Tectonic Slam PoE Build

Tectonic Slam is slam skill that slams the ground in front of the player, dealing area of effect damage in a cone. Each attack has a chance to consume an endurance charge to deal more damage and gain a larger AoE.

Slam the ground, unleashing a fiery fissure in front of you, dealing area damage and releasing a random number of smaller fissures branching off from it. Can consume an Endurance Charge to perform a Charged Slam, covering a greater area with more branching fissures. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Sword, Axe, Staff, or Unarmed.

Tectonic Slam Changes 3.11

Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam – Consumes Endurance charge every 3rd attack, bonuses per Endurance Charge

  • No longer has a chance to consume endurance charges per attack to create a Charged Slam.
  • Now consumes an endurance charge every third time you create a fissure, and gains 5% more area of effect and +5% branching fissure chance per endurance charge.
  • The spread of fissures has been partially-normalised, ensuring both sides of the main fissure will get at least one branching fissure.
  • Now deals base damage and has an added Damage effectiveness of 180% at gem level 1 (from 170%), up to 220% at gem level 20 (from 200%).

Tectonic Slam has received an impressive new visual effect and no longer uses 'charged slams'; it instead counts Endurance Charges to grant more Area of Effect and additional damaging cracks in the ground. This improves the reward for investing in Endurance Charges by providing both a larger and more consistent Area of Effect. It now consumes an Endurance Charge every three Slams, rather than at a random 35% chance. The additional cracks that Endurance Charges generate can spread out further from the base impact and are more deterministic.

Enchantments that previously granted a chance for a Charged Slam now grant an additional chance for cracks.

Tectonic Slam

Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam 3.11

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Tectonic Slam Build

This classic Path of Exile skill has been reworked and received impressive new visual effects.

Historically, it was difficult to reliably maintain the Endurance Charges that enhance this skill, making it difficult to use as a primary source of damage. It still requires you to invest in endurance charges but now only removes a charge every three uses, making the charges easier to maintain.

Tectonic Slam's area of effect now increases per endurance charge, resulting in a wider spread of damage.

These changes make it a much more effective melee skill and encourage investment into Area of Effect and Endurance Charge generation.

Tectonic Slam Support Gem: Fist of War Support

Fist of War Support: Every few seconds an ancestor appears above your character and performs your slam in unison with you, creating a supercharged slam dealing much more damage with an increased Area of Effect.

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Tectonic Slam Leveling Guide

Level Required Level Required Strength Damage
Deals x% of Base Damage Experience needed to level up Total experience needed
1 28 67 170% 170% 0 0
2 31 73 172% 171.6% 199,345 199,345
3 34 79 173% 173.2% 285,815 485,160
4 37 85 175% 174.7% 401,344 886,504
5 40 92 176% 176.3% 554,379 1,440,883
6 42 96 178% 177.9% 477,437 1,918,320
7 44 100 179% 179.5% 583,786 2,502,106
8 46 104 181% 181.1% 710,359 3,212,465
9 48 109 183% 182.6% 1,355,511 4,567,976
10 50 113 184% 184.2% 1,138,877 5,706,853
11 52 117 186% 185.8% 1,368,233 7,075,086
12 54 121 187% 187.4% 1,638,338 8,713,424
13 56 125 189% 188.9% 1,956,648 10,670,072
14 58 130 191% 190.5% 3,655,184 14,325,256
15 60 134 192% 192.1% 3,017,327 17,342,583
16 62 138 194% 193.7% 7,759,995 25,102,578
17 64 142 195% 195.3% 15,138,193 40,240,771
18 66 146 197% 196.8% 26,083,825 66,324,596
19 68 151 198% 198.4% 62,620,247 128,944,843
20 70 155 200% 200% 211,708,088 340,652,931
21 72 159 202% 201.6% N/A N/A


Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Area of Effect. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

Skill functions and interactions

Endurance charge consumption effect: When you have a number of Endurance charges greater than your minimum endurance charges, using the skill has a 35% chance of consuming it, adding 60% more damage to this use of the skill. Below is a visual comparison of the skill effect first without and then with consumption of an Endurance charge. Using Multistrike Support Multistrike Support with this skill tries to consume an endurance charge on each of the three strikes for a total of three charges consumed per activation of the skill.

PoE Tectonic Slam Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

The price of Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam is an Orb of Chance Orb of Chance. This gem can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3). After completing A Fixture of Fate he acts as a vendor for all vendor reward gems for the quests you have completed, without the normal class restrictions.
  • Clarissa(The City of Sarn, Act 3). After completing Sever the Right Hand quest, Duelist, Marauder, Templar, and Scion players can buy gems from this vendor.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6). After completing Fallen from Grace quest, you can buy gems from this vendor.

2. Gem divination cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Tectonic Slam gem from other players

The price of a level 21 Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam is 40 Chaos Orb Chaos Orb.

4. Vendor quest reward

For Marauder, Scion players, after completing Sever the Right Hand(Act 3) quest, this gem is given as a quest reward.

5. Slain monsters

The drop level of Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam is 28. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Related Items

1.Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments are related to Tectonic Slam.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Tectonic Slam Area Of Effect 1 66 16% increased Tectonic Slam Area of Effect helmet 100
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Enchantment Tectonic Slam Area Of Effect 2 75 24% increased Tectonic Slam Area of Effect helmet 100
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Enchantment Tectonic Slam Chance To Charged Slam 1 66 Tectonic Slam has 12% chance to create a Charged Slam helmet 100
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Enchantment Tectonic Slam Chance To Charged Slam 2 75 Tectonic Slam has 20% chance to create a Charged Slam helmet 100
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Enchantment Tectonic Slam Damage 1 66 25% increased Tectonic Slam Damage helmet 100
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Enchantment Tectonic Slam Damage 2 75 40% increased Tectonic Slam Damage helmet 100
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