[3.8] Durimon's ONLY Ice Shot Miner Build Saboteur, 1 EX for Insane DPS and End Game

[3.8] Durimon's ONLY Ice Shot Miner Build Saboteur, 1 EX for Insane DPS and End Game

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Durimon Style: Hack defense numbers! Killing mons Fast is the best defense!


Other Durimon Builds
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[3.8] Durimon's Ball Lightning Miner, Fast, Strong and Extremely Cheap | Insane DPS for 30c Only:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2636456

[3.8] Durimon's Fireball Miner Saboteur, Fastest, 40C for End Game:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2641195


This is my third "bring my old mine back" build. Investing about 1 ex, you can kill t15 bosses almost one-shot and clear maps as fast as my 3.8 fireball miner. (Since FB miner is one of the fastest map clearer, you can guess how fast this one can clear maps.) And, of course, you can easily do shaper and uber elder as well.

A Usual way to play ice shot used to be "clear maps with IS and kill bosses with barrage or something other skills until you become rich enough to get insane IS dps." BUT! Now it's different. Because of stupid new mine mechanics, you don't need others for bosses at all. you just need ONLY one skill to do all the content in POE including Boss killing. That is Ice Shot in Mine. So, in terms of price and all, Ice Shot Miner is incomparable with other self-Ice Shot builds.

You hardly see monsters survive around you. Despite low life, it's very safe mapping and therefore you can easily lvl up just like my 3.8 Fireball Miner.


This is my third "Bring My Old Mine Back" build in 3.8. Like I said in the first and second build thread, BL Miner and Fireball Miner, I really don't like new mine. My goal is simple and clear:

I show how 'pathetic(broken)' power new mine has so that GGG can think again and bring my old mine system back.


This build can do all contents without much investment. With only about 1 ex, you can experience the fastest mapping and fast boss killing.

ONLY 1 EX GGG! Are you reading this!?


Video
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T15 Dark Forest, mapping, boss (one-shot) and Blight Quest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdWcnULSUE8

Shaper Full Run:
https://youtu.be/HfyGgHGWGsg
(I tried to lay 23 mines to show you how insane dps is. You don't have to do like me.)

T16 Purifier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1djXbgQrqB0&t=14s

More to come


Comparison with Durimon's BL and FB Miner


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Mapping (Rating: 5 out of 5, relative rating):

1. FB Miner (5)
2. IS Miner (4.9)
3. BL Miner (4)

Boss:

1. BL Miner (5)
2. FB Miner (4)
3. IS Miner (3.9)

Blight:

1. FB Miner (5)
2. BL and IS Miner (4.5)

Those numbers are from relative rating, which means they all have insane dps and speed in mapping.

Overall, among the three, BL miner has the greatest power in dps melting bosses within a sec or two. But because of the number of balls and slower projectiles, mapping is a bit slower than FB and IS. Also, for the same reason, I rated BL weakest in Blight quest. Just want to note that it is not due to its dps and clear speed itself.

FB Miner is all-round build with which you can lvl up to 100. So, if you are a novice and want to get sick of this game soon, I strongly recommend FB miner. It's too easy and fast to do mapping, boss, blight and all with FB mines, so you will feel squish and difficult when you try to play other builds.

IS miner seems the lowest among the three, but it is because the other two are just way more crazy. IS Miner has its own uniqueness. You will not get sick of the game easily because you learn both mine and bow mechanics including right attack timing, moves, dealing with a short delay when throwing, especially when you fight bosses like Uber Elder. (BL miner? you just throw some mines, then you see a new phase.) Also, It's fun to upgrade more while you don't really see reason to upgrade other two builds (too easy and strong).

