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Titan Quest Ragnarok: Build Guide for Beginners

Updated on January 28, 2018
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I was really surprised when I heard last November 2017 that this amazing decade year old game gets another full expansion. For new players, this is also overwhelming since the game itself is also quite challenging compare to other hack and slash ARPG. So if you are new to Titan Quest and don’t know what character build to choose, you are definitely in the right place. This article contains plenty of easy to play but effective builds that lets you adjust to the game’s environment.

By the way, old players especially the returning ones can also use this article as reference for newer ideas.



Rune Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Rune Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Rune Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Runemaster is the new and 10th mastery of Titan Quest Ragnarok expansion. In general, the mastery specialize in enchanting weapons with elemental damage. It’s like Warrior that deals magical damage instead of physical.

Going back to beginners guide, this build focuses on wielding dual throwing weapons that mainly deals fire and elemental damage. So the required equipment is throwing weapons on both hands. Then for attributes, Intelligence will be the priority, but don’t forget to put few points on strength and dexterity until weapon requirements is met.


Rune Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Rune Weapon (10 points) -> Magical Charge(16 points) -> Energy Drain (10 points) -> Transmutation (6 points)

Runeword: Explode (10 points) -> Runeword: Burn (10 points)

Runeword: Feather (6 points)

Sacred Rage (10 points) -> Frightening Power (6 points)

Reckless Offense (12 points)

Rune of Life (6 points)

Energy Armor (8 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Earth: Stonespeaker Build Guide

Stonespeaker will greatly boost the fire damage capability of this build.


Earth Mastery Skills

Earth Enchantment (12 points) -> Brimstone (8 points) -> Stone Skin (10 points)

Volatility (12 points)

Heat Shield (12 points)

Eruption (12 points)

Stone Form (12 points)



Nature Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Nature Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Nature Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Wanderer is the easiest character to level up during early game due to Call of the Wild that is already available at first level up. This skill allows you to summon wolf companions that can quickly run and kill enemies. You also have a Sylvan Nymph that shoots down enemies at long range.

Quick Tip: You can summon 3 wolves when Call of the Wild reaches level 18. This can only be done by equipping items that increases skill level.


Nature Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Call of the Wild (16 points) -> Maul (12 points) -> Survival Instinct (16 points) -> Strength of the Pack (12 points)

Sylvan Nymph (16 points) -> Overgrowth (12 points) -> Nature’s Wrath (12 points)

Regrowth (16 points) -> Accelerated Growth (8 points) -> Dissemination (12 points)

Heart of Oak (12 points) -> Tranquility of Water (1 point) -> Permanence of Stone (6 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Defense: Guardian Build Guide

Guardian is one of the best tanks in the game due to the combine survivability skills of both Nature and Defense mastery. The primary role of this build’s Guardian, is to ensure the survivability of its pets by tanking enemies damage and healing injured companions.

Recommended attributes for this build is Strength to wear the toughest armor, dexterity for defensive ability, and health.


Defense Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (24 points)

Armor Handling (6 points)

Battle Awareness (12 points) -> Focus (1 point) -> Iron Will (6 points)

Quick Recovery (8 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points.



Earth: Summoner Build Guide

Summoner let’s you call another companion called Core Dweller that is capable of tanking multiple enemies.

Recommended equipment are items that can increase the damage type of your pets.


Earth Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Summon Core Dweller (16 points) -> Inner Fire (8 points) -> Wildfire (5 points) -> Metamorphosis (8 points)



Dream: Ritualist Build Guide

Ritualist has Trance of Empathy that is effective on this build’s pets. The damage reflect are fatal to some enemies and life leech increases your pet’s survivability. Dream mastery also grants you another pet called Nightmare.

Recommended equipment are items that can increase the damage type of your pets.


