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The Exiled Marauder
His visage marked equally by tribal tattoos and the scars of battle, the imposing Marauder is a survivor of many bloody battles. The clanging, scraping and screaming of war is music to his ears, and he delights in crushing the skulls of his foes underfoot. He is a monster of a man, towering above his cohorts and quick to show his strength and ferocity. A master armsman, the Marauder is versed in many weapons, but he generally prefers the heft of a heavy two-handed axe or mace. He plunges into battle with a cry of delight, and woe be to anyone foolish enough to get in his way.

The Marauder is Path of Exile's pure strength class, which means that he's great at taking hits, and even better at dishing out punishment. His melee skills encompass a wide range of assault, from massive single target damage to devastating area of effect. This brute of a man bolsters his impressive physical arsenal with a variety of shouts and cries, skills that rally his allies and strike terror into the hearts of his enemies.

The equipment associated with the Marauder's strength are Casques, Plate Mail, Gauntlets, Greaves, and Tower Shields.

Base stats

Stat Value
Intelligence 14
Dexterity 14
Strength 32
Life 66
Mana 47
Damage per second 5
Chance to hit 83%
Attacks per second* 1.2
Main hand total combined damage 2-8
Main hand physical damage 2-8
Main hand accuracy rating 28
Main hand critical strike damage multiplier* 150%
Endurance charges* 0/3
Physical damage reduction per endurance charge* 4%
Additional elemental reduction per endurance charge* 4%
Frenzy charges* 0/3
Attack speed increase per frenzy charge* 4%
Cast speed increase per frenzy charge* 4%
Damage modifier per frenzy charge* 4% more
Power charges* 0/3
Critical strike chance increase per power charge* 50%
Evasion rating 58
Chance to evade* 32%
Fire resistance* 0%
Cold resistance* 0%
Lightning resistance* 0%
Chaos resistance* 0%
Mana regen per second 0.8

* Same for all classes as of 2.1.1d

Ascendancy classes

Marauder can specialise into one of these three Ascendancy classes:

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Text and Speech

The Marauder is voiced by New Zealand actor, Damien Caine and his dialogue has been completely rerecorded for the Awakening.

Intro speech

"I am a warrior, raised to honour my Ancestors, to die with a weapon in my hand and the Karui Way in my blood.

Oriath chained me, made me its slave. For three years I have lived without my family, my pride, my Way.

I welcome Exile. I welcome Wraeclast. Hear me, Ancestors! A slave stands behind you. A warrior stands before you.

And Death walks at our side."

General Dialogue

Upon reaching level 2: "Dominus wanted me to die here. I will disappoint him."

Upon reaching level 10: "Every death brings me life."

Upon reaching level 15: "The ancestors watch over me."

Upon reaching level 20: "Thank you, my ancestors. I will repay your gift."

Upon reaching level 30: "This land has forgotten Karui strength...I will remind it."

Full inventory: "I cannot carry this."

Using skills in town: "It would be wrong to do that here."

Out of mana: "My mana is gone."

On trying to drop a quest item: "My instincts tell me not to destroy this."

Not enough Intelligence: "I don't know how to use this yet."

Not enough Dexterity: "I'm not swift enough to use this yet."

Not enough Strength: "I'm not strong enough to use this yet."

Occasionally, after killing a rare mob: "Return to Kitava!"

Occasionally, after killing a rare mob: "Go to Hinekora!"

Occasionally, after killing a rare mob: "For Tukohama!"

Act 1 Dialogue

On entering The Coast: "Ugh. This wounded."

On entering The Lower Prison: "A slave is not a man. A slave is not even worthy of death"

On entering The Ship Graveyard: "Hinekora, Mother of the Dead, is this your land I walk upon?"

Upon killing Brutus: "Now your spirit will be the play-thing of the ancestors, slave master."

Upon killing Fairgraves: "The Karui remember you, Fairgraves. Your death will be greatly celebrated."

Upon killing Merveil: "The waiting is over, Merveil. Go to your husband."

Nessa's Introduction: "Tala moana, Marauder of Ngamakunui. No need to be surprised, Karui. My father and I were amongst those who tried to save your people from ignorance and damnation. My father paid for his arrogance with his life. I'm still paying for mine. I'm Nessa. And I suppose I should thank you for ridding us of Hillock, that putrid giant you felled out there. Be careful in the days to come. Karui savagery is nothing when compared to the ferocity that is Wraeclast."

