With the reveal of all the trap reworks and new trap gems, I decided I wanted to start the league with an ignite proliferation fire trap build. I’ve been messing around in PoB as best I can without having access to the new skills and changes, but I don’t have much experience with ignite or trap builds so I’m not sure how much I am missing due to inexperience. Here’s the PoB so far, it’s mainly just the tree, links, and a few planned uniques.
Ascendancy choice. I’ve been assuming that Saboteur is the best choice for getting access to trap, crit, and DoT nodes. I would use the Ignite Proliferation gem which is getting solid buffs in the upcoming patch. Perfect Agony. Is this node any good? I’ve been struggling to get a high effective crit chance without sacrificing other damage and node options. I’m also looking to use the new Charged Traps support for power generation and more crit multi to synergize with this. Is it just not worth it to try to go crit with an ignite build?
In my opinion, I’ve been planning a similar build based around scaling DoT and burning damage with Fire Trap so both the ignite from the initial hit and the burning ground are boosted. Trickster offers a huge amount of damage and utility and doesn’t have to worry about trap cooldown cause Fire Trap won’t have one in 3.3. The downside is that it doesn’t have built in prolif, so you need to use a link for that, but it’ll prob be worth it for the boost to clear speed.
I’m probably going to go EO for the 40% more dmg over crit as I feel like it’s too much investment to go that route. I might run EE if it works properly with reproccing it with a lightning skill. Definitely going MoM cause Trickster, so we can build up a massive effective health pool. As for gearing, Searing Touch is BiS and leaves us with whatever chest we want. Either running a 6L single-target trap or shaper 5L with a Kaom’s. Considering Aylardex to make use of the power charge generation, it gives us a ton of mana regen and “more MoM.” The Blood Dance seems really interesting as well, giving us a ton of life regen to make more use of the frenzies and that’s also getting scaled by Trickster. https://www.u4gm.com/path-of-exile