Seismic Trap Saboteur

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Seismic Trap Saboteur League Starter Build Guide

The Forbidden Sanctum is a roguelike that takes place within Path of Exile. You will explore the Templars’ sanctum which is rumored to be hidden beneath the Fellshrine Ruins. Long abandoned, a malevolent presence has taken hold. In each area of Wraeclast you play through, you will have the opportunity to explore one room of the Sanctum as you search for its treasures.

Welcome to our Seismic Trap Saboteur League Starter Build Guide for Path of Exile 3.20 – The Forbidden Sanctum!

Table of Contents

Build Summary

Path of Exile 3.20 – The Forbidden Sanctum

  • The Forbidden Sanctum is a roguelike that takes place within Path of Exile. You will explore the Templars’ sanctum which is rumored to be hidden beneath the Fellshrine Ruins. Long abandoned, a malevolent presence has taken hold. In each area of Wraeclast you play through, you will have the opportunity to explore one room of the Sanctum as you search for its treasures.
  • With 3.20.0, there are Standard, Hardcore, Solo Self-Found and Ruthless variations of the Sanctum challenge league available. They have the same core mechanics and items. You can create private league versions of these leagues, with mods that make the game harder.

Check out our full League Summary here.

 

Seismic Trap Saboteur

The Seismic Trap Saboteur throws Traps to deal damage to their enemies. Seismic Traps lasts for 4 seconds, and releases a wave of damage every second. In the meantime, you will use another Trap – either Exsanguinate or Blade Trap – to deal damage to your enemies. Otherwise, this Build focuses a lot on your Survivability and allows you a smooth playstyle with almost only 2 alternating buttons.

 

Rotation

  • Activate Auras: Skitterbots – Determination – Grace – Defiance Banner
  • Apply Withering Step on Cooldown
  • Use Shield Charge to Curse Enemies with Temporal Chains and Despair
  • Use Seismic Trap 
  • Activate Malevolence
  • Use Blade Trap or Exsanguinate as Filler
  • Use Shield Charge for movement, Flame Dash to move over obsticales

Leveling - Bandits

In order to be able to play this Build, you have to choose a Shadow in the Character Creation.

Before you reach the Endgame, players have to finish all 10 Acts of the Campaign. Most of the times, you will not be able to use the same abilities in the early game as you do in the Endgame. Here is an overview how you can progress easily throughout the Campaign. In this List, you will find all Gems to use in the Early Game, and To-Do Lists for all Act 1 – 10.

For even further advice to Leveling, refer to our Leveling Guide here.

Talents - Ascendancy - Pantheon

Talent Masteries: 

  • 8% Increased Damage for each of your Aura or Herald Skills affecting you
  • +1% to Chaos Damage over Time Multiplier per 4% Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Poison Duration
  • Summon Skitterbots has 50% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency
  • 15% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies/15% increased Skill effect Duration
  • +50 to maximum Life
  • 20% increased Effect of Withered
  • Poisons you inflict deal Damage 20% faster
  • Auras from your Skills have 10% increased Effect on you
  • Grace has 25% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency
  • 10% increased maximum Life/ 10% reduced Life Recovery rate
  • Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you

Ascendancy

Ascendancys are Spezializations of your Character, which are granted after solving the Trial of Ascendancys. There are 4 Trials that will reward these unique Talent Points.

  • After 1st Trial of Ascendancy: Skill Perfect Crime
  • After 2nd Trial of Ascendancy: Skill Chain Reaction
  • After 3rd Trial of Ascendancy: Skill Pyromaniac
  • After 4th Trial of Ascendancy: Skill Born in the Shadows

Pantheon

Pantheon (Hotkey: Y) grant Players passive bonuses. You can change them at any time, but you also have to unlock more passives by using a Divine Vessel with the specific Map in your Map Device.

  • Major Pantheon: Soul of the Brine King
  • Minor Pantheon: Soul of Shakari

Gear - Flasks - Jewels

Gear

Rare Helmet or The Devouring Diadem, Necromancer Circlet

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Resistances
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage
  • Level to Socketed AoE Gems (Craft)

Eldritch Implicit:

  • Increased Despair Curse Effect
  • Increased Duration of Ailments

Rare Chest

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Resistances
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage
  • Additional Physical Damage Reduction
  • Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire/Lightning Damage

Eldritch Implicit:

  • Increased Effect Non-Curse Aura from your Skills
  • Determination has increased Aura Effect

Rare Gloves

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Resistances
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage

Eldritch Implicit:

  • Chance to Unnerve
  • Chance to Poison on Hit

Rare Boots

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Resistances
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage
  • Movement Speed + Onslaught on Kill (Craft)

Eldritch Implicit:

  • Maximum Fire Resistance
  • Gain Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage

Stygian Vise

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Increased Maximum Life %
  • Resistances
  • Increased Trap Throwing Speed (Craft)

Catalyst: Life or Resistances

Rare Amulet

Desirable Stats:

  • Level of All Skill Gems
  • Level of All Physical Skill Gems
  • Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Resistances
  • Increased Trap Throwing Speed (Craft)

Catalyst: Life, Attributes or Resistances

Annoint: Toxic Strikes or Melding

Rare Ring

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Resistances
  • Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Minimum Endurance Charges (Craft)

Catalyst: Resistances

Rare Dagger

Desirable Stats:

  • Level of All Skill Gems
  • Level of All Physical Skill Gems
  • Damage over Time Multiplier
  • Trap Throwing Speed (Craft)
  • Increased Trap Throwing Speed (Craft)

Rare Shield

Desirable Stats:

  • Maximum Life
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage
  • Maximum Resistances
  • Gain Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage (Craft)

Flasks

Eternal Life Flask – Instant Recovery & Immunity to Bleeding during Flask Effect
Jade Flask – Gain 3 Charges when Hit & Increased Evasion during Flask Effect
Granite Flask – Gain 3 Charges when Hit & Increased Armor during Flask Effect
Quartz Flask – Gain 3 Charges when Hit & Reduced Effect of Curses on You
Quicksilver Flask – Gain 3 Charges when Hit & Increased Movement Speed during Flask Effect

Jewels

Large Cluster Jewel

Desirable Stats:

  • Increased Maximum Life
  • Increased Trap Damage
  • Increased Trap Throwing Speed
  • Increased Damage over Time
Watcher’s Eye

Desirable Stats:

  • Malevolence Damage over Time
  • Determination Damage Reduction

Gems

Main Skills

Seismic Trap – Trap and Mine Damage – Void Manipulation – Advanced Traps – Deadly Ailments – Unbound Ailments
Blade Trap – Withering Touch – Cluster Traps – Additional Accuracy
Exsanguinate – Trap – Chain – Cluster Traps

 

Other Skills

Summon Skitterbots
Determination
Vaal Grace
Herald of Agony
Malevolence – Divine Blessing (Lv.1)
Flame Dash
Shield Charge – Hextouch – Despair – Temporal Chains
Cast when Damage Taken (Lv.1) – Vaal Molten Shell (Lv.10)
Defiance Banner

External Links

We want to keep our League Starter Guides as simple as possible. We understand that using Path of Building and other 3rd Party Tools might not be the best way for New Players. 

  • Refer to our New Players Guide here.
  • Refer to our Path of Building Guide here.

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