Earthshatter Berserker - Path of Exile 3.24

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Earthshatter Berserker - Path of Exile 3.24

The Berserker ascendancy class right now is only being utilized for niche builds. But, thanks to the gem changes Grinding Gear Games has made in Path of Exile 3.23 Affliction League, the slam skill meta has made a resurgence!

One slam skill in particular got a pretty hefty buff and that is none other than Earthshatter. If you are willing to try something new that you can start a new league with, then go ahead. This is our comprehensive build guide for the Earthshatter Berserker in Patch 3.23!

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So, what changes did GGG implement for Earthshatter exactly? Well, before we answer that question, we must first discuss what it actually is.

Earthshatter is a melee slam attack skill in Path of Exile that prompts you to slam the ground, thus creating multiple fissures that branch out in the process. Once these fissures have traveled their maximum distance, they turn into damaging spikes that hit enemies hard with area damage.

What's interesting about Earthshatter is that if you slam the ground and use a warcry near the area where the spikes come out, it will cause them to shatter, making nearby monsters take huge amounts of damage as a result.

Speaking of warcry, you actually use a few of them on this build. The main one is Seismic Cry, which causes your next four Earthshatter slams to have a 30% increased area of effect for wider coverage.

The second one is Intimidating Cry. When used, the next two slams you perform will deal double damage! And last, you have Enduring Cry - a warcry that enables you to gain Endurance Charges, as well as granting you 2% additional physical damage reduction and elemental resistance per Endurance Charge.

As you can see, this build is very dynamic. You have to utilize Seismic Cry and Intimidating Cry to ensure that you will deal the most amount of damage. This makes your map-clearing speeds slower, but you only need to attack enemies a couple of times anyway due to the sheer damage this build is capable of.

This build can work on a budget, so you can definitely use it as a league starter. However, you will need some specific gear to truly elevate this build into king status. Do not worry, all of the information you need regarding this will be discussed in the "Gear" section of the build guide.

One of the pieces of gear you can equip for the endgame is a unique helmet called the Echoes of Creation. Although you take damage every time your Earthshatter gets "exerted" by your warcries, this helmet significantly boosts the damage of your slam attacks in return.

If you are constantly taking damage with each attack, how do you survive then? You can put as many life modifiers and additional physical damage reduction mods on your gear. This build has enough safeguards to ensure that you do not die by your own hands.

Anyway, look for the following modifiers on your gear to improve your total damage:

  • Added Physical Damage
  • % Increased Physical Damage
  • % Increased Area Damage
  • % Increased Attack Speed
  • % Chance to Deal Double Damage

In Patch 3.24, GGG introduced a new support gem called Call to Arms. Yes, it bears the same name as the keystone that was previously on the passive tree (it has been renamed to Warlord’s Call and now has a completely different effect). However, we are not going to use it on this build.

The reason is that Call to Arms can only automate one warcry skill. Since you are using at least a few, then the new support gem has no place on this build.


If you have not played a slam build in Path of Exile before, then you need to be aware of your main rotation. Basically, you cast Seismic Cry and Intimidating Cry whenever they are off cooldown. This is so that your next Earthshatter slams not only cover more ground, but also deal huge amounts of damage.

What's more, when you have the Echoes of Creation unique helmet equipped, you will be able to use the aforementioned warcry skills a second time. Because of this, you can perform a warcry near the emerging spikes to cause them to "explode", thus dealing a ton of physical damage to nearby monsters.

This build is actually pretty mobile because you will be using the Leap Slam as your main travel skill. Utilize this to scour the area for groups of monsters and then do the main rotation as detailed above.

Since you have Blood and Sand, stick to Sand Stance for mapping. Only change to Blood Stance if you need more single-target damage, mostly when you are fighting any tough monster or pinnacle boss in PoE.

You are not done yet! Keep a close eye on your Rage meter and use Berserk for a significant boost to your damage when you have enough of the said resource. Additionally, activate Blood Rage to increase your attack speed, making your Earthshatter slams feel less clunky to use.

As you can see, unlike any other builds in Path of Exile, this one utilizes seven or eight buttons as part of the rotation. Even though it can be quite daunting at first, you will get the hang of it soon enough! This build is great if you want a more dynamic, active, and fun playstyle!


As mentioned earlier, this build breathes a new life to the once-popular ascendancy class in PoE: the Berserker. A lot of people shy away from this class because it does not have any defensive nodes worth noting. Yes, you could make that argument, but the Berserker certainly has compelling reasons why it is the best when it comes to certain build archetypes.