Dream Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Trance of Empathy (12 points)

Summon Nightmare (16 points) -> Hypnotic Gaze (1 point) -> Master Mind (8 points)



Hunting Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Hunting Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Hunting Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Hunter is the most favored choice if planning to play bow wielding character. The mastery has wide sets of active, passive, and toggled skills that suits well for a long range build.

Main attributes for this build is Dexterity, followed by Strength.

Before we continue, let me remind you that builds listed in this section will only work on bow weapons.


Hunting Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Marksmanship (12 points) -> Puncture Shot Arrows (12 points) -> Scatter Shot Arrows (12 points)

Volley (6 points)

Wood Lore (6 points)

Herbal Remedy (6 points)

Art of the Hunt (12 points) -> Find Cover (8 points) -> Trail Blazing (6 points)

Study Prey (8 points) -> Flush Out (6 points)

Gouge (6 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Dream: Haruspex Build Guide

Haruspex balances the offensive and defensive capability of this build, eliminating your worry in surviving battles.


Dream Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (24 points)

Trance of Convalescence (12 points)

Lucid Dream (8 points) -> Premonition (6 points) -> Temporal Flux (6 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points



Rogue: Brigand Build Guide

Brigand can make your enemies bleed a lot. This cross class build is all about dealing lots of damage and DOT (damage over time).


Rogue Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Lethal Strike (12 points) -> Mortal Wound (8 points)

Open Wound (12 points)

Anatomy (12 points)

Envenom Weapon (12 points) -> Nightshade (8 points) -> Toxin Distillation (12 points) -> Mandrake (8 points)

Flash Powder (8 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points



Nature: Ranger Build Guide

Ranger allows you to summon wolves to protect you from melee and sylvan nymph to join you in attacking with bows.


Nature Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (24 points)

Call of the Wild (16 points) -> Maul (12 points) -> Survival Instinct (9 points) -> Strength of the Pact (12 points)

Heart of the Oak (12 points) -> Tranquility of Water (1 point) -> Permanence of Stone (6 points)

Sylvan Nymph (16 points) -> Overgrowth (12 points)



Rogue Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Rogue Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Rogue Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Rogue are excellent killers due to its different types of dexterity based damage (pierce, bleeding, poison) and wide variety of deadly skills.

Primary attributes for this build is Dexterity, then some Strength for weapon requirements.


Rogue Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Calculated Strike (8 points) -> Lucky Strike (6 points)

Lethal Strike (12 points) -> Mortal Wound (8 points)

Lay Trap (16 points) -> Rapid Construction (8 points) -> Improved Firing Mechanism (8 points)

Anatomy (8 points)

Open Wound (12 points)

Blade of Honing (6 points)

Flash Powder (8 points)

Envenom Weapon (12 points) -> Nightshade (8 points) -> Toxin Distillation (12 points) -> Mandrake (8 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Warfare: Assassin Build Guide

Assassin makes your Rogue deadlier by granting it ability to dual wield weapons while attacking faster.


Warfare Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Weapon Training (6 points)

Dual Wield (6 points) -> Hew (6 points) -> Cross Cut (6 points) -> Tumult (6 points)

Dodge Attack (8 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points



Warfare Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Warfare Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Warfare Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Warrior is the major physical damage dealer of Titan Quest. Most skills of this mastery is in the form of basic attacks and passives, that is why warfare mastery is another default choice for beginners.


Warfare Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Onslaught (8 points) -> Ignore Pain (6 points) -> Hamstring (6 points) -> Ardor (6 points)

War Wing (8 points) -> Lacerate (8 points)

Weapon Training (6 points)

Dual Wield (6 points) -> Hew (6 points) -> Cross Cut (6 points) -> Tumult (6 points)

Battle Rage (12 points) -> Crushing Blow (12 points) -> Counter Attack (12 points)

Dodge Attack (8 points)

Battle Standard (10 points) -> Triumph (6 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Rune: Berserker Build Guide

Berserker is an unstoppable force of the battlefield. The nearer it gets to the brink of death, the more furious it becomes.

