Leveling Boneshatter Slayer

Learn about the key build info and how to increase damage and defense with your stats and gear for the Boneshatter Slayer Build.

Leveling Section

Key Leveling Notes

This build is easy to level, provided that the player understands how to create a good leveling Weapon. Pasting this line, called a regex, into the Search Bar of Vendors selling Armors and Weapons when you go back to town, substantially speeds up leveling.


Your Weapon is your most important upgrade! Always keep your Two-Handed Weapon up to date within ~7 levels of yourself. Make sure your Weapon either has % Physical Damage or Flat Damage. Here is an example of a good Weapon at Level 23: Double Axe

Besides picking up an Axe and identifying it, our primary way of getting a weapon will be from using an Essence that adds Flat Damage on Two-Handed Weapons, whether its Physical, Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage. This method has the highest probability to create a good Weapon, especially early on.

When this method does NOT work, we use the Rustic Sash Vendor Recipe. When you sell a Rare Rustic Sash with a Blacksmith's Whetstone and a Weapon, the Recipe produces a % Physical Damage Weapon back! You may then use an Orb of Augmentation and pray that you land Attack Speed, a Resistance or a different (hopefully useful) stat.

Campaign Step By Step

Beginner players should follow Enki's Campaign Progression guide.

The levels listed below are based on speedrunning. Always be greater or equal to the levels listed.

Use slider for progression.
Open Leveling Tree in new tab and use arrows at the bottom to navigate.


For information about the Pantheon and how it works, consult our Pantheon Guide!

For Major Pantheon, select Brine King to gain Immunity to Freeze and Reduction of Chill Effect. This bonus is not available at first. It’s acquired with Divine Vessel.

For Minor Pantheon, select Garukhan and upgrade it. This grants reduced Effect of Shock, and Cannot be Blinded.

Mapping Preparation

You're done with the Campaign and are ready to take on the Path of Exile Endgame. Priority 1 is to ensure your Elemental Resistances are capped (75%) and have sufficient Attributes to continue leveling your Skill Gems. Use Essences you have gathered on any item that is not Magic or Rare already. Items with an open modifier slot can be crafted on. Head to the Crafting Bench and craft Resistances wherever possible according to what you need, and Life wherever else possible.

On league start, Heisting and doing the Chaos Orb recipe is a great and easy way to obtain currency. From this point on, grind your Atlas out by progressing and completing Maps. Make sure to buy or craft Weapon upgrades to maintain your skull bashing potential.

Map Modifiers

Take note of the below modifiers, as they should be avoided if they appear on your maps:

  • Less Armour and Block Chance reduces your main defences.
  • Reduced Effect Of Auras eliminate our defences and our Accuracy.
  • Cannot Leech removes the only recovery source we have.
  • Monsters cannot be Stunned stops our area explosions based on Stun duration.
  • -X% maximum Player Resistances makes you take too much extra Elemental damage.