[UPDATED!] [3.12] LACERMAN BUILD (Fast ClearSpeed + Labber + Super EZ + All Content) (Gladiator)

@Everyone: I removed blueprint mirror farming guide in League Specific Info section yesterday, after an ex dropped to 24c. And they became not as profitable with %2 trinket anymore with that, also because fractured fossil prices went up a lot. Now after a day I removed, an ex went up to 36c. With league economy becoming really unstable, I don't think it worths the big investment it requires anymore. And no one knows what will happen to blueprint mirror farming even in short time with this economy. I can't continue to recommend something here that requires huge investment in this case. Also, it was huge profit at start, but now it's not as profitable after fractured fossil prices went up a lot and ex-c rate dropped. If you haven't made the investment yet, I suggest it'd be best to do some Niko rotas and low depth delve mainly(60-75) for many chaos that drops there and also being able to do chaos recipe at the same time. Then doing heist contracts and blueprints from there for many chaos that drops there. Since ex-c rate is really low(1-36 atm), we can get exas in short time this way.

In coming days I will be working on alternate quality gems. You can check League Specific Info section in second message of this thread for possible updates. Sorry for updates being a little slower than usual this league.



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demonardvarks wrote:
love this build a lot and been running it.

my POB was saying 415K dps, but reading the front of the guide it said to load your character first, and then load mine ontop of it. my dps jumped to 1,435,000. is that accurate? character is jumpyboy on xbox.

Thanks for your nice words! That loading on top of pob links in guide is for getting configurations fast. I just checked, your character has 1.506.256 DPS. Probably increased a little in 2 days passed and yours sound accurate.


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LG정근우 wrote:
Hi Pegasus

Could you give me some advice for me?

My POB: https://pastebin.com/iWSTnRuM

My Character finally became LV 97 last night but I don't know why my Character didn't show up on Ninja yet :(
Anyway Thanks a lot


Hi LG정근우. Lower limit on ninja for Lacerate looks like level 99 now, looks like that's the reason. You have 3.34m DPS and 6.2k life now, which is pretty good. Let's upgrade your gear. Get a stygian vise and an abyss jewel(3.37m DPS, 6.3k life), change 2 3-mod jewels with 4-mods(3.37m DPS, 6.4k life), change a life node on passive tree with another(3.37m DPS and 6.5k life). Now that life is better, we can start working on DPS. Get the boot enchant(3.53m), make all gems on Lacerate and Vaal Ancestral Warchief 21-20, for Vaal Ancestral it's 21-23, Blood and Sand lv7 and Enhance lv4(3.75m). Now if you can get a 500+pDPS axe there and Meta Gear cluster jewel(you can remove Martial Prowess if you can't get the 3), corrupt Soul Taker to %30 quality in Menagerie, your DPS becomes 4.29m. Can increase further with some more min/maxing. Also you can get %10 life on stygian vise to increase life further(will go up to %12 with catalysts). Good luck upgrading and here's the Pob link:

https://pastebin.com/fsa0UAWF


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kencunm2 wrote:
Hi, I've been playing this build for a while now in SSF. Any chance you could take a look and let me know what I should be focusing on? I still don't have a Soul Taker!!! But then again I've only chanced about 500 Siege Axes!!
My main struggle is keeping mana up.
thanks

Hi. When I check google a bit, majority seems to get it under 500 chances, with some being up to 2000 and still no result. It's a big gamble sadly, but easiest way to get one. I see that you have Spirit Void, that mana leech should be enough to keep mana at maximum on a fast pace. You can use Praxis ring to help with mana issues further until you chance a Soul Taker. You can also change Endurance Charge on Melee Stun support on Leap with Blood Magic to help a little more with mana. Let's upgrade your gear. You have 0.65m DPS and 4.2k life at the moment. Change Bronn's Lithe with crafting something like rare chest I put in(0.64m DPS, 4.9k life), change gloves with one having attack speed added(0.68m), change rings with crafting steel rings having phys. damage(can do with essence or fossil crafting, or multimodding) and use abrasive catalysts on them(0.79m DPS, 5.1k life), change Faster Attacks with Fortify on Lacerate(actually you should do this first)(0.93m), craft better jewels(0.93m DPS, 5.3k life), craft better axes(1.28m), get boot enchant(1.35m), level to 90 and get 2 life nodes(1.35m DPS, 5.5k life), level all gems to 20-20(1.65m DPS, 5.5k life). Should do much better with these stats. You can also craft Required Gear cluster when you're level 92, as it's really easy to craft. Will increase DPS a little more. If you can post again after doing these upgrades, I'll take a look at what you got and tell the further upgrades you can do. Good luck upgrading and here's the Pob link:

