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|>3.8 Blight League<|

Assassin Ascendancy buffs boosted damage and mobility. Easier to gear dual wield Cospri's than before due to Elusive attack speed.

Gems are unchanged as well as core gear. Legion being a core mechanic will give us access to Glorious Vanity.

Choose either -mana cost of channeled skills OR Poacher's Mark.

Tempered Mind nerf will requires more investment into accuracy.

Use of Shaped 15% reduced reservation shields or mana reservation corrupted Starkonja's look to be easy ways out of the issue.

Alternatively, use of the old flask wheel points to skill the Templar aura wheel are an option.

Price estimates are NOT current, I'll update them when the economy develops more.

|>Introduction<|

The aim of this guide is to offer a "build your own" approach to the typical Ice Nova CoC Assassin, achieving more tankiness and damage at a fraction of the cost.

Core gearing utilizes unique interactions of Soul Tether and Glorious Vanity to increase total eHP significantly with little investment. It also utilizes Yoke of Suffering interactions with ailments to achieve results on par with Pandemonius at 1/6 the cost.

The rest of the build is largely at the discretion of the player: any chest is viable, dual wielding is possible with the setup, running extra auras or heralds is possible, and using an alternative gear set for speed mapping achievable as well.

As with any work in progress, there may be mistakes and inefficiencies. Please point them out in the comments, message me in-game: AoF_Ralign or on Discord: Estus#7265

There are THREE VERSIONS of the build: ORIGINAL, BUDGET, and QOTF.

Video Showcase

Shaper was done with Comfort/Clear Links still using Lycosidae.

Uber Elder was done with Comfort/Clear Links and Vaal Righteous Fire and LVL20 Ice Nova.

Uber Elder Gear

Cospri's Malice
Jewelled Foil
Click to expand
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 82 to 178 Cold Damage
  • Adds 53 to 90 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 38 to 60 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 69% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 587% increased Energy Shield
  • +10% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 8% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 17 to 54 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 78% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Eagle Gyre
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +40% to Fire Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • 15% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken
  • +45 to maximum Life
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 6% increased Strength
  • +20 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +69 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 103% increased Evasion Rating
  • +88 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +73 to Intelligence
  • 32% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Plague Trail
    Slink Boots
    Click to expand
  • 33% increased Evasion Rating
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • +20% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Kraken Jack
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +111 to maximum Life
  • Attacks have +1.32% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 7% increased maximum Mana
  • +18% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 12% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 34% increased Duration
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 14% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 35% increased Duration



  • QotF showcase with 5L. There's some small changes to the tree to hit 45k EV.

    Shaper with QotF 5L, because I can.

    Uber Atziri testing out 6L QotF, also because I had a dumb song idea for the video.

    QotF 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 84 to 178 Cold Damage
  • Adds 48 to 97 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 38 to 60 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 69% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 587% increased Energy Shield
  • +10% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 8% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 17 to 54 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 78% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Fate Grasp
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Adds 10 to 20 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • 6% increased Cast Speed
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +43% to Lightning Resistance
  • +53 to maximum Life
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • Grace has 15% increased Aura Effect
  • +22 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Devoto's Devotion
    Nightmare Bascinet
    Click to expand
  • +52 to Dexterity
  • 10% reduced Global Physical Damage
  • 16% increased Attack Speed
  • 152% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +25% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Mercury Footprints
  • Swift as thought are the actions of Man

    when borne on wings of divine providence.

    Queen of the Forest
    Destiny Leather
    Click to expand
  • 226% increased Evasion Rating
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +7% to Fire Resistance
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +18% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% reduced Movement Speed
  • 1% increased Movement Speed per 600 Evasion Rating, up to 75%
  • -41 Physical Damage taken from Hits by Animals
  • Shedding away her regal past,

    she forged a new destiny.

    Sacrificing the ephemeral joys of man,

    she embraced the eternal grasp of nature.

    Seizing her one true wish,

    she found peace at last.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +73 to Intelligence
  • 32% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Plague Trail
    Slink Boots
    Click to expand
  • 33% increased Evasion Rating
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • +20% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 50% reduced Amount Recovered
  • 135% increased Recovery rate
  • 50% of Recovery applied Instantly
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Stibnite Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • Creates a Smoke Cloud on Use
  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 34% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Jade Flask of Reflexes
    -
    Click to expand
  • 65% increased Evasion Rating during Flask effect
  • 34% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 21% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 30% increased Duration




  • |>Updates<|

    Changelog

    18.6.2019: added Shaper Kill, Gem Links, Mechanic Explanation, and Damage Calculation.
    19.6.2019: added Tips & Tricks and Uber Elder, updated Price Estimates.
    20.6.2019: added Build Gallery.
    21.6.2019: added QotF Version and Video.
    30.6.2019: updated Budget and QotF Version.
    05.9.2019: updated for 3.8 Blight League.


    |>TL;DR<|

    NOTE: DPS by default calculated with relevant charges, flasks and cold exposure.

    Quick Start

    Original

    https://pastebin.com/2XUKf7vg

    Summary
    8.8k eHP, 2k Leech Rate

    Comfort/Clearing Links (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    4.3m Shaper DPS

    Boss Links (Conc Eff - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    7.4m Shaper DPS

    Estimated Cost: 15ex


    Budget

    https://pastebin.com/tajjMSqG

    Summary
    8.4k eHP, 1k Leech Rate

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    3.2m Shaper DPS

    Boss Links (Conc Eff - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    4.3m Shaper DPS

