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Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster Guide

Last Updated: March 11th 2024

Patch 1.0

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Welcome to the Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster build guide. This ferocious Beastmaster heads into battle with Tempest Strike, rapidly hitting all enemies caught in its path, then finishing them with a massively damaging Earthquake. Nothing can stand in your way as you pummel your foes into pieces.

The build generates a ton of Mana with Tempest Strike thanks to Resurgence of the Land. All this Mana is then spent on Earthquake, which inflicts extremely high Damage. Use Summon Frenzy Totem and Warcry to gain powerful Buffs. Quickly move around the battlefield with Fury Leap.

This setup doesn’t require any Unique to function. Items like Undisputed, Eye of Reen, Siphon of Anguish and Shattered Chains raise the Damage considerably, while Aurora's Time Glass provides amazing tankiness for the build.

Overall the Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster is a strong melee build and capable of completing all the content in the game with ease. It's fun to play, has extremely high single target DPS and decent AoE. If you are looking for a satisfying melee build that pounds its enemies into oblivion, this setup is perfect for you!

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

  • Great Tankiness
  • Insane Single Target DPS
  • Endless Mana Generation
  • Amazing Scaling With Gear and Uniques
  • Mana Management
  • Buff Micromanagement
  • Requires Legendaries to Shine
  • Melee Suffers Against Certain Enemies
Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster Showcase


Tempest Strike

Tempest Strike is your main Skill and also functions as a Mana generator thanks to Resurgence of the Land. Disable all Tempests and get a ton of Attack Speed with Warm Shelter, Calm Seas and Grounded Refuge. Grab Fulminating Strikes and Wind Booster for their Damage multipliers. Soaring Blowsprovides Penetration per uncapped Resistances.

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. Berserker, Ursine Strength and Boar Heart provide insane Damage Reduction.
  2. Place 15 Points into Shaman to unlock Earthquake.
  3. The Circle Of Life and Dragon Slayer provide stacks of Aspect of the Shark.
  4. Ocean Maw is important for more effectiveness and uptime of Aspect of the Shark.
  5. Feeding Frenzy allows Aspect of the Shark to stack up to 10 times, providing massive DPS.
  6. Place points into Hawk Wings for the Haste on Hit.
  7. Viper Fangs grants a ton of Attack Speed.
  8. Life in the Wilderness provides additional tankiness. Serrated Claws is an option for the extra Crit Multiplier.
Click the Nodes at the bottom to see Passive Tree Progression

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


The Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster leaps in, slashes enemies with Tempest Strike and follows up with Earthquake. 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

  • Fury Leap into enemy packs.
  • Use Summon Frenzy Totem for its buffs.
  • Cast Warcry for Berserker and other Buffs.
  • Spam Tempest Strike to deal Damage and generate Mana. Stack Berserker and Aspect of the Shark.
  • Use Earthquake when it's off Cooldown.


  • Rush to the objective fast with Fury Leap every time it's off Cooldown.
  • Keep up high stacks of Aspect of the Shark and maintain all your other Buffs.
  • Use Earthquake against tanky enemies and big enemy packs.


  • Fully stack Aspect of the Shark along with the Berserker buff from Warcry to gain absurdly high DPS.
  • Warcry and Fury Leap can save you from incoming Damage. Time them against dangerous telegraphed Boss attacks.
  • Use Earthquake when it's off Cooldown. On stationary Bosses, hold down the key bind to automatically cast it when it's ready.

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
  • 3500 - 4500+ Health
  • 60% - 70%+ Armour
  • 100+ Strength
  • 200%+ Attack Speed (with Buffs)
  • 100% Melee Critical Strike Chance
  • 500%+ Critical Strike Multiplier (with Eye of Reen)
  • 60% - 80%+ Movement Speed

Gear Progression

Starting Gear
Advanced Gear
End Game Gear
Aspirational 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 an Eagle Wing and a Katana with double T5 offensive Prefixes as soon as possible.

Milestone 2
Make sure your Critical Strike Avoidance or Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes 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
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.

Milestone 4
Get T5 Level of Earthquake on your Helmet to invest more points into its Skill Tree.

Starting Gear Planner

Milestone 5
Farm Siphon of Anguish for the Doom chance it provides. It's a common drop from Shade of Orobyss in any Monolith of Faith Timeline. You can farm this Unique while you look for Empowered Blessings.

