[3.19] Self Cast Ice Nova Build (League Starter) | Occultist | Lake of Kalandra | Path of Exile 3.19

Hey guys, self cast ice nova occultist build is here. Use this league starter if you are planning to go for cast on crit version of this. Self casting playstyle is a bit weird and dangerous. You have to stay still and spam frostbolt/ice nova to deal damage.

Cast on Crit Version: https://youtu.be/xiW5--YiJQc

Build Cost
- Low Budget: 0-20 ex

Mana: I get a lot of inc mana regen and - mana cost on rings to sustain mana. Until you manage to that use mana flask.

Projectile Speed: I use Faster projectiles for mapping and Slower Projectiles for bosses.
Default projectile speed of frostbolt feels very slow and you kinda have to wait frostbolts to reach enemy.

- Awakened Gems (Spell Echo, Added Cold Damage)
- Watcher's Eye (Critical Strikes Penetrate #% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry, #% increased Cast Speed while affected by Zealotry)
- Cluster Jewels
Large (Cold Damage): Blanketed Snow, Prismatic Heart, Doryani's Lesson
Medium (Critical Strike Chance): Pressure Points, Quick Getaway
Medium (Area Damage): Vast Power, Towering Threat

Leveling: Leveling gems and trees are in the video.

PoB: https://pastebin.com/es8pyLD8

Build Video: https://youtu.be/n06BiXh2jkU

Bandits: Kill All ((Alira is fine too)

- Defiance Banner now grants you and nearby allies 15–24% increased Armour and Evasion Rating at gem levels 1–20 (previously 30–49%)
- Defiance Banner now grants nearby enemies 30–40% reduced Critical Strike Chance at gem levels 1–20 (previously 20–29%)
- The Reservation Mastery that granted 15% increased Mana Reservation Efficiency of Skills has been removed from the Passive Skill Tree.
- The Gravicius' Veiled modifier on Body Armours that grants 12–14% of your maximum Life as Energy Shield has been replaced with something else. We can no longer craft that mod.

You may run into some problems after the changes.

Problem: Can't use all auras with this setup now because 15% mana reserve mastery is gone.

Solution: There are some ways to solve this problem.
- Get a helmet enchant with any reserve efficiency.
- Use Enlighten support.
- Annoint Charisma.

(Footage is from 3.17)


Gem Setup:

Vaal Ice Nova - Power Charge On Critical - Faster Casting - Intensify - Inspiration - Spell Echo

Frostbolt - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Onslaught - Faster Projectiles (Slower Projectiles for bosses)

Herald of Ice - Arrogance / Assassin's Mark / Vaal Molten Shell

Frostblink - Frost Shield - Arcane Surge (Lvl 1) - Bonechill

Clarity / Summon Lightning Golem / Defiance Banner

Determination / Zealotry / Petrified Blood
Last edited by wishdropper on Aug 17, 2022, 10:45:48 AM
Last bumped on Dec 9, 2022, 8:33:13 AM
Seems nice! Looks to be pretty okay with SSF too, right?
nice build of meta ty !!!!Good job!!
Great build! I started 3.18 using it!
Last edited by AlexGomez on May 15, 2022, 7:46:24 PM
hey! im trying to run this build on sentinel, but i'm keeping wondering where do you apply exposure to cold ??
Its his implicit on gloves.
How did you get the +1 blood charges on your helmet?
Hi, will you update the build for 3.20?

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