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Beastmaster Leveling Guide

Last Updated: July 6th 2024

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Patch 1.1

This Beastmaster leveling build obliterates foes with its pack of ferocious wolves. It uses Swipe to proc Spirit Wolves from each of its Summon Wolf. Summon Frenzy Totem, Warcry and Summon Wolf combines multiple damage buffs for devastating attacks.

This Beastmaster build is a melee playstyle due to it needing to hit with Swipe to proc Spirit Wolves and scale its health regeneration. In terms of defense, it has 2 damage immunities with Warcry and Fury Leap in addition to damage reduction from Boar Heart.

Overall, the Summon Wolf Beastmaster is an excellent leveling build, as it provides amazing defense, recovery and damage from its Skills and Passives. It also scales really well into the end-game as gear affixes have a big impact on the build. This combination makes Beastmaster leveling look easy.

Campaign Gear Planner
Specialized Skills

Check out the Campaign Guide for an in depth breakdown of the campaign.

This build is centered around the Wolf Army fantasy, if you want the fastest leveling build for primalist, you can use the Skills and Passives from the Druid Leveling Guide. WARNING: You cannot change your mastery, so be sure to select "Beastmaster!"

  • Minion Army
  • Unique Minion Playstyle
  • Transitions Well Into Endgame
  • No Respec Required During Leveling
  • Managing Wolves
  • Companions can Die
  • Multiple Button Build
  • Weak Early Campaign


As we level the power of skills evolves, with some becoming stronger while others get weaker. To account for this, we transition from a setup that is optimized for early game to one that is more suited to tackling endgame content.

Early Setup

Use this setup until you have Safety In Numbers specced in Summon Wolf.

  • Swipe is you main damage ability. It applies Bleeds and generates Mana once you have Duality of Nature specced.
  • For extra single target damage and clear, use Summon Thorn Totem and summon your Summon Wolf.
  • In dangerous situations, use Eterra's Blessing to heal you and your minions.
  • Use Fury Leap to move quickly through the chapters.
Skills to put in your Hotbar

Final Setup

  • For single target damage and clear, spam Swipe.
  • Use Summon Frenzy Totem, Warcry and Howl on cooldown to buff your damage.
  • Use Fury Leap to move quickly through the chapters.
Skills to put in your Hotbar

Key Leveling Notes

  • Keep your character at the area level by killing monsters.
    • To use this guide, you need to maintain at most a 5 level difference with the area.
    • Press C to open the character sheet to find your level and TAB to find the area level.
  • Only collect loot that serves as an upgrade.
    • The loot filter reveals many items that might not be an upgrade for your character.
  • If your inventory is full, stick gear with high value affixes in your stash and sell the rest.
    • Don't sell gear that has high value affixes to a vendor.
    • Instead, keep it to use later or destroy it with a Rune of Shattering or Rune of Removal.
  • Always get the best weapon you can.
    • Weapons are a core part of your power and getting a higher level base boosts your damage significantly.
    • Early on, you can buy them at the Gambler NPC in the Council Chamber town and in the End of Time town.
    • After level 40, they don't sell you higher item bases.
  • If you want to enter the Monolith of Fate early, unlock all the passive points and idol slots from quests first.
    • By the time you complete chapter 7, you are be ready to tackle the Monolith of Fate content.
  • Crafting is powerful and important for enhancing your gear.
    • Press F and place your item in the crafting interface to level up its affixes and craft new ones!
    • Adding health or vitality on a few empty affix slots can increase your HP by a significant amount!

If you need help with crafting, check the Beginner Crafting Guide.

Skills and Passives

Passives and Skills provide powerful effects that dictate the playstyle of a Class and its Masteries. Remember that you can allocate Passives in the first half of any Mastery regardless of the one you chose.

Click on the Arrows at the top and on the Bar at the bottom to see Passive and Skill Trees Progression

Gearing and Side Quests Step by Step

Itemization is a vital aspect of your journey in Last Epoch. While prefixes and suffixes matter, what sets Last Epoch apart is the power of item bases. Many items have potent implicit attributes that can rival or even surpass modifiers.

