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[2.6] 3Curse CI Whispering Ice Marauder (Berserker)

Intro & build description

This build is using Icestorm as it’s main damaging skill and uses high intelligence to scale damage and survivability at the same time, uses 3 curses. Doesn’t require a lot of investment in terms of gearing the character but can get a bit expensive if you want min-max everything as it usually is. Can kill most if not all content currently in game such as Shaper, Uber Atziri, clear Halls of Grandmasters, Breachlords and so on.

Build Pros

  • Very high damage and survivability
  • Can do all content in game
  • Pretty cheap to gear
  • Fun to play if you like AoE skills (how can you not like them?)

Build Cons

  • Hexproof maps can be dangerous
  • Monsters with leech immunity in combination with elemental reflect will kill you really quickly

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Skill tree (LVL 88)


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Kraityn

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Pain Reaver
Labyrinth 2Rite of Ruin
Labyrinth 3Crave the Slaughter
Endgame LabyrinthAspect of Carnage

Skill gem setup


Vaal Discipline



Warlord's Mark

Body Armor

Cast When Damage Taken

Ball Lightning

Curse On Hit Support


Temporal Chains

Arctic Armour


Leap Slam

Orb of Storms

Faster Attacks

Fortify Support


Cast When Damage Taken

Immortal Call

Increased Duration

Summon Chaos Golem

2h Weapon

Scorching Ray

Cast While Channeling Support

Concentrated Effect Support

Cold to Fire Support

Life Leech Support

Fire Penetration Support

1h Weapon


Offhand weapon / shield


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


Black Sun Crest

Good helm for this build as it boosts your intelligence – therefore also damage and survivability. Look for at least 13% increased intelligence.

Body Armour

Vaal Regalia

Stat priority:

1.)Energy shield (try to get at least 600-650 ES)

2.)Intelligence (look for at least 40-45 intelligence)



Sorcerer Gloves

Stat priority:

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

2.)Intelligence (look for at least 40-45 intelligence)



Sorcerer Boots

Stat priority:

1.)Energy shield (try to get at least 200 ES)

2.)Intelligence (look for at least 40-45 intelligence)


2Hand Weapon

Whispering Ice

Core item of the build.

By the way, you don’t have to six-link this staff, 6 sockets are just enough – all socketed support gems automatically affect Icestorm skill regardless of links.



Mandatory amulet for the build – it solves stat requirement issues and provides huge damage and survivability boost through increased Intelligence.

Left Ring

Doedre's Damning

This ring is required as it gives us one extra curse.

Right Ring


Pyre ring converts all of our cold damage to fire therefore letting us take advantage of both – fire damage and cold damage modifiers.


Crystal Belt

Stat priority:

1.)Energy shield

2.)Intelligence (look for at least 40-45 intelligence)


Belts as in example is expensive to buy so your best bet is to buy white Crystal belt and roll it yourself.


Brute Force Solution

Get 2x of these to convert Strenght on the tree into extra Intelligence.


Fertile Mind

Get 2x of these to convert Dexterity on the tree into extra Intelligence.


Izaro's Turmoil

This jewel is perfect for this build in terms of damage.


Here you can see build in action (Killing Chayula in his domain):

Link to extended build guide in forums – https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1805596 .

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

About gems

Always tries to keep up with the game, its ever-changing mechanisms and explain them in understandable manner.


  1. Would you say this build is still viable with pyre being nerfed?

    • Yes it is, I updated the skill tree (Now needs Avatar of Fire) and skill gem setup (Now needs Cold to Fire Support).

  2. so u say its cheap but the 6 links um not cheap at all

    • You can buy 6-linked Vaal Regalia for 3-4 ex which can definitely acquired in a week by playing maps, selling leaguestones and other stuff you find.

  3. dude um just started a murader then finding out i need to be a witch through the skill tree

  4. ok this build could i modifie it and upload it abit but give u creddit for a few things

  5. hey thanks for the build being using it for a while i liked it so much, but i have a question what do u think will happen to the build once 3.0 arrive vaal pact being nerf? maybe u can help later on

    • Hey! We are working on plenty of new builds for the 3.0 expansion and will probably make new whispering ice build more suited for new changes 🙂

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