[3.12] (League Starter) Konsta's Crit Ice Crash Slayer - 3-6m Sirus DPS, huge AOE, permaleech

Hello all,

Fastest way to reach me in case of questions is Discord:
https://discord.gg/F3WS7f

Come to say hello, ask questions and hang out in Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/kyrpale

I started my previous league with Stormwall full conversion ground slam berserker and I was completely hooked to the playstyle. Huge single hits, ability to oneshot map bosses or permafreeze them feels very satisfying.

On this league start I've planned similar build - however this time we're going Slayer to get permanent leech for additional tankiness and switch to Ice Crash for full cold conversion. Since this is league start build, I've included two POB-builds, one for starter gear (easy to obtain) and second for end game gear (still rather easy to obtain but not immediately from league start).

I will be starting with this (albeit one day late - personal errand on Friday) and will update progress regularly. I can also stream gameplay upon request.

Check also out my 3.10 starter build - still completely viable & unnerfed:
Double Strike Gladiator: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2702132

New Stuff
Update 20/09/2020: build working great. Able to one or two shot map bosses with really crappy gear. Survivability is good, but have been oneshotted couple of times in Heists. Bigger HP pool for sure needed. Also added map clear videos:

T4 Cemetery, with Legion, Metamorph and Blight:
https://youtu.be/KpKoX5k4aAY

T3 Pier Map Clear Video, including Delirium, Boss without flasks
https://youtu.be/ULkDmqbl5G0


My Current Gear (20/09/2020) - Price this far: 6 chaos orbs
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Pros and Cons
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+Good DPS on budget gear
+Good survivability
+Cheap gearing...
+...but also immense scaling trough more expensive gear
+Huge oneshots, freeze bosses
+You feel so manly after playing this that even your beard grows a beard


-Cannot run "elemental reflect" maps
-"No leech" maps are dangerous
-Slow attack speed (~2.2) will get you trouble from time to time



Build Summary
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We pick slayer ascendancy as the permanent leech ("Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life") trough "Brutal Fervour" node is very strong defence mechanism. If you have around 6K life, you'll leech ~2.5k life every second even when not hitting enemies. This means that unless you get oneshot, surviving even tighter situations is very easy. Another big reason to pick slayer is the stun immunity. Single this build attacks slowly, we don't want to get stunned on mid-attack. In addition, slayer provides huge AOE boost (up to 50%), bleed immunity, good damage boost and accuracy.

Offense:
-2.3 million Sirus DPS with realistic starter gear, no bullshit POB warrioring
-6.7 million Sirus DPS with realistic end game gear
-Huge Ice Crash radius (45) for nice and smooth clear
-Huge single hits, able to freeze even map bosses
-Easy to cap accuracy

Defence:
-6k life with realistic starting gear
-2.5k life leeched / second
-Fortify


Path Of Building
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Use LocalIdentity's fork of POB. Get it here:
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding

LVL93 with league start gear:
https://pastebin.com/fVB65UeU

LVL100 with end game gear:
https://pastebin.com/K1j0PWci

LVL100 - Just the tree
http://poeurl.com/c4p7

Note that the end game gear & tree can be further optimized almost endlessly based on your budget. The end-game gear in POB is somewhere between 10-20 exalted orbs, depending on league prices.


Leveling tips + trees:
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Leveling Tips:
-Edge of Madness is great leveling weapon until you can wear Terminus Est
-Pick Vaal Pact only When you get your second ascendancy (Brutal Fervour)
-For easy Labs, 1. remove Abyssus and 2. Buy a Writhing Jar. Your leech from killing the worms allows you to tank all the traps.


Leveling Trees:
LVL40: https://pastebin.com/C8UHYdpr (1 asendancy)
LVL60: https://pastebin.com/taJcbQMw (2 ascendancies)
LVL80: https://pastebin.com/enmpUjLM (3 ascendancies)



Gearing
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On this section I will propose both budget and more expensive options. Every piece of gear can be replaced with rare, so don't worry if you cannot buy the exact piece.

Helmet:
Since this is a crit build, Abyssus is best option for both budget and high-budget version. If you have extra currency buy one with "15% of Ice Crash physical damage gained as extra cold damage".


Weapon:
Basically any 2H sword will do. Terminus Est is very cheap and will carry you easily to T16. Voidforge is 30% more damage (but it's hard to cap crit). Best option is rare 600+ pDPS Exquisite Blade.


Body Armour:
Before reaching maps, Tabula Rasa is ok to start with. However after reaching maps or even before, you want to wear body armour with life. Belly of the Beast is good budget alternative. More expensive options include rare chest chest armour with flat crit chance and life, Loreweave and Kaom's Heart based on your own preferences.


Gloves:
For gloves, best in slot are rare gloves with Life, Resistances, Attack Speed. For high budget look also for "Chilled enemies take X% increased damage"-temple mod.

