[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 May 4, 2017 11:34:40 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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Hello,

Amplify and Blast Radius do not work on Ball Lightning? aka Area Damage from passive tree


Ball Lightning have area radius, but not causes area damage, so can not be benefit of area damage modifiers, but increases to area of skills will increase the radius of Ball Lightning
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Completed 15 ChallengesAndroido wrote:
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


Yes, is a very good unique, but i preffer a good rare with stats, life and resists
Hello
I would like to ask you how to get power charges in this build.
I see that Unstable Infusio generates them, but in this build I should get it in merciless ascendancy.
Is there any option to get it earlier?
Last edited by ufonan on Jan 23, 2017 11:03:52 AM
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ufonan wrote:
Hello
I would like to ask you how to get power charges in this build.
I see that Unstable Infusio generates them, but in this build I should get it in merciless ascendancy.
Is there any option to get it earlier?


You can use a Curse on hit setup aswell, with Assassins Mark while you get into merc diff tho.
I am new to this game and I decided to try this build out for my first build. I just want to thank you for making it so easy to understand and posting a video of the game play it really appealed to me! If you have any additional tips for me(being a new and all) that would be great!
Playing this build makes me cry when I hit an elemental reflect mob. Any tips on dealing with this issue of the build?
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rabager wrote:
Playing this build makes me cry when I hit an elemental reflect mob. Any tips on dealing with this issue of the build?


Try to use instant potions

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