    Estimated Cost: Cost: 205c
    My 3.7 Shopping List

    Rare Body Armour 25c + 2alch
    https://i.imgur.com/jDyWQBE.png

    Light of Lunaris 13c
    https://i.imgur.com/AWYj5bg.png

    Rare Boots 11c + 4c
    https://i.imgur.com/1e6dpdh.png

    Rare Gloves 1c + 3c
    https://i.imgur.com/HPFwXbN.png

    Elder Ring 15c
    https://i.imgur.com/o7C96zs.png

    Yoke of Suffering 15c
    https://i.imgur.com/d5eLEcT.png

    Mark of the Shaper 5c
    https://i.imgur.com/Z64Itno.png

    Cospri's Malice 50c
    https://i.imgur.com/5QVTwpU.png

    Starkonja's Head 5c
    https://i.imgur.com/L8cFp8K.png

    Rare Jewel 1c
    https://i.imgur.com/KdHaA1K.png

    Rare Jewel 25c
    https://i.imgur.com/F2ZWFpS.png

    Glorious Vanity 25c
    https://i.imgur.com/gi6BxmK.png

    Intuitive Leap 10c
    https://i.imgur.com/mGsceLU.png

    Soul Tether 1c
    https://i.imgur.com/UlFe5hN.png

    Tempered Mind 1c
    https://i.imgur.com/hSMaq3q.png

    Total: 185c + 20c (in Jews/Chromes/Fuse/Glassblowers)



    QotF

    https://pastebin.com/7kuwFyZt

    NOTE: If you have a combination of a few of the following: well-rolled QotF/Devoto's Devotion/Jade Flask, Grace Aura Effect, or LVL21 Grace, you can keep the tree the same as the other versions, and just swap gear (this makes it really easy to transition to different content on the same character).

    Summary
    6.8k eHP, 1.8k Leech Rate, 70% EVA, 180% MS Minimum

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    2.5m Shaper DPS

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    3.3m Shaper DPS

    Estimated Cost: 8ex + Acuity (Optional 7ex)



    |>Gear/Jewels<|

    Core Gear

    Frenzy Charge corrupt gives 4% more damage and some attack speed per charge; this beats out the regular implicit

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 82 to 178 Cold Damage
  • Adds 53 to 90 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.



    Soul Tether and Glorious Vanity (Doryani Variant) enlarges eHP and simulates Slayer leech.

    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 6% increased Strength
  • +20 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Glorious Vanity
    Timeless Jewel
    Click to expand
  • Bathed in the blood of 5797 sacrificed in the name of Doryani Passives in radius are Conquered by the Vaal
  • Historic
  • They believed themselves the pinnacle of civilisation, but that height toppled their empire.




    IMPORTANT NOTE: don't spend a lot of money going through many Glorious Vanities or divine orbs, the corruptions they provide are largely luxury and other gear should be your highest priority. As long as we have access to the keystone Corrupted Soul, we are happy with the jewel.

    Yoke of Suffering provides better resistances and potentially more damage at a fraction of the price of Pandemonius.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 8% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.



    Run one abyss jewel or rare jewelry/shield with phys/chaos and fire to spells and a jewel with chance to poison on hit to stack up ailments for Yoke of Suffering.

    Whispering Portent
    Hypnotic Eye Jewel
    Click to expand
  • Adds 13 to 15 Cold Damage to Spells
  • Adds 6 to 10 Chaos Damage to Spells
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • Adds 15 to 19 Fire Damage to Spells while holding a Shield
  • Brood Bliss
    Crimson Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +14% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Elemental Skills
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 8% increased Poison Duration
  • 5% chance to Poison on Hit


  • Budget Chest: Fossil craft life and resistances on linked non-elder vaal regalia. When happy, craft on Gain (9-10%) of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield.

    Endgame Chest: Elder Vaal Regalia and try and craft something like this with alts/regals/annuls. Running an Elder Vaal Regalia is largely luxury, DON'T spend inane amounts of money crafting this unless you are happy with your other gear.

    Kraken Jack
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +111 to maximum Life
  • Attacks have +1.32% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 7% increased maximum Mana
  • +18% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield


  • Loreweave is an optional chest as stats provided are excellent for CoC builds.

    Perfect Form is an optional defensive chest as Phase Acrobatics does not reduce our Energy Shield. Also gives a free Arctic Armour. Will strain resistances on other gear so make sure you can accommodate it.

    QotF is an optional chest for movement speed and non-boss content. Requires a small change to the tree.

    Carcass Jack is a balanced chest with offensive/defensive mods and AoE to boot.

    Despite the nerf to Warlord's Mark for spells, Mark of the Shaper and an Elder Ring provide the best combination of life and damage. Get life, resists, and (optional) Poacher's Mark on the rare ring.

    Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 17 to 54 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 78% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Eagle Gyre
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +40% to Fire Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • 15% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken
  • +45 to maximum Life


  • Movement Speed and Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed necessary on boots. Divine to 14%+ Increased CDR; anything more has no advantage, anything less won't make your CoC trigger faster. 40c, or craft yourself.

    Plague Trail
    Slink Boots
    Click to expand
  • 33% increased Evasion Rating
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • +20% to Cold and Lightning Resistances


  • At this point the core items of the build are assembled, and the gloves/helm/shield will depend on your preferences and other gear.


    Luxury/Optional Gear

    Atziri's Acuity provides Vaal Pact which works with Soul Tether energy shield leech.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +73 to Intelligence
  • 32% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal



    Rare gloves with elemental damage to chilled enemies, critical strike chance to shocked enemies, offensive focus crafts, life, and resistances are also suitable to beef up your eHP and alleviate some of the resistance strain on your remaining pieces of gear.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +69 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 103% increased Evasion Rating
  • +88 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.



    Starkonja's Head has ideal stats for a unique. If you manage to get enough dexterity from other pieces of gear, run a Fossil crafted helm with Nearby Enemies have -9% to Cold Resistance.

    Lycosidae
    Rawhide Tower Shield
    Click to expand
  • +20 to maximum Life
  • +145 to Armour
  • +39 to maximum Life
  • Your hits can't be Evaded
  • +4% Chance to Block
  • Adds 250 to 300 Cold Damage to Counterattacks
  • A true predator does not chase; It waits.



    If you're not running accuracy gear/auras use Lycosidae. If you are built for accuracy run Light of Lunaris for damage, Zeel's Amplifier for clear, or use a rare shield with life, es, resistances, and damage, .

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 38 to 60 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 69% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 587% increased Energy Shield
  • +10% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
    Click to expand
  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 45% increased Spell Damage
  • +70 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +59 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



    If you feel like getting frisky, you can run a second Cospri's Malice and push your APS to 12 or 15 and trigger twice as many spells.