Milestone 6
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, provide utility or increase your Damage output.

Milestone 1
When all your core Defenses are covered, start working on your Damage. Get Strength, Critical Strike Chance and Critical Strike Multiplier to increase your DPS drastically.

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.

Milestone 3
Look for Shattered Chains. This Belt grants more Damage per stack of Doom and other valuable stats. Farm it by killing the Shade of Orobyss at 120+ Corruption.

Milestone 4
Farm Undisputed, a rare world drop that provides excellent Damage. Increase your chances of getting by using Rune of Ascendance on Axes and target farming Unique Echo rewards.

Advanced Gear Planner

Milestone 5
As you finish up your Empowered Blessings keep a decent Health pool, capped Resistances, Endurance and Critical Strike Avoidance or Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes. Your goal is to have items with 4 valuable T5 Affixes, also known as T20. Keep an eye for Large Nomad Idols with %Health. The Suffixes on these Idols can also have Resistances, use them as needed.

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 Eye of Reen with Legendary Potential. This rare world drop provides a ton of Melee Critical Strike Multiplier with its stacking Reen's Ire Buff. Get at least Melee Critical Strike Chance on it.

Milestone 3
Look for Undisputed with Legendary Potential and get at least Melee Critical Strike Chance on it to skyrocket your Crit Chance.

Milestone 4
Aurora's Time Glass is an excellent addition to this build for extra survivability, if you happen to find it. It's a very rare world drop.

End Game Gear Planner

Milestone 5
Focus on finishing your Large Nomad Idols with %Health. You also want Stout Lagonian Idols with %Health Prefix and Health Suffix. The Suffixes on these Idols can also have Resistances, use them as needed.

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 your 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!

Milestone 4
Feel free to experiment with any crazy Unique, Legendary or Experimental items that you might craft, trade or find! The possibilities are endless!

Aspirational 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 very 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:

  • Echo of Solarum
  • Bastion of Divinity
  • Survival of Might
  • Persistance of Will
  • Protection of Heorot
  • Resolve of Grael
  • Heart of the Caldera
  • 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 quickly 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:

  • Start with Grand Survival of Might. A high roll on this Empowered Blessing can be combined with Large Nomad Idols or a single T5 Critical Strike Avoidance to completely cap it. If you're building Reduced Bonus Damage Taken from Critical Strikes, go for Grand Resolve of Humanity instead.
  • Get Grand Winds of Oblivion to scale your Crit Chance.
  • 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.
  • Finish up by farming Grand Cruelty of the Meruna to apply Shock to enemies, for both its Stun Chance and to activate the Fulminating Strikes Node in Tempest Strike.

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 helps you find the best Idols for the build. Once you find all your Idols, you can switch to the Grand Winds of Fortune and focus on Uniques instead.
  • Farm Grand Scars of Blood to find more Axes or Grand Enmity of the Clans to find moreEye of Reen.
  • Lastly, take Grand Vision of the Aurora to find more Aurora's Time Glass.

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 Large Nomad Idols with %Health Prefix. For the Suffixes aim for Elemental Resistance, Increased Aspect of the Shark Effect, Cold Resistance or Lightning Resistance. Critical Strike Avoidance for You and Your Minions Suffix is an option if you need it.
  • You also want 4 Stout Lagonian Idols with %Health Prefix. Suffixes can be either Health or Resistances, depending on your needs.
  • You might need extra Resistances out of your Idols early on, so keep an eye for anything useful until you get your final setup.
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

The Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster pummels enemies with Tempest Strike and follows up with Earthquake. It focuses on scaling Physical Damage. This build has great survivability thanks to the multiple defensive layers it can take advantage of.

