ARC MINES

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Saboteur based build focusing on Arc Mine. This Build has a great clear speed and an unbelievable single target damage (even with budget gear). It's a great build for beginners because it's powerful and easy to play.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Can do all map mods

  • Awesome Single Target Damage

  • Powerful Even Without Much Investment

Cons

  • You Need to Keep Detonating your Mines

  • Vulnerable to Chaos Damage

  • Evasion Dependent

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The best option is Kaom's Heart for more life, because we don't really need the sockets. It's quite expensive though.
Belly of the Beast is the best budget option, it grants up to 40% increased life and 15% to all elemental resistances. Use it until you farm currency to buy your Kaom's Heart.
  • WEAPON
- I’ve thought this build to be played with the Tremor Rod, mainly because this staff already grant Blastchain Mine, making it really easy for us to get a 7L Arc Mine.
  • HELMET
- A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and Evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Machina Mitts are awesome, they leech mine damage as life to you.
- ​Or you can also use rare Energy shield gloves with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare energy shield boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
- If you already capped your Elemental Resisntaces I recommend Atziri's Steps, they grant Evasion, Life and chance to dodge Spells.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, Strength and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- Essence Worm ring is mandatory because it gives you the chance to use an Aura without reserving more mana. Let's use it to activate Wrath for more damage.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, Strength and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET [Anointments Tips]
- ​If you want to curse your enemies with Conductivity, reducing their lightning resistance, you can equip a lightning Impresence. But pay attention because if you do, it changes some of the Gem setups.
- ​You can also use a rare Amulet with Life, Dexterity, Strength and some resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased evasion during flask effect". Examples here.
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage. 
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Lightning penetration. Remember that your uncapped lightning resistance must be the highest. Details here.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Arc chains an additional time
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Constitution (Silver + Golden + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: Counterweight (Clear + Amber + Silver)
- Alternative Option #2: Discipline and Training (Black + Silver + Silver)
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 111
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • STAFF
Arc
Swift Assembly
Elemental Focus
Trap and Mine Damage
Controlled Destruction (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Added Lightning Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • HELMET
Orb of Storms
Culling Strike
Increased Duration
Arcane Surge (level 6)
IF USING 
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IF NOT USING 
Impresence_(Lightning)_inventory_icon.pn
  • GLOVES
  • GLOVES
Summon Skitterbots
Blasphemy
Enlighten
Conductivity
Summon Skitterbots
Clarity (level 10)
Enlighten
Flame Dash
  • BOOTS
  • BOOTS
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Clarity (level 10)
Increased Duration
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Summon Stone Golem
Increased Duration

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Saboteur

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Mines

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP on your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the Build is Cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only Recommended and not Mandatory. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6L takes a good amount of currency, start using 4L on low tier maps to farm your Currency
  • I don't have enough Strength for all those gems, what can I do?
- Look for Strength on your rare items. You can also take the +30 nodes on the Skill Tree.