Aspect of Carnage is the very definition of "simple yet effective". This notable ascendancy passive skill grants you 40% "more" damage at the cost of 10% increased damage taken. The reason why the word "more" is in quotes is that such a modifier in PoE is calculated multiplicatively rather than additively. In other words, this node by itself increases your total damage immensely!

Crave the Slaughter enables you to gain a single point of Rage with attacks every 0.3 seconds. Not only that but this ascendancy node raises the maximum Rage that you can have by 10, which is pretty useful due to the third passive you are going to take.

War Bringer is where the fun really starts. The Rage threshold you should think about when you have taken this node is 25. If you have less than that number, any warcry skill that you use generates 10 Rage, which is further increased by the number of enemies that surround you at the time of the warcry's activation. On the other hand, if you have more than 25 Rage, using a warcry sacrifices 10 Rage in the process. When you have sacrificed Rage this way, your next exerted attacks deal 50% more damage!

Rite of Ruin is just the icing on the cake. This notable ascendancy passive skill triples the inherent effects of Rage, such as increased attack damage, attack speed, and movement speed.

Later down the line, if you have amassed some PoE currency, we highly encourage you to purchase the Forbidden Flame and Forbidden Flesh jewels with "Tukohama, War's Herald" as the matching modifier. This ascendancy node grants the effects of Fist of War Support and Ancestral Call Support to your Earthshatter.

If you are wondering what these support gems can do, Fist of War not only makes your Earthshatter slams cover a wider area, but it significantly boosts the damage of your attack as well. Besides that, Ancestral Call allows your slams to hit two additional nearby enemies!

When you factor all of these together, you will find that the Earthshatter Berserker is actually a pretty good mapper that is capable of dispatching hordes of monsters with ease!


Notable Ascendancy Passive Skills for the Earthshatter Berserker


The Earthshatter Berserker can work with self-found gear. This build relies on physical damage, so you might want to use Harvest Reforge Physical from the Horticrafting Station or spam some Essences of Contempt on your weapon to get some good physical damage mods.

In terms of the other pieces of gear, the only slots where you could fit unique items are the helmet, belt, boots, and amulet. If you only want to wear one unique item, it should be the Echoes of Creation.

Anyway, the subsections will highlight the best items that you can equip for the build. Let's start with the weapon, shall we?

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The Earthshatter Berserker can utilize either a two-handed axe or a two-handed mace. Even though there are some amazing axes to choose from, we recommend a two-handed mace, particularly one that you can find in one of the curio displays in Heist.

That said, there are a couple of unique weapons that you can use for this build. though they might not be readily available during the league start. The first one is Atziri's Disfavour. This axe gives you a considerable amount of added physical damage, attack speed, and weapon range. However, its main draw is the plus 30% to quality of socketed support gems. If you do not have Tukohama, War’s Herald via the Forbidden Jewel set, then this one is a pretty good option.


Atziri's Disfavour

If you want to make your Earthshatter slams even more devastating, then you can opt for Uul-Netol's Kiss instead. This unique Vaal Axe curses enemies with Vulnerability, making them take more damage. Furthermore, the axe itself provides you with up to 270% increased physical damage, as well as 200% increased damage for your exerted attacks. The only problem here is that your attack speed is reduced by 15%, but this is an acceptable tradeoff given the insane damage bonus granted by Uul-Netol's Kiss.


Uul-Netol's Kiss Vaal Axe

Although the above-mentioned axes are pretty good in their own right, the best weapon for the Earthshatter Berserker, in our opinion, is a self-crafted one using the Impact Force Propagator as the crafting base. The reason why this is the preferred weapon for the endgame is because its implicit modifier allows you to hit with one more exerted attack.

For example, Intimidating Cry only exerts your next two attacks, right? But with the Impact Force Propagator, that number is raised by one! In fact, you can even take things a step further by using a Tempering Orb for a chance to increase the number of exerted attacks to two!

To craft this thing, get an ilvl 85+ Impact Force Propagator and spam it with Deafening Essence of Contempt (Added Physical Damage) until you get the hybrid % increased physical damage/+ accuracy rating prefix. Next, lock the prefixes and use Harvest Augment Speed to get the T1/T2 attack speed.

After that, lock the prefix again and put an Aisling veiled modifier. Now, this may result in a prefix or a suffix and the next steps will depend on what you are going to get.