I hope this comparison helps you select which one to go first. (Just do all of my builds. It's dang cheap and strong, and I have to show GGG how broken new mine is! :) )



Mechanics
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1. New mine's sequential detonation = 23 x 5 + their cones, all can hit one enemy(boss)= Insane DPS
2. High-Impact Mine Support + Saboteur's Demolitions Specialist = Double Damage
3. 2 additional arrow from Arborix or Death's Orpus, 2 more from Dying Sun = 1 mine=5 arrows -- Insane DPS up!
4. 50% more dps and sometimes 30% more dps from Arborix in close range (for boss)


Core Item
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or

(Arborix is better, but if you find 21c expensive, death's orpus can be an alternative. You don't need 6L for bow. Just get 3-4 socket one)


When you purchase Dying Sun, be careful with the first mod. It should be "% REDUCED charges used"



Piercing helps doing blight quest. For cheaper item setting (without any amulet oil enchant) you put 1 or 2 Omen on the Winds jewels on passive sockets:





Gear
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If you are lazy doing amulet enchant for pierce:

1. YOU DO NOT NEED THE OIL ENCHANT MOD IN MY AMULET. JUST IGNORE PLZ.
2. By the way, for Bow Miners, the new oil enchant Vengeant Cascade seems almost useless...lol


Gem Link
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Same as those in "Gear"

1.I am too lazy to change every single gem setting. If you don't have any source of lightning damage for shocking enemies, take HOI off, and use skitterbot(I call it stupid-bot). It will help boost your dps and kill boss.

2.If you have a different playing taste than mine, try Blastchain support(or High Impact) + Swift Assembly. I like everything big and "many," that's why I prefer minefield. :)


Passive Tree


Ascendancy



Bandit

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Help Alira


Patheon
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Lunaris - Tukohama (or Shakari)


POB
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https://pastebin.com/qvpfH1LK
You do not need Hrim's shown in POB. Refer to Bottom of "Gear" section.


Leveling Guide
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Since icicle mine is very convenient and fast in clearing acts, you will use it until the end of all acts and you reach lvl 70 to change gear and gem setting for my build.

Also, for maximum speed, those who do Ice Shot Miner will spend refund passive point and a few orb of regret if needed after you reach lvl 70. (Don't worry about Refund Passive Points because you will naturally get about 10 points and more than 10 orb of regrets while clearing acts. You don't need to do extra quests for that.

Finally, you will ignore all other quests except for main quests and Lynth. trial quests for ascendancy until you finish clearing all acts. It's faster and safer to do quests that give you skill points and for ascendancy when you are in higher lvl. Clearing act with icicle mine does not require extra buff from ascendancy passive skills because it is strong enough.

To check the important extra quests you should get after clearing acts, type the below on the chat box and enter:

/passives

And then, press U to find the name of needed quests and do it.

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Act 1
1. Receive Storm Blast Mine from Nessa for the reward of killing Hilcok

2. Start clearing MAIN quests until you reach lvl 8. Don't forget to pick up items with 3 links.

3. When you reach lvl 8, find any 3 link wand, scepter or any items (either from vendor or from drops) with 3 links and put Storm Blast Mine as follows:

Storm Blast Mine - Added Lightning Damage Support - Swift Assembly

Defense Items: Just pick up drops with high hp and res and wear them. What is important here is weapon. Don't worry about defense gear.

Unique Defense Items that help:



4. Get Quicksilver Flask from drops (or Mercy Mission Quest reward) and Flame Dash (Quest Reward: The Caged Brute, or buy it from Nessa after the CB quest) This will boost up your moving speed.

5. Passive Tree

https://ibb.co/H2KQJbQ


Act 2 - 5

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1. When you are done with Act 1, go back to Nessa in Act 1 and get icicle mine for reward. Change Gem setting as follows:

3L: Icicle Mine - Swift Assembly - Trap and Mine Damage Support

If you have 4L item,

4L: Icicle Mine - Swift Assembly - Trap and Mine Damage Support - Pierce

If you are rich enough to have Tabula,

6L : Icicle Mine - Swift Assembly - Trap and Mine Damage Support - Pierce - Added Cold Damage Support - Hypothermia

Required Gem Setting other than Icicle Mine:

Summoning Skitter Bots and Herald of Ice (Act2, Intruders in Black Quest reward and verdor)

Other gems you should be equipped with for final BL, FB, or Ice Shot Miner:
Refer to "Gear" above and check the gems required.
As you clear acts, check vendors or pick up those when dropped and be equipped with them in empty socket. Then, you will save time lvling up those gems later when you change your setting to one of my builds.

