Toxic Rain Mines Saboteur Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links

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Passive Tree

The passive tree is available using this Path of Building. If you’d like a tutorial on how to import a build from Pastebin with Path of Building, check out this short tutorial on just that. The passive tree focuses on a solid pool of life, with the HC version pushing just past 200%, and grabs Acrobatics and Phase Acrobatics for further defense. Damage over time and Chaos damage over time multiplier are prioritized defensively, and duration, AoE, and throwing speed all get a bit of focus as well. Wind Dancer is a stretch worth grabbing in HC, but not as much in SC. To swap between different trees, use this tutorial.

If you’d prefer to use PoePlanner to glance at a passive tree, this is the softcore endgame version and this is the hardcore endgame version.

Gem Links

Toxic Rain Links

Toxic Rain Toxic Rain needs to be linked to Blastchain Mine Support Blastchain Mine Support in order to be usable as a mine skill in the first place, so those links are always core. Depending on gear, however, there are a number of different link setups that I prefer for various states of progression of the build.

Your early 4-link will look something like this:

  1. Toxic Rain Toxic Rain
  2. Blastchain Mine Support Blastchain Mine Support
  3. Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support
  4. Swift Assembly Support Swift Assembly Support

Add in Trap and Mine Damage Support Trap and Mine Damage Support and Void Manipulation Support Void Manipulation Support as you progress to a 6-link.

Once you have a good bundle of throwing speed (usually I swap when I have throwing speed on the Weapon, Helmet, and Amulet as well as the passive tree filled out) I’d recommend swapping to Charged Mines Support Charged Mines Support, as Swift Assembly Support Swift Assembly Support can sometimes cause you to cancel your own detonation sequences by over-capping the number of active mines you have out.

Minefield Support Minefield Support is an option, but feels altogether too clunky to me to be worthwhile, but I honestly think this one comes down to personal preference – objectively, it’s a fine choice instead of Swift Assembly Support Swift Assembly Support or Charged Mines Support Charged Mines Support.

Mobility Links

There are a few solid options for mobility skills. I personally went for the following link:

  1. Dash Dash
  2. Second Wind Support Second Wind Support
  3. Withering Step Withering Step

The Withering Step Withering Step is used more for debuffing enemies than mobility, but it’s efficient to link them both to the same Second Wind Support Second Wind Support. Flame Dash Flame Dash in the place of the Dash would also be perfectly fine. Blink Arrow Blink Arrow is not particularly good, given we don’t scale any attack speed to speak of.

Auras

The reservations for the build are Malevolence Malevolence and Summon Skitterbots Summon Skitterbots.

It is possible to also fit in an Aspect of the Spider, however this is only with the assistance of an amulet with reduced Mana reservation of Malevolence Malevolence, as well as Enlighten Support Enlighten Support and swapping the anoint to be a reduced Mana reservation passive point on the tree. This is worthwhile, but expensive, as well as finicky. For most setups, just Summon Skitterbots Summon Skitterbots and Malevolence Malevolence will be enough. Fitting in an Enlighten if you’re having Mana problems isn’t a bad idea, though.

Cast when Damage Taken

The CWDT for this build can be either

or

I would go for the Steelskin Steelskin if your Life rolls are low and your Life total is below, say, the 6,000 mark. Past that I prefer the mitigation fromImmortal Call Immortal Call more than the bubble of HP from Steelskin.

Debuffs

Before you have access to a “Curse on Hit” ring, you’ll want to take advantage of the recent buffs to self-casting curses and self-cast Despair Despair on bosses. I recommend:

Withering Step Withering Step was mentioned earlier, but it also fits in here. Use it alongside Second Wind Support Second Wind Support to consistently apply Wither to tankier enemies.

Finally, a Vaal Blight Vaal Blight is extremely helpful to shred through bosses and tanky rares a bit faster, as it causes enemies to take increased Chaos Damage.

Other Gems

This build is not too tight on sockets, so there are a few lower priority gems that can be worth running.

A Summon Chaos Golem Summon Chaos Golem can be nice for a little extra physical mitigation, a Wither Wither gem linked to Spell Totem Support Spell Totem Support can supplement your Withering Step for Wither stacks on single-target, and Blood Rage Blood Rage is nice for some extra damage while clearing if you aren’t yet running Charged Mines Support Charged Mines Support. Do keep in mind that Damage over Time is always attributed to the player, so Toxic Rain Toxic Rain mines, unlike other mines, can use on-kill effects. That about covers the gem links, though!

