ICE NOVA BOLT CAST ON CRITICAL

SUMMARY

CLASS: Shadow

ASCENDANCY: Assassin

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Cast on Critical

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: No

GAMEPLAY: Here

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Cyclone
Cyclone can hit enemies lots of times per second, perfect to deal lots of critical strikes triggering Frostbolt and Ice Nova.
Frostbolt
Frostbolt will be socketed on Cospri's Malice to be automatically triggered when you deal a critical strike. It’s important to be Frostbolt because of its interaction with Ice Nova.
Steelskin
Gives you a shield that absorbs Damage when you take a certain amount of Damage (Keep CWDT at LVL 11 and Steelskin at LVL 16)
Summon Ice Golem
Minion that grants extra accuracy and critical chance.
Flame Dash
Great movement skill.
Vaal Righteous Fire
Temporary aura that grants 39% more spell damage. (use it on bosses)
Zealotry
Aura that grants 15% more spell damage.
Vaal Grace
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of chance to dodge attacks and spells. (use it on bosses)
Summon Skitterbots
Keep chilling and shocking your enemies for more damage and survivability.
Precision
Grants extra accuracy and critical chance (keep it at least at level 10).
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
- ​Unstable Infusion
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
- Deadly Infusion
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
- Opportunistic
  • UBER LABYRINTH
- Mistwalker
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​Cold Damage
- Spell Damage
- Area Damage
- Maximum Life
- Critical Multiplier
  • UNIQUES
Frozen Trail (1x mandatory) - But it's good to use 2 while leveling with Frostbolt  
- Place them like this.
  • 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.
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 a not so easy leveling process, it's not suitable for beginners. You can start using Frostbolt already on level 1, then change to Cast On Critical when you reach level 68. 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.
-​ 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)
-​ Atziri's Foible is an awesome amulet to solve any mana problems in early levels. (equipable at level 16)
- Lochitonial Caress for gloves, mainly because of it's cast speed buff. (equipable at level 1) 
- Asenath's Mark is an offensive helmet, gives you even more cast 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)
- Lifesprig is awesome to level cast speed characters, use two of them. (equipable at level 1)
- Spine of the First Claimant provides up to 64% increased Cold damage each, use two. (equipable at level 20)
- Frozen Trail provides 2 extra Frostbolt projectiles, it's pretty cheap and helps a lot your leveling process, I highly recommend you to equip one as soon as you unlock a jewel slot.
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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