How to submit a new build or guide - With Templates for you

Hello Exiles,

here you will find my Template for Build Guides, you can use them if you want. I create them to make it easier for others to submit and create new Builds to share them with the community.
Over time I will provide various styles.
The First post will include some tips & tricks and usefull links
Also, feedback is very welcome!

Actual Templates are posted below

Why do I provide such a help?

In the last weeks I saw many Builds not only in the duellist section, which are nice and sometimes innovative, but mostly unreadable or at least not pleasing to do so. So I thought I might change this.

How to Use the Templates?

Simply quote the one you wish to use, get rid of the quote tags and edit the rest to your favour.

The first Style will contain some tips how to handle them, and what are the tricky parts.

If you want you can credit me for the Template, but thats not really needed. :)

Questions for yourself

Do you want a heavy Guide overloaded with Pics and Gifs? Or do you want an easy to digest one? Both styles are totally valid. And if done right both can be pleasing to other in terms of readability.

You have an own Template for Builds and want to share it?

Just post it here if you wish so. Or PM me a pastebin link and I add it (and maybe format it a bit)


General guide advices

- the introduction of your build is extremely important, this is on the same level as visuals!

- Keep your guide clean, which means try to avoid walls of text or massive spoiler usage!

- Show your achievments! Killed shaper? Show it! Killed 3x dmg mods inc life vuln reflect Guadian? Show it! Show the hardest map you can.

- Try to be unique but not a special snowflake. Got a meme in mind? Just try it! Meme Builds are nice!

- Your build is already posted but you handle things differently? Point this out!

- Don't be afraid of feedback or critique, this only helps to improve your guide!

- Readability is the key for a great guide!

- don't be afraid of some color. But not too much.

Interesting Introduction + Readability + Visuals = Awesome Guide


Useful links


With this you can easily create gifs. Just record them directly form your screen.


HTML color codes / tables

How to link your gear

Info from Kira1414
To link gears in your post:
- open a post reply
- click on your profile at the top left of the page
- click on the gears you want to link
- click [x] when done



Thank you Lifting for allowing us to use your Template! :)
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Last edited by eviL_Bison on May 31, 2017, 6:51:51 AM
Last bumped on Jun 18, 2018, 7:33:50 AM
Style one - with explanations


Here is your short introduction of your build, for what it is designed for and what it is capable of.


Welcome Exiles to my Earthquake Build, which I was playing in 2.6.
I farmed Uber Izzaro with it and was able to farm all Guadians. Shaper is possible and so is Uber Atziri.
I did this in Legacy HC

If you want to use a picture, use one that isn't too large.

Pro's & Con's

Optional part, here you can list some of the pro's and con's of the build. This may help others to decide if they want to give your build a try!

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- text
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In this section you simply put in your used equipment. Post them straight away, dont separate them with "enter" while creating the post. Otherwise the build will be far worse to read.

Example how it can look like (Random gear of one of my chars)


Skill gems

Simply put here your Skills and their supports.


EQ - Conc - Reduced duration - Melee Phys - Added Fire - WED

Switchables: Inc AOE

Passive Tree

Start here with your Endgame Tree, which should be around level 90.
Bonus points for you if you include leveling trees too.


Optional part, here you can write down specific tactics or general advices how to play the build.


Here you can show off your assets, show us the screenshots of your character sheets and If you are able to provide them, some videos.

Tip: Crop down your screenshots to the needed part and shorten the pics with this. If you have more than 3 Screenshots, hide them in spoiler tags

Example spoiler

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Last edited by eviL_Bison on May 31, 2017, 6:21:28 AM
Style Two - The Lifting Nerd
Info: If you use this Template, please credit LNB for it :)

Example Build

I'll keep the rest here clear.
*these parts are infos added by me, delte them if you choose to use this Template*


Video Guide:

*Your Username*'s Twitch Live Stream Channel


This is the official build thread for my Cheap "New League/Beginner" *your Build type here* Build guide. In this thread, I will cover the most basic requirements of the build.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the build









Build mechanic introduction:


- *list here your build's defences*

Reflect Damage

*List here how to handle reflect*

Class VS Class, which one should you pick?

Benefits of the Class 1:

- *Benefits here*

Benefits of the Class 2:

- *Benefits*


Skill-gems and setups:

Damage setup:


Defensive Setup:

- *Example* Cast When Damage Taken (lvl 10), Immortal Call (lvl 13), Molten Shell (lvl 15) & Increased Duration (max lvl)


- *Example* Cast When Damage Taken (lvl 6), Flame Golem (lvl 8), Enduring Cry & Decoy Totem (optional, but recommended)

Mobility & Defence:

- *Example* Leap Slam, Faster Attacks, Blasphemy & Enfeeble.




