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Smite Hammer Throw Void Knight Guide

Last Updated: February 20th 2024

Patch 1.0

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Take control of the dark powers and ascend to a powerful warrior of the Void! This Void Knight uses spiraling Hammer Throw to proc Smite, obliterating enemies with Void bolts that descend from the sky.

This build converts Smite to Void and stacks Vitality for tons of Damage. To play the build to its fullest potential, you should have 4 Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks to proc Smite through Hammer Throw. Use Anomaly, Volatile Reversal and Sigils Of Hope for the great buffs they provide. Move quickly around the map with unspecced Shield Rush.

This setup doesn’t require any Uniques to function. However, items like Bulwark of the Last Abyss, Bleeding Heart and Ravenous Void provide amazing tankiness for the build. Anchor of Oblivion grants capped Endurance and other valuable stats. Wrongwarp with Legendary Potential raises the Damage considerably.

Overall, this powerful Void Knight is an amazing build capable of crushing all the content in the game, even in Hardcore. If you are looking for an unholy build with spectacular visuals that destroys enemies and is able to survive the hardest encounters, this build is perfect for you!

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

  • Easy to Play
  • Fast Clear Speed
  • Great Survivability
  • Good Scaling With Gear and Uniques
  • Mana Management
  • Needs Specific Idols
  • Heavy Buff Management
  • Vulnerable To DoT Damage


Hammer Throw

Hammer Throw is your way to proc Smite. Iron Spiral makes your Hammers spiral, while Catapult provides additional projectiles. Grab Ballista for the Mana cost reduction. Rapid Throw grants a good amount of extra Attack Speed. Take Guardian's Zeal for its global increase to Damage and Crit.

Click the Nodes at the bottom to see Skill Tree Progression

Alternative Skills & Tips


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, Holy Icon and Defiance provide tons of Resistances. Use them as needed.
  3. Place at least 1 Point into Gladiator, Steel Aegis and Honour for the Block Chance.
  4. Temporal Corruption converts Smite to Void.
  5. Renouncement allows you to scale the Damage of Smite with Vitality.
  6. Echoing Strikes, Time Legion and Avatar of Regret are necessary for maximum Echo uptime.
  7. The Leech from World Eater provides us with enough sustain.
  8. Eternal Form is amazing for the Vitality and Health it offers.
  9. Void Corruption is an easy source of Critical Strike Multiplier for almost no investment.
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Make sure to complete the Campaign to get all your Passive Points.


This Void Knight uses Hammer Throw to create spirals of Hammers that proc Smite, striking enemies with Void bolts. 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 Hammer Throw at enemies. Stand close to them to maximize damage.
  • Use unspecced Shield Rush or Lunge to move across the map.
  • Cast Anomaly and Volatile Reversal on top of enemies for their buffs and extra Damage.
  • Maintain 4 Sigils Of Hope up at all times.
  • Use Anomaly to maintain Time Bubble up at all times.


  • Rush to the objective with unspecced Shield Rush or Lunge.
  • Be careful not to backtrack when using Volatile Reversal.
  • Group mobs before using Volatile Reversal and Holy Aura to maximize their Buffs.


  • Take advantage of all your defensive buffs and keep them active.
  • Use Volatile Reversal to ramp up your damage then spam Hammer Throw, staying as close as you can to the Boss. This maximizes Damage by giving you the highest potential for multiple hits from the same Hammer.
  • Keep a Movement Skill off Cooldown for emergency situations or telegraphed Boss attacks.
  • Use unspecced Rebuke to tank telegraphed Boss attacks. Place it on your bar instead of Shield Rush.

Advanced Skill Tips

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


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 stack as many other defensive layers as possible. Plan ahead for your next upgrades and consider the final Empowered 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
  • 100% Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes
  • Capped Endurance
  • 3000 - 3500+ Health
  • 50% - 60%+ Armour Mitigation
  • 2500+ Block Effectiveness
  • 50% - 100% Block Chance
  • 150+ Spell Damage
  • 60%+ Throwing Attack Speed
  • 40-60%+ 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 Crystal Wand or Dragonhorn Wand 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 an Ironglass Shield with T5 Block Chance as soon as possible. Carapace Shield is also an option early on. 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 T1 Throwing Damage and Reduced Mana Cost on both of your Rings to reduce the Mana cost of Hammer Throw.