Note: Energy Armor consumes a lot of energy on higher levels. Don’t max it unless your maximum energy can afford it.


Rune Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Rune of Life (6 points)

Reckless Offense (12 points)

Sacred Rage (10 points) -> Frightening Power (6 points)

Energy Armor (8 points)

Runeword: Feather (6 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points



Earth Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Earth Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Earth Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Pyromancer is proficient in destroying large group of enemies. One of its well rounded skill is Volcanic Orb that has good area of effect and short recharge time. You can also cast the mentioned skill in any visible spot on your screen, letting you kill enemies in a safe distance.

Since this build is a caster type, its primary attribute is Intelligence. Only put points on dexterity when needed for armor requirements.


Earth Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Volcanic Orb (12 points) -> Conflagration (8 points) -> Fragmentation (12 points)

Flame Surge (12 points) -> Barrage (8 points) -> Flame Arch (12 points)

Eruption (12 points)

Stone Form (12 points) -> Molten Rock (8 points)

Volativity (12 points)

Earth Enchantment (12 points) -> Brimstone (1 point) -> Stone Skin (10 points)

Heat Shield (12 points)

Summon Core Dweller (16 points) -> Inner Fire (8 points) -> Wildfire (12 points) -> Metamorphosis (8 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Dream: Evoker Build Guide

Evoker can fill up some energy and health regeneration issues of this build’s pyromancer with the help of Trance of Convalescence. The skill can also absorb some damage which contributes well to your character’s survivability.


Dream Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (16 points)

Trance of Convalescence (12 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points



Spirit Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Spirit Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Spirit Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Theurgist can call the powerful Liche King that has ability to cast multiple spells including one with life steal.

For dealing with bosses Summon Outsider is your secret weapon here. The only problem with this skill is its insanely lone recharge time. That is why you should save this skill for boss fights.

Since this build is a caster type, its primary attribute is Intelligence. Only put points on dexterity when needed for armor requirements.


Spirit Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Ternion Attack (12 points) -> Arcane Lore (6 points)

Summon Liche King (16 points) -> Death Nova (12 points) -> Wraith Shell (12 points) -> Arcane Blast (16 points)

Life Drain (12 points) -> Cascade (10 points)

Death Ward (8 points)

Summon Outsider (16 points)

Circle of Power (12 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Dream: Diviner Build Guide

Diviner makes this build darker because Dream complements well with Spirit.

It has passive skills that boost vitality damage.

It lets you call Nightmare companion that has skill to buff all your pets.

Lastly, Trance of Empathy works really well with pets.


Dream Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Summon Nightmare (16 points) -> Hypnotic Gaze (1 point) -> Master Mind (8 points)

Lucid Dream (8 points) -> Premonition (6 points) -> Temporal Flux (5 points)

Trance of Empathy (12 points)



Nature: Soothsayer Build Guide

Soothsayer provides you with more companions to summon (wolves and sylvan nymph) and has a useful utility called Refresh, that greatly reduces recharge time of your currently recharging skills.

Note: Refresh and Summon Outsider complements really well.


Nature Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Call of the Wild (16 points)

Sylvan Nymph (16 points)

Refresh (12 points)

Heart of Oak (12 points)



Defense Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Defense Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Defense Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Defender is not limited to tanking only, it is also capable of dealing large amount of physical damage in melee combat by using shield as a weapon.

Primary attributes for this build are Strength, Dexterity, and Health.


Defense Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Batter (12 points) -> Rend Armor (12 points)

Shield Smash (6 points)

Pulverize (6 points)

Disable (6 points)

Shield Charge (1 point)

Colossus Form (1 point)

Battle Awareness (12 points) -> Focus (6 points) -> Iron Will (6 points)

Quick Recovery (8 points)

Adrenaline (12 points) -> Resilience (6 points) -> Defensive Reaction (8 points)

Rally (6 points) -> Inspiration (1 point) -> Defiance (5 points)

Armor Handling (6 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Warfare: Conqueror Build Guide

Conqueror is the frontline of the battlefield. It combines the capability of high defense and dealing barrage of raw physical damage.


