[3.4] Dominating Blow “Call to Arms” League Starter Build

Path of Building Link for the build: https://pastebin.com/3XezCHvi Simply go to “Import/Export Build” > Click the “Import from Pastebin” paste the link in there, and then click “Import”

If you have any questions you can always come to my twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy the stream:

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Is this build for you?

1. If you are looking for a top tier league starter build.

2. A build that is viable in both hardcore & softcore.

3. Extremely cheap build with TONS of upgradable options for end-game.

4. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.


Build Enabling/Enhancing Items:

This build only needs a weapon with increased attack speed where the optimal choice would be a Brightbeak. Outside of this we are using gear with as much life & resistances on as possible which makes the chest piece choice very easy & rather logical, it being a Belly of the Beast!

Other options are jewels that grants your minions taunt on hit which is not required but very useful.


Defence & Utility

Since we are using a Brightbeak Leap Slam is insanely fast and with the massive ammount of life regen on a very high life pool we are regenerating over 1000 HP / second with just decent gear!

Outside of the obvious we have a very basic CWDT setup as well as consistent Blind & Maim on the enemies via our secondary minions (Holy Relic & Herald of Purity)


Pantheon Choices: Pantheon List Major God:

– Soul of the Brine King
Helps you avoid getting chain stunned.

Minor God:

– Soul of Shakari
Makes you immune to poison damage if you upgrade it.


Skill-gems & Setups: Dominating Blow:

Dominating Blow, Minion Damage, Ancestral Call, Multistrike, Melee Physical Damage, Added Fire Damage

Ancestral Call is mainly used to make things easier whilst lvling so you don’t have to move up to a rare before he’s dead.
For a more optimal setup in the later stage you should switch both Ancestral Call & Added fire for these gems:
Melee Splash & Melee DMG on Full Life Herald of Purity:

Herald of Purity, Maim, Minion Damage, [OPEN]

I generally want to use a Portal gem in the open socket but anything will do. (keep track of the % reserved by Herald of Purity if you use a 3rd support gem though!


Leap Slam, Fortify, Faster Attacks Cast When Damage Taken:

CWDT, Immortal Call, Increased Duration, Convocation Holy Relic & Golem:

Holy Relic, Increased Area of Effect, Stone Golem, Blind Smite Buffer:

Smite, Generosity, Hatred, Faster Attacks

Generosity is there for both Smite & Hatred allowing the aura part of the ability to be augmented for your minion army!


Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes: Ascendancy Nodes:

The priority is very straight forward for this build;
You start with taking up the minion oriented nodes which starts of with: Radiant Crusade, after this you take the second minion node which is: Unwavering Crusade.
Once this is done you have 3 generic options, I’ve listed them in the order of efficiency from my personal preference & playstyle:
* Harmony of Purpose * Time of Need * Bastion of Hope

Basically I prefer the first 2 and simply skipping Bastion of Hope, but it’s all a matter of personal taste.

Leveling skill-tree, 37 points Leveling skill-tree, 51 points Leveling skill-tree, 88 points Finished skill-tree


1. Only spec away from Divine Fervour & Holy Dominion when you switch over from what ever you decide to level with to Dominating Blow.
2. Once the skill-tree is finished, just focus 100% on more jewel slots.


Leveling Tips:

This build can with Dominating Blow from lvl 28 reach Blood Aqueducts in about 6h fairly easily. However, I felt it to be faster to simply focus on Herald of Purity & Smite. This can easily be combined with a Holy Relic as well as with a pack of pack of Zombies which comes down to a matter of personal preference.

The idea is to link your Smite this way:
Smite, Ancestral Call, Melee Physical Damage, Added Fire Damage

And your Herald of Purity like this:
Herald of Purity, Melee Splash, Melee Physical, Minion Damage

This in combination with a Blind linked to our Holy Relic makes leveling extremely smooth & efficient.

Since the end-game gear for this character is solely focused on high life with capped resistances, so does the leveling! However, it is recommended to use a 1H weapon with proper damage during the lvling sequence till you hit about lvl 70 in which case you can easily switch to Dominating Blow and a Brightbeak. Obviously this can be done earlier if you so wish but without extensive knowledge and/or experience with this type of build I wouldn’t recommend switching before that.


– Kill them all, they don’t grant anything worth the skillpoints you’d lose


Gearing & Stat Priorities What base items to use:

The base items of this build really doesn’t matter as we don’t care about the base defensive stats such as armour(str), evasion(dex) or energy shield(int). So instead the base items will follow the stat priority listed in this guide.
However, the attribute requirement of the items will base how hard it is to chrome (color) which will be the only thing we will think about when planing our gearing.
So, if you need 4 blue sockets in an item the recommendation is to get an item that has Energy Shield (int) base or a hybrid base which includes Energy Shield (int).

By using this chrome calculating website: https://siveran.github.io/calc.html you can easily track how hard it will be to chrome the colors you need. This YouTube playlist can help a lot for new players and also includes a few tricks when coloring items with the “wrong attribute requirements” for your build: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuu-MdPs0Af8A4e3gSsJ1xDKNNcdFwY1r Defensive Stats:

1. Life
2. Mana
3. Resistances
4. Strength

Offensive Stats:

1. Minion Damage
2. Minion Attack Speed


Same as the offensive stats unless you need defensive stats, then mix or follow that.


1x Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
1x w/e Divine Life Flask of w/e
1x Writhing Jar 1x w/e Sulphur Flask of w/e
1x Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat

You can use any extra utility flask instead of multiple life flasks if you feel comfortable, options that are good are; Resistance flasks, Stibnite, Granite, or Basalt.


Recommended Unique Items: Brightbeak Belly of the Beast Recommended LvLing Uniques: Wanderlust Goldrim Tabula Rasa Brightbeak



For gameplay footage & verbally describing the build, check out this video guide: Dominating Blow Video Guide

Before you start posting questions I would recommend checking the video. I am as always available in my stream!

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