2. As you clear acts, keep upgrading weapons(wand/scepter) with following mods:

% Increased Spell Damage

Add # to # Cold Damage to Spells

% increased Critical Chance for Spells

% Increased Cold Damage

(The more number of mods and higher number of each mod it has, the better dps it generates)

Defense Gear:

Don't worry too much about it. Just get high hp and res ones. Without those, you can still clear act 2 - 5 fast.

Flask:

If the following flasks get dropped, pick it up and get the required mod on it by using orb of alternation:

Diamond Flask (mod: immune to freeze)
Sulphur Flask (mod: immune to curse)

(the mods do not have to be on the flask listed. Just make sure you have those two mods in any of two flasks you use. Also, you might not get the mod easily by rolling one or twice. In Act 2 - 5, it is not urgent to have those flasks. Just check drops and roll when you think plenty of orb of alternation. You can also buy them from trade if you cannot stand freeze and curse.)

3. Passive

https://ibb.co/yNZwWmr


Act 6

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1. Now you need to care about defense gear a bit. Check your resistance number and get fire/cold/lightning resistance near 75% maximum + high hp from your defense gear.

2. Talk to Lilly and do her quest. You will be able to buy all gems in poe from Lilly after getting reward from her. Buy all gems needed for one of Durimon's Miner builds you would like to play later and lvl up while you do act 6 - 10.

3. Buy Immortal Call and Cast When Damage Taken from Lilly and put them in linked sockets. This will help you survive.

4. Do not forget to upgrade your weapons when you feel a bit slow. The higher dps you have, the faster you clear all acts.

5. Passive:

https://ibb.co/r5y5cbh


Act 7 - 10

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1. You definitely need a mod on your life flask:

Immune to bleeding

Either roll it or buy it from trade for safer run.

2. Flask Setting:

Life Flask, Mana Flask, Diamond Flask, Sulphur Flask, Bismuth Flask (assuming that you are lazy changing gear with high res. :) )

3. Sorry to repeat, for faster act clearing, don't forget to upgrade your rare wand/scepter with the mods I listed above.

4. Passive:

https://ibb.co/hyYR6hh (for BL and FB Miner)

For Ice Shot Miner, it would be better to get the build nodes to save refund passive point if you don't be bothered by a bit slower clear speed.)


(Sigh~) This is all I can squeeze out for now. Like always, I wrote in hurry because many people asked me for lvl guide. If you find an error and something that I omitted, please write in comment. Thanks!



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Last edited by bluewelkin on Oct 2, 2019, 2:55:27 AM
Last bumped on Oct 6, 2019, 8:52:41 PM
This would look great on my current body armour. lol
im at work so i resources are limited... can i have the pastebin please?
Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
Icicle Mine Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2642796
Crafting Services - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2269846
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChKyJ1RvX2W0J-rNR3xpDlQ
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xRyvenn wrote:
This would look great on my current body armour. lol
im at work so i resources are limited... can i have the pastebin please?


I forgot to give you POB link...lol. I wrote it on the thread. :)
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bluewelkin wrote:
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xRyvenn wrote:
This would look great on my current body armour. lol
im at work so i resources are limited... can i have the pastebin please?


I forgot to give you POB link...lol. I wrote it on the thread. :)


thanks bruda. ;)
Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
Icicle Mine Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2642796
Crafting Services - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2269846
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChKyJ1RvX2W0J-rNR3xpDlQ
This one looks pretty compelling. I wanted a reason to do a bow based Miner.
I did a Rain of Arrows trapper at the end of Incursion, wasn't bad but Arc traps at the time was stupid op.

I was fiddling about in PoB thinking up a shrapnel shot bow miner using Blastchain mines instead of High Impact mines since it can reach 100% double damage for it's cone/aoe with it's two threshold jewels.