Level 1 to 10
Level 11 to 25
Level 26 to 40
Level 41 to 58
Early Monolith

Level 1 to 10


  • On Blighted Bastard Sword of Conflagration prioritize Chance to Bleed on Hit and Chance to Ignite on Hit. DoT damage in the early game is really high.
  • Blighted Silver Ring of Deflection is the best source of movement speed early on.
  • Blighted Sage Antler of Life provides a decent attack damage boost early on.
  • On Vital Leather Boots of Lucidity, prioritize Movement Speed and Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed to enhance your mobility.

Side Quests

  • Storeroom Sabotuers for 1 Passive point.
  • Evacuation Quest for 1 Passive point.
Items at Level 10
Items on planner are for displaying item bases and affixes only. Ignore level requirements.

Level 11 to 25


  • Start equipping Idols with Vitality, any type of resistance, Health, Health on Kill, Chance To Bleed On Hit, Chance To Poison On Hit and Chance To Ignite On Hit.
  • Equip Marauder's Cultist Blade of Brutality and Protective Cavalier Shield of Life to boost your damage and defense substantially.
  • Commander's Gold Ring of Life provides significant elemental resistances, outshining other options at this level.
  • Avarice gives you leech rate, a very rare stat, boosting your survivability as well as a decent chunk of elemental resistances.

Side Quests

  • Erza's Ledger Quest for 1 Passive point and Avarice.
    • Don't talk to the Gambler NPC before completing this quest, otherwise you can't get Avarice.
  • The Upper District Quest for 1 Passive point.
  • An Ancient Hunt for extra Idol slots.
  • The Lesser Refuge Quest for 2 Passive point.
  • The Corrupted Lake Quest for 1 Passive point and extra Idol slots.
Items at Level 25
Items on planner are for displaying item bases and affixes only. Ignore level requirements.

Level 26 to 40


  • Primalist's Shamanic Garb of Deflection and Commander's Turquoise Ring of Life are great damage bases for the build.
  • Primalist's Raptor Helm of Life helps you cap your Summon Wolf's crit chance.

Side Quests

  • Hidden Gems Quest for 1 Passive point.
  • The Sapphire Tablet Quest for 1 Passive point and extra Idol slots.
Items at Level 40
Items on planner are for displaying item bases and affixes only. Ignore level requirements.

Level 41 to 58


  • Ursine Bone Amulet of Remedy is the best amulet base in the game as it gives a lot of resistances, which gives you more space for suffixes on your gear.
  • Marauder's Nagasa Scymitar of Authority is the best weapon base for this build.
  • Commander's Plated Gauntlets of Life and Primalist's Kolheim Armor of the Ox are great defensive bases for this build.
  • Reptilian Spidersilk Sash of Lucidity is a powerful base that helps you fix your cold res when combined with Vital Heoborean Boots of Lucidity.

Side Quests

  • A Heoborean Cure Quest for extra Idol slots.
  • Liberating the Nomads Quest for extra Idol slots.
  • After defeating the Frostroot Warden boss and completing chapter 7 quests, you have reached the cap of 15 Passive points and 8 Idol slots. You can dive into the Monolith of Fate or you can choose to finish the campaign for a reward of +1 to all attributes.
Items at Level 58
Items on planner are for displaying item bases and affixes only. Ignore level requirements.

Early Monolith


Important At this point, you have access to most of the best item bases in the game. Your upgrades will come from prefixes and suffixes on items instead of the implicits.

Here is a recap of the best item bases :

  • Weapon : Nagasa Scymitar
  • Offhand : Carapace Shield or Kite Shield
  • Helmet : Darkwolf Pelt or Raptor Helm
  • Body Armour : Shamanic Garb or Kolheim Armor
  • Belt : Spidersilk Sash or Praetorian Belt
  • Boots : Heoborean Boots or Solarum Greaves
  • Gloves : Engraved Gauntlets
  • Amulet : Bone Amulet
  • Rings : Turquoise Ring, Gold Ring or Ivory Ring
  • Relic : Ochre Antler, Spirit Catcher or Blood Catcher
Items in Early Monolith
Items on planner are for displaying item bases and affixes only. Ignore level requirements.

Monolith Progression

After beating the Abomination timeline boss and completing your first timeline, you have the choice to go between The Stolen Lance timeline and The Black Sun timeline. Go for The Black Sun timeline.

