5 BEST Path of Exile Marauder Build

UPDATED: Ziggy’s Infernal Blow build is the best as of 0.11.0

GH0UN’s Point Blank Rain of Arrows Bowrauder

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This is an extremely versatile build that, when used correctly, allows players to solo all maps with relative ease. Further, due to the large damage output and high survivability one can take on several mobs at once and finish them off quickly.

Skill Focus: Since Point Blank is used in this build, the player would have to stay within melee range in combat most scenarios. Thus, life and armor is focused on to allow for a tank-like setup so that the player can withstand damage.

 

Main skill gem: Rain of Arrows – as the build is heavily focused on life and armor, skill points are not spent on accuracy. Thus, rain of arrows is an outstanding choice here.

Auras: Wrath, Anger, Hatred, Purity, Determination, Grace, Vitality

Core item of the build: Blackgleam – results in very scalable damage when combined with Rain of Arrows and Iron Grip.

Flasks:
Life Flask
(increased life recovery, increased evasion)
Life Flask (instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Life Flask (instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Granite Flask (extra charges, increased armor)
Quicksilver Flask (increased charge recovery, increased movement speed)

Marauder Melee Build (Newbie Friendly)

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This two handed melee build is the perfect solution for people that are after an affordable yet highly effective marauder build. It is a pretty straightforward build that newer players can easily keep up with and enjoy. It allows for good survivability without neglecting damage and allows one to effectively complete the game without ever having to worry about currency.

Build Focus: Strength

Skill Gems: Ground Slam, Leap Slam, Heavy Strike, Endurance Cry and Warlord’s Mark
Note: All these gems are quest rewards and are gained by simply leveling a marauder.

Weapon: 2-handed mace.

Other Features:

  • The build uses the Blood Magic keystone, removing the mana pool completely.
  • High Life Regeneration negates the drawbacks of Blood Magic, making skills almost free to use.
  • Unwavering Stance allows for stun immunity which is very useful end-game.

Kripparrian’s Freeze Pulse Marauder

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This build is one that is reserved for those with deep pockets or rich friends. It is a niche build that depends heavily on equipment and requires certain expensive items to work efficiently.

Key item: Astramentis

Skill Gems:
Freezing Pulse (Added lightning damage, Faster casting, Added chaos damage)
Bear Trap
Enduring Cry
Blood Magic

Flasks:
Life Flask (increased life recovery, curse immunity)
Life
Flask (instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Quicksilver Flask (increased charge recovery, increased movement speed)
Granite Flask
(increased charge recovery, curse immunity)
Granite Flask
(extra charges, increased armor)

Etup’s EK Build

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The next build is crafted around the use of ethereal knives. It is a very strong build and has tremendous potential with the right gear to complement it. The only drawback one might find with such a build is that it promotes a slightly boring play style since it is so hard to die while using it.

Skill gems:

Ethereal Knives
(life leech, faster projectiles, added fire, iron will, faster casting)
Bear Traps (added fire, culling strike)
Enduring Cry
Vulnerability
Molten Shell

Flasks:
Life Flask
(instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Life Flask (instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Life Flask
(increased life recovery, increased armor)
Quicksilver Flask (increased charge recovery, increased movement speed)
Granite Flask (increased charge recovery, curse immunity)

Rhox’s basic hardcore 2h marauder

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This is a build that is designed specifically for hardcore play and hence has a strong focus on survivability.

Skill gems:
Glacial Hammer
(Weapon Elemental Damage, Melee Physical Damage, Faster Attacks)
Ground Slam
(Melee Physical Damage, Added Fire Damage, Added Cold Damage, Faster Attacks)
Molten Shell (Iron Will, Concentrated Effect, Faster Casting)
Enduring Cry
Rejuvenation Totem/Decoy Totem

Auras: Grace, Anger, Wrath (Reduced Mana)

Flasks:
Life Flask
(increased life recovery, curse immunity)
Life Flask
(instant recovery, freeze dispel)
Quicksilver Flask (increased charge recovery, increased movement speed)
Granite Flask (increased charge recovery, curse immunity)
Granite Flask (extra charges, increased armor)
Weapon: two handed Mace.