[3.4/3.5?] ST Cold Raider (95% Evasion 75/75 Dodge)
Do you want to be 99% attack and projectile avoid?
Do you want to be 75% attack and 75% Spell dodge ? (With Vaal Grace)
Would you like to do a respectable deal of damage?
Then try this build!
Why this build? I have always liked to play Spectral Throw Builds in different versions. Be it HoWa or Buzzsaw. Now I was bored and I thought how can I combine this skill I like very much with more tankyness for delve.
This build is still scalable with better gear to the top. I ran to the test on level 80 delve level 400 and died not a single time. I was pretty suprised. That's why I have decided even if they may not be new to sharing my build idea with you.
Evasion 95% with Blind 99% melee & projectile avoid chance
Base 60+% attack & 60+% spell dodge (75%/75% with Vaal Grace, Flask or better gear)
Perma blind & chill
Maim & Intimidade
Shatter and freeze most content
Engaging, fast and fun playstile
Fortify with movement skill
Feels tanky despite 5k + life
Decent AoE & Single Target Dps
Progress feels well with every piece of better gear
Gear is not "expensiv"
350k+ dps per projectile
Projectiles hitting 3-5 Times the same target
ST is pain to level but you can level as Bow Char
You need MTX ;)
Cant do ele reflect
Mana issues without enough Dps or mana on hit
Projectiles stucks sometimes in doors or get blocked
Chaos damage clouds or traps in Labyrinth are painfull
Skill Tree / PoB / Ascendancy / Bandits
Please note I tested the build at the end of the league. I could not buy the best in slot items and replaced that ones in PoB with example items.
Ascendancy: Way of the Poacher -> Avatar of the Slaughter -> Rapid Assault -> Avatar of the Chase
Bandits: Kill All
Weapon: Simple Shaper Claw (Prefer Gemini)
BiS Stats: Attack Speed, Dex Cold Stacking, Crit Chance, Crit Multi, Flat Cold
Shield: Evasion Shield Base
BiS Stats: T2+ Life, Attack Speed, Resistance, Mana reserve reducing, Dodge (Shaped)
Enchant = Deceleration
Good as well: Rare Helmet Delve Crafted with -% Cold Resis. Prefer Rare if you have Resistance issues
For Dodge, Cold Damage and High Evasion
Low Budget with one Jewell socket (10c)
Simple rare stygian belt with life, resistance and WED
For Life, Dodge and Evasion
Enchant: BiS is Penetration Crit like the example was also good
For Blind, Penetration works pretty well in cold builds
I Prefer one curse on hit Ring. If you have enough resistance you can use the Mark of the Shaper Ring for Dps boost.
If you manage to balance the resistance then that would be very good. Otherwise keep the cold resistance highest for the damage boost
For extra Dodge
We play a crit build. there this bottle is a must
Some bleeding flask was always good
This Jewell converts your physical damage into cold damage. You have to place this here
Take a look on your Dodge which one was the lowest. Take the Aura which boost it.
Rare Jewell Example:
BiS: Life, Cold Damage Claw, Cold Damage, Accuracy, Resistance if needed
Damage: Vaal Spectral Throw -> Greater Multiple Projectiles -> Elemental Damage with Attacks -> Cold Penetration -> Hypothermia -> Added Cold
Swap GMP to Slower Projectiles for Single Target
Aura: Haste or Grace
If you have a good shield with mana reduced and an enlighten level 4 then you can additionally take in arctic armor for more defensive.
Movement: Whirling Blades-> Faster Attacks -> Fortify
Herald & Golem: Herald of Ice for nice Shatter and dps
I Prefer Ice Golem but you have here free choice
Some advice: Place Frost Bomb for some huge bossing dps boost
Tips & Tricks
Spectral Throw can hit the target multiple time.
Make sure your positioning is such that the boss is hit at the very end of the projectile trajectory. The projectiles stay longer at the end point and thus the opponent is hit more often.
So if you have 350k+ dps and you have the enchantment you hit the same target 3-5 times. So the real dps was as example 350k * 5 = 1.750 mio dps.
Question & Answer
I will list the most frequently asked questions here
I am always open for improvements and other ideas. Feel free to share this with me.
Last edited by _0815_ on Nov 24, 2018, 6:02:40 PM
Last bumped on Jan 7, 2019, 8:42:10 AM
on Nov 24, 2018, 5:45:34 PM
While the build seems fine, be aware that in patch 3.5, Hyrri's Ire was changed so that the added cold damage only applies to bow attacks, and will do nothing for Spectral Throw.
on Jan 7, 2019, 8:42:10 AM