[3.5] Ryvenn's Arc Trapper Build - 7k+EHP - 2M+ SHAPER DPS ALL CONTENT

WILL MAKE SURE TO MAKE THIS GUIDE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE - I MISSED A LOT OF THINGS ESPECIALLY THE BASICS SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST GUIDE


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3.4 DELVE LEAGUE VIDEOS

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The Uber Elder - https://youtu.be/ehCZzgFya_E
The Shaper - https://youtu.be/uc_dzYhdLH4
The Alluring Abyss [Atziri] - https://youtu.be/Tl0xshmVLZ4
The Hall of Grandmasters - https://youtu.be/EX816E0z5kw
The Four Elder Guardians - https://youtu.be/_N7MFaPWyQE
Aul Kill - https://https://youtu.be/0PGv7mG5xPI
Delving At 380 Depth ClearSpeed - https://youtu.be/GBAt20B4tIk
Minotaur Kill with Clearspeed - https://youtu.be/fsamwHoE5oI

3.5 BETRAYAL LEAGUE VIDEOS
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Low Level Mastermind Syndicate Kill - https://youtu.be/GVuRqEQINmg
T13 Safehouse - https://youtu.be/b5HGdRTCGwA
The Pale Court - https://youtu.be/6VVaKdgwWBs











Introduction :

Hi my name is Ryvenn and i usually play Path of Exile as an Arc Trapper every league because it just feels so great for me to just throw things on the ground and wait for Arc to kill those mobs for me - yay! So im creating this build because i was successful at killing Uber Elder and This build is a Balanced approach on the game to make sure you are able to finish all content. You also do not need to worry about crit chances since we will rely on the 105% MORE DAMAGE MULTIPLIER from ARC's "15% more Damage for each remaining Chain" so this build just focuses on getting more flat damage and "extra chaos damage from shaper stat sticks"



Why Traps?

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Traps are actually convenient to use and easy to scale - Since Arc is a Spell which means it scales with It's Gem Level - we do not need to worry about getting a lot of damage nodes(Because we can get a lot of damage from Other sources) and just focusing on getting more life for our Tree and Equipments. Trap Mechanics are easy - all you need to do is throw the traps near a Mob and it triggers after a second delay(if it is triggered by a mob).

Traps or Mines have a Delay of 5 seconds to trigger itself if not triggered.

If you want to know how to disable the delay click below.
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You can disable this delay by Equipping a Sunblast Belt ( 80% Reduced Trap Duration ) and 2 Cheap Construction Jewels ( 20% Total Reduced Trap Duration ) though i do not recommend doing this unless you want to test something





When do I use EB[Eldritch Battery]?
You use EB when you get Tinkerskin. because Tinkerskin can give you 200 ES everytime your trap goes off

Q : Hey EB got Changed in 3.5 can i still use it?
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What are ENCHANTS?

ENCHANTS are implicits you get from the LABYRINTH(ACT 3) once you complete its Ascendency Challenge




New Ailment Added only accessible to Unique Item Related to Betrayal League
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With this Ailment it is Possible for us to get 50% Damage Mitigation as long as we have the Unique Item(Related To Betrayal) to this Ailment - and if we do we also lose our Ability Shock enemies from the information i got from Reddit... Will keep you guys informed about this new Ailment ;)




PROS

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+ You are able to survive one Shaper Ball
+ 7k+ EHP [ 5k Life + 2k Mana for MOM ]
+ Clear Speed is Fast AF
+ Great DPS even if you only use a mininum budget - EVEN GREATER IF more currency is involved.
+ End-game can be reached with this Build ;) ( just know how to dodge stuff )
+ 20%+ Life Regen (23% if you have 23 traps) with TinkerSkin ;)




CONS

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- Can sometimes be one hit by an unknown force in 280+ delves and t16+ maps
- Haven't tried HC so i do not recommend.






PASTEBIN, LEVELING, PROGRESSION SECTION

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PASTEBIN LINKS

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ADDED POINTS FROM 30,60,90,110 to help with leveling

https://pastebin.com/9YQsbepf <--- Updated for 3.5 Shaper does not get affected by Shock so we removed it.

