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[PoE 3.10 Build] Glacial Cascade Totem Hierophant (Templar)

Intro & build description

Very safe and strong totem build to start in a fresh league. Build simply works with anything you pick up from the ground and is very safe due to being totem build + you start slowing and freezing bunch of staff around you which is another layer of defense. Boss fights are easier than ever, place totems and run around while looking at how boss HP melts away.

Build Pros

  • Excellent league starter
  • Very safe due to being a totem build
  • Very cheap to start with
  • Any map mod. Any boss.
  • Insane single target/AoE damage
  • This build uses Mind over Matter

Build Cons

  • Totem build, some players don't like the playstyle

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.10] Full Build


Bandits Quest Choice
Help Alira

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Pursuit of Faith
Labyrinth 2Ritual of Awakening
Labyrinth 3Conviction of Power
Endgame LabyrinthDivine Guidance

Skill gem setup


Shield Charge

Faster Attacks Support

Fortify Support

Culling Strike Support

Body Armor

Glacial Cascade

Cold Penetration Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Increased Critical Strikes Support

Increased AoE Support / Concentrated Effect Support

Faster Casting Support / Elemental Focus Support


Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Increased Duration Support





Vaal Grace

Enduring Cry

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Frost Bomb

Arcane Surge


Offhand weapon / shield

Frostblink/Flame Dash

Faster Casting

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Helm

Rare helm with high life, elemental resistances and mana.

Tip: Glacial Cascade conversion helm enchant is awesome!

Body Armour

Soul Mantle

It really changes the way we play the game. The flasks revolve around playing around the drawback of getting cursed. It should be obvious why this item is good for totem builds. Pre-Soul-Mantle consider items like Tablula Rasa Simple Robe or rares/uniques with as many links as you can afford. For those going for juicy corruptions the + 1 Sokceted Gems and +2 Socketed AoE Gems are great as well as % Damage.

Stats to look for (if you’re using a rare): Shaper Spell Crit > Life > Resist > Mana


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with life, elemental resistances, mana and if possible, some dexterity as well.


Kaom's Roots

Unwavering Stance makes us immune to stun and allows us to pick up a different Pantheon for more survivability.

Stats to look for on rare boots till you get Kaom’s Roots are life, high movement speed (25-30%) and elemental resistances.

Left Ring


Must have rings to counter the drawback of the Soul Mantle

Right Ring


Must have rings to counter the drawback of the Soul Mantle


Rare Amulet

BiS amulet would be a good rare with Elder mod Gain % Non Chaos as Chaos, crit multiplier, life and elemental resistances..


Stygian Vise

Rare Stygian Vise belt with life, % increased flask effect duration and elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Sceptre / Wand / Dagger

Shaper Weapons are preferred for the Gain as Extra mods.


Some other uniques to consider before you can get Shaper weapons: The Princess, Divinarius, Axiom Perpetuum, Doryani’s Catalyst, and Trolltimber Spire. Look to craft Spell Crit/Spell Damage/Non-Chaos as Chaos/Multi if you have room on your weapon/shield!


Rare Sceptre / Wand / Dagger

Stats to look for:  Shaper Gain %Phys as Extra > +Cold/Phys Gems > Damage Pen* > Critical Strike Chance for Spells > Critical Strike Multiplier > Spell Damage > Cast Speed > Added Damage to Spells > Resists > Mana > Mana Regen > Dex



Awesome jewel synergy with soul mantle and Kikazarus rings for some extra damage.


Rare Jewels

  1. Life
  2. Critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike chance
  4. attack/cast speed


Rare Abyss Jewels

  1. Life
  2. Critical strike multiplier
  3. Critical strike chance
  4. Damage to spells


Flask Setup

  1. Chemist’s Divine Life Flask of Warding
  2. Chemist’s Silver Flask of Heat
  3. Experimenter’s Diamond Flask of Warding
  4. Seething Eternal Mana Flask of Staunching
  5. Atziri’s Promise

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

About prime

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  1. Why do we have shield charge in the build if we are not using a shield in the off hand at all?

    • Also how are we putting gems on Kaoms? Or are the gems temporary until we get it?

    • You could use a shield if you prefer shield charge, the gem setup was included in case people would like to get a shield instead of dual wield. About boots – yes, that’s the temporary setup.

  2. I’m running this build right now in Delirium League. Still looking forward to the end game gear, but for now it’s not bad.

  3. can you better clarify what late end game item we would want?

  4. Where’s. The totems?

  5. all gems moust to be on max lvl ….?

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