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[3.0] Fire Nova Mine Shadow (Saboteur)

Intro & build description

One of the most enjoyable builds I’ve played, it is super safe and fast clearing. Build runs  through maps very quickly while destroying everything on its path.  Sadly, builds area effect did get nerfed (every skill in the game got nerfed), but it still covers more than plenty space for quick mapping so it is not big of a deal. If you can’t decide what to play in upcoming league, I assure you, you can’t go wrong with Fire Mines. Build doesn’t require any specific uniques to start with, ones that enhance build greatly are dirt cheap.

Build Pros

  • Very safe
  • Cheap
  • Good clear speed
  • Perfect build to start in new leagues
  • Can get adapted for magic finding

Build Cons

  • Can't do Guardians, Shaper or Uber Atziri

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Bomb Specialist
Labyrinth 2Demolition Specialist
Labyrinth 3Explosives Expert
Endgame LabyrinthBlinding Assault

Skill gem setup


Blasphemy Support

Temporal Chains


Enlighten Support

Body Armor

Fire Nova Mine

Minefield Support

Elemental Focus Support

Fire Penetration Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support


Vaal Clarity

Decoy Totem

Increased Duration Support

Faster Casting Support


Shield Charge

Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Increased Duration Support

Immortal Call

Offhand weapon / shield

Summon Stone Golem

Faster Casting Support


Build uniques / Example rare gear

Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade


Hubris Circlet

Hybrid rolled Hubris Circlet with high life, energy shield, elemental resistances. I suggest buying Hubris with ”Fire Nova Mine repeats an additional 2 times” enchant and crafting it yourself.

Body Armour

The Covenant

The Covenant makes Fire Nova Mine 7-link possible which is huge deal damage wise.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and attack speed to make your shield charge responsive.


Mutewind Whispersteps

Use any rare boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances till you buy Mutewind Whispersteps.

Left Ring

Two-Stone Ring

Life, elemental resistances, fire damage.

Right Ring

Doedre's Damning

Thanks to this ring we can run dual curse supported by blasphemy. If you are rich, I suggest buying amulet with extra curse corruption.


Bisco's Collar

Really great amulet, immensely increases loot you get from killing monsters.


Leather Belt

High life, elemental resistances, flask charges gained.

1Hand Weapon

Void Sceptre

Spell damage, increased critical strike chance for spells, global critical strike multiplier.


Titanium Spirit Shield

Life, increased critical strike chance for spells, energy shield, elemental resistances.



  1. Increased maximum life
  2. Increased mine damage
  3. Increased fire damage
  4. Increased area damage


Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  2. Seething Divine Life Flask of Heat
  3. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  4. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Iron Skin
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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  1. skill tree will not load… is it possbile to upload?

    • Thank you. Passive skill trees were made with poeplanner.com prior to 3.0 launch, sadly it stopped working on launch day. Passives are up to date now, sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. The link for the skill tree is down, can you please fix it? thanks

    • Thank you. Passive skill trees were made with poeplanner.com prior to 3.0 launch, sadly it stopped working on launch day. Passives are up to date now, sorry for the inconvenience.

  3. Have you tried running with Carcass Jack Varnished Coat instead of The Covenant Spidersilk Robe?

    • Haven’t tried it because I felt there was no need for more area of effect, damage on chest is great though. Carcass could work really great, but I feel like Covenant makes it easier on 4link and 5 link. Essentially one extra link from added chaos.

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