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DeLiquid wrote:
For the helmet mod
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Socketed Spells have +3% to Critical Strike Chance
will that not show in-game or in Path of Building? I was able to get a 1% critical strike chance helmet, but the herald of ice crit chance % never increased.
That would be because the minimum critical strike chance one can have is 5%. Since you basically have no sources of base critical strike chance for your Herald of Ice (I'm surprised your build works at all), in your hideout it sits at 0.5%, which rounds up to 5%. Adding a 1% to that makes it 1.5%, which rounds up to the same 5%. In combat it is higher, since power charges will grant you a whole lot of critical strike chance, etc.

But please, get a 2%-3% helmet, or support your Herald of Ice with Increased Critical Strikes. It says so about 20 different times throughout the guide.

b0moodc
Dec 17, 2018 17:47:40 PM

Just wanted to post that I've been having great success building this as MF. I have 29% IIQ and 270% IIR in Betrayal SC and it still one shots all the way up to T16 on 2-man HP. However, single target is lacking and I can't really kill bosses beyond yellow maps, and even then I die often. Honestly though, I just don't care because this is by far the best clear speed I've ever had with an MFer and I'm making a ton of profit running it. Here's my gear -

Cospri's Malice
Jewelled Foil
Click to expand
  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 99 to 174 Cold Damage
  • Adds 48 to 90 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
  • Breathe deep, my child.

    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.

    Embrace the eternal cold,

    And it will embrace you back.

    The Coming Calamity
    Destroyer Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Herald Gems
  • 87% increased Energy Shield
  • 35% chance to avoid being Stunned for each Herald Skill affecting you
  • Mana Reservation of Herald Skills is always 45%
  • Whiff of cold, tiny spark, faintest flicker in the dark.

    Embers swirl, ice takes form, sky exposed - Death's perfect storm.

    Frost and thunder, flames shine bright, ruin walks the land tonight.

    By your hand they dance and bend, wield them and brook no end.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
    Click to expand
  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 48% increased Spell Damage
  • +61 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • 1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
  • You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
  • "Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.

    But it does not matter. Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis,

    is the only secret worth discovering."

    - Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer

    The Tempest's Binding
    Callous Mask
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Ice Bite
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Innervate
  • Grants Summon Harbinger of Storms Skill
  • +144 to Evasion Rating
  • +48 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Demon Paw
    Hydrascale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed
  • +18 to Strength
  • 45% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • String of Servitude
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • 90% increased Rarity of Items found
  • Implicit Modifier magnitudes are tripled
  • For the Vaal, the relationship between slave and master

    was as intimate and volatile as that of lovers.

    Goldwyrm
    Nubuck Boots
    Click to expand
  • 60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 19% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +48% to Fire Resistance
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • The wyrm draws warmth from the fires of desire.

    Dusk Loop
    Gold Ring
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 24% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +4 Mana gained on Kill
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • 4% increased Attack Speed
  • Ventor's Gamble
    Gold Ring
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +1 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 39% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +6% to Cold Resistance
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • In a blaze of glory,

    An anomaly defying all odds

    The "unkillable" beast met the divine

    And Ventor met his latest trophy.

    Bisco's Collar
    Gold Amulet
    Click to expand
  • 20% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 120% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Magic Enemies
  • 46% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Normal Enemies
  • Friendship worth its weight in gold,

    a treasure every day.

    I thought together we'd grow old,

    until fate pulled you away.



    I've used jewels to stack my resists. The only non-res jewel I have is Pure Talent. I'm considering changing out the belt for a Perandus Blazon but I am not sure if -90% IIR is worth +8% IIQ

    I'm still tweaking my item filter but so far have made quite a bit off of selling rare wands, daggers, and sceptres, as well as pure currency and 6s drops. Also got a Halcyon amulet today from a random Breach which sold for 5 exalt. My current strat is spamming Iceberg maps and selling hideout completion while also profiting off of its good layout and MF potential.

    So yeah super good MF build!

    Weeshnaw997
    Dec 18, 2018 10:04:04 AM

    "
    Weeshnaw997 wrote:
    Just wanted to post that I've been having great success building this as MF. I have 29% IIQ and 270% IIR in Betrayal SC and it still one shots all the way up to T16 on 2-man HP. However, single target is lacking and I can't really kill bosses beyond yellow maps, and even then I die often. Honestly though, I just don't care because this is by far the best clear speed I've ever had with an MFer and I'm making a ton of profit running it. Here's my gear -

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 99 to 174 Cold Damage
  • Adds 48 to 90 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 14% increased Attack Speed
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
  • Breathe deep, my child.

    Let the frigid air engulf your soul.

    Embrace the eternal cold,

    And it will embrace you back.

