I wanted to post some information about my build to get some feedback and inspirations aswell as showing an alternative to a fire trapper build.
This build is basically a dual decoy, 3 curse, eldritch battery passive, 5 auras, arctic armour - bear trapper witch with high fire damage on hit and elemental proliferation.
I currently have my gems at lvl 16 and I do > 4k fire damage on hit with a 50% chance to ignite.
Kole burns down with one trap if ignited. I expect the damage to more than double with maxed gems.
€: Now I'm almost at 8K fire on hit.
Core items are:
As you see 'core items' are actually, besides Blackgleam and (optional) Windscreams only those gems, which are
The first four gems are a must. Culling Strike, Fire Penetration and Increased Burning Damage can be swapped on a 5l. A Cold to Fire gem could also be considered when running Hatred.
I only use the bow for the +1 gem levels, a 5l chest would also be possible, I used a crappy one until today. I lved this build with Tabula Rasa which works well until a3m. I'd suggest a hybrid ar/es chest.
Blackgleam gives a huge conversion to fire damage, Searing Touch by far does not work as well.
The rest of my gear isn't endgame or lategame yet, I just wanted to try out this idea and it works really really well and makes quite some fun. It's a pretty 'active' build I'd say. :)
I use 1-2 totems to group mobs, cast 0-3 curses beeing Elemental Weakness, Flammability, Vulnerability and throw 1-3 traps into that group. On ignite (50% chance) the group burns down in about 1 sec, any magic and rares burn down aswell.
The area of elemental proliferation is huge, ranged mobs attacking the totems will poof aswell.
I have arctic armour running and Discipline, Clarity, Grace and Hatred. I'll add determination and might switch Hatred to Purity if possible. I have one more hotkey slot left for a defensive curse - Temporal Chains could be considered because it would also increase the burning duration.
Passive Skill Tree
My passive tree looks like this.
My next points will go into life and armour/es.
I use some expensive quality gems and also Blackgleam and that bow didn't come cheap.
I expect this build to work with any 5l armour and any average Blackgleam and Windscreams though. With non quality gems and mid rolled items this build would 'cost' a few GcPs.
A downside of this build is that you need quite high stats in int, str and dex, which might make you squichy with missing life or resis on your gear. Still with some caution it should be very playable and doesn't really rely on any expensive items.
This build was kind of meant to be a fun build on my second Path of Exile char.
It turned out to be really nice to play though, with incredibly high dps, crowd control and (probably) the ability to play endgame maps. It's a great support for groups with it's 3 curses and 5 auras, but actually you won't just be 'their' sidekick - they will be yours! ;)
Any constructive criticism, advice and suggestions on skills, items and so on are very welcome! :)