COLD SPECTRAL THROW

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Raider based build focusing on the Skill Spectral Throw. Great build for fast clearing maps. Tons of projectiles flying around killing all enemies in sight, it's pretty fun to play. Has an easy leveling process and it's cheap.

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Fun Playstyle

Cons

  • Evasion Dependent

  • Vulnerable to Physical Damage

  • Vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

  • Hard Colour Setups for Evasion Gear

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend a Belly of the Beast, it provides up to 40% increased maximum life and 15% to all elemental resistances.  
- Another good alternative is Queen of the Forest, it grants up to 2163 evasion, 70 life, elemental resistances and more movement speed.
- ​You can also use a rare body armour with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • CLAW
- I recommend Wasp Nest, because it has a great amount of damage, critical chance, attack speed, poison on hit and more damage against poisoned enemies. It's also really cheap.
- If you have a good amount of currency you can use a rare claw with 350 physical DPS or higher. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- I recommend Starkonja's Head, it grants attack speed, critical chance, life and extra evasion.
- Could be an offensive Rat's Nest, it grants attack speed, critical chance and movement speed.
- ​A rare helmet with life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Hrimsorrow is mandatory because it converts 50% of your physical damage to cold damage.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare boots with movement speed, life, elemental resistances and evasion. Examples here.
-  You can also use Atziri's Steps that provides high amount of evasion, life, movement speed and chance to block spells. 
- Darkray Vectors is also a great choice, it grants +1 Frenzy Charge, extra chance to dodge attacks and more movement speed.
  • SHIELD
- ​A rare shield with good evasion, life and elemental resistances. Examples here
- If you want to spend a little more currency I recommend Lycosidae for 100% hit rate.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare ring with life, elemental resistances and elemental damage with attacks. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- A rare amulet with life, Intelligence and Strength. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Stibnite Flask for evasion boost and blind source for your enemies. Examples here.
- Diamond Flask, for more critical strikes. 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. 
- If you have a good amount of currency you can also use Taste of Hate for more damage
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Spectral Throw
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Hypothermia
Ice Bite (If 5 Linked Sockets)
Added Cold Damage (If 6 Linked Sockets)
Elemental Damage With Attacks
During boss fights change Greater Multiple Projectiles for Slower Projectiles
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Herald of Ice
Curse on Hit
Assassin's Mark
Hatred
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Whirling Blades
Fortify
Faster Attacks
Blood Magic
  • GLOVES, BOOTS OR HELMET
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Frost Bomb (level 10)
Summon Ice Golem
Increased Duration
It might be tricky to get 2 Red and 1 Bule Sockets on a pure evasion equipment, try to use an hybrid one. Example here.
  • CLAW
Vaal Haste
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
  • SHIELD
Ancestral Protector
Fortify
Culling Strike

SUMMARY

CLASS: Ranger

ASCENDANCY: Raider

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Projectile Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

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.
  • You say the build is cheap, but there are some expensive recommended items there. How?
- Those items are only recommended and not mandatory. 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.
  • Why Cast When Damage Taken  at level 1 and Frost Bomb at level 10?
- 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 Frost Bomb at level 10. 
  • How do you generate Frenzy charges?
- The ascendancy Raider has a passive called Way of the Poacher that grants 20% chance to get a Frenzy charge on kill and 20% chance to get a Frenzy charge when hit a rare or unique enemy.
  • How do you generate Power charges?
- Herald of Ice + Curse on Hit + Assassin's Mark

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