    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 84 to 178 Cold Damage
  • Adds 48 to 97 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.




    Auras/Jewels

    Recently buffed Hatred with 18% more Cold Damage is a no-brainer. Beyond this, the world is your oyster. Herald of Ice or Aspect of the Cat/Spider are good offensive options. Flesh and Stone provides defenses against far away damage.

    Heralds hurt my eyes so I run Zealotry for 16% more Spell Damage along and an LVL1 Precision in an Enlighten setup.

    This setup can use fairly unpopular Hatred/Zealotry Watcher's Eyes at seriously discounted prices (The prices have gone up, but are still cheaper than most 2 prop Watcher's Eyes).

    Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • Critical Strikes Penetrate 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry
  • Damage Penetrates 13% Cold Resistance 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.



    If you want to circumvent Lycosidae you can do a combination of:

    1)Drop a jewel and slot Tempered Mind in the witch start

    2)Level up Precision and swap Zealotry for a Herald.

    3)Look out for flat accuracy on rings, gloves, and helmets.

    4)Get Poacher's Mark on Hit on an Elder Ring

    Tempered Mind
    Cobalt Jewel
    Click to expand
  • -1 Intelligence per 1 Intelligence on Allocated Passives in Radius
  • +100 to Accuracy Rating per 10 Intelligence on Unallocated Passives in Radius
  • Any thought, no matter how fleeting, changes the thinker.

    {This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Transcendence}



    Look for jewels with 1 Critical Multiplier Mod, 1 % Increased Damage/Cold/Area/Spell Mod, and 1 Life Mod. This gives jewels like this for around 30c.

    Bramble Dream
    Viridian Jewel
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  • +13 to Dexterity
  • 9% increased Damage
  • +18% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Cold Skills
  • 7% increased maximum Life


  • Don't forget to look out for one abyss jewel with flat phys/chaos and fire as well as one jewel with poison on hit. If you have an alternate source of Chaos/Fire/Phys damage (Elder Hat, Elder Ring, Atziri's Promise, or Craft) you don't need to run an abyss jewel.

    Whispering Portent
    Hypnotic Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 13 to 15 Cold Damage to Spells
  • Adds 6 to 10 Chaos Damage to Spells
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • Adds 15 to 19 Fire Damage to Spells while holding a Shield
  • Bramble Dream
    Viridian Jewel
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  • +13 to Dexterity
  • 9% increased Damage
  • +18% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Cold Skills
  • 7% increased maximum Life


  • And of course Frozen Trail

    Frozen Trail
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 8% increased Projectile Damage
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
  • The Maraketh knew that a mountain path

    free of vegetation was cut by regular avalanches,

    and so the advancing Eternals were unwittingly drawn into a deathtrap.




    |>Tree/Ascendancy/Bandits<|

    Might of the Meek

    I don't use Might of the Meek and Unnatural Instinct because after the crit multi was replaced with accuracy in the Scion start, the points required to pick up the jewel sockets are not worth it for the movement speed and spell damage. If you really need the resistances you can pick them up though.


    Ascendancy

    1)Unstable Infusion
    2)Deadly Infusion
    3)Ambush and Assassinate
    4)Opportunistic.

    Mistwalker is also very good, if you have good crit chance swap it for Ambush and Assassinate. Keep your APS in mind as the 20% increased Attack Speed applies all the time basically.


    Bandit

    Help Alira or Kill All (if you don't need the Elemental Resistances)


    |>Gem Links<|

    Utility

    We run two utility setups, one aura setup, and one movement setup.

    Vortex
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Deals 524 to 787 Cold Damage
  • Deals 1456.9 Base Cold Damage per second
  • Base duration is 3.00 seconds
  • Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
  • 20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
  • 76% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • Can explode from up to 5 Frostbolt Projectiles
  • Bonechill Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills have 44% increased Effect of Chill on Enemies
  • Enemies Chilled by Supported Skills take 29% increased Cold Damage over Time
  • Enemies Chilled by Supported Skills have Cold Damage taken increased by Chill Effect
  • Enemies in Chilling Areas from Supported Skills take 29% increased Cold Damage over Time
  • Enemies in Chilling Areas from Supported Skills have Cold Damage taken increased by Chill Effect
  • Arcane Surge Support
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  • Level 7
  • Gain Arcane Surge after Spending a total of 32 Mana with Supported Skills
  • Arcane Surge grants 13% more Spell Damage Arcane Surge grants 13% increased Cast Speed Arcane Surge grants 0.6% of Mana Regenerated per second
  • Arcane Surge lasts 4 seconds
  • Supported Skills deal 13% more Spell Damage while you have Arcane Surge
  • Hypothermia Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Effect of Chill on Enemies
  • Supported Skills have 10% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Cold Damage Over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Chilled Enemies


  • Vortex with these supports gives us 17% increased Cold Damage taken in the AoE which boosts Ice Nova and Frostbolt damage. The instant cast allows us to use the skill while using Cyclone and procs the Arcane Surge buff which gives more spell damage. Use Unbound Ailments instead of Hypothermia if you can, I got lazy when coloring my hat and stopped at 3B1G.

    Cast when Damage Taken Support
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  • Level 1
  • This Gem can only Support Skill Gems requiring Level 38 or lower
  • Supported Skills deal 70% less Damage
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger Supported Spells when you take a total of 528 Damage
  • Immortal Call
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  • Level 3
  • Base duration is 1.00 seconds
  • 20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
  • This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
  • 26% less Elemental Damage taken
  • 26% less Physical Damage taken
  • 15.0% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed
  • Enfeeble
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  • Level 5
  • Base duration is 9.40 seconds
  • +2 to radius
  • Cursed enemies have 12% reduced Accuracy Rating
  • Cursed enemies have -23% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
  • Cursed Normal or Magic enemies deal 23% less Damage
  • Cursed Rare or Unique enemies deal 11% less Damage
  • Frost Bomb
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  • Level 10
  • Deals 155 to 232 Cold Damage
  • Base duration is 2.00 seconds
  • Base secondary duration is 5.00 seconds
  • 25% reduced Energy Shield Recharge rate
  • 75% reduced Life Regeneration rate
  • 75% reduced Energy Shield Regeneration rate
  • Cold Exposure applies -25% to Cold Resistance


  • The CWDT setup will trigger the linked spells. Immortal Call gives us less damage taken for the 1 second duration which stacks up with Fortify; this can be exchanged with Steelskin depending on player preference. Enfeeble further weakens enemies by reducing their damage, accuracy, and crit multi. Frost Bomb applies cold exposure occasionally which also buffs up Ice Nova and Frostbolt damage.

