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Strength-stacking Wander Berserker Build

Strength-stacking Wander Berserker Build

A build for a Strength-stacking Berserker that wears Replica Alberon's Warpath and uses a Wand to deal tons of Chaos Damage

Strength-stacking Wander
Berserker Build

Updated for Patch 3.21

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Guide notes
July 28, 2023
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Build overview



Boss DPS:



Replica Alberon's Warpath boots are a foundation of some of the most potent Chaos Damage Builds, as the boots add Chaos Damage to Attacks per Strength. You may often see them being worn by Berserkers as they too can immensely improve their Attack Damage by implementing Rage and Warcries into their builds. Marauders also have easy access to Strength and Attack nodes on a Skill Tree. Flawless Savagery and Blitz will improve Attack Speed and Critical Strikes, while War Bringer will generate Rage after using a Warcry, which is another key component in this build. Battlemage's Cry makes the increases to Spell Damage apply to Attack Damage at 150% of their value after you use it if you happen to hold Redblade Banner, which you should. Spell Damage here is sourced, again, from Strength via the Iron Will keystone, making Strength-stacking double effective. Iron Will makes the increases to Attack Damage from Strength apply to Spell Damage too.

For the Attack Skills, we've selected ones that can be used with a one-hand weapon, as we already have a Shield that fits this build too well. You could use pretty much any Attack, but here we've selected Kinetic Blast and Power Siphon. Kinetic Blast has excellent AoE on its own due to the explosions it creates, but after linking it with Fork and Multiple Projectiles it is even better. Power Siphon is socketed in a separate setup and will be used mostly to deal with tough enemies. It generates Power Charges and is supported by Barrage. Anoint Vengeant Cascade to enhance your damage and clear speed even more. The defenses are a less prominent feature of the build, it's just a bunch of Maximum Life, Attack Block Chance, and Armour stitched together with The Iron Fortress, and as it may sound feeble, the build doesn't really need to be that tanky if all the bosses are dead before they have the chance to deal any significant damage.

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1. Gameplay

Use Kinetic Blast and Power Siphon to slay enemies. Set up Battleamge's Cry as your movement key to activate it as often as you can. For a Curse use Sniper's Mark, for a Guard Spell - Molten Shell, and for a mobility skill we've selected Shield Charge.

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • extremely high DPS due to Rage, Battlemage's Cry, and Strength-stacking
  • very good clear speed with the separate setup with Fork and Multiple Projectiles
  • can run reflect maps (cannot deal non-chaos damage)
  • is quite expensive
  • poor defenses for its price


3. Leveling tips

To level up efficiently, use our Marauder Leveling Guide. It is a very efficient way to level up using 2-had Axes with Melee Attacks. Switch into a final form after acquiring all the necessary items, around level 80.


Kill all three bandits and be rewarded with two additional Skill Points


Leveling Skill Trees:

24 Points Passive Tree
Head for Resolute Technique as shown and get Maximum Life or damage.

64 Points Passive Tree
Allocate Maximum Life, Axe Cluster, Two-hand, and Reservation nodes.

4. Final Skill Tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

84 Points Final Passive Tree (doesn't include Cluster Jewels)
120 Points Path of Building (PoB) link

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

  1. Flawless Savagery
  2. Blitz
  3. War Bringer
  4. Aspect of Carnage


Major God: Soul of Solaris: 6% additional Physical Damage Reduction while there is only one nearby Enemy; 20% chance to take 50% less Area Damage from Hits

Minor God: Soul of Yugul: 50% chance to Reflect Hexes, You and your Minions take 50% reduced Reflected Damage; 30% reduced Effect of Curses on you


