Holy Trail Javelin Paladin Guide

Last Updated: October 2nd 2023

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Welcome to the Holy Trail Javelin Paladin build guide. Burn cultists, undead monsters and void abominations with this holy Paladin and get the blessing of his sacred river of flames! Unleash Holy Trail every time you throw a Javelin, a versatile and powerful DoT Spell capable of disintegrating enemies and healing yourself and allies simultaneously. As a Paladin, you also have access to Holy Aura, an amazing support ability that buffs yourself and everyone else around you!

Cast Sigils Of Hope to gain powerful defensive and offensive buffs, use Volatile Reversal to apply debuffs to your enemies and move quickly around the map with Lunge, a versatile dash.

This setup doesn't require any Unique to function. However, Items like Atrophy, Bastion of Honour or Ravenous Void are amazing for the build.

Overall, the Holy Trail Javelin Paladin is a solid build capable of defeating all the content in the game. It's easy to play, has great Damage and is extremely sturdy thanks to its healing capabilities. If you are looking for a chill build that performs well and is great for group play, this setup is perfect for you!

End Game Gear Planner

Volatile Reversal

Sigils Of Hope


Holy Aura


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!

Beginner Friendly
Great For Party Play
Amazing AoE Healing
Scale DPS & Survivability At Once

DPS Downtime
Damage Can Be Missed
Heavy Buff Management
Cooldown Based Gameplay



This Javelin setup focuses on enhancing the power of the Spell procced by the Holy Trail Node. Grab Path of Judgement to allow this ability to scale off Healing Effectiveness. Take Pilgrimage, Spear to the Thigh, Strategic Patience and Mighty Delivery for the huge Damage Multipliers.

Click the Nodes at the bottom to see Skill Tree Progression

Alternative Skills & Tips


This Paladin uses Javelin to leave behind Holy Trail, a powerful Spell that burns enemies and heals yourself and allies. 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.
  • Aim Javelin carefully, and release it, causing it to leave Holy Trail behind.
  • Lunge to move around the battlefield. Hit as many enemies as possible to stack Crusader's Fury.
  • Cast Volatile Reversal on top of enemies for its buffs and extra Damage.
  • Use Holy Aura when you want to Slow enemies around you.
  • Maintain 4 Sigils Of Hope at all times.


  • Rush to the objective with Lunge.
  • Walk on top of your own Holy Trail to get healed and funnel enemies into its burning AoE.
  • Be careful to not backtrack when using Volatile Reversal.
  • Group mobs before using Volatile Reversal to maximize its buffs.


  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Actively use Holy Aura to double the effect of its buffs.
  • Use Javelin on Bosses and then use Volatile Reversal on top of them to rapidly ramp your DPS.
  • Keep a Movement Skill 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.


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 in Gladiator, Steel Aegis, Honour and Shield Wall for the Block Chance.
  4. Grab Valor, Prayer and Reverence of Duality for their stats and additional Healing Effectiveness.
  5. Combine Faith Armour with gear to cap your Critical Strike Avoidance.
  6. The Flat Spell Damage granted by Heavenfire and Sanctuary Guardian are extremely powerful.
  7. Invest your final Points in Prayer Aegis or Light of Rahyeh, depending on your needs.
End Game Gear Planner

Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.


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 - 5500+ Health
  • 40% - 60%+ Armour Mitigation
  • 3000+ Block Effectiveness
  • 50% - 100% Block Chance
  • 500% - 1000%+ Healing Effectiveness
  • 500% - 1000%+ Increased Damage
  • 40% - 70%+ Movement Speed

Gear Progression

Starting Gear
Advanced Gear
End Game Gear
BIS Gear

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
Look for Bastion of Honour. This item is pretty rare and might take some time to find. Make sure to grab the Grand Binds of Sanctuary Blessing and find the Unique Shield Echo rewards in the Black Sun Monolith Timeline.

Milestone 3
Farm Atrophy 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.

End Game Gear Planner

Milestone 4
Get all your Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Increased Healing Effectiveness Prefix and Block Effectiveness or Health Suffixes. Keep stacking as much Health, Increased Healing Effectiveness and Elemental Damage Over Time on your gear as you can.

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!


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:

  • Hunger of the Void
  • Bastion of Divinity
  • 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.

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


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 Increased Healing Effectiveness Prefix and Block Effectiveness or Health Suffixes.
  • Get 2 Small Eterran Idols with Increased Healing Effectiveness and Void Resistance. These grant enough Void Resistance to cap it when combined with your Passive Tree.
  • You also want 2 Small Eterran Idols with Increased Healing Effectiveness and Physical Resistance or Necrotic 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 release Holy Trail, a deadly Spell that deals Lightning & Fire Damage Over Time and heals allies that stand on it. Scale your Healing Effectiveness and Lightning & Fire Damage Over Time as much as possible. This build also has decent survivability thanks to the multiple defensive layers it can take advantage of.

