Three Best and Popular Duelist Builds For POE 3.5 Players

1. Infinite Blazing Flicker Strike Slayer Builds

Pros & Cons:
+ Insane clearspeed
+ Vaal Pact+Brutal Fervour is broken
+ Tankiness
+ Extremely budget friendly
+ 100% hit chance without Lycosidae
+ Can do all content in the game
+ Able to face-tank with Flicker Strike
+ Permanent stun/chill/freeze immunity
+ Reliable Frenzy Charge generation and sustain
+ 6K+ life by grabbing life on gear and following the skill tree
+ 90%+ ignite chance to ensure we generate Frenzy Charges every time we Flicker Strike
- NOT a league starter but possible
- Melee build so we need to stay close to enemies
- Can't run no leech/elemental reflect map mods
- Terrible for delves
- Screen seizures

1st Lab: Endless Hunger
2nd Lab: Brutal Fervour
3rd Lab: Impact
4th Lab: Overwhelm

Gems Link:
6 Link - Main Attack – Flicker Strike Setup
Flicker Strike > Multistrike Support > Combustion Support > Immolate Support > Elemental Damage with Attacks Support > Ruthless Support

4 Link – Aura/Curse – Aura/Curse Setup
Blasphemy Support > Flammability > Anger > Vaal Haste

3 Link – CWDT/Utility – Cast when Damaged Taken/Utility Setup
Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 2) > Blood Rage (level 8) > Immortal Call (level 4) > Ancestral Protector

4 Link – Movement – Movement/Utility Setup
Leap Slam > Faster Attacks Support > Blood Magic Support > Summon Flame Golem

4-6 Link – Optional Vaal Ancestral Warchief – Vaal Ancestral Warchief Setup
Vaal Ancestral Warchief > Elemental Damge with Attacks > Concentrated Effect > Blind > Elemental Focus > Immolate


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2.Crimson Bow Gladiator Builds

Pros & Cons:
+ Viable bleed focused build
+ Good clear speed and single target
+ Quite tanky thanks to dodge, evasion, corpse removal and Purity Sentinels
+ Bleedsplosion popcorn sound
+ Relatively cheap to get started
+ Decent but not great for beginners, SSF and league start
+ Almost hardcore viable, almost
- Requires few key items to really start rolling
- Siege Ballista might feel clunky/annoying
- End game gear is very expensive
- Only 5000 to 6000 life

Gratuitous Violence -> Outmatch and Outlast -> Painforged

Soul of Arakaali as your Major God.

Soul of Gruthkul as your Minor God.

Main Skill (GGGRRR):
Tornado Shot - GMP - Chance To Bleed - Brutality - Deadly Ailments - Maim

Single Target Setup (GGGRRB):
Siege Ballista - Chance To Bleed - Brutality - Deadly Ailments - Unbound Ailments - Swift Afflict

Cursing Setup (GGBR):
Frenzy - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Curse on Hit lvl 5 - Vulnerability

CWDT Immortal Call (RRR):
Cast when Damage Taken lvl 3 - Immortal Call lvl 5 - Increased Duration lvl 20

Aura: Grace / Vaal Grace
Self-buff: Herald of Purity
Frenzy Generation: Blood Rage - Increased Duration (optional)
Movement Skill: Blink Arrow


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3.Shattering Steel Champion Builds

Pros & Cons:
+ High dps Due to shotgunning
+ High mobility speed with Leap Slam
+ Good Clear speed
+ High defense with champion + Vaal grace.
+ Budget friendly
+ Unique Playstyle getting up close to shotgun the closer the better
+ Very high leech
- Struggles With life plateauing at around 5.5-6k at level 90
- Need to be super close bosses to do max DPS

1) Conqueror
2) Worthy Foe
3) Inspirational
4) Master of Metal

Soul of Arakaali (life leach after Immortal Call)
Soul of Tukohama

Main Attack:
Shattering Steel > Vicious Projectiles > Brutality > Maim > Slower Projectiles > Chance to Bleed

Mobility Skill:
Leap Slam + Faster Attacks > Fortify

Power Charge Generation
Cast When Damage Taken + Orb of Storm + Power Charge on Critical + increased Critical strike chance

Immortal Call Setup
level 2-4 Cast When Damage Taken + level 4 Immortal Call + Molten Shell / increased Duration

Mana Reserved Skills:
Herald of Purity
Dread Banner

Blasphemy > enfeeble

Other Buffs:
Ancestral Protector
Blood Rage
Ice Golem


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