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[PoE 3.9] Lightning Trap / Lightning Spire Trap Shadow (Saboteur)

Intro & build description

If you don’t like to get up close to the monsters and rather explode them from the distance, this build might be for you. The build uses 2 kinds of traps,  Lightning trap is used for map clearing, while Lightning Spire trap takes care of very tanky boss encounters. Thanks to Tinkerskin unique chest this build uses, we generate frenzy charges, gain phasing and recover life and energy shield on trap triggers which makes this build VERY safe and it excels at killing bosses.

Build Pros

  • Cheap, you can play this build with whatever items you pick up from the ground
  • Requires no unique items to function
  • SSF viable
  • Very safe gameplay
  • Great clear speed
  • Can do every single map mod
  • Great build for boss killing

Build Cons

  • Let me know

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.9] Skill tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Perfect Crime
Labyrinth 2Chain Reaction
Labyrinth 3Pyromaniac
Endgame LabyrinthExplosives Expert

Skill gem setup


Orb of Storms

Curse on Hit Support


Arcane Surge (1 lvl)

Body Armor

Lightning Trap

Controlled Destruction Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Cluster Traps Support

Lightning Penetration Support

Pierce Support


Lightning Spire Trap

Lightning Penetration Support

Elemental Focus Support

Controlled Destruction Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call



2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support

Vaal Grace

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helmet with high life (at least 80) and elemental resistances.


Body Armour


Only unique we use and yet build is completely playable without Tinkerskin. However, I strongly suggest using this chest for frenzy charge generation, phasing and sweet life and energy shield recovery on your trap triggers.


Shaped Rare Gloves

Shaped rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and ”socketed gems are supported by level # trap and mine damage / #% increased trap damage” mod.


Rare Boots

Generic rare boots with high movement speed (at least 25%), high life (75+) and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, high dexterity and elemental resistances.

Right Ring

Rare Ring

Rare ring with high life, high strength and elemental resistances. If your stats are fine, you can look for rings with % increased lightning damage instead.


Rare Amulet

Rare amulet with spell damage, global critical strike multiplier and life. Preferably use Amber Amulet, for strength requirement.


Stygian Vise

Stygian Vise belt with high life and elemental resistances. Use Leather Belt till you get Stygian Vise.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Sceptre

Rare sceptre with spell damage, lightning damage, global critical strike multiplier and flat lightning damage to spells.



Rare Shield

High life, elemental resistances, critical strike chance with spells and spell damage.


Rare Jewels

  1. % Increased maximum life
  2. % Increased lightning damage
  3. % to Global critical strike multiplier
  4. % to Critical strike multiplier with lightning skills


Abyss Jewels

  1. +# to maximum life
  2. Adds # to # Lightning damage to spells
  3. +#% to global critical strike muliplier
  4. #% increased global critical strike chance


Flask Setup

  1. Seething Divine Life Flask of Heat
  2. Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  3. Experimenter’s Jade Flask of Reflexes
  4. Chemist’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

About prime

Prime is knowledgeable in everything builds related. Mostly focuses on writing build guides and tutorials on how to play with certain skills.


  1. I made a PoB pastebin link with just the essentials https://pastebin.com/YADaiWFA

  2. Anyone else having mana problems without a mana flask? I seem to be requiring one – am I missing something?

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