[1.2] - In Cold Blood - a puncture and ice shot build on a budget. ATZIRI DOWN WITH A 5L.





I wanted to share one of my more successful builds for Rampage, and something that's not a normal creation; a ranged duelist. Atziri down, working on farming fragments. Hopefully, we can get enough together to give Uber a go before league ends.

Videos and tutorials


ATZIRI KILL



On the to-do list. Will have boss kills, and a video walkthrough of the spec itself, for those that are more visually inclined.


Pro's and Con's

PRO'S:
Cheap - (current gear cost under 8ex, with that being mostly the chest and bow. My jewelry is pretty bad, my shoes are junk, and alpha's is a luxury, not a neccessity. Maligaro's is handy, but the cheaper version, shadows and dust, will work in a pinch. Or, get a nice set of rare gloves with APS, and a couple resists + health, if you're so inclined.)
Mobile - Puncture on single targets means you only have to hit once every 5 seconds. Kite to your hearts' content!
Fast - clear speeds are very strong, especially for a budget build.

CON'S:
One Shots - the build doesn't have much life; currently at 119%. You'll have to play smart if you don't want to be a smear on the road. But that's a common problem with evasion-based builds. I don't plan on putting more life into this build, unless I actually get him into the high 90's, where we'll end up at the Golem's Blood cluster.
Physical Reflect - again, you'll have to play smart to avoid splatter. Best to avoid as a map mod, and for individual packs, try to trigger off IC and then puncture.




Bandit rewards

Oak, Oak, passive


Leveling Trees

23 points
Spoiler
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAFSAXHRm0IuIlPyzpR-JuaYTZjX6bLaQ5q9K0Gre2vqfK082Y0IHajd7G6mL6sQ==

40 points
Spoiler
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQAFSAXHRm0IXYi4iU_LOkx-jnUOrNH4kp9Vvpbr2egbmlv8nb3d9eE2YbOh3aNfpstoJ-kOavStBq3tr6nwTPK082Y0IHajd0N3sbqYvqx_MU=

60 points
Spoiler
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQABbUIiRUgFx0ZtCLiI_Yk_SU_LOkwcTB8MfoylDnUOkJH4kp9S3hNklFHVvpdaGegbmlv8nb3d9d_An8rhNmHdo19jX6Nv5UFmvGbLaCfpDmm4KvStBq3tr6nyqnK082Y0IHUI9aK2cbajd0N3ajexudU6mL6sfzF

80 points
Spoiler
https://www.pathofexile.com/passive-skill-tree/AAAAAgQABbUIiRUgFx0ZtCF2IuIj9iU_LOkwcTB8MfoyATKUNj051DpCOrNH4kp9S3hNklFHVvpbr11oXkVirGegbIxtbG5pb_J293fXfwJ_K4TZhs6Hdo19jX6Nv5LzlQWa8Zsmmy2dqqCfpDmm4Kc0q9KyGbQat7a-p8CcwTPKqcrTzZjPetCB1CPWitnG2o3dDd2o3sbjhOd06NbqYvqx-uv8xQ==



Gear used to kill Atziri



HP: 3216
Mana: Who cares, it's enough
Evasion (with grace): 12209 (50%)
Dodge: 40%
Spell dodge: 30%
Ice Shot: 37,551
Puncture: 26,755




Current gear


Flasks



The 3rd flask spot, currently occupied with an evasion flask, is the wild card. For farm content, feel free to sub in a 2nd diamond flask, and for super hard content, you can either keep the Jade, or sub in a 3rd heal pot (I like the 3rd heal pot for desecration maps, or heavy chaos-damage scenarios).


Gems

For all gem setups, they're arranged in most important to least important.

Main AOE (Ice Shot):
Ice Shot, Faster attacks, increased critical damage, added fire damage, physical projectile attack damage, concentrated effect (more damage) or increased area of effect. Playstyle decision as to which you'd like to use.

Main ST (Puncture): Puncture, faster attacks, increased critical attack damage, physical projectile attack damage, added fire or power charge on critical. For Puncture, I'm not 100% which version I like more; still experimenting with PCOC vs. Added fire.

Aura's: Reduced Mana, Herald of Ice, Herald of Fire, Grace. For easy farm content, you can sub in Hatred for Grace.

CWTD's: I'm currently using 2 cast on damage taken setups. Ideally, you'd want;
Cast on damage taken, increased duration, enduring cry, immortal call
Cast on damage taken, temporal chains, decoy totem, summon skeletons.

Everyone loves the standard 4-red CWDT setup, but as a pure evasion toon, getting 4 reds is a beastly challenge. Take the main 3, and if you get the 4th, hooray for you. If you get a blue socket, use increased area of effect, if you get a green socket (which is most likely), then just slot in something you want to level up.

For the 2nd CWDT setup, I went the direction of MIS-direction. More confusion for the attackers, means more opportunity to puncture and run away like the brave warrior you are. Skeletons don't last past one hit, but every swing at them, isn't a swing at you. Same goes for the decoy totem, and temp chains just means the mobs are attacking your decoy's even slower.



Feedback is always welcome, and happy hunting!
(1.2)Puncture/Ice Shot duelist - http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1078942
(2.0)The Party Crasher - Hardcore viable Ice Crash Duelist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1335704
Last edited by RediusMaximus on Oct 18, 2014, 8:56:22 PM
Updated the OP with leveling trees.

Videos are next!
(1.2)Puncture/Ice Shot duelist - http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1078942
(2.0)The Party Crasher - Hardcore viable Ice Crash Duelist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1335704
Atziri downed using the gear you see in the OP. 5L puncture and 5L ice shot for the add phase. For the record, I died once to the trio, and twice to Atziri. Also, this was the first time I'd ever killed her....or attempted her. I'm very happy with the build, and results from today.
(1.2)Puncture/Ice Shot duelist - http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1078942
(2.0)The Party Crasher - Hardcore viable Ice Crash Duelist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1335704
Found a rat's nest, so we've dumped the Alpha's...and gained about 15% more damage (though, we now worry about freezing, will have to update flasks for that).

Updated current gear (and left the Atziri kill gear as a separate section for posterity).

Updated passive tree with all the current changes.


I hope you folks are enjoying this build as much as I am!
(1.2)Puncture/Ice Shot duelist - http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1078942
(2.0)The Party Crasher - Hardcore viable Ice Crash Duelist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1335704
Corrupted Atziri boots and my Maligaro's (and bricked a Mali as well), so we've updated the Gear section. Had to swap out a damage ring, so we could keep maxed resists, which resulted in a 2k DPS drop, but the huge survivability boost makes it a no-brainer.

2K dps in exchange for 16% more spell dodge, and 2% more flat evasion? Yes please. (as a byproduct, I picked up a amethyst ring for the fill-in; and that's got our Chaos resist up to 43%. Not too bad!)
(1.2)Puncture/Ice Shot duelist - http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1078942
(2.0)The Party Crasher - Hardcore viable Ice Crash Duelist - https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1335704
i would love to see your 1.3 passive tree ;D

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