[3.18] ⚛️ Qosmoz's 🔥 Low Life Blazing Salvo Mines Saboteur 🔥 League Start to Uber Bosses!

INTRO
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Fellow Exiles, this is Qosmoz. I've played Low Life Miners as my league starters in the last 5-6 leagues with different spells. I found Blazing Salvo was one of the most fun skill to play as a miner. It was my league starter and main build in Ultimatum League with lots of success. BS mines carried me for anything in game, and it's still one of the strongest damage potential mine skill in my opinion. Clear is very good with multiple projectiles firing, bossing is excellent. I suggest to give a try yourself to see the damage and clear speed. All constructive feedbacks and questions are welcome.

Leveling Guide
I've added a detailed Saboteur Miner Leveling Guide and customized it for Blazing Salvo spell.

Qosmoz Sabo Miner Leveling Guide - Blazing Salvo 👀


STREAM
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I occasionally stream to help other players with bossing, discussing build questions and enjoying new atlas tree farming strategies with lots of data collection.

If you have any questions about the build, leveling, or just want to check out and chat:

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CHANGELOG
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This section will be updated for every League after the Patch Notes.

Changelog
This guide is based on 3.18 Sentinel League. This section will be updated with patch notes for following leagues.

[3.18] 06.June.22: Updated the guide, simplified PoBs section
[3.17] 08.Feb.22: Updated the guide, simplified some sections, added tankier Life based build PoBs.


CONTENT
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1. TL;DR & BUILD RATINGS
2. VIDEOS
3. BUILD NOTES
4. PATH OF BUILDING (LOW AND HIGH BUDGET VERSIONS)
5. GEM SETUPS
6. GEAR, ENCHANTS, FLASKS, JEWELS
7. ASCENDANCY, BANDITS, PANTHEON
8. LEVELING GUIDE
9. CURRENT BUILD
10. FAQ

1. TL;DR & BUILD CAPABILITY
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TL;DR

✅ End Game Bosses Deleting Machine (Sirus, Maven, Siege Bosses)
✅ One of the easiest builds to level through Acts and early maps
✅ You can do any map mod including both physical and elemental reflect maps
✅ Low life version scales great and allows min-maxing for the build
✅ High survival with both Life and Low Life versions
✅ Full Elemental Ailments immunity
✅ Blinds nearby enemies for extra defensive layer
✅ You can do all league mechanics (Deli Farming, Logbooks, Simulacrum, Invitations etc.)

❌ Mines play style can daunting with Detonation (2 button play). HINT: You can eliminate detonation by left click binding during mapping.
❌ Life to Low Life conversion will require re-speccing many passive points
❌ It can be expensive depending on the league starters meta game

⌛ Start the league with Life version with minimal budget.
⌛ +1 Gem Wands and Shield will carry you until mapping.
⌛ Convert to Low Life when you accumulate enough currency to afford at least 5 linked Shavronne's Wrappings. This will require 40-50 Orb of Regrets to respec your build.
⌛ Next get the Prism Guardian which is typically cheap at league start.
⌛ Build more Energy Shield and more Damage with next upgrades.
⌛ Check the builds for different budget options in the guide.
Build Capability
This section will cover what you can expect from this build with different budget levels. I am going to update this section with detailed end game meta sections later during the league.


2. VIDEOS SHOWCASE
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3.18 - Sentinel League Videos
To be added...
3.14 - Ultimatum League Videos


3. BUILD NOTES
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What is Low Life?
Low life (LL) is a condition that applies when life pool falls below 50%. LL builds are enabled by reservation of auras/skills like "Determination, "Zealotry", "Hatred", etc. on life by using "Arrogance" support gem, or unique items like Prism Guardian shield. By life reservation and mana reservation, build can stack as many auras/skills as possible to maximize damage and survivability. On top, using "Pain Attunement: 30% More Spell Damage when on Low Life" keystone, the builds are scaled to very high damage potential.

Since almost all life pool is reserved, LL builds stack Energy Shield (ES) instead of Life and typically get the "Zealot's Oath: Life Regeneration applied to Energy Shield instead" keystone for ES generation instead of Life. There is no need to have Max Life in any gear or jewellery, instead Energy Shield mods are wanted in the gear.

