FROST BLADES

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Frost Blades
Main source of damage. Attack an enemy with increased range, releasing icy blades from the targeted enemy which fly at other enemies.
Frost Bomb
Supported by Cast When Damage Taken, it will automatically cast a bomb that pulses, debuffing the cold resistance of your enemies.
Whirling Blades
Awesome movement skill.
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. 
Herald of Ice
Not only increases your damage and clear speed, it also curse enemies with Assassin's Mark for Power Charge generation.
Frostbite
Supported by Cast When Damage Taken, it will automatically cast a curse that debuffes the cold resistance of your enemies.
Summon Lightning Golem
A minion that grants attack speed.
Hatred
A aura that grants a % of your physical damage as extra cold damage.
Ancestral Protector
Grants a big attack damage buff and instant kill enemies with 10% life or lower when supported by Culling Strike.
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Way of the Poacher for more attack speed and Frenzy charges generation
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
​Avatar of Slaughter for more attack speed, movement speed, attack damage and 1 extra Frenzy charge.
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Rapid Assaut for more attack damage, movement speed and attack speed.
  • UBER LABYRINTH
​Avatar of Chase for more attack speed, movement speed and 25% more chance to evade melee attacks during onslaught.
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Tukohama 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​x% Increased Melee Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Cold Damage
- x% Increased Attack Speed
- x% Increased Critical Multiplier
  • UNIQUES
- Fight for Survival (Highly recommended)
- Place them like this.
BANDIT CHOICE
  • 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 Frost Blades already in level 1. 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. 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 good attack speed (equipable at level 10).
- Lakishu's Blade better amount of attack speed and damage (equipable at level 28).
- Innsbury Edge better attack damage. Short after equipping this sword you are going to start picking Claw nodes on you passive tree, so it's time to start looking for a good Claw. I recommend to use Innsbury Edge unti level 60, then trade it for The Wasp Nest (equipable at lvl 47)
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 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My Forst Bomb + Frostbite setup is not working, can you help me?
- Please make sure that Cast When Damage Taken is level 9, Frost Bomb level 14 and Frostbite level 12.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Ranger

ASCENDANCY: Raider

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

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