[3.2] Inpulsa's Vaal Ice Nova | Works on 1L | Off Screen Novas | Needs Update with Soul Ripper
I quit PoE, so I won't be making any updates or changes to my builds. If you manage to update or improve any of them, please share it in the build thread or PM me so others can benefit! I will link it in the OP too.
This guide is not for players completely new to Path of Exile. Some knowledge and experience is required.
Can kill map bosses solo, but generally you should avoid them.
Fast to Very Fast. Essentially an Inpulsa Bomber. Can off screen clear and auto target mobs around corners and walls. Near 100% uptime of Vaal Ice Nova is possible.
Can function on 1L Vaal Ice Nova in Inpulsa since the 6L Herald of Ice kills everthing except some rares.
73% chance to avoid attacks. Freezes/Chills everything. 4k Life, 500ES.
Path of Building Code
Guide to using PoB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLpKZVNTOo8
PoB Code: https://pastebin.com/GQGbgsS0
Select the appropriate tree and item set
Based on my character "น่ารักน่ากิน"
Notes From PoB
Shield Charge in to packs like an Autobomber to clear maps solo. Cast Ice Nova on the Frostbolt projectiles if needed. This will usually be faster than trying to use Vaal Ice Nova on everything.
For maps with the right layout or in parties, you can use Vaal Ice Nova to clear.
For groups of packs, use Vaal Ice Nova. Try to stand in the middle of a lot of packs so your initial Nova just touches them all.
For bosses, swap in Slower Projectiles for Cold Penetration in the Cospri's Malice to get more damage with Ice Nova.
Shield: You can use an ES shield or Lycosidae with Fortify instead of a life shield.
Why is it dead in 3.3?
Based on the currently released information on Vaal skill changes, it looks like it won't be possible to sustain Vaal Ice nova because of the Soul Gain Prevention time.
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Last edited by SodaPop9 on Jul 27, 2019, 2:12:31 AM
Last bumped on May 13, 2018, 8:07:28 PM
on May 12, 2018, 8:15:59 PM
build is 'ok' sustaining mana is a problem, the dps can be lackluster especially on some rares which slows down the clearspeed. but the main thing is the survivability is not there im on 3.8k life at lvl 90 but even have 4.2k life means nothing there's no mitigation to any attacks part from having capped resis you need to have a life flask to even survive.
on May 13, 2018, 8:28:41 AM
I haven't had any issues sustaining mana or with DPS on my character, except for some higher map tier rares (T12+). The only time I run out of mana is on bosses, but I usually skip those. And most packs die with shield charge COC, and those that don't will die from the Ice Nova cast on Frostbolt.
Note: MY DPS experience is with crit watchers eye and 6L inpulsa. But even with 1L Vaal Ice Nova, I was able to clear trash just as well.
I also rarely die with about 4k 800ES, so i'm not sure what you're doing wrong. You mitigate attacks by blinding and freezes/chilling enemies and killing them before they hit you. So I haven't ever needed a life flask.
Note that my experience in higher tier maps is solo, not in parties.
If you send me a PoB link, I can take a look at your build.
Last edited by SodaPop9 on May 13, 2018, 8:12:49 PM
on May 13, 2018, 8:07:28 PM