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[2.6] CI Freezing Pulse Witch (Elementalist)

Intro & build description

This is build for those who do not have a lot of currency but still love crit builds. Required unique items cost less than 1 Exalted in Breach league – that kind of currency is nothing and can be acquired by anyone. With this build your character will be able to quickly clear maps, do endgame content very easy and efficiently.

Build Pros

  • Cheap
  • Fast AoE clear and single target DPS
  • Good survivability

Build Cons

  • Must be careful with elemental reflect if you are not using Life Leech
  • High-End gear is very expensive

Passive tree(s)

50 Points
75 Points
100 Points
Full Passive Tree

Bandits

DifficultyChoice
NormalKill all bandits
Cruel Kill all bandits
Merciless Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

Labyrinth difficultySkill point choice
Normal labyrinthParagon of Calamity
Cruel labyrinth Liege of Primordial
Merciless labyrinthShaper of Desolation
Uber labyrinthPendulum of Destruction

Skill gem setup

Helm


Flame Dash

Faster Casting Support

Other gems are optional


Body Armor


Freezing Pulse

Added Cold Damage Support

Cold Penetration Support

Life Leech or Empower Support

Spell Echo Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support


Gloves


Enlighten Support

Curse on Hit Support

Assassins Mark

Herald of Ice


Boots


Clarity

Discipline

Enlighten Support

Summon Lightning Golem


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Whirling Blades

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support


Offhand weapon / shield


Summon Ice Golem

Increased Duration Support

Vaal Haste


Build uniques / Example rare gear


Tip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade

Helmet

Hubris Circlet

Stat priority:

1.)Energy Shield (Look for at least 270-300ES)

2.)Resistances

3.)Attributes


Body Armour

Vaal Regalia

Stat priority:

1.)Energy Shield (look for at least 600-650 ES)

2.)Resistances

3.)Attributes

Note: you can easily play with 5-linked chest, but its better to get 6-linked one, even if Energy shield is low.


Gloves

Sorcerer Gloves

Stat priority:

1.)Energy shield (try to get at least 150 ES)

2.)Resistances

3.)Attributes


Boots

Sorcerer Boots

Stat priority:

1.)Energy Shield (look for at least 200 ES)

2.)Resistances

3.)Attributes

Movement speed isn’t required but it’s a nice bonus.


1Hand Weapon

Platinum Kris

Stat Priority:

1.)Spell Damage

2.)Increased Critical chance for spells

3.)Global Critical strike multiplier

Nice bonuses to have is added cold damage to spells, cast speed and lightning damage to spells but are not essential.

Note: in link you can see top tier daggers that are very expensive – don’t aim that high and get one with high Spell Damage + Increased Critical chance for spells and you should be fine. Try to get Platinum Kris base because of its implicit mod.


1Hand Weapon

Platinum Kris

Same stats as the first dagger.


Amulet

The Pandemonius

Perfect amulet for the build – not only it increases cold damage you deal, it also blinds enemies and penetrates their cold res for even more damage.


Left Ring

Snakepit

Perfect ring for the build – adds cold damage, cast speed and additional projectile for Freezing Pulse.

Note: consider switching one of your Snakepit rings for Diamond Ring with resistances if you have trouble capping them.


Right Ring

Snakepit

Jewel

Energy from Within

Great jewel to boost your Energy shield.


Jewel

Cobalt Jewel

Best in slot jewel would look like:

1.)Increased Cold damage

2.)Increased global critical strike chance

3.)Increased Maximum energy shield

4.)Increased Projectile damage

Jewels with these 4 options can be very expensive so a combination of 3 will do very well.

With Legacy League new threshold Jewel – First Snow is introduced – definitely use this one for extra projectiles.


Flask

Vessel of Vinktar

Very good for boss kills as it shocks them, however it also shocks you therefore you need flask that removes shock with you.


Flask

Dying Sun

Great flask in terms of Damage – more AoE and extra projectiles, yes please!

This flask is expensive though.


Flask

Basalt Flask

For last 2 flasks get:

1.)Basalt flask with “of staunching” affix for bleed removal

2.)Quicksilver flask with “of grounding” affix for shock removal



Gameplay

Here you can see build in action doing T13 Scriptorium map:

Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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7 comments

  1. Awesome build!! Really helped me get to higher maps that I wasnt able to do with other builds!

  2. Do not wear a belt is new meta 😀

  3. Is this build hc viable?

  4. Why double golems? Can they both be summoned at the same time or do we swap depending on situation?

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