https://pastebin.com/JrGQPzre


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mschultz32 wrote:
Wanted to share a proud moment for me. I crafted this entirely myself. Hit 8% physical modifier enchant on the second tempered orb. hit 29% like 3 perfect fossils in. 150ish alterations and it landed t2 flat phys and culling strike, didn’t need to augment even. I imprinted and regaled 22 or 23 times before hitting a useable prefix (t5 hybrid). Since I had flat phys already, hybrid was the only mod I could utilize. I didn’t try for better, but I saved the imprint if I care to mess with it later on this league when all is said and done. Multi modded and divined it once and said close enough to top end possible dps.

556 dps

Wow, that's a really high pDPS axe you have there, congratulations! It can go a little higher for sure, but I'd stop there too:)


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DeadDrunk wrote:
Do we use normal Lacerate or Anomalous(more phys dmg) or Divergent(more bleed dmg)?

It's best to use Anomalous Lacerate. We lose little aoe, but it's worth the damage it gives.


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_grove_ wrote:
I'm not sure if it's been pointed out before, but while looking at a different build I realised that with a large ring thread of hope you can do this:

Image, sorry I don't know how to embed this

This adds 18% attack speed, a decent chunk of phys/axe damage, 10% impale effect, frees our anointment, and increases our vaal ancestral warchief buff to 150% for better bossing. It also gives extra max rage if you're doing the cluster jewel version of the build.

To spec this I unspecced a jewel socket and 2 life nodes, then anointed discipline and training to get even more life back. Other than spending 60c for a thread and new anoint and the -11% all res, I don't really see any major downside to doing this.

Hi. Thanks for your suggestion! Sounds pretty nice. I will look into this in short time and will reply back on this thread.
Lacerating..
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_grove_ wrote:
I'm not sure if it's been pointed out before, but while looking at a different build I realised that with a large ring thread of hope you can do this:

Image, sorry I don't know how to embed this

This adds 18% attack speed, a decent chunk of phys/axe damage, 10% impale effect, frees our anointment, and increases our vaal ancestral warchief buff to 150% for better bossing. It also gives extra max rage if you're doing the cluster jewel version of the build.

To spec this I unspecced a jewel socket and 2 life nodes, then anointed discipline and training to get even more life back. Other than spending 60c for a thread and new anoint and the -11% all res, I don't really see any major downside to doing this.


I got rid of the right side of the heath wheel to spec into this due to my level and lacking points. I see you skipped out on some other damage points that I have (specifically relating to rage) and I also took the resistance nodes. My pob damage is up to 4.8M now from 4M and I only lost like 100 life. Worth to me. Thanks.
Heya!

First of all I would like to thank you for this amazing guide. The way the build plays is very satisfying.

I have some 'trouble' with the build and with the game in general.
I've been playing PoE for a few hundred hours now and I have no problem leveling a build or reach level 90ish. I have a problem, however, knowing what my next big upgrade is, how to make currency efficiently and how to make my character stop dying (just to give a few examples). Should I build more defenses? Should I get more DPS? <- Those are common questions when I play the game, but I can't seem to figure them out. I play this game solo and I don't know anyone in the game to ask my questions to. So I figured I might give this forum a try! :p

I've been thoroughly enjoying your build, but it seems I'm hitting a brick wall every time I get to this point in the game. Would you mind taking a look at my character (UnoLacerate) and give me some advice on what I should upgrade next? What to focus on etc? I've tried running a lvl 80 heist/tier 15-16 redmaps but I can't help getting oneshot randomly. (I don't mind getting oneshot, If I can learn from my mistakes and get better at the game.)

Thanks in advance and keep up the amazing work!

King regards,

Sable140
Hello!

First of all I want to thank you for making this build guide - I have skipped a few leagues, made my comeback in Heist with this build and I'm seriously considering going to 100 (would be my first) with it!

That being said I wanted to ask a quick question - Would changing the ascendancy to Slayer be worth it? We lose the explosions, which is pretty huge, but I feel like I'd get a lot more DPS, leech, and would be able to run reflect maps (I was thinking Bane of Legends and Brutal Fervour). If the tree would have to be changed, I'd appreciate some help with that as well. Sorry if it's a stupid question, I don't really do builds, just follow guides and change them a little to my liking :D.

