[3.1] TRICKSTER Scorching Ray + Righteous Fire MoM Boss farmer 1.8mil trash DPS

Please, if you have any questions, DO NOT SEND ME PRIVATE MESSAGES, but post your question here in the thread!


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Introduction

Build summary:
7.8k life
1.5k unreserved mana (using MoM)
600k RF dps (280k on Shaper)
1.2mil Scorching ray DPS (590k on Shaper)
Path of Building pastebin: https://pastebin.com/74Fz3rRJ (legacy RotP) https://pastebin.com/SXFjqR6i (current RotP)


Hi everyone!

This is a build I made as my starter build in 3.0, and it worked out so well I decided to level it to 100. Which was pretty easy with Beachhead maps.

Anyway, if you're looking for a build that can easily and reliably farm Shaper, guardians, uber Izaro etc., this is the build for you. Mapping speed is pretty good too, although it isn't as fast as your wander or flicker striker or similar map clearing builds.

PROS:
+ Very tanky
+ Melts all bosses in the game
+ quick boss farmer due to using shield charge + having
+ 600k RF DPS on trash / 280k on Shaper
+ 1.2 MIL Scorching Ray DPS on trash / 590k on Shaper
+ 9-9.5K eHP (7.5-8k HP + 1.5k mana)
+ Immune to all reflect
+ Can do all map mods (on lower regen or -max, you just run maps without RF on)

CONS:
- Hard to min-max life and mana regen without decent gear
- NOT a budget build
- NOT a beginner friendly build (if you don't know how the mechanics of the game work, you'll have issues balancing your regen)


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Video Section

Deathless Shaper run: https://youtu.be/rGeGPBN3ZSk
Normal Atziri run (no deaths, no flasks used): https://youtu.be/5tLp9a1QYdw
Uber lab run: https://youtu.be/gmx0nvl3qi0
Chimera kill (deathless): https://youtu.be/h0mLC2zT14Q
Phoenix kill (deathless): https://youtu.be/-VvVGbKAm_w
Tier 15 full map clear: https://youtu.be/B2vzF3xtSGg


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F.A.Q.

Q: How does Elemental Equilibrium (EE) work with this build? Don't your proc EE with fire damage from Righteous Fire (RF) or Scorching Ray (SR)?
A: EE works so that any spell or attack that hits a monster procs it. RF or SR do not hit, but apply a damage over time debuff instead. Your Shield Charge and Orb of Storms, which are used in the build, both do hit monsters, which is one of the reasons why we use these 2 skills. If you have any cold or lightning damage added to attacks on your gear, your Shield Charge will proc EE and monsters will take more fire damage. (That's also why it's important not to have any added fire damage to attacks on your gear.) Your Orb of Storms will proc EE always because it is lightning damage, which is why it is so important for boss fights.

Q: Does this build still work after Rise of the Phoenix was nerfed?
A: Yes, it is just harder to maintain your life/mana. You need to get more life regen on gear with the new RotP, such as a Marble Amulet base.

Q: What jewels to use with this build?
A: Look at the gear section of this post.

Q: How to sustain life and mana?
A: By getting max fire res primarily. Get life regen from items such as: any Marble Amulet; Immortal Flesh; Bloodgrip; Fragile Bloom; Voll's Vision if you have no corrupted items. Mana regen from: Blue Pearl amulet base; Atziri's Foible; jewels, etc.
If you don't have/can't afford/can't fit in any of the above items, simply using 1 Ruby flask should do the trick. Be sure to use a level 20 Purity of Fire, though, and to get all the life and mana regen nodes in the tree that I linked.


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Ascendancy Class Specialisation

Trickster for the magnificent DoT DPS & life and mana regen.
http://www.pathofexile.com/ascendancy/classes/Trickster
Take Swift Killer + Patient Reaper + Weave the Arcane + Walk the Aether


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Passive tree




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Skill Gems

6L: Scorching Ray - Burning Damage - Elemental Focus - Controlled Destruction - Swift Affliction - Efficacy
4L: Righteous Fire - Elemental Focus - Burning Damage - Concentrated Effect (can run Inc. AoE for map clear)
4L: Orb of Storms - Arcane Surge - Increased Critical Strikes - Increased Duration (Arcane Surge can be lower level for more procs)
3L: Clarity - Summon Stone Golem - Purity of Fire
3L: Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify

Full list of required gems by colour:
Burning Damage x2
Increased Duration
Summon Stone Golem
Purity of Fire
Shield Charge
Fortify


Faster Attacks
Swift Affliction


Scorching Ray
Elemental Focus x2
Controlled Destruction
Efficacy
Righteous Fire
Concentrated Effect
Orb of Storms
Arcane Surge
Increased Critical Strikes
Clarity



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Gear

Spoiler

IMPORTANT NOTE: The linked gear is very min-maxed (i.e. extremely good and thus more expensive) which I acquired through grinding to 100. You do NOT NEED to have min-maxed gear and gems like shown here.

If you can't afford a 6-link Belly of the Beast, you can use a Kaom's Heart instead, which is cheaper, with a Balefire for Scorching Ray, which gives more SR DPS than a 5L Belly anyway.

Jewels:



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Bandits and Pantheon

Kill all for 2 passive points.

For Pantheon, take Soul of Arakaali + Soul of Tukohama. Both are good for reducing RF degen and boosting survivability in general.


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Levelling Guide

Just level with Scorching ray as soon as you can and start following your original tree from level 1. You should have no problems, especially if you can buy leveling uniques like Lifesprig, Tabula etc.
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
Last edited by ComradeSerge on Jan 27, 2018, 6:26:58 AM
Last bumped on Sep 24, 2018, 4:22:32 PM
thanks a lot for make more accessible to check your build .

now i can play with the most fun ascendancy,skill and mechanics.
What about guardians and shaper? Any videos killing them?
Gonna give it a go
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lucastb wrote:
What about guardians and shaper? Any videos killing them?

As the guide says, farming bosses is what this build is made for. I'll post videos soon.

EDIT: Here's a normal Atziri run (no deaths, no flasks used): https://youtu.be/5tLp9a1QYdw
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
Last edited by ComradeSerge on Oct 3, 2017, 2:55:15 PM
Here's a quick deathless Shaper run (with a lucky sword drop): https://youtu.be/rGeGPBN3ZSk
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
Could you do a uber lab run video?
I know this is a boss farmer, but how is the general map clear speed? Thanks for the write up, very interesting build!
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lucastb wrote:
Could you do a uber lab run video?

You asked, I delivered: https://youtu.be/gmx0nvl3qi0
1H+Shield High Block&Spell Block Tank: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/868995
Ice Crash Crit Staff AKA "The Shaterring Karui": https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1289037
Tanky Block+AR+EV Ranger Crit Reave Dagger/Claw: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1301888
This looks like a fantastic build to try. Been looking for a good boss farmer and this looks like it ticks all the boxes. How would Uber Atziri be though?

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