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[2.6] Fire Trap Witch (Elementalist)

Intro & build description

Straight forward build to play. You throw fire traps, enemies burn to death while you move to next pack and repeat. It is very safe to play trapper, you are always on the move and can kite most of the enemies with ease since we are running Temporal Chains supported by blasphemy which makes it aura and you slow anyone that is close to you.

Build Pros

  • Great clear speed
  • Requires close to nothing at the beginning
  • HC viable
  • Very high life pool
  • Guardians Viable

Build Cons

  • Traps are expensive on mana
  • Can't do ''Monsters Avoid Elemental Status Ailments'' map mod

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Oak

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Shaper of Desolation
Labyrinth 2Beacon of Ruin
Labyrinth 3Pendulum of Destruction
Endgame LabyrinthMastermind of Discord

Skill gem setup


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Flame Dash

Vaal Lightning Trap

Body Armor



Temporal Chains

Arctic Armour



Orb of Storms

Curse on Hit Support


Increased Critical Strikes Support

2h Weapon

Fire Trap

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Chance to Ignite Support

Increased Area of Effect Support

Fire Penetration Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris Circlet

Get as much life and resistances as possible.

Body Armour

Kaom's Heart

Any hybrid or pure life chest is fine till you get Kaom’s Heart.


Sorcerer Gloves

Life and resistances are your safest bet. Nothing exclusive here, find a pair that is cheap and offer decent amount of stats mentioned above.


Sorcerer Boots

Pair of boots with high movement speed coupled with high life and some resistances.

Left Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Get dexterity and some strength on rings, mana regeneration is always welcome as well if you can find ring with all these stats for affordable price.

Right Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Get dexterity and some strength on rings, mana regeneration is always welcome as well if you can find ring with all these stats for affordable price.


Xoph's Heart

Xoph’s Heart is best amulet in slot for this build, don’t upgrade it to Xoph’s Blood, it’s a noob-trap since it gives Avatar of Fire which means we can’t proc Elemental Equilibrium.  Ngamahu Tiki is good alternative till you can afford Xoph’s Heart.


Leather Belt

As much life and resistances as possible. Flask charges.duration on top of these two stats are nice as well.

2Hand Weapon

The Searing Touch

Searing Touch is best in slot item for the build, find, buy or craft +2 fire damage staff till you can afford Searing Touch.


Viridian Jewel

Stat priority:

  1. Maximum Life
  2. Area Damage
  3. Trap Damage
  4. Fire Damage


Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

About prime

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  1. What ascendancy things do you take for the witch?

  2. Could you please post lvling build?

  3. You pick Acrobatics, but use ES helmet, gloves and boots and ARMOR chest. Does Acrobatics worth it?

    • Acrobatics are strong, if you pick evasion base, you have to get 4 offcolours on every single piece. Thats the reason they are ES bases.

  4. And why you use chance to ignite on fire trap? Only for quality bonus?

    • Monsters are burning from fire trap while they are standing in area, Chance to Ignite will give you option to ignite and kite tougher encounters. + it double dips

  5. bro, link or tell properties u all flasks pls

  6. Flask setup for the build: pls

  7. can u link or say full name u items set

  8. + what to study after 94? u trees for 94 lvls, im 89, take a tree up to LVL 100 pls bro, interesting build

  9. Martin Stinsson

    Looking really nice! How do your proc EE? With orb of storm?

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