[3.5] Shibaku's LLGC Mines (all content viable / level 100 viable / detailed and beginner friendly)



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Hello guys, I'm Shibaku bringing here a guide to my LLGC Mines I played in betrayal league to level 100 and 36 challenges.

Without further ado, let's begin!

Path of Building

https://pastebin.com/9tuzL6qV


https://poe.ninja/challenge/builds/char/dgohh2/Clepsidra

In here you'll find my skill tree and my items

The items are only an example, you should aim for good ES and capping your resistances and you should be just fine

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Ascendancy Explained


"Born in the Shadows"



-This gives us incredible survivability

-Blind halves chance to be hit by 50%

-And it also reduces damage blinded enemies can do to us

-If you're using this as league starter you should take this as your first option

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"Bomb Specialist"



-This gives us quality of life, allowing us to have more mines placed

-Good increase to DPS if detonated mines recently, which should be nearly always

-Mine laying speed also makes the build more fluid and faster for leveling

-If you're using the build as league starter this should be your second one, you can take it as your first if you got a bunch of leveling gear, but i don't recommend

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"Demolitions Specialist"



-Probably the best node we have

-The area of effect is amazing, with the Increased Area of Effect Support we can clear multiple screens with one explosion

-Chance to lay an additional mine is amazing once we starve mana very fast

-Mine arming speed is just a bit quality of life, nothing much

-You should take this third if you're using as league starter, can be taken second if you're in leveling gear as said before, yet again I do not recommend

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"Pyromaniac"



-HUGE boost to survivability

-Being immune to shock and ignite is huge, it frees us from two flask slots that now can help us either clearing faster or doing more damage

-Reducing the mana cost of our Glacial Cascade is also huge, as said before this build can have some mana issues if we do not handle it carefully

-The life regeneration for each Mine detonated recently is our go for Energy Shield regen once we have taken the Zealot's Oath node on our skill tree



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Bandits choice

Okay, here we have two options: Alira or kill all
Explaining our options:

Alira:

-It's the budget version, great for resistances, okay DPS wise and also grants us some mana regen which can be of help

Kill all:

-It's the end game version, but not needed at all (I didn't use on mine)
-With this you can remove the points you had in the "Snowforged" nod and move to "Harrier" and the jewel node just by it to grab the Unnatural Instinct Jewel
-I managed to have better DPS with Alira and Snowforged than with Unnatural Instinct, but this one can give you some extra quality of life if you want

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My Items




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Gem Links and Swaps

Main skill


You wanna use in your main 6 link:

-Glacial Cascade
-Remote mine


-Trap and mine damage
-Increased critical (this is your 6th link, the one you don't need if you only have a 5L setup)
-Conc Effect
-Controlled destruction

For single target. You can swap Conc effect and Controlled Destruction for Inc AOE and Minefield for mapping

You only need the single target setup for t15+ bosses, the rest should get one shot for either single or aoe setup

If you happen to get your hands on a +1 gems Shavs you could switch Inc Crit for Empower 4 but not that's not necessary


Totem/RF swap



This setup is optional but can help in some tough bosses, you basically swap the Empower and RF skills for Detonate mines and Spell totem.

This will make the totem trigger the mines for you instead of doing it yourself, it'll allow you to "spam" your mines while they're instantly triggered by the totem


Auras setup



Here we'll have our Herald of Ash and Discipline linked with Blood Magic (21) and an Enlighten (4), for this to work you need this:



And also we have the Hatred and Clarity with an Enlighten (not necessary), I also use a Purity of Ice for Uber Elder ONLY

Notice that I use my gloves and helmet for those links but you could use wherever it's more suitable for you



CWDT and Arcane Surge



Here we have our CWDT setup and a simple Arcane Surge proc setup.

The importance of this is the enchant on the boots. If you don't have an amulet like mine or you're using chayula's you'd want that enchant on your boots.

And as you must know, Lightning Damage inherently shocks from critical strikes, and we have near 95% critical strike chance, so you wanna have Lightning Damage somewhere in your Glacial Cascade for the ability to shock your enemies and do a bunch more damage.

Someone may ask "But it's only if you haven't killed recently, that isn't good, is it?" Well, when your mines kill it doesn't count as your own kill, so YOU've never killed recently when playing mines making it a permanent buff



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That's it guys, if you feel something is missing feel free to comment here and we shall add it to the build.

Feel free to visit my Boss Killing Thread

Thanks in advance and see yall around!
Last edited by dgohh2 on Feb 5, 2019, 4:10:05 PM
Last bumped on Feb 17, 2019, 12:43:34 PM
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Nice build bro
Great guide.

Quick question about Born In The Shadows. The 25% chance to blind on hit....it only works from your own spells right?
The GC casts from the mines do not apply this 25% chance to blind.....
CASTA'S CARNIVAAL: 1713980 | 2119235.
#1 GLACIAL CASCADE & BLADE VORTEX INSTRUMENTS, #1 LEGACY SAMBAR, #1 GC MINER HATS.
#1 8L INSANITY GLOVES, #1 LEGACY CAT SHOE, #1 LEGACY BARRAGE HUBRIS.
IGN: AMAZONPRIME | JOIN DATE: APRIL 2012.
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Castablanca wrote:
Great guide.

Quick question about Born In The Shadows. The 25% chance to blind on hit....it only works from your own spells right?
The GC casts from the mines do not apply this 25% chance to blind.....


You're correct buddy, but you missed the "Nearby Enemies are Blinded", that's what we're aiming at.
sweet! thanks.

I have a min-maxed low-life GC miner mirror service going hard on standard league. (I only play standard scrubleague for since 2012).

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1713980

We need more low-life GC miner interest. Windz' guide is not as well-written or clean as your guide. And the focus on low-life is unique. Great guide, well written. Hope it brings more interest in this amazing build.🤡🎈🤡🎈
CASTA'S CARNIVAAL: 1713980 | 2119235.
#1 GLACIAL CASCADE & BLADE VORTEX INSTRUMENTS, #1 LEGACY SAMBAR, #1 GC MINER HATS.
#1 8L INSANITY GLOVES, #1 LEGACY CAT SHOE, #1 LEGACY BARRAGE HUBRIS.
IGN: AMAZONPRIME | JOIN DATE: APRIL 2012.
ETERNAL SUPPORTER: PVP UNIQUE: REVERSE VICE VERSA.
Cool build. Can you tell me if this is league start capable and can u add a small section on leveling?
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Completed 25 ChallengesWhoisswhoo wrote:
Cool build. Can you tell me if this is league start capable and can u add a small section on leveling?


Glad you liked it, sir.

I'll be adding the leveling section as soon as I get some free time, definitely before the end of this league.

And well, the low life variation isn't that much of a league starter, but you can start the league life based and then switch when you get currency for a Shavronne's Wrappings which shouldn't take more than one day if you put some effort into it.

So yes, you can use it as league starter tho you'd have to play life based until Shav's.
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Castablanca wrote:
sweet! thanks.

I have a min-maxed low-life GC miner mirror service going hard on standard league. (I only play standard scrubleague for since 2012).

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1713980

We need more low-life GC miner interest. Windz' guide is not as well-written or clean as your guide. And the focus on low-life is unique. Great guide, well written. Hope it brings more interest in this amazing build.🤡🎈🤡🎈


That looks awesome sir, hope my build brings more interest in the low-life GC miner builds as you said.

And thanks for the support!
thanks for the reply, gonna do a test run on this build before league ends to see how well it fares with different budgets

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