Detonating Forge Strike Build 0.8.2I


This Build Tier Rating is:

  10/10 --->--->--->---> 5/10 >--->--->--->---> 1/10

Build Overview Summary/Rating/Interactions


  • This build is played as a Forge Guard! Your using a Melee Fire skill from range giving you a unique advantage in Last Epoch! Dealing massive Fire damage in a large AoE one shotting everything except for rare’s and bosses! If your a fan of the Forge guard and havent found a good build for it yet, try this one!

Main Interactions

  • As much added fire damage as you can get from all skills
  • Attacking with a melee skill from range to stay safe!


  • Defense - 7.5/10
  • Offense - 8/10
  • Empowered Bosses - 7.5/10
  • Speed Running Echoes - 7.5/10
  • Arena - 7/10
  • Average - 7.5 (A Tier)

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GREEN - Early Game Items (1 affix Tier 1+)

BLUE - Mid Game Items (1 affix Tier 3+)

RED - Starting Endgame Items (1 affix Tier 5+)

YELLOW - Mid Endgame (Requires 3+ Affixes with 8+ Total Tiers)

ORANGE - Late Endgame (Requires 3+ Affixes with 12+ Total Tiers)


PINK - Exalted/Set/Unique Items

WARNING: Unused Base Types and Non SENTINEL Class Items ARE HIDDEN

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Text File Download

Forge Strike 0.8.2I.xml (92.2 KB)

Dammitt's Builder For 0.8.2I

Forge Strike Forge Guard

Forge Strike Forge Guard Gear/Idols/Blessings

Most Important Stats

Defense For You (Most important to Least important

  • Health/Capped Resistances
  • Critical Strike Avoidance/Endurance
  • Leech, Lots of leech

Offense (Most Important to Least important)

  • Melee Fire Damage/ Increased Fire Damage
  • Critical Strike Change/ Melee Crit Chance
  • Strength or Attunement

Rating System Breakdown

Build Rating System Breakdown Post

Passive Screen Shots
Void Knight
Forge Guard

Skill Screen Shots
Ring of Shields
Sigils of Hope
Forge Strike

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  • Initially posted August 27th 2021. Viable for 0.8.2I

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Looking over this build and I really like it. Can you tell me though, why the 4 extra points into Smite’s Panacea? You have Desperate Measures which eliminates any cleansing so it seems those points are wasted. Am I missing something?

Thats ONLY if you have 0 mana.
I believe… But either way if not you can place the points into any other spot you like :0

Great to see a build like this. I’ve been working on making forge strike work and this is my version. Pretty much can lunge in, cast forge strike a few times and reversal and then repeat. Also use rive for mana if needed. Just focused on a lot of crit multi/armor/healing and recently attunement. I can usually cast all the forge strikes needed before out of mana and on bosses can kinda of just do rive and forge strike at the same time. I also have eye of reen in offhand but cant get it to show on build planner.

Ah, gothca. I’ll have to watch that and see. Thanks!

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