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[3.0] Dual Wield Frost Blades Ranger (Raider)

Intro & build description

This is dual wield build  based on Sidefx’s frost blades build with some tweaks I made when playing the build (You should check out his stream). The build is focused around having lots of attack speed and cold resistance penetration. It’s great as a league starter build because it can do high maps with only a 4-link.

Build Pros

  • Cheap but scales well with currency investment
  • Fast clear
  • Can do Uber Atziri, Guardians and Shaper

Build Cons

  • Not meant for HC

Passive tree(s)

Skill tree [113p]

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Help Kraityn

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Way of the Poacher
Labyrinth 2Avatar of the Slaughter
Labyrinth 3Quartz Infusion
Endgame LabyrinthAvatar of the Veil

Skill gem setup

Helm


Herald of Ice

Curse on Hit Support

Hatred

Assassin's Mark


Body Armor


Frost Blades

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Multistrike Support

Faster Attacks Support

Cold Penetration Support

Increased Critical Damage Support


Gloves


Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 8)

Immortal Call (LVL 10)

Ice Golem (LVL 10)

Increased Duration (LVL 20)


Boots


Ancestral Warchief

Elemental Damage With Attacks Support

Faster Attacks Support

Concentrated Effect Support


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Whirling Blades

Faster Attacks Support

Culling Strike Support


Offhand weapon / shield


Vaal Haste

Vaal Grace

Increased Duration Support



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Starkonja's Head

Good helm for the build – provides offense as well as defense.


Body Armour

Belly of The Beast

This armour provides lots of life and some resistances, very good defensive option.


Gloves

Gripped Gloves

Look for rare gloves with max life, some resistances and ideally some attack speed.


Boots

Slink Boots

Look for boots with at least 30% movement speed, life and resistances.


Left Ring

Diamond Ring

Look for Diamond rings with life, some resistances and attack speed. Elemental damage with weapons is good bonus.


Right Ring

Diamond Ring

Same as previously mentioned ring.


Amulet

Onyx Amulet

Look for crit multiplier, crit chance and life on amulet. Elemental damage with weapons is a nice bonus.


Belt

Leather Belt

Look for belt with life, resistances and elemental damage with weapons.


1Hand Weapon

Touch of Anguish

Get 2x of these weapons – they give  your frost blades great AOE clear.


Offhand

Touch of Anguish

Get 2x of these.


Flask

Flask Setup

1.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal

2.) Eternal Life flask with freeze removal

3.) The Wise Oak

4.) Surgeon’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

5.) Atziri’s Promise


Jewel

Jewel Setup

On jewels look for following stats:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased attack speed
3.) Increased damage
4.) Increased attack speed with claws
etc



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

About gems

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9 comments

  1. Nice stream plug haha 🙂

  2. seems like there is a trouble/issue with the boots and the “faster attack support”
    as oer what i saw this is a green gem not a red one.
    is it me that asnt seen the red one yet or this is a small error?

    thanks

  3. For the gloves:
    Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 8)
    Immortal Call (LVL 10)
    Ice Golem (LVL 10)
    Increased Duration (LVL 20)

    What’s the reason for these gem levels? Why shouldn’t you just keep leveling them? I’ve already leveled some of them above these levels, not sure how big of a deal that is…

    • gems

      If the level of Cast When Damage Taken Support is lower, it means that damage threshold for it to trigger will be lower and it will happen more often. If you level it to max, it will only trigger after huge hits.

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