    For PoB warriors feel free to swap Enfeeble for a LVL20 Vaal Righteous Fire, you know what to do with it.

    Enlighten Support
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  • Level 3 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • This Gem gains 100% increased Experience
  • Hatred
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • +19 to radius
  • You and nearby allies gain 25% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
  • You and nearby allies deal 18% more Cold Damage
  • Zealotry
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • +19 to radius
  • You and nearby allies have a 10% chance to create Consecrated Ground on Hitting a Rare or Unique Enemy, lasting 8 seconds
  • You and nearby allies have 39% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
  • You and nearby allies deal 15% more Spell Damage
  • Precision
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby allies gain 40% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • You and nearby allies gain +93 to Accuracy Rating


  • I run Hatred and Zealotry for pure damage as with this build's AoE coverage Heralds are unnecessary (and hurt my eyes). With a LVL3 Enlighten, I can fit in a LVL1 Precision for a bit of added accuracy and crit chance.

    For budget setups without access to a LVL3 Enlighten. Drop Zealotry and run Herald of Ice and Precision.

    Leap Slam
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  • Level 1
  • 20% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
  • +0.55 seconds to Attack Time
  • Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full Life
  • Faster Attacks Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 54% increased Attack Speed
  • Fortify Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
  • Supported Skills have 15% increased Fortify duration
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Melee Damage


  • Leap Slam with Fortify allows near perfect up-time on a 20% reduced Damage Taken from Hits buff and allows terrain traversal. You can move Vortex to a 3L and add Endurance Charge on Melee Stun to 4L Leap Slam.

    Optionally, you can swap Leap Slam for Flame Dash or Frostblink linked with Faster Casting and Arcane Surge if desired.



    Damage


    Cyclone
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  • Level 19
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 53.5% of Base Damage
  • 26 to 39 Added Attack Physical Damage
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • 8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee range
  • 30% less Movement Speed
  • First Hit deals 50% less Damage
  • Gains 1 Stage every 0.2 seconds while Channelling
  • Maximum 6 Stages
  • +1 to radius per Stage
  • Lose 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while not Channelling
  • Cast On Critical Strike Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Spell Damage
  • Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Attack Critical Strike Chance
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Spell Critical Strike Chance
  • Vaal Ice Nova
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Deals 518 to 762 Cold Damage
  • +4 to radius
  • 10% increased Area of Effect
  • 20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
  • Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
  • Adds 79 to 116 Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
  • Increased Critical Strikes Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Quality +20%
  • Supported Skills have 108% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Supported Skills have +1.9% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Hypothermia Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills have 20% increased Effect of Chill on Enemies
  • Supported Skills have 10% chance to Freeze Enemies which are Chilled
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Cold Damage Over Time
  • Supported Skills deal 39% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Chilled Enemies
  • Elemental Focus Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills deal 49% more Elemental Damage
  • Supported Skills cannot inflict Elemental Ailments


  • Cyclone provides stun and knockback immunity and a high APS multiplier for a CoC build. I use Hypothermia and Elemental Focus because I don't like the feeling of Concentrated Effect while mapping. For PoB warriors, feel free to swap Increased Critical Strikes or Hypothermia for Concentrated Effect for maximum damage. Updated Inspiration should be almost mandatory due to the quality of life it provides along with better damage than Hypothermia

    Frostbolt
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Deals 972 to 1458 Cold Damage
  • Projectiles Pierce all Targets
  • Ice Nova
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Deals 518 to 762 Cold Damage
  • +4 to radius
  • 20% less Area of Effect when Cast on Frostbolt
  • Can expand from up to 2 Frostbolt Projectiles
  • Adds 79 to 116 Cold Damage against Chilled Enemies
  • Life Leech Support
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  • Level 20 (Max)
  • Supported Skills have 3.9% of Damage Leeched as Life


  • Frostbolt and Ice Nova are linked with Life Leech due to Warlord's Mark no longer providing leech to spells. Some Glorious Vanity jewels will give access to cold leech, in which case feel free to use a different support like Elemental Focus, Hypothermia, or Concentrated Effect.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Make sure that you use Elemental Focus in at most ONE of your CoC setups. Vortex chill area can sometimes have inconsistent uptime on bosses and you want the target to always be chilled for Ice Nova to get its full damage.



    |>Mechanic Explanation<|

    Soul Tether and Glorious Vanity


    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 6% increased Strength
  • +20 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Glorious Vanity
    Timeless Jewel
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  • Bathed in the blood of 5797 sacrificed in the name of Doryani Passives in radius are Conquered by the Vaal
  • Historic
  • They believed themselves the pinnacle of civilisation, but that height toppled their empire.



    With the release of Legion and Timeless Jewels, Glorious Vanity with the Doryani roll grants us the keystone, Corrupted Soul



    The downside of 50% of Non-Chaos Damage taken bypassing ES means nothing to us, as Soul Tether leech can switch between life and ES as necessary.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    When shopping for Glorious Vanity you should only care about the name that follows the seed (the name corresponds to what keystone you get). The seed will randomize what passives and notables are corrupted in the radius.

    Interestingly, you can get a Cold Leech corrupt in the radius. If it's not too far away from your regular tree, picking it up will let you drop life leech for a damage support in your Cospri's Malice links.

    BEWARE:
    Socketing the Glorious Vanity will corrupt the 10 dexterity and 10 strength passives in its radius causing you to lose them so GEAR ACCORDINGLY.


    Yoke of Suffering


    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +16% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 8% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.