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    Hello nice guide here, i was just wondering. Id this build SSF friendly in tour opinion ? I really want to try it.
    Thanks

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    On 17/09/2020 at 4:03 AM, Lusputo said

    Hello nice guide here, i was just wondering. Id this build SSF friendly in tour opinion ? I really want to try it.
    Thanks

    Yep! If you have the patience for it, you can stop in the Foothills in act 9 to farm the Imperial Legacy div cards to get your six link bow, and then alteration spam for +2 bow gems. Everything else can easily just be a rare item with life and resistances to begin with, so it’s very ssf friendly.

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    On 17/09/2020 at 4:30 AM, Octavian0 said

    <div style=“padding-left: 2rem;”>On 17/09/2020 at 4:03 AM, Lusputo said

    Hello nice guide here, i was just wondering. Id this build SSF friendly in tour opinion ? I really want to try it.
    Thanks

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    Yep! If you have the patience for it, you can stop in the Foothills in act 9 to farm the Imperial Legacy div cards to get your six link bow, and then alteration spam for +2 bow gems. Everything else can easily just be a rare item with life and resistances to begin with, so it’s very ssf friendly.

    Thank’s for the answer and btw this is a really beautifull guide all the picture etc it makes the guide very nice to read

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    Just wanna say thank you, this guide is so well put together.

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    What’s the point of playing saboteur when you can play trickster and scale the dot even higher and get ghost shrouds

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    Hey man great guide!

    Say do you think any of those alternate quality gems could benefit this build?

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    On 24/09/2020 at 4:27 AM, dualgloves said

    Hey man great guide!

    Say do you think any of those alternate quality gems could benefit this build?

    Toxic Rain additional arrow quality is really good. Withering applies additional debuffs is also really really solid. Those would be my priorities.

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    quick question, does the explicit on a bow that specifies that bow attacks fire an additional arrow have any value here? I’m mainly asking because I have a thicket bow with that modifier locked into it from heist drops and wondered whether alteration spamming for +2 to socketed bow gems would be a good option or would that affix be locking the other out? (after playing with PoB and being less lazy the bow gems is a prefix and the extra arrow is a suffix so the first question still intrigues me :) )
    ((After going back and being less blind I have read in the guide about additional arrows, if i have 3 ascensions on the build would the extra arrow be worth it or should I only bother once the 4th ascension is acquired?))
    Also i have an aspect of the spider quiver is it worth using or should i just try and get it on another piece of the build?

    PS This is my favourite miner variant so far and i’ve experimented with a fair few. this one just really feels smooth to play and impactful especially when you get the det chain just right (if you even hang around to see the hp bar drop that is) many thanks for sharing it :))

    Edited by POEisBae on October 3rd, 2020

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    On 03/10/2020 at 4:03 PM, POEisBae said

    quick question, does the explicit on a bow that specifies that bow attacks fire an additional arrow have any value here? I’m mainly asking because I have a thicket bow with that modifier locked into it from heist drops and wondered whether alteration spamming for +2 to socketed bow gems would be a good option or would that affix be locking the other out? (after playing with PoB and being less lazy the bow gems is a prefix and the extra arrow is a suffix so the first question still intrigues me :) )
    ((After going back and being less blind I have read in the guide about additional arrows, if i have 3 ascensions on the build would the extra arrow be worth it or should I only bother once the 4th ascension is acquired?))
    Also i have an aspect of the spider quiver is it worth using or should i just try and get it on another piece of the build?

    PS This is my favourite miner variant so far and i’ve experimented with a fair few. this one just really feels smooth to play and impactful especially when you get the det chain just right (if you even hang around to see the hp bar drop that is) many thanks for sharing it :))

    It can be a little tough to fit in aspect of the spider, but if you can get enough sources of reduced mana reserved it is absolutely great.

    As far as extra arrows are concerned, they are never detrimental, they will always at least help your clear. For single-target, however, they are only relevant if you can get quite a bit of AOE, so you might not feel a dps increase. Still worthwhile for the clear, though, I’d say.

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    On 10/10/2020 at 10:44 PM, daddycharlie said

    So i dont need a 6l chest?

    I didn’t find any real use for a second six link in the build, so I didn’t bother. Instead, I bought much cheaper six socketed kintsugis and double corrupted them for good implicits.

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