3.1 Kinetic Blast Mines MoM Saboteur (Viable for 100 in HC)

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UPDATE - Hardcore level 100 viable confirmed:
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Video showcase in T11 Shaped Racecourse (480p): https://youtu.be/R_r2wLzYVtQ



Minimum recommended budget: 200+ chaos

Pros:
+ Great clear speed (KB pierce)
+ Safe (~9k EHP at level 96, shatters, solid avoidance, offscreen clear)
+ Can do any map mod
+ Good in groups / with aurabots
Cons:
- Single target requires some setup with AoE overlap
- Can be expensive
- Bottlenecked by movement speed

Required items:

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Because the top side has no dex/accuracy, we need Lyco for hit chance/crit. This item is very crucial.


Running +2 Wrath for free.


Decent wand with 8% crit base.

A 5-link (at least).



KB tooltip in hideout:
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Links
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Main links:
KB - Remote Mine - Minefield - GMP - Pierce - Added Cold
Added cold for shatters, replace with added lightning or EDWA for more damage

Spell Totem - Detonate Mines

Wrath (Essence Wormed)

Secondary links:
CWDT - Enfeeble - Immortal Call - Detonate Mines

Orb of Storms - Curse on Hit - Proj Weakness

Flame dash - Faster Casting

Vaal grace - Inc duration

Stone golem


Passive tree/Ascendancy/Bandit
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https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAABAYDAAQHBLMHHgjUCPQOSA_EES0RLxGWEcIZ1xo4HNwdgx7wI18mlScvKPoqCysKLJwtHzBbMhgy0TWSNj03FzpYOtg64Tt8QYdCLEVHRXxFnUlPSVFMs03jUzFTUlVLVcZd8l8qYeJiT2KsZlRo8mpDbAhsjG0ZcFFwUnNtdm98g36wf8aCm4LHg9uFMoV7idOMNo8akFWVIJUuly2XlZeXl_Sa4Juanaqd2aBDoHmiAKKjplesl60zswO0OLTFtUi3Prd1uJO4yrkGvKq86sBmwcXB88kG0B_YVNi92-fhc-UZ62Pr5Ovu7DjtIO4V7-vwH_DV8PnxivJF9p_56Pv1_gr-jw==?accountName=Details&characterName=KineticKineticKinetic

Before high levels, it's the same tree but without jewels/Throatseeker/Arcing Blows.

Possible leveling trees:
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Ascending:
Bomb Specialist -> Demolition Specialist -> Explosives Expert -> Blinding assault

Help Alira. Mana reg is good for leveling/with MoM, 15% resists allow for flexible gearing and 20% crit multi is ~5% damage.


PoB Pastebin for level 97
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https://pastebin.com/Ktubty5A


Why mines?
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1. Reflect immunity
2. No need for attack speed
3. Mines have good scaling (goes well with 2.)
4. Can run any map mod
5. Allows defensive building


"Stat priorities" on gear
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Wand: 25%+ crit > adds lightning > adds cold > multi > adds fire > proj speed

General gear: Ele resist cap > Life > dex requirement > mana > chaos res

Ring: Ele resist cap > Life > dex requirement > mana / added damage > chaos res / mana regen

Amulet: Ele resist cap > Life > dex requirement > mana / added damage / crit multiplier > chaos res / mana regen


Luxury upgrades:
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1-160 Lightning boot enchant always applies to mines due to not counting as player kills. 10% Pen also works (especially if you have good gear). Atziris step just happened to be cheap with this enchant. Use any 30% ms + life boots you can find.

Level 21 Wrath is the first gem you want to be vaaling for, followed by 21 added cold.

1-5% Movement speed craft on belt is very good if you can get Life+EDWA and an open prefix with appropriate suffixes.

Getting chaos resistance and mana/mana regen where you can fit makes a decent difference against constructs and desecrated ground.

If you can manage the resists or are playing with an aurabot, get an opal with EDWA/lightning damage.



Recommended Shaping/Atlas (OUTDATED SINCE 3.1!!!!)
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T10: Shaped Pools or Dunes
T11: Shaped Racecourse or Strand
T12: Shaped Ashen Wood. If you're not shaping shore on 13, do Shaped Arachnid tomb. Also possible to leave this tier empty.
T13: Shaped Shore (Cemetery is good, but boss can hit hard)
T14: Regular Springs and/or Shaped Promenade
T15: Regular Abyss and/or Shaped Port/Courtyard.