You can see this by looking at the lower left side of POB( Path Of Building ) so you can choose which tree you're going to use.







BUDGET PASTEBIN : https://pastebin.com/Uie8ymWx

TOTAL COSTS 50c - Good for Tiers 1-10








PANTHEON CHOICES
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BANDIT CHOICES
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If you want more Damage, Resistances and Mana Regen go Help Alira... Kill all of them if you want the 2 points and put it on any nodes you feel that you need.

Alira
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ASCENDANCY
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Saboteur > Perfect Crime > Chain Reaction / Pyromaniac > Pyromaniac / Chain Reaction > Born in the Shadows



IMAGES FOR POINTS PROGRESSION 30, 60, 90, 110

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30 POINTS
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60 POINTS
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90 POINTS
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110 POINTS
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Please Right click and click Image Address if you want it to be bigger



LEVELING and GEM LINKS GUIDE

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Check here if you want to know where you should go and Thanks to Lord_of_Kinder from Reddit for sharing this Post!
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ACT 1
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ACT 2
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ACT 3
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ACT 4
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ACT 5
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ACT 6
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ACT 7
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ACT 8
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ACT 9
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ACT 10
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EPILOGUE
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GEM LINKS SECTION
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OFFENSIVE GEM SETUP

Psuedo 5 Link - if you equip a Deerstalker (Boots) or a +1 Trap Shaper Gloves

Arc ~ Trap Support(Deerstalker)~ Trap and Mine Damage ~ Controlled Destruction or Elemental Focus ~ Cluster Traps

6 link

Arc ~ Trap Support ~ Elemental Focus / Controlled Destruction ~ Lightning Pen ~ Cluster Traps ~ Trap and mine

4 link

Lightning Spire ~ Trap and mine ~ Added Cold / Concentrated Effect ~ Controlled Destruction


DEFENSIVE GEM SETUP ( Do this if you're level 40+ and if you have Access to the gems or you could buy them if you got the time. )

CWDT Must be at LVL 1 at all Cost - Right Click on the + Sign when it allows you to level it up

4 Link

Phase Run / Enfeeble / Temportal Chains ~ CWDT ( Cast When Damage Taken ) ~ Increased Duration ~ Immortal Call

Other 4 Link

Molten Shell( lvl 10 ) > CWDT > Phase Run / Enfeeble / Temportal Chains ~ Increased Duration / Vortex / Frost Wall(This is not useful during an Uber Elder Fight)

Other 4 Link ( if you do have another 4link

Flame Dash ~ Faster Casting ~ Culling Strike(with 20%Quality) ~ Blood Magic

Q. Why Culling Strike with Quality?
A. It provides 10% increased Attack and Cast Speed which is used for Flame Dash

3 Link ( If you have no space anymore )

Molten Shell ( lvl 10 )

AURA GEM SETUP

3 LINK (on your sceptres)

Wrath(if you do not have Essense worm yet) / Portal ~ Clarity ~ Enlighten



WHAT JEWELS TO LOOK FOR


Abyss Jewels
- Life
- Lightning Damage to Spells
- Damage Penetration if you've killed Recently / Mana / Lightning Damage to spell while dual wielding

Jewels

- % to Maximum Life
- Trap Throwing Speed
- Lightning Damage / Trap Damage / Increased Damage





















At Early levels you could get you could either get 2 Axioms or 2 Lifesprigs - Depends on what you want
You can also get yourself a Tabula or any 4-link armor you can find and


At level 12 - you could get these gloves for extra damage at the cost of cast speed [ Flame Dash needs Cast Speed ] if you want. Its only level 20 because of the VAAL implicit - the one above it


Arc, Trap Support and Multiple Traps becomes available to us at lvl 12 so you can either buy them from Neesa if she has them( you have to complete a quest for this one i think - or buy them from any trade sites )
3-Link Set up: Arc-Trap Support-Multiple Traps


At level 16 - you buy these boots if you don't have a 20% or 30% MS[Movement Speed] Boots yourself!