5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Kinetic Blast setup
Kinetic Blast Kinetic Blast - Anomalous Kinetic Blast will be used for killing nearly all kinds of enemies. It's a Wand Attack launching an exploding Projectile.
Greater Multiple Projectiles Greater Multiple Projectiles Support - Adds extra Projectiles to hit more targets.
Fork Fork Support - Pojecectile splits into two on impact, covering more area,
Increased Critical Damage Increased Critical Damage Support - Increases Critical Damage, so your Crit Chance should be high already.
Void Manipulation Void Manipulation Support - Grants more Chaos Damage and disables other types of damage.
Cruelty Cruelty Support - Red sockets are common on The Iron Fortress, so Cruelty should be the best option. It also grants more damage.
[DSP] Power Siphon setup
socketed in Rare Gloves
Power Siphon Power Siphon - Anomalous Power Siphon will be used to deal with bosses and to gain Power Charges. It's also a Projectile Attack that can be used with a Wand.
Barrage Barrage Support - The Skills' Projecile are fired one after another in a sequence, which increases damage against one enemy.
Void Manipulation Void Manipulation Support
Increased Critical Damage Increased Critical Damage Support
This Support Gem can be found as a Gloves modifier, making the setup a 5-link.
Faster Attacks Faster Attacks Support - Increases Attack Speed, thus DPS.
[UTILITY] Mana-reserving setup
Determination Determination - Adds and increases Armour Rating.
Precision Precision - Increases Critical Strike Chance and Accuracy Rating. Divergent one also increases damage.
Purity of Elements Purity of Elements - Grants extra Elemental Resistances, and a complete immunity to all Elemental Ailments. Anomalous one is extra effecive.
Enlighten Enlighten Support - Linked Skills reserve less Mana.
[UTILITY] Curse and Berserk setup
Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark - Marked enemy receives increased Projectile Damage. Projectiles also split on impact against such enemies.
Mark on Hit Mark on Hit Support - Sniper's Mark is applied automatically against Rare or Unique enemies.
Berserk Berserk - For a short while it massively increases damage, durability, and mobility. It's better the more Rage you have. Use it often.
Enhance Enhance Support - Enhances the Quality of all linked to it Skills, which here means more DPS.
[UTILITY] Blood Rage
Blood Rage Blood Rage - Grants more Attack Speed, Life Leech, and Frenzy Charges on kill. It drains your Life and refreshes its duration upon a kill.
[UTILITY] Battlemage's Cry
Battlemage's Cry Battlemage's Cry - Use it as your movement key. It makes the increases in Spell Damage apply to Attacks at 150% of their value. It's good with a Wand with increased Spell Damage, Iron Will, and a Redblade Banner. You can link it with skills like Blood Rage to trigger them automatically.
[MOBILITY] Shield Charge
Shield Charge Shield Charge - The movement Skill that is good if you happen to have a Shield and a lot of Attack Speed.
Molten Shell Molten Shell - A Guard Spell that mitigates a portion of incoming Hit Damage for some time - it can absorb more of it the more Armour you have.
Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem - A Golem that increases Critical Strike Chance and grants extra Accuracy. Anomalous variant is the best one in this case.
Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken - Linked Skills will trigger automatically after taking a certain amount of damage.

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6. Gear Setup

It's a Strength-stacking build so try to focus on obtaining as much of it as possible. The most efficient sources are those that would increase it, you can find such mods as Synthesised Implicits on Jewelry items. Get a lot of flat Strength too. Remember to cap your Resistances, get a lot of Chaos Resistance, and Maximum Life. For Damage, seek Attack Speed and Critical Strike mods. These two are the most important by far. With Undeniable Keystone, which you should get from a pair of Forbidden Jewels, you will also scale the Attack Speed off of Accuracy. Remember to lower the Mana Cost of Skills by 21 in total by crafting a Prefix that does so on your Amulet and Rings. All the unique gear pieces listed are either mandatory or simply best-in-slot. Only Replica Alberon's Warpath are very expensive. The price of Rare items and Jewels is high too.

Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances at 75%
  2. Provide you with enough DPS and Life to start mapping

