[3.3] Scorching Ray Trickster | SSF HC | Respeced into RF as League Progression

INTRODUCTION


Hey there,my 'Name' is Dutymarv from Germany and i thought it would be the time to make a guide for my Scorching Ray Trickster build i played in the past few League's back to back.
I play PoE for roughly 4Years with ~ 3.5k Hours.

If there is anything you would change or dont understand,feel free to ask in commends or on Steam
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OVERVIEW


Pros:
+ Beginner and new league "friendly", simple in design and easy to understand
+ Able to most of the ingame content!
+ Nearly no Unique's are req. but there are powerfull upgrades worth it to get.
+ Totally HC Viable !
+ Build for HC / SSF !

Cons:
- No flashy crit explosions,no hearld boom boom
- Degen builds are not for everyone
- Not ur Mid League 10ex Budget build.
Mechanics


Offense:
Click me pl0x

Scorching Ray is a channelling fire spell that fires a beam that inflicts burning damage.
It has a wide range witch grows with Gem %.
We scale it with Fire Damage,Spell Damage, Burning Damage and Damage over Time.
We Enhance this with picking Keystones like Elemental Overload,Elemental Equilibrium and are going to have Dual Curse

Defense:
Click me pl0x

We stack alot of Life 215%+ and regen cause there is no way to get Leech with SR.
The we grab the Mind over Matter Keystone cause there is no Aura we would really benefit of.
With Trickster we get alot of % Life/Mana gain on Kill and regeneration.

Gem Setup


Skillgem Setup

MAIN DAMAGE SETUP [Body Armour]
ALL IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE
6L:
Scorching Ray - Elemental Focus - Controlled Destruction - Efficacy - Burning Damage - Swift Aff.

Drop Swift Aff. if you dont have a 6L yet.

Aura´s ? [Main/Offhand]
3L:
Clarity - Stone Golem - Decoy Totem
Clarity level 20 !

Do whatever you want with the remaining 3L ;)

Movement
4L:
Shield Charge - Faster Attacks - Fortify - Culling Strike
Whirling Blades - Faster Attacks - Fortify - Culling Strike

Whatever you prefer,and no need for Culling Strike just use it if you find a Quality one cause it gives Attack speed.

CWDT Setup
4L:
Cast when Damage Taken - Vortex/Cold Snap - Immortal Call - Tempest Shield

Keep your CWDT on level 3-6 and dont overlevel the other Gems or they wont trigger !

Orbu
4L:
Orb of Strorm - Curse on Hit - Arcane Surge - Flammability



SKILLTREE


Bandits Simple,KILL ALL !!!
Leveling Tree's

26 Skillpoints

50 Skillpoints


84 Skillpoints

THIS is how i leveld my Char,of cause u can take your own route !

Take Mana notes if you need,keep an eye on your Mana/Life .



ASCENDANCY


For Ascendancy i choose Trickster.
<3
Ascendancy order

NORMAL:
In Normal Lab u choose Patient Reaper.
CRUEL:
In Cruel Lab u choose Weave the Arcane.
MERCILESS:
In Merci Lab u choose Swift Killer.
UBER:
In Uber Lab u choose Prolonged Pain.

Pantheon


The Pantheon gives u the oppurtiunity to choose from God Powers,which u unlock by killing the Gods themself.
We can select between 1 Major and 1 Minor God Power.

MAJOR GOD POWER

Since 3.3 plays alot in the Temples and has Chaos Mobs and Degen stuff i would opt for Arakali.
Lunaris and Solaris are also fine.


MINOR GOD POWER

We go with Soul of Shakari,which is s sidequest in Act 9.

This gives us:
- Simple. Reduced Chaos damage taken
If you manage to Upgrade this it gets HUGE.
Poison is really scary for regen builds like this.


GEAR


Start off with using Rare items as u find them,and upgrade when u can.
What do we want on Rare's?

