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[PoE 3.9] Icicle Mine Shadow (Saboteur)

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.

Build Pros

  • 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

Build Cons

  • 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

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Pyromaniac
Labyrinth 2Bomb Specialist
Labyrinth 3Explosives Expert
Endgame LabyrinthBorn in the Shadows

Skill gem setup


Flame Dash

Arcane Surge Support (LVL 7)

Phase Run

Faster Casting

Body Armor

Icicle Mine

Inspiration Support

Swift Assembly Support

Trap and Mine Damage Support

Pierce Support

Minefield Support




Summon Skitterbots

Enlighten Support



Cast When Damage Taken Support

Increased Duration Support


2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Summon Ice Golem

Frost Bomb

Cold Snap

Offhand weapon / shield

Smoke Mine

Vaal Grace

Increased Duration Support

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 Helmet

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 Armour

Rare 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.


Rare Gloves

For glove slot we also are looking for pretty basic stuff with at least 80 life and 80%+ total elemental resistance.


Rare Boots

Look for rare boots with 80+ life, some resistance and 30% increased movement speed.

Left Ring

Rare 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.

Right Ring


Later into the endgame, look for Snakepit Ring and equip it in right ring slot.

This ring makes projectiles from Icile Mines chain, givingĀ  us even faster clear speed.


Rare Amulet

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.


Rare Stygian Vise

Look for rare Stygian Vise with at least 80 life and some resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare 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.


Rare Wand

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


Flask Setup

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

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

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