Intro & build description
Poison seismic trap has been one of the best league starters for a while, and in this league, it has received a buff through curse improvements as well as a bug fix of one of the masteries. This is one of the builds that can kill uber bosses with 1-2 divine investments if you have the skill for it. So it’s safe to say, it’s going to be one of the best league starters for the new league.
- One of the best league starters currently in the game
- Does not require a lot of currency invested to kill bosses
- With investment, can scale to absurd damage numbers
- Not the fastest mapper, but still fair
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.20] Skill Tree PoB Community
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Perfect Crime|
|Labyrinth 2||Chain Reaction|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Born in The Shadows|
Skill gem setup
Divergent Herald of Agony (Important for poison chance)
Void Manipulation Support
Trap and Mine Damage Support
Advanced Traps Support
Deadly Ailments Support
Unbound Ailments Support
Cluster Traps Support
Flame Dash (LVL 16)
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)
Defiance Banner (LVL 20)
Vaal Molten Shell (LVL 10)
Divine Blessing Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Faster Attacks Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetThe Devouring Diadem
This is one of the first chase items of the build, beside Cold Iron point.
In the first days it will probably cost around 80-120c, so until you can get it, just use rare helmet with high life and resistances and drop Determination / Grace auras if you cannot support them.
Body ArmourRare Shaper Body Armour
As your 1st 6-link, go for Tabula Rasa.
After that, there are multiple choices that you can make:
1) Rare shaper armour with +1 to active skill gems, high life and crafted % maximum life and mana. This option will overall give you bigger life pool, while still giving +1 to skills.
2) Skin of The Lords with Magebane keystone.
This would allow us to save 1 skill point as well as give +2 levels of our skill gems.
Look for rare gloves with high life and high elemental resistances.
Look for generic rare boots with 30% movement speed, at least 80 to max life and high resistances.
Good implicit for your boots would be “Gain x% of physical damage as extra chaos damage”.
Left RingMing's Heart
Amazing ring for the build. You can even go ahead and use 2x of them until you obtain rare ring with damage over time multiplier.
Right RingRare Essence Crafted Ring
Our rare ring we can easily craft ourselves.
1) Get a ring with high fractured life
2) Get an essence of delirium and use it on your ring.
3) Craft an additional mod of your choice.
Look for rare amulet with Chaos damage over time multiplier and high life.
+1 to chaos skill gems mod in combination with dot multi and life is a nice upgrade to strive for.
Look for rare belt, ideally Stygian vise with high life and resistances.
Increased trap throwing speed is a good additional mod to craft on your belt.
1Hand WeaponCold Iron Point
Cold iron point is our endgame weapon of choice.
Until you can get it, use regular dagger with increased spell damage and ideally +1 to physical skill gems.
Look for rare shield with high life, spell suppression and some res. Craft “Gain x% of Physical Damage as extra chaos damage” on your shield.
Without jewels, this build has 90% chance to poison on hit, so we use jewels to get it to 100%.
Look for following mods on your jewels:
1) 5% Chance to poison on hit (Mandatory mod on 2 rare jewels)
2) Chaos damage over time multiplier
3) Increased maximum life
4) Increased chaos damage
This build uses following flasks:
1) Divine Life flask with bleed removal
2) Granite Flask
3) Quicksilver Flask
4) Jade Flask
5) Quartz Flask