FREEZING PULSE

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Assassin based build focusing on the skill Freezing Pulse. This Build has an awesome clear speed and great single target damage. It's a great build for beginners because it's powerful and easy to play.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Good currency farmer

  • Awesome Clear Speed

  • Enemies are always frozen

Cons​​

  • Evasion Dependent

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- The best body armour for this build would be a rare one with a lot life, some evasion and energy shield, and more critical strike chance for spells. Examples here.
- As a budget option I recommend a rare one with a lot life, a lot of evasion and some energy shield. Examples here.
  • WEAPON
- Void Battery is best Cost/Benefit weapon for this build, granting 25% spell damage for each Power Charge and 1 extra Power Charge. Using 2 you have 8 Power Charges and 400% increased spell damage. 
- But if currency is a problem, Singularity is a super budget alternative for you.
  • HELMET
- ​The best helmet you can get is a rare one with life, evasion and Nearby Enemies have -9% Cold Resistance. Examples here.
​Starkonja's Head is a very good budget choice, it grants up to 100 life and a huge evasion boost.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare Evasion gloves with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare Evasion boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life, Strength and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Ring with life, Strength and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, Strength and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- ​The Pandemonius is expensive and not mandatory, but if you have the money to buy it you should. This amulet grants 20% cold penetration, 30% increased cold damage and it blinds your enemies granting more survivability.
- ​A rare Amulet with Life, strength and some resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Diamond Flask for more critical strikes. Look for mods like "increased duration" and "increased evasion during flask effect". Examples here.
- 1 Quicksilver Flask for more clear speed. Examples here.
- A Jade Flask is really important because it grants +3000 Evasion. Best mods are Increased Duration and Increased Evasion. Examples here
- The good old Atziri's Promise for a big boost to your damage. 
- A Wise Oak to boost your damage with Lightning penetration. Remember that your uncapped cold resistance must be the highest. Details here.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 40% Freezing Pulse Damage
- Gloves: Of Reflection
- Boots: Elemental Penetration
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Heart of Ice (Crimson + Opalescent + Golden)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 130
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Freezing Pulse
Spell Echo
Pinpoint
Inspiration
Controlled Destruction (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Hypothermia (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • GLOVES
Arcanist Brand
Frost Bomb
Sniper's Mark
Enhance
  • BOOTS
Clarity
Herald of Ice
Enlighten
Hatred
  • HELMET
Dash
Second Wind
Arcane Surge (level 4)
Enhance
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Lightning Golem
Steelskin
Increased Duraiton
  • OFF HAND
Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Grace
Increased Duration
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 on 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 6L takes a good amount of currency, start using 4L on low tier maps to farm your Currency

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spells

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here