    Pandemonius is a great amulet. It provides 20% Cold Pen and Blind. Yoke of Suffering can match the damage from 20% Cold Pen and provide better resistances at the cost of Blind.

    Frostbolt linked in the Cospri's Malice does enough damage to shock (44,000) and chill (60,000) Shaper. This provides us with 2 status ailments.

    Whispering Portent
    Hypnotic Eye Jewel
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  • Adds 13 to 15 Cold Damage to Spells
  • Adds 6 to 10 Chaos Damage to Spells
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • Adds 15 to 19 Fire Damage to Spells while holding a Shield
  • Cataclysm Drop
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Cold Skills
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • +8 to Dexterity and Intelligence
  • 6% increased Poison Duration
  • 5% chance to Poison on Hit


  • Using a hypnotic jewel, shield, or ring with fire and phys/chaos added to spells and a normal jewel with poison on hit. We can ignite and poison enemies providing us with 2 more status ailments.

    With the 4 status ailments, enemies will take 20% increased Damage which is not limited to Cold Damage, meaning that we can take full advantage of other elemental damage besides cold (ex. from Mark of the Shaper/Aurabots)

    If you don't have elemental focus linked with Ice Nova in your chest, the shock that it inflicts can go up to 4-6% providing additional damage.


    Increased CDR and APS


    CoC rate is not gradual, but defined by thresholds. The default rate is approx. 6 times a second. Any Increased CDR below 14% will not be enough to push CoC to the next threshold of approx. 7.5 times a second.

    Once you have 14%+ Increased CDR on your boots, don't worry about getting any more.

    This thread has more information if needed.

    Cyclone attack speed should be just under 6 or 7.5 APS for <14% CDR and 14%+ CDR respectively. Before assembling your build, make sure you check use Path of Building to check your APS.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    If you have a source of frenzy charges (Corrupted Cospri's Malice or Farrul's Fur), make sure you factor in the increased attack speed they give.

    Farrul's Fur also gives Cat's Agility which increases your attack speed, so make sure that your APS with Cyclone is UNDER 6 or 7.5 with the buff on.

    You can tweak your APS by changing the Increased Attack Speed roll on Cospri's Malice and/or by adding/removing the following notables on the passive tree:

    Coordination in Shadow start



    Precision in Templar start





    Tempered Mind


    Tempered Mind
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • -1 Intelligence per 1 Intelligence on Allocated Passives in Radius
  • +100 to Accuracy Rating per 10 Intelligence on Unallocated Passives in Radius
  • Any thought, no matter how fleeting, changes the thinker.

    {This item can be transformed on the Altar of Sacrifice along with Vial of Transcendence}



    Socketing a Tempered Mind jewel in the witch start gives 1000 accuracy and allows us to drop Lycosidae.



    We can use a Zeel's Amplifier or Light of Lunaris instead.

    Zeel's Amplifier
    Polished Spiked Shield
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  • 4% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
  • 45% increased Spell Damage
  • +70 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +59 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

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
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  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 38 to 60 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 69% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 587% increased Energy Shield
  • +10% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.





    |>Tips & Tricks<|

    Leveling

    I leveled with Storm Burst and focused on getting the skeleton of the tree. If you're not interested in being an idiot, use Storm Brand, don't be like me, don't be dumb.

    Storm Brand - Added Cold - Added Lightning - Inc Crits - Controlled Destruction - WHATEVER YOU WANT

    Lightning Spire Trap - Advanced Traps - Trap and Mine Damage - Added Lightning

    Wrath - Herald

    Switch to CoC at 44, socket Frozen Trail

    Cyclone - Inc Crits - CoC - Frost Bolt - Ice Nova - Life Leech

    Keep Lightning Spire Trap for single target and swap Wrath for Heralds or Zealotry.

    Here's what your tree progression should look like roughly.
    https://pastebin.com/950zqttf

    While you're using Brands, feel free to spec into the Brand Wheels near MoM, or don't, I'm not the boss of you.

    Gear

    Maligaro's Virtuosity
    Deerskin Gloves
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  • +23 to Dexterity
  • 5% increased Attack Speed
  • 50% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 72% increased Evasion Rating
  • Your Critical Strike Multiplier is 300%
  • Maligaro operated effortlessly,

    with great speed and terrible consequences.

    Belt of the Deceiver
    Heavy Belt
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  • +30 to Strength
  • 21% increased Global Physical Damage
  • You take 30% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
  • +31 to maximum Life
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Nearby Enemies are Intimidated
  • In battle, virtue matters not.

    Only victory.

    Mutewind Whispersteps
    Serpentscale Boots
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  • Adds 29 to 41 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 62% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 141% increased Evasion Rating
  • +25% to Cold Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • Unaffected by Chilled Ground
  • Corruption sweeps across this land,

    but our bloodline is clear.

    It is our duty to keep it so.

    Gifts from Above
    Diamond Ring
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  • 21% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • Trigger Level 10 Consecrate when you deal a Critical Strike
  • 31% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 13% increased Light Radius
  • 44% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies killed with a Critical Strike
  • 50% increased Damage while on Consecrated Ground
  • +5% Chance to Block Attack Damage while on Consecrated Ground
  • God blesses those who bless themselves.

    Ungil's Harmony
    Turquoise Amulet
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  • +18 to Dexterity and Intelligence
  • 100% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • -25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +48 to maximum Life
  • +34 to maximum Mana
  • 40% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Gentle anger, raging calm.

    Widowmaker
    Boot Blade
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  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • Adds 40 to 58 Physical Damage
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +31% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 100% increased Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Full Life
  • 1% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life on Critical Strike
  • Love only death

    For she shall never let you go.

    Tabula Rasa
    Simple Robe
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    Skullhead
    Secutor Helm
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  • 78% increased Armour and Evasion
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • +57 to maximum Mana
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Minions have +10% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • Minions have +300 to Armour
  • Minions Regenerate 2% of Life per second
  • All that was left of the Iron King was his bleached skull.

    Yet it was all the Iron King needed.

    Lycosidae
    Rawhide Tower Shield
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  • +20 to maximum Life
  • +145 to Armour
  • +39 to maximum Life
  • Your hits can't be Evaded
  • +4% Chance to Block
  • Adds 250 to 300 Cold Damage to Counterattacks
  • A true predator does not chase; It waits.