Boots:
For boots, best in slot are rare boots with Life and Resistances. Movement speed is not needed since we'll be moving with leap slam. For higher budget alternative, look for mod "You Have Tailwind if You Have Dealt A Critical Strike Recently"

Rings:
Rare rings with life and resits. For higher budget version get "Mark Of The Elder" and Shaper ring with "Curse Enemies with level X Assassins Mark on Hit"


Amulet:
"Carnage Heart" is solid starter amulet for the build. For more an update, you'll want to have rare amulet with Life, Crit Multi, Resists and Flat Physical Damage.


Flasks:
Life Flask (+freeze removal mods), Lion's Roar, Wise Oak (make sure that your cold resistance is highest), taste of hate, Atziri's Promise.

For more expensive option replace Atziri's promise with Bottled Faith.



Gem Links
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Fortify can be either used in Ice Crash links for 100% uptime and better survivability or movement links for slight damage boost.

All gems listed in order of importance:

Ice Crash:
Ice Crash -> Pulverise -> Fist of War -> Elemental Damage With Attacks -> Melee Physical Damage -> Inspiration (OR Fortify)

Auras:
Hatred -> Herald Of Ice -> Blood And Sand -> Precision (lvl 3)

Battlecry + misc:
Seismic Cry -> Second Wind -> Blood Rage -> Portal

Movement:
Leap Slam -> Faster Attacks -> Fortify -> Culling Strike

Movement if you put Fortify in Ice Crash:
Leap Slam -> Faster Attacks -> Curse On Hit -> Frostbite
NOTE: jump on top of though enemies to apply curse.

Triggers + totem
Vaal Ancestral Warchief -> cast when damage taken (lvl 11) -> steelskin (lvl 16)



Ascendancy order & Pantheons & Bandits
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Bandits:
Kill All

Ascendancy order:
"Endless Hunger" > "Brutal Fervour" > Impact > "Headsman"

Pantheons:
Major: Soul Of Arakaali
Minor: Soul of Shakari


Videos
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20/09/2020: T3 Pier Clear with ~6c gear: https://youtu.be/ULkDmqbl5G0

T4 Cemetery, with Legion, Metamorph and Blight:
https://youtu.be/KpKoX5k4aAY
Last edited by konstaonkuningas on Oct 16, 2020, 3:41:35 PM
Last bumped on Oct 16, 2020, 3:42:30 PM
What path of building version are you using? The link doesnt seem to be working for me.
Ya your link isn't valid with Pob
He's using the community fork for PoB
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LegendaryX1 wrote:
He's using the community fork for PoB


Exactly, LocalIdentity's fork of POB. Get it here:
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding
Last edited by konstaonkuningas on Sep 19, 2020, 5:15:29 AM
Hey there, just started this build and I like it so far.
few questions:

*We have 2x 6Links (Sword and Armor) but the only 6link skill chain we use is the one with Ice Crush - what about the other 6L?
* Do we prefer bood stance or sand stance?
* How are you running Herald, Hatred, Blood and Sand AND Precision? Pretty hefty mana reservation here...

Greetings,
Sym
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SymphonyX wrote:
Hey there, just started this build and I like it so far.
few questions:

*We have 2x 6Links (Sword and Armor) but the only 6link skill chain we use is the one with Ice Crush - what about the other 6L?
* Do we prefer bood stance or sand stance?
* How are you running Herald, Hatred, Blood and Sand AND Precision? Pretty hefty mana reservation here...

Greetings,
Sym


*We have 2x 6Links (Sword and Armor) but the only 6link skill chain we use is the one with Ice Crush
-We can use 6l Ancestral Warchief for good extra DPS. I'll add this to the links

Do we prefer bood stance or sand stance?
Theoretically sand stance while clearing, and blood stance on bosses. Honestly the AOE is so disgusting after 3rd ascendancy you can just run blood stance all the time if you'd prefer

* How are you running Herald, Hatred, Blood and Sand AND Precision? Pretty hefty mana reservation here...

-Precision LVL 1 (or so high as you can level it without mana problems). In addition we use inspiration for reduced mana cost and leech remaining mana back full with every blow when you have enough damage. I would recommend dropping hatred until you're level ~55 and have Terminus Est sword
Which side of the passives to prioritize ?
Left or right ?
Any notable better to get first ?

Thanks for the build mate :)
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Yloss wrote:
Which side of the passives to prioritize ?
Left or right ?
Any notable better to get first ?

Thanks for the build mate :)


I added levelling section with POB trees on LVL40, 60 and 80. Basically pick life and generic damage, and when you are close getting Terminus Est then start picking crit. Vaal pact only after second ascendancy.
Hey, what should i do when i reach A2 bandits? kill all of them or side with one?

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