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Electrify Javelin Paladin Guide

Last Updated: February 21st 2024

Patch 1.0

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Welcome to the Electrify Javelin Paladin Guide. Armoured and wielding a giant Shield, this Paladin unleashes a never-ending rain of Lightning projectiles down the battlefield, resembling Zeus himself! Throw a barrage of Javelins to apply stacks of Electrify to enemies, a deadly Ailment that deals Lightning Damage Over Time. As a Paladin, the build also has access to Holy Aura, a powerful support ability that blesses yourself and everyone else around you.

Cast Sigils Of Hope to gain powerful buffs, use Volatile Reversal to apply debuffs to your enemies and move quickly around the map with unspecced Shield Rush. Get Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks to proc Smite through Javelin to further enhance the build's Damage.

This setup doesn't require any Unique to function. However, Items like Bleeding Heart and Atrophy are amazing for the build. Additionally, there are a few Unique Shields that can also be valuable with Legendary Potential!

Overall, the Electrify Javelin Paladin is a flashy build capable of defeating all the content in the game. It's easy to play, has great Damage and is quite tanky. If you are looking for a galvanic build that fills the screen with projectiles and procs, this setup is perfect for you!

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This article assumes you have a Level 70 Character.
Reach Level 70 with our Paladin Leveling Guide.
If you are looking for a different playstyle, check all our Build Guides!

Pros
  • Flashy Visuals
  • Amazing Range and AoE
  • Great Single Target DPS
  • Insane Scaling With Gear and Idols
Cons
  • Heavy Buff Management
  • Vulnerable To DoT Damage
  • Potential Locked Behind Idols
  • Requires Mana Sustain Investment

Skills

Javelin

Javelin is your main Damage. Grab Siege Barrage and Spiked Bombardment to turn this ability into a deadly barrage that falls from the sky. Take Purifying Lightning for the Electrify Chance and Divine Throws for the Lightning conversions. Grab Excellent Balance to reduce its Mana cost.

Click the Nodes at the bottom to see Skill Tree Progression

Alternative Skills & Tips

Passives

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

  1. Armour Clad grants Damage Reduction and is crucial for any Sentinel's survivability.
  2. Juggernaut, Abyssal Endurance and Holy Symbol provide tons of Resistances.
  3. Place at least 1 Point into Gladiator, Steel Aegis, Honour and Shield Wall for the Block Chance.
  4. Combine Faith Armour with gear to cap your Critical Strike Avoidance before you build Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes.
  5. The stats granted by Reverence of Duality are extremely powerful.
  6. Invest your final Points in Prayer Aegis or Light of Rahyeh, depending on your needs.
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Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.

Gameplay

This Paladin uses Javelin to rapidly apply deadly stacks of Electrify and fry enemies alive. Remember that you don't need Smite on your Skill bar. Make sure you are familiar with enemy mechanics to know when to use your Support Skills to stay alive. Pay attention to their telegraphed attacks!

Skill Usage/Rotation

  • Cast 4 Sigils Of Hope for their buffs.
  • Spam Javelin at enemies.
  • Use unspecced Shield Rush or Lunge to move across the map.
  • Cast Volatile Reversal on top of enemies for its buffs and extra Damage.
  • Maintain 4 Sigils Of Hope up at all times.

Mapping

  • Rush to the objective with unspecced Shield Rush or Lunge.
  • Proc the Haste buff from Holy Aura's Expedite Node for the additional Movement Speed.
  • Be careful not to backtrack when using Volatile Reversal.
  • Group mobs before using Volatile Reversal to maximize its Buffs.

Bossing

  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Actively use Holy Aura to double the effect of its buffs.
  • Spam Javelin at Bosses to build up Electrify stacks and then use Volatile Reversal on top of them to rapidly ramp your DPS.
  • Keep unspecced Shield Rush off Cooldown for emergency situations or telegraphed Boss attacks.

Advanced Skill Tips

Learn more about how to maximize your gameplay in the Build Scaling section of this guide.

Gear

Gearing in Last Epoch revolves around finding Items and then using the powerful Crafting System to enhance them. As long as an Item has Forging Potential left, players can upgrade or modify their Affixes up to Tier 5. However, the powerful Exalted Tier Affixes are drop only and can't be modified by players.

Using the correct Item Bases allows you to make use of their amazing Implicits, this is fundamental for gearing efficiently. Combine Implicits, Passives, Idols and Blessings to cap your Resistances and other defensive layers, while fitting as much Health related Affixes or Endurance Threshold into your gear as possible. Plan ahead for your next upgrades and consider the final Blessings of your build while gearing. Finish up by farming Uniques with Legendary Potential and Sealing Affixes into Exalted Items to unleash all of your build's power!