    The Coming Calamity
    Destroyer Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Herald Gems
  • 87% increased Energy Shield
  • 35% chance to avoid being Stunned for each Herald Skill affecting you
  • Mana Reservation of Herald Skills is always 45%
  • Whiff of cold, tiny spark, faintest flicker in the dark.

    Embers swirl, ice takes form, sky exposed - Death's perfect storm.

    Frost and thunder, flames shine bright, ruin walks the land tonight.

    By your hand they dance and bend, wield them and brook no end.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
    Click to expand
  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 48% increased Spell Damage
  • +61 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • 1% increased Area of Effect per Enemy killed recently, up to 50%
  • You have Zealot's Oath if you haven't been hit recently
  • "Great minds wish to reveal all the secrets of time and space.

    But it does not matter. Creation, the act of Matter Metamorphosis,

    is the only secret worth discovering."

    - Zeel, Vaal Tinkerer

    The Tempest's Binding
    Callous Mask
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Ice Bite
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Innervate
  • Grants Summon Harbinger of Storms Skill
  • +144 to Evasion Rating
  • +48 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • +14% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Demon Paw
    Hydrascale Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems have 16% more Attack and Cast Speed
  • +18 to Strength
  • 45% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • String of Servitude
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • 90% increased Rarity of Items found
  • Implicit Modifier magnitudes are tripled
  • For the Vaal, the relationship between slave and master

    was as intimate and volatile as that of lovers.

    Goldwyrm
    Nubuck Boots
    Click to expand
  • 60% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 19% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +48% to Fire Resistance
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • The wyrm draws warmth from the fires of desire.

    Dusk Loop
    Gold Ring
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 24% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +4 Mana gained on Kill
  • Curse Enemies with Level 12 Assassin's Mark on Hit
  • 4% increased Attack Speed
  • Ventor's Gamble
    Gold Ring
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +1 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased Quantity of Items found
  • 39% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +6% to Cold Resistance
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • In a blaze of glory,

    An anomaly defying all odds

    The "unkillable" beast met the divine

    And Ventor met his latest trophy.

    Bisco's Collar
    Gold Amulet
    Click to expand
  • 20% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 120% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Slain Magic Enemies
  • 46% increased Quantity of Items Dropped by Slain Normal Enemies
  • Friendship worth its weight in gold,

    a treasure every day.

    I thought together we'd grow old,

    until fate pulled you away.



    I've used jewels to stack my resists. The only non-res jewel I have is Pure Talent. I'm considering changing out the belt for a Perandus Blazon but I am not sure if -90% IIR is worth +8% IIQ

    I'm still tweaking my item filter but so far have made quite a bit off of selling rare wands, daggers, and sceptres, as well as pure currency and 6s drops. Also got a Halcyon amulet today from a random Breach which sold for 5 exalt. My current strat is spamming Iceberg maps and selling hideout completion while also profiting off of its good layout and MF potential.

    So yeah super good MF build!
    I'm very happy to hear that it's working for you, and as you witnessed, there isn't an easy way to deal with bosses without Hatred and its accompanying Watcher's Eye. As for your belt, I recommend Bisco's Leash over both, String of Servitude and Perandus Blazon.

    b0moodc
    Dec 18, 2018 12:54:17 PM

    How exactly does the hatred+eye solve the problem?

    PosteriorPounder
    Dec 18, 2018 17:51:08 PM

    So far im really enjoying this build but i cant farm maps alone, what would you change in my character?
    I know that im missing uberlab and need to level it up a bit but what else can i make better?

    Ravesence
    Dec 18, 2018 21:08:14 PM

    "
    How exactly does the hatred+eye solve the problem?
    Glacial Cascade deals more damage thanks to Hatred, it crits noticeably more often, and also triggers more frequently thanks to the higher critical strike chance on Shield Charge. You can consider it a three-step damage multiplier in one.

    "
    Ravesence wrote:
    So far im really enjoying this build but i cant farm maps alone, what would you change in my character?
    I know that im missing uberlab and need to level it up a bit but what else can i make better?
    Your Herald of Ice setup is something I wouldn't personally recommend. Please check out the main guide for information regarding which gems to use and what type of helmet you should try to get. Your flasks need a lot of work as well: upgrade your Quicksilver Flask and fit a Diamond Flask into your loadout.

    b0moodc
    Dec 18, 2018 21:25:15 PM

    "
    b0moodc wrote:
    "
    How exactly does the hatred+eye solve the problem?
    Glacial Cascade deals more damage thanks to Hatred, it crits noticeably more often, and also triggers more frequently thanks to the higher critical strike chance on Shield Charge. You can consider it a three-step damage multiplier in one.

