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[3.15 PoE Build] LL Glacial Cascade Miner Shadow (Saboteur)

Intro & build description

This Glacial Cascade league starter is a perfect build for the Ultimatum league. Most of the items used by the build are pretty cheap and you can get to mapping with really low investment. While endgame gear has some quite expensive options, they are in no way required to play the build.
Glacial Cascade when played as mine, offers immunity to reflect, great clear speed, and good damage vs bosses.

Note: Transition into low life when you have at least 3500+ Energy shield.

Build Pros

  • Cheap to start, scales well with currency invested
  • Good clear speed
  • Good survivability
  • Doesn't require much to start mapping

Build Cons

  • Endgame upgrades can get expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.15] Skill Tree
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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Bomb Specialist
Labyrinth 2Explosives Expert
Labyrinth 3Pyromaniac
Endgame LabyrinthBorn In The Shadows

Skill gem setup


Precision (LVL 1)

Enlighten (LVL 3+)

Summon Skitterbots


Body Armor

Glacial Cascade

Blastchain Mine Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Minefield Support

Awakened Added Cold Damage Support

Inspiration Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call Support

Anomalous Bear Trap

Vaal Righteous Fire (Only use Vaal version)


Flame Dash

Arcane Surge Support

Second Wind Support

Smoke Mine

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Frost Bomb

Spell Cascade Support


Offhand weapon / shield

Vaal Discipline



Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Hubris Circlet

Look for rare Hubris Circlet with at least 280 energy shield and some resistances.

Body Armour

Shavronne's Wrappings

A must-have for any low life build. Until you can get Shavronne’s, use Tabula Rasa or rare body armor with high life and some energy shield.


Rare Energy Shield Gloves

Look for rare Energy Shield gloves with 120+ energy shield, some resistances and open suffix. When you can, craft “Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Spider Skill” on the gloves.


Sin Trek

Great, affordable boots with high energy shield.

Left Ring

Rare Opal Ring with Elder Influence

Look for rare ring (Ideally Opal) with Elder influence.
Use Essence of Hysteria on it for “Gain 10% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage” mod. Other great mods on the ring would be +to maximum energy shield, strength or resistances. Reroll the ring until you are happy with result.

Right Ring

Mark of The Shaper

Mark of The Shaper is an amazing ring for the build, providing lots of damage and some energy shield.


Presence of Chayula

Great defensive amulet for most low-life builds.

Until you can get it, use rare amulet with global critical strike multiplier and +to maximum energy shield. Other good mods would be attributes, resistances or % increased spell damage.


Crystal Belt

Look for rare Crystal Belt with high energy shield and as much resistances as possible.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Wand or Sceptre

Look for rare Wand or Sceptre with at least 50%+ increased spell damage and +1 to level of all physical spell skill gems.
Other excellent mods to have on your weapon are global critical strike multiplier, critical strike chance for spells or +1 to level of all spell skill gems.


Prism Guardian

A must-have shield for the moment when we transition into low-life – start using it together with Shavronne’s Wrappings.
Until then, use rare energy shield based shield.


Jewel Setup

Unique Jewels the build uses:

-Transcendent Flesh
– Watcher’s Eye with 15% cold resistance penetration while affected by hatred / critical strike chance while affected by hatred
– Energy From Within

Mods to look for on your rare jewels:

1.) Critical strike multiplier with cold skills
2.) Global critical strike multiplier
3.) Increased maximum energy shield
4.) Attributes / Resistances that you need


Flask Setup

1.) Taste of Hate
2.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Diamond Flask with Freeze removal
4.) Silver Flask with Bleed removal
5.) Rumi’s Concoction / Bottled Faith

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

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