Soldier + Demolitionist


A good soldier build, utilising most soldier skill with some supporting demolitionist skill to compliment all the physical damage output that it produces.
This is a melee tank built to get in enemies faces and to stay there until one of you die.
When looking for equipment, focus on armor and health in veteran difficulty, afterwards in elite, start looking for resistances, althougth not 100% important just yet.
Once in ultimate, stack resistances as much as possible as enemies will hit hard.
For jewelry, anything with attack speed or physical damage is good, once in higher difficulties, health, resistances and attack are all important.
For the weapon, once you get the Rhowan's Scepter devotion, you'll want to stick strickly to maces for the rest of the game, until then, you can use any weapon that is better.
For the shield, physical damage and any offensive properties are good.
Skills can be allocated anywhere in any amount, the skills chosen in the build and amount are intended for max level,basically, work with what works for you while leveling.

Helm Mythical Warborn Visor*
Component Primstic Diamond*
Augment Coven Black Ash
Shoulders Mythical Warborn Pauldrons
Component Living Armor*
Augment Venomguard Powder
Chest Mythical Warborn Chestguard   With this build, we'll use the Warborn Bastion set for the great Physical damages and armor that it produces. As well as an increase to our main skills.
Component Chains of Oleron  
Augment Demonbane Powder  
Gloves Mythical Colossal Grasp  For the gloves, we want something with high armor rating, these gloves also provides us with more Physical damage and good defensive stats.
Component Spellscorched Plating*  
Augment Mankind's Vigil  
Pants Stonehide Solael-Sect Legguards of Nature's Bounty   We went with rare pants to be able to cap our resistances and increase our health / health regeneration. 
Component Spellscorched Plating*  
Augment Coven Black Ash    
Boots Krieg's Boots   The best boot option that has physical damage is Krieg's Boots, however unfortunate that we don't take advantage of the set bonus, they are still the best option.
Component Mark of Mogdrogen*  
Augment Mankind's Vigil  
Amulet Stoneguard Ward   The best amulet for our build, it provides great physical damage and alot of resistances as well as giving up a higher resistance cap. 
Component Vicious Jawbone  
Augment Steelbloom Powder  
Ring #1 Mythical Ring of the Black Matriarch   First ring, great physical damage, we don't use the poison damage it offers however. Offers good resistances as well. 
Component Runebound Topaz*  
Augment Steelbloom Powder  
Ring #2 Incorruptible Gollus' Ring of Oleron's Wrath   The second ring option,we'll take a rare Gollus', offering great health and resistanced, paired with Oleron's Wrath suffix, we can get some decent Physical damage out of it.
Component Runebound Topaz*  
Augment Steelbloom Powder  
Belt Mythical Reforged Chains of Oleron   For the belt, Reforged Chains of Oleron is an obvious choice, with the flat Physical damage, and percentage damage, as well as an increase to all our Soldier skills.
Component Enchanted Earth*  
Augment Venomguard Powder  
Medal Mythical Markovian's Stratagem   Our medal gives us some Physical damage, resistance, an all around good medal to take.
Component Black Tallow*  
Relic Doom*   The only relic option is Doom, with its huge Physical damage increase and increasing all our Soldier skills.
Weapon Mythical Warborn Gavel   Part of our Warborn set. With the extreamly high Physicaldamage modifiers it's our first choice for our weapon. 
Component Seal of Might*  
Augment Coven's Terror  
Offhand Mythical Siegebreaker   The best sield, offering health and Physical damage, and an amazing boost in Pierce resistance which will cap it for us, as well as an increase to all our Soldier skills. 
Component Seal of Might*
Augment Coven's Terror  
  * = Crafted Item      

All items are displayed with average stats. Items found in the world may vary slightly.


The items above are set with average stats, which gives these resistances as a result. Your results may vary slightly.
The damage type you need to watch for in Ultimate difficulty is Stun. Not many normal enemies do Stun attacks, that will mostly be bosses you'll need to be careful with. The other resistances are maxed, (80%), or above.

Skills & Attributes

Skill representation is displayed at level 100 (max). Seeing as they can be re-allocated it doesn't matter in what order you chose your skills.
The attributes points can be assigned at your discretion. It is recommended not to go over the max allocated attribute type, but if you do, there is a potion that can be found that will reset attribute stats.

Physique :    90
Cunning :    0
Spirit :    15


Soldier Skills

Markovian Advantage : Passive skill that actives off default weapon attacks, offers great Physical damage.

Cadence : Left-click skill. Build up 3 charges and release massive damage on the third hit.

Fighting Spirit : Passive skill that activates when hit, increases your damage done alot.

Menhir's Will : Passive skill that actives when health is low, restores health and increases health regeneration.

Military Conditioning : Passive skill, always active. Increases physique and health.

Blitz : Right-click skill. Rush to the target and do devastating damage.

Overguard : Activation skill, acts as second health potion.

Shield Training : Passive skill, always active. Increase shield block chance and recovery time.

Fighting Form : Addon skill to Cadence. Increase the amount of targets the skill can hit at once.

Veterancy : Passive skill, always on. Increase health regeneration, constitution and reduce physique requirement for armor.

War Cry : Activation skill, greatly reduced enemy health, and reduce the damage that they do.

Field Command : Toggle skill, increases armor and offensive / defemsive ability.

Decorated Soldier : Passive skill, always on. Greatly increase Physical damage and resistances.

