Top 5 Popular POE 3.8 Trickster Beginner's Builds Guide

In Path of Exile 3.8 League, Trickster has been greatly updated and is very popular with players. For the early season, many players have a lot of different Builds for Trickster. So I'm here to integrate the Top 5 Builds Guides in Trickster's most popular season.

1. POE 3.8 Trickster - Toxic Rain Build
2. POE 3.8 Trickster - Essence Drain Build
3. POE 3.8 Trickster - Soulrend Build
4. POE 3.8 Trickster - Scourge Arrow Build
5. POE 3.8 Trickster - Winter Orb Build


POE 3.8 Trickster Builds





1. POE 3.8 Trickster - Toxic Rain Build


INTRO:
This is typical Toxic Rain develop with my personal spin on factors. The build is incredibly tanky, decent life pool, and has great damage and clear speed. This guide needs to be rather comprehensive, so if I left anything out, just ask within the comments. I also added some example calculations in the bottom if you would like to calculate your own DPS.

The develop remains somewhat unchanged, even so using the difference in league content material, some differences could be warranted.

The core develop is unchanged. Make use of the old Pob for the common variant. You'll find only two variations; Initially could be the loss of alchemist, so you now have three points to play about with and much less incentive to go as much as a witch as early. Secondly, with legion content becoming gone, there is much less need for a basalt, so I'd advise making use of stibnite in its location to create up for the lost evasion. If you strategy on investing a decent level of currency into the character, I do plan on producing some modifications.


PROS & CONS:
+ Can run every map mod
+ Survivable with 7k+ EHP, 45k Ev, 50/75 Spell Dodge
+ Great Damage
+ Entry gear is very cheap
- DOT build, so a slight ramp up for max DPS


ASCENDANCY:
1. Patient Reaper
2. Prolonged Pain
3. Ghost Dance
4. Escape Artist


BANDITS:
We take the two skill points by killing all of them.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Arakaali
Minon God - Soul of Ralakesh


GEAR:


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/weaVK0xb
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y45h5jsn



2. POE 3.8 Trickster - Essence Drain Build

INTRO:
This is my take on ED-Contagion trickster. It took on all content in the game in 1.5 weeks, around 55 hours played at the time. It focuses on much more defenses than other ED guides you will find out there while achieving similar to higher damage numbers. While there are many other ED guides out there, the concepts shown here are the ones that prove to work best overall to clear the post-game content. Most of them are nothing new, but this guide compiles the best ones to provide a well-rounded character for all content.

This is a chaos Dot build. There is absolutely nothing special. We scale spell damage, chaos damage, damage over time and most importantly: chaos DOT multiplier. We are NOT lowlife based so we are missing a quarter of the maximum theoretical ED damage, but we more than make up for it in survivability. Lowlife also quickly becomes expensive.

This build has around 1.1M ED dps, 7-8k EHP and 2k effective regeneration per second. As any ed build, it relies on Essence drain and contagion for map clear and regeneration. It also has a 6 free sockets in your chest where you can put any chaos dot skill to effectively double your dps.


PROS & CONS:
+ Fast mapper
+ All endgame bosses viable, including deep delve bosses.
+ Hardcore viable
+ Cheap, clear upgrade path. Shaper 3EX, uber elder 8EX.
- Doesn't do the deepest delve bosses
- You are a meta slave
- Performs really poorly in the timeless domain, requires heavy swaps for HOGM
- Potentially clunky 1-2 playstyle


ASCENDANCY:

1. Ghost Dance
2. Escape Artist
3. Patient Reaper
4. Prolonged Pain


BANDITS:
Kill all of them. 2 passive points is better than anything they give.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari


GEAR:

POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/YswRuHBA
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y35rt58o




3. POE 3.8 Trickster - Soulrend Build


INTRO:
This is my take on Soulrend in POE 3.8. I always encourage players to adapt the build to suit their needs, so you may find a tiny bit different versions in the comments or in the videos. You can track the progress in the Changelog section. Also before asking any questions, please check the FAQ section. I won't be giving answers to things which are covered there.

The character is designed to be a fast and cheap mapper with great defenses and hardcore viability in mind. Trickster brings more to the table than Occultist in terms of clear speed and ease of gearing. Should be viable in both trade and SSF leagues.

Currently, I've covered two different ways of building the character. Ultimately you would want to transition from the pure MoM version, which is dead cheap, to the MoM+EB one, which is overall way stronger once you have the required gear. Each section has the corresponding path of building links, information about items, gem links, jewels, flasks, labyrinths, passive skill trees, and a short summary.