Weapon:
For weapon u want to use a 1H Sceptre

Take a good Base ! Vaal Sceptre has the best Damage/APS.
Look for Spell,Burning,Fire Damage mods.
Attack Speed goes a long way too !

Shield:

Life - Resis - Spell Damage/Fire Damage
Cast Speed/Attack Speed and Mana are also pretty nice and there are some decent Elder/Shaper Mods too.

Helmet:

Life - Resis - Mana

Body:

Life - Resis - Mana

This Carnal Armour would be the best base.
Gloves:

Life - Resis - Mana

Boots:

Life - Resis - Movement Speed !

The Enchant is not mandatory but a really nice QoL !

Amulett:


Smth like this,you only want life/mana on this cause this is where we most likely use a Unique Amu !
Rings:


Life - Resis - Mana - Fire Damage

U can use Essences to craft Fire Damage on those,this is how i got mine.

Belt:

Smth like this,you only want life on this cause this is where we most likely use a Unique Belt !

Jewel:
Max Life / Fire Damage / Spell Damage / DoT / Burning Damage / Attack Speed
Might smack in a % chance to gain Phasing on Kill Abyss Jewel

Flask:
Important: Sulphur Flask !


This is how they can look,Stibnite is also a option !
1 slot we will need for our unique flask when we get it !

Uniques


Atziris Foible
I love this personally,lets you ignore many Mana Notes in Tree and on Gear !

Immortal Flesh
I use this in every SR Build ! Yes you loose res but when u can handle this the regen makes it so good ! Also you have high life rolls coming with it !

Witchfire Brew
Best in slot Flask !


A BaleFire is kinda an option,but i would not recommend it still. Maybe if you take more DMG notes in tree and respec some life,then u could play a Kaoms Heart with it but it would still be pretty slow in comparison.

I wont consider a Frostferno at any point,it is not worth it.




Leveling / Tips


Till level 20 use Freezing Pulse + Frost Bomb and Fire Trap or whatever you like.
The use a Magic Fire Ring + Magic Ele 3L Sceptre and a Alteration Orb to create a +1 Fire Gems Sceptre.
Use ur 3L untill you get Efficacy !

when u get normal lab all gets rolling and burns away.

Use ur Brain ! Dont just play a Guide !
This is a template from my build!
Take ur own ideas into it !
PoB Stats


not a big fan of Numbers,but here ya go.
Pob Link https://pastebin.com/FqsvkzAr


My League Progression:
Day 1

Played 3h 45min,at the end of act 4 now and got my Lab done.
Had a really smooth league start and Incursion feels really good !

Gear:


Day 2

Took me ages to farm the Tabula,got all Cards with level 73 near 74.
Done Merci Lab,and staring to map now,
5K Life 1.9K Mana



Maybe i should craft some rings if i look at this lmao

Day 3

Mapping and Temple all day,found 4 Trials so far.
6K life 2k Mana
Lvl 82




Day 4 onwards

A L O T has happend.
Got to 87 and finally found my last Trial OMEGGALUL.

Now guess what i respeced to RF Trickster :'D.
Nothing Special, Vaal RF does insane dmg and my clearspeed also went up alot.
Here is the crappy gear.




Day 6

Hit level 90 today :) Rank 14 Trickster atm.
also dropped a Tinkerskin and 6L it LMAO so a reroll is coming soon.
7500 Life at this point



EDIT: JUST DROPPED A KAOMS LUL
UP TO 8700 LIFE eksdee



Day 7-8

Got a Witchfire Brew and will try to get a better Elder Helmet with Elemental Focus or Controlled Destruction cause my 20/20 Burning dmg turned into a 21 Gem just like SR :P



PoE & Rocket League is Life. <3
Last edited by DutyMarv on Jul 27, 2018, 1:43:50 PM
Last bumped on Sep 12, 2018, 2:02:46 PM
How does this build generate charges when bossing? The only thing that I see generating charges is Swift Killer, which only does so on kill.
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How does this build generate charges when bossing? The only thing that I see generating charges is Swift Killer, which only does so on kill.