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. Your goal is to get 4 Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness, Chance To Shred Armor on Hit with Throwing Attacks or Health Suffixes.

Milestone 1
Get Chance to apply Frailty on Hit to decrease the Damage enemies deal to you. Get Chance to Chill on Hit and Chance to Slow on Hit on your Wand. These Ailments are important and should always be kept in mind.

Milestone 2
Get an Ironglass Shield with Block Chance, Block Effectiveness and Damage Taken on Block. This build relies heavily on the defensive power of Block, finding a good Shield is crucial for its survival.

Milestone 3
When all your core Defenses are covered, start working on your Damage. Get Vitality, Spell Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Chance, Throwing Attack Speed and Chance to Shred Armour on Hit to increase your DPS drastically.

Milestone 4
Aim for T5 Level of Smite on your Relic and T5 Level of Anomaly on your Helmet to invest more points into their Skill trees.

Advanced Gear Planner

Milestone 5

Bleeding Heart is a strong option for the Amulet slot. It's a common item that provides excellent sustain, but not mandatory since the build gets decent Leech from its Passives.

Milestone 6
Keep looking for better Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness, Chance To Shred Armor on Hit with Throwing Attacks or Health Suffixes. 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.

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.

Milestone 2
Farm Bulwark of the Last Abyss with Legendary Potential. This Shield allows you to easily cap Block, providing a lot of tankiness. It has a 50% drop rate from Harton's Husk in Fall of the Empire Empowered Monolith Timeline. This Boss also drops Anchor of Oblivion, farm it with Legendary Potential. Aim for the indicated Affixes in the Planner for each slot.

Milestone 3
Look for Bleeding Heart with Legendary Potential. This item is a common world drop and provides high sustain for the build. Aim for the indicated Affixes in the Planner.

End Game Gear Planner

Milestone 4
Farm Wrongwarp with Legendary Potential. This rare world drop provides Haste on hit and tons of Spell Damage per Movement Speed.

Milestone 5
If you happen to find Ravenous Void, these extremely rare Gloves are great for the survivability and Vitality they offer. They can be farmed by defeating The Husk of Elder Gaspar in The Last Ruin Monolith Timeline. They have a very low drop rate in Empowered Monolith, that can be scaled up to 4% with Item Rarity in high Corruption.

Milestone 6
Get all your Idols as optimal as possible. Keep stacking as much Health, Vitality, Spell Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Chance and Throwing Attack Speed on your gear as you can.

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 all Uniques 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!

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!


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:

  • Wrath of Rahyeh
  • Depths of Infinity
  • 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.

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. If you're building Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes, go for Grand Resolve of Humanity instead.
  • Your second choice provides Block Effectiveness and Block Chance from Grand Bones of Eternity. A high roll on this Empowered Blessing is eventually the goal, but you should move to the others and come back to farm an almost perfect one later on.
  • Get Grand Bastion of Divinity to easily cap your Lightning Resistance. If you have enough Resistance without this Blessing, go for Grand Crash of the Waves instead. If you're using Mad Alchemist's Ladle, Grand Mysteries of the Deep is an option to get another Ailment for more Damage.
  • Farm the best rolled Grand Body of Obsidian you can get. It grants a large amount of Flat Armor that helps increase the survivability of the build.
  • Grand Depths of Infinity provides a huge Damage boost.

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

These are valuable Empowered Drop Rate Blessings for this build:

  • Grand Sight of the Outcasts is very valuable to help you find Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks. Once you find all your Idols, you can switch to the Grand Winds of Fortune and focus on Uniques instead.
  • Grab Grand Slumber of Morditas to help you find more Relics. Once you're satisfied with your Relic you can switch to Grand Vision of the Aurora to find more Amulets or Grand Grip of the Lance to help you find more Ravenous Void.
  • Take Grand Cruelty of Formosus to find more Wands.