If you have obtained a veiled prefix, unveil it and get any of the physical damage mods that may pop up. On the other hand, if you get a suffix, bench-craft "% Increased Damage per Power Charge" and head to Jun. After unveiling, choose either the double damage mod or attack speed mod, whichever comes up.

Go to the Crafting Bench and add "22% Increased Attack Speed While a Rare or Unique Enemy is Nearby". At this point, you still have an open affix slot. You can either fill it up with an Exalted Orb or use a Warlord's Exalted Orb to get an influenced modifier.

If you follow the steps outlined above, you should have something like these:


Self-crafted Impact Force Propagator (Veiled Prefix with Warlord's Exalted Orb)



Self-crafted Impact Force Propagator (Veiled Suffix)

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Body Armor

A good self-crafted body armor goes a long way for this build, particularly when you wear the Echoes of Creation helmet as well. For this reason, you need to grab an ilvl 86+ Glorious Plate so you can roll T1 "% Additional Physical Damage Reduction".

Spam the Glorious Plate with Essence of Dread (Armor) until you get the physical reduction mod, elemental resistance, chaos resistance, and % increased armor. Leave a prefix open so that you can bench-craft "6% of Physical Damage from Hits Taken as Fire/Lightning Damage".

The beauty of a rare piece of gear in Path of Exile is that you can add two implicit modifiers via certain Eldritch Currencies. Having said that, spam the armor with Eldritch Ichor until you get "Pride Has % Increased Aura Effect" and Eldritch Ember for" +1% to All Maximum Resistances".


Self-crafted Glorious Plate


Echoes of Creation is the best helmet for this build, primarily because it significantly boosts the damage of your Earthshatter slams. The problem with this helmet, though, is that you take a considerable portion of your life per attack. That is why it is imperative to get your HP up as high as possible and couple that with additional physical damage reduction mods as well.


Echoes of Creation


The gloves are one of the pieces of gear on this build that you can use to rectify any issues you may have with your elemental resistances, attributes, and chaos resistance. Whatever mods you need, leave a prefix open so that you can bench-craft "43% Increased Damage While Leeching".

Anyway, the implicit modifiers that you need are "% Chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks" via the Eldritch Ichor and "9% Increased Attack Speed" from the Eldritch Ember.

During league start, you can use Screaming/Shrieking Essence of Greed (Life) or Envy (Chaos Resistance) until you get elemental resistance, attributes, and other modifiers that you still need.


Self-crafted Titan Gauntlets


Refer to our crafting guide so that you can learn how to craft a good pair of Onslaught Boots. For this build, in particular, get an ilvl 85+ Titan Greaves and spam it with Deafening Essence of Torment (Shock Avoidance). The rest of the crafting steps can be found in our guide.

Now, if you are wondering why you need the suffix, "% Chance to Avoid Being Shocked", you will find out in the "Jewels" section of the build guide.

Anyway, spam the boots with Grand Eldritch Ichors to obtain the mod "23% Chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments" and Grand Eldritch Embers for "41% Chance to Avoid Being Shocked".


Self-crafted Titan Greaves

Since you will be using Ancestral Warchief on this build, you can actually go for the Dawnstrider. This unique pair of boots amplifies the effect of the buff provided by Ancestral Warchief by 100%!

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After wearing all of the pieces of gear mentioned above, you might still be starved for some attributes. Fortunately, there are some attribute amulets you can use as a crafting base. Grab any ilvl 82+ amulet and use Harvest Reforge Physical to obtain the "+1 to Level of All Physical Skill Gems" prefix along with some attributes, resistances, or life. Bench-craft "Non-Channelling Skills Have -7 to Total Mana Cost" to finish the amulet.


Self-crafted Amulet (Early Game)

With the additional physical damage reduction mods already sorted out, how can you address the elemental damage you take from your enemies? Well, you can wear Eternal Damnation for that!

This unique amulet has a line that says: "Gain additional elemental damage reduction equal to half of your chaos resistance". That is why you should also improve your chaos resistance if you want to maximize this effect.

If currency is not an issue for you, then the Defiance of Destiny is another amulet that you can wear. This is a pretty awesome unique amulet because it actually recovers a portion of your missing life before you get damaged by enemy attacks!


Defiance of Destiny

Be sure to anoint the amulet with Ribcage Crusher (Teal Oil, 2x Black Oil) if you are using a two-handed mace or Kinetic Impacts (Amber Oil, Azure Oil, Violet Oil) for two-handed axes. If you can get a hold of two Golden Oils, you can opt for Tenacity (Crimson Oil, 2x Golden Oils) instead.


