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Welcome to the new and updated list of current builds from these boards.
 
The actual list is down below (scroll down a bit). 

Each of the several classes and multiclasses in the game are listed below in alphabetical order (single classes first, then multiclasses), with each build listed alphabetically underneath. If there's no build yet for a class/multiclass then you won't find the class name/section. I will add those once class builds come flying in. I don't order by subclasses. If you think I should and can tell my why I will consider it. :) For each build you'll find a short descriptor, an indication of the game version it was built for and/or it uses gear and abilities from, and whether it has been meant or tested for solo play.

 
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DISCLAIMER: SOLO PLAY
I assume solo play to be untested for all builds that do not explicitly mention solo play in the OP. If anyone tested any of these builds for solo play and would like their experience to be reflected in this thread, please PM me specifying the build you used, the difficulty you tried, and whether you could beat the game. Similarly, if you want your build's descriptor updated, contact us with the updated descriptor.

DISCLAIMER II: THREAD NAMING/TAGGING
Included in this list are only builds that got send via PM or posted with the "class build" or "build" tag or with [CLASS BUILD] in the title. Since there is so much info posted atm I can't search the forums for every untagged build/build idea that is floating around. If your build is missing, please PM me with the relevant information (link, descriptor, game version, solo play) and I will add it.

DISCLAIMER III: LABELS

Builds can get tagged with different labels. At the moment there are three: |HOT| marks builds that got a substantical amount of feedback from the community (in form of responses, currently 20+), |POPULAR| will be put on builds that have surpassed a certain number of likes (currently 10+). Unmaintained builds or builds that won't work anymore because of patches will get tagged with |DEPRECATED| until they get updated. If they don't get updated they might get removed eventually after some time. Builds that need a mod (for example to unlock certain subclasses that are otherwise only usable by NPCs or companions) to work will be labeled with |MOD|

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FORMAT:
Build Name [links to the build's thread]
Subclass(es)
Short descriptor of what the build does or specializes in.

Author: The user who made the build.
Game version: What game version the build was created for, and/or uses equipment and abilities from.
Difficulty: On which difficulty level this build was played

  • Solo: Whether the build is suitable or intended for solo play:"Yes [Difficulty]" - The build was either created or tested for solo play on the specified difficulty level.
  • "No [Difficulty]" - The build was tested for solo play on the specified difficulty level and the game could not be beaten.
  • "Untested" - The build wasn't born with solo play in mind, but for all we know it might as well work—except nobody's tried yet.

Companion: Does this build fit any of the official companions or sidekicks? If "yes", just add the name of the companion/sidekick here​. Usually it's only one name I guess. If you are searching for a companion-build you can simply use the search funktion of your browser (ctrl+f) to search for a companion name.
 
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SINGLE CLASSES (bold=there's a build): Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard

MULTICLASSES (bold=there's a build): Arcane Knight, Ascetic, Battlemage, Beastmaster, Brawler, Brute, Cantor, Celebrant, Cleric, Contemplative, Crusader, Fanatic, Geomancer, Harbinger, Herald, Hierophant, Holy Slayer, Howler, Hunter, Inquisitor, Itinerant, Liberator, Loremaster, Marauder, Mindstalker, Mystic, Oracle, Pathfinder, Psyblade, Ravager, Sage, Savage, Scout, Seer, Shadowdancer, Shaman, Shepherd, Sorcerer, Spellblade, Spiritualist, Swashbuckler, Tempest, Templar, Thaumaturge, Theurge, Transcendent, Universalist, Votary, Wanderer, War Caller, Warden, Warlock, Wildrhymer, Witch, Zealot

 
COMPANION & SIDEKICK BUILDS (bold=there's a build): Aloth, Edér, Fassina, Konstanten, Maia Rua, Mirke, Pallegina, Rekke, Serafen, Tekehu, Vatnir, Xoti, Ydwin 

Ok, fire away! :)

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----------BUILD LIST----------
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---------SINGLE CLASS---------

 
Barbarian

The Ultimate Suicide Bomb |HOT| |DEPRECATED|
an offense heavy build that discards any defense to max AoE (shock) damage output
Subclass: Berserker
Author: dunehunter
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
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Cipher

