Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

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Titan Quest Character Builds
By LowFatMilk
With the release of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition comes a large number of brand new TQ players. Veterans of the game would have booted the game and seen with delight that all their previous characters were still here, ready to play. All that grinding, still worth it.
However as there are now a fair few brand new TQ players, I decided to get an old forum post dedicated to character builds so that they can experiment and try out ways to play this game.

I take absolutely no credit for any of the information in this guide you are about to read, I'm simply placing the information here for newbies to see and read. It all goes to the original creators such as Cassidy back in 2006. Enjoy!
Content guide
Due to the original titanquest forum website being strangely blocked by everyone's anti-virus software, the guide has been changed to use very well made videos on class builds. Each video is around 5-7 minutes long and the masteries, items and abilities are explained in each one.

All videos were made by YouTuber Matthew Ashworth, and all the credit for the videos goes to him. The class builds however are still from the titanquest forums back in 2006. Again, these builds are all still viable despite the changes and updates made to the anniversary edition.

Thank you for being patient and hopefully these videos help you with your builds, All 36 class builds are now available in this guide, with Runemaster builds being added and updated as they can.


Edit 18 November 2017: With the release of the expansion Ragnarok brings with it a new mastery; the Runemaster. This will increase the number of builds for the game, and I will update this guide as the information becomes available :)

Edit 19 November 2017: added in various links to the guides in case video guides aren't up your alley. I will try to add as many more as I can find to help make it easier to create the character you want.

Edit 23 February 2018: Have added as much info on all the various Runemaster builds as I could find, they are limited at the moment but hopefully it all helps.

Edit 10 March 2018: Linked a new players guide with good builds for the Warden and Haruspex.
*********New Players start here*********
So if you are a brand new player to TQ, then I have linked a very well-written and comprehensive guide for starting the game using one of two builds: The Warden and The Haruspex. Both are fun, powerful and versatile builds that new players can use to familiarise themselves with the game mechanics whilst enjoying themselves. You can still go to the Warden and Haruspex parts of this guide for further information, but the skill-tree explanations and step-by-step progression displayed in the guide linked below are very helpful for someone just starting out.

The Templar
Tank melee build, Defence and Dream

The Slayer
The Dreadweaver (formerly Oracle)
The Sorcerer
The Runemaster Mastery and builds
Runemaster mastery has with it a lot of very strong combos with the other masteries, although there are still too few dedicated builds out there, so I have put all the info into one section. Hopefully you find this part helpful, and as I find proper builds and guides then I can add them in.

General information


All Runemaster combos and general tips/impressions video:

Runemaster and Defence, melee with shield and elemental damage


Runemaster and Rogue


Runemaster and Storm



Runemaster and Warfare



Runemaster and Nature


Dragon Hunter
Runemaster and Hunting


Stonespeaker (Runemaster and Earth), Seidr Worker (Runemaster and Dream)and Shaman (Runemaster and Spirit) don't have any dedicated current info as of yet, but I will update as soon as I find any.
That's about it
That about covers it for the guide, that's all the builds from the forum back in 2006.
Ten years on and still an incredible game.

Obviously big shout-outs to all of those skilled vets who took the time to post their builds back in the day, still use them now :)
Hopefully for new players the builds seen in the forum posts will help you on your playthroughs, but remember nothing's wrong with experimenting with new and interesting builds, some new ones may pop up later.

Happy Telkine farming!
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Дед из Шишки Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:05am 
In the assassin build, why not use both onlsaught and calculated strike
Just charge up the onslaught and then use calculated strike, or it won't work together?
Maximus Dec 29, 2019 @ 6:34am 
Thanks for taking the time to make this my friend,i sank many,many hours into my original disks and now fancy remaking my old bonecharmer and go adventuring again.Great job and happy new year to you.
LowFatMilk  [author] Dec 28, 2019 @ 5:05pm 
You'd want a lot of intelligence for casting and summoning but also some into dexterity so you can wear the right armour sets late-game
Nadies twitch.tv/elpehue Dec 28, 2019 @ 12:20pm 
as a druid, what atributes do i have to put point?. always int? never dex or energy?
Suey Aug 18, 2019 @ 6:12am 
Sounds good, thanks a lot :)
LowFatMilk  [author] Aug 18, 2019 @ 5:36am 
I'd say for defensive build only mastery, pick the defence points from the Conqueror build, i.e the points that go into the special attacks with shields, the adrenaline skill and proc for the hp regen, and add in the ability to stun enemies with maces/axes as well, you can always respec later if you want.
Suey Aug 18, 2019 @ 4:20am 
Any tips for a Defense only build? I'm trying the get the achievement "Specialist" with this build but not sure where to put my points.
MeLuvBigD Jun 6, 2019 @ 2:58am 
Hi, is champion and guardian guide still up 2 date?
LowFatMilk  [author] Jun 1, 2019 @ 5:24pm 
I have a Dreadweaver (Oracle) has huge lightning/ice damage. Battlemage is pretty solid too
Rex Jun 1, 2019 @ 10:49am 
@LowFatMilk Thanks, and in a matter of distance mage with a high damage, which one would you recommend?