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Gladiator Has Been Updated In Path Of Exile

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:05 am    Post subject: Gladiator Has Been Updated In Path Of Exile Reply with quote

The Gladiator is an Ascendancy class for Duelists in Path of Exile. Collectors of path of exile orbs may know, the Gladiator works well with dual wielding or one - handed weapon and shield combinations. Recently, Chieftain got an update.

Honestly, now if you want to proc that for bosses, just carry a dead hand talisman and cause them to summon worms. This can also double down by buffing Violent Retalians on block effects for the worm explosion on you when they manage to go off. I always played Gladiator for pretty much only the spell block, and then I looked at the rest and went "meh, guess I'll get bleed splosions to improve pack clear."

However, now a max block build can use Shield Throw for pack clear, largely unchanged. My build always revolved around getting a high defense shield with a high block and capping block and spell block, then meandering by with passable damage. I look at this now and I see the ability to continue going full derp on max block, without changing my ideal shield and getting a powerful pack clear attack via Forked Shield Throw, effectively with stun immunity.

Gratuitous violence makes sense to be a 4 point node. I understand it from a design perspective, but in reality it gimps the class a lot as GV was the main reason people even chose gladiator to begin with, with spell block and outmatch/outlast as nice bonuses for clearing.

Now to get GV you either have to lose the dps bonus (outmatch/outlast) or lose the spell block (versatile combatant). Seeing as bleed is still pretty mediocre as a main damage source, having to spend 4 nodes to get GV is a hell of a lot of investment for very minimal dps boost (aside from the clear GV gives).

Gladiator is my favorite ascendancy, and that was even with it feeling outclassed by other ascendancies that had more persistent effects (like jugg endurance charges, slayer overleech, and champion perma fortify/intimidate). Gladiator's only claim to fame and reason people used it was GV. Aegis/Heavily defense focused builds got a buff but now its entirely outclassed by pretty much everything else as a dps character.

Gladiator's best option now is to just go outmatch/outlast, pain forged, versatile combatant, and violent retaliation with Haemophilia gloves. We will update the news about Path of Exile in real time, if you don't want to be left behind in the game just because of lack of orbs, please buy chaos orbs on
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