At lvl 22 - You get these awesome rings to lower the Mana Cost of your Spells because as a Trapper - You are super mana hungry!
You should also be able to equip DEERSTALKER - a pair of Lvl 22 Boots that gives TRAP SUPPORT. which gives you the ability to make a 5link at an early time without the need for a Tabula Rasa - if you have the money you can skip the boots and just use Tabula Rasa.



You can get yourself a Fencoil which can be upgraded into a Solid 6link - Mirebough you can only equip this Juicy staff at lvl 32.






3.4 GEAR

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FINAL GEAR AND GEM PLACEMENTS

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Any one hand weapon is cool as long as it has Gain #% Ele Damage as Extra Chaos Damage and # to Lightning Damage to Spells. Crit Multi/Chance are a Plus to the build or you can also look for one with +# to maximum mana for your Mind Over Matter Node. You also need Damage Penetration if you want more damage.


This one right here is what we need in order to be at least tanky enough to withstand some damage and get infinite Mana since we are going to get Eldritch Battery ( Which Puts your ES to your MANA POOL )


Make sure to get Shaper Gloves with +1 Traps which is a really great damage increase for us Trappers! just make sure it has +# to Life and +# to Mana to for Survivability reasons.


Getting the Arc Enchant really is not necessary but the 15% more damage multiplier is useful... if you cant buy one with that enchant yet... Life, Mana and +Damage to Spells should be fine with a few resists of course. :D

This is the only Equipment slot that also has the "as extra chaos damage" mod so we are taking that... but if you are having a hard time getting resists on your character you can always get a +80% total resist + life Amulet :D

The reason why we use this ring is to get that Juicy No Reserve Mana Mod on this ring and the +2 level of course... so you can still keep your mana pool high ;)


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It Depends on what you want to do with the other ring slot... since getting 75% resists is easy for this build. ;)



For Boots.
You need any of the three here!
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Belts with good resists are a way to go... but if you want more damage get one with +Lightning damage and +Elemental Damage and +Life

For Jewels are Life, Added Lightning damage, Penetration ( Crit Multi if you like Crit Builds )


FOR FLASKS YOU NEED



1 life flask with staunching(bleed removal) or a Blood of the Karui is fine
1 Lavianga's flask (if you can afford they are cheap this league ) or a Mana Flask
1 Diamond Flask ( to get Lucky - Doubles the amount of Crit Chance you have )
1 Quicksilver Flask ( or it could be something else if you don't care about clearspeed )
Any other flask of your choice... i prefer a Quartz Flask because i dont like getting trap in one place - and I love Phasing.





MY CURRENT GEAR IN 3.5 BETRAYAL

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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Q. How about Crit instead of Flat damage?

- Critical Builds are actually okay but you sacrifice a lot of defence if you're going on a Crit build so i tend to go with Defence when it comes to Arc and besides Arc Provides 105% to 135% MORE MULTIPLIER if its single Target. so you will still deal a lot of damage regardless of the situation.


Q. What's the ideal DPS i should look at if im not using a CRIT build?

- if your POB shows at least 70k-100k or more DPS using the same guide... you're on the right track - GO BEAT UBER ELDER!



Q. How About Shimmies(Shimmeron)?

- Shimmies is still Viable even in this league - but you have to SACRIFICE a lot of things when going as an

Q. Mines VS Totems VS Traps ?

- Mines are stronger than Traps and Totems but the Clunkiest ( Unless you have coded an Autohotkey for it which i do not know how )

- Totems are for people who Values Mechanics more than anything else - they just put their totem on the battlefield while runnning around.

- Traps are the most convenient out of all of three it also might be the weakest(depending on the items) of all of them.


Q. How do i play as a Trapper?

- You take advantage of Boss Fights before you start the fight - you put all your 23 traps in place and then start the battle ~ giving you a huge damage burst that can sometimes kill bosses(But not Uber Elder and Shaper) in less than 5-10 seconds.

Q. Why is Lightning Spire on a 4link rather than Arc?

- The main reason for that is DAMAGE(For Arc) because Lightning spire will deal a lot of damage if its a 6link but giving the 6link to Lightning Spire means also Sacrificing your DPS for Arc - of course its still okay to do it that way but 4link - Arc is for Mobs not for Bosses so if you try and go against Uber Elder you will naturally have a hard time since your Arc Doesnt do much damage ( Especially on the 1st and 3rd phase of the Uber Elder fight - but this will only work if you have a lot of damage - in this case if you we were still able to use Shimmerons )




CHANGELOGS

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Nov 21, 2018 : Guide Created.
Nov 26, 2018 : Added 3 Videos
Dec 02, 2018 : Transferred Gem Placements to Equipment Section and
Added a few images to the build.
Dec 03, 2018 : Added Pantheon Choices also Added The Leveling Guide and 3 Gameplay Videos.
Dec 04, 2018 : Added Progression And Skill Point Quests for Acts 1-
10 Special Thanks to Lord_of_Kinder!
Dec 05, 2018 : Added 3.5 Changes to EB - and WE ARE SAFE!
Dec 06, 2018 : Added Alira on the Progression Section and other
stuff.
Dec 06, 2018 : Added Budget friendly Pastebin : https://pastebin.com/Uie8ymWx
Dec 07, 2018 : Added new Ailment "Sapped".
Dec 08, 2018 : Updated Pastebin Link for 3.5 - also removed 23 Traps showcase
Dec 10, 2018 : Formatting Changed , Added 3.5 Video and CHANGELOGS brought back after being deleted for 5 hours
Dec 11, 2018 : Added Proper Gem Links Section and Jewels Section
Dec 13, 2018 : Added T13 Safehouse and Pale Court Video.




Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
Last edited by xRyvenn on Dec 12, 2018, 11:55:08 PM
Last bumped on Dec 13, 2018, 12:37:25 PM
Hey buddy great guide just respeced my trapper in standard following your pob link and i love the results next league i will be definitely be going trapper again keep up the good work and i will try and catch you on your stream some time and say hello
Thank you for the kind words! :D

I will continue polishing this guide to make it worth everyone's time.
Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
amazing build man, i really liked how the pob have different trees for different levels. but can you add pantheon choices ?
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Completed 9 ChallengesKaiEon wrote:
amazing build man, i really liked how the pob have different trees for different levels. but can you add pantheon choices ?


Yeah Definitely!! working on it now..

EDIT : Just Added the Pantheon Choices, My friend!
Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
Last edited by xRyvenn on Dec 2, 2018, 10:11:31 PM
what do you think the best order is for ascendancy?

In incursion I started with Pyro > PC > Chain > Born, but I'm thinking of doing Born > Pyro this league because the blind node is so powerful.
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Completed 6 Challengesdperls wrote:
what do you think the best order is for ascendancy?

In incursion I started with Pyro > PC > Chain > Born, but I'm thinking of doing Born > Pyro this league because the blind node is so powerful.



Hi! I did the same thing you did back in Incursion as well... because the QOL you get with Pyromaniac is so useful when you are going inside Merciless and Uber lab, - You can still actually go with Born then Pyro if you want to be more Defensive because the blinding an enemy does gives us +50% to evade them.

Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
I'm thinking do your build for my starter on next league. What would be the most optimal way to level with 0 leveling uniques. And how is the mana early levels with arc traps?
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darksady wrote:
I'm thinking do your build for my starter on next league. What would be the most optimal way to level with 0 leveling uniques. And how is the mana early levels with arc traps?


Hi - Thank you for the interest!
In early levels of arc traps... you only need a 4link - Arc - Trap Support - multiple traps - and any other Damage Support gem for your arc traps... to lessen the mana needed to cast arc, and in terms of exploring and killing packs you just need to throw one right click to clear every pack you see. but when i started leveling with 0 leveling uniques as well - mana wasnt much of a problem since we do have mana flasks :)
Arc Trapper Build - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2250856
is this a good build to practice uber elder fight? does it get 1 shot by lightning balls?

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