Skill-trees & Ascendancy classes:

*Note: The following part is an example how it could look like. This is derived from the example build.*

Ascendancy Class: The Champion

Ascendancy Class: The Juggernaut

Note: That if you at any point need strength or dexterity, simply pick up the 30+ notables in the skill-tree and spec out of them later when you are able to cover these requirements via gear.

Leveling Tips:


Bandit Quest Rewards:

- Normal :
- Cruel :
- Merciless:


Gearing and stat priorities:

Defensive affixes, in priority:


Offensive affixes, in priority:


My Current Gear:

*List your gear here*


*Stats to look for on jewels here*





Recommended unique items:

*List recommended unique items here, if possible the item link or the link to the wiki*



Video Guide:

Check out my other build guides for *Gameversion*

*your other Builds here*

Stay safe!

Credits to LiftingNerdBro for the Layout!
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Last edited by eviL_Bison on May 30, 2017, 6:53:05 AM
Stale three - simplicity with color





Gem Setup




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*Probably also reserved*
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Sup' Exiles,

there are now 3 available templates which you can use. I have an idea for a fourth one, but this needs a bit more perparation. (My Paint and PS skill are below average lol)

In the spoiler below and the first template you see what I mean.


In the next days/weeks I try to add more templates and/or adapt existing ones if the creators allow this.

I also asked to get this post sticky, but thats sadly not possible right now. So I need to bump this from time to time.

If you are good with paint or Photo Shop (or what ever) and want to contribute some generic pics, get in contact with me. If possible I would like to add generic usable pics for others to use.

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Thanks heaps for posting this gem man! Had no idea where to start when I wanted to make my guide. This gave me more then enough information to do a full, detailed guide!


The guide I made using this guide on guides... Guideception.

My Youtube channel! Path of Exile bits and pieces!
Last edited by fight4anarchy on Jul 21, 2017, 10:04:28 AM
This style is from cookees.
Thank you for this style! :)

Example Image!!


Build introduction


Video URL here








Passive tree URL here

Ascendancy Points: Order of Ascendancy Poits here




Example values!!


+ +275 to maximum Life
+ 182% increased maximum Life
+ 36% increased Evasion Rating and Armour
+ 82% increased Armour
+ 50% increased Block Recovery
+ 20% increased Stun Threshold
+ 9% additional Block Chance while Dual Wielding
+ 5.4% of Life Regenerated per Second
+ 40% increased Life Leeched per second
+ 20% increased Life Recovery from Flasks
+ +1% to maximum Fire Resistance
+ +6% to all Elemental Resistances


+ +2 Maximum Frenzy Charge
+ 10% chance to gain Onslaught on Kill
+ 233% increased Physical Damage with Axes
+ 23% increased Attack Speed
+ 26% increased Attack Damage with Main Hand
+ 20% increased Attack Speed with Off Hand
+ 23% increased Attack Speed with Axes
+ 52% increased Melee Physical Damage
+ 49% increased Physical Damage with One Handed Melee Weapons
+ 20% increased area damage
+ 15% increased area of effect
+ 110% increased Physical Weapon Damage while Dual Wielding
+ 16% increased Attack Speed while Dual Wielding
+ 26% increased Physical Damage with Attacks
+ 5% increased Attack and Cast Speed
+ +3 Jewel Socket



Example values below!!

Cleave DPS (Charges and Onslaught Only)





Gloves and Boots





Example values!!

I get these questions quite often. Here are some answers.

Q. Why is my life so low?

A. Make sure you have 70+ life on all pieces of your gear. Make sure your BoR has 150+ flat life. Make sure that all your jewels have +7% maximum life like mine.

Q. Why is my DPS so low?

A. Make sure all your gems are supported in your Bringer of Rain. Make sure you have flat physical damage on all your jewelry. Make sure you have attack speed on your gloves. Make sure you are level 85+ and your gems are level 18+. Make sure you use concentrated effect for bosses.

Q. How are you using your skills without mana cost?

A. Soul Taker allows you to use melee skills without spending mana.

Q. Should I use Cleave or Lacerate?

A. This is entirely up to you. Both have different play-styles and are easily interchangeable.

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Very nice template guide.
Last edited by AcaseofNoob on Jan 15, 2018, 2:53:08 PM
Can not agree with avoid too much spoilers - I love the builds most, that have everything structured with spoiler tags.

I dont want to see a lot of stuff at once, I want to click on the specific thing I wanna see.

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