ICICLE MINE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Saboteur based build focusing on the Skill Icicle 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

  • Not as Smooth as Traps

  • You Need to Keep Detonating your Mines

  • Vulnerable to Chaos Damage

  • Evasion Dependent

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
Belly of the Beast is the best option, it grants up to 40% increased life and 15% to all elemental resistances.
- You can also use Kaom's Heart for more life, but keep in mind that you’ll need 2 Tremor Rod Staves and getting the right colours (4 Green + 2 Blue) on the second one might get expensive.
  • WEAPON
- I’ve thought this build to be played with the Tremor Rod, mainly because with this Staff mines can be detonated twice, this means that we always have active mines on the floor granting extra critical strike chance. It also grants +2 to level of socketed spell gems and 60% increased spell damage.
  • 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
- ​A rare Ring with life, Strength and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, Strength and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
- ​The Pandemonius is expensive and not mandatory, but if you have the money to buy it you should. This amulet grants 20% cold penetration, 30% increased cold damage and it blinds your enemies granting more survivability.
- ​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 Cold penetration. Remember that your uncapped cold resistance must be the highest. Details here.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Icicle Mine deals 40% increased damage
- 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: Heart of Ice (Crimson + Oplaescent + Golden)
- Alternative Option #2: Discipline and Training (Black + Silver + Silver)
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 111
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • STAFF (Single Target Setup)
Icicle Mine
Elemental Focus
Swift Assembly
Trap and Mine Damage
Controlled Destruction (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Hypothermia (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • HELMET
Vaal Grace
Frostbomb
Increased Duration
Vaal Righteous Fire
  • GLOVES
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
Flame Dash
Clarity
  • BOOTS
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge (level 6)
Increased Duraiton
Culling Strike
  • BODY ARMOUR (Clear Speed Setup)
Icicle Mine
Minefield
Trap and Mine Damage
Chain
Added Cold Damage
Cold Penetration

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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