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Ascendancy ThumbnailLevel 92 Spectral Shield Throw Gladiator3.21

Life: 4,574112%
Mana: -10
Resistances: 77%/76%/76%/-23%
Evade: 49%
Supp: 100%
Block: 53%
Armour: 14,563
Evasion: 8,218
DPS: 1,612,390
Speed: 2.71
Hit Chance: 100%
Config: Pinnacle
Bandit: Kill All


Runic HatchetLacquered BucklerLeather CapLioneye's VisionDeerskin GlovesShagreen BootsThe Eternal StruggleTwoStoneFCTwoStoneFCRyslatha's Coil
Divine Life FlaskDivine Life FlaskQuicksilver FlaskGranite FlaskQuartz Flask
Large Cluster JewelGrand SpectrumGrand SpectrumGrand SpectrumCobalt JewelViridian Jewel


Herald of Purity
War Banner
Molten Shell
Enduring Cry
Cast when Damage Taken
Swift Affliction
Corrupting Fever
Vicious Projectiles
Spectral Shield Throw
Swift Affliction
Ancestral Protector
Blood Rage
Flesh and Stone
Shield Charge
Faster Attacks

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Call to ArmsCall to Arms
Crimson DanceCrimson Dance
Resolute TechniqueResolute Technique
Bleeding MasteryBleeding Mastery
  • 60% increased Bleeding Duration
Life MasteryLife Mastery
  • +50 to maximum Life
Physical MasteryPhysical Mastery
  • Cannot be Stunned by Hits that deal only Physical Damage
  • 10% more Maximum Physical Attack Damage
Reservation MasteryReservation Mastery
  • 8% increased Damage for each of your Aura or Herald Skills affecting you
Shield MasteryShield Mastery
  • 20% chance to Avoid Elemental Ailments while holding a Shield
  • +1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per 5% Chance to Block on Equipped Shield


Welcome to the Path of Exile 3.21 Build Guide for Bleed Spectral Shield Throw! This build has received some significant buffs in the latest patch, making it even stronger than before. With a 10% increase in maximum physical attack damage and the new passive tree changes for shields, this build is primed for excellent mapping, bossing, Delve farming, and Temple farming. 

The Gladiator ascendancy is a solid choice for this build due to its synergy with bleed damage and shield mechanics. The passive nodes in the Gladiator tree provide additional bleed damage, increased attack speed, and improved defenses. The Blood in the Eyes node grants a chance to inflict bleeding on enemies that block or evade your attacks, making it a powerful offensive option.

Pros & Cons
+ 10 more maximum physical attack damage Mastery
+ Potential buff to shields with percent quality
+ Notables from the passive tree on the shields
+ Can get flat armor and evasion on the shield
+ Excellent expedition Poe currency farmer, valve temple farmer, and mapper
+ Gem setups are still fine
+ Potentially a strong contender for a league starter
- No real nerf to the build, so it may be too powerful
- Gladiator ascendancy is one of the weakest in the game
- Endless highs have been removed