Would also appreciate if you could take a quick look at my POB and recommend some gear improvements - I think my gear is pretty good, but I can see it being better definitely. https://pastebin.com/B5NDCjvz

Thanks for this build again!
Last edited by PajWoj on Oct 26, 2020, 7:50:08 PM
Something else I just found out: if you can't find or afford a really top tier Belly corruption like +1 all gems, +2 aoe gems also works great since it tags lacerate, and probably won't be crazy expensive if it shows up.



This only cost 270c and adds a nice chunk of damage and defence. If you can find one like this either single/double corrupt, especially with a better life roll, I recommend it.
I was following a different Lacerate Guardian build but lately I'm getting stuck on damage and would like to boost it.
However, that guide was using axe + Lyoneye's remorse.
It gives me alot of tankiness but I'm feeling that it drops my dps alot.

Right now I'm not sure if switching over to this build would be the best idea.
I do have a 545 pdps axe. Also have a steel ring with curse vulnerability on hit. Seems like I have most of the core items except soul taker and perhaps a different amulet.
Would getting a 2nd axe really boost my dps that much? (granted I switch over my shield nodes for dual wield/axe nodes).

I also crafted my own axe with 425 pdps including 60% chance for bleeding o deal double damage but I sold it 2 weeks ago for 59 ex. Thinking back, I guess I lost a lot since it's worth much more now.
@Everyone: I have some good news. You don't need to create an account to be able to post Pob links on pastebin anymore. You can upload as guest, it's fixed.

I've done my work on alternate quality gems and also replica uniques, and only added Divergent Fortify to the list in League Specific Info in second message. There were some I skipped like Anomalous Enhance Support for example, which reduces dexterity requirement of linked gems but lv4 is really low in availability and high prices, getting some lv3 and corrupting again results in high prices to get to lv4. However, you can use it if needed. There were also a couple I skipped(like Divergent Melee Phys. Damage and Divergent Brutality supports which are better on Awakened versions).

I still couldn't check _grove_'s recommendation on Pob, but I will be checking it in coming days when my working schedule gets less busy hopefully.



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sable140 wrote:
Heya!

First of all I would like to thank you for this amazing guide. The way the build plays is very satisfying.

I have some 'trouble' with the build and with the game in general.
I've been playing PoE for a few hundred hours now and I have no problem leveling a build or reach level 90ish. I have a problem, however, knowing what my next big upgrade is, how to make currency efficiently and how to make my character stop dying (just to give a few examples). Should I build more defenses? Should I get more DPS? <- Those are common questions when I play the game, but I can't seem to figure them out. I play this game solo and I don't know anyone in the game to ask my questions to. So I figured I might give this forum a try! :p

I've been thoroughly enjoying your build, but it seems I'm hitting a brick wall every time I get to this point in the game. Would you mind taking a look at my character (UnoLacerate) and give me some advice on what I should upgrade next? What to focus on etc? I've tried running a lvl 80 heist/tier 15-16 redmaps but I can't help getting oneshot randomly. (I don't mind getting oneshot, If I can learn from my mistakes and get better at the game.)

Thanks in advance and keep up the amazing work!

King regards,

Sable140

Hi. Thanks for your nice words! You have 1.68m DPS and 5.6k life at the moment. DPS is good, life is also not bad but can be improved to stop the one shots. I think it's your first league if you haven't deleted characters on standard before. First league is always hard in this game. Like I've played many aRPG games before, but this one just hit me like a wall when I first started. But improved fast with practice. I suggest adopting a kind of a ranged playstyle first because lacerate has a long range, you can use that to your advantage. Also while escaping heists, I suggest only leap slamming and not killing anything unless there are traps where there won't be many monsters. Leap slam stuns full life enemies for a short duration, making our escapes in heists really easy because we don't need to deal with any of the heavy hitting guys waiting after doors(later on with more DPS and life, you can kill all monsters while escaping if you like). Also, for making currency efficiently, you can check League Specific Info section in 2nd message on this thread. Hope these will help. Now let's upgrade your gear to Required Gear stats to make things even easier. Level to 91 and get a jewel on jewel socket below Berserking(1.73m DPS, 5.7k life), change Ring 2 with a steel ring, use abrasive catalysts on it and also craft %16 Increased Damage(1.88m), level to 92 and add another jewel on cluster jewel(1.94m DPS, 5.9k life), craft +55 life on amulet, get a weapon with 430pDPS+(2.07m), get Spiked Gloves with %15 Attack Speed and more life(2.09m DPS, 6.0k life), meanwhile doing these upgrades buy/craft a helm with lab enchant and add boot enchant to boots and also make gems 20-20(2.48m DPS, 6.0k life). Pretty close to Required Gear stats now. Good luck upgrading! Here's the Pob link:

https://pastebin.com/VEMKM3nz


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PajWoj wrote:
Hello!

