ICE NOVA BOW CAST ON CRITICAL

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Cast on Critical

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: No

GAMEPLAY: Here

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a very interesting build where spells are triggered when you deal a critical strike. This build has a great clear speed and a very nice damage for bosses. It's not beginner friendly though.

Pros

  • Very Fast

  • Good Currency Farmer

  • Fun to Play

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

Cons

  • Not so Cheap

  • Vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Hard to Hit Bosses that move too much. When using the Single Target Skill

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
​Carcass Jack is the best body armour for this build, it grants up to 70 life, 50% increased area damage, 50% increased area of effect and even 12% to all elemental resistances.
- A Tabula Rasa is also recommended for this build because having 6 Linked slots is very important. Use it while can't link 6 slots on your Carcass Jack.
  • BOW
- A rare Bow with "Socketed Gems are Supported by level ## Cast on Critical Strike and at least 8.0 Critical Chance. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- A Asenath's Chant is mandatory because it Triggers a Socketed Spell Gem when you attack with a Bow. We’re using it to auto cast Frostbolts that interact with Ice Nova for more damage.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances and evasion/energy shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion/energy shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- The best belt would be ​a rare belt with life, resistances and at least 17% increased cooldown recovery speed. Examples here.
- As a budget altenative you can use a Flow Untethered with at least 17% increased cooldown recovery speed.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Unset Ring with strength, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Unset Ring with strength, life 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 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.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 40% Increased Ice Nova Damage
- Gloves: Of Reflection.
- 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: Heart of Ice (Crimson + Opalescent + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: Divine Judgement (Sepia + Teal + Black)
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 120
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BOW
Blast Rain
Ice Nova
Concentrated Effect
Elemental Focus
Cold Penetration
Hypothermia
  • BODY ARMOUR
Rain of Arrows
Cast on Critical Strike
Controlled Destruction
Cold Penetration
Added Cold Damage
Ice Nova
  • HELMET
Frostbolt
Controlled Destruction
Hypothermia
Greater Multiple Projectiles
  • BOOTS
Herald of Ice
Precision
Enlighten
Summon Skitterbots
  • GLOVES
Frost Bomb
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • RING #1
Flame Dash
  • RING #2
Blood Rage
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.