[3.3] SSF HC/SC build - RF Trickster. 8k+ life, fast mapper. League starter.



Hello

I'm an old gamer gone casual due to three young kids and a full-time job. I love creating builds and testing them in SSF HC. This will be my third SSF HC build guide.

I created this build after trying Aila's build many times and failing as many times. This plays the same but sustains regen and can use life pots. This is not a bosskilling build but a fast mapping build and a great option if you want to try level 100.

This is not a beginner friendly build. It requires you to have at least 1000 hours of game knowledge.

PoB pastebin : https://pastebin.com/58uznKf1

Video of build in action


Gear
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Helmet
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Get as much life as you can and some resists.

You can also use an elder helmet if you find one good enough. This one is close but not good enough

Chest
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Life and resists.

Anything not eva/es or armor/es will be too hard to color so I wouldn't recommend it.
You could use Carcass, it has less life but inreased area and extra damage might be worth it.


Weapon
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Try to get something with balanced dmg and aps. Look for increased fire damage and burning damage on a high attackspeed scepter.

My old wich I used from Blood AQ to tier 11 maps

Shield
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BiS IMO is

It has best of both worlds, decent life and +3 to maximum resists.
Else I would use in this order

Gloves
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Life and resists.

Boots
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Life, resists and movement speed.

You could use Kaom's Roots but I really like the QoL that extra movement speed gives.

Belt
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Stygian or leather belt with life and resists.

Jewelry
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I really like Blood Grip. It lets me drop Purity of Fire aura and use the four points to Sovereignty for life instead. Also 100% increased Life Recovery from Flasks is super nice.
If you don't have a marble amulet you will need to use Purity of Fire and spec into Sovereignty. Else look for the usual life and resists on your jewelry. Also try get some Dex there aswell if you don't get it on other gear.

Flasks
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I like this combination best.

If you find Witchfire Brew you can use it as your Stibnite flask.

Gems
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Leveling and tree's

Ascendancy
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Start getting Patient Reaper and Prolonged Pain. Then get Swift Killer. There is no good option after that so you might aswell skip Uber lab. If you do it though just get the two 10% Increased DoT nodes leading to Harness the Void.

Pantheon and Bandits
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Bandits kill all or save Oak. I saved Oak.
Major God : Soul of Arakaali
Minor God : Soul of Tukohama/Soul of Shakari

My current gear
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No unique gear
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No unique gear PoB : https://pastebin.com/Duu2zmuh

No unique gear Pit map run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj3hIG0q7Hk
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
Last edited by Rusherboy on Aug 26, 2018, 6:08:23 AM
Last bumped on Dec 7, 2018, 6:16:03 PM
I will do more videos and add to guide. Will make changes as patch notes come out.

If they nerf RF, well then I guess I'll have to find a new starting build :D
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
Updeated PoB link and my gear section to my current gear. Also added some videos. Will add more as I do them.
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
Added some videos and update on my current gear.
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
Hi, I found your guide.

What makes RF Trickster special?
How is it to farm T16 and Boss mobs?


POE is a new object to me, I am really interested in.
I tried alot, to find one of my playstiles. At the moment I play RF full Life Juggernaut.

Thank You
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Eternaltier wrote:
Hi, I found your guide.

What makes RF Trickster special?
How is it to farm T16 and Boss mobs?


POE is a new object to me, I am really interested in.
I tried alot, to find one of my playstiles. At the moment I play RF full Life Juggernaut.

Thank You


Good question.

Trickster has much better dps and clearspeed than Jugg. It requires no uniques so it's the ideal SSF character. I clears maps fast but can't facetank all bosses like Jugg does. It clears all tier maps but I usually only do bosses only once and then skip them. No elder/shaper/guardians, this build is for fast mapping to 100 in a SSF HC league.

Jugg requires specific uniques to shine so it's not that good for SSF.

If you are familiar with Aila's RF Occultist, this build plays the same but has the QoL that life version has over ES.
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
Hi mate do you think RF will be nerfed?
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Completed 9 ChallengesRusherboy wrote:
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Eternaltier wrote:
Hi, I found your guide.

What makes RF Trickster special?
How is it to farm T16 and Boss mobs?


POE is a new object to me, I am really interested in.
I tried alot, to find one of my playstiles. At the moment I play RF full Life Juggernaut.

Thank You


Good question.

Trickster has much better dps and clearspeed than Jugg. It requires no uniques so it's the ideal SSF character. I clears maps fast but can't facetank all bosses like Jugg does. It clears all tier maps but I usually only do bosses only once and then skip them. No elder/shaper/guardians, this build is for fast mapping to 100 in a SSF HC league.

Jugg requires specific uniques to shine so it's not that good for SSF.

If you are familiar with Aila's RF Occultist, this build plays the same but has the QoL that life version has over ES.



So I will play it without SSF and HC. Without the risk of dying in HC, do you think there can be made optimizations for the Skill Tree?
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Kjarninn wrote:
Hi mate do you think RF will be nerfed?


It would be weird if they did. Mabey they nerf Kaom's Way if they worry wbout Jugg RF but I sincerely doubt it.
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256
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Eternaltier wrote:
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Completed 9 ChallengesRusherboy wrote:
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Eternaltier wrote:
Hi, I found your guide.

What makes RF Trickster special?
How is it to farm T16 and Boss mobs?


POE is a new object to me, I am really interested in.
I tried alot, to find one of my playstiles. At the moment I play RF full Life Juggernaut.

Thank You


Good question.

Trickster has much better dps and clearspeed than Jugg. It requires no uniques so it's the ideal SSF character. I clears maps fast but can't facetank all bosses like Jugg does. It clears all tier maps but I usually only do bosses only once and then skip them. No elder/shaper/guardians, this build is for fast mapping to 100 in a SSF HC league.

Jugg requires specific uniques to shine so it's not that good for SSF.

If you are familiar with Aila's RF Occultist, this build plays the same but has the QoL that life version has over ES.



So I will play it without SSF and HC. Without the risk of dying in HC, do you think there can be made optimizations for the Skill Tree?


If I were to play this build in SC I would use the exact same tree and use my current equipment setup. RF dps scales with life so I wouldn't drop any life nodes.
3.3 RF Trickster SSF HC guide :

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2147256

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