Here are the Stat Goals for this build:

  • Capped Resistances
  • Capped Critical Strike Avoidance
  • Capped Endurance
  • 4000 - 6000+ Health
  • 40% - 60%+ Armour Mitigation
  • 12 - 16+ Mana Regeneration
  • 3000+ Block Effectiveness
  • 50% - 100% Block Chance
  • 500% - 1000%+ Increased Damage
  • 40% - 70%+ Movement Speed

Gear Progression

Starting Gear
Advanced Gear
End Game Gear
BIS Gear

Milestone 1
Aim for good Item Bases with two valuable T5 Affixes. The defensive rolls on T5 Suffixes are very important at this stage as they can easily cap all your Resistances when combined with Item Implicits, Idols, Blessings or Passives. Get a good Dragonbone Axe as soon as possible.

Milestone 2
Make sure your Critical Strike Avoidance is capped. Remember that Woven Flesh is always an option early on. It can be farmed by killing the Abomination in the Fall of the Outcast Monolith Timeline.

Milestone 3
Get T1 Throwing Damage and Reduced Mana Cost on both of your Rings and some Mana Regeneration to spam Javelin. Fit as much Health into your gear as possible. Hybrid Health and Health are extremely valuable, but can be hard to find early on. Use regular flat Health until you find them.

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Milestone 4
Get a source of Life Leech. Use Avarice (obtained by completing Erza's Ledger Quest in the Campaign) for the Elemental Leech it provides until you find a Bleeding Heart, a very common Amulet.

Milestone 5
While you look for this basic set of gear, start farming your Empowered Blessings and look for any Idols that can help you cap all your Resistances momentarily or increase your Damage output. Finding at least 1 Adorned Rahyeh Idol with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks is crucial to proc Smite with Javelin.

Milestone 1
Look for a pair of Atrophy Gloves. This Item provides a great Damage boost and can easily be farmed by defeating The Husk of Elder Gaspar in the Black Sun Monolith Timeline. They have a 50% drop rate on both Normal and Empowered Monolith.

Milestone 2
Get Chance to Apply Frailty on Hit to decrease the Damage enemies deal to you. This Ailment is really important and should always be kept in mind. Keep looking for any useful Idols.

Milestone 3
When all your core Defenses are covered, start working on your Damage. Get Elemental Damage Over Time and Strength on your Prefixes to increase your DPS drastically. If you don't have Mana issues, build Throwing Attack Speed.

Milestone 4
Keep looking for Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks. As you finish up your Empowered Blessings keep a decent Health pool, capped Resistances, Endurance and Critical Strike Avoidance. Your goal is to have Items with 4 valuable T5 Affixes, also known as T20.

Advanced Gear Planner

Milestone 1
Upgrade your T20 setup with Exalted items, high value Sealed Affixes or ideally both. Obtain the Affixes included in the Planner, but prioritize the indicated Item Bases for their Implicits. Make sure to Seal highly efficient low tier Affixes. Ward and Ailment Cleansing on Potion Use is a must have for Belts.

Milestone 2
Farm an Exalted Shield with T7 Block Chance. Make sure to pair it with a max rolled Grand Bones of Eternity Blessing. Additional Block Chance on Rings and Gloves are also welcomed at this stage.

Milestone 3
Look for Atrophy and Bleeding Heart with Legendary Potential. Aim for the indicated Affixes in the Planner for each slot. Make sure to collect Exalted Items that might be useful in this process.

Milestone 4
Get all your Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness or Health Suffixes. Keep stacking as much Health, Strength and Elemental Damage Over Time on your gear as you can.

End Game Gear Planner

Milestone 1
Keep upgrading your gear with Exalted Items with Sealed Affixes. Get every stat in the right place and in the correct Item Base. Min/Maxing your gear in Last Epoch can be pushed to the extreme as Items with multiple Exalted Affixes are technically possible.

Milestone 2
Get as close to perfect rolls for all your Empowered Blessings and find all your desired Idols with the best in slot Prefixes and Suffixes.

Milestone 3
Continue farming Atrophy and Bleeding Heart with the maximum Legendary Potential you can find. Remember that some Unique Items are extremely hard to get with multiple Legendary Potential. Good luck with the chase!

Milestone 4
Unique Shields with Legendary Potential like Face of the Mountain and Bulwark of the Last Abyss allow the build to reach 100% Block Chance. If you manage to get one, build around them. Turn into an absolute unit!

