[2.2] Black Mage - Low-life Grenade Trapper



The Sound of Silence

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So, the basics?
Ice Trap is a new trap skill, and it's quite amazing. Scaling it is possible in various ways, we choose Lowlife+Crit.

Why choose traps?
No Reflect, no Corrupting Blood, safe to use, good DPS.

Benefits of this build over other trappers?
DPS is just as good if not better, your defenses are fantastic if you know how to use them, and you get to be a low-life like you always wanted to!

Main Defences:
Energy Shield Mechanics (After 1.38 secs, recover 43% of max ES/sec)
Wicked Ward (that recovery doesn't stop when you take damage, for the first 4 seconds)
Enfeeble
Temportal Chains
Whirling Blades + Fortify

Main Weakness:
Damage over Time (Bleeding / Poison / Ignite)

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Current Stats (Level 92, 6L Shav, level 19-21 q20 gems):
~8020 ES (recovery start after 1.38 secs, ~3.7k/sec)
~21K Ice Trap tooltip (using Inc AoE for clear speed)
~29K with Flasks (actual damage, not including 47% Cold Pen)
~44K with Flasks and Elemental Focus (actual damage, not including 47% Cold Pen)
Temp Chains + Enfeeble Auras (also grant 10% More Damage - not included)
Shock with Shock Nova for 50% More damage (60% total with Aura).

Gear:
Spoiler


That ring is a Leo-crafted ring. Get something like that, with a free Prefix, and add it for 2c.

Flasks:


Jewels
Unique:

Rare:


You'll have to use 2 x Cheap Construction until you have a 6L (Less Duration). Rare Jewels should have %ES + DPS (Damage (Trap/Area/Cold/Spell/Spell while holding a Shield) // Crit Multiplier (global/spell/cold skills)).


Perfect Links:
6L = Ice Trap / Cold Pen / Cluster Trap / Increased Critical / Increased AoE / Less Duration q20
3L = Discipline / Blood Magic / Clarity
3L = Vaal Discipline / Increased Duration / Rallying Cry
4L = Shock Nova / Trap / Cluster Trap / Less Duration q20
4L = Blasphemy / Enfeeble / Temporal Chains / Lightning Warp
4L = Whirling Blades / Faster Attacks / Fortify / Flame Golem

Auras:
https://poe.mikelat.com/#TLSCc/1ukAh/tMT87cxo

Tree:
Spoiler
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAMBAAW1CNQN0Q_EEHsRDxEvEVAVfhpIGyUb4B1PHdkgbiT9J6kqCysKLR8wfDGzMhg1uTfUO3w9X0GWQ1RHBklRSbFLrkyzUDBRR1F0UlNTMVb6V9hca1yKXfJfKmNDZKpqNmwIbRlwUXBSc210VXvXfPB_K3_GhEiIQonTjDaNv47pj_qQDZEHkyeVIJeVl_SbhqEvoqOmmacrrJius7MDtMW4yrmTu_y-Or6KwcXB88LswwnDbc3q0B_Q0ND118_ZW9sa217b59-K44TnVOd06NbpAuv17BjtP--I7-vw1fD58YryHfLh9Cj0cffX-Tf_3g==?accountName=CantripN&characterName=Cantrip

Occultist = Wicked Ward (1st) / Profance Bloom (2nd) / Malediction (3rd)
(Replace Malediction with Forbidden Power if you get a +1 Curse Eye of Chayula)

Bandits:
Kill / Kill / Alira

Leveling:
DO NOT LEVEL as a Trapper before you have Sublast + Cheap Construction, it's a pain. Instead, use real spells.
Once you start leveling, you'll have to decide if you want to invest in ES gear and go CI around level 50-60, or level as a Life build with ES as backup (Hybrid, which is probably cheaper).
You're very likely to level as Hybrid => CI => Low-life, skipping CI if you get a Shav early.
Order for leveling is mostly survivability (ES/Life), then DPS, unless it's an AMAZING DPS circle.