PROS & CONS:
+ High effective health pool
+ ~20% block chance
+ 50/50% spell and attack dodge during Quartz flask
+ 75/75% spell and attack dodge during Vaal Grace
+ -~45% evade chance during Jade flask
+ 78% maximum elemental resistances
+ 6% reduced damage taken from Weave the Arcane
+ ~110% movement speed
+ Temporal Chains/Enfeeble curse from Bane
+ Fortify
- 4 Power and 4 Frenzy charges
- Despair curse from Bane


ASCENDANCY:
1. Weave the Arcane
2. Swift Killer
3. Patient Reaper
4. Prolonged Pain


BANDITS: 
Kill all. Help Alira if you're playing in SSF and need the resistances, respec later.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Solaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/mA3nh13E



4. POE 3.8 Trickster - Scourge Arrow Build


INTRO:
In POE 3.8, Scourge Arrow is a very powerful skill. Like Volatile Dead and other similar abilities, its AoE damage is powerful enough there is no need for a single target as well. With the upcoming changes to Scourge Arrow’s projectiles, there will be no more annoying clipping through doorways and hallways, leaving it up to you if you’d like to add in a Rain of Arrows secondary link for clear. This build can do all content! Though not extremely impressive in Delves 500+ with patience you could hit 600 for End Game Grinds

I started playing PoE in Harbinger league, and really love this game. I’ve started to branch off into build creation and I’m excited to share this one with you guys. Very different from my norm of minion/summoner builds, I had an absolute blast playing this and will be starting 3.7 with it as my league starter. 

Like most Scourge Arrow builds, this has a top end that can get quite ridiculous, both in damage numbers and exalts, but the initial investment for the build is around 150-180C. This will get you a comfortable shaper and red elder kill, as well the more shallow delve bosses. I had to implement a bow-swap for to get my first U-Elder, but altogether that swap only adds about 40C to the build. You can stop there, or keep going as I did, and make quick, easy work out of U-Elder, Aul and the like with a nice, Fossil-Crafted Shaper Bow.


PROS & CONS:
+ Bosser - Has cleared all Boss content including Red Elder, Shaper, Uber Atziri, Uber Elder, All Delve Bosses, Mastermind and the briefly-lived Synth bosses.
+ Mapper - With the doorway fixes or perhaps a Rain of Arrows setup, this isn’t the worst mapper in the world.
+ Forgiving  - Stacking dodge and evasion results in a very forgiving build. If you’re still learning the mechanics of the game, this build will allow you to learn damage patterns without being one-shot as often since you will evade or dodge most of the damage monsters do.
+ League Starter - You can start this build for around 100-120C, which is a pretty decent setup. You can also level Brands if you have a witch friend or can buy the gems which are ezpz leveling.
- Occasionally Squishy - If anything strips your defenses, you are dead considering you have about 4-4.5k life on a good day.
- Gem/Gear Swaps Required - It's not a true all-in-one character, but with some swaps, it is easily done.


ASCENDANCY:
1. Swift Killer
2. Ghost Dance
3. Escape Artist
4. Harness the Void


BANDITS:
Help Alira for that sweet, sweet multi, all-res, and mana regen.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Ralakesh


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/Vj10tr73
SKILL TREE:





5. POE 3.8 Trickster - Winter Orb Build


INTRO:
This build I have many requirements that must be met. I want a build that can clear ALL content. It must be FUN and ENGAGING, not cost an extraordinary amount of currency, and have the ability to be a league starter with the ability to do all content later on as you upgrade and invest into your character. On top of this, it must have fast movement or move skills and not have to worry about any weird issues that ruin builds for me.

All in all, finding a build that suits me and has all of these things can really be a tall order to fill. Luckily I have found yet another build that fits all of these criteria. Hope you all enjoy!


PROS & CONS:
+ Very fun and engaging build to play
+ Very fast pace build
+ Incredibly fast movement speed with phase run + quicksilver
+ Flame Dash with faster casting to jump gaps/cliffs
+ Great Aoe Clear and super fun playstyle
+ Able to do strong burst single target damage which shreds map bosses
+ Incredibly fun self crafting on tons of gear pieces
+ Can do almost all map mods
+ Able to do all content 
+ Extremely high defensive capabilities
+ Immune to corrupting blood
+ Free Arcane Surge
+ Easy/Cheap to gear with room for lots of improvements as you get more currency
- Ele Reflect maps are NOT possible
- Physical Reflect maps are best to be avoided 
- Hexproff AND no regen on the same map should be avoided.
- Can be decently expensive to fully min/max yourself for end game gear especially for getting a shaped pyre ring


ASCENDANCY:
1. Swift Killer
2. Harness the Void
3. Ghost Dance
4. Escape Artist


BANDITS: Kill all.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Shakari
Minor God - Soul of Lunaris


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/Gh66fTv0


Comments

  1. How about you define "Extremely high defensive capabilities", tricksters aren't known for such behavior shall we say...

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