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[PoE 3.13 Build] LL Ball Lightning Miner Shadow (Saboteur)

Intro & build description

If you want absolutely insane single target damage, this is the build for you. It can do all the content in the game, survive and has great clear speed. It will without doubt fare well in the new Ritual league due to its massive AoE and damage. Note: Before you transition into low life, make sure you have picked up all the reduced mana reservation nodes on the skill tree and have at least 3000 energy shield with Shavronne’s Wrappings.

Build Pros

  • Can do all the content in the game, including Awakener and Uber elder
  • Immune to elemental ailments
  • Can do any map mod there is
  • Good survivability

Build Cons

  • Mine builds are notorious for having a lot of intensive button pushing

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.12] Skill Tree
[3.13] Skill Tree
Path of Building


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Pyromaniac
Labyrinth 2Born in the Shadows
Labyrinth 3Bomb Specialist
Endgame LabyrinthExplosives Exper

Skill gem setup


Wave of Conviction

Curse On Hit Support

Conductivity Support

Culling Strike Support

Body Armor

Ball Lightning

High-Impact Mine Support

Minefield Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Slower Projectiles Support

Awakened Added Lightning Damage Support


Summon Skitterbots

Vaal Discipline (Use regular Discipline as well)

Herald of Thunder

Enlighten Support (LVL 3 or 4)



Precision (LVL 1)

Blood Magic

Enlighten Support (LVL 3)

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Flame Dash (LVL 20)

Faster Casting Support

Second Wind Support for movement / Arcane Surge (LVL 6) for more damage

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 8)

Immortal Call (LVL 10)


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 Hubris Circlet

Ideally you should consider buying Hubris circlet with Increased Ball lightning damage enchant and crafting it.
Craft it using Dense and Metallic fossils, to get decent energy shield, -9% Lightning resistance for nearby enemies and some resistance.

Body Armour

Shavronne's Wrappings

Since this is a Low-life build, Shavronne’s is the only viable option.

Until you get it, you can use rare chest with some life, energy shield and resistances.

For endless delve, pick up rare energy shield chest.


Rare Energy Shield Boots

Look for rare Energy shield boots with 30% movement speed, at least 120 energy shield and some resistances. Intelligence would be good stat as well, if resists aren’t a problem.

Sin Trek would be a good choice as well.

Left Ring

Circle of Regret

Great offensive ring for the build.
Get one with Herald of Thunder buff effect mod, good second mod would be extra lightning damage or lightning resistance.

In Endless Delve, rare rings would be good.

Right Ring

Rare Moonstone Ring

Look for rare Moonstone ring with crusader influence.

Mods to look for – %increased maximum energy shield and +to maximum energy shield. A resistance on top of that would be great.


Presence of Chayula

Presence of Chayula is a great amulet of low life builds, gives tons of extra energy shield.

Get it only after you transition to low life.

In Endless Delve, look for regular rare amulet with life, energy shield and some critical mods.


Rare Crystal Belt

Look for rare crystal belt with +to maximum energy shield and some resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Dagger

Ideally, look for rare dagger with 90%+ increased spell critical chance, +1 to Level of all Lightning Spell Skill Gems and some spell damage.


Rare Dagger

Same mods as previously mentioned dagger.


Jewel Setup

For unique jewels, get Energy From within. Place it in the socket near Mending to convert all that life to energy shield.

For some more defense, you could go for Cluster Jewel with Energy From Naught and Will Shaper notables.

On rare jewels look for:

1.) Global Critical strike multiplier / with lightning skills / with elemental skills
2.) Increased maximum energy shield
3.) Spell damage mods
4.) Resistances / Attributes if you are lacking


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Cinderswallow Urn
2.) Quciksilver Flask of Adrenaline
3.) Diamond Flask with bleed removal
4.) Lavianga’s Spirit
5.) Bottled Faith (if  you can afford it) or Atziri’s Promise

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

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