Intro & build description
A mine build is always a solid choice for a league starter and this one is not different. Cheap, reliable and doesn’t require any specific items to make it work. You could expect to easily go mapping, complete heists and kill endgame bosses with this build.
- Good survivability - 7000+ effective hp
- Good clear and single target damage
- Perfect as a league starter since it doesn't require any specific uniques to function
- Cheap to start and scales well with currency invested
- Immune to reflect due to the fact that it's primarily a mine build
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.12] Skill Tree Path of Building link
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Ambush and Assasinate|
|Labyrinth 2||Unstable Infusion|
|Labyrinth 3||Deadly Infusion|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Opportunistic (Offense) / Mistwalker (Defense)|
Skill gem setup
Herald of Ash
Enlighten (LVL 4 ideally)
Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support
Awakened Controlled Destruction Support
Energy Leech Support
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 8)
Second Wind Support
Faster Casting Support / Void Sphere for porcupines
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 3)
Enfeeble (LVL 7)
Wave of Conviction (Max LVL)
Vaal Righteous Fire (Max LVL) - only use Vaal version for dps
High-Impact Mine Support
Awakened Controlled Destruction Support
Concentrated Effect Support / Awakened Increased Area of Effect Support
Trap and Mine Damage Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetRare Hubris Circlet
Look for rare Hubris Circlet with 40% increased Bladefall or Blade Blast damage labyrinth enchantment.
Ideally, it should have at least 90 maximum life, at least 200 energy shield and decent elemental resistances.
Body ArmourRare Vaal Regalia
Look for Vaal Regalia with at least 90 life and one high energy shield prefix. Craft “Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield” on it using crafting bench.
This is a Gravicius signature mod and can be unlocked by unveiling body armours.
GlovesRare Fingerless Silk Gloves
Look for Fingerless Silk gloves with at least 70 life, high resistances and dexterity mod. Any extra energy shield mods are also great.
Great, cheap pair of boots that give us life, some ES and damage.
Alternatively, you could use rare energy shield based boots with Hunter influence and Tailwind mod, but those are way more expensive.
You could also use regular energy shield boots with high life, 30% increased movement speed and resistances, if you cannot cap them with other items.
Left RingMark of The Shaper
Quite expensive early in the league, but very affordable after a week in.
The ring works with the build extremely well giving a lot of damage, increased maximum life and energy shield.
Right RingRare Two-Stone Ring with Elder Influence
Look for rare Two-Stone ring with Elder Influence for the Mark of The Shaper synergy.
Mods to look for – at least 60 to maximum life, resistances, dexterity. Energy shield mod would be good as well.
If you have some extra currency, you could buy one with Poacher’s Mark on Hit mod for easy Frenzy Charge generation.
AmuletRare Citrine Amulet with Elder Influence
Look for rare Citrine Amulet with elder influence.
The main mod we are looking for here is “Gain Gain x% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage” since it gives a lot of damage to our build. Other mods to look for are life, global critical strike multiplier, resistances, strength and dexterity.
Whispers of Doom, Constitution, Heartseeker, Force Shaper.
BeltRare Crystal Belt
Look for rare Crystal Belt with high life, energy shield and some resistances. You could also craft % increased damage on it.
2Hand WeaponEclipse Staff with Elder Influence
The main item of the build is an Eclipse Staff with Elder influence and “Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Power Charge On Critical Strike” mod.
This mod gives us the 7th link for our Bladefall skill.
I suggest trying to craft this staff yourself by using Aetheric Fossils for more common caster modifiers.
Other good mods beside Power Charge on Critical strike would be +x to level of all Physical Spell gems / all spell skill gems, 90%+ increased spell damage, lightning/cold/fire damage to spells, increased critical strike chance for spells.
Since this build doesn’t lack in damage, we use 3 defensive rare jewels for attributes and resistances.
Mods to look for:
1.) Increased maximum life / increased maximum energy shield (ideally both)
2.) + To Strength and Dexterity
3.) +x% to all resistances
4.) If you have attributes and resistances handled, look for global critical strike multiplier mod as a suffix
This build also uses Thread of Hope unique jewel. It’s quite expensive early in the league, but it drops in price dramatically after a week or so. We use this jewel in slot above Devotion node to allocate Divine Wrath and Divine Fury nodes, both of those are really strong for our build.
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of adrenaline
3.) Basalt Flask with freeze removal
4.) Cinderswallow Urn
5.) Atziri’s Promise