[3.24] The White Wind | Frost Blades | Budget | Katabasis | Demo video : Chayula/Maven

"The Maraketh fear little,
But they dare not whisper the name
Of the demon that flies on winter's gales."




Intro

Hi Exiles,

here is a build that I find easy and enjoyable to play. At first glance, it's small and cheap but its capabilities may surprise you more than once.
My idea was to do a build around the White Wind dagger.

The White Wind dagger is a common drop, so this build is SSF viable.

PoB : https://pobb.in/oonELqqFUaF3
Frost Blades on a 6-link, Frost Blades of Katabasis on a 4-link for inc cold dmg.
Up to 4.5M DPS (no buffs, no flasks)

PoB for league start : https://pobb.in/PbTcnEq7djaS

Demo videos in 3.24 :

#2 : The Breachrunner
Medley of the 5 Breachstones, with Chayula/Maven fight.

#1 : The Frostwalker

Current gearing in Standard





Features :
- Easy 100% Spell Suppression (40% with Ascendancy, 30%+ with the White Wind)
- Easy chill/freeze
- Easy to build and to play

LEAGUE START

By request, here is a PoB link for league start :

https://pobb.in/PbTcnEq7djaS

Updated from the beginning of 3.16 Scourge league. Character is level 84, but the stuff requires level 70 max.

All you need to begin is the White Wind and Evasion stuff with life and res.

Before using the White Wind, you can level with a pair of Mightflay daggers (lvl 35), then the Widowmaker (lvl 44).

Get +1 target on the gloves (Searing Exarch Eldritch implicit) as soon as you can.

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In 3.24, I'm using Frost Blades again.

Yoke of Suffering amulet is getting buffed, with up to 10% to dmg taken by enemies per type of ailments on them (we inflict all three).




3.23 : Frost Blades of Katabasis
This Transfigured version of Frost Blades has no projectiles and spreads a chilling area on hit.
PoB : https://pobb.in/WYfc_HwZhdTh

Demo video.

PoB 3.22 : https://pobb.in/1CUwwpInKcSU
Spectral Helix.

Latest videos

3.23

Katabasis
Testing the new Frost Blades of Katabasis.

3.22

#3 : Spellblade Vortex. Added a 4-link Vortex for high chill against enemies.

#2 : The Winter Raider. A 10-boss fight.

#1 : T16 Bog map with Blight encounter

Older videos
3.18
The Essential Guide. Main mechanics of the build in 3mn.

3.17

#1 : The Fledgling. Testing this unique helmet against the Vaal Temple bosses and the Formed. Very impressive !

3.16

The Twisted

Secrets of Suffering

The build

- Budget version in Scourge league : https://pastebin.com/rdsKVjyU
Another good and cheap unique would be the Starkonja helmet.


History of the build

Spoiler
- I've started this build in 3.9 with Frost Blades.
- I've changed to Lightning Strike in 3.14, to use the new Trinity support with cold/lightning dmg.
- Then I've chosen Spectral Helix in 3.15 which for me is the funniest.
- In 3.16, I've added Secrets of Suffering, which has tripled the DPS ! (at the cost of some life)
- After several nerfs to Secrets of Suffering and Spectral Helix, I've given up the build for some time, before reworking it in 3.22.
- In 3.23, I've tested Frost Blades of Katabasis.




Older Videos



Any suggestion and comments welcome :)

ABOUT

My Youtube channel.
Home-made builds for PoE (+ a bit of Last Epoch and Wolcen)

* Rahsaan's Workshop, a compilation of a dozen homemade builds.

- The Nightblade, Blade Flurry Assassin
- The Pestilent Viper Occultist
- Lightning Tendrils Trickster
- Energy Blade Hierophant, "The Jedi"
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Last edited by rahsaan on Apr 6, 2024, 12:37:27 PM
Last bumped on Apr 6, 2024, 12:37:39 PM
Cool concept.

I wonder if a Blizzard Crown or The Fledgling would be a big upgrade over that helmet. 3 more sockets, more(?) added cold+rollable rare or Far Shot.

Not sure about what those 10 cold res of the Blizzard Crown would mean as far as dmg goes. Have heard great things about Far Shot though.
Hi,

If I understand how the Fledgling works, you gain a lot of dmg at long range but deal no dmg at close range.
So, not good for Helix IMO.

As for a Blizzard Crown, I will check in PoB. Maybe one with "Nearby enemies have -9% cold res" would be good.

