WINTER ORB

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Elementalist based build focusing on the Skill Winter Orb. This is one of the most satisfying builds I've ever play. This build is fast, powerful and fun, everything you might ask for.

Pros

  • Easy to play

  • Great Single Target Damage

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Good amount of Life

  • Satisfying Explosions

Cons

  • Needs a Good Amount of Mana Regeneration.

  • Vulnerable to Chaos Damage

  • Can't do Elemental Reflect Maps

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- I recommend Carcass Jack, it grants up to 12% to all elemental resistances, 70 life, 50% area of effect and 50% area damage.
  • MAIN HAND
- I highly recommend Shade of Solaris. It grants up to 20% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage, 21% increased spell damage and 200% Increased spell damage if you’ve dealt a critical strike in the past 8 seconds.
- As a very good budget option you can use Singularity, it grants a huge amount of spell damage and even increases your survivability.
  • OFF HAND
- I highly recommend Shade of Solaris. It grants up to 20% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage, 21% increased spell damage and 200% Increased spell damage if you’ve dealt a critical strike in the past 8 seconds.
- As a very good budget option you can use Singularity, it grants a huge amount of spell damage and even increases your survivability.
  • HELMET
- Get yourself a Helmet with "Socketed gems are supported by level xx Hypothermia". We'll use it for Vall Brade Vortex that will help our single target damage. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare gloves with life and a bunch of elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare Armour boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- I recommend you to get a ring with Life, elemental resistances and a good amount of mana regeneration. Examples here.
  • RING #2
I recommend you to get a ring with Life, elemental resistances and a good amount of mana regeneration. 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.
- ​You can also use a rare Amulet with Life, Dexterity and some resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​Divine Life Flasks. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- Quicksilver Flask is awesome to increase your movement speed. Look for "Increased Duration" and "Increased Movement Speed during flask effect". 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.
- Dying Sun is another great Flask choice, it grants 2 extra projectiles increasing your damage and clear speed. 
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Winter Orb
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Controlled Destruction
Hypothermia (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Infused Channeling
Cold to Fire (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • HELMET
Vaal Blade Vortex
Concentrated Effect
Controlled Destruction
Increased Duration
  • GLOVES OR BOOTS
Cast When Damage Taken (level 11)
Increased Duration
Enfeeble (level 14)
Steelskin (level 16)
  • GLOVES OR BOOTS
Enlighten
Herald of Thunder
Herald of Ash
Herald of Ice
  • MAIN HAND
Summon Lightning Golem
Clarity
Flame Dash
  • OFF HAND
Vaal Righteous Fire
Increased Duration
Vaal Haste
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 a 6 Linked body armour is expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour is not mandatory for this build to work. 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 Arcane Surge level 6?
- Arcane Surge needs mana spent to be triggered, level 6 is a good balance between Buff Power and mana spent needed. 

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Elementalist

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Spell

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

 
 
 

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