Blindside : Addon skill to Blitz. Increase the amount of targets hit and add more Physical damage

Squad Tactics : Addon skill to Field Command. Adds alot of damage and attack speed.

Break Morale : Addon skill to War Cry. Disrupt enemy skills and reduce their Physical resistance.

Counter Strike : Toggle skill, Actives when hit. Retalliation damage and some Physical damage.

Deadly Momentum : Addon skill to Cadence. Inceases all Physical damage done after a Cadence strike.

Scars of Battle : Passive skill, always active. Adds bleeding resistance and reduction in stun / freeze durations.

Menhir's Bulwark : Toggle skill, increase in health regeneration and some Physical damage.


Demolitionist Skills

Flame Touch : Toggle skill, allows up to get the addon skill.

Vindictive Flame : Toggle skill, increase Physical damage and movement speed. Also adds health regeneration.

Temper : Addon skill to Flame Touch. Adds alot of Physical damage and armor.

Ulzuin's Wrath : Addon to Vindictive Flame. Adds some elemental damage, more importantly, chances of knockdown of slowing

Blast Shield : Passive skill, activates at low health, increases resistances and adds damage absorption.

*Skills are not shown with gear bonuses*


Yellow Crossroad    1 : +5% Health
Assassin's Blade   1 : +15% Pierce Damage

  2 : +12 Offensive Ability
       +8 Defensive Ability

  3 : +15% Pierce Damage
       +15% Bleeding Damage

  4 : +30% Bleeding Damage

  5 : Assassin's Mark (Attach to Cadence)
Dryad      1 : +15 Physique
       +200 Energy
       +10% Poison Resistance

   2 : +80 Health
        +1 Energy Regeneration

   3 : + 20% Reduction in Bleeding Duration
        + 20% Reduction in Poison Duraction

   4 : +5% Spirit
        -10% Spirit Requirement for Jewelry
        -10% Spirit Requirement for all Weapons

   5 : Dryad's Blessing Skill (Attach to War Cry)
Hammer     1 :  +15% Physical Damage

   2 : +30% Internal Trauma Damage
        +8 Defensive Ability

   3 : 50 Internal Trauma over 5 Seconds
        +15% Physical Damage
        +30% Internal Trauma Damage
Rhowan's Scepter      1 : +20 Defensive Ability

   2 : +6% Health

   3 : +30 Defensive Ability

   4 : 8 - 12 Physical Damage
       +10% Stun Duration
       5% Chance to Stun target for 1 Second

   5 : +50% Physical Damage

   6 : 75 Internal Trauma over 5 Seconds
       +80% Internal Trauma Damage 
Scales of Ulcama      1 : +250 Health
        +300 Energy

   2 : +6 Health Regeneration per Second
        +10% Health Regeneration

   3 : +6% Health
        +4% Movement Speed

   4 : +2 Energy Regeneration per Second
        +10% Energy Regeneration

   5 : +30% Damage
        +20 Physique

   6 : Tip the Scales Skill (Attach to Field Command)
Undo Yellow Crossroad   - - - - - 
Falcon      1 : +15% Physical Damage

   2 : +35 Health
        +8 Offensive Ability

   3 : +20 Cunning

   4 : +24% Physical Damage
        +24% Bleeding Damage

   5 : Falcon Swoop Skill (Attach to Markovian Advantage)
Anvil      1 :  +15 Defensive Ability

   2 : +20 Physique

   3 : +30 Armor
        +3% Armor Absorption

   4 : 40 Internal Trauma over 5 Seconds
        +15 Defensive Ability
        +20% Constitution

   5 : Targo's Hammer Skill (Attach to Flame Touch)
Empty Throne      1 : +15% Reduced Stun Duration

   2 : +8% Pierce Resistance
        +8% Pierce Resistance

   3 : +8% Aether Resistance
        +8% Aether Resistance

   4 : +8% Chaos Resistance
        +8% Chaos Resistance
Oleron (6pt)      1 : +30 Physique
        +30 Cunning
        +100 Health

   2 : +80% Physical Damage
        +80% Internal Trauma Damage

   3 : +30 Offensive Ability
        +20% Pierce Resistance
        +10% Bleeding Resistance

   4 : +200 Health
        +4% Physical Resistance

   5 : 9-12 Physical Damage
        +100% Physical Damage

   6 : Blind Fury Skill (Attach to Blitz)
Hawk      1 :  +15 Offensive Ability

   2 : +8% Critical Damage
        +4% Critical Damage

   3 : +3% Offensive Ability
        -10% Cunning Requirement for Ranged
        +2% Offensive Ability
Chariot of the Dead      1 : +20 Physique
        +20 Cunning

   2 : +15 Offensive Ability

   3 : +25 Cunning
        +100 Health

   4 : +16% Vitality Resistance

   5 : +25 Offensive Ability

   6 : +15 Offensive Ability
        +4% Offensive Ability

   7 : Wayward Soul Skill (Attach to Menhir's Bulwark)
Undo Hawk   - - - - - 
Oleron (1pt)      7 : 125 Internal Trauma over 5 Seconds
       +100% Internal Trauma Damage
       +15 Offensive Ability
       +2% Maximum Pierce Resistance
Jackal (2pt)      1 :  +6% Energy
         +3% Health

   2 : +12 Offensive Ability
        +6% Total Speed