Smite Hammer Throw Void Knight Guide

Last Updated: October 5th 2023

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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. Mad Alchemist's Ladle 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!

End Game Gear Planner

Volatile Reversal

Sigils Of Hope



Hammer Throw

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 & 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.
  10. If you're using Mad Alchemist's Ladle, place 1 point into Future Strike for the extra Ailment/Damage multiplier.
End Game Gear Planner

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 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
  • 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.

Starting Gear Planner

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.

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.

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.
  • Mad Alchemist's Ladle: Provides 8% more Spell Damage per negative Ailment on the target. This build can apply up to 11 different Ailments, resulting in an 88% Damage multiplier from this item.

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 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 Void Knight is a good Monolith of Fate farmer. It has decent AoE and good single target DPS. Since it's also a tanky build, 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 Chance (Once you have 100% Critical Strike Avoidance).
  • Increased enemy Movement Speed.
  • Rare enemies have high speed and crit chance until approached.
  • Rare enemies regenerate health.

Avoid these Modifiers

  • Enemy Critical Strike Avoidance.
  • High health enemies take less damage.
  • High health enemies deal increased damage.
  • Enemy chance to Dodge.
  • 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 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 Mad Alchemist's Ladle are great Uniques that you want to get to fully unleash the potential of the build.


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