BIS Gear Planner

Learn the basics for crafting gear with our Beginner Crafting Guide.
Check our Unique Item & Set Farming Guide and learn how to get them!
Want to know more about Legendary Items? Check our Legendary Guide!

Blessings

Completing a Timeline in the Monolith of Fate lets you choose one of several randomized Blessings from its unique pool. Their benefits are permanent and persist even outside of the Monolith of Fate.

Empowered Blessings are a fundamental part of all builds, so getting the correct ones for each is key.

The sooner you reach Empowered Monolith, the faster you can start farming your desired Blessings!

End Game Blessings
Normal Blessings
Empowered Combat Blessings
Empowered Drop Rate Blessings

Normal Blessings are not important as they are eventually replaced by Empowered Blessings. However they can still be a great source of Resistances, Critical Strike Avoidance or Life Leech for your build early on.

Pick up these Normal Blessings on your way to Empowered:

  • Flames of the Black Sun
  • Mysteries of the Deep
  • Survival of Might
  • Persistance of Will
  • Bones of Eternity
  • Embers of Immortality
  • Body of Obsidian

Note: Don't target farm Normal Blessings. Get to Empowered Monolith as fast as you can.

Reaching Empowered Monolith unlocks all the level 100 Timelines and the ability to farm Empowered Blessings. Unlike Normal Blessings, these need to be farmed until you get the desired ones for your build. It is extremely important to get this set up as fast as possible to free up affix slots on your gear. Remember, the more value you get from your Blessings, the easier it is to craft efficient gear!

These are the core Combat Empowered Blessings for this build:

  • If you are lacking Critical Strike Avoidance, start with Grand Survival of Might. A high roll on this Empowered Blessing can be combined with a single high rolled T5 Critical Strike Avoidance to cap it.
  • If you are lacking Critical Strike Avoidance, start with Grand Survival of Might. If you're building Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes, go for Grand Hemmorage of Marrow or Grand Resolve of Humanity instead.
  • Once your core Defenses are sorted, grab Grand Mysteries of the Deep for a huge DPS boost.
  • Grand Flames of the Black Sun grants a good amount of Ignite Chance, for even more Damage.
  • Finish up by farming the best rolled Grand Body of Obsidian you can get. It grants an insane amount of Flat Armour that helps increase the survivability of the build.

These Empowered Blessings are flexible and depend on your current needs and goals.

These are valuable Empowered Drop Rate Blessings for this build:

  • Grand Mark of Agony is very valuable to help you find Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness or Health Suffixes. Once you find all your Idols, you can switch to the Grand Winds of Fortune and focus on Uniques instead.
  • Grab Grand Binds of Sanctuary to help you find more Shields or Grand Vision of the Aurora to find more Amulets.
  • Lastly take Grand Scars of Blood to find more One-Handed Axes.

Learn how to farm Blessings fast with our Advanced Monolith Strategies.

Idols

Idols grant your character bonuses when equipped in the dedicated Idol Container. Unlock all the slots of your Idol Container by completing the Campaign and some of its Side Quests. Remember that some Idols are Class specific and you won't be able to equip them with other non-compatible Classes.

These are the Idols recommended for this build:

  • Find 4 Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness or Health Suffixes.
  • Get 2 Small Eterran Idol with Damage Over Time and Void Resistance. These grant enough Void Resistance to cap it when combined with your Passive Tree.
  • You also want 2 Small Lagonian Idol with Armour Prefix and Cold Resistance or Lightning Resistance, based on your needs.
End Game Idols

Other useful Idol Affixes

Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Idol Slots.
Learn how to be efficient with Idols with our Advanced Idols Setups Guide.

Build Scaling

This Paladin uses Javelin to unleash a deadly rain of projectiles that applies Electrify stacks to your enemies. Scale your Electrify Chance and Lightning Damage Over Time as much as possible. This build also has decent survivability thanks to the multiple defensive layers it can take advantage of.

