BALL LIGHTNING MINES

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Ball Lightning
Fires a slow-moving projectile that periodically damages enemies in an area around it with bolts of lightning.. We're using it as mines because we're supporting it with High-Impact Mines.
Summon Skitterbots
Not only grant 10% more mine damage, but they also chill and shock your enemies.
Orb of Storms
It will trigger Arcane Surge for a Spell Damage Buff. [Remember to keep Arcane Surge at level 4]. It also Curses enemies with Conductivity that reduces enemies' lightning resistance.
Wave of Conviction
A totem that applies lightning exposure to your enemies for 25% less lightning resistance.
Vaal Grace
is a temporary aura that grants a huge amount of chance to dodge attacks and spells. (Use it on bosses)
Clarity
Grants a huge amount of extra mana regeneration
Vaal Righteous Fire
Grants 8 seconds of 39% more spell damage. Great to use during a big fight. [Remember that you must use VAAL Righteous Fire. If you use the regular Righteous Fire, you are going to die.]
Flame Dash
Great Movement Skill
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Pyromaniac
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
- ​Bomb Specialis
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Demolition Specialist
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Explosives Expert
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Tukohama 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- Lightning Damage
- Spell Damage
- Mine Damage
- Critical Multiplier
- Maximum Life
BANDIT CHOICE
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
Start using Stormblast Mine on level 1, change for Icicle Mine on level 12, Pyroclast Mine on level 28 and when you reach level 31 you can finally start using Ball Lightning Mines. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • LEVELING ITEMS
- Doedre's Tenure for gloves, mainly because of its high amount of spell damage and because there're no drawbacks for a build that doesn’t use cast speed.. (equipable at level 12) 
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level spell caster characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Axiom Perpetuum is totally awesome for leveling up this build, it grants elemental damage and a LOT of critical chance. (equipable at level 10)
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.
 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Saboteur

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Mines

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here