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[3.1] Crit Arc Miner Shadow (Saboteur)

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.

Build Pros

  • Cheap - great as a league starter build
  • Very fast clearspeed
  • Can do reflect maps
  • Can kill Shaper / Uber Atziri

Build Cons

  • Not everyone likes mine builds

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill Tree [118p]


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

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

Skill gem setup


Elemental Weakness


Curse on Hit Support

Orb of Storms

Body Armor

Trap Support

Arctic Breath

Cluster Traps Support

Multipler Traps Support


Arcane Surge Support (LVL 8)

Faster Casting Support

Less Duration Support

Lightning Warp


Detonate Mines

Spell Totem Support

Summon Ice Golem

Increased Duration Support

2h Weapon


Minefield Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Elemental Focus Support

Added Lightning Damage Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris 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 Armour

Cloak 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.


Fingerless Silk Gloves

Look for Fingerless Silk gloves with life and resistances. Some energy shield is a nice bonus.


Mutewind Whispersteps

Great damage boots for the build giving us spell crit, elemental damage and some utility.

Left Ring

Diamond Ring

Look for Diamond Ring base with life, some resistances, mana and mana regeneration.

Right Ring

Diamond Ring

Same mods as previously mentioned ring.


Choir 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.


Leather Belt

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 Weapon

Tremor 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.


Jewel Setup

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


Flask Setup

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

Spell rotation:

Place mines -> Detonate, if you need, detonate additional time because Tremor rod allow us that.

Boss Killing:

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.

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. Is there a guide of some sort for leveling this?

    • Leveling is easy – just use Blade vortex until you can get 4-link. In it put Arc – Remote Mine – Minefield – Trap and mine damage gems and you are good to go until you get Tremor Rod.

  2. How Arc work with this gems with out mines remote??

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