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.
- Fast AoE clear and single target DPS
- Good survivability
- Must be careful with elemental reflect if you are not using Life Leech
- High-End gear is very expensive
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building50 Points 75 Points 100 Points Full Passive Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice
|Kill all bandits
Ascendancy skill points
|Skill point choice
|Paragon of Calamity
|Liege of Primordial
|Shaper of Desolation
|Pendulum of Destruction
Skill gem setup
Faster Casting Support
Other gems are optional
Added Cold Damage Support
Cold Penetration Support
Life Leech or Empower Support
Spell Echo Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Curse on Hit Support
Herald of Ice
Summon Lightning Golem
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Summon Ice Golem
Increased Duration Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
1.)Energy Shield (Look for at least 270-300ES)
Body ArmourVaal Regalia
1.)Energy Shield (look for at least 600-650 ES)
Note: you can easily play with 5-linked chest, but its better to get 6-linked one, even if Energy shield is low.
1.)Energy shield (try to get at least 150 ES)
1.)Energy Shield (look for at least 200 ES)
Movement speed isn’t required but it’s a nice bonus.
1Hand WeaponPlatinum Kris
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 WeaponPlatinum Kris
Same stats as the first dagger.
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.
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.
JewelEnergy from Within
Great jewel to boost your Energy shield.
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.
FlaskVessel 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.
Great flask in terms of Damage – more AoE and extra projectiles, yes please!
This flask is expensive though.
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
Here you can see build in action doing T13 Scriptorium map: