[3.13] The Infused Trickster | New video : Ten Boss Fight



* Lightning Tendrils Trickster
* 50% lightning / 50% cold dmg
* Life based
* Eldritch Battery + Mind Over Matter
* Endurance Charges
* Cannot be Stunned


New in 3.13 :
Adding Trinity support. All max Resonances with our main skill !




PoB links

Level 92 in Standard : https://pastebin.com/f60DwWq9
Budget ~55ex -doable on a budget
Updated : 02/13/21


DPS
Stronger Pulse of Phantasmal Lightning Tendrils, with endgame gear :
Unbuffed : 6M
With flasks, charges and 15% shock : 12M
With 50% shock : 15M

CONS
- Self-casting is not to everyone taste
- ... neither is Lightning Tendrils, which can feel very clunky without sufficient DPS.
- Relies on several uniques, so not SSF viable
- Becomes expensive in endgame

PROS
- Mobs explode
- Not too expensive to make it work decently
- Fast and versatile farming
- Boss killer

Videos

3.13
#4 : The Gift of Death. Ten Boss Fight.
#3 : Rampage 1000. Two T16 maps with Harvest Rampage mod.
#2bis : Phantasmal (Revised). Correcting several calculations from the previous video, while doing Uul-Netol's Pure Breachstone with the Maven.
#2 : Phantasmal. Phantasmal Lightning Tendrils against the Elder/Maven.
#1 : Trinity. Showcasing Trinity support in a Synthesis map.

3.12
#7 : The Shaper
#6 : The Phoenix
#5 : The Minotaur
#4 : Plasma Gun (Reloaded). Farming T15-16 maps with several LT+CwC skills : Arc, Ball Lightning, Shock Nova, Spark.
#3 : T16 Baran deathless
#2 : T15 Redeemer.
#1 : T15 Blighted Burial Chambers. Destroying several unique bosses and resisting their beating with : Frost Shield, MoM+EB and Corrupted Soul.

Older videos
3.11
#8 : Infused
#7 : T17 Abyss boss
- Culling strike on T16 Drox... at 25% of his life !!
- T20 Vaal Area
#6 : Plasma Gun - LT+CwC+ Ball Lighnting.
- T16-19 Coward's Trial
#5 Escape From Pen. T15 full juice Pen
#4 : More Machine Than a Man. T16 Vaal Area and T15 Drox.
- Delve 666
#3 : T15 Synthesis map with Beyond
#2 : T18 Harbinger Shore
#1 : T16 Delirium Dungeon

3.10
#3 : Phoenix and Hydra
#1 : T15 Lighthouse. Cassia encounter, then jumping between the floors with Smoke Mine.
#2 : T16 Chateau. Twinned bosses, 86% more monster life. Play dead, good doggies !


Current gearing






Gems setup

* LT + Infused Channelling + Energy Leech + Trinity + (Aw) Added Lighning Dmg + Conc Effect/Inc AoE
* Orb of Storms + Controlled Destruction + Onslaught + Energy Leech
* Lightning Warp + Enhance + Reduced Duration + Faster Casting
* Arcanist Brand + Wave of Conviction + Assassin's Mark
* Frost Shield + Second Wind
* Wrath + Zealotry
* Vaal Righteous Fire
* CwDT + Immortal Call

I got a Watcher's Eye with Wrath and Zealotry mods.
You can replace Wrath with Herald of Thunder and Aspect of the Spider.

Featured mechanics

- 50% lightning / 50% cold dmg, with a Call of the Brotherhood 20%q elemental. Allows to chill and shock, and to use the new Trinity support, gaining all 3 Resonances at the same time !
A hit with a majority of lightning will give you cold and fire Resonances.
A hit with a majority of cold will give you lightning and fire Resonances.


- Max block = max DPS

Light of Lunaris shield gives block chance and +1% crit multi per 1% chance to block attack.

With Glancing Blows, our chance to block is doubled. So we need 38% chance to block attack, then the Keystone will double it to 76 (75% actually).
Add Command of Steel notable as amulet anointment : 1% inc dmg / 1% chance to block attack.

- Eldritch Battery, to remove all mana issues.

