FLICKER STRIKE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Trickster based build focusing on the skill Flicker Strike. Kill your enemies so fast the you won't be able to see. A very fun build, but not so cheap.

Pros

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Super Fun

  • Great Movement Speed

  • 0 Mana needed

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Way Too Vulnerable to Physical Damage (if using Abyssus)

  • Stays too Close to enemies

  • Frenzy Charges Dependent

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend a Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances. 
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and armour/evasion. Examples here.
  • SWORD
- Terminus Est is a mandatory sword for this build, it grants 1 Frenzy Charge for each critical strike, it keeps your Flicker Strike always flowing.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend Abyssus , because it gives a huge amount of extra damage. You become vulnerable to physical damage though.
- If you want to stay safe, a Rat's Nest is also a good choice.
- Or A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
-  You can also use Atziri's Steps that provides high amount of evasion, life, movement speed and chance to dodge spells. 
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Steel Ring or Diamond Ring with life and elemental resistances. Examples here and here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Steel Ring or Diamond Ring with life and elemental resistances. Examples here and here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- 1 Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. Examples here.
- 1 Diamond Flask is almost mandatory for this build, you need lots of critical chance to get your Frenzy Charges. Examples here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
- The Lion's Roar for more physical damage.
- If you have a good amount of currency you can use Sin's Rebirth for more damage
GEMS
  • SWORD
Flicker Strike
Melee Splash
Increased Critical Strikes
Melee Physical Damage (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Multistrike
When facing bosses, change Melee Splash for Bloodlust 
Ruthless (If 6 Linked Sockets)
  • BODY ARMOUR
Ancestral Protector
Blood Magic
Chance to Bleed
Summon Ice Golem
Maim (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Culling Strike (If 6 Linked Sockets)
  • GLOVES/BOOTS
Herald of Ice
Herald of Ash
Curse on Hit
Assassin's Mark
It might be tricky to get 2 Blue and 1 Red socket on a pure evasion item, you can use a hybrid equipment like this.
  • GLOVES/BOOTS
Leap Slam
Fortify
Hatred
Faster Attacks
  • HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Immortal Call (level 3)
Vaal Haste
Increased Duration

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Trickster

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
Bloodlust
Damage on Full Life (If 6 Sockets Linked)
Maim (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Concentrated Effect
Melee Physical Damage
Cyclone
For Shaper, Elder or Atziri use:
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Why have you speeded the Gameplay up?
- I have not, Flicker Strike is that fast.
  • 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 at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • Why Cast When Damage Taken  at level 1 and Immortal Call at level 3?
- Cast When Damage Taken can only support spell gems that have the same required level or lower.  At level 1 the required level of Cast When Damage Taken is 38, the same as Immortal Call at level 3. 
  • Cast When Damage Taken cannot trigger Vaal skills, why do you put them on the same setup?
- Vaal Haste is not there to be triggered by Cast When Damage Taken, but to be supported by Increased Duration. 
  • How do you generate Frenzy charges?
- Terminus Est, the unique mandatory sword for this build, grants 1 Frenzy Charge for each critical strike.
  • How do you generate Power charges?
- Assassin's Mark + Curse on Hit linked with Herald of Ice.
  • How can you use Flicker Strike if you have no mana?
- Trickster has an ascendancy node called Weave the Arcane that grants "Movement Skills Cost no Mana". Flicker Strike and Cyclone are movement skills.

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