LL builds meta build can be maximized by 3 key Uniques. These are:
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Shavronne's Wrappings; provides good ES and lightning damage, but it is used in almost LL builds to eliminate risk of dying to Chaos damage. Chaos damage bypasses ES and directly applies to health (same as you apply chaos damage. In this unique Body Armour there is an unique modifier which is "CHAOS DAMAGE DOES NOT BYPASS ENERGY SHIELD" to avoid any chaos damage to kill us instantly due to being constantly Low Life but instead uses ES to take the chaos damage.

Prism Guardian: Life reservation efficiency and new mastery "30% Increased Life Reservation Efficiency of Skills" makes this shield a must have for LL builds. Having the shield and mastery, it's possible to reserve 3 of the big auras with 50% reservation multiplier.

Presence of Chayula: Stun Immunity and Life to Energy Shield Conversion are the main reasons to use the amulet. This amulet provides quite a lot of ES in the build especially when catalysts are used to convert 24% life to ES.
Low Life vs. Life Builds?
Why to choose LL Miner vs. Life based build? First and foremost reason is the damage scaling. The DPS due to auras and Pain Attunement keystone provides so much more damage vs. the life version, but it comes with an expense. Both Life and LL versions of Miners are viable, however for the end game you’ll have an easier time to delete bosses vs. Life version.


4. PATH OF BUILDING (LOW AND HIGH BUDGET OPTIONS)
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Path of Building Community Fork
PoB Community Fork is recommended to check all different versions of the build.

Download PoB Community Fork
Life Based League Starter
This is the league starting build with optimized tree to convert to Low life build at Level 85. There is not much defensive layers. This league starter build is mostly good to rush high level maps, to defeat bosses and then later converting to low life with minimum cost.

Click for League Starter BS Mines Saboteur Build
(or Copy: https://pastebin.com/gVThPWY8)
Life to Low Life Conversion Build
This is the life to low life conversion build tree after the league start. This is the starting point for the low life miner to do really good damage and start end game content, such as red maps, end game bosses, etc.

Click for Life to Low Life BS Mines Saboteur Build
(or Copy: https://pastebin.com/ZrdfFshM)
Low Budget (10-20Ex): 15-20M DPS per BS Mine All Projectiles
This is the low budget version of the final build. It should clear all content in game. Expected budget at the beginning of the league: 10-20 Exalted Orbs. Later in the league you can build it for 10-15 Exalted Orbs or less. There are Level 95 and Level 100 build trees with double medium cluster and one large cluster jewel setup.

Click for Low Budget LL BS Mines Saboteur Build
(or Copy: https://pastebin.com/VaW8xRq6)
High Budget (100+Ex): 70-80M DPS per BS Mine All Projectiles
This is the high budget version of the final build. It should clear all content with ease in game with bosses instantly phasing. Expected budget towards 100s Exalted Orbs depending on the popularity of the items. There are Level 95 and Level 100 build trees with double medium cluster and one large cluster jewel setup.

Click for High Budget LL BS Mines Saboteur Build
(or Copy: https://pastebin.com/XSeXTfYz)
Mega Damage Build (100+Ex): 130-150M DPS per BS Mine All Projectiles
This is the absolute glass cannon, very high budget version of the final build with Circle of Anguish rings to buff fire damage by using Herald of Ash. You can sneeze at the bosses to kill them. Expected budget towards 100s Exalted Orbs depending on the popularity of the items. There are Level 95 and Level 100 build trees with double medium cluster and one large cluster jewel setup.

Click for Very High Budget LL BS Mines Saboteur Build
(or Copy: https://pastebin.com/vHFy07pW)


5. GEM SETUPS
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Read First!
Unless it is stated (e.g. Level 3), all gems must be as high level as possible with maximum quality.

+ Linked gems
/ Not necessary to link
Gem Setup & Links
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BLAZING SALVO

Main Skill:

Blazing Salvo + High-Impact Mine Support + Trap and Mine Damage Support + Inspiration or (Awakened) Fire Penetration + (Awakened) Elemental Focus Support + Charged Mines Support or Minefield Support

Auras:

Anger / Zealotry / Vaal Grace / Vaal Discipline / Summon Skitterbots / Precision / Clarity / Purity of Elements

Read Me
Main auras should be used in Prism Guardian to reserve them using Life instead of Mana: Anger / Zealotry / Vaal Grace or Determination

Damage Mitigation:

Cast When Damage Taken (Level 3) + Immortal Call (Level 5)

