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[3.18] Fire Trap / RF Inquisitor | Full Build Guide

Intro & build description

RF and trap builds have been notoriously strong and cheap league starters. Especially as the game is evolving, it gets easier to sustain the RF due to additional mechanics introduced in the game. While you won’t be able to run RF straight away, the trap will carry you into the endgame and soon you will find yourself burning the screens of enemies with RF.

If you haven’t decided on what to play in the upcoming SEntinel league, this might be the build for you.

Build Pros

  • League starter build
  • Lots of damage with minimal investment
  • Very versatile
  • Tanky
  • More than decent clear speed

Build Cons

  • RF and traps are not for everyone

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Link


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Righteous Providence
Labyrinth 2Augury of Penitence
Labyrinth 3Sanctuary
Endgame LabyrinthPious Path

Skill gem setup


Divergent Righteous Fire

Lifetap Support

Swift Affliction Support

Increased Area of Effect Support

Body Armor

Fire Trap

Lifetap Support

Combustion Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Burning Damage Support

Empower Support


Tempest Shield

Summon Skitterbots

Divergent Malevolence



Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Vaal Molten Shell

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Armageddon Brand

Hextouch Support

Elemental Weakness

Offhand weapon / shield

Enduring Cry

Vaal Impurity of Ice

Defiance Banner

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


Rare Helm

Most important mods for the helm are :
“Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Burning Damage”
“Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Concentrated Effect” as we will keep RF setup here.

Rest of the starts are secondary. If you can get a helm with life and elemental resistances, that is great.

Up until you run RF, you can use a regular rare help with high life and elemental resistances or stats for gear/skill requirements.

Body Armour

Rare Body Armour

Regular body armour with very high life and elemental resistances. If you can, get one with a craft “Gain 10% of maximum life as as extra maximum energy shield”.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with high life, elemental resistances or stats.


Legacy of Fury

An absolute wonderful boots for the build. Get a pair as soon as you can.

Up until the Legacy of Fury, use any rare boots with life and elemental resistances and movement speed.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, high elemental resistances or stats.

If you are struggling with the mana costs, consider crafting -# total mana costs of skills.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, high elemental resistances or stats.

If you are struggling with the mana costs, consider crafting -# total mana costs of skills.


Ashes of the Stars

Pretty much the BiS amulet for the endgame. Use a rare amulet with the life, elemental resistances or stats until you get your hands on Ashes of the Stars.


Rare Belt

Get a stygian vise or leather belt with very high life and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Unique Wand

Wand with a high spell damage, damage over time multiplier and if possible, + 1 to level of all fire spell skill gems.


Aegis Aurora

An amazing shield to have which explains the popularity. Aegis Aurora is definitely not a budget version and don’t expect to get it very soon, however, with few lucky currency or item drops you will be able to afford Aegis Aurora in no time.

Use any rare shield with life, elemental resistance, energy shield until you can afford/find Aegis Aurora.


Rare Jewels

1. Maximum life
2. Elemental resistances
3. Fire damage over time multiplier


Cluster Jewels

*Prismatic Heart
*Widespread Destruction
*Flow of Life
*Student of Decay



*Master of Fire
*Pure Guile
*Veteran Defender


Melding of the Flesh

This jewel does not need an introduction. Pretty much one of the strongest jewels currently in the game and this jewel is the reason we want elemental resistances on every piece of gear.


Watcher's Eye

6% increased maximum Energy Shield
6% increased maximum Life
5% increased maximum Mana
+21% to Damage over Time Multiplier while affected by Malevolence
42% reduced Reflected Elemental Damage taken while affected by Purity of Elements


Flask Setup

1. Bottled Faith
2. Masochist’s Basalt Flask of Surefootedness
3. Masochist’s Granite Flask of Tapping
4. Flagellant’s Quartz Flask of the Order
5. Delinquent’s Quicksilver Flask of the Hare

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

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