Intro & build description
This relatively new skill was one of the most popular and strongest choice for Blight league builds. Since mine builds are strong and safe with pretty cheap gear, this is a perfect starter build for 3.9 Metamorph league.
- The build doesn't require lots of high-end gear, except for rare Shaper helm. Build works even with all rare items.
- Perfect as a league starter
- Scales really well with currency investment
- Doesn't have to worry about reflect
- Mines might seem like a lot of skill management for some people
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.9] Skill tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 2||Bomb Specialist|
|Labyrinth 3||Explosives Expert|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Born in the Shadows|
Skill gem setup
Arcane Surge Support (LVL 7)
Swift Assembly Support
Trap and Mine Damage Support
Cast When Damage Taken Support
Increased Duration Support
Summon Ice Golem
Offhand weapon / shield
Increased Duration 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
For the helmet slot, we should be first looking for a helmet with “Icicle Mine has +20% to Critical Strike Multiplier” enchant. Then, we could craft it using pristine + prismatic fossils for at least 80 life and as much elemental resistances as you can get.
Body ArmourRare Vaal Regalia
Our target for chest slot is rare 6-linked Vaal regalia.
Stats to look for are high life and resistances.
Good way to get 6-linked regalia is to buy or farm The Ethereal divination cards.
For glove slot we also are looking for pretty basic stuff with at least 80 life and 80%+ total elemental resistance.
Look for rare boots with 80+ life, some resistance and 30% increased movement speed.
Left RingRare ring
Look for generic rare ring with at least 70 life and some resistances.
Extra mods like mana or mana regeneration rate are pretty good to have on top too.
Later into the endgame, look for Snakepit Ring and equip it in right ring slot.
This ring makes projectiles from Icile Mines chain, giving us even faster clear speed.
Look for rare amulet with life and at leas 30% global critical strike multiplier.
Global critical strike chance on top of that is also good to have.
BeltRare Stygian Vise
Look for rare Stygian Vise with at least 80 life and some resistances.
1Hand WeaponRare Wand
Look for wands with at least 80% increased critical strike chance for spells,some global critical strike multiplier and spell damage
Cheaper option would be to just look for both crit mods and craft spell damage using crafting bench.
Same as previously mentioned wand.
On jewels look for following stats:
1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Global critical strike multiplier / with cold skills / with elemental skills
3.) Increased Spell damage
4.) Global critical strike chance with cold skills / with elemental skills
5.) Attributes or resistances you might need
1.) Divine life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Atziri’s Promise
3.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
4.) Lavianga’s Spirit
5.) Basalt Flask with freeze removal