Dat Arsehole Ascendant
A pure dps cipher build
Subclass: Ascendant
Author: 1TTFFSSE
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
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Fighter

The Intelligent Captain
a smart tactician and leader that has a lot of options and uses underrated abilities with great efficiency
Subclass: -
Author: Myrtillo
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
The Undying Titan
Maximizing the effect of Unbending
Subclass: Unbroken (any other works as well)
Author: Esajin
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: Edér, Rekke
 
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Monk

The Flagellant 

A ranged dps monk who generates wounds through controlled self damage
Subclass: Helwalker
Author: ntavanga
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Priest

The End Bringer 

A powerful offensive Priest of Rymrgand, unlockable through a mod or playable with Vatnir 
Subclass: Priest of Rymrgand
Author: Stardusk78
Game Version: 2.0 (+mod)
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: Vatnir

 
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Ranger

The Arcana Archer
An archer who combines certain scrolls with Frostseeker in a very effective way, dealing massive AoE damage
Subclass: Ghost Heart
Author: Dorftek
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: Maia Rua
 
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Rogue

The Duelling Corsair

A veritable fencer without the need for stealthy tactics
Subclass: Streetfighter
Author: Myrtillo
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

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Wizard

 
The Combusting Wizard
Very high dps Wizard with lots of versatility for group or solo runs
Subclass: -
Author: eschu101
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: Aloth

 

The Master of Missiles
<no description provided>
Subclass: Evoker
Author: knownastherat
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 

Tormentor of Mind and Body
excellent crowd controller and debuffer
Subclass: Illusionist
Author: Silvaren
Game Version: 4.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Arcane Knight (Paladin/Wizard)

The Angel of Death 

A dual wielding, self buffing tank with great AoE dmg
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Evoker
Author: Sarnael
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

The Archknight Goldmagi 

Dual-wielding, self buffing killing machine with tanking capacity and endless zeal resource
Subclasses:Goldpact Knight/Evoker
Author: Enurale
Game Version: 4.1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

The Solo Arcane Knight
 |HOT| 
What happens when you have 210+ deflection?
Subclasses: Goldpact Knight/-
Author: Sfzrx
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
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Ascetic (Druid/Monk)
 
The Fate Testarossa |HOT| |POPULAR
or: how to accidentally make your Watcher more anime than Ydwin
Subclasses: Fury/Helwalker
Author: Ascaloth
Game version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
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Battlemage (Fighter/Wizard)

 
Cuchulain 
Battlemage who focuses on Citzal's Spirit Lance
Subclasses: Devoted/-
Author: Cyrus Blackfeather
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
The Lightning Rod |HOT| 
Battlemage caster able to unleash calamitous amounts of lightning damage on self and foes
Subclasses: -/Evoker (optional)
Author: Elebhral
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

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Brawler (Fighter/Monk)


Gypsy Thunder |HOT| 
a harbinger of storm, mowing enemies with her lightning machinegun
Subclasses: Devoted/Nalpazca
Author: Giftmefood
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
 
The Lady of Pain |HOT| |POPULAR
DEPRECATED due to patch 1.1
High-speed, medium-armored dps great sword user
Subclasses: Devoted/Helwalker
Author: AndreaColombo
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

The Tornado
 |HOT| 
A brawler who's standing in a pack of enemies and spinning like crazy in order to cause as much damage as possible
Subclasses: Devoted/- (vanilla or any subclass)
Author: BalkothTheFeared
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

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Brute

Guts - Frenzied Berserker
 |HOT| 
Build with great tanking possibilities, good self healing, good damage against solo targets and devastating power against crowds
Subclass: Berserk/Devoted
Author: seed_ls
Game Version: 1.0-1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
The Lady of Endless Whispers 
A relentless and tempered brute, good damage and area of effect
Subclass: -/Devoted
AuthorKenneth77
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
Wiliiam "Will" Breaker 
A howling immortal one man army that smashes  everything in its path with high hit-to-crit conversion
Subclass: Berserker/Devoted
AuthorVonmama
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
 