Thx for the ideas.
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Hi,

Here is a new video to finish 3.16 :

Spectral Dance

A fight against Eradicator, followed by some farming, and then, the Twisted fight (4 Elder guardians).

Hope you like it and see you in 3.17, Exiles !

(I'll post 3.17 links as soon as we have the PoB update.)
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
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rahsaan wrote:
Hi,

If I understand how the Fledgling works, you gain a lot of dmg at long range but deal no dmg at close range.
So, not good for Helix IMO.

As for a Blizzard Crown, I will check in PoB. Maybe one with "Nearby enemies have -9% cold res" would be good.

Thx for the ideas.


I think far shot only cares about how far the projectile has travelled. So since it travels in a spiral if you position correctly the helix will hit the enemy after travelling a full rotation which is enough to proc it
Ok, seems interesting, I will test the helmet then.
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
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Edric wrote:
Cool concept.

I wonder if a Blizzard Crown or The Fledgling would be a big upgrade over that helmet. 3 more sockets, more(?) added cold+rollable rare or Far Shot.

Not sure about what those 10 cold res of the Blizzard Crown would mean as far as dmg goes. Have heard great things about Far Shot though.


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Shift17 wrote:
I think far shot only cares about how far the projectile has travelled. So since it travels in a spiral if you position correctly the helix will hit the enemy after travelling a full rotation which is enough to proc it


Hi guys,

I want to thank you both for recommending me the Fledgling. It is actually an amazing unique.
I have tested it : the clear feels very good and bosses can be destroyed quickly, if you position yourself strategically.

Here is a demo video with it : the Vaal Temple bosses, then the Formed Maven's fight :

#1 : The Fledgling

Hope you like it, good luck and have fun :)
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Last edited by rahsaan on Feb 14, 2022, 3:10:47 PM
The Fledgling can make your DPS unreliable at close range and/or in narrow spaces, like the boss arena from Port map. I had a hard time hitting the boss that behaves like a Russian doll, because there was so few room to throw the daggers.

So in some cases, it can be better to swap the Fledgling for another helmet. My choice was the unique Crown of the Tyrant, which has only one socket.
So I've checked the Blizzard Crown. With only the implicit (+flat cold, enemies have +10% cold res), I get 7% less dmg than with the Crown of the Tyrant.
A very expensive Blizzard Crown with "Enemies have -9% to fire res" would give ~3% less - or cold res if you don't Cold To Fire + Trinity supports.

So it's worth using a white Blizzard Crown with just a Deafening Essence of Greed, to guarantee +100 life.
Now you have a helmet that is slightly inferior to the Crown of the Tyrant but with 4 sockets.
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Hi Exiles,

I've updated the PoB link for 3.18.
No changes compared to 3.17.

Spectral Helix hits really hard. With a Brittle/Scorch setup, the dps can be really satisfying, especially considering we use a very cheap unique, the White Wind dagger.

Here is a short demo for the build :
The Essential Guide

The aim is to explain the main mechanics of the build in a short format.
The Essential Guides follow these rules :

- Around 3mn long
- A T16 map
- With at least 90% quantity
- A complete run from start to boss
- No cut, no edit
- Deathless

I have a dozen of home-made builds, which you can follow on my YT channel and on the forum (signature). I intend to publish an Essential Guide for each of them.

Good luck and have fun :)
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Hi Exiles,

first update for this build since 3.18.
Secrets of Suffering and Spectral Helix have been nerfed, so the build became weak and I gave up updating it for a while.
Now, I have managed to make it viable again, and quite enjoyable.
First post has been updated.

PoB 3.22 : https://pobb.in/1CUwwpInKcSU

New demo video :

T16 Bog map with Blight encounter

Updated mechanics :

* Heatshiver for cold dmg as extra fire

* Yoke of Suffering amulet for reliable 50% shock effect

* Vortex + Bonechill : enemies take inc cold dmg

* Lots of Increased effect of non-damaging ailments on the tree and the boots.

* Nearby enemies are chilled (cluster jewel)


Current gearing :






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All my homemade builds are now being showcased in a unique post on the forum :

Rahsaan's Workshop

Good luck and have fun :)
Rahsaan's Workshop, a post to showcase a dozen of my home-made builds : https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3432443
Last edited by rahsaan on Sep 21, 2023, 4:31:03 AM

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