This one seems better since you always have Void Shot charges due to the nature of the mines possibly not removing your charges from Voidfletcher.
Last edited by reciprocate on Sep 17, 2019, 11:17:21 PM
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reciprocate wrote:
This one looks pretty compelling. I wanted a reason to do a bow based Miner.
I did a Rain of Arrows trapper at the end of Incursion, wasn't bad but Arc traps at the time was stupid op.

I was fiddling about in PoB thinking up a shrapnel shot bow miner using Blastchain mines instead of High Impact mines since it can reach 100% double damage for it's cone/aoe with it's two threshold jewels.

This one seems better since you always have Void Shot charges due to the nature of the mines possibly not removing your charges from Voidfletcher.


Thanks for your comment. I would like to point out one thing that void shot does not get triggered by mines. It has to be "YOU" who fire arrows. :) But, don't worry. This build does more than enough for you to do all content fast, without void shot.

As for jewels + blastchain, I was going to add the version of it on the thread but I am a really really lazy person and currently working on another build. Because of DS in Saboteur ascendancy, Blastchain + two threshold jewels + swift assembly can be more convenient for some exiles. However, high-impact support is much better in all comparing to blastchain no matter what dps number POB says (I tested in game.)
Last edited by bluewelkin on Sep 18, 2019, 12:36:27 AM
Yeah, I can see why you'd stick with DS as it'd be far easier to get double damage from the aura granted by High Impact mines support. DS would generally be useless if you use Blastchain Mine support instead and can put use Explosive Expert in it's place, which I am most likely gonna end up doing if I decide to give this build a go(though DS+High Impact does seem to be the better option). Not sure how much of a dps decrease or increase would change things up though.

Thing with PoB though is I can't figure out how to enable or calculate the "Supported Skills deal 5% more damage for each prior mine in detonation sequence" bit on Blastchain mine. It may not even be implemented for all I know. Numbers-wise, DS with High Impact mines seems like more dps than Blastchain with Explosives Expert in PoB only due to a limitation of the program doesn't seem to have factored into that stacking multiplier Blastchain mine has for a mechanic.

Disappointing to hear Vengeant Cascade seems to be useless for this build though.

[last edit] And I guess voidfletcher is basically just a statstick type quiver, the flat extra cold damage is nice. But I figure there are other good options too since the awesome part about Voidfletcher is the Void Shot itself which is actually very powerful on it's own.
Last edited by reciprocate on Sep 18, 2019, 12:49:10 AM
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reciprocate wrote:
Yeah, I can see why you'd stick with DS as it'd be far easier to get double damage from the aura granted by High Impact mines support. DS would generally be useless if you use Blastchain Mine support instead and can put use Explosive Expert in it's place, which I am most likely gonna end up doing if I decide to give this build a go. Not sure how much of a dps decrease or increase would change things up though.

Thing with PoB though is I can't figure out how to enable or calculate the "Supported Skills deal 5% more damage for each prior mine in detonation sequence" bit on Blastchain mine. It may not even be implemented for all I know. Numbers-wise, DS with High Impact mines seems like more dps than Blastchain with Explosives Expert in PoB only due to a limitation of the program doesn't seem to have factored into that stacking multiplier Blastchain mine has for a mechanic.

Disappointing to hear Vengeant Cascade seems to be useless for this build though.


Vengeant Cascade helps, but a bit. Considering the price of gold oil, it's not useful as I thought when I first saw the 3.8 update note. I was disappointed as well. :)

It's good to see someone on the same path. Thanks for your comment.
Last edited by bluewelkin on Sep 18, 2019, 12:49:14 AM
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Last edited by bluewelkin on Sep 18, 2019, 4:16:33 AM
So, I liked the BL-setup but this seems more powerful. Seems like better clear speed than FB, and more damage than BL.
Perhaps you could start rating your build in comparison to each other so we know if it is worth changing?
And should I even change setup? I mean if you just make an even stronger build next. I will run out of currency quick :)
(Will the next build(s) be even stronger? Should I just continue with the BL-setup for now?)

Also, I want to add a thanks for your efforts. It is appreciated.

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