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Contemplative (Monk/Priest)

 
The Fists of Vengeance  |HOT| 
does excellent single target and aoe damage and is very versatile
Subclasses: Helwalker/Priest of Woedica  |MOD|  
Author: 1TTFFSSE
Game Version: 2.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


Skaen's Godsworn 
Ripping enemies to shreds with Skaen's blessed weapons or your fists
Subclasses: Helwalker/Priest of Skaen
Author: Wolken3156
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Crusader (Fighter/Paladin)
 
Bloodsail - The Pirate Paladin
Crusader version: stand your ground, Devoted and Goldpact passives/heals make him very tanky; dps is good
Subclasses: Goldpact Knight/Devoted
Author: diamondsforever

Game Version: 3.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Fanatic (Barbarian/Paladin)

The Brutish Knight
 |HOT| 
A tanking barbarian in light armor
Subclasses: Berserker/Kind Wayfarer
Author: Pharaun159
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
The Imperial Fanatic 
Pumping out crits with the Last Word, silencing mobs while being resistant to every affliction
Subclasses: Berserker/Bleak Walker
Author: Theosupus
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Harbinger (Chanter/Rogue)

The Cunning Duelist 

Subclasses: Skald/Trickster
A hamstringing specialist capable of inflicting all types of afflictions
Author: Ascaloth
Game version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

The Harbinger of Berath

A tank who's using key gear, Persistent Distraction and Chanter phrases simultaneously to boosts defenses an armor rating and to unlock Deathblows passively.
Subclasses: Troubadour/Streetfighter
Author: Ganrich
Game Version: 1.1(beta)
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
The Sweeper Agent
The Sweeper's main focus is an interrupt and utility build that is tuned more towards range, but it can handle well also as a midline melee.
Subclasses: Troubadour/Streetfighter
Author: Metaturtle
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Herald (Chanter/Paladin)

 

The Fire-Breathing Drake
Beathes fire with Dragon’s Dowry, summons an army of fire-breathing drakes to her side and buffs her allies with the Mith Fyr and Shared Flames
Subclasses: Troubadour/Shieldbearer
Author: TheMetaphysician
Game Version: 4.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: Pallegina

 

The Healing Wall |HOT| 
A main tank who doubles as powerful endurance healer
Subclasses: Troubadour/Shieldbearer
Author: Climhazzard
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
Sir Sit-a-Lot 
What is the most effective but laziest way of soloing PotD?
Subclasses: doesn't matter/doesn't matter
Author: Marigoldran
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: Pallegina

The Sword Singer (A) |HOT| 
Single or AOE tanky high melee DPS with extreme self healing, CC/offensive spells, summons, AOE healing/buffs and infinite Resources on Level 19
Subclasses: Troubadour/Kind Wayfarer
Author: Voltron
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
Tuono e Fulmine |POPULAR 
how to make Pallegina hit like thunder and strike like lightning
Author: Ascaloth
Game version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: Pallegina
 
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Holy Slayer (Paladin/Rogue)

Bloodsail - The Pirate Paladin
Holy Slayer version: getting flanked an/or bloodied, utilizing Streetfighter bonuses to dish out great DPS while using Goldpacts Gilded Enmity to lessen damage
Subclasses: Goldpact Knight/Streetfighter
Author: diamondsforever

Game Version: 3.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
The Bleak Huntress  |HOT| 
Sniper assassin with high initial burst damage, high accuracy and nice roleplay fluff
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Assassin
Author: Voltron
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
The Faceless Dancer |HOT|  
Solo retaliation tank
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Trickster
Author: 1TTFFSSE
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
 
The Holy Hand Grenadier
Lob explosives which debuff your foes with DOTs and afflictions. Paladin defenses let you safely self-afflict distracted with the blunderbuss modal and have constant streetfigther speed bonus.
Subclasses: Goldpact||Bleak Walker||Kind Wayfarer/Streetfighter
Author: arkane83
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
Stop-N-Go
extremely tanky high dps build that hovers in the Bloodied/Near Death zone while stacking stand-still abilities and teleporting around the battlefield
Subclasses: Goldpact Knight/Streetfighter
Author: whimper
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
 
