❄️ [3.15] Cold Explosion Storm Brand Assassin ❄️ Inpulsa's ❄️ Badge of the Brotherhood ❄️




Shameful Plug


Intro
Spoiler

Hey everyone!

I wanted to play a build that was fast with explosions. This build definitely fits that mold. This build can be played at no budget and work up to this high budget variant. There are more improvements I can make to this build, so I will mention them in the gear section. There are a few variants of storm brand that I went through, and this Inpulsa's variants was the most fun.

I went with a smooth playstyle over maximizing DPS. If you want to get a bit more DPS out of the build there are a few tweaks you can make that I will go over later.

I hope you guys enjoy.


Changelog
Spoiler

3.15
League of Nerfs!

- Pretty much all support gems were nerfed across the board, so keep that in mind. I'm not gonna name them all, because none were game breaking though it is going to be a damage loss (welcome to 3.15).

3.14
New build!


Videos


POB
Spoiler

PoB: https://pastebin.com/Uyg4hdWv



Gems
Spoiler


6L:
Storm Brand - Ice Bite - Power Charge on Crit - Inspiration - Awakened Added Lightning Damage - Increased Critical Damage

- Ice Bite is used to generate frenzy charges, there are different methods to do this but Ice Bite was easiest
- Swap Inspiration and Increased Critical Damage for Swiftbrand and Concentrated Effect for max dps

Brand Recall 4L:
Brand Recall - Arcane Surge lvl 1 - Empower - Second Wind

WoC 4L
Wave of Conviction - Hextouch - Frostbite - Bonechill

CWDT 3L:
CWDT - Immortal Call - Increased Duration

Aura 3L:
Zealotry - Hatred - Enlighten

Movement 3L:
Flame Dash - Second Wind - Faster Casting

Vaal Skill 1L:
Vaal Discipline

- Only use vaal skill

Notes:
- Swiftbrand - Concentrated Effect for Increased Critical Damage - Ice Bite to maximize DPS. You will need to generate frenzy charges from Blood Rage or Frenzy or swap amulets.



Gear
Spoiler


I explain best mods to look for on items. Higher up on the list = more important. Also make sure you have max out your resistance and have enough attributes to equip all items.

Explanation
Spoiler

Wands

Void Battery
- Adds max power charges
- Damage scaling per power charge

Body

Inpulsa's Broken Heart
- Gives us explosions, we scale the lightning damage from the explosion

Boots

ilvl 73+ Hunter Boots
- Tailwind on crit (Hunter)
- Movement Speed
- Life
- Resistance
- ES

or

Replica Inya's Epiphany
- Gives good damage and movement speed
- When you have no power charges you are slow

Helm

ilvl 75+ Warlord Helm
- +1 to Maximum Power Charges (Warlord)
- Life
- Resistance
- ES

Helm Enchants:
- Storm Brand deals 40% increased Damage
- Storm Brand has a 18% chance to Chain an additional time

Gloves

Storm's Gift
- Allows us to shock and shock prolif so Inpulsa's can work

Amulet

Badge of the Brotherhood
- Allows our max frenzy charges = max power charges, so we can be faster and do more damage

Annoint: Infused

Rings

Call of the Brotherhood
- Allows us to convert lightning to cold damage

Belt

Rare Belt
- Life
- Resistance
- ES

- Headhunter works well

Flasks

- Atziri's Promise (DPS and leech)
- Cinderswallow Urn (ES, Mana, Life recovery on kill)
- Quicksilver Flask
- Quartz
- Diamond Flask (or Bottled Faith)
Freeze Immune and Bleed Immune on magic flasks



Current Gear
Spoiler




Jewels
Spoiler

The Cluster jewels are the most important, try to get at last 1 large and 2 medium to start the build.

2 Large Cluster Jewel:
12% Increased Cold Damage
8 Passive Skills
Blaketed Snow
Snowstorm
Widespread Destruction/Doryani's Lesson

3 Medium Cluster Jewel:
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Grand Design
Remarkable

1 Medium Cluster Jewel:
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Holy Conquest
Remarkable

Glorious Vanity
- Doryani so we can get Corrupted Soul on a Keystone Passive

Rare Jewel
- #% increased maximum Life
- +#% to Elemental Resistance (until you are capped on res)
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Elemental Skills
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier
- #% increased Cast Speed with Lightning Skills
- #% increased Cast Speed

Rare Abyss Jewel
- +# to Life
- +#% to Elemental Resistance (until you are capped on res)
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier
- #% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
- #% chance to gain Phasing for 4 seconds on Kill

Watcher's Eye
- Damage Penetrates #% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred
- +(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
- Critical Strikes Penetrate (8-10)% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry

Transcendent Flesh
- Big DPS but expensive




Passive Tree
Spoiler




Ascendancy
Spoiler

Assassin

1. Mistwalker
2. Unstable Infusion
3. Deadly Infusion
4. Opportunistic




Bandits
Spoiler

Kill All


Leveling
Spoiler

Check out my Leveling series, where I level up this exact build!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-n0nW4EdsY&list=PLitEIwEBCB3zD84nDtWDZdVrtYmagrrm7


Pantheon
Spoiler

Major: Soul of Lunaris

Minor: Soul of Garukhan

P.S. This is players choice and not mandatory. If you like something else, then go for it!


Pros/Cons
Spoiler

+ Fast clear speed
+ Easy playstyle
+ EXPLOSIONS
+ Can work on lower budget

- End game bossing is harder
- Squishy





Last edited by ShamefulPenguin on Aug 2, 2021, 3:49:24 PM
Last bumped on Aug 10, 2021, 10:21:00 AM
❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
where are your resistances coming from?
"
herreppe wrote:
where are your resistances coming from?


Rings (implicits), belt, boots, helm, and jewels (a lot from jewels)
Love the build im level 76 pretty much all the gear you have how to push this to max?

"
dmoniak wrote:
Love the build im level 76 pretty much all the gear you have how to push this to max?



As long as the cluster jewels are the same as mine or similar, then you are gonna be OP :D
There is no cinderswallow with all three of those mods. What should I do?
isnt SB "dead" this league? i mean, with the same/less invest you can get another build way better?
This build isn't updated in any way and it doesn't work like this anymore without 3x the investiment...

Report Forum Post

Report Account:

Report Type

Additional Info