[3.5] Ice 9 Kills \m/ [UPDATED](League Starter! Budget! 9+ attacks/second-Chill/Freeze)



Ice 9 Kills Raider - Explanation, Pros & Cons
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•9+ Cold Elemental Hit attacks per second, keep everything chilled/Frozen!
•Ele hit on a RAT for more dps
•Asenath's Chant procs Frostbite curse and Arctic Breath to apply Bonechill
•Bonechill buffs your Ele Hit dmg
•Super fast attacks synergize well with life/mana on hit from Thief's Torment
•Budget build! League starter! Easily under 2ex. (according to day 1 prices from Delve league)
•Only needs a 6l rare chest, Quill Rain doesn't need to be 6 linked


Pros:
•Kill stuff from far away + super fast movement speed
•Good defenses from evasion and dodge. 50% or more Melee evade, 89% or more projectile evade, 74% attack dodge, 64% spell dodge.
•Cheap items!

Cons:
•Not a ton of room to min/max without just making it a typical bow build.
•Cannot do Ele Reflect maps
•Low life pool on budget gear, so like most bow builds, you will have to dodge dangerous attacks and have good management of Vaal Grace uptime for tough encounters or bosses.
•Bow builds are a little harder to level without leveling uniques, so might be rough for new players.

Pro to some, Con to others:
•Some people like active playstyles, some people just want to fly through a map only pressing 1 button. Soo....
•Should clear packs with just 1 button: Ice shot.
•Boss figthts will require dropping RAT Totem, Banner, Blink Arrow and then kiting around. +Popping Vaal Grace when something really nasty might hit you.



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Progress during Betrayal League will be put here!
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Refer to the "Skill Gems Setup" part of the guide below to see what gems you should always be on the lookout for and add them as you can!

Starting Tree + Tips
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Kill all Bandits. start with Split Arrow and a bow.

Get Elemental Hit at level 12 and you're good to go! (don't forget to see the "Skill Gems Setup" for gems to add to your Ele Hit)

We will respec out of the proj dmg nodes later, but these are better than life/EV for early levels.

If you can get the Combat Focus Viridian and Cobalt jewel or any decent jewels with dmg/life/resist then rush to them. Otherwise, skip them because nodes on the tree will benefit you more.

I grab the +30 Int node so I can easily level my blue gems.

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Tree/Gear at lvl 54
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Try to get these early. Fill all other slots with rares with as much resist as possible, getting to 75% of each will make leveling super easy!



I like to grab Piercing Shots early, it helps Ele Hit clear packs much faster. Grab a Thief's Torment at lvl 30 if you can afford it, it'll solve all your life/mana sustain issues!

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Progress at lvl 80: Tree and Gear
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Once I was comfortable with my dmg/survivability,I put points into the life/evasion start and once it was connected I respecced out of the proj dmg.

After I completed Merc Lab around level 70, I began taking the Frenzy Charges on the tree.




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Planned tree for lvl 90:



Path of Building - Budget Gear - lvl 20/0% Gems
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https://pastebin.com/EDEDYgvJ


Required Gear
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1. Quill Rain - need this for super fast attacks
2. Asenath's Chant - to cast lots of Arctic Breath's
3. Thief's Torment - to sustain mana and also lots of life gain on hit


Not Required but really good:
4. The Pandemonious - Cold Pen for dmg, Blind for defense.
5. Drillneck Quiver

Flask:
1. Atziri's Promise
2. Wise Oak
3. Any Sulphur Flask
4. Quicksilver Flask
5. Bubbling or Seething life Flask
6. Soul Catcher

-Expensive flask options
7. Taste of Hate
8. Dying Sun




Skill Gems Setup
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•Body Armour: Elemental Hit - Ele Dmg with Attacks - Hypothermia - Slower Projectiles - Faster Attacks -GMP (for mapping) - Cold Penetration (for bosses)