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Howler (Barbarian/Chanter)

The Lord of the Imps
 |HOT| |POPULAR  
Summon small, squishy skeletons, smash them with Gravecaller, triggering Blood Thirst and generating an army of imps
Subclasses: Berserker/Beckoner
Author: Dortek
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
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Inquisitor (Cipher/Paladin)
 
The Adra Infused Duelist 
Fast, deadly and can strip enemy defenses down to allow allies to pummel away
Subclasses: Soulblade/Kind Wayfarer
Author: dbarbarian14
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
The Redeemer |HOT| 
2h solo character built around the synergy between paladin (high defenses and survivability), cipher (high damage) and The Whispers of the Endless Paths (AoE, Riposte)
Subclasses: Soulblade/Goldpact Knight
Author: Kaylon
Game Version: 3.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 

The Three Aspects of the Inquisitor 
no FoD Inquisitor for solo PotD 
Subclasses: Soulblade/Goldpact Knight
Author: Vonmara
Game Version: 3.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -


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Loremaster (Chanter/Wizard)

The Stress-free Master
 |POPULAR   
The most stress-free PotD solo runner
Subclasses: Beckoner/Evoker
Author: ppscurry
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
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Marauder (Barbarian/Rogue)
 
The Lightning Sphinx |HOT| 
self-buffing lightning lash Marauder
Subclasses: Berserker/Assassin
Author: 1TTFFSSE
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
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Mindstalker (Cipher/Rogue)
 
The Company Man
Roleplaying build for PotD
Subclasses: Ascendant/Streetfighter
Author: Cyrus Blackfeather
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
The Dishonored
Play like Corvo: stick to the outskirts of combat backstabbing to build up focus then firing off cipher abilities.
Subclasses: Soulblade/Assassin
Author: Statis_Sword
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Ravager (Barbarian/Monk)
 
The Furry Ravager 
Tmaximize the spamming of bonus attacks via crits and the right weapon choice. 
Subclasses: Berserker/Helwalker
Author: thundercleese
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
The Slayer 
The Slayer is constantly trying to die, but is just too good at killing to have succeeded at his goal yet 
Subclasses: Berserker/Helwalker
Author: Theosupus
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
The Tiny Smasher
Tiny AoE damage dealer with the goal of maximizing Might and Intellect or Constitution
Subclasses: Berserker/Helwalker
Author: Belegc
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: Classic
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Sage (Monk/Wizard)

The Burning Sage 

Capable of high damage magic and highly buffed melee dps
Subclasses: Helwalker/-
Author: Lokithecat
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
The Mirrorback
Can shift between powerful AOE blasting, single target DPS and a "mirror mode" in which it reflects attacks and spells back at attackers
Subclasses: Helwalker/-
Author: whimper
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
The Lancer of Galawain 
Using Citzal's Spirit Lance to generate lots of wounds with autoattacks
Subclasses: Shattered Pillar/-
Author: Cyrus Blackfeather
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
Thougt and Memory
Long range striker who carpet-bombs enemies with spells and pokes them from afar with Citzal's Spirit Lance + Instruments of Pain
Subclasses: Helwalker/-
Author: Cyrus Blackfeather
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
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Scout (Ranger/Rogue)

The Deep Leap
 |HOT| |POPULAR
deceiving and evading AoE *booom* fake Assassin
Subclasses: Ghost Heart/Trickster
Author: Boeroer
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Seer (Cipher/Ranger)

The Glanfathan Soul Hunter

a defensive ranged build, puppet master, high acc
Subclasses: Ascendant/Ghost Heart
Author: mant2si
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
One-Eyed Jack 
Versatile dual-wielding melee and ranged striker with crowd control capabilities
Subclasses: Soulblade/Ghost Heart
Author: doggiep0op
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
The Will-Bender |HOT|  
Turns Whisper of Treason (and other mind control) into a highly accurate ability - and comes with a bodyguard!
Subclasses: Ascendant/-
Author: Braven
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
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Shadowdancer (Monk/Rogue)
 
