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[3.7 Legion] Reworked Freezing Cyclone Duelist (Slayer)

Intro & build description

It is an exciting time to play melee again. With Legion league, melee combat is being reworked (HUGE BUFFS) and slayer ascendancy is getting revamped as well. If you haven’t played cyclone in a while, I suggest you try it out in Legion. The build is VERY cheap to start within the new league since all you need is a two-hand weapon and some gear you pick up from the ground. It just works, no specific uniques required to start spinning through legions of monsters!

Build Pros

  • Dirt cheap to start mapping, perfect for starting in new league
  • Fast clear speed
  • Immune to stuns and bleeds
  • We convert 90% of physical damage to cold, frozen things can't hit you
  • Satisfying and fast-paced gameplay
  • No corpses left behind to be raised/detonated. Helps with porcupines as well.
  • Scales very well with currency invested

Build Cons

  • Melee build, take it as a PRO or CON. You have to be somewhat close to monsters to deal damage.

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.7 Legion] Skill Tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Headsman
Labyrinth 2Bane of Legends
Labyrinth 3Impact
Endgame LabyrinthEndless Hunger

Skill gem setup


Leap Slam

Faster Attacks Support

Blood Magic Support


Body Armor

Ancestral Protector

Faster Attacks Support

Elemental Proliferation Support

Vaal Haste

Increased Duration Support

Blood Rage







Cast When Damage Taken Support (1 lvl)

Immortal Call (3 lvl)

Frost Bomb (10 lvl)

Shock Nova (4 lvl)

2h Weapon


Melee Physical Damage Support

Elemental Damage with Attacks Support

Damage on Full Life Support

Hypothermia Support

Maim 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


Devoto's Devotion

Devoto’s Devotion works great for clearspeed, if you want maximum damage possibe, you might want to try Abyssus. If you want more health and elemental resistances, pick rare helmet. It won’t make or break build by any means.

Body Armour

Belly of the Beast

There are plenty of options regarding chest piece for this build. Pick whichever you can afford/want to use.

*Belly of the Beast

*Bronn’s Lithe

*Queen of the Forest

*Kaom’s Heart


*Shroud of the Lightless

*Rare chest


Hrimsorrow or Hrimburn

Only unique we require for build to work. Gloves provide us with physical to cold conversion. Another alternative is to use watcher’s eye with ”40% of physical damage converted to cold damage while affected by hatred.” Doing so gives you flexibility for another gloves, for example, Tombfists or rare gloves if you find it hard to cap elemental resistances.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with at least 25% movement speed, 70+ life and as much elemental resistances as you can afford.

Left Ring

Opal Ring

Rare rings with life and elemental resistances. Opal Rings are ultimate endgame upgrade, use any well rolled rare or unique ring with stats and elemental resistances you are lacking.

Right Ring

Opal Ring

Rare rings with life and elemental resistances. Add some damage as well if you can afford it.

Note: Physical damage or elemental damage with attack skills scales pretty much the same.


Daresso's Salute

Daresso’s Salute gives pretty much everything a cyclone build could want, paired with buffs to melee range coming with Legion league, it is hard not to use it. Another great alternative is Pandemonius.


Stygian Vise

Rare stygian vise with high life and elemental resistances. If you have enough currency, buy or craft one with increased elemental damage with attack skills as well as resistances and life.

2Hand Weapon

Atziri's Disfavour

Disfavour is something you will have to save up for during the league. Any two-hand axe or sword works just fine, you don’t need disfavour to push red maps. Buy Hezmana’s Bloodlust, Kondo’s Pride (if you prefer swords) or any high physical damage two-hand weapon and sweep through maps in no-time.


Rare Jewels

  1. % increased maximum life
  2.  % increased attack speed
  3. % increased physical damage
  4. % increased area damage


Abyss Jewels

  1. + to maximum life
  2. physical damage to axe attacks
  3. % increased attack speed
  4. %increased damage if you’ve killed recently


Flask Setup

  1. Perpetual Divine Life flask of Heat
  2. Taste of Hate
  3. Lion’s Roar
  4. Atziri’s Promise
  5. Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline

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

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  1. Note: Chest doesn’t have to be 6-linked. It is enough to have 2x 3-links. Anc. Prot – Faster Att. – Ele. Prolif. /// Vaal haste – inc. dur. – blood rage.
    Ele. proliferation is used for shock/freeze/ignite. Same applies for shock nova in CwDT setup. You can avoid it altogether and self-cast Immortal call since it has been reworked.

  2. Do you have any Path of building for this build?

  3. link from tree not complete

    • It will work as soon as they update the official skill tree to 3.7
      Check again in 3 hours and 20 minutes. 🙂

  4. i am currently starting out witgh this build just got cyclone. ive been using herald of ice, and frost blades with cyclone. is leap slam better than using frost blades?

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