Eternal Damnation


You can use two Amethyst Rings for that chaos resistance implicit mod. However, one of them should be Warlord-influenced so that you can acquire the mod, "Curse Enemies with Vulnerability on Hit".

It is quite easy to obtain the influenced modifier. All you have to do is get an ilvl 80+ Amethyst Ring and use Harvest Reforge Caster.

With the ring equipped, you can apply Vulnerability whenever you hit enemies with your slam attacks. This curse makes affected enemies take 15% increased physical damage.

If your chaos resistance is already capped due to your other pieces of gear, you can replace the Amethyst Ring with the Vermillion Ring instead.


Self-crafted Ring (Vulnerability on Hit)



Self-crafted Ring


Even though you can certainly craft and use a Stygian Vise early on, you should go for the Ryslatha's Coil as soon as possible. This unique belt is just so amazing for the Earthshatter Berserker mainly because of its unique effect.

To put it simply, Ryslatha's Coil enhances the damage of Earthshatter by increasing its damage range. Aim to purchase one with 40% more maximum physical attack damage and 30% less minimum physical attack damage for best results.


Ryslatha's Coil


  • Granite Flask
  • Basalt Flask
  • Amethyst Flask
  • Quicksilver Flask
  • Life Flask/Lion's Roar

The combination of Granite Flask and Basalt Flask gives you a significant increase in your armor, which is your main defensive layer. That is why their inclusion in your flask setup is mandatory.

If you wear the Eternal Damnation amulet, you must have your chaos resistance sorted out. Hence, you will use the Amethyst Flask to get a considerable boost to chaos resistance when it is active.

Quicksilver Flask is a great way to improve your map-clearing speed. If you are wondering what it does, it grants an increase in your movement speed when used.

For the fifth flask slot, go for a Life Flask first. When your HP is comfortably high enough to survive your slams with the Echoes of Creation helmet equipped, you can replace it with the Lion's Roar.

The Lion's Roar is a unique flask in Path of Exile that grants 10% more melee physical damage when used. This flask is quite affordable, so you should have no problems getting it very early on.

Flask Mods

  • 60% Increased Armour (of the Armadillo)
  • 17% Increased Attack Speed (of the Dove)
  • 14% Increased Movement Speed (of the Cheetah)
  • 25% Reduced Mana Cost of Skills (Bench-craft)
  • Corrupted Blood Immunity (Life Flask)
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The Earthshatter Berserker, luckily, does not require any specific jewels to function. Be that as it may, there are some that you can get to improve the various aspects of the build, including offense and defense.

Begin by getting your hands on a well-rolled Watcher's Eye with any of the following modifiers:

  • Determination

    • % Additional Physical Damage Reduction
    • + to Armour
    • You Take % Reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
  • Pride

    • % Chance to Deal Double Damage
    • % Chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
    • % Increased Physical Damage
    • Your Hits Intimidate Enemies for 4 Seconds

If you can recall, the self-crafted pair of Onslaught Boots have "% Chance to Avoid Being Shocked" modifiers, right? Well, there is a reason for that and it is because of the Stormshroud.

You see, the Stormshroud is a unique jewel in PoE that makes modifiers to chance to avoid being shocked also apply to all elemental ailments. In other words, when you have this jewel equipped along with the Onslaught Boots, you will achieve full immunity against chill, freeze, shock, and ignite, thus heavily improving your survivability!

Since you are playing a melee build, you can get a ton of value by adding a Lethal Pride Timeless Jewel as well. Get one that grants many "20% Increased Physical Damage" and "8% Increased Warcry Buff Effect" nodes when inserted into the jewel socket adjacent to Savagery and Vigour on the passive tree.

Don't forget to insert at least one Large Cluster Jewel into the mix. If you are using a two-handed mace, get a Large Cluster Jewel (Mace and Staff Damage) and use Harvest Reforge Attack until you get Aggressive Defence, Overlord, and one random notable passive skill. The last one should be situated at the center so that you can save a couple of skill points.

If you are using a two-handed axe, get a physical damage Large Cluster Jewel and use Harvest Reforge Caster until you acquire Battle-Hardened, Furious Assault, and Master the Fundamentals.

