CoC ICE NOVA

BUILD

INFORMATION

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

Pros

  • Very Fast

  • Good Currency Farmer

  • Fun to Play

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Very Tanky

  • Amazing HP Regeneration

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

  • Not Viable to Beginners

  • Many Unique Items

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- You a rare body armour with lots of life, some evasion, attacks have +x% to critical strike chance and x% of maximum life as extra energy shield. Examples here
* It´s good to have evasion because you need 4 Green Sockets.
* You can craft "x% of maximum life as extra energy shield" yourself, you just need to buy a good body armour with a free affix.
* If you don't have this craft mod, you just need to buy some Body armours Veiled by Gravicius and unveil them until you get it.
* While you don´t have a body armour like this, use a Diamond Flask to grant you the 100% critical chance needed and use a Carcass Jack.
  • WEAPON
- Cospri's Malice is the mandatory sword, mainly because it Triggers a socketed Cold Spell on melee critical strikes. It will hold Frostbolt and other Ice Nova. This will maximize a lot the damage from the main Ice Nova setup on your body armour.
  • SHIELD
- I recommend Light of Lunaris, it grants over +50% to critical strike multiplier, 15% increased spell damage, 80% increased critical chance with spells and adds Cold damage to Spells.
- Now, if you have more currency you can get one with high damage and life. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- A Blizzard Crown with life, and at least 30% of all elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- Shaper's Touch are mandatory because this is a attribute stack build. It grants +4 Accuracy per 2 Intelligence; +1 Mana per 4 Strength; 1% Increased Energy Shield per 10 Intelligence.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and energy shield. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A Replica Soul Tether is mandatory because in this build we’ll be stacking Intelligence and Strength to get the highest amount of Critical Chance as we can (Righteous Providence). All this stacking will leave us with over 5k Life + 5k Energy Shield. This belt grants Corrupted Soul, this means that every damage we take will be splitted between our Life and Energy Shield. But that’s not all, Pious Path gives us the same amount of Energy Shield Regeneration as we have Life Regeneration. In the end it’s like we only take half of damage and have double regeneration. This belt also grants up 6% of Maximum life as extra Energy Shield and 40 Strength. Try to get one with a good amount of Strength and use 20 Intrinsic Catalysts on it to get even more Strength.
  • RING #1
- ​A Circle of Fear with "Herald of Ice has 20% reduced mana reservation" is mandatory for this build because otherwise we wouldn't be able to activate all auras.
  • RING #2
- I highly recommend The Taming because it grants a lot of damage and elemental resistances. I highly recommend you to get one with a lot of resistances and use 20 Prismatic Catalysts on it to get even more.
  • AMULET
- Astramentis is mandatory because it grants up to +116 to all attributes. I highly recommend you to get one with over +110 Attributes and use 20 Intrinsic Catalysts on it to get even more.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask will be useful for keeping your Critical Chance on 100% while you don’t get it yourself with Strength stacking and the Rare Body armour with “Attacks have +x% to critical strike chance”
- Quicksilver Flask for more movement and clear speed. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased movement speed during flask effect". Examples here.
- A Rumi's Concoction grants extra block chance and armour.
- A Cinderswallow Urn is awesome for keeping your life and energy shield pool always full and to increase your single target damage. Look for one with Increased Critical Strike Chance.
- A good old Atziri's Promise is also a good choice, it boosts your damage and even grants some life leech.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: Ice nova Damage
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Movement Speed
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Utmost Might (Amber + Azure + Crimson)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 212
- Intelligence: 257
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR 
Cyclone
Awakened Cast on Critical
Ice Nova
Inspiration
Hypothermia (If 5 Linked)
Added Cold Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Vaal Righteous Fire
Dash
Steelskin
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Vitality
Herald of Ice
Hatred
Enlighten (level 3)
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Arcanist Brand
Arcane Surge (level 6)
Increased Duration
Assassin's Mark
  • SWORD
Frostbolt
Ice Bite
Ice Nova
  • SHIELD
Blood and Sand
Enlighten (level 3)
Precision (Level 10)

SUMMARY

CLASS: Templar

ASCENDANCY: Inquisitor

HEALTH TYPE: Hybrid

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell Trigger

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: No

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 
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.
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