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[3.6] Dual Void Battery Freezing Pulse Shadow (Assassin)

Intro & build description

Since Void Batteries have significantly dropped in price but not in power, I decided to write up a build that focuses on these wands. The primary skill of the build is Freezing Pulse which is not only satisfying to play, but it also clears maps very well.

Build Pros

  • Very fast map clear
  • Can do all the bosses including Uber Elder (Uber Elder Fight takes practice though)
  • Can do Shaper on budget
  • Can do all map mods except Elemental Reflect

Build Cons

  • Very end-game upgrades are expensive

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.5] Skill Tree [119 points]
[3.6] Skill Tree

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Ambush and Assassinate
Labyrinth 2Unstable Infusion
Labyrinth 3Deadly Infusion
Endgame LabyrinthOpportunistic

Skill gem setup

Helm


Herald of Ice

Onslaught Support

Ice Bite Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support


Body Armor


Freezing Pulse (Ideally LVL 21)

Hypothermia Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Spell Echo Support

Power Charge on Crit Support

Cold Penetration Support / Empower (LVL 4 if you can afford it)


Gloves


Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 20)

Summon Lightning Golem (LVL 20)

Immortal Call (LVL 20)

Increased Duration Support (LVL 20)


Boots


Lightning Warp (LVL 20)

Swift Affliction Support (LVL 1)

Less Duration Support (LVL 20)

Faster Casting Support (LVL 20)


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Frost Bomb

Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)

Spell Cascade Support


Offhand weapon / shield


Ball Lightning

Curse On Hit

Enfeeble



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Hubris Circlet

Look for high item level Hubris Circlet and use Essence of Loathing on it.

Essence of Loathing gives us “Reduced mana reserved” mod which gives us bigger mana pool and therefore survivability.
Other good mods are life, resistances and increased energy shield.


Body Armour

Cloak of Defiance

Cloak of Defiance is great defensive chest for the build.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

Look for rare energy shield gloves with high life and resistances.

If you have some currency you can spare, consider getting gloves with “Increased damage with hits against chilled enemies” mod, life and resistances.


Boots

Inya's Epiphany

Great pair of boots that synergizes perfectly with this build.


Left Ring

Mark of The Shaper

This is a ring you should aim for when you approach higher tiers of maps. In combination with Warlord’s Mark Elder Ring, Mark of The Shaper will provide us with huge boost to spell damage.

Until you can afford these rings, use 2x Snakepit.


Right Ring

Rare Elder Ring

Look for Elder ring and craft “Curse Enemies with Level 12 Warlord’s Mark on Hit” on the ring. It will synergyze very well with Mark of The Shaper.

Until you can get Warlord’s mark ring and Mark of The Shaper, use 2 Snakepit rings.


Amulet

The Pandemonius

Great amulet for most cold damage builds.

Until you can get it, any amulet with life, critical dmg and critical strike chance would work.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Look for Stygian Vise with high life and resistances.


1Hand Weapon

Void Battery

Dual Void Batteries are items around which the build revolves, get them as soon as you can.


Offhand

Void Battery

Get Void Battery for off-hand slot as well.


Jewel

First Snow

This build uses 2x First Snow Jewels for extra Freezing Pulse projectiles, so get these jewels as soon as possible.


Jewel

Rare Jewel Setup

On your rare jewels look for:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Crit Multiplier with cold skills / Global Critical Strike Multiplier / Critical Strike Multiplier while dual wielding
3.) Any Spell damage mods
4.) Increased maximum mana


Flask

Flask Setup

Look for following flasks:

1.) Divine Life Flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) The Wise Oak
3.) Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Diamond Flask with Freeze removal



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

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12 comments

  1. it says herald of ash but the gem is green? (ingame its red)
    i assume its an mistake, it needs to be herald of ice?
    pls respond asap

  2. Hey. Would you recommend “Cloak of Defiance” before “Inya’s Ephiany”?

  3. What weapons i can use before i can get void battery?

  4. What u think about daggers like divinarius?

  5. How to start with this build when i get all gems please ?

    • gems

      Get 6-link as soon as possible, could even go for Tabula at the beginning. Budget weapons: get wands with high spell crit and craft new spell dmg / extra chaos damage mod on them and use those until you can afford the ones listed in the build.

  6. How does you get your charge up to 9?

    • gems

      3 Base, 3 From the tree, 1 from Ascendancy and 2 from Void Batteries. You can potentially get even more with delve rings, corruptions, and synthesized items.

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