A Dance with Death 
A seemingly fragile glass cannon that can attacks fast, dodge everything, deal with mobs, and get out of the stickiest situations alive
Subclasses: Helwalker/Trickster
Author: Vonmara
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -
 
The Drunken Master
Wander around in an alcohol and drug fueled stupor lulling your enemies into surrounding you then suddenly explode into motion
Subclasses: Nalpasca/Streetfighter
Author: Theosupus
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -
 
The Eccentric Scepter-Trick 
single target dps and good debuffer
Subclasses: Helwalker/Assassin
Author: Silvaren
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
The Fast Assassin 
the classical rogue: a dual wielding backstabber who attacks as fast as possible and is good in debuffing enemies
Subclasses: Shattered Pillar/Assassin
Author: Madscientiest
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: No
Companion: -
 
The Howitzer
ranged crowd control/dps
Subclasses: Nalpasca/Assassin
Author: Dorftek
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes

Companion: -
 
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Shaman (Barbarian/Priest)

The Harbinger of Doom

Dark Shaman build: Burn and sacrifice yourself and enemies for Skaen's sake 
Subclasses: Berserker/Priest of Skaen
Author: mant2si
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
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Shepherd (Paladin/Ranger)

Commander Shephard

A sniper arquebus build with an insane amount of accuracy
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Sharpshooter
Author: ppscurry
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 

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Sorcerer (Druid/Wizard)

Elemental Arsenal 

Stay back, buff, throw a Stun/Blind/Paralyse, look for the smallest AR/Defense rating, cast, repeat. Plenty of room for adaptation, no grimoire/weapon switching, no PL to keep track of.
Subclasses: Fury/-
Author: Beriel
Game Version: 3.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Spellblade (Rogue/Wizard)

The Spymaster 

Makes use of Wizard's defensive spells as well as high Constitution to maintain Flanked and Bloodied status for the Streetfighter's speed/damage bonuses 
Subclasses: Streetfighter/-
Author: Cyrus Blackfeather
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
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Spiritualist (Chanter/Cipher)

 
Rymrgand's Artitst 
 |HOT| 
snowballs early into a biawac of destruction and test the power of your gaming contraption
Subclasses: Beckoner||Skald||Troubadour/Soulblade||Ascendant
Author: Metaturtle
Game Version: 2.1
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: Solo
Companion: -

The Siren 
The Siren is about control - both of your enemies and of summons - with a good amount of debuffs on top.
Subclasses: Beckoner/Beguiler
Author: Toadbat
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: Veteran
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Swashbuckler (Fighter/Rogue)
 
Armorbreaker 
  |HOT| 
Sturdy two-handed striker, focusing on high penetration estocs and area of effect capabilities 
Subclasses: Devoted/Streetfighter
Author: Haplok

Game Version: 2.01
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
The Iron Hammer 
Fights defensively and outlasts his enemies by locking them down in engagement and picking his moment for devastating retaliatory attacks 
Subclasses: Unbroken/Trickster
Author: Theosupus
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
The Queen's Executioner 
Heavy AoE alpha strikes with Oathbreaker's End with respectable single target damage to mop up 
Subclasses: -/Assassin
Author: thundercleese
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -


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Templar (Paladin/Priest)
 
The Champion of Magran 
Mixes the best support spells and abilities with the strongest fire based abilities to make a strong flexible dps/support char
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Priest of Magran
Author: Ansalon
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
 
The Dark Knight of Wael |HOT|  
High defense single-target damage dealer
Subclasses: Bleak Walker/Priest of Wael
Author: BalkothThe Feared
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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Thaumaturge (Priest/Wizard)

Effigy's Bombardement
 |HOT|  
Caster that combines both divine and arcane magic
Subclasses: Priest of Skaen/-
Author: araj123
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 

The Deathless Thaumaturge

- no short description -
Subclasses: <any Priest subclass>/Bloodmage

Author: brasilgringo
Game Version: 4.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 

The Electric Dyslexic |HOT|  
Self-empowerment by taking in the absolute highest lightning damage you can generate through use of Maelstrom Scrolls
Subclasses: Priest of Wael/-
Author: Hulk'O'Saurus
Game Version: 3.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
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Theurge (Chanter/Druid)

