FROST BLADES

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Melee Attack

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

SHOWCASE
Frost Blades
Main source of damage. Attack enemies with increased range, releasing icy blades from the first enemy hit which fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.
Ancestral Warchief
Grants a big attack damage buff, use it on bosses.
Ancestral Protector
Grants a big attack speed buff, use it on bosses.
Herald of Ice
Is a buff that grants more DPS and makes enemies explode for more clear speed.
Blood Rage
Grants Frenzy Charges on kill and a great attack speed buff.
Hatred
Grants a lot more DPS giving a % of your physical damage as extra cold damage.
Leap Slam
A great movement skill.
Precision
grants an accuracy and critical chance buff, keep it at level 12 for you to have a comfortable amount of mana.
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants extra chance to dodge attacks and spells. Use it on bosses.
Frostbomb
Applies cold exposure to enemies, debuffing their cold resistance in 25%
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Unstable Infusion 
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Mistwalker
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
Deadly Infusion
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Opportunistic
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Tukohama 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​Physical Damage
- x% Increased Cold Damage
- x% Increased Maximum Life
- x% Increased Melee Damage
- x% Increased Attack Speed
- x% Increased Critical Multiplier
  • ABYSSAL JEWEL
- I highly recommend you to get an Abyssal jewel with "Chance to gain Onslaught on kill", it increases a lot your clear speed. Examples here.
  • UNIQUES
- Fight for Survival are mandatory because they are an easy way to get 30% cold penetration. You'll need 2 of them.
Watcher's Eye with +X% to critical strike chance while affected by Hatred. It's expensive and not mandatory at all. But it improves your damage.
  • CLUSTER JEWEL
- 1 Cluster Jewel with Blaketed Snow, Disorienting Display and Prismatic Heart is also mandatory. Details here.
* If you can't get your Cluster Jewel, use this Tree.
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 right on level 1 and the sky is the limit. 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. But low level ones might be hard to acquire if you are not playing on Standard. If you are playing on the Challenge League check the next ring.
-​ Atziri's Foible is an awesome amulet to solve any mana problems in early levels. (equipable at level 16)
-​ Praxis are the mana rings you want if you couldn't get a nice Elreon Ring. It grants a lot of mana regeneration and -8 to total mana cost of skills. (equipable at level 22)
- 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)
- String of Servitude is another awesome and cheap way to get a lot of 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 dps. Use two of them until level 28 (equipable at level 10).
- Lakishus's Blade is a sword with better damage. Use it  until level 47 (equipable at level 28).
- Innsbury Edge has better DPS, use it until level 58 when you'll equip 2 Ichimonji. (equipable at level 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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