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Maximum Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Strength
  4. Reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  5. Accuracy (with Undeniable)
  6. Attack Speed
  7. Spell Damage
  8. Critical Strike modifiers
  9. Chaos Resistance
  10. Added Chaos Damage
  11. Armour
Rare Helmet(Helmet) Rare Helmet - "1% increased Critical Strike Chance per 10 Strength" Elevated mod would be extremely good, but the regular variant that grants just the Accuracy is also very popular. Other than that get Life and Resistances.
Min. requirements:
80 Maximum Life
+60% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Chaos Resistance
Spell Suppression Chance
Nearby Enemies have -12% to Chaos Resistance (Hunter)
Gain Accuracy Rating equal to your Strength (Warlord)
Helmet enchantments:
15% increased Battlemage's Cry Buff Effect
Wand(Weapon) Rare Wand - Look for a Wand with Attack Speed, Spell Damage, and Crit modifiers. Added Chaos Damage, Chaos Penetration, and Spell Damage per Strength are good too but make the weapon much more expensive.
Min. requirements:
12% increased Attack Speed
25% increased Critical Strike Chance
60% increased Spell Damage
Optional affixes:
Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Adds Chaos Damage
Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate #% Chaos Resistance (Hunter)
increased Spell Damage per Strength (Synthesised Implicit)
Redblade Banner(Off-hand) Redblade Banner - Guarantees that Battlemage's Cry is at its full power, and vastly improves its CDR. The Shield also has a lot of Maximum Life and Armour.
+(20-30) to maximum Life
(80-100)% increased Armour
+(50-60) to maximum Life
20% increased Taunt Duration
+5% Chance to Block
50% increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Rate
Warcries have infinite Power
The Iron Fortress(Body Armour) The Iron Fortress - Iron Fortress is often used in Strength-stacking builds due to the extra Attack Block Chance. It also grants Strength and Armour.
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per 50 Strength
Chance to Block Spell Damage is Unlucky
+(60-120) to Strength
(80-100)% increased Armour
10% reduced Movement Speed
Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Strength
Replica Alberon's Warpath(Boots) Replica Alberon's Warpath - The core element of this build. It adds Chaos Damage to Attacks per Strength and disables other types of damage.
(15-18)% increased Strength
+(180-220) to Armour
+(13-19)% to Chaos Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Cannot deal non-Chaos Damage
Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks per 80 Strength
Rare Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - Gloves will host the Power Siphon setup, so try to gain local improvements in the form of built-in Support Gems. Get Maximum Life and Attack Speed too.
Min. requirements:
+50 to Maximum Life
10% increased Attack Speed
Socketed Gems are Supported by Faster Attacks (Elder)
Optional affixes:
Spell Suppression Chance
Elemental Resistances
Chaos Resistance
Socketed Gems are supported by Faster Projectiles (Elder)
Socketed Attacks have #% to Critical Strike Multiplier (Elder)
+1 to Level of Socketed Projectile Gems; Projectiles Pierce an additional Target
Belt(Belt) Rare Belt - A Synthesised Belt with increased Strength or Attributes for its Implicit is the best option, but an expensive one. Here get extra Strength, Maximum Life, and Resistances.
Min. requirements:
+70 to maximum Life
60 Strength
increased Strength (Synthesised Implicit)
+50% to Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Flask modifiers
increased Damage
increased Maximum Life
Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet - An Amulet too can increase your Strength if it has the right Synthesised Implicit. Craft the Prefix to reduce Mana Cost by 7, get some Strength, and Maximum Life.
Min. requirements:
+40 to Maximum Life
60 Strength
Non-Channelling Skills have -7 to Total Mana Cost
Optional affixes:
increased Strength (Synthesised Implicit)
Global Critical Strike Multiplier
increased Attack Speed
Recommended Anointments:
Vengeant Cascade
Ring(Ring) Rare Rings - Rings too should increase your Strength and Reduce the Mana Cost of Skills. Try to gain some additional Strength, Maximum Life, and Resistances.
Min. requirements:
50 Maximum Life
+50% Total Elemental Resistances
60 Strength
Non-Channelling Skills have -7 to Total Mana Cost
Optional affixes:
Chaos Resistance
Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Cobalt Jewel(Jewel) Rare Jewels - Here, get Maximum Life, Strength, and Critical Strike Multiplier modifiers. If you lack Resistances or Attributes you can get them here.
Recommended affixes:
Maximum Life
Mana Reservation Efficiency
Reduced Mana Cost of SKills
Critical Strike Multiplier
Cluster Jewel(Jewel) Large Cluster Jewel - Use two or three Large Cluster Jewels with 12 passives, each containing a bonus to Strength combined with other Attribute or Resistances.
Recommended affixes:
Added Small Passive Skills have 35% increased Effect
Added Small Passive Skills also grant: +8 to Strength
Added Small Passive Skills also grant: +4 to All Attributes
Lethal Pride(Jewel) Lethal Pride - Put it in a socket surrounded by a lot of passives you've allocated, each will grant more Strength. You should primarily aim for the Notable passive upgrades for increased Strength.
Commanded leadership over (10000-18000) warriors under (Akoya-Kaom-Rakiata)
Passives in radius are Conquered by the Karui
Split Personality(Jewel) Split Personality - Here, get Strength, Accuracy, Maximum Life, or any missing Attribute. Just be sure it grants Strength. Socket two of them in the farthest Jewel Socket.
This Jewel's Socket has 25% increased effect per Allocated Passive Skill between
it and your Class' starting location
<Two random modifiers>
Inertia(Jewel) Inertia - If you have more Dextrerity than you need, transform some of it into Strength with this Jewel.
+(16-24) to Strength
Dexterity from Passives in Radius is Transformed to Strength
Emperor's Might(Jewel) Emperor's Might - An expensive Jewel that increases Strength and Damage.
10% increased Damage
3% increased Character Size
(4-6)% increased Strength
Forbidden FlameForbidden Flesh(Jewel) Forbidden Flame & Flesh - Undeniable is extremely good. It increases Attack Speed per Accuracy, and grants Accuracy equal to double that of your Strength.
Allocates <Random Ascendancy Notable> if you have the matching modifiers on Forbidden Flesh
Allocates <Random Ascendancy Notable> if you have the matching modifiers on Forbidden Flame
Watcher's Eye(Jewel) Watcher's Eye - Some of the bet modifiers are: Life per Enemy Hit from Vitality, Crit Multiplier from Precision, and Chaos Resistance from Purity of Elements.
(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
Bottled Faith(Flask) Bottled Faith - Bottled Faith increases Damage, Critical Strike Chance, and makes enemies receive increased damage.
40% increased Damage
Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
(30-15)% reduced Duration
Consecrated Ground created by this Flask has Tripled Radius
Consecrated Ground created during Effect applies (7-10)% increased Damage taken to Enemies
(100-150)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Consecrated Ground during Effect

Suggested Flasks:

  1. Life Flask with Bleeding immunity/removal
  2. Diamond Flask with increased Critical Strike Chance
  3. Silver Flask with increased Attack Speed
  4. Quicksilver Flask with increased Movement Speed
Bottled FaithDiamond FlaskLife FlaskSilver Flaskquicksilver flask

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