The Healbot

Party heal bot for heavy duty healing
Subclasses: Troubadour/Livegiver
Author: 1TTFFSSE
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: Tekehu (
minus the Troubadour perks)
 
Tāwhirimātea, the God of Storms
Shock, freeze, and heal in a single package
Subclasses: Stormspeaker/Watershaper
Author: Ascaloth
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: Tekehu

 
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Transcendent (Cipher/Monk)

The Transcendent 

A midline skirmisher that can debuff and charm enemies
Subclasses: Soul Blade/Nalpasca
Author: Climhazzard
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -


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Universalist (Druid/Priest)

The Keeper of the Wheel 

support/ healer as well as a consistent buffer/debuffer and reliable DOT dealer
Subclasses: Animist/Priest of Berath
Author: Stardusk78
Game Version: 1.1
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -


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Votary (Monk/Paladin)

Burn Baby Burn!
 |HOT|  
Gives Paladin both superb single target burst and a AoE nuking option.
Subclasses: Helwalker/Shieldbearer
Author: Voltron
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

The Eternal Votary
 |HOT|  
A tanky yet potent damage dealer for soloing PotD
Subclasses: Helwalker/Paladin
Author: Sharp
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

No Pain - no Brains

A retaliation based build where you also retaliate against yourself. Triggers rooting pain constantly while not dying.
Subclasses: Helwalker/Paladin
Author: Braven
Game Version: 1.0.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -


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Wanderer (Monk/Ranger)

The Big Game Hunter

Capable of inflicting massive single target damage at range with an arquebus.
Subclasses: Helwalker/Ghost Heart
Author: bigwillystyle
Game Version: 2.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Untested
Companion: -

 
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War Caller (Chanter/Fighter)

The Sword Singer (B)
 |HOT| |DEPRECATED|    
Single or AOE tanky high melee DPS with extreme self healing, CC/offensive spells, summons, AOE healing/buffs and infinite Resources on Level 19
Subclasses: Troubadour/Devoted
Author: Voltron
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

The Turbocharger
 |HOT| |DEPRECATED|  
A dual wielding melee crit monster, which recovers resources, enabling it to spam charge
Subclasses: Troubadour/Devoted
Author: Raven Darkholme
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -


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Warden (Druid/Fighter)

The Green Knight

A frontline bruiser/support/healer
Subclasses: Devoted/Lifegiver
Author: ntavanga
Game Version: 1.0
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -

 
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Zealot (Priest/Rogue)

The Undying
 |HOT| 
High risk and very high dps by stacking near death enhancing effects
Subclasses: Priest of Skaen/Streetfighter
Author: Dorftek
Game Version: 1.2 (beta)
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: Yes
Companion: -

 
Let's learn with Umezawa! |HOT| 
Versatile and mobile Zealot, tanking on huge packs of enemies or jumping around behind enemy lines to assassinate troublesome foes
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Subclasses: Priest of Wael/Streetfighter
Author: thelee
Game Version: 1.2
Difficulty: PotD
Solo: No
Companion: -


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Sticky this? Would be nice.


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Very nice

At the moment I have 3 builds in mind that I want to post:

But I will wait until some patches, Right now the bug forum is exploding with posts.


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I guess. How could I not? :)

 

Too bad I can't play Daedfire that much atm. In two weeks or so I will have a lot more time for it. By that time also the dust in these forums might have settled a bit. It's a bit hard to keep track at the moment...

 

So stay tuned!

 

P.S.: I found some threads tagged with "build" - but none of those was a real build description but mainly ideas and short statements. 


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But I will wait until some patches, Right now the bug forum is exploding with posts.

Exactly - good approach. :)



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Can you add link to some resourses, which you know? Like skill bonus from companion, level/ability gain, how stats work (why dex have diminishing as example), which modifiers is multiplicative etc.

