Intro & build description
Arc as a spell is alright, however, when you make mines out of it, it gets much stronger. This build is very cheap, therefore great as a league starter but with currency investment it’s great as a very end-game option.
- Cheap - great as a league starter build
- Very fast clearspeed
- Can do reflect maps
- Can kill Shaper / Uber Atziri
- Not everyone likes mine builds
Passive tree(s) and Path of BuildingSkill Tree [118p]
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Bomb Specialist|
|Labyrinth 2||Demolitions Specialist|
|Labyrinth 3||Explosives Expert|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Blinding Assault|
Skill gem setup
Curse on Hit Support
Orb of Storms
Cluster Traps Support
Multipler Traps Support
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 8)
Faster Casting Support
Less Duration Support
Spell Totem Support
Summon Ice Golem
Increased Duration Support
Trap and Mine Damage Support
Elemental Focus Support
Added Lightning Damage Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetHubris Circlet / Eternal Burgonet
Look for white helmet with 40% increased Arc Damage enchantment.
Best bet is to buy white helmet with said enchantment and craft life + resistances on it. Energy shield is a nice bonus.
Body ArmourCloak of Defiance
This is a great body armour, which allows us to save several points on the passive tree. Mind over matter is in good place right now and will provide another layer of defense to the build.
Best part is that we only need 4-link in the body armour slot so it’s gonna cost you a lot less.
Another great option would be Inpulsa’s Broken Heart which synergyzes with the build extremely well but would require Mind over Matter keystone to be allocated on passive skill tree.
GlovesFingerless Silk Gloves
Look for Fingerless Silk gloves with life and resistances. Some energy shield is a nice bonus.
Great damage boots for the build giving us spell crit, elemental damage and some utility.
Left RingDiamond Ring
Look for Diamond Ring base with life, some resistances, mana and mana regeneration.
Right RingDiamond Ring
Same mods as previously mentioned ring.
AmuletChoir of the Storm
Choir of the Storm is superstrong amulet for the build, it synergyzes with the build ideally by giving mana, crit chance, lightning damage and Lightning bolt trigger on crit.
Choir of the Storm will probably be pretty expensive at the start of the league, so rare amulet with at leat 30% global crit chance and 30% global crit multiplier and some life would be great option.
Look for Leather belt with at least 85-90 life, some resistance and an open suffix so you can master-craft trap and mine damage on it.
2Hand WeaponTremor Rod
This is core item for the build – start saving up for it as soon as possible.
You can do all endgame with 5-linked Tremor Rod and getting it 5-linked usually is pretty easy, however aim for 6-link.
On jewels look for:
1.) Increased crit chance with lightning / elemental skills etc
2.) Increased crit multiplier with lightning / elemental skills etc
3.) Increased Maximum life
4.) Increased Lightning / Spell / Mine Damage
5.) Resistances and attributes if you are lacking
1.) Divine life Flask with bleed removal
2.) Divine life Flask with freeze removal
3.) Atziri’s Promise
4.) Sugeon’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
5.) Lavianga’s Spirit
Place mines -> Detonate, if you need, detonate additional time because Tremor rod allow us that.
Put Orb of Storms down to apply Elemental Weakness and Conductivity -> Throw maximum amount of Arctic Breath traps on the boss -> Put down Detonate mines Spell totem -> Drink Atziri’s Promise -> Start Placing mines quickly, when your mana drops to around half or 1/3, drink Lavianga’s Spirit and continue placing as many mines as you can while avoiding hits from boss.
This is an easy way to dish out lots and lots of damage and kick any bosses ass.