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Slayer
Slayer ascendancy class.png
No judge. No jury. Just the executioner.
This page is about the Ascendancy class. For the Ascendant passive, see Slayer (Ascendant passive).

The Slayer is an Ascendancy class for Duelists.

Overview

The Slayer is a offense oriented class based around attacks. He is a effective boss killer with Headsman and Bane of Legends and gains access to defensive bonuses involving life leech, including the ability to leech beyond his maximum health pool with Brutal Fervour. He also possesses bonuses towards area of effect and critical strike attack builds, as well as Masterful Form for maximizing frenzy and endurance charges.

Passive skills

Slayer skill tree

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

NameStats
Attack Damage, Area of Effect
2HdmgAOE (Slayer) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Attack Damage
10% increased Area of Effect [1]
Attack Damage, Attack Speed
2HdmgSpeed (Slayer) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Attack Damage
5% increased Attack Speed [1] [2]
Attack Damage, Critical Strike Chance
2HdmgCritStrikeMultiplier (Slayer) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Attack Damage
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1]
Attack Damage, Frenzy and Endurance Charge Duration
2HdmgFrenzyEnduranceCharge (Slayer) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Attack Damage
15% increased Frenzy Charge Duration
15% increased Endurance Charge Duration [1]
Attack Damage, Life Leech
2HdmgLeech (Slayer) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Attack Damage
0.4% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life [1] [2]

Notable skills

This class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Headman (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngBane of Legends 10% more Damage if you've Killed Recently
Cannot take Reflected Physical Damage
20% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Unique Enemies
Attack Damage, Attack Speed
BaneOfLegends (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngHeadsman Kill Enemies that have 20% or lower Life when Hit by your Skills
Gain 10% increased Attack Speed for 20 seconds when you Kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
Gain 10% increased Movement Speed for 20 seconds when you Kill an Enemy
Headsman Attack Damage, Attack Speed
EndlessHunger (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngEndless Hunger 20% of Overkill Damage is Leeched as Life
20% increased Attack Speed while Leeching
Cannot be Stunned while Leeching
You are Unaffected by Bleeding while Leeching
Brutal Fervour Attack Damage, Life Leech
BrutalFervor (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngBrutal Fervour 100% increased Maximum Recovery per Life Leech
Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life
10% reduced Damage taken while Leeching
Attack Damage, Life Leech
CriticalAttacks (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngOverwhelm Base Critical Strike Chance for Attacks with Weapons is 8%
+10% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Nearby Enemy, up to +100%
Nearby enemies have -30% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Attack Damage, Critical Strike Chance
Impact (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngImpact 50% increased Global Accuracy Rating
+4 to Melee Strike Range
5% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
Deal up to 15% more Melee Damage to Enemies, based on proximity
Attack Damage, Area of Effect
Charges (Slayer) passive skill icon.pngMasterful Form Your Maximum Endurance Charges is equal to your Maximum Frenzy Charges
+1 to Maximum Frenzy Charges
Attack Damage, Frenzy and Endurance Charge Duration

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
3.7.0
  • The small passives leading to Headsman and Bane of Legends now grant 10% increased attack damage, rather than 14% increased damage with two handed weapons.
  • The small passive leading to Overwhelm now grants 10% increased attack damage and 10% increased critical strike chance (previously granted 14% increased damage with two handed weapons and 5% reduced enemy stun threshold).
  • The small passives leading to Endless Hunger and Brutal Fervour now grant 10% increased attack damage, rather than 14% increased damage with two handed weapons.
  • The small passive leading to Impact now grants 10% increased attack damage, rather than 14% increased damage with two handed weapons.
  • Added a new Slayer notable - Masterful Form.
  • The small passive leading to Masterful Form grants 10% increased attack damage, 10% increased endurance charge duration and 10% increased frenzy charge duration.
3.2.0
2.3.0