[3.20] Vaal Smite Build | Berserker | Forbidden Sanctum | Path of Exile 3.20

Hey guys, smite berserker build is here. Vaal Smite recently introduced to the game and I wanted to try it. This setup is pretty similar to Volcanic Fissure build.
Using Brutus' Lead Sprinkler, this sceptre has "Adds 4 to 7 Fire Damage to Attacks with this Weapon per 10 Strength" mod. I manage to hit 2444 str at level 97.

Cyclone Version: https://youtu.be/9M2NlW68QWw
Volcanic Fissure Version: https://youtu.be/m_2QxnnOtSU

Build Cost
- Medium Budget: 20-50 div

Split Personality: Using two of them. Check the video or pob to see where you put them.
+5 to Strength, +5 to maximum Life
+5 to Strength, +5 to Dexterity

Fortify: Overlord (Cluster notable)

Single target: Aim next to target instead of top of it. This way we can hit enemies with melee and area hit at the same time. Thanks to "Strike Skills target 1 additional nearby enemy" mod.

Lethal Pride: Look for 5% increased Strength and 10% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit mods.
- +20 to Strength
- 5% chance to deal Double Damage
- 20% increased Melee Damage
- +15% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
- 30% increased Melee Critical Strike Chance

Exposure: Level 5 Awakened Fire Penetration
(Supported Skills have (0–10)% chance to inflict Fire Exposure on Hit)
- Use wave of conviction until you get the awakened gem.

Leveling: Leveling gems and trees are in the video.

Leveling Uniques:
- Redbeak x2 (Lvl 1-28) - Brutus' Lead Sprinkler (Lvl 28-)
- Redblade Banner (Lvl 35)
- Tabula Rasa
- Karui Ward, Astramentis
- Blackheart x2 (Lvl 1-24), Le Heup of All
- Praxis
- Seven-League Step
- Goldrim
- The Magnate

PoB: https://pastebin.com/3R8ffM5x

Skill Tree: http://poeurl.com/dPoL

Build Video: https://youtu.be/oRc6iSPIjCE

Bandits: Kill All


Gem Setup:

Vaal Smite - Elemental Damage with Attacks (Awakened) - Increased Critical Damage - Inspiration (Anomalous) - Fire Penetration (Awakened) - Multistrike

Vaal Ancestral Warchief - Combustion - Multiple Totems - Ancestral Protector (Phantasmal)

Determination - Purity of Elements - Defiance Banner - Enlighten (Lvl 3)

Leap Slam - Lifetap (Lvl 2) - Assassin's Mark - Mark on Hit

Molten Shell (Lvl 10) (Anomalous) - Cast when Damage Taken (Lvl 1) / Battlemage's Cry

Blood Rage / Precision (Lvl 2) / Berserker
Last edited by wishdropper on Dec 29, 2022, 11:02:13 AM
Last bumped on Jan 23, 2023, 5:07:08 AM
Great Guide thanks for that!

One Question, why do you cap Molten Shell at lvl 10? With that Healthpool you could easily get Shell and CwDt to 20
any way to get timeless jewel 14345 ?
any way to get timeless jewel 14345 ?
well im playing the build right now its fun only thing i cannot manage is getting the same dps on bosses like him could you guys look at my pob prehaps im missing something?

pob: https://pastebin.com/vzmrvkX7

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