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Last Epoch Primalist Build: Avalanche Speed Running Shaman

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This Last Epoch Primalist guide is built around the Speed Running Shaman, which uses Avalanche and Maelstrom as primary skills. It’s one of the fastest clearing builds in the game. The build benefits from head hunter unique items like Wings or Argentis to shine in the late game. Let’s dive into the Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman build for the Primalist class.

Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman Build

The Speed Running Shaman uses Avalanche, and we’re switching some skills that allow us to have more instant casts. We’re also taking advantage of the mana regeneration changes that happened in 0.8.2, resulting in a smoother overall build with more damage. It’s easily one of the best speed running builds in the game.

Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman Lootfilter

You can find the lootfilter here, and the new layout is as follows:

  • Green – Early game items, which are tier one and higher.
  • Blue – Mid-game items which are tier three and higher.
  • Red – Endgame items, which are tier five or higher.
  • Yellow – Endgame items, which require 3+ affixes and 8+ total tiers.
  • Yellow – Idols.
  • Pink – Exalted, set, and unique items.

Please note that unused base types and non-Sentinel class items are HIDDEN. Check our guide on using loot filters in Last Epoch if you’re unsure how to do it.

You can also find a link to the build planner here.

Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman Skills

Here is a look at the Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman skills:

Tornado

  • Lasting Storm (3/4)
  • Hurricane (4/4)
  • Eye of the Storm (1/1)
  • Snap Gale (1/1)
  • Storm Soul (1/6)
  • Aspect of the Storm (1/1)
  • Gust of Renewal (4/4)
  • Storm Dervish (1/3)
  • Swift Wings (3/5)
  • Charged Storm (1/1)

Ice Thorns

  • Emblem of Might (1/1)
  • Anemophily (1/3)
  • Thorn Shield (1/1)
  • Second Nature (1/1)
  • Floric Tides (6/6)
  • Bulb Shield (3/4)
  • Bark Shield (5/5)
  • Eternal Protection (2/3)

Maelstrom

  • Whirlpool (3/3)
  • Power of the Storm (1/1)
  • Sleet-Footed (3/3)
  • Calm (4/4)
  • Arctic Blast (2/5)
  • Sudden Gale (1/1)
  • Arctic Chill (2/5)
  • Healing Winds (3/3)

Avalanche

  • Mountain Peak (1/1)
  • Precision (1/1)
  • Wild Path (1/1)
  • Unyielding Storm (4/4)
  • Hailstorm (1/1)
  • Naturally Occuring (4/4)
  • Explosive Impact (2/3)
  • Mountain’s Fury (1/4)
  • Frost (1/1)
  • Harsh Winter (3/4)
  • Grounding (3/3)

Summon Thorn Totem

  • Forested Expanse (4/4)
  • Eternal Forest (3/4)
  • Grove Mind (1/1)
  • Ancient Power (1/4)
  • Impale (3/3)
  • Shred Armor (5/5)
  • Winged Thorns (3/3)

Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman Passives

Here are the passives for the Last Epoch Avalanche Speed Running Shaman build:

Primalist

  • Gift of the Wilderness (6/6)
  • Natural Attunement (8/8)
  • Hunter’s Restoration (5/5)
  • Wisdom of the Wild (1/6)
  • Berserker (5/5)

Beastmaster

  • Ursine Strength (8/8)

Shaman

  • Shamanic Infusion (8/8)
  • Ancient Stones (3/8)
  • Silent Protector (8/8)
  • Tempest Form (8/8)
  • Wind Bringer (10/10)
  • Hail Bringer (1/5)
  • Shattered Heavens (5/5)
  • Protective Circle (5/5)
  • Rune of Awe (8/8)
  • Elemental Shrines (8/8)
  • Swirling Maelstrom (6/6)
  • Ascendant Circle (8/8)

Items and Idols

There are a few unique item requirements for this build:

  • Armor: Wings of Argentus
  • Other items: Focus on mana regeneration followed by HP or Endurance
  • Idols: Focus on resistances and chance to summon Thorn Totem

Wings of Argentus provides us some much-needed damage reduction (DR). It has an added 40% chance of procing haste on hit for one second, which is a nice welcome bonus.

Overall Avalanche Speed Running Shaman Build Ratings

  • Defense: 9/10 – Capable of taking hits, but the best defense is a good offense, which we do by killing things quickly.
  • Offense: 7.5/10 – Fast kills and strong AoE make for a strong offense.
  • Empowered Bosses: 7/10 – Average at taking down bosses.
  • Speed Running Echoes: 9/10 – A solid speed-running build, as you can run to the end and clear mobs as you please.
  • Arena: 7/10 – The better gear, the higher you go.
  • Average: 7.9/10 – Overall, it’s a solid build for Echoes and boss farming into empowered content and the arena.

Looking for some other builds? Try out the Machine Gun Spriggan Primalist Build. For more Boardman21 builds, head on over to the Last Epoch forums here.

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