BUILD

SUMMARY

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

SHOWCASE
Winter Orb
Channel to conjure an orb above you, which pelts nearby enemies with projectiles that impact the ground and explode.
Flame Dash
Good movement skill
Herald of Ice
Grants more ice damage and explode enemies.
Arcanist Brand
This Brand is for bosses. It’ll curse them with Frostbite and Sniper's Mark for a lot more damage. It'll also cast Frostbomb reducing their cold resistance in 15%.
Hydrosphere
Helps a lot your clear speed and brings more dps on boss fights.
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of chance to dodge attacks and spells. (Use it on bosses)
Vaal Righteous Fire
Grants 8 seconds of 19% more spell damage. Great to use during a big fight. WARNING: Righteous Fire is going to kill you! You have to use VAAL Righteous Fire.
Hatred
Grants more cold damage.
Zealotry
Grants more spell damage
Frost Shield
Creates a shield with up to 3640 life that take up to 60% of the damage for you. 
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Void Beacon
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Frigid Wake
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Malediction
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Forbidden Power
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Cold Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Area Damage
- x% Increased Spell Damage
  • ABYSSAL JEWEL
- I highly recommend you to get an Abyssal jewel with "Chance to gain Onslaught on kill", it increases a lot your clear speed. Examples here.
  • TIMELESS JEWEL
- I highly recommend getting a Glorious Vanity. It grants Corrupted Blood, that gives you more survivability. Click here for more information about this jewel and how to use it.
  • CLUSTER JEWEL
- 1 Cluster Jewel with Blanketed Snow and Doryani's Lesson.  Examples here.
- 1 Cluster Jewels with Cold Conduction. Examples here.
- 1 Cluster Jewels with Vast Power. Examples here.
- Cluster Jewel details here.
- If you don't have the Cluster jewel use this TREE.
BANDIT
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. You can start using Freezing Pulse until level 28, then change to Winter Orb. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here. 
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ Elreon Jewelry are in my opinion the best items to level any build, imagine goes all the way until lvl 50 ~ 60 without needing to spend one single Mana point. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's cast speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more cast speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more elemental resistances (equipable at level 1)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of elemental resistances. (equipable at level 1).
- Wanderlust for movement speed and frozen immunity (equipable at level 3)
- Tabula Rasa is a great body armour for leveling, it provides a 6 Linked starting on level 1, not so cheap though. (equipable at level 1)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level cast speed characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Axiom Perpetuum is totally awesome for leveling up this build, it grants elemental damage, cast speed and a LOT of critical chance. (equipable at level 10)
- Dark Seer is awesome because grants up to 82% increased damage use two of them. (equipable at level 38)
- Heartbreaker is your option when you reach level 50, it grants up to 70% increased spell damage, 30% critical chance and Culling Strike. Use two until you reach level 68 and start using 2 Void Battery
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 dead 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.

WINTER ORB

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