[3.10] EXPLOSIVE / FLAMETHROWER TRAP Saboteur Build. Cheapest League Starter for ALL CONTENT!

Original goal of this build was to use Flamethrower Trap ONLY, but once i started playing and theorycrafting deeper i quickly realized that using this trap alone is pointless. Monsters are too fast and you have to invest heavily in both cast speed and cooldown reduction to make it worthwhile. Even with all that it’s still not good enough for clear speed and you need to run around and kite a lot, so something really FAST was necessary to help. And this is a perfect spot for EXPLOSIVE TRAP. It has massive aoe, no cooldown and fantastic damage.
A couple made in heaven. Or in hell.

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VIDEO BUILD/GUIDE:
https://youtu.be/xAEfDkXPLTY
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/explosive-trap-saboteur-path-of-exile-build/
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How does it work, in general?
My goal was to create a TANKY Trapper build. A build that is not afraid to jump into content. A build that is not frustrating to play. A build that can actually level up past 93+.
The only way to do this is to heavily invest into DODGE and this is what i did here.
Most other trappers that you see either have no dodge at all, max out at 4K life and acrobatics is the only thing they ever take (if at all).
This build can reach a solid 5K life and over 60-70% of dodge making you stronger than most Evasion builds, because evasion builds cannot evade spells at all.
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1) PROS
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+REALLY incredibly cheap, the cheapest / effective build i’ve ever played
+fantastic league starter
+great for all content including delve
+fast and good mapper
+hard to hit because of massive DODGE
+impressive single target damage
+can do Sirus 8 and all 20 Simulacrum Waves with KOSIS

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2) CONS
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-can be one-shotted
-high dodge needs heavy investment (corrupted Atziri’s Step)

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
For the levelling tree please watch the video guide or check PoB!
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Path of building:https://pastebin.com/GN4AH4n7
For Ascendancy: Pyromaniac, Perfect Crime, Born in the Shadows, First to Strike, Explosives Expert
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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The best thing about this build is that you can level with starting skill and go literally from level 1 to Sirus 8.

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Deerstalker are cheap good boots for trappers. Trap Support does not matter, cause you don’t need it (your traps are already traps!). Or you can use Wanderlust, but it has no life.
2x Axioms are cheap great weapons for added spell damage.
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Axiom_Perpetuum
As well as:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Lifesprig
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Abberath%27s_Horn
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Storm_Prison
At about level 40-41 you can start looking for One Handed weapon with 90%+ Increased Trap Damage. These are Temple drops and cannot be crafted
https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Delirium/aVKjZo3fe
They are very cheap and will carry you all the way to Sirus, until you can multimod and invest into a great wand.
At level 45 you can start using these gloves:
https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Slavedriver%27s_Hand
They are pretty expensive at league start, but is your #1 priority.

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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For Uber Lab enchant: Explosive Trap causes 2 additional Small Explosions
Explosive Trap 5L: Explosive Trap-Trap.and.Mine.Damage-Cluster.Traps-Added.Fire-Elemental.Focus
Explosive Trap 6L: Explosive Trap-Trap.and.Mine.Damage-Cluster.Traps-Added.Fire-Elemental.Focus-Controlled.Destruction
Flamethrower Trap 4L: Flamethrower.Trap-Trap.and.Mine.Damage-Multiple.Traps-Combustion
Replace normal gems with awakened versions if you have the currency.
JEWELS: Fire Damage to Spells, Global Crit, Life, Fire Damage to Spells while Dual-Wielding.
Watcher’s Eye: Not Needed. I told you , build is cheap!

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6) Flasks
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Bottled Faith is the most expensive one and gives the most damage of cause.

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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Lunaris
Minor: Shakari

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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I doubt so. It’s a DODGY build, but for HC you need a TANKY build.

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9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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+2 Trap Tinkerskin (depends on how much 6L costs in the league). Some crazy jewels

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MORE VIDEOS:

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FAQ
1) Can i get more damage?
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Yes, by using Circle of Anguish with Herald of Ash mods.

2) How cheap is this?
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Cheapest ever

3) Are you sure it’s tanky?
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Just don’t get hit!
Seriously this is the most you can get out of life-based trapper. HE’S VERY DODGY
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Apr 25, 2020, 4:54:38 AM
Last bumped on May 16, 2020, 5:00:26 AM
Hi !

Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.

Did you already play lightning traps ? If yes, how does this compare in terms of single target (cause clearspeed is surely in favor of lightning) ?
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thomzon wrote:
Hi !

Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.

Did you already play lightning traps ? If yes, how does this compare in terms of single target (cause clearspeed is surely in favor of lightning) ?

I invented arc/spire build a few years ago.
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2151195
It is also cool, but currently i would say explosive trap is way better.
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