Thank you so much for this build guide! I've been following it for a while now and have a level 144 trap rat on the current ladder (#27 atm)https://tsw.median-xl.com/ladder
Gear and build: https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=Reventon
At this point I feel like I've pushed this build to it's potential--got all charms most of them trophied (I bought many of the harder charms with tg because they're very difficult to do as a trap rat, and I have no inclination to re-spec into bear and get bear gear again (not a fan of the bear personally...bring back the Treewarden! haha). So yeah, this is best as a farming build or a labbing one.
For farming I use: undead crown, plunderbird, auriel's robe, lightforge, adrenaline rush, elemental band (amazing crowd control), Knight's Grace, Beads of the Snake Queen, and Lilith's Temptation.
For labbing I use: Henchmen set, eth Shark Xis RW blade, shield of hakan II, dyer's eve (10% phys res), and 2x Giant's Knuckles. All my gear has been UMO'd with Essence of Itherael (armor pieces, shield) and Marksmans Eye UMO's (blade).
The numbers speak for themselves:
Regardless of what setup I'm in, for stats I just put everything into dex. I still use Pagan Rites because it's quite helpful and even though some labstones say they don't spawn corpses they still do (I've used Pagan Rites in places without visible corpses and sometimes it'll still go through).
This is an excellent farming character, and very easy to play (hold down mouse click, hold down shift to lay quills, let go of shift to move, press shift again to lay down more quills, rinse and repeat). In labs 12+ you'll want to keep your distance from mobs and use Thorn Wall over quill storm--preferably with a melee character friend helping you (or a powerful merc/other crowd control source if you're on sp).
EDIT: Elvensong is great for crowd control. We need to put in 26 points into it anyways (for the 20% avoid bonus to symbiosis) and although her crowd control abilities don't work in higher labs, she's still quite tanky at about 61k health--she's great for kiting enemies, too.
LMK if you guys have any questions. I saw in previous posts someone asked for a video? LMK if you still want it and I'll see what I can do!