  • Flat Melee Damage: This build focuses on scaling Physical Damage. You want to get as much Flat Damage as possible. Tempest Strike alternates between Damage Types, which means any Adaptive Melee Damage is split into all three Types. For this build, only the Physical Damage component of Tempest Strike matters. Additionally, Earthquake deals full Physical Damage.
  • Attack Speed: Attack faster for more Damage and Ailments.
  • % Increased Damage: Anything that increases Physical Melee Damage is welcomed.
  • Strength: Tempest Strike and Earthquake gain 4% Damage per point of Strength. Additionally it grants 4% Armour per point, which adds a nice defensive layer for the build.
  • Attunement: Tempest Strike and Earthquake gains 4% Damage per point of Attunement. Additionally, it grants +2 Mana per point.
  • Critical Strike Chance: Make sure you get Melee Critical Strike Chance on your Weapons. It's easy to cap it thanks to all the Crit Chance related buffs this build has.
  • Critical Strike Multiplier: Increases the Damage your Crits deal. The build gets a ton of it from Eye of Reen and the Dig Deep Node in Summon Frenzy Totem.
  • Eye of Reen: Grants a stacking Reen's Ire Buff that provides 5% Melee Critical Strike Multiplier per stack.
  • Grand Fury of the North: Since the build attacks so fast and hits so often, it is extremely easy to apply 10 stacks of Physical Resistance Shred to your targets. 10 stacks on enemies increases the Damage enemies take by 50% (20% for Bosses).
  • Chance To Shred Armour on Hit: 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 23.7% increased Physical Damage, while at -4000 Armour it takes 57.3%. With the amount of hits the build has, the stacks ramp up quickly.
  • Aspect of the Shark: Grants % Increased Melee Damage and Attack Speed. With Rending Maw, it also grants Chance to Shred Armour on Hit. By speccing into Feeding Frenzy, it can stack it up to 10 times, making it an extremely powerful buff. At 10 stacks, it provides 800%+ Increased Melee Damage, 100%+ Increased Attack Speed and 700%+ Chance to Shred Armour on Hit.
  • Doom: Granted by Siphon of Anguish, this Ailment greatly increases the Melee Damage taken by enemies. 4% per stack, maximum 4 stacks. Shattered Chains scales this further, with an extra 5% more Melee Damage per stack.
  • Penetration: This build gets a good amount of Physical Penetration for Tempest Strike from Soaring Blows.
  • Level of Earthquake: This is a big boost to your Damage since it allows you to invest in additional multipliers from the Skill tree.
  • Berserker: Provides 75% more melee Damage when you are below 35% of your total Health.
  • Warcry: Grants a brief Damage Immunity thanks to the Juggernaut Node.
  • Berserker: Provides 20% Damage Reduction when you are below 35% of your total Health. This Passive has insane synergy with Endurance.
  • Endurance: A defensive mechanic that allows you to take up to 60% less Damage while below a certain Health threshold. Your base Endurance Threshold is 20% of your total Health.
  • Ursine Strength: Grants 16% Damage Reduction against Nearby enemies.
  • Aspect of the Boar: Combining Boar Heart with Porcine Constitution grants it 30% Damage Reduction. Proc it with Tempest Strike thanks to Primal Strength.
  • Armour Mitigation: This setup can get high Armour. Combine the Armour from your Item Implicits, Grand Body of Obsidian Blessing and all the Strength this build has to reach 60% to 70%+ Mitigation. This is huge on top of all the other defensive layers the build has.
  • Health: This build can stack a large Health pool and surpass the 4000 mark. Health is very effective when combined with all the other defensive layers the Druid has access to. Primalist has access to Large Nomad Idols with %Health; not all Classes have access to these amazing Idols!
  • Leech: Survival of the Pack, Lamprey Teeth and Siphon of Anguish are the main sources of Leech for this build.
  • Chill: An Ailment that greatly reduces the Action and Movement Speed of your enemies. It is a must have 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. With Purging Shout in Warcry and Battle Bloom in Fury Leap, you don't need to have this affix on your Belt.
  • Aurora's Time Glass: This powerful Unique can save you from dangerous situations. Make sure its internal cooldown is ready before you engage your enemies.

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


Overall, the Tempest Earthquake Beastmaster is a ferocious melee fighter capable of defeating all the content in the game. It has insane single target DPS and great survivability thanks to its multiple defensive layers.

  • Fury Leap into combat, spam Tempest Strike and stack Aspect of the Shark and Berserker to reach sky-high DPS.
  • Maintain all your powerful buffs with Warcry and Summon Frenzy Totem.
  • Use Earthquake against Bosses and big packs of enemies.
  • Berserker, Ursine Strength and Boar Heart provide insane Damage Reduction.
  • While they are not mandatory, Undisputed, Eye of Reen, Siphon of Anguish, Shattered Chains and Aurora's Time Glass are great Uniques that you want to get to scale the build to its full potential.


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