Movement Skill:

Flame Dash + Arcane Surge Support (Level 6)

Curse & Utility Gems:

Arcanist Brand + Wave of Conviction + Combustion Support + Sniper's Mark

Extra Damage Boost:

Flame Wall / Bear Trap

Links Suggestion

Body Armor 6L: Blazing Salvo + High-Impact Mine Support + Trap and Mine Damage Support + Inspiration Support + (Awakened) Elemental Focus Support + Charged Mines Support

Helmet 4L: Cast When Damage Taken Support (Level 3) + Immortal Call (Level 5) / Defiance Banner / Precision

Gloves 4L: Arcanist Brand + Wave of Conviction + Combustion + Sniper's Mark

Boots 4L: Clarity / Vaal Grace / Summon Skitterbots / Vaal Discipline

Weapon 3L: Flame Dash + Arcane Surge Support or Bear Trap + Flame Wall

Shield 3L: Anger / Zealotry / Purity of Elements


6. GEAR, ENCHANTS, FLASKS, JEWELS
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Helmet
Hubris Circlet (Item Level 85+) with Warlord Influence (for -9% Fire Resistance to Nearby Enemies) is the best option. Fill the rest with required Resistances to cap your resistances.

Crown of the Inward Eye is the budget option. I recommend to get one these and forget until last upgrades to get the Hubris Circlet.

Enchant
Blazing Salvo: Blazing Salvo Fires an Additional Projectile is the best DPS option.

Body Armor
Only one option here.

Shavronne's Wrappings enables the Low Life builds. Get this as soon as you are ready to convert from Life version to LL version.
Gloves
Fingerless Silk Gloves are the best base. Fill the mods with good amount of Energy Shield mods (ideally 150+ ES) and some resistances. Warlord Spell Damage mod will be huge DPS boost. Dexterity on Gloves will be ideal since Mark of the Sniper requires 155 Dex at max level.

Enchant
Anything you like the best would be ok here. There is no clear best.
Boots
Similar to Gloves, here you can have Sorceress Boots as the best base. You can craft good amount of ES on it with ideally 35% Movement Speed. "Cannot be chilled" and "Cannot be Frozen" are the best mods for us to eliminate being frozen to Sirus or Uber Elder fights.

Sin Trek boots are the best budget option which will carry you to end game.

Enchant
Blazing Salvo: Damage Penetrates 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances if you haven't Killed Recently is the best damage option.
Weapon
Weapon can be one of the most expensive option to min-max for this build.
Spell Damage Wand with 100%+ Critical Strike Chance for Spells and +1 Level of Spells Gems (+1 to Fire Skill Gems) are the best mods.

Any elemental resistance penetration or Aura boost (Anger or Zealotry) mods are very good.

See what you can afford, and upgrade over time.
Shield
Prism Guardian is the only option here.

Look for corrupted one when you can afford similar to below. This will boost your aura gems.
Jewellery
Amulet:

Presence of Chayula is the best option here to have Stun Immunity as well as Life to ES conversion. This is the 3rd core item to enable the build.

Rings:

Mark of the Shaper coupled with Elder Ring are the best value options for pure damage boost to our spells. Fill the Elder Influenced Ring with flat Energy Shield, missing Attributes (especially Strength will be difficult to attain) and rest with as much as resistances as needed. Fire Damage to Spells and Attacks are one of the best mod to burn enemies to get extra Crit Multiplier from Saboteur Ascendancy.

Herald of Ash boosting Circle of Anguish Rings would be the highest DPS option when you equip them in both slots.


Snakepit with Elder Influence (only obtainable by chancing it) could be another good DPS option. If you have this, equip it on the Left Ring slot to make BS projectiles to fork and boost extra DPS when they land.

Belt: Crystal Belt with Crusader Influence base is the best alternative. Fill the belt with Energy Shield rolls and missing resistances and attributes.

Enchants

Amulet:

Anointment
Anoint "Charisma" Opalescent + Golden + Golden Oils
Read Me
Charisma is a notable passive skill that grants reduced mana reservation for skills. It also grants increased effect magnitude for auras cast by the character.
Catalysts
Presence of Chayula: Use Tempering Catalyst to boost Defenses (ES)

Rings:
Catalysts
Mark of the Shaper: Use Imbued Catalyst to boost Elemental & Spell Damage (Caster).