    Storm Heart
    Citrine Amulet
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  • +18 to Strength and Dexterity
  • Adds 7 to 12 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • 14% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +46% to Cold Resistance
  • 0.4% of Cold Damage Leeched as Life
  • +4 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Attacks




  • Glorious Vanity

    When you are purchasing a Glorious Vanity, if possible check with your seller to see how it modifies the passives in its radius.

    There are certain things it can roll on regular passive points (non-notables) such as: Attack Speed, Spell Damage, Fire Resistance, Lightning Resistance, Cold Resistance, Chaos Resistance, % increased maximum Life, % increased maximum Energy Shield, % increased Area of Effect, % increased Armour, % increased Evasion, % increased Skill Effect Duration, and % increased Movement Speed.

    There are also certain things it can roll on notables (not the small passive points, and not keystones) such as: % Chance to Avoid Being Stunned + % Chance to Dodge Hits, % Chaos Damage + % Chance to Inflict Withered, Cold/Fire/Lightning Damage + Cold/Fire/Lightning Penetration, Cold/Fire/Lightning Damage + Cold/Fire/Lightning Leeched as Life.

    Ideally when you purchase your jewel you will know what it does before hand. A few things to look out for are:

    1) Make sure the small passives do not disrupt your attack speed of 6 or 7.5. Some of them can roll attack speed which you will have to then account for in your gearing and tree elsewhere. Example:



    2) If you are balancing your resistances with a Wise Oak, factor in the resistances you may get from the jewel in its radius. Example:



    3) Try and look for Cold Damage Leeched as Life on an easily accessible notable, or on a notable with very good points leading up to it. If you have Vaal Pact, you're going to want 0.4% total for it to feel good enough to swap out Life Leech in the Cospri's Malice. Example:




    |>Damage Calculation<|

    Math

    DPS = [(CHEST ICE NOVA AVG HIT * 2) + (COSPRI ICE NOVA AVG HIT) + (COSPRI FROSTBOLT AVG HIT / 2)] * (CRIT CHANCE * HIT CHANCE) * APS * HIT CHANCE

    Ralign
    Jun 17, 2019 10:17:30 AM

    |>Build Gallery<|

    Player examples using the build including PoB, gear and cost for your reference.

    Baboose: Cost Effective Caboose (BUDGET)

    PoB: https://pastebin.com/wa0fgp0H

    Gear

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
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  • +25% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 97 to 190 Cold Damage
  • Adds 54 to 96 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.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
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  • +60 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 129% increased Evasion Rating
  • +85 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
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  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 36 to 60 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 77% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 572% increased Energy Shield
  • +6% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Plague Shroud
    Vaal Regalia
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  • +32 to Intelligence
  • +142 to maximum Life
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • Regenerate 24.8 Life per second
  • Regenerate 1% of Life per second
  • Gain 7% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
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  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 16 to 55 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 9% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 64% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Sol Spiral
    Sapphire Ring
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  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +43 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +14 to all Attributes
  • +18% to Fire Resistance
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +36% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 6% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Rapture Hand
    Conjurer Gloves
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  • Adds 6 to 10 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +89 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 9 Life per second
  • +48% to Lightning Resistance
  • 48% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
  • 37% increased Energy Shield
  • +24 to maximum Life
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 5% increased Strength
  • +26 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 4% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Mind Pace
    Shagreen Boots
    Click to expand
  • +36 to Dexterity
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • +48% to Fire Resistance
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • 21% increased Movement Speed
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 14% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 14% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal




    Summary
    LVL 90
    8.4k eHP, 1k/s Leech Rate

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    2.9m Shaper DPS

    Boss Links (Conc Eff - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    4.5m Shaper DPS

    Cost: 2ex


    sn0rf: Mocha Chai Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte (OG + DISC)

    PoB: https://pastebin.com/7mxdxWc7

    Gear

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased Attack Speed
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 98 to 168 Cold Damage
  • Adds 52 to 99 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.

    Blight Star
    Titanium Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • Socketed Gems have 15% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • Adds 10 to 15 Fire Damage
  • Adds 10 to 15 Cold Damage
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • Gain 7% of Cold Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • 4% chance to deal Double Damage
  • Golem Curtain
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • Attacks have +1.43% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • 5% increased maximum Mana
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • Gain 9% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +63 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 115% increased Evasion Rating
  • +93 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +64 to Intelligence
  • 30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 208% increased Armour
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Storm Span
    Shagreen Boots
    Click to expand
  • +41% to Cold Resistance
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • 25% increased Movement Speed
  • 15% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • +65 to maximum Life
  • Spirit Nail
    Coral Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30 to maximum Life
  • +58 to maximum Life
  • +39 to maximum Mana
  • +27% to Lightning Resistance
  • Curse Enemies with Level 8 Poacher's Mark on Hit
  • 12% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken
  • +24% to Fire Resistance
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 25% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 13 to 56 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 9% increased maximum Life
  • 79% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +23 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Perpetual Diamond Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 27% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • The Wise Oak
    Bismuth Flask
    Click to expand
  • During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
  • During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates 14% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
  • The summer sun dries the soil and burns the leaves.

    The autumn rain extinguishes the flames.

    The spring bloom shades the wet earth.

    Nature is an eternal tug of war.

    Experimenter's Basalt Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Watcher's Eye
    Prismatic Jewel
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • Critical Strikes Penetrate 10% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry
  • +24 Energy Shield gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Discipline
  • Damage Penetrates 15% Cold Resistance 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.




    Summary
    LVL 89
    8.8k eHP, 1.8k/s Leech Rate, 1k/s ES Recovery on Hit

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    3.6m Shaper DPS

    Boss Links (Conc Eff - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    6.1m Shaper DPS

    Cost: 15ex + Watcher's Eye (15ex)


    Jenova: Salami Slap Map Zamboni (OG)

    PoB: https://pastebin.com/Hx1hNuk8

    Gear

    Corpse Curtain
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +110 to maximum Life
  • +47% to Lightning Resistance
  • Attacks have +0.95% to Critical Strike Chance
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 6% increased maximum Mana
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +69 to Intelligence
  • 28% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 202% increased Armour
  • +64 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • 7% increased Attack Speed
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 98 to 160 Cold Damage
  • Adds 55 to 102 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 13% 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.