Bestel's Introduction: "A mighty Marauder, marooned on a moribund mainland. That's the first line of the poem I'm writing about you, exile. Easy, lad. You could gut 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."

Piety in The Warden's Quarters: "Your brawn is about to meet its match, brute. Give the Warden my regards."

Piety closing the Thaumetic Seal: "Strength isn't everything, Brute!"

On the Weathered Carving (Coast): "Show me the way, Kaom."

On the Weathered Carving (Tidal Island): "Dominus took my home, my family."

On the Weathered Carving (Mud Flats): "This is not what the elders told us."

On the Weathered Carving (Ledge): "When bones walk, they are not Karui."

On the Weathered Carving (Climb): "The black spirit. Lavianga speaks of Kitava, Father of Corruption."

On the Weathered Carving (Ship Graveyard): "Kaom bowed to Kitava. He betrayed us!"

Act 2 Dialogue

On entering The Chamber of Sins: "The spirits are restless and angry here. I can feel it in my blood."

Upon killing Alira: "There's no blacker magic than death, witch."

Upon killing Kraityn: "Fast blades. Fast mouth. Swift death."

Upon killing Oak: "Where are your big words now, bandit king?"

On releasing the Darkness in The Vaal Ruins: "I will have to answer to the ancestors for this."

Upon killing the Vaal Oversoul: "What's worse, old god: The pain of defeat, or the shame that it was a mortal man that cut you down?"

Act 3 Dialogue

On entering The City of Sarn: "It is good to feel your warmth again, Ramako, Father of Light."

On entering The Solaris Temple: "Strange. Age has not touched this place."

On entering The Lunaris Temple Level 2: " are truly Kitava's thrall, Princess of Corruption."

Upon killing General Gravicius: "A warrior fights from the front, a coward dies on his back."

Upon killing Piety: "I will take from Dominus everything he loves, as he did to me."

Upon killing Dominus: "The Empire dies with you, Dominus! The Karui will never be slaves!"

Maramoa's Introduction: "There are days when I've regretted my decision to be exiled to Wraeclast. I could have lived in peace... as a slave to Oriath. Freedom isn't the easy road, but seeing you vindicates my choice. I am not alone in striving to be a true Karui. You walk the path of the warrior with me, son of Ngakuramakoi. And as our fate, our calling demands our sweat and our blood, every moment of every day."

Act 4 Dialogue

On entering The Aqueduct: "'Follow a dead river to the foot of Kitava's kingdom.' Just how the elders at home told it."

On entering The Dried Lake: "The Eternals had no regard to their environment."

Upon killing Voll, Emperor of Purity: "Your Empire is dead, Voll! Join it!"

On entering The Mines Level 1: "I walk in your kingdom, Kitava, and I am coming for you."

On entering The Mines Level 2: "Kitava's belly rumbles. He is hungry for me."

Upon freeing Deshret's spirit: "The Karui and Maraketh once fought side by side. I honor that friendship."

On entering Kaom's Dream: "The Ancestors would weep to see what Kaom has done."

Upon killing King Kaom: "I honor you with a warrior's death, Kaom. It is more than you deserve."

On entering The Belly of the Beast: "The way to a god's heart is through his guts."

On entering The Harvest: "Piety... betray me, and I WILL have your head."

Upon defeating Piety, the Abomination: "Kaom wasn't half the man you are, Marauder."

Piety, after being restored:

"There comes a time when brute force is all that we have left. You've proved your worth to me, Karui, twice over. Time you proved it to Wraeclast.

Part of me wishes I'd died at your feet as was intended. The little girl within me that shies from darkness, from greatness."

Upon killing Doedre: "Your are free now, Doedre."

Upon killing Maligaro: "Your sickness has ended."

Upon killing Shavronne: "The ancestors demanded it."

Piety, opening the Black Core:

"When I met you that first time in Axiom Prison, I thought you a mindless mountain of muscle.

I was wrong about you, Karui. So very wrong."

Malachai's introduction: "In this moment, you and I will create the most beautiful of Nightmares together. Creation... rather the realm of the Gods, isn't it? Bow your head to your one, true god!"

Piety's final words: "This is what I get for trying to be a bloody hero. I was so sure that I was creating a prouder world, and I thought the Karui beneath such a future. I was wrong. Leave me, Marauder. I've got some explaining to do... to my Ancestors. You go and honour Malachai's head with a place on your belt."

Responding to Piety: "May your Ancestors forgive you, Piety."

Upon killing Malachai, the Nightmare: "Do you hear me, Kitava?! Your champion is dead, and your kingdom dies with him!"