FREEZING PULSE

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is an Assassin based build focusing on the Skill Freezing Pulse. This build has a great clear speed and an awesome damage for bosses. It's easy to level and a great build for beginners.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Safe Ranged Build

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Enemies are frozen almost all the time

Cons​​

  • Vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
​The Covenant is mandatory for this build because socketed gems have Blood Magic, this way Mana will never be a problem. It also grants 10% increased life and Added Chaos Damage support.
  • WEAPON
- I recommend dual wielding Void Battery, each wand grants up to 20% increased cast speed, 1 extra Power charge, and 25% increased spell damage per Power Charge. Since you have 9 Power charges, you end up with 450% increased spell damage minus 80% because of another mod, but 370% increased spell damage is too much man!
- Tulborn is a great budget, It grants up to 19% increased Spell Damage, 15% cast speed and a lot of added cold damage while you have power charges.
  • HELMET
- Get yourself a Helmet with "Socketed gems are supported by level xx Hypothermia". We'll use it for Vall Brade Vortex that will help our single target damage. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​If you are not having problems to achieve 75% elemental resistances, Winds of Change are good unique gloves for this build. They grant up to 60 life and 50% increased projectile damage.
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Great boots for this build are Inya's Epiphany, they grant up to 70 life and 5% increased damage per Power Charge.
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, strength and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- I recommend you to get a ring with Life, strength and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- I recommend you to get a ring with Life, dexterity and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- ​The Pandemonius is expensive and not mandatory, but if you have the money to buy it you should. This amulet grants 20% cold penetration, 30% increased cold damage and it blinds your enemies granting more survivability.
- ​A rare Amulet with Life, strength, dexterity and some resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased armour during flask effect". Examples here.
- Quicksilver Flask is awesome to increase your movement speed. Look for "Increased Duration" and "Increased Movement Speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Cold penetration. Remember that your uncapped cold resistance must be the highest. Details here.
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage and life leech. 
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Freezing Pulse
Spell Echo
Unleash (If 6 Sockets Linked)
Greater Multiple Projectiles (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Power Charge on Critical Strike
Controlled Destruction
When facing big bosses replace Greater Multiple Projectiles and Unleash for Hypothermia and Elemental Focus.
  • HELMET
Vaal Blade Vortex
Concentrated Effect
Increased Duration
Controlled Destruction
  • BOOTS OR GLOVES
Orb of Storms
Culling Strike
Increased Duration
Arcane Surge (level 7)
  • BOOTS OR GLOVES
Zealotry
Herald of Ice
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Stone Golem
Frost Bomb
Flame Dash
  • OFF HAND
Vaal Grace
Vaal Righteous Fire
Increased Duration
THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
  • You say the build is cheap, but a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.
  • Why Arcane Surge level 7?
- Arcane Surge needs mana spent to be triggered, level 7 is a good balance between Buff Power and mana spent needed. 
 
 
 

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