Intro & build description
Cast on Critical strike gem was buffed recently and it sparked back life into trigger spell builds. This one is based on a combination of Cospri’s Malice, Lycosidae and Cyclone to trigger cold spells.
- Exciting gameplay
- Fast movement and clear speed
- Decent life pool
- Needs a lot of specific uniques
Passive tree(s)[3.6] Skill Tree [3.7] Skill Tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Ambush and Assasinate|
|Labyrinth 3||Unstable Infusion|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Deadly Infusion|
Skill gem setup
Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 3)
Immortal Call (LVL 5)
Enfeeble (LVL 5)
Frost Bomb (LVL 10)
Cast on Critical Strike Support
Increased Critical Strikes Support
Concentrated Effect Support
Vaal Righteous Fire (LVL 20)
Arcane Surge (LVL 7)
Blood Rage (LVL 20)
Increased Duration (LVL 20)
Herald of Ice
Vaal Haste (Use regular Haste as well)
Cold Penetration Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Faster Attacks 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
Great helm for the build since it gives 20% increased movement speed and some attack speed.
You could also go for rare helmet with high life and resistances if you need some more survivability.
Great all-around chest armor for any crit build.
Carcass Jack would be another nice option.
Try to get gloves with at least 80 life and as high resistances as possible since we need them a lot.
BootsBubonic Trail (2 Abyssal Sockets)
Look for Bubonic Trail boots with 2 Abyssal Sockets.
Left RingMark of The Shaper
Mark of Shaper is a great ring for the build since we rely on spell damage.
Right RingRare Elder ring
Look for rare Elder ring with Warlord’s Mark on hit mod. Craft life or resistances on top of that mod.
Pandemonius is exceptional amulet for any build that relies on cold damage.
Will most likely be quite expensive early on though.
Get a rare Stygian Vise with at least 80 life and as much resistances as possible.
1Hand WeaponCospri's Malice
One of 2 core items for the build – get it as soon as you can.
Another core item of the build – this shield makes sure we can forget about accuracy rating and always hit enemies.
Look for Watcher’s Eye with “You have Phasing while affected by Haste mod”.
This jewel is not an item of immediate necessity, but it’s really nice to have later on.
We need 2 of these jewels to give our Frostbolt extra projectiles without Greater Multiple Projectile support gem and it’s damage penalty.
To cap resistances on this build, we will be using jewels.
Mods you should be looking for:
1.) +x% To all elemental resistances (Until you are capped)
2.) Any critical multiplier mod
3.) Increased maximum life
4.) Cold damage to spells mods
5.) Attributes if you need them
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Divine Life Flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Diamond Flask with freeze removal
3.) Quicksilver Flask of adrenaline
4.) Sulphur Flask with curse removal
5.) The Wise Oak