Toxic Rain DoT Trickster Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links



Passive Skill Tree

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If you are not comfortable with Path of Building, we also have a Tree for you. Do note that PoE Planner does not support Cluster Jewels and some specific unique jewels and it is highly recommended you install Path of Building to follow builds most optimally.

For more information about the appropriate gear choices and their breakdown, please refer to our Gear page.

Progression Advice

This build scales pretty well off of everything, which means levels are equally as important as gear is. Therefore, you will feel significantly weaker while you’re progressing through the game, but since Toxic Rain Toxic Rain does relatively well at lower levels, that shouldn’t be an issue.

Here’s a level 80 PoePlanner to give you an idea of how your tree should look like whenever you’re at about that level. This should carry you to the stages where you can afford some nice item upgrades!

Gem Links

Toxic Rain Toxic Rain – Main Link (6-Link)

We’re listing Awakened Gems here because they’re really important for your build. Since the build wants Ailment-related Awakened gems, you can generally pick those up relatively cheaply. Obviously, feel free to use regular versions before upgrading to the Awakened versions.

  1. Toxic Rain Toxic Rain (21/20 Ideally!)
  2. Empower Support Empower Support (level 4)
  3. Mirage Archer Support Mirage Archer Support
  4. Awakened Void Manipulation Support Awakened Void Manipulation Support
  5. Efficacy Support Efficacy Support
  6. Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support Awakened Vicious Projectiles Support


You can add in a 3rd Aura as soon as you have all your Mana Reduction Crafts that make it so your Toxic Rain Toxic Rain only costs a couple Mana. Additionally, to make this happen, you need an Enlighten Support Enlighten Support Level 3. So, before all of that, getting the Enlighten is not necessary whatsoever. You can drop the Grace until that point.

  1. Malevolence Malevolence
  2. Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (3)
  3. Determination Determination
  4. Grace Grace

Wither Setup

Wither Wither increases the amount of damage your target takes tremendously, but since you’re building pods, you can’t cast Wither yourself. Therefore, you use your second 6-Link to maximize its damage output whilst maintaining that utility. Make sure to drop these down on the bosses!

  1. Toxic Rain Toxic Rain
  2. Ballista Totem Support Ballista Totem Support
  3. Multiple Totems Support Multiple Totems Support
  4. Focused Ballista Support Focused Ballista Support
  5. Withering Touch Support Withering Touch Support
  6. Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support

Cast when Damage Taken Setup

We chose to keep this setup relatively low-leveled, as you generally shouldn’t be taking too much damage and you’d like it to go off as soon as possible.

  1. Immortal Call Immortal Call (level 2)
  2. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 1)
  3. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support

Utility Setup

Aside from a movement skill in Dash Dash or Flame Dash Flame Dash you can use some Vaal Skills here. Vaal Blight & Haste amplify your damage while Vaal Molten Shell is a nice mapping buff that gives you some extra beefiness.

  1. Dash Dash
  2. Vaal Blight Vaal Blight (level 1)
  3. Vaal Molten Shell Vaal Molten Shell
  4. Vaal Haste Vaal Haste

Withering Step

Since we now are no longer running dodge, yet Elusive gives us flat avoidance, Withering Step Withering Step becomes something we should consider. I would definitely include it in and put in on left mouse button so you keep up your Elusive avoidance the entire time. The only downside is that it will consume your Dash charges – leaving you without that extra mobiliy.

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