[3.23] CoC Ice Nova Build | Saboteur | Affliction | Path of Exile 3.23

Hey guys, cast on crit ice nova saboteur build is here. Trying the new saboteur ascendancy nodes. 30% inc cooldown recovery rate is pretty good on budget but I still like occultist better for this setup. I also tried triggerbots but they don't work well with frostbolt/ice nova setup.

Occultist Version: https://youtu.be/hcz4EpnNVnw

Build Cost
- Medium Budget: 20-50 div

Before asking a question please read.

Mana: How do I sustain mana?
- Non-Channelling Skills have # to Total Mana Cost mod on rings
- Divergent Inspiration
- Mana leech from Clever Thief
- #% increased Mana Cost of Skills per 10 Devotion mod on Militant Faith

Critical Strike Chance: Aim for %100 crit chance.
- Power charges
- Diamond Flask
- Inspiration charges
- Precision
- Ascendancy, Skill tree, Medium cluster
- Cospri's Malice

Cooldown recovery: This is 52% cdr version so we need at least 52%.
- 31% CDR, Awakened Cast on Critical
- 30% CDR, Like Clockwork (Ascendancy)

Accuracy: We need %100 hit chance.
- Level 21 Precision
- # to Accuracy Rating on a ring
- Blind (Ascendancy)
- Unnatural Instinct

Aps: With 52% cooldown recovery optimal aps for cyclone is 10.1. Don't go over it. Cyclone's aps is 10.05 for this setup.
- 10% inc attack speed, Quick Getaway (x2)
- 20% inc attack speed, Onslaught
- 10% inc attack speed, Watcher's Eye
- 21% inc attack speed, Skill Tree
- 4% inc action speed, Boots
- 16% inc action speed, Flask

If you wanna play with more or less attack speed check out the link:

Militant Faith: Dominus to get Inner Conviction keystone.
Try to get one with these mods:
- 4% increased Elemental Damage per 10 Devotion
- 4% increased Area Damage per 10 Devotion
- 1% reduced Mana Cost of Skills per 10 Devotion
(Check the jewel on pob before you buy it.)

Life Reserve: You need "2% increased Reservation Efficiency of Skills" mod on one jewel to be able to use all auras on Prism Guardian.

Explosives Expert (Ascendancy): +40% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Burning Enemies
- Make sure you have some flat fire damage to ignite.

Leveling: Leveling gems and trees are in the video.

Leveling Uniques:
- Axiom Perpetuum (2x)
- Tabula Rasa
- Karui Ward
- Tasalio's Sign
- Death Rush
- Seven-League Step
- Goldrim
- Lochtonial Caress
- Replica Prismweave

PoB: https://pobb.in/yY6wCZgTnjGn

Skill Tree: http://poeurl.com/dSwD

Build Video: https://youtu.be/0zJhSMoomrU

Bandits: Kill All

- Gem quality changes.
- Lab enchants are gone.

(Footage is from 3.21)


Gem Setup:

Cyclone (Divergent) - Cast On Critical Strike (Awakened) - Ice Nova - Inspiration (Divergent) - Increased Critical Strikes - Added Cold Damage (Awakened)

Vortex - Unbound Ailments - Bonechill (Divergent) - Vaal Discipline

Immortal Call (Lvl 1) - Cast when Damage Taken (Lvl 10) / Precision / Flame Dash

Assassin's Mark - Mark on Hit / Herald of Ice / Summon Skitterbots

Prism Guardian:
Vaal Grace / Hatred / Zealotry

Cospri's Malice:
Frostbolt (Phantasmal) - Greater Multiple Projectiles (Anomalous) - Ice Nova
Last edited by wishdropper on Dec 7, 2023, 11:24:59 AM
Last bumped on Oct 22, 2023, 10:22:32 AM
is it just me or is the trigger rate on Ice Nova wonky at the moment? it's been my experience that equipping ice nova (normal or anomalous) in both the 6 link and the cospri causes both gems to trigger at the cospri rate rather than independently of one another. replacing one ice nova with another skill in either gem slot alleviates the issue and the skill gem in the 6 link will fire off at the 52% CDR rate.
How do You generate power charges? Only with Assasin's Mark on rare/unique kill?
Isn't it unefficient AF?
Is there a way you are avoiding freezes? This is pretty much the only way my character is currently dying with this build
How do you avoid bleeding, poison and freezing ?
Thx for the build enjoying my coc again
Dont follow this build. It is useless. no defenses, no way to get power charges up, says to get mana reduction items when not even enlighten has been used.

complete click bait.
subzero007 wrote:
Dont follow this build. It is useless. no defenses, no way to get power charges up, says to get mana reduction items when not even enlighten has been used.

complete click bait.
Last edited by dragnmith1 on Oct 22, 2023, 1:59:21 PM

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