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[PoE 3.11 Build] Frostbolt Totem Templar (Hierophant)

Intro & build description

Totem builds are always fantastic league starters, requiring pretty low investment for good return. This build is no different. It has great AoE, high effective life and it can take down even the toughest bosses with some more investment.

Build Pros

  • Cheap
  • Tanky
  • Great clearspeed
  • Decent single target damage

Build Cons

  • Totems might not be for everyone

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

[3.11] Skill Tree


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

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

Skill gem setup


Frost Bomb

Bonechill Support

Faster Casting Support

Increased Area of Effect Support

Body Armor


Spell Totem Support

Controlled Destruction Support

Elemental Focus Support

Awakened Added Cold Damage Support

Cold Penetration Support




Summon Skitterbots

Enlighten (LVL 3)


Cast When Damage Taken Support (LVL 1)


Curse on Hit Support

Assassin's Mark

2h Weapon


1h Weapon

Summon Lightning Golem


Assassin's Mark

Offhand weapon / shield

Flame Dash

Arcane Surge Support (LVL 6)

Faster Casting Support

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Rare Hubris Circlet

Look for rare Hubris circlet with 40% frostbolt damage enchant.

Stats-wise, look for high life and resistances, some extra energy shield.

Body Armour

Cloak of Defiance

Cloak of Defiance is a great chest for the build – it stacks well with mana and Hierophant ascendancy.



Great offensive gloves that are pretty cheap at the beginning of the league.


Rare Boots

Look for rare energy shield based boots with at least 70 life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances. Extra energy shield is great as well.

Left Ring

Mark of Shaper

This is more of an endgame item, but it’s absolutely awesome ring for the build. When you use it, make sure your other ring has elder influence.

Until then use regular rings with life and resistances.


Rare Elder Ring

Look for rare ring with elder influence. Stats-wise look for life and resistances, energy shield would be good as well.


Rare Amulet

Look for rare amulet with high life and at least 30% global critical strike multiplier. Resistances / attributes / spell damage are good extra stats as well.


Stygian Vise / Crystal Belt

Look for rare Crystal Belt or Stygian Vise with high life, resistances and some energy shield.

1Hand Weapon

Rare Dagger

Look for rare dagger with at least 100% increased critical strike chance for spells and +1 To level of all cold spell gems. Any elemental damage to spells mod would be good bonus.


Rare Shaper Spirit Shield

Look for rare shield with Shaper influence.

Stats-wise, look for increased spell damage, +1 to maximum number of summoned totems and some life.


Jewel Setup

Build uses 2x Frozen Trail jewels – they are cheap, so get them ASAP. Put one near quick recovery and another one near Melding.

Mods to look for on rare jewels:

1.) Increased maximum life
2.) Increased maximum mana
3.) Increased maximum energy shield
4.) Any spell damage mod that applies to us
5.) Attributes / Resistances if you need any


Flask Setup

Build uses following flasks:

1.) Instant Recovery Divine Life Flask with freeze removal
2.) Instant Recovery Divine Life flask with bleed removal
3.) The Wise Oak
4.) Atziri’s Promise
5.) Diamond Flask / Lavianga’s Spirit

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

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