First of all I want to thank you for making this build guide - I have skipped a few leagues, made my comeback in Heist with this build and I'm seriously considering going to 100 (would be my first) with it!

That being said I wanted to ask a quick question - Would changing the ascendancy to Slayer be worth it? We lose the explosions, which is pretty huge, but I feel like I'd get a lot more DPS, leech, and would be able to run reflect maps (I was thinking Bane of Legends and Brutal Fervour). If the tree would have to be changed, I'd appreciate some help with that as well. Sorry if it's a stupid question, I don't really do builds, just follow guides and change them a little to my liking :D.

Would also appreciate if you could take a quick look at my POB and recommend some gear improvements - I think my gear is pretty good, but I can see it being better definitely. https://pastebin.com/B5NDCjvz

Thanks for this build again!

Hi. When I test the change to Slayer on Meta Gear, build loses %3.6 DPS, which is not really a problem, also boss DPS increases on Slayer. Explosions are gone, but can be replaced with an explody chest(but there life will lower which is not good imo[we need life], and also cost will increase). Main problem here is Arena Challenger ascendancy is really hard to replace and will lower clear speed by an important amount. Bane of Legends' attack speed bonus is nice, but can't be stacked so it's %20 more vs. %10 increased. Here wording "more" on Arena Challenger vs. "increased" on Bane of Legends makes a lot of difference as well(because of lots of increased we have combining with more there). Brutal Fervour's leech effects not removed at full life is good to have, but we also lose frenzy and more importantly endurance charges, but will still be able to generate endurance charges on bosses thanks to Inexorable, but I see that you didn't pick it. Phys. Reflect maps are also doable with sextants btw and not too hard to roll. It's more of a choice I think, but I'd stay on Gladiator. Btw when I do different builds, I also change them a little to my liking:) Let's upgrade your gear now. You have 3.95m DPS and 5.5k life at the moment. DPS is pretty good, but life needs some increasing. But let's increase both, life first. I'd start by removing Harvester of Foes to be able to get jewels to cluster sockets, added x2 4-mod jewels, also got Drive The Destruction(3.85m DPS and 5.8k life). Then removed Gladiator's Perseverance(since you have Feed The Fury on cluster to replace it) and added 3 life nodes(3.60m DPS, 6.0k life). Now we need to improve DPS. Get a Watcher's Eye in place of one of the 4-mod jewels(4.09m), corrupt Soul Taker to %30 quality with beastcrafting or do hillock on transportation on Syndicate for %28 quality if going to double corrupt later(4.13m DPS), get a Vulnerability on hit ring by also having Dexterity on it and change it with one of your rings and also change Vulnerability on CWDT with Increased Duration(4.18m DPS + perma Vulnerability which will do much better than being on CWDT), get Meta Gear cluster jewel(4.60m), make all gems 20-20(impale 21-20, Pride 20-23 and Default quality because we need the aoe, Vaal ancestral being 21-23 and it's supports 21-20, Blood and Sand lv7 and also Default quality because divergent one only supports spells) and also add Awakened Melee Physical Damage and Awakened Brutality(5.62m), change Oblivion Joy with a 4-mod double damage jewel and increase all crafted %Increased Damage on rings and belt to %20(5.73m DPS, 6.0k life). You have close life to Required Gear with 0.7m higher DPS than Meta Gear at the moment. Good luck upgrading! Here's the Pob link:

https://pastebin.com/NteiQtut


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_grove_ wrote:
Something else I just found out: if you can't find or afford a really top tier Belly corruption like +1 all gems, +2 aoe gems also works great since it tags lacerate, and probably won't be crazy expensive if it shows up.



This only cost 270c and adds a nice chunk of damage and defence. If you can find one like this either single/double corrupt, especially with a better life roll, I recommend it.

Added to the guide, thanks! Btw I suggest double corrupting Bellies instead of buying them corrupted since we have 3 useful mods we can get at the moment(there is also %Increased Damage).


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I was following a different Lacerate Guardian build but lately I'm getting stuck on damage and would like to boost it.
However, that guide was using axe + Lyoneye's remorse.
It gives me alot of tankiness but I'm feeling that it drops my dps alot.

