BUILD

SHOWCASE
Flicker Strike
Main source of damage. Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks it . If no specific monster is chosen, one is picked at random. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.
Ancestral Protector
Is going to make bosses way more vulnerable to your Flicker, 59% more damage for making them bleed (Bloodlust) and 14% more Damage (Maim). It also grants you a attack speed buff and deals a lot of damage itself.
Leap Slam
Great movement skill, linked with Fortify it even increases your survivability.
Immortal Call
Grants temporary physical damage immunity. Linked with Cast When Damage Taken to be activated everytime you recieve a certain amount of damage.
Vaal Haste
Temporary buff that grants massive attack speed, use it on bosses. 
Herald of Ice
Not only increases your damage and clear speed, it also curse enemies with Assassin's Mark, granting more critical strike chance and multiplier.
Hatred
A buff that grants a % of your physical damage as extra cold damage.
Summon Ice Golem
Minion that grants accuracy and critical chance.
Cyclone
Some endgame bosses like Shaper, Elder and Atziri requires some control over your character, and Flicker Strike is not a good option in that case. So with just a few gem swaps you can use Cyclone in order to kill those bastards :P
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Weave the Arcane for 0 mana cost to Cyclone and Flicker Strike.
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Swift Killer for extra damage and Frenzy&Power charges generation.
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Harness the Void for chance to deal a lot more damage as extra chaos damage.
  • UBER LABYRINTH
​Ghost Dance not really very usefull, but helps your survivability (You need to have at least 1 equipment that grants some Energy Shield) Example here.
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Physical Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Critical Chance
- x% Increased Critical Multiplier
- x% Increased Melee Damage
BANDIT CHOICE
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. You can start using Ground Slam until level 12, then you use Sunder until level 28, then use Cyclone until level 51 when you'll be able to equip Terminus Est. For auras you can use Herald of Ice at lvl 16 and Hatred at lvl 24, you can also use Herald of Ash as soon as you grab the Weave the Arcane ascendancy node. For detailed leveling setups click here
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

FLICKER STRIKE

  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. It's very cheap and you can start using already at lvl 1. I like to use 2 or even 3 of them for leveling
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's attack speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more attack speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more 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)
- Gorebreaker is a low level mace with high physical damage. Use two of them until level 13 (equipable at level 10).
- Limbsplit is a two handed axe with good damage and culling strike. Use it  until level 20 (equipable at level 13).
- Brigthbeak is a one hand mace with good damage and increadible attack speed. Use two of them until level 28 when you will be able to use Cyclone (equipable at level 20). 
- Edge of Madness has a great amount of DPS but it's hard to find because it's league specific. (If you find one, use it at level 28).
- Shiversting if you can't find a Edge of Madness. (use it at level 28)
- Rigwald's Charge is a great sword that will lead you to level 51 easily when you'll be able to equip Terminus Est. (equipable at level 44).
A buff that grants a % of your physical damage as extra fire damage.
Herald of Ash

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