Damage
Defense
  • Electrify Chance: This Ailment stacks and deals Lightning Damage Over Time, which is your main source of Damage. The more Electrify Chance you have, the more stacks of Electrify you apply.
  • Ignite Chance: Thanks to Javelin's Divine Throws Node and Smite's Order of Lagon Node, all sources of Ignite Chance get converted to Electrify Chance for these Skills.
  • Bleed Chance: The Javelin's Divine Throws Node converts all sources of Bleed Chance to Electrify Chance for this Skill.
  • Throwing Attack Speed: This build gets a ton of it thanks to the buffs provided by its Skills and Passives. The more you have, the faster you throw Javelin's at enemies and more stacks of Electrify you apply.
  • Strength: Javelin gains 4% Damage per point of Strength. Additionally it grants 4% Armour per point, which adds a nice defensive layer for the build.
  • Elemental Damage Over Time: This powerful Prefix has some of the highest numerical values of any offensive Affix in the game. This is a priority when it comes to scaling this build and its main source of Increased Damage.
  • Sigils Of Hope: They grant increased Damage and Ignite Chance with this setup; which is converted to Electrify Chance for Javelin and Smite.
  • % Increased Damage: Anything that increases Lightning Damage Over Time is welcomed.
  • Volatile Reversal: The Time Rifts and Harbinger of Dust Nodes apply a powerful debuff on your enemies that makes them take additional Damage.
  • Lightning Penetration: Causes enemies to take extra Lightning Damage. The Conviction Passive grants a good amount.
  • Level of Javelin: Get this Prefix on your Relic to invest more Points into its Skill Tree.
  • Level of Anomaly: Get this Prefix on your Helmet to get additional buffs from its Skill Tree.
  • Grand Mysteries of the Deep: Since the build attacks so fast and has so many hits, it is extremely easy to apply 10 stacks of Lightning Resistance Shred to your targets. 10 stacks increase the Damage enemies take by 50% (20% for Bosses). This Blessing plays a big part on your Damage output, so make sure you roll it nicely (45%+) and as early as possible.
  • Shock: This Ailment reduces Lightning Resistance by 5% per stack. Stacks up to 10 times, increasing the Lightning Damage enemies take by 50% (20% for Bosses).
  • Armour Clad: Grants Damage Reduction and is crucial for any Sentinel's survivability.
  • Block Chance: Block is a defensive mechanic that grants a chance to reduce the Damage taken from Hits. Whenever you take a Hit, your Block Chance is rolled to determine if you Block the Hit. On a successful Block, a percentage of the Damage is mitigated. This build can have anywhere between 50% and 100% Block.
  • Block Effectiveness: The percentage of Damage reduced on Block depends on how much Block Effectiveness you have. The percentage cannot exceed 85%. The Grand Bones of Eternity blessing is an exceptional source of Block and Block Effectiveness. Additionally, Sentinels have access to the Block Effectiveness Suffix on their Idols.
  • Endurance: It allows you to take up to 60% less Damage while below a certain Health threshold. Your base Endurance Threshold is equal to 20% of your total Health pool.
  • Strength: Grants 4% Armour per point.
  • Armour Mitigation: This setup can get insanely high Armour. Combine the Armour from your Item Implicits, Grand Body of Obsidian Blessing, Sigils Of Hope and all the %Armour this build has to reach 40% to 60%+ Mitigation. This is huge on top of all the other defensive layers the build has.
  • Health: This build can stack a decent Health pool that can surpass the 6000 mark. Health is very effective when combined with all the other defensive layers.
  • Leech: Bleeding Heart provides tons of Leech for the build. Use Avarice (obtained by completing Erza's Ledger Quest in the Campaign) for their Elemental Leech until you find the Amulet.
  • Chill and Slow: Are Ailments that greatly reduce the Action and Movement Speed of your enemies. They are must haves on most builds, especially once you reach hard content with insane speed modifiers.
  • Frailty: This Ailment reduces the Damage dealt by enemies by 6% for 4 seconds. Stacks 3 times.
  • Ward and Ailment Cleansing on Potion Use: Cleanse all Ailments on Potion use.

Our Damage Explained Article covers all you need to know to scale Damage.
Learn all you need to know to scale Defense with our Defense Explained Article.

Loot Filter

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

Here is the Endgame Loot Filter for this build:

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

Video Guide

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Summary

This holy Paladin unleashes a never-ending rain of Lightning projectiles down the battlefield with Javelin and applies Electrify to anyone that gets on his path. Overall this Paladin is an amazing setup capable of completing all the content in the game. It has great AoE, survivability and single target DPS.

  • Throw a barrage of Javelins to apply stacks of Electrify to enemies, a deadly Ailment that deals Lightning Damage Over Time.
  • Get Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks to proc Smite through Javelin to further enhance the build's Damage.
  • Bless yourself and everyone else around you with Holy Aura, a powerful support ability.
  • Maintain 4 Sigils Of Hope up at all times for the amazing buffs they provide.
  • Use Volatile Reversal on top of enemies for extra Damage.
  • While they are not mandatory, Bleeding Heart and Atrophy are great Uniques that you want to get to scale the build to its full potential.

Credits

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Reviewed by McFluffin

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