[2.5] Freezing Ball Lightning - Shadow/Assassin, by Multistriker. BEGINNER BUILD

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Hey guys! This build was made for you, that loves freezing and critical builds! Feel your enemies exploding around you with this build.

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PROS
- Heavy dps
- Can reach 700% crit multiplier
- Culling strike

CONS
- It's almost "melee" build
- Reflect mobs/maps is a great problem!
- Can't do elemental reflect/blood magic maps

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Weapon: Dagger

You can use dual daggers or a shield, your choice

Look for (in weapons):

- Critical strike chance for spells
- Spell damage
- Elemental damage
- Critical Strike Multiplier

A good rare Platinum Kris is the best choice, but any dagger can be used as base.

Look for (body armour, gloves, boots, helmets, rings and amulets):

- Flat life
- Resistances
- Cast speed (rings/amulets)
- Dexterity

Get as much life/resistances as you can on gear, dexterity is also needed for some gems and equips. For endgame look for a good rare Fingerless Silk Gloves.

Look for (jewels):

- Increased maximum life
- Critical strike multiplier
- Spell damage
- Dexterity (if you still need)

Look for (flasks):

- Freeze/chill immunity
- Bleeding immunity
- 20% chance to get a flask charge when you deal a critical strike

Look for "surgeon's" prefix at all your flasks, it's a easy way to get flask charges quickly
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Just the Call of the Brotherhood, Two-Stone Ring is MANDATORY! in this build, because you need 50% or 100% of cold damage to keep freezing mobs.

Spoiler
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Use Arc to leveling untill you reach level 28, so switch to Ball Lightning.

To help leveling, use a pair of Elreon Rings, Asenath's Mark, Lochtonial Caress and Meginord's Girdle.
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Main Skill Setup:
6-Link
- Ball Lightning
- Spell Echo
- Slower Projectiles
- Increased Critical Strikes
- Faster Casting
- Increased Critical Damage

Aura & Curse:
4-Link
- Blasphemy
- Warlord's Mark
- Clarity
- Enlighten

Movement Setup:
4-Link
- Whirling Blades
- Faster Attacks
- Reduced Mana
- Herald of Ice

Defensive Setup:
4-Link
- Cast When Damage Taken
- Immortal Call
- Molten Shell
- Increased Duration

Golem Setup:
3-Link
- Summon Lightning Golem
- Minion Life
- Minion and Totem Elemental Resistances

Secondary Defensive Setup:
3-Link
- Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
- Arctic Breath (level 4)
- Greater Multiple Projectiles (max level)

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Assassin:

1 - Normal: Ambush
2 - Cruel: Assassinate
3 - Merciless: Unstable Infusion
4 - Uber: Deadly Infusion
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Normal: Help Oak for +40 Life
Cruel: Help Alira for +5% Increased Cast Speed
Merciless: Help Alira for +1 to Maximum Power Charges

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Last edited by Rickleroy on Dec 22, 2016 3:32:45 PM
Last bumped on Jan 14, 2017 8:32:03 PM
Hello,

Amplify and Blast Radius do not work on Ball Lightning? aka Area Damage from passive tree
IGN: FMMANKOOR - but I play at "weird" hours.

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Last edited by petru_matei on Jan 9, 2017 5:32:29 PM
Hello i would like to make a suggestion for uniques this one is good

and gift from above ring is cool too but i havent tested it yet

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