    I see, hopefully thats enough to make quick work of tough targets. I'm considering running this as a fast mapper in betrayal but a little concerned about single target and survivability... ideally would be able to run t16s with some MF (pariah/ leash, maybe goldwyrm?). Betrayal content has a lot of chaos damage and big hits - do you have any suggestions on how this might be modified to do so without regularly dying? 8k es and fortify will probably be enough, and for damage the toughest thing a mapper will probably face is red beasts and beyond bosses.

    Since getting HP while running more than like 2 MF items is pretty much a crapshoot, I was thinking if it would be possible to run as CI, for instance. I know its a lot to ask for but I think I have the perfect eye for such a build:

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • +1.69% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
  • Gain 18% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
  • Adds 65 to 91 Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.





    I know this is different from the core build but you seem to be really knowledgable about autobombers so hopefully I could get some input from you about it - I've never made a herald-scaling build so I'm not sure just how much is necessary to get chains in tougher maps. Perhaps some option other than CI exists, like EB-MoM or something

    PosteriorPounder
    Dec 19, 2018 01:53:08 AM

    Hi. Nice build guide, really well formatted. I have a few questions that are probably pretty commonly asked, but I didn't see them.

    What are the most needed items other than cospri's and calamity in your opinion? Like I have about 15EX I can spend on this build, what would you say would make best use of that money?

    And for my final question, what level you typically recommend to switch to autobombering? I see you mention merciless lab as the earliest starting point, but is that what you recommend to swap at?

    Reloads
    Dec 19, 2018 06:55:40 AM

    "
    "
    b0moodc wrote:
    "
    How exactly does the hatred+eye solve the problem?
    Glacial Cascade deals more damage thanks to Hatred, it crits noticeably more often, and also triggers more frequently thanks to the higher critical strike chance on Shield Charge. You can consider it a three-step damage multiplier in one.

    I see, hopefully thats enough to make quick work of tough targets. I'm considering running this as a fast mapper in betrayal but a little concerned about single target and survivability... ideally would be able to run t16s with some MF (pariah/ leash, maybe goldwyrm?). Betrayal content has a lot of chaos damage and big hits - do you have any suggestions on how this might be modified to do so without regularly dying? 8k es and fortify will probably be enough, and for damage the toughest thing a mapper will probably face is red beasts and beyond bosses.

    Since getting HP while running more than like 2 MF items is pretty much a crapshoot, I was thinking if it would be possible to run as CI, for instance. I know its a lot to ask for but I think I have the perfect eye for such a build:

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • +1.69% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
  • Gain 18% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
  • Adds 65 to 91 Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
  • One by one, they stood their ground against a creature

    they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,

    and one by one, they became a part of it.





    I know this is different from the core build but you seem to be really knowledgable about autobombers so hopefully I could get some input from you about it - I've never made a herald-scaling build so I'm not sure just how much is necessary to get chains in tougher maps. Perhaps some option other than CI exists, like EB-MoM or something
    I was never able to put together a CI version of the build, as the gear requirements (The Coming Calamity, Essence Worm (Hatred), Aul's Uprising (Discipline), a damage-oriented helmet, ideally headhunter... ) leave us with a non-existing energy shield pool, which defeats the point. I don't know how viable it could become with really solid items, but for the time being, I can't consider it an option.

    "
    Reloads wrote:
    Hi. Nice build guide, really well formatted. I have a few questions that are probably pretty commonly asked, but I didn't see them.

    What are the most needed items other than cospri's and calamity in your opinion? Like I have about 15EX I can spend on this build, what would you say would make best use of that money?

    And for my final question, what level you typically recommend to switch to autobombering? I see you mention merciless lab as the earliest starting point, but is that what you recommend to swap at?
    Besides Cospri's Malice and The Coming Calamity, your 15ex would be best spent in this order:
    • Hatred crit Watcher's Eye & Essence Worm
    • Insanity-crafted gloves
    • 3x Grand Spectrum & Pure Talent
    • Additional Accuracy, Glacial Cascade, Herald of Ice, Herald of Thunder at level 20+
    • Good flasks

    You should be fine switching as soon as your gear can be equipped, so at least level 68. Keep in mind that you will have to farm some levels (12-22) before you're ready to blaze through the more difficult maps.

    b0moodc
    Dec 19, 2018 08:15:38 AM

    How badly do we need assassin mark ring and -mana cost clarity?


    And is there a major difference between wrath and hatred watcher eye crit enchant? I have an aul uprising with free wrath and 2% crit to near by enemy.

    Thinking about replacing essence worm with Mark of the elder ring and elder ring. Then using wrath aul uprising with watcher eye w/ 100% crit with wrath & - mana cost.


    Or will this lower gc?

    16vor1006
    Dec 19, 2018 12:33:34 PM
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