Hey,
U dont,actually.

There are no easy way's of doing so.

Sure u can play a Setup where u have Power Charge on Crit but it would just make things more clunky.
Same with Frenzy,not worth the effort.

Stays up to you if wou want to use this methods or not.
U loose ~15% ish dmg on bosses IF your charges did run out which doesnt even happen most of the time if you are mapping.
PoE & Rocket League is Life. <3
What's the second curse you use?
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praklatye wrote:
What's the second curse you use?

Heya,

Im using Flammability as the Curse on hit Setup and play a Witchfire Brew Flask which Curses with Despair.

U can swap stuff around as u like,this is the combi for most DPS.
PoE & Rocket League is Life. <3
Last edited by DutyMarv on May 24, 2018, 1:33:45 PM
Oh nice, I'm really digging the build. Kind of just messing around with it in HC before the new season but it is a tank for sure. And that's will still using stuff I found in Act 2 in Act 8 :D


Definitely going to start out Incursion with this
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praklatye wrote:
Oh nice, I'm really digging the build. Kind of just messing around with it in HC before the new season but it is a tank for sure. And that's will still using stuff I found in Act 2 in Act 8 :D


Definitely going to start out Incursion with this


Good luck man !
PoE & Rocket League is Life. <3
Hi there, I liked the build on paper, but have few questions:

1. Did you already tried out this build before or making it for the 1st time ever? If you already played it, can you share your character name?
2. Any idea how this build will do against Uber elder, shaper, Uber atziri and uber lab in general?
3. Any particular map mods I should stay away? I guess no regen/ 60% less recovery/ curse immune?
4. If there are some specific uniques which make good use in this build, which are they?
5. Hall of grandmaster possible? Its not like Im really aiming for HoGM, just curious.

Thanks a lot in advance :)
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Completed 5 Challengeswhiteyfang wrote:
Hi there, I liked the build on paper, but have few questions:

1. Did you already tried out this build before or making it for the 1st time ever? If you already played it, can you share your character name?
2. Any idea how this build will do against Uber elder, shaper, Uber atziri and uber lab in general?
3. Any particular map mods I should stay away? I guess no regen/ 60% less recovery/ curse immune?
4. If there are some specific uniques which make good use in this build, which are they?
5. Hall of grandmaster possible? Its not like Im really aiming for HoGM, just curious.

Thanks a lot in advance :)


Hey there,

1.
Yes i played this build like the past 3 Leagues as a Starter.
Character Name of the old ones would be Duty_RayRay (which is really old like 3 leagues ago smth) and the recent one Duty_SSFEDBTW

2.
I have never tried Uber Elder/Uber Atziri myself.
Only the "normal" Elder and Shaper / Uber Lab.
U have alot of EHP since u can reach 7k+ life plus 3k MoM and alot of regen.
The single target is really reliable and you get alot of time to dodge stuff and dont have to be close up. So if you know what ur doing it wont be a problem, just dont face tank Uber Izaro if your EHP isnt this high cause there is not much armour to save you.

3.
No regen is the worst,and recovery is not nice but with the max % recovery on kill you can still run those,just carefull.
On Hexproof you just loose up on DPS which is also runable.
I would be carefull with Poison maps,cause this can be nasty too.

4.
U can find them in the gear sections under Uniques(guess what lol)
:D

5.
Never tried it and probably will never do so to be honest :D

GL with ur league start !

PoE & Rocket League is Life. <3
All right then, thanks for your detailed reply...build seems good to me.

PS: What are your thoughts on Bloodgrip amulet?

PPS: Why did you mention attack speed for vaal sceptre? Is scorching ray an "attack" type skill? That is, it gets more dps from attack speed? (sorry if its a noob question)
Last edited by whiteyfang on May 30, 2018, 12:06:31 PM

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