Right now I'm not sure if switching over to this build would be the best idea.
I do have a 545 pdps axe. Also have a steel ring with curse vulnerability on hit. Seems like I have most of the core items except soul taker and perhaps a different amulet.
Would getting a 2nd axe really boost my dps that much? (granted I switch over my shield nodes for dual wield/axe nodes).

I also crafted my own axe with 425 pdps including 60% chance for bleeding o deal double damage but I sold it 2 weeks ago for 59 ex. Thinking back, I guess I lost a lot since it's worth much more now.

Hi. You can calculate the switch on Pob. Let's change your character to Lacerman build and see what will happen(I think you meant Gladiator by Guardian there as I see your character is Gladiator). You have 2.71m DPS and 7.2k life at the moment. After the change, you have 4.09m DPS and 5.9k(almost 6.0k) life, also your block chance on attacks reduces from %46 to %29 and physical damage reduction increases from %83 to %87. Here life is lower, but you get Blood of The Karui as second life flask to compensate(Please check Running The Build section in guide for use of these 2 life flasks in conjunction). By only looking at these stats, I can say that it's more of a preference here. But also, Lacerate is a skill that needs high DPS to be able to do endgame bosses fast and efficiently. Here's the switched Pob link on your gear if interested:

https://pastebin.com/U0gpX9M0
Lacerating..
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PegasusRideR wrote:


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I was following a different Lacerate Guardian build but lately I'm getting stuck on damage and would like to boost it.
However, that guide was using axe + Lyoneye's remorse.
It gives me alot of tankiness but I'm feeling that it drops my dps alot.

Right now I'm not sure if switching over to this build would be the best idea.
I do have a 545 pdps axe. Also have a steel ring with curse vulnerability on hit. Seems like I have most of the core items except soul taker and perhaps a different amulet.
Would getting a 2nd axe really boost my dps that much? (granted I switch over my shield nodes for dual wield/axe nodes).

I also crafted my own axe with 425 pdps including 60% chance for bleeding o deal double damage but I sold it 2 weeks ago for 59 ex. Thinking back, I guess I lost a lot since it's worth much more now.

Hi. You can calculate the switch on Pob. Let's change your character to Lacerman build and see what will happen(I think you meant Gladiator by Guardian there as I see your character is Gladiator). You have 2.71m DPS and 7.2k life at the moment. After the change, you have 4.09m DPS and 5.9k(almost 6.0k) life, also your block chance on attacks reduces from %46 to %29 and physical damage reduction increases from %83 to %87. Here life is lower, but you get Blood of The Karui as second life flask to compensate(Please check Running The Build section in guide for use of these 2 life flasks in conjunction). By only looking at these stats, I can say that it's more of a preference here. But also, Lacerate is a skill that needs high DPS to be able to do endgame bosses fast and efficiently. Here's the switched Pob link on your gear if interested:

https://pastebin.com/U0gpX9M0



Thank you for your hard work. You put a lot of effort in on helping people.
It's greatly appreciated and makes a lot of people happy. I'll be completely switching over to your build.

One last question. I just crafted this axe:
https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/z8zwKwKI4
It has 60% chance for bleed to do 100% damage and culling strike, along with a total of 434 pdps. It could probably get to 450-460 ish if I can get a phys mod implicit.
According to POB, my bleed damage will go up significantly (+22%) but all my other damages will go down by 8%. Is culling strike that powerful?
Hello!

Thanks for the build guide!

I haven't been playing for a few leagues and I used to play slower builds so this is a breath of fresh air as to how fast the clear speed is.

I think I'm lacking some single-target DPS, but I'm not which pieces of my gear, I should upgrade. Conqueror's and Metamorphs blast me to death pretty often :D. If it's not too much trouble could you please check the character Bujb and give some tips.

Thanks in advance!

-Kermo
Has anyone made a variant for this build setup with a pride aul's? It seems like a natural lategame option, so I've been playing around with different specs in pob and in my setup at least, it looks like with herald of purity and flesh and stone added it's possible to reach over 4.9m sdps (blood stance) without even having to spec for berserk. Is there a more potentially useful aura setup than this though? Using the free mana for something like haste looks like complete ass, except perhaps for zooming through contracts slightly faster.

If anyone wants to mess with it themselves, here's my poorly configured test pob with aul's and some auras here: https://pastebin.com/6WAuKNRc

Edit: bought an aul's and specced herald of purity + flesh and stone to try it out for real. Iz gud, the increased damage effect stacking on maim makes boss DPS feel way better particularly. Recommended if you feel like bosses are taking too long to phase.
Last edited by _grove_ on Oct 30, 2020, 11:10:18 AM

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