  • Flat Spell Damage: With the amount of Damage Multipliers this build has access to, you want to stack as much Flat Damage as possible. Nodes like Heavenfire and Sanctuary Guardian grant raw Flat Spell Damage and are extremely valuable for DPS. Your Argent Sceptre grants up to 48 Flat Spell Damage.
  • Increased Healing Effectiveness: This stat grants Flat Spell Damage to Holy Trail thanks to the Path of Judgement Node. Additionally, it improves the amount healed by your healing Skills. Holy Trail Heals for a base 25 HP per second. With the total Healing Effectiveness this build can stack, the Heal can be scaled by more than 10 times.
  • Strength: Javelin and therefore Holy Trail gain 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: With this set up. they grant increased Damage and Healing Effectiveness.
  • % Increased Damage: Anything that increases Lightning & Fire 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 & Fire Penetration: Causes enemies to take extra Lightning Damage. The Conviction Passive grants a good amount. Combine Lunge's Torchbearer and Crusader's Fury Nodes to gain additional Fire Penetration with Lunge.
  • Level of Javelin: Get this Prefix on your Relic to invest more Points into its Skill Tree.

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.

Last Epoch has multiple end game activities with completely different roles and rewards. All the builds in Maxroll.gg have been tested and are designed to complete all available content. However, not all builds excel at doing the same activities. Make sure you are familiar with the end game strengths and weaknesses of your character.

Endless Arena

The Monolith of Fate is the main end game system. Most of your character gear upgrades are found here. Once you get all of your desired Empowered Blessings, you can start pushing Corruption to increase your chances at finding incredible Exalted Items. The Monolith of Fate rewards speedy builds that are able to target farm Echo Reward Nodes or stack Timeline Stability as fast as possible.

This Paladin is an amazing Monolith of Faith farmers. It has great AoE and its playstyle is really efficient while mapping. Since it's also a tanky build with great heals, it's an amazing setup for farming content in high Corruption.

Monolith Goals

Monolith Timelines

Your goals in the Monolith of Fate will differ greatly depending on what build you play and what stage your character progression is at. Here are the objectives you should aim at when playing this build:

  1. Reach Empowered Monolith as fast as possible.
  2. Farm your Combat Empowered Blessings. Prioritize gaining Timeline Stability and fight the Timeline Bosses as often as possible. Once you are done with one Timeline, move to the next one. Reach 200 Corruption to farm your desired Blessings faster, as it unlocks a 5th option to choose from after you defeat a Timeline Boss. Defeat the Shade of Orobyss to gain and transfer Corruption between Timelines.
  3. Finish up the rest of your Drop Rate Empowered Blessings.
  4. Farm for key Uniques.
  5. As you farm for Uniques, stack Corruption as high as your gear can handle. The higher Corruption you do, the more Items you find. Get your character ready for the other end game activities.

Monolith Modifiers

Every time you choose an Echo a Modifier comes attached with it, adding difficulty and changing how enemies behave. These Modifiers stay active for a maximum of 6 Echoes and stack with each other. Some Modifiers can handicap your build immensely while others can almost be ignored. Monolith Modifiers scale with Corruption and increase the Item Rarity of Echoes. Ideally you want to do the hardest content possible, without delaying your clear times. Keep up Item Rarity as high as you can without it slowing you down.

Easy Modifiers

  • Enemy Critical Strike Avoidance.
  • Enemy Critical Strike Chance (Once you have 100% Critical Strike Avoidance).
  • Enemy chance to receive a Glancing Blow.
  • Enemy chance to Dodge.

Avoid these Modifiers

  • High health enemies take less damage.
  • High health enemies deal increased damage.
  • Increased enemy Movement Speed.
  • While bossing: enemies Enrage at half health and enemies gain Frenzy and Haste when hit.

Learn more about the Monolith of Fate with our Empowered Monolith Guide.

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



This holy Paladin creates a Holy Trail every time it throws a Javelin. Holy Trail is a versatile and powerful Spell capable of disintegrating enemies and healing allies simultaneously. Overall this Paladin is an amazing setup capable of completing all the content in the game. It's easy to play, has great AoE and amazing Heals.

  • Aim Javelin carefully, and release it, causing it to leave Holy Trail behind, a deadly Spell that deals Lightning & Fire Damage Over Time.
  • Walk on top of your own Holy Trail to get healed as you funnel enemies into it.
  • 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, Atrophy, Bastion of Honour and Ravenous Void are great Uniques that you want to get to scale the build to its full potential.


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Reviewed by Aristotelian.

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