Here is a rundown of the notable passive skills found in the Large Cluster Jewels mentioned above:

  • Overlord
  • 30% Increased Damage with Maces, Sceptres, or Staves
  • Melee Hits with Maces, Sceptres, or Staves Fortify for 6 seconds


  • Aggressive Defence

    • Fortifying Hits Grant 60% Increased Fortification
    • 30% Increased Fortification Duration
    • 20% Increased Damage with Attack Skills While Fortified
  • Battle-Hardened

    • 30% Increased Evasion Rating and Armour
    • 35% Increased Physical Damage
  • Furious Assault


  • 8% Increased Attack and Cast Speed
  • 25% Increased Physical Damage
  • Master the Fundamentals

    • +10% to All Elemental Resistances
    • 35% Reduced Elemental Damage
    • 35% Increased Physical Damage

Even if you only put a single Large Cluster Jewel on your passive tree, you can still add a couple of Medium Cluster Jewels (Exerted Attacks) as well. On the first medium cluster, use Harvest Reforge Attack until you get Cry Wolf and Warning Call.

For the second Medium Cluster Jewel, use Harvest Reforge Attack again to acquire Mob Mentality and Rattling Bellow. Here are their effects:

  • Cry Wolf

    • Exerted Attacks Deal 30% Increased Damage
    • 20% Increased Total Power Counted by Warcries
  • Warning Call

    • Gain 25% Increased Armour per 5 Power for 8 Seconds When you Warcry, up to a Maximum of 100%
  • Mob Mentality

    • Exerted Attacks Deal 25% Increased Damage
    • Warcries Have a 5% Chance to Grant an Endurance, Frenzy, or Power Charge per Power
  • Rattling Bellow
    • Exerted Attacks Have an 8% Chance to Deal Double Damage
    • +20 to Strength

The last one, Emperor's Mastery, can be deemed as a jewel that is nice to have, but is by no means required by the build. This increases your attributes, life, and global defenses, which are all mods that can make you a bit tankier and able to survive better.


Welcome to the gems section of the build guide! Here, you will find a wide assortment of gems that you can use on this build. Apart from the ones inserted in the helmet, weapon, and body armor, you can decide which gems you want to use, provided that you know what you are doing.

Body Armor

  • Earthshatter
  • Awakened Melee Physical Damage
  • Awakened Brutality
  • Volatility Support
  • Pulverise Support
  • Fist of War Support/Impale Support

Earthshatter is your main attack skill for this build. When used, you slam the ground with force, causing fissures to branch out. After traveling their max distance, damaging spikes will pop out of the fissures to deal damage to the enemies within the vicinity.

Volatility Support is pretty interesting because it acts similarly to Ryslatha's Coil. And the best part? They can actually work together to increase Earthshatter's damage manifold!

Pulverise Support is a nice addition to the gem setup because it increases Earthshatter's area of effect and melee damage. Do not mind the reduced attack speed because this can easily be rectified by your gear.

Awakened Brutality and Awakened Melee Physical Damage just add to the damage total of the said attack skill gem. During the league start, you can safely use the normal versions of these support gems.

Now, the last gem slot can either be Fist of War Support or Impale Support depending on whether you have the Forbidden Jewels for Tukohama, War's Herald or not. If you have them, replace Fist of War with Impale Support. If not, you know what to do.


  • Determination
  • Pride
  • Blood and Sand
  • Herald of Purity
  • Dread Banner
  • Enlighten Support (lvl 4)

These are all of the auras you will activate on this character, with Determination and Pride being the most important ones. Determination grants a significant boost to your armor, while Pride provides more oomph to Earthshatter, making it more devastating.

Blood and Sand allows you to change stances at any time. Use Sand Stance for mapping for that increased area of effect. For single-target damage, switch to Blood Stance.

Herald of Purity and Dread Banner are just complementary gems for the build. The former gives you a small boost to your physical damage; the latter increases the impale effect by 19% at gem level 20.

Because you can no longer use the Wildwood Primalist in Patch 3.24, meaning, you have no access to the Charm modifier, “Banner Skills Have no Reservation,” you can replace Dread Banner with Ancestral Protector if you do not have enough mana.

To be able to activate all of these, you must have Enlighten Support level 4 included in the setup. If you still cannot afford one, forgo Dread Banner for now.


  • Seismic Cry
  • Intimidating Cry
  • Enduring Cry
  • Lifetap Support/Rallying Cry

Seismic Cry and Intimidating Cry should be used often because they heavily improve the damage and AoE of your Earthshatter slams. Enduring Cry helps you gain Endurance Charges to make you last longer on the battlefield.

