[Guide] Essential Tank Templar Build for POE Items Collector Part 2

We discussed the recommended gears and passive skills build. The gears’ highlight is getting as much as armor as you can. The same goes for passive skills build, but some points are invested in offensive nodes, not defensive nodes alone. The build is super simple, you go pick up your shield, get as much as defense and charge into the enemy’s face.

This article will discuss the skill gems, flasks and the play style/strategies


Tank Templar Build for POE Items Collector: Skill Gems

First Cast When Damage Taken – leaving this trigger gem at the recommended level, which is level 1. The efficient usage of this gem is, linking the first cast when damage taken gem to endurance cry.

Second Cast When Damage Taken – Raise the level of this trigger gem up to 17 with the minimum of 13, depending on your on the maximum health points of the character. This gem pairs up well with Immortal call and increased duration, again the gem levels depend on the character’s base level.

Counter-Attacks – It’s a combination of both attack and defense. Though, counter attack surpasses the turns in the game, defense and at the same time attacking. Counter attacks give the character to passively curse enemies for additional defense and offense. And especially, deal free damage against enemies.

Enfeeble – a very powerful gem against end game bosses. It is one of the few poe items that provides damage reduction, and critical strikes.

Tank Templar Build for POE Items Collector: Flasks

During the early levels, the flask that will be available are the low quality ones, which dropped by monsters. Probably, this will be your flasks for a while. Or if possible try to get life flasks, because this build is a tank.

In the mid game, get quality flasks, which cover the health points and mana points.

However, late in the game, these flasks will not be able to satisfy the needs of your character. Upgrading to divine flask would be the ideal action.

Tank Templar Build for POE Items Collector: Play Style

There are few issues to be discussed here. As a tank, crowd control is one of its weaknesses. And the cure to this is path of exile items that heals the specific kind of illness.