[3.9] Duelist Build List


This is a list of up-to-date Duelist build guides. ibugsy came up with the original idea with his witch builds list, which was later continued by Bada_Bing and haamoo.
KorgothBG maintained the build lists for Duelist, Marauder and Templar. For the last few years eviL_Bison and hamoo has been looking after the Duelist build list and more recently also worked on the Shadow & Scion lists. I want to thank him for his time which he gave willingly to the Path of Exile community and I look forward to carrying on his great work.

Special thanks to Tahreyn and hamoo for going out of his way to help me with making the banners for the page

Please if you have any advice or questions PM me!

Build Lists for other classes:
Witch Builds List by StormHavoc
Marauder Builds List by StormHavoc
Scion Builds List by Espetado
Ranger Builds List by Amongalen
Shadow Builds List by thedeathbeam
Templar Builds List by Lilyliciously

How do I submit my build guide?
* Your guide should contain more than just your gear and a skill tree
* If possible a leveling section would highly appreciated (for our beginners)
* Pure theory crafted builds will not be added, builds should have at least made it well into maps
* I won't add "clickbaity" titles to the list. For example "55 Bajillion deeps, UE AFK"
* To submit your guide, just post a link in the thread or PM me, I will appreciate if you write a few words about it too


CH = Champion Ascendancy
GL = Gladiator Ascendancy
SL = Slayer Ascendancy


Blade Flurry SL [3.9] TheNotoriousPIG's - The Bringer of Leech
Blade Flurry CH [3.9] g00fy_goober's Physical Reave/Bflurry Champion
Blade Flurry G [3.8] Blade Flurry Crit&Block Gladiator
Cleave GL [3.7] A Simple Cleaver - Beginner friendly - Much Explanation
Cleave/Bladestorm CH [3.8] Hank the Tank™ - The Manliest Man
Cleave SL [3.9] Aziire's Crit Cleave Slayer - Perfect All Rounder
Cyclone SL [3.9] Dual-wield Ahn's Might Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone CH/SL [3.9] Ngamahu Axe Build (End Game Viable)
Cyclone SL [3.7] GearFarmer’s Cyclone 2H Axe Detailed Build Guide (Very Noob Friendly Guide)
Cyclone CH/SL [3.8] 1H-Impale Cyclone Champion/Slayer
Cyclone GL [3.7] Belceboso - Max block 79% Cyclone/Reckoning - Gladiator
Cyclone SL [3.8] g00fy_goober's Bad Boy's Ballerina Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone SL [3.7] Sallynator's 2H Ele Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone SL [3.9] Delibas's 2H Cyclone!! All Budgets + all content viable!
Cyclone SL [3.7] Ahfack's Crimson Cyclone
Cyclone SL [3.8] BeyBlade Tank - Facebreaker Cyclone DPS
Cyclone SL [3.7] Muirey's 2h Freezing Cyclone (Freeze All Content)
Cyclone SL [3.8] Starforge Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone SL [3.9] Torstein's Oni-Goroshi Slayer Cyclone
Cyclone SL [3.9] 1h Impale Cyclone Slayer. All content viable with cheap gear. NO REQUIRED ITEMS.
Cyclone SL [3.9] Devon's Shocking Lawnmower- Pure Phys Crit-Cyclone
Dual Strike GL [3.7] 82% Block Dual Strike Gladiator
Double Strike CH [3.7] Facetank the World - Instant Leech - Double Strike Champion
Frost Blades GL [3.7] FROST BLADES GLADIATOR 2018 Edition (Newbie Friendly)
Frost Blades CH [3.7] Frosty Duelist - Dual Swords & Frost Blades
Frost Blades CH [3.7] Man Mode 2H Frost blades Voidforge Champion
Frost Blades/Double Strike ALL [3.7] Frost Blades / Vaal Double Strike - Jugg / Zerk / Champ / Slayer
Flicker Strike CH [3.7] TREVOH's Oro Flicker
Flicker Strike GL [3.7] HEMORRHAGE! Flicker Strike 100% Bleed Focus. Max Block Gladiator
Flicker Strike SL [3.7] Hasunic's Voidforge Flicker Slayer - Teleport and Freeze the Atlas!
Flicker Strike SL [3.7] 2H Axe Self-Bleed Flicker strike Slayer
Flicker Strike SL [3.9] Level with FLICKER STRIKE from LV28 - LEAGUE START
Glacial Hammer CH [3.7] CrystalNix's Glacial Hammer Champion
Ground Slam SL [3.8] Ground Slam Dualwield Slayer - Stun all content
Ground Slam SL [3.8] A Stunning Executioner w/ Ground Slam-
Ground Slam/Sweep SL [3.9] Pillar of the Caged God. From A to Z.
Heavy Strike SL [3.9] Shaper = Stunned, Tidebreaker Heavy Strike Stunner Build
Lacerate SL [3.8] Demi's FlyingPurplePeople Lacerate Slayer
Lacerate GL [3.7] SSF PewPew82's Bleed stacking Lacerate Gladiator
Lacerate GL [3.8] 0piate's Lacerate Bleed Gladiator
Perforate CH [3.7] New Player Friendly Option- 2h Impale Perforate Champion
Molten Strike CH [3.8] Budget Molten Tank Champion
Riposte GL [3.8] Landapandas Block Vigilante! | Monsters Kill Themselves | All Content League Starter
Static Strike SL [3.7] 2H Static Strike Slayer
Static Strike SL [3.7] Static Strike Gladiator - Endgame Map Farmer - Fast & Tanky
Shattering Steel CH [3.7] PeteTheLich's STEEL EMBRACE Pure physical
Sunder GL [3.9] AkumaNoTsubasa's Sunder Gladiator
Sunder CH [3.7] Crit Sunder Champion