Found this

https://forums.obsid...game-mechanics/


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Can’t wait for the magic to happen!
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Can you add link to some resourses, which you know? Like skill bonus from companion, level/ability gain, how stats work (why dex have diminishing as example), which modifiers is multiplicative etc.
Found this
https://forums.obsid...game-mechanics/


Sorry, but this only a build list. Filling it with details about mechanics would most likely muddy the waters.

However, one could open a similar thread (like we had with PoE) that covers the basic mechanics and tips & tricks and links to in-depth analysis. Somebody who's willing to maintain that thread. Then it can be pinned by moderator like this one.

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I had an idea today for a team regen herald.  Ancient memory+zealous endurance upgrade, and +100% healing.

 

Shield bearer/trabadour:  Unkillable team regen tank

 

or

 

Kind wayfarer/skald:  Dual wielding fast/accurate weapons for more offensive invocation support

 

Moon godlike, ton of might, intelligence, and +healing.

 

It is very very far away from being developed or tested into a real build though since I'm not the biggest fan of maining support builds and Palegina's stats are unsuitable for the idea.  Maybe I'll try it with a hireling.


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Uh, cant wait for good magic dmg builds.

For years in RPGs im stuck to the magic classes. Cant decide between Cipher, Druid, Wizard....and then single or multiclass...

Glass canon build allowed, but no need for min-max....



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Would it make sense to have a separate section at the bottom for Companion Builds or would that fall into the individual class sections.  Some of the special companion subclasses may need their own build options.



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Uh, cant wait for good magic dmg builds.

For years in RPGs im stuck to the magic classes. Cant decide between Cipher, Druid, Wizard....and then single or multiclass...

Glass canon build allowed, but no need for min-max....

The max INT, DEX, MIG, high PER, dump CON & RES singleclass Wizard (race/culture chosen to taste, but ideally boosting INT, DEX, or MIG) with focus on damage spells and equipped and specced solely to support blasting was an exceptionally good nuker in POE1, though one that as a glass cannon required the player be on the ball with good use of positioning and a few defensive spells to survive. I'm holding off on getting deep into Deadfire until the first patch or two so I cannot vouch for it performing throughout POE2, but I'd be deeply surprised if it didn't work well here too, especially when hyperspecializing it as an Evoker. (Giving up two spell schools, even ones as good as Transmutation and Conjuration, is not a big loss when you are supposed to be blasting with every spell except a few enchants for survival) The only real question is whether PER is now so important that it should instead be "high INT, DEX, MIG, PER" rather than maxing the other three and whether going for a modest 6 CON instead of 3 is so huge a QOL upgrade it makes up for costing MIG, INT, DEX.  These things of course needs testing before making it an official (and obvious) build.


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My experience in POTD difficult with 2 Glass cannon wiz (con 3 and res 3) 1 heal/buff priest (con 3 and res 3) 2 tank (low dmg high def)
it's doable even if very bad optimazied, this game is much easier than Poe 1 in potd..
If 1 enemy jump on your backline in 2 hit he will kill your wiz/priest but you can avoid that with good position/choke point/engagement stance

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[CLASS BUILD] The Green Knight

Untested for solo play
Fighter/Lifegiver(Warden)
Role: Off-Tank/Bruiser/Support

Stats (Human):

MIG 14
CON 7
DEX 17
PER 10
INT 10
RES 17



The Green Knight is intended to use The Spine of Thicket Green unique quarterstaff. This staff improves the power level of druid and some priest spells. The purpose of this character is to be a frontline bruiser/support character.


Deflection can be boosted using the quarterstaff modal. Quick casting druid buffs (Nature's Vigor, Nature's Balm, Woodskin) provide easy inspirations for the front line, and moderate cast spells (The Moon's Light, Moonwell) provide nice healing. The Green Knight can also turn to damaging spells and abilities when an offtank or support is no longer required. Taste of the Hunt is a 2nd level druid spell that is actually a primary attack, doing nice raw damage over time and healing the caster instantly for a high amount. Knockdown/Into the Fray/Penetrating Strike can be used to save allies, cc or do damage. Most of the spell usage comes from early level spells, but I listed essential high level spells if you decide to pick them. A big decision you need to make is what fighter subclass you want. Devoted (Quarterstaff) can be good, since you can summon firebrand to deal damage to crush-immune foes and still get the devoted bonus since it applies to summoned weapons. Unbroken increases your engagement making you a better tank, but loss of constant recovery and your lack of a shield are questionable for Unbroken. Spiritshifting is not a part of this build past the first few levels when you have nothing else to do. 


