[3.18] Icestorm Self-Cast [CRIT Build] [High AOE] Occultist

POB:
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https://pastebin.com/Rvts7YjS
22.05.2022 - Updated the passive tree for all budgets. Moved stun avoidance from ascendancy to passive tree and craft on gloves. Changed Forbidden Flesh/Flame for a better ascendancy passive. Added curses on rings for budget gear. Added culling strike to hydrosphere. Changed Pantheon.


Video:
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https://youtu.be/HtTXOE6k0PM - Mapping and Bossing

League start viable, can scale it infinitely with currency.

This is a self-cast, crit, high AoE build that I've been playing in Heist league. Back then, I had the luck to afford high-end items. This time I included a budget version in PoB for tree as well as equipment, since I'm going to try and make it work in 3.18. Budget items can use the eldritch implicits, so realistically the budget version will be even better.

It can clear the entire screen with awakened spell cascade and awakened AoE. For budget, you can just use awakened AoE and then either intensify or normal spell cascade.

For bossing, we are using concentrated effect and intensify.

I'm not a master build-creator, so if you have ideas for improvement please contribute. But if you do, please make sure it follows the idea behind the build, which is huge crit, huge aoe, self cast, no cyclone.
Last edited by Zuzanne on May 22, 2022, 10:28:59 AM
Last bumped on May 21, 2022, 11:50:21 AM
Love this. Always wanted to play Selfcast Icestorm. Please keep us updated about ur progress :)
Hey just wondering if helping alira is not better if you want huge crit ?
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Nhylss wrote:
Hey just wondering if helping alira is not better if you want huge crit ?


You could, up to your preference. Both Alira and 2 passive points are good choices.
Excuse me sir, but how does it self cast? I checked the PoB and didn't find any coc or something like that. The Icestorm skill is auto-casted by the staff?
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Bettho wrote:
Excuse me sir, but how does it self cast? I checked the PoB and didn't find any coc or something like that. The Icestorm skill is auto-casted by the staff?


The staff gives you the skill.

You can cast it (if you have the staff equipped ... that can sometimes be in issue in ssf...)
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wulkwa wrote:
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Bettho wrote:
Excuse me sir, but how does it self cast? I checked the PoB and didn't find any coc or something like that. The Icestorm skill is auto-casted by the staff?


The staff gives you the skill.

You can cast it (if you have the staff equipped ... that can sometimes be in issue in ssf...)


But it says self-cast, if i cast it, then it isn't self-cast. right?
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Bettho wrote:
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wulkwa wrote:
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Bettho wrote:
Excuse me sir, but how does it self cast? I checked the PoB and didn't find any coc or something like that. The Icestorm skill is auto-casted by the staff?


The staff gives you the skill.

You can cast it (if you have the staff equipped ... that can sometimes be in issue in ssf...)


But it says self-cast, if i cast it, then it isn't self-cast. right?


I imagine that if you cast it yourself that thats what "self cast" means.
Yeah, self-casting is otherwise known as hand-casting. It's basically casting a spell yourself. As you can see in the video, I have to stop each time to cast the spell. It's not the safest way to play this game (stopping movement can mean instant death), but it's necessary for big dmg numbers. We have huge area of effect, chill/freeze and enough defenses to handle pressure though.
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Zuzanne wrote:
Yeah, self-casting is otherwise known as hand-casting. It's basically casting a spell yourself. As you can see in the video, I have to stop each time to cast the spell. It's not the safest way to play this game (stopping movement can mean instant death), but it's necessary for big dmg numbers. We have huge area of effect, chill/freeze and enough defenses to handle pressure though.


Thaaanks! When I read self-cast, I imagined something like autocast. My bad!

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