Leveling CI Tree:
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAMBAAW1CNQN0Q_EEHsRLxFQFX4V1xslHU8d2SBuJP0nqSoLKwosvy0fMhg1uTfUO3w9X0GWQnpDVEcGSVFJsUuuTLNQMFFHUXRSU1MxVmNd8mNDZKpqNmwIbRlwUXBSc216cHzwfll_xoauiEKJ04w2jb-O6Y_6kQeTJ5Ugl5WX9JuGoS-io6aZpyuus7MDtMW4yrmTu_y-Or6KwcXB88LswwnN6tAf0NDQ9dfP2VvbGtte2-ffiuOE51TndOjW6QLr9ewY7T_viO_r8NXw-fGK8h3y4fRx-Tf_3g==?accountName=CantripN&characterName=Cantrip

Leveling Hybrid Tree:
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAMBAAQHBx4I1Aj0DkgPxBEvEVARlhV-GyUdTx3ZIG4nqSoLKwotHzIYNbk7fD1fQZZCekNURwZJUUmxS65Ms1AwUlNTMVVLVcZd8l8qYeJirGNDZKpqNmpDbAhsjG0ZcFFwUnNtenB88H5Zf8aD24hCidOMNo_6kQeTJ5UglS6XlZf0m4adqqEvoqOnK66zswO0xbd1uMq5k7v8vOq-isBUwcXB88MJ0B_Q0ND118_ZW9vn34rpAuvk6_XsGO4V74jv6_DV8PnxivId8uH0cfk3?accountName=CantripN&characterName=Cantrip


Thoughts:
Spoiler
We can run RF, if we use a Mana Flask of Dousing. While recovery is on, we easily outheal RF and then some, meaning you can have 5-6 sec bursts of RF each time. I'm not a fan of micromanaging that much, but it's certainly an option, and one that adds a ridiculous amount of DPS.
Perhaps for Uber runs to push dps even higher?

I swap Inc AoE for Elemental Focus for Atziri and other bosses like Wasteland Voll+ that need a HUGE DPS to take down fast.



Gear TLDR:
All ES Rares, need 30 STR on gear, resists, and Crit Damage/Crit Chance/Spell Damage/Flat Damage for Spells.
2 Jewels = Cheap Construction (10% Reduced Duration for Traps, +1 Max Traps, eventually with +% Charge Duration). Once you get a 6L and add Less Duration, you'll only need 1.
1 Jewel = Energy from Within (27% Energy Shield, eventually with +% Charge Duration)
Ring = Dream Fragments
Belt = Sunblast (eventually a +4-6% AoE one)
Chest = Shavronne's Wrappings
Amulet or Boots = Eye of Chayula (+1 Curse, if you can, for 20% Crit + Power Charge from the Occultist) or Skyforth (late, late, LATE game). Barring some sort of INSANE amulet, a +1 Curse Eye is probably BiS.
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Last edited by CantripN on Apr 2, 2016, 6:59:36 PM
Last bumped on Sep 1, 2016, 1:11:58 AM
Guide updated. Will continue to update as my levels and gear progress. Perandus is awesome!
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I play with him alot, it's good, it's cheesy, it fun :)
The real king of the hill - ASSZERKER CoC - high life, insane damage and clear speed
IGN: ascendant_broken_heart, thread number: 1608112
New tree up.
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Uhm any chance u could make a Point by point lvl tree from early to late im rather new this build seems really nice but the 2 trees got me confused :$ which am i suppose to go the CI one or the hybrid one D; sorry if i sound like a total retard D;
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Uhm any chance u could make a Point by point lvl tree from early to late im rather new this build seems really nice but the 2 trees got me confused :$ which am i suppose to go the CI one or the hybrid one D; sorry if i sound like a total retard D;


Updated, and explained. Next points for me are Frenzy Duration + Frenzy Charge, then respec to 8% Mana + Jewel (near CI), then respec to Fingers of Frost. If I pass level 96, the same applies...
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Last edited by CantripN on Mar 29, 2016, 4:32:57 AM
HI, great guide :)

how did you level this toon up ? what abilities low levels etc
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cantrill1966 wrote:
HI, great guide :)

how did you level this toon up ? what abilities low levels etc


I leveled as a Trapper, even before the Sunblast. Since it was the start of the league, no one had a Sunblast for sale until quite late, so it kinda sucked...

I recommend leveling as a Caster until you get to level 37 and get Sunblast and 2 x Cheap Construction. Any caster will do, really, since most spells work fine atm.
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If you dont mind answering a few of my questions im pretty new to traps. What do you take out in a 5l. Also which gems are important to get quality? Ty
IGN: BowlOFruit
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BowlOFruit wrote:
If you dont mind answering a few of my questions im pretty new to traps. What do you take out in a 5l. Also which gems are important to get quality? Ty


You eventually get all gems with Q, by doing the GCP recipe once it reaches level 20. They all matter. Less Duration is outright useless without Q20, and is your 6L (until you have that, use 2 x Cheap Construction jewels).
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