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 35 to 55 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 72% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 522% increased Energy Shield
  • +7% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +69 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 113% increased Evasion Rating
  • +81 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +15 to all Attributes
  • +17% to Fire Resistance
  • +17% to Cold Resistance
  • +27% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Rune Nail
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Grants Level 22 Herald of Ash Skill
  • Adds 3 to 7 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +37% to Fire Resistance
  • -7 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 24% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 13 to 53 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 80% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Phoenix Spark
    Shagreen Boots
    Click to expand
  • Grants Level 20 Decoy Totem Skill
  • +45 to maximum Life
  • 10% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +33% to Cold Resistance
  • 15% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • 23% increased Movement Speed
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 19% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +29 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 6% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.




    Summary
    LVL 87
    7.8k eHP, 1.7k/s Leech Rate

    Comfort/Clearing (Inc Crits - Ele Focus - Hypo):
    3.0m Shaper DPS

    Boss Links (Conc Eff - Ele Focus - Hypo) w/ VRF (28%) + Bonechill (17%):
    5.1m Shaper DPS

    Cost: 15ex


    Frallis: Malice Rare Annihilating Phallus (HH DUAL WIELD)

    PoB: https://pastebin.com/XFacWGtb

    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 98 to 187 Cold Damage
  • Adds 46 to 102 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 10% 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.

    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 98 to 181 Cold Damage
  • Adds 43 to 106 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 10% 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.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +51 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 108% increased Evasion Rating
  • +88 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Havoc Knot
    Unset Ring
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • +115 to Accuracy Rating
  • +73 to maximum Life
  • 24% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +45% to Fire Resistance
  • -5 to Total Mana Cost of Skills
  • Sol Shelter
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +8 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +134 to maximum Life
  • +45% to Fire Resistance
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • Gain 8% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Maelström Turn
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Adds 9 to 17 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • 33% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • +54 to maximum Life
  • Shackles of the Wretched
    Chain Gloves
    Click to expand
  • Curses in this item are reflected back to you
  • 45% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • You cannot be Chilled for 3 seconds after being Chilled
  • You cannot be Frozen for 3 seconds after being Frozen
  • You cannot be Ignited for 3 seconds after being Ignited
  • You cannot be Shocked for 3 seconds after being Shocked
  • You grant 5 Frenzy Charges to allies on Death
  • Captivity breeds creativity.

    Headhunter
    Leather Belt
    Click to expand
  • +40 to maximum Life
  • +44 to Strength
  • +45 to Dexterity
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • 28% increased Damage with Hits against Rare monsters
  • When you Kill a Rare monster, you gain its Modifiers for 20 seconds
  • "A man's soul rules from a cavern of bone, learns and

    judges through flesh-born windows. The heart is meat.

    The head is where the Man is."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Kaom's Roots
    Titan Greaves
    Click to expand
  • 8% increased Movement Speed
  • Has no Sockets
  • Cannot be Knocked Back
  • +151 to maximum Life
  • Action Speed cannot be modified to below base value
  • Unwavering Stance
  • Don't flinch. It's a waste of good hitting time.

    Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Atziri's Promise
    Amethyst Flask
    Click to expand
  • 2% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life during Flask effect
  • Gain 17% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • Gain 14% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage during effect
  • "Death needs not your understanding. It needs only your loyalty."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal

    Cinderswallow Urn
    Silver Flask
    Click to expand
  • Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
  • Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
  • Recover 3% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 1% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • Recover 2% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
  • 63% increased Critical Strike Chance during Flask Effect
  • A controlled burn is sometimes necessary for new life.

    Perpetual Diamond Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 23% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 32% increased Duration
  • Solstice Vigil
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +13 to all Attributes
  • 22% increased Damage
  • +52 to maximum Life
  • Regenerate 2.4 Mana per second
  • Temporal Chains has 100% reduced Mana Reservation
  • Gain Shaper's Presence for 10 seconds when you kill a Rare or Unique Enemy
  • Time, like light, can be refracted into all its myriad colours.

    The first shade is beautiful, but the last will drive the unwary insane.




    Summary
    8.0k eHP, 1k/s Life Leech Rate, 270/s ES Leech Rate
    4x Duration of Buffs (Self-Curse Temp Chains)

    Cost: 125ex

    Ralign
    Jun 17, 2019 10:22:59 AM

    Thank you for the detailed guide, I can see much work has been put into this.
    I am currently leveling this :)

    azashke
    Jun 18, 2019 06:38:11 AM

    Very nice guide! I'll definitely be trying this out!

    SilentEnvision
    Jun 18, 2019 07:44:29 AM

    How about leveling up CWDT to use a mid level steelskin for another 1-1.5k EHP instead of Immortal Call?

    Edit: How about Pantheon?

    Edit2: why MoM when you have near zero mana? What am I missing?

    Eetfawk
    Jun 18, 2019 10:07:51 AM

    "
    Eetfawk wrote:
    How about leveling up CWDT to use a mid level steelskin for another 1-1.5k EHP instead of Immortal Call?

    Edit: How about Pantheon?

    Edit2: why MoM when you have near zero mana? What am I missing?


    Simple answers first:

    You can use Solaris/Lunaris and Ralakesh/Yugul(for Elder/Shaper)

    MoM isn't actually what is skilled, it's the corrupted keystone from Glorious Vanity called Corrupted Soul. Take a look at the "Soul Tether and Glorious Vanity" section in Build Mechanics.

    Complicated answer:

    CWDT links are largely preferential, I like a low level CWDT to proc enfeeble frequently.

    As for Steelskin vs Immortal call, 1.5k eHP is definitely really good for smaller hits that won't exceed it's absorption limit or after a really large hit that reduces your remaining life pool quite a lot.

    However, Immortal Call provides a reduction of 26% without a damage limit (for 1 second without increased duration).