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:

  • Get 4 Adorned Rahyeh Idols with Chance To Cast Smite When You Hit With Throwing Attacks Prefix and Block Effectiveness, Chance To Shred Armor on Hit with Throwing Attacks or Health Suffixes.
  • Get 4 Small Lagonian Idols with Armour and a Resistance if you need to cap or Health. Small Eterran Idols are also an option if you need their Resistances.
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 Void Knight uses Hammer Throw to create spirals of Hammers that proc Smite to strike enemies with Void bolts. Scale your Vitality and Throwing Attack Speed as much as possible. This build also has good survivability thanks to the multiple defensive layers it can take advantage of.

  • Flat Spell Damage: You want to get as much Flat Damage as possible.
  • Vitality: Thanks to Renouncement, Smite gains +1 Void Spell Damage per point of Vitality.
  • 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 more often you proc Smite and apply Ailments with Hammer Throw.
  • Critical Strike Chance: This build reaches high Crit Chance quite easily, thanks to the Conviction Node in Smite. An Exalted Spell Critical Strike Chance on your Wand and the Decimation Node in Anomaly provide a ton of Crit Chance.
  • Critical Strike Multiplier: Increases the Damage your Crits deal. We get a lot of it from Void Corruption and Deep Impact. Build as much as you can on your gear.
  • Sigils Of Hope: They grant increased Damage and Added Void Damage.
  • % Increased Damage: Anything that increases Void Spell Damage is welcomed.
  • Volatile Reversal: The Harbinger of Dust Node applies a powerful debuff on your enemies that makes them take additional Damage.
  • Level of Smite: This is a big boost to our Damage since it allows us to invest in additional multipliers from the Skill tree.
  • Grand Depths of Infinity: Since the build attacks so fast and does so many hits, it is extremely easy to apply 10 stacks of Void Resistance Shred. 10 stacks increase the Damage enemies take by 50% (20% for Bosses).
  • Armour Shred: Each stack of this Ailment reduces enemy Armour by 100 for 4 seconds and stacks infinitely. Enemies have 0 Armour by default and it can go into the negatives. At -1000 Armour a target takes 16.5% increased Void Damage, while at -4000 Armour it takes 40%. With the amount of hits the build has, the stacks ramp up quickly.
  • Void Penetration: The build can get a small amount of it from the Void Penetration Prefix on Amulets.
  • 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 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. The Iron Sigils node from Sigils Of Hope makes this especially valuable for Sentinels.
  • Strength: Grants 4% Armour per point.
  • Armour Mitigation: This setup can have high amounts of Armour. Combine the Armour from your Item Implicits and all the %Armour this build has to reach 50% to 60%+ Mitigation.
  • Health: This build can stack a decent Health pool that can surpass the 3000 mark without sacrificing other defenses. Health is very effective when combined with all the other defensive layers.
  • Leech: World Eater provides this build with enough sustain. Bleeding Heart is an option for even more Leech.
  • 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.
  • Ravenous Void: This extremely rare item provides a lot of Damage Reduction and Health.

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


This Void Knight uses spiraling Hammer Throw to proc Smite, obliterating enemies with Void bolts that descend from the sky. Overall this Void Knight is an excellent setup capable of completing all the content in the game. It has great Damage, survivability and speed.

  • Blast through while shotgunning Hammers, calling down Void bolts from the sky with Smite.
  • Maintain 4 Sigils Of Hope up at all times for the amazing buffs they provide.
  • Use Anomaly to maintain Time Bubble up at all times.
  • Use Volatile Reversal on top of enemies for extra Damage.
  • While they are not mandatory, Bulwark of the Last Abyss, Anchor of Oblivion, Bleeding Heart, Ravenous Void and Wrongwarp are great Uniques that you want to get to fully unleash the potential of the build.


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Reviewed by LizardIRL, Dredscythe

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