Duelist Gladiator Double Strike / Reave Build – Low Budget & Great Clear Speed – Path of Exile

We using dual wield Dreamfeather Sword as core items and make evasion a def and offence stat! We get great buff for Double Strike [Adds (3-113) to (5-169) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies] that’s make a ton dmg and Bleed damage (we have 8 stack of Bleed so it’s work for 7 of them)

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • + Can do all content
  • + Budget
  • + Good survivability (Alot of Evasion/Block/AA/Blind enemy)
  • + Solid clearspeed (Reave looks like top tier, Double Strike a bit slower)
  • + Using crazy mechanics
  • + Great Lab Farmer
  • + Bleed it’s main dps source but we still hit hard

Cons

  • – Hard to Check real DPS (even PoB don’t calculate Crimson Dance and Bleed properly)
  • – It’s Still evasion build, you can get occasional one hit on crazy map mode.
  • – Maddening Presence visual effect

Skill Tree

Ascendancy

Blood in the Eyes -> Gratuitous Violence -> Painforged -> Versatile Combatant

Phanteon

  • Major: Soul of Solaris
  • Minor: Soul of Gruthkul

Passive Tree

Skill Tree

Gems Setup

Reave vs Double Strike

Double Strike it’a alot of better for Boss and long fight, Reave it’s for mapping but feel free if you want use Reave for boss fight (its work too!). Min maxing say Double Strike for Boss

Double Strike

Vaal Double Strike – Chance to Bleed – Melee Splash(clear)/Ruthless(Bosses) – Melee Physical Damage – Multistrike – Brutality

Vaal skill it’s Great for Bosses!

Reave

Vaal Reave – Chance to Bleed – Ruthless – Melee Physical Damage – Multistrike – Brutality

Auras/Buffs

Vaal Grace – Increased Duration – Blood Rage

Blasphemy – Vulnerability – Arctic Armour

Ancestral Protector

for longer fight

Ancestral Protector – Brutality – Bloodlust – Culling Strike

Movement

Whirling Blades – Faster Attack – Blood Magic – Fortify

CWDT Setup

CWDT – Immortal Call – Summon Flame Golem – Vaal Molten Shell (CWDT proc normal Molten Shell, Vaal you can use when you need!)

Gear

Weapon

DREAMFEATHER: It’s your core items, we stack Eva and get 2% Attack Damage every 450 evasion, Attack Speed, flat Evasion, Movement Speed.

Cost: 1 alch – 5-10 chaos (for a good corrupt one)

Chest

DARESSO’S DEFIANCE: High Evasion and Armour, Leech, Dodge chance, HP, Onslaught (up time it’s really good), cost 1 chaos for good stats one, or 25 chaos for already 5 link one.

There it’s one better Body Armour [The Perfect Form] but it’s full Evasion so it’s really hard to get 5 Red socket and when we get one we need to change gear and stack alot of cold ress. So its an endgame option for us.

Belts

BELT OF THE DECEIVER

Gloves / Helmets / Boots

GLOVES_HELMET_BOOTS

High Evasion, life, resist, Flat dmg on gloves. Simply Crap.

Rings

TOPAZ RING, PAUA RING

Amulet

IMPRESENCE ONYX AMULET: It’s Best option for us, we get Flat Physical DMG, Life, Maddening Presence (10% slow and reduce dmg from enemy), Free Vulnerability

Cost: 5-30 chaos

Jewels

You look for

  • -% Life
  • -% Increased Damage
  • -% Increased Damage with Bleeding
  • -% Increased Damage Over Time

Abyss option

  • – flat life
  • – flat Physical Damage

Watcher’s Eye for Grace it’s Really cheap and can give you %Life and some defence node (more Evasion or Blind).

Flasks

Flasks

Rumi it’s best def flask we can get! Can give us 30% spell block (Versatile Combatant node), Armour, Hit Block
Witchfire Brew and Jade Flas are our DPS/Def boost, so it’s great!

Expectations

DPS it’s wrong, Crimson Dance are not calculated for 8 stack we have on target, and it’s some other missing on flat damage from Double Strike

Expectations