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"Whirlwind" Warpath Forge Guard Sentinel build for Last Epoch

"Whirlwind" Warpath Forge Guard Sentinel build for Last Epoch

Spin through enemies and annihilate everything with this brutal melee build

"Whirlwind"
Warpath Forge Guard Build
 

Build notes:
May 31, 2019
-Build created
Things to look forward to:
-None of the Forge Guard's skills have Skill Trees at the moment. We are looking forward to their implementation, mainly Ring of Shields. It's a defensive Spell which provides extra damage mitigation and we hope that it will perfectly complete this build. In its current state, you may find it to be glass cannon

 

Build Overview

This is a very powerful and enjoyable melee build based on the Warpath spell. It's an AoE attack skill which damages all nearby enemies with greatly increased Attack Speed. It bears resemblance to Diablo's Whirlwind and Path of Exile's Cyclone. Warpath provides great AoE and clear speed, and at the same time, it's one of the most enjoyable skills to play. It's also very straight-forward as all you need to do is spin through enemies. All the other skills are used for both offensive and defensive buffs they provide, with the exception of Lunge, which also increases your mobility by allowing you to instantly teleport to the next pack of monsters.

This build also offers amazing diversity, as you can easily respec Passives on your skills if you feel like you need more defenses or simply want to alter your playstyle.

You can also check our other Last Epoch builds and character guides

 

 Pros  Cons
 One of the most enjoyable melee builds in Last Epoch  Can die easily when prevented from Leeching Health
 Amazing mobility  
 Insane clear speed  
 Very high sustained damage  

 

Passive Skill Trees


Sentinel Skill Tree (20 Points)

Notable Passives:

  1. JuggernautJuggernaut - grants extra Strenght which scales your damage and extra Armor which is also further increased based on your Strength


Void Knight Skill Tree (11 Points)

Notable Passives:

  1. Void CorruptionVoid Corruption - grants extra Crit. Multiplier based on the number of Passives allocated in Void Knight's Tree
  1. World EaterWorld Eater - grants a very high Health Leech bonus which is critical for this build's defenses

Forge Guard Skill Tree (59 Points)

Notable Passives:

  1. Fresh from the ForgeFresh from the Forge - periodically grants very high bonus Fire and Physical damage to your attacks
  1. MightMight - grants bonus Strength and Armor. Extremely valuable Passive since we want to stack Strength to scale our damage and Armor (on top of the base effect)
  1. DuelistDuelist - grants increased Critical Strike Chance with Warpath
  1. Lethal StrikesLethal Strikes - increases Critical Strike Multiplier

Forge Guard's Tree offers a wide diversity in what type of damage you want to use. It's mainly oriented on offensive Passives. We have personally decided to go full DPS here, skipping most of the defensive Passives except for the Guardian. It was also one of our goals to increase this builds' Critical attributes which has the highest end-game potential


Paladin Skill Tree (10 Points)

Notable Passives:

  1. ConvictionConviction - grants very high bonus DPS by adding extra Fire and Physical Damage to your Attacks as well as increasing your Fire and Physical Penetration

Paladin's Holy Aura is currently one of the most useful skills for any Sentinel build. It offers amazing flexibility and can be adjusted to grant either defensive or offensive bonuses (or a bit of both)

 

Skills

Warpath

Warpath - you spin rapidly, damaging all nearby enemies. It's your primary DPS attack which will obliterate everything on your path. With the Passives chosen, it will grant very high defensive bonuses, but if you feel like you want more damage you can follow the top-left path and grab Precise Spin and Deep Strikes to increases your Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier even further

Warpath

Lunge

Lunge - movement skill which increases your mobility by instantly teleporting to a nearby enemy. It also grants various defensive bonuses for a brief duration after you Lunge

Lunge

Rebuke

Rebuke - channeled attack which deals very high damage on release, however, we use it mainly for the bonuses it provides. Simply channel it for a second, release, and enjoy extra Health & Mana Regeneration, Elemental Protection, and Movement Speed bonuses

Rebuke

Holy Aura

Holy Aura - extremely useful spell which passively grants very high DPS bonuses. It can be also used for defenses, but we have decided to increase our Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance & Multiplier, and give us additional AoE Fire damage

Holy Aura

Volatile Reversal

Volatile Reversal - you travel back in time restoring your Health and Mana. You can use it in emergency situations (obviously) or at any given time to give you amazing utility bonuses including greatly increased Attack and Movement Speed

Volatile Reversal

 

Items

Stat priority:

This build utilizes both Fire and Physical Damage, making it easier to obtain powerful end-game equipment. Our damage and Armor also scales with each point of Strength, making it the primary stat we want on our equipment. For the defenses, just grab extra Health, Health Leech, and Armor.

  1. Strength
  2. Fire Damage
  3. Physical Damage
  4. Health
  5. Armor
  6. Health Leech

Recommended Unique Items:

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh - which has very high base Physical Damage, and grants high bonuses towards Crit. Chance and Multiplier. It also instantly kills enemies on low Health

Volcanus

Volcanus - a perfect fit for this build. It has high base Physical Damage and grants added Fire Damage to Attacks. It also grants very high Health Leech based on Fire Damage dealt

Prism Wraps

Prism Wraps - grants 30% increased Damage, extra Leech, and reduces Elemental Damage you take. One of the best items for this build but sadly it lacks Health and Protection bonuses

 

END NOTE

This is the beta version of our "Whirlwind" Warpath Forge Guard Sentinel build for Last Epoch. It's one of the most enjoyable builds that we have tested in Last Epoch, and it's one of the projectiles we will try to regularly update with the upcoming Patches. If you have played this (or a different) version of Warpath Sentinel build, let us know in the comments below how it worked. We will appreciate any feedback that will eventually lead us to polish this Warpath build.

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