BALL LIGHTNING MINES

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Saboteur based build focusing on Ball Lightning 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 body armour for this build would be an Elder one with a lot life, and more critical strike chance for attacks. Examples here.
- As a budget option I recommend a Belly of The Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
  • WEAPON
- The best weapon you can get is a rare wand with at least 80% increased spell damage, 80% increased critical chance for spells and +1 to all lightning spell skill gems. Examples here.
- But Singularity is an awesome budget alternative for you. It increases your damage and even add another defense layer slowing nearby enemies in 25%.
  • HELMET
- A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and Energy Shield. 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.
- ​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.
- It's also good to have a Dying Sun because it not only grants 2 extra projectiles but also increases your area of effect in 30%.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Ball Lightning
Lesser Multiple Projectiles
High-Impact Mines
Trap and Mine Damage
Inspiration (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Swift Assembly (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge (level 4)
Curse on Hit
Conductivity
  • HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
Flame Dash
Steelskin (level 16)
  • BOOTS
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Summon Stone Golem
Increased Duration
  • MAIN HAND
Clarity
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
  • OFF HAND
Wave of Conviction
Spell Totem
Culling Strike
  • RING
Wrath

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.

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