[3.5] Duelist Builds 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 haamoo
Marauder Builds List by Bockris
Scion Builds List by Tzikk
Ranger Builds List by Amongalen
Shadow Builds List by haamoo
Templar Builds List by Kwitch

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



[[3.5] Tybbber's Champion Chin Sol full fire Blast Rain/RoA

Want to use a bow? Tybbber's tanky Rain of Arrow/Blast Rain may be perfect for you then! This build is built for clearing the game in the very first week, so it has no problems clearing all content. Blast Rain is used as the single target here while Rain of Arrow is used to clear. I highly suggest if you're a veteran or new player to check this one out. It's incredibly detailed on leveling, different items and strategies! Check out the build
Created by Tybbberlol


Blade Flurry SL [3.5] TheNotoriousPIG's - The Bringer of Leech
Blade Flurry CH [3.5] g00fy_goober's Physical Reave/Bflurry Champion
Cleave GL [3.5] A Simple Cleaver - Beginner friendly - Much Explanation
Cyclone CH [3.5] Debeon Cyclone War Crier Champion
Cyclone CH/SL [3.5] Ngamahu Axe Build (End Game Viable)
Cyclone SL [3.4] Ahfack's Crimson Cyclone | 100% Pure Phys
Cyclone SL [3.5] Sallynator's 2H Ele Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone SL [3.4] Bro Lantern's Pure Phys 2H Cyclone Slayer
Cyclone SL [3.5] Muirey's 2h Freezing Cyclone (Freeze All Content)
Cyclone SL [3.5] Devon's Shocking Lawnmower- Pure Phys Crit-Cyclone
Dominating Blow GL [3.4] Tsundere Gladiator, Max Block Facebreakers, Infinite Life Flasks
Double Strike CH [3.5] Facetank the World - Instant Leech - Double Strike Champion
Earthquake SL [3.4] Prycro's Powerful Earthquake Slayer
Earthquake GL [3.5] The BB King
Frost Blades GL [3.5] FROST BLADES GLADIATOR 2018 Edition (Newbie Friendly)
Frost Blades CH [3.5] Frosty Duelist - Dual Swords & Frost Blades
Frost Blades CH [3.5] Man Mode 2H Frost blades Voidforge Champion
Flicker Strike CH [3.4] TREVOH's Oro Flicker
Heavy Strike SL [3.5] Shaper = Stunned, Tidebreaker Heavy Strike Stunner Build
Ice Crash GL [3.4] IcyTank - IceCrash Facebreaker Tank - EndGame viable
Lacerate SL [3.5] Demi's FlyingPurplePeople Lacerate Slayer
Lacerate GL [3.5] Elder Bleed Gladiator ft. Blasphemer's Grasp
Molten Strike CH [3.5] Budget Molten Tank Champion
Reave / Double Strike CH [3.5] Hank the Tank™ - The Manliest Man
Shattering Steel CH [3.5] PeteTheLich's STEEL EMBRACE Pure physical
Shattering Steel CH [3.5] Bashtart's Triple Herald Impalor SHATTERING STEEL CHAMPION
Sunder GL [3.5] AkumaNoTsubasa's Sunder Gladiator
Viper Strike CH [3.4] The Wicked Warband - Both New Heralds - Chaos Melee Summoner
Wild Strike GL [3.4] Opiate's Wild Strike Gladiator


Lightning Arrow SL [3.5] HowTo Lightning Arrow Slayer - Beginner Friendly
Spectral Throw SL [3.5] Physical ST Slayer - From League Starter to Shaper
Blast Rain/Rain of Arrows CH [3.5] Tybbber's Champion Chin Sol full fire Blast Rain/RoA
Tornado Shot/Ballista GL [3.5] Crimson Bow Gladiator, Tornado Shot + Ballista | Pure Bleed Build


Scorching Ray GL [3.4] Angry Walrus Build | CI Aegis Aurora


Herald of Agony GL [3.5] Tahreyn's 83/83 Block Herald of Agony Gladiator - Über Elder Viable
Herald of Agony CH [3.5] HOA Champion Summoner
Herald of Agony CH [3.5] WaffleT's Agony Deliverance Tank
Warchief Totem CH [3.5] Lifting's Uber Lab Pure Phys Warchief Totems

KorgothBG's Beginner Builds
These builds are perfect to help beginners learn the game and the mechanics
Facebreaker How to smash Heads. Detailed guide about Facebreaker builds!
Flicker Strike How to Flicker. Two Handed Weapon Edition!
Flicker Strike How to Flicker. Terminus Est Edition!

Legacy Build Lists
KorgothBG's Old Build List
2.4-2.6 Archive
2.6-3.0 Archive
Bison's 3.0-3.3 Build List (includes pre-2.2-2.3 Archive & original list artwork by KorgothBG)

Last edited by StormHavoc on Jan 20, 2019, 4:22:54 PM
Last bumped on Jan 20, 2019, 4:07:08 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™
Forum guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2087746
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Last edited by CaptainWARLORD on Dec 17, 2018, 3:45:36 PM
Thank you for maintaining the list :) looks good!
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Completed 14 ChallengeseviL_Bison wrote:
Thank you for maintaining the list :) looks good!

Hey Bison! Good to see you around the forums!
Caretaker of the Witch & Shadow build lists.
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

[3.5] Demi's FlyingPurplePeople Lacerate, The ULTIMATE 2H RT Melee Slayer Guide (EVERYTHING VIABLE)
IGN: Demigodking
twitch.tv/demi | youtube.com/demigodkinglol
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 - [3.5][HC] Caustic Arrow Raider, DoT Focused | 6k+ Health | All Content | In-depth
/view-thread/2247655 - [3.5] Crimson Bow Gladiator, Tornado Shot + Ballista | Pure Bleed Build

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