Quick to anger, even quicker to strike, the Duelist is a man of haughty character and deadly skill. He is brash and confident. Some might call him arrogant, but he backs up his taunts with a keen blade and a callous heart. The Duelist is a thrill-seeker, always sniffing out conflict and picking fights. This habit has gotten him in trouble countless times, but he's always survived with skill and guile. The Duelist is a master of close-quarters combat, dealing lethal damage with a wide array of weapons while escaping most harm. Women swoon at the sight of him, men tremble at the thought of him, and few that face him in battle live to tell the tale.
The Duelist is Path of Exile's Strength/Dexterity Hybrid class, making him unmatched at dealing and avoiding damage. He can effectively use a shield, but is equally comfortable slashing away with a powerful two-hander or fighting with weapons in both hands. His powerful arms can draw the strings of the heaviest and most lethal longbows. His highly honed reflexes give him a cat-like ability to dodge and parry incoming attacks, be they arrows or axe swings. The Duelist is a daunting foe, and his reputation as a ruthless killer is well deserved. The Duelist's starting stats are 22 STR, 22 DEX and 14 INT.
|Damage per second||4.2|
|Chance to hit||88|
|Attacks per second*||1.2|
|Main hand total combined damage||2-6|
|Main hand physical damage||2-6|
|Main hand accuracy rating||44|
|Main hand critical strike damage multiplier*||150%|
|Physical damage reduction per endurance charge*||5%|
|Additional elemental reduction per endurance charge*||5%|
|Attack speed increase per frenzy charge*||5%|
|Cast speed increase per frenzy charge*||5%|
|Critical strike chance increase per power charge*||50%|
|Chance to evade*||31%|
|Mana regen per second||0.8|
* Same for all classes Updated to beta 0.10.0g
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Text and Speech
The Duelist is voiced by New Zealand actor, Regan Sharp.
"He had it coming. Was I supposed to bear such insults with inaction, simply because of his high birth? That lord sang a different tune with six inches of steel in his guts. Now they call me a criminal for defending my honour. I'd do the same again to anyone who crossed me.
I care naught for riches, little for friendship. The duel is all I need. I may be an exile, but I will carve a road back to Oriath, one foe, one victory at a time. Ill fortune may have banished me to Wraeclast, but I will live to hear them scream my name in the great arenas again."
Upon killing the zombie after washing up on Twilight Strand: "Even the dead rise to challenge me here."
Achieving Level 2: “It's nice not to be dead yet.”
Achieving Level 3: “It seems this new arena suits me!”
Achieving Level 15: "I'm starting to think there's more to life than prize or perish."
Having killed Merveil: "We stand at Death's door, Ladies first, fair Merveil."
Full inventory: "I believe in travelling light."
Using skills in town: "There'll be time for that soon enough."
Out of mana: "My spirit is spent."
Not enough Intelligence: "Can't quite get my head around this one."
Not enough Dexterity: "Need to be a little more deft to use this."
Not enough Strength: "I'll need to build up some muscle for this one."
Unique NPC Dialogue
Nessa's Introduction:"Now there's a face I never expected to see exiled. The maidens of Oriath must lie wailing in their beds now that their mighty duelist has left them. Or is that why you're here? Did you disappoint your adoring fans somehow? I'm Nessa, and I suppose I should thank you for ridding us of Hillock, that putrid giant you felled out there. Back in Oriath, I disdained your kind. In Wraeclast, I don't have that luxury."
Bestel's Introduction: "A dashing duelist, drenched and deserted on the dreary strand. That's the first line in a poem I'm writing about you, exile. Easy, lad. You could lacerate a bloke with a look like that. The name's bestel, captain of the good ship 'Merry Gull'. Alas, my Merry Gull is gone. My crew is gone. But my wits remain... after a fashion."