WINTER ORB

BUILD

SUMMARY

INFORMATION

This is an Occultist based build focusing on the Skill Winter Orb. Returning from the Ashes here's one of the favourites build of PoE's past. A very fun and satisfying build.

Pros

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Satisfying Explosions

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Safe

Cons

  • Expensive

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR 
- A body armour with at least 100 Energy Shield, some Life and "10% chance to gain a frenzy charge on hit" is mandatory. You should also get one with "10% of maximum life as extra maximum energy shield". Examples here.
- You can craft this last mod yourself, you just need to get a good body armour with a free affix, like these. If you don't have this craft mod, you just need to buy some Body armours Veiled by Gravicius, like these, and unveil them until you get it. 
  • WEAPON
- Void Battery is mandatory for this build because we're stacking Power Charges. Each wand grants 40% Increased Spell damage, 20% Cast Speed, 65% Increased Critical Chance, +1 Power Charge and 25% increased damage per Power Charge.
  • HELMET
- ​A rare Blizzard Crown with life is mandatory for this build. Examples here.
- ​If you have more currency, grab one with "Nearby Enemies have -9% to cold resistance" and some life. Examples here.
- ​Now, if you have a lot of currency, grab one that also has +1 to maximum power charges. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
Rare Energy Shield Gloves with life and resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and Energy Shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with strength, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare ring with dexterity, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with dexterity, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- Badge of the Brotherhood is mandatory. Whith it you'll have at least 9 Frenzy Charges.
  • FLASKS
- ​1 Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding''. Examples here 
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- 1 Diamond Flask for more critical chance. Examples here.
- Dying Sun is a great flask for this build, it grants +2 Projectiles and increased area of effect for more clear speed.
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with cold penetration. Remember that your uncapped cold resistance must be the highest. Details here.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Winter Orb has +2 Maximum Stages
- Gloves: Of Fury
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Charisma (Opalescent + Golden + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: 
- Alternative Option #2: 
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 111
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 245
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Winter Orb
Infused Channelling
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Inspiration
Power Charge on Critical
Controlled Destruction
  • HELMET
Hatred
Herald of Ice
Zealotry
Enlighten
  • GLOVES
Hydrosphere
Increased Area of Effect
Efficacy
Inspiration
  • BOOTS
Arcanist Brand
Frostbite
Frostbomb
Sniper's Mark
  • WEAPON
Vaal Righteous Fire
Increased Duration
Vaal Grace
  • WEAPON
Frost Shield
Flame Dash
Arcane Surge (level 10)
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.
  • Controlled Destruction removes 100% of my critical chance, does this mean that I'll never deal critical strikes?
- No, actually 100% reduced critical chance means that of all the amount of extra critical chance you get from the Tree, Items and Jewels, you are going to lose 100%. Example: If you get 450% increased critical chance from Tree, Items and Jewels, the amount goes down to 350% when you support your skill with Controlled Destruction.

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Occultist

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Area Projectile Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
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