•CWDT(lvl 2) - Frost Bomb(lvl 11) - Immortal Call (lvl 1) - Lightning Golem

•Helm: Arctic Breath - GMP - Bonechill - Frostbite

•Herald of Ice - Vaal Grace - Blood Rage - Dread Banner

Quill Rain: Ranged Attack Totem - Elemental Hit - Hypothermia - Added Cold - Cold Penetration - Elemental Damage with Attacks




Class and Ascendencies

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•Class: Ranger
•Ascendency: Raider
1st: Rapid Assault
2nd: Avatar of the Chase
3rd: Way of the Poacher
4th: Avatar of the Slaughter

•We go Rapid Assault and Avatar of Chase first becuase the free Onslaught and then double Onslaught and evasion will be much more useful than Frenzy charges early on. Especially since we don't really want to take Frenzy nodes early. Life, increased damage and jewel slots are much more effecient.





Pantheons
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Major: Soul of Lunaris -
•Capture Capture Thraxia in Spider Lair Map
•Capture Sebbert, Crescent's Point in Moon Temple Map
•Capture Lycius, Midnight's Howl in Lair Map

-We have practically none, so phys reduction will be useful.
-Projectile and spell dodge on top of what we already have is great.


Minor: Garukan or Ralakesh would both be good

Garukhan
•Capture Stalker of the Endless Dunes in Dig Map
-Even more evasion
-6% movement speed

Ralakesh
•Capture Drek, Apex Hunter in Fields Map
-Bleed avoidance is nice, but maim slowing us and blind hurting our attacks would really suck. Being immune to those is great!





Last edited by TheNotoriousPIG on Dec 9, 2018, 11:17:40 PM
Last bumped on Dec 11, 2018, 5:30:53 AM
Very interesting, I'll probably do something very similar so I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread once the league starts.
Looks awesome!

Wouldn't you be able to save one passive by pathing down at the start of Ranger instead of up from Ballistic Mastery?
You think that build can be a good league starter?
Last edited by megastriker123 on Dec 4, 2018, 12:13:12 PM
So you would be casting ice shot & arctic breath separately?
Arctic Breath would cast auto from Asenath's Chant, you'd be dropping the ele hit totem and using iceshot.
Rip build

Quill Rain now causes you to deal 40% less Damage (as opposed to Weapon Damage). This affects all versions of the item.
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You think that build can be a good league starter?


Yea, all the uniques are easy to get and cheap early league. Only Quill Rain and Asenath's are build enabling.

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Quill Rain now causes you to deal 40% less Damage (as opposed to Weapon Damage). This affects all versions of the item.


I think it can still be good, the Ice shot and RAT Totem were already getting the 40% less damage, so those numbers should be exactly the same as the PoB.

While I was hoping for a big increase in the Arctic Breath numbers that PoB was showing, if the dps for that is absolute crap my backup plan is to put utility spells in there:
-Cold Snap for chill and frenzies
-Frost Bomb for -20 Cold res
-Frostbite or Projectile Weakness for dmg/freeze/knockback
-Blood Rage for attack speed/frenzies
Double post - opps
Last edited by TheNotoriousPIG on Dec 5, 2018, 10:52:06 AM
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You think that build can be a good league starter?


Yea, all the uniques are easy to get and cheap early league. Only Quill Rain and Asenath's are build enabling.

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Quill Rain now causes you to deal 40% less Damage (as opposed to Weapon Damage). This affects all versions of the item.


I think it can still be good, the Ice shot and RAT Totem were already getting the 40% less damage, so those numbers should be exactly the same as the PoB.

While I was hoping for a big increase in the Arctic Breath numbers that PoB was showing, if the dps for that is absolute crap my backup plan is to put utility spells in there:
-Cold Snap for chill and frenzies
-Frost Bomb for -20 Cold res
-Frostbite or Projectile Weakness for dmg/freeze/knockback
-Blood Rage for attack speed/frenzies


What do you exactly mean by " ice shot and rat totem were already getting 40% less damage" ?

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