WINTER ORB

BUILD

SHOWCASE
Winter Orb
Channel to conjure an orb above you, which pelts nearby enemies with projectiles that impact the ground and explode. Channelling for longer builds up stages on the skill. When you stop channelling, the stages decay over a duration.
Orb of Storms
It will trigger Arcane Surge for more spell damage and cast speed. Above all it's also linked with Culling Strike, this means that it will instant kill enemies with 10% life or lower.
Vaal Haste
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of cast speed.
Steelskin
Grants temporary shield that absorbs damage. Linked with Cast When Damage Taken to be activated everytime you recieve a certain amount of damage.
Heralds
These 3 Heralds are the reason why this build is so explosive. They also increases your Damage and Penetration.
Clarity
Aura that increases your Mana Regeneration
Summon Lightning Golem
Stone Golem boosts your Life regeneration.
Flame Dash
Great moviment skill.
Vaal Blade Vortex
Activate it on bosses for more single target damage.
Vaal Righteous Fire
Temporary aura that grants a huge amount of extra spell damage. (use it on bosses)
TREE
ASCENDANCY
  • FIRST LABYRINTH
Pendulum of Destruction
  • SECOND LABYRINTH
Mastermind of Discord
  • THIRD LABYRINTH
- ​Shaper of Desolation
  • UBER LABYRINTH
Beacon of Ruim
  • STEP BY STEP
Check the steps here
PANTHEON
  • MAJOR GOD
- ​Soul of Lunaris
  • MINOR GOD
​Soul of Garukhan 
JEWELS
  • RECOMMENDED ATTRIBUTES
- ​Spell Damage
- Cold Damage
- Area Damage
- Projectile Damage
- Maximum Life
  • ABYSS JEWEL
- I highly recommend you guys to get an Abyss Jewel with "x% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on kill" and "+x to maximum life" 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 an easy leveling process. You can start using Freezing Pulse until level 28, then change to Winter Orb. For auras and detailed leveling setups click here
  • LEVELING ITEMS
-​ 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)
- Shade of Solaris provides a huge amount of damage, but it’s not cheap. If you don’t have currency to buy it, look for a Dark Seer. (Equipable at level 30)
- First Snow provides 2 extra Freezing Pulse 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.
  • 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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