Intro & build description
This Ice trap saboteur starter build for Scourge league will definitely interest you if you like good AoE, freezing, and shattering everything. This build provides a really safe, engaging gameplay that with enough investment, can do all the content game has to offer.
- Really cheap to start - perfect as a league starter
- Can forget about reflect as a trapper
- Good survivability with decent life + energy shield pool, recovery from Tinkerskin
- Great clearspeed
- With more currency invested, can take down any boss
- Top tier items can get expensive really fast
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.16] Skill Tree [3.17] Skill Tree PoB Community
|Bandits Quest Choice
|Kill all bandits
Ascendancy skill points
|Skill point choice
|Born In The Shadows
Skill gem setup
Awakened Cold Damage Support
Trap and Mine Damage Support
Cluster Traps Support
Charged Traps Support
Spell Cascade Support
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)
Cast on Death Support
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Cast When Damage Taken (LVL 1)
Immortal Call (LVL 3)
Tempest Shield (LVL 1)
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Look for rare helmet with at least 80 to maximum life and as high resistances as possible.
Good endgame helmet would also have “nearby enemies have -x% to cold resistance” mod.
One of the best items in the game for trappers. It gives us life, energy shield and frenzy charge generation.
It also has great defensive capabilities in the form of phasing and life & energy shield recovery on trap triggers.
Great gloves for trappers. They give a great increase to trap throwing speed by utilizing cast speed.
They also have other modifiers that are desirable for trappers, for example charge generation and spending life instead of mana for trap throwing.
Until you can get these gloves, use rare ones with high life and resistances.
Look for rare boots with 80+ to maximum life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances.
Left RingRare Ring
Look for rare ring with “Curse enemies level x frostbite on hit” mod and some life.
Right RingMalachai's Artifice
We use Malachai’s Artifice and socket Armageddon Brand in it to apply Elemental Equilibrium as well as frostbite on hit from other ring’s mod.
Our ideal amulet would have at least 70 maximum life, global critical strike multiplier and +1 to level of all cold skill gems.
BeltRare Stygian Vise
Look for rare Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.
1Hand WeaponRare Sceptre
Look for rare sceptre with at least 60% increased spell damage, +1 to level of all spell skill gems and some cast speed. You can bench craft critical strike for spells on it later.
We use sceptre so we can use shield charge, which cannot be used with wands.
Look for rare shield with %increased spell damage, +1 to level of all cold spell skill gems and if you can afford it, critical strike chance for spells on top of that. Cast speed is a great mod to bench craft afterwards.
Build uses 3 rare jewels. Look for following mods on them:
1) Increased maximum life
2) Global critical strike multiplier / critical strike multiplier with cold or elemental skills
3) Spell damage while holding a shield mod
4) Any resistance or attribute mods if you are lacking
A good endgame option would be Watcher’s Eye with any beneficial Zealotry mods you can get, like increased cast speed or elemental penetration.
Build uses following flasks:
1) Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3) Bottled Faith (Cheap and good alternative would be Atziri’s Promise)
4) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
5) Quartz Flask with curse removal