For the last slot, you can choose between Rallying Cry or Lifetap Support. Rallying Cry "exerts" your next five attacks, allowing you to deal more damage with each slam. However, the reason why we do not recommend it right off the bat is that you will have to use an extra button in your main rotation, which may be quite cumbersome to play.

That is why you can use Lifetap Support instead. This makes it so that each of your other warcry skills use life instead of mana.

Even though the Call to Arms support gem was introduced in Patch 3.24, it is not ideal for this build mainly because it only activates one warcry skill automatically. This is a huge bummer, especially considering that the original keystone has been completely replaced on the passive tree with Warlord’s Call.


  • Molten Shell (lvl 10)
  • Cast When Damage Taken Support (lvl 1)
  • Leap Slam
  • Faster Attacks Support

Leap Slam and Faster Attacks Support is a common combo in melee builds in Path of Exile. The said support gem just makes Leap Slam a lot smoother to use.

Molten Shell and CWDT is another typical combo used in the game. Whenever you take damage - whether by your own hands with Echoes of Creation equipped or via the enemy's attacks, you gain a sizable increase in your armor for a short period of time. This process is automated thanks to Cast When Damage Taken Support.

Take note that your Leap Slam and Faster Attacks Support should not be linked with Molten Shell and CWDT. Otherwise, you won't be able to use the movement skill.


  • Ancestral Warchief
  • Blood Rage
  • Berserk
  • Frostblink/Phase Run

Ancestral Warchief actually does more for this build if you use the Dawnstrider boots. If you are wondering what this totem can do, it gives you a considerable boost to your attack power, making your slams more hard-hitting than ever.

Speaking of hard-hitting, Berserk can aid in that aspect as well. So long as you have Rage, you can activate Berserk whenever it is off-cooldown. Don't forget to use Blood Rage too!

For the last gem slot, you can either use Frostblink or Phase Run. Since the Earthshatter Berserker is a melee build, you can gain great benefits from Phase Run due to its "more melee physical damage" modifier. However, Frostblink has its own merits in that you can slow enemies down while providing you with some sort of teleportation ability. It is up to you what you want - more damage or more utility?

In the 3.24 Necropolis League, Frostblink actually got a considerable buff in that its effectiveness of added damage has been increased considerably. What does this mean, you ask? Well, enemies that are slowed down by this skill now take more damage from your slam attacks. So, if you do not want to use Leap Slam and Faster Attacks Support, Frostblink and Phase Run are now both frontrunners when it comes to your movement skills!


If you are one of the people who was saddened by the removal of the Wildwood Ascendancies, don’t be! The Tattoos have come back in Patch 3.24! Even though most of them are not as good as they once were, they are still pretty awesome to add to your build. Here are some that we can recommend:

  • Tattoo of the Kitava Blood Drinker

    • 0.5% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • Tattoo of the Kitava Warrior

    • 5% Increased Physical Damage
  • Tattoo of the Tukohama Warmonger

    • 5% Increased Melee Damage
  • Tattoo of the Tukohama Warcaller

    • 8% Increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Rate
  • Tattoo of the Tukohama Shaman

    • 0.3% Life Regeneration per Second
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Passive Tree


Passive Tree for the Earthshatter Berserker


Main Setup (Mace)

Alternative Version (Axe)

Final Thoughts

Slam attack skills in Path of Exile are slowly making a comeback, with the Earthshatter Berserker spearheading the assault. This build is fun to play, primarily because you have plenty of buttons to press to maximize its damage output.

Even though it is a melee build, the Earthshatter Berserker performs admirably well, especially if you are able to get your hands on the best gear.

You can use this as your league starter since it can work with self-found gear. Of course, you should transition to better equipment later on if you have enough PoE currency.

If you are looking for a build that you can start a new league with, then put the Earthshatter Berserker on your radar!

The good news is that the build still works great despite the many changes that have been implemented in Path of Exile 3.24 Necropolis League!

With all of that said, good luck on your adventures in Wraeclast, Exile!


+Heavily improved Earthshatter skill gem makes it more devastating than ever

+One of the best mappers due to sheer damage and area coverage

+Uses plenty of buttons which results in more fun and dynamic gameplay

+Can be used as a league starter

+Incredibly tanky

+Build still works great in Patch 3.24


-A bit slower in mapping compared to bow builds

-Average boss-killing potential

-Requires some crafting for endgame weapon

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