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[3.20] Freezing Pulse Elementalist | Full Build Guide

Intro & build description

If you still haven’t decided on what to play in the upcoming Forbidden Sanctum league, the freezing pulse is receiving a quite hefty buff which makes this build a very solid pick for a league starter.

As long as you upgrade your wants or daggers once in a while and level up your skills, you should find yourself getting into that endgame without any issues and start grinding the maps.

Build Pros

  • Can be a league starter in a fresh league
  • Extremely fund and satisfying gameplay
  • Not at all expensive to get rolling
  • Safe as most of the mobs are frozen or already dead

Build Cons

  • Some of the BiS items can be expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

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Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Liege of the Primordial
Labyrinth 2Elemancer
Labyrinth 3Bastion of Elements
Endgame LabyrinthMastermind of Discord

Skill gem setup


Summon Lightning Golem

Summon Stone Golem

Summon Flame Golem

Summon Chaos Golem

Body Armor

Freezing Pulse

Pinpoint Support

Inspiration Support

Spell Echo Support

Increased Critical Damage Support

Cold Penetration Support


Frost Bomb

Arcanist Brand Support

Vaal Cold Snap

Bonechill Support



Enlighten Support



2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Flame Dash

Summon Ice Golem

Offhand weapon / shield

Sigil of Power

Flame Wall

Cast when Damage Taken Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Crown of the Inward Eye

An amazing overall helmet for many builds. Use rare with high life and elemental resistances until you acquire the helmet.

Body Armour

Rare Vaal Regalia

Use rare hybrid Vaal Regalia with life, high energy shield and elemental resistances. One of the best mods to get is +% to spell critical strike chance.


Rare Gloves

Regular pair of gloves with high life and elemental resistances for the elemental resistance cap.

For damaging mod, get % increased damage with hits against chilled enemies.


Rare Boots

Pair of boots with elemental resistances, life and high movement speed. As an alternative, if your resistances are capped, you can get a pair with dexterity and strength for gem/gear requirement.

Left Ring

Rare Diamond Ring

Diamond Ring
27% increased Global Critical Strike Chance (implicit)
Trigger Level 12 Assassin’s Mark when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy and have no Mark
+47 to Dexterity
5% increased Cast Speed
+15 to maximum Mana
+10 Life gained for each Enemy hit by your Spells
+53 to maximum Life (crafted)
Shaper Item

Right Ring

Rare Diamond Ring

Diamond Ring
30% increased Global Critical Strike Chance (implicit)
+10 to Evasion Rating
+46 to maximum Life
57% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+14% to Fire Resistance
+35% to Chaos Resistance
Non-Channelling Skills have -7 to Total Mana Cost (crafted)


Rare amulet

Rare amulet with high life, global critical strike multiplier and +1 to level of all cold skill gems.

If you can afford, get the mod with + 1 to level of all intelligence skill gems as well.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare stygian vise with high life and elemental resistances. Strength can help with gem stat requirements as well.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Dagger

Rare dagger or wand with high spell damage, increased critical strike chance for spells, global critical strike multiplier and +1 to level of all cold spell skill gems.


Rare Shield

Rare shield with high critical strike chance for spells, maximum life and gain % of cold damage as extra damage mod.

If you can afford, get the shield with + 1 to level of all cold spell skill gems as it will boost your damage immensely. Please note, such shield can be expensive.


Cluster Jewels

1. Pressure Points
2. Quick Getaway
3. Deep Chill
4. Prismatic Heart
5.Disorienting Display


Rare Jewels

1. Increased maximum life
2. Increased critical strike chance
3. Increased global critical strike multiplier
4.Increased cast speed


The Anima Stone

As we are elementalist and pick up Elemancer ascendancy, we benefit greatly from additional golems.


Thread of Hope

Thread of Hope with large radius to grab Mental Rapidity and Heart of Ice notables for free. Socket the gem next to ”Instability” notable.


Watcher's Eye

One of the most beneficial mods would be “Damage Penetrates 15% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred”


Flask Setup

1.The Wise Oak
2. Rotgut
3. The Sorrow of the Divine
4.Chemist’s Divine Life Flask of Sealing
5.Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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