- Mind Over Matter for more tankiness

- Frost Shield + Second Wind for even more tankiness

- Corrupted Soul (conquered Keystone from a Glorious Vanity jewel of Doryani) to get more hit points and more ES to fuel the Frost Shield

- Lot of life on the tree and some "lightning dmg leeched as life" on your gear.


- In the current state of the game, it's mandatory to have low positive chaos res at all times.

- Since I am using Eldritch Battery, I spend ES not mana, so normally, I couldn't get Arcane Surge. But Arcane Adept cluster notable gives us Arcane Surge while channelling.

Helmets

- The Tempest's Binding gives you a pseudo 6L for Orb of Storms, as well as life, elem res and a Harbinger that shocks/chills enemies. My current choice.


- Crown of the Inward Eye is a balanced option : gives a fair amount of DPS + life, ES and mana.


- The Vertex is a good defensive option : lot of ES + chaos res.


- The Devouring Diadem is the best defensive option.




Playstyle

- Move and spam the enemies with Lightning Warp. Then cast Orb of Storms. With an Inpulsa, all the screen quickly explodes. Orb of Storms acts as our buffer, giving us Frenzy Charges, Innervate and Onslaught.

- Lightning Tendrils is used against bosses. The most difficult part is to lock the enemy in your Tendrils. Then you begin to chill and shock them more and more. And then it becomes easy to finish them. So satisfying you want to scream : "poweeeer, ultimate powwaaaaaaa !!!"

- Variant : a LT + CwC + Arc setup is great for farming, and guaranteed fun.
For single target, you can replace Arc with Ball Lightning.
For farming, Spark is also very good.

Budget version
Singularity Sceptre is a very good weapon and it's very cheap : 10-20c

Cerberus Limb gives spell dmg leeched as life and more defenses : 5-10c

Esh's Mirror shield is powerful and very cheap : 5c or less.
Esh's Visage is another good option : 5c

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Why Trickster ?
- Easy access to power and frenzy charges.
- Good layers of defenses with Ghost Shroud

Other good Ascendancies would be Inquisitor or Elementalist. But they offer less defenses.

Why not low-life ?
LL would require a Shavronne's. And I love Inpulsa too much to give it up. But low-life would be perfectly viable.

Good luck and have fun :)

I took ideas from :
- FastAF build, who has made a very powerful, high-budget LT Trickster.
- Mathil's Inquisitor version
- This Divine Ire Trickster build
- This level 100 LT Occultist from Poe.ninja : https://pastebin.com/MjEGnN2e
- This level 96 LT Elementalist : https://pastebin.com/pt69P74s

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You may also like my other builds :
- The Nightblade Assassin

- The Pestilent Viper Occultist

- The Unholy Knight, Iron Mass Necromancer.
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Last edited by rahsaan on Feb 20, 2021, 9:16:32 AM
Last bumped on Feb 25, 2021, 10:49:38 PM
Several defenses improvements :
* Max attack block with Rumi's flask + some spell block
* Allocated Disciple of the Unyielding on the amulet, for endurance charges
* Mind Over Matter + Eldritch Battery. Added The Devouring Diadem as a choice for helmets.
The build truly lacked defenses and had mana issues with LT. So both are solved at the same time now :)

We've just learnt that in 3.11, Glancing Blows will be on the skill tree, NW from Marauder, near the totem cluster.
So we can get it without a Lethal Pride jewel, after pathing to the big life wheel of Scion.

Then, we could get another conquered Keystone with the jewel near Pain Attunement. IMO that would be Divine Flesh or Wind Dancer (will be on the tree, but too far).
They have to announce new Keystones on the Timeless jewels, though. So we'll see.

Updated PoB : https://pastebin.com/wafmdpY4

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Here are two videos :

#1 : T15 Lightouse map. Cassia encounter, then having fun with Smoke Mine, jumping between the floors.

#2 : T16 Chateau, dual bosses, 86% more monster life. Play dead, good doggies !

Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Last edited by rahsaan on Jun 4, 2020, 8:37:29 AM
Here is a new video :

#3 : Phoenix and Hydra

Still got to improve the DPS.
Need to rework the tree for 3.11 : Glancing Blows will be directly on the tree, just near the Sanctuary cluster for block chance.
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
hey,

If you would make hierophant version, it would be cool, because of large aoe bonuses- sanctuary of thought 100% aoe and arcane surge node "arcane capacitor" another 50% increased aoe. I have made it not very long ago, impressive aoe but it was somewhat unsuccessful in damage.
Last edited by Andrius319 on Jul 17, 2020, 5:27:33 PM
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Andrius319 wrote:
hey,

If you would make hierophant version, it would be cool, because of large aoe bonuses- sanctuary of thought 100% aoe and arcane surge node "arcane capacitor" another 50% increased aoe. I have made it not very long ago, impressive aoe but it was somewhat unsuccessful in damage.


Thx for the advice, will try it. I think the problem comes from the skill itself, which has bad targetting. It's a bit better without Conc Effect.
I will post an update at the end of the month.
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Version 3.11 update

PoB : https://pastebin.com/KKTSaQ4r

- Removed Glancing Blows, as I needed the points for new cluster notables. Plus, I'm not sure it is that good for the build in its current state.

On top of Overshock and Cold Conduction notables, I've added :
- Disorienting Display : 10% to blind nearby enemies when using an elem skill
- Snowstorm : gain 10% lightning as extra cold against chilled enemies
- Supercharge : non-crit dmg is lucky

Not using Concentrated Effect, as it makes Lightning Tendrils too clunky : more often than not, you will just channel in thin air, especially against bosses.
Instead, I'm using Inc AoE or Inc Crit Dmg.

For the helmet, I've chosen Crown of the Inward Eye. Good all around piece. Crown of the Tyrant is better DPS-wise but has only one socket. And I want the sockets for a 4L Lightning Warp :
LW + Faster Casting + Swift Affliction + Less Duration

LW is such a pleasant skill to use now. Its duration has been reduced in 3.10 and it has received a nice cosmetic change in 3.11. Really feels like thunder !
Same for Orb of Storms (it's way too classy to be cast by those filthy Goatmen shamans !)

Last but not least, I've added the new Arcanist Brand to cast Frostbite and Wave of Conviction.

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Here are two new videos in 3.11 :

#1 : T16 Delirium Dungeon. Brutus got overshocked !

#2 : T18 Harbinger Shore. A failed D-Day for the Harbingers !

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Good luck and have fun, Exiles.
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Last edited by rahsaan on Aug 1, 2020, 11:53:41 AM
Made a mistake last time with my PoB : Orb of Storms had Arcane Surge support, which cannot work since I'm using Eldritch Battery.
Here is a corrected version :
https://pastebin.com/ny5UYhn6

Still working to improve the build, finding the good balance between defense and DPS.

Here is a new video, that seemed hard at first but actually went quite smoothly :

#3 : T15 Synthesis map + Beyond

Hope you like it :)
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Last edited by rahsaan on Aug 3, 2020, 3:57:51 PM
Hi Exiles,

here is a new video. This one features four of my characters in 4 difficult delves.
The Lightning Tendrils Trickster ( aka the LTT ;) ) is in second position.

Behold :

The Unholy Four - Delve 666

Note that, although the build is not suited for delving, the lightsplosions actually come very handy in this situation.
Hope you like it !
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Hi Exiles,
I'm still working to improve the build. Trying to emulate FastAF version, which has 7M DPS with GG gear. Currently, I'm sitting at 3M DPS but I still have room for (not mirror-worth) improvements.

PoB : https://pastebin.com/Aw11h39L

Here is a new video : a T16 Vaal area, followed by a Blight encounter then T15 Drox.

The heir to the Gemling Legion unleashes the power of lightning in :

#4 : More Machine Than a Man

Hope you like it :)

Next episode will be in a tough T15 map.

Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.
Here is a sequel to episode #4.
This time, it is a tough T15 Pen, with extra dmg, chaos and elem res + double life for monsters.

#5 : Escape from Pen

Hope you like it :)

PoB level 92 : https://pastebin.com/CuM1u3bp
Creator of the Nightblade Assassin build.

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