Elder Influenced Rare Ring can be enchanted based on the resistances, attributes or defenses need.

Belt:
Catalysts
Rare Crystal Belt or Stygian Vise can be enchanted based on the resistances, attributes or defenses need.

Jewels
There are no mandatory jewels to make this build work. Jewels can boost your survival or damage. A few recommended ones are:

Energy from Within can boost your Energy Shield using the jewels socket near "Melding" Notable Passive.

Thread of Hope (Large Ring) can be allocated on the top jewel socket to enable you select critical notable passives like Heart of Flame. Thread of Hope (Medium Ring) can be also used on the left side of the passive tree to get 4 valuable notable passives.

Watcher's Eye can be very good but very expensive. Mods to look for:
1) Gain (6-10)% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
2) All damage booster critical mods from Anger or Elemental penetrations are huge damage addition to the build.


Follow cluster jewel setup PoBs for recommended builds with them.
Flasks
Recommended Flask Setup:



Bottled Faith is big damage boost, but very expensive. This is an endgame chase item.


7. ASCENDANCY, BANDITS, PANTHEON
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Ascendancy
Ascend with this order for easier leveling and damage boost:

1) Born in the Shadows
2) Bomb Specialist
3) Demolition Specialist
4) Explosives Expert
Bandits
Help Alira for:

5 Mana Regenerated per second
+20% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
+15% to all Elemental Resistances
Pantheon
Major God: Soul of Lunaris
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%
1% increased Movement Speed for each nearby Enemy, up to 8%
10% chance to avoid Projectiles
5% chance to Dodge Attack and Spell Hits if you've been Hit Recently
Avoid Projectiles that have Chained


Minor God - Soul of Shakari
50% less duration of poison on you, you can not be Poisoned while there are 3 Poisons on you
5% reduced Chaos Damage taken, 25% reduced Chaos Damage Taken Over Time taken while on caustic cloud



8. LEVELING GUIDE
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Leveling Guide
I've added a detailed Saboteur Miner Leveling Guide with Blazing Salvo spell.

Qosmoz Sabo Miner Leveling Guide - Blazing Salvo 👀


9. CURRENT BUILD
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Current Build & PoB
I post my current gear and passive tree in this section. 3.18 Sentinel League; I am playing Eye of Winter Mines. Please check the guide for it.


10. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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FAQ
This section is to be filled with frequently asked questions.


OUTRO ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Hopefully, you'll try his build, and enjoy it as much as I do. Check out my stream for questions, or leave a note/question here. I will try my best to answer any question you have. Always happy to help for anything you need. Cheers, Qosmoz.
twitch.tv/Qosmoz
Last edited by QosmozGaming on Jun 6, 2022, 4:21:21 PM
Last bumped on Aug 10, 2022, 9:13:01 AM
Thanks for sharing! First league and I got really lucky when someone decided to quit and give me all their stuff so I decided to transition to this build after enjoying your COC Ice nova build. Everything is still a bit confusing but I tried to follow along with the build. I'm still a bit unsure of the mechanics for mapping and bossing but leveling up without much issues. Would definitely appreciate any feedback.

Current POB: https://pastebin.com/NLWUmGtb
Is there a POB for league start life version please?
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PJ1985 wrote:
Is there a POB for league start life version please?


hey, I am upgrading all my miners builds tomorrow. There will be detailed leveling section from Level 1 to mapping and end game.
twitch.tv/Qosmoz
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QosmozGaming wrote:
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PJ1985 wrote:
Is there a POB for league start life version please?


hey, I am upgrading all my miners builds tomorrow. There will be detailed leveling section from Level 1 to mapping and end game.


Amazing! Thank you :)
Currently lvl 88 in SSF, converting to this build rather than Purifying Flame mines as I felt they were quite lackluster.. Looking forward to the life based trees as I have yet to get a shavs etc.
it should be my next league starter if you mind to update with starter pobs :*(
This comprehensive build guide needs way more attention from the public... great job the layout and information is top notch!
Awesome I would like to use this as my league start next league; cant wait to see the leveling guide.
Put a budget LL variant together yesterday, quite good on a quick A9 Atoll test. Will try some bosses soon, thanks for the write up!

Curious about defensive options moving forward? I considered swapping VRF for an Increased Duration to link with Immortal Call and trying to fit and Enduring Cry small cluster somewhere, any other ideas?

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