Warfare Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 Points)

Onslaught (8 points) -> Ignore Pain (6 points) -> Hamstring (6 points) -> Ardor (6 points)

Battle Rage (12 points) -> Crushing Blow (12 points) -> Counter Attack (12 points)

Weapon Training (6 points)



Dream Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Dream Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Dream Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Seer has the best sets of burst skills in the game from melee Phantom Strike, to range Distortion Wave, or Distort Reality. But it doesn’t stop on burst damage alone, dream mastery can also quickly finish off trash mobs or remaining enemy survivors with Trance of Wrath.

In case you didn’t notice, the main damage type of this build is electrical burn. So Intelligence will be the main attribute for this build. Recommended equipment are melee weapon to be able to use Phantom Strike, then use shield for added defense. This means that you will be needing to put some little points on Strength too.


Dream Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Trance of Wrath (12 points)

Distortion Wave (12 points) -> Chaotic Resonance (8 points) -> Psionic Immolation (12 points)

Phantom Strike (12 points) -> Dream Stealer (8 points)

Distort Reality (12 points) -> Temporal Rift (12 points)

Lucid Dream (8 points) -> Premonition (6 points) -> Temporal Flux (6 points)

Distortion Field (8 points)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Storm: Prophet Build Guide

Prophet skills can contribute in increasing your electrical burn damage.

Note: Since the release of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, electrical burn is also affected by bonus to elemental damage. That is why this build has a max out Eye of the Storm from Summon Wisp.


Storm Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Storm Nimbus (1 point) -> Static Charge (12 points)

Spell Breaker (1 point) -> Spell Shock (1 point)

Summon Wisp (1 point) -> Eye of the Storm (8 points)

Squall (1 point) -> Obscured Visibility (6 points)

Energy Shield (12 points) -> Reflection (8 points)

It is up to you on where to put the remaining skill points




Storm Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic
Storm Mastery, Copyright THQ Nordic

Storm Mastery Build Guide for Beginners

Stormcaller has an extremely powerful Ice Shard withVelocity and Torrent.

A quick tip: Maxing Torrent first before Ice Shard lets you conserve much energy during early levels without sacrificing your offensive capability.


Storm Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Ice Shard (12 points) -> Velocity (8 points) -> Torrent (8 points)

Summon Wisp (16 points) -> Eye of the Storm (8 points)

Storm Nimbus (1 point) -> Heart of Frost (8 points)

Squall (1 points) -> Obscured Visibility (6 points)

Energy Shield (12 points) -> Reflection (8 points)

Storm Surge (12 points)

Spell Breaker (1 point) -> Spell Shock (1 point)



Recommended Cross Class Mastery


Defense: Paladin Buid Guide

Paladin is my personal favorite cross class mastery for this indicated build because it can effectively take the role of caster and tank as one.

This build’s ability to face tank complements well with Torrent from Ice Shard, since the skill is more devastating on melee.


Defense Mastery Skills

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Armor Handling (6 points)

Battle Awareness (12 points) -> Focus (1 point) -> Iron Will (6 points)

Quick Recovery (8 points)

Adrenaline (12 points) -> Resilence (6 points)

Rally (12 points) -> Inspiration (6 points) -> Defiance (12 points)

Colossus Form (4 points)



Nature: Druid Build Guide

Druid grants you another companion Sylvan Nymph that also deals elemental damage. This will maximize the use of Eye of the Storm buff from Wisp.


Nature Mastery Skill

Mastery Bar (32 points)

Sylvan Nymph (16 points) -> Overgrowth (12 points) -> Nature’s Wrath (12 points)

Heart of the Oak (12 points) -> Tranquility of Water (6 points) -> Permanence of Stone (6 points)

Put your remaining skills points to either Call of the Wild or Regrowth.



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