[3.7] Blood, Block & Sand Gladiator [fast dual-wielding, high dps] Perforate, Bladestorm & Cyclone

Blood, Sand & Block Gladiator
Hi guys, atm I am leveling my Blood & Sand Gladiator and while leveling I will test all the new gems especially the blood & sand themed skills. I will develop the build guide slowly while progressing. My plan is to make dual-wielding max block Gladiator with crazy cleer speed, good single target dps and survivability.

Progress:
So far I reached lvl 84 and do tier +8 really easy... More or less face-tanking & melting everything. Oh yeah after testing I decided to go with Cyclone because it is just the most fun and really strong!

Also check out my new league starter video for 3.7:
>>> League Starter 3.7 <<<

>>>Blood & Sand Gladiator on Day 4 - Perforate vs Bladestorm vs Cyclone<<<

Path of Building: https://pastebin.com/rCis0kxa (10.06.2019)
Path of Building: https://pastebin.com/vvBL0eWm (13.06.2019, Cyclone, Impale Version, please be aware that all the dmg from impale is not shown in PoB)

Gear:
Gear with level 87:


On gear look for:
> Life
> Resistances
> Armour
> Block

> Physical Damage to Attacks
> Attack Speed

Weapons:
> Level 28: Lakishu's Blade
> Level 62: Prismatic Eclipse
> Level 58: Ichimonji
> Rare Foil (weapon range:14, +300 phy. dps, +1,7aps, high crit)

Other uniques:
Haemophilia gloves: this gloves are super strong for this build and help a lot with clear speed with bleed explosions and give good additional dps.
Belt of the Deceiver: is a nice cheap belt which offers defensive and offensive power.

Flasks:
Life Flask: with anti-bleeding
Sulphur Flask: gives some nice dps and life regeneration
Silver Flask: for onslaught
Lion's Roar: gives crazy boost to dps and survivablity with knochback
Mana Flask (optional): just so you wont run out of mana in no regen maps.
Rumi'S Concoction: This Flask helps to max out your block chance and additionally gives a lot of armour.

Leveling Section
Main Skill:
Directly at the start you get Perforate (available lvl 1) which you will use until you get Bladestorm (lvl 28) as main skill.

Perforate + Melee Physical Damage + Fortify + Multistrike + Impale +Pulverise / Brutality
Bladestorm + Melee Physical Damage + Fortify + Brutality + Impal e+ Pulverise
Cyclone + Melee Physical Damage + Fortify + Brutality + Impale + Pulverise

Movement:
Dash: very nice movement skill early on... works well without any supports
or
Leap Slam + Endurance Charge on hit

Cast When Damage Taken (low level)
CWDT (lvl 1) + Immortal Call (lvl 3) + Enfeeble (lvl 5)

Mana Reservation:
Flesh & Stone: feels super strong for leveling
Blood & Sand: also nice for a little mana reservation
Pride: super strong for physical damage builds.

For leveling you also can use:
War Banner: for a little extra dps
Herald of Purity: for dps and minions also take some hits for you


(War Banner and Herald of Purity I used for leveling. I dropped those two reservation skills for Pride)

Utility:
Vaal Ancestral Warchief + Multiple Totems + Brutality + Melee Phy. Dmg
Vaal Haste
Venegenace / Riposte + Brutality + Melee Physical Damage
Summon Lightning / Stone Golem


Skill Tree:
Click me!

Cyclone Impale Skill Tree

First rush either to the leech nodes in Duelist area ("Vitality Void") or to "Resolute Technique" and pick all the good stuff on the way. Then travel to the ranger area and pick up all stuff on the way. When you feel squishy get some life nodes... when you need more damage dps nodes. I guess later on you can spec out of Resolute Technique when you got enough accuracy.

Ascendancy Gladiator:
1) Arena Challenger: gives the build so much clear speed and dps and works great with the sand & blood skills.
2) Painforged: gives some nice block chance and increased damage
3) Versatile Combatant: this the one node which makes block gladiator so powerful. When you pick this one up your spell block rate will be equal to your attack block chance.
4) Violent Retaliation / Outmatched and Outlast: Violent Retaliation would gives more block and damage. Outmatched and Outlast would help with endurance and frenzy charges while mapping.

Bandits & Pantheon:
Bandits:kill them all or help Oak!

Pantheon
> Soul of Solaris
> Soul of Gruthkul

WORK IN PROGRESS!!!
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
Last edited by bashtart on Jun 18, 2019, 3:56:59 PM
Last bumped on Jun 18, 2019, 3:04:29 PM
Nice, I Level Blood and Sand perforate atm. Will try to contribute if I can.
Gunna give this a shot. FML. I hope it makes it to end game lol.
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tomxlove wrote:
Gunna give this a shot. FML. I hope it makes it to end game lol.

It will make it to endgame... the question is only with what main skill at the end :)
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
bashtart the god!
Rage support is insane for levelling.
It’s like onslaught+dmg
Perforate, Chance to bleed, melee phys, rage
Feels good.
Thanks alot, going to give this a go :)
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Alienbutter wrote:
Nice, I Level Blood and Sand perforate atm. Will try to contribute if I can.

That would be great... I always love the hear the feedback to improve my builds :)
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
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Alienbutter wrote:
Nice, I Level Blood and Sand perforate atm. Will try to contribute if I can.

That would be great... I always love the hear the feedback to improve my builds :)
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
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Alienbutter wrote:
Rage support is insane for levelling.
It’s like onslaught+dmg
Perforate, Chance to bleed, melee phys, rage
Feels good.

I just tested Rage and it is really nice... I added it in leveling section as option!

I like following 4link atm:
Bladestorm > Melee Phy. Damage > Rage > Pulverise
[3.2] Bashtart's Spark Inquisitor: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1838569
[3.2] Oni-Goroshi Frost Blades Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2077486
Last edited by bashtart on Jun 8, 2019, 4:47:40 AM

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