Latest, POE 3.6 Saboteur - Pirate's Fireball Min Build

This build is a TON of fun to play, so I don't see myself abandoning it completely anytime soon even though I've already started my next 2 builds.

Patch 3.6 saw massive buffs to Fireball and added special increased-area nodes to the passive tree for staff casters. This saboteur takes advantage of these buffs and a Sire of Shards to lay waste to an area multiple screens across with a sea of gigantic, overlapping fireball explosions.

Pros & Cons:
+ Fantastic mapper on a budget and great league starter. I was quickly and easily farming maps up to T13 entirely on self-found gear and didn't even 6-link my Sire of Shards until I went after Shaper.
+ Incredibly potent at Breach, Delve, Incursion, and Betrayal mechanics. Anything in a confined space with you simply stops existing.
+ Total immunity to reflect, because of remote mines. The only map mod you should avoid is zero-regeneration, which is more of an annoyance than anything else.
+ Extremely beginner and console player friendly! This build cannot be aimed, so not having good twitch skills is a total non-issue.
+ Very tanky! Probably even HC viable with minor changes.
+ SSF viable! You can farm your own Sire of Shards as early as act 3  and effortlessly sends Uberlab Izaro scurrying back down his elevator.
+ Tremendous Meme Factor and a lot of fun to play
- Annoys the crap out of party members and guildmates.
- The total lack of precision makes this a terrible uberlab farmer. Good luck getting extra keys out of Izaro when your mines are instantly killing portals, essences, gargoyles, and lieutenants from anywhere in the arena.
- Can become difficult or impossible to see your screen with MTX.
- Reliant on Flame Dash for movement and dodging.
- Reliant on regeneration for sustain.
- Not a Juggernaut or Occultist.

Pyromaniac, Bomb Specialist, and Demo Specialist are your first three labs, after which you have a choice to make. For a tankier build, Born in the Shadows is one of the best defensive options in the entire game.

Help Alira for a life/MOM build, or kill all if you go the energy shield alternative route.

Major: Lunaris for mapping and ordinary content, Brine King for Uber Elder pays off much more.
Minor: Garukhan for mapping, but the attack speed debuff from Gruthkul is better for tough bosses.

Gems Link:
Trap and Mine Damage - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Minefield - Fork - Remote Mine - Fireball

Increased Duration - Clarity - Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call

Vaal Clarity--Cast When Damage Taken--Immortal Call--Increased Duration

Fire Trap - Charged Traps - Cluster Traps - Multiple Traps

Flame Dash - Faster Casting - Summon Flame Golem - Arcane Surge

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  1. Really like the idea to keep the builds latest, fresh, it's so key to do that! Personally like this one even more, because you did that for saboteur, my favourite class under the moonlight! BTW, this build seems fairly OP, but still need to try it out :D


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