[3.16] Shield Crush Build | Slayer | Scourge | Path of Exile 3.16

Hey guys, this is my take on shield crush. People normally play with gladiator or berserker but I wanted to make a different one. Shield crush is one the new skill gems. The damage scales with armour or evasion on your shield.

Build Cost
- Medium Budget: 10-50 ex

Level 23 Shield Crush: If you manage to get level 23 shield crush that would be a huge upgrade. At level 23 you get "5 to 7 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield" instead of 4,6.

Lethal Pride: Names or numbers don't matter. Just look for useful mods like:
- +15% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
- 20% increased Melee Damage
- 4% increased maximum Life
- 5% increased Effect of Fortify on you
- You take 10% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
- 30% increased Melee Critical Strike Chance
- 20% increased Physical Damage

PoB: https://pastebin.com/x99viVDP

Build Video: https://youtu.be/tTS-Nh-2Veo

Bandits: Help Alira

- Shield Crush now has a base Attack Time of 0.8 seconds at all gem levels (previously 0.85-0.76 seconds). Now has 3 to 4 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 5 to 7 at gem level 20 (previously 4 to 6). Now deals 4 to 6 Base Off Hand Physical Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 172 to 258 at gem level 20 (previously 286 to 429).

(Footage is from 3.15)


Gem Setup:

Shield Crush - Melee Physical Damage (Awakened) - Multistrike - Pulverise - Brutality (Awakened) - Impale

Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify - Maim

Blood and Sand - Flesh and Stone - Pride - Enlighten

Vaal Molten Shell - Cast when Damage Taken - Increased Duration - Lifetap

Dread Banner / Enduring Cry / Vaal Ancestral Warchief

Dash / Blood Rage / Precision (Lvl 1)
Last edited by wishdropper on Oct 21, 2021, 5:50:38 AM
Last bumped on Oct 20, 2021, 9:47:51 PM
Hey I saw your build on youtube, looks great for a high-budget version of a viable league start which I'll definitely be trying out.

I don't think Ambidexterity anoint works anymore? I could be wrong.
Last edited by Gorechild0 on Oct 20, 2021, 9:48:13 PM

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