Overall this character provides a little of everything and is good at filling gaps in a party. I've been surprised at how tanky it can become and how easy it is to cast spells in melee range.


Essential Abilities and Spells

Fighter

  • Guardian Stance
  • Tactical Barrage
  • Mule Kick/Penetrating Strike/Lower Their Guard/Clear Out (Choose one or more)
  • Vigorous Defense


Druid 


I

  • Nature's Vigor
  • Talon's Reach/Vile Thorns/Sunbeam

II 

  • Light of the Moon
  • Taste of the Hunt

III

  • Nature's Balm
  • Returning Storm

IV

  • Moonwell
  • Hailstorm/Boiling Spray/Overwhelming Wave

V

  • Plague of Insects/Firebug
  • Cleansing Wind

VI

  • Sunlance/Venombloom
  • Garden of Life

VII

  • Rusted Armor
  • Weather the Storm/Nature's Bounty

You don't need every spell listed there. Most used spells are from the early levels.


Passives from both druid and fighter

  • Two-Handed Style
  • Confident Aim
  • Combat Focus
  • Superior Deflection
  • Armored Grace
  • Unbreakable
  • Rapid casting
  • Practiced Healer

 



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[CLASS BUILD] The Flagellant
Helwalker Monk
Not intended for solo

Stats (Human):

MIG 17
CON 7
DEX 18
PER 18
INT 12
RES 4



The Flagellant is a ranged character that takes advantage of the Helwalkers passive might generation through wounds. The primary way of doing this is through dual-wielding Scepters and using their modal, or through the unique rifle Dragon's Dowry (this rifle has a chance of inflicting damage on yourself when you fire it, and has a huge action speed buff that does minor damage over time to you). These weapons and their self-inflicted damage are the "safest" way to make use of the Helwalker.


This synergy in combination with the fantastic damage buffs (Lightning Strikes, Dance of Death, Thunderous Blows) give this class awesome damage output. Being at ranged means you are less likely to be hit, which removes the danger of a melee helwalker (and lessens the possibility of losing Dance of Death). 


Single Classing monk means you still have access to the extremely powerful 9th level monk skills. 



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Nice, but this thread is only for listing the builds. It's better to put your builds into a seperate thread each so that people can discuss them better and find them more easily. I will put a link to your build thread into my opening post which will work as a list/index for all build threads. Thank you!



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Uh, cant wait for good magic dmg builds.

For years in RPGs im stuck to the magic classes. Cant decide between Cipher, Druid, Wizard....and then single or multiclass...

Glass canon build allowed, but no need for min-max....

The max INT, DEX, MIG, high PER, dump CON & RES singleclass Wizard (race/culture chosen to taste, but ideally boosting INT, DEX, or MIG) with focus on damage spells and equipped and specced solely to support blasting was an exceptionally good nuker in POE1, though one that as a glass cannon required the player be on the ball with good use of positioning and a few defensive spells to survive. I'm holding off on getting deep into Deadfire until the first patch or two so I cannot vouch for it performing throughout POE2, but I'd be deeply surprised if it didn't work well here too, especially when hyperspecializing it as an Evoker. (Giving up two spell schools, even ones as good as Transmutation and Conjuration, is not a big loss when you are supposed to be blasting with every spell except a few enchants for survival) The only real question is whether PER is now so important that it should instead be "high INT, DEX, MIG, PER" rather than maxing the other three and whether going for a modest 6 CON instead of 3 is so huge a QOL upgrade it makes up for costing MIG, INT, DEX.  These things of course needs testing before making it an official (and obvious) build.

 

 

Yeah. I find the Fury Druid + Evoker Wizard interesting. Pure Dmg. So my wish. :-

2h in the Char Edition Screen, closed PoE, played Torchlight 2 for thinking.^^







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