    Let's say we have 8000 Life + ES and take a hit for 2000 after reductions. This will trigger a LVL14 CWDT, which would let us use a LVL18 Steelskin (1700 eHP). That gives us about 7700 eHP adding in the damage absorbed. This means we can tank "killing" blow(s) just under 7700.

    On the other hand, if we trigger a LVL3 Immortal Call, we would get 26% less damage taken. So damage would apply at 0.74 times its original value. Our remaining life pool of 6000 would then be worth 6000/0.74 or 8100 eHP total. This means we can tank "killing" blow(s) just under 8100.

    The two are roughly equal at 5700 Life + ES remaining (provided they are both used to their fullest capacity to tank 'killing' blows just under the Life + ES remaining).

    Steelskin would nearly invalidate a mediocre hit at its damage absorption capacity much better than Immortal Call would making it more useful for fewer medium damage hits.

    Immortal Call would be more effective for a YOLO playstyle where you hop into a pack which could probably 1 shot you.

    Ralign
    Jun 18, 2019 11:28:30 AM

    Managed to kill my first uber elder with this build.My big thanks for this work.Current gear.Still need Enlighten lvl 3 and cold pen watcher eye but even with this build is realy strong

    Cospri's Malice
    Jewelled Foil
    Click to expand
  • 17% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Gain a Frenzy Charge after Spending a total of 200 Mana
  • Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
  • +257 Intelligence Requirement
  • No Physical Damage
  • Adds 99 to 182 Cold Damage
  • Adds 52 to 104 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 8% 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.

    Starkonja's Head
    Silken Hood
    Click to expand
  • +66 to Dexterity
  • 50% reduced Damage when on Low Life
  • 10% increased Attack Speed
  • 25% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 112% increased Evasion Rating
  • +82 to maximum Life
  • 150% increased Global Evasion Rating when on Low Life
  • There was no hero made out of Starkonja's death,

    but merely a long sleep made eternal.

    Loreweave
    Elegant Ringmail
    Click to expand
  • Has 6 Sockets
  • +8 to all Attributes
  • Adds 10 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • 51% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +41 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +34 to maximum Life
  • +30 to maximum Mana
  • 8% increased Rarity of Items found
  • 50% increased Elemental Damage
  • Your Maximum Resistances are 78%
  • When it comes to finding a use for surplus,

    a rich man has within himself

    boundless creativity.

    Golem Circle
    Two-Stone Ring
    Click to expand
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +27 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • +54 to maximum Life
  • Mark of the Shaper
    Opal Ring
    Click to expand
  • 17% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% chance to Trigger Level 20 Summon Volatile Anomaly on Kill
  • Adds 14 to 53 Lightning Damage to Spells
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 7% increased maximum Life
  • 72% increased Spell Damage if your other Ring is an Elder Item
  • Cannot be Stunned by Spells if your other Ring is a Shaper Item
  • Let madness take control.

    Yoke of Suffering
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +20% to Fire Resistance
  • +14% to Cold Resistance
  • +40% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% reduced Duration of Ailments on Enemies
  • 7% chance to Shock
  • Enemies take 5% increased Damage for each type of Ailment you have inflicted on them
  • Your Elemental Damage can Shock
  • Let the unrepentant be dragged ever downwards by the weight of their sins.

    Light of Lunaris
    Jingling Spirit Shield
    Click to expand
  • 15% increased Spell Damage
  • Adds 37 to 58 Cold Damage to Spells
  • 61% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
  • 486% increased Energy Shield
  • +9% Chance to Block
  • +1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 1% Chance to Block Attack Damage
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier if you've dealt a Non-Critical Strike Recently
  • Without night, there can be no day.

    Nemesis Urge
    Sharkskin Boots
    Click to expand
  • 41% increased Evasion Rating
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • +35% to Cold Resistance
  • +18% to Lightning Resistance
  • 30% increased Movement Speed
  • 17% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • 14% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 5% increased Dexterity
  • 5% increased Strength
  • Wrath has 16% increased Aura Effect
  • +38 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 5% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Atziri's Acuity
    Vaal Gauntlets
    Click to expand
  • +76 to Intelligence
  • 28% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • 210% increased Armour
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • You have Vaal Pact if you've dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  • "The heart is the herald.

    It will tell me when it is best to strike."

    - Atziri, Queen of the Vaal


    NotoriousOn
    Jun 18, 2019 17:39:47 PM

    "
    NotoriousOn wrote:
    Managed to kill my first uber elder with this build.My big thanks for this work.Current gear.Still need Enlighten lvl 3 and cold pen watcher eye but even with this build is realy strong


    Hey congrats on the kill. Don't forget to slot in a hypnotic with fire and phys/chaos dmg to spells and a regular jewel with chance to poison! Those two will get Yoke of Suffering 2 extra ailments!

    Ralign
    Jun 18, 2019 21:18:45 PM

    "
    Ralign wrote:
    "
    NotoriousOn wrote:
    Managed to kill my first uber elder with this build.My big thanks for this work.Current gear.Still need Enlighten lvl 3 and cold pen watcher eye but even with this build is realy strong


    Hey congrats on the kill. Don't forget to slot in a hypnotic with fire and phys/chaos dmg to spells and a regular jewel with chance to poison! Those two will get Yoke of Suffering 2 extra ailments!

    This is my “to do” goal rn. And i need to deal with mana problems. I have 68 mana right now and its spent faster then regenerates when on 5 frenzy charges. Cant use Vortex tho cause its cost 38. And its more then a half of my mana

    NotoriousOn
    Jun 19, 2019 03:13:55 AM

    A great solution to the problem of sustaining your cyclone would be getting a jewel or ring with mana on hit OR poacher's mark. Other alternatives would be to LVL4 your enlighten so you have a bit more mana pool to work with to squeeze vortex in. From my experience with poacher's mark, as long as I have a target to hit I can cyclone and pop vortex when necessary. Alternatively you can craft - mana cost on your rings to make your cyclone cost 0 mana! Let me know what you go with and how it works for you.

    Ralign
    Jun 19, 2019 03:28:10 AM
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