[3.12] Memoria's Herald of Ice Blade Vortex Assassin [Video Guide, Insane map clear]




Hello and welcome to my Herald of Thunder + Storm Secret autobomber guide!

Feel free to join me Twitch or Discord if you have any questions or want to see the build in action.

Discord: https://discord.gg/NgZTgBs
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/Memoria_gaming

How it works
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This build is 100% focused on clearing maps quickly in a satisfying and safe manner and it is not meant to be a Sirus A8 killer. We use Blade Vortex damage in combination with high crit chance/multi and cold damage to kill enemies which explode and kills all nearby enemies. In order to do this we use Herald of Ice in combination with a crit chest. We focus on power charges, crit, spell/cold damage and + to skill gems in order to clear faster.


Videos
Video guide: https://youtu.be/Ddtci7UWFfw

Path of Building


Pros/Cons

Pros

+ One of the fastest builds for map clearing
+ Satisfying explosions
+ Since we chill and freeze it's a very safe mapper
+ Perfect HH build

Cons

- This is NOT a bosskiller. I've done the conquerors but that's it
- My version is not cheap but will come with a budget version later



How to play/Playstyle
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Get your Blade Vortex going and run into enemies and watch them die.


Ascendancy & Pantheon
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Ascendancy

Opportunistic -> Ambush and Assassinate -> Unstable Infusion -> Deadly Infusion
If you want a more powerful Elusive effect that is enabled on crit, remove Ambush and Assassinate and replace with Mistwalker (remember to remove "No Witnessess" from the tree if you do). Also if you get culling strike on gloves I'd remove Ambush and assassinate.


Bandits
Kill Alira for crit multi and res

Pantheons

Major - Brine King
Minor - Shakari or Abberath


Gear
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Weapon


Mods to look for
+3 Physical Skill gems
+1 power charge
Increased damage per power charge
Increased Spell/cold damage
Added cold damage
Cold/elemental as extra chaos
Crit Chance/Multi

Other Options
Double void batteries
Double wands with + to physical gems

Helm


Mods to look for
Life
Res
+1 power charge (Warlord)
-% cold resist

Other options
The Tempest's Liberation - Lvl 18 Ice Bite + Innervate and Greater Harbinger of Storms which shocks or chill enemies, link HoI in here.

Body Armour


Gloves


Mods to look for
Phys converted to cold IMPORTANT. (I need to find the enchant first)
Life
Resist
Culling Strike (Warlord)

Other options
Hrimsorrow

Belt


Mods to look for
Life
Resist
Cold Damage/Elemental Damage
Spell/cast speed on flask effect (shaper)

Boots


Mods to look for
Life
Res
MS
Tailwind

Amulet


Mods to look for
Life
Resist
Crit/Crit multi
+1 physical/dexterity gems
Cold damage

Other options
Badge of the brotherhood if you are rich

Rings


Other Options
Rare rings with life, res, crit, spell dmg, cold dmg

Jewels

Glorious Vanity - Place either below Pain attunement or Mind over Matter. Gives Corrupted Soul (20% of max life as extra ES + 50% of non-chaos damage taken bypasses ES). Almost doubles our ES, only get this if you have enough life and ES leech, else you can skip it.

Cluster Jewels
Large: Useful mods: Vengeful Commander, Doryani's Lesson, Widespread Destruction, Blanketed Snow, Prismatic Heart, Blizzard caller.

Medium: Purposeful Harbringer, Magnifier, Vengeful commander, Vast Power, Precise Commander
Small: Fettle, Sublime Sensation
Flasks


Get crit on Cinderswall if possible. Bottled Faith is BiS if you can afford it.



Gems and Links
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Blade Vortex - Hypothermia - Unleash - Controlled Destruction - Power Charge on crit - Intensify

Other options: Swap out intensify or power charge on crit for Energy Leech

Herald of Ice - Innervate - Increased Area of Effect - Increased critical strikes

Other Options: Socket Herald of Ice into The Tempest's Liberation to get a 5L.

Wave of Conviction - Curse on Hit - Frostbite - Frost bomb

Flame Dash - Faster Casting - Arcane Surge - Second Wind

Cast when Damage Taken - immortal Call

Hatred - Enlighten




My other build guides
Herald of Thunder Autobomber Assassin https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2891996
Storm Brand Archmage Trickster https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2803112
Icicle Mines Saboteur https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2638570
Scourge Arrow Slayer https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2525823
Blade Vortex Explode Chieftain: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2743315
Wintertide/Vortex Trickster: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2887634



Last edited by Memoria_Gaming on Sep 17, 2020, 10:16:01 AM
Last bumped on Sep 6, 2020, 3:40:24 PM
Herald of Thunder or Ice?
On your Twitch I can only see HoT. But in PoB - HoI. Pls explain more.
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Odiumrus wrote:
Herald of Thunder or Ice?
On your Twitch I can only see HoT. But in PoB - HoI. Pls explain more.


I did a Herald of Thunder autobomber before this (guide is in the PoE forums as well), moving on to Herald of Ice now and the last stream I set it up and the finished result you can find in the end of the stream.
Build guide is now added!
Youtube guide is up as well: https://youtu.be/Ddtci7UWFfw
How is this an autobomber when it requires you to keep up the BV stacks regularly?
I am a noob, but I know!!

LOL LOL TROLL! ;D
Last edited by planckovich on Jul 13, 2020, 12:54:00 PM
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planckovich wrote:
How is this an autobomber when it requires you to keep up the BV stacks regularly?


Yeah you're right, been meaning to change the title. I started the guide as an autobomber but I didn't get it where I wanted so I changed it.
Do you have a version for 2 daggers, i see that with this build i will mapping faster because of HoI, when i can't find an explode chest
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Pxtho1612 wrote:
Do you have a version for 2 daggers, i see that with this build i will mapping faster because of HoI, when i can't find an explode chest


Get Herald of Ice in a 4-link instead. Herald of Ice - Innervate - Increased Area of Effect - Increased critical strikes. If you don't have frenzy generation then add Ice Bite too.

I was looking for a HH build this league and decided on this one, and I have to say it lives up to expectations. Everything explodes in a 10 mile radius and I zoom zoom around. Would recommend


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