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[3.12 PoE Build] Winter Orb Witch (Occultist)

Intro & build description

Very fun build to play, charge up the winter orb stacks and dash around while the skill explodes the screen full of mobs for you. If you like automated builds such as auto bomber when you do not have to target mobs yourself and prefer the skill doing the job for you, you might consider looking into this one and give it a shot.

Build Pros

  • Super fun and satisfying gameplay
  • Very high damage
  • Quite tanky with decent gear (~6.5-7k ES)
  • Can do all content with proper preparation

Build Cons

  • Quite expensive, two void batteries are best in slot weapons

Passive tree(s) and Path of Building

Full Build
PoB Code


Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Forbidden Power
Labyrinth 2Vile Bastion
Labyrinth 3Profane Bloom
Endgame LabyrinthMalediction

Skill gem setup



Projectile Weakness

Curse on Hit Support

Storm Brand

Body Armor

Winter Orb

Infused Channeling Support

Added Cold Damage Support

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support

Energy Leech Support

Concentrated or Increased Area of Effect Support


Herald of Ice


Enlighten Support

Vaal Discipline


Frost Bomb

Cast When Damage Taken Support

Immortal Call

Wave of Conviction

2h Weapon


1h Weapon


Second Wind Support

Arcane Surge Support (6 lvl)

Offhand weapon / shield


Vaal Haste

Vaal Righteous Fire

Build uniques / Example rare gear

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Crown of the Inward Eye

Great helm, use any rare with high ES and elemental resistances till you can get Crown of the Inward Eye.

Body Armour

Rare Vaal Regalia

Rare Vaal Regalia with ”% of physical damage from hits taken as chaos damage” and as much energy shield as possible. It can get quite expensive, of course any high ES Vaal Regalia would work just as fine.


Rare Gloves

Rare gloves with dexterity, elemental resistances and decent energy shield.


Rare Boots

Rare boots with high movement speed, high ES and elemental resistances.

Left Ring

Rare Ring

The best in slot ring would be with the mod ”Curse enemies with level # assassins mark on hit and energy shield. Rest of the mods are just a bonus.

Right Ring

Circle of Fear

Circle of Fear with % increased cold damage while affected by Herald of Ice.

In Endless Delve, use regular rare rings with energy shield, resistances and attributes.


The Pandemonius

Very strong amulet for any cold based build.

In Endless Delve, use rare amulet with crit multiplier, energy shield and elemental resistances if you can’t get Pandemonius.


Rare Stygian Vise

Rare stygian vise belt with flat energy shield and high elemental resistances.

1Hand Weapon

Void Battery

Nothing to add here. Best in slot item for the build, we use two of them.


Use any weapon you can find with high spell damage, critical strike chance for spells till you can get Void Batteries.


Void Battery


Transcendent Flesh

Socket it near Faith and Steel and Overcharge notables close to Templar starting area.

In Endless Delve, use rare jewel instead.


Unnatural Instinct

Socket it next to Melding and Dreamer notables.

In Endless Delve, use rare jewel instead.


Thread of Hope

Socket it next to Instability notable.

In Endless Delve, use rare jewel instead.


Rare Jewels

  1. Energy shield
  2. Global critical strike multiplier
  3. Added cold damage to spells
  4. Spell damage or area damage


Flask Setup

  1. Atziri’s Promise
  2. Bottled Faith
  3. Dying Sun
  4. Cinderswallow Urn
  5. Chemist’s Quicksilver Flask of Heat

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

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