maximum Stamina 

The Stone of Jordan - If you run out of mana too quickly, you should consider this one as it increases your max mana by a whopping 25%. Also, it gives +1 to all skills, so your offense won't suffer if you choose it. 

The Stone of Jordan 

  • Required Level: 29
    • +1 to All Skills
    • Maximum Mana to 25% 
    • Adds 1-12 Lightning Damage 
    • +20 to Mana


Trang'Ouls Claws (Heavy Bracers) -  From these, you will get a 25% boost to Poison Skill Damage. Very simple and very effective. 

Trang'Ouls Claws

  • Defense: 37-44 
  • Required Level: 45
  • Required Strength: - 58
  • Durability: 16
    • +20% Faster Cast Rate 
    • Cold Resist +30% 
    • +30 Defense 
    • +25% Poison Skill Damage 
    • +2 To Curses (Necromancer Only) 

Dracul's Grasp (Vampirebone Gloves) - A good all-around choice that increases your attack speed and gives you some extra survivability. These also give a high strength bonus which is very convenient for choosing equipment for other gear slots. 

Dracul's Grasp


  • Defense: 125 - 145
  • Required Level: 76
  • Required Strength: - 50
  • Durability: 14
    • +90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies) 
    • +10-15 to Strength (varies) 
    • +5-10 Life After Each Kill (varies) 
    • 25% Chance of Open Wounds 
    • 7-10% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies) 
    • 5% Chance to Cast Level 10 Life Tap on Striking
    • 20% Increased Attack Speed 


War Traveler (Battle Boots) - A solid overall choice that boosts your mobility and income. From War Traveler, you'll get up to 50% Magic Find, unlimited running (thanks to slower stamina drain), and 25% Faster Run/Walk. 

War Traveler

  • Defense: 120-139 
  • Required Level: 42
  • Required Strength: 95
  • Kick Damage: 37-64 
  • Durability: 48
    • +150-190% Enhanced Defense 
    • 25% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +10 to Vitality 
    • +10 to Strength 
    • Adds 15-25 Damage 
    • +40% Slower Stamina Drain 
    • Attacker Takes Damage Of 5-10 
    • 30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 

Waterwalk (Sharkskin Boots) - Waterwalks are an interesting choice for the build; pick them if you feel like you need some extra survivability. They also provide a solid boost to Run/Walk Speed and Stamina, which is great. 


  • Defense: 112-124
  • Required Level: 32
  • Required Strength: 47
  • Kick Damage: 28-50
  • Durability: 14  
    • +180-210% Enhanced Defense (varies) 
    • 20% Faster Run/Walk 
    • +100 Defense vs. Missile 
    • +15 to Dexterity 
    • +5% to Maximum Fire Resist 
    • Heal Stamina Plus 50% 
    • +40 to Maximum Stamina 
    • +45-65 to Life (varies) 


Razortail (Sharkskin Belt) - This amazing belt adds Piercing Attacks, which makes it great for this build - thanks to Razortail, you'll achieve 100% Pierce much easier (and thus save up some Skill Points)


  • Defense: 96-107
  • Required Level: 32
  • Required Strength: 20
  • Durability: 14
  • 16 Potion Boxes
    • +120-150% Enhanced Defense
    • +15 Defense
    • +10 To Maximum Damage
    • Piercing Attack (33)
    • +15 To Dexterity
    • Attacker Takes Damage of 1-99(1 Per Character Level)

Arachnid Mesh (Spiderweb Sash) - A great offensive option that will maximize your damage output. Even though the rest of its bonuses are sub-par, it still is a top choice for our Poison Javazon. 

Arachnid Mesh

  • Defense: 119-138 
  • Potion Slots: 16 
  • Required Level: 80
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 12
    • +90-120% Enhanced Defense  
    • Slows Target by 20% 
    • +1 To All Skills 
    • 20% Faster Cast Rate 
    • Maximum Mana 5% 
    • Level 3 Venom (11 Charges) 


  1. Annihilus - This fabled Charm boosts your Skills, Stats, and Resistances. It's the best Unique Small Charm, and it's limited to just 1 in your equipment. 
  2. Gheed's Fortune - The secret to Gheed's wealth and prosperity. Pretty much a must-have if you're after the best available charms. It adds 80-160% extra gold from monsters, reduces vendor prices by up to 15%, and gives up to 40% better magic find. 
  3. Hellfire Torch - The BiS Unique Large Charm that increases your Vitality, Skills, and more. You should, of course, go for one that gives +1 to Amazon Skills. 
  4. Grand Charms - These should have +Javelin and Spear Skills (mandatory) and +Life/+Faster Run/Walk Speed. 
  5. Small Charms - With these, you should get your desired Resistances, bonuses to Life, or bonuses to Magic Find - whatever suits your needs, basically. 


We recommend picking up Act 2 Defiance Mercenary for extra damage mitigation bonuses. He should be equipped with: 

  1. Infinity Rune Word in Ethereal Spear - This provides Conviction Aura, which reduces the defenses and resistances of nearby enemies and offers very high bonus damage. A top (and expensive) choice for any Act2 merc build. It will greatly increase your own Damage, as lowering enemy resistances is very beneficial for DPS. 
  2. Fortitude Rune Word in Armor - This will ensure that your merc doesn't die (it will make him almost immortal). 
  3. Andariel's Visage - An extremely solid and versatile headgear that will make your merc better in all respects. 



This is the initial version of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Poison Javazon Build, where we tried to include all of the important information on how to set up this character while keeping the guide as compact as possible. If we've missed something of importance, please let us know! 

If you have any Build requests, please post them in the Comments section below. We will be happy to cover your most requested builds in the future! Also, we hope that you have found this guide useful and informative. Also, we will be happy to receive constructive criticism that will help us improve our future work, so don't hesitate to give us your feedback. 


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