Easy leveling
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1-12 Fire trap + Freezing Pulse
12-28 Fire nova Mines (mana intensive, use clarity and get aliras asap)
or the old school Lightning trap + Flame dash/Flame surge
28-70+ Glacial cascade - Remote Mine - Minefield - Physical to Lightning
Soon after 28, your tree will be something like this: poeurl.com/buE3

This setup will carry you hard.

Once you have a good wand, a 5link and the required uniques, you can start with KB. At level 75, your tree should look something like this: poeurl.com/bEJQ



Pantheon
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Brine King/Garukhan while soloing, just for mobility. It doesn't matter too much but you can swap to Lunaris/Gruthkul as well.



Q&A
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Are mines clunky?

No

Why no Belly?

Costs ~550 chaos 6linked with proper colors for ~300 life and poor resists. Not worth for me.

Guardian/Shaper viable?

Maybe Mino/Chimera.

Can I get more damage?

Thunderfists, Lioneye's chest piece. If SC, drop scion life + travel nodes for wand wheel/power charge(s).

CI/ES?

Probably works well with an aurabot

Pathfinder? Inquisitor?
Might look better on the tooltip/in PoB but is going to be horrible to play without Demo & Bomb specialist nodes.

Piscators?
Plugged in to PoB, a blue prophecy wand with tier 3 lightning and crafted %crit is better than Piscators (on both a 5 and 6-link).

Why pierce gem and not nodes?
I just like it personally. You can use another damage gem and get the pierce nodes on the tree instead (drop some jewels or small damage nodes) but I found the damage wasn't really an issue.



// Tags: KB miner Saboteur 3.0 mines MoM Mind over matter
Last edited by Details on Jan 22, 2018 11:47:21 AM
Last bumped on Mar 23, 2018 3:29:26 PM
Nice build, which bandit did you chose?
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Completed 15 Challengesjimmybobby wrote:
Nice build, which bandit did you chose?


Forgot to add that. Alira.

Mana reg is good for leveling/with MoM, 15% resists allow for flexible gearing and 20% crit multi is ~5% damage.
Last edited by Details on Aug 26, 2017 4:50:34 AM
Pretty cool build I decided to try out. Leveling was easy for a noob like me

Just made the change to barrage and the aoe clear is really fun !

Bought a 2C wand with the mandatory uniques ; was a cheap 30ish chaos to start.



The big difference for me in the 70s I noticed my boss killing ability got weaker switching from glacial cascade.

Do you have any tips how to DPS bosses with this build ? thanks

Do i need to get him to a wall or something ? not to sure how barrage and bosses work optimally


edit: is frost wall + barrage a thing ?
Last edited by miraclechipmunk on Aug 27, 2017 11:35:17 PM
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Pretty cool build I decided to try out. Leveling was easy for a noob like me

Just made the change to barrage and the aoe clear is really fun !

Bought a 2C wand with the mandatory uniques ; was a cheap 30ish chaos to start.



The big difference for me in the 70s I noticed my boss killing ability got weaker switching from glacial cascade.

Do you have any tips how to DPS bosses with this build ? thanks

Do i need to get him to a wall or something ? not to sure how barrage and bosses work optimally


edit: is frost wall + barrage a thing ?


You have to pull the boss to a wall and the KB AoE will overlap and destroy them. It doesn't work very well in every map. You can use projectile weakness to knock the boss towards a wall.
Going to play this build as my next char! Thanks alot for posting was looking for a build like this.

Leveling trees would be greatly appreciated though since im not used to playing miners
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Completed 1 Challengekramurz wrote:
Going to play this build as my next char! Thanks alot for posting was looking for a build like this.

Leveling trees would be greatly appreciated though since im not used to playing miners


I can update the post with some info about it. Something like this I guess:

38 pts poeurl.com/buE3
57 pts poeurl.com/bvRG
75 pts poeurl.com/bvRH
Last edited by Details on Aug 29, 2017 5:53:23 AM
Can you give a rundown on stat priority on jewels ?
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Can you give a rundown on stat priority on jewels ?


This was my preference:

life > mine damage / mine laying speed / crit multi / proj damage > % damage / mana / lightning damage > chaos res
Do you think there could be a way to incorporate queen of the forest into this build and it be worthwhile?
Check this page out some suggestions for new skill gems.
http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/402487

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