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[2.5] CI Cast on Crit Cyclone (Assassin)

Intro & build description

Insane build in terms of clear speed, tankyness and single target damage. Jack of all trades. You move around with Shield Charge, cyclone into pack of mobs and full screen of mobs dies. Sometimes you one-shot packs with Shield Charge alone. Very fun, satisfying build to play. This build trivializes all the content currently in game.

Build Pros

  • Very fast clear speed
  • Insane, insane amounts of damage
  • Overpowered Leech
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • HC Viable
  • Guardians/Shaper Viable

Build Cons

  • Expensive build to make
  • Not noob friendly build
  • Requires situational awareness (reflect mobs)

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Unstable Infusion
Labyrinth 2Deadly Infusion
Labyrinth 3Ambush
Endgame LabyrinthAssassinate

Skill gem setup


Purity of Elements

Enlighten Support


Purity of Fire

Body Armor


Additional Accuracy Support

Cast on Critical Strikes Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support


Power Charge on Critical Strikes Support


Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Additional Accuracy Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support


Vaal Haste

Vaal Discipline

Summon Ice Golem

Increased Duartion Support

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Controlled Destruction Support

Increased Area of Effect Support

Offhand weapon / shield

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Warlord's Mark

Immortal Call

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Hubris Circlet

Look for Hubris Circlet with 300+ ES, they are not that expensive. You can buy white ilvl84 Hubris with desired lab enchant and craft it yourself with some chaos orb spamming.

Body Armour

Voll's Protector

Must have item. I suggest getting at least 5-link before using it.


Sorcerer Gloves

This is where it gets tricky, you will need to buy or craft gloves with Essence of Insanity. It provides 16% more attack speed and cast speed for sockets in gloves. You will use Shield Charge here.


Sorcerer Boots

Movement speed is key stat on boots, pair it with some resistances and decent energy shield and you’re golden.


Crystal Belt

Get as much energy shield as you can. It scales very well with your ES pool.


Voll's Devotion

Must have item, it’s expensive but well worth it.

1Hand Weapon

Cospri's Malice

Recently Cospri’s Malice dropped in price, should’t be too hard to get one. Must have item for our build.


Titanium Spirit Shield

400+ ES shield is what you will be looking for.

Left Ring

Diamond Ring

Try to find rings with stats needed for your gear and couple it with some resistances.

Right Ring

Diamond Ring

Try to find rings with stats needed for your gear and couple it with some resistances.


Vessel of Vinktar

This endgame upgrade makes you almost immortal while flask is active.


Rumi's Concoction

Magic granite flask rolled with Iron Skin will do just fine before you can afford Rumi’s.


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

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