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Ascendancy ThumbnailLevel 97 Seismic Trap Assassin3.22

Life: 5,178155%
ES: 531
Mana: 54
eHP: 39,241
Resistances: 79%/78%/78%/75%
Evade: 69%
Supp: 100%
Armour: 15,742
Evasion: 18,855
DPS: 1,523,122
Speed: 2.09
Hit Rate: 1.34
Hit Chance: 100%
Config: Pinnacle, Frenzy, 15x Wither


ObliterationImperial BucklerNightmare BascinetSadist GarbMurder MittsDragonscale BootsTurquoise AmuletAmethyst RingAmethyst RingCrystal Belt
Divine Life FlaskGranite FlaskQuartz FlaskSilver FlaskQuicksilver Flask
Viridian JewelViridian Jewel


Seismic Trap
Advanced Traps
Unbound Ailments
Trap and Mine Damage
Deadly Ailments
Shield Charge
Faster Attacks
Flame Dash
Withering Step
Defiance Banner
Temporal Chains
Divine Blessing
Cast when Damage Taken
Vaal Molten Shell
Herald of Agony
Faster Casting

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Eldritch BatteryEldritch Battery
Damage Over Time MasteryDamage Over Time Mastery
  • 15% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 15% increased Skill Effect Duration
Duration MasteryDuration Mastery
  • 10% more Skill Effect Duration
Evasion MasteryEvasion Mastery
  • +15% chance to Suppress Spell Damage if Equipped Helmet, Body Armour, Gloves, and Boots all have Evasion Rating
Life MasteryLife Mastery
  • 15% increased maximum Life if there are no Life Modifiers on Equipped Body Armour
Mana MasteryMana Mastery
  • 12% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency of Skills
Poison MasteryPoison Mastery
  • Poisons you inflict deal Damage 20% faster
Reservation MasteryReservation Mastery
  • 8% increased Damage for each of your Aura or Herald Skills affecting you
  • Auras from your Skills have 10% increased Effect on you
Spell Suppression MasterySpell Suppression Mastery
  • Suppressed Spell Damage cannot inflict Elemental Ailments on you


Core Mechanics and Playstyle:
The heart of the Poison Seismic Trap Assassin lies in its ability to capitalize on poison damage over time (DoT) and efficient trap placement. By utilizing poison mechanics, you'll steadily erode your enemies' health while maintaining a safe distance. The core clear skill in this build is Exsanguinate, linked with Chain, Unleash, and Faster Casting. This combination ensures efficient AoE damage output without sacrificing casting speed. Blade Vortex with Unleash can also be used for clearing, though it may not be as optimal as Exsanguinate.

Ascendancy Choice:
The Assassin ascendancy stands out as the clear choice for this build due to its incredible damage potential. Compared to other options, especially Pathfinder, Assassin brings about double the damage output, making it an ideal pick for the early game. Noxious Strike, an Assassin ascendancy node, is the linchpin for early game poison scaling and power.

Clear Skill Options:
The primary clear skill for this build is Exsanguinate. When paired with chain, unleash, and faster casting support gems, Exsanguinate offers efficient and satisfying clear potential. While there's another option in the form of Blade Vortex linked with unleash, Exsanguinate takes the crown for its superior early-game poison damage scaling.

Skill Gem Setup:
Here's the suggested skill gem setup for Exsanguinate:
Exsanguinate (main skill) + Chain + Unleash + Faster Casting

Build Progression:
The leveling process for this build involves transitioning from Spectral Throw to Poisonous Concoction to Exsanguinate, gradually picking up key nodes and damage-boosting skills along the way. Leveling is relatively smooth, with Blade Vortex being an alternate choice for AoE damage as you progress.

Passive Tree:
The passive tree centers around key nodes for poison damage, trap scaling, and survivability. The choice between damage and utility nodes depends on personal preference and the type of content you're tackling. With the addition of "Battle Rouse" notable this patch, make sure to balance mana cost with Energy Shield (ES) reserves, especially if using Eldritch Battery.

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