FROST BLADES

SUMMARY

CLASS: Duelist

ASCENDANCY: Champion

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

SHOWCASE
Double Strike (Vaal Double Strike)
Main source of damage. Performs two fast attacks on target enemy with your main hand melee weapon. Vaal Double Strike creates 4 shadow clones to destroy bosses.
Ancestral Protector
Boosts your attack speed and even make your enemies bleed to combine with your Bloodlust support on you Blade Flurry Setup. Always cast it on Bosses. 
Whirling Blade
A great movement skill that even grants fortify.
Immortal Call
Grants temporary physical damage immunity. Linked with Cast When Damage Taken to be activated everytime you recieve a certain amount of damage.
Vaal Haste
Temporary buff that grants massive attack speed, use it on bosses. 
Hatred
Aura that grants 36% of your physical damage as extra cold damage.
Herald of Ash
A buff that increases your DPS.
Any Curse
This will put you on low life and trigger adrenaline. more details here.
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Conqueror for taunting your enemies and more survivability
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Worthy Foe for more "Hit's can't be evaded" and more damage agains taunted enemies.
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
First to strike, last to fall for intimidate enemies and trigger adrenaline when on low life.
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Tukohama 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​Physical Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Critical Multiplier
- x% Increased Attack Speed
- x% Increased Melee Damage
BANDIT CHOICE
LEVELING
  • LEVELING SKILLS 
This build has an easy leveling process. You can start using Ground Slam until level 10, then already change to Double Strike. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • UBER LABYRINTH
​Unstoppable Hero for increased attack speed, melee damage, armour, evasion and stun immunity while you have fortify..
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps 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.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and 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.
  • I don’t have awesome clones like you do, what am I doing wrong?
- You’ll start creating clones when you replace Double Strike for Vaal Double Strike. But remember that you need to cast Vaal Double Strike twice in order to create 4 clones.
  • When should I replace Double Strike for Vaal Double Strike?
- As soon as you can! Now Vaal Double Strike also grants the Regular Double Strike, so you don’t lose anything. I recommend you to only cast Vaal Double Strike on bosses.
  • Why Immortal Call if you don't generate endurance charges?
- Endurance charges are not mandatory for Immortal Call to work, they just make it last longer. 
  • Why Cast When Damage Taken  at level 1 and Immortal Call at level 3?
- Cast When Damage Taken can only support spell gems that have the same required level or lower.  At level 1 the required level of Cast When Damage Taken is 38, the same as Immortal Call at level 3. 
  • Cast When Damage Taken cannot trigger Vaal skills, why do you put them on the same setup?
- Vaal Haste is not there to be triggered by Cast When Damage Taken, but to be supported by Increased Duration. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BUILD

 
  • HELP ALIRA
- ​Help Alira and get 20% critical multiplier, 15% to all elemental resistances and mana regeneration.
  • 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. It's very cheap and you can start using already at lvl 1. I like to use 2 or even 3 of them for leveling
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's attack speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more attack speed. equipable at level 8)
- Goldrim is a defensive Helmet, gives you more 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)
- The Princess is a low level sword with high damage and attack speed. Use two of them until level 20 (equipable at level 10).
- The Tempestuous Steel has more damage and attack speed. Use 2 until level 28 (equipable at level 20).
- Lakishu's Blade is a sword with good attack speed and damage. Use 2 of them (equipable at level 28).
- Innsbury Edge has better damage. Use 2 of them (equipable at level 47).
- Ichimonji has better damage and 10% increased buff effect. Use it as your main weapon with a Death's Hand as your off-hand weapon. (equipable at level 58)

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