You want to do timelines on the right-hand-side of the Monolith progression as they provides more relevant Blessings for your character progression.

Level progression includes 1-10, 11-25, 26-40, 41-58 and Early Monolith, scroll to find the correct tab.

Beastmaster Uniques

If you are lucky you might get a Rune of Ascendance while leveling. Use this first on amulets to get unique amulets such as Death Rattle, The Claw and The Fang.

Keep an eye out for useful Uniques such as Beast King, Hakar's Phoenix, Death Rattle, The Claw, The Fang, Artor's Legacy, Bastion of Honour and Herald of the Scurry.

Gear Stats Priorities

Best Prefixes

  1. Level of Swipe, Level of Summon Wolf, Level of Fury Leap, Level of Summon Frenzy Totem and Level of Warcry
  2. Level of Summon Thorn Totem until 6 points in Summon Wolf.
  3. Added Minion Melee Crit Chance
  4. Minion Critical Strike Multiplier
  5. Melee Attack Speed
  6. Increased Aspect of the Shark Effect
  7. Shared Increased Melee Damage
  1. Minion Health Regen
  2. Minion Health
  3. Vitality

Best Suffixes

  1. Chance to Bleed on Hit and Chance to Ignite on Hit until 6 points in Summon Wolf.
  2. Minion Melee and Bow Damage and Minion Melee and Spell Damage
  3. Physical Penetration and Minion Physical Penetration
  4. Chance to Shred Armour on Hit
  1. Health
  2. Hybrid Health
  3. Fire Resistance, Lightning Resistance, Cold Resistance, Elemental Resistance, Physical Resistance, Necrotic Resistance and Void Resistance
  4. Health
  5. Chance to Apply Frailty on Hit
  6. Chance to Slow on Hit
  7. Chance to Chill on Hit
  8. Armour
  9. Dodge Rating
  1. Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed


  1. Chance to Bleed on Hit, Chance to Ignite on Hit, Chance to Poison on Hit until 6 points in Summon Wolf.
  2. Minion Melee Critical Strike Chance
  3. Minion Critical Strike Chance
  4. Increased Aspect of the Shark Effect
  5. Minion Melee Attack Speed
  6. Melee Damage For You And Your Minions
  7. Shared Physical Damage
  8. Increased Aspect of the Shark Duration
  1. Health
  2. Health
  3. Vitality
  4. Chance on Melee Kill to heal a Random Minion to Full Health
  1. Chance to gain Haste for 3 seconds when you Summon a Totem

Loot Filter

Loot Filters are critical in Last Epoch. Highlighting all the related valuable Item Bases, Affixes, Uniques and Idols is crucial to your character's progression. As your gear gets better, remember to hide the rules that are no longer useful to avoid screen clutter.

Learn how to load and make Filters with our Loot Filter Guide.


This Beastmaster leveling build shines in its offensive and defensive capabilities. It destroys everything in its path, establishing it as one of the smoothest mastery to level during the campaign.

  • Use Swipe to proc Spirit Wolves Wild Calling.
  • Summon Wolf is your main source of damage. Use its ability to get a damage buff.
  • Fury Leap boosts your minions' damage and gives them Frenzy. It allows you to also recover some Health and Cleanse your debuffs.
  • Use Summon Frenzy Totem and Warcry to boost you and your Wolves. Summon Frenzy Totem also refreshes the Summon Wolf ability.
  • Don't neglect your Summon Wolf survivability by equiping items with Minion Health and Minion Health Regen.
  • Cap your Physical Resistance early to make the campaign easy mode.

What's Next?

Congratulations, you completed the campaign and your first 3 Monoliths Timelines! What awaits you is unlocking Empowered Monolith after pushing through The Reign of Dragons, Spirits of Fire, The Age of Winter and The Last Ruin Timelines and activating the beacon in the middle of them. Then you can dive into dungeons, empower your character further and test your limits at the Arena leaderboard.

Check out our Beastmaster Guides and find the perfect beastmaser Endgame build for you.

Explore the Monolith of Fate with our Beginner Guide and learn how to farm Dungeons.


Written by Terek.
Reviewed by Dredscythe.

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