Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

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Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

Daniel Royte
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Speed farming in Last Epoch requires builds that are efficient in swiftly clearing content while maintaining survivability.
And much like other games, speed and efficiency is key. And there are builds tailored specifically for this purpose.
Here are some top picks for speed farming builds in Last Epoch based on their effectiveness, ease of use, and ability to clear content quickly.

Speed farming in Last Epoch requires builds that are efficient in swiftly clearing content while maintaining survivability. Once you reach the endgame of Last Epoch, you’ll most likely start the grind of farming monoliths and other content. And much like other games, speed and efficiency is key. And there are builds tailored specifically for this purpose. Here are some top picks for speed farming builds in Last Epoch based on their effectiveness, ease of use, and ability to clear content quickly.

5 Speed Farming Builds You Should Try in Last Epoch

1. Frost Maul Werebear Druid

The Frost Maul Bear Druid build focuses on scaling damage alongside defense, using health regeneration and strength. It uses the Shard of the Shattered Lance and Fragments of the Shattered Lance set to convert health regen into damage.

Link to Full Guide: LastEpochTools

Pros:

  • Big AoE damage

  • Very tanky with high health regen and armor

  • Clears maps fast, especially with Rampage for mobility

  • Relatively cheap gear

Cons:

  • Weak single-target damage

  • Melee combat can be risky

  • Requires building stacks for maximum damage and tankiness

  • No ward mechanic

Gameplay/Mechanics: Stack high health regeneration and strength, use Upheaval converted to cold damage, and use skills like Maul, Warcry, and Swipe for damage rotation against bosses and crowds.

Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

2. Thor - Lightning Melee Shaman

This lightning melee Shaman build revolves around spamming Tempest Strike for damage while minimizing spell casting and totem summoning. It focuses on Storm Bolt expenditure and uses Storm Totem to maintain storm stacks.

Link to Full Guide: LastEpochTools

Pros:

  • Super fun playstyle

  • Feels like Thor with lightning strikes

  • Good gear variety

  • Minimal casting required

Cons:

  • Lower damage compared to some other builds

  • Shaman can be one of the weaker classes

  • Melee combat can be challenging

  • Requires mana management

Gameplay/Mechanics: Use Storm Bolt expenditure from Tempest Strike and maintain storm stacks with Storm Totem. Use Rending Vortex and In the Eye of the Storm nodes for increased damage.

Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

3. Face Tank Necrotic Shade Combustion Warlock

The Face Tank Necrotic Shade Combustion Warlock build focuses on stacking ailments, curses, and damage over time. It uses Ward of Malevolence and Unnatural Preservation for ward generation and combines curses and fire damage from Chthonic Fissure.

Link to Full Guide: LastEpochTools

Pros:

  • Ridiculously tanky

  • Ailment, curse, and DoT stacking monster

  • Can handle any content

  • uses self-ignite for bonus spell power

Cons:

  • Requires mana management, especially early game

  • Slow start until level 15-20

  • Build dynamics change at level 47 after getting Maehlin's Hubris

Gameplay/Mechanics: Spam Spirit Plague to spread curses, use Infernal Shade to spread ignite, and finish enemies with Combustion. use Bone Curse for additional ward and survivability.

Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

4. Erasing Strike + Rive Void Knight

This Void Knight build revolves around Erasing Strike and Rive for high burst damage. It uses one-handed weapons for increased attack speed and damage, along with skills like Anomaly and Volatile Reversal for additional damage and mana management.

Link to Full Guide: LastEpochTools

Pros:

  • High burst damage

  • Effective against bosses

  • Very tanky with HP leech and Font of Salvation

  • Controller-friendly

Cons:

  • Lower clean speed in monoliths

  • Requires being close to enemies for damage

  • Uses all buttons in a specific rotation for maximum damage

  • Requires avoiding critical hits for min/maxing

Gameplay/Mechanics: Stack Shred Armour with Rive and Doom, use Anomaly for damage boost, and use Volatile Reversal for additional damage and mana recovery. Use Erasing Strike as the main damage dealer.

Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

5. Age of Undeath Abomination Necromancer

The Age of Undeath Abomination Necromancer build revolves around using a permanent Assemble Abomination for high damage. It focuses on safe playstyle, no item requirements, and makes use of the Necromancer's capstone skill.

Link to Full Guide: LastEpochTools

Pros:

  • Safe playstyle, hardcore viable

  • No item requirements, SSF viable

  • uses Necromancer's capstone skill effectively

  • Insane damage potential with Assemble Abomination

Cons:

  • Initial setup is slow

  • Not compatible with Wraithlord's Harbour

  • Abomination AI can be unpredictable

  • Requires commanding the abomination

Gameplay/Mechanics: Use Transplant for movement, keep Dread Shade and Bone Curse upon the abomination, and maintain a setup rotation to optimize minion types and buffs.

Best Speed Farming Builds for Last Epoch

Each of these builds offer a unique playstyle and have its own strengths and weaknesses in its purpose. Customize them according to your gear availability and play preferences. Happy farming!


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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