Elemental Hit SL [3.9] Elemental Hit Crit | 5-8k Life | Overleech + CC Immune | All Content
Lightning Arrow SL [3.8] HowTo Lightning Arrow Slayer - Beginner Friendly
Spectral Throw SL [3.9] Physical ST Slayer - From League Starter to Shaper
Frenzy/Void Shot SL [3.7] Diabloyd's Frenzy Void Slayer
Rain of Arrows/Barrage SL [3.9] Rain of Steel Slayer
Spectral Shield Throw SL [3.7] Slayer Spectral Shield Throw – Captain Legion
Spectral Shield Throw SL [3.7] Impale Spectral Shield Throw Champion
Tornado Shot/Ballista GL [3.9] Crimson Bow Gladiator, Tornado Shot + Ballista | Pure Bleed Build
Tornado Shot GL [3.8] The Bloody Tornado Gladiator
Tornado Shot CH [3.9] Champion Impale TS+Barrage | 6.5k+HP | Decent Single Target | All Content
Tornado Shot SL [3.7] C Tornado Shot Currency Farmer


Scorching Ray GL [3.6] Angry Walrus Build | CI Aegis Aurora


Herald of Agony CH [3.7] WaffleT's Agony Deliverance Tank
Summon Raging Spirits CH [3.9] The Fortified Summoner: CwC Raging Spirit Champion
Herald of Agony CH [3.8] BlastingMouz's Max Block Herald of Agony Bow Gladiator
Warchief Totem CH [3.8] Lifting's Uber Lab Pure Phys Warchief Totems
Support CH [3.7] Tanky Aurabot - a combined Guide

Old Builds 3.6 and Below

Last edited by StormHavoc on Feb 10, 2020, 11:38:11 AM
Last bumped on Feb 12, 2020, 3:19:25 PM
Can you please change "Cleave CH [3.5] Hank the Tank: High Armour Cleave" to "Hank the Tank™ - The Manliest Man"?

You added 3.5, but it's no longer a Cleave build and instead uses Reave/Double Strike. Still a high Armour tank, though.


E: I see you changed it already. Thanks, man <3
Proud creator of Hank the Tank™:
☛ ♨ ♂ ✌ www.youtube.com/captainwarlord ♂ ♨ ✌ ☚
Last edited by CaptainWARLORD on Dec 17, 2018, 3:45:36 PM
Thank you for maintaining the list :) looks good!
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eviL_Bison wrote:
Thank you for maintaining the list :) looks good!

Hey Bison! Good to see you around the forums!
If you're reading this you're reading this.
Hmmm... why did I never think of clickbaity titles being just that. Clickbait. Lies.

I trusted the main builds page to always be curated by someone knowledgeable. I tried so many builds that turned out to be complete BS, the values on my end were totally different.

But I was confused for a really long time.. I didn't think about this, until now, that it's possible that those builds are simply fake.

They sound great on paper, some people try them and get better or worse results.. but usually not those expected.

I'm not talking about this here page tho, I never built any Duelist. : ]
Just browsing..
Last edited by monkeyonyourtonsils on Dec 20, 2018, 7:06:51 AM
EDIT: wrong thread
Last edited by semper408 on Dec 22, 2018, 3:06:29 PM

pretty huge update complete for 3.5

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Just to inform that Shattering/Lancing Steel it's not melee
[3.5] Crimson Bow Gladiator, Tornado Shot + Ballista | Pure Bleed Build | All Content | In-depth

Played the build again in 3.5. Pretty much all content done this time around, including deathless uber elder.
/view-thread/2077932 - [3.8][HC] Caustic Arrow Raider, DoT Focused | 6k+ Health | All Content | In-depth
/view-thread/2247655 - [3.8] Crimson Bow Gladiator, Tornado Shot + Ballista | Pure Bleed Build
[3.5] Blade Flurry Crit&Block Gladiator//All Content Viable

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